This Standard provides fire protection criteria applicable to the design, construction, and location of
relocatable structures as defined herein. It also addresses fire extinguishing methods and general
safeguards. The provisions of this Standard apply to the following:
All departmental elements as delineated in the scope of DOE 5480.7A, "Fire Protection."
The purchase and lease, as well as the design and construction, of all relocatable structures
acquired or initially installed after the effective date of this Standard.
Other "temporary" or "non-permanent" structures that are not encompassed by other DOE
criteria such as DOE 6430.1A, "General Design Criteria." This includes relocatable structures
that are fixed or anchored to a permanent or temporary foundation constructed in accordance
with the Uniform Building Code, applicable local building code, or industry standard as part of
Existing relocatable structures (including structures repositioned from one site location to
another) when a fire hazard analysis demonstrates conditions that represent a significant risk
to the health and safety of the public or site personnel as determined by the DOE Authority
Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
Existing relocatable structures which, if lost due to fire, would result in an unacceptable
This Standard does not apply to relocatable structures that will remain in place for no more than 180
days onsite and that do not contain significant fire hazards and have no programmatic importance or
significant value, as determined by the cognizant fire protection engineer.
Modifications made to existing portable structures should be performed in accordance with this
Standard. Site-specific interpretations of the provisions of this Standard should be the responsibility of
the DOE AHJ.