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Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS)

Leaking Underground Petroleum Storage Systems can be a serious issue. They are detrimental to human health and can badly damage the environment.

UPSS leaks must not be ignored

Underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) are a widely used method for storing fuel beneath the ground surface at facilities like service stations, airports, car dealerships, work depots, golf courses and other places where fuel may be used or stored.

Unfortunately, these systems are also a common source of contamination to surrounding soil, groundwater, surface water and air. They can also have a significant impact on human and ecological health. Leaks from systems can occur due to:

  • Corrosion of tanks, pipes, and other parts
  • Leakages and spills during filling or drawing of fuel
  • Human error during maintenance and use
  • Poor design and maintenance of the system

The UPSS Regulation

The Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2019 (UPSS Regulation) aims to address the significant environmental and public health risk posed by leakages from UPSS by establishing minimum standards for commissioning, decommissioning and modification of systems. This includes requirements for loss monitoring, leak detection, and documentation.

Leak Detection Notification

Part 5.7 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 requires those responsible for UPSS sites to notify Council of any pollution incidents that occur, including any leakages of fuel from the system. If a leak is detected from your UPSS, you must complete the leak notification form (below) and return to Council.

Decommissioning Notification

The UPSS Regulation requires those responsible for UPSS sites to notify the local Council before decommissioning a system. If you need to notify Council of decommissioning, please complete the below notification form and return to Council:

Note: Please check with a planning consultant as to whether prior development consent is required for these works.