Abandoned tanks

Abandoned tank notification form
Guide for applicants

You must notify us if an underground, partially underground or fully mounded tank that was used to store flammable gases/liquids:

  • has not been used in the past 2 years or
  • has ceased operation and will not be used to store flammable gases/liquids in the future.

The tank/storage system must be:

  • removed, if reasonably practicable or
  • made safe with no risk to health and safety, if removal is not reasonable practicable

It may be impractical to remove a tank due to the proximity to surrounding structures or there is pipe work above an underground tank.

Installation of flammable liquid tank

Flammable liquid tank notification form

Before installing an above ground or underground tank (capacity greater than 450 litres) for the purpose of storing flammable liquid, you must:

  • notify us within 7 days of installation
  • receive our approval before storing any flammable liquids.

Note: Also complete this form for rural premises larger than two hectares, where a licence for the tank is not required (see Regulation 22 (2) (c) of the Dangerous Substances (General) Regulations 2017).

Installation of LPG tank

LPG tank notification form

Before installing an above ground or underground tank (capacity greater than 500 litres) for the purpose of storing LPG, you must:

  • notify us within 7 days of installation
  • receive our approval before storing any petroleum product in the tank.