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Ord 717 Amending Chapter 38 adopting the 2012 Edition of the International Fire CodeAN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS; AMENDING CHAPTER 38, ARTICLE II, FIRE PREVENTION OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE CODE OF ORDINANCES ADOPTING THE 2012 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, WITH AMENDMENTS TO SAID CODE; PROVIDING A PENALTY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AUTHORIZING PUBLICATION; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake, Texas is a general law Town acting under its charter adopted by the electorate pursuant to the Texas Constitution, and the Local Government Code; and WHEREAS the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, fords it to be in the best interest of the citizens, businesses and property owners in the Town of Westlake, to adopt the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code to provide for the safety of the citizens and visitors of Westlake; and WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Westlake Fire Chief, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, is of the opinion that it is in the best interests of the town and its citizens that certain amendments to the International Fire Code that address concerns unique to the development within the Town of Westlake, be approved and adopted along with the adoption of the proposed code; and WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, deems it necessary to amend certain sections of the Code of Ordinances relative to the administration of these codes and the collection of fees for permitting, plan review, and inspection services. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF TAE TOITA OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That all matters stated in the Recitals are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That the following sections of Chapter 38 of the Code of Ordinances, are hereby amended, to read as follows: Chapter 38 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL ARTICLE II. FIRE PREVENTION Ordinance 717 Paget of36 Sec. 38-31. Adoption. The town hereby adopts the entirety of the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code, including the amendments to such code as attached to this ordinance. The Town of Westlake hereby adopts the 2012 Edition of the International Fire Code, including Appendix Chapters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, FI, I and J published by the International Code Council, Inc., save and except such portions as are deleted or amended by this ordinance, and the same are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein. Sec. 38-32. Permit Required. No person shall perform any work or supply any materials falling within the jurisdiction of one of the respective codes adopted under without first having secured a permit in accordance with the applicable code. Sec. 38-33 Penalty. That any person, either by himself or agent, and any firm, corporation or other entity who violates any of the provisions of the codes adopted in section 38-31 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction of any such violation, shall be punished as provided in section 1-9. In any case of a violation of any of the terms and provisions of the codes adopted by the ordinance, by any corporation, the officers and agents actively in charge of the business of such corporation shall be subject to the penalty provided in this section. Sec. 38-34 Amendments to the 2012 International Fire Code. The following sections, paragraphs, and sentences of the 2012 International Fire Code are hereby amended as follows: Standard type is text from the IFC. Underlined type is text inserted. Lined through type is deleted text from IFC. A double asterisk (**) at the beginning of a section identifies an amendment carried over from the 2009 edition of the code and a triple asterisk (***) identifies a new or revised amendment with the 2012 code. Explanation of Options A and B: Please note that as there is a wide range in firefighting philosophies / capabilities of cities across the region, OPTION "A" and OPTION "B" are provided in the Fire and Building Code amendments. Jurisdictions should choose one or the other based on their firefighting philosophies / capabilities when adopting code amendments. Westlake is an option B jurisdiction. ,Section 102.1; change #3 to react as follows: 3. Existing structures, facilities and conditions when required in Chapter I1 or in specific sections of this code. (Reason: To clarify that there are other provisions in the fire code applicable to existing buildings that are not located in Chapter 11, such as Section 55 Premises Identifikation.) Ordinance 717 Page 2 of 36 Section 102.7; change to read as follows: 102.7 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 80, and such codes, when specifically adopted, and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections 102.7.1 and 102.7.2. 102.7.1 Conflicts. Where conflicts occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply. 102.7.2 Provisions in referenced codes and standards. Where the extent of the reference to a referenced code or standard includes subject matter that is within the scope of this code and any adopted amendments, the provisions of this code and any adopted amendments, as applicable, shall take precedence over the provisions in the referenced code or standard. (Reason: To be consistent with the State of Texas, other referenced codes must be specifically adopted) Section 105.3.3; change to read as follows: 105.3.3 Occupancy Prohibited before approval. The building or structure shall not be occupied prior to the fire code official issuing a permit when required and conducting associated inspections indicating the applicable provisions of this code have been met. (Reason: For clarity to allow for better understanding in areas not requiring such permits, such as unincorporated areas of counties. This amendment may be struck by a city.) Section 105.7, add Section 105 7.17 to read as follows: 105.7.17 Smoke control or exhaust systems. Construction permits are required for smoke control or exhaust systems as specified in Section 909 and Section 910 respectively. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit. (Reason: Section 105.7.17 adds construction permit requirements for smoke control and exhaust systems, which are required fire protection systems by Chapter 9 of the fire code to ensure proper design and installation of such systems. These changes reflect local practices of municipalities in this region.) Section 105.7; add Section 105.7.38 to read as follows: 105.7.38 Electronic access control systems. Construction permits are required for the installation or modification of an electronic access control system, as specified in Section 503 and Section 1008. A separate construction permit is required for the installation or modification of a fire alarm system that may be connected to the access control system. