Updated: Above ground oil storage tanks guidance for pollution prevention (GPP)

The Guidance for Pollution Prevention (GPP) which covers above ground oil storage tanks has been updated.

This guidance is intended to assist those responsible for above ground oil storage tanks at sites other than oil refineries and distribution depots.

It provides advice on:

  • Complying with the Oil Storage Regulations;
  • Deciding where to put the storage tank;
  • Types of oil storage tank;
  • Installation;
  • Ancillary equipment;
  • Pipework
  • Deliveries;
  • Legal compliance for existing tanks;
  • Maintenance;
  • Mobile bowser;
  • Security; and
  • Oil spills.

GPPs provide environmental good practice guidance for the whole UK, and environmental regulatory guidance directly to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales only. For business in England, regulatory guidance is available from GOV.uk.

Link to GPP 2: Above ground oil storage tanks

For more information on oil storage legislation read our blog here.