Repair methods. An owner and permittee must repair UST system components
according to the manufacturer's specifications and perform repairs in
accordance with a code of practice developed by a nationally recognized
association or an independent testing laboratory. The codes and standards
listed in Appendix H of this division may be used to comply with this section.
[Note: View a PDF of the appendix by clicking on the "Tables" link below.] A
manufacturer's authorized representative may make repairs to fiberglass or
other nonmetallic USTs.
tanks. An owner and permittee of a tank that has been previously repaired or
upgraded using the interior lining method may repair the tank by restoring or
adding additional lining to the tank if the metal portion of the tank has been
determined to be structurally sound by use of the integrity assessment
(inspection) method specified by American Petroleum Institute RP 1631,
"Interior Lining and Periodic Inspection of Underground Storage Tanks." An
owner and permittee must permanently decommission a tank if the integrity
assessment determines that the tank is no longer structurally sound.
Tanks. Before operating a repaired tank,
an owner and permittee must:
tank tightness tested after the repair is complete and report to DEQ any test
failures (OAR 340-150-0445
(b) For all repaired tanks except those
repaired by lining, obtain written documentation that the original manufacturer
has recertified the repaired UST as meeting current UST performance
requirements. If the original manufacturer is not available (e.g., no longer in
business, unknown, etc.) another manufacturer of the same tank brand or type
must certify in writing that the tank meets the current UST performance
Before operating repaired underground piping, an owner and permittee must have
the underground piping tightness tested after the repair is complete and report
to DEQ any test failure (OAR 340-150-0410
Corrosion protection. An owner and
permittee must have a cathodic protection system tested within six months
following a repair to ensure proper operation and report to DEQ any test
failure (OAR 340-150-0325
Record keeping. An owner and permittee must maintain records that demonstrate
compliance with the requirements of this rule for the remaining operating life
of the UST system. Records must include information such as a description of
the work, date performed, name and address of the company that performed the
work, equipment model number (as appropriate), test results and any other
related data. An owner and permittee must make the records available for review
by DEQ upon request.
Or. Admin. R.
DEQ 6-2003, f. & cert.
ef. 2-14-03; DEQ 3-2008, f. 2-29-08, cert. ef. 3-10-08;
188-2018, amend filed 05/14/2018, effective
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Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
- 466.835, 466.994 & 466.995
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS