To: Heads of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: September 26, 2002
Re: 527 CMR 6

At the September 5, 2002 meeting of the Board of Fire Prevention Regulations, the following code interpretation was discussed and voted upon:

Q: Are six-pound LPG cylinders used in the plumbing industry for soldering exempt from the OPD requirement?

A: No, only LPG cylinders used in industrial truck service, including forklift truck cylinders and cylinders identified and used for welding and cutting gases are exempt.

If you have any questions please contact the Code Compliance and Enforcement Unit at 978-567-3300 or in Western Massachusetts at 413-587-3181.