O.REG.213/01: This new regulation replaces the former Fuel Oil Code, O. Reg 329/90. The following are the significant changes in the new regulation:
Fuel Oil Distributor Licenses - w.e.f. October 1, 2001 (s.6)
Fuel oil distributors must obtain a license in order to continue distributing fuel oil. This license will assist TSSA in enforcing the regulatory requirements fairly to all fuel oil distributors and allow TSSA to communicate to Fuel Oil Distributors directly.

Notification of Underground Fuel Oil Tanks- December 2001 (s.14)
Starting on December 1, 2001 distributors must provide to TSSA the address of every fuel oil underground tank that the distributor is aware of and to which the distributor is supplying fuel. This list will assist TSSA in notifying owners of underground tanks of the regulation and equipment upgrade requirements for underground tank systems.

Registration of Underground Tanks - w.e.f. May 1, 2002 (s. 7(4))
After May 1, 2002 no distributor is to supply fuel oil to an underground tank unless the tank is registered with TSSA. The registration of the tanks will assist in ensuring that the tanks are appropriately upgraded in accordance with the CSA-B139-00 timetable.

Installation Inspections-w.e.f. May 1, 2002 (s.7(1))
After May 1, 2002 distributors will not be allowed to deliver/supply fuel oil to tanks and appliances that have not been inspected by the distributor at least once within the previous 10 years. The inspections must be conducted by appropriate certificate holders. Safety in the fuel oil industry will be increased through periodic inspection of installations for compliance with the Fuel Oil regulations and codes. Harmonizes regulation with other heating fuels.

Distributor Obligations (s.23 and 24)
Where a distributor discovers an unsafe installation, the distributor must take definitive action to address the installation including shutting down the appliance and not supplying fuel if the condition is an immediate hazard. Distributors can thus limit the length of time that an unsafe appliance can operate by suspending fuel oil deliveries until unsafe conditions are corrected.

Gasoline Handling Code:Section 10

  1. Where there is a conflict between the provisions of this section and any other provision of this Code, this section shall prevail.

  2. Underground storage tanks at farms shall comply with the requirements of Section 5, and subsection (4)

  3. Above ground storage tanks at farms shall comply with the requirements of, and subsection (4)

  4. The fill point for an underground storage tank or above ground storage tanks shall be located not less than:
    1. 1.5 metres from any buildings
    2. 7.5 metres from a source of ignition
    3. 7 metres from either natural gas or propane facilities
    4. 15 metres from a drilled well
    5. 30 metres from a dug well or waterway, and
    6. shall be protected from vehicular damage

  5. Dispensing equipment shall be located not less than:
    1. 15 metres from residential buildings
    2. 7.5 metres from any source of ignition
    3. 1.5 metres from any other building
    4. 15 metres from a drilled well
    5. 30 metres from a dug well or waterway
    6. shall comply with the distances shown in Table 1 of this Code, and
    7. shall be protected from vehicular damage

  6. A person who sells product to a farm shall instruct the owner or operator of the farm and all persons handling product at the farm, on the requirements of the Code for:
    1. leak detection for underground tanks,
    2. reporting of suspected leaks or spills
    3. safe dispenser operation and
    4. maintain a record of the instruction

  7. The owner or operator of a farm that has underground tanks shall:
    1. if the tank is metered, shall comply with subsection 5(40),and
    2. if not metered shall
      1. at least twice a month not receive or withdraw product for at least 12 hours
      2. measure product level at the start and end of the 12 hour period, including water indication
      3. investigate any level change to determine if a leak exists, and
      4. maintain a record of the measurements and investigations for the life of the tank

  8. Where at a farm an above ground tank and above ground piping has been installed within a dike conforming to this Code and the bottom of the tank and piping is clearly visible, subsection 9 (3) does not apply and the owner or operator shall conduct a weekly inspection of each tank and the piping to determine if any product has leaked or spilled into the dike area and maintain a record of such inspection for the life of the tank.

  9. At a farm where an above ground or under ground storage tank leaks or where there has been a spill, the owner or operator shall:
    1. comply with subsection 8 (39) and Section 12 and
    2. repair or replace defective equipment, in accordance with the requirements of this code

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