This filing was published in the 01/15/2008, issue, Vol. 2008, No. 2, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Fire Marshal
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rules
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 30862
Filed: 12/27/2007, 02:55
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The Utah Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Board met on 12/14/2007 in a regularly scheduled board meeting and voted unanimously to amend Rule R710-6 by updating an adopted code that is incorporated by reference and amending the requirements for minimum standards to set LP Gas containers in the State of Utah.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed amendments to Rule R710-6 are as follows: 1) in Subsection R710-6-1(1.1), the board proposes to update NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, from the currently adopted 2004 edition to the 2008 edition; and 2) in Subsections R710-6-8(8.6.1) and (8.6.2), the board proposes to amend the requirements for the setting of new, used, or existing LP Gas containers by allowing the State Fire Marshal LP Gas Inspectors to analyze the proposed container with needed testing, thereby eliminating the requirement for National Board numbering or the production of the U-1A, Certificate of Origin.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
This rule or change incorporates by reference the following material:
National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2008 edition
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The aggregate anticipated cost to the state budget would be approximately $400 to purchase the updated incorporated references needed.
There is no aggregate anticipated cost or savings to local government because these amendments do not affect local government because this program is a state-operated program.
small businesses and persons other than businesses:
There would be an aggregate anticipated cost of approximately $40 to purchase a 2008 edition of NFPA 58 for small business use. There would be an aggregate anticipated saving of tens of thousands of dollars per LP Gas container that is set that could be analyzed by the State Fire Marshal LP Gas Inspector rather than the small business having to purchase a new LP Gas container.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The compliance cost for affected persons would be approximately $40 per NFPA standard purchased for use by the affected person.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There is a fiscal impact of approximately $40 per NFPA 58 standard that would need to be purchased by each business for the needed information to correctly place and install LP Gas and appliances statewide. There is a huge savings that would be generated to the LP Gas industry with the allowance for the State Fire Marshal inspectors to analyze existing containers for acceptance rather than having to purchase a new container. The savings would be somewhere between $10,000 to $90,000 per container. Scott T. Duncan, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Safety
5272 S COLLEGE DR
MURRAY UT 84123-2611
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
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
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Ron L. Morris, Utah State Fire Marshal
R710. Public Safety, Fire Marshal.
R710-6. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Rules.
R710-6-1. Adoption, Title, Purpose and Scope.
Pursuant to Title 53, Chapter 7, Section 305, Utah State Code Annotated 1953, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Board adopts minimum rules to provide regulation to those who distribute, transfer, dispense or install LP Gas and/or its appliances in the State of Utah.
There is adopted as part of these rules the following codes which are incorporated by reference:
1.1 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),
Standard 58, LP Gas Code, [
2004] edition, except as amended
by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.2 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2006 edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.3 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Standard 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2005 Edition, except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.4 International Fire Code (IFC), Chapter 38, 2006 edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC), except as amended by provisions listed in R710-6-8, et seq.
1.5 A copy of the above codes are on file with the Division of Administrative Rules, and the State Fire Marshal's Office. The definitions contained in the afore referenced codes shall also pertain to these rules.
These rules shall be known as "Rules Governing LPG Operations in the State of Utah" and may be cited as such, and will be hereinafter referred to as "these rules".
If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase, of these rules is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, contrary to statute, or exceeding the authority of the LPG Board such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of these rules.
In the event where separate requirements pertain to the same situation in the same code, or between different codes or standards as adopted, the more restrictive requirement shall govern, as determined by the enforcing authority.
R710-6-8. Amendments and Additions.
The following amendments and additions are hereby adopted by the Board:
8.1 All LP Gas facilities that are located in a public place shall be inspected by a certified LP Gas serviceman every five (5) years for leaks in all buried piping as follows:
8.1.1 All buried piping shall be pressure tested and inspected for leaks as set forth in NFPA Standard 54, Sections 4.1.1 through 4.3.4.
8.1.2 If a leak is detected and repaired, the buried piping shall again be pressure tested for leaks.
8.1.3 The certified LP Gas serviceman shall keep a written record of the inspection and all corrections made to the buried piping located in a public place.
8.1.4 The inspection records shall be available to be inspected on a regular basis by the Division.
8.2 Whenever the Division is required to complete more than two inspections to receive compliance on an LP Gas System, container, apparatus, appliance, appurtenance, tank or tank trailer, or any pertinent equipment for the storage, transportation or dispensation of LP Gas, the Division shall charge to the owner for each additional inspection, the re-inspection fee as stated in R710-6-6.1(e).
