1Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products The requirements for removal or upgrade of underground fuel oil tank systems are set under the Ontario Fuel Oil Code. If your oil consumption suddenly goes up, your tank may have sprung a large leak. Jan, the answer to your question may be governed by local regulations. Deadlines for Removal or Upgrade of Underground Fuel Oil Tank Systems. Ontario issued an amendment to the safety standards for Fuel Oil Storage tanks on take effect January 1st 2013. * Upgrade includes adding approved leak detection, corrosion protection, spill containment, and overfill protection device. It is the property owner's responsibility to arrange for an inspection. Because they are buried, it is difficult to tell if an underground tank is leaking. Gilmore & Gilmore Professional Corporation established in 1986 has offices in Toronto and Alliston, Ontario, Canada. Consider your options before making an oil tank replacement. The information below explains regulations for specific types of storage tanks. The contractor may also assist you with required clean-up, if any fuel oil has been spilled. situated so that the removal of the storage tank would endanger the structural integrity of nearby buildings or other facilities. RB Heating ClimateCare | 845 Prescott St. Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0 | Phone 613-706-0039 Private fuel outlets are places where petroleum products are dispensed into vehicles, watercraft or portable containers and are owned or used by the owner of the private fuel outlet. Underground fuel oil tank systems that are not removed must be upgraded with approved overfill protection, corrosion protection, spill containment and leak detection. We are specialists in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Law, Estate Litigation and offer extensive Estate Administration Services. 09143) is available by calling the TSSA 416-734-3300 or toll free at 1-877-682-8772 or online through the TSSA at http://www.tssa.org/regulated/fuels/fuelsForms.asp.Once the application form is processed, the applicant will receive a registration number from the TSSA. 2.Â Â Â Sufficient holes are cut along the top of the storage tank to inspect the tank. no. For underground farm fuel storage tanks, refer to Section 2, LFHC, 2007. Serving the communities of Kemptville and surrounding areas. Note: appearance of your Comment below may be delayed: if your comment contains an image, web link, or text that looks to the software as if it might be a web link, your posting will appear after it has been approved by a moderator. TANK LOCATION – Aboveground farm fuel storage tanks must be located in accordance with Part IV of the Ontario Fire Code; Diesel fuel tanks (Class II product) up to 50,000 litres (10,650 gallons) must be located at least 1.5 metres (5′) from a building on the same property and at least 3 metres (10′) from the property line. Since natural gas is not always available to rural Ontario homeowners the next best alternative would be to install a high efficiency propane gas furnace. In November 2002 the TSSA advised all owners of fuel oil heating systems of the requirements to have their heating systems inspected by qualified oil burner technicians, and the need to register their underground (buried) fuel oil storage tanks with TSSA. It must also include photos. This legal responsibility and potential for legal liability has resulted in increased insurance claims made by property owners with underground fuel oil tanks. storage tank systems regulated by the National Energy Board Act or the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act. Below are FAQs related to aboveground storage tanks: An underground oil tank is a container that is buried and contains fuel oil to be used in appliances, such as furnaces and boilers. If your company or business has an above-ground fuel tank or is considering installing one, here are some requirements you'll need to consider: Double walled tanks are preferable to single-wall tanks.