FUELING FACILITY CLOSURE
CLOSURE REQUIREMENTS. Follow the more stringent of
local, state, or applicable guidelines in this section when
permanently closing a fuel facility or a portion of a fuel
facility. Additional guidance on closure and disposal of
storage tanks is available in Appendix C of NFPA 30 and API
a) Physically disconnect all fuel connections.
b) Remove fuel.
c) Clean tank in accordance with API Std 2015.
d) Dismantle the tank and dispose of as scrap steel.
e) Comply with API Publ 2202.
f) Comply with state and local environmental
determine if a fuel release occurred.
b) Review and comply with 40 CFR 280 and any
applicable state and local environmental regulations.
c) If allowed by federal, state, and local
regulations, perform closure in place, as outlined in API RP
1604. However, this alternative may be more expensive than
removal for small volume tanks. Abandoning in place also
impedes soil clean-up and future land use.
d) If removal is required, excavate and dispose of
the tank in accordance with API RP 1604.
e) Comply with applicable guide specifications and