SECTION 5003  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Delete Section 5003.4 and replace as follows:
F-5003.4 Safety Data Sheets. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) shall be readily available on the premises for hazardous materials regulated by this Chapter and in accordance with Section F-5003.4.1. When a hazardous substance is developed in a laboratory, available information shall be documented.
   Exception: Designated hazardous waste.
Add Section F-5003.4.1 as follows:
   F-5003.4.1 Storage of Safety Data Sheets. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) shall be stored on the exterior of a facility (building wall, fence, post mounted, etc.) in a storage container at a location readily available to emergency responders on a 24-hour basis. The container shall be weather-resistant and locked by a padlock. Where there is a concern that the storage container may be subject to vandalism, installation of the container is permitted up to a maximum height of 10 feet (3048 mm). The location of the container shall be subject to approval by the fire department.
      Exceptions:
         1.   Facilities with an emergency control center staffed 24-hours per day are permitted to provide the required information by an alternative means approved by the fire department.
         2.   Facilities utilizing an off-site electronic records storage company to maintain their SDS records, provided the arrangement is approved by the fire department.
         3.   Where the number of SDS is too large to store in the Emergency Information Container, information in the container shall indicate the location of the on-site SDS, provided they are readily available for utilization by emergency response personnel and the location is approved by the fire department.