Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Program

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 The Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Program is one element within our Environmental Compliance Division’s CUPA Program. The APSA Program is administered throughout the County of Sacramento and its incorporated cities.

The purpose of the APSA Program is to protect public health, the environment and groundwater from potential contamination or adverse effects associated with unintended releases from the aboveground storage of petroleum-based hazardous materials and wastes.

An aboveground petroleum storage tank is defined in the California Health and Safety Code as “…a tank that has the capacity to store 55 gallons or more of petroleum and that is substantially or totally above the surface of the ground.”

All facilities that have ASTs (including 55 gallon drums) with an aggregate storage capacity of ≥1,320 gallons of petroleum are subject to APSA.

How to Obtain a Permit

Permits for all CUPA regulatory programs are obtained by registering with EMD and paying an annual permit fee. EMD has staff available to conduct facility walkthroughs to determine a facility's need for permits to ensure proper program categorization. For more information or to schedule a facility walkthrough, please contact EMD at (916) 875-8550.

Program Overview

EMD provides regulatory oversight for the operation of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks including:

Program Assistance

Have Questions?

For more program information, please contact:

Sacramento County Environmental Management Department
Environmental Compliance Division
10590 Armstrong Avenue, Suite A
Mather, CA 95655-4153

916-875-8513 (fax)