That would not have occurred to me. So I looked at the code. I think the issue is addressed in 511.3. It seems to me that what matters is whether gasoline is moved about within the space.. . . however I would question the classification in the first place.
Inexperienced persons often overclassify, "Just to be safe", until the reality of the added expense requirements of explosionproof equipment and other effects on wiring/sealing are brought to their attention This can be especially bad when the experienced person is an AHJ.Thank you for all your responses and yes I followed up classification matter with the engineer of this project and said Class 1 division 1 is coming from the owner of this project who ofcourse has no clue what he or she is doing and that engineer agress that it cannot be class 1 div 1. It is minor repair garage with enough ventilation not be classified and does not have any pits.