Township of Upper Moreland, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Moreland Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 153.
Zoning — See Ch. 350.
[Adopted 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 1569 (Title 7, Ch. 9, of the 1977 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CUSTOMER
A person, firm or corporation who or which shall receive gasoline or flammable liquids, whether by retail sale or any other method, from any retail filling station or service station.
RETAIL FILLING STATION OR SERVICE STATION
Any place in the Township of Upper Moreland where pumps or other dispensing devices are available for the dispensing of gasoline or other flammable liquids for sale to the public.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee, operator or employee of any retail filling station or service station located in the Township of Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania, to permit any purchaser, customer or other person to use or manipulate any pump, hose, pipe or other device for pumping or dispensing gasoline or other flammable liquid for any purpose, unless such dispensing of gasoline or other flammable liquid shall be conducted under the supervision of a person trained in the dispensing of such gasoline or flammable liquids and under such conditions that the person supervising shall be within 25 feet of the point of dispensing of such gasoline or flammable liquids at all times during the dispensing. The only exception to the twenty-five-foot limit is where there is located at a retail filling station on one or more pump islands a control panel therein controlling all of the gasoline pumps on the pump island or islands, where said attendant is in full and unobstructed view of all customers and gasoline pumps. Said booth shall be constructed in such a manner as to provide a full view of all gasoline pumps at said retail filling station.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any purchaser or customer of a gasoline filling or service station in the Township of Upper Moreland to use or manipulate any pump, hose, pipe or other device for the pumping or dispensing of gasoline or other flammable liquid for any purpose unless such dispensing shall be conducted under the supervision of a person trained in the dispensing of such gasoline or flammable liquids and under such conditions that the person supervising shall be within 25 feet of the point of dispensing of such gasoline or flammable liquids at all times during the dispensing or at a control booth located as specified in Subsection A above.
C. 
Every retail filling station or service station providing self-service accommodations located in the Township of Upper Moreland shall at all times have posted at conspicuous locations on each pump island at least one sign of minimum size of 12 inches by 15 inches with lettering no less than a uniform size of 1/2 inch, containing the following statement:
IT IS UNLAWFUL UNDER THE TOWNSHIP CODE OF UPPER MORELAND TOWNSHIP FOR CUSTOMERS TO HANDLE PUMPS OR HOSES FOR DISPENSING FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS UNLESS A STATION ATTENDANT IS WITHIN 25 FEET OF POINT OF DISPENSING OR OBSERVING IN FULL VIEW FROM AN ISLAND BOOTH.
D. 
Every retail filling station or service station providing self-service accommodations shall comply with these provisions and the requirements of the Township Fire Prevention Code[1] including required permitting.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 153, Art. II, Fire Prevention Code.
E. 
Containers.
(1) 
Class I, II and IIIA liquids shall be dispensed into containers of approved material and construction, have tight closure with screwed or spring-loaded cover so designed that the contents can be dispensed without spilling. Liquids shall not be dispensed into portable tanks or cargo tanks.
(2) 
A hose nozzle valve used for dispensing Class I liquids into portable containers shall be in compliance with the latest edition of the International Fire Code and be manually held open during the dispensing operation.
(3) 
Portable containers shall not be filled while located in the trunk, passenger compartment or truck bed of a vehicle.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation who or which shall violate the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $300, together with the costs of prosecution, or in default of payment thereof by imprisonment for not more than 30 days.