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Damon Hammis
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Username: Dhammis

Post Number: 12
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 11:52 am:   

What are the regulations, restrictions or prohibitions on having an underground LP or Natural Gas tank for things like outdoor kitchens, home generators, etc?

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
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Post Number: 516
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 05:02 pm:   

The storage of compressed natural gas and LP-gas is regulated by the Railroad Commission of Texas. This commission has the responsibility for overseeing the activities of many different industries, including transportation and storage. The agency has adopted NFPA 58 as the regulating Code of LP gas and Texas Administrative Code for regulating compressed natural gas (CNG). Both regulations prohibit the installation of storage containers below grade. Please contact this agency for any additional information you may require.

NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code ( Cylinders shall be installed only aboveground and shall be set upon a firm foundation or otherwise be firmly secured. The cylinder shall not be in contact with the soil.

TAC 16 PART 1 Chapter 13 Subchapter D rule 13.19(d) [CNG] Compression, storage, and dispensing equipment shall be located aboveground and installed according to the distances specified in Table 1 of this section.

Phillip Climer
Asst. Building Official

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