Or. Admin. R. 340-150-0550 - Definitions for OAR 340-150-0555 and 340-150-0560

As used in OAR 340-150-0555 and 340-150-0560, the following terms are defined as follows:

(1) "Existing tank system" means a tank system used to contain an accumulation of regulated substances or a tank system, the installation of which began on or before December 22, 1988. Installation is considered to have begun if:
(a) The owner or permittee has obtained all federal, state, and local approvals or permits necessary to begin physical construction of the site or installation of the tank system; and if,
(b) Either a continuous on-site physical construction or installation program has begun; or,
(c) The owner or permittee has entered into contractual obligations for physical construction at the site or installation of the tank system to be completed within a reasonable time and those contractual obligations cannot be cancelled or modified without substantial loss.
(2) "New UST system" means an UST system used to contain a regulated substance and the installation of which commenced after December 22, 1988.
(3) "Upgrade" means the addition to or retrofit of an UST system to meet technical requirements for cathodic protection, lining, release detection or spill and overfill protection before December 22, 1998.


Or. Admin. R. 340-150-0550
DEQ 6-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-03; DEQ 188-2018, amend filed 05/14/2018, effective 6/1/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 466.706 - 466.835, 466.994 & 466.995

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 466.746 & 466.765

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