Throughout the United Kingdom, regulations are in place to minimise the impact of heating oil and diesel upon the environment. Links to key requirements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are provided below. Please note that many of these regulations require expert interpretation.

If you are unsure as to any aspect of the regulations, we strongly advise that you consult with an independently accredited competent person before undertaking any oil storage tank installation or ordering any product. Oil Tank Supplies Ltd cannot be held responsible for incorrect product selection or installation.

United Kingdom Building Standards and Regulations

Building Regulations Approved Document J: England and Wales
Building Regulations Technical Booklet L: Northern Ireland
Building Standards: Scotland - Domestic Technical Handbook
Building Standards: Scotland - Non Domestic Technical Handbook

United Kingdom Pollution Control Regulations

Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001
DEFRA Guidance Note for The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001
Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003
Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations 1991
The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

United Kingdom Regulatory Guidance and Advice

Environment Agency Oil Storage Regulations Overview
Environmental Alliance: PPG02 Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks
Environmental Alliance: PPG08 Storage and Disposal of Used Oils