CODES

ADOPTS WITH AMENDMENTS:

International Fire Code 2015 (IFC 2015)

Copyright

Preface

Acknowledgements

California Code of Regulations, Title 24

How to Distinguish Between Model Code Language and California Amendments

Coordination Between the International Building and Fire Codes

Maintenance

Code Development Committee Responsibilities (Letter Designations in Front of Section Numbers)

Effective Use of the International Fire Code

Legislation

Part I Administrative

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Part II General Safety Provisions

Chapter 3 General Requirements

Part III Building and Equipment Design Features

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Service Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire and Smoke Protection Features

Chapter 8 Interior Finish, Decorative Materials and Furnishings

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings

Chapter 12 Through 19 Reserved

Part IV Special Occupancies and Operations

Chapter 20 Aviation Facilities

Chapter 21 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 22 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 23 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 24 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 25 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 26 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 27 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 28 Lumber Yards and Agro-Industrial, Solid Biomass and Woodworking Facilities

Chapter 29 Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 30 Industrial Ovens

Chapter 31 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 32 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 33 Fire Safety During Construction and Demolition

Chapter 34 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 35 Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 36 Marinas

Chapter 37 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 38 Through 47 Reserved

Chapter 48 Motion Picture and Television Production Studio Sound Stages, Approved Production Facilities and Production Locations

Chapter 49 Requirements for Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Areas

Part V Hazardous Materials

Chapter 50 Hazardous Materials—general Provisions

Chapter 51 Aerosols

Chapter 52 Reserved

Chapter 53 Compressed Gases

Chapter 54 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 55 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 56 Explosives and Fireworks

Chapter 57 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 58 Flammable Gases and Flammable Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 59 Flammable Solids

Chapter 60 Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 61 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 62 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 63 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 64 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 65 Pyroxylin (Cellulose Nitrate) Plastics

Chapter 66 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 67 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 68 Through 79 Reserved

Part VI Referenced Standards

Chapter 80 Referenced Standards

Appendix Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Part VII Appendices

Appendix A Board of Appeals

Appendix B Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix BB Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix C Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution

Appendix CC Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution

Appendix D Fire Apparatus Access Roads

Appendix E Hazard Categories

Appendix F Hazard Ranking

Appendix G Cryogenic Fluids—weight and Volume Equivalents

Appendix H Hazardous Materials Management Plans and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements

Appendix I Fire Protection Systems—noncompliant Conditions

Appendix J Building Information Sign

Appendix K Construction Requirements for Existing Ambulatory Care Facilities

Appendix L Requirements for Fire Fighter Air Replenishment Systems

Appendix M High-Rise Buildings—retroactive Automatic Sprinkler Requirement

Appendix N Temporary Haunted Houses, Ghost Walks and Similar Amusement Uses

History Note Appendix

This chapter lists the standards that are referenced in various sections of this document. The standards are listed herein by the promulgating agency of the standard, the standard identification, the effective date and title, and the section or sections of this document that reference the standard. The application of the referenced standards shall be as specified in Section 102.7.

AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
444 North Capitol Street, Northwest, #249
Washington DC 20001
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

HB-17—2002

Specification for Highway Bridges, 17th Edition 2002

503.2.6

AFSI

Architectural Fabric Structures Institute
c/o Industrial Fabric Association International
1801 County Road B West
Roseville MN 55113
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

ASI—77

Design and Standard Manual

3103.10.2

ANSI

American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor
New York NY 10036
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

ANSI E1.21—2006

Entertainment Technology: Temporary Ground Supported Overhead Structures Used to Cover the Stage Areas and Support Equipment in the Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events

3105.1

ANSI Z21.69/CSA 6.16—09

Connectors for Movable Gas Appliances

609.4

API

American Petroleum Institute
1220 L Street, Northwest
Washington DC 20005
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

Spec 12P—3rd Edition (Reaffirmed 2008)

Specification for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks

5704.2.13.1.5

RP 651 3rd Edition (2007)

Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks

5706.7, 5706.7.1

Std 653—4th Edition (2009)

Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction

5706.7

RP 752— 3rd Edition (2009)

Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Buildings, CMA Managers Guide

5706.7

RP 1604—3rd Edition (1996 R2010)

Closure of Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks

5704.2.13

RP 1615—(1996)

Installation of Underground-petroleum Storage Systems

5704.2.13.1.5, 5706.7

6th Edition (2011) Std 2000—6th Edition (2009)

Venting Atmosphere and Low-pressure Storage Tanks: Nonrefrigerated and Refrigerated

5704.2.7.3.2

RP 2001—9th Edition (2012)

Fire Protection in Refineries, 8th Edition

5706.7

RP 2003—7th Edition (2008)

Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning and Stray Currents

5706.7

Publ 2009 7th Edition—(2002, R2012)

Safe Welding and Cutting Practices in Refineries, Gas Plants and Petrochemical Plants

5706.7

Std 2015—6th Edition 2001 (R2006)

Safe Entry and Clearing of Petroleum Storage Tanks

5706.7, 5706.7.2

RP 2023 3rd Edition—(2001, R2006)

Guide for Safe Storage and Handling of Heated Petroleum-derived Asphalt Products and Crude-oil Residue

5706.7, 5706.7.3

Publ 2028 3rd Edition—(2002, R2012)

Flame Arrestors in Piping Systems

5704.2.7.3.2

Publ 2201 5th Edition—(2003, R2010)

Procedures for Welding or Hot Tapping on Equipment in Service

5706.7

RP 2350— 4th Edition (2012)

Overfill Protection for Storage Tanks in Petroleum Facilities, 3rd Edition

5704.2.7.5.8, 5706.4.6, 5706.7

ASCE/SEI

American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Engineering Institute
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston VA 20191
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

ASCE/SEI 24—13

Flood Resistant Design and Construction

604.1.7

ASHRAE

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
1791 Tullie Circle, NE
Atlanta GA 30329
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

15—2013

Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems

606.12.1

ASME

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Two Park Avenue
New York NY 10016-5990
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

A13.1—2007

Scheme for the Identification of Piping Systems

3509.3, 5003.2.2.1, 5303.4.3, 5503.4.5, 5703.5.2

ASME A17.1/CSA B44—2013 California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 6, Elevator Safety Orders

Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

508.1.6, 607.1, 907.3.3, 1009.4

A17.3—2008

Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators

1103.3.1, 1103.3.2

B16.18—2012

Cast Copper-Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings

909.13.1

B16.22—2001 (R2010)

Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Solder-joint Pressure Fittings

909.13.1

B31.1—2012

Power Piping

5003.2.2, Table 5703.6.2

B31.3—2012

Process Piping

5003.2.2.2, Table 5703.6.2

B31.4—2012

Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids

Table 5703.6.2

B31.9—2011

Building Services Piping

Table 5703.6.2, 5703.6.3, 5703.6.11

BPE—2009

Bio-processing Equipment Standard

BPVC—2010/2011 addenda

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Sections I, II, IV, V & VI, VIII)

5003.2.1, 5303.2, 5303.3.2, 5503.2.6, 5503.4.3, 5503.7, 5704.2.13.1.5, 5806.3.1, 5806.4.1, 5806.4.8

ASSE

American Society of Safety Engineers
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines IL 60018
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007

Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems and Components, Part of the Fall Protection Code

1015.6, 1015.7

ASTM

ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Drive
West Conshohocken
PA 19428-2959
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

B42—10

Specification for Seamless Copper Pipe, Standard Sizes

909.13.1

B43—09

Specification for Seamless Red Brass Pipe, Standard Sizes

909.13.1

B68—11

Specification for Seamless Copper Tube, Bright Annealed

909.13.1

B88—09

Specification for Seamless Copper Water Tube

909.13.1

B251—10

Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Seamless Copper and Copper-alloy Tube

