PETROLEUM RULES 2002 PDF

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Home · Public Grievance Portal, Public Domain, Explosives Returns Links 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6. DM/SP Login, DIPP/MHA Login, DGMS Login, ANRS-Ammonium. WHEREAS a draft of the Petroleum (Amendment) Rules, , was In the Petroleum Rules, , (herein after referred to as the said rules). (1) These rules may be called The Petroleum Rules, . (xxv) “Storage Shed” means a building used for the storage of petroleum otherwise than in bulk, .


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PETROLEUM ACT, [Act No. 30 of dated 6th September, ]. An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the import, transport, storage. favour of the petitioner herein. As per Rule of the Petroleum Rules , it is obligatory for the franchisee to obtain a No Objection Certificate from the. 10/6/ Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO):: Sub: Approval of equipments under Petroleum Rules, Dear Sir(s),. Please refer to.

The licensee shall keep daily records and accounts of all receipts and issues of petroleum in such form as the licensing authority may from time to time prescribe and shall exhibit his stock and records to an inspector or sampling officer on demand. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring in the licensed premises, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property shall. Free access to the licensed premises shall be given at all reasonable times to any inspector or sampling officer and every facility shall be afforded to such officer for ascertaining that rules and the conditions of this licence are duly observed.

Licence to import and store Petroleum Class B otherwise than in bulk in quantity not exceeding 25,litres. House No.

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This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises are not found conforming to the description and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted and the holder of this licence is also punishable for the first offence with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month or with fine which.

The floor of the storage shed shall be suitably finished to form a sump or enclosure not more than thirty centimetres deep and capable of receiving and retaining, in case of any accident or emergency, a volume not less than one half of the quantity allowed under the licence. Licence to store Petroleum in tank or tanks in connection with Pump outfit for fuelling Motor Conveyances.

This licensed premises, the boundaries of which are shown in the attached plan, are situated at ……………………………. This licence shall be Date of renewal Date of expiry of Signature and renewable without any licence Office stamp of the concession in fee for licensing authority.

The filling and dipping pipes shall be carried down nearly to the bottom of the tank. Vent pipe of any tank shall not be interconnected with the vent pipe of another tank. The open end of every vent pipe shall be covered with two layers of non-corrodible metal wire.

All alterations sanctioned under this condition shall be shown on an amended plan to be attached to this licence. When the underground tank is filled with petroleum from barrels, no such light and no smoking shall be allowed within a distance of 9 metres from barrels. Every pump shall together with its connections and fittings be so constructed and maintained as to be gas and petroleum tight. The pipe connection between the tank and a pump shall be placed underground.

No petroleum shall be allowed above ground except that actually in the pump in any case where the underground tanks can be used in connection with the portable pump by making a temporary connection from the portable pump to the underground tank. The petroleum so kept shall be in approved containers and none of it shall be kept outside the licensed premises. Attached hereto subject to the provisions of Petroleum Act, and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions of this licence.

This licensed premises, the lay-out boundaries and other particulars of which are shown in the attached approved plan are situated at ………………………. And consists of ……………………………………………………………………………….. This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed premises are not found conforming to the description and conditions attached hereto and contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted and the holder of this licence is also punishable for the first offence with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both and for every subsequent offence with simple imprisonment which may extend to three months; or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.

Earth wall of over 1m. Provided that a wall or embankment higher than 2m may be allowed by the licensing authority where there are special circumstances which, in his opinion warrant such increase. Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply in the case of an enclosure which is connected to and efficient oil interceptor of sample capacity through an underground drainage system having proper slope. All surface water drainage from the enclosure shall be passed through an efficient oil interceptor.

Such an enclosure shall be sub-divided by masonry channels of ample dimensions or by intermediate wall of not less than 0. The vent pipe and the relief valve of one tank shall not be inter- connected with those of any other tank. The shed shall rest foundation walls and shall be surrounded by a wall or embankment of substantial construction so as to form a sump or enclosure not less than 0.

