Energy Decree No. 10877/60 - Regulation of the Law 13660, relating to the production, refining and storage of solid mineral, liquid and gaseous fuels
This decree established safety standards and maintenance protocols for storage tanks.
Art. 509 does note that “when, based on the volume of gases that must evacuate permanently, if necessary, may require installation of suitable devices for combustion thereof.”
NOTE: Some of the provisions in this decree may run counter to methane abatement. For instance, Art. 388 requires “breathing holes” to allow the passage of gases out of storage tanks, with no requirement for capturing those emissions.
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