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26.10.03.00.htm 26.10.03.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 10 OIL POLLUTION AND TANK MANAGEMENT Chapter 03 UST Systems: Design, Construction, Installation, Notification, and Inspection 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, 4-415.1, 4-417, 4-701 et seq. and 7-201 et seq. Annotated Code of Maryland
26.10.03.01.htm 26.10.03.01. 01 Performance Standards for New UST Systems.. A. In order to prevent releases due to structural failure, corrosion, or spills and overfills for as long as the UST system is used to store regulated substances, all owners and operators of new or replaced UST systems shall meet the requirements of this chapter.B. Tanks. Each tank shall be properly designed and constructed, shall have secondary containment, and shall be protected from corrosion, in accordance with one of the following:
26.10.03.02.htm 26.10.03.02. 02 Performance Standards for Piping.. A. Piping that routinely contains a petroleum vapor or regulated substance and is installed, upgraded, or replaced on or after January 26, 2005 shall be:1) Installed in a UL listed or Department approved secondary containment system that:. a) Contains the petroleum vapor or regulated substance released from the primary piping until it is detected and removed; and
26.10.03.03.htm 26.10.03.03. 03 Spill and Overfill Prevention Equipment.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, owners and operators shall use the following spill and overfill prevention equipment:1) Spill prevention equipment that shall prevent release of a regulated substance into the environment when the transfer hose is detached from the fill pipe by use of a spill catchment basin:a) That has a minimum capacity of 5 gallons; and. b) Is tested in a manner approved by the Department:.
26.10.03.04.htm 26.10.03.04. 04 UST System Installation.. A. All tanks and piping shall be properly installed in accordance with:. 1) The codes incorporated under COMAR 26.10.02.06A, B, C, and H;. 2) The manufacturer's instructions;. 3) COMAR 26.10.06; and. 4) Alternative installation methods determined by the Department to be as protective of human health and the environment.B. Two permanent monitoring pipes shall be installed vertically and in opposing corners of new or replacement storage system
26.10.03.05.htm 26.10.03.05. 05 Precision Test.. A. An UST system installed, or replaced, or an existing UST system repaired or upgraded, shall be tested for tightness by the "precision test" as defined in COMAR 26.10.02.04 before operation of the system and completion of the underground oil storage facility.B. When a precision test is performed, the following information shall be kept on file at the facility or at a location designated by and in control of the owner or operator of the storage system, and
26.10.03.06.htm 26.10.03.06. 06 Piping.. A. UST system piping which is below the ground surface shall be placed on a 6-inch bedding of appropriate backfill material as described in this chapter.B. The following clearances shall be maintained when piping is installed:. 1) At least 4 inches between all piping, and between piping and electrical conduit;. 2) At least 6 inches between piping and excavation side walls; and. 3) At least 18 inches between piping and the surface of the ground..
26.10.03.07.htm 26.10.03.07. 07 Requirements for Garages, Service Stations, Marinas, and Similar Oil-Handling Facilities.. A. Storage systems shall be installed and operated in accordance with the requirements of COMAR 26.10.02―26.10.11 and the documents incorporated in COMAR 26.10.02.06A and B.B. The owner and operator of the UST system and the owner of the oil shall be responsible for monitoring inventory control of the storage system when the facility operates under the meter marketing plan.
26.10.03.08.htm 26.10.03.08. 08 Upgrading of Existing UST Systems.. A. Not later than December 22, 1998, all UST systems containing a regulated substance, except heating oil for consumptive use, shall comply with one of the following requirements:1) New UST system performance standards under this chapter;. 2) The upgrading requirements in §B―D of this regulation; or. 3) Closure requirements under COMAR 26.10.10, including applicable requirements for corrective action under COMAR 26.10.09.
26.10.03.09.htm 26.10.03.09. 09 UST Registration Requirements.. A. The owner, operator, or person-in-charge of an underground storage tank shall register the underground storage tank with the Department on a form provided by the Department.B. Owners required to submit a registration form under §A of this regulation shall provide a form to the Department for each tank they own. Owners may register several tanks using one registration form, but owners who own tanks located at more than one place of operation sha
26.10.03.10.htm 26.10.03.10. 10 UST Inspection Requirements.. A. An underground motor fuel storage tank owner shall have each underground storage tank system inspected by a certified inspector at the frequency established in §B―E of this regulation. The inspection shall verify compliance with COMAR 26.10.02―11 on forms provided by the Department.B. Initial Inspections.. 1) Within 60 days of notification by the Department, the owner of an underground motor fuel storage tank system installed bef
26.10.03.9999.htm 26.10.03.9999. 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 .01B amended effective June 29, 1998 (25:13 Md. R. 997). Regulation .02 amended as an emergency provision effective January 26, 2005 (32:4 Md. R. 406) emergency provision extended at 32:15 Md. R. 1315
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