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25 Pa. Code § 245.618. Permanent closure or change-in-service.

§ 245.618. Permanent closure or change-in-service.

 (a)  Aboveground storage tank systems shall be cleaned, rendered free from hazardous vapors and ventilated if left onsite or emptied and removed from the site in a manner consistent with current industry practices and Bureau of Waste Management requirements such as Chapters 263a and 299 (relating to transporters of hazardous waste; and storage and transportation of residual waste). Piping shall be removed or capped and fill ports shall be secured, capped or dismantled.

 (b)  The owner shall conduct a visual examination of the surface, soil and area surrounding and underlying the storage tank system for obvious indications or evidence of a release of regulated substance.

   (1)  If a release is suspected, it shall be investigated in accordance with §  245.304 (relating to investigation and reporting of suspected releases).

   (2)  If a release is confirmed, it shall be reported to the appropriate Department regional office responsible for the county in which the aboveground storage tank is located in accordance with §  245.305 (relating to reporting releases).

 (c)  The owner shall complete and submit an amended tank registration form, signed by the owner and the certified installer that provided direct onsite supervision of the tank handling activity, to the Department within 30 days of either of the following:

   (1)  The completion of permanent closure.

   (2)  Change-in-service of the tank.


   The provisions of this §  245.618 adopted December 21, 2018, effective December 22, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 7875.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  245.617 (relating to temporary removal from service (out-of-service)).

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