2018-07-24

On-Demand Mobile Fueling in Irvine

On-demand mobile fueling of gasoline presents public safety and environmental concerns, as it involves dispensing of highly flammable liquid from a mobile fuel vehicle to another vehicle in a multitude of outdoor settings. Motor vehicle... Read more
On-demand mobile fueling of gasoline presents public safety and environmental concerns, as it involves dispensing of highly flammable liquid from a mobile fuel vehicle to another vehicle in a multitude of outdoor settings. Motor vehicle fueling using flammable liquids such as gasoline is currently authorized by the IFC only at fixed gas stations, and for private use on farms and construction sites. In response to interest in on-demand mobile fueling, In 2016, the Office of the California State Fire Marshal convened a Mobile Fueling Task Force comprised of representatives from State agencies, fire code officials, industry stakeholders and interested parties to develop and evaluate regulations for on-demand mobile fueling. The Mobile Fueling Task Force ultimately drafted model code regulations for on-demand mobile fueling operations. The draft regulations provide technical and administrative safety controls for on-demand mobile fueling of motor vehicles. These regulations were presented during the International Code Hearings in 2016 and were approved for inclusion in the 2018 IFC (Section 5707- Mobile Fueling). Although the 2018 IFC has been published, it has no authority unless or until the California State Fire Marshal or the local jurisdiction adopts any new or amended code. The IFC is a model code that presents minimum safety guidelines for new and existing buildings, facilities, storage, and processes. Typically, the California State Fire Marshal will consider amendments of the IFC and then amend the California Fire Code accordingly. In the case of mobile fueling, the Fire Marshal did not adopt Section 5707 of the IFC governing mobile fueling because, by statute, the California State Fire Marshal cannot adopt any code that is not a building standard. This means local jurisdictions retain the discretion to allow or disallow this activity. Read less
Irvine, CA ( Local)
July 24, 2018
Submitted by: Mike Hamel
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Recommendations:

  1. Authorize mobile fueling companies to operate on private property in the City of Irvine as a pilot program through December 2019, upon issuance of the proper Orange County Fire Authority permits, renewable every six months, and a City of Irvine Business License.
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Recommendations:

  1. Authorize mobile fueling companies to operate on private property in the City of Irvine as a pilot program through December 2019, upon issuance of the proper Orange County Fire Authority permits, renewable every six months, and a City of Irvine Business License.
  2. Direct staff to further study the mobile fueling industry, and return to City Council in September 2019 during the next three-year City of Irvine code adoption cycle with proposed amendments to the City's Municipal Code to reflect the California State Fire Marshal's model regulations.

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Lori Smith

Fire Marshal
July 1, 2018

On-Demand Mobile Fueling Permit(s) City of Irvine  

In order to conduct On-Demand Mobile Fueling Operations in the City of Irvine, the Company and/or Property Owner will need to secure an Operational/Special Activity Permit from the Orange County Fire Authority and a Business License from the City of... Read more

July 1, 2018

On-Demand Mobile Fueling Permit(s) City of Irvine  

In order to conduct On-Demand Mobile Fueling Operations in the City of Irvine, the Company and/or Property Owner will need to secure an Operational/Special Activity Permit from the Orange County Fire Authority and a Business License from the City of Irvine. An Operational Site Permit will not be issued to a Company and/or Property Owner unless the Mobile Fuel Operator has also secured a Special Activity Permit from Orange County Fire Authority to serve that respective Company and/or Property Owner and its respective property site/parcel(s).

1. On-demand mobile fueling companies and sites shall comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. On-demand mobile fueling shall comply with all best practices and adapt to any current requirements of the permitting authority as well as comply with any future adopted laws and regulations.

2. Permitted on-demand mobile fueling companies shall indemnify, defend, and hold the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and the City of Irvine, its departments, its officers, agents, employees, and volunteers harmless from any liability for damage or claims of same, including, but not limited to, personal injury, property damage, and death, or for equitable or injunctive relief, which may arise from operations of the on-demand mobile fueling company or the on- demand mobile fueling company’s contractors, subcontractors, agents, or employees, including but not limited to, any failure by on-demand mobile fueling company to comply with any of the standard conditions of approval, including method and/or area of operation, terms or conditions of this permit, or any release or discharge, or threatened release or discharge, of any hazardous material caused or allowed by the on-demand mobile fueling company or its agents, or violations of Federal, State, or local laws and regulations.

3. Permitted on-demand mobile fueling operations shall only occur at permitted sites, in accordance with the reviewed site plan(s), and permit application(s), and any conditions set forth in the permit.

4. In case of a fuel spill, fuel explosion, or associated event related to the On-Demand Mobile Fueling Operations, the Mobile Fuel Operator shall be initially responsible for the clean-up and restoration of the property-parcel(s) and all areas affected by the fueling operations. If the Mobile Fuel Operator fails to complete the clean-up and restoration process to the satisfaction of all regulatory agencies, the property owner shall be responsible for the clean-up and restoration of the property/parcel(s) to the satisfaction of any and all state or local agencies with jurisdiction.


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Melissa Fox

Irvine City Councilmember
July 24, 2018

ACTION: Moved by Councilmember Schott, seconded by Councilmember Fox, to:

1) Authorize mobile fueling companies to operate on private property in the City of Irvine as a pilot program... Read more

July 24, 2018

ACTION: Moved by Councilmember Schott, seconded by Councilmember Fox, to:

1) Authorize mobile fueling companies to operate on private property in the City of Irvine as a pilot program through December 2019, upon issuance of the proper Orange County Fire Authority permits, renewable every six months, and a City of Irvine Business License.

2) Direct staff to further study the mobile fueling industry, and return to City Council in September 2019 during the next three-year City of Irvine code adoption cycle with proposed amendments to the City's Municipal Code to reflect the California State Fire Marshal's model regulations.

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Frank Mycroft for Booster Fuels

July 24, 2018

Booster delivers gas to cars parked in office parks

  • 15,000+ deliveries each week in over 15 cities
  • We partner with fire departments under new code guidance to regulate location, training, and... Read more
July 24, 2018

Booster delivers gas to cars parked in office parks

  • 15,000+ deliveries each week in over 15 cities
  • We partner with fire departments under new code guidance to regulate location, training, and equipment  

The Customer Experience:

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Operational Safety through People, Site-Location, and Equipment

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  • Vehicles routinely inspected
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