Chapter 8.36STORAGE OF GASOLINE, BENZINE OR NAPHTHA

Sections:

8.36.010
Storage restrictions.
8.36.020
Storage tanks.
8.36.030
Quantity limitation.
8.36.040
Labeling of cans.
8.36.050
Violation – Penalty.
8.36.010Storage restrictions.

It is unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to keep or store or permit the keeping or storing of, within the limits of the city, in any one building, any gasoline, benzine, or naphtha in any greater quantities than five gallons without the written permission of the chief of the fire department of the city. Any quantity in excess of five gallons of any of the articles hereinbefore mentioned must be stored outside the walls of any building except as provided in this chapter, at a spot designated by the chief of the fire department, and no more than fifty-five gallons shall in any case be kept in any one place except as provided in this chapter.

(Ord. 142 § 1, 1912)

8.36.020Storage tanks.

On the written permission of the chief of the fire department of the city, it is lawful for any person to keep or store any of the articles mentioned in Section 8.36.010 in quantities of not more than two hundred fifty gallons, in a one story brick or cement warehouse detached twenty feet from any other building, which warehouse building shall be used only for such storage and shall have a vent pipe not less than one inch in diameter extending at least six feet above the roof. Quantities in excess of fifty-five gallons may be kept or stored in tanks of iron or steel having a thickness of not less than three-sixteenths of an inch, such tanks to be placed outside the foundation of any building, the top of same to be at least two feet below the surface of the earth and to be completely covered by at least two feet of earth; each tank to be supplied with proper feed pipes and pump, and each pump to be equipped with an automatic cutoff. Such tanks shall be filled through a section of hose suitable for the purpose, which shall be detached from the feed pipe when not in service and the feed pipe securely closed. Gravity process for taking any of the articles from tank will not be permitted, and no such tank shall be located within twenty feet from any furnace, stove or fire.

(Ord. 142 § 2, 1912)

8.36.030Quantity limitation.

It is unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to keep or store any of the articles mentioned in Section 8.36.010 in greater quantities than two hundred fifty gallons without the permission of the city granted by ordinance.

(Ord. 142 § 3, 1912)

8.36.040Labeling of cans.

All gasoline, benzine, or naphtha in any quantity permitted by this chapter shall always be kept in metallic cans or tanks truly and properly labeled as to contents. It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell any gasoline, benzine, or naphtha in cans, or to fill or put any of the articles in cans, unless the contents of the cans be plainly written thereon.

(Ord. 142 § 4, 1912)

8.36.050Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter, on conviction thereof shall be punished in any sum not less than ten dollars or more than one hundred dollars. Every day’s continuation of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is deemed to be a distinct offense.