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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
6/17/2019

13VAC5-51-145. Ifc Chapter 50 Hazardous Materials - General Provisions.

A. The following changes shall be made to Section 5001, General:

1. Change Section 5001.1 to read:

5001.1 Scope. Prevention, control and mitigation of dangerous conditions related to storage, dispensing, use and handling of hazardous materials shall be in accordance with this chapter for operational usage. Quantities within buildings shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

This chapter shall apply to all hazardous materials, including those materials regulated elsewhere in this code, except that where specific requirements are provided in other chapters, those specific requirements shall apply in accordance with the applicable chapter. Where a material has multiple hazards, all hazards shall be addressed.

Exceptions:

1. In retail or wholesale sales occupancies, the quantities of medicines, foodstuff or consumer products, and cosmetics containing not more than 50% by volume of water-miscible liquids and with the remainder of the solutions not being flammable shall not be limited, provided such materials are packaged in individual containers not exceeding 1.3 gallons (5 L).

2. Quantities of alcoholic beverages in retail or wholesale sales occupancies shall not be limited providing the liquids are packaged in individual containers not exceeding 1.3 gallons (5 L).

3. Application and release of pesticide and agricultural products and materials intended for use in weed abatement, erosion control, soil amendment, or similar applications where applied in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and label directions.

4. The offsite transportation of hazardous materials where in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

5. Building materials not otherwise regulated by this code.

6. Refrigeration systems (see Section 606).

7. Stationary storage battery systems regulated by Section 608.

8. The display, storage, sale or use of fireworks and explosives in accordance with Chapter 56.

9. Corrosives utilized in personal and household products in the manufacturer's original consumer packaging in Group M occupancies.

10. The storage of distilled spirits and wines in wooden barrels and casks.

11. The use of wall-mounted dispensers containing alcohol-based hand rubs classified as Class I or II liquids where in accordance with Section 5705.5.

2. Delete Section 5001.1.1.

3. Change Section 5001.3.3.9 to read:

(N)5001.3.3.9 Reliable power source. Where a power supply is relied upon to prevent or control an emergency condition that could endanger people or property, the power supply shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

4. Change Section 5001.3.3.10 to read:

(N)5001.3.3.10 Ventilation. Where ventilation is required by the applicable building code maintained.

5. Change Section 5001.5 to read:

5001.5 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

6. Add the following language to the end of Section 5001.5.1 to read:

The HMMP shall be maintained onsite for use by emergency responders and shall be updated not less than annually.

7. Add the following language to the end of Section 5001.5.2 to read:

The HMIS shall be maintained onsite or readily available through another means where approved by the fire code official for use by temporary responders, and shall be updated not less than annually.

8. Add Sections 5001.5.3, 5001.5.3.1, and 5001.5.3.2 to read:

5001.5.3 Repository container. When a HMMP or HMIS is required, the owner or operator shall provide a repository container (lock box) or other approved means for the storage of items required in Sections 5001.5.1 and 5001.5.2 so as to be readily available to emergency response personnel.

5001.5.3.1 Location and identification. The repository container (lock box) shall be located, installed and identified in an approved manner.

5001.5.3.2 Keying. All repository containers (lock boxes) shall be keyed as required by the fire code official.

9. Add Section 5001.7, including subsections, to read:

5001.7 Operational requirements for Group B teaching and research laboratories. Teaching and research laboratories in Group B educational occupancies above the 12th grade utilizing Section 430 of the USBC, Part I, Construction, or Section 306.1 of the USBC, Part II, Existing Buildings, shall comply with this section and other applicable requirements of this code. In the case of conflicts between the requirements of Section 430 of the USBC, Part I, Construction, or Section 6 306.1 of the USBC, Part II, Existing Buildings, and provisions of this code other than those set out in this section, Section 430 of the USBC, Part I, Construction, or Section 306.1 of the USBC, Part II, Existing Buildings, as applicable, shall govern.

5001.7.1 Chemical safety reviews. Operating and emergency procedures planning and documentation shall be as set out in Sections 5001.3.3.11 through 5001.3.3.17. Such documentation shall be prepared by laboratory safety personnel or special experts and shall be made available in the workplace for reference and review by employees. Copies of such documentation shall be furnished to the fire code official for review upon request.

5001.7.2 Hazardous materials handling. Receiving, transporting on site, unpacking, and dispensing of hazardous materials shall be carried out by persons trained in proper handling of such materials and shall be performed in accordance with Chapters 50 through 67, as applicable.

5001.7.3 Hazard identification signage. Warning signs for other than building components shall be provided in accordance with Section 5003.5.

5001.7.4 Maintenance of equipment, machinery, and processes. Maintenance of equipment, machinery, and processes used with hazardous materials shall comply with Section 5003.2.6.

5001.7.5 Time sensitive materials. Containers of materials that have the potential to become hazardous during prolonged storage shall be dated when first opened and shall be managed in accordance with NFPA 45, Section 8.2.4.4.1.

5001.7.6 Maintenance of storage, dispensing, use, and handling requirements. Storage, dispensing, use, and handling requirements in the USBC, Part I, Construction, or the USBC, Part II, Existing Buildings, shall be maintained. Operational requirements not affecting the manner of construction shall comply with this chapter and Chapters 51 through 67, as applicable.

5001.7.7 Hazardous wastes. Storage, dispensing, use, and handling of hazardous waste shall comply with this chapter and Chapters 51 through 67, as applicable.

5001.7.8 Container size. The maximum container size for all hazardous materials shall be 5.3 gallons (20 L) for liquids, 50 pounds (23 kg) for solids, 100 cubic feet (2.8. m3) for health hazard gases per Table 5003.1.1(2), and 500 cubic feet (14 m3) for all other gases in accordance with Table 5003.1.1(1).

Exception: Hazardous waste collection containers, for other than Class I and Class II flammable liquids, are permitted to exceed 5.3 gallons (20 L) where approved.

5001.7.9 Density. Quantities of Class I, II, and IIIA combustible or flammable liquids in storage and use within control areas or laboratory suites shall not exceed 8 gallons per 100 square feet (30 L/9.3 m2) of floor area, with not more than 4 gallons per 100 square feet (15 L/9.3 m2) being in use. Quantities of Class I flammable liquids in storage and use shall not exceed 4 gallons per 100 square feet (15 L/9.3 m2) of floor area with not more than 2 gallons (7.5 L) being in use. The maximum in use in open systems is limited to 10% of these quantities. Densities shall be reduced by 25% on the 4th-floor through 6th-floor levels above grade plane of the building and 50% above the 6th-floor level. The density is to be reduced to 50% of these values for buildings that are not protected throughout with an approved automatic fire sprinkler system. Regardless of the density, the maximum allowable quantity per control area or laboratory suite shall not be exceeded.

Exception: Density limits may be exceeded in designated hazardous waste collection areas or rooms within a control area or laboratory suite, but stored quantities shall not exceed the maximum allowable quantity per laboratory suite or control area.

5001.7.10 Restricted materials in storage. Storage of pyrophorics and Class 4 oxidizers prohibited by Table 5003.1.1(1) in existing buildings not equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 of the USBC, Part I, Construction, shall be allowed within a control area at 25% of the limits in Table 5003.1.1(1) for a building equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system, with no additional increases allowed, provided that such materials are stored in accordance with all of the following:

1. Containers shall be completely sealed and stored according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

2. Storage shall be within approved hazardous materials storage cabinets in accordance with Section 5003.8.7 or shall be located in an inert atmosphere glove box in accordance with NFPA 45, Section 7.11.

3. The storage cabinet or glove box shall not contain any storage of incompatible materials.

5001.7.11 Restricted materials in use. Use of pyrophorics and Class 4 oxidizers prohibited by Table 5003.1.1(1) in existing buildings not equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 of the USBC, Part I, Construction, shall be allowed within a control area at 25% of the limits in Table 5003.1.1(1) for buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system, with no additional increases allowed, provided that such materials are used in accordance with all of the following:

1. Use shall be within an approved chemical fume hood listed in accordance with UL 1805, or in an inert atmosphere glove box in accordance with NFPA 45, Section 7.11, or other approved equipment designed for the specific hazard of the material.

