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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
1/27/2020

13VAC5-51-154.4. Ifc Chapter 63 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids.

A. Change Section 6301.2 to read:

6301.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

B. Change Section 6303.1 to read:

(N)6303.1 Storage and use. The storage and use of oxidizing materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

C. Delete Sections 6303.1.1 and 6303.1.1.1.

D. Change Section 6303.1.1.1.1 to read:

6303.1.1.1.1 Group A, E, I or U occupancies. In Group A, E, I or U occupancies, any amount of Class 4 liquid and solid oxidizers shall be stored in accordance with the following:

1. Class 4 liquid and solid oxidizers shall be stored in hazardous materials storage cabinets complying with Section 5003.8.7.

E. Delete Sections 6303.1.1.2 and 6303.1.1.3.

F. Change Section 6303.1.2 to read:

(N)6303.1.2 Emergency shutoff. Shutoff valves shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

G. Delete Sections 6303.1.2.1 and 6303.1.2.2.

H. Change Sections 6303.1.3 and 6303.2 to read:

(N)6303.1.3 Ignition source control. Ignition sources in areas containing oxidizing gases shall be controlled in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)6303.2 Class 1 oxidizer storage configuration. The storage configuration of Class I liquid and solid oxidizers shall be as set forth in accordance with the applicable building code.

I. Delete Table 6303.2.

J. Change Sections 6304.1 through 6304.1.5 to read:

(N)6304.1 Indoor storage. Indoor storage of oxidizing materials shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)6304.1.1 Explosion control. Explosion control for indoor storage rooms, areas and buildings containing Class 4 liquid or solid oxidizers shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)6304.1.2 Automatic sprinkler system. The automatic sprinkler system for oxidizer storage shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)6304.1.3 Liquid-tight floor. Liquid-tight floors of storage areas for liquid and solid oxidizers shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)6304.1.4 Smoke detection. Smoke detection systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)6304.1.5 Storage conditions. The maximum quantity of oxidizers per building in storage buildings shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

K. Delete Tables 6304.1.5(1), 6304.1.5(2), and 6304.1.5(3).

L. Change Section 6304.1.8 to read:

6304.1.8 Detached storage. Storage of liquid and solid oxidizers shall be in detached buildings where required by the applicable building code.

M. Change Section 6304.2.2 to read:

6304.2.2 Storage configuration for liquid and solid oxidizers. Storage configuration for liquid and solid oxidizers shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

N. Change Sections 6305.1 and 6306.4 to read:

(N)6305.1 Scope. The use of oxidizers shall be in accordance with the applicable building code.

(N)6306.4 Maximum aggregate quantity. The maximum aggregate quantity of liquid oxygen allowed in storage and in use in each dwelling unit 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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