Contaminants | Storage Requirements
Ammonium nitrate shall be in a separate building or shall be separated by approved type firewalls of not less than 1 hour fire-resistance rating from storage of organic chemicals, acids, or other corrosive materials, materials that may require blasting during processing or handling, compressed flammable gases, flammable and combustible materials or other contaminating substances, including but not limited to animal fats, baled cotton, baled rags, baled scrap paper, bleaching powder, burlap or cotton bags, caustic soda, coal, coke, charcoal, cork, champhor, excelsior, fibers of any kind, fish oils, fish meal, foam rubber, hay, lubricating oil, linseed oil, or other oxidizable or drying oils, naphthalene, oakum, oiled clothing, oiled paper, oiled textiles, paint, straw, sawdust, wood shavings, or vegetable oils. Walls referred to in §1910.109(i)(5)(i)(a) need extend only to the underside of the roof.
In lieu of separation walls, ammonium nitrate may be separated from the materials referred to in §1910.109(a) by a space of at least 30 feet.
Flammable liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, solvents, and light fuel oils shall not be stored on the premises except when such storage conforms to §1910.106, and when walls and sills or curbs are provided in accordance with paragraphs (i)(5)(i) (a) or (b) of §1910.109.
LP-Gas shall not be stored on the premises except when such storage conforms to §1910.110.
Sulfur and finely divided metals shall not be stored in the same building with ammonium nitrate except when such storage conforms to paragraphs (a) through (h) of §1910.109.
Explosives and blasting agents shall not be stored in the same building with ammonium nitrate except on the premises of makers, distributors, and user-compounders of explosives or blasting agents.
Where explosives or blasting agents are stored in separate buildings, other than on the premises of makers, distributors, and user-compounders of explosives or blasting agents, they shall be separated from the ammonium nitrate by the distances and/or barricades specified in Table H-22 of §1910.109(g), but not less than 50 feet.
Storage and/or operations on the premises of makers, distributors, and user-compounders of explosives or blasting agents shall conform with paragraphs (a) through (h) of §1910.109.
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