All farms or agricultural operations storing in excess of 1500 litres (total) of fuel or oil must comply with UK SSAFO (Storing silage, slurry and agricultural fuel oil) regulations. Exceptions to this may apply to any oil storage put in place prior to 1991.
Regulatory standards set out within SSAFO include;
Tanks used to store fuel or oil must meet ISO 9000 specifications
All tanks must be bunded
All bunds must have a life expectancy of at least 20 years with maintenance
In addition to this, all new or enlarged oil or fuel storage systems must be reported to SSAFO 14 days prior to the start of construction.