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LOS​ ​ANGELES​ ​FIRE​ ​DEPARTMENT CANNABIS​ ​FACILITY PRE-INSPECTION​ ​CHECK​ ​LIST This​ ​information​ ​is​ ​intended​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​you​ ​in​ ​preparation​ ​for​ ​your​ ​upcoming​ ​cannabis​ ​facility inspection.​ ​ ​This​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​list​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Inspector​ ​may​ ​identify​ ​other​ ​conditions​ ​or​ ​issues in​ ​the​ ​building​ ​that​ ​require​ ​attention.​ ​ ​Additional​ ​questions​ ​may​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​to lafdcannabis@lacity.org

GENERAL​ ​FIRE​ ​LIFE​ ​AND​ ​SAFETY​ ​INSPECTION FIRE​ ​DEPARTMENT​ ​ACCESS: □ Appropriate​ ​fire​ ​lane​ ​maintenance​ ​(include​ ​paint​ ​and​ ​signs)​​ ​(503.1.1)(503.2) □

No​ ​person​ ​shall​ ​install​ ​or​ ​maintain​ ​any​ ​security​ ​barrier​ ​such​ ​as​ ​barbed​ ​wire,​ ​razor​ ​wire​ ​fencing chain​ ​link​ ​fencing​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​like​ ​material​ ​that​ ​obstructs​ ​or​ ​renders​ ​access​ ​or​ ​egress​ ​from​ ​the roof.​ ​(504.4)

BUILDING​ ​ADDRESS □ Address​ ​numbers​ ​clearly​ ​visible​ ​from​ ​street​ ​with​ ​contrasting​ ​ ​background​ ​(505.1)​ ​(505.2) □ If​ ​required,​ ​proper​ ​placard​ ​(704​ ​diamond) KEY​ ​BOX □ A​ ​key​ ​box​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​installed​ ​in​ ​an​ ​approved​ ​location.​ ​ ​The​ ​key​ ​box​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​of​ ​an approved​ ​type​ ​listed​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​UL​ ​1037,​ ​and​ ​shall​ ​contain​ ​keys​ ​to​ ​gain​ ​access as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​code​ ​official.​ ​(506) FIRE​ ​DEPARTMENT​ ​CONNECTIONS​ ​(if​ ​applicable) □ FDC​ ​signage,​ ​address(s),​ ​type​ ​of​ ​system,​ ​area​ ​served,​ ​system​ ​or​ ​pump​ ​pressure​​ ​(509.1) □ Location​ ​on​ ​address​ ​side​ ​of​ ​building​ ​or​ ​signs​ ​indicating​ ​location​ ​(505.1)(505.2) □ Clearly​ ​visible,​ ​not​ ​blocked,​ ​unobstructed​ ​(507.5.4.1) □ Working​ ​condition-​ ​caps​ ​and​ ​plugs​ ​in​ ​place​ ​(912) PATH​ ​OF​ ​EGRESS​ ​TO​ ​OUTSIDE​ ​PUBLIC​ ​WALKWAY □ All​ ​exits​ ​from​ ​the​ ​building​ ​unobstructed-​ ​path​ ​of​ ​travel​ ​properly​ ​marked​ ​(1030.2) □ NO​ ​storage​ ​on​ ​fire​ ​escapes​ ​and​ ​must​ ​be​ ​maintained​ ​in​ ​working​ ​order​ ​ ​(1029.4) □ Exit​ ​doors-​ ​1)​ ​not​ ​blocked,​ ​2)​ ​identified,​ ​3)​ ​proper​ ​exiting​ ​hardware,​ ​4)​ ​good​ ​repair (1030.2)(1030.3)(1030.4)

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□ Sliding​ ​fire​ ​doors-​ ​maintained​ ​in​ ​proper​ ​working​ ​condition​​ ​(703) □ Adequate​ ​egress​ ​lighting​ ​(1006) □ EXIT​ ​signs,​ ​lights​ ​working​ ​(1011) □

Minimum​ ​clear​ ​aisle​ ​width​ ​no​ ​less​ ​then​ ​36”​ ​in​ ​grow​ ​rooms​ ​(1017.3)(1023.2)

BUILDING​ ​INTERIOR STORAGE □ Storage​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​18”​ ​ ​below​ ​sprinklers​ ​ceiling,​ ​2​ ​feet​ ​below​ ​unsprinklered​​ ​(315.3.1) EXTENSION​ ​CORDS □ Commercial​ ​quality​ ​only-​ ​14​ ​gauge​ ​or​ ​better​ ​(605.5) □ Shall​ ​plug​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wall​ ​socket​ ​(not​ ​into​ ​each​ ​other)​​ ​(605.1) □ No​ ​multi​ ​taps​ ​shall​ ​plug​ ​into​ ​an​ ​extension​ ​(605.4) □