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit. (Reason: Section 105.7.38 adds construction permit requirements for electronic access control systems for electric security gates and exit doors to ensure proper design and installation of such systems. These changes reflect local practices of municipalities in this region.) Section 202; amend and add definitions to read as follows: Ordinance 717 Page of 36 ADDRESSABLE FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM. Any system capable of providing identification of each individual alarm -initiating device. The identification shall be in plain English and as descriptive as possible to specifically identify the location of the device in alarm. The system shall have the capability of alarm verification. (Reason: To provide definitions that do not exist in the code.) [B] AMBULATORY CARE FACILITY. Buildings or portions thereof used to provide medical, surgical, psychiatric, nursing, or similar care on a less than 24-hour basis to persons who are rendered incapable of self-preservation by the services provided. This group may include but not be limited to the following: - Dialysis centers - Sedation dentistry - Surgery centers - Colonic centers - Psychiatric centers (Reason: to clarify the range of uses included in the definition) ALAI.,®G INTELLIGENT ADDRESSABLE FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM. Any system capable of calculating a change in value by directly measurable quantities (voltage, resistance, etc.) at the sensing point. The physical analog may be conducted at the sensing point or at the main control panel. The system shall be capable of compensating for long-term changes in sensor response while maintaining a constant sensitivity. The compensation shall have a preset point at which a detector maintenance signal shall be transmitted to the control panel. The sensor shall remain capable of detecting and transmitting an alarm while in maintenance alert. (Reason: To provide definitions that do not exist in the code.) [B] ATRIUM. An opening connecting two three or more stories... {remaining text unchanged} (Reason: Accepted practice in the region based on legacy codes. IBC Section 1009 permits unenclosed two story stairways under certain circumstances.) FIRE WATCH. A temporary measure intended to ensure continuous and systematic surveillance of a building or portion thereof by one or more qualified individuals or standby personnel when required by the fire code official, for the purposes of identifying and controlling fire hazards, detecting early signs of unwanted fire, raising an alarm of fire and notifying the fire department. (Reason: Clearly defines options to the fire departmentfor providing afire watch.) FIREWORKS. Any composition or device for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect for entertainment purposes by combustion, deflagration, er detonation, and/or activated bignition with a match or other heat producing device that meets the definition of 1.4G fireworks or 1.3G fireworks as set forth herein. ... fremainder of text unchanged]... Ordinance 717 Page 4 of 36 (Reason: Increased safety.from fireworks related injuries.) Options B HIGH -PILED COMBUSTIBLE STORAGE: add a second paragraph to read as follows: Any building classified as a group S Occupancy or Speculative Building exceeding 6,000 sq.ft. that has a clear height in excess of 14 feet, making it possible to be used for storage in excess of 12 feet, shall be considered to be high -piled storage. When a specific product cannot be identified, a fire protection system and life safety features shall be installed as for Class IV commodities, to the maximum Dile height. (Reason: To provide protection.for worst-case scenario inflexible or unknown situations.) HIGH-RISE BUILDING. A building with an occupied floor located more than 75 55 feet (22 860 16 764 mm) above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. (Reason: To provide a definition that reflects regional practices.) REPAIR GARAGE. A building, structure or portion thereof used for servicing or repairing motor vehicles. This occupancy shall also include garages involved in minor repair, modification and servicing of motor vehicles for items such as lube changes, inspections, windshield repair or replacement, shocks, minor part replacement and other such minor repairs. (Reason: To further clarify types of service work allowed in a repair garage, as well as to correspond with definition in the IBC.) SELF-SERVICE S'T'ORAGE FACILITY. Real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage spaces to customers for the purpose of storing and removing personal property on a self-service basis. (Reason: To provide a definition that does not exist in the code.) STANDBY PERSONNEL. Qualified fire service personnel, approved by the Fire Chief When utilized, the number required shall be as directed by the Fire Chief Charges for utilization shall be as normally calculated by the jurisdiction. (Reason: To provide a definition that does not exist in the code.) Section 307.1.1; change to read as follows: 307.1.1 Prohibited open burning. Open burning shall be p,.^h;that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited. Exception: {No change. } (Reason: Maintains current local requirements based on legacy and 2009 IFC requirements.) Ordinance 717 Page of36 Section 307.2; change to read as follows: 307.2 Permit required. A permit shall be obtained from the fire code official in accordance with Section 105.6 prior to kindling a fire for recognized civic -cultural or range or wildlife management practices, prevention or control of disease or pests, or open burninge. Application for such approval shall only be presented by and permits issued to the owner of the land upon which the fire is to be kindled. Examples of state or local law, or regulations referenced elsewhere in this section may include but not be limited to the following: 1. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality guidelines and/or restrictions. 2. State, County, or Local temporary or permanent bans on open burning. 