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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 5. Department of Housing and Community Development
Chapter 51. Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code
7/13/2020

13VAC5-51-138.8. Ifc Chapter 21 Dry Cleaning.

A. The following change shall be made to Section 2101, General:

Change Section 2101.2 to read:

2101.2 Permit required. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

B. The following change shall be made to Section 2103, Classifications:

Change Section 2103.3 to read:

2103.3 Design. The occupancy classification, design and construction of dry cleaning plants shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

C. The following changes shall be made to Section 2104, General Requirements:

1. Change Section 2104.2.1 to read:

(N)2104.2.1 Ventilation. Ventilation shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

2.Change Section 2104.2.3 to read as follows:

2104.2.3 Electrical wiring and equipment. Electrical wiring and equipment in dry cleaning rooms or other locations subject to flammable vapors shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

D. The following changes shall be made to Section 2105, Operating Requirements:

1. Change Section 2105.2.3 to read:

(N)2105.2.3 Ventilation. Ventilation shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

2. Change Section 2105.3 to read:

(N)2105.3 Types IV and V systems. Types IV and V dry cleaning systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

E. The following change shall be made to Section 2106, Spotting and Pretreating:

Change Section 2106.3 to read as follows:

2106.3 Class II or III solvents. Scouring, brushing, and spotting and pretreating shall be permitted to be conducted with Class II or III solvents. The maximum quantity of Class II or III solvents permitted at any work station shall be 1 gallon (4 L).

F. The following changes shall be made to Section 2107, Dry Cleaning Systems:

1. Change Section 2107.1 to read as follows:

2107.1 General equipment requirements. Dry cleaning systems, including dry cleaning units, washing machines, stills, drying cabinets, tumblers and their appurtenances, including pumps, piping, valves, filters and solvent coolers, shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 32.

2. Delete Section 2107.2.

3. Change Section 2107.2.2 to read:

(N)2107.2.2 Number of means of egress. The number and means of egress for Type II dry cleaning rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

4. Change Section 2107.2.3 to read as follows:

2107.2.3 Spill control and secondary containment. Curbs, drains or other provisions for spill control and secondary containment shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5. Change Section 2107.3 to read as follows:

2107.3 Solvent storage tanks. Solvent storage tanks for Classes II, IIIA and IIIB liquids shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

G. The following changes shall be made to Section 2108, Fire Protection:

1. Change Section 2108.1 to read as follows:

2108.1 General. Fire protection systems, devices, and equipment shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

2. Change Section 2108.2 to read:

(N)2108.2 Automatic sprinkler system. Where installed, an automatic sprinkler system shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

3. Delete Section 2108.3.

Statutory Authority

§ 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 30, Issue 16, eff. July 14, 2014; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 18, eff. October 16, 2018.

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