(1) Firearms. Only qualified guards and qualified law enforcement officers are allowed to carry firearms inside or within fifty feet of a magazine.
(2) Area maintenance. The area surrounding magazines must:
• Be kept clear of rubbish, brush, dry grass, or trees, except live trees more than ten feet tall, for a minimum of twenty-five feet in all directions
• Be free of volatile materials for a minimum of fifty feet from outdoor magazine
• Have the ground around storage facilities slope away for drainage; living foliage does not need to be removed
(3) Fire sources. Smoking, matches, open flames, and spark producing devices are not permitted:
• In any magazine
• Within fifty feet of an outdoor magazine
• In any room containing an indoor magazine
(4) Warning sign.
(a) Access routes. All normal access routes to explosive material storage facilities, except Class 3 (1.4) magazines, must be posted with warning signs that read:
never fight explosive fires
explosives are stored on this site
(b) Sign specifications and placement. Signs must:
(i) Be contrasting in color
(ii) Have the pin stroke of the letters a minimum of three inches (75 mm) high and one-half inch (12.5 mm) wide
(iii) Be placed so a bullet passing through the sign will not strike a magazine
(iv) Not be attached to magazines
(c) Transportation placards. Placards required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (49 C.F.R.) for transporting blasting agents must be displayed on all Class 5 magazines where blasting agents are stored.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010
, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-03-125, § 296-52-69060, filed 1/23/02, effective 3/1/02.]