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 System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.


Review DateStatusComment(s)
9/24/2012 FYIPeak Vista, Community Health Center, 3205 N Academy: interior remodel with change of occupancy from I-2 to B SYSTEMS: fire sprinklers for occupancy/use; fire alarm for occupancy CN:Code: 09 IBC - 09 IFC - 11 PPRBC /Class: B / Const: I-A /Stories: 1/Size: 12,198 /OL: 121 Additional Comments: Additional Comments: ABANDON IN PLACE medical gas: OXYGEN DISTRIBUTION PIPING (note: Urgent Care clinic [not part of this scope] med gas will remain active during and after this project)
FYIMeeting held at FDC: Sept 18 2012 Hazmat (Yeager) Nakai & Assoc.; Rep of Peak Vista; Plant Eng Reviewed scope of work for piping abandonment in Hospital and CCC 3205 N Academy ONLY MOB locations 1st and 3rd floors NO piping systems-- only in corridor area main floor (3207 N Academy) Labeling existing urgent care clinic tenant to remain and active on oxygen system chemical inventory MOB and Peak Vista CCC "Hospital" converting space from I2 to B occupancy IPA dispensers chapter 34 E cylinder oxygen (see email) from Peak Vista Rep Alarm panels disconnect and update/upgrade as needed (including urgent care clinic) Urgent care clinic no longer a Level 1 system -- considered Level 2; requires MAP and one LOCAL AREA ALARM
FYISCOPE OF WORK SEE LETTER from BDK Beth Doty dated Sept. 18, 2012 **** INSPECTOR *** SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS FOR THIS PROJECT Converting medical hospital I2 occupancy into a B occupancy multi tenant with Peak Vista and urgent care clinic current in building. Peak Vista (3205 N Academy) will no longer require/need medical oxygen distribution system. PV proposes to abandon in place all oxygen distribution piping that is served by the exterior bulk liquid Oxygen tank. The Bulk Oxygen tank shall remain and serve the existing urgent care clinic. The urgent care clinic oxygen piping med gas system shall remain in place and active during and in future. Med gas distribution piping abandonment work will occur throughout CCC and Hospital areas (3205 N Academy) All work will be completed per NFPA 99 2012 ed. (chapter 5).
AttentionPRIOR TO OR THE START OF WORK Due to existing urgent care clinic tenant with active med gas sharing this system please have the following conducted prior to, start of work and as needed during work: *** A certifiied medical gas Verifier (per Chapter 5, NFPA 99 current ed) on site and witness cutting, capping, sealing of piping system, 2) test the system 3) Verify and document all work prior to continued use of med gas at the urgent care clinic 4) verify system abandonment as needed throughout PV portions of building. 5) provide verifiers documentation to CSFD Hazardous materials specialist inspector Weightman at time of inspection(s). *** Please ensure notification and communication with the adjacent tenant Urgent Care clinic prior to and during work.
Attention*****OTHER ****** * Per scope of work, work will be completed by certified contractors per ASSE 6010, 6020 and NFPA 99. * Medical oxygen vendor shall support work as needed to isolate shut off valves at tank (if needed, as necessary). * Provide labeling scheme and labels on all abandoned medical gas piping and vacuum systems throughout those portions that are deactivated/decommissioned. "Not Active" or other as appropriate. * Provide labeling "NOT ACTIVE" on all Zone Valve Boxes, clearly labeled and visible. * Deactivate Master alarm panel or local area alarms ONLY IN THOSE AREAS WHERE ABANDONMENT TAKES PLACE, AS NEEDED PER THIS SCOPE OF WORK PROJECT LOCATIONS. * ENSURE THAT THE URGENT CARE CLINIC HAS UPDATE/UPGRADE THEIR MAP AND LOCAL AREA ALARMS AS NEEDED AS A RESULT OF THIS PROJECT. * One or more CSFD Hazardous Materials Inspections may be required. Please contact the CSFD Div of the Fire Marshal @ 719-385-5978 to schedule inspections. Your Inspector is Mr. Jay Weightman.
FYIINSPECTIONS ATTENTION CONTRACTOR Medical Gas system piping installation requires MULTIPLE INSPECTIONS by the CSFD due to installation requirements and procedures. ALL PORTIONS OF PIPING SYSTEMS SHALL REQUIRE INSPECTION; no piping shall be sealed or concealed prior to inspection. Contact the CSFD Office of the Fire Marshal at 385-5978 for an inspection schedule for this project. All paperwork, documentation, installer/verifier certifications, and needed test equipment shall be available upon Inspector's request. Performance Testing is required per 5.1.12. Independent Testing for specific conformance to the requirements of NFPA 99 will be required. Performance testing documentation and inspection is subject to field verification by the Fire Inspector.
