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All existing fuel oil storage tanks and appliances are required to undergo a comprehensive inspection by the fuel oil distributor at least once every 10 years in order to ensure compliance with the regulations and code.
Fuel Oil User Responsibilities
The fuel oil user is responsible for ensuring that his equipment is in compliance with safety regulations, for clean up costs in the event of a leak or spill, and is liable in the event of an accident. As of 2001, the TSSA requires that owners of fuel oil heating systems have their heating systems inspected by qualified oil burner technicians. This applies to aboveground tanks only. Oil tanks installed prior to 1971 are grandfathered and “deemed” to be approved.
Fuel oil suppliers must conduct inspections initially and again once every 10 years on all fuel oil heating systems, on all aboveground and underground tanks, piping, venting, and heating appliances such as furnaces, boilers and water heaters. If a hazard is found, fuel oil cannot be delivered. All heating contractors of fuel oil equipment must be registered with the TSSA. When calling a contractor to do an inspection, ask for his TSSA registration number.
The inspection consists of various components. The inspector must verify that tanks have proper gauge and overfill protection devices. The stability of the tank must be ensured. The tank must be examined for signs of leakage at the tank bottom, and it must be ensured that the fill and vent are piped outside. All of these items must receive a pass, or the fuel oil supplier must either discontinue delivery or allow a reasonable length of time for the faults to be rectified by the fuel oil user.
The TSSA must be notified when both aboveground or underground storage tanks are to be permanently removed.
Oil Tank Certification in Ontario
Information on Fuel Oil Regulations
Ontario: Residential Fuel Oil