Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulations 2020

​​​​​​​​​​Public con​​sultation

The Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems)​ Regulations 2010 (UPSS Regulations) set out the requirements for the construction, operation and decommissioning of UPSS. ​The UPSS Regulations aim to prevent or limit, to the greatest extent practicable, the release of petroleum product into the environment from underground storage systems (UPSS).

The UPSS Regulations are due to expire on 3 February 2020.  Drafting of replacement Regulations has been carried out and a draft was made available for public comment. 

The Regulations have been updated to better protect UPSS owners and operators, human health, and the environment from the impact of fuel leaks. The intent of the draft Regulations is to maintain the overall objectives of the 2010 Regulations by making changes to improve clarity and remove obsolete regulations and/or correct various sections of the Regulations.

A copy of the draft Regulations, along with an Explanatory Paper, is available below:

Submissions received will be published here once they have been collated.


Environmental Policy and Support Services Section
Policy and Business Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

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