909.13.1

B280—08

Specification for Seamless Copper Tube for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Field Service

909.13.1

D56—05(2010)

Test Method for Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester

202

D86—2012

Test Method for Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure

202

D92—12b

Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup

202, 2401.2, 5104.1.1, 5701.2

D93—12

Test Method for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Up Tester

202

D323—08

Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

202

D2859—06(2011)

Standard Test Method for Ignition Characteristics of Finished Textile Floor Covering Materials

804.3.3.1, 804.3.3.2

D3278—96(2011)

Test Methods for Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-cup Apparatus

202

E84—2013A

Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

202, 803.1, 803.1.1, 803.1.2, 803.5.1, 803.5.2, 803.6, 803.7, 803.10, 804.1, 804.1.1, 804.2.4

E108—2011

Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings

317.3

E681—2009

Test Method for Concentration Limits of Flammability of Chemicals (Vapors and Gases)

202

E1354—2013

Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter

304.3.2, 304.3.4, 318.1, 808.1, 808.2, 2310.5.3, 3304.2.3, 3603.4

E1529—13

Test Method for Determining Effects of Large Hydrocarbon Pool Fires on Structural Members and Assemblies

5704.2.9.2.3

E1537—13

Test Method for Fire Testing of Upholstered Furniture

805.1.1.2, 805.2.1.2, 805.3.1.2, 805.4.1.2

E1590—13

Test Method for Fire Testing of Mattresses

805.1.2.2, 805.2.2.2, 805.3.2.2.1, 805.4.2.2

E1966—2012A

Test Method for Fire-resistant Joint Systems

202

E2072—10

Standard Specification for Pholuminescent (Phosphorescent) Safety Markings

1025.4

E2404—2013E1

Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Textile, Paper or Vinyl Wall or Ceiling Coverings to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

803.5.2, 803.6, 803.7

E2573—12

Standard Practice for Specimen Preparation and Mounting of Site-fabricated Stretch Systems to Assess Surface Burning Characteristics

803.10

F1085—10

Standard Specification for Mattress and Box Springs for Use in Berths in Marine Vessels

805.3.2.2.2

F2006—10

Standard/Safety Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices for Non-Emergency Escape (Egress) and Rescue (Ingress) Windows

1015.8

F2090—10

Specification for Window Fall Prevention Devices with Emergency Escape (Egress) Release Mechanisms

1015.8, 1015.8.1

F2200—13

Standard Specification for Automated Vehicular Gate Construction

503.5, 503.6

BHMA

Builders Hardware Manufacturers’ Association
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York NY 10017
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

A156.10—2011

American National Standard for Power-operated Pedestrian Doors

1010.1.4.2

A156.19—2013

American National Standard for Power Assist and Low-energy Power-operated Doors

1010.1.4.2

A156.27—2011

Power and Manual Operated Revolving Pedestrian Doors

1010.1.4.1, 1010.1.4.3.1

CA

State of California Department of Consumer Affairs
Bureau of Electronics and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation
4244 South Market Court, Suite D
Sacramento CA 95834-1243
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

California Technical Bulletin 129—1992

Flammability Test Procedure for Mattresses for Use in Public Buildings

805.1.1.2, 805.2.2.2, 805.3.2.2.1, 805.4.2.2

California Technical Bulletin 133—1991

Flammability Test Procedure for Seating Furniture for Use in Public Occupancies

805.1.1.2, 805.2.1.2, 805.4.1.2

CGA

Compressed Gas Association
14501 George Carter Way, Suite 103
Chantilly VA 20151
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

C-7—(2011)

Guide to the Preparation of Precautionary Labeling and Marking of Compressed Gas Containers

5303.4.2, 5503.4.2

G-13—(2006)

Storage and Handling of Silane and Silane Mixtures (an American National Standard)

6404.1, 6404.2, 6405.3

P-1—(2000)

Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers

5305.7

ANSI/P-18—(2006)

Standard for Bulk Inert Gas Systems

5501.1

S-1.1—(2011)

Relief Device Standards—Part 1—Cylinders for Compressed Gases

5303.3.2, 5503.2

S-1.2—(2005)

Pressure Relief Device Standards—Part 2—Cargo and Portable Tanks for Compressed Gases

5303.3.2, 5503.2

S-1.3—(2008)

Pressure Relief Device Standards—Part 3—Stationary Storage Containers for Compressed Gases

5303.3.2, 5503.2

V-1—(2005)

Standard for Gas Cylinder Valve Outlet and Inlet Connections

3505.2.1

CGR

Coast Guard Regulations
c/o Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington DC 20402-9325
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

46 CFR Parts 30, 32, 35 & 39—1999

Shipping

5706.8

CPSC

Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Bethesda MD 20814
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

16 CFR Part 1500.41—2009

Method for Testing Primary Irritant Substances

202

16 CFR Part 1500.42—2009

Test for Eye Irritants

202

16 CFR Part 1500.44—2009

Method for Testing Extremely Flammable and Flammable Solids

202

16 CFR Part 1500—2009

Hazardous Substances and Articles; Administration and Enforcement Regulations

202, 5601.1.3

16 CFR Part 1507—2002

Fireworks Devices

5601.1.3

16 CFR Part 1630—2007

Standard for the Surface Flammability of Carpets and Rugs

804.3.3.1, 804.3.3.2

DOC

U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20230
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

16 CFR Part 1632—2009

Standard for the Flammability of Mattress and Mattress Pads (FF 4-72, Amended)

805.1.2.1, 805.2.2.1, 805.3.2.1, 805.4.2.1

DOL

U.S. Department of Labor
c/o Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington DC 20402-9325
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

29 CFR Part 1910.1000—2009

Air Contaminants

202, 2104.2.1

29 CFR Part 1910.1200—2009

Hazard Communication

202, 5603.6

DOTn

U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Hazardous Material Safety
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
East Building, 2nd Floor
Washington DC 20590
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

33 CFR Part 154—1998

Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Material in Bulk

5706.8

33 CFR Part 155—1998

Oil or Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention Regulations for Vessels

5706.8

33 CFR Part 156 —1998

Oil and Hazardous Material Transfer Operations

5706.8

49 CFR Parts 100-185—2005

Hazardous Materials Regulations

202, 3505.4, 5303.2, 5503.4.3, 5503.7, 5601.1, 5601.1.3, 5601.3, 5706.5.1.15

49 CFR Part 172—2009

Hazardous Materials Tables, Special Provisions, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Response Information and Training Requirements

5604.6.5.2

49 CFR Part 173—2009

Shippers—General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings

5104.1.1, 5606.3

49 CFR Part 173.137—2009

Shippers—General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings: Class 8—Assignment of Packing Group

202

DOTy

U.S. Department of Treasury
c/o Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington DC 20402-9325
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

27 CFR Part 55—1998

Commerce in Explosives, as amended through April 1, 1998

202, 5604.6.5.2

EN

European Committee for Standardization (EN)
Central Secretariat
Rue de Stassart 36
B-10 50 Brussels
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

European Standard EN 1081

1998 Resilient Floor Coverings—Determination of the Electrical Resistance

2309.5.1.1

FCC

Federal Communications Commission
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB)
445 12th Street, SW
Washington DC 20554
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

47 CFR Part 90.219—2007

Private Land Mobile Radio Services—Use of Signal Boosters

510.5.4

FM

Factory Mutual
Standards Laboratories Department
1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Norwood MA 02062
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

