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§ 6021.502. Interim requirements and discontinued use for underground storage tanks

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: July 5, 2005

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 29D. Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. Underground Storage Tanks
Effective: July 5, 2005
35 P.S. § 6021.502
§ 6021.502. Interim requirements and discontinued use for underground storage tanks
(a) Registration fees and requirements.--An annual fee of $50 for each underground storage tank to be paid by owners of the underground storage tank is hereby established.
(b) Interim installation and operation requirements.--Until such time as the department adopts installation and operational requirements by regulation, no person shall install or make a substantial modification to an underground storage tank or facility unless that tank or facility meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The tank prevents releases due to corrosion or structural failure for the operational life of the tank.
(2) The tank is cathodically protected against corrosion, constructed of noncorrosive material, steel clad with a noncorrosive material or designed in a manner to prevent the release or threatened release of any stored substance.
(3) The material used in the construction or lining of the tank is compatible with the substance to be stored.
(4) The tank is equipped with spill and overfill prevention equipment.
(5) The tank is installed by a certified installer.
(c) Discontinued use.--Upon abandonment or discontinuance of the use or active operation of an underground storage tank, the owner and operator shall remove the tank and its contents or shall seal the tank, and restore the area in a manner that prevents any future release, and shall remedy any adverse impacts from any prior release in a manner deemed satisfactory to the department.


1989, July 6, P.L. 169, No. 32, § 502, effective in 30 days. Amended 1995, June 26, P.L. 79, No. 16, § 5, effective in 60 days; 2005, July 5, P.L. 97, No. 36, § 3, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 6021.502, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6021.502
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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