The sump or enclosure thus formed shall be of sufficient capacity to contain without leakage not less than one-fourth of the maximum quantity of petroleum likely to be present in the shed at any one time. The sumps and enclosures must be kept clean and free from any accumulation of inflammable liquids. An extract of rules 62 to 86 printed in bold letters in the local language and in Hindi and English shall be prominently displayed at each such position. Not withstanding anything herein to the contrary when.

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In such an installation all tanks shall be situated in a compact area a under a single control, b enclosed or capable of being enclosed by one continuous fence and c on which there shall be no protected works. Distance to be observed around facilities in an installation where total quantity of petroleum Class A and petroleum Class B stored above ground in bulk exceeds kilolitres, or where the diameter of any such tank for the storage of petroleum exceeds 9 metres:.

Where alternative distances are specified, minimum there of may be observed. Storage tank 0. Storage tank 6m 6m x 15m x 8m x x x 8m 4. Class C 6. Tank vehicle 15m 15m 8m 15m 8m x x 8m 15m 15m 15m. Tank vehicle 15m 15m x 15m x x x x x 8m 3m. Flame Proof 8m 8m x 8m x 8m x x 8m 8m 3m Electric pump. Non Flame 15m 15m x 15m x 15m x 8m x 3m x. Office building 15m 15m 8m 15m 8m 15m 8m 8m 3m x x workshop, stores. Boundary 20m 15m 4. This table is applicable for installations where aggregate storage capacity of class A and class B petroleum stored above grade exceeds kilolitres or where the diameter of any such tank for the storage of petroleum exceeds 9 m.

If the inter distance for class A and B calculated as above are less than 15m, then minimum of 15 m or 0. Distances to be observed around facilities in an installation where: Where alternatives distances are specified, minimum there of may be observed. Tank vehicle 15m 4. Flame Proof 3m 3m x 3m 1. Non Flame 15m 4. Office building 15m D 0. Boundary 15m D 0.

Such alterations so sanctioned shall be shown on an amended plan to be attached to this licence. The certificate referred to in sub-clause i of clause b of this condition shall be preserved in the licensed premises for a period of three months. When any water is pumped into or withdrawn from the tank no further work of above description shall be done until the tank has been retested and a fresh certificate issued.

When a tank is opened for cleaning and repairs, no lamp of any description either ordinary or electric, electric torches, electric cables or fans other than of a flameproof or intrinsically safe type approved by the Chief Controller shall be brought near tank. Provided that this condition shall not be deemed to prohibit the usual soldering operations connected with the filling and dispatching of receptacles containing petroleum Class B or petroleum Class C.

Licence to import and store otherwise than in bulk petroleum Class A in quantities exceeding litres or petroleum Class B, in quantities exceeding 25, litres or petroleum Class C in quantities exceeding 45, litres or petroleum Class A, together with any other class of petroleum in quantities exceeding litres in all. A combination of these methods is permissible. The enclosure or sump thus formed shall be of sufficient capacity to contain not less than one half of the total quantity of petroleum for which the licence is granted and be so constructed and maintained as to prevent escape therefrom of any petroleum in the form of liquid whether under the action of fire or otherwise.

The sump and enclosure must be kept clean and free from any accumulation of inflammable liquids. The ventilators shall be covered with two layers of fine copper or other noncorrodible metal wire gauge of mesh not less than 11 meshes per linear cm. All alterations shall be shown on an amended plan to be attached to this licence. Where more than one class of petroleum is stored together, the entire quantity of petroleum shall for the purpose of this condition deemed to be of the most flammable class thereof.

Provided that this condition shall not be deemed to prohibit the usual soldering operations connected with the filling and dispatching of petroleum receptacles when such operations are conducted in and approved place outside the storage shed. An adequate supply of dry sand together with necessary implement for the convenient application or an adequate member of portable fire-extinguishers suitable for fighting oil fires shall always be kept in easily accessible places immediately outside the storage shed.

