California Code of Regulations
Title 14 - Natural Resources
Division 7 - Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Chapter 3 - Minimum Standards for Solid Waste Handling and Disposal
Article 5.5 - Waste Tire Storage and Disposal Standards
Section 17356 - Storage of Waste Tires Indoors

Universal Citation: 14 CA Code of Regs 17356

Current through Register 2023 Notice Reg. No. 52, December 29, 2023

(a) Waste tires stored indoors shall be stored in the manner prescribed in the subsections below, and pursuant to the California Fire Code, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 3201.1 through 3210.1, 3403.1 through 3403.4 and 3409.1, which are hereby incorporated by reference:

(1) Waste tires stored adjacent to or along one wall shall not extend more than 25 feet from such wall.

(2) Waste tire piles shall not exceed 50 feet in width in any one direction. Where waste tires are stored on-tread, standing side by side in rows, the dimension of the pile in the direction of the wheel hole shall not be more than 50 feet.

(3) Waste tires shall not be stored in exits or enclosures for stairways or ramps, or in boiler rooms, mechanical rooms, or electrical equipment rooms.

(4) Waste tires shall not be stored within 2 feet or less from the ceiling in nonsprinklered areas of a building.

(5) Waste tires shall not be stored within 18 inches or less below sprinkler head deflectors in sprinklered areas of a building.

(6) Where the top of the storage of waste tires is greater than six feet in height waste tires shall be stored in accordance with the following:
(A) Waste tire facilities and solid waste facilities with an indoor storage area between 500 square feet and 2,500 square feet shall maintain aisles with access to exits and fire access doors in accordance with the following requirements:
(1) In sprinklered buildings aisles shall be a minimum of 44 inches wide.

(2) In nonsprinklered buildings aisles shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide.

(3) The required aisle width shall extend from floor to ceiling.

(B) Waste tire facilities and solid waste facilities with an indoor storage area exceeding 2,500 square feet shall maintain aisles with access to exits and fire access doors in accordance with the following requirements:
(1) In nonsprinklered buildings aisles shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide.

(2) In sprinklered buildings where the waste tire piles are accessible to the public aisles shall be a minimum of 96 inches wide.

(3) In sprinklered buildings where the waste tire piles are not accessible to the public aisles shall be a minimum of 44 inches wide.

(4) The required aisle width shall extend from floor to ceiling.

(C) For waste tire facilities or solid waste facilities with a storage area of 500 square feet or less, the dimensions of the waste tire piles shall not exceed 50 feet in any direction.

(D) For waste tire facilities or solid waste facilities with a storage area greater than 500 square feet the dimensions of the waste tire piles shall not exceed 50 feet in any direction, 30 feet in height, and 75,000 cubic feet in volume.

(E) No waste tire facility or solid waste facility shall store waste tires in an area greater than 500,000 square feet.

(F) Waste tire facilities and solid waste facilities with an indoor storage area greater than 500 square feet shall be equipped with an automatic fire extinguishing system that has been described by the operator in the fire safety plan required by section 17351(a).

(G) Waste tire facilities and solid waste facilities with an indoor storage area greater than 2,500 square feet shall be equipped with smoke and heat vents that have been described by the operator in the fire safety plan required by section 17351(a).

(b) For purposes of determining the square footage of storage space described in subsection (a) above, the aggregate of all waste tire storage areas within a building which are designated, intended, proposed or actually used for storing waste tires at a maximum height of more than six feet shall be used, unless such areas are separated from each other by 1-hour fire barriers that have been approved by the local fire code official. Openings in 1-hour fire barriers shall be protected by opening protectives having a 1-hour fire protection rating.

(c) The requirements in subsections (a) and (b) above shall apply unless the local fire authority having jurisdiction over a particular facility determines that a different requirement is necessary or adequate to meet the intent of these regulations for fire control and the protection of life and property. Any change in, or any new, local fire authority requirements that affect the requirements in this Article shall be reported to the Department by the operator within 30 days after their effective date. Any requirements approved by the local fire authority shall be subject to Department concurrence at the time of issuance or review of the permit.

1. New section filed 2-10-92 as an emergency; operative 2-10-92 (Register 92, No. 21). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 6-9-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 5-29-92 as an emergency; operative 6-8-92 (Register 92, No. 25). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-6-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section refiled 9-28-92 as an emergency; operative 10-6-92 (Register 92, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-3-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. New section refiled 1-25-93 as an emergency; operative 2-2-93 (Register 93, No. 5). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 6-2-93 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Certificate of Compliance as to 1-25-93 order transmitted to OAL 5-26-93; disapproved by OAL on 6-22-93 (Register 93, No. 26).
6. New section filed 6-22-93 as an emergency; operative 6-22-93 (Register 93, No. 26). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 10-20-93 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
7. Editorial correction of HISTORY 4 (Register 93, No. 26).
8. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-22-93 emergency order including repealer and adoption of section transmitted to OAL 9-23-93 and filed 11-3-93 (Register 93, No. 45).
9. Repealer of subsection (a) designator and subsections (b)-(b)(2) filed 4-1-2003; operative 5-1-2003 (Register 2003, No. 14).
10. Amendment of section heading and section filed 9-29-2014; operative 10-29-2014 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2014, No. 40).
11. Change without regulatory effect adding subsection (a)(6), redesignating former subsections (a)(6)-(12) as new subsections (a)(6)(A)-(G) and redesignating their former lettered subsections to the corresponding numbered subsections and amending subsection (b) filed 10-16-2015 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2015, No. 42).

Note: Authority cited: Sections 40502, 42820, 42830 and 43020, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 42820, 42821, 42830, 42832 and 43020, Public Resources Code.

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