62-131 Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Building means any structure, framework or housing, public or private, and includes tanks, receptacles and containers for the storage of commodities or other materials.

Container means any vessel, such as tanks, cylinders or drums, used for shipping, storing or utilizing liquefied petroleum gases as regulated in this article.

Liquefied petroleum gases or gas means and includes any material which is composed predominately of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of them: propane, propylene, butanes and butylenes, in either the liquefied or gaseous state.

Premises means any lot or parcel of land, exclusive of buildings thereon, and other places or enclosures, however owned, used or occupied.

(Code 1985, § 12-31)

Cross reference—Definitions generally, § 1-2.

62-132 Storage; use.

(a)    The storing and use of liquid petroleum gases in containers in fire limits no. 1 is prohibited. As a temporary measure only and where liquid petroleum gas is to be used for the heating of any building, use of such gas in approved containers may be permitted until natural gas is available. In no case shall any use be granted or approved in fire limits no. 1 for any period longer than one year.

(b)    If approval for the one-year period authorized under subsection (a) is granted by the fire marshal, the installation, maintenance and use of the liquid petroleum gas shall be in accordance with the provisions of this article. Only one tank of capacity up to 1,200 gallons shall be permitted. No combination or series of tanks shall be allowed for any building within fire limits no. 1.

(Code 1985, § 12-32)

62-133 Gas tanks—Installation, maintenance.

(a)    The installation, maintenance and servicing of all liquid petroleum gas tanks in excess of 125 gallons and any and all equipment used in connection therewith or in any heating plant shall comply with the regulations of the state fire marshal division, the state police, dated June 23, 1952, and all amendments made thereafter.

(b)    Tanks in excess of 1,200 gallons (approved only for industrial installations) shall be supported at each of the four corners of the tank by concrete foundations extending 42 inches to the frost level. Where such installations are permitted, the six-inch concrete pad described in this section shall not be necessary.

(Code 1985, § 12-33)

62-134 Same—Outside fire limits.

(a)    In all sections of the city located outside the fire limits no. 1 as designated in article IV of this chapter, no tank in excess of 1,200 water gallons for domestic or commercial use shall be allowed, except that under special permit more than one tank under 1,200 gallons may be approved by the fire marshal where conditions and location justify such approval.

(b)    On all installations of all tanks for the storing of liquid petroleum gases outside fire limits no. 1, the installation, maintenance and operation of the storage tanks shall be in compliance with all of the provisions of this article.

(Code 1985, § 12-34)

62-135 Heavily populated or congested areas.

In heavily populated or congested areas, the fire marshal shall determine restrictions as to total liquid petroleum gas storage or individual tank capacity and distances in the interest of public safety.

(Code 1985, § 12-35)

62-136 Permits required; fee; inspections; records.

(a)    Any person installing any liquid petroleum gas tanks or containers in excess of 125 water gallons within the city limits shall first obtain a permit from the administrator of the building and safety engineering division. The permit fee shall be $10.00 to cover the cost of inspection of all of such installations.

(b)    Any tanks or installations for the use of liquid petroleum gases installed without first obtaining the permit required hereunder shall be a violation of this article on the part of the person installing such tank.

(c)    All permits under this article shall be certified by the fire marshal.

(d)    No person shall maintain or use in the city any tank for the storage of liquid petroleum gases which has not been inspected in accordance with the terms of this article.

(e)    The inspection services division shall maintain a record of all permits issued and all inspections made by the fire marshal for all tank installations where liquid petroleum gases are used.

(Code 1985, § 12-36)

62-13762-155 Reserved.