Notification of a New Underground Petroleum Storage System - Tasmania


You will need to carry out the following If you intend to install a new underground petroleum storage system:

  • ensure the mandatory equipment is installed
  • conduct an equipment integrity test (EIT) before use
  • submit the Notification of a New Storage System Form.

Underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) are underground tanks and associated structures for the purposes storing petroleum products, such as petrol, diesel, ethanol fuels, waste oil, or aviation fuel.

After you have installed your new UPSS, you must conduct ongoing loss monitoring. This ensures the early detection of leaks in an effort to reduce harm to the environment and human health.

Service type


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Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must conduct loss monitoring of your new underground petroleum storage system (UPSS).


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You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

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

Additional information

If you intend to replace an old storage system with a new storage system, you will need to follow the decommissioning requirements for the old storage system.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Contaminated Sites Unit

Environment Protection Authority

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 134 Macquarie Street
Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Fax: 03 6173 0254