Section: Calculation of certain time periods.
a. Each terminal at which a tank filled by pipeline is located shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) It shall be equipped with a high level alarm system.
(2) The high level alarm system shall be set to activate at a predetermined level in each tank filled by pipeline at the terminal to allow sufficient time for the flow of the flammable liquid to be shut down before the tank overfills. The level shall be determined by the maximum filling rate and the time required for terminal personnel to take appropriate action to stop the flow of the flammable liquid.
(3) The high level alarm system shall be maintained in accordance with its manufacturer's recommendations.
(4) The high level alarm system shall be tested every three months by the owner of the terminal and a record of the test shall be maintained.
b. Prior to installation of a new system, the components of the high level alarm system shall be tested for their intended use by a nationally recognized testing laboratory as determined by the commissioner.
c. Plans and specifications for a new high level alarm system shall be submitted by the owner of the terminal to the commissioner for approval before the installation of the system.
d. Upon the completion of the installation of a new high level alarm system, the commissioner shall be notified and a final inspection shall be made by the Department of Community Affairs to determine if the installation is in compliance with this section.
e. Existing high level alarm systems installed prior to the effective date of this act will be deemed to meet the requirements of the act if they can be shown to operate as outlined in paragraph (2) of subsection a. of section 2 of this act, and if they are maintained and tested as outlined in paragraphs (3) and (4) of subsection a. of section 2 of this act. The commissioner shall be notified of the existence of such a system by its owner, and an inspection shall be made by the Department of Community Affairs to determine if the installation is in compliance with this section.
f. The owner shall develop a fire and emergency plan for the terminal and file a copy with the fire department having jurisdiction over the terminal.
L.1984, c. 31, s. 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1984.
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