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(A) For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPLIANCES. Includes all gas-burning appliances intended for use with liquified petroleum gas.
LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS. Includes any material which is composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures of them: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or iso-butane) and butylenes.
LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS EQUIPMENT. Includes all devices, piping and equipment pertinent to the use of liquified petroleum gas, except gas-burning appliances.
(‘89 Code, § 78.01)
(B) All installations of liquified petroleum gas equipment shall be in conformity with the provisions of this section, with state statutes, with any orders, rules or regulations issued by authority thereof, and with generally recognized standards for safety to persons and property. Where no specific standards are prescribed by this code or by the state statutes, or by any orders, rules or regulations issues by the authority thereof, conformity with the Standards of the National Fire Protection Association for the Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gasses (NFPA No. 53) and with the Recommended Food Practice Rules for liquified Petroleum Gas Piping and Appliance Installations in Buildings, as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA No. 52) shall be prima facie evidence of safe installation.
(‘89 Code, § 78.02)
(C) Each person installing liquified petroleum gas equipment for industrial or commercial use shall first obtain a permit from the Fire Chief. No fee shall be charged for the permit. No permit shall be required for installation of gas burning appliances or for replacing portable cylinders.
(‘89 Code, § 78.03)
(D) No liquified petroleum gas bulk plant shall be established within the city unless the proposed installation has been inspected and approved and a permit issued by the Fire Chief, and the owner thereof has complied with this section, state laws and all orders, rules and regulations issued by authority thereof.
(‘89 Code, § 78.04)
(E) Each person installing liquified petroleum gas equipment in the city shall keep a record of each installation, showing the name and address of the customer at whose place the liquified petroleum gas equipment has been installed and the date of the installation. He or she shall disclose the record to the Fire Chief at any time, upon request, during regular business hours. No record need be kept of the installation of gas burning appliances or replacement of portable cylinders.
(‘89 Code, § 78.05)
(F) The Fire Chief shall inspect a reasonable number of installations of liquified petroleum gas equipment.
(‘89 Code, § 78.06)
(G) In addition to the foregoing divisions of this section, bulk plants devoted to filling liquified petroleum gas containers shall comply with the following requirements, except office buildings and other buildings or structures on the same property which are not used for filling containers or other similar operations:
(1) No plant storage tank shall be located closer than 50 feet to any building not physically connected with the plant, or to any line of adjoining property which may be built upon.
(2) Artificial lighting shall be restricted to electricity. In buildings or portions of buildings containing liquified petroleum gas storage containers, and in buildings or portions of buildings where cylinders or tank trucks are filled, all electrical equipment for light and power shall be in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Code for Class 1, Group D, Hazardous Locations. Heating shall be by steam, hot water, or hot air with heating units located in a separate building provided for this purpose, or in a separate room cut off from all other portions of the building by vapor-tight fire resistant walls and with entrance from the outside.
(‘89 Code, § 78.07)
(H) Tank trucks used in the distribution of liquified petroleum gas shall conform to provisions set out in division (B) above.
(‘89 Code, § 78.08)
(I) Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter and who, after notice from the Fire Chief, shall fail to correct any incorrect installation within 20 days after receiving the notice, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and be subject to a fine. Each day shall be considered a separate offense.
(‘89 Code, § 78.09) Penalty, see § 10.99