Flammable Liquids Bulk Storage Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1148)

Regulations are current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2015-06-18. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE I(ss. 10, 14, 15 and 16)

TABLE I

Minimum Distances Authorized for Loading or Unloading Tracks and Racks from Main Tracks, Property Lines and Buildings

ClassificationMinimum Distance to Centre Line of Loading or Unloading Track fromMinimum Distance (Feet) to Centre Line of Loading, Unloading Rack or Terminal from  —
Flammable LiquidsMain Track (Gauge side of nearest rail)Property line of an adjacent Property that has been or may be built uponGrain Elevators, Ware-houses containing Combustible Materials or Dangerous Commodities; Engine Houses, Railway Shops and Other Similar off site BuildingsStations, Office Buildings and other similar Places of Public Assembly and nearest Residence
LoadingUnloading
Class I5015Footnote for TABLE I Minimum Distances Authorized for Loading or Unloading Tracks and Racks from Main Tracks, Property Lines and Buildings*2575150
Class II3015Footnote for TABLE I Minimum Distances Authorized for Loading or Unloading Tracks and Racks from Main Tracks, Property Lines and Buildings*154075
Class III50252575150

TABLE II

Minimum Clearance Distances Measured Horizontally Between the Track Side of a Loading or Unloading Rack or Terminal and the Gauge Side of the Nearest Rail of Any Track

Minimum Distance from gauge side of nearest rail
STRAIGHT TRACK
  • (a) That portion of a rack or structure more than 4 feet above the top of the rail

6 feet
  • (b) Except as provided in (c), that porition of a rack or structure 4 feet or less above the top of the rail 

3 feet 7¾ inchesFootnote for TABLE II Minimum Clearance Distances Measured Horizontally Between the Track Side of a Loading or Unloading Rack or Terminal and the Gauge Side of the Nearest Rail of Any Track*
  • (c) Loading, unloading racks or terminals of an overall height of 4 feet or less above the top of the rail

6 feet
CURVED TRACK
All distances prescribed for straight track shall be increased by 1 inch per degree of track curvature.

TABLE III

Minimum Distances of Storage Tanks from Main Tracks, Other Tracks, Property Lines and Buildings

ClassificationNominal Capacity Imperial GallonsMinimum Distance (Feet) to Nearest Point of Above Ground Storage Tank Shell from
Flammable LiquidsSingle Storage TankMain TrackAny Track Other than Main TrackProperty line of any adjacent Property that has been or may be built uponGrain Elevators, Warehouses containing combustible Materials or other Dangerous Commodities; Engine Houses, Railway Shops and Other Similar off-site BuildingsStations, Office Buildings and Other Similar Places of Public Assembly, and nearest residence
(Gauge side of nearest rail)
Class I 80°F and below0 — 5,0003020102040
5,001 — 15,00050201575150
15,001 — 25,000702020100200
25,001 — 50,000902030125250
50,001 — 100,0001202050150300
100,001 — 200,0001502070175350
Over 200,00020020100200400
Class II Above 80°F Below 175°FOne-half the Distance Prescribed for Class I Flammable Liquids, but in no case shall the distance from any track or building be less than 20 feet, and the distance from the property line be less than 10 feet.
Class IIIOne and one-half times Distance Prescribed for Class I Flammable Liquid
ClassificationNominal Capacity Imperial GallonsMinimum Distance (Feet) to Nearest Point of Below Ground storage Tank Shell

Class I

Class II}

Class III

One-half distance prescribed for like class of flammable liquids and like storage capacities, but in no case shall the distance from any track be less than 20 feet.
 
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