Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products Storage Tanks Regulations
In the last forty years, thousands of storage tank systems for petroleum and allied petroleum products have been installed on federal lands, mainly to service an expanding transportation sector. Many of these storage tank systems were fabricated from carbon steel without corrosion protection. As these systems age, they are more likely to fail due to corrosion.
Leaks from storage tank systems can have devastating environmental and economic impacts. Small quantities of diesel and gasoline can cause offensive odours, contaminate surface and subsurface soils, render drinking water from aquifers non-potable and create explosive build-ups of vapours in basements and other underground structures.
Environment Canada provides technical interpretation of the CEPA Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations and the CCME Codes of Practice.
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