CHAPTER 11. UNDERGROUND STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES*
Sec. 11-1-16. Unauthorized release.
(a) Any unauthorized release from the primary containment which the
operator is able to clean up within eight hours and which does not escape from
the secondary containment does not increase the hazard of fire or explosion and
does not cause any deterioration of the secondary containment of the underground
storage tank shall be recorded on the operator's monitoring reports.
unauthorized release which escapes from the secondary containment, increases the
hazard of fire or explosion, or causes any deterioration of the secondary
containment of the underground tank shall be reported by the operator of the
permitting authority within twenty-four hours after the release has been
detected or should have been detected. A full written report shall be
transmitted by the owner or operator of the underground storage tanks within
five working days of the occurrence of the release.
(c) The permitting
authority shall review the permit whenever there has been an unauthorized
release or when it determines that the underground storage tank is unsafe. In
determining whether to modify or terminate the permit, the permitting authority
shall consider the age of the tank, the methods of containment, the methods of
monitoring, the feasibility of any required repairs, the concentration of the
hazardous substances stored in the tank, the severity of potential unauthorized
releases, and the suitability of any other long-term preventive measures which
would meet the requirements of this chapter. (Ord. No. 1043, § 1