In case of storage for fighting forest fire the storage premises shall be sufficiently away from the forest area so that petroleum products, stored in the premises, under no circumstances, can be affected by the forest fire.

Licensed capacity Distance to be kept clear litres of petroleum at all times metres. An adequate supply of dry sand together with necessary implements for its convenient application or an adequate number of portable fire-extinguishers suitable for fighting petroleum fires shall always be kept in easily accessible places immediately outside the bounded enclosure.

The licence shall remain force up to the 31st day of December20…………. The area of operation of the tank vehicle is:. This licence is liable to be cancelled if the premises are not found conforming to the conditions attached thereto and for contravention of any of the rules and conditions under which this licence is granted and the holder of this licence is also punishable for the first offence with simple imprisonment which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both and for every subsequent offence with simple imprisonment which may extend to three months; or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees, or with both.

Not more than 2, kilolitres of kerosene will be delivered to retail dealer at any one time and none of it will be delivered in a receptacle exceeding one thousand litres capacity. Such reducer shall have. The extinguishers shall be kept unlocked at an easily accessible position which shall be away from the discharge faucets of the vehicles. The cable shall be at least 5 metres long and shall have at each end a suitable clamp or clip. The vehicle if licensed for petroleum B can be loaded at a specially prepared area attached to a service station licensed in form XIV.

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This area shall have rigid pipeline drawn from the underground tank in service station, delivery pump and vehicle parking space and shall be segregated by a fencing of least 1. The parking space and filling a point shall observe at least 4. Particulars of the area of the operation shall be intimated.

No person shall smoke or carry matches, fire, lights, articles or substance capable of causing ignition of petroleum in the vicinity of refueling.

Motoring devices mounted on the vehicle. Such alternations so sanctioned shall be endorsed on this licence by an amendment. Description of Date of Signature of the Alteration sanctioning licensing authority. Rule under which Qualification and other Experience for the Competency is requirements purpose Recognized.

Rules and 1. Degree in any Minimum experience of branch of Engineering 10 years in testing from a recognized fabrication or university or installation of petroleum equivalent tanks and operation professional and maintenance of qualifications petroleum storage installations. Physically fit and mentally sound for carrying out tests and examinations. If employed or member in any organization, the name of the organization of the applicant. Name of the Period of Designation Area of Organization service responsibilities.

Purpose for which competency certificate is sought specify the rules. Whether the applicant has been declared as competent person under any statute if so details. I hereby declare that the information furnished above is true. I undertake-. I also undertake that I will notify the Chief Controller in case the competent person leaves our employment. Provided that the thickness of tank ends shall in no case be less than the thickness of the tank as specified in clause b.

Partition, baffle and stiffeners. Upto Above Above 90 cm 90 cm cm upto cm. Minimum thickness for tanks having. If the tank has other than circular cross-section, the radius for the purpose of this table shall be the maximum for that portion of the cross-section under consideration. Flat partition without reinforcement shall not be allowed. The compartment under test shall not show any leakage or drop of pressure during the test.

Each compartment of a tank shall be fitted with a discharge faucet which shall be substantially made and so attached. The discharge end of the faucet shall be threaded or so designed as to permit the hose being tightly coupled to it. The shear section shall be located as close as possible to the internal shut-off valve. Beyond 8m from the source of hazard in the horizontal plane, the vertical extent of the hazardous area may be reduced to 8m above the ground level.

Beyond 3meters from the shed or 8 meters from the source of hazard, whichever is farthest, in the horizontal plane,. Pits, sumps, trenches 1 below the ground level within zone 2 area zone. Where large release - of inflammable products occur- Area with in 2 16cm of the zone area additional extending vertically up to 60 cm above the ground level. Taking the top most 1 or Normally requires opening in the shed as a opening frequently the source of hazard, the.

Beyond 8m from the source of hazard. Pits sumps, trenches, 1 within hazardous area. Entire shed. Outside the shed. As specified in the case of for inade- inadequately quately ventilated shed ventilated sheds. Roof ii Within 3m of the shell 2 iii Space within the tank.

