On 1 September 2019, the regulation of underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) in NSW will become a shared responsibility between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and local councils. The NSW EPA is holding a briefing and discussion forum for the petroleum industry on 27 March 2019 in Sydney about the transition process. Further details are in the flyer here.
Who should attend?
Oil/fuel companies, independents, service station operators, distributors, contractors, service providers, designers and consultants.
Information will be provided on
- updating EPA guidance material on UPSS management
- training and capacity building for council officers
- evaluating UPSS operator performance and compliance
- following up previously exempt or non-compliant sites
The EPA will be seeking your views about the key issues, and concerns you may have about the regulatory transition process, and what the solutions might be.