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The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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69.—(1) Any provision in regulations 70 to 74 and 77 which applies to a combustion appliance, shall also apply where solid fuel is intended to burn directly on a hearth without the installation of any appliance.

(2) Regulation 72 shall not apply to a combustion appliance designed solely for cooking purposes.

(3) Regulation 75 shall only apply to a liquid fuel storage tank and connecting pipework located outside the building, which serves a fixed combustion appliance within the building and which is—

(a)a fixed oil storage tank with a capacity greater than 90 litres; or

(b)a fixed liquefied petroleum gas storage tank with a capacity greater than 150 litres.

(4) Regulation 76 shall only apply to an above ground fixed oil storage tank, which serves a dwelling and to which any one of the following applies—

(a)it has a capacity of more than 2500 litres but less than 3500 litres;

(b)it is located within 10 m of inland freshwaters or coastal waters;

(c)it is located within 50 m of a source of potable water, such as a well, bore-hole or spring;

(d)it is located where spilled oil from the installation could reach the waters in (b) or (c) by running across hard ground;

(e)it is located where spillage could run into an open drain or loose fitting manhole cover; or

(f)it is located where the tank vent pipe outlets cannot be seen from the intended filling point.

(5) In this Part—

“Combustion appliance” means a fixed appliance (including a cooker) which—

(a)

is designed to burn solid fuel, gas or oil; or

(b)

is an incinerator.

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