Contact the Fire Marshal's Division at (801) 568-2930 to obtain a permit.
The following items will need to be in compliance for above ground tanks:
- Storage areas shall be kept free from weeds and extraneous combustible material. Open flames & smoking prohibited in storage area.
- Tanks & containers shall be conspicuously marked with name of product and the words "FLAMMABLE-KEEP FIRE AND FLAME AWAY" and "KEEP 50 FEET FROM BUILDING".
- Metal containers shall be in accordance with DOT requirements or approved design. Pumping devices or self-closing faucets used for dispensing shall not leak and be well-maintained. Containers shall not be interconnected.
- Tanks shall not exceed 10,000 gallons and of single-compartment design.
- Tanks shall be at least 50 feet from buildings and combustible storage.
- Tanks shall be provided with top openings only or shall be elevated for gravity discharge.
- Tanks shall be mounted on well-constructed metal legs with shoes or runners to stabilize the entire tank and can be moved as a unit or for stationary tanks, on a stable base of timbers or blocks approximately 6 inches in height which prevents the tank from contacting the ground.
- Tanks with top openings shall be equipped with tightly and permanently attached, approved pumping device with approved hose and locking device.
- Gravity-dispensing tanks shall be mounted and equipped with supports to elevate the tank designed to carry required loads and provide stability. Tanks shall be equipped with a valve located adjacent to the tank which will close automatically in the event of fire through a heat-activated releasing device. Gravity discharge outlet shall have approved hose with a locking self-closing valve at the discharge end.
- Outdoor storage areas shall be provided with drainage control or diking as set forth in IFC 3404.2.10.
- Provide minimum 20-B-C fire extinguisher.