NOTE - THE NOTED DISAPPROVED ITEMS MAY NOT CONSTITUTE A COMPLETE LIST OF VIOLATIONS. THE DESIGNER IS TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE RE-REVIEW OF THE PLANS FOR ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS OF THE STANDARD COMMENTS AND INCORRECT INFORMATION PRIOR TO RESUBMITTING.
System plans must be picked up within 30 days. All system plans left longer than 30 days will be discarded as abandoned.
EL PASO COUNTY CORONERS OFFICE
02741 LAS VEGAS ST
||FYI||El Paso County Coroners Office, 2741 East Las Vegas: addition to existing building
CN:Code: 09 IBC - 09 IFC - 11 PPRBC /Class:B, S1 / Const: II-B /Stories: 1/Size: 12794 THIS SCOPE /OL: 135 THIS SCOPE
FH:Required Flow: 3250 gpm /# Hydrants 3/On site flow:
DV: 10000sf addition to the existing El Paso County Sheriffs Training Academy.
Additional Comments: Phase 2 of 2
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REVIEW: COMPRESSED GASES; FLAMMABLE/COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS; TWO DIESEL GENERATORS WITH INTEGRAL ASTS (645 GALS EA); AND SMALL UPS
Date of Plans: 10.25.12
You can access our web site for the latest fire department plan review comments:
1. From www.pprbd.org, select PLAN REVIEW then FIND PLANS next COLORADO SPRINGS
2. Scroll down to the correct address. You may then select APPROVED/DISAPPROVED to view comments associated with that particular project.
|FYI||CHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED:***** INSPECTOR SEE SCANNED DOCUMENTS*****
ALL CHEMICALS ARE USED AND STORED IN THE HISTOLOGY RM 155 AND THE TOXICOLOGY RM 145. CHEMICALS ARE STORED IN FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS AND CORROSIVE STORAGE CABINETS INTEGRATED INTO LAB FUME HOOD CABINETRY. GASES: ACETYLENE IS STORED IN A GAS CABINET. SEE PLAN SHEETS A 600 AND A 601.
INVENTORY: Flammable & combustible liquids which also have carcinogenic or health hazards.
CLASS I AND CLASS II LIQUIDS = 23.1 GALS TOTAL
CLASS I = 13.1 GALS TOTAL
CLASS II = 10 GALS TOTAL
***TABLE 2703.1.1(1) Maximum Allowable per Control Area
Flammable liquid (IA,IB,IC) = 120 gal (unsprinklered)
Combustible liquids II = 120 gal (unsprinklered)
Combustible liquids IIIA = 330 gal (unsprinklered)
Combustible liquids IIIB = 13,200 gal (unsprinklered)
HELIUM = INERT-ASPHYXIANT= NINE (9) 200 cf = 1,800 cf
HYDROGEN = FLAM GAS = 200 cf
ACETYLENE = FLAM GAS = 200 cf
** TOTAL FLAMMABLE GAS = 400 cf
ALL GASES ARE SECURED AND RACKED IN LAB
*** Diesel generator's fuel is exempt from annual operational permitting IF it is the only material/storage on site. If this facility has additional hazardous materials greater than the permit thresholds, then this facility is required to apply for a CSFD ANNUAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS operatonal permit.
** THE CHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED, DOES NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE QUANTITY (MAQS) THRESHOLDS FOR ALL MATERIALS, AS DEFINED BY 2009 IFC TABLE 2703.1.1(1) AND/OR 2703.1.1(2).
*** THE CHEMICAL INVENTORY, AS DECLARED, DOES NOT EXCEED THE CSFD ANNUAL OPERATIONAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PERMIT THRESHOLDS FOR ALL MATERIALS, AS DEFINED BY 2009 IFC, AS AMENDED.|
|FYI||CONTROL AREAS, AS SHOWN ON THIS SUBMITTAL ARE AS FOLLOWS
For occupancies other than Group M wholesale and retail sales uses, indoor storage of flammable and
combustible liquids shall not exceed the maximum allowable quantities per control area indicated in Table
TOXICOLOGY RM 145
HISTOLOGY RM 155
Note: Control areas shall be those spaces within a building and outdoor areas where quantities of hazardous materials not exceeding the maximum quantities allowed by the IFC 2003 are stored, dispensed, used or handled. Control areas allow a building to be built without having to classify it or the use area as hazardous.
A control area may be an entire building or any portion of a building. Where the building is not compartmented as required by the code for control areas, the entire building would be considered a single control area.
In this case, the maximum quantity is that which can be present in the entire building.
