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									                   Amendments to the 2006 International Fire Code
                           ARTICLE VII. FIRE PREVENTION CODE

sec. 6-101.             Adoption of the International Fire Code 2006 Edition.

The provisions of the International Fire Code/2006 edition published by the International Code
Council, are hereby adopted by this reference, subject only to the additions, deletions and
modifications specifically set forth in section 6-102 of this code.

sec. 6-102      Additions, deletions and modifications of the international fire code 2006 edition.

                The following sections of the aforesaid international fire code- 2006

                edition are hereby amended, deleted or modified as hereinafter set forth:

101.1           Title. Insert "the Village of Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois" for [name of
                         jurisdiction]."

102.6           Referenced Codes and Standards: Delete entire section and revise as follows; The
                codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter
                45 and such codes and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this
                code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur
                between the provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the most stringent
                provision shall apply.

108             Board of appeals; Delete entire section.
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109.3           Violation penalties: Delete entire section

110.5           Fire Watch: Add a new section; Where conditions exist that are deemed
                hazardous to life and property by the code official, a fire watch shall be
                implemented. The code official shall determine the number of personnel
                required and the duration necessary for the fire watch. An hourly fee as provided
                in the Village of Northbrook Annual Fee Ordinance shall be charged for each
                Village of Northbrook personnel assigned to the fire watch. Conditions that may
                require a fire watch shall include but are not limited to, the following:

                            1. newly constructed building opened for occupancy prior to
                               completion of the fire safety equipment and supervision;

                            2. building in which the fire safety equipment and supervision is
                               placed out-of-service and will not be restored within two (2)
                               hours;

                            3. building with an occupancy load greater than the posted
                               numbers;




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                      4. special programs or events where there will be space for standing
                         room over the seating area and the exits will handle both seated
                         and standing people; and

                      5. situations where the fire-load is greater than the normal day-to-
                         day operation.

111.4     Fines for failure to comply. Delete all words after “fine” to end of subsection
          and substitute “as established in section 1-13 of the Northbrook municipal 307.3

112       Adopted Standards, Add a new section, "The following NFPA Standards are to
          be adopted in their entirety. The appendixes of all adopted NFPA standards are
          to be considered as a part of each standard and are considered a "shall"
          requirement and not "should" information". This will require all system
          installations to be installed per NFPA requirements and NFPA recommendations
          for good engineering practices and installations.

                  NFPA 10         Portable Fire Extinguishers               2002 edition
                  NFPA 13         Automatic Sprinkler Systems               2002 edition
                  NFPA 13R        Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies
                                                                            2002 edition
                  NFPA 13D        Installation of Sprinklers in One and Two-Family
                                  Dwellings                                 2002 edition
                  NFPA 14         Standpipe and Hose Systems,               2003 edition
                  NFPA 15         Water Spray Fixed Systems                 2001 edition
                  NFPA 16         Installation of Foam Water Sprinkler and Foam Water
                                  Spray Systems                             2003 edition
                  NFPA 20         Installation of Centrifugal Pumps,        2003 edition
                  NFPA 24         Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and their
                                  Maintenance                               2002 edition
                  NFPA 25         Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based
                                  Fire Protection System                    2002 edition
                  NFPA 70         National Electrical Code                  2005 edition
                  NFPA 72         National Fire Alarm Code,                 2002 edition
                  NFPA 96         Installation of Equipment for the Removal of Smoke
                                  and Grease Laden Vapors for Commercial Cooking
                                  Equipment,                                2003 edition
               NFPA 1123          Fireworks Display                         2000 edition
               NFPA 1124          Manufacture, Transportation, storage and retail sales of
                                  fireworks and pyrotechnics                2001 edition

307.4.1   Bonfires: Add after last sentence; Bonfires shall not exceed 4 feet in diameter
          and/or 16 square feet. Bonfires may only contain cut, natural wood.

307.4.2   Recreational Fires: Add after last sentence, Recreation fires shall be contained
          in a manufactured and approved outdoor container. Containers for recreational
          fires shall be no greater than 30 inches in diameter and/or 6.25 square feet.
          Recreation fires may only contain cut, natural wood that will fit within the
          confines of the container.




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307.5     Attendance: insert at the end of this subsection; The Code official may require a
          fire watch consisting of a fully manned fire suppression apparatus, if in his/her
          opinion the conditions of the permit request deem it necessary. The cost of this
          fire watch shall become the responsibility of the applicant.

