Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products Storage Tanks Regulations

Thousands of storage tank systems for petroleum and allied petroleum products have been installed on federal and aboriginal lands. Leaks from storage tank systems can have devastating environmental and economic impacts. Small quantities of diesel and gasoline can cause offensive odours, contaminate soils, render drinking water from aquifers non-potable and create explosive build-ups of vapours in basements and other underground structures.

In order to prevent soil and groundwater contamination from storage tank systems located on federal and aboriginal lands, Environment and Climate Change Canada implements the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations.

YouTube Video

This video on Environment Canada's YouTube page will help you determine if the Storage Tank Regulations apply to you.

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