Tag Archives: EPA

Guide to managing forecourt run-off

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a guide that outlines how service stations can better protect the environment from potentially polluted run-off from service station forecourts. Run-off from service station forecourts can contain fuel and oil from spills that may occur during fuelling of vehicles. EPA Executive Director …

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New draft guidelines for forecourt run-off in NSW

The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has released new draft guidelines for managing run-off from service-station forecourts. The guidelines are the fruit of extensive discussions between the NSW EPA and the fuel retail industry. They’re a response to the fact that local councils in NSW interpret environmental legislation very differently. …

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Sign up for a safer service station

A voluntary checklist from Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) which led to service stations improving the safety of their underground fuel tanks in 2015 is set to return. EPA’s 2015 program for underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) approached service-station operators with a voluntary ‘Monitoring for Leaks’ checklist and survey that …

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EPA inspections help petrol stations keep it clean

An Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) state-wide inspection team has built up a list of tips and traps to help service-station owners protect their business and the environment from the effects of fuel leaks. EPA Executive Director Practice & Assurance Chris Webb says underground petroleum storage systems (UPSSs) constitute a …

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Free resource for Victorian service-station operators

The Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has released a guide to help service-station operators and staff protect the environment and public safety. The Underground Petroleum Storage System (UPSS) Flipchart includes safety check lists, emergency contacts, technical and maintenance information, procedures for dealing with spills and leaks, and easy-to-read guidance regarding …

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7-Eleven fined for hydrocarbon offence

Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria says it has fined 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd more than $7,700 for failing to remove, in a timely manner, hydrocarbons from groundwater beneath premises at Newport in Melbourne. EPA Metropolitan Region Manager Daniel Hunt says EPA officers discovered the fuel residues at the Melbourne Road …

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Diesel exemption from dangerous goods code under review

The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recently approached ACAPMA seeking comment on a proposal to remove the current exemption of diesel from the Australian Dangerous Goods Code. It is understood NSW EPA is seeking the reclassification because of the environmental damage that diesel spilt from fuel tanker accidents causes. The …

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