Chapter 16.08


16.08.010    Liquefied petroleum gas defined.

16.08.020    Equipment defined—Appliances defined.

16.08.030    Standards for equipment and installations.

16.08.040    Tank trucks.

16.08.050    Permit to install—Application.

16.08.060    Records of installations.

16.08.070    Inspection of installations.

16.08.080    Storage plant requirements.

16.08.100    Severability.

16.08.010 Liquefied petroleum gas defined.

"Liquefied petroleum gas" as used in this chapter, means and includes any material which is composed predominately of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of them: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane), and butylenes. (Ord. 242 § 1, 1952).

16.08.020 Equipment defined—Appliances defined.

"Liquefied petroleum gas equipment" as referred to in this chapter means all devices, piping and equipment pertinent to the use of liquefied petroleum gas, except gas-burning appliances.

"Appliances" as referred to in this chapter means all gas-burning appliances intended for use with liquefied petroleum gas. (Ord. 242 § 2, 1952).

16.08.030 Standards for equipment and installations.

All installations of liquefied petroleum gas equipment shall be in conformity with the provisions of this chapter, with the statutes of the state of Washington and with any orders, rules or regulations issued by authority thereof and with generally recognized standards for safety to persons and property. Where no specific standards are prescribed by this chapter or by the statutes of the state of Washington or by any orders, rules or regulations issued by authority thereof, conformity with the Standards of the National Board of Fire Underwriters for the design, installation and construction of containers and pertinent equipment for the storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association

(Pamphlet No. 58) shall be prima facie evidence of conformity with generally recognized standards for safety to persons and property. (Ord. 242 § 3; September 4, 1952).

16.08.040 Tank trucks.

Tank trucks used in the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas shall conform to provisions set out in Section 16.08.030 of this chapter. (Ord. 242 § 7; September 4, 1952).

16.08.050 Permit to install—Application.

Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to make an installation of liquefied petroleum gas equipment as defined in Section 16.08.020 shall make application and pay such permit fees as set by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 1421 § 2, 1999: Ord. 1338 § 1, 1997: Ord. 242 § 4, as amended by Ord. 426; September 19, 1960).

16.08.060 Records of installations.

Every person, firm or corporation installing liquefied petroleum gas equipment, other than gas-burning appliances and replacing of portable cylinders, in the city shall keep a record of each installation, showing the name and address of the customer at whose place the liquefied petroleum equipment has been installed and the date of the installation, and shall disclose such record to the fire chief at any time upon his request during regular business hours. (Ord, 242 § 4, as amended by Ord. 426; September 19, 1960).

16.08.070 Inspection of installations.

The fire chief of the city of Omak shall inspect a reasonable number of installations of liquefied petroleum gas equipment. (Ord. 242 § 5; September 4, 1952).

16.08.080 Storage plant requirements.

In addition to the foregoing provision, plants devoted to filling liquefied petroleum gas containers shall comply with the following requirements, except office buildings and other buildings or structures on the same property which are not used for filling containers or other similar operations:

(a)    In no case shall any plant storage tank be located closer than fifty feet from any building not physically connected with the plant, or to any line of adjoining property which may be built upon.

(b)    Artificial lighting shall be restricted to electricity. In buildings or portions of buildings containing liquefied petroleum gas storage containers, and in buildings or portions of buildings where cylinders or tank trucks are filled, all electrical equipment for light and power shall be in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Code for Class I, Group D, Hazardous locations; heating shall be by steam, hot water or hot air with heating units located in a separate building provided for this purpose, or in a separate room cut off from all other portions of the building by vapor-tight fire resistant walls and with entrance from the outside. (Ord. 242 § 6, 1952).

16.08.100 Severability.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter. The city council of the city of Omak hereby declares that it would have passed this chapter and each section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared unconstitutional. (Ord. 242 § 9, 1952).