- Flammable and combustible liquids associated with application of flammable finishes and complying with Chapter 43.
- Flammable and combustible liquids associated with wholesale and retail sales and storage in mercantile occupancies and complying with Chapter 66
- Class IIIA and Class IIIB combustible liquid solvents in closed systems employing listed cleaning equipment complying with Chapter 24
- Refrigerants and refrigerant oil contained within closed-cycle refrigeration systems complying with Chapter 53 and the building code
- Flammable and combustible liquid beverages in liquor stores and distributors without bulk storage
- High hazard contents stored or used in farm buildings or similar occupancies for on-premises agricultural use
- Corrosive materials in stationary batteries utilized for facility emergency power, uninterrupted power supply, or similar purposes, provided that the batteries are provided with safety venting caps and ventilation is provided in accordance with Chapter 52
- Corrosive materials displayed in original packaging in mercantile occupancies and intended for personal or household use or as building materials
- Aerosol products in storage or mercantile occupancies and complying with Chapter 61
- Flammable and combustible liquids storage tank buildings meeting the requirements of NFPA 30
- Flammable and combustible liquids storage tank vaults meeting the requirements of NFPA 30
- Flammable and combustible liquids process buildings meeting the requirements of NFPA 30
- Installation of fuel gas distribution systems and associated equipment in accordance with Section 11.4 and Chapter 69
- Consumer fireworks, 1.4G in mercantile occupancies complying with Section 65.10. [5000:184.108.40.206]
- Closed piping systems containing flammable or combustible liquids or gases utilized for the operation of machinery or equipment.
- The storage or utilization of materials for agricultural purposes on the premises complying with the Building Code Appendix C Group U—Agricultural Buildings.
- The storage of black powder, smokeless propellants, small arms primer in use group M or R-3 and special industrial explosive devices in use group B, F, M, and S provided the storage conforms to Chapter 65.
- Corrosive solids, liquids, or gases
- Flammable solids
- Flammable gases
- Flammable cryogenic fluids
- Inert cryogenic fluids
- Inert gases
- Organic peroxide formulations
- Oxidizer solids or liquids
- Oxidizing gases
- Oxidizing cryogenic fluids
- Pyrophoric solids, liquids, or gases
- Toxic or highly toxic solids, liquids, or gases
- Unstable (reactive) solids, liquids, or gases
- Water-reactive solids or liquids [400:4.1]
- Combustible dusts stored, used, or generated in a manner creating a severe fire or explosion hazard
- Class I organic peroxides
- Class 3 solid or liquid oxidizers that are used or stored in normally open containers or systems or in closed containers or systems at gauge pressures of more than 15 psi (103.4 kPa)
- Flammable gases
- Flammable cryogenic fluids
- Nondetonable pyrophoric solids, liquids, or gases
- Class 3 nondetonable unstable (reactive) solids, liquids, or gases
- Class 3 water-reactive solids and liquids [400:220.127.116.11.2]
- Flammable solids, other than dusts classified as high hazard Level 2, stored, used, or generated in a manner creating a high fire hazard
- Class II and Class III organic peroxides
- Class 2 solid or liquid oxidizers
- Class 3 solid or liquid oxidizers that are used or stored in normally closed containers or systems at gauge pressures of less than 15 psi (103.4 kPa)
- Class 2 unstable (reactive) materials
- Class 2 water-reactive solids, liquids, or gases
- Oxidizing gases
- Oxidizing cryogenic fluids [400:18.104.22.168.3]
|Material||Class||High Hazard Protection Level||Storagea||Use — Closed Systemsa||Use — Open Systemsa|
|Solid Pounds||Liquid Gallons (lb)||Gasb scf (lb)||Solid Pounds||Liquid Gallons (lb)||Gasb scf (lb)||Solid Pounds||Liquid Gallons (lb)|
