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File #: 190636-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/12/2019 In control: Committee on the Environment
On agenda: Final action: 11/21/2019
Title: Amending Section 3-207 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Sale of Fuel Oil," to revise the standards for permissible grades and permissible sulfur content of commercial fuel oil, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown
Indexes: SALE OF FUEL OIL
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 190636-A02, As Amended on Floor.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy190636-A02
Title
Amending Section 3-207 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Sale of Fuel Oil," to revise the standards for permissible grades and permissible sulfur content of commercial fuel oil, under certain terms and conditions.
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 3-207 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

? 3-207. Sale of Fuel Oil.

(1) Commercial Fuel Oil.

[ (a) On and after the effective dates listed therein no fuel merchant shall store, offer for sale, sell, deliver for use or exchange in trade, for use in Philadelphia, and no person shall use commercial fuel oils which contain sulfur in excess of the percentages by weight set forth in the following table:

PERCENT SULFUR BY WEIGHT

Grades of
Commercial Fuel Oil
SSU Viscosity at 100 0 F
Effective
04-01-78
Effective
07-01-15
No. 2 and lighter
Less than or equal to 45
0.2%
0.0015%
(15 ppm)
No. 4
Greater than 45 but less than 145
0.3%
0.2500%
(2500 ppm)
No. 5, No. 6, and heavier
Equal to or greater than 145
0.5%
0.5000%
(5000 ppm)

(b) The provisions of (a) above shall not apply in any case in which it is demonstrated to the Department that sulfur dioxide emissions, caused by the combustion of commercial fuel oils, from any stack or chimney into the outdoor atmosphere, can be controlled to levels that, on and after the effective dates listed herein, do not exceed at any time those quantities of sulfur dioxide, expressed in pounds per one (1) million BTU gross heat input, set forth in the following table:

PERMISSIBLE SO2 EMISSIONS
(Pounds SO2 per Million BTU Gross Heat Input)

Grades of
Commercial Fuel Oil
SSU Viscosity at 100 0 F
Effective
04-01-78
Effective
07-01-15
No. 4
Greater than 45 but less than 145
0.30 lb
0.26 lb
No. 5, No. 6, and heavier
Equal to or greater than 145
0.52 lb
0.52 lb

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(a) No person may use or burn No. 2 or lighter grade of commercial fuel oil (SSU Viscosity at 100? F = 45) containing sulfur by weight in ...

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