503.1.4   Public/Private access for fire apparatus: Add new subsection as follows, Public
          or private access, for all occupancy classifications with the exception of R-3 shall
          be provided for fire apparatus when the building is three stories or higher. Fire
          lane access for an aerial ladder and/or mechanically elevated mechanism shall be
          required to cover three-quarters of all exterior-building walls.

503.2.1   Dimensions: Add after last sentence, "The road shall be constructed with the
          capability to handle 80,000 pounds (weight of fully loaded fire apparatus)".

506.1.2   Location and Number - Knox Box Location: Add new subsection as follows,
          Any building or structure that is required to have a fire suppression system
          consisting of an automatic sprinkler, pursuant to Section 906.0, shall be equipped
          with a fire department-approved key box, also known as a “Knox Box” meeting
          the following requirements:

                  a.      All Knox boxes shall be installed on an exterior portion of a
                          building or structure in a location approved by the code official.
                          This will typically be above the fire department sprinkler
                          connection.

                  b.      The Knox box shall be mounted at the height of sixty – seventy-
                          two inches above the finished floor.

                  c.      The Knox box shall contain keys allowing access to all common
                          entry doors to the building, the door to the automatic water
                          sprinkler fire suppression system control room, and the fire
                          alarm panel servicing said building or structure.

                  d.      All new “Knox boxes” shall be supervised in the trouble mode of
                          the fire alarm system.

                  e.      The total number of Knox boxes required for occupancy shall be
                          determined by the Code Official.

506.3     Electric Shunt Switch: Add new subsection as follows, An electric Knox
          shunt/shut off switch shall be required in buildings of all use groups with
          multiple electric services. The switch will be mounted next to main Knox box or
          at a location specified by the fire code official.
          a. Switch should be mounted at a height of 6 (six) feet from the finished floor.
          b. The Knox box shall be clearly identified as EMERGENCY ELECTRICAL
               SHUT OFF.

507.4     Wood Truss Warning Sign: Add new subsection as follows, The owner of any
          commercial, industrial structure which has a wooden truss roof assembly shall be
          required to mount warning signs meeting the following minimum requirements:



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                  1.      Size and Construction: A four (4”) red metallic letter ‘T’ sign
                          located on the front and rear entrances (preferably under the
                          building address), or in a location to be determined by the Fire
                          Prevention Code Official.
                  2.      Property owner responsibility: It shall be the responsibility of
                          each property owner to mount, maintain, and prevent obstruction
                          of any warning signs required to be mounted on the building or
                          structure.


508.5.7   Fire Department Connections: Add new subsection as follows, Hydrants shall
          be located within 100 feet to any fire department sprinkler or standpipe
          connection as determined by the code official.

510.2       ACCESS TO FIRE EQUIPMENT: Add new subsection as follows, In other
             than 13D sprinkler systems, in multiple single-family dwellings where there
             is no common area, fire alarm panels and sprinkler system valves shall be
             located in a room accessible only to fire district personnel from the exterior
             of the building. The fire department shall have access at any time to such
             equipment without entering an individual dwelling unit or private space.

607.1.1   Automatic Elevators for Fire Department Use: Add new subsection as follows,
          At least one of the elevators installed in all new buildings shall be sized for
          stretcher use by the fire department. The minimum cab size to be 2500 pounds
          capacity with a clear inside dimension of 80" wide x 51" deep with a 42” side
          slide door. The finish rail height shall be between 36" and 38" on sidewalls. For
          elevators with center door openings, the minimum distance between walls shall
          not be less than 80" wide by 65" inches deep with a clear opening of not less than
          42 inches.

609.3     Hood System Suppression: Add new subsection as follows, All hood and duct
          extinguishing systems shall comply with the Underwriters Laboratories Standard
          No. 300 and be supervised by the building's fire alarm system.

901.2.2   Fire Alarm Installer Credentials: Add new subsection as follows, Fire alarm
          system installers must have a Private Alarm Contractors license issued by the
          Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to install, repair or modify fire
          alarm systems.
                    Exception;
                      1. A Licensed Electrical Contractor is exempt from obtaining a
                           “Private Alarm Contractor’s License.

901.2.3   Fire Alarm Design Credentials; Add a new subsection as follows, Fire alarm
          designers must be either NICET Level III certified or a State certified Physical
          Engineer (PE).




