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(a) No person shall abandon an underground tank system or close or temporarily cease operating an underground tank system, except as provided in this section.
(b) An underground tank system which is temporarily taken out of service, but which the operator intends to return to use, shall continue to be subject to all the permit, inspection, and monitoring requirements of this chapter and all applicable regulations adopted by the board pursuant to Section 25299.3, and the Uniform Fire Code, unless the operator complies with subsection (c) for the period of time the underground tank system is not in use.
(c) No person shall close an underground tank system unless the person undertakes all of the following actions:
(1) Demonstrates to the city that all residual amount of the hazardous substance or hazardous substances which were stored in the tank system prior to its closure have been removed, properly disposed of, and neutralized.
(2) Removes the tank from the ground to the satisfaction of the fire chief, in accordance with Section 7902.1.7.4 of the Uniform Fire Code, as may from time to time be amended. If the fire chief determines that removal is not necessary, the person closing the tank shall adequately seal the tank system to minimize any threat to the public safety and the possibility of water intrusion into, or runoff from, the tank system.
(3) Provides for, and carries out, the maintenance of the tank system not removed, as the city determines is necessary for the period of time the city requires.
(4) Demonstrates to the city and any other appropriate agency, which has jurisdiction over the site, that the site has been investigated to determine if there are any present, or were past, releases, and if so, that appropriate corrective or remedial actions have been taken.
(Ord. 4642 § 30, 2000: Ord. 4002 § 1 (part), 1990)