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(a) No person shall own or operate an underground storage tank within the County of San Diego unless by authority of a valid, unexpired, unsuspended and unrevoked unified program facility permit containing an underground storage tank operating permit element for the unified program facility on which the tank is located, issued to the owner or operator pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter.
(b) Any person assuming ownership of an underground storage tank used for the storage of hazardous substances for which a valid operating permit element has been issued shall have 30 days after the date of assumption of ownership to apply for an operations permit or, if accepting a transferred operating permit element, shall submit to the Director the completed form accepting the obligations of the transferred operating permit element. During the period from the date of application until the operating permit element is issued or refused, the person shall not be held to be in violation of this section.
(c) A person shall be deemed to operate an underground storage tank if the person in effect supervises, inspects, directs, organizes, manages or controls or is in any way responsible for or in charge of the facility for which a permit is required.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7428 (N.S.), effective 2-4-88; amended by Ord. No. 8477 (N.S.), adopted 11-8-94, operative 1-1-95; amended by Ord. No. 9293 (N.S.), effective 1-12-01; amended by Ord. No. 9859 (N.S.), effective 6-15-07, operative 7-1-07)