Water Environment (Oil Storage Scotland) Regulations 2006 The new Water Environment (Oil Storage Scotland) Regulations 2006 came into force on 1st April 2006. The regulations apply to any kind of oil including petrol, diesel, mineral oil, lubricating oil, waste oil, vegetable and plant oil.
Titan Environmental are the market leaders in the manufacture and supply of storage tanks and spill containment products, enabling all those affected by these regulations to comply.
Typical locations affected by the regulations include: •Factories •Retail Sites •Office Buildings •Hotels •Farms and agricultural sites •Motor and transport garages •Hospitals •Marinas and boat yards •Schools and collages •Construction Sites
The regulation cover:
The regulations apply to any kind of container storing oil or fuel on any of the above premises above ground, whether inside or outside a building. This includes fixed tanks, IBC's, drums or mobile bowsers.
Some of the requirements of the new regulations are: •Where the container has a storage capacity of 200 litres or more the regulations require provision of secondary containment (a "bund" or "drip-tray") to ensure that any leaking or spilt oil cannot enter the water environment. •you cannot fit an external sight gauge to a integrally bonded tank •Gravity feed flexible hose kits can no longer be fitted to tanks for dispensing fuel. All delivery hoses must have an automatic shut-off nozzle, be secured in a lockable cabinet and be contained within the bund (SCS)
The regulations come into force in three stages: 1.New tanks installed after 1st April 2006 will have to comply by 1st October 2006 2.Existing tanks within 10 meters of surface water of 50 meters of a borehole or well will have to comply by 1st April 2008 3.Remaining existing tanks will have to comply by 1st April 2010
NB. It should be noted that these regulations do not cover new abd replacement domestic oil tanks of less than 2500 litres - thee are covered by requirements of Building Regulations (Scotland) 2004.
For more detailed information regarding the regulations please refer to the following: •SEPA Leaflet Oil Storage Regulations - your questions answered •www.sepa.org.uk •www.netregs.gov.uk
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