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29.06.01.00.htm 29.06.01.00. Title 29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE Subtitle 06 FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSION Chapter 01 Fire Prevention Code Authority: Public Safety Article, §6-206 and 6-501, Annotated Code of Maryland
29.06.01.01.htm 29.06.01.01. 01 Title.. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the State Fire Prevention Code..
29.06.01.02.htm 29.06.01.02. 02 Purpose.. A. The purpose of this chapter is to establish minimum requirements that will provide a reasonable degree of fire prevention and control to safeguard life, property, or public welfare from:1) The hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling, or use of substances, materials, or devices; and2) Conditions hazardous to life, property, or public welfare in the use or occupancy of buildings, structures, sheds, tents, lots, or premises.
29.06.01.03.htm 29.06.01.03. 03 Application and Scope.. A. This chapter applies to both new and existing buildings and conditions. In various sections there are specific provisions for existing buildings that may differ from those for new buildings. Unless otherwise noted, this chapter does not apply to facilities, equipment, structures, or installations that were existing or approved for construction or installation before the effective date of this chapter, except in those cases in which it is deter
29.06.01.04.htm 29.06.01.04. 04 Enforcement.. A. Enforcement of this chapter is the responsibility of:. 1) The State Fire Marshal;. 2) A legally designated fire official of a county or municipal corporation of the State; or. 3) Other persons legally appointed by the State Fire Marshal under Public Safety Article, Title 6, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. The State Fire Marshal or the legally appointed designee may accept alternate methods of satisfying the intent of this chapter if the material, met
29.06.01.05.htm 29.06.01.05. 05 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) means the State Fire Marshal or the legally appointed designee as prescribed in this chapter.2) "International Code Council (ICC) means International Code Council, Inc. 500 New Jersey Avenue N.W. 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2070.3) "Legally appointed designee" means those local or county officials specifically authorized under
29.06.01.06.htm 29.06.01.06. 06 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference, with the amendments specified in this chapter. Tentative interim amendments and supplements to these documents and to the codes and standards referenced in these documents are not included as part of this chapter unless specifically adopted by this chapter.B. Documents Incorporated.. 1) NFPA 1 Fire Code (2018 Edition). 2) NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (2018 Edition).
29.06.01.07.htm 29.06.01.07. 07 National Fire Protection Association 101 Life Safety Code.. The NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (2018 Edition) is incorporated by reference, except for the following amendments:A. Amend Section 2.2 to delete the referenced publication NFPA 150 Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities, 2016 edition.B. Amend Section 2.4 to delete the referenced publications NFPA 150 Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities, 2016 edition, and N
29.06.01.08.htm 29.06.01.08. 08 National Fire Protection Association 1 Fire Code.. The NFPA 1 Fire Code (2018 Edition) is incorporated by reference, except for the amendments in Regulation .09 of this chapter and the following amendments:A. Delete Section 1.10. (See COMAR 29.06.02). B. Delete Subsection 1.11.3.. C. Amend Subsection 1.12.1 to add the following Paragraph: 1.12.1.1 Permits, certificates, notices, approvals, or orders required by this code shall be governed by the policies and procedures of the A
29.06.01.09.htm 29.06.01.09. 09 Fireworks and Explosive Materials.. The NFPA 1 Fire Code (2018 Edition) is incorporated by reference, except for the amendments in Regulation .08 of this chapter and the following amendments:A. Permits shall be required for the following:. 1) Fireworks displays;. 2) Pyrotechnics before a proximate audience; and. 3) Flame effects before an audience.. B. Amend Sections 65.2, 65.3, and 65.4 to add the following:. 1) All applications for permits for display shall
29.06.01.10.htm 29.06.01.10. 10 Blasting Operations General Requirements.. A. Notifications. Written notification by email or facsimile shall be provided to the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad at least 24 hours prior to each blast. The name of company or contractor performing the blasting and the location, date, and approximate time shall be identified. The geographical coordinates (longitude and latitude) shall be provided.B. Complaints. If requested by a property owner registering a complaint and
29.06.01.11.htm 29.06.01.11. 11 Portable Fire Extinguishers.. A. License to Service or Repair Portable Fire Extinguishers. A license shall be obtained from the State Fire Marshal's Office by every individual, firm, or corporation commercially servicing, repairing, filling, or refilling portable fire extinguishers, except fire departments.B. Sale of Portable Fire Extinguishers.. 1) It is unlawful for a person, directly or through an agent, to sell or offer for sale in the State any make, type, or model
29.06.01.11-1.htm 29.06.01.11-1. 11-1 Nonwater-Based Fixed Fire Extinguishing Systems.. A license shall be obtained from the State Fire Marshal's Office by every individual, firm, or corporation commercially installing, servicing, or repairing nonwater-based fixed fire extinguishing systems.
29.06.01.12.htm 29.06.01.12. 12 Repealed..
29.06.01.13.htm 29.06.01.13. 13 Smoke Detectors for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired ― Signs ― Repealed..
29.06.01.14.htm 29.06.01.14. 14 Sale and Use of Heaters and Stoves.. A. Gasoline Stoves. The sale or use of gasoline stoves or other similar fuel-burning cooking or heating appliances using Class I flammable liquids as defined in NFPA 1 Fire Code (2018 Edition) and NFPA 30 Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code (2018 Edition) is prohibited unless the appliance has been tested and listed by a testing laboratory accepted by the State Fire Marshal. The appliance shall be installed, operated,
29.06.01.15.htm 29.06.01.15. 15 Sale or Use of Flame Retardant Chemicals.. An individual, firm, or corporation may not sell or offer for sale in the State any type of flame-retardant or flame-proofing compound, powder, or liquid, for fire-retardant purposes unless the product has been tested, listed, and bears the mark of a recognized testing laboratory accepted by the State Fire Marshal.
29.06.01.16.htm 29.06.01.16. 16 Visual Obscuration Systems.. Visual obscuration systems associated with security or burglar alarm systems may not be permitted..
29.06.01.9999.htm 29.06.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 21, 1972. Regulations .01B, .13A, .15B, G, .16B, .18A, B, .22B, .23A―C, .26B, .29B―D, .33, .35B amended effective October 7, 1977 (4:21 Md. R. 1604)Regulations .04―14, .16―35, and .41 amended effective August 30, 1982 (9:17 Md. R. 1709). Regulation .14D adopted effective July 1, 1967. Regulations .15G, .16C, .18C, .22A, .29B, and .35B, E, F amended as an emergency provision effective February 23, 1978 (5:5 Md. R. 332) adopted perman
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