Municipal Affairs and Environment

Petroleum Storage and Management

The Petroleum Storage and Management Section administers regulations pertaining to the storage and management of petroleum in the province. The systems regulated include residential and commercial heating oil storage tank systems as well as the 80 million litre storage tank systems at the Transshipment Facility at Whiffen Head, and all systems in between.

Personnel are also involved in the development of regulations, policies and informational literature, the delivery of informational sessions, participation in industry associations, the licencing of heating oil storage tank system inspectors, the development and maintenance of a storage tank system database which will include information on tens of thousands of storage tank systems and the development of national standards through work with organizations including the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, the Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada organization and the Canadian Standards Association.

Personnel provide technical input on the implementation and interpretation of applicable regulations and numerous codes and standards.

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