File No. 33838
This rule was published in the August 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Fire Marshal
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rules
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 33838
Filed: 07/15/2010 08:56:34 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The Utah Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board met in a regularly scheduled Board meeting on 06/24/2010 and voted to amend the currently enacted administrative rule. The Board adopted a newer edition of an incorporated reference and set a specific length of time for the definition of "temporary".
Summary of the rule or change:
In Subsection R710-6-1(1.4), the Board proposes to update the 2006 International Fire Code to the 2009 International Fire Code. The Board also directed that the updated incorporated reference state that it was enacted and amended by the Utah State Legislature in the State Fire Code Adoption Act. In Subsection R710-6-8(8.5.4), the Board proposes to delete a section of the rule that no longer applies in the 2009 International Fire Code. In Subsection R710-6-8(8.5.4), in place of the previous deletion, the Board proposes to define that if an liquefied petroleum (LP) Gas container is discontinued in use the term "temporary" is one-year in length. The Board also added the allowance that the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) could extend it beyond the one-year length of time if so needed.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 53-7-305
This rule or change incorporates by reference the following material:
- Updates: International Fire Code, 03/01/2009 2009
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The aggregate anticipated cost to the state budget would be to purchase the newly enacted and amended 2009 International Fire Code. If that were to happen the cost of a 2009 International Fire Code is approximately $68 per volume. There would be an aggregate anticipated cost of approximately $1,000 to purchase the newly adopted incorporated reference.
The only aggregate anticipated cost to local government budget would be to purchase the 2009 International Fire Code at a cost of approximately $68 for each volume. Due to the unknown number of local government agencies that would purchase the fire code and the unknown number of volumes for each local government agency, it is impossible to estimate the aggregate anticipated cost to local government.
There would be no aggregate anticipated cost to small businesses due to the fact that small businesses would not be purchasing the 2009 International Fire Code which is a regulatory manual and would be purchased by regulatory agencies.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There would be no fiscal impact to other persons due to the fact that they would not be purchasing a 2009 International Fire Code for private usage. There is no need to do so.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The only compliance cost for affected persons would be to purchase the newly incorporated reference, the 2009 International Fire Code. The purchase would be for regulatory agencies to use in the enforcement of the fire code and normally the affected business persons would not be required to purchase the 2009 International Fire Code. The cost of the newly adopted fire code is approximately $68.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The Utah State Legislature now enacts and amends the adoption of a state construction standard and a state fire code. That occurs every three years. The purchasing of the 2009 International Fire Code by businesses would be almost non-existent due to the fact that businesses normally do not use the fire code for reference to enforce the fire code, the regulatory agencies would purchase the fire code. I feel the fiscal impact on businesses is so small it is not even measurable.
D. Lance Davenport, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Safety
5272 S COLLEGE DR
MURRAY, UT 84123-2611
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
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Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
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Ron Morris, Utah State Fire Marshal
R710. Public Safety, Fire Marshal.
R710-6. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rules.
R710-6-1. Adoption, Title, Purpose and Scope.
Pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 7, Section 305, Utah State Code Annotated 1953, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Board adopts minimum rules to provide regulation to those who distribute, transfer, dispense or install LP Gas and/or its appliances in the State of Utah.
There is adopted as part of these rules the following codes which are incorporated by reference:
1.1 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 58, LP Gas Code, 2008 edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2009 edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.3 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2008 Edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.4 International Fire Code (IFC), Chapter
2006] edition, as published by the International Code
Council, Inc. (ICC), [ except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et
1.5 A copy of the above codes are on file with the Division of Administrative Rules, and the State Fire Marshal's Office. The definitions contained in the afore referenced codes shall also pertain to these rules.
These rules shall be known as "Rules Governing LPG Operations in the State of Utah" and may be cited as such, and will be hereinafter referred to as "these rules".
If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase, of these rules is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, contrary to statute, or exceeding the authority of the LPG Board such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of these rules.
In the event where separate requirements pertain to the same situation in the same code, or between different codes or standards as adopted, the more restrictive requirement shall govern, as determined by the enforcing authority.
R710-6-8. Amendments and Additions.
The following amendments and additions are hereby adopted by the Board:
8.1 All LP Gas facilities that are located in a public place shall be inspected by a certified LP Gas serviceman every five (5) years for leaks in all buried piping as follows:
8.1.1 All buried piping shall be pressure tested and inspected for leaks as set forth in NFPA Standard 54, Sections 4.1.1 through 4.3.4.
8.1.2 If a leak is detected and repaired, the buried piping shall again be pressure tested for leaks.
8.1.3 The certified LP Gas serviceman shall keep a written record of the inspection and all corrections made to the buried piping located in a public place.
8.1.4 The inspection records shall be available to be inspected on a regular basis by the Division.
8.2 Whenever the Division is required to complete more than two inspections to receive compliance on an LP Gas System, container, apparatus, appliance, appurtenance, tank or tank trailer, or any pertinent equipment for the storage, transportation or dispensation of LP Gas, the Division shall charge to the owner for each additional inspection, the re-inspection fee as stated in R710-6-6.1(e).