2. Combustible materials shall be kept at least 2 feet (610 mm) away from the work area, except for those items directly related to the research.

3. A portable fire extinguisher appropriate for the specific material shall be provided within 20 feet (6096 mm) of the use in accordance with Section 906.

[ B. The following changes shall be made to Section 5003, General Requirements:

1. Add a new "Permissible fireworks" row to Table 5003.1.1(1) to read:

Permissible fireworks

1.4G

H-3

125d,e,l

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2. Delete Sections 5003.1.3 and 5003.1.4.

3. Change Section 5003.2 to read:

(N)5003.2 Systems, equipment and processes. Systems, equipment and processes utilized for storage, dispensing, use or handling of hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

4. Change Section 5003.2.1 to read:

(N)5003.2.1 Design and construction of containers, cylinders and tanks. Portable containers and cylinders shall be designed and constructed in accordance with approved standards. Containers, cylinders, and other means used for containment of hazardous materials shall be of an approved type. Pressure vessels not meeting U.S. Department of Transportation requirements for transportation shall comply with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

Tanks shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5. Change Section 5003.2.2 to read:

(N)5003.2.2 Piping, tubing, valves and fittings. Piping, tubing, valves, and fittings conveying hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6. Delete Section 5003.2.2.1.

7. Change Section 5003.2.2.2 to read:

(N)5003.2.2.2 Additional regulations for supply piping for health-hazard materials. Supply piping and tubing for gases and liquids shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

8. Change Section 5003.2.3 to read:

(N)5003.2.3 Equipment, machinery and alarms. Equipment and machinery associated with the use, storage or handling of hazardous materials shall be listed or approved.

9. Change Section 5003.2.4 to read:

(N)5003.2.4 Installation of tanks. Installation of tanks shall be in accordance with Sections 5003.2.4.1 through 5003.2.4.2.1.

10. Change Section 5003.2.4.1 to read:

(N)5003.2.4.1 Underground tanks. Underground tanks used for the storage of liquid hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

11. Change Section 5003.2.4.2 to read:

(N)5003.2.4.2 Aboveground tanks. Aboveground stationary tanks used for the storage of hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the requirements for outdoor storage of the particular material involved.

12. Delete Section 5003.2.7.

13. Change Section 5003.2.8 to read:

(N)5003.2.8. Seismic protection. Where provided, bracing and anchoring for machinery and equipment utilizing hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

14. 5003.2.9.1 Equipment, devices and systems requiring testing. The following equipment, systems, and devices shall be tested in accordance with Sections 5003.2.9 and 5003.2.9.2.

1. Gas detection systems, alarms, and automatic emergency shutoff valves required by Section 6004.2.2.10 for highly toxic and toxic gases.

2. Limit control systems for liquid level, temperature and pressure required by Sections 5004.8 and 5005.1.4.

3. Emergency alarm systems and supervision required by Sections 5004.9 and 5005.4.4.

4. Monitoring and supervisory systems required by the applicable building code.

5. Manually activated shutdown controls required by the applicable building code for compressed gas systems conveying pyrophoric gases.

15. Change Section 5003.3.1.4 to read:

5003.3.1.4 Responsibility for cleanup. The person, firm, or corporation responsible for an unauthorized discharge shall institute and complete all actions necessary to remedy the effects of such unauthorized discharge, whether sudden or gradual, at no cost to the jurisdiction. The fire code official may require records and receipts to verify cleanup and proper disposal of unauthorized discharges. When deemed necessary by the fire code official, cleanup may be initiated by the fire department or by an authorized individual or firm. Costs associated with such cleanup shall be the responsibility of the owner, operator, or other person responsible for the unauthorized discharge.

Note: Owners and operators of certain underground and aboveground petroleum storage tanks may have access to the Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund for reimbursement of some cleanup costs associated with petroleum discharges from these tanks. See Article 10 (§ 62.1-44.34:10 et seq.) of Title 62.1of the Code of Virginia.

