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Updates to 527 CMR. Updates and changes to 527 CMR May 1, 2008 through May 1, 2009. Overview. Revisions to existing regulations. New Regulations. Revised forms. Application for License (FP-2A) License (FP-2) Annual Registration Upcoming regulatory changes . 527 CMR 1.03(9).

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    1. Updates to 527 CMR Updates and changes to 527 CMR May 1, 2008 through May 1, 2009

    2. Overview • Revisions to existing regulations. • New Regulations. • Revised forms. • Application for License (FP-2A) • License (FP-2) • Annual Registration • Upcoming regulatory changes

    3. 527 CMR 1.03(9) • Makes it a violation to install “fake” fire protection devices. • Non-operable fire protection devices used to conceal cameras, intrusion alarms etc.

    4. 527 CMR 1.03 (6)(a) • Allows the Marshal to suspend or revoke any permit, license, certificate or approval issued by him. • Without a hearing • In cases where continued operation would constitute an immediate threat to public safety. • Written notice and right to a hearing within 30 days.

    5. 527 CMR 1.03(6)(b) • Requires that the holder of any license, certificate or approval issued by the Marshal shall… • Provide the Marshal with an accurate mailing address at the time of application. • Notify the Marshal within 14 days of a change of address.

    6. 527 CMR 1.03(6)(c) • Provides that any notice sent by the Marshal to the holder of a license, permit, certificate, or approval shall be deemed delivered and received if… • Sent by certified mail, return receipt requested. • To the address on file with the Marshal at the time of mailing.

    7. 527 CMR 13.03 • Revises the definition of “Charge Activated Devices” • Now defines a charge activated devices as devices that breaks rock or concrete as a result of either hydraulic or gas pressure.

    8. 527 CMR 13.15 • Provides that Blasting Damage Complaints be on a form approved by the Marshal • Eliminates the actual form from the code.

    9. 527 CMR 4.03(5)(a) • Amended to add another class of Underwriters Listed tank as being acceptable for use. • UL 2258

    10. 527 CMR 8.21(8) • Establish 15,000 gallons in the aggregate as the maximum amount of flammable liquid that may be stored in cargo, portable, or transfer tank without a license, provided a permit has been obtained from the fire department. • Does not apply to parcels of land permitted by the fire department prior to Sept. 1, 2008

    11. 527 CMR 8.21(9) • Establish 15,000 gallons in the aggregate as the maximum amount of Class II combustible liquid that may be stored in cargo, portable, or transfer tank without a license, provided a permit has been obtained from the fire department. • Does not apply to parcels of land permitted by the fire department prior to Sept. 1, 2008

    12. 527 CMR 10.13(d), (e) • Revised the implementation dates for… • Designated crowd manager. • Fire and Building Safety Checklist. • Until July 1, 2009

    13. 527 CMR 14.03(1) • Mandates that permits for the storage of flammable or combustible liquids, solids or gases be renewed on an annual basis. • Fire department may condition renewal upon a satisfactory inspection. • May require documentation confirming compliance with the OSHA PSM Standard.

    14. 527 CMR 14.03(10) • Clarifies that 527 CMR 8 is the appropriate standard to regulate cargo, portable and transfer tanks.

    15. 527 CMR 9.05(H) • Revised the section on corrosion protection to continue to require corrosion protection for certain emergency generator tanks. • Provisions left out in error during redrafting of the regulation.

    16. 527 CMR 10.09(b) • Permits one of the 4 required fire drills to be a multi-hazard drill. • Multi-hazard drills are required under the provisions of Chapter 159 § 363 of the Acts of 2000.

    17. 527 CMR 14.01(4) • Revises scope of the regulation to exclude Class II and III liquids that are not heated above their flash points and: • Have no fire point when tested in accordance with ASTM D 92; or • Are in a water miscible solution or in a dispersion with water and have a non-combustible content of over 80% and do not sustain combustion.

    18. 527 CMR 32 • Entirely new regulation to further define the requirements for smoke detectors required by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 148 § 26F. • Effective 1/1/2010 • Requires duel detector technology either as combination units, or individually. • Prohibits ionization detectors within 20’ of kitchens or baths.