In an open Inflammable liquid -ditto- Entire Enclosure 1 fittings. In a plat- -ditto- -ditto- Within 1. Within a well -ditto- -ditto- i Pits, sumps, trenches 1 ventilated pump below the floor or ground. Beyond 8m. Extent of hazardous area in installation conforming to condition 10 a of Licence in Form XV and storage sheds. Location Classification Extent of Classified area.

Tanks above ground: Tanks underground Fill Pipe 1 Any pit, box or space below grade level, any part of which is. Vent discharging upward 1 Within 90 cms. Also 90 cms.

Also 45 cms. Tank Vehicle 1 Pits sumps or trenches below within zone 2 area. Also up to 45 cms. Area between 90 cms. Area within 90 cms. Container filling: Storage and repair garages 1 All sumps or spaces below floor for tank vehicles level.

Drainage, ditches, 1 Area up to 45 cms above ditch separators, separators or basin. Garages for ordinary If there is any opening to vehicles, ordinary these rooms within the.

Location of hazard Classification Extent of hazardous area of the area 1 2 3 4. Upto 45 cms. And 1. Remote pumps Outdoor 1 Any pit, box or space below grade level of any part within a horizontal distance of 3 metres from the edge of the pump.

Also up to 45 metres above floor or grade. Also up to 90 metres above floor or ground level within 7. Sales, Storage and Rest room ordinary If there is any opening to these rooms within the extent of a zone 1 or zone 2 area the entire room shall be classified as zone 1.

If the sample of petroleum to be tested is viscous or solid or contains sediments or thickening ingredients, such petroleum shall be tested in the ABEL apparatus in the following manner: The solid mixture must be cut into cylinders These cylinders are to be placed in the petroleum cup of the testing apparatus in a vertical position in such number as will completely fill the cup. The cylinders must be in contact with one another but must not be so tightly packed and so be deformed in shape.

Five or six of the cylinders in the centre of the cup must be shortened to mm to allow space for the thermometer bulb. The petroleum which is viscous or contains sediments or thickening ingredient shall be filled in the petroleum cup of the testing apparatus in a vertical position so that it completely fills the cup.

The air bath of the testing apparatus must be filled to a depth of The water bath must then be raised to, and maintained at temperature of about F. The cup must then be placed in the air bath, and temperature of the sample must be allowed to rise until the thermometer in the oil —cup show F then test flame must be applied. If no flash is obtained, this temperature must be maintained constant in the oil-cup for one hour at the expiration of which time the test flame must again be applied.

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Jump to Page. Search inside document. Definitions — 1 In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires: Prescribed in sub-rule 6 of sheet iron or steel Not exceeding 10 litres 0. Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to the importation, otherwise than in bulk of petroleum exempted under sections 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the Act: Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to the importation of petroleum exempted under sections 7,8 and 9 of the Act: Provided that - a nothing in this rule shall apply to vessels registered in a country other than India importing petroleum b petroleum in tank vehicles may, with the permission, in writing, of the Chief Controller and subject to such conditions as he may specify, be transported across a river by a ferry.

Provided that the certifying officer referred to in section of the Merchant Shipping Act, 44 of , may in cases where he is satisfied that no other means of transporting the petroleum are available, permit petroleum Class A in quantity not exceeding 1, litres to be transported otherwise than in bulk by an unberthed passenger ship subject to: Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply: Provided that where such generators or motors or switches thereof are installed in an enclosed space, adequate provision shall be made for air circulation to prevent overheating and possible accumulation of inflammable vapours: Provided that petroleum Class C may be loaded or unloaded at a place where such Petroleum is allowed to be stored without licence under sections 7 and 10 of the Act: Provided further that- a a tank wagon may be loaded or unloaded at railway sidings earmarked for the purpose; and b a tank vehicle may be unloaded at any other place with all due precautions against fire and under adequate supervision if such unloading is necessitated by an accident or breakdown.

