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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
9/24/2020

13VAC5-51-142. Ifc Chapter 27 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities.

A. Change Section 2701.1 to read:

2701.1 Scope. Semiconductor fabrication facilities and comparable research and development areas classified as Group H-5 shall comply with this chapter to the extent that the provisions of this chapter relate to operation and maintenance and not to the construction of Group H-5 buildings or structures.

B. Delete Section 2701.4.

C. Change Section 2701.5 to read:

2701.5 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

D. Change Section 2703.1.3 to read:

(N)2703.1.3 Signals. Emergency equipment and alarm and detection systems providing signals to emergency control stations shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

E. Change Section 2703.2.2 to read:

2703.2.2 General requirements. In addition to the requirements in Section 2703.2, systems, equipment and processes shall also comply with Section 5003.2, other applicable provisions of this code.

F. Delete Sections 2703.3 and 2703.3.1.

G. Change Section 2703.3.2 through 2703.3.8 to read:

(N)2703.3.2 Pass-throughs in exit access corridors. Pass-throughs in exit access corridors shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.3.3 Liquid storage rooms. Liquid storage rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.3.4 HPM rooms. Hazardous production materials (HPM) rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.3.5 Gas cabinets. Gas cabinets shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.3.6 Exhausted enclosures. Exhausted enclosures shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.3.7 Gas rooms. Gas rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.3.8 Service corridors. Service corridors shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

H. Change Sections 2703.7 and 2703.7.1 to read:

(N)2703.7 Electrical wiring and equipment. Electrical wiring and equipment in HPM facilities shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.7.1 Fabrication areas. Electrical wiring and equipment in fabrication areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

I. Delete Section 2703.7.2.

J. Change Section 2703.7.3 to read:

(N)2703.7.3 HPM rooms, gas rooms, and liquid storage rooms. Electrical wiring and equipment in HPM rooms, gas rooms, and liquid storage rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

K. Change Section 2703.7.10 to read:

(N)2703.10 Automatic sprinkler system. Automatic sprinkler systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

L. Delete Sections 2703.10.1 and 2703.10.1.1.

M. Delete Sections 2703.10.2 through 2703.10.4.4.1.

N. Change Sections 2703.10.4.4.2 and 2703.10.4.4.3 to read:

(N)2703.10.4.4.2 Control valve. Control valves provided for sprinklers installed in exhaust ducts shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.10.4.4.3 Drainage. Drainage provided to remove sprinkler water discharged in exhaust ducts shall be maintained.

O. Delete Section 2703.10.4.4.4.

P Change Sections 2703.10.5 through 2703.12 to read:

(N)2703.10.5 Sprinkler alarms and supervision. Automatic sprinkler systems shall be maintained in accordance with applicable building code.

(N)2703.11 Manual fire alarm system. Manual fire alarm systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.12 Emergency alarm system. Emergency alarm systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

Q. Delete Sections 2703.12.1 and 2703.12.1.1.

R. Change Sections 2703.12.1.2 and 2703.12.1.3 to read:

(N)2703.12.1.2 Corridors and interior exit stairways and ramps. Emergency alarms for corridors, interior exit stairways and ramps, and exit passageways shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.12.1.3 Liquid storage rooms, HPM rooms and gas rooms. Emergency alarms for liquid storage rooms, HPM rooms, and gas rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

S. Delete Sections 2703.12.2 and 2703.12.3.

T. Change Section 2703.13 to read:

(N)2703.13 Continuous gas detection systems. Continuous gas detection systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

U. Delete Sections 2703.13.1 through 2703.13.2.2.

V. Change Section 2703.14 to read:

(N)2703.14 Exhaust ventilation systems for HPM. Exhaust ventilation systems and materials for exhaust ducts utilized for the exhaust of HPM shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

W. Delete Sections 2703.14.1 and 2703.14.2.

X. Change Section 2703.15 to read:

(N)2703.15 Emergency power system. Emergency power system systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

Y. Delete Section 2703.15.1.

Z. Change Sections 2703.15.2 through 2704.1 to read:

(N)2703.15.2 Exhaust ventilation systems. Exhaust ventilation systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2703.16 Subatmospheric pressure gas systems. Subatmospheric pressure gas systems (SAGS) shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)2704.1 General. Storage of hazardous materials shall comply with Section 2703 and this section and other applicable provisions of this code to the extent that such requirements are operational in nature and do not affect how a building is constructed.

AA. Change Section 2704.2.2.1 to read:

2704.2.2.1 Storage and use in fabrication areas. The maximum quantities of hazardous materials stored or used in a single fabrication area shall not exceed the quantities set forth by the applicable building code.

BB. Delete Table 2704.2.2.1.

CC. Change Section 2704.3.1 to read:

2704.3.1 HPM storage. The indoor storage of HPM in quantities greater than those listed in Sections 5003.1.1 and 3404.3.4 shall be in a room complying with the requirements of this code for a liquid storage room, HPM room, or gas room as appropriate for the materials stored.

DD. Change Section 2705.1 to read:

2705.1 General. The use and handling of hazardous materials shall comply with this section, Section 2703, and other applicable provisions of this code to the extent that such requirements are operational in nature and do not affect how a building is constructed.

EE. Change Section 2705.2.3.2 to read:

(N)2705.2.3.2 Protection of vessels. Vessels containing hazardous materials located in or connected to a workstation shall be protected as follows:

1. HPM: Vessels containing HPM shall be protected from physical damage and shall not project from the workstation.

2. Compressed gases: Protection for compressed gas vessels shall also comply with Section 5303.5.

3. Cryogenic fluids: Protection for cryogenic fluid vessels shall also comply with Section 5503.5.

FF. Change Section 2705.3.1 to read:

(N)2705.3.1 Corridors and enclosures for stairways and ramps. Corridors and enclosures for exit stairways and ramps in new fabrication areas shall not contain HPM, except as permitted in corridors by Section 2705.3.2 and the applicable building code.

GG. Change Section 2705.3.2.1 to read:

2705.3.2.1 Fabrication area alterations. Where existing fabrication areas are altered or modified in existing buildings, HPM is allowed to be transported in existing corridors where such corridors comply with the applicable building code.

HH. Delete Section 2705.3.3.

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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