Temporary​ ​wiring​ ​for​ ​electrical​ ​power​ ​and​ ​lighting​ ​installations​ ​is​ ​allowed​ ​for​ ​a​ ​period​ ​not​ ​to exceed​ ​90​ ​days​ ​(605.9)

FLOOR​ ​HEATERS □ Shall​ ​have​ ​tip​ ​over​ ​protection​ ​and​ ​remain​ ​36”​ ​from​ ​combustibles​​ ​(605.10-.605.10.4) PROPER​ ​SERVICE​ ​OF​ ​FIRE​ ​EXTINGUISHERS □ All​ ​fire​ ​extinguisher​ ​service​ ​tags​ ​are​ ​current​ ​and​ ​properly​ ​hung(906.2.2) □

Fire​ ​extinguishers​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​properly​ ​installed​ ​(906.2.4)(906.2.5)

SERVICE​ ​OF​ ​SPECIAL​ ​EXTINGUISHING​ ​SYSTEMS​ ​(IF​ ​APPLICABLE) □ Equipment​ ​tagged,​ ​service​ ​records​ ​available​(904.1) EXIT​ ​AISLES □ Exit​ ​aisles​ ​to​ ​remain​ ​free​ ​and​ ​clear​ ​(1030.2) □ Cabinets​ ​and​ ​shelving​ ​in​ ​exit​ ​aisles​ ​to​ ​be​ ​secured​ ​to​ ​the​ ​wall​ ​or​ ​each​ ​other​ ​to​ ​prevent tipping​ ​during​ ​earthquakes.​ ​(1030.2) □

Emergency​ ​escapes​ ​and​ ​openings​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​free​ ​and​ ​clear​ ​(1030.7)

UTILITY​ ​ROOM □ All​ ​wiring​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​properly​ ​covered​ ​per​ ​the​ ​Electrical​ ​Code​ ​(605.) □ Sign​ ​on​ ​door​ ​stating​ ​use-​ ​letters​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​1”​ ​height(605.3.1) □ All​ ​penetrations​ ​out​ ​of​ ​rated​ ​room,​ ​properly​ ​fire​ ​stopped​ ​and​ ​sealed​ ​(703.1) □ Combustible​ ​material​ ​shall​ ​not​ ​be​ ​stored​ ​in​ ​boiler​ ​rooms,​ ​mechanical​ ​rooms​ ​or​ ​electrical equipment​ ​rooms.​ ​(315.3.3) 2


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□ 30​ ​inches​ ​in​ ​width,​ ​36​ ​inches​ ​in​ ​depth,​ ​and​ ​78​ ​inches​ ​in​ ​height​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​in​ ​front of​ ​electrical​ ​panels(605.3) CORRIDORS​ ​(RATED) □ No​ ​holes​ ​in​ ​the​ ​walls​ ​or​ ​ceilings​ ​(703) □ Magnetic​ ​door​ ​hold​ ​open​ ​devices​ ​(703.2.2) □ No​ ​wedged​ ​door​ ​opening​ ​(703.2.5) □ All​ ​doors​ ​opening​ ​into​ ​a​ ​corridor​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​self-closing​ ​with​ ​approved​ ​hardware​(703.2.3)

EGRESS​ ​DOORS □ Provide,​ ​install,​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​approved​ ​type​ ​hardware​ ​(panic​ ​hardware)​ ​for​ ​all​ ​doors used​ ​as​ ​a​ ​means​ ​of​ ​egress.​ ​ ​(1030.2)​ ​(1030.3)(1008.1.9.1) □ Shall​ ​be​ ​readily​ ​openable​ ​from​ ​the​ ​egress​ ​side​ ​without​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​a​ ​key​ ​or​ ​special knowledge​(1008.1.9) □ Doors​ ​to​ ​open​ ​in​ ​the​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​travel​ ​(1008.1.2) □ Doors​ ​shall​ ​close​ ​and​ ​latch​ ​(703.2.3) □ Security​ ​devices​ ​affecting​ ​means​ ​of​ ​egress​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​approval​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​code official(1030.2.1)