|Physical Hazard Materials|
|Combustible liquidm, o||II||2 or 3||N/A||120c,d||N/A||N/A||120d||N/A||N/A||30d|
|IIIA||2 or 3||N/A||330c,d||N/A||N/A||330d||N/A||N/A||80d|
|Combustible dust||N/A||2||See note
|Combustible fiber t||Loose||3||(100)||N/A||N/A||(100)||N/A||N/A||(20)||N/A|
|Cryogenic fluid [55: Table 6.3.1]||Flammable||2||N/A||45d||N/A||N/A||45d||N/A||N/A||45d|
|Explosives||Division 1.1||1||1 c,i||(1) c,i||N/A||1/4 i||(1/4) i||N/A||1/4 i||(1/4) i|
|Division 1.2||1||1 c,i||(1) c,i||N/A||1/4 i||(1/4) i||N/A||1/4 i||(1/4) i|
|Division 1.3||1 or 2||5 c,i||(5) c,i||N/A||1 i||(1) i||N/A||1 i||(1) i|
|Division 1.4||3||50 c,i||(50) c,i||N/A||50 i||(50) i||N/A||N/A
|Division 1.4G||3||125 c,i||N/A
|Division 1.5||1||1 c,i||(1) c,i||N/A||1/4 i||(1/4) i||N/A||1/4 i||(1/4) i|
|Division 1.6||1||1 c,i||N/A
|Flammable gas1 [55: Table 6.3.1]||Gaseous||2||NA||N/A||1000c,d||N/A||N/A||1000c,d||N/A||N/A|
|Liquefied Petroleum (LP)||See note||See note||See note||See note||See note||See note||See note||See note||See note|
|Flammable liquidm||IA||2||NA||30c,d||N/A||N/A||30 d||N/A||N/A||10 d|
|IB and IC||3||N/A||120 c,d||N/A||N/A||120 d||N/A||N/A||30 d|
|Combination (IA, IB, IC)||2 or 3||N/A||120 c,d,n||N/A||N/A||120 d,n||N/A||N/A||30d,n|
|3f||2 or 3||10c,d||(10)c,d||N/A||2d||(2)d||N/A||2d||(2)d|
|3||1 or 2||5c,d||(5)c,d||N/A||1d||(1)d||N/A||1d||(1)d|
|Unstable (reactive) Gas||Gaseous 4 or 3||1||N/A||N/A||10c,i||N/A||N/A||2i||N/A||N/A|
|Highly toxic gas||Gaseous||4||N/A||N/A||20d,g||N/A||N/A||20d,g||N/A||N/A|
For SI units, 1 lb = 0.454 kg; 1 gal = 3.785 L; 1 scf = 0.0283 Nm3.
N/A: Not applicable. NL: Not limited. NP: Not permitted.
Note: The hazardous material categories and MAQs that are shaded in this table are not regulated by Chapter 60 or NFPA 400: Hazardous Materials Code but are provided here for informational purposes. See Chapter 2 for the reference code or standard governing these materials and establishing the MAQs. In accordance with 22.214.171.124 of NFPA 400, materials having multiple hazards that fall within the scope of NFPA 400 shall comply with NFPA 400.
bMeasured at NTP or 70°F (21°C) and 14.7 psia (101.3 kPa).
cQuantities are permitted to be increased 100% where stored or used in approved cabinets, gas cabinets, exhausted enclosures, gas rooms explosives magazines, or safety cans, as appropriate for the material stored, in accordance with this Code. Where footnote d also applies, the increase for both footnote c and footnote d is permitted to be applied accumulatively.
dMaximum quantities are permitted to be increased 100% in buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Where footnote c also applies, the increase for both footnote c and footnote d is permitted to be applied accumulatively.
fA maximum quantity of 200 lb (91 kg) of solid or 20 gal (76 L) of liquid Class 3 oxidizer is permitted where such materials are necessary for maintenance purposes, operation, or sanitation of equipment. Storage containers and the manner of storage are required to be approved.
m The quantities of alcoholic beverages in retail and wholesale sales occupancies shall not be limited provided the liquids are packaged in individual containers not exceeding 1.3 gallons. In retail and wholesale sales occupancies, the quantities of medicines, foodstuffs or consumer products, and cosmetics containing not more than 50% by volume of water-miscible liquids with the remainder of the solutions not being flammable, shall not be limited, provided that such materials are packaged in individual containers not exceeding 1.3 gallons.
r Densely packed baled cotton that complies with the packing requirements of ISO 8115: Cotton Bales -- Dimensions and density shall not be included in this material class in accordance with the Building Code.
- Liquid or gaseous fuel in fuel tanks on vehicles.
- Liquid or gaseous fuel in fuel tanks on motorized equipment operated in accordance with the International Fire Code.
