Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
For installing, removing and decommissioning all underground storage tanks (USTs), including those containing petroleum, diesel, fuel oil, aviation fuel, waste oil, domestic heating oil and other potentially polluting materials such as organic solvents.
…for bulk chemical stores
…of new or replacement tanks
…DOENI: Oil storage guidance for Northern Ireland SEPA: Oil storage regulations 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… read more
…removal of underground storage tanks (Adobe PDF – 96KB) CIRIA 736 - Containment systems for the prevention of pollution. Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises. Bulk chemical storage - Tanks and drums If you store chemicals in tanks, mobile bowsers,… read more
…contain at least 110% of the volume of the largest storage container or 25% of the total volume you are likely to store, whichever is greater.
Locate storage tanks as far away as possible from drains and watercourses.
Inspect bunds and storage containers at least once a week. If you find… read more
…target="_blank">Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Northern Ireland) Regulations SR 2010/412.Imposes general requirements for preventing pollution of waterways and groundwaters from oil storage, particularly fixed tanks or mobile bowsers. Makes contravention a criminal… read more
…guideline (PPG) 2 contains guidance on bunding and storage.
…(900mm) concrete bunds for oil storage tanks
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…water or sludge in your tank.
You should receive a report about your tank which details any faults that must be fixed before you can continue to use your oil storage.
Qualified technicians should be a member of a professional scheme for qualified tank installers, for example the… read more
…and repairs, and maintenance needs when deciding where to locate your oil storage containers. This will help you comply with regulations and minimise the risk of pollution.
An oil storage container can include a tank, drum, mobile bowser or intermediate bulk container.
You should always… read more
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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Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.
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