Storing hazardous materials and waste dangerous goods avoid environmental impacts or risk to human health. To minimize these risks, regulations ensure storage facilities are constructed, operated and decommissioned properly.
The Ministry of Environment must approve the construction, alteration or expansion of a facility to handle hazardous substances or waste dangerous goods. All hazardous substance storage facilities require operating approvals.
Owners require an approval from the Ministry of Environment to dismantle or decommission equipment used to store and handle hazardous substances and waste dangerous goods.