STAIRWELL​ ​GENERAL □ No​ ​storage​ ​of​ ​any​ ​kind​ ​permitted​ ​in​ ​stairwells​ ​(1030.2) □ Proper​ ​egress​ ​lighting​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​maintained​ ​in​ ​stairwells​ ​(1006.1) □ Fire​ ​protection​ ​valves​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​supervised​ ​by​ ​alarm​ ​system​ ​or​ ​chained​ ​with​ ​breakaway type​ ​lock​ ​(if​ ​applicable).​ ​(903.4.4) □ Stairwell​ ​doors​ ​shall​ ​close​ ​and​ ​latch​ ​(703.2.3) □ Doors​ ​shall​ ​close​ ​and​ ​latch​ ​(703.2.3) STAIRWELL​ ​IDENTIFICATION​ ​SIGNAGE​ ​(if​ ​applicable)​​ ​(1022.9)(1022.9.1) □ Shall​ ​be​ ​present​ ​at​ ​each​ ​stairwell​ ​landing □ Shall​ ​meet​ ​LAFD​ ​requirements □ Minimum​ ​12”​ ​square​ ​sign □ Block​ ​style​ ​letters □ Number​ ​indicating​ ​floor​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​at​ ​least​ ​5”​ ​in​ ​height,​ ​¾”​ ​stroke □ Numbers​ ​and​ ​letters​ ​showing​ ​upper​ ​and​ ​lower​ ​terminus​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​at​ ​the​ ​top​ ​of​ ​the sign

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□ Sign​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​of​ ​a​ ​durable​ ​material​ ​and​ ​bottom​ ​of​ ​sign​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​5​ ​feet​ ​off​ ​of​ ​floor landing EXIT​ ​SIGNS​ ​AND​ ​EGRESS​ ​LIGHTING □ Exits​ ​and​ ​exit​ ​access​ ​doors​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​marked​ ​by​ ​an​ ​approved​ ​exit​ ​sign​ ​readily​ ​visible​ ​from any​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​travel​ ​(1011.1) □ No​ ​point​ ​in​ ​an​ ​exit​ ​access​ ​corridor​ ​or​ ​exit​ ​passageway​ ​is​ ​more​ ​than​ ​100​ ​feet​ ​or​ ​the​ ​listed viewing​ ​distance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​sign,​ ​whichever​ ​is​ ​less,​ ​from​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​visible​ ​exit​ ​sign(1011.1) □ Approved​ ​exit​ ​signs​ ​only,​ ​and​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​lighted​ ​and​ ​have​ ​secondary​ ​emergency​ ​power. (1011.6.3) □ Egress​ ​lighting​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​in​ ​all​ ​exit​ ​aisles,​ ​corridors,​ ​elevator​ ​lobbies​ ​and​ ​tenant​ ​space​ ​as required​ ​by​ ​the​ ​chief.​ ​ ALL​ ​egress​ ​lights​ ​shall​ ​have​ ​a​ ​secondary​ ​emergency​ ​power (1006.3.1) FIRE​ ​ALARM​ ​AND​ ​FIRE​ ​PROTECTION​ ​SYSTEMS □ Continuously​ ​maintain​ ​system​ ​for​ ​fire​ ​protection​ ​(901.4.1) NO​ ​SMOKING​ ​SIGNS □ Provide​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​“NO​ ​SMOKING”​ ​signs.​ ​ ​Signs​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​not​ ​less​ ​than​ ​3​ ​inches​ ​in height​ ​on​ ​a​ ​contrasting​ ​background.​ ​(310.3) REQUIRED​ ​PERMITS □ CUPA​ ​permit​ ​“If​ ​Required”​ ​ ​Please​ ​contact​ ​ ​213.978.3680​ ​“Please​ ​see​ ​Hazardous materials​ ​handlers​ ​below”

□ Operational​ ​fire​ ​permit​ ​for​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​enrichment​ ​systems​ ​“Required​ ​summer 2018”(105.6) □ Operational​ ​fire​ ​permit​ ​for​ ​Plant​ ​extraction​ ​systems​ ​“Required​ ​summer​ ​2018”(105.6) □ Specific​ ​action/Project​ ​permit​ ​(105.7)​ ​“Required​ ​for​ ​all​ ​industrial​ ​processing​ ​equipment in​ ​connection​ ​with​ ​hazardous​ ​materials,​ ​hazardous​ ​waste,​ ​or​ ​hazardous​ ​plastics.​ ​ ​This will​ ​include​ ​many​ ​plant​ ​extraction​ ​systems​ ​and​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​liquid​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​in growing​ ​atmospheres.​ ​ ​For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​please​ ​visit​ ​201​ ​North​ ​Figueroa​ ​Street,​ ​3rd ​ Floor​ ​or​ ​email​ ​lafddss@lacity.org HAZARDOUS​ ​MATERIALS​ ​HANDLERS​ ​(120.3) A​ ​CUPA​ ​Permit​ ​is​ ​required​ ​for​ ​all​ ​businesses​ ​that​ ​exceed​ ​the​ ​Reportable​ ​Threshold​ ​Limits.​ ​ ​To obtain​ ​a​ ​CUPA​ ​permit​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​(213)​ ​978-3680.​ ​ ​In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​the​ ​CUPA​ ​permit​ ​all facilities​ ​over​ ​the​ ​inventory​ ​threshold​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​annually​ ​update​ ​the​ ​following information​ ​through​ ​the​ ​California​ ​Environmental​ ​Reporting​ ​System​ ​(CERS) http://cers.calepa.ca.gov​.​ ​ ​The​ ​following​ ​reporting​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​immediately​ ​upon​ ​storage​ ​of 4