FYI HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ANNUAL OPERATIONAL PERMIT As of January 2008, the CSFD requires HMMP information to be reported on line in the CSFD HaMish website: Currently the CSFD Web Site is down due to repairs and upgrades and is not utilized at this time. A Chemical Inventory has been submitted to the CSFD with this plan set. Please Maintain a current chemical inventory on site. Other Peak Vista health care facilities are enrolled in the Hazmat permit program. Please work with your inspector on enrolling this facility in to the annual operational hazardous materials permit program. Based on the chemical inventory and quantitities/provided, plan reviewer is not able to determine whether permit thresholds have been exceeded. The materials stored/in use at the facility are janitorial and maintenance materials and appear to be small quantities. INSPECTOR SHALL ASSIST FACILITY IN ON SITE OBSERVATION TO DETERMINE PERMIT ELIGIBILITY. ** Existing Diesel fuel generator is located on site and shall remain active. IFC 2009 as amended exempts diesel fuel generators from the annual permit if this fuel is the only material type which exceeds the permit quantity. Please coordinate with the CSFD Inspector. EMAIL: E cylinder oxygen: 288 cf (12 cyl) below permit threshold
FYICREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) Medical Gas Installer, Medical Gas Verifier and Brazing certification credentials, or documents shall be required prior to commencement of work, and on site and available AT ALL TIMES for inspection by the CSFD. CREDENTIALS SHALL BE CURRENT. Performance Testing is required per 5.1.12. Independent Testing for specific conformance to the requirements of NFPA 99 will be required. Performance testing documentation and inspection is subject to field verification by the Fire Inspector.
FYIThe use of wall-mounted dispensers containing alcohol-based hand rubs classified as Class I or II liquids shall be in accordance with all of the following: 1. The maximum capacity of each dispenser shall be 68 ounces (2 L). 2. The minimum separation between dispensers shall be 48 inches (1219 mm). 3. The dispensers shall not be installed directly adjacent to, directly above or below an electrical receptacle, switch, appliance, device or other ignition source. The wall space between the dispenser and the floor shall remain clear and unobstructed. 4. Dispensers shall be mounted so that the bottom of the dispenser is a minimum of 42 inches (1067 mm) and a maximum of 48 inches (1219 mm) above the finished floor. 5. Dispensers shall not release their contents except when the dispenser is manually activated. 6. Storage and use of alcohol-based hand rubs shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions of Sections 3404 and 3405. 7. Dispensers installed in occupancies with carpeted floors shall only be allowed in smoke compartments or fire areas equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2.
FYIWhere wall-mounted dispensers containing alcohol-based hand rubs are installed in corridors, they shall be in accordance with all of the following: 1. Level 2 and 3 aerosol containers shall not be allowed in corridors. 2. The maximum capacity of each Class I or II liquid dispenser shall be 41 ounces (1.21 L) and the max-imum capacity of each Level 1 aerosol dispenser shall be 18 ounces (0.51 kg). 3. The maximum quantity allowed in a corridor within a control area shall be 10 gallons (37.85 L) of Class I or II liquids or 1135 ounces (32.2 kg) of Level 1 aero-sols, or a combination of Class I or II liquids and Level 1 aerosols not to exceed, in total, the equivalent of 10 gallons (37.85 L) or 1135 ounces (32.2 kg) such that the sum of the ratios of the liquid and aerosol quantities divided by the allowable quantity of liquids and aerosols, respectively, shall not exceed one. 4. The minimum corridor width shall be 72 inches (1829 mm). 5. Projections into a corridor shall be in accordance with Section 1003.3.3.
FYICOMPRESSED GASES 0XYGEN STORAGE * Rooms shall be labeled as follows: CAUTION MEDICAL GASES OXIDIZING GAS STORED WITHIN NO SMOKING OR OPEN FLAME Medical gases shall be stored in areas dedicated to the storage of such gases without other storage or uses. Labeling - An NFPA 704 compliant Hazard Placard is required for each pedestrian entry door rooms containing hazardous materials in excess of the exempt amounts (this door could be interior or exterior) and all such doors shall be included. The minimum size of the Hazard Placard shall be 15" by 15". This requirement is subject to verification at the time of the Hazardous materials Inspection prior to signing the Fire Final. LABELING AND MARKING ** Stationary compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked with the name of the gas Markings shall be visible from any direction of approach. ** Portable compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked in accordance with CGA C-7. Piping systems shall be marked in accordance with ANSI A13.1. ** Markings used for piping systems shall consist of the content#s name and include a direction-of-flow arrow. ** Markings shall be provided at each valve; at wall, floor or ceiling penetrations; at each change of direction; and at a minimum of every 20 feet or fraction thereof throughout the piping run. Portable containers, cylinders and tanks. Portable compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked in accordance with CGA C-7. Signs clearly establishing the location and identity of shut-off valves are to be provided. All inert piping systems shall be identified by appropriate labeling with the name of the gas. Warning signs shall be posed at each entrance to the room or enclosure where the bulk inert gas system is installed. Wording shall include:


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