Residential Heating Oil Storage Tanks
Please consult the following resources which provide government requirements and information on the remediation of residential heating oil storage tanks. Please note that the ministry neither provides funding to assist property owners with tank removals nor does it maintain a database of tanks that have been installed or removed.
Information on Independent Remediation
Many underground storage tanks are remediated without direct involvement of the ministry. Consult our key topic on independent remediation to learn about our requirements.
Information on Contaminant Migration of Substances
Petroleum hydrocarbons and other substances can easily leak from underground storage tanks and migrate to other properties. Please review our key topic on contaminant migration for detailed requirements.
Information on Remediation Liability
The Environmental Management Act and Contaminated Sites Regulation lay out various principles of liability, or responsibility, for the cost of cleaning up contaminated sites in B.C. Please review our key topic on remediation liability for detailed information.
This page was Last Modified on: august 23, 2013