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Petrol Handling Activities

VOC emissions form handling of petrol

The Environment Protection Directorate (MEPA) is in the process of registering mobile road tankers and service stations and issuing environmental permits for terminals, handling petrol. The aim of this is to limit VOC emissions from activities related to the handling of petrol.

Details on the legislation covering requirements are found below whilst more specific requirements on the seperate fields required may be accessed by clicking on the tabs in the sections below. For useful definitions within the Legal Notice  one can be access the dfinitions page by clicking HERE


Directive 1994/63/EC

Directive 1994/63/EC was issued in December 1994 with the aim of reducing VOC emissions from operations, installations, vehicles and vessels used for storage, loading and transport of petrol form one terminal to another or from a terminal to a service station.

Legal Notice 54 of 2009

Directive 1994/63/EC is transposed into Maltese Law through LN 54 of 2009 as amended by LN 163 of 2009 obliges the registration of :

 

 Tankers  

and permitting of:


Once registration criteria are fulfilled, concerned parties will be issued with a permit or registration notification, which is renewable upon request to the Authority.