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§ 66265.192. Design and Installation of New Tank Systems or Components.

22 CA ADC § 66265.192BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 22. Social Security
Division 4.5. Environmental Health Standards for the Management of Hazardous Waste
Chapter 15. Interim Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Transfer, Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
Article 10. Tank Systems
22 CCR § 66265.192
§ 66265.192. Design and Installation of New Tank Systems or Components.
(a) Owners or operators of new tank systems or components shall ensure that the foundation, structural support, seams, connections, and pressure controls (if applicable) are adequately designed and that the tank system has sufficient structural strength, compatibility with the waste(s) to be transferred, stored or treated, and corrosion protection so that it will not collapse, rupture, or fail. The owner or operator shall obtain a written assessment reviewed and certified by an independent, qualified, professional engineer, registered in California in accordance with section 66270.11(d) attesting that the system has sufficient structural integrity, is acceptable for the transferring, storing and treating of hazardous waste, and that the tanks and containment system are suitably designed to achieve the requirements of this article. This assessment shall be obtained prior to placing the tank system in service, and shall be kept on file at the facility. This assessment shall also include, at a minimum, the following information:
(1) design standard(s) according to which the tank(s) and ancillary equipment are or will be constructed;
(2) hazardous characteristics of the waste(s) to be handled;
(3) for new tank systems or components in which the external shell of a metal tank or any external metal component of the tank system is or will be in contact with the soil or with water, a determination by a corrosion expert of:
(A) factors affecting the potential for corrosion, including but not limited to:
1. soil moisture content;
2. soil pH;
3. soil sulfides level;
4. soil resistivity;
5. structure to soil potential;
6. influence of nearby underground metal structures (e.g., piping);
7. stray electric current; and,
8. existing corrosion-protection measures (e.g., coating, cathodic protection), and
(B) the type and degree of external corrosion protection that are needed to ensure the integrity of the tank system during the use of the tank system or component, consisting of one or more of the following:
1. corrosion-resistant materials of construction such as special alloys or fiberglass-reinforced plastic;
2. corrosion-resistant coating (such as epoxy or fiberglass) with cathodic protection (e.g., impressed current or sacrificial anodes); and
3. electrical isolation devices such as insulating joints and flanges;
(4) for underground tank system components that are likely to be affected by vehicular traffic, a determination of design or operational measures that will protect the tank system against potential damage; and
(5) design considerations to ensure that:
(A) tank foundations will maintain the load of a full tank;
(B) tank systems will be anchored to prevent flotation or dislodgement where the tank system is placed in a saturated zone, or is located within a seismic fault zone; and
(C) tank systems will withstand the effects of frost heave.
(b) The owner or operator of a new tank system shall ensure that proper handling procedures are adhered to in order to prevent damage to the system during installation. Prior to covering, enclosing, or placing a new tank system or component in use, an independent, qualified installation inspector or an independent, qualified, professional engineer, registered in California, either of whom is trained and experienced in the proper installation of tank systems, shall inspect the system or component for the presence of any of the following items:
(1) weld breaks;
(2) punctures;
(3) scrapes of protective coatings;
(4) cracks;
(5) corrosion;
(6) other structural damage or inadequate construction or installation. All discrepancies shall be remedied before the tank system is covered, enclosed, or placed in use.
(c) New tank systems or components and piping that are placed underground and that are backfilled shall be provided with a backfill material that is a noncorrosive, porous, homogeneous substance and that is carefully installed so that the backfill is placed completely around the tank and compacted to ensure that the tank and piping are fully and uniformly supported.
(d) All new tanks and ancillary equipment shall be tested for tightness prior to being covered, enclosed or placed in use. If a tank system is found not to be tight, all repairs necessary to remedy the leak(s) in the system shall be performed prior to the tank system being covered, enclosed, or placed in use.
(e) Ancillary equipment shall be supported and protected against physical damage and excessive stress due to settlement, vibration, expansion or contraction.
(f) The owner or operator shall provide the type and degree of corrosion protection necessary, based on the information provided under subsection (a)(3) of this section, to ensure the integrity of the tank system during use of the tank system. The installation of a corrosion protection system that is field fabricated shall be supervised by an independent corrosion expert to ensure proper installation.
(g) The owner or operator shall obtain and keep on file at the facility written statements by those persons required to certify the design of the tank system and supervise the installation of the tank system in accordance with the requirements of subsections (b) through (f) of this section to attest that the tank system was properly designed and installed and that repairs, pursuant to subsection (b) and (d) of this section were performed. These written statements shall also include the certification statement as required in section 66270.11(d) of this division.
(h)(1) Notwithstanding subsections (a) through (g) of this section, design and installation of new tank systems or components used to manage hazardous waste, and which meet the criteria specified in subsection (h)(2) of this section, are not subject to the requirements of subsections (h) through (m) of this section until January 24, 1998. The assessment specified in subsection (k) of this section shall be obtained prior to placing a new tank system in service and shall be kept on file at the facility. This assessment shall be reviewed and certified by an independent, qualified, professional engineer, registered in California, in accordance with section 66270.11(d), attesting that the tank system has sufficient structural integrity and is acceptable for the transferring, storing and treating of hazardous waste. The assessment shall be valid for a maximum period of five (5) years or the remaining service life of the tank system, as stated in the engineer's assessment, whichever is less. New tank systems that have been assessed pursuant to subsections (a) through (g) of this section prior to June 1, 1995 are not required to be reassessed pursuant to subsection (k) for a period of five years from the date of the assessment or June 1, 2000, whichever is the earlier date. If changes have been made to the tank system or new components have been added to the tank system subsequent to an assessment conducted prior to June 1, 1995, the tank system shall be reassessed pursuant to subsection (k).
(2) The provisions of subsection (h)(1) of this section apply only to:
(A) onground or aboveground tank systems containing only non-RCRA hazardous waste generated onsite, and tank systems authorized under Permit-by-Rule pursuant to Chapter 45 of this division, Conditional Authorization pursuant to HSC 25200.3, and Conditional Exemption pursuant to HSC 25201.5, and
(B) onground or aboveground tank systems containing RCRA hazardous waste generated onsite, if:
1. the owner or operator is a conditionally exempt small quantity generator as defined in 40 CFR section 261.5, or a small quantity generator of more than 100 kg but less than 1000 kg per month as defined in 40 CFR section 265.201, or
2. the owner or operator is not subject to regulation in 40 CFR part 265 pursuant to an exemption in 40 CFR section 265.1, but the owner or operator is subject to the standards of this article.
(i) A generator or owner or operator authorized pursuant to Permit-by-Rule pursuant to Chapter 45 of this division, Conditional Authorization pursuant to HSC 25200.3, or Conditional Exemption pursuant to HSC 25201.5, operating a non-RCRA underground tank system or an underground tank system otherwise exempt from permitting requirements pursuant to the federal act, shall comply with the applicable standards of Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations relating to underground tank systems.
(j) New, onground or aboveground non-RCRA tank systems or tank systems otherwise exempt from permitting requirements pursuant to the federal act, with secondary containment, whose design and installation have been approved by a local agency or agencies, may, at the discretion of the CUPA, be exempt from the engineering assessment specified in subsection (k) of this section, provided minimum criteria specified in subsections (j)(1) through (j)(3) of this section are met. If the CUPA determines to exempt a new tank system from the assessment required pursuant to this subsection, the exemption shall be for a period of not more than three (3) years from the date the exemption was granted. The tank system owner or operator shall submit documentation of local agency approval to the applicable CUPA for review and possible acceptance in lieu of the assessment specified in subsection (k) of this section. If there is no CUPA, or the CUPA requests that the Department make a determination, the documentation shall be submitted to the Department.
(1) tank system must have secondary containment capable of containing 100 percent of the contents of the tank and ancillary piping volume; and
(2) if the tank system is exposed to precipitation, the secondary containment system must have sufficient capacity, in addition to that required in subsection (j)(1) of this section, to contain run-on and infiltration from a 25-year, 24-hour rainfall event;
(3) tank system secondary containment shall be provided with a leak detection system that is designed and operated so that it will detect either the failure of the primary and secondary containment structure or any release of hazardous waste or accumulated liquid in the secondary containment system within 24 hours, or at the earliest practicable time if the existing detection technology or site conditions will not allow detection of a release within 24 hours.
(k) The tank system assessment shall include all of the following information:
(1) tank configuration (i.e., horizontal, vertical), material of construction, and gross capacity (in gallons);
(2) design standard(s), if available, according to which the tank and ancillary equipment were or will be constructed and all of the following information:
(A) material of construction;
(B) material thickness and the method used to determine the thickness;
(C) description of tank system piping (material, diameter);
(D) description of any internal and external pumps; and
(E) sketch or drawing of tank including dimensions.
