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NFPA 498

2018 Edition, January 1, 2018

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Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives



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EFFECTIVE DATE: 11/30/2017
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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2018 Edition, January 1, 2018
  • Published Date: January 2018
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Page Count: 12
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard shall apply to safe havens that are used for the parking of vehicles transporting explosives and to explosives interchange lots that are safe areas where less-thantruckloads of explosives shall be permitted to be held for transfer from one vehicle to another for continuance in transportation.

All vehicles covered by this standard shall be required to be engaged in the transportation of explosives and shall carry shipping papers to show that the explosives being transported are properly described, classified, identified, packaged, and labeled in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Additionally, all vehicles shall be required to be marked and placarded in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Purpose.

This standard shall provide reasonable requirements for the prevention of fires, theft, and explosion within explosives motor vehicle facilities.