Guidance to Storage and Transfer of Materials for Scheduled Activities

Summary: This guidance note provides assistance for businesses to comply with Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) licence conditions in relation to storage and movement of potentially polluting substances.

Published: 2004

ISBN: 1-84095-145-1

Pages: 132

Filesize: 857KB

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The scope of this guidance note covers tanks (including drums and containers), bunds and pipelines which store or transmit potentially polluting substances, be they solid, liquid, gas or combined, including;

  • wastes, fuels, raw materials, products or intermediates, cleaning and disinfectant agents.

The guidance note addresses design, construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring of such structures. The industrial sectors covered are those listed in the first schedule of the POE Act 2003, which is reproduced in Appendix A for reference. A wide section of industry types, which have varying processing conditions and pollution potentials, are covered by the first schedule of the POE Act.

For particular conditions relating to similar industrial sectors, this guidance note highlights the following industrial sectors:

  • Intensive Agriculture (Section 6 of the first schedule)
  • Food and Drink (Section 7 of the first schedule)
  • Other Industries (all other Sections of the first schedule)

Storage and transfer systems for substances which are not potentially polluting substances, such as uncontaminated surface water drainage or fire water storage are not seen as a pollution risk and therefore do not fall within the scope of this guidance note.

Note:

The origninal guidance document was published in 2004; however two amendemnt have been made since:

2012 - Amendment to Chapter 10, Appendix H, and Appendix 1 of IPC Guidance Note on Storage and Transfer of Materials for Scheduled Activities in relation to Specific requirements for the Intensive Agriculture Sector.

Amendment to IPC Guidance Note on Storage and Transfer of Materials for Scheduled Activities

2013 -  Update Appendix D Section 6.  This updated template provides assistance for licensees in complying with Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) licence conditions in relation to testing of bunds.  This template should be used by all licensees when completing bund tests.  This is a MS word document.

Updated Appendix D Section 6 of the Guide to Storage and Transfer of Materials