Underground storage tanks, PPG27: prevent pollution

This publication was withdrawn on 14 December 2015

All pollution prevention guidance (PPGs) that was previously maintained by the Environment Agency has been withdrawn from use and can now be found on The National Archives.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

How to comply with environmental law and prevent pollution when installing, decommissioning or removing underground storage tanks.



This guidance applies to all underground storage tanks, including those containing petroleum, diesel, fuel oil, aviation fuel, waste oil, domestic heating oil and other potentially polluting materials such as organic solvents.