- Gaseous fuels in piping systems and fixed appliances regulated by the International Fuel Gas Code.
- Liquid fuels in piping systems and fixed appliances regulated by the International Mechanical Code.
- Alcohol-based hand rubs classified as Class I or II liquids in dispensers that are installed in accordance with Sections 5705.5 and 5705.5.1 of the International Fire Code. The location of the alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers shall be provided in the construction documents.
v Quantities in parenthesis indicate quantity units in parenthesis at the head of each column.
- Storage and display of solids shall not exceed 200 lb/ft2 (976.4 kg/m2) of floor area actually occupied by solid merchandise.
- Storage and display of liquids shall not exceed 20 gal/ft2 (76 L/m2) of floor area actually occupied by liquid merchandise.
- Storage and display height shall not exceed 6 ft (1.8 m) above the finished floor.
- Individual containers less than 5 gal (19 L) or less than 25 lb (11 kg) shall be stored or displayed on pallets, racks, or shelves.
- Racks and shelves used for storage or display shall be in accordance with 126.96.36.199.
- Containers shall be listed or approved for the intended use.
- Individual containers shall not exceed 100 lb (45.4 kg) capacity for solids or a 10 gal (38 L) capacity for liquids.
- Incompatible materials shall be separated in accordance with 188.8.131.52.
- Except for surfacing, floors shall be of noncombustible construction.
- Aisles 4 ft (1.2 m) in width shall be maintained on three sides of the storage or display area.
- Hazard identification signs shall be provided in accordance with 184.108.40.206. [400:220.127.116.11.2]
18.104.22.168.13.3 Special Maximum Allowable Quantity Increases for Storage in Mercantile, Storage, and Industrial Occupancies
|Hazard Category||Maximum Allowable Quantitya,b|
|Physical Hazard Materials: Nonflammable and Noncombustible Solids and Liquids|
Note: Maximum quantities for hazard categories not shown are required to be in accordance with Table 22.214.171.124.1.3.
aMaximum quantities are permitted to be increased 100 percent in buildings that are sprinklered in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Where footnote b also applies, the increase for both footnotes is permitted to be applied.
bMaximum quantities are permitted to be increased 100 percent where stored in approved storage cabinets in accordance with this Code. Where footnote a also applies, the increase for both footnotes is permitted to be applied.
[400: Table 126.96.36.199.3(a)]
|Hazard Category||Maximum Allowable Quantitya,b,c|
|Physical Hazard Materials: Nonflammable and Noncombustible Solids and Liquids|
|Health Hazard Materials: Nonflammable and Noncombustible Solids and Liquids|
aMaximum quantities for hazard categories not shown are required to be in accordance with Table 188.8.131.52.1.3.
bMaximum quantities are permitted to be increased 100 percent in buildings that are sprinklered in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Where footnote b also applies, the increase for both footnotes can be applied.
cMaximum quantities are permitted to be increased 100 percent where stored in approved storage cabinets in accordance with this Code. Where footnote a also applies, the increase for both footnotes is permitted to be applied. [5000: Table 184.108.40.206.1(b)]
dToxic or highly toxic solids or liquids displayed in original packaging in mercantile or storage occupancies and intended for maintenance, operation of equipment, or sanitation when contained in individual packaging not exceeding 100 lb (45.4 kg) shall be limited to an aggregate of 1200 lb (544.3 kg) or 220 gal (832.8 L). The increases allowed by footnotes a, b, and c shall not apply to highly toxic solids and liquids. [400: Table 220.127.116.11.3(b)]
|Floor Level||Maximum Allowable Quantity per Control Area (%)*||Number of Control Areas per Floor||Fire Resistance Rating for Fire Barriers† (hr)|
|Lower than 2||NP||NP||N/A|
NP: Not permitted. N/A: Not applicable.
†Fire barriers are required to include floors and walls, as necessary, to provide a complete separation from other control areas. [400: Table 18.104.22.168]
|Material||Class||Maximum Quantity Without a Detached Building|
|Solids and Liquids (tons)||Gases scf (Nm3) [m3]*|
|Individual bulk compressed gas systems||N/A||N/A||15,000 (425)|
|Unstable (reactive) materials||3, nondetonable||1||2,000 (57)|
|Pyrophoric gases||N/A||2,000 (57)|
For SI units, 1 ton = 0.9 met ton.
