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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
1/29/2020

13VAC5-51-146.5. Ifc Chapter 53 Compressed Gases.

A. Change Section 5301.1 to read:

5301.1 Scope. Storage, use and handling of compressed gases in compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems shall comply with the applicable building code, this chapter, and the use and handling provisions of NFPA 55, including those gases regulated elsewhere in this code. Partially full compressed gas containers, cylinders or tanks containing residual gases shall be considered as full for the purposes of the controls required.

Liquefied natural gas for use as a vehicular fuel shall also comply with NFPA 52 and NFPA 59A.

Compressed gases classified as hazardous materials shall also comply with Chapter 50 for general requirements and chapters addressing specific hazards, including Chapters 58 (Flammable Gases), 60 (Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials), 63 (Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids), and 64 (Pyrophoric Materials).

Compressed hydrogen (CH2) for use as a vehicular fuel shall also comply with Chapters 23 and 58 of this code and NFPA 2.

Cutting and welding gases shall also comply with Chapter 35.

LP-gas shall also comply with Chapter 61.

Exceptions:

1. Gases used as refrigerants in refrigeration systems (see Section 606).

2. Compressed natural gas (CNG) for use as a vehicular fuel shall comply with Chapter 23, NFPA 52, and the International Fuel Gas Code.

3. Cryogenic fluids shall comply with Chapter 55.

B. Change Section 5301.2 to read:

5301.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

C. Change Section 5303.16 to read:

(N)5303.16 Vaults. Vaults shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

D. Delete Sections 5303.16.1 through 5303.16.3.

E. Delete Section 5303.16.5.

F. Delete Sections 5303.16.7 through 5303.16.10.

G. Delete Sections 5303.16.12 and 5303.16.14.

H. Change Sections 5305.5 and 5306.2 to read:

(N)5305.5 Venting. Venting shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5306.2 Interior supply location. Medical gases shall be stored in areas approved under the applicable building code.

I. Delete Sections 5306.2.1 and 5306.2.2.

J. Change Section 5307.2 to read:

5307.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

K. Delete Section 5307.5.

L. Change Sections 5307.5.1 and 5307.5.2 to read:

(N)5307.5.1 Ventilation. Mechanical ventilation shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)5307.5.2 Emergency alarm system. Where required under the applicable building code, emergency alarm systems shall be maintained.

M. Delete Section 5308.1.

N. Change Section 5308.2 to read:

(N)5308.2 Ventilation. Where mechanical ventilation is required, it 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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