The Hayward Fire Code prohibits the storage of flammable or combustible liquid in aboveground tanks - 60 gallons in capacity or larger, unless approved by the Fire Marshal.
Approval is granted only if the Fire Marshal finds that the aboveground tank would not pose a danger to the environment, the neighboring properties, and the health, safety and welfare of the community. To get approval:
If practical difficulties prohibit the use of materials and methods prescribed in the Hayward Fire Code, the Fire Marshal may approve the use of alternate means of protection in the design, use or operation of a structure or equipment.
Approval is granted only if the Fire Marshal finds that the proposed alternate means of protection shall provide, at least, an equivalent quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety as those intended in the Hayward Fire Code.
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Chemical Inventory for Construction Projects
For construction projects, including modifications and alterations, the Fire Department requires that a complete chemical inventory be submitted to determine the suitability of the building for the intended purpose.
The chemical inventory, usually discussed at a Code Assistance Meeting, classifies materials by hazard category and by the manner of use. Use the Chemical Inventory Worksheet (Hyperlink to form) to categorize your materials. The quantity and nature of the materials that would be handled and their locations inside or outside a building will determine the safety features that will be required for the facility.
Chemical Inventory Packet
For more information, please contact (510) 583-4900.