Chapter 8.25


8.25.010    Definitions.

8.25.020    Requirements.

8.25.030    Violation – Penalty.

8.25.010 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation of this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

“Petroleum fuels” as used in this chapter shall be construed to include gasoline, naphtha, benzine, kerosene, boiler fuel oil or other petroleum fuel having a flash point of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Vehicle. The term “vehicle” shall include any vehicle, trailer or semitrailer propelled by mechanical motor or muscular power or any combination of vehicles having a carrying capacity of more than 2,000 gallons, other than a railroad car on rails. [Ord. 78A § 2, 1972. Code 2002 § 8.20.010].

8.25.020 Requirements.

(1) No vehicle shall be permitted to unload petroleum fuels with a flash point of less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit within the city except upon the following conditions:

(a) All unloading of petroleum fuel shall be done in the presence of the truck operator, who shall remain within 15 feet of the control valve at retail service stations and within 40 feet of the control valve at all bulk plant locations at all times while petroleum fuel is being discharged or transferred.

(b) All deliveries must be made with the tanker and any trailer on private property and clear of all sidewalk and street areas.

(c) All deliveries must be made by means of a solid, unbroken hose, no greater than 20 feet in length.

(d) All nozzles used in unloading of petroleum fuel of whatever type must meet all state and federal regulations.

(e) Vehicle-to-vehicle transfers by bulk tankers are prohibited within the city limits except within the approved fenced areas of bulk petroleum plants.

(2) No petroleum delivery vehicle in excess of 2,500-gallon capacity shall be left unattended on any street, highway, avenue or alley, except for meals during the day or night if the street is well lighted at point of parking or in event of an emergency.

(3) Vehicles containing flammable or combustible liquids shall not be parked outside within the city of Sisters for longer than one hour.

(4) The occupier or owner of any property where bulk fuel is being transferred and/or the operator of any such petroleum fuel vehicle shall be liable for any and all costs incurred by the city of Sisters in the event of any fuel spilled during any unloading or transfer process, including but not limited to costs of cleanup, water purification and damage to the city sewer system. The operator of any petroleum fuel vehicle shall immediately notify the Sisters fire department upon discovery of any petroleum fuel spill from such vehicle.

(5) All unloading vehicles having the combined maximum capacity in excess of 1,500 gallons shall have self-sealing nozzles.

(6) No vehicle having a capacity of over 3,000 gallons LP gas shall be permitted to unload within the city of Sisters. [Ord. 233 § 1, 1990; Ord. 218 § 1, 1988; Ord. 124 § 1, 1979; Ord. 78A § 1, 1972. Code 2002 § 8.20.020].

8.25.030 Violation – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation violating this chapter shall be punished upon conviction by a fine not exceeding $250.00. [Ord. 78A § 3, 1972. Code 2002 § 8.20.030].