The Department functions as the Local Implementing Agency (LIA) for oversight of the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program in Calaveras County. This State mandated program includes inspections, permitting, monitoring, installation and removal of underground storage tanks as required by the California Health and Safety Code and California Code of Regulations. This office provides oversight of site remediation with soil contamination while Cal/EPA - California Regional Water Quality Control Board - Central Valley Region oversees remediation of sites with groundwater contamination.
Every UST contains hazardous substances. The goal of the program is to protect public health, safety and the environment through protection of groundwater and surrounding soils. The UST program was recently incorporated into the Unified Program as one of the six elements that make up the Unified Program.
Underground Storage Tanks - Local Implementing Agency (LIA) Links:
Calaveras County Code - Title 8, Chapter 8.18
Storage in Underground Storage Tanks