(a)   A temporary installation of an above-ground storage tank, not to exceed 500 gallon capacity, for flammable, combustible or hazardous liquids, may be permitted by special permit from the Fire Division. The temporary tank must meet NFPA 30 requirements. The temporary tank permit is good for a maximum of 60 days, and extensions may be granted by the Fire Prevention Officer or Fire Chief for a time period to be determined by the Fire Prevention Officer or Fire Chief.
   (b)   A property owner may apply for a permit to permanently install an above-ground storage tank for flammable, combustible or hazardous liquids. The application for a permanent tank must be made to the Planning Commission, and plans must comply with the following requirements of the Fire Division and the Building Department:
      (1)   Only vaulted tanks are permitted.
      (2)   The tank must meet or exceed NFPA 30, 30A, 31 and 70 requirements.
      (3)   The tank must meet or exceed UL 2085 requirements.
      (4)   The Fire Division will determine the type of crash protection individually by site.
      (5)   Vaulted tanks must have interstitial space leak detection with audible and visual alert.
      (6)   The tank area is to be surrounded by screening or fencing that has been approved by both the Building and Fire Department. Approved crash protection shall be installed in all areas with motor vehicle access. No drains are permitted in the enclosure.
      (7)   The above-ground storage tank owner shall provide the Fire Division with enough foam to fight a fire involved with the tank. The amount and type of foam is to be specified by the Fire Division.
      (8)   The tank must be installed on concrete pads only as specified by the Building Department.
      (9)   The proposed site must be approved by the Fire Division.
      (10)   The anchoring of the tank is required as specified by the manufacturer.
      (11)   The tank is to be installed in an industrial area only.
      (12)   Permanent tanks not in excess of 2,000 gallons may only be installed with a minimum buffer area of 150 feet from any residential area.
      (13)   For permanent tanks in excess of 2,000 gallons, but less than 12,000 gallons there shall be a minimum buffer area of 150 feet plus an additional fifty feet for every 1,000 gallons over 2,000 from any residential area.
      (14)   For permanent tanks with a capacity of more than 2,000 gallons, but not more than 12,000 gallons, only diesel fuel or liquid with a flashpoint equal to or greater than that of diesel fuel may be stored. There shall be no aboveground storage of gasoline.
(Ord. 1994-95. Passed 8-22-94; Ord. 2001-043. Passed 5-16-01; Ord. 2010-39. Passed 4-21-10.)