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  Oil storage container requirements

…store your oil responsibly and use appropriate containers which meet the regulations.

PPG 2: Above ground oil storage tanks

Make… read more

  Oil storage

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

  PPG 3: Use and design of oil separators in surface water drainage systems

…an oil separator is required and, if so, what size and type of separator is appropriate.

PPG 3: Use and design of oil separators… read more

  Dealing with oil spills

…Guidelines (PPGs)">PPG 21: Pollution incident response planning

Keep a spill kit or other pollution control equipment close to your oil store so you can access it easily when you need it. This can include:

  • an oil spill kit with proprietary… read more

  Oil storage - Further information

…Guidelines (PPGs)">PPG 8: Safe storage and disposal of used oils

Oil Care Campaign

The Oil Care Campaign aims to prevent oil pollution and damage to the environment by providing best practice guidance to businesses on the safe disposal and management of oil. They are also… read more

  Storing oil in mobile bowsers

…practice

Even if the Oil Storage Regulations do not apply to your oil storage, you should still consider meeting the requirements of the regulations. For more information on reducing the risk of pollution if you use mobile bowsers you can read Pollution Prevention Guideline (PPG) 2

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  Oil separators at construction sites

…area the detergent will emulsify any oil in the water and make an oil separator ineffective.

Yard water may not require a separator if suitable sustainable drainage techniques (SUDS) can be used. See PPG 3 for further information.

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  Secondary containment systems for oil storage containers

…if the Oil Storage Regulations do not apply, you should still use secondary containment for your oil containers.

PPG 2 Above ground oilread more

  Oil container pipework and fittings requirements

…to your oil storage, you should still consider meeting the requirements of the regulations.

PPG 2 Above ground oil storage… read more

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