3. Local written policies as established by the flre code official. (Reason: Amendments to 307.2, 307.4, 307.4.3, and 307.5 better explain current requirements and recognize that jurisdictions have local established policies that best fat their environments.) Section 307.3; change to read as follows_ 307.3 Extinguishment authority. When open i,,,, ni fig or-eates or adds to a hazafdous situation, exti guisr,m e fit of the open burning The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment by per holder, another person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation. (Reason: Maintains current local requirements based on legacy and 2009 IFC requirements.) Section 307.4; change to read as follows: 307.4 Location. The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 300 feet (15 240 91 440 mm) from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 50 300 feet (15-240 91 440 mm) of any structure. Exceptions: jNo change. j (Reason: Amendments to 307.2, 307.4, 307.4.3 and 307.5 better explain current requirements and recognize that jurisdictions have local established policies that best fat their environments.) Section 307.4.3, Exceptions: add exception #2 to read as follows: Exceptions: 2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system. (Reason: Amendments to 307.2, 307.4, 307.4.3 and 307.5 better explain current requirements and recognize that jurisdictions have local established policies that best fat their environments.) Section 30 7.4.4 and 5; add section 307.4.4 and 30 7.4.5 to read as follows: 307..4.4 Permanent outdoor fire pit. Permanently installed outdoor fire pits for recreational fire purposes shall not be installed within 10 feet of a structure. Fire pits shall be constructed of Ordinance 717 Page 6 of 36 noncombustible materials provided with naturalarmy. 307.4.5 Trench Burns. Trench burns shall be conducted in air curtain trenches and in accordance with Section 307.2. (Reason: Amendments to 307.2, 307.4, 307.4.3 and 307.5 better explain current requirements and recognize that jurisdictions have local established policies that best fit their environments.) Section 307.5; change to read as follows: 307.5 Attendance. Open burning, trench burns, bonfires, recreational fires, and use of potable outdoor fireplaces shall be constantly attended until the... {remainder of section unchanged) (Reason: Amendments to 307.2, 307.4, 307.4.3 and 307.5 better explain current requirements and recognize that jurisdictions have local established policies that best fit their environments.) .Section 308.1.1; add sentence to read as follows: Unmanned free-floating devices containing an open flame or other heat source, such as but not limited to sky lanterns shall be prohibited. (Reason: Wildland and inherent fire risk presented by allowing an airborne open flame Section 3081.4, change to read as follows: 308.1.4 Open -flame cooking devices. Chafeeal i.,,,- e fs and othe ^Open -flame cooking devices, charcoal grills and other similar devices used for cooking shall not be operate located or used on combustible balconies, decks, or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction. Exceptions: 1. One- and two-family dwellings, except that LP -gas containers are limited to a water capacity not greater than 50 pounds (22.68 kg) [nominal 20 pound (9.08 kg) LP -gas capacity with an aggregate LP -gas capacity not to exceed 100 lbs (5 containers). 2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system, except that LP -gas containers are limited to a water capacity not greater than 50 pounds (22.68 kg) [nominal 20 pound (9.08 kg) LP -gas capacity], with an aggregate LP -gas capacity not to exceed 40 lbs (2 containers), 3. {No change. } (Reason: Decrease fire risk in multi family dwellings and minimizes ignition sources and clarify allowable limits for I & 2 family dwellings, and allow an expansion for sprinklered multi family uses. This amendment adds clarification and defines the container size allowed for residences) .Section 308.1.6.2, Exception #3; change to read as follows: Exceptions: 3. Torches or flame -producing devices in accordance with Section 308.4 308.1.3. Ordinance 717 Page 7 of 36 (Reason: Section identified in published code is inappropriate.) Section 311. S; change to read as follows: 311.5 Placards. Aay The fire code official is authorized to require marking of any vacant or abandoned buildings or structures determined to be unsafe pursuant to Section 110 of this code relating to structural or interior hazards, shall be madked as required by Section 311.5.1 through 311.5.5. (Reason: There may be situations where placarding is not desired or necessary; also clarifies intent that it is not the fire code official's responsibility to provide the placard.) Section 401.9; add Section 401.9 to read as follows: 401.9 )False Alarms and Nuisance Alarms. False alarms and nuisance alarms shall not be given, signaled or transmitted or caused or permitted to be given, signaled or transmitted in any manner. (Reason: Places the responsibility on the business or property owner to maintain their fire alarm systems in approved condition. Allows the enforcement of "prohibition of false alarms". Replaces text lost from the 1997 Code.) Section 403.3; change Section 403.3 and add Sections 403.3.1 and 403.3.2 to read as follows: 403.3 Crowd managers. Trained crowd managers shall be provided for facilities or events where Z 1,000 250 or more persons congregate. The minimum number of crowd managers shall be established at a ratio of one crowd manager to every 250 persons. Where approved by the fire e 4-0 fieia�, the ratio of orowd b er-s shall be pefmitted to be reduced where the faciiii-, equipped thfeughetA with aii appro+vd auAomatie sprinkler s�,st,-Hi of based upon the ft ture If -1— e, 1. The number of crowd managers may be reduced by up to fifty percent when, in the opinion of the code official, the fire protection provided by the facility and the nature of the event warrant a reduction 2. Assembly occupancies used exclusively for religious worship with an occupant load not exceeding 1,000. 403.3.1 Training. Training for crowd managers shall be approved and shall be based upon a valid job task analysis. 