CHAPTER VII. FIRECHAPTER VII. FIRE\ARTICLE 4. STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

No person, firm or corporation shall keep or cause to be kept or stored in any building in the city, any kerosene, or coal oil in quantities exceeding five (5) barrels.

(Code 1976, 6-401; Code 2015)

No person, firm, or corporation shall keep or store or cause to be kept or stored in any building in the city, any gasoline, naphtha, benzine or any other light product or crude petroleum, or fuel oil in quantities exceeding five (5) gallons, except that contained in tanks of automobiles, tractors, motorcycles or other self-propelled vehicles. All flammable liquids not stored in underground tanks, other than in tanks of automobiles, tractors, motorcycles or other self-propelled vehicles shall be kept in tight and entirely closed metal cans, free from leak and painted red. Underground tanks must be provided with screened vents and their locations and the pumps connected therewith must be approved by the fire chief.

(Code 1976, 6-402; Code 2015)

No person, firm or corporation shall store or cause to be stored in the open upon any premises in the city any gasoline, naphtha, ben­ zine or any other light product of crude petroleum or fuel oil in quantities exceeding one (1) barrel, except as otherwise provided in this article.

(Code 1976, 6-403; Code 2015)

Vent and fill pipes from underground tanks containing gasoline, benzine, naphtha or other light products of crude petroleum shall not be located within five feet (5’) of any building having the nearest wall constructed of combustible material or within five feet (5’) of any opening in any wall of any building.

(Code 1976, 6-404; Code 2015)

All flammable products of petroleum kept for sale within the City of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, shall be stored in tanks buried under the ground except for approved aboveground tanks to such an depth that the top or upper part hereof shall not be less than thirty-six inches below the surface of the surrounding land; such tanks shall be properly installed and equipped with proper ventilation and other equipment and shall comply with any and all specifications and requirements of the Fire Chief of the city.

(Code 1976, 6-405; Code 2015)

Large aboveground tanks containing flammable liquids such as gasoline, benzine, naphtha, kerosene and other light products of crude petroleum or fuel oil used in connection with wholesale and distributing stations shall not be located within the fire limits, nor within six hundred feet (600’) of any school, church, hospital, nursing home, or industrial or manufacturing plant. Tanks shall be of gas­ tight construction and equipped with screened vents of ample size, con­ forming to the regulations of the State Fire Marshall.

(Code 1976, 6-406; Code 2015)

Flammable liquids shall not be drawn or handled in the presence of open flame or fire, but may be drawn and handled by daylight or when lighting is by incandescent electric lamps in vapor proof globes.

(Code 1976, 6-407; Code 2015)

The provisions of this article shall not apply to any petroleum product bulk plant located on the right of way of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, nor to any petroleum product bulk plant storage constructed or installed subsequent to the effective date of this ordinance and which bulk plant is installed in conformity with regulations promulgated by the State Fire Marshall of the State of Kansas, and with the provisions of this article.

(Code 1976, 6-408; Code 2015)

Prior to the construction or installation of any such petroleum product bulk plant, the owner, lessee or person proposing to construct or install the same shall submit drawings or blueprints for the same to the governing body of the City of Cottonwood Falls, which drawings or blueprints shall show the approval of the State Fire Marshall as required by Kansas Administrative Regulation Number 22-7-6, and no construction or installation shall be commenced until the plans have been approved by the Fire Chief of the City of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, and the governing body of said City.

(Code 1976, 6-409; Code 2015)

No above-ground storage of petroleum products shall be permitted within the fire limits of the City, except that above-ground storage in Lots 7, 8, and 9 of Block 8, North Cottonwood Falls approved by the State Fire Marshall and conforming to the regulations of the State Fire Marshall.

(Code 1976, 6-410; Code 2015)

Any person, firm or corporation guilty of violating the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for every offense; Provided, that each day’s violation shall constitute a separate offense.

(Code 1976, 6-411; Code 2015)