The Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA’s) have the responsibility and authority to implement the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA).
Facilities with a single tank or cumulative aboveground storage capacities of 1,320 gallons or greater of petroleum are covered by this law.
Exceptions to this rule include farms, nurseries, logging and construction sites if these businesses have a total storage capacity of less than 100,000 gallons or if the individual storage tanks are less than 20,000 gallons.
means crude oil or any fraction that is liquid at 60 degrees Fahrenheit at normal atmospheric pressure. This includes petroleum-based substances comprised of a complex blend of hydrocarbons, such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuels, residual fuel oils, biodiesel, lubricants, some petroleum solvents, and used oils. Petroleum does not include liquid propane gas (LPG).
If your facility meets the 1,320 gallon threshold and is not a exempted facility, the follow must be met:
- Submit a Tank Facility Statement Form (Unless a Hazardous Materials Inventory statement has been Submitted to CCEH)
- Prepare a Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.
- Facilities storing ≥ 1,320 gallons but less than 10,000 gallons can self-certify the SPCC plan
- Facilities with no tank > 5,000 gallons (Tier I Facilities) may use the EPA SPCC template.
- Facilities with any individual tank > 5,000 gallons (Tier II Facilities) may self-certify but may not use the EPA SPCC template.
- Facilities storing > 10,000 gal must have a registered professional engineer review and certify the SPCC plan.
- Conduct periodic inspection to ensure compliance with Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 112
- Immediate notification to the California Emergency Management and Colusa County Environmental Health upon discovery of a spill or release of 42 gallons or greater of petroleum.
Forms and Documents/Links
Office of the State Fire Marshall
SPCC Tier I Template
SPCC Tier II Template
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan