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Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley 10-7-1980 by L.L. No. 8-1980 (Ch. 55 of the 1970 Code, included as Ch. 7, Art. XV). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 82.
Zoning — See Ch. 255.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
That portion of property where flammable and combustible liquids used as motor fuels are stored and subsequently dispensed from fixed approved dispensing equipment into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles by persons other than the service station attendant and which may include facilities available for sale of other retail products.
[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
It shall be unlawful to conduct, own, operate, supervise or control a self-service gasoline station in the Village of Spring Valley without first obtaining a special permit as required by Chapter 255, Zoning, § 255-28D.
Approved dispensing devices, such as but not limited to coin-operated, card-operated and remote-controlled types, are permitted at self-service stations.
All self-service stations shall have at least one (1) attendant on duty while the station is open to the public. The attendant's primary function shall be to supervise, observe and control the dispensing of Class I and Class II liquids while said liquids are actually being dispensed.
It shall be the responsibility of the attendant to:
Prevent the dispensing of Class I and Class II liquids into portable containers not in compliance with Chapter 82, Article XII, of the Code of the Village of Spring Valley.
Control sources of ignition or the on-off operation of the pumps, including an emergency cutoff by remote control by means of a console in the booth.
Immediately handle accidental spills and fire extinguishers, if needed.
The attendant or supervisor on duty shall be mentally and physically capable of performing the functions and assuming the responsibility prescribed in this section.
Emergency controls specified in Chapter 82, Article XII, § 82-95, shall be installed at a location acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction, but controls shall not be more than one hundred (100) feet from dispensers.
Operating instructions shall be conspicuously posted in the dispensing area.
[Amended 5-24-2005 by L.L. No. 9-2005]
Each of the islands of a self-service station upon which gasoline pumps are located shall be equipped with a Class B fire extinguisher suitable for fires and oil-absorbent powder to place over spillage. An additional chemical suppression system shall be installed in accordance with NFPA standards and with the approval of the Fire Inspector. Test reports and authorized inspection and test forms, available from the Inspector, shall be completed and returned to the Inspector within 30 days of issuance to the person(s) responsible for the operation of the premises. The chemical suppression system shall include but shall not be limited to fuel dispensing, product storage and fire suppression. Testing frequency shall be determined by the Inspector, but shall not be more than three times per year.
The dispensing area shall at all times be in clear view of the attendant, and the placing or allowing of any obstacle to come between the dispensing area and the attendant's control area shall be prohibited. The attendant shall at all times be able to communicate with persons in the dispensing area.
Hose nozzle valves used at a self-service station for the dispensing of Class I and Class II liquids shall be listed automatic-closing types without a latch-open device.
Warning signs shall be conspicuously posted in the dispensing area incorporating the following or equivalent wording:
Warning: It is unlawful and dangerous to dispense gasoline into unapproved containers.
No smoking.
Stop motor.
[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
Violation of any provision of this chapter is hereby declared to be an offense against this chapter. Each offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a violation, punishable by a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.) or imprisonment not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both.