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PDFWAC 173-360A-0460

Operation and maintenance of spill prevention equipment.

Owners and operators of UST systems with spill prevention equipment must comply with the requirements of this section and the walkthrough inspection requirements in WAC 173-360A-0420 to ensure the equipment is operating properly and will prevent releases to the environment.
(1) Periodic monitoring or testing. Spill prevention equipment must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) The equipment is double-walled and the integrity of both walls is monitored at least every thirty days, or prior to delivery of regulated substances if less frequent, as part of the walkthrough inspection in WAC 173-360A-0420 (1)(a)(i)(E). If monitoring is discontinued, the equipment must be tightness tested in accordance with (b) of this subsection within thirty days; or
(b) The equipment is tightness tested at least every three years. The tightness test must be performed:
(i) By or under the direct supervision of a service provider certified in accordance with Part 9 of this chapter; and
(ii) Using a vacuum, pressure, or liquid test performed in accordance with manufacturer's instructions or a code of practice. The following code of practice may be used to meet this requirement: Petroleum Equipment Institute, Recommended Practice 1200, "Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities."
(2) Repairs. Spill prevention equipment that is not operating properly must be repaired in accordance with WAC 173-360A-0490 or replaced in accordance with WAC 173-360A-0300.
(3) Reporting. Tightness tests of spill prevention equipment must be reported to the department within thirty days using the applicable checklist provided by the department. The checklist must be completed by the service provider.
(4) Recordkeeping.
(a) Records of periodic monitoring of spill prevention equipment must be maintained for at least three years. The records must demonstrate that the equipment is double-walled and the integrity of both walls is periodically monitored.
(b) Records of tightness tests of spill prevention equipment must be maintained for at least six years.
(5) Compliance dates. The periodic monitoring or tightness testing of spill prevention equipment required under this section must begin by the following dates:
(a) For UST systems installed after October 1, 2018, upon installation; and
(b) For UST systems installed on or before October 1, 2018:
(i) If the UST facility has an even facility compliance tag identification number, by October 1, 2020; and
(ii) If the UST facility has an odd facility compliance tag identification number or does not have a facility compliance tag, by October 1, 2021.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.76 RCW. WSR 18-15-083 (Order 16-02), ยง 173-360A-0460, filed 7/18/18, effective 10/1/18.]
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