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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep on hand or store fuel oil for use in any business, other than the business of dealer in such oil, without first procuring a hazardous materials license, as specified in Section 4-6-210, for each location, place or premises where such person keeps on hand or stores for use any such oil. Provided, however, that no license shall be required of any person who keeps on hand or stores fuel oil in a quantity less than 2,150 gallons for use exclusively in the heating of any building.
(b) The fire commissioner, upon receipt of such application, shall investigate or cause to be investigated the place of business described in such application and the methods and equipment intended to be used by such applicant in the storage and handling of fuel oil.
(c) All containers or tanks used for the storage of fuel oil and all buildings and premises wherein fuel oil is stored shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the building and fire prevention chapters of this Code.
All containers or tanks used for the storage of fuel oil, either above or below ground or within a building, and the premises used for the storage of such oil, shall be inspected by the fire commissioner at least once each year.
Rags, soiled waste and wastepaper shall be kept in metal containers pending removal from the premises.
No person shall smoke in that part of any premises where such oil is stored.
It shall be unlawful for any fuel oil storer to refill any fuel oil storage container or tank used in connection with an oil-burning heater, boiler or furnace, unless such storage container or tank is equipped with an automatic or return vent pipe, or unless the fill pipe of such storage container or tank is equipped with a screw or automatic cap. It shall be the duty of every such storer after filling or refilling any fuel oil storage container or tank to replace the screw cap on such fill pipe, or if equipped with an automatic cap, to see to it that said fill pipe cap is properly closed.
(Added Coun. J. 2-7-96, p. 15616; Amend Coun. J. 6-6-12, p. 28356, § 44; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 66)