3260—00

Radiant Energy-Sensing Fire Detectors for Automatic Fire Alarm Signaling

3011—99

Approval Standard for Central Station Service for Fire Alarm and Protective Equipment Supervision

907.7.5.2

4430—80

Acceptance Criteria for Smoke and Heat Vents

910.3.1

ANSI/FM 4996—13

Approval Standard for Classification of Pallets and Other Material Handling Products as Equivalent to Wood Pallets

3206.4.1.1

ICC

International Code Council, Inc.
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington DC 20001
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

ICC 300—12

Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating and Grandstands

1029.1.1, 1029.16

ICC ES AC 331

Acceptance Criteria for Smoke and Heat Vents

910.3.1

ICC ES AC 77

Acceptance Criteria for Smoke Containment Systems Used with Fire-resistance-rated Elevator Hoistway Doors and Frames

707.14.1

IIAR

International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 503
Alexandria VA 22314
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

IIAR-2—2014

Equipment, Design and Installation of Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigerating Systems

606.12.1.1

IIAR-7—2013

Developing Operating Procedures for Closed-Circuit Ammonia Mechanical Refrigerating Systems

606.12.1.1

IKECA

International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association
100 North 20th Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia PA 19103
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

C10—2011 ANSI/IKECA

Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems

609.3.3.2

ISO

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
ISO Central Secretariat
1 ch, de la Voie-Creuse, Case postale 56
CH-1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

ISO 8115—86

Cotton Bales—Dimensions and Density

Table 2704.2.2.1, Table 5003.1.1(1)

NEMA

National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association
1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1752
Rosslyn VA 22209
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

250—2003

Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1,000 Volt Maximum)

6005.2

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy MA 02169-7471
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

02—16

Hydrogen Technologies Code

2309.3.1.1, 2309.3.1.2, 5301.1, 5307.3, 5801.1

11—13

Standard for Low-, Medium- and High-expansion Foam

904.7, 5704.2.9.2.2

12—11

Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems

Table 901.6.1, 904.8, 904.12

12A—09

Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems

Table 901.6.1, 904.9

13—16

Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems as amended*

903.3.1.1, 903.3.2, 903.3.8.2 903.3.8.5, 904.12, 905.3.4, 907.6.4, 914.3.2, 1019.3, 1103.4.8, 3201.1, 3204.2, Table 3206.2, 3206.4.1, 3206.9, 3207.2, 3207.2.1, 3208.2.2, 3208.2.2.1, 3208.4, 3210.1, 3401.1, 5104.1, 5104.1.1, 5106.5.7, 5704.3.3.9, Table 5704.3.6.3(7), 5704.3.7.5.1, 5704.3.8.4

* NFPA 13, Amended Sections as follows:
Revise Section 2.2 and add publications as follows:
2.2 NFPA Publications.
NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2013 California edition.
Revise Section 8.15.1.2.15 as follows:
8.15.1.2.15 Exterior columns under 10 ft2 (0.93m2) in total area, formed by studs or wood joist, with no sources of ignition within the column, supporting exterior canopies that are fully protected with a sprinkler system, shall not require sprinkler protection.
Add new Sections 8.15.5.6.1 as follows:
8.15.5.6.1 The sprinkler required at the top and bottom of the elevator hoistway by 8.15.5.6 shall not be required where permitted by Chapter 30 of the California Building Code.
Revise Section 8.15.7.1* as follows:
8.15.7.1* Unless the requirements of 8.15.7.2 or 8.15.7.3 are met, sprinklers shall be installed under exterior roofs, canopies, porte-cochere, balconies, decks, or similar projections exceeding 4 ft (1.2 m) in width.
Revise Section 8.15.7.2* as follows:
8.15.7.2* Sprinklers shall be permitted to be omitted where the exterior canopies, roofs, portecocheres, balconies, decks, or similar projections are constructed with materials that are noncombustible, limited-combustible, or fire retardant treated wood as defined in NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant–Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials.
Delete Section A.8.15.7.2 of Annex
Revise Section 8.15.7.3
8.15.7.3 Sprinklers shall be permitted to be omitted from below the canopies, roofs, balconies, decks, or similar projections are combustible construction, provided the exposed finish material on the roof, or canopy is noncombustible, limited-combustible, or fire retardant treated wood as defined in NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant–Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials, and the roofs, or canopies contains only sprinklered concealed spaces or any of the following unsprinklered combustible concealed spaces:
(1) Combustible concealed spaces filled entirely with noncombustible insulation.
(2) Light or ordinary hazard occupancies where noncombustible or limited-combustible ceilings are directly attached to the bottom of solid wood joists so as to create enclosed joist spaces 160 ft3 (4.5 m3) or less in volume, including space below insulation that is laid directly on top or within the ceiling joists in an otherwise sprinklered attic [See 11.2.3.1.5.2(9)].
(3) Concealed spaces over isolated small roofs, or canopies not exceeding 55 ft2 (5.1 m2).
Delete language to section 8.15.7.4 and reserve section number.
8.15.7.4 Reserved.
Revise Annex Section A.8.15.7.5 as follows:
A.8.15.7.5 The presence of planters, newspaper machines and similar items, should not be considered storage.
Add Section 8.15.7.6 as follows:
8.15.7.6 Sprinklers may be omitted for following structures:
(1) Solar photovoltaic panel structures with no use underneath. Signs may be provided, as determined by the enforcing agency prohibiting any use underneath including storage.
(2) Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels supported by framing that have sufficient uniformly distributed and unobstructed openings throughout the top of the array (horizontal plane) to allow heat and gases to escape, as determined by the enforcing agency.
Add new Sections 8.16.1.1.1.4 and 8.16.1.1.1.5 as follows:
8.16.1.1.1.4 Where a system includes floor control valves, a hydraulic design information sign containing information for the floor shall be provided at each floor control valve. A hydraulic design information sign shall be provided for each area calculated. The installing contractor shall identify a hydraulically designed sprinkler system with a permanently marked weatherproof metal or rigid plastic sign secured with corrosion resistant wire, chain, or other approved means. Such signs shall be placed at the alarm valve, dry pipe valve, preaction valve, or deluge valve supplying the corresponding hydraulically designed area.
8.16.1.1.1.5 Control valves, check valves, drain valves, antifreeze valves shall be readily accessible for inspection, testing, and maintenance. Valves located more than 7 feet above the finished floor shall be provided with a means of opening and closing the valve from the floor level.
Add new Sections 8.16.1.6, 8.16.1.6.1, 8.16.1.6.1.1, 8.16.1.6.1.2, 8.16.1.6.1.3, 8.16.1.6.2, as follows:
8.16.1.6 Sectional Valves.
8.16.1.6.1 Private fire service main systems shall have sectional control valves at appropriate points in order to permit sectionalizing the system in the event of a break or for the making of repairs or extensions.
8.16.1.6.1.1 Sectional control valves are not required when the fire service main system serves less than six fire appurtenances.
8.16.1.6.1.2 Sectional control valves shall be indicating valves in accordance with Section 6.6.1.3.
8.16.1.6.1.3 Sectional control valves shall be located so that no more than five fire appurtenances are affected by shut-down of any single portion of the fire service main. Each fire hydrant, fire sprinkler system riser, and standpipe riser shall be considered a separate fire appurtenance. In-rack sprinkler systems shall not be considered as a separate appurtenance.
8.16.1.6.1.4 The number of fire appurtenances between sectional control valves is allowed to be modified by the authority having jurisdiction.
8.16.1.6.2 A valve shall be provided on each bank where a main crosses a body of water or outside the building foundation(s) where the main or section of main runs under a building.
Add new Section 9.1.3.9.1.1 as follows:
9.1.3.9.1.1 Powder-driven studs used for attaching hangers to the building structure are prohibited in Seismic design Categories C, D, E and F.
Revise Section 9.3.5.11.4 as follows:
9.3.5.11.4 Where threaded pipe is used for sway bracing, it shall have a wall thickness of not less than Schedule 40.
Replace Section 9.3.5.12.5 as follows:
9.3.5.12.5 Lag screws or power-driven fasteners shall not be used to attach braces to the building structure.
Replace Section 9.3.5.12.6 as follows:
9.3.5.12.6 Fastening methods other than those identified in 9.3.5.12 shall not apply to other fastening methods, which shall be acceptable for use if certified by a registered professional engineer to support the loads determined in accordance with the criteria in 9.3.5.9. Calculations shall be submitted to the authority having jurisdiction.
Revise Section 9.3.5.12.8.4 as follows:
9.3.5.12.8.4 Concrete anchors other than those shown in Table 9.3.5.12.2(a) through Table 9.3.5.12.2(f) and identified in 9.3.5.11.11 shall be acceptable for use where designed in accordance with the requirements of the building code and certified by a registered professional engineer.
Revise Section 9.3.6.1(3) as follows:
9.3.6.1*(3) No. 12, 440 lb (200 Kg) wire installed at least 45 degrees from the vertical plane and anchored on both sides of the pipe. Powder-driven fasteners for attaching restraint is allowed to be used provided that the restraint component does not support the dead load.
Revise Section 10.4.3.1.1 as follows:
10.4.3.1.1 Pipe joints shall not be located under foundation footings.The pipe under the building or building foundation shall not contain mechanical joints.
Exceptions:
1. Where allowed in accordance with Section 10.4.3.2.
2. Alternate designs may be utilized where designed by a registered professional engineer and approved by the enforcing agency.
Revise Section 11.2.3.1.5.2(9) as follows:
11.2.3.1.5.2(9) Exterior columns under 10 ft2 (0.93m2) in total area, formed by studs or wood joist, with no sources of ignition within the column, supporting exterior canopies that are fully protected with a sprinkler system.
Revise Section 11.2.3.2.3.1 as follows:
11.2.3.2.3.1 Where listed quick-response sprinklers, excluding extended coverage quick-response sprinklers, are used throughout a system or portion of a system having the same hydraulic design basis, the system area of operation shall be permitted to be reduced without revising the density as indicated in Figure 11.2.3.2.3.1 when all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) Wet pipe system
(2) Light hazard occupancy
(3) 20 ft (6.1 m) maximum ceiling height
(4) There are no unprotected ceiling pockets as allowed by 8.6.7 and 8.8.7 exceeding 32 ft2 (3 m2)

