Wales Oil Regulations Update 2017

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Wales Oil Regulations Update 2017
27 March 2017
Every year within Wales, there are between 130 – 300 reported water pollution incidents caused by oil. These incidents are mainly due to inadequate storage or poor management.  Due to this level of pollution, new oil storage regulations and guidelines have come into force in Wales from 2016.
 
The regulations apply to:
 
“Any kind of container which has a capacity of greater than 200 litres which is being used to store oil above ground, whether inside or outside a building.”
 
The minimum standards for new and existing oil storage containers state,
 
“A container with a secondary containment system (bund) must be provided to catch any oil leaking from the container or its related pipework or equipment, and must be sufficient capacity to contain at least 110% of the maximum contents of the oil container.”

This applies to the storage of:

-       Kerosene (Heating Oil)
-       Waste Oil
-       Diesel

Key Dates for Compliance
 
Type of Premises


 
Onwards
15th March 2016

 
Deadline
Must comply by 15th March 2018
 
Deadline
Must comply by 15th March 2020
 
Commercial Businesses
Industrial Businesses 
Institutions
Farms 
(Commercial Storage)
All new and replacement Storage Tanks holding more than 200 litres must follow new regulations.
 
High Risk Containers,
located within 10 meters of any surface water or wetland, 50 metres of a borehole or well.
All above ground Storage Tanks holding more than 200 litres.  

 
 
Domestic Premises
Farms 
(Domestic Storage)

 
All new and replacement Storage Tanks holding more than 200 litres must follow new regulations.
 
Deadline does not apply to Domestic Storage.


 
Deadline does not apply to Domestic Storage.


 
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Need to replace your tank?

All Harlequin Storage Tanks are bunded and fully CE marked, manufactured to exceed the most demanding technical, environmental and regulatory requirements.
 
 
Harlequin Bunded Oil Tanks

350 – 10,000 litres storage
Fully Bunded
Ultrasonic Gauge included
Bottom Outlet kit included
OFTEC DoP available on request

View our Bunded Oil Tanks here.
 


Harlequin Bunded Waste Oil Tanks

350 – 2,500 litres storage
Fully Bunded
Suitable for storage of Waste Oil and Lubricants
HydroStatic gauge optional
Large capacity Turdish
Removeable strainer

View our Bunded Waste Oil Tanks here.
 


Harlequin Bunded Diesel Tanks 


1,300 – 10,000 litres
Fully Bunded
Lockable equipment access

 
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