2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 17. Corporation Commission
§17-304.1. Exemption from certain aboveground tank requirements - Promulgation of new rules.

17 OK Stat § 17-304.1 (2015) What's This?

A. All aboveground storage tanks utilized by marinas which are required to be upgraded before July 15, 2007, pursuant to the provisions of permanent Rule OAC 165:26-8-2 and required to meet certain design requirements pursuant to the provisions of permanent Rule OAC 165:26-2-1.3, shall be exempt from such requirements until the Corporation Commission promulgates new rules if the marina is using an underground storage tank with secondary containment, the risk to the environment and human health, safety, and welfare is minimal, and compliance with the upgrade requirements would result in closure of the storage tank system or cause economic hardship to the owner of the storage tank system.

B. All aboveground storage tanks utilized by retail facilities which are required to meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or American Petroleum Institute (API) standards for aboveground fuel storage tanks pursuant to the provisions of permanent Rule OAC 165:26-10-2 and are required to meet certain design requirements pursuant to the provisions of permanent Rule OAC 165:26-2-1.3, shall be exempt from such requirements until the Corporation Commission promulgates new rules, if the retail facility is using an underground storage tank with secondary containment, the risk to the environment and human health, safety and welfare is minimal, and compliance with the tank requirements would result in closure of the storage tank system or cause economic hardship to the owner of the storage tank system.

C. All aboveground storage tanks utilized by fleet and commercial facilities which are required to meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or American Petroleum Institute (API) standards for aboveground fuel storage tanks pursuant to the provisions of permanent Rule OAC 165:26-12-2 and are required to meet certain design requirements pursuant to the provisions of permanent Rule OAC 165:26-2-1.3, shall be exempt from such requirements until the Corporation Commission promulgates new rules, if the fleet or commercial facility is using an underground storage tank with secondary containment, the risk to the environment and human health, safety and welfare is minimal, and compliance with the tank requirements would result in closure of the storage tank system or cause economic hardship to the owner of the storage tank system.

D. Any rules promulgated by the Corporation Commission governing the design and labeling of aboveground storage tanks shall be amended to allow storage tanks designed and built for underground use to be used as aboveground storage tanks if used with secondary containment and if the storage tanks were installed for that use prior to July 1, 2007. Any rules promulgated by the Commission shall not be more stringent than any Environmental Protection Agency standards or regulations relating to aboveground storage tank design.

Added by Laws 2007, c. 267, § 1, emerg. eff. June 4, 2007. Amended by Laws 2008, c. 51, § 1, emerg. eff. April 18, 2008.

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