Manufacturing and cleaning of storage tanks

Only registered service providers may manufacture and clean storage tanks and related equipment.

Kulcsszavak: hazardous liquids, storage tanks, technical safety

Self-employed or company engaged in storage tank activities.

Activities related to storage tanks may only be carried out by individual entrepreneurs or companies whose information is registered at the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest. Service providers may be registered for carrying out storage-tank related activities if:

 

Activities and conditions

Manufacturing

Cleaning

1.

Staff requirements

1.1.

tank tester

x

x

1.2.

tank cleaner

x

1.3.

welder

x

1.4.

occupational safety officer

x

x

1.5.

fire safety officer

x

x

1.6.

environmental protection officer

x

x

1.7.

MSZ EN 9712 certified material tester

x

2.

Material requirements

2.1.

welding equipment

x

2.2.

breathing apparatus

x

x

2.3.

personal protective equipment

x

x

2.4.

antistatic clothing

x

2.5.

fire extinguisher(s)

x

x

2.6.

equipment and signs to fence off the work area

x

x

2.7.

certified/calibrated measuring equipment

x

2.8.

quality identifier stamp(s)

x

2.9.

non-sparking tools

x

2.10.

certified explosion-proof light

x

2.11.

certified explosion-proof pump(s)

x

2.12.

air circulation equipment

x

2.13.

rescue equipment

x

2.14.

gas concentration monitoring equipment

x

2.15.

special cleaning equipment

x

3.

Procedural (technical) requirements

3.1.

the certification and registration required by the decree on the conditions for fusion welding

x

3.2.

work conditions relating to the activity

x

x

3.3.

occupational safety instructions

x

x

3.4.

fire safety instructions

x

x

3.5.

environmental protection instructions

x

 

* Only for activities involving fusion welding.

 

The certification body designated by the authority will check the requirements are complied with.

The notification may be submitted via an electronic form (see ‘Documents to be submitted’).

The authority will first issue a warning to any service providers not authorised to carry out the activity and may impose a fine for repeated offences.

The administrative time limit is 8 days.

The notification may be submitted electronically using a form to be completed using the ‘ÁNYK’ programme. The electronic form (BFKH - MMFF - MFO - 003) can be downloaded from the authority’s website (https://mkeh.gov.hu/E-ugyintezes/eNyomtatvanyok). Annexes to be attached to the completed form:

  1. the (copy of the) document certifying eligibility for manufacturing, on-site technical installation (whether involving fusion welding or not), repair, alteration, cleaning, and periodic inspections (leak test) of storage tanks and related equipment (including storage facilities),
  2. the (copy of the) inspection report, annexed to the certificate, and
  3. proof of having fulfilled the payment obligation.

The fee for the authorisation procedure for registering the economic operator carrying out tank-related activities and for updating the information is HUF 11 000. The payment shall be made to the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest, account number 10023002-00309653-00000000, held at the Hungarian State Treasury.

Contact details of the office designated for registration: Government Office of the Capital City Budapest, Department for Metrology and Technical Supervision, Technical Supervision Division

1124 Budapest, Németvölgyi út 37-39; tel: 1/4585-862; postal address: 1535 Budapest Pf. 919; email: mfo@bfkh.gov.hu.

KRID ID for electronic communication with the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest 146320182. You will need this ID when using the official gateway.

No appeal may be made against the merits of the authority’s decision. If you do not agree with the authority’s decision, you may submit an application to bring an administrative lawsuit based on an infringement of the law within 30 days of receipt of the decision. The application must be addressed to the competent court with territorial jurisdiction, and submitted electronically to the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest acting as the technical safety authority.

Detailed information is available on the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest website, and information on administrative court procedures is available on the Capital City Court.

Date of the case description: 19 October 2020

More information regarding the procedure is available on the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest website.

The activity may be started when submitting the notification to the authority if all the legal conditions pertaining to the activity are met.

The language of the procedure is Hungarian.

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Act LXXVI of 2009 on the general rules on the commencement and performance of service activities

Act CL of 2016 on the Code of General Administrative Procedure

Government Decree No 365/2016 of 29 November 2016 on the designation of the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest as the acting authority in certain industrial and commercial issues, and on regional legal metrology and technical safety authorities

Decree No 1/2016 of 5 January 2016 of the Minister for the National Economy on the technical safety requirements and official supervision of storage tanks and storage facilities for hazardous liquids and melts

Decree No 61/2016 of 29 December 2016 of the Minister for the National Economy on the administrative service fees payable for technical safety authority procedures and the procedures of its construction authority

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