Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021
March 15, 2000, no firm may perform or offer to perform heating oil tank
services without first having obtained a heating oil tank service provider
license from the Department. Such services include, but are not limited to,
site assessments on active or inactive heating oil tanks, decommissioning and
Any service provider
licensed by the Department under the provisions of these rules must comply with
the appropriate provisions of:
Chapter 340, Division 163;
(c) OAR Chapter 340,
Division 177; and
(d) Any other
federal, state, or local regulations applicable to underground heating oil
(a) Certify that heating oil
tank services have been conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations
in accordance with OAR
(b) Hold and continuously maintain a valid
certificate of registration with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board as
required by their regulations;
Hold and continuously maintain insurance in accordance with OAR
(d) Provide proof of current license upon
request by Department staff or the tank owner at all times a service provider
is performing heating oil tank services at a tank site; and
(e) Maintain a current address on file with
the Department. Mail sent to the service provider that is returned to the
Department by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable may be considered a
failure to comply.
service provider or supervisor must report a confirmed release of petroleum
from an underground heating oil tank to the Department within 72-hours of
discovery. This report may be made by telephone or in writing (e.g. facsimile)
on a form provided by the Department. The Department will assign a "site
identification" or "log" number for each release, which will serve as
confirmation of reporting.
the event a service provider no longer employs a supervisor, the service
provider must stop work on any heating oil project until a supervisor is again
employed by the service provider.
Effective March 15, 2000, a licensed
heating oil tank supervisor must be present at a tank site when the following
tasks are performed:
(a) During all
excavations made after a leak is suspected or has been confirmed;
(b) After a tank has been cleaned: when
examined for holes and leaks and is filled with an inert material, or when the
tank is physically removed from the ground;
(c) When all soil or water samples are
collected and packed for shipping to the analytical testing
(d) When any soil
borings, back-hoe pits or other excavations are made for the purpose of
investigating the extent of contamination; or
(e) When any free product or groundwater is
removed from an open excavation or disposed.
(7) Licensed supervisors must maintain a
current address with the Department at all times during the license period.
Mail sent to the individual that is returned to the Department by the U.S.
Postal Service as undeliverable may be considered a failure to
(8) Licensed supervisors
must provide proof of current licensing upon request by Department staff or by
the tank owner.