8.3 All LP Gas containers of more than 5000 water gallons shall be inspected at least biannually for compliance with the adopted statute and rules. The following containers are exempt from this requirement:
8.3.1 Those excluded from the act in UCA, Section 53-7-303.
8.3.2 Containers under federal control.
8.3.3 Containers under the control of the U.S. Department of Transportation and used for transportation of LP Gas.
8.3.4 Containers located at private residences.
8.4 Those using self-serve key or card services shall be trained in safe filling practices by the licensed dealer providing the services. A letter shall be sent to the Division by the licensed dealer stating that those using the self-serve key or card service have been trained.
8.5 IFC Amendments:
8.5.1 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3801.2 Permits. On line 2 after the word "105.7" add "and the adopted LPG rules".
8.5.2 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3803.1 is deleted and rewritten as follows: General. LP Gas equipment shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 54, NFPA 58, the adopted LP Gas Administrative Rules, and the International Fuel Gas Code, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
8.5.3 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3809.12 is deleted and rewritten as follows: In Table 3809.12, Doorway or opening to a building with two or more means of egress, with regard to quantities 720 or less and 721-2,500, the currently stated "5" is deleted and replaced with "10".
8.5.4 IFC, Chapter 38, Section 3809.14 is amended as follows: Delete "20" from line three and replace it with "10".
8.6 NFPA, Standard 58 Amendments:
8.6.1 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 220.127.116.11 is
amended to add the following section: (c) All new, used or existing containers
of 5000 water gallons or less, installed in the State of Utah or relocated
within the State of Utah shall meet the requirements
listed in ASME, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,
"Rules for the Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels". All new, used or existing containers of more
than 5000 water gallons, installed in the State of Utah or relocated within the
State of Utah shall meet the requirements listed in ASME,
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, "Rules for the
Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels", [
Section VIII, ]and
shall [ either ]be [ registered by the National Board of Boiler and
Pressure Vessel Inspectors or the Manufacturer's Data Report for Pressure
Vessels, Form U-1A, be provided].
8.6.2 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 18.104.22.168 is
amended to add the following section: (d) If an existing container is relocated
within the State of Utah, and [
depending upon the container size, ]does
not bear the required ASME construction [ code and/or National
Board Stamping], the [ new ]owner may submit to the Division a
request for "Special Classification Permit". [ M]aterial specifications and calculations of the container shall be submitted to the Division by the [ new
]owner. [ Also,
the new owner shall insure that a review of the proposed container be completed
by a registered professional engineer experienced in pressure vessel container
design and construction , and the new owner submit that report to the Division.] The Division will approve or disapprove the proposed
container. Approval by the Division
shall be obtained before the container is set or filled with LP Gas.
8.6.3 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 22.214.171.124 is amended to add the following section:
(A) Repairs and alterations shall only be made by those holding a National Board "R" Certificate of Authorization commonly known as an R Stamp.
8.6.4 NFPA Standard 58, Sections 126.96.36.199(3)(a) and (b) are deleted and rewritten as follows:
Type K copper tubing without joints below grade may be used in exterior LP Gas piping systems only.
8.6.5 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 188.8.131.52 is amended to add the following: When guard posts are installed they shall be installed meeting the following requirements:
184.108.40.206 Constructed of steel not less than four inches in diameter and filled with concrete.
220.127.116.11 Set with spacing not more than four feet apart.
18.104.22.168 Buried three feet in the ground in concrete not less than 15 inches in diameter.
22.214.171.124 Set with the tops of the posts not less than three feet above the ground.
8.6.6 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 6.6.3 is amended to add the following section: 126.96.36.199 Skid mounted ASME horizontal containers greater than 2000 water gallons, with non-fireproofed steel mounted attached supports, resting on concrete, pavement, gravel or firm packed earth, may be mounted on the attached supports to a maximum of 12 inches from the top of the skid to the bottom of the container.
8.6.7 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 6.6.6 is amended to add the following: (M) All metallic equipment and components that are buried or mounded shall have cathodic protection installed to protect the metal.
188.8.131.52 Sacrificial anodes shall be installed as required by the size of the container. If more than one sacrificial anode is required they shall be evenly distributed around the container.
184.108.40.206 Sacrificial anodes shall be connected to the container or piping as recommended by the manufacturer or using accepted engineering practices.
220.127.116.11 Sacrificial anodes shall be placed as near the bottom of the container as possible and approximately two feet away from the container.
8.6.8 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 18.104.22.168 is added as follows: On dispensing installations, 1000 gallon water capacity or less, where the dispensing cabinet is located next to the LP Gas container, stainless steel wire braid hose of more than 36 inches in length may be used on vapor and liquid return lines only. The hose shall be secured and routed in a safe and professional manner, marked with the date of installation, and shall be replaced every five years from that installation date.
8.6.8 NFPA, Standard 58, Section 22.214.171.124(1) is amended as follows: On line one remove "5ft (1.5m)" and replace it with "10 ft (3m)".
KEY: liquefied petroleum gas
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