    19. Regulatory Forecast • 527 CMR 2 – Task group to propose updates. • 527 CMR 4 – Subcommittee has proposed revisions. • 527 CMR 6 – Task group to propose updates. • 527 CMR 9 – Operator Training, Transfer of UST portion to DEP. • 527 CMR 11 – Adoption of NFPA 96

    20. Regulatory Forecast continued • 527 CMR 15- In the regulatory process. • 527 CMR 22- In the regulatory process.

    21. New/Revised/Updated Forms • Application for License (FP-2A) • License (FP-2) • Registration (FP-5) • Revised/Updated guidance documents related to licenses and permits.

    22. Application for License

    23. License

    24. Registration

    25. License, Permit Registration Guide

    26. Issuance and Reconstruction of Licenses

    27. Additional Information and Assistance • Code Compliance Desk • 978-567-3375 • Western Mass. Office • 413-587-3181 • DFS Web Site • www.mass.gov/dfs • Compliance Supervisor • 978-567-3711 • David.Beaudin@state.ma.us

    28. BFPR/BBRS UpdatesMay 2008 – May 2009 May 2009

    29. BBRS Updates VOLUME ONE: Massachusetts Basic Building Code Chapters 1 – 50 Effective 9/1/2008 Mandatory 3/1/2009

    30. BACKGROUND

    31. BBRS Updates VOLUME TWO: Massachusetts Building Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings Chapters 51-100 Effective 4/1/2007 Mandatory 1/1/2008

    32. BBRS Updates COMMON CHAPTERS Chapter 110 – Special Regulations Chapter 120 - Appendices

    33. BBRS Updates USE GROUPS CHAPTER 3

    34. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3 SECTION 303.1(2) ASSEMBLY A-2nc Use Group - Nightclubs (defined same as Automatic Sprinkler Appeals Board memorandums) A-2r Use Group - Assembly occupancy with food/beverage consumption (banquet halls, taverns, bars, restaurants)

    35. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3 SECTION 303.1(3) ASSEMBLY A-3 Use Group - Assembly uses intended for worship, recreation or amusement and other assembly uses not classified elsewhere in Group A

    36. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3 SECTION 303.1(4) ASSEMBLY A-4 Use Group - Indoor sporting activities with spectators

    37. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3 SECTION 303.1(5) ASSEMBLY A-5 Use Group - Outdoor sporting activities with spectators

    38. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3

    39. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3

    40. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3

    41. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3 SECTION 310.1 RESIDENTIAL • R-1 Use Group – Transient (no change from 6th edition): hotels, motels, boarding houses • R-2 Use Group – Multi-family: apartments, condominiums, dormitories, townhouses • R-3 Use Group – Buildings with one/two dwelling units or otherwise not classified

    42. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 3 SECTION 310.1 RESIDENTIAL • R-4 Use Group – Certain residential care facilities • No longer 5 use groups specified.

    43. BBRS Updates MAXIMUM HEIGHT & AREA CHAPTER 5

    44. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 5 HEIGHT & AREA LIMITATIONS • Chapter 5 unmodified IBC 2003 • Tabular limits increased significantly (note R-3) • Certain construction types changed (see Ch. 6) • Different calculation approach for area modifiers • Limitation on area/floor and aggregate area

    45. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 5 AREA INCREASE: EXAMPLE • Type VA construction • R-2 Use • NFPA 13 fire sprinkler system • 100% open space (40 feet wide) • 4-story

    46. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 5 AREA INCREASE: EXAMPLE 12,000 square feet (Table 503) + 24,000 square feet (Fire Sprinklers – NFPA 13 only) + 9,000 square feet (Open Access) 45,000 square feet per floor *Note Section 506.4(2) limits aggregate area

    47. BBRS Updates FIRE WALLS CHAPTER 7

    48. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 7 FIRE WALL 705.3 Materials. Fire walls shall be of any approved noncombustible materials. Exception: Buildings of Type V Construction

    49. BBRS Updates FIRE & LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS CHAPTER 9

    50. 7th Edition 780 CMR – Chapter 9 • Reference standards are updated to latest editions – see Chapter 35 (2007 NFPA 13, 2007 NFPA 14, 2007 NFPA 72) • Sprinkler requirement triggers by combination of 6th edition and IBC 2003 • Standpipe requirement triggers by building size • Fire alarm submittal requirements • Section 915 for Carbon Monoxide Protection – referencing 527 CMR