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No. 2 home heating fuel oil stored in 55 gallon drums

Question asked by mark.mirando on Oct 8, 2020
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2020 by milt.werner

We've encountered a situation at an existing single-family residence where the old 1,000 gallon storage tank was removed and a new 275 gallon storage tank was installed. The contents (No. 2 home heating fuel oil) from the old tank was transferred to 12 x 55gallon steel drums and the new tank. Normally, when an existing tank is removed the contents are removed from the property as well. The storage drums that are full of the No. 2 home heating fuel oil have been placed withing inches of the exterior wall of the house. NFPA 30-2018 does not seem to address keeping the fuel oil on the premises, other than prevention (containment) of spills and leaks, as well as the transfer of the fuel oil to the new 275 gallon storage tank when it needs replenishment, or am I missing something? Please advise.Thank you. 

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