O. Reg. 256/14: FIRE CODE

Link to law: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r14256
Published: 2014-12-10

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ontario regulation 256/14

made under the

Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

Made: December 9, 2014
Filed: December 10, 2014
Published on e-Laws: December 10, 2014
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 27, 2014


Amending O. Reg. 213/07

(FIRE CODE)

1. Subsection 1.2.3. of Division A of Ontario Regulation 213/07 is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 1.2.3. Compliance with Other Applicable Law

Compliance with other applicable law

1.2.3.1. Compliance with this Code does not relieve the owner from compliance with other applicable Acts and regulations, and, where a requirement of an applicable Act or regulation conflicts with a requirement of this Code, the more stringent requirement prevails, unless the more stringent requirement is in this Code and this Code says that the requirement of the other Act or regulation prevails.

2. (1) Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definition:

Class K fire means a fire involving combustible cooking media such as vegetable oils, animal oils and animal fats.

(2) The definition of “Dwelling unit” in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Dwelling unit means a suite operated as a housekeeping unit, used or intended to be used by one or more persons and usually containing cooking, eating, living, sleeping and sanitary facilities, and includes a residential unit.

(3) The definition of “Guest suite” in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Guest suite means a single room or a series of rooms of complementary use providing sleeping accommodation for the travelling public or for recreational purposes in a hotel establishment.

(4) The definition of “Minimum explosible concentration” in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Minimum explosible concentration (MEC) means the minimum concentration of combustible dust

suspended in air, measured in mass per unit volume, that will support a deflagration as defined by the test procedure in ASTM E 1515, “Standard Test Method for Minimum Explosible Concentration of Combustible Dusts”.

(5) Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definitions:

Refuse storage room means a room in a building that is used for the storage of combustible refuse, including waste materials and recyclables.

Residential unit means a suite operated as a housekeeping unit, used or intended to be used by one or more persons that contains cooking, eating, living, sleeping and sanitary facilities.

(6) The definition of “Suite” in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Suite means a single room or series of rooms of complementary use, operated under a single tenancy, and includes dwelling units, individual guest rooms in motels, hotels, boarding houses, rooming houses and dormitories, as well as individual stores and individual or complementary rooms for business and personal services occupancies.

3. Article 1.5.1.2. of Division A of the Regulation is amended by striking out “govern” and substituting “prevail”.

4. Subsection 1.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 1.1.2. Records of Tests and Inspections

Records to be prepared

1.1.2.1. (1) If a

test, corrective measure or operational procedure required by this Code is conducted, a written record shall be prepared noting what was done and the date and time it was done.

(2) If an inspection required by this Code is conducted in a supported group living residence or an intensive support residence regulated under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008, a written record shall be prepared noting what was inspected

and the date and time of the inspection.

Retention of records

1.1.2.2. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), the original or a copy of any record required by this Code shall be retained at the building to which the record relates

(a) for a period of at least two years after being prepared, and

(b) so that at least the most recent and the immediately preceding record of a given test

or inspection are retained.

(2) The initial verification or test reports for fire protection systems installed after November 21, 2007 shall be retained throughout the life of the systems, regardless of whether the systems are installed in accordance with this Code or the Building Code.

Records to be made available on request

1.1.2.3. The original or a copy of any record required by this Code shall be made available to the Chief Fire Official for examination on request.

5. Article 1.2.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Applicable editions

1.2.1.1. (1) A reference in this Code to a document set out in Table 1.2.1.A. is to the edition designated in the table.

(2) If, on December 31, 2014, any appliance, equipment, system, installation or construction met the requirements of the edition that was designated in Table 1.2.1.A. of this Code as it read on December 31, 2014, the appliance, equipment, system, installation or construction is deemed to comply with the requirements of the edition referred to in Sentence (1).

6. Article 1.2.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “June 1, 2007” and substituting “January 1, 2015”.

7. Table 1.2.1.A. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

TABLE 1.2.1.A.

Forming Part of Article 1.2.1.1.

 


Issuing Agency


Document Number


Title of Document


Code Reference




API


5L-2007


Line Pipe


4.4.2.1.(4)




API


12B-2008


Bolted Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)




API


12D-2008


Field Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)




API


12F-2008


Shop Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)




API


620-2008


Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks


4.3.1.3.(1)




API


650-2007


Welded Tanks for Oil Storage


4.3.1.2.(1)




API


1104-2005


Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities


4.4.5.2.(1)




API


2000-2009


Venting Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks


4.3.4.1.(1)




API


2200-2010


Repairing Crude Oil, Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Product Pipelines


4.4.11.7.(6)




API


RP 1107-1991


Recommended Pipeline Maintenance Welding Practices


4.4.5.2.(1)
4.4.11.7.(6)




API


RP 2201-2003


Safe Hot Tapping Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries


4.4.11.7.(6)




ASME


B16.5-2003


Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings NPS ½ Through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard


4.4.5.3.(1)




ASME


B31.3-2008


Process Piping


4.4.2.1.(5)




ASME


BPVC-2010


Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code


4.3.1.3.(1)
4.4.10.5.(2)
4.4.10.6.(1)




ASTM


A53/A53M-10


Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless


4.4.2.1.(4)




ASTM


A193/A193M-11A


Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting for High Temperature or High Pressure Service and Other Special Purpose Applications


4.4.5.4.




ASTM


D56-05


Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester


4.1.3.1.(1)




ASTM


D93-11


Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester


4.1.3.1.(2)




ASTM


D323-08


Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)


1.4.1.2. of Division A
(Vapour pressure)




ASTM


D3278-96E1


Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus


4.1.3.1.(4)




ASTM


D3828-09


Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester


4.1.3.1.(3)




ASTM


E1515–07


Standard Test Method for Minimum Explosible Concentration of Combustible Dusts


1.4.1.2. of Division A
(Minimum explosible concentration)




CGA


P-1-2008


Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers


5.6.1.1. (3)




CGSB


CAN2-4.2-M77


Textile Test Methods, Test Method 27.1


2.3.2.1.(2)




CGSB


CAN/CGSB-24.3-M92


Identification of Piping Systems


4.3.1.7.
4.4.4.1.(3)
4.4.8.6.(1)




CPPI


 


Using the CPPI Colour-Symbol System to Mark Equipment and Vehicles for Product Identification (1990)


4.3.1.7.
4.4.4.1.(3)
4.4.8.6.(1)




CSA


6.19-01


Residential Carbon Monoxide Alarming Devices


2.16.2.1.(5)
6.3.4.7.(4)




CSA


B51-09


Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Pressure Piping Code


4.3.1.3.(2)




CSA


B306-M1977


Portable Fuel Tanks for Marine Use


4.2.3.1.(1)




CSA


B365-10


Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment


2.6.2.1.
2.6.2.2.




CSA


B376-M1980


Portable Containers for Gasoline and Other Petroleum Fuels


4.2.3.1.(1)




CSA


B620-2009


Highway Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods


4.2.3.1.(1)




CSA


C22.2 No. 141-10


Emergency Lighting Equipment


9.9.5.5.(2)




CSA


C22.2 No.152-M1984 (R2011)


Combustible Gas Detection Instruments


5.17.3.3.(1)




CSA


C282-09


Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings


6.7.1.1.(1)
6.7.1.3.
9.9.5.5.(1) and (2)




CSA


CAN/CSA-W117.2-09


Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes


5.17.1.2.




CSA


Z32-09


Electrical Safety and Essential Electrical Systems in Health Care Facilities


6.7.1.1.(2)




CSA


Z245.1-07


Steel Pipe


4.4.2.1.(4)




CSA


Z305.12-06


Safe Storage, Handling, and Use of Portable Oxygen Systems in Residential Buildings and Health Care Facilities


2.15.1.2.




MAH


Supplementary Standard SB-4, September 14, 2012


Measures for Fire Safety in High Buildings


7.3.1.3.(2)




NACE


RP0285-2011


Corrosion Control of Underground Storage Tank Systems by Cathodic Protection


4.3.9.1.(1)




NACE


SP0169-2007


Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems


4.4.3.1.(2)




NFPA


10-2010


Portable Fire Extinguishers


6.2.7.1.




NFPA


11-2010


Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam


4.3.2.5.(2)
6.8.1.1.(3)




NFPA


12-2011


Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems


6.8.1.1.(3)




NFPA


12A-2009


Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems


6.8.1.1.(3)




NFPA


12B-1990


Standard on Halon 1211 Fire Extinguishing Systems


6.8.1.1.(3)




NFPA


13-2013


Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems


3.3.1.8.(1)
3.3.1.9.
3.3.2.2.(5)
3.3.2.10.(3)
3.3.3.6.(1)
3.3.4.3.(4)
4.8.4.3.(4)
4.9.4.1.(2)
5.4.2.3.
5.4.5.1.
5.12.8.2.(1)
5.13.6.1.
6.5.1.1.(1)
9.2.5.2.(4)
Table 9.2.5.A.
9.4.5.5.(2)
9.5.5.3.(2)
9.6.5.5.(2)
9.7.5.1.(1) and (4)




NFPA


13D-2010


Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes


6.5.1.1.(1)
9.7.5.1.(2)
9.8.5.1.




NFPA


13R-2010


Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height


6.5.1.1.(1)
9.4.5.5.(3)
9.5.5.3.(2)
9.7.5.1.(3)




NFPA


15-2012


Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection


4.3.2.5.(2)
6.8.1.1.(4)




NFPA


16-2011


Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems


6.8.1.1.(4)




NFPA


17-2009


Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems


6.8.1.1.(3)




NFPA


17A-2009


Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems


6.8.1.1.(3)




NFPA


18-2011


Standard on Wetting Agents


6.8.1.1.(5)




NFPA


20-2010


Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection


9.4.5.5.(5)
9.7.5.1.(6)




NFPA


24-2013


Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and their Appurtenances


4.8.4.3.(4)




NFPA


25-2011


Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems


6.4.1.6.
6.5.1.1.(2)
6.6.1.5.(1) to (3)




NFPA


30-2012


Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code


4.2.7.7.(1)
4.2.10.5.(1)




NFPA


32-2011


Standard for Drycleaning Plants


5.14.10.1.(1)




NFPA


33-2011


Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials


5.12.1.1.(2)
5.12.3.5.
5.12.8.2.(2)
5.14.4.1.(2)
5.14.6.1.(3)




NFPA


37-2010


Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines


4.3.12.2.(2)




NFPA


40-1994


Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Motion Picture Film


5.4.4.2.




NFPA


40E-1993


Code for the Storage of Pyroxylin Plastic


5.4.3.3.(1)




NFPA


51-2007


Standard for Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes


5.17.2.1.




NFPA


55-2005


Standard for the Storage, Use and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders and Tanks


5.6.1.1.(3) and (8)




NFPA


68-2007


Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting


4.2.9.6.(1) and (2)
4.3.13.3.
4.8.3.1.
4.8.4.2.(1)
4.12.10.1.(1)
5.6.2.4.(1)
5.10.1.5.(2)
5.10.1.7.(2)
5.18.3.3.(2) and (3)




NFPA


69-2008


Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems


4.3.2.5.(2)
4.8.4.2.(1)
5.10.1.8.(2)




NFPA


71-1989


Standard for the Installation, Maintenance and Use of Signaling Systems for Central Station Service


6.3.1.2.(2)




NFPA


72-1993


Standard for the Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Protective Signaling Systems


6.3.1.2.(5)




NFPA


82-2009


Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment


2.6.3.1.(2)
2.6.3.2.




NFPA


86-2011


Standard for Ovens and Furnaces


4.4.9.5.(2)
5.18.4.1.




NFPA


91-2010


Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids


4.1.7.2.(5)
4.12.8.4.(1)
5.10.2.1.




NFPA


96-2011


Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations


2.6.1.12.(1)
2.6.1.13.




NFPA


291-1995


Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants


6.6.6.1.




NFPA


505-2011


Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operation


3.4.1.1.




NFPA


705-2009


Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films


2.3.2.2.
2.9.2.1.




NFPA


1142-2001


Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting


3.2.1.9.(4)




NFPA


2001-2008


Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems


6.8.1.1.(3)




NRC


Ninth Edition 2010


National Fire Code of Canada


4.1.1.2.(2)
4.2.1.1.(2)
4.2.2.3.(1) and (2)
4.2.8.4.(1) and (2)
4.5.1.1.
4.9.4.2.
4.11.3.8.
7.3.1.2.




NRC


User’s Guide - NBC 1995


Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility (Part 3)


7.3.1.2.




NRCan


April 2003, Edition 2


Pyrotechnics Special Effects Manual


5.2.1.4.




NRCan


March 2002, Draft Edition #2


Display Fireworks Manual


5.2.1.4.




OFMEM


Fire Code Supplement FCS-1, January 2015


Objectives and Functional Statements Attributed to the Acceptable Solutions


1.2.2.1.(1), (2) and (3) of Division A
4.1.1.4.(4)
1.3.2.2.(1) and (2) of Division C




TC


May 2001


Standards Respecting Pipeline Crossings Under Railways


4.4.7.4.(3)




UL


ANSI/UL 558-1998


Industrial Trucks, Internal Combustion Engine‑Powered


3.4.2.1.(3)




UL


ULI 1275-1994


Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets


4.2.10.5.(1)




UL


UL 2034-2008


Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms


2.16.2.1.(5)
6.3.4.7.(4)




ULC


C842-M1984


Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.4.8.1.(1)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S109-03


Flame Tests of Flame-Resistant Fabrics and Films


2.3.2.1.(1)




ULC


ULC-S505-1974


Standard for Fusible Links for Fire Protection Service


9.5.3.7.(5)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S508-02


Standard for the Rating and Testing of Fire Extinguishers


6.2.2.1.




ULC


CAN/ULC-S524-06


Standard for the Installation of Fire Alarm Systems


6.3.1.8.
9.9.4.12.(1)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S531-02


Standard for Smoke Alarms


2.13.2.1.(3)
9.5.4.5.(3)
9.6.4.10.(3)
9.7.4.3.(4)
9.8.4.2.(3)
9.9.4.13.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S536-04


Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems


6.3.2.2.(1) to (3)
6.3.2.4.




ULC


CAN/ULC-S537-04


Verification of Fire Alarm Systems


9.9.4.12.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S552-02


Standard for the Maintenance and Testing of Smoke-Alarms


6.3.2.6.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S553-02


Standard for the Installation of Smoke-Alarms


9.5.4.5.(3)
9.6.4.10.(3)
9.7.4.3.(5)
9.8.4.2.(3)
9.9.4.13.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S561-03


Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems


6.3.1.2.(2)
9.7.4.1.(2)
9.7.4.2.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S601-07


Standard for Shop Fabricated Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)
4.3.3.2.(1)




ULC


ULC-S601(A)-2001


Refurbishing of Steel Aboveground Horizontal Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.10.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S602-07


Aboveground Steel Tanks for Fuel Oil and Lubricating Oil


4.3.1.2.(1)




ULC


ULC-S603-00


Standard for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)
4.3.15.4.(5)




ULC


ULC-S603(A)-2001


Refurbishing of Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.10.(3)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S603.1-11


External Corrosion Protection Systems for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)
4.3.8.5.(1)
4.3.9.1.(1)
4.4.3.1.(2)




ULC


ULC-S615-98


Standard for Reinforced Plastic Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)
4.3.8.5.(2)
4.3.15.4.(5)




ULC


ULC-S615(A)-2002


Refurbishing of Reinforced Plastic Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.10.(3)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S620-07


Standard for Hose Nozzle Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.4.8.1.(2)




ULC


ULC-S630(A)-2001


Refurbishing of Steel Aboveground Vertical Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.10.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S633-99


Standard for Flexible Underground Hose Connectors for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.4.7.13.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S642-07


Standard for Compounds and Tapes for Threaded Pipe Joints


4.4.5.1.




ULC


CAN/ULC-S651-07


Standard for Emergency Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.4.8.1.(3)
4.6.3.2.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S652-08


Standard for Tank Assemblies for the Collection, Storage and Removal of Used Oil


4.3.1.2.(1)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S653-06


Standard for Aboveground Steel Contained Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)




ULC


ULC-S655-98


Aboveground Protected Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)
4.3.2.1.(7)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S660-08


Standard for Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.4.2.1.(3)
4.4.7.13.(2)




ULC


CAN/ULC-S661-10


Standard for Overfill Protection Devices for Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks


4.3.1.8.(2)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C30-1995


Safety Containers


4.1.5.9.(4)
4.2.3.1.(1)
4.2.6.4.
4.12.3.1.(1)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C58.9-1997


Secondary Containment Liners for Underground and Aboveground Flammable and Combustible Liquid Tanks


4.3.7.2.(2)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C58.12-1992


Leak Detection Devices (Volumetric Type) for Underground Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks


4.3.15.1.(3)
4.3.16.2.(1)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C58.14-1992


Nonvolumetric Leak Detection Devices for Underground Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks


4.3.15.1.(3)
4.3.16.2.(1)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C58.15-1992


Overfill Protection Devices for Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks


4.3.1.8.(1)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C107.12-1992


Line Leak Detection Devices for Flammable Liquid Piping


4.4.6.7.




ULC


ULC/ORD-C142.5-1992


Concrete Encased Steel Aboveground Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(1)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C142.16-1994


Protected Aboveground Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.3.1.2.(9)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C410A-1994


Absorbents for Flammable and Combustible Liquids


4.1.6.3.(3)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C536-1998


Flexible Metallic Hose


4.4.7.13.(2)




ULC


ULC/ORD-C1275-1984


Guide for the Investigation of Storage Cabinets for Flammable Liquid Containers


4.2.10.5.(1)




8. Subsection 2.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 2.1.1. Scope and Application

Scope

2.1.1.1. This Part provides measures for the fire safety of persons and buildings, including the elimination or control of fire hazards in and around buildings, the maintenance of certain life safety systems in buildings, the establishment of a fire safety plan in certain buildings and the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

Application

2.1.1.2. Subject to Article 2.1.1.3., this Part applies to buildings, premises, tents, air-supported structures and outdoor public amusement areas.

Exceptions

2.1.1.3. (1) Subject to Sentences (2) and (3), this Part does not apply to individual dwelling units.

(2) Section 2.2 (Fire Separations), Article 2.4.4.4. (Open-air burning), Subsection 2.4.7. (Vacant Buildings), Section 2.6 (Service Equipment), Section 2.11 (Insulation and Re-Insulation), Section 2.13 (Installation of Smoke Alarms), Section 2.15 (Portable Oxygen Systems) and Section 2.16 (Installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms) apply to individual dwelling units.

(3) This Part applies to individual

dwelling units in a supported group living residence or an intensive support residence regulated under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.

9. Article 2.1.2.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

10. Section 2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Subsection:

Subsection 2.1.3.  Prohibited Combinations of Occupancies

Prohibited combinations of occupancies

2.1.3.1. A building containing a major occupancy that is classified as an assembly occupancy, a care occupancy, a care and treatment occupancy, a detention occupancy or a residential occupancy shall not contain a major occupancy

that is classified as a high hazard industrial occupancy.

11. Article 2.2.3.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Door in a fire separation

2.2.3.4. (1) A door in a fire separation shall be kept closed when not in use.

(2) A door in a fire separation shall be checked

as frequently as necessary to ensure that the door remains closed.

(3) Sentences (1) and (2) do not apply to

(a) a door designed to close automatically in the event of a fire emergency, or

(b) a door for which an approved fire safety plan contains provisions for closing in the event of a fire emergency.

(4) A door in a fire separation shall be inspected

monthly.

(5) A door opening in a fire separation and the areas surrounding the door opening shall be kept clear of anything that would be likely to obstruct or interfere with the free operation of the door.

12. Article 2.2.3.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Inspection of fire dampers and fire-stop flaps

2.2.3.5. Fire dampers and fire-stop flaps

shall be inspected annually or on an approved time schedule.

13. Articles 2.2.3.6., 2.2.3.7. and 2.2.3.8. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked.

14. Clause 2.3.2.1.(1)(d) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(d) an open floor area exceeding 1500 m2 in a business and personal services occupancy, mercantile occupancy

or industrial occupancy, unless the floor area is divided into fire compartments each not exceeding 1500 m2 in area and each having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

15. (1) Sentences 2.4.1.1.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Accumulation of combustible materials

(1) Combustible materials shall not be accumulated in or around a building in such quantity or such location as to create a fire hazard.

(2) Combustible materials shall not be accumulated in any part of an elevator shaft, ventilation shaft, means of egress, service room or service space, unless the location, room or space is designed for those materials.

(2) Sentence 2.4.1.1.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(5) Abandoned optical fibre cables and electrical wires and cables, with combustible insulation, jackets or sheaths, and nonmetallic raceways shall be removed from a plenum unless

(a) they are permanently enclosed by the structure or finish of the building,

(b) their removal would disturb the structure or finish of the building,

(c) their removal could affect the performance of cables in use, or

(d) the plenum is sprinklered.

16. Sentence 2.4.3.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking prohibited

(1) If conditions are such that smoking would create a fire or explosion hazard, smoking shall not take place except in approved smoking areas.

17. (1) Sentence 2.4.4.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Open flames prohibited

(1) In a building used for a public assembly, open flames shall not be used in such quantity or manner as to create a fire hazard unless the use has been approved.

(2) Sentence 2.4.4.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “permitted” and substituting “used”.

18. Subsection 2.4.4. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Open-air burning

2.4.4.4. (1) Open-air burning shall not take place unless

(a) it has been approved, or

(b) the open-air burning consists of a small, confined fire that is

(i) used to cook food on a grill, barbecue or spit,

(ii) commensurate with the type and quantity of food being cooked, and

(iii) supervised at all times.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to the use of an appliance that

(a) meets the requirements of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000,

(b) is for outdoor use,

(c) if assembled, has been assembled in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and

(d) if installed, has been installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

19. Article 2.6.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

2.6.1.1. This Subsection applies to cooking, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning equipment and their associated appliances.

20. Article 2.6.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Hoods, filters and ducts

2.6.1.3. (1) Hoods, ducts and filters subject to accumulations of combustible deposits shall be checked at intervals not greater than seven days, and shall be cleaned if the accumulation of combustible deposits creates a fire hazard.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to hoods, ducts or filters in an exhaust or ventilating system that serves only a single suite of residential occupancy.

21. Article 2.6.1.8. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Disconnect switches

2.6.1.8. (1) Disconnect switches for mechanical air-conditioning and ventilating systems shall be tested at intervals not greater than 12 months to establish that the system can be shut down in an emergency.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to an exhaust or ventilating system that serves only a single suite

of residential occupancy.

22. Article 2.6.1.10. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Precautions during repairs or renovations

2.6.1.10. (1) No work on ducts involving the use of hot work equipment shall be performed unless

(a) the system has been shut down,

(b) the duct has been cleaned of any accumulations of combustible deposits, and

(c) any combustible lining and covering material that could be ignited by the work has been removed.

23. Article 2.6.1.12. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Exhaust and fire protection systems in cooking operations

2.6.1.12. (1) A cooking operation producing smoke or grease-laden vapours shall be provided with an exhaust system and fire protection system in accordance with NFPA 96, “Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations”.

(2) Despite Sentence (1), an existing exhaust or fire protection system may be approved.

(3) Sentence (1) does not apply to

(a) an individual suite of residential occupancy, or

(b) a cooking operation producing insignificant amounts of smoke or grease-laden vapours that are controlled by other approved measures.

(4) In a hotel establishment regulated by Section 9.9, a cooking operation that meets the requirements of Article 9.9.2.19. is deemed to be in compliance with Sentence (1).

24. Article 2.6.1.13. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Maintenance of exhaust and fire protection systems

2.6.1.13. Exhaust and fire protection systems required under Article 2.6.1.12. shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 96, “Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations”.

25. Article 2.6.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CAN/CSA-B365” and substituting “CSA-B365”.

26. Article 2.6.2.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CAN/CSA-B365” and substituting “CSA-B365”.

27. Article 2.6.3.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

28. The title of Subsection 2.7.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 2.7.1. Means of Egress and Occupant Load

29. Sentence 2.7.1.6.(7) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(7) If non-fixed row seating is provided for more than 200 persons in an assembly occupancy, the seats shall be fastened in units of not less than 4 and not more than 12 seats, or each end seat abutting an aisle shall be securely fastened to the floor.

30. Article 2.7.1.7. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(3) Despite Sentence (2), the lighting provided for illumination may be controlled by motion sensors installed in accordance with the Building Code.

31. Article 2.7.2.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Requirements for locking, latching and fastening devices

2.7.2.2. (1) Subject to Sentences (2) and (3), locking, latching and other fastening devices shall be such that a door can be readily opened from the inside with no more than one releasing operation and without requiring keys, special devices or specialized knowledge of the door opening mechanism on

(a) every exit

door required by this Code, and

(b) every door that is in an access to exit and that opens into or is located within

(i) a public corridor,

(ii) a facility that provides access to exit from a

suite, or

(iii) a facility that provides access to exit from a room serving patients or residents in a care occupancy or care and treatment occupancy.

(2) A door in an access to exit or an exit door may be equipped with an electromagnetic locking device that is approved or complies with the Building Code, unless the door is located in an elementary or secondary school or is an egress or exit door that serves a high hazard industrial occupancy.

(3) An egress door that serves a contained use area or impeded egress zone may be equipped with a locking device that can be released either locally or remotely in accordance with Sentences (4) to (6).

(4) A locking device with a local release permitted by Sentence (3) shall be capable of being unlocked with a key from both sides of the door.

(5) The controls for the remote release of a locking device permitted by Sentence (3) shall be in an area that is readily accessible to supervisory staff.

(6) A locking device permitted by Sentence (3) that is electrically operated shall be

(a) designed to operate on emergency power, and

(b) capable of being manually unlocked by supervisory staff.

(7) Sentence (1) does not apply in rapid transit stations that comply with the Building Code.

32. Article 2.7.3.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Same

2.7.3.2. (1) Exit signs shall be illuminated externally or internally, as appropriate for the sign’s design, while the building

is occupied.

(2) Exit signs that contain self-luminous or photoluminescent material shall be maintained in accordance with

(a) the sign manufacturer’s maintenance instructions, if any, and

(b) the conditions outlined in the approval of the designated evaluation body under the Building Code, if any.

33. Article 2.8.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

2.8.1.1. (1) This Section applies to buildings containing

(a) an assembly occupancy,

(b) a care occupancy,

(c) a care and treatment occupancy,

(d) a detention occupancy,

(e) a residential occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 10,

(f) a retirement home,

(g) a business and personal services occupancy where the occupant load

exceeds 300,

(h) a mercantile occupancy where the occupant load exceeds 300,

(i) a high hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load

exceeds 25,

(j) a medium hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load

exceeds 100, or

(k) a low hazard industrial occupancy where the occupant load

exceeds 300.

(2) This Section also applies to buildings or premises

(a) containing 4 storeys

or more, counting storeys below grade,

(b) to which Subsection 3.2.1. applies,

(c) to which Article 4.1.5.6. applies,

(d) to which Article 4.12.4.1. applies,

(e) to which Section 9.3 applies,

(f) to which Sentence 9.5.3.1.(3) applies,

(g) used as a convalescent home or children’s custodial home providing sleeping accommodation for more than three persons, or

(h) that have a contained use area or an impeded egress zone.

(3) This Section also applies to recreational camps regulated under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

(4) This Section also applies to supported group living residences and intensive support residences regulated under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.

34. Sentence 2.8.1.2.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Subject to Article 2.8.2.2., supervisory staff are not required to be in the building on a continual basis.

35. Article 2.8.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Measures in a fire safety plan

2.8.2.1. (1) A fire safety plan shall be prepared, approved and implemented in buildings and premises to which this Section applies.

(2) A fire safety plan shall

(a) provide for the emergency procedures to be followed in case of fire, including

(i) sounding the fire alarm,

(ii) notifying the fire department,

(iii) instructing occupants on procedures to be followed when the fire alarm sounds,

(iv) evacuating occupants, including special provisions for persons requiring assistance,

(v) procedures for use of elevators, and

(vi) confining, controlling and extinguishing the fire,

(b) provide for the appointment and organization of supervisory staff to carry out fire safety duties,

(c) provide for the training of supervisory staff and the instruction of other occupants in their responsibilities for fire safety,

(d) include documents and diagrams showing the type, location and operation of the building

fire emergency systems,

(e) provide for the holding of fire drills and set out fire drill procedures,

(f) provide for the control of fire hazards in the building,

(g) provide for the maintenance of building facilities provided for the safety of occupants, and

(h) provide for alternative measures to be provided for the safety of occupants during a shutdown of any or all fire protection equipment or systems.

(3) The fire safety plan shall be kept in the building or premises in an approved location.

(4) The fire safety plan shall be reviewed as often as necessary, but at least every 12 months, and shall be revised as necessary so that it takes into account changes in the use or other characteristics of the building or premises.

(5) Before demolition

or construction, including hot surface applications, commences in or on the building

or premises, the fire safety plan shall be revised to incorporate

(a) temporary alternative measures for the fire safety of the occupants during the demolition or construction, and

(b) temporary procedures to control fire hazards associated with the demolition or construction, including procedures to mitigate risks to adjacent buildings.

(6) The revised fire safety plan prepared under Sentence (4) or (5) shall be implemented.

(7) In the case of a care occupancy, care and treatment occupancy and retirement home, any training of supervisory staff carried out under a fire safety plan shall be recorded.

(8) The original or a copy of at least the most recent and the immediately preceding record referred to in Sentence (7) shall be retained in the building for a period of at least two years after being prepared and shall be made available to the Chief Fire Official for examination on request.

36. Sentence 2.8.2.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Sentence 2.8.2.1.(1)” and substituting “Sentence 2.8.2.1.(2)”.

37. Sentence 2.8.3.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Clause 2.8.2.1.(1)(e)” and substituting “Clause 2.8.2.1.(2)(e)”.

38. Article 2.9.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Combustible materials

2.9.3.1. (1) Subject to Sentences (2) and (3), hay, straw, shavings or similar combustible materials shall not be used within a tent or air-supported structure used for an assembly occupancy.

(2) Hay, straw or similar combustible materials may be used if necessary for the daily feeding and care of animals.

(3) Sawdust and shavings may be used if kept damp.

39. Article 2.9.3.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking and open flames prohibited

2.9.3.2. Smoking shall not take place and open flame devices shall not be used in a tent

or air-supported structure unless provisions have been made for such activities under the fire safety plan.

40. Sentence 2.12.1.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “be permitted” and substituting “occur”.

41. Article 2.12.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “permitted” and substituting “carried out”.

42. Sentence 2.13.1.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

(1) Subject to Sentences (2) and (3), this Section applies to suites of residential occupancy and sleeping rooms not within a dwelling unit.

43. Article 2.13.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Landlord is responsible

2.13.1.2. Despite the definition of owner in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A, in the case of a rental suite, only the landlord shall be considered to be the owner for the purpose of applying Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A to this Section.

44. Article 2.14.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Ignition sources

2.14.1.3. Smoking shall not take place and open flames, temporary wiring, heat-producing equipment and similar ignition sources shall not be used if they would create a fire hazard, except in approved areas.

45. Article 2.16.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Landlord is responsible

2.16.1.2. Despite the definition of owner in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A, in the case of a rental

suite of residential occupancy, only the landlord shall be considered to be the owner for the purpose of applying Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A to this Section.

46. (1) Sentence 2.16.2.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) If a fuel-burning appliance

associated with building services is installed in a building, but not within a suite of residential occupancy, a carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed

(a) in the service room or area where the appliance is installed,

(b) adjacent to each sleeping area in each suite of residential occupancy that has a common wall or common floor/ceiling assembly with the service room or area where the appliance

is installed, and

(c) adjacent to sleeping rooms that are not within a dwelling unit.

(2) Sentence 2.16.2.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) If a building

contains a storage garage, a carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed

(a) adjacent to each sleeping area in each suite of residential occupancy that has a common wall or common floor/ceiling assembly with the storage garage, and

(b) adjacent to sleeping rooms that are not within a dwelling unit.

(3) Sentence 2.16.2.1.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CAN/CSA-6.19” and substituting “CSA-6.19”.

47. The title of Part 3 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

PART 3
OUTDOOR AND INDOOR STORAGE

48. Subsection 3.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 3.1.1. Application

Application

3.1.1.1. This Part applies to the use, storage and handling of hazardous materials and combustible materials.

49. The title of Section 3.2 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 3.2 OUTDOOR STORAGE

50. Subsection 3.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 3.2.1. Outdoor Storage of Tires

Application

3.2.1.1. (1) This Subsection applies to outdoor tire storage yards where tires or shredded tires are stored if the bulk volume of the stored product exceeds 300 m3.

(2) This Subsection does not apply if the stored tires or shredded tires in the storage yard are covered by a minimum depth of 150 mm of noncombustible material.

Fire protection provisions

3.2.1.2. (1) Open-air burning of tires or shredded tires shall not take place in storage yards.

(2) Hot works or heating devices shall not be operated in storage yards.

(3) Smoking shall not take place in storage yards, except as provided in Subsection 2.4.3.

(4) Storage piles of tires or shredded tires in storage yards shall not be located beneath electrical power lines with a voltage in excess of 750 volts or that supply power to fire emergency systems.

Fire safety planning

3.2.1.3. (1) Storage yards shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.8.

(2) The fire safety plan shall include provisions respecting access within the fire

department access routes for water supply systems or other measures that are approved under Article 3.2.1.10.

(3) At least one copy of the fire emergency procedures shall be prominently posted and maintained at the storage yard.

(4) The telephone number of the fire department and location of the nearest telephone shall be posted conspicuously in attended locations.

Pile dimensions, locations and clearance

3.2.1.4. (1) Individual storage piles of tires or shredded tires in a storage yard shall not be more than 3 m in height and 100 m2 in area.

(2) Despite Article 3.5.2.1., storage piles of tires or shredded tires in a storage yard shall be located

(a) at least 15 m from property lines,

(b) at least 15 m from buildings,

(c) at least 4.5 m from combustible ground vegetation comprised of grass and weeds, and

(d) at least 30 m away from combustible ground vegetation comprised of brush and forested areas.

(3) Despite Article 3.5.2.2., individual storage piles of tires or shredded tires in a storage yard shall be separated

(a) from other individual storage piles of tires or shredded tires by a clear space of at least 6 m, and

(b) from other individual storage piles by a clear space of at least 6 m.

Clearance for bulk volume over 4800 m3

3.2.1.5. (1) This Article applies if the bulk volume of stored tires and shredded tires in a storage yard is more than 4800 m3.

(2) The tires and shredded tires shall be stored in a group of no more than 16 individual storage piles.

(3) A minimum clearance of 22 m shall be provided around the perimeter of each group of storage piles.

Alternative approved measures

3.2.1.6. Despite Articles 3.2.1.4. and 3.2.1.5., other approved storage pile arrangements may be used to prevent the spread of fire.

Fire department access

3.2.1.7. (1) Each storage yard shall be provided with fire access routes.

(2) The fire access routes shall

(a) have a clear width of at least 6 m,

(b) be designed to support the loads imposed by fire fighting equipment,

(c) be surfaced with material designed to permit accessibility under all climatic conditions,

(d) be connected with a public thoroughfare in at least two places that are located as remotely from each other as is possible in the circumstances,

(e) be located within all storage pile clearances identified in Clauses 3.2.1.4.(2)(a) and (b) and Article 3.2.1.5.,

(f) be at least 6 m away from any storage pile,

(g) be accessible and unobstructed at all times, and

(h) be located so that every point in the storage yard where storage piles are located is within 50 m of a fire access route.

(3) Despite Sentences (1) and (2), alternate fire access routes may be provided if

(a) the routes permit fire fighting vehicles and equipment access and permit the use of fire suppression techniques appropriate in the circumstances, and

(b) the routes are approved.

Fencing and gateways

3.2.1.8. (1) If the bulk volume of stored tires and shredded tires is more than 600 m3, the storage yard shall be surrounded by a firmly anchored fence or other approved method of security that controls unauthorized access to the storage yard.

(2) If a fence is used, the fence shall be at least 1.8 m high and constructed to discourage climbing.

(3) The fence shall have gateways with a clear width of at least 3.5 m.

(4) The gateways shall be high enough to permit the entry of fire department

vehicles.

(5) The gateways shall be kept clear of obstructions so that the gates may be fully opened at all times.

(6) The gateways shall be locked when the storage yard is not staffed.

Water supply

3.2.1.9. (1) A public or private water supply shall be provided so that any part of the storage yard can be reached by using not more than 150 m of hose.

(2) If the bulk volume of stored tires and shredded tires is between 300 m3 and 1200 m3, the water supply system shall be capable of supplying at least 1860 L/min for a minimum of 3 h.

(3) If the quantity of stored product is 1200 m3 or more, the water supply system shall be capable of supplying at least 3780 L/min for a minimum of 3 h.

(4) If on-site reservoirs or other established water supplies are used as a fire department draft source to meet the requirements of Sentences (1), (2) and (3), they shall be equipped with dry hydrants in accordance with Chapter 9 of NFPA 1142, “Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting”.

Water supply alternative measures

3.2.1.10. Despite Article 3.2.1.9., other water supply systems or other measures may be used if the systems or measures will provide sufficient fire suppression capability in the circumstances and if the systems or measures are approved.

Portable extinguishers

3.2.1.11. A motorized vehicle operating in a storage yard shall be equipped with at least one portable extinguisher having a minimum rating of 2A:30B:C.

51. Article 3.2.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

3.2.2.1. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), this Subsection applies to outdoor storage yards where lumber and forest products are stored.

(2) This Subsection does not apply if

(a) the storage yard is approved and does not create a fire hazard or endanger life safety, or

(b) the storage yard is approved and approved alternative measures to the requirements set out in this Subsection are taken to prevent the creation of a fire hazard and protect life safety.

52. Sentence 3.2.2.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “lumber storage yards” and substituting “storage yards”.

53. Article 3.2.2.7. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Wood waste accumulation prohibited

3.2.2.7. Sawdust, chips and other waste material shall not be accumulated in piling areas in storage yards.

54. Sentence 3.2.2.12.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “lumber yard” and substituting “storage yard”.

55. Article 3.2.2.22. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking prohibited

3.2.2.22. Smoking shall not take place in storage yards, except as provided in Subsection 2.4.3.

56. Article 3.2.2.25. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “lumber yard” and substituting “storage yard”.

57. Article 3.2.2.27. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Hydrant system

3.2.2.27. A storage yard shall be provided with a hydrant system or mobile pumping equipment that can reach all parts of the storage yard with no more than 60 m of hose.

58. Article 3.2.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

3.2.3.1. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), this Subsection applies to outdoor storage yards where wood chips are stored.

(2) This Subsection does not apply if

(a) the storage yard is approved and does not create a fire hazard or endanger life safety, or

(b) the storage yard is approved and approved alternative measures to the requirements set out in this Subsection are taken to prevent the creation of a fire hazard and protect life safety.

59. Article 3.2.3.10. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking prohibited

3.2.3.10. Smoking shall not take place in storage yards, except as provided in Subsection 2.4.3.

60. The title of Section 3.3 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 3.3 INDOOR STORAGE

61. Article 3.3.1.8. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Warehouse fire extinguishing systems

3.3.1.8. (1) If the floor area of a tire storage location exceeds 250 m2, the floor area shall be provided with a sprinkler system installed in accordance with NFPA 13, “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems”.

(2) The design of the sprinkler system required in Sentence (1) shall be based on the maximum piling height available.

62. Article 3.3.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

3.3.2.1. (1) Subject to Sentences (2) and (3), this Subsection applies to the indoor general storage of combustible solids, noncombustible solids with combustible packaging or storage aids, including storage in bin boxes, shelves or racks.

(2) This Subsection, except Article 3.3.2.6., does not apply to special hazard commodities covered elsewhere in this Code.

(3) This Subsection does not apply to the bulk storage of unpackaged grain, coal or similar commodities.

63. Article 3.3.2.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Storage dimensions

3.3.2.2. (1) An individual storage area shall not exceed 500 m2

in buildings that are not sprinklered.

(2) An individual storage area shall not exceed 1000 m2 in sprinklered buildings.

(3) Heights of storage in

buildings that are not sprinklered

shall not exceed 4.5 m.

(4) The maximum height of storage of any individual storage area shall be determined according to

(a) the stability of the stored products as it relates to the base area and shape, and

(b) the height limitations otherwise set in this Subsection.

(5) Buildings

containing individual storage areas that exceed 6.4 m in height shall be protected with

(a) a sprinkler system designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 13, “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems”, or

(b) a sprinkler system installed before January 1, 2015 that has been approved.

64. (1) Sentence 3.3.2.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the tops of piles” and substituting “the top of any storage”.

(2) Sentence 3.3.2.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “storage piles are” and substituting “the top of any storage is”.

65. Article 3.3.2.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3.3.2.5. Aisles separating individual storage areas described in Article 3.3.2.2. shall be at least 2.4 m wide.

66. Article 3.3.2.11. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking prohibited

3.3.2.11. Smoking shall not take place in indoor storage areas, except as provided in Subsection 2.4.3.

67. Article 3.3.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

3.3.3.1. (1) This Subsection applies to the storage of ammonium nitrate in a pure form or in a mixture, if

(a) the storage exceeds 1000 kg, and

(b) the mixture contains 60% or more ammonium nitrate by weight.

(2) This Subsection does not apply to

(a) blasting agents, or

(b) ammonium nitrate and ammonium nitrate mixture storage on railways regulated by the Canadian Transport Commission.

68. Sentences 3.3.3.2.(7) and (8) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(7) The distance in Clause (6)(b) may be reduced to 7.5 m if a firewall that has a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h is provided between the storage facility and the building

it exposes.

(8) The distance in Clause (6)(c) may be reduced to 15 m for a medium hazard industrial occupancy or a low hazard industrial occupancy if a firewall that has a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h is provided between the storage facility and the building it exposes.

69. Sentence 3.3.3.3.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall not be permitted to remain unattended” and substituting “shall be continuously monitored at all times”.

70. Sentence 3.3.3.9.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking and open flames prohibited

(1) Smoking shall not take place and open flames shall not be used in buildings used for the storage of ammonium nitrate.

71. Section 3.3. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Subsections:

Subsection 3.3.4. Indoor Storage of Combustible Fibres

Application

3.3.4.1. This Subsection applies to the indoor storage of combustible fibres.

Building size for storage and handling of combustible fibres

3.3.4.2. Buildings

used for the storage and handling of combustible fibres shall comply with the height and area limitations of the Building Code for medium hazard industrial occupancies.

Loose fibre storage

3.3.4.3. (1) Up to 3 m3 of loose combustible fibres may be stored in a single fire compartment if they are kept in metal-lined bins equipped with self-closing metal-lined covers.

(2) Quantities of loose combustible fibres exceeding 3 m3 but not exceeding 15 m3 shall be stored in rooms separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation that has a fire-resistance rating

not less than 1 h.

(3) Quantities of loose combustible fibres exceeding 15 m3 but not exceeding 30 m3 shall be stored in rooms separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation that has a fire-resistance rating

not less than 2 h.

(4) Quantities of loose combustible fibres that exceed 30 m3 shall be stored in an individual room

(a) that is sprinklered in accordance with NFPA 13, “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems”, and

(b) that is separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

(5) Quantities of loose combustible fibres stored in an individual room referred to in Sentence (4) shall be arranged so that an individual pile does not exceed 250 m2 in area and is separated from other piles by aisles that are at least 2.4 m wide.

(6) Clause (4)(a) does not apply to a sprinkler system that met the requirements of this Code on December 31, 2014, as it read on that day.

Baled fibre storage

3.3.4.4. (1) Baled

combustible fibres shall be stored so that

(a) a single pile will not contain more than 700 m3,

(b) the maximum height of any single pile will not exceed 4.5 m,

(c) piles are separated by aisles not less than 1.5 m wide, and

(d) the clearance between piles and building walls is not less than 1 m.

Baled storage piles

3.3.4.5. The sides of baled storage piles shall be inclined back from the base of the pile with a slope of not less than 1 m for each 10 m of height.

Clearance for sprinklers and structural framing

3.3.4.6. (1) The clearance between sprinkler head deflectors and the tops of storage piles shall not be less than 457 mm.

(2) If the storage piles are above the lower chords of floor or roof structural framing members, a horizontal clear space of 300 mm shall be maintained between the storage and the structural members.

Heating equipment

3.3.4.7. (1) Unless controlled in a manner that will not create a fire or explosion hazard, fuel-fired appliances and electrical heating elements shall not be used in a storage area for combustible fibres.

(2) Shields shall be provided that will prevent stored material from coming within 300 mm of any part of a heating system heat distribution network.

Standpipe and hose system installations

3.3.4.8. Standpipe and hose systems shall be installed in accordance with the Building Code.

Portable extinguishers

3.3.4.9. Portable extinguishers shall be provided in accordance with Section 6.2.

Smoke vents

3.3.4.10. If combustible fibres are stored in a building, automatic smoke venting hatches that are manually operable from remote locations and have a combined opening area of 64 cm2 for each square metre of floor area shall be provided.

Subsection 3.3.5. Indoor Storage of Matches

Classification, labelling and packaging

3.3.5.1. Matches shall be classified, packaged and labelled in accordance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (Canada).

Storage compartment

3.3.5.2. If the aggregate volume of piles of stored matches exceeds 3 m3, storage compartments shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Building Code for high hazard industrial occupancies.

Carton pile arrangements

3.3.5.3. In a storage area with an aggregate volume of piles of stored matches that exceeds 3 m3, shipping cartons containing matches shall be arranged in piles not exceeding 3 m in height or 40 m3 in volume, with each pile separated by aisles at least 2.4 m wide.

Mixed storage

3.3.5.4. In mixed storage areas, matches shall be stored in a specific area separated from the remainder of the storage by a clear space of at least 2.4 m.

Storage restrictions

3.3.5.5. Matches shall not be stored within 3 m of any elevator shaft opening, stairway or other vertical opening.

72. Article 3.4.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall conform to NFPA 505, “Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Maintenance, and Operation” and substituting “shall comply with NFPA 505, “Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operation”.

73. Sentence 3.4.2.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “be permitted to” at the end of the portion before Clause (a).

74. Article 3.5.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fires prohibited

3.5.1.2. Open flames shall not be used in a salvage yard, except for the purposes of heating, operating machinery or performing hot works.

75. Article 3.5.1.9. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking prohibited

3.5.1.9. Smoking shall not take place in salvage yards, except as provided in Subsection 2.4.3.

76. Subsection 3.5.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

77. Sections 3.6 and 3.7 of Division B of the Regulation are revoked.

78. The title of Section 4.1 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Section 4.1 General

79. The title of Subsection 4.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.1.1. Application and Compliance

80. Article 4.1.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application and interpretation

4.1.1.1. (1) This Part applies to the storage, handling, processing, dispensing and use, in buildings, structures and open areas, of

(a) flammable liquids,

(b) combustible liquids, and

(c) liquids with flash points greater than 93.3°C, when processed, stored, handled or used at temperatures above their flash points.

(2) For the purposes of this Part,

“existing” means in existence on November 21, 1997;

“in-service” means installed and in use.

81. Clause 4.1.1.2.(2)(e) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “in Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada, 2005”” and substituting “of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada””.

82. Article 4.1.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Sentence 4.3.8.1.(2)” and substituting “Sentence 4.3.8.1.(4)”.

83. (1) Sentence 4.1.3.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ASTM D 56, “Flash Point by Tag Closed Tester”” and substituting “ASTM D56, “Flash Point by Tag Closed Cup Tester””.

(2) Sentence 4.1.3.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ASTM D 93, “Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Tester”” and substituting “ASTM D93, “Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester””.

(3) Sentence 4.1.3.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ASTM D 3828, “Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Tester”” and substituting “ASTM D3828, “Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Cup Tester””.

(4) Sentence 4.1.3.1.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ASTM D 3278, “Flash Point of Liquids by Setaflash Closed-Cup Apparatus”” and substituting “ASTM D3278, “Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed-Cup Apparatus””.

84. Article 4.1.5.3. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “permitted” and substituting “used or carried out”.

85. Article 4.1.5.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking prohibited

4.1.5.4. Smoking shall not take place in areas described in Article 4.1.1.1., except as provided in Subsection 2.4.3.

86. Article 4.1.5.9. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Basement storage

4.1.5.9. (1) Subject to Sentences (2) to (4) and Subsection 4.12.10., Class I liquids shall not be stored, handled or used in basements or pits.

(2) Class I liquids may be stored in dwelling units in accordance with Article 4.2.4.5.

(3) Class I liquids may be stored in mercantile occupancies in accordance with Subsection 4.2.5.

(4) Up to 5 L of Class I liquids may be stored in basements if the liquids are stored in safety containers that comply with ULC/ORD-C30, “Safety Containers”.

87. (1) Sentence 4.1.7.2.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) A mechanical ventilation system is deemed to meet the requirements of Sentence (3) if it is capable of exhausting at least 18 m3/h per square metre of room area and not less than 250 m3/h in total.

(2) Sentence 4.1.7.2.(6) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “covered by” and substituting “regulated under”.

88. Article 4.1.7.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Location of air inlets and outlets

4.1.7.3. (1) Ventilation air inlets and outlets within a room or enclosed space referred to in Article 4.1.7.1. shall be arranged to provide air movement in all areas of the room or enclosed space.

(2) If the flammable vapour being removed is as dense as air or heavier than air

(a) at least one ventilation air inlet shall be located near a wall, no higher than 300 mm from the floor, and

(b) at least one ventilation air outlet shall be located near the opposite wall, no higher than 300 mm from the floor.

(3) If the flammable vapour being removed is lighter than air

(a) at least one ventilation air inlet shall be located near a wall, no lower than 300 mm from the ceiling, and

(b) at least one ventilation air outlet shall be located near the opposite wall, no lower than 300 mm from the ceiling.

89. Article 4.1.7.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Recirculating ventilation systems

4.1.7.6. (1) A mechanical ventilation system referred to in Article 4.1.7.2. that recirculates exhaust air shall be provided with a fail-safe vapour detection and alarm system to continuously monitor the flammable vapour concentration in the exhaust air.

(2) If the flammable vapour concentration in the exhaust air exceeds 25% of the lower explosive limit of the vapour, the vapour detection and alarm system shall

(a) sound an alarm in an attended area,

(b) stop the recirculation of air, and

(c) redirect the exhaust air to an outdoor location.

90. Sentence 4.1.8.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Subject to Subsection 4.4.10., flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall not be transferred by means of pressure applied to a container or storage tank.

91. Article 4.1.8.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fuel tanks

4.1.8.4. (1) Moveable tanks may be used to dispense flammable liquids or combustible liquids

into the fuel tanks of vehicles or other motorized equipment if the moveable tanks are used in accordance with the requirements of this Part for storage tanks.

(2) Enclosed pumping equipment designed in accordance with good engineering practice shall be used to transfer Class I liquids to or from the fuel tanks of vehicles inside buildings.

92. The title of Subsection 4.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.2.1. Application

93. Clause 4.2.1.1.(1)(c) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “intermodal” and substituting “intermediate”.

(2) Sentence 4.2.1.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Except as otherwise stated in this Part, this Section does not apply to

(a) properties subject to Section 4.6, refineries subject to Section 4.8 and distilleries subject to Section 4.9,

(b) liquids in the fuel tank of motors or engines,

(c) distilled beverage alcohol in closed containers that are stored in accordance with Part 3 of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada”,

(d) food and pharmaceutical products that are stored in closed containers with a capacity of not more than 5 L,

(e) alcohol-based hand sanitizer products that have a capacity of not more than 1.2 L and that are in use, or

(f) products that contain no more than 50% by volume of water-miscible flammable liquids or combustible liquids, with the remainder of the solution being non-flammable, that are stored in closed containers with a capacity of not more than 5 L.

94. (1) Sentence 4.2.2.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “in Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada, 2005”” and substituting “of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada””.

(2) Sentence 4.2.2.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) For the purposes of applying Table 3.2.7.6. of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada”, Class IIIA liquids shall be treated as Class 3 dangerous goods.

95. Sentence 4.2.3.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall be permitted” and substituting “may be used”.

96. Article 4.2.4.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Maximum quantities

4.2.4.2. (1) Subject to Sentence (4) and Articles 4.2.4.5. and 4.2.4.6., the maximum quantity of flammable liquids or combustible liquids

stored in a building or in a single fire compartment having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h shall meet the requirements of Sentences (2) and (3).

(2) If a single class of liquid is stored in a building or in a single fire compartment having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h, the total quantity of liquid shall not exceed

(a) 30 L of Class I liquids,

(b) 150 L of Class II liquids, or

(c) 600 L of Class IIIA liquids.

(3) If two or more classes of liquid are stored in the same building or in a single fire compartment having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h, the total quantity of stored liquid shall meet the requirements of the following equation:

qI/30 + qII/150 + qIIIA/600 1

where

qI = the actual quantity of Class I liquid present, in litres,

qII = the actual quantity of Class II liquid present, in litres, and

qIIIA  = the actual quantity of Class IIIA liquid present, in litres.

(4) Quantities of flammable liquids or combustible liquids

exceeding those permitted by Sentence (1) are permitted if they are kept

(a) in cabinets that comply with Subsection 4.2.10., but only if the total quantity of flammable liquids and combustible liquids stored in the cabinets does not exceed the quantity permitted for one cabinet, or

(b) in a room that complies with Subsection 4.2.9. and has no openings that communicate directly with the public portions of the building.

97. Article 4.2.4.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Cabinet and room location

4.2.4.3. The cabinets and rooms referred to in Sentence 4.2.4.2.(4) shall not be located above or below the first storey.

98. Article 4.2.4.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Storage in dwelling units

4.2.4.5. No more than 30 L of flammable liquids and combustible liquids, of which not more than 10 L may be Class I liquids, may be stored in a dwelling unit.

99. Article 4.2.4.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Storage in attached garages or sheds

4.2.4.6. No more than 50 L of flammable liquids and combustible liquids, of which not more than 30 L may be Class I liquids, shall be stored in a garage or shed attached to a dwelling unit.

100. (1) Sentence 4.2.5.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “permitted to be” in the portion before Clause (a).

(2) Sentence 4.2.5.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “permitted to be” in the portion before Clause (a).

101. Article 4.2.5.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Transfer

4.2.5.3. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), the transfer of flammable liquids or

combustible liquids from or into containers shall take place in a storage room that complies with Subsection 4.2.9.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to tinting operations for paints that involve containers of up to 25 L in capacity.

102. Clause 4.2.6.3.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) 250 L, including no more than 60 L of Class II liquid, or 10 L of Class I liquid, in a single fire compartment

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

103. Article 4.2.7.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Storage facilities

4.2.7.2. (1) Flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall be stored

(a) in accordance with Subsection 4.2.8.,

(b) in cabinets that comply with Subsection 4.2.10.,

(c) in rooms that comply with Subsection 4.2.9., or

(d) in storage areas that comply with Article 4.2.7.5.

104. Article 4.2.7.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire compartments

4.2.7.3. Fire compartments regulated by this Subsection shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

105. Sentence 4.2.7.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “4.2.7.2.(1)(a)” and substituting “4.2.7.2.(1)(d)”.

106. Sentence 4.2.7.5.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) If two or more classes of liquids are stored in a single fire compartment, the total quantities of stored liquids shall meet the requirements of the following equation:

[qIA/QIA + qIB/QIB + qIC/QIC + qII/QII + qIIIA/QIIIA]rack +

 [qIA/QIA + qIB/QIB + qIC/QIC + qII/QII + qIIIA/QIIIA]solid pile or pallet  ≤ 1

where

qIA, IB or IC = the actual quantity of Class IA, IB or IC liquid present in a rack, solid pile or on pallets,

qII = the actual quantity of Class II liquid present in a rack, solid pile or on pallets,

qIIIA = the actual quantity of Class IIIA liquid present in a rack, solid pile or on pallets,

QIA, IB or IC = the maximum quantity of Class IA, IB or IC liquid permitted in Table 4.2.7.A. or 4.2.7.B. for the arrangement,

QII = the maximum quantity of Class II liquid permitted in Table 4.2.7.A. or 4.2.7.B. for the arrangement, and

QIIIA = the maximum quantity of Class IIIA liquid permitted in Table 4.2.7.A. or 4.2.7.B. for the arrangement.

107. Table 4.2.7.A. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Table 4.2.7.A.

Indoor Container Storage (Palletized or Solid Piled Storage and Unprotected Rack Storage)
Forming Part of Article 4.2.7.5.

 


Class of Liquid


Storage Level


Protected Storage (1) -Maximum Quantity per Individual Storage Area, L


Protected Storage (1) -Maximum Storage Height, m


Protected Storage (1) -Maximum Quantity per Fire Compartment, L


Unprotected Storage  - Maximum Quantity per Individual Storage Area, L


Unprotected Storage  - Maximum Storage Height, m


Unprotected Storage - Maximum Quantity per Fire Compartment, L




Class IA


First Storey


10000


1.5


50000


2500


1.5


2500




Class IA


Storeys
above the first storey


7500


1.5


30000


2500


1.5


2500




Class IA


Basement


Not
permitted


Not permitted


Not
permitted


Not permitted


Not permitted


Not
permitted




Class IB or IC


First Storey


20000


2.0


60000


10000


1.5


10000




Class IB or IC


Storeys
above the first storey


10000


2.0


50000


10000


1.5


10000




Class IB or IC


Basement


Not
permitted


Not permitted


Not
permitted


Not permitted


Not permitted


Not
permitted




Class II


First Storey and storeys above the first storey


40000


3.0


100000


15000


3.0


30000




Class II


Basement


25000


1.5


25000


Not permitted


Not permitted


Not
permitted




Class IIIA


First Storey and storeys above the first storey


60000


6.0


200000


50000


4.5


100000




Class IIIA


Basement


40000


3.0


100000


Not permitted


Not permitted


Not
permitted




Notes to Table 4.2.7.A.:

(1) See Article 4.2.7.7.

108. Table 4.2.7.B. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

table 4.2.7.b.

Indoor Container Storage (Protected Rack Storage)(1) Forming Part of Article 4.2.7.5.

 


Class of Liquid


Storage Level


Maximum Height, m


Maximum Quantity per Individual Storage Areaor per Fire Compartment, L




Class IA


First Storey


7.5


30000




Class IA


Storeys above the first storey


4.5


17000




Class IA


Basement


Not permitted


Not permitted




Class IB or IC


First Storey


7.5


60000




Class IB or IC


Storeys above the first storey


4.5


35000




Class IB or IC


Basement


Not permitted


Not permitted




Class II


First Storey


7.5


100000




Class II


Storeys above the first storey


7.5


100000




Class II


Basement


4.5


35000




Class IIIA


First Storey


12.0


200000




Class IIIA


Storeys above the first storey


6.0


200000




Class IIIA


Basement


6.0


100000




Notes to Table 4.2.7.B.:

(1) See Article 4.2.7.7.

109. Article 4.2.7.9. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Article 3.2.2.2. in Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada 2005”” and substituting “Articles 3.3.2.5. and 3.3.2.6.”.

110. Sentence 4.2.8.2.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “storage cabinets” and substituting “cabinets”.

111. (1) Sentence 4.2.8.4.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

General storage areas

(1) In a general storage area covered in Subsection 3.2.3. of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada”, quantities of flammable liquids and combustible liquids may exceed those in Sentence 4.2.8.2.(1) if the storage area complies with Sentences (2) to (6).

(2) Sentence 4.2.8.4.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “in Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada, 2005”” and substituting “of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada””.

(3) Sentence 4.2.8.4.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the total quantity permitted for each class of liquid shall be calculated as follows” in the portion before the equation and substituting “the total quantities of stored liquids shall meet the requirements of the following equation”.

112. Clause 4.2.9.2.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “covered by” and substituting “regulated under”.

113. Article 4.2.9.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Explosion venting

4.2.9.6. (1) If Class IA or IB liquids are dispensed or stored in open containers within a storage room, the room shall be designed to prevent critical structural and mechanical damage from an internal explosion in accordance with NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting”.

(2) Despite Sentence (1), if Class IA liquids are stored in closed containers

or Class I liquids are dispensed or stored in open containers for those occupancies or facilities that are regulated under Regulation 851 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (Industrial Establishments) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Ontario Regulation 67/93 (Health Care and Residential Facilities) made under the

Occupational Health and Safety Act, the room shall be designed to prevent critical structural and mechanical damage from an internal explosion in accordance with NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting”.

(3) Sentence (1) does not apply to the storage of distilled beverage alcohol.

114. Sentence 4.2.9.8.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “covered by” in the portion before Clause (a) and substituting “regulated under”.

115. Article 4.2.10.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Maximum quantity per cabinet

4.2.10.2. No more than 500 L of flammable liquids or combustible liquids shall be stored in a cabinet.

116. Article 4.2.10.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Cabinets

4.2.10.5. (1) Cabinets required in this Part shall

(a) comply with ULC/ORD-C1275, “Guide for the Investigation of Storage Cabinets for Flammable Liquid Containers”,

(b) comply with ULI 1275, “Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets”,

(c) be “FM APPROVED” by FM Global, or

(d) be listed

as meeting NFPA 30, “Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code”.

117. Sentence 4.2.10.6.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “storage cabinet” in the portion before Clause (a) and substituting “cabinet”.

118. Clause 4.2.11.1.(2)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of at least 2 h” and substituting “not less than 2 h”.

119. Article 4.2.11.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Mixed storage

4.2.11.2. If two or more liquids with different flash points are stored outdoors in containers that form a single pile, the maximum total quantity in the pile shall be equal to the maximum quantity permitted for the liquid with the lowest flash point.

120. The title of Section 4.3 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Section 4.3 Storage tanks

121. The title of Subsection 4.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.3.1. Application and Storage Tank Design, Construction and Use

122. (1) Sentence 4.3.1.2.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Atmospheric storage tanks

(1) Subject to Sentences (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8) and Section 4.9, atmospheric storage tanks shall be built in accordance with

(a) API 12B, “Bolted Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids”,

(b) API 12D, “Field Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids”,

(c) API 12F, “Shop Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids”,

(d) API 650, “Welded Tanks for Oil Storage”,

(e) CAN/ULC-S601, “Standard for Shop Fabricated Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”,

(f) CAN/ULC-S602, “Aboveground Steel Tanks for Fuel Oil and Lubricating Oil”,

(g) ULC-S603, “Standard for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”,

(h) CAN/ULC-S603.1, “External Corrosion Protection Systems for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”,

(i) ULC-S615, “Standard for Reinforced Plastic Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”,

(j) CAN/ULC-S652, “Standard for Tank Assemblies for the Collection, Storage and Removal of Used Oil”,

(k) CAN/ULC-S653, “Standard for Aboveground Steel Contained Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”,

(l) ULC-S655, “Aboveground Protected Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”, or

(m) ULC/ORD-C142.5, “Concrete Encased Steel Aboveground Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”.

(2) Sentence 4.3.1.2.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(5) Existing in-service aboveground atmospheric storage tanks that do not comply with Sentence (1) may remain in-service if the tanks

(a) are not leaking,

(b) have no dents greater than 30 degrees or 35 mm in depth from the normal configuration,

(c) have no pitting in excess of 3 mm, and

(d) have metal thickness of at least 50% of the minimum permissible thickness specified in an applicable standard referred to in Sentence (1).

(3) Sentence 4.3.1.2.(7) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(7) Existing in-service underground storage tanks that do not comply with Sentence (1) may remain in-service if the tanks are not leaking and steel storage tanks and associated piping are protected from external corrosion in accordance with Subsection 4.3.9.

(4) Sentence 4.3.1.2.(9) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(9) Existing aboveground atmospheric storage tanks that comply with ULC/ORD-C142.16-1994, “Protected Aboveground Tank Assemblies for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”, are deemed to comply with Clause (1)(l).

(5) Article 4.3.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(10) In-service atmospheric storage tanks that were installed on or before December 31, 2014 and that do not comply with Sentence (1) may remain in-service if they do not leak and if the tanks met the requirements of this Code on December 31, 2014, as it read on that day.

123. Clause 4.3.1.3.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) ASME BPVC, “Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code”.

124. Article 4.3.1.8. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Overfill protection

4.3.1.8. (1) A storage tank that is not a tight-filled storage tank shall be prevented from being overfilled by

(a) continuous supervision of the filling operations by personnel qualified to supervise the filling operations, or

(b) an overfill protection device that complies with ULC/ORD-C58.15, “Overfill Protection Devices for Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks”.

(2) A tight-filled storage tank shall be prevented from being overfilled with a positive shut-off device that complies with CAN/ULC-S661, “Standard for Overfill Protection Devices for Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Tanks”.

(3) Sentence (2) does not apply to tight-filled storage tanks that were installed on or before December 31, 2014 and that meet the requirements of this Code as it read on December 31, 2014.

125. (1) Sentence 4.3.3.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Foundations and supports

(1) Storage tanks shall rest on the ground or on foundations, supports or piling made of concrete, masonry or steel.

(2) Sentence 4.3.3.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) If the clearance below the base of a storage tank exceeds 300 mm, the supports for the storage tank shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

126. Clause 4.3.3.2.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) Appendix A2 of CAN/ULC-S601, “Standard for Shop Fabricated Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”.

127. Article 4.3.3.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Protection against flooding

4.3.3.3. Aboveground storage tanks located in an area that may be subject to flooding shall be securely anchored.

128. Clause 4.3.4.1.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) API 2000, “Venting Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks”, or

129. Article 4.3.4.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall be allowed for” and substituting “shall be included”.

130. Sentence 4.3.6.2.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “are permitted to” and substituting “shall”.

131. Sentence 4.3.7.2.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Subject to Sentence (4), there shall be no openings in a secondary containment.

132. Clause 4.3.7.4.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) is constructed in accordance with

(i) Clause 4.3.1.2.(1)(j), (k), (l) or (m), incorporating secondary containment, or

(ii) Clause 4.3.1.2.(1)(e) for double-walled storage tanks,

133. Sentence 4.3.7.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “permit” and substituting “be constructed so that it does not interfere with”.

134. Article 4.3.7.7. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Leak detection

4.3.7.7. (1) The secondary containment shall be equipped with a monitoring device that activates a visual or audible alarm in an attended area in the event of a loss of integrity of the secondary containment unless

(a) the contained space created by the secondary containment is accessible for an internal visual examination, and

(b) the secondary containment is sloped so that liquid would flow to a specific location that can be monitored.

135. Sentence 4.3.7.8.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “be permitted to accumulate” and substituting “be accumulated”.

136. Article 4.3.8.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Location

4.3.8.1. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), underground storage tanks shall be double-walled and shall be built in accordance with the underground storage tank

standards in Sentence 4.3.1.2.(1).

(2) In-service underground storage tanks that do not comply with Sentence (1) may remain in-service if the tanks are not leaking and if the tanks met the requirements of this Code on December 31, 2014, as it read on that day.

(3) Underground storage tanks shall be located so that

(a) the foundations of buildings will not be undermined during excavation, and

(b) loads from building

foundations and supports are not transmitted to the tank.

(4) Underground storage tanks shall be separated by a horizontal distance of not less than

(a) 600 mm from adjacent underground tanks or structures,

(b) 1 m from a building

foundation or a street line, and

(c) 1.5 m from other property lines.

137. Article 4.3.8.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Ground cover

4.3.8.2. (1) Subject to Sentences (2) to (4), underground storage tanks

shall be installed with not less than 600 mm of ground cover over the tank.

(2) Subject to Sentence (3), underground storage tanks subject to vehicular traffic shall be installed not less than 1 m below finished ground level.

(3) An underground storage tank subject to vehicular traffic may be installed under a 150 mm reinforced concrete slab or a 200 mm unreinforced concrete slab over not less than 450 mm of sand if the slab extends at least 300 mm beyond the underground storage tank.

(4) If it is not practical to install an underground storage tank completely below adjacent ground level due to subsurface conditions, an underground storage tank shall be built so that at least

(a) 75% of its mass is below adjacent ground level, provided there is not less than 600 mm of ground cover over the portion of the tank above adjacent ground level, or

(b) 50% of its mass is below adjacent ground level, provided there is not less than 1 m of ground cover over the portion of the tank above adjacent ground level.

138. Sentence 4.3.8.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Damage to underground

storage tank shells shall not be repaired on site.

139. Sentence 4.3.8.5.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CAN4-S615, “Reinforced Plastic Underground Tanks for Petroleum Products”, and substituting “ULC-S615, “Standard for Reinforced Plastic Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids””.

140. Article 4.3.8.8. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Spillage

4.3.8.8. If a spillage occurs involving an underground storage tank, the escaped liquid and all soil contaminated by the spill shall be removed in accordance with Subsection 4.1.6.

141. Article 4.3.9.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Corrosion protection

4.3.9.1. (1) Underground steel storage tanks and integral fittings subject to corrosion shall be protected

(a) in accordance with CAN/ULC-S603.1, “External Corrosion Protection Systems for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”, or

(b) by impressed current in accordance with NACE RP0285, “Corrosion Control of Underground Storage Tank Systems by Cathodic Protection”.

142. (1) Sentence 4.3.10.3.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “are permitted to” and substituting “may”.

(2) Sentence 4.3.10.3.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) Vent piping shall enter an underground storage tank through the top of the tank and shall not extend more than 25 mm into the tank.

(3) Clause 4.3.10.3.(5)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) installed so that any nominally horizontal run shall slope towards the underground storage tank,

(4) Article 4.3.10.3. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(6) The requirements of Sentence (4) do not apply to vent piping with an operational vent alarm if the vent piping met the requirements of this Code on December 31, 2014, as it read on that day.

143. Article 4.3.10.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Interconnection of vent pipes

4.3.10.4. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), if vent piping connects two or more underground storage tanks, pipe sizes shall be designed to vent the combined vapours produced in the connected underground storage tanks without exceeding the allowable stresses of the tanks when being filled simultaneously.

(2) If it is not possible to fill the connected underground storage tanks

referred to in Sentence (1) simultaneously, or if the connected vents have a vapour recovery system, the vent piping shall be sized to accommodate the maximum vapour flow possible in the system.

(3) Vent piping for an underground storage tank containing a Class I liquid shall not be connected to the vent piping for an underground storage tank containing a Class II or IIIA liquid unless an effective method is provided to prevent the vapours from the Class I liquid storage tank from entering the other tank.

144. Article 4.3.11.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fill piping and discharge piping

4.3.11.3. (1) Fill piping and discharge piping shall enter underground storage tanks only through the top of the tank and discharge piping used in suction systems shall be sloped toward the storage tanks.

(2) The fill point of an underground storage tank shall not be located higher than the discharge point of the tank’s vent.

(3) Subject to Sentence (5), connections used as part of normal operating conditions for filling or emptying underground storage tanks shall be located

(a) outside

buildings,

(b) at a location free of sources of ignition, and

(c) not less than 1.5 m away from building openings.

(4) Connections for filling or emptying storage tanks described in Sentence (3) shall be kept closed to prevent leakage when not in use.

(5) A filling connection described in Sentence (3) may be located inside a building if

(a) made necessary

(i) by a process or activity located indoors and to which the tank is directly associated, or

(ii) for the collection of used liquids, and

(b) the fill piping is provided with means to prevent flammable vapours from returning to the

building.

(6) If a fill piping system has an offset component from the fill point on the underground storage tank, fill pipes shall be

(a) double-walled,

(b) sloped to the storage tank, and

(c) electronically monitored for leak detection.

(7) If the fill point is below the normal liquid level in the underground storage tank

(a) the fill line shall be equipped with a manual or automatic valve located at the fill point to prevent spillage when the fill cap is removed, and

(b) the fill line drop tube shall be equipped with a method to prevent siphoning of the tank’s contents should a leak occur in the fill line.

(8) In-service fill piping systems that do not comply with Sentences (6) and (7) may remain in-service if the piping does not leak and if the fill piping system met the requirements of this Code on December 31, 2014, as it read on that day.

145. Article 4.3.12.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

4.3.12.1. This Subsection applies to the installation of storage tanks in buildings.

146. Article 4.3.12.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Occupancy

4.3.12.2. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), storage tanks in buildings

shall only be located in industrial occupancies.

(2) A storage tank containing a Class I liquid fuel that is connected to a stationary engine may be installed in any occupancy of a building if the installation complies with NFPA 37, “Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines”.

147. Table 4.3.12.A. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Table 4.3.12.A.

Indoor Tank Storage in Industrial Occupancies Forming Part of Article 4.3.12.4. and 4.3.12.6.

 


Class of Liquid


Storage Level


Maximum Quantity per Storage Room(1), L,
One or More Tanks,
Protected Storage(2)


Maximum Quantity per Storage Room(1), L,
One or More Tanks,
Unprotected Storage




Class I


First Storey


40000


25000




Class I


Storeys above the first storey


7500


Not permitted




Class I


Basement


Not permitted


Not permitted




Class II and IIIA


First Storey


200000


100000




Class II and IIIA


Storeys above the first storey


20000


Not permitted




Class II and IIIA


Basement


20000


Not permitted




Notes to Table 4.3.12.A.:

(1) See Subsection 4.3.13.

(2) See Article 4.2.7.7.

148. Article 4.3.12.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire compartments

4.3.12.5. Fire compartments referred to in this Subsection shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

149. Sentence 4.3.12.6.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the total quantity of liquid permitted for each class of liquid shall be calculated as follows” and substituting “the total quantities of stored liquids shall meet the requirements of the following equation”.

150. Clause 4.3.12.7.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “to contain 100% of the volume” and substituting “to contain a spill equal to at least 100% of the volume”.

151. Sentence 4.3.12.8.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Weak roof-to-side shell seams that are designed to rupture before the allowable design stress of the storage tank is reached shall not be used as a means of emergency venting of storage tanks inside buildings.

152. (1) Clause 4.3.13.1.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of at least 2 h” and substituting “not less than 2 h”.

(2) Clause 4.3.13.1.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “to contain 100% of the volume” and substituting “to contain a spill equal to at least 100% of the volume”.

153. Article 4.3.13.3. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “NFPA 68, “Guide for Venting of Deflagration”” and substituting “NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting””.

154. Sentence 4.3.15.4.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(5) If a pneumatic leakage test is conducted before an underground tank is backfilled in the case of a new tank, or after the tank is uncovered in the case of a previously installed tank, the test pressure shall comply with the production testing requirements of

(a) ULC-S603, “Standard for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”, or

(b) ULC-S615, “Standard for Reinforced Plastic Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”.

155. The title of Subsection 4.4.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.4.1. Application

156. Article 4.4.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Materials

4.4.2.1. (1) Piping systems that contain flammable liquids

or combustible liquids shall be made of materials that are suitable for the maximum anticipated working pressures and operating temperatures and for the chemical properties of the contained liquid.

(2) Subject to Sentence (3), piping systems shall not be made of materials that

(a) are subject to failure from internal stress or rupture by mechanical damage, or

(b) are subject to failure in fires because they are combustible or have a low melting point.

(3) Non-metallic piping systems may be used for underground installations if they comply with CAN/ULC-S660, “Standard for Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”.

(4) If steel piping is used, it shall comply with

(a) API 5L, “Line Pipe”,

(b) ASTM A53/A53M, “Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless”, or

(c) CSA Z245.1, “Steel Pipe”.

(5) If service pressures exceeding 875 kPa (gauge) may occur, piping and fittings shall be designed in accordance with ASME B31.3, “Process Piping”.

(6) Underground piping systems shall include piping in tank sumps, transition sumps and dispenser sumps.

157. Subsection 4.4.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Underground piping system construction

4.4.2.3. (1) Underground piping systems shall be of double-walled construction.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to vent risers and vertical fill piping systems.

(3) In-service underground piping systems that do not comply with Sentence (1) may remain in-service if the piping does not leak and if the piping system met the requirements of this Code on December 31, 2014, as it read on that day.

158. Sentence 4.4.3.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Underground metallic piping systems in contact with the soil or groundwater shall be protected against corrosion in accordance with

(a) CAN/ULC-S603.1, “External Corrosion Protection Systems for Steel Underground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”, or

(b) NACE SP0169, “Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems”.

159. Article 4.4.5.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out ““Compounds and Tapes for Threaded Pipe Joints”” and substituting ““Standard for Compounds and Tapes for Threaded Pipe Joints””.

160. Article 4.4.5.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Welded piping

4.4.5.2. (1) Welding of piping for flammable liquids

or combustible liquids shall comply with Section 5.17 and

(a) API 1104, “Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities”, or

(b) API RP 1107, “Recommended Pipeline Maintenance Welding Practices”.

(2) Flanged joints for piping shall be provided in welded systems at intervals that will facilitate dismantling and avoid subsequent in place hot work operations.

161. Sentence 4.4.5.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Flanged joints

(1) Subject to Sentence (2), flanged joints for piping shall be made with forged or cast steel flanges designed, constructed and installed in accordance with ASME B16.5, “Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings NPS ½ Through NPS 24 Metric/Inch Standard”.

162. Article 4.4.5.4. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ASTM A 193/A 193M, “Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting Materials for High Temperature Service”” and substituting “ASTM A193/A193M, “Alloy-Steel and Stainless Steel Bolting for High Temperature or High Pressure Service and Other Special Purpose Applications””.

163. Sentence 4.4.6.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) In-service exposed piping systems may be visually inspected for leakage in accordance with Article 4.4.11.5.

164. Sentence 4.4.6.5.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall not be permitted” and substituting “shall not be used”.

165. Sentence 4.4.7.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) No portion of a piping system shall be used in a manner that could cause damage to the piping system.

166. Article 4.4.7.9. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(3) Noncombustible material shall be used to cover piping referred to in Sentence (1).

167. (1) Clause 4.4.7.13.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out ““Flexible Underground Hose Connectors for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”” and substituting ““Standard for Flexible Underground Hose Connectors for Flammable and Combustible Liquids””.

(2) Clause 4.4.7.13.(2)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ULC/ORC-C971, “Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”” and substituting “CAN/ULC-S660, “Standard for Nonmetallic Underground Piping for Flammable and Combustible Liquids””.

168. (1) Sentence 4.4.8.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out ““Hose Nozzle Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”” and substituting ““Standard for Hose Nozzle Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids””.

(2) Sentence 4.4.8.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out ““Emergency Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids”” and substituting ““Standard for Emergency Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids””.

169. Article 4.4.9.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Open flames

4.4.9.5. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), open flames shall not be used as a heat source to heat piping for flammable liquids or combustible liquids.

(2) Open flames may be used to heat piping for flammable liquids

or combustible liquids if the heating is carried out in furnaces or ovens that comply with NFPA 86, “Standard for Ovens and Furnaces”.

170. Sentence 4.4.10.5.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ANSI/ASME” and substituting “ASME BPVC”.

171. Sentence 4.4.10.6.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “ANSI/ASME” and substituting “ASME BPVC”.

172. Sentence 4.4.10.7.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Non-inert gas transfer

(1) Subject to Sentence (2), compressed air or other non-inert gas pressure shall not be used in the transfer of flammable liquids

or combustible liquids in a closed piping system.

173. Sentence 4.4.11.7.(6) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(6) Connections to pressurized piping systems shall be made in accordance with good engineering practice such as described in

(a) API RP 1107, “Recommended Pipeline Maintenance Welding Practices”,

(b) API 2200, “Repairing Crude Oil, Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Product Pipelines”, or

(c) API RP 2201, “Safe Hot Tapping Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries”.

174. Subsection 4.4.11. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Removal of piping

4.4.11.8. The removal, abandonment in place, disposal or temporary taking out of service of an underground piping system shall be performed in accordance with good engineering practice.

175. Section 4.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 4.5 Fuel dispensing stations

Subsection 4.5.1. Storage, handling and use of flammable liquids and combustible liquids

Storage, handling and use

4.5.1.1. The storage, handling and use of flammable liquids

and combustible liquids at fuel dispensing stations shall comply with Section 4.6 of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada”.

176. The title of Subsection 4.6.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.6.1. Application

177. Clause 4.6.3.2.(2)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) an emergency valve that complies with CAN/ULC-S651, “Standard for Emergency Valves for Flammable and Combustible Liquids” shall be installed in the supply line so that the shear point of the valve is not higher than the base of the dispenser and not lower than 25 mm below the base of the dispenser.

178. The title of Subsection 4.7.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.7.1. Application

179. Sentence 4.7.4.2.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Where pipe is supported more than 1.2 m above the pier deck, piping supports shall have a fire‑resistance rating not less than 2 h.

180. (1) Sentence 4.7.7.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “be permitted” and substituting “take place”.

(2) Sentence 4.7.7.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “are permitted to” and substituting “may”.

181. Clause 4.7.11.4.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) unless the cargo hose is equipped with a device that automatically prevents liquid from draining from the hose upon disconnection of the hose, the hose shall be drained so as to not create a fire or explosion hazard.

182. The title of Subsection 4.8.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.8.1. Application

183. Article 4.8.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “NFPA 68, “Guide for Venting of Deflagration”” and substituting “NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting””.

184. Article 4.8.3.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of not less than 2 h” and substituting “not less than 2 h”.

185. Clause 4.8.4.2.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “NFPA 68, “Guide for Venting of Deflagrations”” and substituting “NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting””.

186. The title of Subsection 4.9.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.9.1. Application

187. (1) Sentence 4.9.1.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) If there is a conflict between the requirements of this Section and any other requirement in this Part, other than a requirement of Section 4.12, this Section shall prevail.

(2) Sentence 4.9.1.1.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall apply” and substituting “shall prevail”.

188. Article 4.9.4.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “in Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada 2005”” and substituting “of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada””.

189. The title of Subsection 4.11.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.11.1. Application

190. Sentence 4.11.2.4.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Parking outside buildings

(1) Subject to Sentence (2), a tank vehicle shall not be left unattended by the vehicle operator outside a building for more than 1 h.

191. Article 4.11.3.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Ignition sources

4.11.3.2. During loading and unloading operations, a tank vehicle and its delivery equipment shall be separated from other ignition sources by not less than 6 m.

192. Article 4.11.3.8. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Dispensing into vehicles

4.11.3.8. The dispensing of fuel from a tank vehicle directly into the fuel tank of a vehicle shall comply with Article 4.11.3.8. of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada”.

193. Subsection 4.12.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 4.12.1. Application

Application

4.12.1.1. This Section applies to laboratories where flammable liquids and combustible liquids are used or handled.

4.12.1.2. If there is a conflict between the requirements in this Section and other requirements in this Part, the requirements in this Section shall prevail.

194. (1) Sentence 4.12.3.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Maximum quantities

(1) Containers used for the storage of flammable liquids

or combustible liquids shall

(a) if not more than 5 L in capacity, comply with Subsection 4.2.3., or

(b) if more than 5 L in capacity,

(i) comply with the safety container standards of ULC/ORD-C30, “Safety Containers”, and

(ii) have a capacity of not more than 25 L.

(2) Sentence 4.12.3.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Subject to Sentence (3) and Subsection 4.12.10., no more than 300 L of flammable

liquids and combustible liquids, of which no more than 50 L may be flammable liquids, shall be kept in the open area of a laboratory.

195. Section 4.12. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Subsection:

Subsection 4.12.10. Existing Laboratories in Basements

Existing laboratories in basements

4.12.10.1. (1) Existing laboratories in basements may store, handle or use flammable liquids and combustible liquids if

(a) the quantity of flammable liquids and combustible liquids that are stored, handled or used does not exceed 300 L, of which not more than 250 L are flammable liquids,

(b) continuous mechanical ventilation to the outdoors is provided to ensure that flammable vapour concentrations do not exceed 25% of the lower explosive limit,

(c) an audible alarm is provided that will be sounded in an attended area upon shutdown of the mechanical ventilation system,

(d) the building

has a fire safety plan in accordance with Section 2.8,

(e) Class IA liquids are not stored in containers greater than 4 L in capacity,

(f) all sources of ignition within 0.9 m from the floor are eliminated or the room is equipped with a flammable vapour detection system that will alarm in an attended location upon detection of vapour concentrations exceeding 10% of the lower explosive limit, and

(g) the laboratory is designed to prevent critical structural and mechanical damage from an internal explosion in accordance with NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting”, unless

(i) all dispensing of flammable liquids is carried out in a power-ventilated enclosure in accordance with Articles 4.12.8.3. to 4.12.8.5., and

(ii) Class IA liquids are stored in cabinets in accordance with Article 4.2.10.5.

196. Subsections 5.2.1. and 5.2.2. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 5.2.1.  General

Interpretation

5.2.1.1. In this Subsection,

“Act” means the Explosives Act (Canada);

“Regulations” means the Explosives Regulations made under the Explosives Act (Canada).

Manufacture, storage, handling, transportation, sale and use

5.2.1.2. The manufacture, storage, handling, transportation, sale and use of explosives shall meet the requirements of the Act and the Regulations.

Fire emergency procedures

5.2.1.3. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), no explosives shall be manufactured, stored, handled, transported, sold or used unless fire emergency procedures are established in accordance with Section 2.8 and such procedures specify

(a) the location and identification of storage and handling areas,

(b) the methods to control a fire emergency safely and efficiently, and

(c) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons to be contacted in case of fire during non-operating hours.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to

(a) the use of consumer fireworks (type F.1, as designated by the Act and Regulations),

(b) the use of small arms cartridges (type C.1, as designated by the Act and the Regulations),

(c) the storage of consumer fireworks (type F.1, as designated by the Act and the Regulations) in dwelling units, or

(d) the storage of small arms cartridges (type C.1, as designated by the Act and the Regulations) in dwelling units.

Handling and discharge of fireworks and pyrotechnics

5.2.1.4. The handling and discharge of fireworks and pyrotechnics shall comply with NRCan, “Display Fireworks Manual” and NRCan, “Pyrotechnics Special Effects Manual”.

197. Section 5.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 5.3 RESERVED

198. Clause 5.4.3.4.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) has a fire-resistance rating not less than 1.5 h,

199. Clause 5.4.3.5.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) has a fire-resistance rating

not less than 4 h,

200. (1) Clause 5.6.1.1.(3)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) NFPA 55, “Standard for the Storage, Use and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders and Tanks”, or

(2) Sentence 5.6.1.1.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before Clause (a) and substituting the following:

(4) Articles 5.6.2.1. to 5.6.2.4. do not apply to compressed gas stored outdoors or in a fire compartment if the amount stored in each outdoor location or fire compartment does not exceed

. . . . .

(3) Article 5.6.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentences:

(6) Subject to Sentence (7), fire compartments referred to in Sentence (4) shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(7) Existing fire compartments that are approved may have a fire-resistance rating

less than 45 min.

(8) Compressed gas

stored in accordance with NFPA 55, “Standard for the Storage, Use and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders and Tanks”, is deemed to comply with Subsection 5.6.2.

201. Article 5.6.1.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Indoor storage

5.6.1.6. If cylinders containing compressed gas are stored indoors, the cylinders shall be stored in a storage area or room that is dry and ventilated.