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the​ ​hazardous​ ​materials​ ​and​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​updated​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​once​ ​a​ ​year​ ​between​ ​Jan1​ ​and March​ ​1.​ ​ ​The​ ​most​ ​common​ ​inventory​ ​reported​ ​is​ ​going​ ​to​ ​be​ ​CO2​ ​used​ ​in​ ​the​ ​growing process.​ ​ ​Many​ ​other​ ​reportable​ ​chemicals​ ​or​ ​items​ ​will​ ​be​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​the​ ​extraction process.​ ​ ​Depending​ ​on​ ​the​ ​quantities​ ​many​ ​fertilizers​ ​if​ ​premixed​ ​with​ ​water​ ​will​ ​also​ ​need​ ​to be​ ​reported.​ ​ ​ ​When​ ​completing​ ​the​ ​electronic​ ​online​ ​reporting​ ​please​ ​remember​ ​to​ ​complete the​ ​following​ ​information​ ​sections. □ Fill​ ​out​ ​owner/operator​ ​and​ ​business​ ​activity​ ​information. □ Complete​ ​chemical​ ​inventory.​ ​ ​All​ ​inventory​ ​greater​ ​than​ ​200​ ​cubic​ ​feet​ ​of compressed​ ​gas,​ ​55​ ​gallons​ ​of​ ​liquid,​ ​or​ ​500​ ​gallons​ ​of​ ​solid. □ Facility​ ​site​ ​map​ ​provided​ ​through​ ​CERS​ ​(sample​ ​attached) □ Upload​ ​Emergency​ ​Response,​ ​contingency​ ​and​ ​training​ ​plan.​ ​ ​(A​ ​blank contingency​ ​plan​ ​has​ ​attached.​ ​ ​Employee​ ​training​ ​section​ ​is​ ​included​ ​in​ ​the contingency​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​may​ ​also​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​the​ ​employee​ ​training​ ​section. □ Classes​ ​for​ ​navigating​ ​through​ ​CERS​ ​are​ ​offered​ ​at: ​ ​200​ ​N.​ ​Main​ ​St,​ ​Floor​ ​17 ​ ​Los​ ​Angeles,​ ​CA​ ​90012 ​ ​A​ ​flyer​ ​has​ ​been​ ​provided​ ​for​ ​your​ ​review.​ ​Please​ ​register​ ​at WWW.lafdcerstraining.eventbrite.com

PLANT​ ​PROCESSING​ ​AND​ ​EXTRACTION This​ ​information​ ​is​ ​intended​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​you​ ​in​ ​preparation​ ​for​ ​your​ ​upcoming​ ​plant​ ​processing and/or​ ​extraction​ ​inspection.​ ​ ​This​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​list​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Inspector​ ​may​ ​identify​ ​other conditions​ ​or​ ​issues​ ​in​ ​the​ ​building​ ​that​ ​require​ ​attention. INSPECTION​ ​GENERAL □ Operational​ ​fire​ ​permit​ ​required​ ​to​ ​use​ ​plant​ ​extraction​ ​equipment​ ​(105.6.50)​ ​“required summer​ ​2018”

□ A​ ​specific​ ​action​ ​and​ ​project​ ​permit​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​for​ ​all​ ​industrial​ ​processing.​ ​ ​This will​ ​include​ ​methods​ ​used​ ​with​ ​plant​ ​extraction.​ ​ ​For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​in​ ​obtaining​ ​your specific​ ​action​ ​permit​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​lafddss@lacity.org​​ ​or​ ​visit​ ​201​ ​N​ ​Figueroa​ ​room 300. □ Extraction​ ​equipment​ ​and​ ​extraction​ ​process​ ​utilizing​ ​hydrocarbon​ ​solvents​ ​shall​ ​be located​ ​in​ ​a​ ​room​ ​or​ ​area​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​extraction​ ​(3803.3) □ For​ ​liquid​ ​extraction​ ​processes​ ​where​ ​the​ ​liquid​ ​is​ ​boiled,​ ​distilled,​ ​or​ ​evaporated​ ​shall be​ ​located​ ​within​ ​a​ ​hazardous​ ​exhaust​ ​fume​ ​hood,​ ​rated​ ​for​ ​exhausting​ ​flammable vapors 5


