HB2029: Fire training activities; prohibition on the use of certain oriented strand board.


HOUSE BILL NO. 2029
House Amendments in [ ] – January 28, 2021
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 9.1-207.2, relating to Department of Fire Programs; prohibition on the use of certain oriented strand board in fire [ service ] training activities.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Krizek

Referred to Committee on General Laws

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 9.1-207.2 as follows:

§ 9.1-207.2. Prohibition on use of certain oriented strand board.

A. As used in this section:

"Class A fuel materials" includes wood, straw, and paper products.

"Fire [ service ] training activities" includes fire service training schools and flashover simulators.

"Local government" includes any locality, fire district, regional fire protection authority, or other special purpose district that provides firefighting services.

"Oriented strand board" means [ engineered ] wood products [ containing poly-methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, which release toxic by-products when burned manufactured with adhesives and wood strands ] .

B. No person, local government, or agency of the Commonwealth shall [ use burn ] Class A fuel materials that contain oriented strand board during [ live ] fire [ service ] training activities.

C. No provision of this section shall restrict the manufacture, sale, use, or distribution of Class A fuel materials that contain oriented strand board for other fire or local government operations.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2029

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 12, 2021
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 9.1-207.2, relating to Department of Fire Programs; prohibition on the use of certain oriented strand board in fire service training activities.
Patron-- Krizek

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 9.1-207.2 as follows:

§ 9.1-207.2. Prohibition on use of certain oriented strand board.

A. As used in this section:

"Class A fuel materials" includes wood, straw, and paper products.

"Fire service training activities" includes fire service training schools and flashover simulators.

"Local government" includes any locality, fire district, regional fire protection authority, or other special purpose district that provides firefighting services.

"Oriented strand board" means wood products containing poly-methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, which release toxic by-products when burned.

B. No person, local government, or agency of the Commonwealth shall use Class A fuel materials that contain oriented strand board during fire service training activities.

C. No provision of this section shall restrict the manufacture, sale, use, or distribution of Class A fuel materials that contain oriented strand board for other fire or local government operations.