What it contains

Leakage from Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) is a significant problem within the petroleum industry. This problem is known to have environmental and safety implications. Improved working practices and a higher level of performance for UPSS are necessary to ensure protection of people, property and the environment. This guideline has been developed in response to concerns about leakage from UPSS, and the need for clear and comprehensive guidance to owners/operators on the level of performance required for UPSS. This replaces publication 888.3, issued July 2014.
Publication number
Guideline; Leaks and spills; Land and groundwater; Water; Liquid storage and handling
Number of pages
Release date
13 August 2015

Reviewed 31 August 2023