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Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations

Version of section 44 from 2008-06-12 to 2012-05-03:

  •  (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system that permanently withdraws the system or any component of it from service must have the system or component withdrawn by a person approved to do so by the province in which the system or component is located. If no person has been approved in the province where the storage tank system or component is located, the withdrawal must be supervised by a professional engineer.

  • (2) The owner or operator must keep a record that includes the date on which they withdrew the system or component from service and that establishes that the storage tank system or component was withdrawn by an approved person or that the withdrawal was supervised by a professional engineer.

  • (3) The owner or operator of a storage tank system must ensure that

    • (a) all liquids and sludge are removed and disposed of;

    • (b) if a tank is being withdrawn from service, the tank is purged of vapours to less than 10% of the lower flammability limit and the presence of vapours is checked with a combustible gas meter; and

    • (c) the withdrawal is done in a way such that there will be no immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment and it will not constitute a danger to human life or health.

  • (4) The owner or operator of the storage tank system must affix a label to the system’s fill pipe stating that the system is permanently out of service.

  • (5) The owner or operator must notify the Minister, in writing, of the permanent withdrawal from service of a storage tank system or any component of a storage tank system within 60 days after the day on which it is permanently withdrawn from service.

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