***SEE TABLES 2703.1.1(1) - 2703.1.1(4) for Maximum Allowable per Control Area (Building as one control area)
|I||HMMP - A Paper copy of the chemical inventory has been received and reviewed with these construction plans. SEE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS************
THE CHEMICAL INVENTORY AS DECLARED APPEARS TO BE BELOW PERMIT THRESHOLDS. HOWEVER, THE CSFD WILL PROVIDE THE FINAL ASSESSESSMENT OF THE MATERIAL INVENTORY DURING THE CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION.
CURRENTLY THE CSFD Hazardous Materials Operational Permits website: http://csfd.springsgov.com/hamish/ is NOT FUNCTIONAL AND IS UNDER REDESIGN. THEREFORE, PLEASE COORDINATE WITH THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPECIALIST INSPECTOR, MR JAY WEIGHTMAN, TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS FACILITY SHALL ENROLL IN THE HAZMAT PERMIT PROGRAM.
*** ATTENTION: AT THIS TIME, THIS FACILITY IS NOT REQUIRED TO apply for a Hazardous Activity Permit PLEASE CONTACT THE DIV OF THE FIRE MARSHAL @ 385-5978 TO SCHEDULE THE CONSTRUCTION HAZMAT INSPECTION.
In all occupancies, quantities of flammable and combustible liquids in excess of 10 gallons used for
maintenance purposes and the operation of equipment shall be stored in liquid storage cabinets.
***Flammable and combustible liquids shall be stored in flammable liquids storage cabinets. Cabinets shall comply with the requirements listed below:
Liquid containers be stored in storage cabinets, such cabinets and storage shall be in accordance with IFC 2003, Sections 3404.3.2.1 through 3404.3.2.3.
Design and construction of liquid storage cabinets shall be in accordance with the following:
** Cabinets shall be listed in accordance with UL 1275, or constructed of approved wood or metal in accordance with the following:
1. Unlisted metal cabinets shall be constructed of steel having a thickness of not less than 0.044 inch
(18 gage). The cabinet, including the door, shall be double walled with 1.5-inch airspace between the walls. Joints shall be riveted or welded and shall be tight fitting.
2. Unlisted wooden cabinets, including doors, shall be constructed of not less than 1-inch
exterior grade plywood. Joints shall be rabbeted and shall be fastened in two directions with wood
screws. Door hinges shall be of steel or brass. Cabinets shall be painted with an intumescent-type
3. Cabinets shall be provided with a conspicuous label in red letters on contrasting
background which reads: FLAMMABLE: KEEP FIRE AWAY.
4. Doors shall be well fitted, self-closing and equipped with a three-point latch.
The bottom of the cabinet shall be liquid tight to a height of at least 2 inches.
*** Owner reports that flammable and combustible liquids shall be stored in flammable liquid storage cabinets in accordance with the above. 12/23/08 Kay|
|Attention||CABINETS QUANTITY AND NUMBER
** The combined total quantity of liquids in a cabinet shall not exceed 120 gallons.
** Not more than THREE storage cabinets shall be located in a single fire area, except that in a Group F occupancy, additional cabinets are allowed to be located in the same fire area if the additional cabinets (or groups of up to three cabinets) are separated from other cabinets or groups of cabinets by at least 100 feet.|
** Materials that will react with water or other liquids to produce a hazard shall
not be stored in the same room with flammable and combustible liquids in accordance with Section 2703.9.8
**Storage of any liquids, including stock for sale, shall not be stored near or be
allowed to obstruct physically the route of egress.
** Containers having less than a 30-gallon capacity which contain Class I or II liquids shall not be stacked more than 3 feet or two containers high, whichever is greater, unless stacked on fixed shelving or otherwise satisfactorily secured.
** Containers of Class I or II liquids having a capacity of 30 gallons or more shall not be stored more than one container high. Containers shall be stored in an upright position.
|FYI||COMPRESSED GASES - USED/STORAGE IN ROOMS 145 AND 155
HYDROGEN 200 cf (one cyl)
ACETYLENE (WITHIN GAS CABINET) (200 cf one cyl)
HELIUM 3 in TOXICOLOGY/HISTOLOGY (REMAINDER IN GARAGE) 600 cf inside
Compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be secured to prevent falling caused by contact, vibration or seismic activity. Securing of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be by one of the following methods:
1. Securing containers, cylinders and tanks to a fixed object with one or more restraints.
2. Securing containers, cylinders and tanks on a cart or other mobile device designed for the movement of compressed gas containers, cylinders or tanks.
3. Nesting of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks at container filling or servicing facilities or in seller's warehouses not accessible to the public. Nesting shall be allowed provided the nested con-tainers, cylinders or tanks, if dislodged, do not ob-struct the required means of egress.
4. Securing of compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks to or within a rack, framework, cabinet or similar assembly designed for such use.