(3) documented age of the tank system (if tank was previously used), if available, (otherwise, an estimate of the age);
(4) description and evaluation of any leak detection equipment;
(5) description and evaluation of any corrosion protection equipment, devices, or material;
(6) description and evaluation of any spill prevention or overfill equipment;
(7) description and evaluation of secondary containment for the tank system (secondary containment must meet minimum standards as specified in subsections (j)(1) through (j)(3) of this section) including applicable secondary containment for ancillary equipment as required in subsection 66265.193(f);
(8) hazardous characteristics of the waste(s) that have been or will be handled;
(9) prior to placing a new tank system or component in use, an independent, qualified installation inspector or an independent, qualified, professional engineer, registered in California, either of whom is trained and experienced in the proper installation of tank systems, shall inspect the system or component for the presence of any of the following items and document in writing the results of the inspection:
(A) weld cracks or breaks;
(B) scrapes of protective coatings;
(C) corrosion;
(D) any structural damage or inadequate construction or installation such as cracks, punctures, damaged fittings. All discrepancies shall be documented in the assessment and remedied before the tank system is placed in use.
(10) all new tanks and ancillary equipment shall be tested for tightness prior to being placed in use. The results of the test(s) shall be documented in this assessment. Tank system integrity or leak test requirements must be in compliance with all local requirements. Prior to conducting a tank system integrity test or leak test, contact local agency staff for local requirements.
(11) estimated remaining service life of the tank system based on findings of subsections (k)(1) through (k)(10).
(l) The assessment specified in subsection (k) of this section is not required for the replacement of the following identical or functionally equivalent tank system parts or components:
(1) pumps (same type and capacity);
(2) plumbing or piping components such as unions, elbows, tees and gaskets;
(3) valves and check valves;
(4) piping and valve hangers and supports;
(m) Replacement of identical or functionally equivalent tank system parts or components not listed in subsection (l) of this section shall be approved by the CUPA prior to replacement or changeout. If the tank system part or component is determined to be identical or functionally equivalent by the CUPA, the assessment specified in subsection (k) of this section is not required. The owner or operator shall provide the CUPA, or the Department if there is no CUPA or the CUPA requests that the Department make a determination, with the following information in writing so that a determination can be made:
(1) name, address, and EPA identification number of the facility;
(2) date of planned replacement;
(3) description part or component to be replaced;
(4) description of the tank system and type of waste(s) handled;
(5) description of how the part or component is identical or functionally equivalent to the part or component to be replaced.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 25150 and 25159, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25159 and 25159.5, Health and Safety Code; 40 CFR Section 265.192.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 5-24-91; operative 7-1-91 (Register 91, No. 22).
2. New subsections (h)(1)-(h)(2)(B)2. filed 6-19-95 as an emergency; operative 6-19-95 (Register 95, No. 25). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-17-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New subsections (h)(1)-(h)(2)(B)2. refiled 10-16-95 as an emergency; operative 10-16-95 (Register 95, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-13-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. New subsections (h)(1)-(h)(1)(B)2. refiled 2-16-96 as an emergency; operative 2-16-96 (Register 96, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-15-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. New subsections (h)(1)-(h)(1)(B)2. refiled 6-17-96 as an emergency; operative 6-17-96 (Register 96, No. 25). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-15-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
6. New subsections (h)(1)-(h)(2)(B)2. refiled 10-15-96 as an emergency; operative 10-15-96 (Register 96, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-12-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
7. Editorial correction removing duplicative subsection (g) (Register 97, No. 7).
8. New subsections (h)(1)-(h)(2)(B)2. refiled 2-11-97 as an emergency, including amendment of Note; operative 2-11-97 (Register 97, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-11-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
9. Certificate of Compliance as to 2-11-97 order transmitted to OAL 6-10-97; disapproved by OAL and order of repeal as to 2-11-97 filed on 7-24-97 (Register 97, No. 30).
10. Certificate of Compliance as to 2-11-97 order, including amendment of section, resubmitted to OAL and approved on 7-24-97 (Register 97, No. 30).
11. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (k)(10) filed 7-1-2004 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2004, No. 27).
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
22 CCR § 66265.192, 22 CA ADC § 66265.192
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