Galway Fire and Rescue Service receives applications regarding petroleum licencing for petrol stations and petroleum stores throughout the county. Petroleum, for legislation/regulation purposes, is defined as being one of three Classes.
- Class I Petrol Leaded & Unleaded ( Application Form - Licence to store dangerous substances (English, Gaeilge)
- Class II Kerosene/paraffin
- Class III Diesel/DERV/Central Heating Oil
The primary legislation in this area is the Dangerous Substances Act 1972 (DSA 1972) and various regulations detailed in the subsequent Statutory Instruments as detailed as follows:
- Dangerous Substances Act, 1972 (Commencement) Order, 1979
- S.I. No. 297 Dangerous Substances (Licensing Fees) Regulations, 1979
- S.I. No. 301 Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores) Regulations, 1979
- S.I. No. 311 Dangerous Substances (Petroleum Bulk Stores) Regulations, 1979 – S.I. No. 313
Amendments to Petroleum Licensing Legislation:
- S.I. No. 303 of 1988
- S.I. No. 424 of 1999
- S.I. No. 584 of 2001
- S.I. No. 624 of 2002
- S.I. No. 860 of 2004
Please note that the above lists are not exhaustive.
All of the above legislation can be found at the Office of the Attorney General's website www.irishstatutebook.ie.
On the Health and Safety Authoritys website you can find more information on Petrol Station Safety at http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Your_Industry/Petrol_Stations/.
Also on the same website you can find mre information on the legislation governing Dangerous Substances at http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Legislation/Acts/Dangerous_Substances/.