01-026 C.M.R. ch. 24, § 5 - Structural Requirements for All New and Existing Minor Pesticide Storage Facilities

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

A. Applicability
I. All new minor pesticide storage facilities that become operational after the effective date of this chapter must conform with the provisions of this section.
II. All existing minor pesticide storage facilities must be upgraded to conform with the provisions of this section by no later than January 1, 1997.
B. Walls

Minor pesticide storage facilities shall be structurally separated from and sealed to prevent air movement to other occupied spaces and livestock quarters. This does not preclude having a small area for employees to maintain inventory and shipping records.

C. Doors

Any interior room or otherwise partitioned area in which pesticides are stored within a minor pesticide storage facility must be equipped with a standard door on which panic hardware is installed. The standard door must latch shut when closed and open outward from where the products are stored when a person depresses the horizontal bar on the panic hardware. If there is a smaller room or partitioned area within the facility, it too must have an outward opening standard door with panic hardware as previously described in this sub-section.

D. Floors

All floors shall be made impervious to liquid and dry pesticide spills.

E. Lighting

Minor pesticide storage facilities shall have lighting installed so that labels may be easily read and any leaks quickly detected.

F. Ventilation

Minor pesticide storage facilities shall have one of the following:

I. gravity ventilation to the outside with a capacity of one cubic foot per minute per square foot of floor space; or
II. mechanical ventilation with on/off switches at points of ingress that is capable of exhausting to the outside at a rate of not less than 150 cubic feet per minute.
G. Security

Minor pesticide storage facilities shall have doors and windows capable of being locked to prohibit unauthorized access.


01-026 C.M.R. ch. 24, § 5

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