Fuel and Waste oil handling and storage
County Division of Environmental Health
Design, construction, and monitoring requirements for underground
storage tanks are prescribed in the California Code of Regulations,
Title 23. The Mendocino County Division of Environmental Health
acting as the local CUPA is responsible for compliance and
The Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act, Assembly Bill 1130, took
effect on January 1, 2008. It requires the owner or operator of a
tank facility with an aggregate storage capacity of equal to or
greater 1,320 gallons of petroleum to prepare and implement a Spill
Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.
Used motor oil must be recycled. It pollutes the environment if it
is dumped down the sewer, on the ground, or in the trash. Oil can be
recycled at all 12 solid waste disposal facilities located in
Mendocino County. Commercial recycling is provided by licensed
hazardous waste transporters.
Call Mendocino County Environmental Health at
707-463-4466 for more information.