§ 9.52.150. Chapter 38, Liquefied Petroleum Gases, amended  


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  • International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Chapter 38, Liquefied Petroleum Gases, is hereby adopted in its entirety with the following amendments:

    9.52.150.1 Section 3801.1 Scope, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3801.1 Scope, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    3801.1 Scope. Storage, handling and transportation of LP-gas and the installation of LP-gas equipment pertinent to systems for such uses shall comply with this chapter, The Railroad Commission of Texas - Liquified Gas Safety Rules and NFPA 58. Properties of LP-gases shall be determined in accordance with Appendix B of NFPA 58.

    9.52.150.2 Section 3803.2.1.7 Use for food preparation, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3803.2.1.7 Use for food preparation, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    3803.2.1.7 Use for food preparation (In buildings). Where approved by the fire code official, listed LP-gas food service appliances are allowed to be used for food-preparation for special events and in attended commercial food-catering operations in accordance with the International Fuel Gas Code, the International Mechanical Code, NFPA 58, and the Texas Railroad Commission Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Rules.

    9.52.150.3 Section 3804.2 Maximum capacity within established limits, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3804.2 Maximum capacity within established limits, is hereby amended to read as follows:

    3804.2 Prohibited storage within established limits. Within the limits of the fire district(s), as described in Chapter 18.08 of the City Code, it shall be unlawful for any person, whether as owner, partner, lessee, manager or agent, to construct maintain or operate any tank or other equipment for the storage or dispensing of liquefied petroleum gases, or to store, transport or dispense the same.

    9.52.150.4 Section 3804.2 Maximum capacity within established limits, exception deleted. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3804.2 Maximum capacity within established limits, the exception is deleted in its entirety.

    9.52.150.5 Section 3805.3 Natural gas service, added. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 3805.3 Natural gas service, is hereby added to read as follows:

    3805.3 Natural gas service. LP-gas shall not be used in lieu of natural gas to fuel any gas-fueled appliances in any building, residence, or manufactured home located within 300 feet of a natural gas line.

    Exceptions:

     1. LP-gas fueled-cooking devices operated outdoors.

     2. Buildings, residences, and manufactured homes properly equipped with LP-gas appliances prior to December 14, 2004, the date of adoption of the 2003 International Fire Code with amendments.

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