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Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations

Version of section 9 from 2008-06-12 to 2017-06-01:

  •  (1) The owner or operator of a storage tank system installed before the coming into force of these Regulations that has single-walled underground tanks, other than those described in subsection3(2), must, within four years after the day on which these Regulations come into force, permanently withdraw those tanks and their components from service in accordance with section 44 and remove them in accordance with section 45 unless, on the day on which these Regulations come into force, those tanks have

    • (a) in the case of steel tanks, cathodic protection and leak detection, groundwater monitoring wells or vapour monitoring wells; and

    • (b) in any other case, leak detection, groundwater monitoring wells or vapour monitoring wells.

  • (2) In respect of any single-walled underground tank other than a steel tank or a reinforced plastic tank, the owner or operator must, within one year after the day on which these Regulations come into force, provide the Minister with a declaration, dated after the coming into force of these Regulations and signed by a professional engineer, stating that the tank has normal and emergency venting, the walls of the tank and its floor are impervious to the passage of petroleum product or allied petroleum product, the tank’s structural integrity is maintained and the tank is suitable for the storage of petroleum products or allied petroleum products.

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