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The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

the Act” means the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003;

“container” means a single or double skinned fixed tank, a drum, a mobile bowser or (even if not connected to fixed pipe or fixed pipework) an intermediate bulk container;

“drum” means an oil drum or similar container used for storing oil;

EEA State” means a member State, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;

“fixed tank” includes an intermediate bulk container which is connected to fixed pipework;

“oil” means any kind of oil and includes petrol, diesel, waste and vegetable and plant oil, but does not include uncut bitumen;

“premises” includes land and mobile plant, but does not include vehicles or vessels;

“the principal Regulations” means the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005(1);

“private dwelling” means any part of a building used or intended to be used as a dwelling;

“secondary containment system” means a drip tray, an area surrounded by a bund or catchpit, or any other system for preventing oil which is no longer in its container from escaping from the place where it is stored.

(2) Words and expressions used in these Regulations and not defined in paragraph (1) have the same meaning as in the principal Regulations.

(3) In these Regulations, any requirement for any container, drum, fixed tank or other product to comply with a specified standard is satisfied by compliance with:

(a)a relevant standard or code of practice of a national standards body or equivalent of any EEA State or the Republic of Turkey;

(b)any relevant international standard recognised for use as a standard by any EEA State or the Republic of Turkey; or

(c)a technical specification or code of practice which, whether mandatory or not, is recognised for use as a standard by a public authority of any EEA State or of the Republic of Turkey,

in so far as the standard, code of practice, international standard or technical specification in question enables the objectives of these Regulations to be met in an equivalent manner.

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