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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Notification of operation of underground storage tanks; regulations for requirements and standards of tanks

Section 5. The department may, from time to time, adopt, amend, or repeal regulations, as it deems necessary to establish the following requirements and standards for underground storage tanks:

(1) requirements for maintaining a leak detection system, an inventory control system together with tank testing, or a comparable system or method designed to identify releases in a manner consistent with protection of human health and the environment;

(2) requirements for maintaining records of any monitoring or leak detection system or inventory control system or tank testing system;

(3) requirements for reporting of any releases and corrective action taken in response to a release from an underground tank;

(4) requirements for taking corrective action in response to a release from an underground storage tank; provided, that such requirements shall be consistent with and not duplicative of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan pursuant to chapter twenty-one E;

(5) requirements for the closure of tanks to prevent future releases of regulated substance into the environment;

(6) requirements for maintaining evidence of financial responsibility for taking corrective action and compensating third parties for bodily injury and property damage caused by sudden and nonsudden accidental release arising from operating an underground storage tank;

(7) standards of performance for new underground storage tanks; and

(8) requirements (a) for notifying the department and the head of the fire department designated according to section 9002–(b) (1) of the existence of any operational or nonoperational underground storage tank: and (b) for providing the information required on the form issued pursuant to section 9002 (b) (2).