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Record #: O2017-5541   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/26/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-108-120, 4-108-103 and 15-24-220 regarding motor fuel dispensing violation penalties and semiannual fire inspection requirement for filling stations
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 108 Filling Stations, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 15 - Fire Prevention - Ch. 24 Flammable Liquids
Attachments: 1. O2017-5541.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

SECTION 1. Sections 4-108-120, 4-108-130 and 15-24-220 of the Municipal Code of Chicago are hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows,
4-108-120 Building and fire regulations - Applicable.
The construction and equipment of filling stations, including tanks, and the requirements for safety clearances around same, shall be made and maintained in accordance with the provisions of this Code regulating buildings and flammable liquids. Filling stations shall be inspected by the fire commissioner at least once every year- six months.
4-108-130 Violation - Penalty.
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), to in addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates any provision of Article I of this chapter or any regulation promulgated thereunder shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense. Every day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
In addition to anv other penalty provided by law, anv person who violates subsection (c) of Section 15-24-220 of this Code or anv regulation promulgated thereunder shall be fined $2,500.00 for each offense. Every day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
15-24-220 Motor fuel dispensing.
All flammable liquid gauging, vending and dispensing devices used for motor vehicle fuel shall be of substantial construction, and firmly secured to a concrete foundation, which shall be so located and designed as to prevent motor vehicles from damaging such devices. Systems wherein continuous pressure is maintained, or water is used to displace liquid from storage tanks, shall not be permitted. The use of aboveground storage tanks, tank cars, tank trucks or portable tanks in connection with gauging, vending and dispensing devices, shall not be permitted except for such equipment install...

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