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Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks

The Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (Health & Safety Code Chapter 6.67) covers all non-exempt facilities storing petroleum. All tank facilities with a storage capacity of 1,320 gallons or more of "petroleum" in aboveground tanks are subject to the Act. Covered businesses are required to file a storage statement with the CUPA and, with certain exceptions, prepare and implement a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan in accordance with federal law. The object of the SPCC plan is to prevent discharges of petroleum from causing water pollution.

Please visit the Office of the State Fire Marshal website ( for more information on the APSA program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website ( for information on SPCC requirements.