The engine shall not be restarted and the battery shall not be connected to the electrical circuit until tanks and valves have been securely closed: Provided that one such communication channel shall suffice for a series of parallel pipelines laid close to each other: The permit so issued shall be preserved by the owner of the pipeline for a period of six months; ii all work involving cutting or welding shall be carried out by an experienced person in accordance with the permit referred to in clause i ; iii the section of the pipeline shall be isolated and drained before starting repairs or maintenance.

Provided that no licence shall be necessary. His recognized qualification……………………. A Tanks: Signature of the competent person Particulars of recognition by Chief Controller 2 i Anybody intending to be recognized as competent person shall possess the qualification and experience prescribed in para A of Form- XX and shall submit to the Chief Controller an application in the form prescribed in para B of the same form.

Provided that - a before suspending or cancelling a licence under this rule, the holder of the licence shall be given an opportunity of being heard; b the maximum period of suspension shall not exceed three months; and c the suspension of a licence shall not debar the holder of the licence from applying for its renewal in accordance with the provisions of rule Provided that where a licence is so suspended, the licensing authority shall give the holder of the licence an opportunity of being heard before the order of suspension is confirmed; or b Where the licence is suspended or cancelled by the Central Government, if that Government considers that in the public interest or in the interest of the security of the State, such opportunity should not be given.

Such samples shall, if the sampling officer so requires, be taken from the particular receptacles indicated by him: Standard test apparatus. Repeal and savings. Signature of importer or his agent Dated the……………….. I of the First Schedule Licence for the carriage of Petroleum in bulk by water. Fee Rs. The licence shall remain in force till the ………………….. Apparatus Marked No …. Thermometer No. Oil Cup No. The following corrections are necessary to the thermometer and barometer or aneroid readings: Barometer or Aneroid No.

Average ….. Thermometer Correction No..

Petroleum and in the case of petroleum Class B has a flash point of ………………………… Place: Testing Officer ………. To be filled in and signed by the applicant 1. Particulars of the vehicle in which………………. Capacity in kilolitress viii Class or Classes of petroleum proposed to be transported in the vehicle described above ……………………………………. Date …………………………………… Place…………………………………… Signature of the applicant.

Part-B To be filled in and signed by the recognized engineer. Date …………………………………… Name ………………………………….. Place…………………………………… Recognized Qualification …………… …………………………………………. Full Postal Address ………………… …………………………………………. Signature …………………………….. Two copies of drawing approved under sub-rule 3 of rule Expired licence if the vehicle was previously licensed.

Required amount of fee paid in the manner specified in rule Documents listed below must be submitted with this application. Date …………….. Documents required to be submitted with this application 1.

Four copies of drawing approved under sub-rule 3 of rule Authorised carrying capacity Compartment No. Situation of the premises where …… ………………………… Petroleum is to be stored …………… ………………………… State …………… ………………………… District …………… ………………………… Town and village …………… ………………………… Police Station …………… ………………………… Nearest railway station …………… ………………………… 3.

Quantity in litres of petroleum proposed to be imported and stored: Quantity in litres of petroleum already stored in the premises: Number of licence held for the premises and the Full name of the holder of the licence …………… ………………………… I hereby declare that the statements made above have been checked up by me and are true and I undertake to abide by the terms and conditions oF the licence which will be granted to me.

Date of application Signature and designation of the applicant. Not required for renewal and transfer or a licence without amendment ii Licence together with approved plan and specifications attached there to. Registration No. Validity of the Licence …………… ………………………… 4. Name and address of licensee: Provided that the Chief Controller may specify a faster loading rate in respect of crude petroleum and petroleum products which have a relative higher conductivity rate.