Revise Section 11.2.3.2.3.2 as follows:
11.2.3.2.3.2 The number of sprinklers in the design area shall never be less than seven.
Revise Section 12.1.1.2 as follows:
12.1.1.2 Early suppression fast-response (ESFR) sprinklers shall not be used in buildings with automatic heat or smoke vents unless the vents use a standard-response operating mechanism with a minimum temperature rating of 360°F (182°C) or 100°F (56°C) above the operating temperature of the sprinklers, whichever is higher.
Revise Section 25.1 as follows:
25.1 Approval of Sprinkler Systems and Private Fire Service Mains. The installing contractor shall do the following:
(1) Notify the authority having jurisdiction and the property owner or property owner’s authorized representative of the time and date testing will be performed.
(2) Perform all required testing (see Section 25.2).
(3) Complete and sign the appropriate contractor’s material and test certificate(s) (see Figure 25.1).
(4) Remove all caps and straps prior to placing the sprinkler system in service.
(5) Upon system acceptance by the authority having jurisdiction a label prescribed by Title 19 California Code of Regulations, Chapter 5 shall be affixed to each system riser.
Revise Section 25.4 as follows:
25.4 Instructions. The installing contractor shall provide the property owner or the property owner’s authorized representative with the following:
(1) All literature and instructions provided by the manufacturer describing proper operation and maintenance of any equipment and devices installed.
(2) NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, testing, and maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2013 California Edition.
(3) Title 19, California Code of Regulations, Chapter 5, “Fire Extinguishing Systems.”
Revise Section 25.5.1 as follows:
25.5.1 The installing contractor shall identify a hydraulically designed sprinkler system with a permanently marked weatherproof metal or rigid plastic sign secured with corrosion resistant wire, chain, or other approved means. Such signs shall be placed at the alarm valve, dry pipe valve, preaction valve, or deluge valve supplying the corresponding hydraulically designed area. Pipe schedule systems shall be provided with a sign indicating that the system was designed and installed as a pipe schedule system and the hazard classification(s) included in the design.
Revise Section 25.5.2 as follows:
25.5.2 The sign shall include the following information:
(1) Location of the design area or areas
(2) Discharge densities over the design area or areas
(3) Required flow and pressure of the system at the base of the riser.
(4) Occupancy classification or commodity classification and maximum permitted storage height and configuration
(5) Hose stream allowance included in addition to the sprinkler demand
(6) The name of the installing contractor
(7) Required flow and pressure of the system at the water supply source.
(8) Required flow and pressure of the system at the discharge side of the fire pump where a fire pump is installed.
(9) Type or types and number of sprinklers or nozzles installed including the orifice size, temperature rating, orientation, K-Factor, sprinkler identification number (SIN) for sprinkler heads when applicable, and response type.
(10) The minimum discharge flow rate and pressure required from the hydraulically most demanding sprinkler.
(11) The required pressure settings for pressure reducing valves.
(12) For deluge sprinkler systems, the required flow and pressure at the hydraulically most demanding sprinkler or nozzle.
(13) The protection area per sprinkler based on the hydraulic calculations.
(14) The edition of NFPA 13 to which the system was designed and installed.
Revise Section 25.6.1 as follows:
25.6.1 The installing contractor shall provide a general information sign used to determine system design basis and information relevant to the inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements required by NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2013 California Edition.

13D—16

Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes as amended*

903.3.1.3. 903.3.5.1.1

*NFPA 13D, Amended Sections as follows:
Revise Section 6.2.2 to read as follows:
6.2.2 Where a well, pump, tank or combination thereof is the source of supply for a fire sprinkler system, the water supply shall serve both domestic and fire sprinkler systems, and the following shall be met:
(1) A test connection shall be provided downstream of the pump that creates a flow of water equal to the smallest sprinkler on the system. The connection shall return water to the tank.
(2) Any disconnecting means for the pump shall be approved.
(3) A method for refilling the tank shall be piped to the tank.
(4) A method of seeing the water level in the tank shall be provided without having to open the tank.
(5) The pump shall not be permitted to sit directly on the floor.
Add new Section 6.2.2.1 as follows:
6.2.2.1 Where a fire sprinkler system is supplied by a stored water source with an automatically operated means of pressurizing the system other than an electric pump, the water supply may serve the sprinkler system only.
Add new Section 6.2.4 as follows:
6.2.4 Where a water supply serves both domestic and fire sprinkler systems, 5 gpm (19 L/min) shall be added to the sprinkler system demand at the point where the systems are connected, to determine the size of common piping and the size of the total water supply requirements where no provision is made to prevent flow into the domestic water system upon operation of a sprinkler.
Revise Section 8.3.4 as follows:
8.3.4* Sprinklers shall not be required in detached garages, open attached porches, carports with no habitable space above, and similar structures.
Add new Sections 8.3.10 and 8.3.10.1 as follows:
8.3.10 Solar photovoltaic panel structures
8.3.10.1 Sprinklers shall be permitted to be omitted from the following structures:
(1) Solar photovoltaic panel structures with no use underneath. Signs may be provided, as determined by the enforcing agency prohibiting any use underneath including storage.
(2) Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels supported by framing that have sufficient uniformly distributed and unobstructed openings throughout the top of the array (horizontal plane) to allow heat and gases to escape, as determined by the enforcing agency.

13R—16

Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and including Four Stories in Height as amended*

903.3.1.2, 903.3.5.1.1, 903.3.5.1.2, 903.4

*NFPA 13R, Amended Sections as follows:
Revise Section 2.2 and add publications as follows:
2.2 NFPA Publications.
NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2013 California edition.
Add new Sections 6.6.10 and 6.10.1 as follows:
6.6.10 Solar photovoltaic panel structures
6.6.10.1 Sprinklers shall be permitted to be omitted from the following structures:
(1) Solar photovoltaic panel structures with no use underneath. Signs may be provided, as determined by the enforcing agency prohibiting any use underneath including storage.
(2) Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels supported by framing that have sufficient uniformly distributed and unobstructed openings throughout the top of the array (horizontal plane) to allow heat and gases to escape, as determined by the enforcing agency.
Revise Section 11.4 as follows:
11.4 Instructions.
The installing contractor shall provide the property owner or the property owner's authorized representative with the following:
(1) All literature and instructions provided by the manufacturer describing proper operation and maintenance of any equipment and devices installed.
(2) NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems 2013 California Edition and Title 19, California Code of Regulations, Chapter 5 .
(3) Once the system is accepted by the authority having jurisdiction a label as prescribed by Title 19, California Code of Regulations, Chapter 5 , shall be affixed to each system riser.

14—13

Installation of Standpipe and Hose System, as amended*

905.2, 905.3.4, 905.4.2, 905.6.2, 905.8

*NFPA 14, Amended Sections as follows:
Replace Section 6.3.7.1
6.3.7.1 System water supply valves, isolation control valves, and other valves in fire mains shall be supervised in an approved manner in the open position by one of the following methods:
(1) Where a building has a fire alarm system or a sprinkler monitoring system installed, the valve shall be supervised by:
(a) a central station, proprietary, or remote supervising station, or
(b) a local signaling service that initiates an audible signal at a constantly attended location.
(2) Where a building does not have a fire alarm system or a sprinkler monitoring system installed, the valve shall be supervised by:
(a) Locking the valves in the open position, or
(b) Sealing of valves and an approved weekly recorded inspection where valves are located within fenced enclosures under the control of the owner.

15—12

Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection

5704.2.9.2.3

16—15

Installation of Foam-water Sprinkler and Foam-water Spray Systems

904.7, 904.11

17—09

Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems

Table 901.6.1, 904.6, 904.11

17A—09

Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems

Table 901.6.1, 904.5, 904.11

20—16

Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection

913.1, 913.2, 913.5.1, 913.6

22—13

Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection

507.2.2

24—16

Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances: as amended*

507.2.1, 2809.5

*NFPA 24, Amended Sections as follows:
Amend Section 4.2.1 as follows:
Section 4.2.1. Installation work shall be done by fully experienced and responsible contractors. Contractors shall be appropriately licensed in the State of California to install private fire service mains and their appurtenances.
Revise Section 4.2.2 as follows:
4.2.2 Installation or modification of private fire service mains shall not begin until plans are approved and appropriate permits secured from the authority having jurisdiction.
Add Section 4.2.2.1 as follows:
4.2.2.1 As approved by the authority having jurisdiction, emergency repair of existing system may start immediately, with plans being submitted to the authority having jurisdiction within 96 hours from the start of the repair work.

Revise Section 5.9.5.1 as follows:
5.9.5.1 Fire department connections shall be on the street side of buildings and as approved by the authority having jurisdiction.

Add Sections 6.6.1.1, 6.6.1.2, 6.6.1.3 and 6.6.1.4 as follows:
6.6.1.1 Sectional control valves are not required when the fire service main system serves less than six fire appurtenances.
6.6.1.2 Sectional control valves shall be indicating valves in accordance with NFPA 13 , Section 6.7.1.3.
6.6.1.3 Sectional control valves shall be located so that no more than five fire appurtenances are affected by shut-down of any single portion of the fire service main. Each fire hydrant, fire sprinkler system riser, and standpipe riser shall be considered a separate fire appurtenance. In-rack sprinkler systems shall not be considered as a separate appurtenance.
6.6.1.4 The number of fire appurtenances between sectional control valves is allowed to be modified by the authority having jurisdiction.

Revise Section 10.4.3.1.1 as follows:
10.4.3.1.1 Pipe joints shall not be located under foundation footings. The pipe under the building or building foundation shall not contain mechanical joints.
Exceptions:
1. Where allowed in accordance with 10.4.3.2.
2. Alternate designs may be utilized where designed by a registered professional engineer and approved by the enforcing agency.Revise Section 10.9.1 as follows:
10.9.1 Backfill shall be well tamped in layers or puddle under and around pipes to prevent settlement or lateral movement. Backfill shall consist of clean fill sand or pea gravel to a minimum 6″ below and to a minimum of 12″ above the pipe and shall contain no ashes, cinders, refuse, organic matter, or other corrosive materials. Other backfill materials and methods are permitted where designed by a registered professional engineer and approved by the enforcing agency.

25—13CA

California NFPA 25 Edition (Based on the 2011 Edition) Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems

507.5.3, Table 901.6.1, 904.7.1, 912.6, 913.5, 1101.1

30A—15

Code for Motor Fuel-dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

2301.4, 2301.5, 2301.6, 2306.6.3, 2310.1

30B—15

Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products

5101.1, 5103.1, 5104.1, Table 5104.3.1, Table 5104.3.2, Table 5104.3.2.2, 5104.4.1, 5104.5.2, 5104.6, 5106.2.3 5106.3.2, Table 5106.4, 5106.5.1, 5106.5.6, 5107.1

31—11

Installation of Oil-burning Equipment

603.1.7, 603.3.1, 603.3.3

32—11

Dry Cleaning Plants, as amended*

2101.1.1, 2107.1, 2107.3

*NFPA 32, Amended Sections as follows:
Delete the following publications from Section 2.2:
2.2 NFPA Publications.
NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 edition.
NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2011 edition.
NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®, 2011 edition.
NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2009 edition.
NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®, 2009 edition.
Revise Section 4.4.1.1 as follows:
4.4.1.1 General building and structure design and construction shall be in accordance with California Building Code.
Delete language to Sections 4.4.1.2 and 4.4.1.3 and reserve section numbers.
4.4.1.2 Reserved
4.4.1.3 Reserved
Revise Section 4.4.4 as follows:
4.4.4 Means of Egress. Means of egress shall conform with the provisions of the California Building Code.
Revise Section 4.6.2 as follows:
4.6.2 Automatic Sprinkler Systems. Where required by this standard, automatic sprinkler systems shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 13 , Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and periodically inspected, tested, and maintained in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 5 .
Revise Section 4.6.4 as follows:
4.6.4 Portable Fire Extinguishers. Suitable numbers and types of portable fire extinguishers shall be installed and maintained throughout the drycleaning plant in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 3.
Revise Section 7.3.2 as follows:
7.3.2 Electrical Installations. Electrical equipment and wiring in a Type II drycleaning room shall comply with the provisions of California Electrical Code, for use in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations.

33—15

Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials

2404.3.2

34—15

Standard for Dipping, Coating and Printing Processes Using Flammable or Combustible Liquids

2405.3, 2405.4.1.1

35—11

Standard for the Manufacture of Organic Coatings

2901.3, 2905.4

37—15

Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines

40—11

Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film

306.2

51—13

Design and Installation of Oxygen-fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes

3501.5, 3507.1, 3509.1

51A—12

Standard for Acetylene Cylinder Charging Plants

3508.1

52—13

Vehicular Gaseous Fuel System Code

5301.1

54—15

National Fuel Gas Code

55—16

Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code

2309.2.1, 5301.1, 5307.3, 5501.1, 5801.1, 6301.1

56—12

Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention during Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems

3306.2.1

59A—13

Standard for the Production, Storage and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

5301.1, 5501.1

61—13

Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities

Table 2204.1

69—14

Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems

911.1, 911.3, Table 2204.1

70—14

National Electrical Code

603.1.3, 603.1.7, 603.5.2, 604.1.2, 605.3, 605.4, 605.9, 605.11, 606.16, 610.6, 610.7, 904.3.1, 907.6.1, 909.12.2, 909.16.3, 910.4.6, 2006.3.4, 2104.2.3, 2108.2, Table 2204.1, 2301.5, 2305.4, 2308.8.1.2.4, 2309.2.3, 2309.6.1.2.4, 2311.3.1, 2403.2.1, 2403.2.1.1, 2403.2.1.4, 2403.2.5, 2404.6.1.2.2, 2404.9.4, 2504.5, 2603.2.1, 2606.4, 2703.7.1, 2703.7.2, 2703.7.3, 2803.4, 2904.1, 3103.12.6.1, 3104.15.7, 3304.7, 3506.4, 5003.7.3, 5003.8.7.1, 5003.9.4, 5303.7.6, 5303.8, 5303.16.11, 5303.16.14, 5503.6, 5503.6.2, 5703.1, Table 5703.1.1, 5703.1.3, 5704.2.8.12, 5704.2.8.17, 5706.2.8, 5803.1.5, 5803.1.5.1, 5807.1.10, 5906.5.5, 5906.5.6, 6109.15.1

72—16

National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, as amended*

508.1.5, Table 901.6.1, 903.4.1, 904.3.5, 907.2, 907.2.6, 907.2.9.3, 907.2.11, 907.2.13.2, 907.3, 907.3.3, 907.3.4, 907.5.2.1.2, 907.5.2.2, 907.6, 907.6.1, 907.6.2, 907.6.5, 907.7, 907.7.1, 907.7.2, 907.8, 907.8.2, 907.8.5, I101.1

*NFPA 72, Amended Sections as follows:
Revise Section 10.3.1 as follows:
10.3.1 Equipment constructed and installed in conformity with this Code shall be listed for the purpose for which it is used. Fire alarm systems and components shall be California State Fire Marshal approved and listed in accordance with California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1.
Revise Section 10.3.3 as follows:
10.3.3 All devices and appliances that receive their power from the initiating device circuit or signaling line circuit of a control unit shall be California State Fire Marshal listed for use with the control unit.
Revise Section 10.7.1 as follows:
10.7.1 Where approved by the authority having jurisdiction, ECS priority signals when evaluated by stakeholders through risk analysis in accordance with 24.3.11 shall be permitted to take precedence over all other signals.
Revise Section 12.3.8.1 as follows:
12.3.8.1 The outgoing and return (redundant) circuit conductors shall be permitted in the same cable assembly (i.e., multiconductor cable), enclosure, or raceway only under the following conditions:
(1) For a distance not to exceed 10 ft (3.0 m) where the outgoing and return conductors enter or exit the initiating device, notification appliance, or control unit enclosures.
(2) Single drops installed in the raceway to individual devices or appliances.
(3)*In a single room not exceeding 1000 ft2 (93 m2) in area, a drop installed in the raceway to multiple devices or appliances that does not include any emergency control function devices.
(4) Where the vertically run conductors are contained in a 2-hour rated cable assembly, or enclosed (installed) in a 2-hour rated enclosure or a listed circuit integrity (C.I.) cable, which meets or exceeds a 2-hour fire-resistive rating.
Revise Section 14.4.6.1 as follows:
14.4.6.1 Testing. Household fire alarm systems shall be tested in accordance with the manufacturer’s published instructions according to the methods of Table 14.4.3.2.
Revise Section 17.15 as follows:
17.15 Fire Extinguisher Electronic Monitoring Device. A fire extinguisher electronic monitoring device shall indicate those conditions for a specific fire extinguisher required by California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Division 1, Chapter 1, Section 574.2 (c) and California Fire Code to a fire alarm control unit.
Revise Section 21.3.6 as follows:
21.3.6 Smoke detectors shall not be installed in unsprinklered elevator hoistways unless they are installed to activate the elevator hoistway smoke relief equipment or where required by Chapter 30 of the California Building Code.
Revise Section 23.8.5.1.2 as follows:
23.8.5.1.2 Where connected to a supervising station, fire alarm systems employing automatic fire detectors or waterflow detection devices shall include a manual fire alarm box to initiate a signal to the supervising station.
Exception: Fire alarm systems dedicated to elevator recall control, supervisory service and fire sprinkler monitoring as permitted in section 21.3 of NFPA 72.
Revise Section 23.8.5.4.1 as follows:
23.8.5.4.1 Systems equipped with alarm verification features shall be permitted under the following conditions:
(1) The alarm verification feature is not initially enabled unless conditions or occupant activities that are expected to cause nuisance alarms are anticipated in the area that is protected by the smoke detectors. Enabling of the alarm verification feature shall be protected by password or limited access.
(2) A smoke detector that is continuously subjected to a smoke concentration above alarm threshold does not delay the system functions of Sections 10.7 through 10.16, 23.8.1.1, or 21.2.1 by more than 30 seconds.
(3) Actuation of an alarm-initiating device other than a smoke detector causes the system functions of Sections 10.7 through 10.16, 23.8.1.1, or 21.2.1 without additional delay.
(4) The current status of the alarm verification feature is shown on the record of completion (see Figure 7.8.2(a), Item 4.3).
(5) Operation of a patient room smoke detector in I-2 and R-2.1 occupancies shall not include an alarm verification feature.
Revise Section 29.3.1 as follows:
29.3.1 All devices, combinations of devices, and equipment to be installed in conformity with this chapter shall be approved and listed by the California State Fire Marshal for the purposes for which they are intended.
Revise Section 29.5.2.1.1 as follows:
29.5.2.1.1* Smoke and Heat Alarms. Unless exempted by applicable laws, codes, or standards, smoke or heat alarms used to provide a fire-warning function, and when two or more alarms are installed within a dwelling unit, suite of rooms, or similar area, shall be arranged so that the operation of any smoke or heat alarm causes all alarms within these locations to sound.
Note: Exception to 29.5.2.1.1 not adopted by the SFM.
Add Section 29.7.2.1 as follows:
29.7.2.1 The alarm verification feature shall not be used for household fire warning equipment.
Add Section 29.7.6.7.1 as follows:
29.7.6.7.1 The alarm verification feature shall not be used for household fire warning equipment.
Revise Section 23.8.3.4 as follows:
29.8.3.4 Specific location requirements. The installation of smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) Smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall not be located where ambient conditions, including humidity and temperature, are outside the limits specified by the manufacturer's published instructions.
(2) Smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall not be located within unfinished attics or garages or in other spaces where temperatures can fall below 40°F (4°C) or exceed 100°F (38°C).
(3) Where the mounting surface could become considerably warmer or cooler than the room, such as a poorly insulated ceiling below an unfinished attic or an exterior wall, smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall be mounted on an inside wall.
(4) Smoke alarms or smoke detectors shall be installed a minimum of 20 feet horizontal distance from a permanently installed cooking appliance.
Exceptions: Ionization smoke alarms with an alarm silencing switch or photoelectric smoke alarms shall be permitted to be installed 10 feet (3 m) or greater from a permanently installed cooking appliance.
Photoelectric smoke alarms shall be permitted to be installed greater than 6 feet (1.8 m) from a permanently installed cooking appliance where the kitchen or cooking area and adjacent spaces have no clear interior partitions and the 10 ft distances would prohibit the placement of a smoke alarm or smoke detector required by other sections of the code.
Smoke alarms listed for use in close proximity to a permanently installed cooking appliance.
(5) Installation near bathrooms. Smoke alarms shall be installed not less than a 3-foot (0.91 m) horizontal distance from the door or opening of a bathroom that contains a bathtub or shower unless this would prevent placement of a smoke alarm required by other sections of the code.
(6) Smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall not be installed within a 36 in. (910 mm) horizontal path from the supply registers of a forced air heating or cooling system and shall be installed outside of the direct airflow from those registers.
(7) Smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall not be installed within a 36 in. (910 mm) horizontal path from the tip of the blade of a ceiling-suspended (paddle) fan.
(8) Where stairs lead to other occupied levels, a smoke alarm or smoke detector shall be located so that smoke rising in the stairway cannot be prevented from reaching the smoke alarm or smoke detector by an intervening door or obstruction.
(9) For stairways leading up from a basement, smoke alarms or smoke detectors shall be located on the basement ceiling near the entry to the stairs.
(10) For tray-shaped ceilings (coffered ceilings), smoke alarms and smoke detectors shall be installed on the highest portion of the ceiling or on the sloped portion of the ceiling within 12 in. (300 mm) vertically down from the highest point.
(11) Smoke alarms and detectors installed in rooms with joists or beams shall comply with the requirements of 17.7.3.2.4 of NFPA 72.
(12) Heat alarms and detectors installed in rooms with joists or beams shall comply with the requirements of 17.6.3 of NFPA 72.

