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Petroleum storage certificates

This advice is designed to provide basic guidance to traders. It is not a complete or authoritative statement of the law.

The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014

We are the Petroleum Enforcement Authority (PEA) for Fife.

From 1st October 2014, The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 have replaced the requirement to licence your petrol storage, with a requirement to hold a Petroleum Storage Certificate (PSC).

If you require a PSC, your premises will be subject to an inspection by one of our team to ensure that they are suitable for storing petrol.

There is an annual fee, which is calculated to the maximum quantity of petrol stored at the site. The keeper of the site can choose to pay for up to 10 years.

Further information on storing petrol safely is available from the Health and Safety Executive, including guidance for operators and employees of petrol stations.

Storing Petrol at Non-Workplace Premises

Storage of petrol in cans or containers in domestic premises is still regulated by this service. Petrol should never be stored inside residential accommodation, including integral garages.

Further information on storing petrol safely at home is available from the Health and Safety Executive.

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