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Contents

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II LICENCES AND PERMITS

Part III IMPORT OF PETROLEUM AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS

Part IV STORAGE OF PETROLEUM AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS

Part V DISPENSING OF PETROLEUM AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS

Part VA CONVEYANCE OF PETROLEUM AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS BY PIPELINE

Part VI TRANSPORT OF PETROLEUM AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS

Part VII SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Part VIII MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Fees

SECOND SCHEDULE Quantities Requiring Import and Transport Licence

THIRD SCHEDULE Warning Sign

FOURTH SCHEDULE Flammable Materials

FIFTH SCHEDULE Permitted times for transport

Legislative History

 
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PART II
LICENCES AND PERMITS
Application for licences and permits
3.
—(1)  Every application for a licence or permit, the renewal, amendment or replacement of a licence or permit, the issue of an additional copy of a licence or the transfer of a licence shall be —
(a)
made in such form as the Commissioner may require; and
(b)
accompanied by such documents and information as may be required by these Regulations as regards that licence or permit.
(2)  Unless otherwise provided, these Regulations shall apply to an application for the renewal or transfer of a licence or an application for the renewal of a permit as they apply to an application for such licence or permit, respectively.
Application for licence to store or keep petroleum or flammable materials
4.
—(1)  An application for a licence to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both at any premises shall be made by the person intending to store or keep the petroleum or flammable material or both.
(2)  A separate application for a licence to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both shall be made in respect of each particular premises at which the petroleum or flammable material or both are to be stored or kept; and each such application shall also be regarded as an application for a licence for those premises to store or keep that petroleum or flammable material or both.
(3)  Every application for a licence to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both at any premises shall be accompanied by the following documents:
(a)
a certified true copy of the relevant building plans approved by the Commissioner of Building Control under the Building Control Act (Cap. 29) in respect of those premises;
(b)
a copy of a fully dimensioned site plan and floor plan of those premises containing the following information:
(i)
the exact location of the containers or tanks in the premises;
(ii)
the inventory listing each type and the respective quantity of petroleum or flammable material, as the case may be, to be stored or kept on those premises and the mode of the proposed storage;
(iii)
where the application is for the storage of petroleum or flammable materials in package —
(A)
the type of material used to construct the building in which the petroleum or flammable material, as the case may be, are to be stored;
(B)
the means of ventilation and escape, and the types of electrical fittings used in the building; and
(C)
the current usage of the parts of the building other than the proposed storage area;
(iv)
where the application is for the storage of petroleum or flammable materials in bulk —
(A)
the piping system, pumping equipment, separation kerb, filling connections and location of emergency isolation valves (if any);
(B)
the mode and type of material used to segregate the storage area from any other area in the building; and
(C)
the distance from the building in which the petroleum or flammable material, as the case may be, are to be stored in bulk to the nearest building, if any;
(v)
the type and location of all fire extinguishing equipment and other fire safety measures which are provided in the premises; and
(vi)
where the place is to be used for the filling of any petroleum or flammable material into cylinders or containers, the layout of the working area containing the filling machines and conveyors (if any);
(c)
where the application is for the storage of petroleum or flammable materials in bulk —
(i)
the manufacturer’s specifications and design plans of the tank and a hydrostatic test report or any equivalent test report of the tank certified in accordance with an accepted code of practice by a professional engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline or by such other person acceptable to the Commissioner;
(ii)
the pressure tests report or any equivalent test report of the piping and fittings connected to the tank certified in accordance with an accepted code of practice by a professional engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline or by such other person acceptable to the Commissioner; and
(iii)
a radiographic test report or any equivalent test report of the tank certified in accordance with an accepted code of practice by a professional engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline or by such other person acceptable to the Commissioner;
(ca)
a copy of the fire safety certificate for any fire safety works done in the building;
(d)
a copy of an Emergency Response Plan relating to the premises at which the petroleum or flammable material is to be stored or kept;
(e)
if required by the Commissioner, a quantitative risk assessment or any other risk analysis report on the storage or keeping of the petroleum or flammable materials at the premises from any person who in the view of the Commissioner is qualified to give such report; and
(f)
such other documents as the Commissioner may require in any particular case.
(4)  Where the applicant for a licence to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both at any premises is not the owner of those premises, the application shall also be accompanied by the consent in writing of the owner of those premises or of the legal personal representative, if the owner is deceased.
(5)  Sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (3)(c) shall not apply to an application for the renewal of a licence to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both at any premises if, within the 5 years prior to that application, the applicant has complied with those provisions on at least one occasion either when making an application for the licence or for the renewal of the licence.
