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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, pile or store on any lot, plot of ground, railroad siding, switch track or other place within the fire limits of the city, any solid fuel in quantities greater than 1,000 tons without first having obtained a hazardous materials license, as specified in Section 4-6-210. Provided, however, that this requirement shall not apply to any person conducting or operating a coal yard licensed under this chapter.
(b) It shall be the duty of every person establishing and maintaining such lot, plot of ground, railroad siding, switch track or other place within the fire limits of the city to store all soft coal away from the brickwork of boilers and furnaces. Whenever solid fuel in storage shows indication of spontaneous ignition or gives off gases, it shall be the duty of the licensee, agent or person in charge or control of the premises to turn over or overhaul such solid fuel and remove all portions of the same showing indication of ignition or coking. Such work shall be done under the supervision of the fire commissioner. The floor or ground surface of the premises shall at all times be kept free from flammable waste material and accumulations of combustible waste materials. Gasoline, fuel oil or other flammable liquids shall not be placed or stored upon the licensed premises unless separated from such solid fuel by fireproof walls.
(Added Coun. J. 2-7-96, p. 15616; Amend Coun. J. 6-6-12, p. 28356, § 42; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 64)