An authorized agent of the local fire department, may at their discretion, also request to inspect any tanks at your facility used for the storage of flammable, combustible, or hazardous liquids at anytime. Such inspections are generally conducted to ascertain any conditions that are liable to cause fire, or a violation of any law relating to fire hazards or to the prevention of fire.
As the Class B operator you are responsible to ensure that any enforcement action issued by the local fire department is completed in accordance with their instructions and within any specified timeframe established by the fire department.
On occasion a UST facility may be shut down by the UST System Inspector due to a violation of the Comm 10 code. A shut down may occur after an investigation or inspection, or after continued violations.
The conditions and reasons for a shut down are discussed in the following section of this chapter.