The Oil Storage Regulations are different within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The lack of standardisation within the UK can cause confusion for organisations who may think they are operating within the law only to find out that they are complying with the law applicable to another country within the UK!
For example, in Scotland the regulations include indoor oil storage - whereas the English regulations don't. In Northern Ireland the regulations include oil storage depots but they are excluded from the English and Scottish regulations. In Scotland the regulations include all waste oil but in England the regulations only apply to certain waste oils such as cooking oils.
The following pdf's cover the main regulations for the UK:
- Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations 2001 QA
- Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regualtions Northern Ireland 2010
- Dealing with Spills NI Environment Agency PPG 22
- Is Your Site Right?
- Managing fire water and major spillages - Scottish Environment Protection Agency PPG 18
- Oil Storage Regulations England
- Pollution Prevention above ground oil storage tank - Scottish Environment Protection Agency PPG 2
- Pollution Prevention incident response planning - NI Environment Agency PPG 21
- Pollution Prevention Pays - Getting your Site Right
- Pollution Prevention Guidelines - Dealing with Spills
- Prevention of Pollution - Scottish Environment Protection Agency PPG 1
- Safe Storage - NI Environment Agency PPG 26
- Safe Storage and Disposal of Used Oils PPG 8
- Scottish Oil Storage Regulations
- Guidance Notes for the Control of Pollution Oil Storage - England Regulations 2001
- Oil Clean Up Products and their Application - England and Wales
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