OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 696 Bulk fuel storage

Subsection 696(1) and (2)

Designers of bulk fuel storage facilities must meet the requirements of this section to ensure that leaks do not occur. By locating bulk storage installations at a lower ground elevation than the entrance to the mine, leaks can be prevented from seeping into the mine.

Secondary containment structures and impermeable dikes also prevent leaking fuel from flowing into the mine by retaining gas or liquid and preventing seepage.