Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Contaminated Sites


Many domestic oil tanks spills could have been prevented. An essential component to prevention is the proper installation of oil tanks. The department has developed an Installation and Environmental Management Guide for Aboveground Domestic Oil Tanks in Nova ScotiaPDF Download Link: ! File not found. This Guide promotes proper oil tank system installation and maintenance utilizing existing national standards and industry best management practices.

At the time of publication of this Guide, the recognized edition of the CSA B-139 was the 2004 edition. Please be advised that the 2009 edition of the CSA B139 code came into force in Nova Scotia on January 1, 2010. Any installations after this date will require compliance with the new code. For more information on the changes to the code refer to the Fuel Safety Bulletin's issued by Labour and Advanced Education.