Petroleum Storage Tank or Tank System - Installation or Alteration

Notice - New procedures during COVID-19 Pandemic

Inspection Services and Provincial Planning Offices located in Charlottetown, Montague and Summerside remain open to the public with reduced occupancy. Meetings with inspectors or planning staff will be by appointment only (see telephone numbers listed below).

The O’Leary location will be accessible to the public by appointment only by calling 902-213-7884.

Please be advised that there are be screening protocols and operational procedures in place to protect both the public and our staff.

We wish to remind the public that many of our permits and licenses can be applied for online.

Additionally applications will be accepted via email, fax or mail:

Charlottetown:
Phone:   902-368-5280
Fax:       902-368-5526

Summerside:
Phone:   902-432-2802
Fax:       902-888-8059

Montague:
Phone:   902-838-0605
Fax:       902-838-0696

Email:    landsdivision@gov.pe.ca (link sends e-mail) 
Mail:   31 Gordon Drive, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 6B8  

What do I need to install or alter a petroleum storage tank or storage tank system?

You must hold a Level II Petroleum Storage Tank Contractor's License. You must complete, and forward to the department, an application form.

Are there additional requirements?

Yes. An application for an installation must be provided 20 working days in advance of the proposed date of installation. An application for an alteration must be provided 18 working days in advance of the proposed date of alteration.

How much does it cost?

There is no fee.

How long will it take to get approval to install or alter a tank or system?

After the application has been received, you should allow 14 working days for approval.

When is a Certificate of Compliance required?

A Level II Petroleum Storage Tank Contractor must complete a Certificate of Compliance after they install or alter a petroleum storage tank or storage tank system. 

What is the process?

You must complete, and forward to the department, a Certificate of Compliance. Staff review the certificate and once approval is granted, the tank or system is registered by the department.

How much does it cost?

There is no fee for a Certificate of Compliance.

How long will it take to approve your Certificate of Compliance?

Allow four weeks to review and approve your certificate.

Who can I contact for more information?

Steve Townsend (Chief Officer Boiler, Pressure Vessel, LP Gas, Plumbing and Home Heat Tank)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email: srtownsend@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
July 8, 2016