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□ Site​ ​Inspection:​ ​Prior​ ​to​ ​operation​ ​a​ ​professional​ ​mechanical​ ​engineer​ ​shall​ ​inspect​ ​the site​ ​of​ ​extraction​ ​process​ ​once​ ​equipment​ ​has​ ​been​ ​installed​ ​for​ ​compliance □ Provide​ ​a​ ​technical​ ​report​ ​and​ ​building​ ​analysis. □ Report​ ​shall​ ​include​ ​the​ ​Serial​ ​Number​ ​of​ ​the​ ​equipment​ ​used​ ​in​ ​the​ ​process​ ​and shall​ ​confirm​ ​equipment​ ​installed​ ​is​ ​the​ ​same​ ​model​ ​and​ ​type​ ​identified​ ​in​ ​the technical​ ​report SAFETY​ ​SYSTEMS​(3805) □ For​ ​extraction​ ​process​ ​utilizing​ ​flammable​ ​gases​ ​and​ ​solvents,​ ​a​ ​continuous​ ​gas detection​ ​system​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​provided.​ ​ ​Gas​ ​detection​ ​threshold​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​no​ ​greater​ ​than 25%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lower​ ​flammable​ ​limit​ ​(LFL)​ ​of​ ​the​ ​materials.​​ ​(3805.1) □ System​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​calibrated​ ​to​ ​the​ ​types​ ​of​ ​fuels​ ​or​ ​gases​ ​used​ ​for​ ​the​ ​extraction​ ​process. (3805.1.1.)

□ Components​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​listed/labeled​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​UL​ ​864​ ​or​ ​UL2017​(3805.1.2) □ Operation:​ ​ ​Activation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​shall​ ​result​ ​in​ ​the​ ​following:​​ ​(3805.1.3) □ Initiation​ ​of​ ​distinct​ ​audible​ ​and​ ​visual​ ​alarm​ ​signals □ Deactivation​ ​of​ ​all​ ​heating​ ​systems​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​extraction​ ​room. □ Activation​ ​of​ ​mechanical​ ​ventilation​ ​system. □ Gas​ ​detection​ ​failure:​ ​Shall​ ​result​ ​in​ ​the​ ​deactivation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​heating​ ​system,​ ​activation​ ​of the​ ​mechanical​ ​ventilation​ ​system​ ​where​ ​the​ ​system​ ​is​ ​interlocked​ ​with​ ​the​ ​gas detection​ ​system.​ ​ ​(3805.1.4) □ Cause​ ​a​ ​trouble​ ​signal​ ​to​ ​sound​ ​in​ ​approved​ ​locations □ All​ ​electrical​ ​components​ ​within​ ​the​ ​extraction​ ​room​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​interlocked​ ​with the​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system. □ Activation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​shall​ ​disable​ ​all​ ​light​ ​switches​ ​and electrical​ ​outlets □ Extraction​ ​processes​ ​utilizing​ ​gaseous​ ​hydrocarbon​ ​based​ ​solvents​ ​shall​ ​be provided​ ​with​ ​an​ ​emergency​ ​shutoff.

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CARBON​ ​DIOXIDE​ ​ENRICHED​ ​SYSTEMS This​ ​information​ ​is​ ​intended​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​you​ ​in​ ​preparation​ ​for​ ​your​ ​upcoming​ ​plant​ ​processing and/or​ ​extraction​ ​inspection.​ ​ ​This​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​list​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Inspector​ ​may​ ​identify​ ​other conditions​ ​or​ ​issues​ ​in​ ​the​ ​building​ ​that​ ​require​ ​attention.

