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Underground Storage Tanks

Any California business that stores hazardous substances in underground storage tanks must follow the law in California’s Health and Safety Code, Division 20,  Chapter 6.7, and the underground tank regulations in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 16.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s HHMD has agreements with the following Participating Agencies which implement the entire UST program for this CUPA:

Storage tanks draining into the ground.
Lifting an underground storage tank up from the mud using a crane.

An unauthorized release which meets the reporting requirements of California Health and Safety Code Division 20, Chapter 6.7, Sections 25294, 25295 and 25295.5, shall be reported to HHMD within 24 hours of detection.

UST permit applications and guideline packages are available at the Participating Agency upon request and contain necessary forms and guidance to assist you. The phone numbers for the following Participating agencies are listed below: