Annual Hazardous Material Types

Each Hazardous Material Type is summarized below. The California Fire Code Section 105.6 includes a complete listing of Hazardous Material types.

1. Aerosol Products

To store or handle an aggregate quantity of Level 2 or Level 3 (spray paints, etc.) aerosol products in excess of 500 pounds net weight

2. Aviation Facilities

To use any Group H or Group S occupancy as an aircraft hangar for the purpose of servicing, repairing, or aircraft fuel-servicing

3. Cellulose Nitrate Film

To store, handle, use or display cellulose nitrite film in a Group A Occupancy

4. Combustible Dust-Producing Preparations

To operate a grain elevator, flour starch mill, feed mill, or plant pulverizing aluminum, coal, coca, magnesium, spices, sugar or other material producing dust as defined in Chapter 2 of the IFC

5. Combustible Fiber

To store or handle combustible fibers in quantities in excess of 100 cubic feet

6. Compressed Gases

To store, use, or handle at normal temperature and pressure compressed gases in excess of amounts listed in Table 105.6.8 of the IFC

7. Cryogens

To produce, store, transport on site, use, handle or dispense cryogenic fluids in excess of the amounts listed in Table 105.6.10 of the IFC

8. Dry Cleaning Plants

To engage in the business of dry cleaning using, or to change to, a hazardous cleaning solvent

9. Explosives or Blasting Agents

To manufacture, possess, store, sell, transport or use

10. Flammable and Combustible Liquids

To store, transport, use, handle or dispense flammable or combustible liquids in accordance with the conditions listed in Section 105.6.16 of the IFC

11. Flammable and Combustible Aboveground Storage Tank (>660 gallons)

To store or dispense flammable or combustible liquids from Aboveground Storage Tanks

12. Fruit Ripening

An operational permit is required to operate a fruit- or crop-ripening facility or conduct a fruit-ripening process using ethylene gas

13. Hazardous Materials

To store, transport on site, dispense, use or handle hazardous materials in excess of the quantities listed in Table 105.6.20 of the IFC

14. Hazardous Materials Aboveground Storage Tank (>660 gallons)

To store or dispense hazardous materials from Aboveground Storage Tanks

15. HPM Facilities

An operational permit is required to store, handle or use hazardous production materials

16.  Hot Work

To conduct Hot-work operations in accordance with the conditions listed in Section 105.6.23 of the Fire Code

17. Industrial Ovens

For operation of industrial ovens regulated by Chapter 21 of the IFC

18. Liquefied or Gas-Fueled Vehicles or Equipment (Assembly Buildings)

To display, operate or demonstrate liquid or gas-fueled vehicles, equipment or appliances in any occupancy as approved by the Chief

19. Liquefied Petroleum Gas

For the storage and use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas in accordance with the conditions listed in Section 105.6.27 of the IFC

20. Magnesium Working

To melt, cast, heat, treat or grind more than 10 pounds of magnesium

21. Organic Coatings

For any organic-coating manufacturing operation producing more than 1 gallon (4 L) of an organic coating in one day

22. Pyroxylin Plastics

For storage or handling of more than 25 pounds (11 kg) of cellulose nitrate (pyroxylin) plastics, and for the assembly or manufacture of articles involving pyroxylin plastics

23. Refrigeration Equipment

To operate a mechanical refrigeration unit or system regulated by Chapter 6 of the Fire Code

24.  Repair Garages and Motor Fuel-Dispensing Facilities

For operation of repair garages and automotive, marine, and fleet motor fuel-dispensing facilities

25. Spraying or Dipping

To conduct a spraying or dipping operation utilizing flammable or combustible liquids, or the application of combustible powders regulated by Chapter 15 of the Fire Code

26. Tire-Rebuilding Plants

For the operation and maintenance of a tire-rebuilding plant

27. Waste Handling

For the operation of wrecking yards, junk yards and waste material-handling facilities

28. Wood Products

To store chips, hogged material, lumber or plywood in excess of 200 cubic feet (6 m 3 )