16. Delete Section 5003.8.

17. Change Section 5003.8.1 to read:

(N)5003.8.1 Buildings. Buildings, or portions thereof, in which hazardous materials are stored, handled or used shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

18. Delete Section 5003.8.2 and Table 5003.8.2.

19. Change Section 5003.8.3 to read:

(N)5003.8.3 Control areas. Control areas shall comply with Sections 5003.8.3.2 through 5003.8.3.4.

20. Delete Section 5003.8.3.1.

21. Change Section 5003.8.3.2 to read:

(N)5003.8.3.2 Percentage of maximum allowable quantities. The percentage of maximum allowable quantities of hazardous materials per control area allowed at each floor level within a building shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

22. Delete Table 5003.8.3.2.

23. Change Section 5003.8.3.3 to read:

(N)5003.8.3.3 Number. The maximum number of control areas per floor within a building shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

24. Change Section 5003.8.3.4 to read:

(N)5003.8.3.4 Fire-resistance-rating requirements. The required fire-resistance rating for control areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

25. Delete Section 5003.8.3.5.

26. Delete Section 5003.8.4.

27. Delete Section 5003.8.4.1.

28. Change Section 5003.8.4.2 to read:

(N)5003.8.4.2 Ventilation system. The ventilation system for gas rooms shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

29. Change Section 5003.8.5 to read:

(N)5003.8.5 Exhausted enclosures. Where an exhausted enclosure is used to increase maximum allowable quantity per control area, the exhausted enclosure shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

30. Delete Section 5003.8.5.1.

31. Change Section 5003.8.5.2 to read:

(N)5003.8.5.2 Ventilation. The ventilation system for exhausted enclosures shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

32. Change Section 5003.8.5.3 to read:

(N)5003.8.5.3 Fire-extinguishing system. Fire-extinguishing systems required for exhaust enclosures shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

33. Change Section 5003.8.6.2 to read:

(N)5003.8.6.2 Ventilation. The ventilation system for gas cabinets shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

34. Change Section 5003.9.9 to read:

(N)5003.9.9 Shelf storage. Shelving shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

35. Change Section 5003.11 to read:

(N)5003.11 Group M storage and display and Group S storage. The aggregate quantity of nonflammable solid and nonflammable or noncombustible liquid hazardous materials stored and displayed within a single control area of a Group M occupancy, or an outdoor control area, or stored in a single control area of a Group S occupancy shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

36. Change Section 5003.11.1 to read:

(N)5003.11.1 Maximum allowable quantity per control area in Group M or S occupancies. The aggregate amount of nonflammable solid and nonflammable or noncombustible liquid hazardous materials stored and displayed within a single control area of a Group M occupancy or stored in a single control area of a Group S occupancy shall not exceed the amounts set forth in the applicable building code.

37. Delete Table 5003.11.1.

38. Change Section 5003.11.2 to read:

(N)5003.11.2 Maximum allowable quantity per outdoor control area in Group M or S occupancies. The aggregate amount of nonflammable solid and nonflammable or noncombustible liquid hazardous materials stored and displayed within a single outdoor control area of a Group M occupancy shall not exceed the amounts set forth in the applicable building code.

39. Change Section 5003.11.3 to read:

(N)5003.11.3 Storage and display. Storage and display shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

40. Delete Section 5003.11.3.1.

41. Change Section 5003.11.3.2 to read:

(N)5003.11.3.2 Storage and display height. Display height shall not exceed 6 feet (1829 mm) above the finished floor in display areas of Group M occupancies unless approved by the applicable building code.

Storage height shall not exceed 8 feet (2438 mm) above the finished floor in storage areas of Group M and Group S occupancies unless approved by the applicable building code.