Carbon​ ​Dioxide​ ​systems​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​installed​ ​so​ ​the​ ​storage​ ​tanks,​ ​cylinders,​ ​piping​ ​and​ ​fittings​ ​are protected​ ​from​ ​damage​ ​by​ ​occupants​ ​or​ ​equipment​ ​during​ ​normal​ ​facility​ ​operations GAS​ ​DETECTION​ ​GENERAL □ Permits:​​ ​ ​An​ ​operational​ ​fire​ ​permit​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​required​ ​and​ ​posted​ ​(916.2)​ ​“Required summer​ ​2018”

□ Permits:​ ​ ​A​ ​specific​ ​action​ ​and​ ​project​ ​permit​ ​is​ ​required​ ​with​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​liquid​ ​CO2.​ ​ ​For more​ ​information​ ​in​ ​obtaining​ ​your​ ​specific​ ​action​ ​permit​ ​please​ ​contact lafddss@lacity.org​​ ​or​ ​visit​ ​201​ ​N​ ​Figueroa​ ​room​ ​300. □ Equipment:​ ​Pressure​ ​relief,​ ​vent​ ​piping,​ ​fill​ ​indicators,​ ​fill​ ​connections,​ ​vent terminations,​ ​piping​ ​systems,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​storage,​ ​use,​ ​and​ ​handling​ ​of​ ​the​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide shall​ ​be​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​Chapter​ ​23​ ​and​ ​NFPA​ ​55 □ Equipment:​ ​ Gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​equipment​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​designed​ ​for​ ​the​ ​use​ ​with​ ​the​ ​gases​ ​being detected​ ​and​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​installed​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​manufacturers’​ ​instructions​ ​(​ ​916.3)

□ Protection​ ​from​ ​damage:​​ ​ ​CO2​ ​systems​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​installed​ ​so​ ​the​ ​storage​ ​of​ ​tanks, cylinders,​ ​piping​ ​and​ ​fittings​ ​are​ ​protected​ ​from​ ​damage​ ​by​ ​occupants​ ​or​ ​equipment during​ ​normal​ ​facility​ ​operations.​ ​(5307.3.1) □ Power​ ​Connections:​​ ​ ​System​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​permanently​ ​connected​ ​to​ ​the​ ​building’s​ ​electrical power​ ​or​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​permitted​ ​to​ ​be​ ​cord​ ​connected​ ​to​ ​an​ ​unswitched​ ​receptacle​ ​using​ ​an approved​ ​restraining​ ​means​ ​that​ ​secured​ ​the​ ​plug​ ​to​ ​the​ ​receptacle.

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□ Emergency​ ​and​ ​standby​ ​power:​​ ​ ​Shall​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​or​ ​the​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​shall initiate​ ​a​ ​trouble​ ​signal​ ​at​ ​an​ ​approved​ ​location​ ​if​ ​the​ ​power​ ​supply​ ​is​ ​interrupted. (916.5)

□ Sensor​ ​Location:​​ ​ ​CO2​ ​sensors​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​within​ ​12​ ​inches​ ​(305mm)​ ​of​ ​the​ ​floor in​ ​the​ ​area​ ​where​ ​the​ ​gas​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​accumulate​ ​or​ ​a​ ​leak​ ​is​ ​most​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​occur. (916.6)

□ System​ ​activation:​​ ​ ​A​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​alarm​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​initiated​ ​where​ ​any​ ​sensor​ ​detects​ ​a concentration​ ​of​ ​gas​ ​exceeding​ ​the​ ​following​ ​thresholds​ ​(916.8) □ For​ ​flammable​ ​gas,​ ​a​ ​gas​ ​concentration​ ​exceeding​ ​25​ ​percent​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lower flammability​ ​limit​ ​(LFL) □ For​ ​non-flammable​ ​gases,​ ​a​ ​gas​ ​concentration​ ​exceeding​ ​the​ ​threshold​ ​specified by​ ​the​ ​section​ ​of​ ​this​ ​code​ ​requiring​ ​a​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system. □ Audible​ ​and​ ​visible​ ​alarms​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​a​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​alarm​ ​shall​ ​be distinctive​ ​from​ ​fire​ ​alarm​ ​and​ ​carbon​ ​monoxide​ ​alarm​ ​systems □ Fire​ ​Alarm​ ​System​ ​Connections:​​ ​ ​Gas​ ​sensor​ ​and​ ​detection​ ​systems​ ​shall​ ​not​ ​be connected​ ​to​ ​fire​ ​alarm​ ​systems​ ​unless​ ​approved​ ​and​ ​connected​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​the fire​ ​alarm​ ​equipment​ ​manufacturer’s​ ​instructions.​ ​ ​(916.10) □ Inspections,​ ​testing,​ ​and​ ​calibration:​​ ​ ​Inspection​ ​and​ ​testing​ ​of​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​systems shall​ ​be​ ​conducted​ ​not​ ​less​ ​than​ ​annually.​ ​ ​(916.11) GAS​ ​DETECTION​ ​SYSTEMS​(5307.4.3) A​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​in​ ​a​ ​room​ ​or​ ​indoor​ ​area​ ​in​ ​which​ ​the​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide enrichment​ ​is​ ​located,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​room​ ​or​ ​indoor​ ​area​ ​in​ ​which​ ​the​ ​container​ ​system​ ​is​ ​located,​ ​and in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​where​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​accumulate. □ CO2​ ​sensors​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​within​ ​12​ ​inches​ ​(305mm)​ ​of​ ​the​ ​floor​ ​in​ ​the​ ​area​ ​where the​ ​gas​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​accumulate​ ​or​ ​a​ ​leak​ ​is​ ​most​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​occur. □ Activation​ ​of​ ​Low​ ​Level​ ​Alarm​ ​upon​ ​detection​ ​of​ ​a​ ​CO2​ ​concentration​ ​of​ ​5,000 ppm​ ​(9,000​ ​mg/m3). □ Activation​ ​of​ ​High​ ​Level​ ​Alarm​ ​upon​ ​detection​ ​of​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​concentration​ ​of 30,000​ ​ppm​ ​(54,000​ ​mg/m3). SYSTEM​ ​ACTIVATION​(5307.4.3.1) Activation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​low​ ​level​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​alarm​ ​shall​ ​automatically □ Stop​ ​the​ ​flow​ ​of​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​to​ ​the​ ​piping​ ​system □ Activate​ ​the​ ​mechanical​ ​exhaust​ ​ventilation​ ​system 8


