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Improper storage and handling of fuel in above and underground storage tanks can result in potential environmental impact.
In Ontario, it is TSSA's responsibility to ensure environmental impacts resulting from the storage and handling of hydrocarbon fuels is properly investigated and managed.
As part of the Fuels Safety Program, Environmental Services helps to promote safe fuel storage to protect the environmental in several ways by:
- ensuring that a company's actions to deal with a fuel leak or spill comply with proven and effective environmental requirements;
- coordinating educational events on the province's fuel storage and handling requirements; and
- developing new programs for fuel storage to promote a healthier environment.
Environmental Services is involved with three important programs that address specific fuels storage issues and needs: