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20.15.1 Application
New and existing storage occupancies shall comply with NFPA 101, Chapter 34, appropriate codes or standards referenced in Chapter 2, and Section 20.15.
20.15.2 Permits
Permits, where required, shall comply with Section 1.12.
20.15.3 Operating Features
20.15.3.1 Inspection of Door Openings
Door openings shall be inspected in accordance with 14.5.10. [101:42.9.3]
20.15.3.2 Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
Integrated fire protection and life safety systems shall be tested in accordance with 13.1.3.1. [101:42.9.4.1]
20.15.4 Interior Finish
20.15.4.1 General
Interior finish shall be in accordance with Section 12.5. [101:42.3.3.1]
20.15.4.2 Interior Wall and Ceiling Finish
Interior wall and ceiling finish materials shall be Class A, Class B, or Class C in accordance with Section 12.5 in storage areas and shall be as required by 7.1.4 of NFPA 101 in exit enclosures. [101:42.3.3.2]
20.15.4.3 Interior Floor Finish
20.15.4.3.1
Interior floor finish in exit enclosures and in exit access corridors shall be Class I or Class II. [101:42.3.3.3.1]
20.15.4.3.2
Interior floor finish in areas other than those specified in 20.15.4.3.1 shall not be required to comply with 12.5.8. [101:42.3.3.3.2]
20.15.5 Bulk Storage Elevators
Bulk storage elevators shall comply with 20.15.5 and NFPA 61.
20.15.5.1* Application
The requirements of 20.15.5 shall apply to all of the following:
  1. All facilities that receive, handle, process, dry, blend, use, mill, package, store, or ship dry agricultural bulk materials, their by-products, or dusts that include grains, oilseeds, agricultural seeds, legumes, sugar, flour, spices, feeds, dry dairy/food powders, and other related materials
  2. All facilities designed for manufacturing and handling starch, including drying, grinding, conveying, processing, packaging, and storing dry or modified starch, and dry products and dusts generated from these processes
  3. Those seed preparation and meal-handling systems of oilseed processing plants not covered by NFPA 36
[61:1.3.1]
20.15.5.2
Subsection 20.15.5 shall not apply to oilseed extraction processes that are covered by NFPA 36. [61:1.3.2]
20.15.5.3 Applicability
20.15.5.3.1
Unless otherwise noted, the provisions of 20.15.5 on bulk storage elevators shall not be applied to facilities, equipment, structures, or installations that were existing or approved for construction or installation prior to the effective date of this Code, except in those cases where it is determined by the AHJ that the existing situation involves a distinct hazard to life or adjacent property.
20.15.5.3.2
The requirements of Chapter 11 of NFPA 61 shall apply to all facilities.
20.15.6 Record Storage
20.15.6.1
Records protection equipment, facilities, and records-handling techniques that provide protection from the hazards of fire shall comply with 20.15.6 and NFPA 232.
20.15.6.2*
Because of the volume of records, 20.15.6.1 shall not cover large archives or records storage buildings.
20.15.7 Cellulose Nitrate Motion Picture Film Storage
20.15.7.1 Application
The storage and handling of cellulose nitrate film records shall comply with 20.15.7 and NFPA 40.
20.15.7.2 Permits
Permits, where required, shall comply with Section 1.12.
20.15.8 High-Piled Storage
20.15.8.1 Application
Buildings containing high-piled storage shall comply with Chapter 13, Chapter 34, and 20.15.8.
20.15.8.2 Permits
Permits, where required, shall comply with Section 1.12.

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