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Title: WATERS AND WATER SUPPLY
Section: Compliance with construction, performance standards
a. On or after the effective date of this act, any new, or substantial modification or replacement of an existing, above-ground storage tank or other above-ground enclosed storage space, or of an existing transmission pipeline, including appurtenant structures, or a leak detection or other monitoring system, and prevention or safety system or devices shall comply with construction or performance standards based upon best available technology, industry standards, or federal requirements, whichever may be more stringent, as may be prescribed by the department or required by law. Except in emergency situations as defined by the department, notice of a proposed new construction or installation, substantial modification or replacement of any structure, system, or device subject to the provisions of this subsection shall be provided to the department at least 60 days prior to the commencement of construction, installation, or modification. The department shall also adopt standards and requirements for retrofitting existing structures, systems, or devices subject to the provisions of this subsection in order to prevent, or to minimize the adverse impacts of, unauthorized discharges. b. (1) The owner or operator of a major facility shall conduct, or cause to be conducted, a structural integrity test of above-ground storage tanks or other above-ground enclosed storage spaces storing hazardous substances, including connecting underground or above-ground pipelines. (2) The owner or operator of a transmission pipeline shall conduct, or cause to be conducted, a structural integrity test of all parts of the pipeline, including all line pipe, valves, and other appurtenances connected to line pipe, or other facilities that store or transport hazardous substances associated with the pipeline. The department shall prescribe the size of the tanks to be tested, where applicable, and the nature and frequency of the testing. c. An above-ground storage tank or other enclosed storage space, and any transmission pipeline existing prior to and on the effective date of P.L.1990, c.78 (C.58:10-23.11d1 et al.), shall be tested in accordance with this subsection within two years of the adoption by the department of standards and regulations therefor. The sequence of testing of existing tanks, enclosed storage spaces, or transmission pipelines shall be determined by the age or suspected age of the structure, the proximity to potable water supplies, the discharge record of the structure for the preceding five years, and the date of the last structural integrity test performed on the structure. The test results and a summary of any remedial actions taken as a consequence thereof shall be submitted to the department within 30 days of completion. d. Testing or inspection of leak detection or other monitoring systems, and preventive or safety systems or devices shall be conducted as frequently as may be required by the department. e. In developing standards or testing procedures or other requirements pursuant to this section, the department shall consider applicable standards and procedures adopted or recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the following organizations: (1) American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (2) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103; (3) National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), P.O. Box 218340, Houston, Texas 77218; (4) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269; and (5) Underwriters Laboratories (UL), 333 Pfingston Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062. Standards or other requirements for transmission pipelines shall be at least as stringent as those established for pipeline facilities by the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to the "Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979," 49 U.S.C. s.2001 et seq.; except that transmission pipeline standards and requirements adopted pursuant to this section shall be consistent with applicable standards and requirements adopted pursuant to any other State law regulating transmission pipelines. f. The Department of Community Affairs shall, within 60 days of the adoption of regulations by the department, adopt in the State Uniform Construction Code, all applicable rules and regulations adopted by the department pursuant to this section. L.1990,c.78,s.11.
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