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(A) All oil and gas wells located within the city shall comply with the following requirements.
(1) A backflow prevention valve, check valve or one-way valve shall be installed between the storage tank and its associated well head, which shall be permanently marked and approved by the Fire Department. The owner, agent or operator of the well shall arrange for the Fire Department to be present when the valve is installed.
(2) Pipelines from the wellhead to the separator and from the storage tank to the distribution or sales point shall be installed at least 24 inches below the surface of the ground. These pipelines shall have a protective coating or cover or a cathode ground protection In accordance with the National Fire Protection Association, Standard 30; American National Standards Institute, No. B31; Petroleum Equipment Institute Nos. 100 or 200, or such other standard that the Fire Department approves.
(3) Well heads, storage tank batteries and remote production equipment sites shall be enclosed with an eight-foot chain link security fence with the access doors locked at all times, which shall be installed prior to commencing any production or transmission activities. Well heads shall be covered with chain link fencing to provide security and protection.
(4) All outlet valves, distribution point valves or sale line valves shall be locked at all times, except when involved to directly supervised off-loading activities.
(5) All transmission pipelines from the well head to the primary separating or storage tank, from the separator or production equipment to the appropriate storage tank, and from the storage tank to the distribution or sales point, shall be tested, in the presence of the Fire Department, either hydrostatically or pneumatically, in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association, Standard 30; American National Standards Institute, No. B31; Petroleum Equipment Institute Nos. 100 or 200, or such other standard that the Fire Department approves, or a test designated by the Fire Department at the maximum anticipated operating pressure, or the maximum regulated relief pressure of the well head, but in no case less than 50 pounds per square inch, before the pipeline is connected to the system or put in service.
(6) All petroleum storage tanks shall be tested to assure that the standards of the National Fire Protection Association, Standard 30; American National Standards Institute, No. B31; or Petroleum Equipment Institute Nos. 100 or 200; have been met. These tanks shall be pressure tested at no less than two and one-half pounds per square inch for vertical tanks and three to five pounds per square inch for horizontal tanks, depending upon the size of the task. This is done before the tank is connected to the system or put into service.
(7) All oil and gas well systems with a detectable odor shall have an odor-filtering device.
(8) Access roads shall be constructed prior to well installation, which meet the load limitations and dimensions for fire equipment, which shall be maintained during well production and operations, and which shall be removed when the site is restored pursuant to this section.
(B) All owners, agents and operators of oil and gas wells located within the city shall obtain a final inspection of the well and its components and shall obtain written approval from the Fire Department before a well may be placed into production or before any phase of production is initiated.
(C) All owners, agents and operators of oil and gas wells located within the city shall report any change of ownership or any alteration, modification or variation in equipment or operation to the Fire Department within 24-hours, in writing, of any change in such information.
(D) All owners, agents and operators of oil and gas wells located within the city shall immediately report to the Fire Department any condition or situation that may create an emergency or pose an imminent danger to persons, property or the environment.
(E) All owners, agents and operators of oil and gas wells located within the city shall arrange for the Fire Department to inspect and test any repair or alteration that is made to the well or its components.
(F) All owners, agents and operators of oil and gas wells located within the city shall, within 30 days after ending operation of a well, dismantle and remove all equipment, plug the well in an approved manner, reclaim the soil to its native state and restore the site to a condition that the city approves.
(G) No person shall disrupt or alter any oil or gas well production activities located within the city, or any well or its components, without written approval from the owner, agent or operator of the well, and the notification of the Fire Department.
(H) No person shall build upon or modify any terrain within the city that is within 300 feet of an oil or gas well or its components, including access roads, transmission pipelines or production equipment, without the prior approval of the Fire Department.
(I) The Fire Department may order any oil or gas well located within the city to be shut down if any of the requirements of this section or state law are not met, or at any time that the well or its components create an emergency or an imminent danger to person, property or the environment.
(Prior Code, § 1614.03) (Ord. 118-2003, passed 9-8-2003)