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Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act

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The purpose of the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) is to protect public health and the environment from potential contamination or adverse effects associated with unintentional releases from the aboveground storage of petroleum-based hazardous materials and wastes.


Your business or facility needs an APSA permit if:

  • You have aboveground storage tank(s) with an aggregate storage capacity (shell capacity) of greater than or equal to (≥) 1,320 gallons of petroleum*
  • The petroleum is stored in aboveground storage containers, tanks and oil-filled equipment


  • The petroleum is stored in a "Tank in an UnderGround Area" (TIUGA) with petroleum storage capacities of 55 gallons or greater;
  • A facility with less than 1,320 gallons of petroleum storage capacity with 1 or more TIUGAs may also be regulated under APSA

APSA Requirements

Unless exempt, a facility in the APSA Program must: 

  • Prepare and implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan;
  • Submit facility information in CERS (California Environmental Reporting System);


  • Pay a fee to the CUPA  

*In APSA, “Petroleum” means crude oil, or a fraction thereof, that is liquid at 60 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute pressure (normal atmospheric pressure). Examples: gasoline,lubrication oils, heating oil, biodiesel (does not include 100% biodiesel), crude oil, sludge, mineral oil, oil refuse, diesel

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program (APSA) Due Dates  

Annual permitting fees to the City of El Segundo CUPA are due by June 30 as part of the consolidated permit program. 

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program (APSA) Regulations 

Health and Safety Code (H&SC), Chapter 6.67, Sections 25270 through 25270.13

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 112

City of El Segundo, Title 5, Chapter 5

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Program Documents