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Environmental guidelines for water discharges from petroleum industry sites in New Zealand

Publication date:  December 1998
Publication reference number:  ME 300

Guidance for the owners and managers of petroleum industry sites on how to ensure water discharges will not cause significant adverse effects on the environment. They deal with sites at which the principal products stored are gasoline, kerosene, diesel, lubricating oil and fuel oil. Four general types of sites are discussed:

  • retail service stations
  • truck stops
  • terminals and depots
  • lubricating oil blending and grease manufacturing plants.

The guidelines do not deal with petroleum refineries or oil recycling sites, but do address the issue of waste oil collected at service stations.