Federal Environmental Regulation 2008

About FER08

This course is available as an in-house training program.

Environment Canada estimates that there are approximately 10 000 storage tank systems within federal jurisdiction, and that approximately 3000 of them are over 20 years old and do not have any leak detection systems, secondary containment systems, nor any corrosion protection. There is an environmental threat due to possible corrosion of these storage tanks. Therefore, in order to help protect the health and safety of the general public and the environment, on June 12, 2008, Environment Canada adopted its new regulations to govern storage tank systems that are under federal jurisdiction. These new regulations apply to storage tank systems that are owned or operated by federal departments, agencies, boards or properties that are owned by the Crown including railways, port authorities, and airports. They also include all Aboriginal lands, including those operated by band councils, or owned by private companies or individuals on the Aboriginal lands.

The new regulations will affect both aboveground and underground petroleum and fuel oil storage tanks, their piping and associated equipment which has a capacity of more than 230 litres on federal and Aboriginal lands.

If you deliver petroleum products to storage tank systems covered by these regulations you are now required to:
• Immediately report any spill of product that occurs during transfer to the system’s
operator
• Immediately report to the system’s operator any evidence of a leak or spill that you note on or around the tank system
• As of June 12, 2010, keep a record of the Environmental Canada identification
number of the tank system you are filling.
After June 12, 2010 you are prohibited from filling tanks that do not have an Environmental Canada identification number visible for you to record.

Any person doing work on petroleum storage tanks, such as installation and removal of tanks, must be licensed through the authority having jurisdiction within the province where the work is being done.

These new regulations for federal properties and Aboriginal lands are in place to ensure that the environment, and the general public, is as safe as possible from contamination due to corrosion of petroleum storage tanks. For more information on these new regulations, please refer to Environment Canada’s website at www.ec.gc.ca/st-rs.




Prerequisite

No prerequisite required.

Course Length

6 hours

Fees

Tuition – $325.00 (Includes: Manual)

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