Approval / Exemption for Alternative Vapour Management Systems - Western Australia


You may need this approval or this exemption if you intend to operate premises that has a bulk fuel terminal and / or underground fuel tanks in a metropolitan region in Western Australia. Bulk fuel terminals are premises where more than 30 megalitres of organic liquid (e.g. petroleum, crude oil, etc.) have been transferred on or from the premises into delivery tanks in a year. Underground fuel tanks are used to store organic liquids, are wholly or substantially underground, have a capacity of more than 12 kilolitres and have received (or are likely to receive) more than 600 kilolitres of organic liquid per year.

Examples of such premises include:

  • petrol stations
  • refuelling depots
  • fuel refineries.

You will need this approval if you intend to use a vapour recovery or disposal system on your delivery tank instead of the type prescribed by the regulations. Vapour recovery systems capture vapours released during tank filling operations. Vapour disposal systems incinerate vapours emitted during tank filling operations. Both systems are used to reduce the organic vapours (e.g. petroleum vapour) emitted to the atmosphere during tank filling operations.

You will need this exemption if you intend to use vapour control equipment on your underground fuel tank that is not the type of vapour control equipment prescribed by the regulations but is of equal effectiveness. Vapour control equipment are used to control vapours released from organic liquids in underground fuel tanks during tank filling operations.

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Act(s) name

Environmental Protection Act 1986 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Protection (Recovery of Vapours from the Transfer of Organic Liquids) Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Environmental Regulation

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