Chapter 8.10


8.10.010    Potential hazard.

8.10.020    Open flame prohibited.

8.10.030    Running engines.

8.10.040    Posting of signs.

8.10.050    Violation – Penalty.

8.10.010 Potential hazard.

The dispensing or transfer of liquid petroleum fuels including, but not limited to, gasolines, diesel, fuel oil, and liquid propane constitutes a potential hazard to the safety, welfare and general repose of the public, requiring appropriate precautions to minimize said hazard. (Ord. 1072 § 1, 1983).

8.10.020 Open flame prohibited.

All open flame including, but not limited to, the striking of matches, smoking of pipes, cigars and cigarettes or other such materials as might provide ignition to fumes shall be strictly prohibited within 25 feet of the fuel dispensing or transfer pumps, tanks, hoses or appurtenant devices at any place of bulk liquid fuel storage or dispensing facilities including, but not limited to, service stations, key-lock operations and fuel bunkers, except in structures or buildings where no such dispensing or transferring occurs. (Ord. 1072 § 2, 1983).

8.10.030 Running engines.

All engines, motors and related machinery capable of providing fume ignition from electrical sparking or exhaust heat shall be turned off prior to fueling or transfer operations, except when such fueling or transfer operations are performed by commercial tank wagons, and not be restarted until the operation is completed with hoses and caps replaced in their original state. (Ord. 1072 § 3, 1983).

8.10.040 Posting of signs.

All owners and operations shall cause to be posted, in conspicuous locations about the premises of such fuel handling facilities, appropriate signs notifying users that “smoking” and “running engines” are prohibited by law. Said owner/operators shall further provide a copy of this regulation to all users of those facilities which are not provided with a full-time attendant during operation. (Ord. 1072 § 4, 1983).

8.10.050 Violation – Penalty.

A. Any act which violates any provision of this chapter shall be deemed a misdemeanor.

B. Any person, firm, or corporation adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor under this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed the sum of $500.00. (Ord. 1072 § 5, 1983).