City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

RPC Public Report

Discretionary Use Application (17-DU-15)
Proposed Hazardous Material Storage - 750 Park Street


Department:Office of the City ClerkSponsors:
Category:Not Applicable

Report Body



The applicant proposes to develop 10 above ground petroleum storage tanks with a range in size from 80 kiloliters (KL) to 135 kiloliters (KL). The subject property is proposed as an extension of the existing Petro Canada facility located at 535 E 1st Avenue and is being consolidated with that property.


The subject property is currently zoned IB - Medium Industrial Zone, where a Hazardous Material Storage is a discretionary use. The subject property is located within the Industrial Ross Subdivision.


The proposal complies with the development standards and regulations contained in Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 (Zoning Bylaw) and is consistent with the policies in Design Regina: The Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2013-48 (OCP). Accordingly, the Administration recommends approval.




This application is being considered pursuant to the Zoning Bylaw, the OCP, and The Planning and Development Act, 2007 (Act).


The applicant proposes an extension, immediately to the south of, of the existing facility located at 535 E 1st Avenue. The existing facility at 535 E 1st Avenue was approved by City Council on May 29, 2000, through the discretionary use process (CR00-104).


Pursuant to subsection 56(3) of the Act, City Council may establish conditions for discretionary uses based on: nature of the proposed site (including its size, shape and proposed size, shape and arrangement of buildings) and certain aspects of site design (such as site access and traffic patterns, landscaping, screening, parking and loading areas), but not including the colour, texture or type of materials and architectural details.




The applicant proposes to develop a bulk fuel storage facility (fuel storage tanks) on the subject property. The proposal is an extension, immediately to the south of, an existing facility located at 535 E 1st Avenue. The applicant’s current proposal is to construct 10 above ground storage tanks ranging in size from 80 KL to 135 KL to store a total capacity of one million liters of diesel fuel and gasoline, which will be transported off-site in trucks. The proposal also includes four parking stalls for petroleum hauling trucks.


The proposed tanks would be located on the western portion of the subject property (Parcel D - Appendix A-2). The applicant is currently in the process of purchasing this land and is required to consolidate with the property at 535 E 1st Avenue as a condition of this approval. The consolidation must be complete prior to the issuance of the building permit.

Based on the type of material (bulk fuel) and volumes proposed to be stored, the proposal is classified as a Hazardous Material Storage. As part of the process to establish this bulk fuel storage facility, the applicant is required to register with, and obtain approval from, the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment and the Federal agency (National Energy Board) if required. Documentation of this approval is required prior to the issuance of a building permit as reflected in the conditions of approval.  


The land use and zoning related details are summarized in the following table:


Land Use Details




IB - Medium Industrial

IB - Medium Industrial

Land Use


Hazardous Material (Petroleum) Storage Facility

Building Area




Zoning AnalysisRequiredProposed



Number of Parking Stalls Required



Minimum Lot Area (m2)



Minimum Lot Frontage (m)


75.6 (along Park Street)

Maximum Building Height (m)



Maximum Floor Area Ratio



Maximum Coverage (%)




The surrounding land uses include a range of industrial uses (zoned IB - Medium Industrial) to the east, north and west of the subject property and a Canadian National rail line to the south.


The subject property is currently zoned IB - Medium Industrial Zone, where Warehousing/Processing of Hazardous Materials/Wastes is a discretionary use.


The proposed development is consistent with the purpose and intent of the IB - Medium Industrial Zone with respect to providing a wide range of manufacturing, processing, assembly, distribution, service and repair activities that carry out some of their operations outdoor or require outdoor storage.




Financial Implications


The subject area currently receives a full range of municipal services, including water, sewer and storm drainage. The applicant will be responsible for the cost of any additions or changes to existing infrastructure that may be required to directly or indirectly support the development, in accordance with City of Regina (City) standards and applicable legal requirements.


Environmental Implications


The subject property is located within the Low Sensitivity Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone. The proposal is required to comply with the applicable performance standards before obtaining a building permit. The performance standards address the following:


·              Excavations shall not exceed 6 metres in depth. If excavations/piles are being proposed past this depth, a geotechnical report would be required to demonstrate that there is no negative impact on the aquifer.

·              All above ground storage tanks shall have secondary containment with dykes, impervious liners/equivalent, leak detection and/or a monthly statistical inventory reconciliation analysis system.  In addition, each tank shall have an over-fill or spill prevention system.

·              Industrial onsite runoff containment ponds shall be constructed to minimize any seepage into any underlying aquifers.

·              All development applications shall be accompanied by plans to detect contamination of the aquifer.

·              All facilities handling and/or storing hazardous materials of any type shall provide annual soil test reports and/or other early contamination detection measure reports to the City and federal and provincial agencies having jurisdiction.


The National Building Code of Canada does not have requirements regarding storage tanks. As a result the building permit review will focus on the development of the site and is subject to any requirements of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Demonstration of approval of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and the Federal approving (National Energy Board) authority prior to the issuance of a building permit is required.


Policy/Strategic Implications


The proposal is consistent with the policies contained within Part A of the OCP with respect to:


Section D2: Environment


Goal 3- Water Protection


Maintain the integrity of Regina’s aquifers, surface and groundwater resources.


4.9              Work with stakeholders to establish Aquifer Management Framework that protects Aquifer water quality.


Section D5: Land Use and Built Environment


Goal 4- Employment Areas


Provide appropriate locations and development opportunities for a full range of industrial, commercial and institutional activities.


Other Implications


None with respect to this report.


Accessibility Implications


None with respect to this report.




Communication with the public is summarized below:


Public notification signage posted on

October 23, 2017

Letter sent to immediate property owners

October 23, 2017

Public Open House Held


Number of Public Comments Sheets Received



There were no public comments received on this application.


This application was not circulated to the community association as there is no community association for this area. The application was circulated to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Canadian National Railway Company (CN). Following the circulation, CN responded without any concerns. Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment did not respond to the circulation.


The applicant and other interested parties will receive a copy of the report and notification of the meeting to appear as a delegation in addition to receiving a written notification of City Council’s decision.




City Council’s approval is required, pursuant to Part V of The Planning and Development Act, 2007.



Respectfully submitted,

Respectfully submitted,

Louise Folk, Director Development Services

Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director City Planning & Development


Prepared by:  Punya S Marahatta