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26.10.02.00.htm 26.10.02.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 10 OIL POLLUTION AND TANK MANAGEMENT Chapter 02 Underground Storage Tanks Authority: Environment Article, §4-401, 4-402, 4-405, 4-407, 4-408, 4-409, 4-410, 4-411, 4-411.1, 4-411.2, 4-412, 4-415, 4-415.1, 4-417, 4-701 et seq. and 7-201 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland
26.10.02.01.htm 26.10.02.01. 01 Program Scope.. A. A person may not pump, discharge, spill, throw, drain, deposit, or cause to be deposited, oil, other matter containing oil, into, near, or in an area likely to pollute waters of the State.B. A person violating these regulations is subject to sanctions under Environment Article, Title 4, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland, in addition to the permit and license modification, suspension, or revocation proceeding and in addition to any other sanctions provide
26.10.02.02.htm 26.10.02.02. 02 Applicability.. A. Requirements.. 1) The requirements of COMAR 26.10.02―26.10.11 apply to all owners and operators of an UST system, as defined in Regulation .04 of this chapter, that is used or may be used to store a regulated substance, except as otherwise provided in §B and C of this regulation.2) A new or replaced UST, including an emergency generator tank, shall have interstitial monitoring in accordance with COMAR 26.10.05.04H.
26.10.02.03.htm 26.10.02.03. 03 High Risk Groundwater Use Area ― Definitions.. A. In Regulations .03-1―03-6 of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Existing gasoline UST system" means an underground tank system:. a) Installed before January 26, 2005;. b) Used to fuel motor vehicles;. c) That has a storage capacity greater than 2,000 gallons; and. d) That is equipped with Stage II vapor recovery.. 2) "High risk groundwater use area" means all area
26.10.02.03-1.htm 26.10.02.03-1. 03-1 Gasoline UST System.. An owner of a gasoline underground storage tank system in a high risk groundwater use area shall:. A. Comply with the requirements of this regulation in addition to all other applicable requirements of COMAR 26.10.02―26.10.11; orB. Submit the following data to the Department, for its consideration, to demonstrate that the construction, operation, and location of the UST system is not a threat to the groundwater:
26.10.02.03-2.htm 26.10.02.03-2. 03-2 New Gasoline UST System.. The owner of a new gasoline UST system in a high-risk groundwater use area shall:. A. Install all piping, including Stage II vapor recovery piping, in accordance with COMAR 26.10.03.02;B. Install and utilize, on the piping, an interstitial release detector system approved by the National Work Group on Leak Detection Evaluations;C. For USTs with a capacity of greater than 2,000 gallons or for multiple tanks in a shared tank excavation:
26.10.02.03-3.htm 26.10.02.03-3. 03-3 Analytical Testing Methods ― New or Existing Gasoline UST Systems.. Owners of new or existing gasoline UST systems shall:. A. Analyze each monitoring well in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 8260 for gasoline constituents, including MtBE; andB. Analyze each site supply well in accordance with EPA Method 524.2..
26.10.02.03-4.htm 26.10.02.03-4. 03-4 Existing Gasoline UST System.. A. The owner of an existing gasoline UST system in a high risk groundwater use area served by one or more individual water supply systems, as defined in COMAR 26.04.03.01-1B(8) shall:1) Use a method approved by the Department to:. a) Test all spill catchment basins and containment sumps in accordance with COMAR 26.10.03.03;. b) Sample each site supply well, and any existing monitoring wells within 180 days of January 26, 2005;
26.10.02.03-5.htm 26.10.02.03-5. 03-5 Detection of Levels of Concern.. A. If the concentrations of gasoline constituents in site groundwater sampling and testing required by this regulation are less than the levels of concern as defined in this chapter, the owner of the UST system shall continue to sample and test in accordance with this chapter.B. If the concentrations of gasoline constituents in site groundwater sampling and testing required by this chapter are equal to or greater than the l
26.10.02.03-6.htm 26.10.02.03-6. 03-6 Record Keeping.. A. Owners and operators shall maintain and make available to the Department records of all testing required by this chapter for 1 year at the UST facility and for 5 years at a location designated by the owner.B. A person may not make any false statement, representation, or certification on any record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained by this chapter.
26.10.02.04.htm 26.10.02.04. 04 Definitions.. A. In COMAR 26.10.02―26.10.11, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Aboveground release" means any release, discharge, or spill on to the surface of the land or surface water. This includes, but is not limited to, releases from the aboveground portion of an UST system and aboveground releases associated with overfills and transfer operations as the regulated substance moves to or from an UST system.2) "Administration" means
26.10.02.05.htm 26.10.02.05. 05 General Operations Permit.. All underground storage systems regulated under this subtitle are permitted if the following conditions are met:A. All applicable requirements of COMAR 26.10.02―26.10.11 are met;. B. Components and appurtenances connected to an UST system that are not operational are removed or properly decommissioned to:1) Ensure proper operation of all spill and overfill, corrosion protection, and release detection equipment of the UST system2) Prevent a release;.
26.10.02.06.htm 26.10.02.06. 06 Incorporation by Reference.. In this subtitle, the following documents are incorporated by reference:. A. Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code (NFPA 30, 2008 Edition). B. Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages (NFPA 30A, 2008 Edition). C. Installation of Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (API Recommended Practice 1615, Fifth Edition, March 1996, Reaffirmed November 2001)D. Closure of Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks (API Recommended Practice
26.10.02.9999.htm 26.10.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 4, 1991 (18:2 Md. R. 151). Chapter revised effective November 4, 1996 (23:22 Md. R. 1498). Regulation .01 amended effective January 12, 2009 (36:1 Md. R. 25). Regulation .02A, C amended effective January 12, 2009 (36:1 Md. R. 25). Regulation .02C amended effective February 18, 2002 (29:3 Md. R. 224). Regulations .03―03-6 adopted as an emergency provision effective January 26, 2005 (32:4 Md. R. 404) emergency provision exten
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