202. Clauses (a) to (g) of Sentence 5.6.2.4.(1) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(a) is separated from the remainder of the building by a gas-tight fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h,

(b) is located on an exterior wall of the building,

(c) can be entered from the exterior,

(d) has all closures that lead into the interior of the building

(i) equipped with self-closing devices in such a manner that the closures are kept closed when not in use, and

(ii) constructed so as to prevent migration of gases from the room into other parts of the building,

(e) is constructed so that an exterior wall provides explosion venting

(i) in the ratio of 0.2 m2 for each cubic metre of room volume, or

(ii) in the ratio computed in accordance with NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting”, except in no case less than 650 cm2 of vent area for each cubic metre of room volume,

(f) has ventilation that complies with Sentence (4),

(g) does not contain fuel-fired equipment or high temperature heating elements, and

(h) is used for no purpose other than the storage of compressed gas.

203. Sentence 5.6.2.4.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Clauses (1)(e) and (3)(d)” in the portion before Clause (a) and substituting “Clauses (1)(f) and (3)(d)”.

204. Sentence 5.6.2.7.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Reactive gases

(1) Subject to Sentences (2) and (3), cylinders containing compressed gases

that may react with one another shall be stored in separate fire compartments having a fire-resistance rating

not less than 1 h.

205. Article 5.10.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

5.10.1.1. This Section applies to buildings, parts of buildings or equipment where combustible dusts are produced in quantities or concentrations that create an explosion or fire hazard.

206. Article 5.10.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Dust containment

5.10.1.3. (1) Machinery that produces, agitates or conveys combustible dusts

shall

(a) have dust-tight casings or enclosures, and

(b) be connected to a dust-collecting system that exhausts to the outside, subject to Sentence 5.10.1.5.(3).

207. Clause 5.10.1.5.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “NFPA 68, “Guide for Venting and Deflagrations”” at the end and substituting “NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting””.

208. Subclause 5.10.1.5.(2)(c)(i) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(i) with fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h,

209. Sentence 5.10.1.5.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) Explosion venting to the outdoors is deemed to comply with Clause (2)(a) if the venting

(a) was installed on or before November 21, 2007, and

(b) provides not less than 0.1 m2

of vent area for each cubic metre of dust collector enclosure volume.

210. Sentence 5.10.1.7.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “NFPA 68, “Guide for Venting and Deflagrations”” at the end and substituting “NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting””.

211. Article 5.10.1.14. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Smoking, open flame and spark-producing equipment shall not be allowed” at the beginning and substituting “Smoking shall not take place and open flame and spark-producing equipment shall not be used”.

212. Section 5.10 of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Subsection:

Subsection 5.10.2. Woodworking Operations

Exhaust systems

5.10.2.1. Every machine that produces sawdust, particles or shavings shall be provided with a blower and exhaust system installed in accordance with NFPA 91, “Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids”.

Operations that produce sparks or combustible vapours

5.10.2.2. (1) A machine that produces sawdust, particles or shavings shall not be used in an operation that generates sparks or combustible vapours.

(2) An exhaust system shall not serve an operation that generates sparks or combustible vapours.

Disposal

5.10.2.3. Loose sawdust, particles or shavings shall be swept up at frequent intervals and deposited in receptacles described in Sentence 2.4.1.3.(3).

Portable extinguishers

5.10.2.4. A portable extinguisher that complies with Subsection 6.2.6. or a garden-type hose shall be provided within 7.5 m of any machine that produces sawdust, particles or shavings.

213. Section 5.11 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 5.11 HOT SURFACE APPLICATIONS

Subsection 5.11.1. Application

Application

5.11.1.1. This Section applies to hot surface applications, in or on buildings, that use open flame torches, bitumen kettles or other heat-producing devices.

Subsection 5.11.2. General

Exposed combustible materials

5.11.2.1. (1) If there is a possibility of sparks, flames or heat igniting combustible materials as a result of hot surface applications

(a) combustibles within 5 m of the hot surface application shall be protected against ignition, and

(b) openings in roofs, parapets or other building structures within 5 m of hot surface applications shall be covered or closed to prevent the passage of sparks or flames to adjacent areas.

(2) If it is not possible to cover or close openings described in Clause (1)(b), combustibles in the area exposed by the opening shall be protected against ignition.

Open flame torches

5.11.2.2. (1) An open flame torch shall only be applied to materials intended for hot surface applications and shall not directly expose

(a) combustible materials, such as wood roof decks, cant strips, insulation and flashing,

(b) voids, holes and skylights in the roof or roof deck, or

(c) gas lines and electrical cables.

Bitumen kettles

5.11.2.3. (1) Bitumen kettles shall

(a) not be located in a building or on a roof of a building,

(b) not be located in a fire access route,

(c) not be located within 3 m of a building exit or means of egress,

(d) be provided with metal lids that are close-fitting and constructed of steel having a thickness of not less than No. 14 sheet metal gauge (2 mm),

(e) be maintained free of excessive residue, and

(f) when in operation

(i) be level, with most of the weight off the tires and legs,

(ii) not be heated above 260ºC,

(iii) be kept clear of combustible debris or materials, and

(iv) be under constant supervision by a person who is knowledgeable of operations and hazards and trained in the use of portable extinguishers.

(2) Despite Sentence (1), bitumen kettles may be located on concrete roofs if roof openings within 15 m are diked to prevent spilled asphalt run-off.

5.11.2.4. (1) After each daily use, mops that have been used for spreading bitumen shall be kept in a safe location

(a) at least 3 m away from buildings, and

(b) isolated from other combustibles.

Firewatch

5.11.2.5. (1) A firewatch shall be provided whenever an open flame torch or other ignition source is used for hot surface applications in or on a building

and shall include

(a) any area where combustible materials used in building construction or contents are located within 5 m of persons using an open flame torch or other ignition source,

(b) any area of the building exposed as a result of unprotected roof or wall openings located within 5 m of persons using an open flame torch or other ignition source, and

(c) any area where combustibles on the underside of roofs or the opposite side of walls might be ignited as a result of persons using an open flame torch or other ignition source.

(2) If a firewatch is required, the areas shall be toured by firewatch personnel at least once each hour.

(3) Facilities shall be provided to enable the firewatch personnel to

(a) ensure that a fire warning is sounded to notify occupants, and

(b) communicate with the fire department.

(4) The firewatch personnel shall be equipped with portable illumination and protective equipment.

(5) A firewatch shall be conducted from the beginning of a hot surface application until

(a) at least 3 hours after the application ceases, or

(b) at least 2 hours after the application ceases if a hand-held thermal scanner is used to assist in detecting hidden hot spots.

Portable extinguishers

5.11.2.6. (1) Portable extinguishers with a minimum rating of 4A:40B:C shall be

(a) located within 6 m of persons using an open flame torch or other ignition source, and

(b) readily available to all other persons in the area of hot surface applications and firewatch personnel.

(2) Portable extinguishers with a minimum rating of 4A:40B:C shall be located no further than 7.6 m and no closer than 1.5 m from a bitumen kettle.

214. Subsection 5.12.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 5.12.1.  Application and Separation

Application

5.12.1.1. (1) This Section applies to spray operations involving the use of flammable liquids, combustible liquids or combustible dry powders.

(2) Despite Sentence (1), this Section does not apply to spray operations that comply with Articles 5.1.3.1. and 5.12.1.2. and the design, operation and maintenance requirements in NFPA 33, “Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials”.

Separation for spray operations

5.12.1.2. If a spray operation is a major occupancy in a building, the spray operation shall be separated from the remainder of the building in accordance with Article 3.1.3.1. of Division B of the Building Code.

215. Article 5.12.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

General

5.12.2.1. (1) Spray booths and spray rooms shall have walls and ceilings that consist of steel frames covered with sheet steel having a minimum thickness of 1.14 mm or be of equivalent noncombustible construction.

(2) Walls and ceilings of

spray rooms that are susceptible to paint residue accumulations and interior surfaces of spray booths shall be smooth and continuous.

(3) Floors of spray booths and spray rooms and the operator’s working area shall be of noncombustible materials.

216. (1) Sentence 5.12.2.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Overspray collection

(1) Spray booths and spray rooms

shall be provided with overspray collection, such as filters or water wash, to prevent the build‑up of combustible deposits on the exhaust fan and ductwork.

(2) Sentence 5.12.2.3.(7) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Water-wash collection” at the beginning and substituting “A water-wash filtration system”.

217. Article 5.12.2.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fan blades and casings

5.12.2.4. Fan blades and casings in exhaust blowers for spray booths and spray rooms shall be non‑ferrous, or the fan shall be constructed so that a movement of the wheel or shaft will not cause two ferrous parts of the fan to rub or strike together.

218. Articles 5.12.3.2. and 5.12.3.3. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Exhaust for spray booths

5.12.3.2. Subject to Article 5.12.3.3., the exhaust air velocity at any opening in a spray booth shall be at least 30 m/min.

Exhaust for electrostatic spraying

5.12.3.3. Electrostatic spraying shall have an exhaust air velocity of at least 18 m/min at any opening in a spray booth.

219. Articles 5.12.4.1. and 5.12.4.2. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Duct support and construction

5.12.4.1. Exhaust ducts for spray booths and spray rooms shall be securely supported and constructed of sheet steel in accordance with Table 5.12.4.A.

TABLE 5.12.4.A.

Forming Part of Article 5.12.4.1.

 


Maximum Dimension of Duct


Minimum Thickness of Sheet Steel, mm




Up to 200 mm incl.


0.56




Over 200 mm to 450 mm incl.


0.69




Over 450 mm to 750 mm incl.


0.86




Over 750 mm


1.14




Clearances

5.12.4.2. Subject to Article 5.12.4.3., a clearance of 457 mm shall be maintained between unprotected combustible materials and ducts venting spray booths

and spray rooms.

220. Article 5.12.4.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Access doors

5.12.4.4. Exhaust ducts for spray booths and spray rooms shall be provided with access doors for cleaning purposes.

221. Sentence 5.12.4.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before Clause (a) and substituting the following:

Exhaust outlet locations

5.12.4.5. (1) Except for water-wash filtration systems, the exhaust outlet to atmosphere from spray booths and spray rooms shall

. .  . . .

222. Article 5.12.5.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Motors for exhaust fans

5.12.5.2. Electric motors for exhaust fans shall not be placed inside spray booths,

spray rooms or ducts.

223. Article 5.12.7.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Interlocks

5.12.7.1. (1) The spraying equipment for spray booths and spray rooms shall be interlocked to shut down in the event of

(a) a failure of the ventilation system,

(b) a failure of the circulating water pump of a water-wash filtration system, or

(c) a failure of the filter roll-down mechanism of an overspray collection system.

224. Sentence 5.12.7.2.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Cleaning and residue disposal

(1) The inner surfaces of

spray booths and spray rooms

shall be cleaned of combustible residue as often as necessary to prevent a fire hazard.

225. Article 5.12.7.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(3) Strippable coatings or removable combustible coverings, such as thin paper and static dissipative plastic sheets, may be used on walls and floors in spray booths and spray rooms to facilitate cleaning operations.

226. Article 5.12.7.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

5.12.7.4. RESERVED

227. Article 5.12.7.5. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “spray-coating operations” and substituting “spray operations”.

228. Article 5.12.7.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Ignition sources

5.12.7.6. Open flame or spark producing devices shall not be used within a spraying area, unless separated from the area by a vapour-tight fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

229. Article 5.12.8.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Sprinkler head protection

5.12.8.3. (1) Sprinkler heads in spray booths and spray rooms shall be protected with lightweight paper bags or cellophane bags having a thickness of not more than 0.08 mm.

(2) Bags protecting sprinkler heads shall be replaced before they have accumulated deposits that impair the timely operation of the sprinkler head.

230. Section 5.12 of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Subsections:

Subsection 5.12.10.  Electrostatic Spraying

Application

5.12.10.1. This Subsection applies to electrostatic spray-coating processes involving the use of flammable liquids or combustible liquids.

Equipment location

5.12.10.2. (1) Electrical components, including transformers, power packs and control equipment for electrostatic spray applications, shall be located in an area where the vapour concentration of flammable liquids or combustible liquids cannot exceed 25% of the lower explosive limit.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to high voltage grids and their connections.

Interlocks

5.12.10.3 (1) Electrostatic spraying equipment shall be provided with automatic controls that will operate without a time delay to disconnect power to high voltage transformers and to signal the operator of the equipment if

(a) the air supply system, the ventilating fan or the conveyor system stops,

(b) a ground occurs at any point on the high voltage system, or

(c) any clearances are reduced below those required by Article 5.12.10.5.

Insulators

5.12.10.4. Insulators shall be kept clean and dry.

Clearances

5.12.10.5. A clearance space that is equivalent to twice the sparking distance shall be maintained between the articles being painted and any electrodes or conductors.

Drip plates and screens

5.12.10.6. Drip plates and screens subject to paint deposits shall be removable for cleaning.

Insulating and grounding

5.12.10.7. High voltage components, including atomizing heads, shall be insulated and protected against mechanical damage and accidental contact or grounding.

Automatic grounding

5.12.10.8. An automatic means shall be provided for grounding the electrode system when it is de-energized.

Operating distances

5.12.10.9. Items being electrostatically sprayed shall be neither held by hand nor suspended in such a manner as to reduce the proper operating distance from the atomizing heads.

Distance to processing areas

5.12.10.10. Electrostatic spraying equipment shall be located 1.5 m from processing equipment and isolated from other areas by grounded guards and fences of conducting material.

Surface temperatures

5.12.10.11. The surface temperature of equipment in a spraying area shall not exceed 66°C.

Precautions against shock

5.12.10.12. High voltage circuits shall be designed so that any discharge will not ignite vapour-air mixtures or create a shock hazard.

Spray gun energy supply

5.12.10.13. The energy supply to hand-held spray guns shall be controlled by a switch that also controls the coating material supply.

Spray gun operation

5.12.10.14. Spray gun handles shall be grounded and have a metallic connection that is in direct contact with the operator’s hand during spraying.

Grounding

5.12.10.15. All electrically conductive objects in a spraying area shall be grounded.

Paint accumulations

5.12.10.16. Hooks and other supports for sprayed items shall be kept clean and free of paint.

Warning signs

5.12.10.17. (1) Signs shall be conspicuously posted near a spraying area that

(a) indicate the minimum clearance space required by Article 5.12.10.5.,

(b) indicate the need for grounding of all electrically conductive objects in the spraying area, and

(c) contain the phrase “DANGER - Electrostatic Spray Coating Area”, or otherwise identify the spraying area

as dangerous.

Fixed extinguishing equipment

5.12.10.18. Spraying areas shall be located in rooms protected by listed and labelled automatic fixed extinguishing equipment.

Subsection 5.12.11. Dry Powder-Coating Using Spray Guns

Application and location

5.12.11.1. (1) This Subsection applies to coating operations involving the use of combustible dry powders applied by powder spray guns or electrostatic powder spray guns.

(2) Coating operations referred to in Sentence (1) shall be performed in

(a) ventilated and enclosed powder-coating rooms of noncombustible construction, or

(b) spray booths.

Location of electrical equipment

5.12.11.2. With the exception of charging electrodes and their connections, transformers, power packs, control apparatus and all other electrical components shall be located outside the powder-coating area.

Working temperatures

5.12.11.3. If a part to be coated is preheated prior to the application of the powder, the temperature of the part shall not exceed the ignition temperature of the powder being used.

Grounding

5.12.11.4. (1) Powder transport, application and recovery equipment shall be grounded.

(2) A sign shall be conspicuously posted indicating the necessity of grounding the equipment and objects identified in Sentence (1).

Separators

5.12.11.5. Separators shall be used to prevent tramp iron or other spark-producing materials from being introduced into the powders being applied.

Recovery systems

5.12.11.6. Waste air-suspended powders shall be removed by exhaust ducts to a powder recovery system and shall not be released to the outside atmosphere.

Vacuum cleaning

5.12.11.7. Accumulations of waste dust from dry powder finishes shall be removed by vacuum cleaning equipment.

Contact points

5.12.11.8. Objects being coated shall be maintained in contact with the conveyor or other support.

Hangers

5.12.11.9. Hangers for objects being coated shall be kept clean and have sharp points or edges at areas of contact.

Smoking prohibited

5.12.11.10. (1) Smoking shall not take place in powder-coating areas and in powder storage rooms.

(2) Signs prohibiting smoking that meet the requirements of Article 2.4.3.2. shall be conspicuously posted in all powder-coating areas and powder storage rooms.

231. Article 5.13.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Room design

5.13.1.1. (1) If a dip tank operation involves flammable liquids or combustible liquids and the quantity of liquids exceeds 45 L or the liquid surface area exceeds 0.42 m2, the operation shall be

(a) conducted in a room designed for that purpose, and

(b) separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

232. Subsection 5.13.4. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Vent pipes

5.13.4.4. Salvage tanks shall be provided with vent pipes that meet the requirements of Subsection 4.3.5. for aboveground storage tanks or Subsection 4.3.10. for underground storage tanks.

233. Article 5.13.5.8. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking and ignition sources prohibited

5.13.5.8. Smoking shall not take place and open flames, spark-producing devices and heated surfaces having a temperature sufficient to ignite vapours shall not be used in the vapour area of a dip tank.

234. Articles 5.14.2.1. to 5.14.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Application

5.14.2.1. (1) This Subsection applies to flow-coating operations using flammable

liquids or combustible liquids.

(2) The requirements in Section 5.13 for dip tanks shall also apply to flow-coating operations described in Sentence (1).

(3) The sump area and any area on which coating liquid flows shall be considered as the dip tank area.

Supply

5.14.2.2. (1) Flammable liquids and combustible liquids shall be supplied by

(a) direct low pressure pumping arranged to shut down automatically by means of listed

and labelled devices in the event of fire, or

(b) a gravity tank not exceeding 45 L in capacity.

Subsection 5.14.3. Roll Coating Processes

Application

5.14.3.1. (1) This Subsection applies to roll-coating processes in which flammable liquids or combustible liquids are applied to products or materials by bringing them into contact with a roller that is coated with the coating liquid.

(2) The requirements in Section 5.13 for dip tanks shall also apply to roll-coating processes described in Sentence (1).

235. Article 5.14.3.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Location

5.14.3.3. Operations involving materials that have been freshly coated with a liquid containing solvents having a flash point of less than 43°C shall be located in sprinklered rooms that are separated from other occupancies by fire separations having a fire-resistance rating

not less than 2 h.

236. Subsection 5.14.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 5.14.4. Electrostatic Detearing Processes

Application

5.14.4.1. (1) This Subsection applies to electrostatic detearing processes involving the use of flammable liquids or combustible liquids.

(2) Protective finishing systems are deemed to satisfy the requirements of this Subsection if they comply with Article 5.1.3.1. and the design, operation and maintenance requirements in NFPA 33, “Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials”.

Equipment location

5.14.4.2. (1) Electrical components, including transformers, power packs and control equipment for the electrostatic removal of excess coating material (detearing), shall be located in an area where the vapour concentration of flammable

liquids or combustible liquids

cannot exceed 25% of the lower explosive limit.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to high voltage grids and their connections.

Interlocks

5.14.4.3. (1) Electrostatic detearing equipment shall be provided with automatic controls that will operate without a time delay to disconnect power to high voltage transformers and to signal the operator of the equipment if

(a) the air supply system, the ventilating fan or the conveyor system stops,

(b) a ground occurs at any point on the high voltage system, or

(c) any clearances are reduced below those required by Article 5.14.4.5.

Insulators

5.14.4.4. Insulators shall be kept clean and dry.

Clearances

5.14.4.5. (1) A clearance space that is equivalent to twice the sparking distance shall be maintained between articles being deteared and electrodes or conductors.

(2) A sign shall be conspicuously posted near the detearing area indicating the minimum clearance space required.

Drip plates and screens

5.14.4.6. Drip plates and screens subject to paint deposits shall be removable for cleaning.

Insulating and grounding

5.14.4.7. High voltage components shall be insulated and protected against mechanical damage and accidental contact or grounding.

Automatic grounding

5.14.4.8. An automatic means shall be provided for grounding the electrode system when it is de-energized.

Precautions against shock

5.14.4.9. High voltage circuits shall be designed so that any discharge will not ignite vapour-air mixtures or create a shock hazard.

237. The title of Subsection 5.14.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 5.14.6. Dry Powder-Coating Using Fluidized Beds

238. Article 5.14.6.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application and location

5.14.6.1. (1) This Subsection applies to coating operations involving the use of combustible dry powders applied by fluidized beds or electrostatic fluidized beds.

(2) Coating operations referred to in Sentence (1) shall be performed in

(a) ventilated and enclosed powder-coating rooms of noncombustible construction, or

(b) ventilated and enclosed powder-coating enclosures of noncombustible construction.

(3) Protective finishing systems are deemed to satisfy the requirements of this Subsection if they comply with Article 5.1.3.1. and the design, operation and maintenance requirements in NFPA 33, “Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials”.

239. Article 5.14.6.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Handling of spark-producing materials

5.14.6.6. Means shall be provided to prevent tramp iron or other spark-producing materials from being introduced into the powders being applied.

240. Article 5.14.6.8. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Waste dust removal

5.14.6.8. Accumulations of waste dust from dry powder finishes shall be removed using the methods set out in Article 5.5.1.2.

241. Sentence 5.14.6.11.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall not be permitted at” and substituting “shall not take place in”.

242. Article 5.14.8.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Prohibited activities during flammable liquid application

5.14.8.5. (1) During the application of flammable liquids and for at least 1 h after such application

(a) all mechanical systems, electric motors, and other equipment that might be a source of ignition shall be shut down,

(b) smoking shall not take place, and

(c) open flames shall not be used.

243. Section 5.14 of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Subsections:

Subsection 5.14.9. Bowling Alleys

Application

5.14.9.1. This Subsection applies to bowling alleys.

Notification

5.14.9.2. The Chief Fire Official shall be notified when bowling alleys are to be resurfaced.

Floor finishing

5.14.9.3. Floor finishing operations shall be carried out in accordance with Subsection 5.14.8.

Pin refinishing

5.14.9.4. (1) Pin refinishing shall be carried out

(a) in a building

provided for that purpose, or

(b) in a room at or above grade separated from the building

it is located in by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

Smoking prohibited

5.14.9.5. (1) Smoking shall not take place in a room where pin refinishing occurs.

