Hazardous Material Disclosure / Business Emergency Plan

Glossary of Terms
  • "Aboveground petroleum storage tank" or "storage tank"
    A tank that has the capacity to store 55 gallons or more of petroleum and that is substantially or totally above the surface of the ground. This does not include: pressure vessels or boilers, hazardous waste tanks (regulated by Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC)), oil production tanks, oil-filled electrical equipment (with specific restrictions), regulated underground storage tanks, and transportation-related tank facility (regulated by Department of Transportation).
  • "Board"
    The State Water Resources Control Board.
  • "Certified Unified Program Agency" or "CUPA"
    The agency certified by the Secretary for Environmental Protection to implement the unified program specified in Chapter 6.11 (commencing with Section 25404) within a jurisdiction.
  • "Participating Agency" or "PA"
    An agency that has a written agreement with the CUPA pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 25404.3, and is approved by the secretary, to implement and enforce the unified program element specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 25404, in accordance with Sections 25404.1 and 25404.2.
  • "Unified Program Agency" or "UPA"
    The CUPA, or its participating agencies to the extent that each PA has been designated by the CUPA, pursuant to a written agreement, to implement and enforce the unified program element specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 25404.
  • "Operator"
    The person responsible for the overall operation of a tank facility.
  • "Owner"
    The person who owns the tank facility or part of the tank facility.
  • "Person"
    An individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, including a government corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or association. "Person" also includes any city, county, district, the University of California, the California State University, the state, any department or agency thereof, and the United States, to the extent authorized by federal law.
  • "Petroleum"
    means crude oil, or a fraction thereof, that is liquid at 60 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute pressure.
  • "Regional board"
    A California regional water quality control board.
  • "Release"
    Any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, escaping, leaching, or disposing into the environment.
  • "Secretary"
    The Secretary for Environmental Protection.
  • "Storage" or "store"
    The containment, handling, or treatment of petroleum, for a period of time, including on a temporary basis.
  • "Storage capacity"
    The aggregate capacity of all aboveground tanks at a tank facility.
  • "Tank facility"
    One or more aboveground storage tank, including any piping that is integral to the tanks, that contain petroleum and that are used by a single business entity at a single location or site.
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