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(a) Except for a UST used solely to fuel an emergency power generator, the owner or operator of a new or existing UST shall provide a method, or combination of methods, of release detection described at 18 AAC 78.065 and 18 AAC 78.070 that
(1) can detect a release from any part of the tank, including the connected underground piping, that routinely contains petroleum;
(2) is installed, calibrated, operated, and maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions, including routine maintenance and service checks for operability or running condition;
(3) meets the performance requirements in 18 AAC 78.065 or 18 AAC 78.070, with any performance claims and the manner of determination described in writing by the equipment manufacturer or installer; and
(4) is capable of detecting a leak as specified at 18 AAC 78.065(c) , (d), (e), (i), or (j) or 18 AAC 78.070(b) , (c), or (d) with a probability of detection of 95 percent and a probability of false alarm of five percent, if the method is used after December 22, 1990; this paragraph does not apply to a method permanently installed before December 22, 1990.
(b) When a release detection method indicates a release may have occurred, the owner or operator shall notify the department as required by 18 AAC 78.200(a) .
(c) Repealed 11/3/95.
(d) The owner or operator of an existing UST who cannot apply a method of release detection meeting the requirements of this section shall permanently close the UST in accordance with 18 AAC 78.085.
History: Eff. 3/25/91, Register 118; am 11/3/95, Register 136; am 1/30/2003, Register 165
Authority: AS 46.03.020
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