Fuel Tank Requirements

Automotive Service Stations

Aboveground tanks shall not be used for the outside storage of motor fuels at automotive service stations.

Remote Locations

Aboveground tanks or environmentally safe belowground fuel vaults for the storage of motor fuels at remote locations, may be approved by special permit issued by the Office of the Lake Villa Fire Prevention Bureau.

Aboveground tanks or environmentally safe below-ground fuel vaults used for the storage of motor fuels at remote locations to which the public does not have access shall be installed in accordance with this Section and the requirements for fire resistant tanks or tanks in vaults specified in NFPA 30A listed in Chapter 57 of the IFC (2018).

Physical Protection

Physical barriers complying with IFC 2306.4 and Section 312 shall be provided to protect the area where tanks, except those installed in special enclosures, are located.

Fuel Delivery

Motor fuels shall be transferred from tanks by means of fixed pumps so designed and equipped to allow control of the flow and prevent leakage or accidental discharge.

Stationary Tank Information

The application to install, remove, repair or alter any stationary tank for the storage of flammable or combustible liquids shall contain a general description of the proposed work and include two (2) copies of a drawing indicating the location, use, capacity and piping arrangement of all existing and proposed tanks located, or which are to be located, on the premises and all adjacent structures and property lines. Information confirming that the tank complies with the design requirements of the International Fire Code Section 105 shall be attached to or made a part of the application.

Permit application and approval of the Office of the State Fire Marshal is required. It is the responsibility of the individual or representative to submit all applicable paperwork and schedule inspection with the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Office of the State Fire Marshal
Division of Fire Prevention
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
Suite 11-800
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-2693

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