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Effective Date of Local Laws

Chapter 1 Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Precautions Against Fire

Chapter 4 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Chapter 5 Fire Operations Features

Chapter 6 Building Services and Systems

Chapter 7 Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8 Interior Furnishings, Decorations and Scenery

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Aviation Facilities and Operations

Chapter 12 Dry Cleaning

Chapter 13 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations

Chapter 14 Fire Safety During Construction, Alteration and Demolition

Chapter 15 Flammable Finishes

Chapter 16 Fruit and Crop Ripening

Chapter 17 Fumigation and Insecticidal Fogging

Chapter 18 Semiconductor Fabrication Facilities

Chapter 19 Lumber Yards and Wood Waste Materials

Chapter 20 Manufacture of Organic Coatings

Chapter 21 Industrial Furnaces

Chapter 22 Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

Chapter 23 High-Piled Combustible Storage

Chapter 24 Tents and Other Membrane Structures

Chapter 25 Tire Rebuilding and Tire Storage

Chapter 26 Welding and Other Hot Work

Chapter 27 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS—GENERAL PROVISIONS

Chapter 28 Aerosols

Chapter 29 Combustible Fibers

Chapter 30 Compressed Gases

Chapter 31 Corrosive Materials

Chapter 32 Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 33 Explosives, Fireworks and Special Effects

Chapter 34 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Chapter 35 Flammable Gases

Chapter 36 Flammable Solids

Chapter 37 Highly Toxic and Toxic Materials

Chapter 38 Liquefied Petroleum Gases

Chapter 39 Organic Peroxides

Chapter 40 Oxidizers, Oxidizing Gases and Oxidizing Cryogenic Fluids

Chapter 41 Pyrophoric Materials

Chapter 42 Pyroxylin Plastics

Chapter 43 Unstable (Reactive) Materials

Chapter 44 Water-Reactive Solids and Liquids

Chapter 45 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Fees

Appendix B Referenced Standard Modifications

This chapter shall govern the storage, handling and use of corrosive materials.

Exceptions:

1. Display and storage in Group M and storage in Group S occupancies complying with the requirements of FC2703.11.

2. Stationary storage battery systems in accordance with FC608.

3. This chapter shall not apply to ammonia (R-717) when used as a refrigerant in a refrigerating system in accordance with FC606.
Permits shall be required as set forth in FC105.6.
Corrosive materials shall be stored, handled and used in accordance with this chapter. Corrosive materials that are compressed gases shall additionally comply with the requirements of FC Chapter 30.
The handling and use of corrosive materials in quantities exceeding 55 gallons (208 L) of liquid or 1,000 pounds (454 kg) of solid shall be under the personal supervision of a certificate of fitness holder. The storage of corrosive materials in quantities exceeding 55 gallons (208 L) of liquid or 1,000 pounds (454 kg) of solid shall be under the general supervision of a certificate of fitness holder.
The following term shall, for the purposes of this chapter and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meaning shown herein.

CORROSIVE MATERIAL. A material that causes full thickness destruction of human skin at the site of contact within a specified period of time when tested by methods set forth in DOTn regulations 49 CFR Sections 173.136 and 173.137, or a liquid that has a severe corrosion rate on steel or aluminum based on the criteria set forth in DOTn regulation 49 CFR Section 173.137(c)(2).
The storage, handling and use of corrosive materials in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC2703.1 shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703 and 3101.
The storage, handling and use of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC2703.1 shall be in accordance with this chapter and FC Chapter 27.
Indoor storage of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC Table 2703.1.1(2), shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 2704 and this chapter.
In addition to the provisions of FC2704.12, floors in storage areas for corrosive liquids shall be of liquid-tight construction.
Outdoor storage of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC Table 2703.1.1(4) shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 2704 and this chapter.
Aboveground outdoor storage tanks exceeding an aggregate quantity of 1,000 gallons (3785 L) of corrosive liquids shall be provided with secondary containment in accordance with FC2704.2.2.
Outdoor storage of corrosive materials shall not be within 20 feet (6096 mm) of buildings not associated with the manufacturing or distribution of such materials, lot lines, public streets, private roads or means of egress. A 2-hour fire barrier wall without openings or penetrations, and extending not less than 30 inches (762 mm) above and to the sides of the storage area, is allowed in lieu of such distance. The wall shall either be an independent structure, or the exterior wall of the building adjacent to the storage area.
The indoor handling and use of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC Table 2703.1.1(2) shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 2705 and this chapter.
Corrosive liquids shall be transferred in accordance with FC2705.1.10.
When corrosive materials are dispensed or used, mechanical exhaust ventilation in accordance with FC2705.2.1.1 shall be provided.
The outdoor handling and use of corrosive materials in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC Table 2703.1.1(4) shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 2705 and this chapter.
Outdoor handling and use of corrosive materials shall be located in accordance with FC3104.2.2.
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