Underground Storage Tank


UST PLAN CHECK IS CURRENTLY LOCATED AT:
200 North Main Street, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-3700

  • The Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program administers and enforces Federal and State laws and regulations and local ordinances for the construction/installation, modification, upgrade, and removal of USTs in the City of Los Angeles
  • Implemented by Inspectors from the Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau
  1. Annual inspection of Underground Storage Tanks, monitoring equipment and tank records
  2. Plan Check and inspection for tank installations, modifications and removals
  3. Oversight of soils-only contamination cases
Regulations:
  • Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 280
  • California Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.7 & 6.75
  • California Code of Regulations, Title 23, Chapters 16 & 18
  • Los Angeles Municipal Code, Article 7 of Chapter V, Section 120, 5003, & 2301
Regulatory Background
The Fire Department regulates the construction, operation, repair and removals of underground storage tank (UST) systems. Recent State regulatory changes require additional testing and more frequent inspections at UST facilities. These new regulations require close coordination between inspectors, contractors and the regulated community. The Fire Department assumed responsibilities for UST Programs in 1983.
 
Inspection and Enforcement
Annual facility inspections are mandated by State law and are performed by Fire Department Inspectors. These inspectors coordinate with UST facilities to schedule inspections when appropriate technical staff is available to inspect monitoring systems and other tank components.
 
Plan Check and Inspection for Tank Modification
Plans for installation, modification and removal of USTs are reviewed by Inspectors at the City's Underground Storage Tank - Plan Check Unit at 211 North Figueroa Street, 15th Floor, Suite 1500. Following approval of plans, periodic field inspections are scheduled to complete the construction project.
 
Site Assessment
Soil sampling is conducted during many UST procedures and the results of those sampling activities may initiate the Site Assessment process. Contaminated sites are tracked to ensure clean-up and remediation efforts are completed. The Fire Department refers sites with groundwater contamination to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control District.
 
Section 119.2 General Approvals Application
A General approval is required for installation, add/to alter, and removal of Underground Storage Tanks.
 

LAFD Underground Tanks Request for Fire Prevention Records Guidelines
Please use the Underground Tanks - Request for Fire Prevention Records Form to request any file search for UNDERGROUND TANKS ONLY. If no files are found we will fax this form back to you with a stamp "NO FILE FOUND". If there is a file, you will be called to set up an appointment to come in and review the file(s). Please remember only five (5) requests per person/company, per day.
 
PLEASE ALLOW 4 TO 5 BUSINESS DAYS FOR YOUR REQUEST TO BE PROCESSED.
 
No Copy Service Allowed

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

LAFD Underground Storage Tank Unit
200 North Main Street, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA  90012

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