403.3.2 Duties. The duties of crowd managers shall include: a. An inspection of the area of responsibility to identify and address any egress barriers b. An inspection of the area of responsibility to identify and mitigate any fire hazards c. Ensure compliance with all permit conditions including those governing pyrotechnics and other special effects d. To direct and assist the event attendees in evacuation during an emergency e. Assist emergency response personnel if requested. f. Other duties outlined by the Fire Code Official Ordinance 717 Page 8 of 36 g. Other duties outlined in the Emergency (Reason: The published code has no requirementfor crowd managers until the occupant load in a public assembly reaches 1, 000, then the code requires five trained crowd managers for an occupant load of 1001. Smaller venues sometimes place the public at greater risk than large ones for many reasons, including the fact that larger facilities have greater requirements for other fire protection features. The formatting change to place the potential reduction in the number of crowd managers in an exception is editorial; the exception was also changed to limit the reduction to half of the required number of crowd managers. The published code requires "trained crowd managers", but doesn't provide any guidance or describe what that training should entail. This has been an ongoing issue for enforcement personnel.) Section 501.4; change to read as follows: 501.4 Tinning of installation. When fire apparatus access roads or a water supply for fire protection is required to be installed for any structure or development, they shall be installed, tested, and approved prior to the time of which construction has progressed beyond completion of the foundation of any structure. , (Reason: Reflects current practice in the region relative to ensuring fire department and EMS access during construction, which can be a time of increased frequency for emergency incidents.) Section 503.1.1; add sentence to read as follows: Except for one- or two-family dwellings, the path of measurement shall be along a minimum of a ten feet 10') wide unobstructed pathway around the external walls of the structure. (Reason: Recognizes that the hose lay provision can only be measured along a pathway that is wide enough for fire fighter access.) Section 503.2.1; change to read as follows: 503.2.1 Dimensions. Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 20 24 feet (60Oo�iz 7315 mm), exclusive of shoulders, except for approved security gates in accordance with Section 503.6, and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 13 feet 6 incl es f'"' IZ 14 feet (4267 nim). Exception: Vertical clearance may be reduced; provided such reduction does not impair access by fire apparatus and approved signs are installed and maintained indicating the established vertical clearance when approved. (Reason: Amendments to 503.2.1 and 503.2.2. recognize that the equipment now used in firefighting is increasing in size. The code already recognizes that larger dimensions may be required under Section 503.2.2. The amendments are to standardize the dimensions for this area. With the increase in fire apparatus size, this will allow for the passage of two fire apparatus during afire or EMS emergency.) Section 503.2.2; change to read as follows: Ordinance 717 Page 9 of 36 503.2.2 Authority. The fire code official shall have the authority to require an increase in the minimum access widths and vertical clearances where they are inadequate for fire or rescue operations. (Reason: Amendments to 503.2.1 and 503.2.2 recognize that the equipment now used in firefighting is increasing in size. The code already recognizes that larger dimensions may be required under Section 503.2.2. The amendments are to standardize the dimensions for this area. With the increase in fire apparatus size, this will allow for the passage of two fire apparatus during afire or EMS emergency.) Section 503.3; change to read as follows: 503.3 Marking. mafkings ah._Rt in„i„ e the . e fds NO PARKWG FIRE LANE Striping, signs, or other markings, when approved by fire code o(ficial, shall be provided for fire apparatus access roads to identify such roads or prohibit the obstruction thereof. The ,,,ears by whieh fife lanes afe designate Striping, signs and other markings shall be maintained in a clean and legible condition at all times and be replaced or repaired when necessary to provide adequate visibility. 1) Strining — Fire aDDaratus access roads shall be continuously marked by tainted lines of red traffic paint six inches (6") in width to show the boundaries of the lane. The words "NO PARKING FIRE LANE" or "FIRE LANE NO PARKING" shall appear in four inch (4") white letters at 25 feet intervals on the red border markings along both sides of the fire lanes. Where a curb is available, the striping shall be on the vertical face of the curb. (2) Signs — Signs shall read "NO PARING FIRE LANE" or "FIRE LANE NO PARKING" and shall be 12" wide and 38" high. Signs shall be painted on a white background with letters and borders in red, using not less than 2" lettering. Suns shall be permanently affixed to a stationary post and the bottom of the sign shall be six feet, six inches (6'6") above finished grade. Signs shall be spaced not more than fifty feet 50') apart along both sides of the fire lane. Signs may be installed on permanent buildings or walls or as approved by the Fire Chief. (Reason: Establishes a standard method of marking and reflects local long-standing practices.) Section 503.4; change to read as follows: 503.4 Obstruction of lire apparatus access roads. Fire apparatus access roads shall not be obstructed in any manner, including the parking of vehicles. The minimum widths and clearances established in Section 503.2.1 and any area marked as a fire lane as described in Section 503.3 shall be maintained at all times. (Reason: As originally worded, the section implied that vehicles could be parked in the marked fire lane and not be in violation if the minimum width is still maintained. Current accepted enforcement practice is to require the entire marked fire lane to be maintained clear and unobstructed.) Section 505.1; change to read as follows. 505.1 Address identification. New and existing buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification(i.e. Suite numbers/Letters) placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Where required by the fire code official, address numbers shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Address numbers shall be Ordinance 717 Page 10 of 36 Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of " ;nehes (101.6 mm' 6 inches (152.4 min � high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm). Where access is by means of a private road, buildings do not immediately front a street, and/or the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign with approved 6 inch (152.4 mm,) height building numerals or addresses and 4 inch (101.6 mm) height suite/apartment numerals of a color contrasting with the background of the building or other approved means shall be used to identify the structure. Numerals or addresses shall be posted on a minimum 20 inch (508 mm) y 30 inch (762 mm background on border. Address and suite numbers or letters shall be maintained. The fire code official reserves the right to approve address size and location. Exception: R-3 Single Family occupancies shall have approved numerals of a minimum 3 '/Z inches 88.9 mm) in