As part of this succession, the title page of this directive was changed to carry the AER logo. However, no changes were made to the main body of this directive. To ensure this compliance, the AER is requiring any applicant seeking approval for an activity that would be located within the boundary of an approved regional plan to meet the requirements below. These requirements will be formally incorporated into the directive at a later date. A For an activity to be located within the boundary of an approved regional plan, the applicant must assess I whether the activity would also be located within the boundaries of a designated conservation area, a provincial park, a provincial recreation area, or public land area for recreation and tourism and, if so, whether the mineral rights associated with the activity are subject to cancellation; II whether the activity is consistent with the land uses established in the applicable regional plan or with any of the outcomes, objectives, and strategies in that same plan; and III how the activity is consistent and complies with any regional trigger or limit established under the management frameworks detailed under the applicable regional plan or any notices issued in response to the exceedance of a regional trigger or limit. B The applicant must retain the information for requirement A at all times and provide it on request unless otherwise indicated below.
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The Alberta Energy Regulator or AER determines the requirements for storing the materials, including any waste, produced or used by the petroleum industry.
Directive — Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry contains these stipulations. It also includes the technical conditions to help prevent groundwater, soil, and surface water contamination when storing fluids produced from wells. In addition to this, it also specifies the storage requirements for chemical liquids that are typically used in the production of oil and gas.
As per the AER, any storage requirements and standards for the upstream petroleum industry are based on the following:. Gas well sites often use double-wall tanks while oil batteries usually use liner and dike systems for secondary containment. Any fluids or materials used or generated by the upstream petroleum industry that may adversely impact the environment should be contained and stored with regards to the following requirements:.
Aspire Energy Resources Inc. We pay special attention to the requirements of double-wall tanks because we mainly deal with the fabrication and repair of the combination units consisting of a separator, water tanks, and chemical tanks. We ensure that all of the separator-tank combination units sold, leased, or rented by us meet or exceed the requirements of Directive For more information about our products and services, give us a call at or Request a Project Discussion: or The type of material or fluid stored The volume of the liquids The environmental concerns of the site The storage duration of the materials The quality, variety, and structural integrity of the containment tanks.
Alternatively, double-walled tanks instead of a liner and dike system are acceptable. The storage site should be at a location that reduces any chances of damage to the surrounding environment. There should be a proper way of storing the materials to prevent uncontrolled fumes, fire hazards, or explosions.
There should be proper operating systems, maintenance procedures, and inspection programs in place to help maintain the structural integrity of the containment tanks and other equipment such as piping, valves, pumps, or fittings.
Incompatible or volatile materials should be stored separately to prevent contact. T4S 2H4. Phone: Toll Free: Fax:
Directive 055 for Secondary Containment and Double-Walled Tanks
Directive 055: Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry