General Permit Requirements for Installing an UST System
(1)An owner and permittee may not begin installing an UST before DEQ has issued that person an installation certificate.
(2)At least 30 days before beginning the UST system installation, an owner and permittee, or a licensed service provider acting on behalf of the owner and permittee, must provide notice to DEQ on an application DEQ provides. DEQ may allow a shorter notice period on a case-by-case basis.
(3)At least three working days before beginning UST installation, an owner and permittee, or a licensed service provider acting on behalf of the owner and permittee, must notify DEQ of the confirmed date and time the installation will begin. DEQ may require additional notifications of the start date and time of specific installation or related testing activities.
(4)An owner and permittee must install USTs and underground piping specified by a code of practice developed by a nationally recognized association or independent testing laboratory and as the manufacturer’s instructions require. The codes and standards listed in Appendix A of this division may be used to comply with the requirements of this rule.
(5)An owner and permittee must install UST system components, including underground piping, that is made of or lined with materials that are compatible with the substance stored in the UST system. An owner and permittee storing alcohol blends may use the codes listed in Appendix B of this division to comply with the requirements of this section of the rule.
(6)An UST system that an owner and permittee installs must meet the following performance standards:
(a)Spill and overfill prevention equipment and requirements contained in OAR 340-150-0310 (Spill and Overfill Prevention Equipment and Testing Requirements));
(b)Corrosion protection performance contained in OAR 340-150-0320 (Corrosion Protection Performance Standards for USTs and Piping); and
(c)Release detection performance requirements contained in OAR 340-150-0400 (General Release Detection Requirements for Petroleum UST Systems) through 340-150-0470 (Other Methods of Release Detection).
(7)At the time of installation, an UST and connected piping must be secondarily contained and monitored using the interstitial monitoring release detection method specified in OAR 340-150-0465 (Interstitial Monitoring Release Detection Method). Secondary containment systems must be designed, constructed and installed to contain regulated substances released from the UST system until they are detected and removed, and to prevent the release of regulated substances to the environment any time during the operational life of the UST system.
(8)Except as provided by OAR 340-150-0156 (Performance of UST Services by Owners or Permittees), all UST installation services must be performed under the supervision of a person licensed as a DEQ UST services supervisor who is working for a company licensed as a DEQ UST services service provider under OAR chapter 340, division 160.
(9)On a case-by-case basis, DEQ may approve depositing a regulated substance into the UST before DEQ issues an operation certificate. After DEQ provides such approval, the permittee must provide the distributor depositing the regulated substance with the installation certificate number and UST identification number for each tank, including an explanation that the certificate number will be superseded by an operation certificate number. Under no circumstances can a person dispense a regulated substance from the UST before DEQ issues an operation certificate.
(10)An owner and permittee must submit a complete installation checklist on a DEQ required form. The checklist requires information about installation procedures and standards used, including any observations made by a service provider during the installation of the UST system. The checklist must include:
(a)A certification of compliance signed by the owner, permittee and service provider (i.e., the tank installer) certifying that:
(A)The UST system was installed in accordance with required methods and standards;
(B)The UST system was installed in compliance with requirements for cathodic protection, release detection and spill and overfill protection; and
(C)The owner and permittee will meet requirements for financial responsibility.
(b)One copy of the as-built drawing for the UST facility that includes the locations of all USTs, underground piping and ancillary equipment;
(c)A list of major UST components installed;
(d)All manufacturer specifications, completed checklists or other installation documents for USTs and components, including warranties;
(e)A copy of approval documents (sign-off or pressure test results) provided by the Oregon State Fire Marshal or local fire department, if applicable; and
(f)Photographs of key phases of the installation, including, but not limited to: major equipment (i.e., USTs and underground piping) and materials used in the installation, the excavation area before placement of USTs or underground piping, installation area after the placement of USTs and underground piping, but before backfilling, and any other items of interest that document the installation process.
(11)DEQ will issue an operation certificate to the permittee after DEQ reviews and approves the completed checklist and all other documentation submitted under section (10) of this rule. The general permit registration certificate for installation automatically expires upon issuance of a general permit registration certificate for operation (OAR 340-150-0102 (Termination of General Permit Registration Certificates for Installation, Operation and Temporary Closure)(2)).
(12)USTs and underground piping must be installed to meet the requirements of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code pertaining to USTs as OAR chapter 837, division 40 “Fire and Life Safety Regulations” (Department of Oregon State Police, Office of State Fire Marshal) specifies.
Rule 340-150-0160 — General Permit Requirements for Installing an UST System,