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RULE §9.301Adoption by Reference of NFPA 54

(a) Effective September 1, 2020, except as modified in the remaining sections of this subchapter, the Commission adopts by specific reference the provisions established by the National Fire Protection Association in its 2018 edition of the National Fuel Gas Code, commonly referred to as NFPA 54 or Pamphlet 54. Nothing in this section or subchapter shall prevent the Commission, after notice, from adopting additional requirements, whether more or less stringent, for individual situations to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. Any documents or parts of documents incorporated by reference into these rules shall be a part of these rules as if set out in full.

(b) Effective September 1, 2020, the Commission also adopts by reference all other NFPA publications or portions of those publications referenced in NFPA 54 which apply to LP-gas activities only. The adopted pamphlets referenced in NFPA 54 are:

  (1) NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispenser Facilities and Repair Garages, 2018 edition;

  (2) NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines, 2018 edition;

  (3) NFPA 51, Standard for the Design and Installation of Oxygen-Fuel Gas Systems for Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, 2018 edition;

  (4) NFPA 52, Vehicular Fuel Systems Code, 2016 edition;

  (5) NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2017 edition, as amended in Subchapter E of this chapter (relating to Adoption by Reference of NFPA 58 (LP-Gas Code));

  (6) NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2017 edition;

  (7) NFPA 82, Standard on Incinerators and Waste, and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment, 2014 edition;

  (8) NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures, 2015 edition;

  (9) NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2018 edition;

  (10) NFPA 90B, Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, 2018 edition;

  (11) NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2017 edition;

  (12) NFPA 211, Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances, 2016 edition;

  (13) NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars, 2016 edition;

  (14) NFPA 780, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems, 2017 edition;

  (15) NFPA 853, Standard for the Installation of Station Fuel Cell Power Systems, 2015 edition; and

  (16) NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2018 edition.

Source Note: The provisions of this §9.301 adopted to be effective February 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 947; amended to be effective September 29, 2003, 28 TexReg 8318; amended to be effective February 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 122; amended to be effective January 6, 2020, 45 TexReg 127

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