Heating oil storage tanks abandoned in place shall be abandoned as follows:
- The entire contents of the tank and related piping shall be emptied, cleaned and purged of all vapor. The contents of the storage tank and related piping shall be removed from the premises or property and disposed of in accordance with applicable local, state or federal rules and regulations.
- The vent line shall remain open and intact, unless the tank is filled with an inert material. The oil fill pipe and other related piping shall either be removed, or the oil fill pipe shall be filled with concrete.
- An approved inspector shall cause an inspection to be made of the abandoned tank to determine conformity with this section, provided that the local government official may waive such inspection for good cause.