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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
10/24/2020

13VAC5-51-142.5. Ifc Chapter 28 Lumber Yards and Agro-Industrial, Solid Biomass, and Woodworking Facilities.

A. Change Section 2801.2 to read:

2801.2 Permit. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

B. Change Sections 2803.1 through 2803.3 to read:

(N)2803.1 Open yards. Open yards around structures required by the applicable building code shall be maintained.

(N)2803.2 Dust control. Equipment or machinery located inside buildings that generates or emits combustible dust equipped with an approved dust collection and exhaust system shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code. Equipment or systems that are used to collect, process or convey combustible dusts shall be provided with an approved explosion control system.

(N)2803.2.1 Explosion venting. Explosion venting required for dust explosion hazards shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2803.3 Waste removal. Waste removal systems required for sawmills, planning mills and other woodworking plants shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

Exception: Manual waste removal where approved.

C. Change Section 2803.4 to read:

(N)2803.4 Electrical equipment. Electrical wiring and equipment shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

D. Change Sections 2804.2, and 2804.2.1 to read:

(N)2804.2 Fire alarms. Where provided, fire alarms maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2804.2.1 Manual fire alarms. Where installed, manual fire alarm systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

E. Change Section 2804.4 to read:

(N)2804.4 Automatic sprinkler systems. Automatic sprinkler systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

F. Change Section 2805.2 to read:

(N)2805.2 Dryer protection. Dryers shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code. Deluge heads shall be inspected quarterly for pitch buildup. Deluge heads in dryers shall be flushed during regular maintenance for functional operation.

G. Change Section 2807.2 to read:

2807.2 Size of piles. Piles shall not exceed 60 feet (18 288 mm) in height, 300 feet (91 440 mm) in width, and 500 feet (152 m) in length. Piles shall be separated from adjacent piles or other exposures by approved fire apparatus access roads.

Exception: The fire code official is authorized to allow the pile size to be increased where additional approved fire protection is provided in accordance with Chapter 9.

H. Change Section 2807.3 to read:

(N)2807.3 Pile fire protection. Automatic sprinkler protection provided in conveyor tunnels and combustible enclosures that pass under a pile shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

I. Change Section 2808.7 to read:

(N)2808.7 Pile fire protection. Automatic sprinkler protection provided in conveyor tunnels and combustible enclosures that pass under a pile shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

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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