Alaska Statutes.
Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
Chapter 3. Environmental Conservation
Section 365. Regulation of Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Systems.
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AS 46.03.365. Regulation of Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Systems.

(a) The department shall develop a program to abate and prevent pollution from underground petroleum storage tank systems through the adoption of regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act). Consistent with other provisions in AS 46.03.360 - 46.03.450, the regulations may govern

(1) notification and registration;

(2) inspection and record keeping;

(3) construction, installation, and performance;

(4) maintenance, operation, and repair;

(5) technical standards, including standards for spill and overfill control, corrosion prevention, and release detection and reporting;

(6) financial responsibility;

(7) certification of underground petroleum storage tank system workers;

(8) corrective action and cost recovery;

(9) closure and abandonment;

(10) enforcement of regulations; and

(11) prevention of releases to protect the public health and environment.

(b) In the regulations adopted under (a) of this section, the department may

(1) distinguish among the sizes, types, classes, locations, and ages of underground petroleum storage tank systems;

(2) provide for exemptions and deferrals determined to be necessary by the department; exemptions and deferrals under this paragraph must be consistent with those granted under federal laws and regulations.

(c) When the regulations adopted under this section address areas governed by federal laws or regulations, the state regulations must be consistent with federal laws and regulations and may not be more stringent than the federal laws and regulations.

(d) [Repealed, Sec. 2 ch 102 SLA 2006].

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