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

​​​​​​New regulations

The Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulations 2020 came into force on 3 February 2020.​ The new ​UPPS ​​Regulations​​ are available on the Tasmanian Legislation website. More information about the application of the UPSS Regulations an​​d Underground Fuel Tanks​ is provided on the EPA website.

​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 were due to expire on 3 February 2020.  Drafting of replacement Regulations was carried out and a draft 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

  Draft UPPS Regs 2020 - Response to Submissions Received   (311Kb)

​Submission No​.
​Name (Organisation or Individual)
​Date Received

​Fiona Keserue-Ponte - COVA Thinking Pty Ltd​​​​​​

  COVA Thinking Pty Ltd   (172Kb)

​Walter Abetz, volunteer at Poatina service station

  Walter Abetz   (154Kb)

​Shane Gregory, General Manager, State Roads Department of State Growth

  State Roads   (90Kb)

​Russell Dupuy, Managing Director, Environmental Monitoring Solutions Pty Ltd - SIRA provider

  Environmental Monitoring Solutions Pty Ltd   (765Kb)

​Tanith Morrison of Leighton O'Brien (SIRA and EIT Provider)
 Leighton O'Brien   (183Kb)

​David Kamprad - Bennetts Petroleum
 Bennetts Petroleum   (256Kb)

Stefanie Givoye - BP Australia
 BP Australia   (799Kb)

​Mark McKenzie CEO - ACAPMA

  ACAPMA   (262Kb)

​Sarah Ince - Caltas

  Caltas   (846Kb)​

Melissa de Klerk - Caltex Australia
Caltex Australia   (2Mb)

​Cara Williams, National Fuel Manager, Euro Garages Group
​ ​ ​ Euro Garages Group   (829Kb)​



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