FORM IX
(See Art. 2 of the First Schedule)

Licence to transport petroleum Class A or petroleum Class B in bulk on land by mechanically propelled vehciles.


    Licence No . __________                                                                                                                 Fee Rs. 100.00

           Licence is hereby granted to to transport petroleum in bulk on land by the vehicle as described below subject to the provisions of the Petroleum Act, 1934 and the rules made thereunder and to the further conditions of this licence.

          This licence will remain valid up to the day of __________day of __________20_______.

          Date of issue__________
                                                                                                                                        ________________________
                                                                                                                                        Chief Controller of Explosives

Description of the vehicle

  1. Make and model  _________________________
  2. Engine number   __________________________
  3. Chassis number __________________________
  4. Registration number_______________________
  5. Name of the registered owner_______________
  6. Class(es) of petroleum authorized to be carried in the vehicle _________________________
  7. Authorized carrying capacity of the tank and compartments. _________________________

          This licence is liable to be cancelled if the licensed vehicle is not found conforming to the specification given in the Third Schedule or for the 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.

CONDITIONS

  1. The licence or its authenticated copy shall at times be kept in the licensed vehicle and produced on demand by an Inspector.
  2. Only responsible persons who are conversant with the conditions of this licence shall be employed for driving the licensed vehicle or attending to it.
  3. This licensed vehicle shall be constantly attended to by a responsible person and by at least two persons while it is transporting petroleum exceeding 5 kilolitres or towing another vehicle:
  4. The licensed vehicle shall at all times carry-
    (a) a portable fire extinguisher of capacity not less than 9 litres and suitable for extinguishing oil fires; the extinguisher shall be kept unlocked at an easily accessible position which shall be'away from the discharge faucets of the vehicle;
    (b) a separate oil-tight and electrically continuous hose for each class of petroleum it is carrying; the hoses shall have at each and oil-tight coupling to match the discharge faucet of the licensed vehicle and the inlet pipe into which the petroleum carried in the vehicle is to be unloaded;
    (c) a strong and flexible for electrical bonding ; the cable shall be at least 5 metres long and shall have at each end a suitable clamp or clip.
  5. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded or unloaded except in a place approved for the purpose, in writing, by the Chief Controller :
    Provided that the licensed vehicle may be unloaded at any other place with all due precautions and under adequate supervision if such unloading is necessitated by an accident or breakdown.-
  6. Petroleum carried in the licensed vehicle shall not be directly transferred into any container or into the fuel tank of any motor conveyance or an internal combustion engine.
  7. The licensed vehicle shall not be loaded if any tank or compartment, pipe, valve, emergency discharge control or any safety fitting becomes leaky, defective or otherwise insecure until necessary repairs have been carried out satisfactorily, and in the event of any leak in the tanks or compartments, until the leak is thoroughly repaired and all the tanks or compartments pass the test specified in Cl. 5 of Third Schedule to the Petroleum Rules.
  8. Before petroleum is loaded into or unloaded from the licensed vehicle
    (a) its engine shall be stopped and the battery shall be isolated by a proper switch or otherwise ;
    (b) its wheels shall be secured by brakes or by scotching and in the case of animal drawn vehicles, animals shall be unhitched and removed;
    (c) its chassis shall be electrically bonded by a cable with the pipe into or from which it is to be unloaded or loaded :
    (d) the correct filling or discharge hose shall be selected and connected by oil tight coupling at both ends ;
    (e) a responsible person shall be in attendance and remain so until loading or unloading is over and the tanks and compartments have been sealed.
  9. Except when called upon by traffic signals or required by an Inspector or a Sampling Officer, the licensed vehicle shall not stop on any road, congested area or a place which is not a place approved in writing, under these rules for the loading, unloading or stabling of such vehicles.
  10. No smoking and no fire or artificial light or any article capable of igniting inflammable vapour shall be allowed on the licensed vehicle.
  11. The licensed vehicle shall not used for carrying passenger or any article other than petroleum
  12. The licensed vehicle shall not be allowed to be repaired by welding, soldering brazing or hot riveting until its tanks, compartments, pipes and valves have been throughly cleaned and examined by a competent person and certified by him in writing to be free from inflammable vapour or oil.
  13. No alteration in the licensed vehicle or its safety fittings shall be carried out without the previous sanction in writing of the licensing authority. Such alterations so sanctioned shall be endorsed on this licence by an amendment.
  14. Every facility shall be given at all reasonable time to any Inspector or sampling officer for ascertaining that the rules and the conditions of this licence are duly observed or for drawing samples.
  15. Any accident, fire or explosion occurring in the licensed vehicle, which is attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property shall be immediately reported to the nearest Magistrate or to the officer-in-charge of the nearest police station having jurisdiction and by telegram to the Chief Controller of Explosives (Tele- graphic address'EXPLOSIVES, NAGPUR").

        Additional conditions for the carriage of Petroleum Class A along with any other class of Petroleum in the same vehicle covered by this licence

  1. Two capital Letters "ML", each not less than 10 cm. square shall be printed in a conspicuous colour in each side and the rear of the licensed vehicle.
  2. The filling pipe, discharge faucet and the vent pipe of the one compartment shall not be interconnected by manifolding or otherwise with the filling pipe, discharge faucet or vent pipe of any other compartment.
  3. A metal band not less than 2.5 cm. wide, coloured red and bearing embossed or printed words "MOTOR SPIRIT" shall be securely attached to fill the pipe and discharge faucet of each compartment carrying petroleum Class A. A similar metal bank, coloured green blue or grey and bearing embossed or printed words describing the class of petroleum shall be securely attached to fill the pipe and discharge faucet of each compartment carrying such other class of petroleum.
  4. Separate hoses for each class of petroleum shall at all times be carried in the licensed vehicle. Hoses for each class of petroleum shall have securely attached to it distinctively coloured and marked identification bands as prescribed under additional condition No. C for filling pipe and discharge faucet.
  5. Petroleum carried in the licensed vehicle shall not be unloaded except into the underground tanks of a service station.

Space for Endorsement of Alterations (See condition 13)

Serial Number Description of alteration Date of sanctioning alternation Signature of the licensing authority