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Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Program

APSA (Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program)

The Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Program is one element within our Environmental Compliance Division’s CUPA Program. The APSA Program is administered throughout the County of Sacramento and its incorporated cities.

The purpose of the APSA Program is to protect public health, the environment and groundwater from potential contamination or adverse effects associated with unintended releases from the aboveground storage of petroleum-based hazardous materials and wastes.

An aboveground petroleum storage tank is defined in the California Health and Safety Code as “…a tank that has the capacity to store 55 gallons or more of petroleum and that is substantially or totally above the surface of the ground.”

All facilities that have ASTs (including 55 gallon drums) with an aggregate storage capacity of ≥1,320 gallons of petroleum are subject to APSA.

Program Overview

EMD provides regulatory oversight for the operation of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks including:

  • Review of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Facility Statements (TFS)
  • Routine inspections of AST site operations and equipment
  • Review and verification of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

Program Assistance


Have Questions?

For more program information, please contact:

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
Environmental Compliance Division
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite A
Mather, CA 95655-4153

916-875-8550
916-875-8513 (fax)
emdinfo@saccounty.net


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