N/A: Not applicable.
*See Table 21.2.5 of NFPA 400. [400: Table 5.3.7]
|Material||Class||Storage||Use — Closed Systems||Use — Open Systems|
|Solid Pounds||Liquid Gallons (lb)||Gas scf (lb)||Solid Pounds||Liquid Gallons (lb)||Gas scf (lb)||Solid Pounds||Liquid Gallons (lb)|
|Physical Hazard Materials|
|Health Hazard Materials|
|Highly toxic gas|
For SI units, 1 lb = 0.454 kg; 1 gal = 3.785 L; 1 scf = 0.0283Nm3.
N/A: Not applicable. NL: Not limited.
(1) Table values in parentheses correspond to the unit name in parentheses at the top of the column.
(2) For gallons of liquids, divide the amount in pounds by 10.
(4) The aggregate quantity of nonflammable solid and nonflammable or noncombustible liquid hazardous materials allowed in outdoor storage per single property under the same ownership or control used for retail or wholesale sales is permitted to exceed the MAQ when such storage is in accordance with 22.214.171.124.13.3.
- Federal, state, or local governing regulations
- Permits of the jurisdictional air quality management board
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit
- Waste discharge requirements established by the juristictional water quality control board
- Sewer pretreatment requirements for publicly or privately owned treatment works [400:126.96.36.199]
- Aid emergency responders in pre-planning responses to emergencies
- Identify locations where hazardous materials are located
- Have access to material safety data sheets
- Be knowledgeable in the site emergency response procedures [400:188.8.131.52.2]
- Identify Emergency Coordinators who will either be on the premises or on call and available to respond to an emergency within one hour of an emergency situation.
- Maintain an updated list containing the names, and the office, home, and/or mobile telephone number(s) of all designated Emergency Coordinators and the times of their availability. If for a particular period more than one individual is listed, the primary Emergency Coordinator shall be identified and others shall be listed in the order in which they will assume responsibility to fulfill the requirements of this role.
- Maintain and provide to the AHJ, a facility floor plan, not to scale, showing the locations of the hazardous material stored, the typical volumes, location of emergency spill containment equipment (pads, booms, etc.).
- For those facilities covered by Section 60.8 and having either Category 3, Category 4 and Category 5 processes, their Emergency Response Liaison personnel shall communicate to the fire department any concerns and establish a protocol in conjunction with the AHJ on the shutdown of any of the process that would pose a risk to the public in the event of loss of any controls. This protocol shall include a facility liaison to meet with the Incident Commander upon arrival to ensure a safe shutdown if necessary.
- Notify the AHJ of any material changes to the Emergency Response Plan, including the name of the primary Emergency Coordinator, within 14 calendar days of the change.
- Piping, tubing, valves, fittings, and related components shall be designed and fabricated from materials compatible with the material to be contained and shall be of a strength and durability to withstand the pressure, structural and seismic stress, and exposure to which they are subject.
- Piping and tubing shall be identified in accordance with ASME A13.1 to indicate the material conveyed.
- Accessible manual valves, or fail-safe emergency shutoff valves operated by a remotely located manually or automatically activated shutdown control, shall be installed on supply piping and tubing at the following locations:
- Point of use
- Tank or bulk source
- Manual emergency shutoff valves and remotely located manually activated shutdown controls for emergency shutoff valves shall be identified, and the location shall be clearly visible, accessible, and indicated by means of a sign.
- Backflow prevention or check valves shall be provided when the backflow of hazardous materials could create a hazardous condition or cause the unauthorized discharge of hazardous materials.
- Liquids classified in accordance with NFPA 704, Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response, shall be carried in pressurized piping above a gauge pressure of 15 psi (103 kPa) having a hazard ranking as follows:
- The pressurized piping specified in 184.108.40.206.2(6) shall be provided with an approved means of leak detection and emergency shutoff or excess flow control in accordance with the following:
- Where the piping originates from within a hazardous material storage room or area, the excess flow control shall be located within the storage room or area.
- Where the piping originates from a bulk source, the excess flow control shall be located at the bulk source.
- Piping for inlet connections designed to prevent backflow shall not be required to be equipped with excess flow control. [400:220.127.116.11]
- Piping and tubing utilized for the transmission of highly toxic, toxic, or highly volatile corrosive liquids shall have welded, threaded, or flanged connections throughout, except for connections located within a ventilated enclosure, or an approved method of drainage or containment.