42. Change Section 5003.11.3.4 to read:

(N)5003.11.3.4 Racks and shelves. Racks and shelves used for storage or display shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

43. Change Section 5003.11.3.8 to read:

(N)5003.11.3.8 Floors. Floors shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

C. The following changes shall be made to Section 5004, Storage:

1. Change Section 5004.1 to read:

(N)5004.1 Scope. Storage of hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code. Retail and wholesale storage and display of nonflammable solid and nonflammable and noncombustible liquid hazardous materials in Group M occupancies and Group S storage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

2. Change Section 5004.2 to read:

(N)5004.2 Spill control and secondary containment for liquid and solid hazardous materials. Spill control and secondary containment for rooms, buildings or areas used for the storage of liquid or solid hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

Exception: Outdoor storage of containers on approved containment pallets in accordance with Section 5004.2.3.

3. Delete Section 5004.2.1.

4. Delete Section 5004.2.2 and Table 5004.2.2.

5. Delete Section 5004.2.2.1.

6. Delete Section 5004.2.2.3.

7. Delete Section 5004.2.2.5.

8. Change Section 5004.2.2.6 to read:

(N)5004.2.2.6 Drainage system design. Drainage systems shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

9. Change Section 5004.3 to read:

(N)5004.3 Ventilation. Ventilation required for indoor storage areas and storage buildings shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

10. Delete Section 5004.3.1.

11. Change Section 5004.5 to read:

(N)5004.5 Automatic sprinkler systems. Automatic sprinkler systems for the storage of hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

12. Change Section 5004.6 to read:

(N)5004.6 Explosion control. Explosion control for storage rooms, areas and buildings shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

13. Change Section 5004.7 to read:

(N)5004.7 Standby or emergency power. Standby or emergency power shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

14. Delete Section 5004.7.1.

15. Delete Section 5004.7.2.

16. Change Section 5004.8 to read:

(N)5004.8 Limit controls. Limit controls shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

17. Delete Section 5004.8.1.

18. Delete Section 5004.8.2.

19. Change Section 5004.9 to read:

(N)5004.9 Emergency alarm. Emergency alarm systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

20. Delete Section 5004.10.

21. Delete Section 5004.12.

22. Change Section 5004.13 to read:

(N)5004.13 Weather protection. Where overhead noncombustible construction is provided for sheltering outdoor hazardous material storage areas, such storage shall not be considered indoor storage where the area is constructed in accordance with the requirements for weather protection as required by the applicable building code.

Exception: Storage of explosive materials shall be considered as indoor storage.

D. The following changes shall be made to Section 5005, Use, Dispensing and Handling:

1. Change Section 5005.1 to read:

(N)5005.1 General. Use, dispensing and handling of hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

2. Delete Section 5005.1.2.

3. Change Section 5005.1.3 to read:

(N)5005.1.3 Spill control and secondary containment for hazardous material liquids. Where required by the applicable building code, spill control and secondary containment shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

4. Change Section 5005.1.4 to read:

(N)5005.1.4 Limit controls. Limit controls shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

5. Delete Section 5005.1.4.1.

6. Delete Section 5005.1.4.2.

7. Delete Section 5005.1.4.3.

8. Delete Section 5005.1.4.4.

9. Change Section 5005.1.5 to read:

(N)5005.1.5 Standby or emergency power. Standby or emergency power shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

10. Delete Section 5005.1.5.1.

11. Delete Section 5005.1.6.

12. Change Section 5005.1.7 to read:

(N)5005.1.7 Lighting. Lighting provided for use, dispensing and handling of hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

13. Change Section 5005.1.8 to read:

(N)5005.1.8 Fire-extinguishing systems. Fire-extinguishing systems for rooms or areas in which hazardous materials are dispensed or used shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

14. Change Section 5005.1.9 to read:

(N)5005.1.9 Ventilation. Ventilation for indoor dispensing and use areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

15. Change Section 5005.2.1 to read:

5005.2 Indoor dispensing and use. Indoor dispensing and use of hazardous materials shall be in buildings complying with the International Building Code and in accordance with Section 5005.1, Sections 5005.2.1 through 5005.2.1.4, and Sections 5005.2.2.1 through 5005.2.2.4.

16. Change Section 5005.2.1.3 to read:

5005.2.1.3 Spill control for hazardous material liquids. Buildings, rooms, or areas where hazardous material liquids are dispensed into vessels exceeding a 1.3-gallon (5 L) capacity or used in open systems exceeding a 5.3-gallon (20 L) capacity shall be provided with spill control in accordance with the applicable building code.

