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Selected Minnesota Fire Prevention Statutes

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Effective Dates of Minnesota Building and Fire Codes

Occupancy Classifications Mn State Fire Code — 2015

Preface

Effective Use of the International Fire Code

Legislation

Chapter 1 Scope and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Requirements

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Service Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Finish, Decorative Materials and Furnishings

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

ICC 300 Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 1 Application and Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Construction

Chapter 4 Egress

Chapter 5 Existing Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

Chapter 11 Construction Requirements for Existing Buildings

Chapter 12 Through 19 Reserved

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 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 Through 49 Reserved

Chapter 50 Hazardous Materials—general Provisions

Chapter 51 Aerosols

Chapter 52 Combustible Fibers

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

Chapter 80 Referenced Standards

Chapter 81 Adult Day Care Centers, Residential Hospice Facilities and Supervised Living Facilities

Appendix A Board of Appeals

Appendix B Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings

Appendix C 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 Plan (Hmmp) and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (Hmis) Instructions

Appendix I Fire Protection Systems—noncompliant Conditions

Appendix J Building Information Sign

Appendix K Fires or Barbecues on Balconies or Patios

Appendix L Emergency Responder Radio Coverage

299M.01 DEFINITIONS.
Subdivision 1. Scope.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them in this section.
Subd. 2. Apprentice sprinkler fitter.
“Apprentice sprinkler fitter” means a person, other than a fire protection contractor or journeyman sprinkler fitter, who is regularly engaged in learning the trade under the direct supervision of a licensed fire protection contractor or journeyman sprinkler fitter and is registered with a state or federal approval agency.
Subd. 3. Commissioner.
“Commissioner” means the commissioner of public safety.
Subd. 4. Council.
“Council” means the Minnesota Advisory Council on Fire Protection Systems.
Subd. 5. Department.
“Department” means the Department of Public Safety.
Subd. 6. Fire protection contractor.
“Fire protection contractor” means a person who contracts to sell, design, install, modify, alter, or inspect a fire protection system or its parts or related equipment.
Subd. 7. Fire protection system.
Fire protection system” means a sprinkler, standpipe, hose system, or other special hazard system for fire protection purposes only, that is composed of an integrated system of underground and overhead piping connected to a water source. “Fire protection system” does not include the water service piping to a city water main, or piping used for potable water purposes, or piping used for heating or cooling purposes. Openings from potable water piping for fire protection systems must be made by persons properly licensed under Section 326B.46. Persons properly licensed under Section 326B.46 may also sell, design, install, modify or inspect a standpipe, hose system only.
Subd. 8. Journeyman sprinkler fitter.
“Journeyman sprinkler fitter” means a person who is certified as competent to engage in installing, connecting, altering, repairing, or adding to a fire protection system for and under the supervision of a fire protection contractor.
Subd. 8a. Multipurpose potable water piping system contractor.
“Multipurpose potable water piping system contractor” means a person who contracts to sell, design, install, modify, or inspect a multipurpose potable water piping system, its parts, or related equipment.
Subd. 8b. Multipurpose potable water piping system.
“Multipurpose potable water piping system” means a potable water piping system that is intended to serve both domestic and fire protection needs throughout a one- or two-family dwelling unit. No person may install a multipurpose potable water piping system unless that person is licensed pursuant to Section 326B.46 and is certified pursuant to Section 299M.03.
Subd. 8c. Multipurpose potable water piping system installer.
“Multipurpose potable water piping system installer” means a person who is certified as competent to engage in installing, connecting, altering, repairing, or adding to a residential multipurpose potable water piping system in a one- or two-family dwelling unit.
Subd. 9. Municipality.
Municipality” means a town or statutory or home rule charter city.

History: 1992 c 508 s 1; 1998 c 367 art 11 s 10; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 4 s 14-16; 2007 c 140 art 6 s 15;art 13 s 4

299M.03 LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE REQUIRED.
Subdivision 1. Contractor license.
Except for residential installations by the owner of an occupied one- or two-family dwelling, a person may not sell, design, install, modify, or inspect a fire protection system, its parts, or related equipment, or offer to do so, unless annually licensed to perform these duties as a fire protection contractor. No license is required under this section for a person licensed as a professional engineer under Section 326.03 who is competent in fire protection system design or a person licensed as an alarm and communication contractor under Section 326B.34 for performing activities authorized by that license.
Subd. 1a. Multipurpose potable water piping system contractor license.
Except for residential installations by the owner-occupant of a one- or two-family dwelling, a person may not sell, design, install, modify, or inspect a multipurpose potable water piping system, its parts, or related equipment, or offer to do so, unless annually licensed to perform these duties as a multipurpose potable water piping system contractor. No license is required under this section for a person licensed as a professional engineer under Section 326.03 who is competent in fire protection system design.
Subd. 2. Journeyman certificate.
Except for residential installations by the owner of an occupied one-or two-family dwelling, a person may not install, connect, alter, repair, or add to a fire protection system, under the supervision of a fire protection contractor, unless annually certified to perform those duties as a journeyman sprinkler fitter or as a registered apprentice sprinkler fitter. This subdivision does not apply to a person maintaining or repairing a fire protection system if the system is located in a facility regulated under the federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, United States Code, Title 30, Section 801 et seq.
Subd. 3. Multipurpose potable water piping system installer certificate.
Except for residential installations by the owner-occupant of a one- or two-family dwelling, a person may not install, connect, alter, repair, or add to a multipurpose potable water piping system, unless annually certified to perform these duties as a multipurpose potable water piping system installer. A multipurpose potable water piping system installer certificate only allows the certificate holder to work on one- and two-family residential units.
Subd. 4. Certification fee; annual appropriation.
The state fire marshal shall charge $55 to conduct and administer the journeyman sprinkler fitter certification process. Money received by the State Fire Marshal Division for the administration of this program must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a state fire marshal dedicated account in the special revenue fund. All money in the state fire marshal account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to administer this program.

History: 1992 c 508 s 3; 1995 c 265 art 2 s 27; 1998 c 367 art 11 s 12,13; 1Sp2003 c 2 art 4 s 17-19;2007 c 140 art 5 s 32; art 13 s 4; 2008 c 300 s 19; 2011 c 76 art 1 s 50

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