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25 Pa. Code § 245.203. General requirements for permits.

§ 245.203. General requirements for permits.

 (a)  A person may not operate an aboveground or underground storage tank system or storage tank facility, or install a storage tank system or facility covered by §  245.231 (relating to scope), unless the person has first applied for and obtained a permit for the activity from the Department under this subchapter.

 (b)  The storage tank system must be registered with the Department in accordance with Subchapter A (relating to general provisions) and be maintained and operated in compliance with the standards and requirements of the Department under the act and this chapter. Failure to comply with standards could result in administrative or other Departmental actions against the storage tank owner and operator.

 (c)  Operating permits will be renewed automatically on an annual basis concurrent with registration. There will be no additional fee or paperwork required beyond the registration requirements.

 (d)  The Department will automatically withhold or withdraw the operating permit for a storage tank that is reported under §  245.41 (relating to tank registration requirements) in temporary removal from service (out-of-service) status. The Department may renew the permit when an amended registration form is received showing the tank returning from temporary removal from service status to an operating status.

 (e)  A storage tank system may not be operated if the Department suspends, revokes or denies the tank operating permit.

 (f)  A person may not deliver or place a regulated substance in a storage tank if the Department suspends, revokes or denies the tank operating permit, if the tank operating permit is in a withheld or withdrawn status or if the tank operating permit has not been issued.

 (g)  The owner and operator of a storage tank system who causes or allows a violation of the act, this chapter, an order of the Department, a condition of a permit issued under the act or any other applicable law is subject to enforcement action including suspension, modification or revocation of the permit.


   The provisions of this §  245.203 amended November 9, 2007, effective November 10, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 5979; amended December 21, 2018, effective December 22, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 7875. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (331032).

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