This filing was published in the 06/15/2007, issue, Vol. 2007, No. 12, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Fire Marshal
Concerns Servicing Automatic Fire Suppression Systems
FIVE-YEAR NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
DAR File No.: 30007
Filed: 05/31/2007, 02:17
Received by: NL
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
Section 53-7-204 directs the Utah Fire Prevention Board to create administrative rules establishing minimum standards to regulate the servicing of automatic fire suppression hood systems in the interest of safeguarding lives and property.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
Rule R710-7 has been amended six times since the last five-year review in 2002. Under DAR No. 26001, that was effective on 03/18/2003, the Fire Prevention Board directed that all existing dry chemical fire suppression hood systems be removed from use statewide by 01/01/2006. The only written comment received in the last five years was in favor of the removal of the dry chemical fire suppression hood systems statewide.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
Automatic fire suppression hood systems are the automatic systems over grills, deep fat fryers, tilt skillets, etc. that form the first line of defense when a fire occurs in a commercial cooking system. Almost always, the automatic fire suppression hood system extinguishes or controls the fire before the fire department ever arrives on scene. It is imperative that those systems work correctly due to their complicated functioning process, and this rule administers the requirements for the service technicians that work on these systems. Therefore, this rule should be continued.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Safety
5272 S COLLEGE DR
MURRAY UT 84123-2611
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
Brent Halladay at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at 801-284-6351, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Ron L. Morris, Utah State Fire Marshal
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Brent Halladay at the above address, by phone at 801-284-6352, by FAX at 801-284-6351, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules (801-538-3764).
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