This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to oil storage. The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.
If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.
For more information about EMS, see our guide on environmental management systems (EMS) - the basics.
- Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Northern Ireland) Regulations SR 2010/412. Imposes general requirements for preventing pollution of waterways and groundwaters from oil storage, particularly fixed tanks or mobile bowsers. Makes contravention a criminal offence. Find the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2010 on the Legislation.gov.uk website.
- Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2003/319. Sets out conditions for storing crops being made into silage, slurry and certain fuel oil. Some exceptions apply. Find the Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 on the Legislation.gov.uk website.
- Water (Northern Ireland) Order SI 1999/662 (including updates). Makes provision for discharge consents. Enables the Department of the Environment to set water quality objectives and prevent pollution from anti-pollution works. Find the Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 on the Legislation.gov.uk website.
- Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2009/254. Introduces classification systems in line with EU developments, makes it an offence to discharge listed substances within an authorisation, controls issuing and reviewing authorisations and consents. Cover enforcement, codes of practice and penalties. Find the Groundwater Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 on the Legislation.gov.uk website.
You will also need to know about and comply with legislation on:
- water pollution - see the page on water pollution legislation in our guide on preventing water pollution
- duty of care - see our guide on duty of care - your waste responsibilities
- hazardous waste - see the page on hazardous waste environmental legislation in our guide on managing your hazardous waste