PART FIFTEEN - FIRE PREVENTION CODE
Chap. 1503 .  Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
Chap. 1511 .  Open Burning.
      Chap. 1513.  Insurance Proceeds on Fire Damaged Structures.
      Chap. 1515.  Temporary Power Distribution.
CHAPTER 1503
Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas
1503.01   Regulations established.
1503.02   Containers holding less than 125 gallons.
1503.03   Containers holding more than 125 gallons; permit.
1503.04   Prohibited storage area.
1503.05   Appeals.
1503.06   Permit revocation.
1503.07   Other applicable laws.
1503.99   Penalty.
 
CROSS REFERENCES
Removal of unsafe structures - see Ohio R.C. 715.26(B), 715.261
Power to regulate explosives - see Ohio R.C. 715.60 et seq.
Fire limits - see Ohio R.C. 737.28
Inspection of buildings for fire and safety - see Ohio R.C. 737.34
Petroleum liquids and gases - see Ohio R.C. 3737.17 et seq.
Fire prevention - see Ohio R.C. Ch. 3743
 
1503.01  REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED.
   Rules, regulations and permit requirements governing the installation and maintenance of liquefied petroleum gas tanks and containers are hereby established for the City.
(Ord. 72-4451.  Passed 2-20-73.)
1503.02  CONTAINERS HOLDING LESS THAN 125 GALLONS.
   Tanks or containers for liquefied petroleum gas of less than 125 gallons capacity shall be installed on a stable base and anchored by at least one-eighths inch chain or cable or comparable fasteners.
(Ord. 72-4451.  Passed 2-20-73.)
1503.03  CONTAINERS HOLDING MORE THAN 125 GALLONS; PERMIT.
   Tanks and containers for liquefied petroleum gas of 125 gallons or more capacity shall be subject to the following rules and regulations:
   (a)   All such tanks and other containers, together with piping, tubing and hoses shall be tested for leaks at operating pressures after assembly and installation;
   (b)   All such tanks and containers shall have safety valves as required by law;
   (c)   All above ground tanks and containers shall be kept properly painted;
   (d)   All such tanks and containers shall be enclosed with an industrial type fence no less than six feet in height, which has at least one means of emergency exit and is at no point nearer than three feet to the tank or container;
   (e)   All such tanks and containers shall be installed on a cement or other approved foundation and containers shall be mounted on saddles which permit expansion and contraction;
   (f)   The area between the tank or container and the fence surrounding it shall be covered with a plastic or similar type material and shall then be covered with crushed stone to a depth of at least four inches;
   (g)   All installations shall have adequate provision for expansion, contraction, jarring, vibration and settling by making use of flexible connections or other approved means;
   (h)   No such tanks or containers shall be installed underground nor shall any such tanks or containers be installed on any roof or other locations determined by the Chief of the Fire Department to be hazardous or unsuitable;
   (i)   Anyone wishing to build, erect, install or construct such a tank or other container shall first apply to the Chief of the Fire Department for a permit authorizing such building, erection, installation or construction.  Application shall be made upon forms made available and approved by the Chief and such application shall be accompanied by plans and drawings showing the proposed location of the bulk tank or container and indicating the distance of the tank or container from property lines, buildings and structures of any kind and from fence hereinbefore described.
      (Ord. 72-4451.  Passed 2-20-73.)
 
1503.04  PROHIBITED STORAGE AREA.
   No tanks or containers for liquefied petroleum gas, regardless of capacity, shall be installed or permitted to remain within the area bounded by the center line of Pierce Street on the east; the center line of Walnut Street on the south; the center line of Boston Street, extending through the church property, on the west; and the center line of Church Street on the north.  However, the Chief of the Fire Department may issue permits for the temporary use of propane within the foregoing area.
(Ord. 72-4451.  Passed 2-20-73.)
1503.05  APPEALS.
   Whenever the Chief of the Fire Department disapproves an application for a permit required by this chapter or when it is claimed that the provisions of this chapter do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of this chapter have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal the decision to the Board of Appeals.
(Ord. 72-4451.  Passed 2-20-73.)
1503.06  PERMIT REVOCATION.
   Permits which are issued under this chapter shall nevertheless be subject to revocation by the Chief of the Fire Department when it is determined that the holder of the permit is in violation of any provision of this chapter relating to the subject matter of the permit.
(Ord. 72-4451.  Passed 2-20-73.)
1503.07  OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS.
   This chapter shall not be construed to prevent, nor is it intended to prevent the enforcement of other ordinances, codes, statutes or regulations which prescribe more restrictive limitations or which require higher standards, nor shall the same be construed so as to permit or authorize the use, occupancy or operation prohibited by these Codified Ordinances.
(Ord. 72-4451.  Passed 2-20-73.)
1503.99  PENALTY.
   (a)   Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter; fails to comply herewith; fails to obtain the permit herein required; violates or fails to comply with any order made hereunder; builds, constructs or erects any tank or container in violation of any provisions hereof or in violation of the plans submitted with the application for a permit, or any permit issued hereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken; or fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Board of Appeals or by a Court of competent jurisdiction, shall severally be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).  The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time.  When not otherwise specified, each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
   (b)   The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.