Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Oil storage - Further information

Oil storage - further information

There are a number of publications and sources of further information that provide guidance on storing oil to prevent potential environmental impacts.

 

Pollution prevention guidelines

GPP 2 Above ground oil storage tanks (Adobe PDF - 276KB)

GPP 21: Pollution incident response planning

PPG 26 Safe storage - drums and intermediate bulk containers

PPG 27 Installation, decommissioning and removal of underground storage tanks

GPP 8: Safe storage and disposal of used oils

 

Oil Care Campaign

The Oil Care Campaign aims to prevent oil pollution and damage to the environment by providing best practice guidance to businesses on the safe disposal and management of oil. They are also responsible for promoting the Oil Bank Information Line, which guides you to where you can dispose of oil safely.

Oil Care Campaign

 

Oil storage guidance

There are a number of publications that provide best practice advice for storing oils and maintaining your storage facilities:

DAERA: Oil storage guidance for Northern Ireland

SEPA: Oil storage in Scotland

Watch our short video:

How to manage oil on site

 

Also on this website

How to prevent water pollution

Land contamination

Hazardous/special waste

In this Guideline

Where to locate your oil storage container

Requirements for your oil storage container

Secondary containment systems (Bunding)

Pipework and fittings for oil storage

Mobile bowsers for oil and fuel

Maintaining your oil storage containers

Prevent pollution: dealing with oil spills

Oil storage - Further information

Oil storage environmental legislation

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