Government of New Brunswick


Under the Petroleum Product Storage and Handling Regulation (87-97) - Clean Environment Act, petroleum storage tank owners must apply for an a receive a site licence each year. The intent of the program is to protect the environment from petroleum contamination. This is accomplished by ensuring that systems are registered, properly maintained, and insured. In so doing the licence ensures that the risk of petroleum contamination is greatly reduced.


The owner of every petroleum storage system, except a marina, with a total capacity of 2,000 liters or more, and every marina having a system with a total capacity of 200 liters or more.


Review of application material, and the issuance of license. May also require follow-up with client to ensure receipt of all required material. For some systems, inspections are conducted, and review and acceptance of tank test reports is required.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:,,,,,,


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Retail Outlet Licence (more than 50,000 liters)550.002012-04-01
Retail Outlet Licence (less than or equal to 50,000 liters)220.002012-04-01
Government (provincial) Licence55.002012-04-01
Bulk Plant Licence2,200.002012-04-01
Marina Licence55.002012-04-01
Commercial/Industrial/Woodlands Licence55.002012-04-01
Farm Licence10.001989-01-01
Residential Licence10.001992-01-01
Municipal Government Licence55.002012-04-01
Not For Profit Licence10.001988-01-01
Farm, for an operation that has agriculture, silviculture, animal husbandry or aquaculture as its primary purpose (per year)10.001988-01-01
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