No tank vehicle shall be subjected to splash loading. Precautions against electrical hazards and hazard of a running engine. The engine shall not be restarted and the battery shall not be connected to the electrical circuit until tanks and valves have been securely closed: Provided that this rule shall not apply in the case of unloading of a tank vehicle into the fuel tank of aircraft in accordance with the rules framed under the Aircraft Act, 22 of or in any other case as may be authorized, in writing, by the Chief Controller subject to such conditions as he may specify in that behalf.

Precautions against movements of vehicles during loading or unloading. Precaution against product contamination.

Filling discharge faucet and dip pipes to be kept closed. Where the filling pipes are not provided with a liquid seal, the covers shall be locked or sealed except during the operation of loading a tank vehicle and the keys shall not be carried on the vehicle or the trailer.

Restrictions on loading and unloading of petroleum at night. Prohibition of fires and smoking. Repair of tank. Special provisions for motor conveyances.

Right of way to be acquired. Approval of the design and route of the pipeline. Design of pipeline and attachments. Laying of pipeline. Protection against corrosion. Hydrostatic testing of pipeline. A pipeline or a section thereof showing any significant drop of pressure during the period of testing shall not be used for transporting petroleum until necessary repairs have been carried out and satisfactory retest done. Provided that the Chief Controller may, subject to such conditions as may be specified by him in this behalf, allow retesting of such sections of the pipelines as are protected by sleeves or otherwise— i to contain or prevent leakage at longer intervals, and.

Shut-down of pipelines. Any significant drop in pressure shall be deemed to render the pipeline unfit for transport of petroleum until it is repaired and tested in accordance with rule 98 and on significant drop in shut-down pressure is observed and it passes the test specified in rule Patrolling of pipeline. Provided that one such communication channel shall suffice for a series of parallel pipelines laid close to each other: Provided further that nothing in this sub-rule shall apply to a pipeline if the length thereof does not exceed two kilometres.

Checking of gauges. Additions and alterations in the pipeline. Repair and maintenance of pipeline. The permit so issued shall be preserved by the owner of the pipeline for a period of six months;.

Relaying or repairs to a pipeline in public interest. Power of inspection and examination. Reports of fire or major leakage. Restriction on electric installation and apparatus. Hazardous area. Classification of hazardous area. Extent of hazardous area. Provided that the Chief Controller may, increase or reduce the extent of hazardous area where there are special circumstances which, in his opinion, warrant such increase or reduction, and the persons affected shall be informed of his decision.

Fixed electric apparatus. Fixed electric wiring. Conductors of intrinsically safe circuits shall be effectively protected against mechanical damage. Earthing and bonding. Cathodic protection. Protection against stray current.

Portable electric apparatus. Provided that the Chief Controller may, at his discretion, allow higher operating voltage not exceeding 55 volts above earth. Maintenance of approved electric apparatus and wiring. Repair and test work. The voltage shall not be restored thereto until the work has been completed and the safety characteristics provided in connection with the apparatus and wiring have been fully restored.

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Certificate of electric installation. Provided that the certificate issued for each repair and maintenance work need not be preserved for a period exceeding six months. Precautions against corrosion. Licence for storage. Provided that no licence shall be necessary— i for the storage of petroleum in well-headed tanks; or.

Precautions against fire. For installations existing prior to the publication of the standard the fire fighting facilities shall be improved to the extent feasible keeping this standard in mind and approved by the Chief Controller.

Supervision of operations within an installation, service station or storage shed. Cleanliness of installation, service station or storage shed. Exclusion of unauthorized persons. Petroleum only to be stored. Marking of capacity of tanks. Construction of tanks. Provided that if the properties of petroleum to be stored so required or for any other reason it is necessary so to do, tanks or other receptacles may be built of materials other than iron or steel.

Testing of tanks. Provided that where the licensing authority is satisfied that it is not reasonably possible to convey water by pipes or pumps other than those ordinarily used for conveyance of petroleum, he may permit use of a petroleum pipe or pump for the conveyance of water subject to such conditions as he may impose. Name of place, police station, District, State covered by licence No Date of test Full signature of the competent person issuing the certificate His recognized qualification His full name and postal address Earthing of tank.

