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25 Pa. Code § 245.521. Performance standards for aboveground storage tanks.


§ 245.521. Performance standards for aboveground storage tanks.

 (a)  Aboveground storage tank construction shall meet or exceed Nationally recognized industry association codes of practice. New aboveground storage tank systems shall be installed in accordance with applicable codes of practice and consistent with manufacturer’s or fabricator’s specifications as specified in §  245.522 (relating to new aboveground storage tank installations and reconstructions).

 (b)  Aboveground storage tank modifications shall be in accordance with industry codes of practice as specified in §  245.524 (relating to aboveground tank modifications).

 (c)  Aboveground storage tanks shall be protected from corrosion and deterioration as specified in § §  245.531—245.534 (relating to corrosion and deterioration prevention).

 (d)  A leak monitoring system shall be installed as specified in §  245.543 (relating to leak detection requirements).

 (e)  A release prevention system shall be installed as specified in § §  245.541 and 245.542 (relating to overfill prevention requirements; and containment requirements for aboveground storage tank systems).

 (f)  Aboveground storage tanks shall be tested according to industry standards before being placed in service as specified in § §  245.522 and 245.524.

 (g)  Aboveground storage tanks shall be inspected at installation, reconstruction or relocation and when a major modification is performed on a tank as specified in §  245.554 (relating to installation and modification inspections).


   The provisions of this §  245.521 amended December 21, 2018, effective December 22, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 7875. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (331101).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  245.522 (relating to new aboveground storage tank installations and reconstructions).

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