July 29: New Heating Oil Storage Tank Requirements Take Effect

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The government has adopted the 2015 version of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)-B139 code referenced under the Heating Oil Storage Tank System (HOST) Regulations. As of July 29, 2015, the new code requirements will apply to installations or replacements of heating oil storage tanks. The new code won’t affect homeowners who’ve already registered their tanks and upgraded or replaced their oil tank systems to meet the current standard. But individuals buying heating oil tanks should ensure the tank meets the new requirements.