Loss Monitoring To Meet Regulations

UPSS Incident management procedures

Sourced from www.epa.nsw.gov.au 14/11/2013

 All UPSS (both new and old) must have documented incident management procedures in place by 1 June 2009. These procedures must be retained as part of the EPP and outline how the person responsible will verify whether the loss is the result of a leak or spill or some other cause (such as incorrectly calibrated equipment or faulty accounting procedures).

Where a discrepancy is identified as a leak or spill, the procedures should detail the following responses:

  • notification of the incident to the appropriate regulatory authority (ARA) and DECCW’s Environment Line (see Section 4.5 for details)
  • actions taken as soon as practicable to prevent any further release of petroleum into the environment
  • identification and mitigation of any fire, explosion or vapour hazards
  • all steps taken to prevent migration of any petroleum that has leaked or spilled
  • all steps taken to recover or remove petroleum that has leaked or spilled, so that the site does not pose a threat to the environment or human health and safety
  • removal or, where practicable, repair of leaking UPSS components in accordance with industry best practice.

DECCW recommends that the person responsible for a UPSS engages a suitably qualified and experienced person to assist in the development of an incident management procedure.

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A Proactive Approach to UPSS

Approximately 30% of the contaminated sites regulated by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW)1 under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (CLM Act) are the result of leaking UPSS.

Contamination from leaking systems can be very expensive to clean up when it goes unchecked for a prolonged period.

A proactive approach to prevent leaks from occurring in the first place is in the interest of both site owners and the general community.

System Requirements




TankCheck™ was developed for use on the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

It does not work on other operating systems including Mac OS and Linux.

It has been fully tested on Windows 7 (32 and 64bit), but should also function on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.