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Rules for Public Hearing

Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to Fire Department
Administrative Bulletins

Hearing Date: Monday, February 11, 2008
Hearing Time: 10:30 a.m.
Hearing Location: Fire Commission Room
Fire Department Headquarters

698 Second Street, San Francisco


  1. The Fire Chief has designated Fire Marshal Barbara Schultheis to conduct the hearing on the proposed revisions to the Department's Administrative Bulletins.
  2. The purpose of the hearing is for the Department to receive public comment on the following proposed revised Administrative Bulletins:

     

    1

    2.01

    Fire Alarm Submittal

    2

    2.02

    Submittal Requirements For Kitchen Hood And Duct Extinguishing Systems

    3

    2.03

    Submittal Requirements For Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems

    4

    2.04

    Fire Sprinkler Submittal

    5

    2.05

    Fire/Smoke Damper Submittal Guidelines For Tenant Improvements

    6

    2.06

    Permit Application Checklist For Cellular Antenna Sites And All Equipment Serving The Cellular Antenna Site

    7

    2.07

    Permit Application Checklist For Diesel Generators, Diesel Fire Pumps, And Fuel Tanks Serving Generators And Fire Pumps

    8

    2.08

    Retroactive Sprinkler Installation For High-Rise Buildings Submittal; Umbrella Permit

    9

    2.09

    Underground Pipe Detail Plan Submittal

    10

    2.10

    Checklist Approval Of Locks On Elevator Lobby Doors

    11

    3.01

    High-Rise Building Annunciation Panels

    12

    3.02

    Fire Alarm Annunciation

    13

    3.03

    Fire Alarm Certification

    14

    3.04

    Replacement Of Fire Alarm Panels

    15

    3.05

    Fire Alarm High-Rise Relocation Policy

    16

    3.06

    Fire Alarm And Sprinkler System Monitoring

    17

    3.07

    Fire Alarm Notification Devices

    18

    4.01

    Sprinkler Design Standard For Increasing The Allowable Number Of Stories In R-1 And R-2 Occupancies

    19

    4.02

    Fire Department Connection Omission

    20

    4.03

    Acceptance Testing Of New High-Rise Sprinkler And Standpipe Systems

    21

    4.04

    Color Coding Of Existing Standpipes

    22

    4.05

    Protection Of Standpipe Inlets

    23

    4.06

    Design Criteria For Fire Department Connections And Standpipe Outlet Valves

    24

    4.07

    Storage Occupancies-Construction And Fire Protection Features

    25

    4.08

    Design Criteria For Installation For Underground Piping For Fire Sprinkler Service

    26

    4.09

    Removal Of Class II Standpipe Hose Cabinets In Sprinkler Retrofitted Buildings

    27

    4.10

    Testing Of Fixed Extinguishing Systems (Standpipes And PRV)

    28

    4.11

    Sprinkler System Water Flow Alarms

    29

    4.12

    Temporary Standpipes In Buildings Under Construction

    30

    4.13

    Hydraulic Data Nameplates For Sprinkler Systems

    31

    4.14

    Retroactive Sprinkler Requirements For Existing High-Rise Buildings

    32

    4.15

    Use Of Powder Driven Studs For Hanging Sprinkler Pipe

    33

    4.16

    Sprinkler Systems In Live/Work Occupancies

    34

    4.17

    Pre-Action Sprinkler System Supplied Water From Wet Pipe Sprinkler Systems

    35

    4.18

    Sprinkler And Standpipe Signs

    36

    4.19

    Dry Standpipe Sizing

    37

    4.20

    Design Of Fire Pump Suction Piping And Fire Pump Location

    38

    4.21

    Single And Double Interlock Pre-Action Systems

    39

    4.22

    Seismic Design Requirements

    40

    4.23

    Combination Fire Services

    41

    4.24

    FDC Requirement For Low-Rise Buildings

    42

    4.25

    Car Stacking/Lift Systems

    43

    4.26

    Labels For Sprinkler System Control Valves

    44

    4.27

    Listed Flexible Sprinkler Hose Fittings

    45

    4.28

    Fire Sprinkler System Coverage Requirements For Balconies And Terraces

    46

    5.01

    Street Widths For Emergency Access

    47

    5.02

    Security Bars And Emergency Escape Rescue Windows

    48

    5.03

    Intervening Stairs

    40

    5.04

    Glazing In Stairway Exit Enclosure Construction

    50

    5.05

    Signage Of Buildings With Wood Or Lightweight Steel Truss, Or Composite Wood Joist (TJI) Or Roof Construction

    51

    5.06

    Requirements For SFFD Approval Of Temporary Permits Of Occupancy For New/Change Of Use High-Rise Buildings

    52

    5.07

    Air Replenishment Systems

    53

    5.08

    Elevator for Firefighter Use

    54

    5.09

    Posting of NFPA 704 Signage for Hazardous Materials

     

  3. The Fire Marshal will call for public comment on each proposed revised Administrative Bulletin in the order listed in paragraph 2. The Fire Marshal will call for comment on a single Bulletin, and all speakers interested in commenting on that Bulletin must speak at that time. When all speakers have finished commenting on a particular Bulletin, the Fire Marshal will close comment on that Bulletin and proceed to the next Bulletin in order.
  4. Members of the public may speak for up to 3 minutes on each Bulletin.
  5. Fire Department personnel present at the hearing will not enter into debate or discussion with any public speaker. The lack of a response by Department personnel does not necessarily constitute agreement with or support of any comment provided by a speaker.
  6. The Department will record the hearing.
  7. Members of the public may also submit written comment on any proposed revised Administrative Bulletin. The Department must receive any written comment by no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2008.
  8. The Department will consider all oral and written comment provided on the proposed revised Administrative Bulletins, and any additional changes that may be necessary, and prepare final versions of the revised Administrative Bulletins. The Department will present the final revised Administrative Bulletins to the Fire Commission for approval. The Department will include a transcript of the public hearing and all timely received written comments in the materials presented to the Fire Commission. The Department anticipates presenting the final revised Administrative Bulletins to the Fire Commission at its regular meeting on February 28, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

    February 5, 2008
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