Legislation, regulations, and best practice are necessary for protecting the environment from pollution. We have a range of useful information to assist you with becoming compliant and encourage you to review these requirements regularly.
Guidance on control of pollution (oil storage) (England) regulations 2001
WHO SHOULD READ THIS GUIDANCE?
All organisations with members who have custody or control of oil storage facilities (including tanks, intermediate bulk containers, oil drums and mobile bowsers), with certain exceptions listed in paragraph 8. Those mainly affected are those storing oil above ground, with a 200 litre lower limit to storage capacity, on industrial, commercial, and institutional (residential and non-residential) premises. A leaflet publicising the new Regulations and detailed guidance for users at individual sites is available from the Environment Agency (‘the Agency’) – see contact details at paragraph 47. Waste oil stores will be exempt from the Regulations, where waste oil is within the meaning of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 (as amended). It is intended that the same requirements will be introduced in revisions to the waste oil storage provisions of those regulations in the near future.
Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)
COMAH Regulations are an established preventative measure to reduce the effects of major accidents involving dangerous substances including:
- liquefied petroleum gas
- arsenic pentoxide
all of which can cause damage to the environment.
COMAH is mainly linked to organisations within the chemical industry but also can involve companies that store products, explosives, and nuclear sites.
ADR, CDG Regs and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors
The European Agreement Concerning The International Carriage Of Dangerous Goods By Road (ADR).
With a range of vehicle spill kits for the containment and clean-up of spills from lorries, vans, goods vehicles and associated industrial vehicle Spill Kits Direct are well positioned to assist is with the provision of the relevant PPE and spill containment products to meet with certain guidelines within the ADR Regulations, in particular:
When carrying goods of classes 3, 4.1, 4.3, 8 & 9 the following additional items are required:
- A drain seal
- A shovel
- A plastic collecting container
The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) Regulations 2015
Companies who experience an incident must address the source of the pollution and immediately inform the relevant authority. This will be:
- The Environment Agency
- Natural England, for damage to SSSIs or protected species;
- The Marine Management Organisation for inshore sea pollution;
Spill Kits Direct and Oil Pollution Environmental Control Ltd (OPEC Ltd) are able to provide a range of technical support to protect surface or groundwater, land and are specialists in remediation services where land requires cleaning.
The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999
The Water Industries Act 1991
The Water Resources Act 1991
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2018
The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) Regulations 2010
The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2016
The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2015
The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2016
Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003
Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations 2009
The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011
The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012
The Pollution Prevention and Control regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013
The Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999
The Groundwater (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016
The Environmental Liability (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010
The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003
The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006