- Piping and tubing shall not be located within corridors, within any portion of a means of egress required to be enclosed in fire resistance-rated construction, or in concealed spaces in areas not classified as Protection Level 1 through Protection Level 4 occupancies. [400:18.104.22.168]
- They shall not be obscured.
- They shall be maintained in a legible condition.
- They shall not be removed, unless for replacement. [400:22.214.171.124.3]
- On stationary aboveground tanks
- On stationary aboveground containers
- At entrances to locations where hazardous materials are stored, dispensed, used, or handled in quantities requiring a permit
- At other entrances and locations designated by the AHJ [400:126.96.36.199.1]
- They shall be constructed of steel not less than 4 in. (102 mm) in diameter and concrete filled.
- They shall be spaced not more than 4 ft (1.2 m) between posts on center.
- They shall be set not less than 3 ft (0.9 m) deep in a concrete footing of not less than a 15 in. (381 mm) diameter
- They shall be set with the top of the posts not less than 3 ft (0.9 m) above ground.
- They shall be located not less than 5 ft (1.5 m) from the tank. [400:188.8.131.52]
- Segregating incompatible materials storage by a distance of not less than 20 ft (6.1 m)
- Isolating incompatible materials storage by a noncombustible partition extending not less than 18 in. (457 mm) above and to the sides of the stored material or by a noncombustible partition that interrupts the line of sight between the incompatible materials
- Storing liquid and solid materials in hazardous materials storage cabinets complying with 184.108.40.206
- Storing compressed gases in gas cabinets or exhausted enclosures complying with Chapter 21 of NFPA 400 [400:220.127.116.11]
- Outdoor storage and use areas shall be kept free of weeds, debris, and common combustible materials not necessary to the storage or use of hazardous materials.
- The area surrounding an outdoor storage and use area shall be kept clear of weeds, debris, and common combustible materials not necessary to the storage or use of hazardous materials for a minimum distance of 15 ft (4.5 m).
- Outdoor storage and use areas for hazardous materials shall be located not closer than 20 ft (6.1 m) from a property line that can be built upon, a street, an alley, or a public way, except that a 2-hour fire barrier wall, without openings and extending not less than 30 in. (762 mm) above and to the sides of the storage area, shall be permitted in lieu of such distance. [400:6.1.15]
- Where approved written documentation is provided that testing will damage the equipment, device, or system and the equipment, device, or system is maintained as specified by the manufacturer
- Where equipment, devices, and systems fail in a fail-safe manner
- Where equipment, devices, and systems self-diagnose and report trouble, with records of the self-diagnosis and trouble reporting made available to the AHJ
- Where system activation occurs during the required test cycle for the components activated during the test cycle
- Where approved maintenance in accordance with 18.104.22.168.1 is performed not less than annually or in accordance with an approved schedule, in which case the testing requirements set forth in 22.214.171.124.2.1 and 126.96.36.199.2.2 are permitted to apply. [400:188.8.131.52]
- Cabinets shall be constructed of metal.
- The interior of cabinets shall be treated, coated, or constructed of materials that are nonreactive with the hazardous material stored, and such treatment, coating, or construction shall include the entire interior of the cabinet.
- Cabinets shall be either listed as suitable for the intended storage or constructed in accordance with the following:
- Cabinets shall be of steel having a thickness of not less than 0.044 in. (1.12 mm) (18 gauge).
- The cabinet, including the door, shall be double walled with 1/2 in. (38.1 mm) airspace between the walls.
- Joints shall be riveted or welded and shall be tightfitting.
- Doors shall be well fitted, self-closing, and equipped with a self-latching device.
- The bottoms of cabinets utilized for the storage of liquids shall be liquidtight to a minimum height of 2 in. (51 mm).
- For requirements regarding electrical equipment and devices within cabinets used for the storage of hazardous liquids, compressed gases, or cryogenic fluids, see NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.
