26 September 2006
Exterior walls must be of noncombustible construction when the
facility is more than 15.3 m (50 ft) from another building or property
Interior Fire Walls.
Interior fire walls must have a 4-hour fire rating if the facility is
located within a structure that houses other occupancies.
Interior fire walls must have a 2-hour fire rating when the area of
the room is greater than 28 m2 (300 ft2).
Interior fire walls must have a one-hour rating when the area of the
room is 28 m2 (300 ft2) or less.
Install sprinkler systems suitable for a corrosive environment, in accordance with
Provide spill containment for flammable and combustible liquids, hazardous
materials, and hazardous waste in accordance with NFPA 30.
Prefabricated structures (which may be portable) are an acceptable means of
storing flammable and hazardous materials and hazardous waste provided they
meet the requirements of NFPA 30, section entitled "Hazardous Materials
Storage Lockers" (paragraph 6.6 of the 2003 edition to provide a reference).
Outdoor Storage Limitations and Separation.
Flammable and combustible liquid outdoor storage includes any storage that is
covered by a roof to provide weather protection for containers. The same area
may have one or two (but no more than two) walls. Flammable and combustible
liquid outdoor storage area must not be more than 122 m (400 ft) long or wide
and each area must be separated by 30.5 m (100 ft). No container or portable
tank in a pile must be more than 61 m (200 ft) from a 12.2 m (40-ft) wide
minimum fire lane to permit approach of fire control apparatus under all weather
and ground surface conditions. Fire hydrants must be located in accordance with
NFPA 24, but must not be more than 91 m (300 ft) apart.
Electric Wiring and Equipment.
Where flammable liquids are dispensed or transferred between containers,
electric wiring and equipment must be suitable for classified locations in