Government of New Brunswick


The intent of the program is to protect the environment from petroleum contamination. This is accomplished by requiring new petroleum systems and modifications to existing systems to be approved. These approvals ensure that the proposed arrangement and design of the petroleum systems to be installed and/or modified, conform with the latest edition of the Construction Standards for Petroleum Storage Systems prior to work being initiated. This greatly reduces the risk of petroleum contamination. The Site Approval process must be completed before the Environmental Approval process, as the former determines the suitability of a site, whereas the later deals with system design and specifications.


Any person wishing to install or upgrade existing systems, 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.


The Site Approval process involves a review of application material to determine the sensitivity of the site. The sensitivity of a site determines the preventive measures that must be employed to protect the area from spills and contamination. The Environmental Approval process involves review of applications, and engineered design drawings. Both Approval require the issuance of approval documents, as well as follow-up correspondence, and site inspection in some instances.


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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Site Approval application25.001988-01-10
Environmental Approval amendment15.001988-01-10