“AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE STORAGE & SALE OF FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MARIBOJOC, PROVINCE OF BOHOL”.
Authored by: Kag. Arius R. Ilano, Jr.
Co-Authored by: Kag. Ruel Victor V. Vendencia
BE IT ORDAINED by the Sangguniang Bayan of Maribojoc, Bohol, in their session duly assembled, that:
SECTION 1. Rationale.-
The use of property bears a social function, and all economic agents shall contribute to the common good. Individuals and private groups, including corporations, cooperatives, and similar collective organizations, shall have the right to own, establish, and operate economic enterprises, subject to the duty of the state to promote distributive justice and to intervene when the common good so demands.
In still another sense, the state, in the exercise of its inherent & plenary power, may prohibit all things that are harmful & hurtful to the comfort, safety and welfare of society.
SECTION 2. Purpose.-
To adopt measures to protect the inhabitants and their properties, as well as of those owned & managed by the Local Government of Maribojoc, Bohol from the harmful & dangerous effects of man-made disaster and any eventualities through regulations of the sale and storage of flammable and combustible liquids.
SECTION 3. Sale and Storage of Flammable and Combustible Liquids.-
The sale and storage of flammable and combustible liquids are hereby regulated in the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality of Maribojoc subject to the following requirements, guidelines, limitations and standard safety measures.
Sec. 3 (1) – Storage
The proper and safe storage of flammable and combustible liquids include, among, the safe storage area, the types of storage receptacles, the volume of liquids allowed in a specified area and / or building.
Sec. 3(1) A. Safe Storage Area.- a place where a concrete building is constructed specifically for storage purposes. The storage building should not be less than one (1) meter in depth with a floor area of not less than one (1) square meter with proper ventilation to prevent accumulation of vapors within the flammable range of fifty (50) feet.
The storage area should be located at least twenty five meters (25) away from any place of human habitation and/ or any private or public place or building except for the storage or use of flammable and combustible liquids in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, aircraft and motor boat or those areas which are specifically designated for the same purposes.
Sec. 3 (1) B. Type of storage receptacles.- A storage receptacle to be used should be of the approved type and are securely sealed:
1. Containers – A storage capacity of sixty (60) gallons or less
2. Drums/barrels – a storage capacity of sixty one (61) gallons but not more than 660 gallons.
3. Tanks – a storage capacity of more than 660 gallons
Sec. 3 (1) C. The allowable volume of liquids.- volume for storage area as follows:
1. Private use – 3.8 litters or less
2. Commercial / Industrial use – 3.8 litters or more
Sec. 3 (1) D. Flammable and Combustible liquids – The yields from the distillation process of crude oil which include gasoline, and petrochemicals and its by products.
SECTION 4: Sale of Flammable & Combustible Liquids.-
Any person who wish to engage in the business of selling flammable & combustible liquids shall have complied with the provisions stated in the preceding, section provided that the he shall have been issued a Mayor’s Permit and a Business Permit, Furthermore, a fire safety certificate from the Office of the Provincial Fire Marshall of the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Aside from the requirements here-above mentioned, he shall acquired the following fire safety equipments placed within the area where the business establishments is located, to wit:
1. At least one (1) unit fire extinguisher
2. At least one (1) unit wet-barrel fire hydrant with cover
SECTION 5: Penal Provision – In order to exact obedience to the provisions herein stated any violation to the provision of this ordinance shall bear a fine of P1,500.00 or an imprisonment of one (1) month or both at the discretion of the court.
SECTION 6: Separability Clause.- Any ordinance or provision of an ordinance contrary to the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed repealed and amended except otherwise provided by Law.
SECTION 7: Effectivity.-
This ordinances shall take effect upon approval.
Let copies of this ordinance be furnished to the Municipal Mayor, PNP, Office of the Provincial fire Marshall, Tagilaran City, all business establishments engaged in the sale of gasoline and other petroleum products for guidance and information.
I HEREBY CERTIFY TO THE CORRECTNESS
OF THE ABOVE QUOTED ORDINANCE:
(Sgd) PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
Municipal Vice Mayor
(Sgd) ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO
(Sgd) Engr. GABINO C. REDULLA
Dates signed: April 03, 2002
A true copy from the original:
ERLINDA V. CASTILLON
Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian