Current Regulations

Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations (SOR/2008-197)

On June 12, 2008, Environment Canada brought into force new regulations, created under Part 9 - Government Operations and Federal and Aboriginal Land of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), governing storage tank systems under federal jurisdiction. Aspects of the regulations were phased in over time; on June 12, 2012, the regulations were fully in force.

The purpose of the Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations (SOR, 2008-197) is to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater due to spills and leaks of petroleum products and allied petroleum products from storage tank systemsFootnote 1. The regulations establish technical standards for the design and installation of storage tank systems, and include requirements for operation, maintenance, removal, reporting and record-keeping.


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A system can include a storage tank or a group of connected tanks, as well as any associated piping, vents, pumps, sumps, diking, overfill protection, spill containment and oil-water separators.

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Contact Information:

Waste Reduction and Management Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard 9th floor
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3
Phone number: 1-844-672-8038
Fax number: 819-938-4454
Email address:

Information to Help in Complying with the Regulations:

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Publication Information:

Canada Gazette Date published Volume and number
Part 1: 2007-04-07 Vol. 141, No. 14
Part 2: 2008-06-25 Vol. 142, No. 13

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