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25 Pa. Code § 245.433. Compatibility.

§ 245.433. Compatibility.

 (a)  Owners and operators shall use an underground storage tank system made of or lined with materials that are compatible with the substance stored in the underground storage tank system.

 (b)  Upon Department request, an owner and operator of an underground storage tank shall submit on a form provided by the Department information verifying compatibility of the underground storage tank system with the substance stored prior to storing the substance in the underground storage tank.

 (c)  An owner and operator of an underground storage tank system shall demonstrate compatibility of the underground storage tank system with the substance stored by using one or more of the following:

   (1)  Certification or listing of the underground storage tank system equipment or component by a Nationally recognized, independent testing laboratory for use with the substance stored.

   (2)  Equipment or component manufacturer approval. The manufacturer’s approval must be in writing, indicate an affirmative statement of compatibility with the substance stored, and be from the equipment or component manufacturer.

   (3)  Verification by a Pennsylvania-licensed professional engineer who has knowledge, experience and training in materials science that the equipment or component is compatible with the substance stored. The Department may request documentation supporting the professional engineer’s verification.

   (4)  Another option that is determined by the Department to be at least as protective of human health and the environment as those in paragraphs (1)—(3).


   The provisions of this §  245.433 amended December 21, 2018, effective December 22, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 7875. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (384208).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  245.403 (relating to applicability); and 25 Pa. Code §  245.425 (relating to reuse of removed tanks).

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