*Please note some sections maybe blank if no data is relevant
As part of our commitment to continually improve our service and to help our clients meet their legal obligations, we continue to update the Legal Registers on our website and provide free quarterly legal compliance updates to anyone who subscribes. The purpose of these updates is to ensure you stay up to date with any changes in your legal compliance obligations, our updates can also be kept and can be used as evidence that your business is staying up to date with any changes in the legislation, this can be very helpful at audit time.
This regulation imposes general requirements for preventing pollution of controlled waters from oil storage, particularly fixed tanks or mobile browsers.
Makes contravention a criminal offence. Establishes various requirements regarding the storage of oil in above-ground tanks larger than 200 litres.
These regulations aim to prevent the pollution of controlled waters by oils.
The regulation applies to commercial sites storing over 200 litres of oil above ground in 1 or more containers. Applies to all types of oil, including petrol; diesel and lubricating oil but excluding waste oils.
Under the regulation, containers must be regularly inspected and maintained and must have a bund or drip tray to catch leaks from containers and ancillary pipework. Bund must hold 110% of the capacity of the container or if stored in more than 1 container the bund should hold 110% of the largest container or 25% of the total storage capacity - whichever is the greatest. Bunds must not contain any drains or outlets.
The Environment Agency have powers to serve a notice requiring works to bring storage facilities up to reasonable standards.
Any oil stored on the property must be contained in an aparatus (contianer, fixed tan, bowser, etc) that meets the requirements of the regulations.
These Regulations do not apply to the storage of oil— (a) if the oil is waste oil within the meaning of regulation 1(3) of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994(b);
(b) in any container which is situated in a building or wholly underground;
(c) in any container with a storage capacity of 200 litres or less;
(d) on any premises used, (i) wholly or mainly as a private dwelling if the storage capacity of the container in which it is stored is 3500 litres or less; (ii) for refining oil; or
(iii) for the onward distribution of oil to other places; or (e) on any farm if the oil is for use in connection with agriculture within the meaning of the Agriculture Act 1947(a).
*Please refer to the Terms and Conditions in our footer.
Including our quarterly legal compliance updates that are a great resource for evidence for your ISO audits.