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Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Last modified: 1/7/2014 12:14 PM

HMCD is the local agency that regulates USTs in the following geographic areas: within the Cities of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Palo Alto, San Jose, and Saratoga; Moffett Field; San Martin; Stanford; and unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.  In addition, HMCD handles County owned/operated facilities regardless of location. Agency program responsibilities and contact information for other areas within Santa Clara County can be found by clicking here:


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 HMCD is a founding member and enthusiastic supporter of the Unidocs website and online hazardous materials inventory management project. Many of the forms and guidance documents available through our own EHinfo website are Unidocs documents, which are identified by the Unidocs logo.

DOCUMENTS

(Alphabetical by Subject and Title)

Document Number

     Title

Format

  Description

Closures 

HMCD-111 Guidelines for On-Site Cleaning of Hazardous Materials Storage Tank Systems  
Guidelines for satisfying Title 22 CCR requirements for on-site cleaning of tanks which contain(ed) hazardous materials/ wastes.  [Note: If tank(s) will be shipped as hazardous waste for off-site recycling or disposal, these requirements do not apply.]

HMCD-112 Hazardous Materials Storage Tank System Cleaning/Cutting Application  
See Guidelines for On-Site Cleaning of Hazardous Materials Storage Tank Systems, above.  Persons wanting to clean tanks on-site rather than managing them as hazardous waste must submit this application along with a completed Underground Storage Tank System Closure Permit Application/ Closure Plan .  [Note: If tank(s) will be shipped as hazardous waste for off-site recycling or disposal, this form is not required.]

HMCD-LOP-039
Required Laboratory Analyses For Underground Storage Tank System Closure  

​List of soil/groundwater sample analyses required by the Santa Clara County Local Oversight Program for closure of UST systems.

 

UN-002
Underground Storage Tank System and Sump closure Guidelines  

Guidance document describing requirements for removal or closure-in-place of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) and sumps.

 

UN-003
Underground Storage Tank System Closure Permit Application

UST owners/operators must submit this form to apply for a permit to remove or close-in-place an underground storage tank or piping system.
Designated UST Operator (DUSTO) Forms ​ ​ ​ ​
UN-061
Designated UST Operator Facility Employee Training Record

This form can be used by Designated UST Operators to document training of UST facility personnel as required by California UST regulations.

 

UN-057
Designated UST Operator Monthly Inspection Report

This form can be used by Designated UST Operators to document required monthly inspections of UST systems. It is a modified version of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) sample form. The MS Word version is a template which can be saved and filled out on your computer. 

UN-062
Designated UST Operator Notification Form

This form can be used by a UST facility owner/operator to demonstrate compliance with California regulatory requirements regarding the naming of Designated UST Operators and statements of compliance It is a modified version of the State Water Resources Control Board sample form. The MS Word version is a template which can be saved and filled out on your computer.

Financial Responsibility
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UN-049
Certification of Financial Responsibility for USTs Containing Petroleum
Form used by UST owners/operators to demonstrate UST financial responsibility. Must be submitted to HMCD.

UN-079
Letter From Chief Financial Officer
Letter template for CFO Letter. (Acrobat version includes an example of the completed letter.)

No #
Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility Guide  
Comprehensive guidance document prepared by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to assist owners/operators of facilities in complying with UST financial responsibility requirements.
 

Installations and Upgrades

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HMCD-116 Hazardous Materials Construction Permit Application

This form must be completed and accompany plan submittals associated with the construction/upgrade of UST systems.

HMCD-024 Hazardous Materials Tank System Installation/Upgrade Equipment List

This form must be completed and accompany plan submittals associated with the construction/upgrade of UST systems.

 

HMCD-092

Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) System Installation Plan Check Requirements

 

Guidance document that describes HMCD's plan check requirements for Phase II EVR upgrades.

HMCD-004 Plan Submittal Requirements for Hazardous Materials Systems  
Guidelines for contractors describing HMCD's plan submittal requirements.
 
UN-011
Underground Storage Tank Lining Requirements  

Requirements for lining existing USTs.

 

UN-008
Underground Storage Tank System Installation Guidelines  
Guidance document to assist contractors in obtaining permits to install USTs and piping systems.

UST-C
UPCF Underground Storage Tank - Certification of Installation / Modification
This form is obsolete. Effective 1/1/2013, State law requires electronic reporting of this information. See Electronic Reporting requirements.]
Misc. UST Documents
 

 

UN-001
Guidelines for Adoption of California Underground Storage Tank Regulations  

Unidocs member agency amendments to UST regulations.

 

UN-072
Management of Wastes Generated at Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Stations  
Guidance document to assist owners/ operators of facilities in properly managing hazardous wastes associated with MVF operations (e.g., absorbants, dispenser filters, sump water, etc.).
 
UN-022B
Underground Storage Tank Response Plan
This form may be completed by UST owners/operators to satisfy the requirement for a written plan describing responses that will be taken in the event of an unauthorized release from a UST system.

UN-019
Underground Storage Tank System General Compliance Guidelines  

Guidelines for complying with basic UST system operating requirements.


UN-028
Underground Storage Tank Unauthorized Release (Leak)/Contamination Site Report
This is a template version of the standardized Form for reporting UST releases or site contamination.

Monitoring and Exemption Inspections 

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UN-094
Emergency Generator Tank System Monitoring System Daily Inspection Log  

Per 23 CCR §2636(f)(6), the leak detection monitoring system for any underground emergency generator tank system (EGTS) with pressurized piping exempted from the requirement to be equipped with a line leak detector must be checked daily by either remote electronic access or onsite visual inspections. This form can be used to document these inspections.


UN-036
Monitoring System Certification

This form must be used to document required post-installation and annual testing and certification of UST monitoring equipment.


No #
Understanding Automatic Tank Gauging Systems  

Guidance document prepared by the SWRCB to describe operation of ATG equipment.

 

No #
Understanding Line Leak Detection Systems  

Guidance document prepared by the SWRCB to describe operation of mechanical and electronic line leak detectors (LLD).

 

UST-D
UPCF Underground Storage Tank Monitoring Plan
This form is obsolete. Effective 1/1/2013, State law requires electronic reporting of this information. See Electronic Reporting requirements.]

Operating Permits 

       
hwfactiv
UPCF Facility Information: Business Activities

 

This form is obsolete. Effective 1/1/2013, State law requires electronic reporting of this information. See Electronic Reporting requirements.] 
hwf2730
UPCF Facility Information: Business Owner/ Operator Identification
(formerly OES form 2730)

 

This form is obsolete. Effective 1/1/2013, State law requires electronic reporting of this information. See Electronic Reporting requirements.] 
UST-A
UPCF Underground Storage Tank Operating Permit Application - Facility Information
This form is obsolete. Effective 1/1/2013, State law requires electronic reporting of this information. See Electronic Reporting requirements.]
UST-B

UPCF Underground Storage Tank - Tank Information

 

 

 

 

 

This form is obsolete. Effective 1/1/2013, State law requires electronic reporting of this information. See Electronic Reporting requirements.]

Secondary Containment Testing 

       
UN-050
Guidelines for Testing of Underground Storage Tank Secondary Containment Systems  

Guidance document describing requirements for required periodic testing of UST secondary containment systems.

 

UN-054
Secondary Containment Testing Report Form
Model form prepared by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).  County Ordinance requires that this format be used to report required testing of UST secondary containment systems unless an alternate format is approved by HMCD. The MS Word version is a template that can be completed on your computer.