Petrol Handling Activities

Service Stations
Mobile Containers

VOC emissions from han​dling of petrol

The Environment & Resources Authority is in the process of registering mobile road tankers and ​issuing environmental permits for terminals and service stations, handling petrol.  The aim of this is to limit VOC emissions from activities related to the handling of petrol.

Details on the legislation covering requirements are found below whilst more specific requirements on the separate fields required may be accessed by clicking on the tabs in the sections below. Useful definitions within the Legal Notice can be accessed in the definitions page by clicking HERE​.

Directive 1994/63/EC
Directive 1994/63/EC​ was issued in December 1994 with the aim of reducing VOC emissions from operations, installations, vehicles and vessels used for storage, loading and transport of petrol form one terminal to another or from a terminal to a service station.

Directive 2009/126/EC
Directive 2009/126/EC​ was issued in October of 2009 with the aim of reducing the amount of VOC emissions during refuelling of motor vehicles at service stations.

Directive 2014/99/EU
Directive 2014/99/EU amends, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical progress, Directive 2009/126/EC on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of motor vehicles at service stations.
Legal Notice 228 of 2016​
Directives 1994/63/EC, 2009/126/EC and 2014/99/EU ae transposed into Maltese Law through "Control of Volatile Organic Compound - VOC Emissions (Storage and Distribution of Petrol from Terminals to Service Stations) Regulations, 2016" (LN 228 of 2016 as amended), S.L. 549.22​. This Legal Notices obliges the registration of:

and permitting of:
Once registration criteria are fulfilled, concerned parties will be issued with a permit or registration notification, which is renewable upon request to the Authority.​