ÉEM is pleased to be supporting Envirotankers in its environmental due diligence efforts. We strongly believe that an Envirotanker offers superior environmental protection over standard tank trucks due to its double wall. In addition, its size, and its "park and use" ability reduce the number of fuel transfers when compared to traditional temporary aboveground storage tanks, thereby reducing the risk of spills

Where regulations require secondary containment, we are confident that an Envirotanker can meet those requirements without additional diking or berming.

Paul MacLean, President, ÉEM inc.

Regulatory Information

Select your geographic area of interest for a summary of applicable regulatory requirements.

  • US Federal
    • Federal environmental protection

      We have limited our summary to the most pertinent federal requirement as it would not be possible to review the requirements for each state.

      Under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 (Protection of the Environment), Part 112 is entitled Oil Pollution Prevention and describes the requirements for a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan. This section is often referred to as the SPCC Rules.

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  • Federal operations (eg: federal land, aboriginal land or aerodrome)
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish.
      Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold.
      Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations (date pending) not applicable as they refer to the CCME Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (2003) and these are not intended to apply to mobile tanks. Fixed storage tank permits required

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      Environmental Impact Assessment Act. Larger projects where an Envirotanker could be used would need to go through this federal approval process.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Fire Protection

      National Fire Code. Part 4 requirements are applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations.
      Prohibits refueling with gasoline.
      Tank trucks used to refuel equipment with diesel must have measures to control a spill of 1000 litres. An Envirotanker has this without additional measures, such as berming.
      There are no further requirements unless the Envirotanker is considered to be “designed for a fixed location”.

    • Other

      Canadian Aviation Regulations applicable at aerodromes. Best practices under the B836-05 Storage, handling, and dispensing of aviation fuels at aerodromes prohibits the use of tank trucks for fuel storage (max. 30 days).
      Please also refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • British Columbia
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish.
      Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold.
      Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Petroleum Storage and Distribution Facilities Storm Water Regulation does not apply to Envirotankers as less than 100,000 litres of fuel is stored.

      Fixed storage tank permits required

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      Environmental Management Act has requirements for permits and approvals for various types of works, including the storing of substances capable of causing pollution.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Environmental Management Act and Spill Reporting Regulation

    • Fire Protection

      BC Fire Code is similar to the National Fire Code. Part 4 requirements are applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations. See above

    • Other

      Please refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • Alberta
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish. Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold. Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Requirements for fuel tanks are under the Alberta Fire Code.

      Registration is required for tanks before they can be filled.

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      Under the Alberta Fire Code, Division C all tanks must be registered with either the Petroleum Tank Management Association of Alberta or the Fire Department. Registration is not required if the tank is in location for less than one year.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and Release Reporting Regulations.

    • Fire Protection

      Alberta Fire Code is slightly different to the National Fire Code, and a change in the definition of dispensing outlet makes Part 4 applicable to aircraft in non-remote locations.

      Requirements for Fuel Dispensing Equipment must therefore be met when dispensing into aircraft as well as vehicules.

    • Other

      The Approvals and Registrations Procedure Regulation has requirements for permits and approvals for various listed industries/ activities. Please also refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • Manitoba
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish. Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold. Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Manitoba Storage and Handling of Petroleum Products and Allied Products Regulation applies in its entirety to all tanks over 5000 L.

      Envirotankers require written approval of the director or an environmental officer to store and dispense fuel at a job site in a remote location. The tank must meet CSA B620 or its successor

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      See left.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Environment Act and the Environmental Accident Reporting Regulation specifies reporting requirements and release thresholds.

    • Fire Protection

      Manitoba Fire Code is similar to the National Fire Code.

      Part 4 requirements are applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations. See above.

    • Other

      Please refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • Yukon
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish. Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold. Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      The Storage Tank Regulations apply to tanks designed to be installed in a fixed location. Includes requirements for permits

      There are no further requirements unless the Envirotanker is considered to be “designed for a fixed location”

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      See left.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Environment Act and Spills Regulations, which specifies spill thresholds.

    • Fire Protection

      Yukon Fire Code is similar to the National Fire Code.

      Part 4 requirements are applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations. See above.

    • Other

      Please refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • Northwest Territories
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish. Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold. Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Fire Prevention Act requires that a description of the proposed work be submitted to the Fire Marshal.

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      Areas of Development Act should be be reviewed.according to the location and the project.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      NWT Environmental Protection Act and Spill Contingency Planning and Reporting Regulation may require contingency plans for larger Environtankers (equal or greater than 20000 L or kg)

    • Fire Protection

      Northwest Territories Fire Code is similar to the National Fire Code.

      Part 4 requirements are applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations. See above.

      In addition the Fire Prevention Act requires that a description of the installation be submitted to the Fire Marshall.

    • Other

      Please refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • Saskatchewan
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish. Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold. Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Saskatchewan Fire Code Regulations may require that a description of the proposed work be submitted to the Fire Marshal.

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      See left.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Environmental Management and Protection Act and Environmental Spill Control Regulation.

    • Fire Protection

      Saskatchewan Fire Code is similar to the National Fire Code

      Applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations. See above.

      In addition the fire commissioner may require a description of the installation.

    • Other

      Please refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • Ontario
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish. Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold. Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Technical Standards and Safety Act, and the Liquid Fuels Regulation, and Liquid Fuel Code.

      Applicable when refueling vehicles or watercraft.

      Licence required.

      Dispensing by gravity feed prohibited.

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      Licence required for both storage tanks and tank-trucks under the Liquid Fuels Regulation.

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Environmental Protection Act and Regulation 360 (Spills)

    • Fire Protection

      Ontario Fire Code.

      Applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations. See above.

    • Other

      Please refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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  • Quebec
    • Federal environmental protection

      Fisheries Act prohibits the deposit of deleterious substances in waters inhabited by fish. Environmental Emergencies Planning Regulations not applicable as Envirotanker capacity is below applicability threshold. Penalties under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

    • Petroleum product storage tanks

      Construction Code: strictly speaking, not applicable as there is no construction work being carried out. Written confirmation should be sought from the Minister before proceeding with deployment of an Envirotanker.

    • Permitting / Approval or preliminary assessment

      Environmental Quality Act requires an approval only if it seems likely that this will result in an emission, deposit, issuance or discharge of contaminants into the environment or a change in the quality of the environment. This should be determined in consultation with the Ministry.

      Registration is required under the Construction Code if applicable (see left).

    • Spills, clean-up, general environmental protection

      Prohibitions, penalties and clean-up orders under the Environment Quality Act

    • Fire Protection

      Quebec has no provincial fire code. Instead municipalities adopt a fire code which is usually identical to the National Fire Code.

      Part 4 requirements are applicable to vehicle refueling in non-remote locations. See above

    • Other

      Please refer to any industry specific legislation (e.g. mining, forestry, etc.)

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