17. Change Section 5005.2.1.4 to read:

(N)5005.2.1.4 Secondary containment for hazardous material liquids. Where required by the applicable building code, secondary containment for buildings, rooms or areas where hazardous material liquids are dispensed or used in open systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

18. Delete Table 5005.2.1.4.

19. Delete Section 5005.2.2.

20. Change Section 5005.2.2.1 to read:

(N)5005.2.2.1 Ventilation. Ventilation for closed systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

21. Change Section 5005.2.2.2 to read:

(N)5005.2.2.2 Explosion control. Explosion control shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

22. Change Section 5005.2.2.3 to read:

(N)5005.2.2.3 Spill control for hazardous material liquids. Spill control for buildings, rooms or areas where hazardous material liquids are used shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

23. Change Section 5005.2.2.4 to read:

(N)5005.2.2.4 Secondary containment for hazardous material liquids. Secondary containment for buildings, rooms or areas where hazardous material liquids are used shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

24. Change Section 5005.3.4 to read:

5005.3.4 Spill control for hazardous material liquids in open systems. Outdoor areas where hazardous material liquids are dispensed in vessels exceeding a 1.3-gallon (5 L) capacity or used in open systems exceeding a 5.3-gallon (20 L) capacity shall be provided with spill control in accordance with the applicable building code.

25. Change Section 5005.3.5 to read:

5005.3.5 Secondary containment for hazardous material liquids in open systems. Where required, outdoor areas where hazardous material liquids are dispensed or used in open systems shall be provided with secondary containment in accordance with the applicable building code where the capacity of an individual vessel or system or the capacity of multiple vessels or systems exceeds the following:

1. Individual vessel or system: greater than 1.3 gallons (5 L).

2. Multiple vessels or systems: greater than 5.3 gallons (20 L).

26. Change Section 5005.3.6 to read:

5005.3.6 Spill control for hazardous material liquids in closed systems. Outdoor areas where hazardous material liquids are used in closed systems exceeding 55 gallons (208 L) shall be provided with spill control in accordance with the applicable building code.

27. Change Section 5005.3.7 to read:

5005.3.7 Secondary containment for hazardous material liquids in closed systems. Where required, outdoor areas where hazardous material liquids are dispensed or used in closed systems shall be provided with secondary containment in accordance with the applicable building code where the capacity of an individual vessel or system or the capacity of multiple vessels or systems exceeds the following:

1. Individual vessel or system greater than 55 gallons (208 L).

2. Multiple vessels or systems greater than 1,000 gallons (3785 L).

28. Change Section 5005.3.9 to read:

5005.3.9 Weather protection. Where overhead noncombustible construction is provided for sheltering outdoor hazardous material use areas, such use shall not be considered indoor use where the area is constructed in accordance with the requirements for weather protection as required in the applicable building code.

Exception: Use of explosive materials shall be considered as indoor use.

29. Change Section 5005.4 to read:

(N)5005.4 Handling. Handling of hazardous materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

30. Change Section 5005.4.1 to read:

(N)5005.4.1 Quantities exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area. Handling of hazardous materials in outdoor locations in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per the applicable building code shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 5005.1 and 5005.4.

31. Change Section 5005.4.2 to read:

(N)5005.4.2 Quantities not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area. Handling of hazardous materials in outdoor locations in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per the applicable building code shall be in accordance with Sections 5001 and 5003.

32. Change Section 5005.4.4 to read:

(N)5005.4.4 Dispensing, use and handling. Where hazardous materials having a hazard ranking of 3 or 4 are being transported through corridors, interior exit stairways or ramps or exit passageways, such transportation shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

Statutory Authority

§ 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 22, Issue 03, eff. November 16, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2008; Volume 27, Issue 02, eff. March 1, 2011; Change in Effective Date, 27:5 VA.R. 533 November 8, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 16, eff. July 14, 2014; Volume 30, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2014; Volume 34, Issue 18, eff. October 16, 2018.

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