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 is now 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:

​Have ​​​your say

Public comment is invited on the draft Regulations. Submissions must be addressed as follows and must be received by close of business on Friday, 15 November 2019.

How to ma​​ke a submiss​ion​

Submissions can be forwarded to:

Deputy Secretary
EPA Tasmania
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 1550
Hobart  Tas 7001

Submissions may be emailed to: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on this website.

Submissions will be published as soon as possible after the conclusion of the consultation period.

No personal information other than an individual's name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please contact: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au​​

Accessibility of submis​​sions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information.  We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as PDF, Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.  

​Important information to ​​note

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public. 

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material.  If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

​​The Rig​ht to Inf​​ormation Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure.  You may also be contacted to provide any further comment. 


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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