- Cabinets shall be marked in conspicuous lettering that reads as follows: HAZARDOUS — KEEP FIRE AWAY [400:6.1.18]
- The maximum individual dispenser fluid capacity shall be as follows:
- 0.32 gal (1.2 L) for dispensers in corridors and areas open to corridors
- 0.53 gal (2.0 L) for dispensers in rooms or suites of rooms separated from corridors
- Where aerosol containers are used, the maximum capacity of the aerosol dispenser shall be 18 oz. (0.51 kg) and shall be limited to Level 1 aerosols as defined in NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products.
- Dispensers shall be separated from each other by horizontal spacing of not less than 48 in. (1220 mm).
- Not more than an aggregate 10 gal (37.8 L) of alcohol- based hand-rub solution or 1135 oz (32.2 kg) of Level 1 aerosols, or a combination of liquids and Level 1 aerosols not to exceed, in total, the equivalent of 10 gal (37.8 L) or 1135 oz (32.2 kg,) shall be in use outside of a storage cabinet in a single smoke compartment or fire compartment or story, whichever is less in area. One dispenser complying with 60.5.2(1) per room and located in that room shall not be included in the aggregated quantity.
- Storage of quantities greater than 5 gal (18.9 L) in a single smoke compartment or fire compartment or story, whichever is less in area, shall meet the requirements of NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code.
- Dispensers shall not be installed in the following locations:
- Above an ignition source for a horizontal distance of 1 in. (25 mm) to each side of the ignition source
- To the side of an ignition source within a 1 in. (25 mm) horizontal distance from the ignition source
- Beneath an ignition source within a 1 in. (25 mm) vertical distance from the ignition source
- Dispensers installed directly over carpeted floors shall be permitted only in sprinklered areas of the building.
- The alcohol-based hand-rub solution shall not exceed 95 percent alcohol content by volume.
- Operation of the dispenser shall comply with the following criteria:
- The dispenser shall not release its contents except when the dispenser is activated, either manually or automatically by touch-free activation.
- Any activation of the dispenser shall only occur when an object is placed within 4 in. (100 mm) of the sensing device.
- An object placed within the activation zone and left in place shall not cause more than one activation.
- The dispenser shall not dispense more solution than the amount required for hand hygiene consistent with label instructions.
- The dispenser shall be designed, constructed, and operated in a manner that ensures accidental or malicious activation of the dispensing device is minimized.
- The dispenser shall be tested in accordance with the manufacturer's care and use instructions each time a new refill is installed. [101: 184.108.40.206]
60.6 Emergency Action Planning, Fire Risk Control and Chemical Hazard Requirements for Industrial Processes
- Unpackaged organic peroxide formulations that are capable of explosive decomposition in their unpackaged state
- Oxidizer Class 3 and Class 4: solids and liquids
- Pyrophoric solids, liquids, and gases
- Unstable reactive Class 3 and Class 4: solids, liquids, and gases
- Highly toxic solids, liquids, and gases
- Water-reactive liquids, Class 3
- Motor vehicle service stations regulated in accordance with Chapter 30;
- Construction and maintenance projects regulated in accordance with this Code;
- Products that are designed pre-mixed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions or products that are labeled and packaged for sale to the consumer at retail;
- The activities of healthcare professional offices or facilities under the supervision of a licensed medical doctor, dentist, or veterinarian;
- Retail facilities such as pharmacies, hardware stores, department stores, or restaurants regulated by and in accordance with the provisions of this Code;
- Refrigeration systems which employ a refrigerant other than ammonia or LPG;
- The processing or treatment of potable water and sanitary wastewater;
- Wastewater treatment operations that are operated by Grades 1I, 1M, 2I, and 2M operators as classified according to 257 CMR 2.00: Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities;
- The consumption of fuels solely for the purpose of the operation of equipment, such as generators, torches, and consumptive use boilers regulated in accordance with the provisions of this Code;
- The storage of hazardous materials in atmospheric vessels, if they are maintained below the stored material's normal boiling point without benefit of chilling, refrigeration, or heat;
- The processing of hazardous materials and their byproducts which has a hazard ratings of two or less, according to criteria of NFPA 704;
- Hazardous waste activities regulated and in compliance with the provisions of 310 CMR 30.00: Hazardous Waste;
- Biological and medical activities regulated by the Department of Public Health;
- Handling and use of liquid nitrogen cooling systems at atmospheric pressure;
- The handling and repackaging of products regulated in accordance with the provisions of this Code;
- Use of inert gas;
- Swimming pools regulated by Department of Public Health under 105 CMR 435.000: Minimum Standards for Swimming Pools (State Sanitary Code: Chapter V);
- Air pollution control devices that are a component of a process regulated by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection under 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control;
- The production and handling of explosives and fireworks regulated in accordance with Chapter 65;
- The equipment, process, handling, storage, or use of compounds, liquids, pesticides, fertilizers, or soil treatments regulated in accordance with the provisions of this Code or as regulated by 248 CMR: Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.
