Kan. Admin. Regs. § 22-7-7 - Approval of plans

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, before the construction or modification of any installation for the storage, handling or use of flammable liquids is undertaken, drawings or blueprints made to scale shall be submitted to the state fire marshal with an application, all in duplicate, for approval. Within a reasonable time after receipt of the application with drawings or blueprints, the state fire marshal shall examine the plans and, if found to conform to applicable requirements of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code, shall signify approval of the application either by endorsement thereon or by attachment thereto, retain one copy for the files and forward the second copy to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for their required approvals and eventual return to the requestor. If the drawings or blueprints do not indicate conformity with the applicable requirements of the Kansas Fire Prevention Code, the state fire marshal shall notify the applicant accordingly. Plans and applications shall be submitted postage paid to the address specified by the state fire marshal.
(b) The plans approval requirements applies to the following:
(1) Each new installation of tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids in the following amounts:
(A) Any state, county or local governmental unit installing tanks of 660 gallons or more capacity;
(B) any Industrial or Business company installing tanks of 660 gallons or more capacity;
(C) any agricultural farm installation of tanks of 1,100 gallons or more capacity; and
(D) any tank installed for the retail sale of flammable or combustible product through dispenser devices;
(2) any modifications to or replacements of tanks or piping at any establishment or facility meeting the requirements of (1); and
(3) any installation of new dispenser locations at any establishments or facility meeting the requirements of (1). This does not include the routine replacement of dispensers at existing sites.
(c) This plans approval requirements is in addition to any local jurisdiction requirements necessary to meet local zoning or permit approval and additional local requirements. In the event of a dispute as to whether or not the drawings or blueprints show conformity with the applicable requirements of these regulations, the local decision can be appealed to the state fire marshal in accordance with statutory provisions.
(d) All submitted drawings shall include the following minimum information:
(1) The name of the person, firm, or corporation proposing the installation, the location thereof and the adjacent streets or highways;
(2) for bulk plants, in addition to any applicable features required under (4) and (5) of this section, the plot of ground to be utilized and its immediate surroundings, including any structures of value located on adjacent properties within 100 feet of the property line, on all sides, the complete layout of buildings, tanks, loading and unloading docks, and the types of construction of each building;
(3) for service stations, in addition to any applicable features required under (4) and (5) of this section, the plot of ground to be utilized and the complete layout of buildings, drives, and dispensing equipment;
(4) for above ground storage, the location and capacity of each tank, the dimensions of each tank, the class and name of liquid to be stored in each tank, the type of any tank supports, the types and sizes of normal and emergency valves, and the location of pumps and other facilities by which the tanks are filled or drained;
(5) in the case of underground storage, the location and capacity of each tank, the class and name of liquid to be stored in each tank, and the location of fill, gauge and vent pipes and openings; and
(6) in the case of installation for storage, handling or use of flammable liquids within the buildings or enclosures at any establishment or occupancy covered in this section, such detail as to show whether applicable requirements are met.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 22-7-7
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1991 Supp. 31-133; effective May 10, 1993.

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