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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 20. Flammable Liquids, Gases and Vapors
Article 147. Bulk Plants

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§5616. Storage.

(a) Category 1 or 2 flammable liquids, or Category 3 flammable liquids with a flashpoint below 100oF (37.8oC) shall be stored in closed containers, or in storage tanks aboveground outside of buildings, or underground in accordance with Article 145.
(b) Category 3 flammable liquids with a flashpoint at or above 100oF (37.8oC), Category 4 flammable liquids and liquids with a flashpoint greater than 199.4oF (93oC) (formerly designated Class IIIB Combustible liquids) shall be stored in containers, or in tanks within buildings or aboveground outside of buildings, or underground in accordance with Article 145.
(c) Containers of flammable or combustible liquids when piled one upon the other shall be separated by dunnage sufficient to provide stability and to prevent excessive stress on container walls. The height of pile shall be consistent with stability and strength of containers.
(d) Piping systems shall be in accordance with Article 146.
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
HISTORY
1. Amendment of subsections (a)-(b) and new Note filed 5-5-2014; operative 5-6-2014 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2014, No. 19).

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