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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

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This chapter shall govern the manufacture, storage, handling and use of organic peroxides.
Permits shall be required for organic peroxides as set forth in FC105.6.
Organic peroxides shall be manufactured, stored, handled and used in accordance with this chapter and FC Chapter 27.
It shall be unlawful to manufacture, store, handle and/or use unclassified detonable organic peroxides except as specifically authorized by FC Chapter 33.
The handling and use of organic peroxides in quantities requiring a permit shall be under the personal supervision of a certificate of fitness holder. The storage of organic peroxides in quantities requiring a permit 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 meanings shown herein.

ORGANIC PEROXIDE. An organic compound having a double oxygen or peroxy (-O-O-) in its chemical structure. Organic peroxides can present an explosion hazard (detonation or deflagration), can be shock sensitive, can be susceptible to decomposition into various unstable compounds over an extended period of time and are classified as follows based upon their hazardous properties:

Class I. Organic peroxides that are capable of deflagration but not detonation.

Class II. Organic peroxides that burn very rapidly and that pose a moderate reactivity hazard.

Class III. Organic peroxides that burn rapidly and that pose a moderate reactivity hazard.

Class IV. Organic peroxides that burn in the same manner as ordinary combustibles and that pose a minimal reactivity hazard.

Class V. Organic peroxides that burn with less intensity than ordinary combustibles or do not sustain combustion and that pose no reactivity hazard.

Unclassified detonable. Organic peroxides that are capable of detonation and pose an extremely high-explosion hazard through rapid explosive decomposition.
The storage, handling and use of organic peroxides in amounts not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC2703.1 shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 3901, 3903 and 3906.
It shall be unlawful to store, handle or use Class I organic peroxides:

1. in Group A, E, I, R or U occupancies.

2. in offices in Group B, F, M or S occupancies, and any areas of such occupancies that are accessible to the public.
The storage, handling and use of organic peroxides in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC2703.1 shall be in accordance with FC Chapter 27 and this chapter.
Where more than one class of organic peroxide formulations is stored in immediate proximity to one another, such area shall be provided with hazard identification signs pursuant to FC Chapter 27 for the most severe class present.
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this code, where more than one class of organic peroxide is stored in the same control area, the maximum quantity allowed of each organic peroxide shall be limited as follows: the maximum quantity shall be reduced by multiplying the maximum allowable quantity for each such material by the proportional amount that such material bears to the total quantity of organic peroxide stored in the control area. The total of the proportional amounts shall not exceed 100 percent.
Where the required storage temperature range, as specified by the manufacturer, extends beyond normal ambient temperatures, high or low temperature limit switches, as applicable, shall be provided in addition to normal temperature controls. These limit switches shall actuate an alarm in a supervised area to ensure reporting to the fire department.
Indoor storage of organic peroxides in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC Table 2703.1.1(1) shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 2704 and this chapter.
Storage of organic peroxides shall be in a detached building when required by FC2703.8.2.
In addition to the requirements of the Building Code, detached storage buildings shall be located in accordance with FC Table 3904.1.2.

FC TABLE 3904.1.2 ORGANIC PEROXIDES‒DISTANCE FROM DETACHED STORAGE BUILDINGS OR OUTDOOR STORAGE AREAS TO EXPOSURES

ORGANIC
PEROXIDE CLASS
MAXIMUM STORAGE QUANTITY (POUNDS) AT MINIMUM SEPARATION DISTANCE
Distance to buildings, lot lines, public streets,
private roads or means of egress
Distance between individual detached storage buildings
or individual outdoor storage areas
50 feet 100 feet 150 feet 20 feet 75 feet 100 feet
I 2,000 20,000 175,000 2,000 20,000 175,000
II 100,000 200,000 No Limit 100,000a No Limit No Limit
III 200,000 No Limit No Limit 200,000a No Limit No Limit
IV No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit
V No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit

For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm, 1 pound = 0.454 kg.
a. When the amount of organic peroxide stored exceeds this amount, the minimum separation shall be 50 feet.
In addition to the requirements of FC2704.12, floors of storage areas shall be of liquid-tight construction.
In addition to the requirements of FC2703.9.4, electrical wiring and equipment in storage areas for Class I or II organic peroxides shall comply with the requirements of the Electrical Code for electrical Class I, Division 2 locations.
An approved supervised smoke detection system in accordance with the construction codes, including the Building Code, shall be provided in rooms or areas where Class I, II or III organic peroxides are stored. Activation of the smoke detection system shall sound a local alarm.

