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					PROCEDURE AND CONDITIONS TO BE FULFILLED BEFORE THE GRANT OF APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT /MODIFY LUBRICATING OIL BLENDING/RECYCLING PLANT FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF LUBE OIL 1.0 APPLICATION PROCEDURE Pursuant to the provisions of the Petroleum (Amendment) regulations 1988, all applications for approval to construct/modify lubricating oils blending/recycling plants, oil treatment plants, Petroleum Jelly and Grease/Manufacturing Plants, shall be addressed to the Department of Petroleum Resources Office, situated at 7 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, to be accompanied with the following documents as applicable: Detailed description of the proposal stating clearly: (a) Formulations, Specifications, Classifications, Grades, Trade Names and Identifications of the Products to be manufactured. Detailed description of laboratory facilities and equipment to be used for products quality control and test methods to be used. Proposals on effluent handling and disposal method Codes, Standards and Specifications to be adopted in the design of the plant with specifications of equipment and facilities to be installed. Two copies of the design drawings of the plant specifying the relative distances in meters between the plant and the adjoining properties. Two copies of piping and instrumentation diagram of the Blending/Recycling plant and sectional details of the storage tank. A certificate signed by the Chief Federal/State Fire Officer, or an Officer authorized by him in that behalf, that he is satisfied with the proposed arrangements for the prevention and containment of fire. A letter from the appropriate town Planning Authority, authorizing the sitting of the plant at the proposed site. A copy each of the Certificate of Incorporation, and Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company. A copy of the Company’s Current Tax Clearance Certificate covering the preceding three years. The prescribed application fee as from time to time determined by the Director of Petroleum Resources to be in the form of a bank draft made payable to the Federal Government of Nigeria-DPR Fees Account. A copy each of the Certificate of Registration of Trade Names and under which the company proposes to market the Lubricating oils (if different from that of the Blending Company). Required volume of Base Oils per year for blending the grades and classifications of Lubricating Oils applied for.

CONDITIONS GOVERING THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING OF LUBRICATING OIL BLENDING/RECYLING PLANTS 2.1.0 CONSTRUCTION AND SPACING OF TANKS For all strong tankers, the minimum distances shall be as follows: Between the perimeter of the tank and the outer boundary of the installation, it shall be diameter of the tank or 25meters whichever is greater. Between two adjacent tanks, it shall be the diameter of the smaller tank or 15meters whichever is greater. STORAGE TANK DESIGN SPECIFICATION AND FITTINGS All the storage tanks shall conform to the existing approved standards of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, and is constructed from mild steel or any other materials specially approved by the Director of Petroleum Resources for peculiar reasons. They should be externally coated to protect them from rusts and be conspicuously marked with their capacity either in cubic meters or barrels as may be desired. All the tanks shall be protected against atmospheric static electricity discharges in accordance with the bright colors as approved by the Department. If they are to be exposed above ground, storage tanks shall be painted in aluminum Grey or other bright colors as approved by the Department. When sited below the surface of the ground, they shall be covered with a minimum earth thickness of 30.4cm with allowance made at surface level for manhole covers. If in the event of leakage, there is possibility of contamination of underground water supplies, surface watercourses, or any surface drainage system, the tanks shall be surrounded with puddle clay of not less thank 3.48cm thickness or by fine concrete of a thickness approved by the Director of Petroleum Resources. When installed wholly or partly above the surface of the ground, they shall be firmly supported with materials of structural integrity to meet the approval of the Director and be surrounded with a retaining bundwall that is large enough to contain 110% of the tank full contents. In all cases, tanks shall 1.0 Be fitted with manholes of minimum diameter of 60.96cm to facilitate easy access to the insides; 2.0 Be fitted with vents capable of relieving excess pressure or vacuum; 3.0 Have access to their roofs by means of a ladder or staircase constructed and attached to the outer tank shell Armored cables hall be used for all electrical wiring. Non-flammable materials shall be used for all constructions within the plant. All electrical lamp fittings shall be flameproof.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION a) All storage tanks shall be surrounded by bundwalls constructed with concrete. b) The enclosure within the bundwall shall be capable of containing the whole contents of the full storage tank plus ten percent of the volume; c) There shall be adequate piping facilities for evacuating any liquids retained within the bundwalls. d) There shall be installed in the enclosure, an efficient oil interceptor with an isolating valve leading to the drainage system; e) Water shall not be allowed to accumulate within the enclosure or any part thereof where the storage tanks are on concrete foundations and the bed of the enclosure is also of concrete, drainage of the enclosure shall be effected by means of a pipe fitted with a valve, to be kept close when not in use, and which is capable of being activated from outside the enclosure; f) The quality of the effluent generated from the drainage system in the plant shall be monitored at such intervals as specified in the existing environmental guidelines issued by the Department and shall be clearly entered in a register specifically kept for that purpose and monthly returns of these effluent analysis shall be rendered to the Department. g) All other precautions and provision of up-to-date equipment for preventing pollution as specified in the Ministry’s environmental guidelines shall be put in place to the satisfaction of the Director. FIRE FIGHTING AND PROTECTION MEASURES a) In every lubricating oil blending or recycling plant, there shall be provided and kept in readiness to the satisfaction and approval of the Chief Federal/State Fire, Officer, adequate equipment for fire fighting and protection. b) Each item of fire fighting equipment shall be inspected and tested at appropriate intervals by a competent person appointed for the purpose by the licensee. The date of the last inspection shall be entered in a logbook kept for that purpose. c) All the personnel employed in the installation shall be instructed on the use of fire fighting equipment. d) Instruction to personnel in case of fire shall be clearly and concisely expressed in writing and prominently displayed at the site. e) "NO SMOKING" signs shall be conspicuously displayed at strategic locations in the plant and be illuminated for case of identification in dull brightness. f) Whenever a fire or any accident occurs in the installation a report of the circumstances and probable cause shall be forward to the Federal or relevant State Chief Fire Officer and to the nearest office of the Department by the Licensee within forty-eight hours of occurrence

