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(a) Except as provided in subdivision (c), no person shall own or operate an underground storage tank unless a permit for its operation has been issued by the city to the owner.
(b) Any person who is to assume the ownership of an underground storage tank from a previous owner and which new owner is to be transferred the permit to operate the tank from the prior owners shall complete a form prepared by the city accepting the obligations of the permit. Such completed form shall be submitted to the city within thirty days after the ownership of the underground storage tank is transferred. Upon receiving the completed form, the city may review and modify the permit, or deny approval or the transfer of the permit to operate the underground storage tank, pursuant to the criteria specified in subsection 25245(a) of the California Health and Safety Code and in Section 17.10.050.
(c) Any person assuming ownership of an underground storage tank used for the storage of hazardous substances for which a valid operating permit has been issued shall have thirty days after the date of assumption of ownership to apply for an operating permit pursuant to Section 17.10.050 or, if accepting a transferred permit, shall submit to the city the completed form accepting the obligations of the transferred permit, as specified in subdivision (b). During the period from the date of application until the permit is issued or refused, the person shall not be held to be in violation of this section.
(d) A permit issued pursuant to this section shall apply and require compliance with all applicable regulations adopted by the board pursuant to Section 25299.3 of the California Health and Safety Code.
(e) When, in its judgment, it is appropriate to do so, the city may issue a single permit to a person for a facility.
(Ord. 4002 § 1 (part), 1990)