Operating refuelling sites, PPG7: prevent pollution

Guidance on how to comply with environmental law and prevent pollution from liquid refuelling facilities.

This publication was withdrawn on

All pollution prevention guidance (PPGs) that was previously maintained by the Environment Agency has been withdrawn from use and can now be found on The National Archives.

Pollution prevention guidance contained a mix of regulatory requirements and good practice advice. The Environment Agency does not provide ‘good practice’ guidance.

Current guidance explains how to: report an environmental incident, get permission to discharge to surface or groundwater, manage business and commercial waste, store oil and any oil storage regulations, discharge sewage with no mains drainage, work on or near water and manage water on land.


PPG7 Safe Operation of Refuelling Facilities

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Pollution Prevention Guidance 7 (PPG7) provides information to businesses who operate retail and non-retail liquid refuelling facilities.

PPG7 includes guidance on planning, designing, operating and maintaining refuelling facilities, plus information on storing other related, non-fuel products and dealing with environmental incidents. It also explains the storage of emission reduction solutions, such as AdBlue®.

Published 23 August 2011