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Fire Inspection Unit: Flammable & Combustible Tank Inspection Program

The flammable and combustible tank inspection program, which is managed by Cheryl Peterson and supported by four other certified tank inspectors, serves to enforce the ground-water protection requirements of the Madison General Ordinance and the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, COMM 10.  This is accomplished through the review of plans prior to the installation of an underground or aboveground storage tank system.  Existing underground & aboveground storage tank systems are inspected annually for compliance with groundwater protection rules.  During the removal of tanks, a tank inspector is on site to verify compliance with the requirements of COMM 10 and basic safety guidelines as well as to note any contamination of the soil or groundwater.  For more information on licenses and forms click on the two links below: