There are many rules, laws, regulations and legislation all concerned with protecting the environment from pollution.

The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001

The Oil Storage Regulations require anyone in England who stores more than 200 litres of oil to provide secure containment facilities for tanks, drums and mobile bowsers to prevent oil escaping into the environment.

Ensure compliance to the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001

If these regulations apply to your organisation you will be aware that it is the responsibility of your company and the person concerned with environmental protection to make sure that your oil storage facilities and control of storage comply with all relevant legislation.

The environment is protected by legislation and there are numerous standards and regulations enforced by government agencies to ensure these regulations are met. There are strict penalties for non-compliance. For example, failure to comply with the Environment Agency’s regulations on oil storage is a criminal offence and may result in prosecution. You could also be fined up to £5,000.

If you are concerned that your oil storage facilities are inadequate or that you are not meeting all regulations Darcy will provide advice and guidance to assist you.

Reduction in waste management costs

Darcy can also reduce your waste management costs. By utilising intelligent systems you can significantly reduce the need for any unnecessary and sometimes costly visits by waste management companies. You can also ensure any spills are contained onsite thus saving clean up costs, management time, potential fines and damaging publicity. Our range of bund water control units detect pH and hydrocarbon content within bunds and safely remove rainwater thus maintaining bund capacity. Any contaminant detected from a tank failure will automatically trigger an alarm and initiate drain closure devices preventing contaminants leaving site.

React before its too late

For any company regulated by the Oil Storage Regulations Darcy would be happy to meet with you at a convenient time to ensure your sites are fully compliant with regulations and, where appropriate, discuss approaches and procedures for waste management cost reduction.

For further details on Oil Storage Regulations and how Darcy can assist your organisation to adhere to specific guidelines and regulations please contact us on 0800 0370 899.

COMAH

COMAH Regulations are there to prevent and reduce the effects of major accidents involving dangerous substances including:

  • chlorine
  • liquefied petroleum gas
  • explosives
  • arsenic pentoxide

all of which can cause damage to the environment

COMAH is mainly linked to organisations within the chemical industry but also can involve companies that sotre products, explosives and nuclear sites.

Enhance compliance to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH)

Of course any company that it is determined that the COMAH Regulations apply to will be aware that it is the responsibility of the company as an Operator of a COMAH site to mitigate the effects of those major accidents which can cause serious harm to the environment. What you may not be aware of is that Darcy Spillcare Manufacture can support you by their products and services in meeting the highest standards of compliance.If you are concerned that you are not meeting the environmental and emergency response aspects of the COMAH regulations Darcy will provide advice and guidance to assist you.

Specialist areas to meet legislation

Darcy can assist in the creation of (or review of an existing) Pollution Incident Response Plan to ensure environmental risks as a result of an incident on site are minimised.

Darcy provides a range of products and services to give you confidence in the environmental security and compliance of your site. Products and services include:

  • Penstock valves and flow blockers - contain spilt liquid contaminants and firewater run-off on-site
  • pH and oil discriminating pumps - ensure secondary containment systems provide sufficient capacity to contain spills within bunds
  • Inspection, maintenance and build of secondary containment bunds
  • Booms and skimmers for spillages to water and temporary storage tanks for the contaminated materials
  • Equipment to stop spillages at source including drain seals, clay plugging compounds and isolation devices
  • Absorbents, PPE equipment and training to ensure best practice in spill control
  • Site drainage identification and risk-based environmental assessments

Proactive Prevention is better than cure!

We can arrange for one of our Specialist Account Managers to meet with any COMAH Regulated site at a convenient time to identify enhancements to your environmental security and, where appropriate, discuss approaches and procedures for waste management cost reduction.

For further details on COMAH and how Darcy can assist your organisation to adhere to specific guidelines and regulations please contact us on 0800 0370 899.

Pollution Prevention Guidelines

Pollution Prevention Guidelines provide support and advice to assist in the reduction of waste, pollution prevention and ensure adherance to the legal requirements.

It is the responsibility of the company concerned for complying with these environmental regulations and to prevent pollution to water, air and land.

There are strict penalties for non-compliance. For example, failure to comply with the Environment Agency’s regulations on oil storage is a criminal offence and may result in prosecution. You could also be fined up to £5,000.

If you are concerned that you are not meeting all applicable Pollution Prevention Guidelines Darcy will provide advice and guidance to assist you.

For further details on the Pollution Prevention Guidelines and how Darcy can assist your organisation to adhere to specific guidelines and regulations please contact us on 0800 0370 899.

ADR Regulations

The European Agreement Concerning The International Carriage Of Dangerous Goods By Road (ADR).

As a manufacturer of vehicle spill kits for the containment and clean up of spills from lorries, vans, goods vehicles and associated industrial vehicle Darcy are well positioned to assist is with the provision of the relevant PPE and spill containment products to meet with certain guidelines within the ADR Regulations, in particular:

When carrying goods of classes 3, 4.1, 4.3, 8 & 9 the following additional items are required:

A drain seal

A shovel

A plastic collecting container

For further details on our range of ADR Spill Kits and how Darcy can assist your organisation to adhere to specific guidelines and regulations please contact us on 0800 0370 899.

The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) Regulations 2015

Darcy provide a range of technical devices for the protection of surface or groundwater and land from pollution as well as a remediation service for land clean up.

For further details on the products and services available in relation to the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) Regulations 2015 and how Darcy can assist your organisation to adhere to specific guidelines and regulations please contact us on 0800 0370 899.

ISO14001 - Environmental Management System

The world is much more environmentally aware than every before. Companies should consider the real business damage of a pollution incident and identify the best route to eliminate risk.

Developing an Environmental Management System will have very positive effects on a business including:

  • Reduced waste management costs
  • Positive impression to companies, the public and consumers alike

If, as a company you want to:

  • develop and implement an environmental management system
  • assure and prove conformance to relevant legislation, laws and regulations

Please contact Darcy now on 0800 0370 899 to discuss how we can assist with developing an Environmental Management System.

We provide a range of technical products including bund water control units and separator alarms that reduce waste management costs, draintector and associated drain blocking devices to prevent spills and firewater run-off entering the watercourse as well as providing spill training courses and developing Pollution Incident Response Plans.

The Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999

The Water Industries Act 1991

The Water Resources Act 1991

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2018


The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2016

The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2015

The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) Regulations 2010

The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Oil Storage) (Wales) Regulations 2016

Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003

Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations 2009

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012

The Pollution Prevention and Control regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

The Water (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

The Groundwater (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

The Environmental Liability (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

The Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006