Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks (PPG2)

14. References

You should make sure that the references and other sources of guidance are still current.

  1. PPG27: Installation, decommissioning and removal of underground storage tanks
  2. PPG26: Storage and handling of drums and intermediate bulk containers
  3. PPG7: Refuelling facilities
  4. Containment of bulk hazardous liquids at COMAH establishments Containment policy
  5. Buncefield task group final report
  6. Oil storage regulations leaflet. Environment Agency.
    Leaflet on Scottish Oil Storage Regulations - Your questions answered. SEPA
  7. Guidance note for the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), tel: 0870 1226 236
    Guidance note for Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006. Scottish Executive. Scottish Government, tel: 08457 741741 or 0131 556 8400, www.scotland.gov.uk
  8. PPG8: Safe storage and disposal of used oils
  9. In England and Wales, Code of good agricultural practice for the protection of water, with addendum. Defra/Environment Agency (Defra Publications, Tel: 08459 556000; http://www.defra.gov.uk) In Northern Ireland, Code of good agricultural practice for the prevention of pollution of water, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland (DARD). tel: 028 9052 4592. http://www.dardni.gov.uk In Scotland, Prevention of Environmental Pollution from Agricultural Activity (code of good practice) – PEPFAA Code (Scottish Government. Tel: 08457 741 741 or 0131 556 8400. http://www.scotland.gov.uk)
  10. In England and Wales, The Building Regulations 2000, Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems Approved Document J
    In Northern Ireland, The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 Technical booklet L
    In Scotland, Building (Scotland) Act 2003 Sections 3.23 & 3.24 Domestic, Sections 3.23 & 3.24 Non Domestic
  11. BS EN ISO 9001. Quality management systems Requirements. BSI
  12. Above-ground proprietary prefabricated oil storage tank systems. C535. ISBN 0-8601-7535-9. Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)
  13. BS 5410 -1:1997 Code of practice for oil firing. Installations up to 45 kW output capacity for space heating and hot water supply purposes. British Standards Institution (BSI).
    BS 5410 -2: 1978 Code of practice for oil firing. Installations of 44kW and above output capacity for space heating, hot water and steam supply purposes. BSI
    BS 5410 -3: Code of practice for oil firing. Installations for furnaces, kilns, ovens and other industrial purposes. BSI
  14. Construction of bunds for oil storage tanks. R 163. ISBN 0-8601-7468-9. CIRIA
  15. Concrete bunds for oil storage tanks. Agencies/CIRIA
  16. Masonry bunds for oil storage tanks. Agencies/CIRIA
  17. Get to know your oil tank. Oil Care Campaign
  18. PPG3: The use and design of oil separators in surface water drainage systems
  19. Guidance on the disposal of condensate and bund water. Joint OFTEC/WaterUK/Environment Agency/ SEPA publication.
  20. Waste management, the Duty of Care, a code of practice (revised 1996), ISBN 0-11-753210X. The Stationery Office.
  21. Special Waste Advisory Note 04 - Oil Contaminated Wastes. SEPA - on SEPA
  22. Cleaning and gas freeing of tanks containing flammable residues. Guidance note CS15. ISBN 0-7176- 2166-9. Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  23. PPG21: Pollution incident response planning

References 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,and 23 are available from us.
References 5 and 22 are available from HSE: Tel: 01787 881 165
References 7, 9, 19 and 21 are available from Defra the Scottish Government and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) for Northern Ireland
References 10 and 20 are available from The Stationery Office (TSO) Tel: 0870 600 5522
References 12 and 14 are available from CIRIA, Tel: 020 8996 9001
References 11, 13, 14 and 15 are available from the BSI: Tel: 020 8996 7413

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