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  1. Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the supervision of marinas mooring or storing more than five (5) marine vessels or watercraft 65 feet or less in length.
  2. General Provisions.
    1. Supervision.
      1. Every facility regulated by this section shall at all times during regular business hours be under the personal supervision of a person holding a certificate of fitness. Such individual shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of this section.
      2. Where watercraft berthed in a facility regulated by this section are occupied overnight, a fire watch shall be maintained at all times other than regular business hours. A watchman time detector and watchman service shall be provided on a 24 hour basis. Such watchman shall hold a certificate of fitness as a fire guard and shall make hourly rounds to each of the stations. Records of these rounds shall be maintained.
  1. Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the storage, handling and use of liquid-fueled tar kettles and asphalt melters.
  2. General Provisions.
    1. Prohibition. It shall be unlawful to use tar kettles and asphalt melters that utilize a flammable liquid as a fuel.
    2. Storage, handling and use. Liquid fueled tar kettles and asphalt melters that utilize a combustible liquid as a fuel shall be stored, handled and used in the same manner as LPG-fueled tar kettles, in compliance with FC 303 and R3809-01(j)(2)(F).
  1. Scope. This section sets forth requirements for the storage, handling and use of coke and coke-fueled salamanders at construction sites.
  2. General Provisions. Coke and coke-fueled salamanders shall be stored, handled and used in compliance with the requirements of FC 307.6 and this section.
    1. Permits. Pursuant to FC 105.6, a permit shall be obtained from the Department prior to the storage, handling or use of coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site.
    2. Supervision. Pursuant to FC 307.6, the handling or use of coke and coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site shall be under the personal supervision of a certificate of fitness holder. The storage of coke and coke-fueled salamanders at a construction site shall be under the general supervision of a certificate of fitness holder. The certificate of fitness holder shall ensure that the coke and coke-fueled salamanders are safely stored, handled and used in compliance with the requirements of this section.
  3. Prohibitions. It shall be unlawful to:
    1. use a coke-fueled salamander at any location other than a construction site at which construction work is being performed pursuant to a work permit issued by the Department of Buildings;
    2. use a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site where the sprinkler system and/or standpipe system required by the Building Code is out of service, or any part of such system is out of service, in the area in which coke or coke-fueled salamanders are being handled or used;
    3. use a coke-fueled salamander for purposes of human comfort, or any other purpose other than construction-related drying or curing;
    4. store, handle or use a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site without a permit;
    5. store, handle or use coke or a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site without the requisite supervision;
    6. use a flammable liquid, combustible liquid or any other type of accelerant to ignite or reignite the coke;
    7. use a coke-fueled salamander at a construction site in any of the following locations:
      1. on a scaffold;
      2. in any occupied building;
      3. on any floor where hazardous materials are stored or are in use;
      4. on any floor that is of combustible construction;
      5. within ten (10) feet of any wall opening of an adjoining occupied building; or
      6. within 50 feet of any building occupied for educational, health care or religious purposes, place of assembly or other place of public gathering.
  4. Design and Installation Requirements. Coke-fueled salamanders shall consist of a metal vessel, inner grate and ash pan, which shall be fabricated in compliance with the following requirements:
    1. The vessel and inner grate shall be designed and fabricated with sufficient strength to support the weight of the coke, and with sufficient durability to withstand repeated exposure to the heat generated by the burning coke.
    2. The vessel shall be designed and fabricated:
      1. of metal not less than 18 gauge in thickness, with welded joints;
      2. with a diameter that does not exceed 17 inches, a height that does not exceed 20 inches and a height to diameter ratio that does not exceed 1.18;
      3. to be supported by sturdy metal legs, welded to the vessel, that are designed to maximize stability and reduce the potential for tipping, and that do not extend more than 12 inches from the bottom of the vessel.
    3. The inner grate shall be fabricated of metal of substantial gauge, and installed or securely rest at the base of the vessel so as to securely hold the coke to be burned.
    4. The ash pan shall be fabricated of sheet metal, with not less than a two (2) inch lip on all sides to contain the ash. The ash pan shall extend at least two (2) feet beyond the salamander in all directions.
  5. Operational Requirements. Coke-fueled salamanders shall be operated and maintained in compliance with the following requirements:
    1. Coke-fueled salamanders in use shall be placed at least ten (10) feet from combustible material, except that such salamanders may be placed not less than 24 inches from wooden column form work or such further distance as will ensure that the form work does not attain temperatures equal to or greater than 194 degrees Fahrenheit and is not charred.
    2. The ash pan shall be placed and positioned under the salamander. A layer of moistened sand shall be placed in the ash pan prior to use of the coke-fueled salamander. The ash pan shall be regularly emptied, so as to prevent ash from spilling over the lip of the ash pan.
    3. Coke-fueled salamanders shall be loaded with coke to not more than two-thirds (2/3) of the vessel's capacity, and ignited by the certificate of fitness holder using an approved LPG-fueled torch having an LPG container capacity of not more than 20 pounds.
    4. Coke-fueled salamanders that become damaged or unsafe to use shall be immediately extinguished and removed from the premises or, if repairable, shall be restored to a safe condition before being returned to use.
    5. Coke-fueled salamanders shall only be used in areas with sufficient quantities of fresh air so as to maintain carbon monoxide below levels required by Federal, State and City laws, rules and regulations. The certificate of fitness holder shall inspect and conduct the required monitoring in such areas not fewer than once an hour when coke salamanders are in use, to ensure that carbon monoxide levels are being maintained below such levels.
    6. Coke shall be stored in an approved metal bin when not being burned in a salamander. The storage bin shall be located at least ten (10) feet from any coke-fueled salamanders that are in use.
    7. Tarpaulins used to retain heat in areas in which coke-fueled salamanders are in use shall be:
      1. made of materials that are inherently flame-resistant or treated to be flame-resistant;
      2. securely fastened to prevent movement caused by the wind; and
      3. placed not less than ten (10) feet from any coke-fueled salamander.
    8. Any areas in which coke-fueled salamanders are in use shall be adequately lighted to allow safe operation of the coke-fueled salamanders and to minimize the risk of accidental contact from construction activity on the construction site. Any electrical wiring or devices shall be installed in accordance with the Electrical Code.
    9. Coke-fueled salamanders in use shall be inspected on a periodic basis by the certificate of fitness holder. Inspections shall be conducted as frequently as necessary to ensure the safe operation of the coke-fueled salamanders but in no circumstance less than once an hour.
  6. Portable Fire Extinguisher Requirements. Areas in which coke-fueled salamanders are in use shall be provided with portable fire extinguishers with at least a 4-A rating for each 1,000 square feet, with a maximum travel distance to an extinguisher of not more than 75 feet.
  7. Recordkeeping. Periodic inspections of coke-fueled salamanders required to be conducted by the certificate of fitness holder, and any corrective action taken, shall be recorded in a bound log book maintained at the construction site. The log book shall be made available for inspection by any Department representative.