The fire marshal, after consultation with the emergency response commission, shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing standards governing the placement of placards or labels containing specified information at bulk storage areas of hazardous chemicals for the purposes of division (E) of section 3750.11 of the Revised Code. The rules shall, without limitation, do all of the following:
(A) Establish standards that are consistent with those established for this purpose by the national fire protection association or with other nationally recognized standards and stipulate that the owner or operator of a facility may, at his discretion, utilize the system of placarding or labeling established by the national fire protection association;
(B) Provide that if more than one hazardous chemical is present at a bulk storage area, a placard or label concerning only the chemical that is the most hazardous as determined under this chapter and rules adopted under it need be placed at the area;
(C) Stipulate that the information that may be contained on placards or labels is subject to the restrictions on the release of trade secret information and confidential business information under this chapter and rules adopted under it;
(D) Stipulate that any facility whose primary function is to offer a hazardous chemical for retail sale directly to the consumer is not subject to any placarding or labeling requirement established by a local emergency planning committee under division (E) of section 3750.11 of the Revised Code, provided that the facility is one commonly recognized by the general public as a retail sales facility for hazardous chemicals. As used in this section, "bulk storage area" means any area at which at least ten thousand gallons of a hazardous chemical in liquid form or at least fifty thousand pounds of a hazardous chemical in solid form are stored. The term does not include process vessels.
Effective Date: 12-14-1988 .