Aboveground Storage Tanks

Aboveground Storage Tanks

AB 1130 was enacted in 2007 which allowed the State Water Resources Control Board to transfer the implementation, enforcement and administration of the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank (APSA) Program to the local agencies. Tulare County Enviornmental Health began inspections of these facilities for the County after July 2012. During the inspection your inspector will be verifying the content of the onsite SPCC Plan and the implementation of procedures that the Plan outlines.


Facilities regulated under the ASPA program will be classified into one of three categories based on the largest container size and the total accumulation quantity stored onsite. The classification will determine the requirements that the facility shall be inspected for.

Qualified Facilities

Qualified facilities store less than or equal to 10,000 gallons of petroleum products. These facilities may use the EPA or CalCUPA Forum Board templates to fulfill their requirements to complete a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan. This broad category is separated into two distinct subcategories, Tier I and Tier II. Please note that the storage capacity of all oils, not just petroleum-based oils, determines if a facility is a qualified facility.

For more information about the APSA program, classification, and qualified facilities please refer to the Office of the State Fire Marshall and the US Environmental Protection Agency