FIRE PREVENTION CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 207 of 1941
29.5p Information regarding hazardous chemicals in workplace; request; list; material safety data sheet; description of quantity and location of hazardous chemical; time extension; availability of information; rules; update of information; limitation.Sec. 5p.
(1) A person who is an employer under the Michigan occupational safety and health act, 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094, shall provide the information described in this section upon written request by the fire chief for the jurisdiction where the person is located.
(2) A person subject to this section shall, subject to subsection (1), provide a copy of a list required to be developed by the standard incorporated by reference in section 14a of the Michigan occupational safety and health act, 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1014a, and a material safety data sheet for each hazardous chemical identified on the list within 10 working days after receipt of the request.
(3) Except as provided in subsection (4), a person subject to this section shall provide a description of the quantity and location of any hazardous chemical specified by the fire chief for the jurisdiction where the person is located within 10 working days after receipt of a written request made by the fire chief after review of a list provided under subsection (2). Upon request, the fire chief may extend the time to provide the information described in this subsection by 5 working days. The information obtained by a fire chief under this subsection may be made available to a public official, agency, or employee, but is exempt from disclosure under the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL 15.231 to 15.246.
(4) The department of environmental quality may promulgate rules to exempt from the application of subsection (3) de minimis and portable quantities of hazardous chemicals.
(5) A person subject to this section shall provide to the fire chief for the jurisdiction where the person is located a written update of information required by this section when there is a significant change relating to fire hazards in the quantity, location, or presence of hazardous chemicals in the person's workplace.
(6) An ordinance, law, rule, regulation, policy, or practice of a city, township, village, county, governmental authority created by statute, or other political subdivision of the state shall not require that a person who is an employer under the Michigan occupational safety and health act, 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094, provide to a fire chief information regarding hazardous chemicals in the workplace in any other manner or to any greater extent than is required by this section or rules authorized by this section.
History: Add. 1986, Act 67, Eff. Apr. 7, 1986
Am. 2006, Act 189, Imd. Eff. June 19, 2006
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of certain authority, powers, functions, and responsibilities of the state fire marshal and the fire marshal division of the department of state police to the director of the department of labor and economic growth, bureau of construction codes and fire safety, by type II transfer, see E.R.O. No. 2003-1, compiled at MCL 445.2011.
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