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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
9/28/2021

13VAC5-51-154.8. IFC Chapter 66 Unstable (Reactive) Materials.

A. Change Section 6601.2 to read:

6601.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

B. Change Sections 6603.1 and 6603.1.1 to read:

6603.1 Quantities not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area. Quantities of unstable (reactive) materials not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area shall be in accordance with Sections 6603.1.1 through 6603.1.2.5.

6603.1.1 General. The storage and use of unstable (reactive) materials in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Section 5003.1 shall be in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 6601, and 6603.

C. Change Section 6603.1.2 to read:

6603.1.2 Limitations for indoor storage and use by occupancy. The indoor storage of unstable (reactive) materials shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 6603.1.2.1 through 6603.1.2.5 and comply with the applicable building code.

D. Change Sections 6603.1.2.1 and 6604.1 to read:

6603.1.2.1 Group A, E, I, or U occupancies. Unless otherwise approved by the applicable building code, in Group A, E, I, or U occupancies, any amount of Classes 3 and 4 unstable (reactive) materials shall be stored in accordance with the following:

1. Class 3 and 4 unstable (reactive) materials shall be stored in hazardous material storage cabinets complying with Section 5003.8.7.

2. The hazardous material storage cabinets shall not contain other storage.

6604.1 Indoor storage. Indoor storage of unstable (reactive) materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Table 5003.1.1(1) shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, and 5004 and this chapter and comply with the applicable building code.

In addition, Class 3 and 4 unstable (reactive) detonable materials shall be stored in accordance with the applicable building code requirements for explosives.

E. Change Section 6604.1.1 to read:

6604.1.1 Detached storage. Storage of unstable (reactive) materials shall be maintained in detached buildings when required by the applicable building code.

F. Change Sections 6604.1.2, 6604.1.3, and 6604.1.5 to read:

6604.1.2 Explosion control. Explosion control for indoor storage rooms, areas, and buildings containing Class 3 or 4 unstable (reactive) materials shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 9.

6604.1.3 Liquid-tight floor. Liquid-tight floors of storage areas shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

6604.1.5 Location in building. Unstable (reactive) materials shall not be stored in basements unless approved.

Statutory Authority

§ 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 16, eff. July 14, 2014; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 18, eff. October 16, 2018; Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. July 1, 2021.

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