•  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the owner or operator of a storage tank system that has single-walled underground piping, other than one described in subsection 3(3), that is installed before the coming into force of these Regulations must, within four years after the day on which these Regulations come into force,

    • (a) temporarily withdraw that system from service in accordance with section 43, permanently withdraw that piping from service in accordance with section 44, remove it in accordance with section 45 and replace it in accordance with section 14; or

    • (b) permanently withdraw that system from service in accordance with section 44, and

      • (i) in the case of a storage tank system that has shop-fabricated aboveground tanks or underground tanks, other than vertically-oriented underground tanks, remove the system in accordance with section 45, and

      • (ii) in the case of a storage tank system that has field-erected aboveground tanks or vertically-oriented underground tanks, remove all piping and other components that are outside the tanks in accordance with section 45.

  • (2) The owner or operator is not required to comply with subsection (1) if, on the day on which these Regulations come into force, that piping has

    • (a) in the case of steel piping, cathodic protection and leak detection, groundwater monitoring wells, vapour monitoring wells, single vertical check valves or mechanical line leak detection devices; and

    • (b) in the case of non-metallic or copper piping, leak detection, groundwater monitoring wells, vapour monitoring wells, single vertical check valves or mechanical line leak detection devices.

  • SOR/2012-99, s. 21(F).

 The owner or operator of a storage tank system must ensure compatibility between any petroleum products and allied petroleum products to be stored in that system and the material used in the construction of the system.

 The owner or operator of a storage tank system must not store petroleum products or allied petroleum products in a tank of the system unless a fill pipe and vent line have been installed in that tank and all of the tank’s other openings have been sealed or connected to piping.

 The secondary containment area must not be used for storage purposes.

COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS

  •  (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system that installs the system or any component of the system on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force must ensure that the system or the component conforms to the applicable requirements set out in the following provisions of the CCME Code of Practice:

    • (a) Part 3, subject to the following:

      • (i) excluding Section 3.2, Clause 3.3.1(1)(c), Article 3.3.2, Clause 3.4.1(1)(c), Article 3.4.3, Clauses 3.5.1(1)(a) and 3.6.1(1)(l), Section 3.7, Clause 3.9.2(2)(a), Articles 3.9.4 and 3.10.1, and

      • (ii) in Subclause 3.9.2(1)(a)(ii), the reference to “Aboveground Secondary Containment Tanks” must be read as a reference to “Secondary Containments for Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks”;

    • (b) Part 4, except Articles 4.2.1 to 4.2.3, Clauses 4.2.4(1)(e) and 4.2.4(2)(h), Articles 4.2.5 and 4.2.6, Sentences 4.2.8(1), 4.2.8(2), 4.2.9(1), 4.3.1(1), 4.3.6(1), 4.3.6(2), 4.3.7(1), 4.3.7(2) and 4.3.8(1), Section 4.4 and Clauses 4.5.1(1)(a), (c) and (d) and Sentences 4.5.2(1) to 4.5.2(4) and 4.5.3(2);

    • (c) Part 5, subject to the following:

      • (i) excluding Sentence 5.2.1(1), Articles 5.2.4 to 5.2.6, Clause 5.4.2(1)(b), Sentence 5.4.3(1) and Section 5.5, and

      • (ii) in Clauses 5.4.4(1)(a) to (c), the references to standards must be read as references to ULC/ORD-C971, Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids; and

    • (d) Section 8.6 and Article 8.7.2.

  • (2) The owner or operator of a storage tank system that has aboveground tanks that installs those tanks on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force must ensure that those tanks are equipped with a spill containment device that bears a certification mark certifying conformity with ULC-ORD-C142.19, Spill Containment Devices for Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks unless

    • (a) the tank is filled remotely and its remote fill is equipped with a spill containment device that bears a certification mark certifying conformity with ULC-ORD-C142.19, Spill Containment Devices for Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks; or

    • (b) the tank bears a certification mark certifying conformity with one of the following standards:

      • (i) ULC-S652, Standard for Tank Assemblies for Collection of Used Oil,

      • (ii) CAN/ULC-S653, Standard for Aboveground Steel Contained Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids,

      • (iii) ULC/ORD-C142.5, Concrete Encased Steel Aboveground Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids,

      • (iv) ULC/ORD-C142.18, Rectangular Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids,

      • (v) ULC/ORD-C142.21, Aboveground Used Oil Systems, or

      • (vi) ULC/ORD-C142.22, Contained Vertical Steel Aboveground Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids.

  • (3) The owner or operator of a storage tank system that has underground tanks that installs those tanks on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force must ensure that those tanks bear a certification mark certifying conformity with one of the following standards:

    • (a) for underground steel tanks

      • (i) if used for storing used oil, ULC-S652, Standard for Tank Assemblies for Collection of Used Oil, and

      • (ii) if used for storing other petroleum products or allied petroleum products

        • (A) Part B of ULC-S603, Standard for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids, or

        • (B) CAN/ULC-S603.1, External Corrosion Protection Systems for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids;

    • (b) for underground reinforced plastic tanks

      • (i) if used for storing used oil, ULC-S652, Standard for Tank Assemblies for Collection of Used Oil, and

      • (ii) if used for storing other petroleum products or allied petroleum products, ULC-S615, Standard for Reinforced Plastic Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids; and

    • (c) for underground tanks that are double containment linings, ULC/ORD-C58.4, Double Containment Fibre Reinforced Plastic Linings for Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks.

  • (4) The owner or operator of a storage tank system that has steel underground tanks that installs those tanks on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force must ensure that those tanks are protected from corrosion as follows:

    • (a) those tanks must bear a certification mark certifying conformity with CAN/ULC-S603.1, External Corrosion Protection Systems for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids; or

    • (b) those tanks must have a cathodic protection system designed by a corrosion expert.

  • (5) The owner or operator of a storage tank system that installs piping on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force must ensure that

    • (a) the piping does not have buried or concealed mechanical joints; and

    • (b) any piping other than copper piping bears a certification mark certifying conformity with

      • (i) one of the standards referred to in Clauses 5.2.1(1)(a) to (c) or (g) of the CCME Code of Practice, or

      • (ii) ULC/ORD-C971, Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids.

  • (6) Any reference to a standard in this section is a reference to the version of that standard that exists at the time the storage tank system’s component is erected, fabricated or manufactured, as applicable.

  • (7) The owner or operator of a storage tank system must comply with the applicable requirements before any petroleum products or allied petroleum products are first transferred into that system.

  • SOR/2012-99, s. 22.