- Process information including, but not limited to, MSDS for the chemicals and products being processed, process chemistry, piping and instrumentation diagram, safety relief design, process control safety alarms and interlocks;
- Facility suitability including, but not limited to, the Building Code compliance, electrical hazard (Check article 500) classification, ventilation design, fire alarm and fire protection, spill containment and control;
- A process hazard safety analysis including but not limited to, effects in the event of failure, suitable administrative and engineering controls to minimize failure and to control unanticipated releases, and emergency responses to safeguard life and property;
- Written procedures, including routine operating and maintenance, as well as precautionary, shut-down and emergency response measures;
- A written training program for operating and maintenance personnel and outside contractors whose work or activity may affect process safety;
- A written records management protocol which tracks any changes, including but not limited to changes to chemicals, equipment, operating procedures training program. Such records shall include the date of such change and the name of the manager responsible for such change; and an internal review at a maximum every three years.
- Documentation that adequately demonstrates that the facility maintains and implements a policy in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.1200 and 29 CFR 1910.1450 as applicable, and
- Documentation that adequately demonstrates that the facility maintains and implements a policy in compliance with Chapter 66, Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Chapter 67, Flammable Solids, as applicable, and
- Demonstrate compliance with Sections 220.127.116.11 Emergency Action Plan and Sections 18.104.22.168.3.2 (5) through (9).
- Comply with the permitting requirements of Sections 1.12 and 60.8.4.
- Provide documentation that adequately demonstrates that the facility complies with the requirements for a Category 2 Process in accordance with Section 22.214.171.124.2; and
- Complete a Category 3 Hazard Evaluation for each Category 3 process; and
- Ensures a Hazard Evaluation policy is in place and has been completed prior to conducting such process or activity modification thereto; and
- Implement appropriate process safety controls to mitigate the hazards associated with normal and abnormal operating conditions as identified in the Category 3 Hazard Evaluation; and
- Maintain Category 3 Hazard Evaluation documents and records for review by the Head of the Fire Department or Marshal for a minimum of two years following issuance of a permit.
- Provide documentation that adequately demonstrates that the facility complies with the requirements for a Category 3 Process in accordance with Section 126.96.36.199.3; and
- Complete a Category 4 Limited Process Safety Program for each Category 4 Process.
- Ensure a Category 4 Limited Process Safety Program policy is in place and has been completed prior to each process or being modified.
- Implement appropriate process safety controls to mitigate the hazards associated with normal and abnormal operating conditions as identified in the Category 4 Process Limited Safety Program; and
- Maintain Category 4 Limited Safety Program documents and records for review by the Head of the Fire Department or Marshal for a minimum of two years following issuance of a permit.
- Provide documentation that adequately demonstrates that the facility complies with the requirements for Category 4 process in accordance with Section 188.8.131.52.4; and
- Implement and self-certify compliance with 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals program or with 40 CFR Part 60 Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions.
- Maintain Hazard Evaluation documents and records for review by the Head of the Fire Department or Marshal for a minimum of two years following issuance of a permit.
- A summary of the cause of the incident and contributing factors;
- Recommendations to prevent a future recurrence;
- A summary of the dates of implementation of the post-incident analysis recommendations and corrective actions;
- A reassessment and confirmation of the category under which the facility is operating or application for a new permit as part of the report.
- The generic class or category that is structurally descriptive of the chemical must be provided on the permit application as a matter of public record;
- The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the hazardous substance shall be available for review on-site by representatives of the Fire Department or the State Fire Marshal.
- The information has not been disclosed to anyone else, other than employees of the facility or the AHJ, an officer or employee of the United States or a state or local government, or anyone who is bound by a confidentiality agreement;
- The facility has taken reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of such information and intends to continue to take such measures;
- The information is not required to be disclosed, or otherwise made available to the public under any other federal or state law; and
- Disclosure of the information may cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the facility.