height and a color contrasting with the background clearly visible and legible from the street fronting the property and rear alleyway where such alleyway exists. (Reason: To increase the minimum addressing requirements for commercial and establish a minimum for single-family residential.) Section 507 4; change to read as follows: 507.4 Water supply test date and information. The water supply test used for hydraulic calculation of fire protection systems shall be conducted in accordance with NFPA 291 "Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants" and within one year of sprinkler plan submittal. The fire code official shall be notified prior to the water supply test. Water supply tests shall be witnessed by the fire code official, as required or as ae,., ,meatier of the test shall be provided to thefire re eode ejWeial pfief to final approval of the—watef supp�y s3ste . The exact location of the static/residual hydrant and the flow hydrant shall be indicated on the design drawings. All fire protection plan submittals shall be accompanied by a hard copy of the water flow test report, or as approved by the fire code official. The report must indicate the dominant water tank level at the time of the test and the maximum and minimum operating levels of the tank, as well, or identify applicable water supply fluctuation. The licensed contractor must then design the fire protection system based on this fluctuation information, as per the applicable referenced NFPA standard. Reference Section 903.3.5 for additional design reauirements. (Reason: Clarifies intent of the test to ensure contractor accounts for water supply fluctuation) Section 507.5.4; change to read as follows: 507.5.4 Obstruction. Unobstructed access to fire hydrants shall be maintained at all times. Posts, fences, vehicles, growth, trash, storage and other materials or objects shall not be placed or kept near fire hydrants, fire department inlet connections or fire protection system control valves in a manner that would prevent such equipment or fire hydrants from being immediately discernible. The fire department shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection equipment or fire hydrants. (Reason: Maintains wording from 2006 Code to ensure these critical devices are available in an emergency incident.) Section 509.1.2; add new Section 509.1.2 to read as follows: 509.1.2 Sign Requirements. Unless more stringent requirements apply, lettering for sins required by this section shall have a minimum height of 2 inches (50.8 mm) when located inside a building and Ordinance 717 Page I 1 of 36 4 inches (101.6 mm) when located outside, or as approved by the fire code official. The letters shall be of a color that contrasts with the background. (Reason: Provides direction as to appropriate sign criteria to develop consistency in this regard.) Section 603.3.2.1, Exception; change exception to read as follows: Exception: The aggregate capacity limit shall be permitted to be increased to 3,000 gallons (11,356 L) in accordance with all requirements of Chapter 57. of Class 11or- 1r1 liquid f storage- i .,tutee e a above .,,-,.und tanks... 2Delete remainder of Exceptionj (Reason: Change to Section 5704.2.9.5 is included in this amendment package.) Section 603.3.2.2; change to read as follows: 603.3.2.2 Restricted use and. connection. Tanks installed in accordance with Section 603.3.2 shall be used only to supply fuel oil to fuel -burning er—genneruter equipment installed in accordance with Section 603.3.2.4. Connections between tanks and equipment supplied by such tanks shall be made using closed piping systems. (Reason: Relocate the exception to Chapter 57 for applicability to generator sets, due to contradictory charging statement in 603.1 to not apply to internal combustion engines. Further, such large quantities of combustible liquid are more thoroughly addressed in. Chapter 57 relative to such tanks.) Section 604; change to read as follows: 604.1 Installation. Emergency and standby power systems required by this code or the International Building Code shall be installed in accordance with this code, NFPA 110 and 111. Existing installations shall be maintained in accordance with the original approval, except as specified in Chapter 11. 604.1.1 Stationary generators. Stationary emergency and standby power generators required by this code shall be listed in accordance with UL 2200. 604.1.2 Critical Operations Power Systems (COT'S). For Critical Operations Power Systems necessary to maintain continuous power supply to facilities or parts of facilities that require continuous operation for the reasons of public safety, emergency management, national security, or business continuity, see NFPA 70. 604.2 Where required. Emergency and standby power systems shall be provided where required by Sections 604.2.1 through 604.2 35:4 604.2.24 or elsewhere identified in this code or an, other referenced code. 604.2.1Emergency voice/alarm communications systems. Emergency power shall be provided for emergency voice/alarm communications systems in Gfraup-A the following occupancies, or as specified elsewhere in this code, in accordance with Section Ordinance 717 Page 12 of 36 907.5.2.2.5 9007.1. Covered and Open Malls, Section 604.2.13 Group A occupancies, Sections 907.2.1.1 and 907.5.2.2.4. Special Amusement buildings, Section 907.2.12.3 High rise buildings, Section 907.2.13 Atriums Section 907.2.14 Deep Underground buildings, Section 907.2.19 604.2.2 Smoke control systems. Standby power shall be provided for smoke control systems in the following occupancies, or as specified elsewhere in this code, in accordance with Section 909.11: Covered mall building, International Building Code, Section 404.5 Atriums, International Building Code, Section 404.7 Underground buildings, International Building Code, Section 405.5 Group I-3, International Building Code, Section 408.9 Stages, International Building Code, Section 410.3.7.2 Special Amusement buildings (as applicable to Group A's), International Building Section 411.1 Smoke protected seating, Section 1028.6.2.1 604.2.3 Exit signs. Emergency power shall be provided for exit signs in accordance with Section 1011.6.3. (90 minutes) 604.2.4 Means of egress illumination. Emergency power shall be provided for means of egress illumination in accordance with Section 1006.3. (90 minutes) 604.2.5 Accessible means of egress elevators. Standby power shall be provided for elevators that are part of an accessible means of egress in accordance with Section 1007.4. 