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File #: RLH FCO 19-126    Version:
Type: Resolution LH Fire C of O OR Correction Order Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/18/2019
Title: Appeal of Kevin Roepe or Craig Mader to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 584 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH. (Legislative Hearing on December 17)
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali
Ward: Fire C of O Letter, Ward - 4
Attachments: 1. 584 Fairview Ave N.appeal.11-19-2019, 2. 584 Fairview Ave N.Summit Co report.9-5-19, 3. 584 Fairview Ave N.Made Roepe Ltr.12-2-19, 4. 584 Fairview Ave N.SFNC Harcos HazMat-Alternative Design.12-16-19.pdf, 5. 584 Fairview Ave N.Made Roepe Ltr.12-18-19
Related files: RLH FCO 20-23, SR 20-1

Title

Appeal of Kevin Roepe or Craig Mader to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 584 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH. (Legislative Hearing on December 17)

 

Date/Time of 1st LH:  Nov. 26, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Purpose of Appeal:  Need additional time to contract the corrections.

Date of Order(s) Under Appeal:  Nov. 12, 2019

Inspector/Key Staff:  Mitchell Imbertson

Legislative Hearing Staff Comments:  Do we have photos?

 

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AMENDED 12/18/19

WHEREAS, in the matter of Appeal of Kevin Roepe or Craig Mader to a Fire Inspection Correction Notice at 584 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH, the Legislative Hearing Officer has reviewed the appeal and considered the testimony of City staff and the appellant; and

 

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer's recommendation is to grant the appeal for an extension with compliance in reducing the volume of chemicals stored, based on meeting the following conditions and deadlines:

1.                     remove all flammables from the warehouse and place within the flammable storage room by January 3, 2020;

2.                     submit an emergency management plan based on current warehouse conditions by January 3, 2020 and another plan based on improved conditions by May 15, 2020;

3.                     isolate all Oxidizers into Oxidizer Storage Room and remove all combustible material from the Oxidizer Storage Room by January 3, 2020;

4.                     reduce Class IIIB liquids to below Maximum Allowable Quantities in warehouse by January 20, 2020;

5.                     submit permit for fire alarm system by January 20, 2020 - with upgrades completed by March 1, 2020; and

6.                     prepare and submit for Fire Inspection staff review a scope of work for the final design for installation of spill containment improvements, fire separations, ventilation system improvements and other requirements by February 3, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, the Legislative Hearing Officer recommends that the City Council refer to Legislative Hearing on February 11, 2020 the matter of reviewing Harcros Chemical proposals and developing a written alternative means of compliance with the Minnesota State Fire Code for the ongoing storage of the hazardous materials described in the September 5, 2019 and December 16, 2019 Summit Companies report - which shall include provisions addressing

1.                     all physical building improvements, to include installation of spill containment improvements, fire separations, ventilation system improvements, means of egress and other requirements;

2.                     proposed Maximum Allowable Quantities for each hazardous material storage classification and location;

3.                     provide for review and comment all existing and updated HMIS, HMMP, Operating and emergency procedures, emergency plan, spill mitigation, accident procedures, and similar;

4.                     provide written plan for management of change of the documents in item 3 above; implement and follow stringent safety audit procedures;

 

Now, Therefore, Be It

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby accepts and adopts the Legislative Hearing Officer's recommendation in this matter; and be it further.

 

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby directs the Legislative Hearing Officer and Department of Safety and Inspections staff to review Harcros Chemical proposals and develop a final document for Council consideration which clearly articulates the conditions required for approval of an alternative means of compliance with the Minnesota State Fire Code for the ongoing storage of the hazardous materials at this location.

 

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