City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 11-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Dwelling unit heat supply: see § 8-503.2.
Heating devices: see 37 Pa. Code § 13.161.

§ 3-703.1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
OIL
Any liquid fuel with a flash point above 100° F., including but not limited to kerosene.
PORTABLE, OIL-BURNING HEATING DEVICE
Any self-contained, self-supporting, oil-fueled heater not connected to a flue, equipped with an integral reservoir and designed to be carried from one location to another.

§ 3-703.2 Testing required.

A portable, oil-burning heating device shall not be sold, offered for sale, or used in this City unless a nationally recognized testing or inspection agency, such as but not limited to Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., has:
A. 
Evaluated the portable, oil-burning heating device with respect to reasonably foreseeable hazards to life and property that it might cause.
B. 
Found the portable, oil-burning heating device to be reasonably safe for its specific purpose.
C. 
Shown the particular model of the portable, oil-burning heating device on a list of devices that have been evaluated according to the requirements of Subsection A of this section and found to be safe according to the requirements of Subsection B of this section.
D. 
Accompanied the portable, oil-burning heating device with a certificate or with the mark, name or symbol of the agency as an indication that it has been evaluated according to the requirements of Subsection A of this section, found safe according to the requirements of Subsection B of this section, and listed in accordance with the requirements of Subsection C of this section. The certificate or the mark, name, or symbol of the agency must accompany the portable, oil-burning heating device at all times when it is sold, offered for sale or used in this City.

§ 3-703.3 Enforcement.

The Fire Chief, or any member of the Bureau of Fire designated by the Fire Chief, shall have the power to institute any proceedings at law or in equity necessary for the enforcement of this chapter.

§ 3-703.99 Penalty.

Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the general code penalty, § 1-301.99 of these Codified Ordinances.