Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act
Assembly Bill (AB) 1130 (Laird, PDF) was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and chaptered on October 13, 2007, and went into effect January 1, 2008. On January 1, 2008, the Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA’s) were vested with the responsibility and authority to implement the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA).
- Frequently Asked Questions Program Implementation & Compliance
- APSA On-Line Training Course for Unified Program Agencies
- APSA Fact Sheet (PDF)
- APSA Scope of CUPA Implementation (PDF)
- Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan Requirements (PDF)
- Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act Bulletins
Environmental Protection Trust Fund Allocation
Allocation of the moneys from the Environmental Protection Trust Fund (EPTF) to the CUPA’s will be processed through grants, which include the completion of a grant application, a local resolution to accept the funds, a signed grant agreement, and invoices documenting the CUPA’s expenditures for the APSA Program.
Each CUPA is responsible for obtaining their allocated funds by submitting the grant application, local resolution, and signed grant agreement in a timely manner. In addition, no APSA fees may be assessed upon or collected from a regulated aboveground petroleum storage tank facility until January 1, 2010.
- Approval for Fund Allocation and Process (PDF)
- Fund Distribution Formula (PDF)
- Fund Allocation for Each CUPA (PDF)
Please submit a completed grant application no later than March 1, 2008, to the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). An extension to the deadline will be considered if needed. Once the grant application is received and processed, Cal/EPA will send the CUPA a grant agreement for signature. The signed grant agreement must be received by Cal/EPA no later than June 2, 2008. No grant agreement will be accepted after June 2, 2008. The initial disbursement of 80% of the CUPA’s total allocation will be processed after the signed grant agreement is finalized and the local resolution is received.
- Grant Application (PDF | Word) and Instructions (PDF)
- Sample Grant Application (PDF | Word)
- Sample Resolution (PDF | Word)
- Frequently Asked Questions about the APSA Grant (PDF)
- Grant Agreement Template (PDF)
On January 15, 2008, the regulated business community was notified about the change in the law through outreach letters (PDF). Businesses with aboveground petroleum storage tanks are now regulated by their CUPA instead of the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
To refer sites for cleanup and abatement activities, CUPA's should contact their respective Regional Water Quality Control Board coordinator(s) (PDF).
For additional information on the federal SPCC rule requirements, visit U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Web Site.
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California Environmental Protection Agency
Unified Program Section
1001 “I” Street
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, California 95812-2815
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