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RULE §9.401Adoption by Reference of NFPA 58

(a) Except as modified in this subchapter, the Commission adopts by specific reference the provisions established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in its 2008 edition of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (formerly titled Standard for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases), commonly referred to as NFPA 58 or Pamphlet 58, effective February 1, 2008. 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) The Commission also adopts by reference all other NFPA publications or portions of those publications referenced in NFPA 58, §2.1, which apply to LP-gas activities only. The adopted pamphlets referenced in NFPA 58 are:

  (1) NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2007 edition;

  (2) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2007 edition;

  (3) NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, 2007 edition;

  (4) NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2005 edition;

  (5) NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2008 edition;

  (6) NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, 2008 edition;

  (7) NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention in Use of Cutting and Welding Processes, 2003 edition;

  (8) NFPA 55, Standard for the Storage, Use, and Handling of Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids in Portable and Stationary Containers, Cylinders, and Tanks, 2005 edition;

  (9) NFPA 59, Utility LP-Gas Plant Code, 2004 edition;

  (10) NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2008 edition;

  (11) NFPA 99, Standard for Health Care Facilities, 2005 edition;

  (12) NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2006 edition;

  (13) NFPA 160, Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience, 2006 edition;

  (14) NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction, 2006 edition;

  (15) NFPA 251, Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Resistance of Building Construction and Materials, 2006 edition;

  (16) NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2005 edition.

Source Note: The provisions of this §9.401 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

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