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□ Activate​ ​an​ ​audible​ ​and​ ​visible​ ​supervisory​ ​alarm​ ​signal​ ​at​ ​an​ ​approved​ ​location​ ​within the​ ​building. Activation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​high​ ​level​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​shall​ ​automatically □ Stop​ ​the​ ​flow​ ​of​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​to​ ​the​ ​piping​ ​system □ Activate​ ​the​ ​mechanical​ ​exhaust​ ​system □ Activate​ ​an​ ​audible​ ​and​ ​visible​ ​evacuation​ ​alarm​ ​both​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​the​ ​carbon dioxide​ ​enrichment​ ​area. PRESSURIZATION​ ​AND​ ​VENTILATION​ ​(5307.4.4) A​ ​mechanical​ ​ventilation​ ​system​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​in​ ​rooms​ ​or​ ​indoor​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​which​ ​carbon dioxide​ ​enrichment​ ​is​ ​provided.​ ​ ​The​ ​rooms​ ​or​ ​indoor​ ​areas​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​maintained​ ​at​ ​a​ ​negative pressure​ ​in​ ​relation​ ​to​ ​the​ ​surrounding​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​the​ ​building. □ Mechanical​ ​ventilation​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​at​ ​a​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​not​ ​less​ ​than​ ​1​ ​cubic​ ​foot​ ​per​ ​minute​ ​per square​ ​foot. □ When​ ​activated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​gas​ ​detection​ ​system​ ​the​ ​mechanical​ ​ventilation​ ​system​ ​shall remain​ ​on​ ​until​ ​manually​ ​reset. □ The​ ​exhaust​ ​system​ ​intake​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​taken​ ​from​ ​points​ ​12​ ​inches​ ​from​ ​the​ ​floor. □ Ventilation​ ​system​ ​piping​ ​shall​ ​terminate​ ​outdoors​ ​in​ ​an​ ​approved​ ​location. SIGNAGE​ ​(5307.4.5) Hazardous​ ​identification​ ​signs​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​posted​ ​at​ ​the​ ​entrance​ ​to​ ​the​ ​room​ ​and​ ​indoor​ ​area where​ ​CO2​ ​enrichment​ ​process​ ​is​ ​located,​ ​and​ ​at​ ​the​ ​entrance​ ​to​ ​the​ ​room​ ​or​ ​indoor​ ​where​ ​the CO2​ ​containers​ ​are​ ​located. □ Minimum​ ​of​ ​8”​ ​(200mm)​ ​wide​ ​and​ ​6”​ ​(150mm)​ ​high​ ​indicating □ CAUTION-CARBON​ ​DIOXIDE​ ​GAS □ Ventilate​ ​the​ ​area​ ​before​ ​entering □ A​ ​high​ ​CO2​ ​gas​ ​concentration​ ​in​ ​this​ ​area​ ​can​ ​cause​ ​asphyxiation CONTAINER​ ​REFILLING​ ​(5307.4.7) □ CO2​ ​containers​ ​located​ ​indoors​ ​shall​ ​NOT​ ​be​ ​refilled​ ​from​ ​a​ ​remote​ ​connection​ ​located indoors

Fire​ ​Safety​ ​Plans

How​ ​often​ ​should​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​safety​ ​and​ ​evacuation​ ​plan​ ​be​ ​reviewed​ ​or​ ​updated? -Annually Is​ ​my​ ​Fire​ ​Safety​ ​Plan​ ​the​ ​same​ ​as​ ​the​ ​CUPA​ ​contingency​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​Map?

