Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

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  Oil storage

…guidelines PPG 2: Above ground oil storage tanks PPG 21: Pollution incident response planning PPG 26 Safe storage - drums and intermediate bulk containers PPG 27 Installation, decommissioning and removal of underground storage tanks PPG 8: Safe storage and disposal of used oils Oil Care Campaign The Oil Care… read more

  Guidance for Pollution Prevention (GPPs) - Full list

…operators of underground storage tanks (and pipelines)' PPG 8: Safe storage and disposal of used oils For storing and disposing of used oils. Applies to activities ranging from a single engine oil change to those of large industrial users. (February 2004) PPG 9: Prevention of Pollution by Pesticides (February… read more

  More water topics (A - O)

…care for the disposal of contaminated rainwater * any maintenance work undertaken on the bund. Further information Oil storage PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) PPG 21 Pollution incident response planning (Adobe PDF – 318KB) Chemical effluent treatment plant This guidance is relevant… read more

  More waste materials (E-W)

…licensing Waste oil What you must do Store waste oil correctly If you store any kind of oil on your premises, including waste oil, you must comply with the Oil Storage Regulations. Oil storage PPG 8 Safe storage and disposal of used oils (Adobe PDF – 76KB) PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe… read more

  More water topics (P - Y)

…that operates near the water environment or drains. This will help to prevent water pollution from oil spills and leaks. Empty drip trays regularly to make sure that they can contain any spills. PPG 5 Works and maintenance in or near water (Adobe PDF – 894KB) Drip trays In Northern Ireland you must… read more

  More hazardous materials topics

…petrol, diesel, oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and solid fuels such as coal. What you must do Store oil safely If you store oil, including petrol, diesel, fuel oil, lubricating oil, vegetable oils and heavy oils on your site, you need to comply with the oil storage regulations. Oil storage Avoid major… read more

  Chemical storage

…chemicals and oil on your site. You can be prosecuted for a pollution incident that starts on your site even if it was caused by vandals. If you store chemicals outside you should use lockable storage units and keep chemicals locked away when they are not in use. Further information PPG 1 General guide… read more

  More waste treatment processes (A-O)

oil. Discharge the run-off to your foul drainage system using an interceptor or alternative treatment system. Discharges to water and sewer Use drip trays to collect any potential spills when you change oil or coolants. Treat oils or coolants as hazardous/special waste. If you operate a small waste oilread more

  Biofuels for transport

…Biodiesel is a substitute fuel produced for diesel engines. It is a renewable fuel made from vegetable oil crops, for example rapeseed or soybean. You can also make biodiesel from waste cooking oils. It doesn't contain petroleum and is biodegradable. Biodiesel can be mixed with normal diesel to make a… read more

  More construction topics

…and Safety Executive (Northern Ireland) PPG 21 Pollution incident response planning (Adobe PDF – 318KB) Oil Care Campaign: Useful resources to help and guide you when handling, storing and disposing of oils Northern Ireland Environment Agency: Waste oils in Northern Ireland (Adobe PDF - 132KB) Reinforcement… read more

  Pollution incident response planning

…Pollutants are not just hazardous substances like chemicals. Substances such as food and drink products like milk, and surface water run-off containing oil and fuel or suspended solids could cause pollution. If you handle or store hazardous or polluting substances you should take precautions to prevent accidents… read more

  EnvAgency PPG14 R21514

…used to absorb an oil which itself is classified as special. These wastes must be disposed of separately to the general waste stream and taken to a suitably authorised waste management facility. PPG21: Pollution incident response planning PPG 8: Safe storage and disposal of used oils Safe waters - Using… read more

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