Exception: A smoke detection system shall not be required in detached storage buildings equipped throughout with a fire extinguishing system.
Maximum allowable quantities per building in a mixed occupancy building shall not exceed the amounts set forth in FC Table 2703.8.2. Maximum allowable quantities per building in a detached storage building shall not exceed the amounts specified in FC Table 3904.1.2.
Storage arrangements for organic peroxides shall be in accordance with FC Table 3904.2.4 and shall comply with the following requirements:

1. Containers and packages in storage areas shall be closed.

2. Bulk storage shall not be in piles or bins.

3. A minimum 2-foot (610 mm) clear space shall be maintained between storage and uninsulated metal walls.

4. Fifty-five-gallon (208 L) drums shall not be stored more than one drum high.
Class I or II organic peroxides shall be stored on the ground floor. Class III organic peroxides shall not be stored in basements or other areas below grade.
Organic peroxides shall be stored in their original DOTn shipping containers. Organic peroxides shall be stored in a manner to prevent contamination.
Indoor storage rooms, areas and buildings containing Class I organic peroxides shall be provided with explosion control in accordance with FC 911 and the construction codes, including the Building Code.
Emergency power in accordance with the construction codes, including the Building Code and Electrical Code, shall be provided for storage areas of Class I organic peroxides.
Storage areas for Class I organic peroxides shall be provided with smoke and heat venting in accordance with FC910 and the construction codes, including the Building Code.
Outdoor storage of organic peroxides in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantities per control area indicated in FC Table 2703.1.1(3) shall be in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 2704 and this chapter.
Outdoor storage areas for organic peroxides shall be located in accordance with FC Table 3904.1.2.
In addition to the requirements of FC2703.9.4, electrical wiring and equipment in outdoor storage areas containing Class I or II organic peroxides shall comply with the requirements of the Electrical Code for electrical Class I, Division 2 locations.
Maximum allowable quantities of organic peroxides in outdoor storage shall be in accordance with FC Table 3904.1.2.
Storage arrangements shall be in accordance with FC Table 3904.2.4.

FC TABLE 3904.2.4 STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ORGANIC PEROXIDES

ORGANIC
PEROXIDE
CLASS
PILE CONFIGURATION MAXIMUM
QUANTITY PER
BUILDING
Maximum width
(feet)
Maximum height
(feet)
Minimum distance to next pile
(feet)
Minimum distance to walls
(feet)
I 6 8 4a 4b Note c
II 10 8 4a 4b Note c
III 10 8 4a 4b Note c
IV 16 10 3a,d 4b No Requirement
V No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement No Requirement

For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm.
a. At least one main aisle with a minimum width of 8 feet shall divide the storage area.
b. Distance to noncombustible walls is allowed to be reduced to 2 feet.
c. For detached storage buildings or outdoor storage areas, see FC Table 3904.1.2 for maximum quantities. For indoor storage, see FC Table 2703.8.2 for maximum quantities.
d. The distance shall not be less than one-half the pile height.
In addition to the requirements of FC2703.9.8, outdoor storage areas for organic peroxides in amounts exceeding those specified in FC Table 2703.8.2 shall be located a minimum distance of 50 feet (15 240 mm) from other hazardous material storage.
Organic peroxides in amounts exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area indicated in FC Table 2703.1.1(1) or 2703.1.1(3) shall be handled and used in accordance with FC 2701, 2703, 2705 and this chapter.
Organic peroxides classified as a Class IV material as defined in Section 42-272 of the Zoning Resolution may be utilized in manufacturing processes or other production in manufacturing districts only when authorized by a special permit pursuant to Section 42-276 of the Zoning Resolution.
It shall be unlawful to manufacture organic peroxides classified as a Class IV material as defined in Section 42-272 of the Zoning Resolution.
It shall be unlawful to store organic peroxides classified as a Class IV material as defined in Section 42-272 of the Zoning Resolution, except that accessory storage authorized by a special permit pursuant to Section 42-276 of the Zoning Resolution shall be allowed.
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