Petroleum Enforcement Liaison Group (PELG)
PELG was set with the aim to facilitate appropriate and consistent enforcement by Petroleum Licensing Authorities (PLAs) through the dissemination of advice, guidance and good practice.
Under the sponsorship of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Great Britain, PELG was set up to devise guidance and provide advice to PLAs and licensees on the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 and to produce circulars (PETELs). Later, the role was broadened to provide a platform for revisions to legislation and played a key part in the devising and implementation of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) in Great Britain in 2002, and subsequently the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations (PCR) that came into force in Great Britain on 1st October 2014. PCR repealed the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 and introduced a certification regime to replace petrol licencing and separate notification of keeper arrangements. The authorities allocated to enforce PCR are referred to in the Regulations as Petroleum Enforcement Authorities (PEAs).
Aims and objectives
The aim of PELG is to facilitate appropriate and consistent enforcement by PEAs and compliance by petrol dispensing premises operators through the dissemination of advice, guidance and good practice.
PELG has six objectives; namely to:
• Discuss the need for advice and guidance (including on technical issues where there is a need for a consensus view among PEAs and HSE); to commission and agree such advice and disseminate it to PEAs and make it available to operators of petrol dispensing premises.
• Assess the implications for enforcement of new developments in technology, industry practice and procedures.
• Liaise effectively with HSE, PEA’s, National Fire Chiefs Council, Environmental Agencies and the associations representing the retail petroleum industry on matters within its remit.
• Assist in finding solutions to general problems that might otherwise incur costly and time-consuming appeals.
• Ensure the principles of the Regulators' Code, as issued by BEIS is being followed.
• Advise PEAs on compliance with the National Local Authority Enforcement Code.
In 2012, the Energy Institute (EI) became the sponsoring organisation for PELG. The EI, as the leading professional body for the energy industries, recognises the important role PELG plays in supporting the retail fuelling industry. Historically, PETELs of a technical nature have been incorporated into Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (the Blue Book) when being revised, and with the EI sponsoring PELG it reinforces this arrangement and formally establishes a link between both organisations.
PELG membership comprises representatives from HSE, the English Regional PEA Groups, the Welsh Petroleum Enforcement Authorities, National Fire Chiefs Council, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), Petroleum Primary Authority Partnerships (PAPs), Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), Petroleum Equipment Installers and Maintenance Federation (PEIMF), UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA), Downstream Fuels Association (DFA), Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the Environment Agency.
Although the EI provides Secretariat support, the EI is not formally represented on PELG.
- Petrol filling stations Guidance On managing the risks of fire and explosion (the Red Guide)
- PELG-PETEL 01 Atypical installations Under review
- PELG-PETEL 02 Petrol filling stations - Road tanker deliveries- Unloading petrol from tankers LI33 Additional guidance
- PELG-PETEL 03 Portable containers Under review
- PELG-PETEL 04 Model licence conditions Withdrawn
- PELG-PETEL 05 Licence renewal periods & model application forms Withdrawn
- PELG-PETEL 06 Powers of entry into domestic premises
- PELG-PETEL 07 Demarcation of the enforcement responsibilities of workplace storage, dispensing of petroleum spirit and liaison with HSE and LA HSD's Under review
- PELG-PETEL 08 Guidance on vehicle recycling sites Under review
- PELG-PETEL 09 Leak detection, tank and pipework testing, storage of petrol
- PELG-PETEL 10 Leaking drop tubes
- PELG-PETEL 11 Guidance on the notification of petroleum spills
- PELG-PETEL 12 Foam filled disused petrol tanks
- PELG-PETEL 13 Autogas (LPG) installations
- PELG-PETEL 14 Guidance on the introduction of the new Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014
- PELG-PETEL 15 Petrol filling stations – Safety implications - Electronic cigarettes
- PELG-PETEL 16 Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014, Guidelines on administration and enforcement Under review
- PELG-PETEL 17 The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 – Petrol filling stations – Incident action plan
- PELG-PETEL 18 L133 Additional guidance - Standardised delivery form
If you would like to submit a query to PELG, please direct it to PELG@energyinst.org. Please note that this is not a consultancy service and it may take some time to respond to queries submitted.