Plumas County Environmental Health inspects facilities that fall under the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA). Such facilities have a cumulative aboveground storage capacity of petroleum products that reach or exceed 1,320 gallons. These facilities typically include large petroleum tank facilities, aboveground fuel tank stations and vehicle repair shops with aboveground petroleum storage tanks. Under this definition, petroleum does not include propane, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), or liquid natural gas (LNG). Facilities that are subject to APSA must
prepare a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC Plan) in accordance with the oil pollution prevention guidelines in the Federal Code of Regulations
The Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (act) defines, for purposes of the act, that an “aboveground storage tank” is 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, except as specified. "Petroleum” is defined under APSA to mean crude oil, or any faction thereof, which is liquid at 60 degrees Fahrenheit and normal atmospheric pressure.