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Enviro-Mich message from "Pamela Howd" <howdp@michigan.gov>
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Thank you for your phone call concerning the  Crystal Flash 300 gallon
used motor oil collection tanks. 

For people wishing to install one of these aboveground 300 gallon
storage tanks they would best advised to:

1.  Follow all State of Michigan applicable rules and regulations per
the Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Rules and
the Michigan Fire Prevention Code (links are below) 
2.  Inspect or have a tank professional inspect the tank and make sure
it is in good working order (no cracks, thin walls or holes and meets
the standards as set down by the aforementioned rules)
3. Store the tank on a LEVEL cement pad and place a stainless steel
collection pan under it to contain spills, overfills or leaks 
4.  Obtain pollution liability insurance to cover the cost of leaks,
spills or overfills.  

Because the tanks are under 1,100 gallons, the owner would not have to
submit the installation plan for review, register the tanks or pay fees.
 When in doubt always err on the side of safety.   If Michigan rules and
regulations aren't followed, Murphy's law is always a possibility (if it
can leak it will).   Applicable aboveground storage tank rules are:

The Michigan Fire Prevention Code, 1941 PA 207, as amended
(http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-std-FirePreventionCode-207.pdf)

The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Rules (
http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3311_4115_4237-9432--,00.html)

In case there are underground storage tanks involved.  Any tanks over
the size of 110  gallons must follow the requirements listed below:

1.  Plan reviewed.  The owner must submit the installation plans for
approval to the Storage Tank Division, DEQ.   Plan review fee = $203 per
tank

2.  Registered, forms available on-line (
http://www.deq.state.mi.us/docucenter/ ), $100 per tank

3.  A Storage Tank Division inspector will come and inspect the
facility when the tanks are installed and just prior to the opening of
the facility.

4.  Follow all the current rules and regulation and must:
  a.  Be an approved tank
  b. have spill, overfill and leak detection
  c. must have 1 million dollars in pollution liability insurance
  d.  Follow all the  requirements per:

Part 211, Underground Storage Tanks,  of the Natural Resources and
Environmental Protection Act, PA 451, as amended ( 
http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3311_4115_4238-9451--,00.html
)

The Michigan Underground Storage Tank Rules
(http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3311_4115_4238-9783--,00.html
 )  

The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Rules (
http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3311_4115_4237-9432--,00.html)




Pamela Howd
Environmental Assistance Division
Storage Tank Division Rotator
Phone: 517-373-3359
Environmental Assistance Center:  800-662-9278
Fax:  517-373-3675
E-mail:  howdp@michigan.gov

Environmental Assistance Homepage: http://www.michigan.gov/deq
Storage Tank Division Homepage: http://www.michigan.gov/deq



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