80—16

Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives

703.1.3, 1010.1.4.3

82—14

Incinerators, Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment

603.8

85—15

Boiler and Combustion System Hazards Code

Table 2204.1

86—15

Standard for Ovens and Furnaces

3001.1

92—15

Standard for Smoke Control Systems

909.7, 909.8

99—15

Health Care Facilities Code

611.1, 1105.5.2, 1105.10.1, 1105.10.2, 5306.4, 5306.5

101—15

Life Safety Code

807.4.3.2,1029.6.2

105—16

Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives

703.1.2

110—16

Emergency and Standby Power Systems

604.1.2, 604.4, 604.5, 913.5.2, 913.5.3

111—16

Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems

604.1.2, 604.4, 604.5

120—15

Fire Prevention and Control in Coal Mines

Table 2204.1

160—11

Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience

308.3.2

170—15

Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols

907.1.2, 1025.2.6.1

204—15

Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting

Table 901.6.1, 910.5.1

211—13

Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel-burning Appliances

603.2

241—13

Safeguarding Construction, Alteration and Demolition Operations

3301.1

253—15

Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source

804.3.1, 804.3.2, 804.4

260—13

Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture

805.1.1.1, 805.2.1.1, 805.3.1.1, 805.4.1.1

261—13

Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes

805.2.1.1, 805.3.1.1, 805.4.1.1

265—11

Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile Wall Coverings in Full Height Panels and Walls

803.5.1, 803.5.1.1, 803.5.1.2, 803.5.2, 803.6

286—15

Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth

803.1, 803.1.2, 803.1.2.1, 803.5.1, 803.5.2, 803.6, 803.7

289—13

Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages

806.2, 807.4, 807.5.1.1, 808.3

303—11

Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards

905.3.7, 3603.5, 3603.6, 3604.2

318—15

Standard for the Protection of Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

2703.16

326—10

Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for Entry, Cleaning, or Repair

3510.1

385—12

Tank Vehicles for Flammable and Combustible Liquids

5706.5.4.5, 5706.6, 5706.6.1

400—16

Hazardous Materials Code

5601.1.5, 6304.1.2, Table 6304.1.5(1), Table 6304.1.5(2)

407—12

Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing

2006.2, 2006.3

409—16

Standard for Aircraft Hangars

914.8.3, Table 914.8.3, 914.8.3.1, 914.8.6

410—10

Standard on Aircraft Maintenance

2004.7

484—15

Standard for Combustible Metals

Table 2204.1

498—13

Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives

5601.1.2

502—14

Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways

319

505—13

Powered Industrial Trucks, Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Maintenance and Operation

5003.7.3

654—13

Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids

Table 2204.1

655—12

Standard for the Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions

Table 2204.1

664—12

Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities

Table 2204.1, 2805.3

701—10

Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame-propagation of Textiles and Films

806.2, 807.4, 807.5.1.2, 2603.5, 3104.2

703—15

Fire Retardant Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials

803.4

704—12

Standard System for Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response

606.7, 202, 3104.2, 5003.2.2.1, 5003.2.2.2, 5003.5, 5003.10.2, 5005.1.10, 5005.2.1.1, 5005.4.4, 5503.4.1, 5704.2.3.2,

720—15

Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment

915.5.1, 915.5.2, 915.6

750—14

Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems

202, Table 901.6.1, 904.11.1.1

914—10

Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures

1103.1.1

1122—13

Model Rocketry

5601.1.4

1123—14

Code for Fireworks Display

202, 5604.2, 5608.1, 5608.2.2, 5608.5, 5608.6

1124—13

Manufacture, Transportation, Storage and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles

202, 5601.1.3, 5604.2, 5605.1, 5605.3, 5605.4, 5605.5, 5609.1

1125—12

Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Motors

5601.1.4

1126—11

Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience

5604.2, 5605.1, 5608.1, 5608.2.2, 5608.4, 5608.5

1127—13

High Power Rocketry

5601.1.4

2001—15

Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems as amended*

Table 901.6.1, 904.10

*NFPA 2001, Amended Sections as follows:
Add Sections 4.3.5.1.1 and 4.3.5.2.1 as follows:
4.3.5.1.1 Alarms signals from the fire extinguishing system shall not interfere with the building fire alarm signal.
4.3.5.2.1 The lens on visual appliances shall be “red” in color.
Exception: Other lens colors are permitted where approved by the enforcing agency.

SFM

State of California
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Office of the State Fire Marshal
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento CA 94246-2460
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

SFM 12-3

Releasing Systems for Security Bars in Dwellings

SFM 12-7-3

Fire-testing Furnaces

SFM 12-7A-1

Exterior Wall Siding and Sheathing

SFM 12-7A-2

Exterior Window

SFM 12-7A-3

Under Eave

SFM 12-7A-4

Decking

SFM 12-7A-4A

Decking Alternate Method A

SFM 12-7A-5

Ignition Resistant Building Material

SFM 12-8-100

Room Fire Tests for Wall and Ceiling Materials

SFM 12-10-1

Power Operated Exit Doors

SFM 12-10-2

Single Point Latching or Locking Devices

SFM 12-10-3

Emergency Exit and Panic Hardware

(The Office of the State Fire Marshal standards referred to above are found in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 12.)

