Code of practice for storage tank systems containing petroleum and allied products: chapter 3


The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment's (CCME) "Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products" has been prepared for owners of storage tank systems, the petroleum marketing and distribution industry, and federal, provincial, and territorial departments which have the authority to regulate storage tanks containing petroleum or allied petroleum products.

The code is a model set of technical requirements and only comes into effect if adopted, in whole or in part, by an authority having jurisdiction. It provides technical requirements for registration and approval of storage tank systems, design and installation of new storage tanks and piping, monitoring and leak detection, upgrading of existing systems, operation and maintenance, and the withdrawal from service of storage tank systems.

This publication updates, combines, and replaces CCME's 1993 "Environmental Code of Practice for Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products" and the 1994 "Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum Products." It reflects the advances in technology and the experience gained by industry and government regulators in proactively managing storage tanks systems in the intervening years.

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