g) Automatic fail safe emergency alarm devices shall be incorporated in the critical sections of the plant. h) During operation, no storage tank shall be filled to more than 95% of its capacity. i) All maintenance requiring hot works on storage tanks shall be carried out under a permit issued by a competent person specifying detailed safety precautions that must be taken in the process. QUALITY CONTROL a) A well equipped laboratory for quality control shall be established to test for the following parameters using international test methods, (ASTM and IP), as applicable to:  Specific Gravity  Flash Point  Kinematics Viscosity  Pour Point  Viscosity Index  Water Content  Insoluble Content  Acidity Level  Total Base Number (TBN)  Sulfated Ash Content (Trace metals Pb, Fe, Na, K, V, Ni, Co)  Trace of PCB, PNA, depending on oil feedstock source (for lube used oil recycling) All formulations and specifications of products to be manufactured shall be forwarded to the Standards Organisation of Nigeria for consideration and approval. b) Samples of all blended batches shall be retained for a period of not less thank three months before disposal and be made available to the Department on demand for any desired quality verification test within this mandatory period of storage. LICENSING PROCEDURE Upon completion of the construction of blending or recycling plaint, an application for license to operate the plant shall be forwarded to the Department. The application shall be accompanied by the following; i. Prescribed License Fee in bank draft payable to the "Federal Government of Nigeria, DPR Fees Accounts" ii. A photocopy of the approval obtained to construct the plant iii. A copy of the product formulations and specifications approved from Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). iv. A copy of the third party blending agreement, (in case of companies without plants), entered into with the blending company. The agreement must have been cleared with the DPR and submitted in a legally executed form.

v. Companies seeking third party blended arrangements shall be required to submit evidence of ownership or management of licensed retailed outlets or supply agreement to licensed end users. vi. A copy of the product(s) trade name(s) registration with the Federal Ministry’s of Trade. vii. A final certificate of clearance signed by the Chief Federal/State Fire Officer or any officer designated by him in that behalf, that he is satisfied with the provisions for the prevention and containment of fire. viii. A set of plant operating manuals A pre-commissioning inspection of the plant shall be carried out on the satisfaction of the above listed conditions and a license to operate the plant shall be granted on the satisfactory outcome of this confirmatory plant inspection.

