§ 9.52.140. Chapter 34, Flammable and Combustible Liquids, amended  


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  • International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Chapter 34, Flammable and Combustible Liquids, is hereby adopted in its entirety with the following amendments:

    9.52.140.1 Section 3405.3.8.2 Location on property, exception added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3405.3.8.2 Location on property, exception #3 added to read as follows:

     3. Mobile fueling dispensing activities shall not be conducted within 30 feet (9144 mm) of buildings, building openings, combustible materials, lot lines, public alleys or public ways.

    9.52.140.2 Section 3406.1.2 Restricted Locations, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3406.1.2 Restricted Locations, is hereby added to read as follows:

    3406.1.2 Restricted Locations. It is unlawful for any individual, firm, partnership or corporation within the city limits, to install, enlarge or operate a bulk oil station, refinery, or distilling plant, except when such places conform in location and construction and maintain distances and safeguards as hereinafter specified. All storage of oils and gasoline in Classes I and II for the purpose of refining, or distilling or jobbing, or wholesaling, and handled by motor vehicles for delivery, must be installed within the below specified districts, as hereafter designated.

    9.52.140.3 Section 3406.1.3 Designated Districts, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3406.1.3 Designated Districts, is hereby added to read as follows:

    3406.1.3 Designated Districts. The districts in which refineries, wholesale oil stations, or bulk stations may be located are described as follows:

    3406.1.3.1 Beginning at the centerline of Durazno Avenue and the centerline of Ledo Road southerly to the north line of Rosa Avenue; thence easterly three hundred seventy-five feet in a straight line; thence northerly to the centerline of Durazno Avenue; thence westerly to the point of beginning, to include Ritchie Distributing Company, 4700 Durazno Avenue.

    3406.1.3.2 Beginning at the intersection of Texaco Road and the north line of Southern Pacific Railroad tracks; thence westerly along the railroad tracks to the east line of Clark Road, thence north along the east line of Clark Road to the south line of Welch Avenue; thence easterly along the south line of Welch Avenue to the south line of Tampa Avenue; thence east along the south lien of Tampa Avenue to the west line of the Western Refining South Plant; thence northerly along the west line of Western Refining South Plant to the west line of the Western Refining North Plant; thence northerly along the west line of the Western Refining North Plant to the south line of Gateway Boulevard East; thence easterly along the south line of Gateway Boulevard East to the east line of Airway Boulevard; thence northerly along the east line of Airway Boulevard to the south line of Viscount Boulevard; thence easterly along the south line of Viscount Boulevard to the east line of the Trans Mountain Oil Co.; thence southerly along the east line of the Trans Mountain Oil Co. to the north line of Gateway Boulevard West; thence westerly along the north line of Gateway Boulevard West to the east line of Airway Boulevard; thence south along the east line of Airway Boulevard to the south line of Gateway Boulevard East; thence easterly along Gateway Boulevard East to the east line of Hawkins Road; thence southerly along the east line of Hawkins Road to the east line of Phelps Dodge Refinery; thence southerly along the east line of Phelps Dodge Refinery to the south line of Phelps Dodge Refinery; thence westerly along the south line of Phelps Dodge Refinery to the east line of Western Refining North spur track; thence southerly along the east line of the spur track to the north line of Southern Pacific Railroad track; thence westerly along the north line of Southern Pacific Railroad tracks to the point of beginning to include Western Refining South Plant, Western Refining North Plant, Trans Mountain Oil Co., Navajo Oil and all property contained within the boundary specified in this section.

    3406.1.3.3 Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Lafayette Drive and the centerline of San Paulo Drive westerly to the east side of Lot 7, Block 28; thence northerly to the south line of Lot 1, Block 39; then easterly to the centerline of Lafayette Drive; thence southerly to the point of beginning, to include the Municipal Service Center.

    3406.1.3.4 Beginning at a point marked by the intersection of the centerline of Beech Street and the northerly right-of-way line of Boeing Drive; thence westerly along the centerline of the Boeing Drive separation median to a point on the east line of Lot 24, Block 4, El Paso International Airport Tracts; then northerly along the east line of Lot 24, Block 4, extended to a point on the south edge of a fifty-foot wide service taxiway; thence westerly along the south edge of the taxiway to a point opposite the easterly line of Lot 10, Block 4, El Paso International Airport Tracts, extended; thence southwesterly to and along the said easterly line of Lot 10, Block 4, to a point lying one hundred twenty-five feet northerly of the north right-of-way line of Boeing Drive; thence northwesterly perpendicular to the above line across Lot 10, Block 4, to a point lying in the westerly line of the Lot 10, Block 4; thence westerly to a distance of two hundred seventy-five feet to a point lying seventy-five feet north of the northerly right-of-way line of Boeing Drive and being within Lot 9, Block 4, El Paso International Airport Tracts; thence northerly through the remainder of Lot 9, Block 4, and through Lot 8, Block 4, to a point being the southeasterly corner of Lot 6, Block 4, El Paso International Airport Tracts; thence northeasterly across Lot 5, Block 4, to a point being the northeasterly corner of Lot 4, Block 4, El Paso International Airport Tracts; thence northeasterly through the approximate centers of Lots 1 and 2, Block 4, El Paso International Airport Tracts to a point lying in the northeasterly right-of-way line of Northrup Road; thence northwesterly along the right-of-way line of Northrup Road to a point in the southerly right-of-way line of American Drive; thence northeasterly along the southerly right-of-way line of American Drive to a point in the southwesterly right-of-way line of Convair Road; thence southeasterly along the right-of-way line of Convair Road and along an extension of said line for a total distance of seven hundred feet to a point; thence perpendicular to the above line northeasterly a total distance of two hundred fifty feet to a point; thence perpendicular to the above line northwesterly to a point; the point being an intersection of this line with the northerly right-of-way line of Convair Road extended; thence westerly along the northerly right-of-way line of Convair Road extended to an intersection with a line being an extension of the east line of Taxiway "A"; thence north along said extension of the east line of Taxiway "A" to a point being on the southeasterly line of Runway 4-22; thence northeasterly along the southeasterly line of Runway 4-22 to an intersection with the south line of the Runway 8-26 (left) stopway; then easterly along said south line of the Runway 8-26 (left) stopway to an intersection with the easterly line of Taxiway "M" thence southeasterly along the easterly line of Taxiway "M" to an intersection with the north line of Military Cargo Apron; then easterly along the north line of the Military Cargo Apron and along an extension of said line for a distance of approximately one thousand one hundred fifty feet to a point; thence northeasterly parallel to the northerly property line of Block 17, El Paso International Airport Tracts for a distance of approximately one thousand eight hundred feet to a point; thence easterly to a point lying in the extended easterly property line of Lot 8, Block 17, El Paso International Airport Tracts, the point also being one hundred twenty-five feet north of the northwest corner of the Lot 8, Block 17; thence southerly to a point being the northwesterly corner of Lot 9, Block 17 (FAA Tower Site); thence westerly to a point being the midpoint of the east line of Lot 6 and the west line of Lot 7, Block 17, El Paso International Airport Tracts; thence southwesterly on a line intersecting the midpoints of the lot lines through Lots 6, 5, 4 and 3 and the line extended straight across Lots 1 and 2 to an intersection with the northerly right-of-way line of Boeing Drive; thence westerly along the northerly right-of-way line of Boeing Drive to the point of beginning; all of which has been laid out and marked on the plat entitled "El Paso International Airport Wholesale Gasoline and Fuel District" and dated April 11, 1968.

    3406.1.3.5 A portion of Lots 7 and 8, Block 17, El Paso International Airport Tracts, Units 9, El Paso County, Texas, being more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows to wit; from a point, said point being the common southerly corner of Lots 6 and 7, Block 17, El Paso International Airport Tracts, Unit 9, the point also lying in the northerly right-of-way line of Centurion Drive; thence along the northerly right-of-way lien of Centurion Drive 30.00 feet along the arc of a curve to the right, whose central angle is 3°11'00" whose radius is 540.12 feet and whose chord bears North 69°43'31" East a distance of 30.01 feet to a point, said point lying on the northerly right-of-way line of Centurion Drive, said point also being the point of beginning; thence North 21°51'59" West a distance of 264.79 feet; thence North 81°10'07" East a distance of 402.14 feet; thence South 8°49'53" East a distance of 250.00 feet to a point, the point lying on the northerly right-of-way line of Centurion Drive; thence South 81°10'07" West continuing along the northerly right-of-way line of Centurion Drive a distance of 250.00 feet; thence continuing along the northerly right-of-way line of Centurion Drive 92.87 feet along the arc of a curve to the left, whose central angle is 9°51'06" whose radius is 540.12 feet and whose chord bears South 76°14'34" West a distance of 92.76 feet to the point of beginning and containing in all 2.148 acres of land, more or less, to include Chevron Oil Products.

    9.52.140.4 Section 3406.5.4.5 Commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3406.5.4.5 Commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing, paragraphs 1, 2, and 6, are hereby amended to read as follows:

    3406.5.4.5 Commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing.

     1. Dispensing shall occur only at sites that have been permitted to conduct mobile refueling as per IFC section 105.6, as amended by 9.52.030.11 of this Code.

     2. The representative of a mobile fueling operation shall provide to the jurisdiction a written response plan which demonstrates readiness to respond to a fuel spill and carry out appropriate mitigation measures, and describes the process to dispose properly of contaminated materials.

     6. Mobile fueling operations shall not take place within 30 feet of buildings, property lines or combustible storage.

    9.52.140.5 Section 3406.5.1.11 Switch loading, exception added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3406.5.11 Switch loading, exception is hereby added to read as follows:

    Exception: Switch loading is permitted when all precautions and practices are met in accordance with API, RP 2003 — 1998 Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents.

    9.52.140.6 Section 3406.6.1.3 Vehicle motor shutdown, exception added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3406.6.1.3 Vehicle motor shutdown, exception is hereby added to read as follows:

    Exception: Tank vehicles where the operator carries and can utilize a remote emergency shut-off device which, when activated, immediately causes flow of fuel from the tank vehicle to cease.

(Ord. No. 17423, 9-21-2010, eff. 1-1-2011)