Petroleum Licensing


D.M. Flaherty & Associates have built up much experience in petroleum licence applications for petrol filling stations and other types of storage depots. For new sites we usually begin with architectural design or planning drawings. For existing sites we can survey the site layout and provide as-built drawings. We provide the drawings and all other documents required by local authorities in order to process petroleum licence applications.

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, 1979petrol2
  • 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