Chemical Storage Regulations & Hazardous Material Compliance

Chemical Storage Regulations & Hazardous Material Compliance

U.S. Chemical Storage buildings can meet third-party approvals for the following hazmat storage regulations and codes:

  • NFPA
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • International Fire Code (IFC)
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Hazardous Chemicals

For information about handling of hazardous materials and chemical storage regulations, visit www.epa.gov or www.osha.gov.


Additional Approvals & Regulation Information

FM Approval

Factory Mutual/FM Global is a leading commercial insurance company that partners with companies’ long term to support risk management and loss prevention practices. The FM Approved logo ensures that your equipment purchases have met standards for loss prevention and risk management. Learn More (59 KB – PDF document)

National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Prevention Association, or NFPA, is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing consistent chemical storage regulation codes and standards, research, training and education. Learn More (73 KB – PDF document)

Code of Federal Regulations

The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent chemical storage regulation rules published in the Federal Register by the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas that are subject to federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each year and issued quarterly. Read More (59 KB – PDF document)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

CER/CLA addresses issues regarding abandoned waste sites and provides resources and funds for enforcement of liability for cleanup of hazardous materials. Learn More (49 KB – PDF document)

Flammable and Combustible Chemical Classifications

U.S. Chemical Storage provides a brief explanation of each of the combustible and flammable code designations. Learn More (70 KB – PDF document)

State Commercial Storage Regulation Codes

U.S. Chemical Storage provides a listing of all applicable commercial chemical storage regulation codes for each of the states. Learn More (101 KB – PDF document)

State Approval Requirements

U.S. Chemical Storage provides a chart to show what is specified per each state for “closed construction” chemical storage structures. This refers to any chemical storage building that requires insulation or other material that covers the wall cavity so that the electrical configuration is not exposed for inspection. Learn More (69 KB – PDF document)


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