Village of Lancaster, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lancaster 1-12-1959 as Chapter X of the Ordinances of the Village of Lancaster (Ch. 87 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 156.
Zoning — See Ch. 350.

§ 170-1 Permit required.

A. 
No plant known as a "filling station," "service station" or "garage," nor any establishment handling gasoline or any other explosive liquids for retail sales shall be permitted to store same within the Village of Lancaster unless an application is presented to the Village Board and a permit is issued by said body.
B. 
No such permission shall be granted by the Board of Trustees unless the ordinances, rules and regulations of the Village of Lancaster, County of Erie and State of New York shall have been or are to be complied with, and unless a notice of such application and of the time and place at which the same shall be heard shall have been published in the official newspaper of the Village of Lancaster at least one week before action is taken on such application, and a public hearing held thereon.

§ 170-2 Tanks to be located underground.

No tanks or receptacles for the storage of gasoline or any other explosive liquids having a flash point below 100° F. shall be erected or maintained above the ground level, and all such storage tanks forming a part of a gasoline or other products of explosive liquids shall be buried so that the top of the tank shall be at least two feet below the ground level.

§ 170-3 Tanks under sidewalks or beyond building line.

No tanks for the storage of the above named liquids shall be located under a sidewalk or beyond the building line without a written permit from the Board of Trustees.

§ 170-4 Tank and pipe specifications.

A. 
Each tank used for the storage of gasoline or other explosive liquids shall in no case have a capacity greater than 4,000 gallons, each to be constructed of steel at least 3/16 inch in thickness and tested for leaks before covering.
B. 
Each storage tank shall be provided with a filling pipe, a drawing off pipe and a vent pipe with an outlet which shall be located at least 12 feet above grade.
C. 
All piping and fittings used for gasoline shall be galvanized.
D. 
All screw joints shall be made with litharge and glycerine or any approved compound.
E. 
The filling pipe shall be at least two inches in diameter and shall be laid at a descending grade from the point of filling. The fill pipe shall be closed at the end with a suitable valve or fitting when not in use to prevent any escape of gases or vapors.

§ 170-5 Certain apparatus prohibited near tanks.

No stove, forge, torch or other device employing flame or fire, nor any electrical or other apparatus likely to produce an exposed spark, except such electrical motors as are the fully enclosed type, shall be placed within 10 feet of such tanks, unless it be placed in a room or compartment separated therefrom by a partition constructed of fire-retarding material and provided with a self-closing fireproof door.

§ 170-6 Lighting.

No system of artificial light, other than incandescent electric lights, shall be installed in any premises used for the storage of explosive liquid.

§ 170-7 Restrictions on issuance of permits.

No permit for the storage of gasoline or other explosive liquids will be issued for any building or enclosure which is occupied as a tenement house, hotel or lodging house, where paints, varnish or lacquers are manufactured or kept for sale, or which is situated within 100 feet of the nearest wall of a building occupied as a school, theater or other place of public amusement or assembly.

§ 170-8 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 6-29-1976 by L.L. No. 10-1976]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties for Offenses, of the Code of the Village of Lancaster.