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307.9 Exceptions: The following shall not be classified in Group H, but shall be classified in the occupancy that they most nearly resemble. Hazardous materials in any quantity shall conform to the requirements of this code, including Section 414, and the Fire Code of New York State. [F]

1.   Buildings and structures that contain not more than the maximum allowable quantities per control area of hazardous materials as shown in Tables 307.7(1) and 307.7(2), provided that such buildings are maintained in accordance with the Fire Code of New York State.

2.   Buildings utilizing control areas in accordance with Section 414.2 that contain not more than the maximum allowable quantities per control area of hazardous materials as shown in Tables 307.7(1) and 307.7(2).

3.   Buildings and structures occupied for the application of flammable finishes, provided that such buildings or areas conform to the requirements of Section 416 and the Fire Code of New York State.

4.   Wholesale and retail sales and storage of flammable and combustible liquids in mercantile occupancies conforming to the Fire Code of New York State.

5.   Closed systems housing flammable or combustible liquids or gases utilized for the operation of machinery or equipment.

6.   Cleaning establishments that utilize combustible liquid solvents having a flash point of 140°F (60°C) or higher in closed systems employing equipment listed by an approved testing agency, provided that this occupancy is separated from all other areas of the building by 1-hour fire-resistance-rated fire barrier walls or horizontal assemblies or both.

7.   Cleaning establishments which utilize a liquid solvent having a flash point at or above 200°F (93°C).

8.   Liquor stores and distributors without bulk storage.

9.   Refrigeration systems.

10.   The storage or utilization of materials for agricultural purposes on the premises.

11.   Stationary batteries utilized for facility emergency power, uninterrupted power supply or telecommunication facilities provided that the batteries are provided with safety venting caps and ventilation is provided in accordance with the Mechanical Code of New York State.

12.   Corrosives shall not include personal or household products in their original packaging used in retail display or commonly used building materials.

13.   Buildings and structures occupied for aerosol storage shall be classified as Group S-1, provided that such buildings conform to the requirements of the Fire Code of New York State.

14.   Display and storage of nonflammable solid and nonflammable or noncombustible liquid hazardous materials in quantities not exceeding the maximum allowable quantity per control area in Group M or S occupancies complying with Section 414.2.4.

15.   The storage of black powder, smokeless propellant and small arms primers in Groups M and R-3 and special industrial explosive devices in Groups B, F, M and S, provided such storage conforms to the quantity limits and requirements prescribed in the Fire Code of New York State.