604.2.6 Accessible means of egress platform lifts. Standby power in accordance with this section or ASME A38.1 shall be provided for platform lifts that are part of an accessible means of egress in accordance with Section 1007.5 604.2.7 Horizontal sliding doors. Standby power shall be provided for horizontal sliding doors in accordance with Section 1008.1.4.3. 604.2.8 Semiconductor fabrication facilities. Emergency power shall be provided for semiconductor fabrication facilities in accordance with Section 2703.15. 604.2.9 Membrane structures. Emergency power shall be provided for exit signs in temporary tents and membrane structures in accordance with Section 3103.12.6.1. (90 minutes) Standby power shall be provided for auxiliary inflation systems in permanent membrane structures in accordance with the International Building Code. 4 hours 604.2.10 Hazardous materials. Emergency or standby power shall be provided in occupancies with hazardous materials in accordance with Section 5004.7 and 5005.1.5. 604.2.11 Highly toxic and toxic materials. Emergency power shall be provided for occupancies with highly toxic or toxic materials in accordance with Sections 6004.2.2.8 and 6004.3.4.2. 604.2 12 Organic peroxides. Standby power shall be provided for occupancies with organic peroxides in accordance with Section 6204.1.11. 604.2.13 Covered and open mall buildings. (no change). 604.2.14 high-rise buildings. (no change). 604.2.15 Underground buildings. (no change). 604.2.16 Group I-3 occupancies. (no change). 604.2.17 Airport traffic control towers. (no change). 604.2.38 Elevators. (no change). 604.2.19 Smokeproof enclosures and Stair Pressurization Alternative. Standby power shall be provided for smokeproof enclosures, stair pressurization alternative and associated automatic fire Ordinance 717 Page 13 of 36 detection systems as required by the International Building Code, Section 909.20.6.2. 604.2.20 Elevator pressurization. Standby power shall be provided for elevator pressurization system as required by the International Building Code, Section 909.21.5. 604.2.21 Elimination of Smoke Dampers in Shaft Penetrations. Standby power shall be provided when eliminating the smoke dampers in ducts penetrating shafts in accordance with the International Building Code, Section 717.5.3, exception 2.3. 604.2.22 Common exhaust systems for clothes dryers. Standby power shall be provided for common exhaust systems for clothes dryers located in multistory structures in accordance with the International Mechanical Code Section 504.8, item 7. 604.2.23 Ilydro2en Cutoff Rooms. Standby power shall be provided for mechanical ventilation and gas detection systems of Hydrogen Cutoff Rooms in accordance with the International Building Code, Section 421.8. 604.2.24 Means of Egress Illumination in Existing Buildings. Emergency power shall be provided for means of egress illumination in accordance with Section 1104.5 and 1104.5.1 when required by the fire code official. (90 minutes in I-2, 60 minutes elsewhere.) 604.3 Energy time duration. Unless a time limit is specified by the fire code official, in this chapter or elsewhere in this code, or in any other referenced code or standard, the emergency standby power system shall be supplied with enough fuel or energy storage capacity for not less than 2 -hour full -demand operation of the system. Exception: Where the system is supplied with natural gas from a utility provider and is approved. 604.3 4Maintenance. (no change). 604.4 5 Operational inspection and testing. (no change). 604.5 6 Emergency lighting equipment. (no change). 604.6 7 Supervision of maintenance and testing. (no change). (Reason: These provisions provide a list to complete and match that throughout the codes. IBC Section 2702.13 `pyrophorie materials" no longer exists in IFC Section 604. The only new items are the reference to COPS in NFPA 70, and the specified Energy time duration. Other changes are a reference to a code provision that already exists.) Section 704.1; change to read as follows: 7041 Enclosure. Interior vertical shafts, including but not limited to stairways, elevator hoistways, service and utility shafts, that connect two or more stories of a building shall be enclosed or protected in accordance with the codes in effect at the time of construction but, regardless of when constructed, not less than as required in Chapter 11. New floor openings in existing buildings shall comply with the International Building Code. (Reason: Provides standard minimum protection retroactively, but clarifies that this section is not to be used to reduce higher protection levels that were required when originally constructed.) Section 807.4.3.2; change to read as follows: 807.4.3.2 Artwork. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on the walls of corridors to not more than 20 percent of the wall area and on the walls of classrooms to not more than 50 percent of each wall area. Such materials shall not be continuous from floor to ceiling or wall to wall. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Ordinance 717 Page 14 of 36 Exception: Corridors protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 shall be limited to 50 percent of the wall area. (Reason: Consistent with regional practice. This change allows an increase in wall coverage due to the presence of sprinklers. Also provides additional guidance relative to acceptable amounts of artwork in classrooms.) Section 807.4.4.2; change to read as follows: 807.4.4.2 Artwork. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on the walls of corridors to not more than 20 percent of the wall area and on the walls of classrooms to not more than 50 percent of each wall area. Such materials shall not be continuous from floor to ceiling or wall to wall. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Exception: Corridors protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 shall be limited to 50 percent of the wall area. (Reason: Consistent with regional practice. This change allows an increase in wall coverage due to the presence of sprinklers. Also provides additional guidance relative to acceptable amounts of artwork in classrooms.) Section 901.4.3; change to read as follows: 901.4.3 Fire areas. {First part of section unchanged} ...determined in accordance with Section 707.3.910 of the International Building Code. (Reason: Errata — see ICC website for more information - incorrect section number is referenced in the published code as 707.3.9, which applies to mixed use occupancy separation, rather than fire area separation for sprinkler purposes.) Section 901.6.1; add Section 901.6.1.1 to read as follows: 901.6.1.1 Standpipe Testing. Building owners/managers must maintain and test standpipe systems as per NFPA 25 requirements. The following additional requirements shall be applied to the testing that is required every 5 Years. 