8.3 All LP Gas containers of more than 5000 water gallons shall be inspected at least biannually for compliance with the adopted statute and rules. The following containers are exempt from this requirement:
8.3.1 Those excluded from the act in UCA, Section 53-7-303.
8.3.2 Containers under federal control.
8.3.3 Containers under the control of the U.S. Department of Transportation and used for transportation of LP Gas.
8.3.4 Containers located at private residences.
8.4 Those using self-serve key or card services shall be trained in safe filling practices by the licensed dealer providing the services. A letter shall be sent to the Division by the licensed dealer stating that those using the self-serve key or card service have been trained.
8.5 IFC Amendments:
8.5.1 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3801.2 Permits. On line 2 after the word "105.7" add "and the adopted LPG rules".
8.5.2 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3803.1 is deleted and rewritten as follows: General. LP Gas equipment shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 54, NFPA 58, the adopted LP Gas Administrative Rules, and the International Fuel Gas Code, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
8.5.3 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3809.12 is deleted and rewritten as follows: In Table 3809.12, Doorway or opening to a building with two or more means of egress, with regard to quantities 720 or less and 721-2,500, the currently stated "5" is deleted and replaced with "10".
8.5.4 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3809.14 is amended as
follows: Delete "20" from line three and replace it with
8.6 NFPA, Standard 58 Amendments:
8.6.1 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 188.8.131.52 is amended to add the following section: (c) All new, used or existing containers of 5000 water gallons or less, installed in the State of Utah or relocated within the State of Utah shall be marked with the ASME stamp as defined in Section 2.1 of these rules. All new, used or existing containers of more than 5000 water gallons, installed in the State of Utah or relocated within the State of Utah, shall be marked with the ASME stamp as defined in Section 2.1 of these rules, and shall be inspected for approval by the Division. If the Division has concerns about the integrity or condition of the container, additional nondestructive testing may be required to include but not limited to hydrostatic testing, ultrasonic metal thickness testing or any other testing as determined necessary by the Division. All incurred costs for additional testing required by the Division shall be the responsibility of the owner.
8.6.2 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 184.108.40.206 is amended to add the following section: (d) If an existing U68, U69, U200 or U201 specification container, more than 5000 water gallons, is relocated within the State of Utah, and does not bear the required ASME stamp as defined in Section 2.1 of these rules, the container cannot be reinstalled unless the container has received a "Special Classification Permit" from the Division. Specifications of the type of container, container history if known, material specifications and calculations, and condition of the container shall be submitted to the Division by the person seeking the "Special Classification Permit". The Division shall inspect the container for approval. If the Division has concerns about the integrity or condition of the container, additional nondestructive tests such as hydrostatic testing, ultrasonic metal thickness testing or any other testing as determined necessary by the Division. All incurred costs of testing and evaluations shall be the responsibility of the owner. The Division will approve or disapprove the proposed container. Approval by the Division shall be obtained before the container is set or filled with LP Gas.
8.6.3 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 220.127.116.11 is amended to add the following sentence at the end of the section:
(A) Repairs and alterations shall only be made by those holding a National Board "R" Certificate of Authorization commonly known as an R Stamp.
8.6.4 NFPA Standard 58, Sections 18.104.22.168(3)(a) and (b) are deleted and rewritten as follows:
Type K copper tubing without joints below grade may be used in exterior LP Gas piping systems only.
8.6.5 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 22.214.171.124 is amended to add the following at the end of the section: When guard posts are installed they shall be installed meeting the following requirements:
126.96.36.199 Constructed of steel not less than four inches in diameter and filled with concrete.
188.8.131.52 Set with spacing not more than four feet apart.
184.108.40.206 Buried three feet in the ground in concrete not less than 15 inches in diameter.
220.127.116.11 Set with the tops of the posts not less than three feet above the ground.
8.6.6 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 6.6.3 is amended to add the following section: 18.104.22.168 Skid mounted ASME horizontal containers greater than 2000 water gallons, with non-fireproofed steel mounted attached supports, resting on concrete, pavement, gravel or firm packed earth, may be mounted on the attached supports to a maximum of 12 inches from the top of the skid to the bottom of the container.
8.6.7 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 6.6.6 is amended to add the following: (L) All metallic equipment and components that are buried or mounded shall have cathodic protection installed to protect the metal and shall meet the following requirements:
22.214.171.124 Sacrificial anodes shall be installed as required by the size of the container. If more than one sacrificial anode is required they shall be evenly distributed around the container.
126.96.36.199 Sacrificial anodes shall be connected to the container or piping as recommended by the manufacturer or using accepted engineering practices.
188.8.131.52 Sacrificial anodes shall be placed as near the bottom of the container as possible and approximately two feet away from the container.
8.6.8 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 184.108.40.206 is added as follows: On dispensing installations, 1000 gallon water capacity or less, where the dispensing cabinet is located next to the LP Gas container, stainless steel wire braid hose of more than 36 inches in length may be used on vapor and liquid return lines only. The hose shall be secured and routed in a safe and professional manner, marked with the date of installation, and shall be replaced every five years from that installation date.
8.6.9 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 220.127.116.11, the last sentence of the section is deleted and rewritten as follows: Existing installations shall comply with this requirement by March 31, 2011.
8.6.10 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 18.104.22.168(1) is amended as follows: On line one remove "5ft (1.5m)" and replace it with "10 ft (3m)".
KEY: liquefied petroleum gas
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
May 24, 2010]
Notice of Continuation: March 30, 2006
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 53-7-305
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