The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this rule and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meanings shown herein.
“Cold deck.” A pile of unfinished cut logs.
“Fines.” Small pieces or splinters of wood byproducts that will pass through a 0.25 inch (6.4 mm) screen.
“Hogged materials.” Wood waste materials produced from the lumber production process.
“Plywood and veneer mills.” Facilities where raw wood products are processed into finished wood products, including waferboard, oriented strandboard, fiberboard, composite wood panels and plywood.
“Raw product.” A mixture of natural materials such as tree, brush trimmings, or waste logs and stumps.
“Static piles.” Piles in which processed wood product is mounded and is not being turned or moved.
“Timber and lumber production facilities.” Facilities where raw wood products are processed into finished wood products.
Sawmills, planning mills and other woodworking plants shall be equipped with a waste removal system that will collect and remove sawdust and shavings. Such systems shall be installed in accordance with rule 1301:7-7-13 of the Administrative Code and the mechanical code as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code.
A manual fire alarm system complying with paragraph (G)(2)(907.2) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code shall be installed in areas of timber and lumber production mills and for plywood and veneer mills that contain product dryers.
Cold decks shall not exceed 500 feet (152.4 m) in length, 300 feet (91 440 mm) in width and 20 feet (6096 mm) in height. Cold decks shall be separated from adjacent cold decks or other exposures by a minimum of 100 feet (30 480 mm).
Piles shall not exceed 60 feet (18 288 mm) in height, 300 feet (91 440 mm) in width and 500 feet (152 m) in length. Piles shall be separated from adjacent piles or other exposures by approved fire apparatus access roads.
Piles shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) in height, 150 feet (45 720 mm) in width and 250 feet (76 200 mm) in length.
Permanent lumber storage areas shall be surrounded with an approved fence. Fences shall be a minimum of 6 feet (1829 mm) in height.
An approved hydrant and hose system or portable fire-extinguishing equipment suitable for the fire hazard involved shall be provided for open storage yards. Hydrant and hose systems shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 24 as listed in rule 1301:7-7-47 of the Administrative Code. Portable fire extinguishers complying with paragraph (F)(906) of rule 1301:7-7-09 of the Administrative Code shall be located so that the travel distance to the nearest unit does not exceed 75 feet (22 860 mm).
Effective Date: November 1, 2011
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/79; 6/1/85; 6/15/92; 7/1/93; 9/1/95; 3/30/98; 9/1/05; 7/1/07