Storage, use and handling of compressed gases in compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems shall comply with this chapter, including those gases regulated elsewhere in this code. Partially full compressed gas containers, cylinders or tanks containing residual gases shall be considered as full for the purposes of the controls required.
Portable or manifolded cylinders located inside of a building shall be stored in a well ventilated, dry location at least 20 feet (6.1 m) from combustible material and at least 10 feet (3m) from elevators, stairways, corridors, exits or in areas normally used, or intended to be used, as a means of egress.
Compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems shall not be placed in areas where they are capable of being damaged by falling objects.|
Compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall not be placed near elevators, unprotected platform ledges or other areas where falling would result in compressed gas containers, cylinders or tanks being allowed to drop distances exceeding one-half the height of the container, cylinder or tank.
Compressed gas con-tainers, cylinders and tanks, whether full or partially full, shall not be exposed to artificially created high tempera-tures exceeding 125°F (52°C) or subambient (low) temper-atures unless designed for use under the exposed condi-tions.
Compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks and systems in storage or use shall be separated from materials and conditions which pose exposure hazards to or from each other. Compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems in storage or use shall be separated in accordance with Sections 3003.7.1 through 3003.7.11.2.
Compressed gas con-tainers, cylinders and tanks shall be separated from each other based on the hazard class of their contents. Com-pressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be sepa-rated from incompatible materials in accordance with Sec-tion 2703.9.8.
Stationary and portable compressed gas containers, cylinders, tanks and systems shall be marked in accordance with Sections 3003.4.1 through 3003.4.3.
Stationary compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks. Stationary compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked with the name of the gas and in accordance with Sections 2703.5 and 2703.6. Markings shall be visible from any direction of approach.
3003.4.2 Portable containers, cylinders and tanks. Port-able compressed gas containers, cylinders and tanks shall be marked in accordance with CGA C-7.
3003.4.3 Piping systems. Piping systems shall be marked in accordance with ASME 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 (6096 mm) or fraction thereof throughout the piping run.
Compressed gas systems conveying flammable gases shall be provided with approved manual or automatic emergency shutoff valves that can be activated at each point of use and at each source.
A manual or automatic fail-safe emergency shutoff valve shall be installed on supply piping at the cylinder or bulk source. Manual or automatic cylinder valves are allowed to be used as the required emergency shutoff valve when the source of supply is limited to unmanifolded cylinder sources.
A manual or automatic emer-gency shutoff valve shall be installed on the supply piping at the point of use or at a point where the equipment using the gas is connected to the supply system.
Static-producing equipment located in flammable gas storage areas shall be grounded.
"No Smoking" signs shall be posted at entrances to rooms and in areas containing flammable gases in accordance with Section 2703.7.1.
Electrical wiring and equipment shall be installed and maintained in accordance with Section 605 and NFPA 70.
A minimum of one approved portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 and having a rating of not less than 20-B shall be located not less than 10 feet or more than 50 feet from any Class I or II liquid storage area located outside of a liquid storage room.|
|FYI||TWO GENERATORS TO BE LOCATED ON SITE:
ONE EXISTING GENERATOR (CURRENTLY NOT USED BUT WILL BE RE ENERGIZED
ONE NEW GENERATOR WILL BE RELOCATED FROM A DIFFERENT EL PASO COUNTY SITE TO THIS LOCATION.
EACH HOUSE ONE 645 GALLON DIESEL AST (INTEGRAL)
Emergency and standby power systems required by this code or the International Building Code shall be installed in accordance with this code, NFPA 110 and NFPA 111. Existing installations shall be maintained in accordance with the original approval.
Stationary emergency and standby power generators required by this code shall be listed in accordance with UL 2200.
Fuel oil storage systems shall be installed in accordance with this code. Fuel oil piping systems shall be installed in accordance with the International Mechanical Code.
Where connected to a fuel-oil piping system, the maximum amount of fuel oil storage allowed outside above ground without additional protection shall be 660 gallons. The storage of fuel oil above ground in quantities exceeding 660 gallons (2498 L) shall comply with NFPA 31.|
|Attention||ABOVE GROUND FUEL TANKS
The CSFD requires a Construction Permit for the installation of any aboveground fuel tank in excess of 60 gallons. The Plan sheets declare that TWO GENERATORS HOUSING 645 GALLON DIESEL ASTS EACH by applicant. Flammable and combustible liquids shall comply with the IFC 2009 CHAPTERS 34, 22 AND 27 as amended, and NFPA 30. It is the responsibility of the TANK INSTALLER to submit an application for the tank installation permit prior to installation.
The tank installer shall submit permit application forms and documents to :
CSFD Office of the Fire Marshal
375 Printers Parkway
A full set of the tank manufacturer's cut sheets, a declaration of contained volume, a declaration of tank contents and a to scale site plan of the tank location with respect to walls, other structures, property lines, drive lanes, etc. Exterior tanks will be required to have vehicular protection diagrammed and installed in accordance with the 2009 IFC, Chapter 3, section 312. Any associated piping shall be diagramed and submitted as well.
***PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS WERE NOT SUBMITTED WITH THE DOCUMENTS. ***
FORMS CAN BE FOUND:
|FYI||LABEL AND SIGNS
* Signs shall be posted in locations as required by the fire code official. Piping containing flammable
liquids shall be identified in accordance with ANSI A13.1.
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.
* Individual containers, packages and cartons shall be identified, marked, labeled and placarded in
accordance with federal regulations and applicable state laws.
* Warning signs shall be of a durable material.
* Signs warning of the hazard of flammable liquids shall have white lettering on a red background and shall read: DANGER FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS. Letters shall not be less than 3 inches in height and 0.5 inch in stroke.
***ATTENTION: All labeling and signs are subject to verification at the time of the Hazardous materials Inspection prior to signing the Fire Final.
Areas where flammable liquids are stored, handled, dispensed or mixed shall be in accordance with Table 3403.1.1. A classified area shall not extend beyond an unpierced floor, roof or other solid partition.
The extent of the classified area is allowed to be reduced, or eliminated, where sufficient technical justification is provided to the fire code official that a concentration in the area in excess of 25 percent of the lower flammable limit (LFL) cannot be generated.|
|FYI||SPILL CONTROL AND SECONDARY CONTAINMENT
Where the maximum allowable quantity per control area is exceeded, and when required by IFC 2003, Section 2704.2, rooms, buildings or areas used for storage, dispensing, use, mixing or handling of Class I, II and III-A liquids shall be provided with spill control and secondary containment in accordance with IFC 2003, Section 2704.2.
Spill control shall be provided in accord with Section 3403.4 where flammable or combustible liquids are dispensed into containers exceeding 1.3 gallon capacity or mixed or used in open containers or systems exceeding 5.3 gallon capacity.
|FYI||INDOOR SPILL CONTROL REQUIREMENTS
Spill control shall prevent the flow of liquids storage or use areas into adjoining areas.
Floors in indoor locations shall be constructed to contain a spill from the largest single vessel by one of the following methods:
1. Liquid-tight sloped or recessed floors in indoor locations,
2. Liquid-tight floors in indoor locations provided with liquid-tight raised or recessed sills or dikes, or
3. Sumps and collection systems.
Except for surfacing, the floors, sills, dikes, sumps and collection systems shall be constructed of noncombustible material, and the liquid-tight seal shall be compatible with the material stored. When liquid-tight sills or dikes are provided, they are not required at perimeter openings which are provided with an open-grate trench across the opening that connects to an approved collection system.
|FYI||INDOOR SECONDARY CONTAINMENT REQUIREMENTS - PART 1 OF 2
Secondary containment shall be provided to prevent a leaking or failed primary container and associated fire suppression water from spreading throughout an area.
The building, room or area shall contain or drain the hazardous materials and fire-protection water through the use of one of the following methods:
1. Liquid-tight sloped or recessed floors,
2. Liquid-tight floors provided with liquid-tight raised or recessed sills or dikes,
3. Sumps and collection systems, or
4. Drainage systems leading to an approved location.
5. Integrated, listed secondary containment (listed double walled tank)
Incompatible materials shall be separated from each other in the secondary containment system.
Secondary containment shall be designed to contain a spill from the largest vessel plus the design flow volume of fire-protection water calculated to discharge from the fire-extinguishing system over the minimum required system design area or area of the room or area in which the storage is located, whichever is smaller, for a period of 20 minutes.
A monitoring method shall be provided to detect hazardous materials in the secondary containment system. The monitoring method is allowed to be visual inspection of the primary or secondary containment, or other approved means. Where secondary containment is subject to the intrusion of water, a monitoring method for detecting water shall be provided. When monitoring devices are provided, they shall be connected to distinct visual or audible alarms.
|FYI||INDOOR SECONDARY CONTAINMENT REQUIREMENTS - PART 2 OF 2
Drainage systems shall be in accordance with the Plumbing Code and the following:
1. The slope of floors shall not be less than 1 percent,
2. Drains shall be sized to carry the volume of the fire-protection water as determined by the design density discharged from the automatic fire-extinguishing system over the minimum required system design area or area of the room or area in which the storage is located, whichever is smaller,
3. Materials of construction for drainage systems shall be compatible with the materials stored,
5. Incompatible materials shall be separated from each other in the drainage system, and
6. Drains shall terminate in an approved location away from buildings, valves, means of egress, fire access roadways, adjoining property and storm drains.