|(a) Applicability. This section establishes standards applicable to persons that store or intend to store more than 500 used or scrap tires (or weight equivalent tire pieces or any combination thereof) on the ground or more than 2,000 used or scrap tires (or weight equivalent tire pieces or any combination thereof) in trailers on any public or privately owned property. Persons that store used or scrap tires or tire pieces shall register in accordance with this subchapter. This subchapter does not apply to the use of tires in the storage, protection, or production of agricultural commodities. (b) General requirements. (1) All owners and/or operators shall properly register their property with the executive director if the intended use of the property is for the storage of used or scrap tires or tire pieces, pursuant to §328.55 of this title (relating to Registration Requirements). (2) When a properly registered storage site begins operations, the owner or operator shall file in the county deed records an affidavit to the public advising that the land has been used for a tire storage facility. (3) Owners and/or operators shall ensure that the tire transporters or mobile tire processors that deliver scrap tires or tire pieces to their registered scrap tire storage site have manifested the used or scrap tires or tire pieces, pursuant to §328.58 of this title (relating to Manifest System). (4) Owners and/or operators of scrap tire storage facilities shall obtain all required state and local permits, licenses, or registrations and operate in compliance with such permits, licenses, or registrations, or other applicable state and local codes. (5) Owners and/or operators shall maintain a copy of the mechanism for financial assurance on-site as specified in Chapter 37, Subchapter M of this title (relating to Financial Assurance Requirements for Scrap Tire Sites) which shall be made available for inspection by the executive director or authorized agents or employees of local governments having jurisdiction to inspect the storage facility. (6) Owners and/or operators shall submit to the executive director an annual summary of their activities from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year, showing the number and disposition of used or scrap tires or tire pieces received, and the number of used or scrap tires or tire pieces removed from the facility. The annual report shall be submitted no later than March 1 of the year following the end of the reporting period. The annual report shall be prepared on a form provided by the executive director.