(2) Signs prohibiting smoking that meet the requirements of Article 2.4.3.2. shall be conspicuously posted in any place where pin refinishing occurs.

Flammable and combustible liquids

5.14.9.6. The storage, handling and use of flammable liquids

and combustible liquids shall meet the requirements of Part 4.

5.14.9.7. (1) During the pin refinishing process, a receptacle that complies with Sentence 2.4.1.3.(3) shall be provided for waste rags and materials used in operations involving flammable finishes or solvents.

(2) The contents of each receptacle referred to in Sentence (1) shall be removed daily and disposed of in an approved manner.

Subsection 5.14.10. Drycleaning and Dyeing Plants

Application

5.14.10.1. (1) Drycleaning plants shall comply with NFPA 32, “Standard for Drycleaning Plants”.

(2) Despite Sentence (1) and subject to Article 5.14.10.2., flammable liquids shall not be used for any purpose in drycleaning and dyeing plants.

Use and storage of flammable liquids

5.14.10.2. (1) Flammable liquids may be used as a local application to remove spots and stains if the liquids

(a) are stored in containers that have a capacity of not more than 1 L,

(b) do not exceed more than 25 L in aggregate quantity, and

(c) are dispensed from plastic containers that have a capacity of not more than 0.5 L.

(2) Despite Sentence (1), existing drycleaning plants and dyeing plants may be approved

if the Chief Fire Official is satisfied that the level of fire safety specified in Sentence (1) is provided.

244. The title of Section 5.15 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 5.15 RADIOACTIVE Nuclear substances

245. Article 5.15.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

5.15.1.1. This Section applies to the storage and handling of any radioactive nuclear substance that is present in a quantity that exceeds the exemption quantity as defined in Section 1 of the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations made under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (Canada).

246. The following provisions of Division B of the Regulation are amended by striking out “radioactive materials” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “radioactive nuclear substances”:

1. Article 5.15.2.1.

2. Article 5.15.2.2.

3. Article 5.15.2.3.

4. Sentence 5.15.3.1.(1), in the portion before Clause (a).

5. Clause 5.15.3.1.(1)(b).

247. The title of Section 5.17 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 5.17 HOT WORKS

248. Subsection 5.17.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 5.17.1. Application

Application

5.17.1.1. This Section applies to hot works that use open flames or produce heat or sparks, including cutting, welding, soldering, brazing, grinding, adhesive bonding, thermal spraying and thawing pipes.

Same

5.17.1.2. The installation, operation and maintenance of hot work equipment shall comply with CAN/CSA-W117.2, “Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes” and meet the requirements of this Section.

249. Article 5.17.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fuel gases

5.17.2.1. The operation of acetylene generating systems and the storage and generation of hot work fuel gases shall comply with NFPA 51, “Standard for Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes”.

250. Article 5.17.2.5. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “welding and cutting” and substituting “hot work”.

251. Sentence 5.17.2.6.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Welding” at the beginning and substituting “Hot work”.

252. The following provisions of Division B of the Regulation are amended by striking out “welding and cutting” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “hot work”:

1. Sentence 5.17.2.6.(2).

2. Sentence 5.17.2.6.(3).

3. Article 5.17.2.8.

4. Sentence 5.17.3.1.(1).

5. Sentence 5.17.3.1.(2).

253. Article 5.17.3.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “welding or cutting” and substituting “hot work”.

254. (1) Sentence 5.17.3.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Welding and cutting” at the beginning of the portion before Clause (a) and substituting “Hot work”.

(2) Sentence 5.17.3.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Welding or cutting” at the beginning and substituting “Hot work”.

(3) Sentence 5.17.3.3.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “cutting or welding” and substituting “hot work”.

255. Sentence 5.18.3.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Explosion vents shall be designed in accordance with NFPA 68, “Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting”.

256. Subsection 6.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 6.1.1. Application

Application

6.1.1.1. This Part applies to installation, checking, inspection,

testing, maintenance and operation of fire protection equipment and life safety systems.

Exception

6.1.1.2. Section 6.2 does not apply to dwelling units.

257. Article 6.2.4.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Where portable extinguishers required

6.2.4.1. Portable extinguishers shall be provided to protect every building, each hazardous occupancy inside the building and each hazardous process or operation located outside.

258. Article 6.2.6.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Occupancy protection

6.2.6.3. Portable extinguishers that are provided to protect a hazardous occupancy shall be those required in this Section for fighting Class A fires,

Class B fires, Class C fires,

Class D fires or Class K fires.

259. Article 6.2.6.12. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Extinguishers for commercial cooking equipment

6.2.6.12. (1) Portable extinguishers suitable for Class K fires shall be provided to protect cooking operations.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to cooking operations protected by wet chemical or dry chemical extinguishers not listed for Class K fires that met the requirements of this Code on December 31, 2014, as it read on that day, unless the extinguishers

(a) become due for an internal examination or hydrostatic test under Subsection 6.2.7.,

(b) require recharging due to use, or

(c) become damaged.

260. Article 6.2.7.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Defective extinguishers

6.2.7.3. Portable extinguishers having defects shall be repaired and, if necessary, recharged to ensure the extinguishers will operate effectively and safely.

261. Article 6.2.7.6. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “replaced and recharged” and substituting “replaced or recharged”.

262. Article 6.3.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

6.3.1.3. (1) If a fire alarm or voice communication system or any part thereof is shut down

(a) the fire department and building occupants shall be notified in accordance with Article 1.1.1.1., and

(b) the supervisory staff shall be notified.

263. Article 6.3.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Obligation to ensure compliance

6.3.2.1. (1) The owner shall ensure that any person performing the annual tests or annual inspections required by this Subsection for fire alarm systems or performing the repairs, replacements or alterations of fire alarm systems referred to in Article 6.3.1.8. is in compliance with the requirements of

(a) Clause 1.2.1.2.(1)(a) of Division C, or

(b) Sentence 1.2.1.2.(2) of Division C.

(2) The owner shall ensure that any person performing the annual tests or annual inspections

required by this Subsection for interconnected smoke alarm systems or performing the tests or maintenance for interconnected

smoke alarm systems referred to in Article 6.3.2.6. is in compliance with the requirements of

(a) Clause 1.2.2.2.(1)(a) of Division C, or

(b) Sentence 1.2.2.2.(2) of Division C.

264. Article 6.3.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

6.3.3.1. (1) This Subsection applies to smoke alarms in

(a) suites of residential occupancy,

(b) guest suites,

(c) sleeping rooms not within a dwelling unit, and

(d) other occupancies in which smoke alarms are required by the Building Code.

265. Article 6.3.3.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Landlord is responsible

6.3.3.2. Despite the definition of owner in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A, in the case of a rental suite, only the landlord shall be considered to be the owner for the purpose of applying Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A to this Subsection.

266. Article 6.3.3.3. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(3) If the Building Code requires a visual signalling component that is integral with or connected to a smoke alarm, the visual signalling component shall be maintained in operating condition.

267. Article 6.3.3.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Maintenance instructions to be given to tenant

6.3.3.4. The landlord of each rental suite shall give the tenant a copy of the smoke alarm manufacturer’s maintenance instructions or approved

alternative maintenance instructions.

268. Sentence 6.3.3.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before Clause (a) and substituting the following:

Tenant to notify landlord

(1) A tenant of a rental suite shall notify the landlord as soon as the tenant becomes aware that

. . . . .

269. Sentence 6.3.3.7.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) When a smoke alarm is replaced

(a) in the case of a suite subject to Part 9, the replacement shall not provide a lower level or type of protection than that required by Part 9,

(b) in the case of a suite not subject to Part 9 that was constructed on or after April 6, 1998, the replacement shall not provide a lower level or type of protection than that required by the Building Code in effect at the time of construction of the suite, and

(c) in the case of a suite not subject to Part 9 that was constructed before April 6, 1998, the replacement shall not provide a lower level or type of protection than that required by Article 2.13.2.1.

270. (1) Sentence 6.3.3.8.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Testing

(1) This Article applies to rental suites.

(2) Article 6.3.3.8. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Sentence:

(6) If the Building Code requires a visual signalling component that is integral with or connected to a smoke alarm, the landlord shall ensure that any test

of the smoke alarm required by Sentences (2) to (4) activates the visible signalling component.

271. Article 6.3.4.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Landlord is responsible

6.3.4.2. Despite the definition of owner in Article 1.4.1.2. of Division A, in the case of a rental suite of residential occupancy, only the landlord shall be considered to be the owner for the purpose of applying Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A to this Subsection.

272. Article 6.3.4.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Maintenance instructions to be given to tenant

6.3.4.4. The landlord of each rental suite of residential occupancy shall give the tenant a copy of the carbon monoxide alarm manufacturer’s maintenance instructions or approved

alternative maintenance instructions.

273. Sentence 6.3.4.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before Clause (a) and substituting the following:

Tenant to notify landlord

(1) A tenant of a rental suite of residential occupancy shall notify the landlord as soon as the tenant becomes aware that

. . . . .

274. Clause 6.3.4.7.(4)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CAN/CSA-6.19” and substituting “CSA-6.19”.

275. Sentence 6.3.4.8.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Testing

(1) This Article applies to rental suites of residential occupancy.

276. Article 6.4.1.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Out of service requirements

6.4.1.4. (1) If a standpipe system or any part thereof is shut down

(a) the fire department and building occupants shall be notified in accordance with Article 1.1.1.1., and

(b) the supervisory staff shall be notified.

277. Article 6.4.2.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Hose

6.4.2.5. (1) Standpipe hose shall be unracked, unreeled or unrolled and inspected

at least annually and after use, and any worn hose or gaskets in the couplings at the hose valves and at the nozzle replaced.

(2) If the hose is replaced on the rack, reel or storage area, it shall be reracked, rereeled or rerolled so that any folds do not occur at the same position they were previously on the hose.

278. The title of Subsection 6.4.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 6.4.3. Checking and Testing

279. Article 6.4.3.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Dry standpipes

6.4.3.6. (1) Standpipe system piping which normally remains dry shall be tested in accordance with Article 6.4.3.2. at intervals of not more than five years.

(2) Water supply pressure and system air pressure for automatic dry standpipe systems shall be checked weekly by using gauges to ensure that the system is maintained at the required operating pressure.

280. Article 6.5.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Repair, replacement, alterations, inspection, testing and maintenance

6.5.1.1. (1) Repair, replacement and alterations of sprinkler system components shall be in accordance with NFPA 13, “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems”, NFPA 13D, “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes” or NFPA 13R, “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height”, as applicable.

(2) Compliance with the inspection, testing and maintenance provisions of NFPA 25, “Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems”, for sprinkler systems is deemed to satisfy the requirements of Subsections 6.5.4. to 6.5.6.

281. Article 6.5.2.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Programmed repairs

6.5.2.4. (1) If a sprinkler system or any part thereof is shut down

(a) the fire department

and building occupants shall be notified in accordance with Article 1.1.1.1., and

(b) the supervisory staff shall be notified.

282. Article 6.5.2.6. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Identification of closed valves

6.5.2.6. Closed sprinkler control valves and closed valves controlling fire protection water supplies for sprinkler systems shall be tagged or identified in an approved

manner.

283. Subsection 6.5.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 6.5.3. Checking

Pipe hangers

6.5.3.1. Exposed sprinkler piping hangers shall be checked yearly to ensure that they are kept in good repair.

Pressure maintenance

6.5.3.2. Water supply pressure and system air or water pressure shall be checked

weekly by using gauges to ensure that the system is maintained at the required operating pressure.

Protection against freezing

6.5.3.3. Dry-pipe valve rooms or enclosures in unheated buildings shall be checked as often as necessary when the outside temperature falls below 0°C to ensure that the system does not freeze.

Sprinkler heads

6.5.3.4. Sprinkler heads shall be checked at least once per year to ensure that they are free from damage, corrosion, grease, dust, paint or whitewash.

284. Subsection 6.5.4. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Sprinkler control valves

6.5.4.5. (1) Subject to Sentences (2) and (3), valves controlling sprinkler water supplies or alarms shall be sealed in the open position and inspected

weekly.

(2) Valves which are locked open or valves which are electrically supervised shall be inspected monthly.

(3) After any alterations or repairs, valves shall be inspected to ensure they are in the fully open position and are sealed, locked or electrically supervised.

285. Sentence 6.5.5.7.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Where an electrical supervisory signal service is provided” at the beginning and substituting “If electrical supervision is provided”.

286. Sentence 6.6.1.2.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “used exclusively for fire protection systems” and substituting “used exclusively for fire protection systems or combined domestic water supplies and fire protection systems”.

287. Sentence 6.7.1.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) If an emergency power system or any part thereof is shut down

(a) the fire department and building occupants shall be notified in accordance with Article 1.1.1.1., and

(b) the supervisory staff shall be notified.

288. (1) Sentence 6.8.1.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “or” at the end of Clause (e), by adding “or” at the end of Clause (f) and by adding the following Clause:

(g) NFPA 2001, “Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems”.

(2) Sentence 6.8.1.1.(6) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “is not permitted to be” and substituting “shall not be”.

289. Sentence 6.8.2.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) If a special fire suppression system or any part thereof is shut down

(a) the fire department and building occupants shall be notified in accordance with Article 1.1.1.1., and

(b) the supervisory staff shall be notified.

290. Part 6 of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Section:

SECTION 6.9 DECOMMISSIONING

Subsection 6.9.1. General

6.9.1.1. Except as otherwise provided in this Part, fire protection equipment and life safety systems shall not be decommissioned or permanently taken out of service without approval.

291. The title of Part 7 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

PART 7
checking, INSPECTION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE EMERGENCY SYSTEMS IN HIGH BUILDINGS

292. Article 7.1.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

7.1.1.1. This Part applies to high buildings as described in Article 3.2.6.1. of Division B of the Building Code.

293. Article 7.1.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Requirements

7.1.1.2. The fire emergency systems required by this Code and the Building Code shall be checked, inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with Sections 7.2 and 7.3.

294. Article 7.1.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

295. The title of Section 7.2 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 7.2 CHECKING, INSPECTION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN FIRE EMERGENCY SYSTEMS

296. Subsection 7.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 7.2.1. Intervals Between Tests

Intervals between tests

7.2.1.1. Unless otherwise prescribed in this Part, tests shall be carried out at intervals of not more than three months.

297. Section 7.2 of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Subsection:

Subsection 7.2.5. Maintenance

Maintenance of certain fire emergency systems

7.2.5.1. (1) In addition to the requirements of Part 6, components of fire emergency systems shall be maintained in accordance with Sentences (2) to (7).

(2) The keys required to recall elevators and to permit independent operation of each elevator shall be kept in the location required by the Building Code.

(3) Firefighters’ elevators shall be maintained in operable condition.

(4) The firefighters’ elevator symbol shall be maintained in identifiable condition.

(5) Access to windows and panels required to vent floor areas and vents to vestibules that are permitted to be manually openable shall be kept free of obstructions.

(6) Windows and panels provided for venting floor areas shall be maintained so as to be openable without the use of keys.

(7) Vents to vestibules that are permitted to be manually openable shall be maintained in operable condition.

298. The title of Section 7.3 of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

SECTION 7.3 INSPECTION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF SMOKE CONTROL EQUIPMENT

299. Article 7.3.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

7.3.1.1. Smoke control equipment shall be maintained in a manner that ensures that it is fully operational.

300. Article 7.3.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “in Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada 2005”” at the end and substituting “of Division B of NRC, “National Fire Code of Canada””.

301. (1) Sentence 7.3.1.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Except as described in Sentences (2) to (5)” at the beginning and substituting “Subject to Sentences (2) to (5)”.

(2) Sentence 7.3.1.3.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “The procedures described in Sentence (2) and (3)” at the beginning and substituting “The procedures described in Sentence (3)”.

302. Article 8.1.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

8.1.1.1. This Part applies to the prevention or control of fire during any demolition and the protection from fire of neighbouring occupied spaces and neighbouring properties.

303. Article 8.1.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Building services

8.1.2.1. (1) Subject to Sentence (2), before demolition of a building or part of a building is commenced, building services other than water supply for fire fighting shall be terminated at a point located outside the building or part under demolition.

(2) Instead of being terminated under Sentence (1), a service provider’s connection shall be relocated and protected from damage if it is determined that

(a) terminating the service at a point outside the building or part under demolition would interfere with service to a part of the building that is not under demolition

or service to another building that is not under demolition, or

(b) maintaining the service is necessary for demolition purposes.

(3) No steps shall be taken under Sentence (1) or (2) in respect of a service provider’s connection unless that service provider and all other service providers whose connections will be affected by the termination or relocation of that connection have been notified.

304. Article 8.1.2.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Firewatch

8.1.2.2. (1) During periods when demolition operations create a fire hazard to parts of the building not under demolition or to neighbouring occupied spaces or neighbouring properties, a firewatch shall be conducted.

(2) If a firewatch is required, the demolition site shall be toured by firewatch personnel at least once each hour.

(3) Facilities shall be provided to enable firewatch personnel to

(a) ensure that a fire warning is sounded to notify occupants, and

(b) communicate with the fire department.

(4) Firewatch personnel shall be equipped with portable illumination and protective equipment.

(5) Before demolition of a building or part of a building is commenced, a safety plan for the demolition site shall be prepared and implemented.

(6) The demolition safety plan shall include

(a) the designation and organization of site personnel to carry out fire safety duties, including a firewatch when required,

(b) the emergency procedures to be followed in case of fire, including

(i) ensuring that a fire warning is sounded to notify occupants,

(ii) notifying the fire department, and

(iii) confining, controlling and extinguishing the fire,

(c) the requirement to train site personnel to carry out fire safety duties, including a firewatch and the emergency procedures referred to in Clause (b),

(d) the procedures to control fire hazards in and around the demolition site, including procedures to mitigate risks to parts of the building not under demolition or to neighbouring occupied spaces or neighbouring properties, and

(e) the maintenance of fire fighting facilities.

(7) If a demolition involves a building

that is required to have a fire safety plan that complies with Section 2.8, the fire safety plan shall take into account changes to the building

arising from the demolition in accordance with Sentences 2.8.2.1.(4) and (5).

305. (1) Sentence 8.1.2.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Storage of combustibles

(1) Combustible salvage, waste material and rubbish shall not be accumulated on site in such quantity or such location as to cause a fire hazard.

(2) Sentence 8.1.2.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before Clause (a) and substituting the following:

(2)  If

temporary chutes are installed on the exterior of a building, the chutes shall

. . . . .

306. Article 8.1.2.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Burning of rubbish

8.1.2.4. Rubbish shall not be burned on the premises unless permitted in accordance with Article 2.4.4.4.

307. Article 8.1.2.5. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Hot work equipment

8.1.2.5. The installation, operation and maintenance of hot work equipment shall be carried out in accordance with Section 5.11.

308. (1) Sentences 8.1.2.6.(2) and (3) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) If no fire department standpipe connection exists in a building under demolition that is 4 storeys or more in building height, a temporary standpipe connection shall be provided.

(3) If no standpipe system exists in a building under demolition

that is 8 storeys or more in building height, a temporary standpipe shall be provided.

(2) Sentence 8.1.2.6.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(5) In a building under demolition that is over 84 m in height, the primary water supply serving the standpipe system, including fire pumps, shall be maintained in operating condition.

309. Article 8.1.2.7. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Access for fire fighting

8.1.2.7. (1) During

demolition, fire fighting access routes shall be maintained in accordance with Section 2.5.

(2) Unobstructed access to fire hydrants, portable extinguishers and fire department

connections for standpipe and sprinkler systems shall be maintained during demolition.

(3) If a demolition site is fenced so as to prevent general entry, provision shall be made for access by fire department

equipment and personnel.

(4) Elevating devices shall be accessible for the use of firefighters for buildings

under demolition that are more than 36 m in building height, measured between grade

and the floor level of the top storey.

310. Sentences 8.1.2.8.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Portable extinguishers

(1) Portable extinguishers shall be provided in buildings under demolition in accordance with Subsection 6.2.6. as if the buildings were graded for ordinary hazard under Subsection 6.2.5.

(2) In addition to the other requirements of this Code, if a building is under

demolition, portable extinguishers shall be provided

(a) adjacent to hot work operations,

(b) in areas where combustibles are stored,

(c) near or on any internal combustion engines,

(d) adjacent to areas where flammable liquids, combustible liquids

or gases are stored or handled,

(e) adjacent to temporary oil-fired or gas-fired equipment, and

(f) adjacent to bitumen heating equipment.

311. Articles 8.1.2.9. and 8.1.2.10. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Smoking prohibited

8.1.2.9. Smoking shall not take place in, on or near a building under demolition, except as provided in Subsection 2.4.3.

Ignition sources

8.1.2.10. (1) Internal combustion engines, other devices capable of producing ignition and devices associated with either of the foregoing shall be kept at sufficient distance from combustible material so as to prevent ignition.

(2) The clearance between combustible material and temporary heating equipment, including flues, shall comply with

(a) the minimum clearance, if any, shown on certified heating equipment, or

(b) the minimum clearance specified in the Building Code, if no minimum clearance is shown on the heating equipment.

312. Article 8.1.2.13. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire warning

8.1.2.13. A means shall be provided that is capable of alerting persons throughout a building

under demolition and the property on which the building is located of a fire emergency.

313. Subsection 8.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Safety of tanks, piping and machinery reservoirs at demolition sites

8.1.2.14. (1) Tanks, piping and machinery reservoirs at a demolition site that contain flammable liquids or combustible liquids or that are likely to contain flammable vapours shall be drained, purged with inert materials and then removed before demolition is commenced.

(2) Despite Sentence (1), if it is impracticable to remove any tank, piping or machinery reservoir described in Sentence (1) from the building before demolition is commenced, such equipment shall be

(a) drained and purged with inert materials before demolition is commenced,

(b) clearly identified before demolition is commenced, and

(c) removed from the building

as soon as conditions permit.

314. Clause 9.1.1.2.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “except as provided in Subsection 9.1.3. and Sentence 9.5.3.7.(5)”.

315. Subsection 9.1.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.1.2. Application

Application

9.1.2.1. The requirements for buildings that are covered by this Part shall be determined by their occupancies as regulated in the appropriate Sections in this Part.

Exemptions

9.1.2.2. (1) This Part does not apply to a building that contains a residential occupancy, consisting of no more than one dwelling unit, and no other major occupancy.

(2) Except for Article 9.4.5.5. and Sections 9.7 and 9.9, this Part does not apply to a building or part of a building

that satisfies the requirements of the Building Code.

(3) Section 9.7 does not apply to a building or part of a building that contains a care occupancy, if the building or part of the building

satisfies the requirements for a care occupancy

contained in the Building Code as it read at any time on or after April 6, 1998.

(4) Section 9.7 does not apply to a building or part of a building that contains a retirement home, if the building or part of the building

satisfies the requirements for a retirement home

contained in the Building Code as it read at any time on or after January 1, 2014.

(5) Section 9.9 does not apply to a building or part of a building

that satisfies the requirements of the Building Code

as it read at any time on or after July 1, 1993.

(6) Sections 9.2 to 9.9 do not apply to a building with respect to which the Chief Fire Official has granted an exemption under a predecessor of this Regulation during such period as the exemption is valid.

316. The title of Subsection 9.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.2.1. Application and General

317. Sentence 9.2.1.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

318. Articles 9.2.1.2. and 9.2.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Exemption for educational facilities and hotels

9.2.1.2. (1) This Section does not apply to assembly occupancies in buildings that are regulated under the

Education Act or the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act.

(2) This Section does not apply to a building or part of a building

regulated under Section 9.9.

Definitions

9.2.1.3. For the purposes of this Section,

“1986 Building Code” means Ontario Regulation 419/86, as it read on February 11, 1987;

“existing” means in existence on February 11, 1987.

319. Sentence 9.2.2.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) If Sentence (1) requires a fire separation having a 2 h fire-resistance rating, a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h is deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if

(a) the building

is sprinklered with a sprinkler system that complies with Article 9.2.5.2., or

(b) the building

has a detection system that is connected to the building

fire alarm system.

(3) If Sentence (1) requires a fire separation having a 1 h fire-resistance rating, a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 minutes is deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if

(a) the building

is sprinklered with a sprinkler system that complies with Article 9.2.5.2., or

(b) the building

has a detection system that is connected to the building

fire alarm system.

320. Sentence 9.2.2.3.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before Clause (a) and substituting the following:

(3) A fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 minutes is deemed to comply with Sentence (2) if

. . . . .

321. Sentence 9.2.3.15.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) An existing fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min with closures

having a fire-protection rating not less than 45 min is deemed to comply with Sentence (1).

322. Sentence 9.2.3.16.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Despite Sentence (1), there may be more than one exit through a lobby area if there is at least one alternate exit not through the lobby or an occupied space that is capable of serving at least 50% of the occupant load and that leads directly to the outside.

323. Article 9.2.3.17. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Ancillary rooms

9.2.3.17. (1) Storage rooms, refuse storage rooms and laundry rooms that open directly into an

exit stairway shall be sprinklered

and separated from the exit stairway by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Other rooms that open directly into an exit stairway shall be separated from the exit stairway by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(3) Despite Sentences (1) and (2), existing rooms opening directly into an exit stairway may be approved.

324. Sentence 9.2.3.18.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Existing openings are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if each opening is sprinklered

and the sprinkler system complies with Article 9.2.5.2.

325. Sentence 9.2.5.1.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Access” at the beginning and substituting “Access routes”.

326. The title of Subsection 9.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.3.1. Application and General

327. Sentence 9.3.1.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

328. Articles 9.3.1.2. and 9.3.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Exemption for MCSS residences and hotels

9.3.1.2. (1) Subject to Sentence 9.3.1.1.(2), this Section does not apply to residential occupancies that are regulated under the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act.

(2) This Section does not apply to a building or part of a building

regulated under Section 9.9.

Definitions

9.3.1.3. For the purposes of this Section,

“1986 Building Code” means Ontario Regulation 419/86, as it read on February 11, 1987;

“existing” means in existence on February 11, 1987.

329. Clause 9.3.2.2.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of not less than 30 min” at the end and substituting “not less than 30 min”.

330. Sentence 9.3.2.4.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of not less than 30 min” at the end and substituting “not less than 30 min”.

331. (1) Sentence 9.3.2.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of not less than 45 min” at the end and substituting “not less than 45 min”.

(2) Sentence 9.3.2.5.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of not less than 45 min” and substituting “not less than 45 min”.

(3) Sentence 9.3.2.5.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of not less than 45 min” at the end and substituting “not less than 45 min”.

332. Sentence 9.3.3.2.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “shall be permitted as” and substituting “may be used as”.

333. Sentence 9.3.3.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “of not less than 30 min” at the end and substituting “not less than 30 min”.

334. (1) Sentence 9.3.3.8.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Protection of openings in fire separations

(1) Closures

in fire separations required under Article 9.3.3.5. and in floor separations required under Article 9.3.3.6. shall

(a) be constructed in accordance with Article 9.10.3.1. of the 1986 Building Code,

(b) have a fire-protection rating not less than 20 min, and

(c) if the closure

is openable, be equipped with self-closing and latching devices.

(2) Sentence 9.3.3.8.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) A 45 mm solid core wood, hollow metal or kalamein door, equipped with self-closing and latching devices, is deemed to comply with Sentences (1) and (2).

335. Clause 9.3.4.2.(1)(b) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(b) the floor assemblies have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min and public corridors or corridors serving sleeping rooms not within a dwelling unit are separated from the remainder of the building by fire separations having a fire-resistance rating

not less than 30 min.

336. The title of Subsection 9.4.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.4.1. Application and General

337. Sentence 9.4.1.1.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

338. Subsection 9.4.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Definitions

9.4.1.2. For the purposes of this Section,

“1986 Building Code” means Ontario Regulation 419/86, as it read on February 11, 1987;

“existing” means in existence on February 11, 1987.

339. Article 9.4.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Construction

9.4.2.1. (1) Fire separations required under this Section to have a fire-resistance rating shall comply with Subsection 3.1.5. and Articles 3.1.6.1., 3.1.6.2. and 3.1.6.3. of the 1986 Building Code.

(2) If a fire-resistance rating of 1 h or less is required, existing wall assemblies, floor assemblies and ceilings and their supporting assemblies  are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if they consist of lath and plaster or gypsum board.

(3) Heavy timber construction that complies with Article 3.1.4.4. of the 1986 Building Code is deemed to have a 45 min fire-resistance rating.

(4) Buildings

with limited combustible components may be approved

as noncombustible construction.

(5) Floor assemblies shall be constructed as fire separations with fire-resistance ratings in accordance with this Subsection.

340. Sentence 9.4.2.2.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

341. Sentence 9.4.2.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

342. (1) Clause 9.4.2.4.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min for floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies, and

(2) Sentence 9.4.2.4.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) If only the roof assembly of a building is of combustible construction, the building is deemed to comply with Clause (1)(b) if

(a) the top storey

and attic space are sprinklered, or

(b) the ceiling membrane has a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min and the attic space is fire stopped in accordance with Article 3.1.9.3. of the 1986 Building Code.

343. Sentences 9.4.2.5.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separations between occupancies

(1) Fire separations having a fire-resistance rating

not less than 1 h shall be provided between occupancies

regulated under this Section and other major occupancies.

(2) Fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if

(a) the building is sprinklered and the sprinkler system complies with Article 9.4.5.2., or

(b) the part of the building containing the other major occupancy is equipped with heat detectors and connecting corridors are equipped with smoke detectors

as part of the fire alarm system of the building.

344. (1) Sentences 9.4.2.6.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separations between bedrooms and corridors

(1) Bedrooms or compartments containing related rooms shall be separated from adjacent rooms by

fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Corridors serving bedrooms shall be separated from adjacent rooms, except sitting areas, lounges, nurses stations and washrooms, by fire separations

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Sentence 9.4.2.6.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) A fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min is deemed to comply with Sentences (1) and (2) if

(a) smoke detectors

are installed in bedrooms, sitting areas, lounges and corridors serving bedrooms on the floor area, and

(b) heat detectors

are installed in other rooms opening onto corridors serving bedrooms.

345. Sentence 9.4.2.7.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Safe areas of refuge

(1) Floor areas containing rooms or areas used by the residents shall be separated into at least two zones by fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

346. (1) Sentence 9.4.2.8.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Openings in a fire separation that is required to have a 30 min fire-resistance rating shall be protected with closures

that have a fire-protection rating not less than 20 min.

(2) Clause 9.4.2.8.(3)(d) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding “equipped with self-closing devices” after “solid core wood doors”.

347. Article 9.4.2.10. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fuel-fired appliance service rooms

9.4.2.10. (1) Fuel-fired

appliances shall be enclosed in a service room separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to a fuel-fired appliance that serves only one bedroom.

(3) Despite Sentence (1), if the required vertical fire separation to a service room is provided and it is not practical in the circumstances to install a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min above the service room, the service room area shall be sprinklered with a spacing not exceeding 9.5 m2 per sprinkler head.

348. Article 9.4.2.12. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Transformer vaults

9.4.2.12. A transformer vault shall be separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

349. Sentence 9.4.2.13.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Vertical service spaces

(1) Vertical service spaces shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

350. Sentence 9.4.2.14.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Each room into which a linen or refuse chute discharges shall be separated from the remainder of the

building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

351. Article 9.4.2.15. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Incinerator rooms

9.4.2.15. Incinerators shall be enclosed in a service room separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

352. Sentence 9.4.3.3.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Stairway separations

(1) Each exit stairway shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

353. The title of Subsection 9.5.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.5.1. Application and General

354. (1)  Sentences 9.5.1.1.(2) and (3) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Despite Sentence (1), if a building that is governed by this Section contains, in addition to its residential occupancies, one or more other occupancies that are not governed by any other Section of this Part, this Section does not apply to the fire safety systems, devices and structural elements of the other occupancies that do not affect the life safety of the residential occupancy.

(3) If a building that is governed by this Section contains, in addition to its residential occupancies, one or more other occupancies that are governed by other Sections of this Part, the fire safety systems, devices and structural elements of the other occupancies governed by those Sections shall comply with the requirements of this Part that provide the greatest protection for life safety.

(2)  Sentence 9.5.1.1.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

355. Articles 9.5.1.2. and 9.5.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Exemption for convents, monasteries and hotels

9.5.1.2. (1) This Section does not apply to convents and monasteries.

(2) This Section does not apply to a building or part of a building

regulated under Section 9.9.

Definitions

9.5.1.3. For the purposes of this Section,

“1990 Building Code” means Ontario Regulation 413/90, as it read on October 9, 1992;

“existing” means in existence on October 9, 1992.

356. Article 9.5.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Construction

9.5.2.1. (1) Fire separations required under this Section to have a fire-resistance rating shall comply with Subsection 3.1.7. and Articles 3.1.8.1., 3.1.8.2., 3.1.8.3. and 3.5.4.2. of the 1990 Building Code.

(2) If a fire-resistance rating of 1 h or less is required,

existing wall assemblies, floor assemblies, ceilings and their supporting assemblies, consisting of membranes of lath and plaster or gypsum board, are deemed to comply with Sentence (1).

(3) Heavy timber construction that complies with Article 3.1.4.6. of the 1990 Building Code is deemed to have a 45 min fire-resistance rating.

(4) Buildings

with limited combustible components may be approved

as noncombustible construction.

(5) Floor assemblies shall be constructed as fire separations with fire-resistance ratings that comply with Articles 9.5.2.2. to 9.5.2.5.

(6) Sentence (5) does not apply to floor assemblies between different levels of the same multi-level dwelling unit.

357. Sentence 9.5.2.2.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min.

358. Sentence 9.5.2.4.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

359. (1) Clause 9.5.2.5.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min for floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies, and

(2) Clause 9.5.2.5.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) the ceiling membrane has a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min and the attic space is fire stopped in accordance with Article 3.1.11.5. of the 1990 Building Code,

360. (1) Sentence 9.5.2.6.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separation between occupancies

(1) Fire separations having a fire-resistance rating

not less than 1 h shall be provided between residential occupancies and other major occupancies.

(2) Sentence 9.5.2.6.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before Clause (a) and substituting the following:

(2) Existing fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if

. . . . .

361. Article 9.5.2.7. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separations between dwelling units and corridors

9.5.2.7. (1) Each

dwelling unit and sleeping room not within a dwelling unit shall be separated from adjacent rooms and areas by fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min.

(2) Public corridors shall be separated from adjacent rooms and areas by fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min.

(3) If the floor area is sprinklered, existing fire separations are deemed to comply with Sentences (1) and (2).

362. (1) Sentence 9.5.2.8.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “having a 30 min” and substituting “that is required to have a 30 min”.

(2) Sentence 9.5.2.8.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) If a 45 min fire-protection rating is required, existing closures are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if they consist of

(a) hollow metal or kalamein doors in hollow metal frames, with openings, if any, protected by wired glass, and equipped with self-closing devices, or

(b) wired glass screens set in fixed steel frames.

363. (1) Clause 9.5.2.9.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min, and

(2) Subclause 9.5.2.9.(1)(b)(ii) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(ii) subdivided into areas not exceeding 150 m2 by fire separations

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min and equipped with fire detectors connected to the fire alarm system.

364. Sentences 9.5.2.10.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Fuel-fired appliance service rooms

(1) Fuel-fired appliances shall be enclosed in a service room separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min if the building height

is greater than 2 storeys or the building area is greater than 400 m2.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to a fuel-fired appliance that serves only one

dwelling unit or suite.

365. Article 9.5.2.12. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Incinerator and refuse storage rooms

9.5.2.12. (1) Incinerator rooms and refuse storage rooms shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Refuse storage rooms shall be sprinklered with a spacing that does not exceed 9.5 m2

per sprinkler head or that provides a minimum average density of 6.5 L/min/m2

over the room area.

366. (1) Sentence 9.5.2.14.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Refuse and linen chutes

(1) Each room into which a linen or refuse chute discharges shall be separated from the remainder of the

building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

(2) Sentence 9.5.2.14.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the room into which the chute discharges” and substituting “the room into which the linen or refuse chute discharges”.

(3) Sentence 9.5.2.14.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) Despite Sentence 9.5.2.1.(1), a closure is not required at the opening between a linen or refuse chute and the room into which it discharges.

367. Article 9.5.2.15. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Storage garages

9.5.2.15. A storage garage shall be separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

368. Sentence 9.5.3.1.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(5) Despite Sentence (1), if a dwelling unit or suite has access to a second and separate exit or the building complies with Sentence 9.5.3.2.(2) or (3), a doorway from the dwelling unit or suite may open onto

(a) an exit

stairway,

(b) a fire escape,

(c) a public corridor served by a single exit, or

(d) an outside passageway served by a single exit stairway.

369. Sentences 9.5.3.3.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Stairway separations

(1) Each exit stairway shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) If the building is 3 storeys or less in building height, a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min is deemed to comply with Sentence (1).

370. Article 9.5.3.7. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire escapes

9.5.3.7. (1) Each fire escape used as an exit shall comply with Articles 3.4.7.2., 3.4.7.3., 3.4.7.5. and 3.4.7.6. of the 1990 Building Code.

(2) If a fire escape serves any storey above the second floor, doorway openings and window openings shall be protected in accordance with Sentences (3) and (4) if located

(a) within 3 m horizontally of any balcony, platform or stairway of the fire escape,

(b) within 3 storeys

below or 10 m below any balcony, platform or stairway of the fire escape, or

(c) within 1.8 m above any balcony, platform or stairway of the fire escape.

(3) Doorway openings referred to in Sentence (2) shall be protected with closures

having a fire-protection rating not less than 20 min and equipped with self-closing devices.

(4) Window openings referred to in Sentence (2) shall be protected with

(a) closures having a fire-protection rating not less than 20 min and that are fixed shut or arranged to close automatically upon the operation of a fusible link,

(b) wired glass screens set in fixed steel frames,

(c) glass block, or

(d) listed

steel shutters arranged to close automatically upon the operation of a fusible link.

(5) The fusible link referred to in Clauses (4)(a) and (d) shall comply with ULC-S505, “Standard for Fusible Links for Fire Protection Service”.

(6) The wired glass screens and glass block referred to in Clauses (4)(b) and (c) shall be installed in accordance with Article 3.1.8.14. of the 1990 Building Code.

371. Sentence 9.5.4.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Fire detectors

shall be installed in storage rooms, locker rooms, service rooms, machinery rooms, heating rooms, incinerator rooms, linen and refuse chute intake compartments, janitors’ closets and refuse storage rooms, at the tops of elevator shafts and exit stair shafts and in any room or area where hazardous or combustible materials may be used or stored.

372. (1)  Sentence 9.5.4.5.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Smoke alarms shall meet the requirements of

(a) CAN/ULC-S531, “Standard for Smoke Alarms”, and

(b) CAN/ULC-S553, “Standard for the Installation of Smoke-Alarms”.

(2)  Sentence 9.5.4.5.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

373. Sentence 9.5.5.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out ““Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies Up to and Including Four Stories in Height”” and substituting ““Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height””.

374. The title of Subsection 9.6.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.6.1. Application and General

375. Sentences 9.6.1.1.(2) to (4) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Despite Sentence (1), if a building containing a residential occupancy

that is governed by this Section contains, in addition to its residential occupancies, one or more other occupancies that are not governed by this Part, this Section does not apply to the fire safety systems, devices or structural elements of any of the other occupancies that do not affect the life safety of the residential occupancy.

(3) If a building that is governed by this Section contains, in addition to its residential occupancies, one or more other occupancies that are governed by other Sections of this Part, the fire safety systems, devices and structural elements of all of the occupancies governed by this Part shall comply with the requirements of this Part that provide the greatest protection for life safety.

376. Articles 9.6.1.2. and 9.6.1.3. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Exemption for convents, monasteries and hotels

9.6.1.2. (1) This Section does not apply to convents and monasteries.

(2) This Section does not apply to a building or part of a building

regulated under Section 9.9.

Definitions

9.6.1.3. For the purposes of this Section,

“1990 Building Code” means Ontario Regulation 413/90, as it read on October 9, 1992;

“existing” means in existence on October 9, 1992.

377. Article 9.6.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Construction

9.6.2.1. (1) Fire separations required under this Section to have a fire-resistance rating shall comply with Subsection 3.1.7. and Articles 3.1.8.1., 3.1.8.3., and 3.5.4.2. of the 1990 Building Code.

(2) If a fire-resistance rating of 1 h or less is required, existing wall assemblies, floor assemblies and their supporting assemblies are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if they consist of

(a) reinforced concrete,

(b) masonry,

(c) clay tile with plaster or gypsum board finish on both sides, or

(d) membranes of lath and plaster or gypsum board.

378. Sentences 9.6.2.2.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Floor assemblies

(1) Floor assemblies shall be fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

(2) Walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

379. Clause 9.6.2.3.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) the ceiling membrane has a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min and the attic space is fire stopped in accordance with Article 3.1.11.5. of the 1990 Building Code,

380. Article 9.6.2.4. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separations between occupancies

9.6.2.4. (1) Fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h shall be provided between residential occupancies and other major occupancies.

(2) Existing fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if  the other major occupancy is sprinklered.

381. (1) Sentences 9.6.2.5.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separations between dwelling units and corridors

(1) Each dwelling unit and sleeping room not within a dwelling unit shall be separated from adjacent rooms and areas by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Public corridors shall be separated from adjacent rooms and areas by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Sentence 9.6.2.5.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) Existing fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min are deemed to comply with Sentences (1) and (2) if smoke detectors are installed in public corridors.

382. Sentence 9.6.2.6.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “having a 30 min” and substituting “required to have a 30 min”.

383. Clause 9.6.2.7.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h, and

384. Articles 9.6.2.8. and 9.6.2.9. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Fuel-fired appliance service rooms

9.6.2.8. (1) Fuel-fired

appliances shall be enclosed in a service room separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply to fuel-fired appliances that serve only one dwelling unit or suite.

Incinerator rooms

9.6.2.9. (1) Incinerator rooms shall be separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

(2) A fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h is deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if the incinerator room is sprinklered.

385. Article 9.6.2.11. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Refuse storage rooms

9.6.2.11. (1) Refuse storage rooms shall be

(a) separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h, and

(b) sprinklered to provide a minimum average density of 6.5 L/m2 over the room area.

386. Sentence 9.6.2.12.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Vertical service spaces

(1) Vertical service spaces shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

387. Sentence 9.6.2.13.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Refuse and linen chutes

(1) Each room into which a linen or refuse chute discharges shall be separated from the remainder of the

building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

388. Article 9.6.2.14. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Transformer vaults

9.6.2.14. Transformer vaults to which the Electricity Act, 1998 applies shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h and shall be provided with heat detectors connected to the fire alarm system.

389. Article 9.6.2.15. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Storage garages

9.6.2.15. (1) A storage garage shall be separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1.5 h.

(2) Underground storage garages shall be sprinklered.

(3) Sentence (2) does not apply to an underground storage garage that is equipped with heat detectors connected to the fire alarm system and that has vestibules located at points of access to the residential occupancy.

390. Sentence 9.6.3.1.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) Despite Sentence (1), if a dwelling unit or suite has access to a second and separate exit, a doorway from the dwelling unit or suite may open onto

(a) an exit

stairway,

(b) a public corridor served by a single exit, or

(c) an outside passageway served by a single exit stairway.

391. Sentence 9.6.3.4.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Stairway separations

(1) Each exit stairway shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1h.

392. Sentence 9.6.4.2.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Fire detectors

shall be installed in storage rooms, locker rooms, service rooms, machinery rooms, heating rooms, incinerator rooms, linen and refuse chute intake compartments, janitors’ closets and refuse storage rooms, at the tops of elevator shafts and exit stair shafts and in any room or area where hazardous or combustible materials may be used or stored.

