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(a) Except as otherwise authorized by this Article, Chapter 6.7 of the California Health and Safety Code, commencing with Section 25280, and any implementing regulations, no person shall own or operate an underground storage tank ("UST") unless a permit for its operation has been issued by the Department as required by this Article, Chapters 6.7 and 6.75 of the California Health and Safety Code, commencing with Section 25280, and any implementing regulations.
(b) Any person required to obtain a UST permit pursuant to this Article shall submit an application through the California Environmental Reporting System ("CERS") and any required information and fees upon notification by the Department. Any person so notified by the Department who fails to submit the required information and fees within the time specified in the notice shall be assessed an additional fee and a site investigation fee, if a site investigation is required, as a penalty. The amount of the additional fee and site investigation fee is specified in Section 1176. A person assessed such fees may appeal the amount of the fee levied by requesting a Director's hearing pursuant to Section 1137.
(Added by Ord. 164-92, App. 6/10/92; amended by Ord. 399-97, App. 10/17/97; Ord. 26-14, File No. 130401, App. 3/21/2014, Eff. 4/20/2014)