Chapter 9.16
STORAGE OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

Sections:

9.16.010    Permit required.

9.16.020    Placement of storage tanks.

9.16.010 Permit required.

It is unlawful for any person, persons, firm or corporation to keep, store, or permit the keeping or storage of crude petroleum or its products within the limits of the city in quantities greater than 100 gallons, without a special permit from the city council, and such permit may be granted by the city council upon proper application made showing the intended location and method of storing or keeping such oil. (Ord. 800 § 1, 1911).

9.16.020 Placement of storage tanks.

It is unlawful for any person, persons, firm or corporation to keep or store crude petroleum or any of its products in quantities exceeding 100 gallons, unless such petroleum and its products are kept and stored in metal tanks located so as to leave a clear space of not less than 100 feet between such tank or tanks and any combustible property, other than tanks for the storage of petroleum or any of its products, and are surrounded by an embankment or bulkhead capable of retaining one and one-third times the contents of such tank or tanks, which embankment or bulkhead shall have no openings and shall be constructed of noncombustible material and in good workmanlike manner and of such height and thickness as will reasonably answer the purpose for which it is built according to the judgment of the council granting the permit; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the storage of fuel oil in connection with fuel oil-burning plants. (Ord. 1215 § 1, 1947; Ord. 800 § 2, 1911).