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North Carolina & International Fire Codes For Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids At Petroleum Facilities

Tim Laughlin, P.E.

Fire codes and environmental regulations change constantly regarding the storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids at Petroleum Marketeering Facilities. Many state building code agencies are now adopting the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) as a national code consensus takes hold. North Carolina has adopted the IBC effective January 1, 2002. To protect the motoring public and to enhance air quality, the NC Fire Code, IFC, US EPA and the NC Division of Air Quality has formulated regulations and codes regarding the storage of Petroleum. The NC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have also required that a Professional Engineer (PE) seal all plans regarding ASTs/USTs installations, piping, ancillary equipment upgrades, and vapor recovery system installations for further protection of the public and environment. . This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

* This course is acceptable to all the state PE boards except the New York State PE & PLS Board.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.