•  (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system installed before the coming into force of these Regulations that has aboveground piping without secondary containment must visually inspect the walls of that piping within two years after the day on which these Regulations come into force to determine if the piping is leaking and after that inspection they must

    • (a) immediately

      • (i) use continuous external aboveground pipe leak monitoring for that piping, or

      • (ii) implement a corrosion analysis program for that piping, developed and conducted by a corrosion expert, that includes at least an annual inspection;

    • (b) once each month, visually inspect that piping; or

    • (c) annually perform a piping precision leak detection test of that piping in accordance with section 24.

  • (2) The continuous external aboveground pipe leak monitoring must

    • (a) be carried out using a sensor cable system designed either for installation on the bottom of the piping or for placement on the ground underneath the piping;

    • (b) be capable of detecting a leak rate of at least 0.38 L/h within 96 hours after the onset of the leak at the lowest expected soil temperature at the site where the sensor cable system is installed;

    • (c) be capable of locating the leak with an accuracy of ± 1 m;

    • (d) be capable of continuously monitoring sensor cable system integrity; and

    • (e) have an alarm located at a place of work where it can be readily heard and seen.

 The piping precision leak detection test referred to in section 17 and paragraphs 23(1)(c) and 26(d) must

  • (a) be capable of detecting a leak rate of at least 0.38 L/h within a 24 hour period at a line pressure of 310 kPa with a probability of detection of 0.95 or greater and a probability of false alarm of 0.05 or less, accounting for variables such as vapour pockets, thermal expansion and contraction, static head pressure, temperature differential and piping compressibility; and

  • (b) be performed, using a documented and validated method, by an individual trained in the maintenance and use of the test equipment.

  •  (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system that has turbine, transition, dispenser or pump sumps must, within two years after the day on which these Regulations come into force, visually inspect those sumps to determine if they are leaking and after that inspection they must either

    • (a) immediately use continuous sump leak monitoring for those sumps; or

    • (b) visually inspect those sumps annually.

  • (2) The continuous sump leak monitoring must

    • (a) use a petroleum product probe capable of detecting 1 mm of petroleum product or allied petroleum product on a concrete surface or 1 mm of petroleum product or allied petroleum product floating on the water within the sump; and

    • (b) have a probe that is capable of reporting the presence of petroleum product or allied petroleum product at the probe location within two hours of contact with that product at the lowest expected air temperature at the site where the probe is installed.

 In the case of a storage tank system that is not equipped with continuous leak monitoring, if the owner or operator of the storage tank system has reasonable grounds to believe that any of the following components of the system is leaking, they must test or inspect the component as follows:

  • (a) in the case of an underground tank, they must test that tank using the tank precision leak detection test in accordance with section 21;

  • (b) in the case of an aboveground vertical tank, they must inspect the tank in accordance with subsection 22(2) or the floor of that tank in accordance with subsection 22(3);

  • (c) in the case of an aboveground horizontal tank, they must visually inspect the walls of that tank to determine if the tank is leaking;

  • (d) in the case of underground piping, they must test that piping using the piping precision leak detection test in accordance with section 24;

  • (e) in the case of aboveground piping, they must visually inspect the walls of that piping to determine if the piping is leaking; or

  • (f) in the case of a turbine, transition, dispenser or pump sump, they must perform a static liquid media leak detection test that respects the following conditions:

    • (i) the test has a duration of at least one hour,

    • (ii) the level of the test liquid exceeds the elevation of the sump’s piping and of other points of entry into the sump, and

    • (iii) there is no measurable loss of liquid in the sump.

  • SOR/2012-99, s. 23(F).

 The owner or operator of a storage tank system that has tested or inspected any component of the system for leaks under sections 16 to 26 must keep a record that includes the following information:

  • (a) the test or inspection date;

  • (b) the storage tank system identification number;

  • (c) the allied petroleum product or the type of petroleum product stored in the system;

  • (d) the test or inspection results;

  • (e) the testing method;

  • (f) the name and address of the individual and, if applicable, the company that performed the test or inspection; and

  • (g) the components of the corrosion analysis program referred to in subparagraph 23(1)(a)(ii).

  • SOR/2012-99, s. 24.

Identification of Storage Tank Systems

  •  (1) The owner of a storage tank system that is installed before the coming into force of these Regulations must identify the system by submitting to the Minister, in writing, the information set out in Schedule 2

    • (a) within one year after the day on which these Regulations come into force; or

    • (b) within two years after the day on which these Regulations come into force if they submit to the Minister a storage tank system identification progress report containing the information set out in Schedule 3 one year after the day on which these Regulations come into force.

  • (2) The owner of a storage tank system that is installed on or after the day on which these Regulations come into force must identify the system by submitting to the Minister, in writing, the information set out in Schedule 2 before the day on which the first transfer of petroleum products or allied petroleum products into any tank of the system occurs.

  • (3) The Minister must issue an identification number for the storage tank system for which the information was submitted and inform the owner of the identification number and its date of issuance.

  • (4) The owner or operator must display the identification number in a readily visible location on or near the storage tank system for which the number was issued.

  • (5) The owner or operator must update the information submitted under subsection (1) or (2) and submit to the Minister, in writing, any changed information within 60 days after the change.

  • (6) A person must not operate a storage tank system unless an identification number has been issued for that system. In the case of a storage tank system referred to in subsection (1), this subsection applies beginning two years after the day on which these Regulations come into force.

  • (7) The person that is required to submit information under subsection (1), (2) or (5) must also submit to the Minister, in writing, a certification that the information is accurate and complete, dated and signed by the person or a person authorized to act on their behalf.

Delivery of Petroleum Products or Allied Petroleum Products

 A person that delivers petroleum products or allied petroleum products must comply with the following requirements:

  • (a) they must immediately notify the operator of the storage tank system of any spill that occurs during the transfer or any evidence observed of a leak or spill; and

  • (b) beginning two years after the day on which these Regulations come into force,

    • (i) they must not transfer petroleum products or allied petroleum products into any storage tank system unless the storage tank system identification number is visible, and

    • (ii) they must keep a record of the storage tank system identification number.

Emergency Plan

  •  (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system must prepare an emergency plan taking into consideration the following factors:

    • (a) the properties and characteristics of each petroleum product or allied petroleum product stored in each tank of the system and the maximum expected quantity of the petroleum product or allied petroleum product to be stored in the system at any time during any calendar year; and

    • (b) the characteristics of the place where the system is located and of the surrounding area that may increase the risk of harm to the environment or of danger to human life or health.

  • (2) The emergency plan must include

    • (a) a description of the factors considered under subsection (1);

    • (b) a description of the measures to be used to prevent, warn of, prepare for, respond to and recover from any emergency that may cause harm to the environment or danger to human life or health;

    • (c) a list of the individuals who are required to carry out the plan and a description of their roles and responsibilities;

    • (d) identification of the training required for each of the individuals listed under paragraph (c);

    • (e) a list of the emergency response equipment included as part of the plan, and the equipment’s location; and

    • (f) the measures to be taken to notify members of the public who may be adversely affected by the harm or danger referred to in paragraph (b).

  • (3) The owner or operator of a storage tank system must ensure that the emergency plan is ready to be implemented

    • (a) in the case of a storage tank system that is installed before the coming into force of these Regulations, no later than two years after the day on which these Regulations come into force; and

    • (b) in any other case, before the day on which the first transfer of petroleum products or allied petroleum products into any tank of the storage tank system occurs.

  • SOR/2012-99, s. 25(E).
 
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