City of Buffalo, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Art. VIII of Ch. XII of the Charter and Ordinances, 1974, of the City of Buffalo. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Air pollution — See Ch. 66.
Boilers and engines — See Ch. 94.
Building construction and demolition; fire prevention — See Ch. 103.
Open burning — See Ch. 119.
Flammable liquids — See Ch. 186.
Gasoline — See Ch. 219.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 235.
Heating — See Ch. 238.
Licenses — See Ch. 263.
Oil and gas wells — See Ch. 302.
Wood and coal — See Ch. 501.
A. 
No wholesale or retail bulk dealer, manufacturer or wholesale package dealer shall deliver liquefied petroleum gas to any retail package dealer, retail bulk dealer, manufacturer, processing plant, service station, garage, construction contractor or storage facility unless such recipient has a permit or license as required by this chapter.
B. 
No tank vehicle shall be used to discharge any liquefied petroleum gas from its cargo tank to any portable container wherever located. In case of an emergency, a quantity sufficient to dispel the emergency may be discharged from a tank vehicle to a portable container, upon proper notification and permission from the Department of Fire.
All permits and licenses required under the provisions of this chapter shall be conspicuously displayed at the place of use, storage and handling.
A. 
A license shall be obtained for each installation of liquefied petroleum gas employing a container or an aggregate of interconnected containers of over 2,000 gallons' water capacity or if quantities of liquefied petroleum gas are stored that exceed 300 pounds (approximately 2,550 cubic feet in vapor form) on the premises, which shall be issued by the Director of Licenses subject to the approval of the Bureau of Fire Prevention. Said license shall expire on December 31 after issuance and be renewable thereafter. The fee therefor shall be as provided in Chapter 175, Fees.
B. 
A permit shall be obtained from the Bureau of Fire Prevention for storage, handling or other use of liquefied petroleum gas.
C. 
The following shall be excepted:
(1) 
Facilities which have a license as required above.
(2) 
Storage, handling or use within buildings not frequented by the public in quantities 40 pounds or less in the aggregate.
Storage locations of liquefied petroleum gas shall be provided with approved portable fire extinguisher(s) and water-spray fixed systems for fire protection as required by the Bureau of Fire Prevention in accordance with acceptable practices.
A. 
Undiluted liquefied petroleum gas in liquid form shall not be conveyed through piping equipment and systems in buildings housing one or more families or containing one or more roomers, lodgers or boarders.
B. 
Liquefied petroleum gas shall not be vaporized by devices utilizing an open flame or open electrical coil.
C. 
Where two or more containers are installed, connections shall be arranged so containers shall be replaced without shutting off the flow of gas to equipment.
D. 
Containers shall be designed, stored and located so as not to be a hazard to the premises served or to the surrounding property and with approval of the Buffalo Fire Department.
E. 
Systems shall be provided with safety devices to relieve excessive pressure and shall be arranged so that the discharge terminates at a safe location.
F. 
Systems shall have at least one visible means for shutting off the gas. Such means shall be located outside the building and shall be maintained in good operating condition.
G. 
Systems shall be prohibited for heating and cooking purposes where gas is available and accessible from a public utility company for use.