UL

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook IL 60062
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

10C—09

Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies

1010.1.10.1

13—96

Power-limited Circuit Cables

30—95

Metal Safety Cans—with Revisions through July 2009

5003.9.10, 5005.1.10, 5705.2.4

38—99

Manually Actuated Signaling Boxes—with Revisions through February 2, 2005 as amended.*

*Amend Section 14.1.5 as follows:
14.1.5 A signaling box having a glass panel, disc, rod or similar part that must be broken to operate it for a signal or for access to its actuating means shall satisfactorily complete five part-breaking operations using the means provided with the box, without jamming of the mechanism or other interference by broken particles. It shall be practicable to remove and replace the broken parts. A signaling box shall not have a glass panel, disc, rod or similar part requiring a striking action by grasping a tool to operate it for a signal. The force required to activate controls shall be no greater than 5 pounds (22 N) of force.
*Add Appendix B chapter to UL 38 (1999) as follows:
Appendix B,
14.1.5 Operation. Controls and operating mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist.

58—96

Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids—with Revisions through July 1998

5704.2.13.1.5

80—07

Steel Tanks for Oil-Burner Fuels and Other Combustible Liquids—with Revisions through August 2009

610.2

87A—12

Outline of Investigation for Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for Gasoline and Gasoline/Ethanol Blends with Nominal Ethanol Concentrations up to 85 Percent

2306.8.1

142—06

Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids—with Revisions through February 12, 2010

610.2, 2306.2.3

193—04

Alarm Valves for Fire-Protection Service

199—95

Automatic Sprinklers for Fire Protection Service—with Revisions through August 19, 2005

199E—04

Outline of Investigation for Fire Testing of Sprinklers and Water Spray Nozzles for Protection of Deep Fat Fryers

904.12.4.1

217—06

Single and Multiple Station Smoke Alarms—with Revisions through April 2012

907.2.11, 915.4.3

228—97

Door Closers/Holders, with or without Integral Smoke Detectors—with Revisions through January 26, 2006

260—04

Dry Pipe and Deluge Valves for Fire Protection Service

262—04

Gate Valves for Fire Protection Service

268—09

Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems

907.2.6.2, 907.2.11.7, 915.5.3

268A—09

Smoke Detectors for Duct Application—with Revisions through October 22, 2003

294—1999

Access Control System Units—with Revisions through September 2010

1010.1.9.6, 1010.1.9.8, 1010.1.9.9

300—05(R2010)

Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment—with Revisions through July 16, 2010

904.12

300A—06

Outline of Investigation for Extinguishing System Units for Residential Range Top Cooking Surfaces

904.13

305—2012

Panic Hardware

1010.1.10.1

312—04

Check Valves for Fire-Protection Service

325—02

Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver and Window Operators and Systems—with Revisions through June 2013

503.5, 503.6

346—05

Waterflow Indicators for Fire Protective Signaling Systems

464—03

Audible Signal Appliances—with Revisions through October 10, 2003

497B—04

Protectors for Data Communication and Fire Alarm Circuits

499—05

Standard for Electrical Heating Appliances—with Revisions through February 2013

610.6

521—99

Heat Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems—with Revisions through July 20, 2005

539—00

Single- and Multiple-Station Heat Detectors—with Revisions through August 15, 2005

632—00

Electrically Actuated Transmitters

710B—2011

Recirculating Systems

609.2, 904.12

723—08

Standard for Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials—with Revisions through September 2010

202, 803.5.1, 803.5.2, 803.6, 803.7, 803.10, 804.1, 804.2.4

753—04

Alarm Accessories for Automatic Water Supply Valves for Fire Protection Service

790—04

Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings—with Revisions through October 2008

317.2, 317.3

791—06

Standard for Residential Incinerators

603.8

793—08

Automatically Operated Roof Vents for Smoke and Heat—with Revisions through September 2011

910.3.1

813—96

Commercial Audio Equipment—with Revisions through December 7, 1999

864—03

Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems—with Revisions through August 2012

909.12, 2311.7.2.1.1, 5808.5.2, 6004.2.2.10.1

*Amend No. 55.1 as follows:
RETARD-RESET-RESTART PERIOD – MAXIMUM 30 SECONDS —No alarm obtained from control unit. Maximum permissible time is 30 seconds.
*Amend Section 55.2.2 as follows:
Where an alarm verification feature is provided, the maximum retard-reset-restart period before an alarm signal can be confirmed and indicated at the control unit, including any control unit reset time and the power-up time for the detector to become operational for alarm, shall not exceed 30 seconds. (The balance of the section text is to remain unchanged).
*Add Section 55.2.9 as follows:
Smoke detectors connected to an alarm verification feature shall not be used as releasing devices.
Exception: Smoke detectors which operate their releasing function immediately upon alarm actuation independent of alarm verification feature.*Amend Section 89.1.10 as follows:
The existing text of this section is to remain as printed with one editorial amendment as follows:
THE TOTAL DELAY (CONTROL UNIT PLUS SMOKE DETECTORS) SHALL NOT EXCEED 30 SECONDS.
(The balance of the section text is to remain unchanged).

900—04

Air Filter Units—with Revisions through February 2012

2404.7.8

924—06

Standard for Safety Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment—with Revisions through February 2011

1013.5, 3103.12.6.1

1037—99

Antitheft Alarms and Devices—with Revisions through December 2009

506.1

1275—05

Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets—with Revisions through February 2010

5003.8.7.1, 5704.3.2.1.1

1313—93

Standard for Nonmetallic Safety Cans for Petroleum Products—with Revisions through November 2012

5003.9.10

1315—95

Standard for Safety for Metal Waste Paper Containers—with Revisions through September 2012

808.1, 808.2

1316—94

Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks for Petroleum Products, Alcohols, and Alcohol-gasoline Mixtures—with Revisions through May 2006

5704.2.13.1.5

1363—07

Relocatable Power Taps—with Revisions through September 2012

605.4.1

1975—06

Fire Tests for Foamed Plastics Used for Decorative Purpose

807.4.2.1, 808.3

1994—04

Standard for Luminous Egress Path Marking Systems—with Revisions through November 2010

1008.2.1, 1025.2.1, 1025.2.3, 1025.2.4, 1025.4

2017—08

General-Purpose Signaling Devices and Systems—with Revisions through May 2011

2311.7.2.1.1, 5808.5.2, 6004.2.2.10.1

2034—08

Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms—with Revisions through February 2009

915.4.2, 915.4.3, 1103.9

2075—2013

Standard for Gas and Vapor Detectors and Sensors

915.5.1, 915.5.3, 2311.7.2.1.1, 5808.5.2, 6004.2.2.10.1

2079—04

Tests for Fire Resistance of Building Joint Systems—with Revisions through December 2012

202

2085—97

Protected Above-ground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids—with Revisions through September 2010

202, 2306.2.2, 2306.2.3, 5704.2.7.4, 5704.2.9.2.3, 5704.2.9.7.4, 5705.3.8.2

2196—2001

Tests for Fire Resistive Cables—with Revisions through March 2012

604.3, 913.2.2

2200—2012

Stationary Engine Generator Assemblies—with Revisions through June 2013

604.1.1

2208—2010

Solvent Distillation Units—with Revisions through March 2011

5705.4.1

2245—06

Below-grade Vaults for Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks

5704.2.8.1

2335—10

Fire Tests of Storage Pallets—with Revisions through September 2012

3206.4.1.1, 3208.2.1

2360—00

Test Methods for Determining the Combustibility Characteristics of Plastics Used in Semi-Conductor Tool Construction—with Revisions through May 2013

2703.10.1.2

USC

United States Code
c/o Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington DC 20402-9325
Standard
reference
number
TitleReferenced
in code
section number

18 USC Part 1, Chapter 40

Importation, Manufacture, Distribution and Storage of Explosive Materials

202

21 USC Chapter 9

United States Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

4002.1

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