Wales Oil Storage Regulations 2016

Wales Oil Storage Regulations 2016
17 December 2015
The impending Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2015 have now passed the consultation stage and are waiting Ministerial signing which is expected to take place early next year. 

The immediate implication of these Regulations are that from the date of enactment, expected early 2016, it will be illegal to install a single skin oil tank either to a new dwelling or significantly to replace an existing installation. 

The main purpose of the new Regulations are to mandate that oil containers must be bunded within  the following timeframe. 
Timeframe  Application
Immediate  New Domestic Installations 
  Replacement of Existing Installations
  New Commercial Installations 
  New Agricultural Installations 
2 years (Q1 2018) Existing Commercial Installations (where tank is within 10m of an inland or coastal water source) 
  Existing Agricultural Installations (where the tank is within 10m of an inland or coastal water source)
4 years (Q1 2020)  All Existing Commercial Applications 
  All Existing Agricultural Applications

We will provide a copy of any publications from the regulator, Natural Resources Wales on the downloads section of our website in due course. 

If there is any help Harlequin can provide to your business regarding these regulations, please get in contact with us: 

Office: 028 9261 1077
Area Sales Manager (Wales): Jon Jones - 0796 8168752

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