California Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Basic Inspector Training
APSA requires a Unified Program Agency (UPA) inspector to complete and pass the initial aboveground storage tank inspector training program prior to inspecting tank facilities for compliance with the spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements of APSA. This training is limited to UPA staff and inspectors, and you must pre-register with CAL FIRE-Office of the State Fire Marshal. Once registered and logged in, click on the 'My Courses' at the top right-hand corner.Log in
The mission of the State Fire Marshal is to protect life and property through the development and application of fire prevention engineering, education and enforcement.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal supports the mission of the CAL FIRE by focusing on fire prevention. The Office of the State Fire Marshal provides support through a wide variety of fire safety responsibilities including: regulating buildings in which people live, congregate, or are confined; by controlling substances and products which may, in and of themselves, or by their misuse, cause injuries, death and destruction by fire; by providing statewide direction for fire prevention within wildland areas; by regulating hazardous liquid pipelines; by developing and reviewing regulations and building standards; and by providing training and education in fire protection methods and responsibilities.
These achievements are accomplished through several major program elements including engineering, education, enforcement and support from the State Board of Fire Services.
The fire code regulations for tanks in underground areas and connected piping systems were adopted by the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) in August 2017 and became effective July 1,...