Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
…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
For identifying where an oil separator is required and, if so, what size and type of separator is appropriate.PPG 3: Use and design of oil separators in surface water drainage systems (April 2006) read more
What you must doStore waste oil correctlyIf 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 PDF - 276KB)You must… read more
To store oil safely you must comply with the requirements of the Oil Storage Regulations on primary containers. These are the main containers oil is stored in and include:tanksintermediate bulk containers (IBCs) used for transport and storageoil drumsmobile bowsers - an oil container that can't move… read more
…incident.You must dispose of any absorbent or other materials contaminated with oil as hazardous/special waste. Hazardous/special wasteTake precautions during oil deliveriesThere's an increased risk of an oil spill during a delivery to your container. To help prevent pollution you should:supervise… read more
…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.PPG 3 Use and design of oil separators in surface water drainage… read more
…of practice for owners and operators of underground storage tanksFurther informationNIEA and SEPA Water Pollution Hotline 0800 80 70 60DOENI: Oil storage guidance for Northern Ireland PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB)PEIMF: Contact detailsOFTEC: Oil Storage technicians search read more
…Pollution Prevention Guideline (PPG) 2PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB)Further informationNIEA and SEPA Water Pollution Hotline 0800 80 70 60DOENI: Oil storage guidance for Northern IrelandSEPA: Oil storage regulationsPPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) read more
…for oil storage containersIf you are unable to comply with any of the requirements above, you should contact the NIEA or SEPA for advice.Contact your environmental regulatorFurther information DOENI: Oil storage guidance for Northern Ireland SEPA: Oil storage regulations Including FAQs PPG 27… read more
…used to catch any leaking oil, overfilling or other spills from a primary container, such as a tank, and its pipework. If you store oil on your premises you may have to comply with the Oil Storage Regulations which set minimum requirements to use SCS when storing oil. Bunds and drip trays are… read more
…it.In Scotland the Oil Storage Regulations apply to oil stored on farms. Storing and using oil for AgricultureGood practiceEven if the Oil Storage Regulations do not apply to your oil storage, you should still consider meeting the requirements of the regulations.PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks… read more
The latest LIFE SMART Waste e-newsletter has been published to highlight the project’s progress towards demonstrating innovative ways of understanding, tackling and reducing waste-related crime in Europe. <Read more>
A new framework for tackling waste has been unveiled by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), focussing on how SEPA will support a circular economy in Scotland.
One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.
The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage
SEPA is asking for your views on the proposals for integrated authorisations.
NEW GPP 24 now available: Stables, Kennels and Catteries
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