§1921. Purpose

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Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

059

:
UNDERGROUND AND ABOVEGROUND LIQUID STORAGE TANKS






Subchapter

001
:
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK REGULATION










 

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1921. Purpose

The ground and

surface waters of the state are an essential and significant portion of the

natural resources of the state historically protected by state programs.

Significant contamination of these natural resources and hazard to the public

health results from the failure of aboveground storage tanks and underground

facilities for the storage and handling of petroleum liquids, related sludges

and other chemicals. It is the purpose of this chapter to prevent ground and

surface water contamination from these facilities by authorizing the

establishment of state standards and criteria for the design, installation,

operation, maintenance, and monitoring of underground liquid storage

facilities. It is the intent of this chapter to provide authority to the

secretary to enable the secretary to operate a program consistent with or more

stringent than that contained in Title VI of the Hazardous and Solid Waste

Amendments of 1984. (Added 1985, No. 66, § 1; amended 1997, No. 132 (Adj.

Sess.), § 2, eff. April 23, 1998.)
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