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Licence exemptions

Licence exemptions for certain petroleum equipment

Contractors and owner-builders do not have to hold a licence of subclass 1.8 for the installation of petroleum equipment, in cases prescribed by section 1.1 of the Regulation respecting the application of the Building Act:

  • where the planned construction work involves the installation of an aboveground tank outside the building, if the tank is not connected by piping to an apparatus designed to use, dispense or transfer a petroleum product to another tank, and the tank’s capacity is:
    • less than 2 500 L for a tank that is to contain gasoline, fuel ethanol or aviation fuel,
    • less than 5 000 L for a tank that is to contain diesel fuel, biodiesel fuel or fuel oil;
  • where the planned construction work involves the installation or removal of an aboveground petroleum equipment installation outside a building when the installation was manufactured and a tank was connected by piping, during the manufacturing, to an apparatus designed to use, dispense or transfer a petroleum product, and the tank’s capacity is:
    • less than 2 500 L for a tank that is to contain gasoline, fuel ethanol or aviation fuel,
    • less than 5 000 L for a tank that is to contain diesel fuel, biodiesel fuel or fuel oil;
  • where the planned construction work involves the installation, maintenance, repair or alteration of an apparatus that is part of a petroleum equipment installation.

Note that a natural person may not carry out construction work on an installation intended to use gas, a petroleum equipment installation or an electrical installation unless he holds a contractor’s licence.

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