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File #: 11-0048    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 1/7/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/1/2011 Final action: 2/1/2011
Title: HEARING - Consider adoption of Resolution to set annual fees to fund the implementation of the Above Ground Petroleum Storage Act. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) Resolution 018-2011
Attachments: 1. A - APSA Resolution.pdf, 2. B - Public Notice APSA Fee 2.1.11.pdf, 3. Fully executed Resolution 018-2011
Title
HEARING - Consider adoption of Resolution to set annual fees to fund the implementation of the Above Ground Petroleum Storage Act. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
Resolution 018-2011
Body
Funding: Non-General Fund/County Service Area 10

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: Initial annual program revenue is estimated to be $20,000. There is no change in Net County Cost.

Background:

1970 - Federal Water Quality Improvement Act
In 1970, Congress enacted the Water Quality Improvement Act. The Act prohibited discharges of harmful quantities of oil into navigable waters of United States. In 1974, Part 112 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations became effective. These regulations applied to non-transportation related onshore and offshore facilities that could reasonably be expected to discharge oil into or upon navigable waters of United States or adjoining shorelines in the event of a release. These regulations required operators of applicable facilities prepare a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan by July 10, 1974. Implementation of the SPCC Plan was to be accomplished by January 10, 1975.

1990 - California Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act
In 1990, California enacted the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act. The State Water Resources Control Board implemented the Act. Owners or operators of facilities having a single tank with a capacity greater than 660 gallons or a cumulative storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons were required to take actions to prevent spills. Required actions included implementing a Spill Control Countermeasures Plan in accordance with Part 112 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, annually submitting a storage statement, paying a fee and in some cases implement a monitoring program. The storage statement included facility information, contact person and specific information on tanks exceeding 10,000 gallons.

State Water Resources Control Board Fees:
In 1990, tank facility owners/...

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