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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

13VAC5-51-154.9. IFC Chapter 67 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids.

A. Change Section 6701.2 to read:

6701.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

B. Change Section 6703.1 to read:

6703.1 Quantities not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area. The storage and use of water reactive solids and liquids in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Section 5003.1 shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, 6701, and 6703.

C. Change Section 6703.2 to read:

6703.2 Quantities exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area. The storage and use of water-reactive solids and liquids in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in Section 5003.1 shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 50 and this chapter and comply with the applicable building code.

D. Change Section 6704.1 to read:

6704.1 Indoor storage. Indoor storage of water-reactive solids and liquids in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in the applicable building code shall be maintained in accordance with Sections 5001, 5003, and 5004 and this chapter and comply with the applicable building code.

E. Change Section 6704.1.1 to read:

6704.1.1 Detached storage. The storage of water-reactive solids and liquids shall be in detached buildings where required by the applicable building code.

F. Change Section 6704.1.2 to read:

6704.1.2 Liquid-tight floor. In addition to the provisions of Section 5004.12, liquid-tight floors in storage areas for water reactive solids and liquids shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

G. Change Section 6704.1.3 to read:

6704.1.3 Waterproof room. Rooms or areas used for the storage of water-reactive solids and liquids shall be maintained in a manner which resists the penetration of water in accordance with the applicable building code.

H. Change Section 6704.1.5 to read:

6704.1.5 Storage configuration. Water-reactive solids and liquids stored in quantities greater than 500 cubic feet (14 m3) shall be maintained separated into piles, each not larger than 500 cubic feet (14 m3) unless otherwise approved by the applicable building code. Aisle widths between piles shall not be less than the height of the pile or 4 feet (1219 mm), whichever is greater.

Exception: Water-reactive solids and liquids stored in tanks.

Class 2 water-reactive solids and liquids shall not be stored in basements unless such materials are stored in closed water-tight containers or tanks.

Class 3 water-reactive solids and liquids shall not be stored in basements.

Class 2 or 3 water-reactive solids and liquids shall not be stored with flammable liquids.

I. Change Section 6704.1.6 to read:

6704.1.6 Explosion control. Explosion control for indoor storage rooms, areas, and buildings containing Class 2 or 3 water-reactive solids and liquids shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 9.

J. Change Section 6704.2.5 to read:

6704.2.5 Containment. Secondary containment shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of Section 5004.2.2.

Statutory Authority

§ 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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