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SECTION 902 DEFINITIONS

That the following definition is added to Section 902 and shall read as follows:

    TOTAL AREA: For purposes of calculating total square feet and fire areas, the total floor
    area includes mezzanines and basements contained within the surrounding exterior walls of
    the building on all floors and levels, which are added together. The area included within the
    surrounding exterior walls of a building including roof overhangs, extensions, and all
    enclosed extensions, which are also added to the calculation. Areas of a building not provided
    with surrounding walls shall be included within the building area if such areas are included
    within the horizontal projection of the roof or floor above. Interior walls, including fire
    walls, and party walls, shall not be considered as walls which divide a structure into two or
    more separate buildings, but a structure containing such interior walls shall be considered as
    one building for the purpose of this section.


903.2.1.1       Group A-1: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                provided throughout all Group A-1 occupancies.

903.2.1.2       Group A-2: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                provided throughout all Group A-2 occupancies.

903.2.1.3        Group A-3: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall
                 be provided throughout all Group A-3 occupancies.

903.2.1.4       Group A-4: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                provided throughout all Group A-4 occupancies.

903.2.1.5       Group A-5: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                provided throughout all Group A-5 occupancies.

903.2.1.6       Group B: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                provided throughout all Group B occupancies.

903.2.2         Group E: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                provided throughout all Group E occupancies.

903.2.3         Group F-1: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                provided throughout all Group F-1 occupancies.

903.2.4         Group H: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                installed in all Group H occupancies.

903.2.5         Group I, Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                installed in all Group I occupancies.

903.2.6         Group M: Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
                installed in all Group M occupancies.

903.2.7         Group R, Delete and revise as follows, An automatic fire sprinkler system shall
                be installed in all Group R occupancies.


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903.2.8        Group S-1, Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
               installed in all Group S-1 occupancies.

903.2.8.1      Repair Garages, Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system
               shall be installed in all repair garage occupancies.

903.2.8.2      Bulk Storage of Tires, Delete and revise as follows: An automatic sprinkler
               system shall be installed in all Bulk Storage of Tires buildings.

903.2.9.1      Group S-2, Delete and revise as follows, An automatic sprinkler system shall be
               provided throughout all buildings classified as an enclosed parking garage.

903.2.9.1      Commercial parking garages, Delete and revise as follows, An automatic
               sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings used for storage of
               commercial trucks, trailers, transport container units or buses.

903.2.10       Windowless story in all occupancies, Delete all exceptions

903.2.10.1     Stories and basements without openings, Delete and revise as follows, An
               automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in all stories and basements without
               openings.

903.2.10.1.2   Openings on one side only, Delete and revise as follows, Where openings in a
               story are provided on only one side and the opposite wall of such story, the story
               shall be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system.

903.2.10.1.3   Basements. Delete and revise as follows, All basements shall be equipped
               throughout with and approved automatic sprinkler system.

903.3.1.1      NFPA 13 systems. Add to end of first sentence before the period, “with a
               minimum 10% or 5 psi safety factor in the fire protection system hydraulic
               calculations. The system demand should be 5 psi below the seasonal low water
               demand.”

903.3.1.1.1    Delete all exceptions.

903.3.5.1.1    Limited Area Sprinkler Systems; Delete subsection.

903.3.5.1.2    Residential Combination Services; Delete subsection.

903.5.1        Fire pump test header: Add new subsection, “Provide OS and Y control valve
               on all pump test headers. The exterior fire pump header shall be provided with
               an outlet for the fire pump connection.”

903.3.5.3      Safety factor: Add new subsection as follows, Hydraulically calculated sprinkler
               systems shall maintain a minimum of 10% or five (5) pounds per square inch
               cushion (whichever is greater) between the seasonal low water supply and the
               total sprinkler demand. The total sprinkler demand shall include the sprinkler
               demand and the hose stream demand.



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903.3.5.4   Multi Tenant Occupancy: Delete and revise as follows, When an automatic fire
            suppression system is installed in a multi tenant building, each tenant shall have
            its own sprinkler supply line off the main or riser with its own water flow switch
            and control valve. A strobe light shall be mounted on the exterior front of that
            tenant space and as indicated in Section 903.4. The strobe light shall activate
            upon water flow and/or fire alarm activation within the individual unit

903.3.7     Fire Department Connections, Delete and revise as follows, The fire
            department connection shall be located on the front of the building or at a
            location approved by the fire prevention code official. The fire department
            connection shall consist of one four inch Stortz coupling on a 30 degree elbow
            mounted between 36 inches and 48 inches above the finished floor.