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Version​ ​1.3​ ​1/4/18 -Not​ ​exactly​ ​however​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​required​ ​items​ ​overlap.​ ​ ​As​ ​long​ ​as​ ​your​ ​fire​ ​safety​ ​plans​ ​contains​ ​all the​ ​required​ ​information​ ​including​ ​what​ ​is​ ​required​ ​by​ ​CUPA,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​use​ ​the​ ​same​ ​plans​ ​for​ ​both.​ ​ ​This will​ ​only​ ​work​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​obtain​ ​a​ ​consolidated​ ​permit​ ​and​ ​report​ ​in​ ​CERS. Do​ ​I​ ​need​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​a​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​safety​ ​and​ ​evacuation​ ​plan​ ​at​ ​the​ ​location? -Yes.​ ​ ​The​ ​plan​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​workplace​ ​for​ ​reference​ ​and​ ​review​ ​by​ ​employees,​ ​and​ ​copies shall​ ​be​ ​furnished​ ​to​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​code​ ​official​ ​for​ ​review​ ​upon​ ​request. Where​ ​can​ ​I​ ​find​ ​more​ ​information​ ​on​ ​requirements​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​safety​ ​plan? -Please​ ​refer​ ​to​ ​the​ ​California​ ​Fire​ ​Code​ ​Section​ ​404 Who​ ​is​ ​going​ ​to​ ​check​ ​my​ ​fire​ ​safety​ ​Plans? -The​ ​business​ ​is​ ​required​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​plans​ ​updated​ ​and​ ​current.​ ​ ​The​ ​information​ ​on​ ​your​ ​plans​ ​will​ ​be confirmed​ ​during​ ​the​ ​annual​ ​inspection. What​ ​is​ ​required​ ​in​ ​A​ ​Fire​ ​Safety​ ​Plan? 1.​ ​ ​The​ ​procedure​ ​for​ ​reporting​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​or​ ​other​ ​emergency. 2.​ ​ ​The​ ​life​ ​safety​ ​strategy​ ​including​ ​the​ ​following: A.​ ​ ​Procedures​ ​for​ ​notifying​ ​occupants. B.​ ​ ​Procedures​ ​for​ ​evacuating​ ​occupants,​ ​including​ ​those​ ​who​ ​need​ ​evacuation​ ​assistance. 3.​ ​ ​Site​ ​plans​ ​indicating​ ​the​ ​following A.​ ​ ​The​ ​occupancy​ ​assembly​ ​point. B.​ ​ ​The​ ​locations​ ​of​ ​fire​ ​hydrants. C.​ ​ ​The​ ​normal​ ​routes​ ​of​ ​fire​ ​department​ ​vehicle​ ​access. 4.​ ​ ​Floor​ ​plans​ ​identifying​ ​the​ ​locations​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following A.​ ​ ​Exits. B.​ ​ ​Primary​ ​evacuation​ ​routes. C.​ ​ ​Secondary​ ​evacuation​ ​routes. D.​ ​ ​Accessible​ ​egress​ ​routes. a.​ ​ ​Areas​ ​of​ ​refuge. b.​ ​ ​Exterior​ ​areas​ ​for​ ​assisted​ ​rescue. 10


Version​ ​1.3​ ​1/4/18 E.​ ​ ​Refuge​ ​areas​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​smoke​ ​barriers​ ​and​ ​horizontal​ ​exits. F.​ ​ ​Manual​ ​fire​ ​alarm​ ​boxes. G.​ ​ ​Portable​ ​fire​ ​extinguishers. H.​ ​ ​Occupant-use​ ​hose​ ​stations. ​ ​I.​ ​ ​Fire​ ​alarm​ ​annunciators​ ​and​ ​controls. 5.​ ​ ​A​ ​list​ ​of​ ​major​ ​fire​ ​hazards​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​the​ ​normal​ ​use​ ​and​ ​occupancy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​premises,​ ​including maintenance​ ​and​ ​housekeeping​ ​procedures. 6.​ ​ ​Identification​ ​and​ ​assignment​ ​of​ ​personnel​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​maintenance​ ​of​ ​systems​ ​and​ ​equipment installed​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​or​ ​control​ ​fires. 7.​ ​ ​Identification​ ​and​ ​assignment​ ​of​ ​personnel​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​maintenance,​ ​housekeeping​ ​and controlling​ ​fuel​ ​hazard​ ​sources.

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