393. (1)  Sentence 9.6.4.10.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Smoke alarms shall meet the requirements of

(a) CAN/ULC-S531, “Standard for Smoke Alarms”, and

(b) CAN/ULC-S553, “Standard for the Installation of Smoke-Alarms”.

(2)  Sentence 9.6.4.10.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

394. Sentence 9.6.5.7.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Emergency power supply

(1) Emergency electric power shall be provided in accordance with Articles 3.2.7.5. and 3.2.7.8. of the 1990 Building Code if the power is provided for

(a) fire alarm and detection systems referred to in Sentence 9.6.4.1.(1) and Article 9.6.4.8.,

(b) booster pumps serving standpipe systems referred to in Sentences 9.6.5.2.(4) and 9.6.5.3.(2), and

(c) elevators referred to in Clause 9.6.5.6.(3)(c).

395. Article 9.7.2.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Self-closing devices

9.7.2.1. (1) Doors opening onto corridors that are access to exits and that serve resident suites, and resident sleeping rooms not within suites, in care occupancies

and retirement homes shall be equipped with self-closing devices.

(2) Sentence (1) does not apply

(a) in buildings 3 storeys

or less in building height that provide sleeping accommodation for 10 or fewer persons, and

(b) in buildings where all of the corridors referred to in Sentence (1) are subdivided in accordance with Sentence (3).

(3) The corridor subdivision referred to in Clause (2)(b) shall

(a) subdivide the corridor into at least two zones using fire separations that contain smoke-tight doors equipped with self-closing devices that act as closures,

(b) be arranged so that each subdivided corridor zone is able to accommodate, in addition to its own occupants, the occupants from any single adjacent zone, based on the requirements of 1.6 m2 per person, unless otherwise approved, and

(c) be arranged so that the travel distance from any point in a subdivided corridor zone to an adjacent zone is no more than 15 m.

396. Article 9.7.3.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Emergency lighting

9.7.3.1. (1) Emergency lighting shall be provided in exit stairways, public corridors

and other principal access to exits.

(2) The emergency lighting shall be

(a) designed to provide illumination for a duration of at least 30 min,

(b) supplied by a source of energy that is separate from the primary electrical supply for the building, and

(c) designed to be automatically activated when the power to the building is interrupted.

(3) The emergency lighting shall provide illumination that is at least an average of 10 1x at floor or tread level or at least 1 watt / m2 of floor space.

(4) Sentence (1) does not apply in buildings 3 storeys or less in building height

that provide sleeping accommodation for 10 or fewer persons.

397. Article 9.7.4.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fire signal to fire department

9.7.4.1. (1) Fire alarm systems shall have provision for notifying the fire department in accordance with Article 3.2.4.7. of the 1990 Building Code that a fire alarm signal or alert signal has been activated.

(2) Fire alarm systems equipped with a monitoring service that complies with CAN/ULC-S561, “Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems” are deemed to comply with Sentence (1).

(3) Sentence (1) does not apply to buildings equipped with an interconnected smoke alarm

system.

398. Article 9.7.4.2. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Sprinkler signal to fire department

9.7.4.2. (1) Sprinkler systems required by this Section shall have provision for notifying the fire department in accordance with Article 3.2.4.7. of the 1990 Building Code

that the sprinkler system has been activated.

(2) Sprinkler systems equipped with a monitoring service that complies with CAN/ULC-S561, “Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems” are deemed to comply with Sentence (1).

(3) Sentence (1) does not apply where the fire alarm system or interconnected smoke alarm system has provision for notifying the fire department in accordance with Article 3.2.4.7. of the 1990 Building Code that a fire alarm signal

or alert signal has been activated.

399. (1)  Sentence 9.7.4.3.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CAN/ULC-S531, “Standard for Smoke-Alarms”” and substituting “CAN/ULC-S531, “Standard for Smoke Alarms””.

(2)  Sentence 9.7.4.3.(6) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

400. The title of Subsection 9.8.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.8.1. Application and General

401. Article 9.8.1.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

9.8.1.1. (1) This Section applies to a detached house, semi-detached house or row house containing two existing residential units, if

(a) the building

is 3 storeys or less in building height,

(b) the building area does not exceed 600 m2, and

(c) one residential unit or a portion of a residential unit is situated above another residential unit, or two residential units side by side share a common interior means of escape.

Definitions

9.8.1.2. (1) For the purposes of this Section,

“1994 Building Code” means Regulation 61 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, as it read on July 14, 1994;

“existing” means in existence on July 14, 1994;

“row house” means a residential structure which

(a) is one of a group of three or more horizontally attached residential structures, and

(b) is separated vertically from one or two of the other structures by common walls which do not provide for internal access from the living space in one structure to another;

“semi-detached house” means a residential structure which

(a) is one of two horizontally attached residential structures, and

(b) is separated vertically from the other residential structure by a common wall which does not provide for internal access from the living space in one structure to the other.

402. Sentences 9.8.2.2.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separations between residential units

(1) Subject to Article 9.8.2.3., each residential unit shall be separated from other rooms and areas by a fire separation

having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min or shall comply with Sentence (2) or (3).

(2) Subject to Article 9.8.2.3., each residential unit shall be separated from other rooms and areas by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 15 min and be equipped with interconnected smoke alarms that comply with Article 9.8.4.1.

403. The following provisions of Division B of the Regulation are amended by striking out “dwelling unit” wherever it appears and substituting in each case “residential unit”:

1. Article 9.8.3.1.

2. Sentence 9.8.3.2.(1), in the portion before Clause (a).

3. Clauses 9.8.3.2.(1)(a) and (b).

4. Sentence 9.8.3.3.(1), in the portion before Clause (a).

5. Clause 9.8.3.3.(1)(c).

6. Sentence 9.8.3.3.(2).

7. Sentence 9.8.3.4.(1), in the portion before Clause (a).

8. Clause 9.8.3.4.(1)(a).

9. Clause 9.8.3.4.(2)(f).

10. Clause 9.8.4.1.(1)(a).

11. Clause 9.8.4.1.(2)(b).

12. Sentence 9.8.4.2.(1).

404. Clause 9.8.3.3.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) the means of escape is separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min,

405. (1)  Sentence 9.8.4.2.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Smoke alarms shall meet the requirements of

(a) CAN/ULC-S531, “Standard for Smoke Alarms”, and

(b) CAN/ULC-S553, “Standard for the Installation of Smoke-Alarms”.

(2)  Sentence 9.8.4.2.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

406. The title of Subsection 9.9.1. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 9.9.1. Application and General

407. (1) Sentence 9.9.1.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “that was regulated by Section 9.2” and substituting “that was regulated under Section 9.2”.

(2) Sentence 9.9.1.1.(7) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked.

408. Subclause 9.9.1.2.(2)(a)(viii) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(viii) cooking operations,

409. Subsection 9.9.1. of Division B of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

Definitions

9.9.1.3. For the purposes of this Section,

“1994 Building Code” means Regulation 61 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, as it read on June 23, 1994;

“existing” means in existence on January 1, 2007.

410. Sentences 9.9.2.1.(2) and (3) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) If a fire-resistance rating of 2 h or less is required, existing wall assemblies, floor assemblies and their supporting assemblies are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if they consist of

(a) reinforced concrete,

(b) masonry, or

(c) clay tile with plaster or gypsum board finish on both sides

(3) If a fire-resistance rating of 1 h or less is required, existing wall assemblies, floor assemblies, ceilings and their supporting assemblies that consist of membranes of lath and plaster or gypsum board are deemed to be comply with Sentence (1).

411. (1) Sentence 9.9.2.2.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min.

(2) Subclause 9.9.2.2.(3)(b)(ii) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(ii) doors connecting the

basement and first storey

have a fire-protection rating not less than 20 min and are equipped with self-closing and latching devices, and

(3) Subclause 9.9.2.2.(3)(c)(ii) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(ii) doors connecting the

basement and first storey

have a fire-protection rating not less than 20 min and are equipped with self-closing and latching devices,

412. Sentence 9.9.2.3.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies shall have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

413. (1) Clause 9.9.2.4.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) have a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min for floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies, and

(2) Clause 9.9.2.4.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) the ceiling membrane has a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min and the attic space is fire stopped

in accordance with Article 3.1.11.5. of the 1994 Building Code,

414. (1) Clause 9.9.2.5.(1)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) have a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h for floor assemblies and walls, columns and arches supporting floor assemblies, and

(2) Clause 9.9.2.5.(2)(a) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(a) the ceiling membrane has a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min and the attic space is fire stopped

in accordance with Article 3.1.11.5. of the 1994 Building Code,

415. Sentences 9.9.2.6.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Adjacent buildings

(1) A building

containing a hotel shall be separated from a directly connected adjacent building that does not contain a hotel by a noncombustible fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h.

(2) An existing wall having a fire-resistance rating not less than 2 h and constructed as a fire separation is deemed to comply with Sentence (1).

416. Sentence 9.9.2.7.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) Despite Sentence 9.9.2.1.(6), a floor assembly in a storage garage does not need to be a fire separation.

417. Articles 9.9.2.8. and 9.9.2.9. of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Fire separation of guest suites

9.9.2.8. (1) Guest suites shall be separated from adjacent rooms and areas on the same floor area by

(a) a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min in buildings that are not more than 6 storeys in building height, and

(b) a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min in buildings that are more than 6 storeys in building height.

Fire separation of corridors

(2) Corridors serving guest suites shall be separated from adjacent rooms and areas on the same floor area by

(a) a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min in buildings that are not more than 6 storeys in building height, and

(b) a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min in buildings that are more than 6 storeys in building height.

(3) Existing fire separations are deemed to comply with Sentences (1) and (2) if the floor area is sprinklered.

Fire separations between major occupancies

9.9.2.9. (1) Fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min shall be provided between major occupancies.

(2) Existing fire separations having a fire-resistance rating not less than 30 min are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if

(a) the floor area

is sprinklered, or

(b) the part of the building containing the major occupancy

is equipped with fire detectors and connecting corridors are equipped with smoke detectors as part of the fire alarm system of the building.

418. Sentences 9.9.2.10.(2) and (3) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Despite Sentence (1), openings in fire separations to which Article 9.9.2.8. or 9.9.2.11. applies may be protected with closures

having a fire-protection rating not less than 20 min.

(3) If a fire-protection rating of 1 h or less is required, existing

closures are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if they consist of

(a) hollow metal or kalamein doors in hollow metal frames, with openings, if any, protected by wired glass and equipped with self-closing and latching devices, or

(b) wired glass screens set in fixed steel frames.

419. Article 9.9.2.11. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Laundry rooms, storage rooms and maintenance shops

9.9.2.11. Laundry rooms, storage rooms exceeding 0.6 m2 in area and maintenance shops shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

420. (1) Sentence 9.9.2.12.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Fuel-fired appliances

(1) Fuel-fired appliances, except for cooking appliances, shall be separated from the remainder of the building

by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

(2) Sentence 9.9.2.12.(6) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Where it is impractical to provide combustion air directly from the outside as required in Sentence (5)” at the beginning and substituting “If it is not practical to provide combustion air directly from the outside as required in Sentence (5)”.

421. Sentence 9.9.2.13.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Vertical service spaces

(1) Vertical service spaces shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

422. Sentences 9.9.2.14.(1) and (2) of Division B of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Refuse and linen chutes

(1) Unless otherwise approved, linen and refuse chutes shall be located in a shaft separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

(2) Linen and refuse chutes shall terminate or discharge directly into rooms that are separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 1 h.

423. Sentence 9.9.2.17.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(2) Despite Sentence (1), an exit through a lobby or other entrance area that is within a stairway separation may be breached if the stairway is separated from the entrance area by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

424. (1) Sentence 9.9.2.19.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Cooking operations

(1) An existing cooking operation that complies with Sentences (2) to (6) is deemed to comply with Sentence 2.6.1.13.(1).

(2) Sentence 9.9.2.19.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Commercial cooking equipment” at the beginning of the portion before Clause (a) and substituting “Cooking operations”.

(3) Sentence 9.9.2.19.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(5) The cooking operation shall be

(a) located in a kitchen that is separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min, or

(b) protected by a fixed fire protection system.

425. (1) Sentence 9.9.3.3.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) Despite Sentence (3), there may be a single exit from the third storey used solely as the residence of the hotel owner or manager.

(2) Sentence 9.9.3.3.(6) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(6) Exits

are deemed to comply with Sentence (5) if the floor area

is divided by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min so that it is necessary to pass through the fire separation to travel from one exit to another exit.

426. (1) Sentence 9.9.3.6.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Stairway separations

(1) Each exit stairway shall be separated from the remainder of the building by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min.

(2) Sentence 9.9.3.6.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “is permitted to lead through a lobby provided” in the portion before Clause (a) and substituting “may lead through a lobby if”.

(3) Subclause 9.9.3.6.(3)(d)(ii) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(ii) the path of travel is entirely within the same storey as the lobby and is separated from the lobby by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min, and

(4) Sentence 9.9.3.6.(4) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) The lobby described in Sentence (3) may contain an occupancy if the required egress width is maintained and clearly delineated.

(5) Sentence 9.9.3.6.(5) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “is permitted to contain” and substituting “may contain”.

427. Article 9.9.3.7. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Exterior stairways and fire escapes

9.9.3.7. (1) Exterior

exit stairways and fire escapes shall not serve floor areas above the sixth storey.

(2) Unless otherwise approved, each fire escape used as an exit

and each exterior exit stairway shall comply with Articles 3.4.7.2., 3.4.7.3., 3.4.7.5. and 3.4.7.6. of the 1994 Building Code.

(3) Unless otherwise approved, exterior exit

stairways, fire escapes and exterior exit passageways serving any storey above the second storey or any basement below the first basement shall be protected against fire exposure from the building in accordance with Sentences (4) and (5).

(4) For the purposes of Sentence (3), window openings, except first storey display windows, shall be protected by wired glass in fixed steel frames if located within 3 storeys below, within 10 m below, within 1.8 m above or within 3 m horizontally of an exterior exit stairway, fire escape or exterior exit passageway.

(5) For the purposes of Sentence (3), doorways and other openings shall be protected with closures having a fire-protection rating not less than 45 min if located within 3 storeys below, within 10 m below, within 1.8 m above or within 3 m horizontally of an exterior

exit stairway, fire escape or exterior exit passageway.

(6) Exterior exit stairways leading across roofs shall be provided with handrails on both sides of the walkway leading to the stairway at the edge of the roof, unless otherwise approved.

(7) Exterior exit stairways and fire escapes below grade shall be

(a) enclosed by side walls and a roof, with a door to ground level at the upper landing,

(b) provided with a roof projecting horizontally for a distance of at least 1.8 m beyond any step or landing, or

(c) provided with some other approved construction or device to prevent snow from accumulating in the stairway or fire escape.

(8) Sentence (3) does not apply to an exterior passageway if

(a) 50% or more of the exterior side of the passageway is open to the outdoors,

(b) the exterior passageway floor assembly has a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min or is of noncombustible construction, and

(c) an exit

stairway is provided at each end of the passageway.

428. Clause 9.9.4.1.(2)(c) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(c) each guest suite is separated from adjacent rooms by a fire separation having a fire-resistance rating not less than 45 min, and

429. Article 9.9.4.13. of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Smoke alarms

9.9.4.13. (1) Smoke alarms shall be installed in each guest suite.

(2) Smoke alarms shall meet the requirements of

(a) CAN/ULC-S531, “Standard for Smoke Alarms”, and

(b) CAN/ULC-S553, “Standard for the Installation of Smoke-Alarms”.

(3) Smoke alarms shall be installed with permanent connections to an electrical circuit and shall have no disconnect switches between the overcurrent device and the smoke alarm.

(4) Despite Sentence (3), battery-operated smoke alarms may be used.

(5) Unless otherwise approved, at least one smoke alarm

shall be installed on each floor of a multi-level guest suite and the smoke alarms shall be interconnected so that the actuation of one smoke alarm

will cause all smoke alarms within the guest suite to sound.

430. Sentence 9.9.5.1.(3) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) In buildings not greater than 6 storeys

in building height, existing access routes are deemed to comply with Sentence (1) if they

(a) have a clear width of at least 6 m,

(b) are capable of supporting the expected loads imposed by fire fighting equipment and surfaced with concrete, asphalt or other material that provides accessibility under all climatic conditions,

(c) are located not less than 3 m and not more than 15 m from the principal entrance, and

(d) are connected with a public thoroughfare.

431. (1) Sentence 9.9.5.5.(1) of Division B of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Emergency power supply

(1) Unless otherwise approved, emergency electric power provided by generators for fire alarm systems referred to in Sentence 9.9.4.1.(1) and for elevator cars referred to in Clause 9.9.5.3.(3)(c) shall be provided in accordance with CSA-C282, “Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings”.

(2) Sentence 9.9.5.5.(2) of Division B of the Regulation is amended by striking out “CSA-C22.2 No. 141, “Unit Equipment for Emergency Lighting”” and substituting “CSA-C22.2 No. 141, “Emergency Lighting Equipment””.

432. Sentence 1.2.1.2.(1) of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Qualifications and responsibilities

(1) A person who performs the work described in Article 1.2.1.1.

(a) must have successfully completed a program or course acceptable to the Fire Marshal,

(b) shall, at the request of the owner or the Chief Fire Official, produce for inspection a copy of a certificate or document attesting to the successful completion of a program or course referred to in Clause (a), and

(c) shall perform the inspection, test, repair, replacement and alteration in accordance with Article 6.3.1.8. and Subsection 6.3.2. of Division B.

433. Sentence 1.2.1.2.(3) of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) A person supervising another under Sentence (2) shall advise the owner in writing that the work has been completed in accordance with Article 6.3.1.8. and Subsection 6.3.2. of Division B.

434. Article 1.2.1.3. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Responsibility

1.2.1.3. (1) Despite Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A, it is the person who performs the work described in Article 1.2.1.1. of this Division who is responsible for complying with Sentence 1.2.1.2.(1) of this Division; however, if Sentence 1.2.1.2.(2) of this Division applies, it is the person who supervises the work under Sentence 1.2.1.2.(2) of this Division who is responsible for complying with Sentence 1.2.1.2.(1) of this Division, as if he or she were the person performing the work.

(2) The owner shall ensure that the requirements of Article 1.2.1.2. are met.

435. Article 1.2.2.1. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Application

1.2.2.1. This Subsection applies to every person who performs annual tests of an interconnected smoke alarm system required under Article 6.3.2.6. of Division B and every person who maintains such an interconnected smoke alarm system.

436. Sentence 1.2.2.2.(1) of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Qualifications and responsibilities

(1) A person who performs the work described in Article 1.2.2.1.

(a) must have successfully completed a program or course acceptable to the Fire Marshal,

(b) shall, at the request of the owner or the Chief Fire Official, produce for inspection a copy of a certificate or document attesting to the successful completion of a program or course referred to in Clause (a), and

(c) shall perform the test and maintenance in accordance with Article 6.3.2.6. of Division B.

437. Sentence 1.2.2.2.(3) of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(3) A person supervising another under Sentence (2) shall advise the owner in writing that the work has been completed in accordance with Article 6.3.2.6. of Division B.

438. Article 1.2.2.3. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Responsibility

1.2.2.3. (1) Despite Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A, it is the person who performs the work described in Article 1.2.2.1. of this Division who is responsible for complying with Sentence 1.2.2.2.(1) of this Division; however, if Sentence 1.2.2.2.(2) of this Division applies, it is the person who supervises the work under Sentence 1.2.2.2.(2) of this Division who is responsible for complying with Sentence 1.2.2.2.(1) of this Division, as if he or she were the person performing the work.

(2) The owner shall ensure that the requirements of Article 1.2.2.2. are met.

439. Subsections 1.2.3. and 1.2.4. of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Subsection 1.2.3.  Qualifications of the Person who Ensures Implementation of a Fire Safety Plan under Subsection 2.8.2. of Division B

Application

1.2.3.1. (1) Article 1.2.3.2. applies to

(a) a person designated by the owner of a building containing a care occupancy, a care and treatment occupancy or a retirement home to be responsible for ensuring that the fire safety plan required under Subsection 2.8.2. of Division B is implemented, or

(b) the owner of a building containing a care occupancy, a care and treatment occupancy or a retirement home, if the owner has not designated another person to be responsible for ensuring that the fire safety plan required under Subsection 2.8.2. of Division B is implemented.

Qualifications

1.2.3.2. (1) A person referred to in Sentence 1.2.3.1.(1)

(a) must have successfully completed a program or course acceptable to the Fire Marshal, and

(b) shall, at the request of the Chief Fire Official, produce for inspection a certificate or other document attesting to his or her successful completion of that program or course.

(2) This Article applies as of January 1, 2017.

Responsibility if person designated

1.2.3.3. (1) If an owner has designated a person to be responsible for ensuring that a fire safety plan is implemented

(a) the designated person is responsible for complying with Article 1.2.3.2. of this Division, despite Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A, and

(b) the owner is responsible for ensuring that the designated person complies with Article 1.2.3.2. of this Division.

Subsection 1.2.4.  Qualifications of Chief Fire Officials

Application

1.2.4.1. This Subsection applies to every Chief Fire Official who is responsible for approving a fire safety plan for a building containing a care occupancy, a care and treatment occupancy or a retirement home.

Qualifications

1.2.4.2. (1) A person referred to in Article 1.2.4.1.

(a) must have successfully completed a program or course acceptable to the Fire Marshal, and

(b) shall, at the request of the owner, produce for inspection a certificate or other document attesting to his or her successful completion of that program or course.

(2) This Article applies as of January 1, 2017.

Responsibility

1.2.4.3. A person referred to in Article 1.2.4.1. of this Division is responsible for complying with Article 1.2.4.2. of this Division, despite Article 1.2.1.1. of Division A.

Commencement

440. This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2015.

Made by:

Yasir Naqvi

Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Date made: December 9, 2014.