Sec. 11-1-15. Inspections.

(a) The permitting authority shall inspect every underground storage tank or facility at least once every three years. The purpose of the inspection is to determine whether the tank or facility complies with the design and construction standards of this chapter, whether the operator has monitored and tested the tank as required by the permit, and whether the tank is in a safe operating condition. After an inspection, the permitting authority shall prepare a compliance report detailing the inspection and shall send a copy of this report to the permit holder.
(b) In addition to, or instead of, the inspections specified in subsection (a), the permitting authority may require the permit holder to employ, periodically, special inspectors to conduct an audit or assessment of the permit holder's facility to determine whether the facility complies with the factors specified in subsection (a) and to prepare a special inspection report with recommendations concerning the safe storage of hazardous materials at the facility. The report shall contain recommendations consistent with the provisions of this chapter, where appropriate. A copy of the report shall be filed with the permitting authority at the same time the inspector submits the report to the permit holder. Within thirty days after receiving this report, the permit holder shall file with the permitting authority a plan to implement all recommendations contained in the report or shall demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the permitting authority, why these recommendations should not be implemented.
(c) In order to carry out the purposes of this chapter, any duly authorized representative of the permitting authority has the authority to inspect any place where underground storage tanks are located or to inspect real property which is within two thousand feet of any place where underground storage tanks are located. (Ord. No. 1043, § 1 (part).)