1. The piping between the Fire Department Connection (FDC) and the standpipe shall be back flushed when foreign material is present, and also hydrostatically tested for all FDC's on any type of standpipe system. Hydrostatic testing shall also be conducted in accordance with NFPA 25 requirements for the different types of standpipe systems. 2. For any manual dry or wet) standpipe system not having an automatic water supply capable of flowing water through the standpipe, the tester shall connect hose from a fire hydrant or portable pumping system (as approved by the fire code ofcial) to each FDC, and flow water through the standee system to the roof outlet to verify that each inlet connection functions properly. Confirm that there are no open hose valves prior to introducing water into a dry standpipe. There Ordinance 717 Page 15 of 36 is no required pressure criterion at the outlet. Verify that check valves function properly and that there are no closed control valves on the system. 3. Any pressure relief, reducing, or control valves shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 25. All hose valves shall be exercised. 4. If the FDC is not already provided with approved caps, the contractor shall install such caps for all FDC's as required by the fire code official. 5. Upon successful completion of standpipe test, place a blue tag (as per Texas Administrative Code, Fire Sprinkler Rules for Inspection, Test and Maintenance Service (ITM) Tag) at the bottom of each standpipe riser in the building. The tag shall be check -marked as "Fifth Year" for Type of ITM, and the note on the back of the tag shall read "5 Year Standpipe Test" at a minimum. 6. The procedures required by Texas Administrative Code Fire Sprinkler Rules with regard to Yellow Tags and Red Tags or any deficiencies noted during the testing, includingthe he required notification of the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (fire code o(ficial) shall be followed. 7. Additionally, records of the testing shall be maintained by the owner and contractor, if applicable, as required by the State Rules mentioned above and NFPA 25. 8. Standpipe system tests where water will be flowed external to the building shall not be conducted during freezing conditions or during the day prior to expected night time freezing conditions. 9. Contact the fire code official for requests to remove existing fire hose from Class II and III standpipe systems where employees are not trained in the utilization of this firefighting equipment. All standpipe hose valves must remain in place and be provided with an approved cap and chain when approval is given to remove hose by the fire code official. (Reason: Increases the reliability of the fire protection system and re-emphasizes the requirements of NFPA 25 relative to standpipe systems, as well as ensuring that FDC connections are similarly tested/maintained to ensure operation in an emergency incident.) Section 901.7; change to read as follows: 901.7 Systems out of service. Where a required fire protection system is out of service or in the event of an excessive number of activations, the fire department and the fire code official shall be notified immediately and, where required by the fire code official, the building shall either be evacuated or an approved fire watch shall be provided for all occupants left unprotected by the shut down until the fire protection system has been returned to service.... {remaining text unchanged) (Reason: Gives fire code official more discretion. Requires adoption of definition amendment in Section 202 for fire watch.) Section 901.9; change Section 901.9 to read as follows: 901.9 Discontinuation or change f service. Fef fire alafm syste ns r-equifed to be meniter-ed by this eeate, Notice shall be made to the fire code official whenever contracted alarm firng services for monitoring of any fire alarm systemre terminated for any Ordinance 717 Page 16 of 36 reason, or a change in alarm monitoring provider occurs. Notice shall be made in writing to the fire code official by the building owner and monitoring service provider prior to the service being terminated. (Reason: To ensure the property's monitored fire alarm system is maintained for proper notification of emergency response in the event of an emergency incident.) Section 903.1.1; change to read as follows: 903.1.1 Alternative protection. Alternative automatic fire -extinguishing systems complying with Section 904 shall be permitted in lieu e addition to automatic sprinkler protection where recognized by the applicable standard and or as approved by the fire code official. (Reason: Such alternative systems do not provide the reliability of automatic sprinkler protection in general. An applicant could pursue an Alternate Method request to help mitigate the reliability issues with these alternative systems with the fire code official if so desired, or there may be circumstances in which the fire code official is acceptable to allowing an alternate system in lieu of sprinklers, such as kitchen hoods or paint booths. This also meets with local practices in the region) Section 903.2; add paragraph to read as follows: Automatic Sprinklers shall not be installed in elevator machine rooms, elevator machine spaces and elevator hoist ways, other than pits where such sprinklers would not necessitate shunt trip requirements under any circumstances. Storage shall not be allowed within the elevator machine room. Signage shall be provided at the entry doors to the elevator machine room indicating "ELEVATOR MACHINERY — NO STORAGE ALLOWED." (Reason: Firefighter and public safety. This amendment eliminates the shunt trip requirement of the International Building Code Section 30065 for the purpose of elevator passenger and firefighter safety. This amendment is contingent on the Building Code amendment eliminating the Exceptions to Section 3006.4, such that passive fire barriers for these areas are maintained. This also meets with local practices in the region.) Section 903.2; delete the exception. (Reason: The exception deletion is due to the fact that such telecom areas pose an undue fire risk to the structural integrity of the building. This also meets with local practices in the region) "Section 903.21.1 Group A-1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group A-1 Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). "Section 903.2.1.2 Group A-2. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group A-2 Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). Ordinance 717 Page 17 of 36 **Section 903.2.1.3 Group A-3. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout a fire area containing Group A-3 Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.1.4 Group A-4. