Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act
If your site meets the following criteria you will be subject to APSA:
- Your site resides in the state of California
- If one of the following applies to your site:
- The site is subject to the oil pollution prevention regulations specified in 40 CFR Part 112.
- The site has a storage capacity of 1,320 gallons or more of petroleum.
- The site has a storage capacity of less than 1,320 gallons of petroleum and has one or more tanks in an underground area meeting the conditions specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (o) of Section 25270.2.
- Note: Sites located on and operated by a farm, nursery, logging site, or construction site is conditionally exempt. For more information, please click here.
- Name and address
- Contact person
- Total storage capacity
- Location and contents of each petroleum storage tank that exceeds 10,000 gallons in storage capacity.
No, you do not have to submit an annual tank facility statement if your petroleum storage is already included in your submitted HMBP.
Yes, you do, but you may submit a copy of a previously submitted tank facility statement. Please note that you may only submit a previously submitted statement if no new or used storage tanks have been added to the facility or if no significant modifications have been made.
No, the requirements to be under the SPCC rule and the requirements to be under APSA are different. Thus, it is possible to be under APSA and not be under SPCC and vice versa. For more information to determine if your site falls under SPCC, please click here.
If it is the first time, you are liable for an administrative penalty of no more than $5,000 per day of the violation. If it is the second time, you are liable for an administrative penalty of no more than $10,000 per day of the violation.