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Before installing a permanent fixed liquefied petroleum gas tank greater than 2,000 gallons individual water capacity or when the aggregate water capacity exceeds 4,000 gallons, the owner, lessee or agent of the premises where the tank is to be installed shall file with the fire commissioner a written application for permission to install said tank. The application shall set forth the location of the tank, the purpose for which the gas is to be used, the nature of occupancy, the dimensions, specifications and capacity of the tank and such other information as may be required. The application shall have affixed a statement, signed by the installer, stating that the tank, devices, equipment and safety clearances conform to the provisions of this Code. Attached to the application shall be a plat, drawn to scale, showing the location of the tank, all adjoining streets, alleys, railroads, building, occupancies and premises within 300 feet of the tank.
For installation of systems utilizing containers 2,000 gallons water capacity or less or 4,000 gallons aggregate capacity or less, the following procedure should be followed. A supplier having a valid liquefied petroleum gas supplier’s certification as hereinafter provided shall file within three days with the fire commissioner a certification that the system and its installation complies with the requirements of this Code. The system can be filled and used upon the filing of such certification.
If the tank is designed in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII Unfired Pressure Vessels, the fire commissioner shall, upon receiving the application and plat, submit the application to the department of buildings for zoning approval, and for approval of the tank and all equipment subject to pressure.
Upon receipt of the approval of the department of buildings, if required, the fire commissioner shall make, or cause to be made, an inspection of the site where said tank is to be installed to determine whether or not said location provides the safety clearance required by Chapter 15-26.
Upon satisfactory evidence that the site, tank and equipment as described in the application, specifications and plat conform to the provisions of the chapter, the fire commissioner shall issue to said applicant a permit for the installation of the tank. Upon the completion of the installation and before any liquefied petroleum gas has been put into the tank or container, the applicant shall notify in writing the department of buildings and the fire commissioner that the installation is ready for final external inspection. Upon receipt of the reports from the department of buildings and applicable fire department bureau that the installation has been approved, the fire commissioner shall issue to the owner, lessee or agent or other person in charge of the property, a certificate stating that the installation conforms to the provisions of this Code.
All tanks, cylinders, containers, valves, piping, devices and equipment for such gas shall conform to the requirements given in the National Fire Protection Association’s Pamphlet 58 entitled “Liquefied Petroleum Gases, 1972 Edition”, unless specifically covered in Chapter 15-26 of this Code.
(Prior code § 90-39; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-89, p. 4604; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-96, p. 15616; Amend Coun. J. 3-5-03, p. 104990, § 41; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. II, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 5-18-16, p. 24131, § 75; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029, Art. VIII, § 10)