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES LAGOS

DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES APPLICATION FOR LICENCE TO OPERATE LUBRICATING OIL BLENDING PLANT 1. Name of Applicant/Company ……………………………………………. 2. Registered Address in Nigeria ………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………… 3. LOCATION DDRESS OF PLANT (Town, LGA, State) …………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………….. State Whether Application is for a New Licence or for Renewal (Please Tick as Appropriate) If Renewal, Please Attach a Photocopy of Expiring Licence 5. Storage Capacity of Base Oil Base Oil …………………………………………………………………. Litres/kg 6. I/We Hereby Certify that all the information Contained in this form and the supporting Documents to the best of My/Our Knowledge are correct. Fee Paid: =N= …………………… …………………………………. (In Figures) (In Words) …………………………………………. ……………………………… Authorizing Company Signature Company Stamp and Date (Bank Draft to be made payable to the Federal Republic of Nigeria DPR Fees A/C) ……………………………………………………………………………………… (For DPR Use Only) 7. Bank Draft Reference Number …………………………………………. Amount ……………………………………………………………………. Receipt Number ……………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………… …………………………... Name and Signature of Receiving Officer Date and Stamp 8. Recommendation of Processing Officer …………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… ……. ………………………………………………………………………………… …….. …………………………………………… ……………………………… Name and Signature of Processing Officer Date and Stamp 9. Licence Number ……………………………………………………… Date Issued …………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………….. ………………………… Name and Signature Date

LUBE OIL BLENDING PLANT CHECKLIST
*(print in capital letters only) Field Office_______________ Identification Code_________ Name of Company (as per Cert. Of Inc.)_______________________________________________ Regd. Address: __________________________________________________________________ Location of Facility: ______________________________________________________________ LPG_________________________State_____________________________ Application type (New/Renewal/Takeover): _______Year of Expiration of Previous Lce.________ FEES PAID……………………………………… RECEIPT No…………………………………… RECEIPT ISSUE LOCATION…………………….…… RECEIPT ISSUE DATE…….……..…… BANK DRAFT DETAILS…………………………………………………………………………... YES NO N/A LIST OF ATTACHED DOCUMENTS 1 CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF COMPANY 2 APPROVAL TO CONSTRUCT/LETTER OF RELEASE 3 APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE TO OPERATE 4 APPROPRIATE PLANT PHOTOGRAPHS 5 CERTIFIED TRUE COPY OF MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLE OF ASSOCIATION 6 FIRE REPORT 7 CURRENT THREE YEAR TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE 8 EXPIRED LICENCE 9 HYDROTEST CERTIFICATE 10 APPROVED BUILDING PLAN 11 EIA APPROVED REPORT PRE-LICENCE PROVISION ADEQUATE FIRE FIGHTING FACILITIES (FIXED & MOBILE) ADEQUATE SAFETY & OIL/CHEMICALS SPILL CONTAINMENT AND CLEAN UP MATERIALS PERSONNEL PROTECTIVE WEARS FOR OPERATORS SECURITY CHECK POST POWER SOURCE underline type – SUUPLIED/GENERATED OR BOTH LIGHTNING AND EARTHING PROTECTIVE DEVICES EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN SYSTEM BUND WALLS CONSTRUCTED AS PER API, ETC STANDARD CORROSION PROTECTION DEVICES FIRE CLEARANCE ZONE OF MINIMUM 3 METRES AROUND THE PERIMETER FENCE OF THE PLANT COLOUR CODING OF PIPE CONNECTIONS, HOSES, ETC MEDICAL FACILITIES/FIRST AID MEDICAL FACILITIES VEHICLES PARK CONSTRUCTED OUTSIDE THE PLANT LABORATORY FOR QUALITY CONTROL PURPOSES EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTION PLANS CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED BRICK WALL PERIMETER FENCE, GREATER THAN 1.5 METRES HIGH WATER STORAGE FACILITIES (FIRE FIGHTING & DRINKABLE) YES NO N/A

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Name of Plant Manager: ___________________________No. of Trained Attendants___________ Products No. of Tank(s) Capacity of Each Tank (M/Tons) Vol. Applied for (M/T)

Approval to Construct by…………………………………………………... Date………………….. Name of Inspector_______________________________________ Date Inspected_____________ *1. Are above inclusions adequate for issuance of Permit/Licence? Yes/No 2. Recommendation_______________________________________________________________ 3. OPSCON’s Signature___________ Name___________________________ Date____________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 4. DPR HQ validation by__________________________________ Date____________________ 5. Downstream Remarks____________________________________ Date___________________


				
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