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Posted Monday, July 13th, 2020

Regulations in Australia and New Zealand are only set to increase when it comes to the safe storage of fuel in above ground storage tanks.

Each state in Australia is governed by its local regulations and if you are looking to install a tank in any of these locations, it is important to know what is needed for compliance in each state; this will ensure that you are less liable for hefty fines for fuel misconduct.

In Australia, regulations from Safe Work and the EPA can surround everything from how and where you install your above ground fuel storage system to how regularly you maintain it, how you prevent leaks and how you handle safety around your storage site.

With a rapidly changing environment, Fuelchief have gathered together a nationwide guide on where to find information based on your state.

Australia

https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/national-code-practice-storage-and-handling-workplace-dangerous-goods-nohsc-2017-2001

Queensland

http://eplan.brisbane.qld.gov.au/CP/StorePetroleumPSP#S223

New South Wales

https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/licensing-and-regulation/licensing/environment-protection-licences/authorised-officers/resources-and-training/bunding-and-spill-management

Victoria

https://content.api.worksafe.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-07/ISBN-Code-of-practice-for-the-storage-handling-dangerous-goods-2019-07.pdf

Australian Capital Territory

Check the Environmental Guidelines via Safe Work Australia

Western Australia

http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/Dangerous-Goods/When-is-a-dangerous-good-site-4427.aspx

Northern Territory

https://worksafe.nt.gov.au/laws-and-compliance/dangerous-goods-laws

South Australia

https://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/index.aspx?action=legref&type=subordleg&legtitle=Dangerous%20Substances%20(General)%20Regulations%202017

Tasmania

https://epa.tas.gov.au/regulation/underground-fuel-tanks/installing-a-new-fuel-tank

 

 

 

Blog article by Praneel Lal