The roof and all metal connections of such tank or receptacle shall be in efficient electrical contact with the body of such tank or receptacle. All joints shall be riveted, welded or bolted and also soldered to ensure both mechanical and electrical soundness. Testing of earth connections. Night working.

Certificate of safety.

Proforma of Certificate of Safety [See rule ] I, Plot No. A Tanks: Whether provided as per approved plan. D Pipelines: F Earthing, bonding and electrical continuity: H Description of fire fighting facilities provided:. Signature of the competent person Particulars of recognition by Chief Controller. Every application shall be accompanied by a scrutiny fee of rupees five hundred.

The Chief Controller shall register such application and within a period of sixty days of the date of receipt of the application, and after having satisfied himself with regard to competence and professional ethics either recognise the applicant as a competent person or reject the application specifying the reason therefor.

Prior approval of specifications and plans of premises proposed to be licensed. Identification mark on licensed premises. Posting up of rules and conditions.

Petroleum in the possession of Defence Forces of the Union. Restriction of Storage. Storage of exempted petroleum Class C in bulk. Storage of petroleum Class C in non-bulk. Prior report of storage of petroleum Class C. Grant of licence. Period for which licences may be granted or renewed.

Application for licence. An application for licence to import and store petroleum shall be in Form IX and to decant Kerosene Petroleum Class B from mechanically propelled vehicles containers shall be in Form X.

No-objection certificate. Particulars of licence. No licence needed for transport or storage of limited quantities of petroleum Class B or petroleum Class C Notwithstanding anything contained in this Chapter. Petroleum Rules. Unless expressly provided in these rules. Short title and commencement 1 These rules may be called the Petroleum Rules.

Prohibition of smoking.. Prohibition of fire. Provided that where such generators or motors or switches thereof are installed in an enclosed space. Special precautions against accident.

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Fire-extinguishing appliances to be ready for use. No person while engaged in loading or unloading or transporting shall smoke or carry matches. Electrical installation.

Not less than two such fire-extinguishers shall be placed on the afterdeck. Prohibition of smoking. Provided further that the provisions of this rule except clause i and sub clause a of clause ii shall not apply for. If electric light or instrument or any other electrically operated equipment is employed on any vehicle including a trailer used in the transportation by road of petroleum other than petroleum Class C i The pressure of the electric circuit shall not exceed 24 volts.

Provisions of fire extinguishers. Where stand pipes or metallic loading arms are provided. Petroleum shall not be loaded into or unloaded from a vehicle until its wheels have been secured by efficient brakes or by scotching and in the case of animal-drawn vehicle until the animals have been unhitched and removed.

No tank vehicle shall be subjected to splash loading. Prohibition of fires and smoking. Means of extinguishing fire to be carried. Restriction on electric installation and apparatus.

Precautions against movements of vehicles during loading or unloading. Precautions against static charges. Provided that the Chief Controller may specify a faster loading rate in respect of crude petroleum and petroleum products which have a relative higher conductivity rate. Save as provided in this chapter. Classification of hazardous area. Extent of hazardous area. Fixed electric apparatus.

Hazardous area. Provided that the Chief Controller may. Conductors of intrinsically safe circuits shall be effectively protected against mechanical damage. Earthing and bonding. Fixed electric wiring. Cathodic protection. Portable electric apparatus.

Repair and test work. Protection against stray current. The power supply shall not be restored thereto until the work has been completed and the safety characteristics provided in connection with the apparatus and wiring have been fully restored.Petroleum Act and Rules Uploaded by anuavi Therefore, we do Provided that no sample need be taken of petroleum if it is declared to be the petroleum Class A. Competition Appellate Tribunal. Permission of the Commissioner of Customs to unload petroleum. Provided that when the petroleum is in cases, samples shall be taken as the landing proceeds.

Prohibition of fire, lights and smoking. Fees upto Rupees one hundred in each case may be paid in cash at the office of the Chief Controller.