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§ 2655. Free Product Removal Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 23. Waters
Division 3. State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards
Chapter 16. Underground Tank Regulations
Article 5. Release Reporting and Initial Abatement Requirements
23 CCR § 2655
§ 2655. Free Product Removal Requirements.
(a) At sites where investigations made pursuant to section 2652 indicate the presence of free product, the owner or operator shall comply with the requirements of this section. The owner or operator shall remove free product to the maximum extent practicable, as determined by the local agency, while continuing to take any actions required under sections 2652 through 2654.
(b) Free product shall be removed in a manner that minimizes the spread of contamination into previously uncontaminated zones by using recovery and disposal techniques appropriate to the hydrogeologic conditions at the site. The free product removal process shall result in proper treatment, discharge or disposal of recovery byproducts in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations.
(c) Abatement of free product migration shall be the predominant objective in the design of the free product removal system.
(d) Flammable products shall be handled in a safe manner consistent with state and local requirements.
(e) A free product removal report shall be submittedthrough GeoTracker to the agency overseeing the cleanup within 45 calendar days of release confirmation and shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) The name of the person(s) responsible for implementing the free product removal measures;
(2) The estimated quantity, type, and thickness of free product observed or measured in wells, boreholes, and excavations;
(3) The type of free product recovery system used;
(4) Whether any discharge will take place on-site or off-site during the recovery operation and, if so, where this discharge will be located;
(5) The type of treatment applied to, and the effluent quality expected in, any discharge;
(6) The steps that have been or are being taken to obtain necessary permits for the discharge; and
(7) The means of disposal and/or proposed disposition of the recovered free product.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 25299.3 and 25299.7, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 25295 and 25296.35, Health and Safety Code; and 40 CFR 280.64.
1. New section filed 8-9-91 as an emergency; operative 8-9-91. Text remains in effect uninterrupted pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 25299.7 (Register 92, No. 14).
2. Editorial correction of printing errors in History 1 (Register 92, No. 43).
3. Amendment filed 4-5-94; operative 5-5-94 (Register 94, No. 14).
4. Amendment of subsection (e) and amendment of Note filed 10-13-2016; operative 1-1-2017 (Register 2016, No. 42).
This database is current through 6/17/22 Register 2022, No. 24
23 CCR § 2655, 23 CA ADC § 2655
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