903.4       Delete exception 2, 3, 4, 5 6 and 7.

903.4.2     Alarms. Add after second sentence, “An exterior audio/visual device shall be
            located over the fire department connection in addition to the alarm bell.”

903.4.2.1   Audio/visual. Add new subsection. "Fire alarms shall be provided in such a
            manner as to be seen and heard in all areas of every building. All sprinkled
            buildings shall be provided with audio/visual devices

903.4.3     Floor control valves. Delete "in high rise buildings" and substitute "in all multi-
            story buildings"..

903.4.3     Add new subsection. “Buildings over two stories above grade shall be provided
            with floor control valves with water flow switches for each floor.”

903.4.3.1   Control valves. Add new subsection. "Buildings over two stories above grade
            shall be provided with floor control valves with flow switches for each floor.
            Individual control valves shall be provided in water flow switches for each floor.

903.7       Check valves. Add new subsection. A check valve shall be installed in each
            sprinkler riser.

903.8       Quick response sprinklers. Add new subsection. All new construction offices,
            assembly, and residential buildings shall be provided with residential and/or
            quick response sprinklers.

903.9       High-rack storage. Add new subsection. All warehouse storage areas where the
            storage height exceeds 12 feet shall be provided with inside 2½-inch fire hose
            valves with 1½" reducer to a 1½" connection. The valves shall be located at each
            entrance to the warehouse and/or storage area. In no case shall the valves be
            more than 120 feet travel distance or 240 feet apart.

903.10      Hose valves. Add new subsection as follows. The fire hose valves system piping
            shall be:

                            1.       Separate riser-piping system.
                            2.       Hydraulically calculated for a minimum of 250 GPM. at
                                     75 PSI. to the most hydraulically remote fire hose valve.


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                            3.       Where the system pressures exceed 100 PSI, provide a
                                     potter reduced pressure field adjustable type valve.

904.3.5     Monitoring: Delete section and substitute; All automatic fire extinguishing
            systems shall be monitored by a fire alarm system directly connected to the
            communications center of the Northbrook Fire Department or a UL Approved
            Central Station in a method approved by the Code Official in accordance with
            NFPA 72.

905.3.1     Building Height; Delete first sentence and substitute "class III standpipe systems
            shall be installed throughout buildings where the floor level is greater than two
            stories in height or more than one story below grade."

905.3.1.1   Building Area; Add a new subsection as follows, Class I standpipe systems shall
            be installed in all buildings where any portion of the building's interior area is
            more than 150 feet of travel, vertically, and horizontally, from the main entrance
            of the building of fire department vehicle access. Where the most remote portion
            of a floor or story is more than 150 feet from a hose connection, the Fire
            Prevention Code official may require additional hose connections be provided in
            approved locations.

905.5       Location of class II standpipe hose connections. Delete subsection in its
            entirety and substitute "class II systems are not permitted. Any requirement for
            standpipes shall be achieved by class I or III systems".

906.1       Where required add new section 7. “The occupant/tenant space shall not be
            required to maintain a fire extinguisher if the space had direct access to common
            areas, such as corridors, stairwells and lobbies, where portable fire extinguishers
            are required by code."

906.4.1     Cooking grease fires: Add new subsection; In areas with a wet chemical fire
            suppression system there shall be a minimum of one 6 (six) liter wet chemical
            potassium based fire extinguisher within the kitchen area in addition to other
            required extinguishers.

906.5.1     Conspicuous location: Add new subsection; Fire extinguishers shall be located
            within 5 feet of each exit door. All other areas shall have fire extinguishers
            installed in accordance with NFPA 10.

907.1.2.1   Addressable Systems; Add new subsection; All fire alarm systems shall be of
            point addressable type.

907.1.3     Fire alarms license; Add new subsection; In order to install a fire alarm system
            in The Village of Northbrook the installer must be a Licensed Fire Alarm
            Installer or a licensed electrician. Prior to acceptance testing the alarm
            contractor shall provide a current copy of the alarm contractor’s certificate of
            compliance and a copy of the protected property’s remote station UL certificate
            to the Village of Northbrook Fire Prevention Bureau.

907.1.4     Where required - retroactive in existing buildings and structures; Delete the
            first sentence and replace with; An approved manual, automatic or manual and


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           automatic fire alarm system shall be installed in all existing multi-tenant
           commercial buildings and structures with a total square foot greater than 2500 sq.
           ft. All commercial buildings not equipped with an approved fire alarm system
           shall have a five-year installation grace period during in which to comply.