(6)  Sub-paragraph (iii) of paragraph (3)(c) shall not apply to an application for the renewal of a licence to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both at any premises if, within the 10 years prior to that application, the applicant has complied with those provisions on at least one occasion either when making an application for the licence or for the renewal of the licence.
Application for pipeline licence
4A.
—(1)  An application for a pipeline licence to convey any class of petroleum or flammable material through any section of a relevant pipeline shall be made by the pipeline owner of that section of the relevant pipeline.
(2)  Every application for a pipeline licence shall be accompanied by the following documents:
(a)
a copy of the fire safety certificate for the relevant pipeline or, if there is no fire safety certificate for the relevant pipeline, the document specified in paragraph (3);
(b)
a copy of the as-built plan of the relevant pipeline, indicating the location of pipeline markers;
(c)
if required by the Commissioner, a quantitative risk assessment or any other risk analysis report on the conveyance of petroleum or flammable materials through the section of the relevant pipeline from any person who in the view of the Commissioner is qualified to give such report;
(d)
a copy each of the manufacturer’s specifications and design plans and relevant test reports (such as radiographic and pressure tests) relating to the pipeline, duly certified in accordance with an accepted code of practice by a professional engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline or by any other person acceptable to the Commissioner;
(e)
a copy of the Emergency Response Plan required under regulation 29G relating to the relevant pipeline;
(f)
a copy of the annual inspection and maintenance report for the relevant pipeline; and
(g)
such other documents as the Commissioner may require in any particular case.
(3)  The document specified for the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) in the case where there is no fire safety certificate is a copy of the plan of the relevant pipeline (including all existing relevant pipelines within the same pipetrack or piperack) containing the following:
(a)
a fully-dimensioned site plan, with layout plans, elevations and sectional views, including (where the relevant pipeline or any existing relevant pipeline within the same pipetrack or piperack is an underground pipeline) the underground plans, elevations and sectional views of such underground pipelines;
(b)
details of the relevant pipeline, including the capacity, thickness, material type, size, joints and connections, labelling and colour code;
(c)
details of the types and quantity of petroleum and flammable materials to be conveyed between each consecutive pair of emergency isolation valves on the relevant pipeline, and the respective flow rate, pressure, temperature and Safety Data Sheet relating to each type of petroleum or flammable material conveyed;
(d)
location and details of the emergency isolation valves and procedures to handle surge pressures;
(e)
location and details of leakage monitoring, detection and control systems (such as systems to shut-off relevant pumps and isolation valves automatically) and over-pressure protection system (such as automatic depressurisation and venting systems); and
(f)
location and details of fire protection systems and measures (such as fire hydrant and fire water monitors), other safety systems and measures (such as secondary containment for the entire pipeline or pipeline corridor) and ancillary safety equipment.
Application for licence to transport petroleum or flammable materials
5.
—(1)  An application for a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both in a vehicle shall be made by the person intending to transport the petroleum or flammable material or both.
(2)  A separate application for a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both shall be made in respect of each particular vehicle in which the petroleum or flammable material or both are to be transported; and each such application shall also be regarded as an application for a licence for that vehicle to transport the petroleum or flammable material or both.
(3)  Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), every application for a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both in a vehicle shall be accompanied by the following documents:
(a)
a test certificate on the roadworthiness of the vehicle issued by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore under section 90 of the Road Traffic Act (Cap. 276);
(b)
a copy of the Transport Emergency Response Plan for that vehicle;
(c)
a certificate of inspection of that vehicle from an approved inspector;
(d)
a list of drivers to be employed by the applicant to transport petroleum or flammable materials in that vehicle;
(e)
if required by the Commissioner, a quantitative risk assessment or any other risk analysis report on the transport of the petroleum or flammable materials in the vehicle from any person who in the view of the Commissioner is qualified to give such report; and
(f)
such other documents or particulars as the Commissioner may require in any particular case.
(4)  Where the application is for a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both in bulk, the application shall be accompanied by the following additional documents:
(a)
the manufacturer’s specifications and design plans of the tank to be used in the transport;
(b)
a hydrostatic test report or any equivalent test report, certified in accordance with an accepted code of practice by a professional engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline or by such other person acceptable to the Commissioner;
(ba)
a radiographic test report or any equivalent test report of the tank, certified in accordance with an accepted code of practice by a professional engineer in the mechanical engineering discipline or by any other person acceptable to the Commissioner; and
(c)
a copy of the plan of the vehicle showing the following particulars:
(i)
the location of the vehicle engine, fuel tank, exhaust system and pipe, batteries and pump or compressor (if any) and where any of these components are encased, the type of material used to encase them, and the type of material that is used to construct the rear portion of the driver’s cab facing the tank;
(ii)
the water capacity of the vehicle’s tank;
(iii)
the location and nature of all openings, fittings, gauges, emergency shut-off valves, excess flow valves, or any other safety valves or devices and their means of closure and capacities, where applicable; and
(iv)
the location, size and type of all fire extinguishers provided in the vehicle.
