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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
12/3/2020

13VAC5-51-145.5. IFC Chapter 51 Aerosols.

A. Change Section 5101.1 to read:

5101.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter and NFPA 30B shall apply to the manufacturing, storage and display of aerosol products. Manufacturing of aerosol products using hazardous materials shall also comply with Chapter 50.

B. Change Section 5101.2 to read:

5101.2 Permit required. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

C. Change Sections 5104.1 and 5104.2 to read:

(N)5104.1 General. The inside storage of Levels 2 and 3 aerosol products shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5104.1.1 Plastic containers. Aerosol products in plastic containers larger than 4 fluid ounces (118 ml), but not to exceed 33.8 fluid ounces (1000 ml), shall be allowed only where in accordance with this section. The commodity classification shall be Class III commodities, as defined in the applicable NFPA 13 standard where any of the following conditions are met:

1. Base product has no fire point where tested in accordance with ASTM D 92, and nonflammable propellant.

2. Base product has no sustained combustion as tested in accordance with Appendix H, "Method of Testing for Sustained Combustibility," in U.S. Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 173, and nonflammable propellant.

3. Base product contains up to 20 percent by volume (15.8 percent by weight) of ethanol or isopropyl alcohol, or both, in an aqueous mix, and nonflammable propellant.

4. Base product contains 4 percent by weight or less of an emulsified flammable liquefied gas propellant within an aqueous base. The propellant shall remain emulsified for the life of the product. Where such propellant is not permanently emulsified, the propellant shall be nonflammable.

(N)5104.2 Storage in Groups A, B, E, F, I and R. Storage of aerosol products in occupancies in Groups A, B, E, F, I and R shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

D. Change Section 5104.3 and 5104.3.1 to read:

(N)5104.3 Storage in general purpose warehouses. Aerosol storage in general purpose warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5104.3.1 Nonsegregated storage. Nonsegregated storage areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

E. Delete Table 5104.3.1.

F. Change Section 5104.3.2 to read:

(N)5104.3.2 Segregated storage. Segregated storage areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

G. Delete Table 5104.3.2.

H. Change Section 5104.3.2.1 and 5104.3.2.2 to read:

(N)5104.3.2.1 Chain link fence enclosures. Chain link fence enclosures shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5104.3.2.2 Aisles. The minimum aisle requirements for segregated storage in general purpose warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

I. Delete Table 5104.3.2.2.

J. Change Section 5104.4 through 5104.4.3 to read:

(N)5104.4 Storage in aerosol warehouses. The total quantity of Levels 2 and 3 aerosol products in a warehouse utilized for the storage, shipping and receiving of aerosol products shall maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5104.4.1 Automatic sprinkler system. Where provided, automatic sprinkler systems protecting aerosol warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5104.4.2 Pile and palletized storage aisles. Travel distance and aisles serving pile and palletized storage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5104.4.3 Rack storage aisles. Rack storage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

K. Delete Section 5104.4.4.

L. Change Section 5104.5 to read:

(N)5104.5 Storage in inside flammable liquid storage rooms. Inside flammable liquid storage rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

M. Delete Sections 5104.5.1 and 5104.5.2.

N. Change Sections 5104.6 and 5104.6.1 to read:

(N)5104.6 Storage in liquid warehouses. The storage of aerosol products in liquid warehouses shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5104.6.1 Containment. Spill control or drainage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

O. Delete Section 5104.6.2.

P. Change Sections 5104.6.3 and 5104.7 to read:

(N)5104.6.3 Opening protection into segregated storage areas. Fire doors or gates opening into the segregated storage area shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5104.7 Storage in Group M occupancies. Storage of aerosol products in occupancies in Group M shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

Q. Delete Table 5104.7.

R. Change Sections 5106.1 and 5106.2.1 to read:

(N)5106.1 General. This section shall apply to the maintenance of retail display of aerosol products.

(N)5106.2.1 Maximum quantities in retail display areas. Quantities of aerosol products in retail display areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

S. Delete Table 5106.2.1.

T. Change Section 5106.2.2 to read:

(N)5106.2.2 Display of containers. Aerosol containers shall be stacked in accordance with the applicable building code.

U. Delete Section 5106.2.3.

V. Change Sections 5106.2.4 through 5106.4.1 to read:

(N)5106.2.4 Retail display automatic sprinkler system. Where an automatic sprinkler system is required for the protected retail display of aerosol products, the wet-pipe automatic sprinkler system shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5106.3 Aerosol display and normal merchandising exceeding 8 feet (2438 mm) high. Aerosol display and merchandising exceeding 8 feet in height shall be in accordance with Sections 5106.3.1 through 5106.3.3.

(N)5106.3.1 Maximum quantities in retail display areas. Aerosol products in retail display areas shall not exceed quantities approved under the applicable building code.

(N)5106.3.2 Automatic sprinkler protection. Where provided, automatic sprinkler protection for aerosol display and merchandising areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5106.3.3 Separation of aerosol areas. Separation of aerosol areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5106.4 Maximum quantities in storage areas. Aerosol products in storage areas adjacent to retail display areas shall not exceed the quantities approved under the applicable building code.

W. Delete Table 5106.4.

X. Change Sections 5106.5 and 5106.5.1 to read:

(N)5106.5 Special protection design for Levels 2 and 3 aerosols adjacent to flammable and combustible liquids in double-row racks. The display and merchandising of aerosols adjacent to flammable and combustible liquids in double-row racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5106.5.1 Fire protection. Where required, fire protection for the display and merchandising of aerosols in double-row racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

Y. Delete Section 5106.2.3.

Z. Delete Section 5106.5.2.

AA. Change Sections 5106.5.3 through 5106.5.6 to read:

(N)5106.5.3 Shelving. Shelving in racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5106.5.4 Aisles. Aisles shall be maintained between rows of racks and adjacent solidly piled or palletized merchandise in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5106.5.5 Flue spaces. Flue spaces in racks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5106.5.6 Horizontal barriers. Horizontal barriers shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

BB. Delete Sections 5106.5.7 and 5106.5.8.

CC. Change Section 5107.1 to read:

(N)5107.1 General. Manufacturing facilities 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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