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Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in the City of Edmonton for the installation, removal or alteration of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks.
Learn what classifies as a flammable or combustible liquid in the National Fire Code - 2019 Alberta Edition Division B Article 126.96.36.199 Classification.
Permit Regulation within the Safety Codes Act mandates permits be obtained for the installation, alteration or removal of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is the authority in the City of Edmonton for the installation, removal or alteration of flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks. You can learn what classifies as a flammable or combustible liquid in the National Fire Code – Alberta Edition 2019 (NFC-AE) Division B Article 188.8.131.52 Classification.
After going to the Permit Application Program:
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services will review the documentation to verify full compliance with the National Fire Code - 2019 Alberta Edition. If compliance is verified, a storage tank installation permit will be issued. The installation, removal or alteration must be performed by a petroleum contractor approved by the Safety Codes Council.
When the installation is complete, a site inspection is required prior to the storage tank being filled. Once the final inspection of the installation is complete, a Permit Service Report (PSR) will be issued and will need to be provided on request.
All tank removals require the Underground Storage Tank Removal/Decommissioning Report to be completed and submitted prior to a PSR being issued. A permit is not considered complete until this document has been received and accepted.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services has a Storage Tank Registration Process within the City of Edmonton. As per the requirements, owners or operators of storage tank systems within the City are required to register the tanks annually by completing the registration application and renewal process.
Above-ground storage tanks with a capacity greater than or equal to 2,500 Litres and all underground storage tanks must be registered.
There is a registration fee of $75 per storage tank.
If the storage tank system is in compliance with all applicable requirements of the National Fire Code - 2019 Alberta Edition, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services will register the storage tank and issue a registration certificate.
If the annual registration is not renewed, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services may cancel the registration of a storage tank and revoke the certificate.
The owner of the storage tank is required to display documentation on-site showing the tank has current registration. Please ensure the owner provides this documentation if it is not readily visible.
The requirement for storage tank registration does not apply to:
An inspection with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services must be booked when:
A fee for an inspection related to the installation or removal of flammable or combustible fuel tank per member, per hour, plus expenses shall be assessed for an inspection that exceeds a reasonable time frame and for every additional re-inspection required as a result of any of the following:
An after hours fee for costs related to overtime will apply for inspections requested outside of regular office hours.
|Application fee for flammable and combustible fuel tank, which includes plans review and site inspections
|$521 + $26.05 (GST) = $547.05
|Inspection related to the installation or removal of flammable/combustible fuel tank
Each Hour $99 x 3 = $297 + 14.85 (GST)
Fire Rescue Standby Service
Required as a condition of the issuance of the permit or where the Fire Marshal has determined there is sufficient risk to the safety of people or property that Fire Rescue Services need to be on scene
|Charges as per Schedule C
Plans examining and letter of compliance related to the installation or removal of flammable/combustible fuel tank
These require a remittance fee to the Government of Alberta Safety Codes Council
$224 + $11.20 (GST)
|Storage Tank Registration
Each compartment of a split tank is considered a separate tank
|$75 per storage tank
If you are found guilty of non-compliance the consequences can be:
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