(5)  Where the application is for a licence to transport petroleum or flammable materials in package, the application shall be accompanied by the following additional documents:
(a)
a letter from the applicant certifying that —
(i)
he has checked the vehicle which is to be used to transport the petroleum or flammable material; and
(ii)
he is satisfied that the condition of the vehicle is in compliance with the Act and these Regulations; and
(b)
a letter of authorisation from the supplier of the petroleum to be transported, if the applicant is not a supplier.
(6)  Where the applicant for a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both in any vehicle is not the owner of the vehicle, the application shall also be accompanied by the consent in writing of the owner of the vehicle or of the legal personal representative, if the owner is deceased.
(7)  Paragraph (4)(b) shall not apply to an application for the renewal of a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both in a vehicle if, within the 5 years prior to that application, the applicant has complied with that provision on at least one occasion either when making an application for the licence or an application for the renewal of the licence.
(8)  Paragraph (4)(ba) shall not apply to an application for the renewal of a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both in a vehicle if, within the 10 years prior to that application, the applicant has complied with that provision on at least one occasion either when making an application for the licence or an application for the renewal of the licence.
Application for Hazardous Materials Transport Driver Permit
6.
—(1)  An application for a Hazardous Materials Transport Driver Permit shall be made —
(a)
by a licensee who is the holder of a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both; and
(b)
on behalf of each driver employed by the licensee to drive any vehicle used or to be used to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both.
(2)  Every application for a permit shall be accompanied by the following documents:
(a)
documentary proof of each driver’s attendance at the Hazardous Materials Transport Driver Course and any other similar course as may be specified by the Commissioner;
(b)
such personal identifier of each driver as the Commissioner may require; and
(c)
such other documents as the Commissioner may require in any particular case.
Duration of licence or permit
7.
—(1)  Unless earlier cancelled, every licence shall be in force for such period as is specified in the licence, which shall not exceed 3 years.
(2)  Unless earlier cancelled, every permit shall be in force for a period of 24 months or such shorter period as is specified in the permit.
Transfer of licence or permit
8.
—(1)  No licence shall be transferable except with the prior consent in writing of the Commissioner.
(2)  The Hazardous Materials Transport Driver Permit shall not be transferable.
Replacement of licence or permit and copy of licence
9.
—(1)  If the Commissioner is satisfied that a licence or permit has been lost or stolen, or inadvertently destroyed or defaced, the Commissioner may on the application of the licensee issue a replacement licence or permit to the licensee or holder of the permit.
(2)  The Commissioner may, on the application of the licensee, issue an additional copy of the licence to the licensee.
Notification of change in licence or permit particulars
10.  If there is any change in the particulars set out in the application for the issue of a licence or permit, or a transfer (or, if there has been more than one transfer, the last transfer) of a licence, the holder of that licence or permit shall, as soon as practicable —
(a)
notify the Commissioner; and
(b)
apply to the Commissioner for an appropriate amendment of the licence or permit, as the case may be, if, as a result of the change, any of the particulars set out in it are no longer appropriate.
Licence to be exhibited
11.
—(1)  Every holder of a licence of any premises for the storage or keeping at any premises of any petroleum or flammable material or both shall display his licence at all times in a prominent and accessible place on those premises.
(2)  Every holder of a licence of a vehicle to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both shall display his licence at all times in a prominent and accessible place in the driver’s cab of the vehicle.
Licence, etc., to be produced for inspection
12.
—(1)  Every licensee shall himself, or acting through his agent or employee, at all times afford free access to the Commissioner or any officer duly authorised by the Commissioner to inspect any part of the licensed premises, the licensed pipeline or the vehicle used to transport the petroleum or flammable material, as the case may be.
(2)  Every holder of a licence or permit shall produce his licence or permit when required to do so by the Commissioner.
Cancellation of licence or permit on cessation of regulated activity
13.
—(1)  Every licensee shall inform the Commissioner in writing within 14 days after the date of his ceasing —
(a)
to import, store or keep petroleum or flammable materials at the licensed premises;
(b)
to convey petroleum or flammable materials through the licensed pipeline;
(c)
to transport any petroleum or flammable material; or
(d)
to use any licensed vehicle to transport petroleum or flammable material.
(2)  Every holder of a permit shall inform the Commissioner in writing within 14 days after the date of his ceasing be employed by a licensee as a driver to transport petroleum or flammable material.
(3)  Every holder of a licence shall, before the cancellation of his licence, ensure that —
(a)
all storage systems and installations including tanks, pumps, compressors, piping systems or any other equipment used in conveying, filling, dispensing or storage of any petroleum or flammable material are safely removed;
(b)
all tanks used in the transport of any petroleum or flammable material are purged and certified clean; and
(c)
all pipelines used in the conveyance of any petroleum or flammable materials are purged and certified clean.
Fees
14.
—(1)  The fees for a licence or permit, the renewal, amendment or replacement of a licence or permit, the issue of an additional copy of a licence or for the transfer of a licence shall be as specified in the First Schedule.
(2)  Where a licence is for a period of less than 12 months, the Commissioner may charge a proportionate fee therefor; and in charging such proportionate fee, any part of a month shall be reckoned as one month.
(3)  No fee, or any part thereof, specified in the First Schedule shall be refundable.