907.2      Where required-new buildings and structures. Delete and revise as follows;
           An approved manual, automatic or manual and automatic fire alarm system
           installed in accordance with the provisions of this code and NFPA 72 shall be
           provided in new buildings and structures in accordance with Section 907.2.1
           through 907.2.23 and provide occupant notification in accordance with section
           907.10, unless other requirements are provided by another section of this code.
           Where automatic sprinkler protection installed in accordance with Section
           903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 is provided and connected to the building fire alarm
           system, automatic heat detection required by this section shall not be required.

907.2      Where required - new buildings and structures: Delete all exceptions from
           907.2.1 through 907.2.10.1.2

907.4.6    Alarm Zones; Add new subsection; Manual pull, Audio/Visual and detectors
           shall be on separate zones per floor.

907.12     Delete all exceptions

907.14.1   Hood and Duct Systems; Add new sub section; Kitchen and hood suppression
           systems shall be connected to the building fire alarm systems.

907.21     Radio Transmission: Add a new subsection. “All fire protective signaling
           systems required by this Code or voluntarily installed by the owner of the
           building or structure shall be equipped with a wireless system operating on radio
           transmissions and shall be fully compatible with the receiving equipment at the
           owner’s selected private central station or the fire department’s emergency signal
           receiving equipment at its central answering point, as applicable. Any such
           system shall comply with the requirements of this Section 917.0 and such other
           technical standards as are necessary and required by the code official. The
           requirements of this section shall apply only to new fire protective signaling
           systems for which a building permit is issued after August 25, 2001, unless
           otherwise provided by this Code.”

909.20.6   Fan shut down, Add new subsection as follows; In a garage setting in which a
           carbon monoxide detection controls the activation of an exhaust system the
           exhaust system must shut down upon the activation the fire detection and/or
           suppression systems. There shall be a manual override control device installed at
           the direction of the Fire Prevention Code Official.

912.2      Location, Delete and revise as follows; With respect to hydrants, driveways,
           buildings and landscaping, fire department connections shall be so located that
           fire apparatus and hose connected to supply the system will not obstruct access to
           the buildings for other fire apparatus. Fire department connections shall be
           located within 100 feet of a fire hydrant at a location approved by the code
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912.4          Signs. Add to subsection, “Signage of a durable material with lettering no less
               than 1” in height shall be provided at the fire department connection indicating
               the address range that specific fire department connection serves.”

913.4          Valve supervision; Delete exceptions 3 and 4.

913.6          Sprinkler-Fire pump room; Add new subsection. "Provide a minimum 2 hour
               rated enclosure with an automatic fire suppression system with both an outside
               door at grade and an interior door access". When below grade, the room shall be
               accessed by a two-hour rated corridor immediate adjacent to a rated stairwell
               enclosure.

914.2.1        Delete exception in entirety

914.3.1        Delete exception

914.7.1        Delete exception

1003.3.1.8.4   Stairwell Doors; Delete exceptions 2 and 3.

1007.1         Delete exception 1

1008.1.8.3     Locks and latches; Add exception #5.

                   5. Doors allowed to have an electric strike locking system shall incorporate
                      a fail safe lock system. This system is to include, but not limited to:

                       5.1     Connection to the building’s fire alarm which will disconnect the
                               lock system upon any alarm.

                       5.2     Electrical power failure to the lock system.

                       5.3     Emergency “panic” button release within three (3) feet of the
                               door. Activation of the button would release the lock system
                               within 15 seconds or as required by the Fire Code Official
                               Signage stating operation of the emergency button would be
                               required adjacent to the button location.

1013.1         Delete exception 6

1027.5         Delete exception 1, 4 and 6

2404.14.1      Occupant Load Sign; Add new subsection as follows, A Village of Northbrook
               Fire Department Sign with maximum occupant load must be prominently posted
               at the main entrance at all times.

3301.1         Scope; Add new exception, #10. Any quantity of explosives in excess of fifty
               (50) pounds, exclusive of blasting caps.”

3301.1.3       Delete exception #2



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3308.1.1      General Requirements for all pyrotechnic/Consumer fireworks displays. Add
              new subsection as follows; All pyrotechnic fireworks displays shall conform to
              the Fireworks Use Act (425 ILCS 35).

