Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
…containment: storage capacity X OR Comments For a single tank, is the secondary containment at least 110% of the maximum storage capacity of the tank? See calculation table, page 30 For two or more tanks in one secondary containment system, is the secondary containment at least 110% of the biggest tank's maximum… read more
…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 store oil in a container that is above ground. Underground tanks and their associated… read more
…to tanks from vehicle movements are low. Clean up any fertiliser spills immediately. Bund your storage tanks. The bund should be able to hold the contents of the tank plus an extra 10%. Inspect your tanks and pipework regularly (at least once a year) for signs of damage. Lock valves shut on tanks if… read more
…is a structure that storage tanks or barrels can be stored inside. It is designed to prevent oil, fuel or chemicals from escaping into the environment if the storage tank or barrels leak or burst. Good practice Location Identify a location on site where you can set up a storage compound for oil, fuel… read more
…containment for the tank and its ancillary equipment. Please consult the manufacturer for details of design and performance to determine the appropriate use of these systems. Alternatively, contact the Agencies for advice. Secondary containment is needed for above ground fuel and oil storage tanks within 10 metres… read more
…to 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 damaged containers… read more
…Storage Regulations. Oil storage PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) You must ensure that your SWOBs comply with clean air legislation. Air pollution from furnaces, boilers and bonfires You must ensure potential odours from flue gases or storage tank breathers from waste oil tanks… read more
…Environmental Topics Water Septic tanks Septic tanks If a your domestic property has no connection to a foul sewer, and no connection is possible, you will most likely have a septic tank to deal with sewage and waste water from your premises. This might be a septic tank that deals only with the waste water… read more
…chemical bottles may break and leak. You should: * Supervise deliveries of chemicals and fuels at all times. * Label all tanks and containers clearly with their contents and storage capacity - check levels before deliveries to prevent overfilling and spills. * Locate delivery areas to minimise the vehicle… read more
…and control accidental spills. More detailed information on bunds is available in Pollution Prevention Guideline (PPG) 2. PPG 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB) Before you reuse, recover, recycle or dispose of waste containers, you must check whether their contents are classified as hazardous… read more
…and liquid wastes - these need correct disposal) · water discharges, (e.g. run-off from waste storage or spills from sewage tankers) Storage tanks inside a concrete bund. Example: Tank bunds A bunded tank will contain a spill should an accidental leak or rupture occur. The bund will have prevented contamination… read more
…healthcare waste (UK-wide) Demolition waste What you must do Tanks and underground structures Before you begin demolition work, identify the location and condition of any storage tanks and pipes that need to be removed. You must empty tanks and pipelines that contain polluting materials before you remove… read more
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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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The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage
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