Code of practice for storage tank systems containing petroleum and allied products: chapter 4


The "Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products" (hereafter referred to as "the code") is published by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) through its national task force on storage tanks.

The code comprises a model set of technical requirements designed to protect the environment by preventing product releases from aboveground and underground storage tank systems. The code was written in a form suitable for adoption by legislative authorities in Canada .

The membership of the national task force was representative of provincial, territorial, and federal agencies which have the authority to regulate storage tank systems containing petroleum and allied petroleum products. The code was developed with the voluntary assistance of many industry experts who have contributed to the work of the national task force on storage tanks. The national task force was assisted in its work by the staff of the CCME Secretariat.

The national task force recommends that the code be reviewed by CCME within five years of its publication.

Comments and inquiries on the use of the code and suggestions for its improvement are welcomed and should be sent to:

CCME Secretariat
123 Main St Suite 360
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1A3
Tel: 204-948-2090
Fax: 204-948-2125


The national task force on storage tanks acknowledges the many individuals and organizations that have contributed to the production of this code.

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