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§ 4-420. Removal of heating oil tanks from residential property upon abandonment of use of heat...

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Environment
Title 4. Water Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Water Pollution Control and Abatement
MD Code, Environment, § 4-420
§ 4-420. Removal of heating oil tanks from residential property upon abandonment of use of heating oil as fuel
Scope of section
(a) This section applies to the removal of heating oil tanks from a residential property, when permanently abandoning the use of heating oil as a fuel at the property, whether by converting a heating system from the use of heating oil to another fuel, or otherwise.
Requirements of owner
(b) Immediately upon abandonment of the use of heating oil as a fuel at the property, the owner of the heating oil tank shall:
(1) Remove all flammable and combustible liquids from the heating oil tank and from all piping and piping connections;
(2)(i) Remove from the property the heating oil tank, if not in serviceable or operable condition, and all piping and piping connections used for supplying heating oil to the heating system; or
(ii) In the case of an underground heating oil tank, fill in the tank with dirt, sand, gravel, or similar material;
(3) Remove any outside filling pipe or secure the pipe against accidental filling; and
(4) Dispose of all flammable and combustible liquids, and the heating oil tank if required, in accordance with the requirements of this article and other applicable State and federal laws.
Conversion to another heating fuel
(c) If the abandonment of the use of heating oil occurs as a result of conversion to another heating fuel, the converted heating system shall be inspected in accordance with applicable law.

Credits

Added by Acts 1992, c. 566.
MD Code, Environment, § 4-420, MD ENVIR § 4-420
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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