3308.8.1      Fire department supervision of displays, Add new subsection as follows; All
              outside public fireworks displays are required to have a fire department standby,
              to be determined by the fire chief or his/her designee. Fire department expenses
              incurred by this standby will be billed to the host of the display. Local
              governmental agencies may be exempt from this fee.

3308.11       Retail display and sales, Delete and revise as follows; it shall be unlawful to
              sell, store, or advertise for sale, Division 1.4G, 1.3G & 1.4S fireworks within the
              boundaries of the Village of Northbrook.

3404.2        Tank storage; Delete first sentence and insert: “Storage of above ground fuel
              tanks are prohibited”

3404.2.12.3   Existing tanks; Add a new section; Maintenance testing of existing underground
              storage tank systems. Insert new sub section: "Every underground storage tank
              of two hundred (200) gallon capacity or greater which contains flammable or
              combustible liquids of Class I, II or III and the piping therefor to its dispensing
              units shall be tested for leakage from its date of installation in accordance with
              the following schedule: every five (5) years for the first ten (10) years; every
              three (3) years for the next nine (9) years; and every two (2) years thereafter.
              However, when a condition exists that a leakage is probably, the code official
              may require, in accordance with the authority granted by this code, testing to
              determine if any leakage has occurred. The testing of the underground storage
              tanks and piping to the dispensing units shall be conducted in a manner
              prescribed by the code official. All costs incurred for such testing shall become
              the responsibility of the owner or operator of the underground storage tank
              system.”

3606.3.1      Indoor Storage. Delete subsection and substitute, Indoor storage of magnesium
              shall be in accordance with the following:

                      1.      Storage of raw material shall be limited to no more than 30,000
                              pounds of magnesium per fire containment area;
                      2.      Storage of finished goods shall be limited to no more than
                              20,000 pounds of magnesium per fire containment area;
                      3.      Storage of scrap magnesium shall be limited to no more than
                              20,000 pounds of magnesium per fire containment area;
                      4.      All magnesium raw material storage, scrap storage and
                              processing must be contained within a fire containment area with
                              a fire resistance rating of not less than four (4) hours;
                      5.      All magnesium storage and processing shall be in building of
                              resistive or non-combustible construction; and
                      6.      Storage of raw material, finished goods and scrap shall be in
                              separate and distinct fire containment areas.

3606.4.4      Mixed storage; Add a new subsection: Raw material storage areas shall contain
              only unprocessed (raw) materials stored on pallets. Scrap material storage areas


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          shall contain clean scrap magnesium only, which shall be held in approved
          storage containers.

3607      Fire safety Requirements: Add new section number

3607.1    General: Add new subsection: The provisions of NFPA 480 shall apply where
          provisions of this article do not specifically cover conditions and operations.

3607.2    Fire extinguishing powder: Add a new subsection: A supply of approved
          extinguishing powder in a substantial container with a hand scoop or shovel for
          applying powder on magnesium fires or an approved extinguisher unit designed
          for use with such powder shall be kept within easy reach of every operator
          performing a machining, grinding or other processing operation on magnesium.

3607.3    Fire suppression and detection systems: Add a new subsection: Buildings in
          which magnesium die casting occurs shall be protected by an automatic sprinkler
          system in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 13 listed in Appendix A
          where provisions of this article do not specifically cover conditions and
          operations. An automatic sprinkler system shall not be installed in the die casting
          room, the raw material storage room, or the scrap storage room where such areas
          are used for the storage or processing of magnesium.

3607.4.   Building construction requirements: Add a new subsection: All areas
          containing magnesium shall be equipped with automatic actuating roof vents
          equal to not less than five (5) percent of the ceiling area of the fire containment
          area.

3607.5    Emergency disconnects; Add a new subsection: Emergency electrical
          disconnects for all electrical equipment, apparatus and fixtures shall be provided
          at the principle exit from the die casting room.

3607.6    Signage: Add a new subsection; All entrances to any area containing magnesium
          must be provided with a signage to alert plant and emergency service personnel
          to the presence of magnesium in the area. Such signage shall consist of
          contracting letter not less than three (3) feet in height, with a stroke width not less
          than ¾ inch, containing essentially the following message: Danger! Magnesium
          is stored or processed in this area. In the event of a fire "DO NOT USE
          WATER"

3805.3    Underground: Add a new subsection: storage of liquefied petroleum gas and
          underground tanks is prohibited.

3805.4    Location: Add a new subsection: "Installation for the bulk storage of liquefied
          petroleum gas having an aggregate water capacity in excess of 2,000 gallons are
          prohibited."




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