A. The operator and owner of an underground storage tank shall notify the department of each release or suspected release from the tank as soon as practicable but no later than twenty-four hours after the release or suspected release is detected.
B. The operator of an underground storage tank shall notify the owner of each release from the tank as soon as practicable but no later than twenty four hours after the release is detected.
C. Notice by the operator and owner required by this section may be made orally or in writing but shall be followed within fourteen days by a written report to the department that a release or suspected release has been detected. The written report shall specify to the extent known at the time of the report the nature of the release or suspected release, the regulated substance released, the quantity of the release, the period of time over which the release occurred, the initial response and the corrective action taken as of the date of the report and anticipated to be taken subsequent to the date of the report. In addition, the written report shall include additional information required by rules that are consistent with federal regulations in effect on the date on which the rules are adopted.
D. The director shall prescribe by rule the reporting, investigation and confirmation actions to be taken in the event of a release or suspected release of a regulated substance from an underground storage tank. Any rules adopted pursuant to this section shall be consistent with and no more stringent than federal regulations in effect on the date on which the rules are adopted. Until rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are in effect, reporting, investigation and confirmation actions shall be accomplished in a manner consistent with 40 Code of Federal Regulations sections 280.50 through 280.53. 491004