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group A-4 Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.21.5 Group A-5. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group A-5 Occupancies. (Reason: The :Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.1.6 Group B Occupancies. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all Group B Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.2 Ambulatory care facilities. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group E Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.3 Group E. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group E Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.4 Group F-1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group F -I Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.5 Group H. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group H Occupancies. Ordinance 717 Page 18 of 36 (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.6 Group I An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group I Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.7 Group M An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group M Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). ** Section 903.2.8 Group R One and Two -Family Dwellings and Townhouses. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed for one and two-family dwellings and townhouses in accordance with Section 903.3.1.3. (Reason: Clearly denotes that automatic fire sprinkler systems are required in one and two-family dwellings.) **Section 903.2.9 Group S-1. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area containing Group S-1 Occupancies. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.9.1 Repair Garages. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout a fire area for repair garages. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **Section 903.2.9.2 Bulk storage of tires. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout afire area for bulk storage of tire. (Reason: The Town of .Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). Section 903.2.9; add Section 903.2.9.3 to read as follows: 903.2.9.3 Self-service storage faeiii An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout all self-service storage facilities. Ordinance 717 Page 19 of 36 Exception: Deleted (Reason: Fire departments are unable to inspect these commercial occupancies and are unaware of the contents being stored. This also meets with local practices in the region. The exception is removed because all structures are protected with fire suppression systems in the Town of Westlake regardless of building construction features) **Section 903.2. 10 Group S-2. Enclosed parking garages. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout all buildings classified as enclosed parking garages in accordance with Section 406.4 of the International Building Code or where located beneath other groups. (Reason: The Town of Westlake requires all building and portions thereof of this classification are protected by automatic sprinkler systems. All exceptions to this relating to area requirements and other exceptions are deleted). **903.211.1 Stories and basements without openings. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed in every story or basement of all buildings without openings. **Section 903.2.11; amend 903.2.11.3 and add 903.2.11.7, 903.2.11.8, and 903.2.11.9 as follows: 903.2.11.3 Buildings more than 55 feet in height. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout buildings with a floor level, other than penthouses in compliance with Section 1509 of the International Building Code, that is located 55 feet (16 674 mm) or more than three stories above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. Exception: 1. Open parking structures in compliance with Section 406.3 of the International Building Code. 903.2.11.7 High -Piled Combustible Storage. For any building with a clear height exceeding 12 feet (45172mm), see Chapter 32 to determine if those provisions apply. 903.2.11.8 Spray Booths and Rooms. New and existing spray booths and spraying rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire -extinguishing system. (Reason: Reflects regional practices. Provides jurisdictions options as to their desired level of sprinkler protection based on multiple factors including firefightingphilosophies/capabilities.) Section 903.3.1.1.1; change to read as follows: 903.3.1.1.1 Exempt locations. When approved by the fre code official, automatic sprinklers shall not be required in the following rooms or areas where such ... (text unchanged) ... because it is damp, of fire -resistance -rated construction or contains electrical equipment. 1. Any room where the application of water, or flame and water, constitutes a serious life or fire hazard. 2. Any room or space where sprinklers are considered undesirable because of the nature of the contents, when approved by the code official. 3. Generator and transformer rooms, under the direct control of a public utility, separated from the remainder of the building by walls and floor/ceiling or roof/ceiling assemblies having a Ordinance 717 Page 20 of 36 fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours. ee-�filefAs 5. Fire sefviee aElevator machine rooms, aftd machinery spaces, and hoistways, other than pits where such sprinklers would not necessitate shunt trip requirements under any circumctancPs. 6. {Delete. } (Reason: Gives more direction to code official. Exception 4 deleted to provide protection where fire risks are poorly addressed. Amendment 903.2 addresses Exception 5 above relative to the elimination of sprinkler protection in these areas to avoid the shunt trip requirement.) Section 903.3.1.2.2; add section to read as follows: Section 903.3.1.2.2 Attics, Open Breezeways, and Attached Garages. Sprinkler protection is required in attic spaces of such buildings two or more stories in height, open breezeways, and attached garages. (Reason: Open breezeways already require sprinkler protection in Section 1026.6, Exception 4. Attic protection is required in accordance with existing regional practice and issues with fire exposure via soffit vents, as well as firefighter safety. Attached garages already require sprinkler via NFPA 13R — re -emphasis.) Section 903.3.1.3; change to read as follows: 903.3.1.3 NFPA 13D sprinkler systems. Automatic sprinkler systems installed in one- and two-family dwellings, Group R-3 and R-4 congregate living facilities and townhouses shall be permitted to be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13D or in accordance with state law. (Reason • To allow the use of the Plumbing section of the IRC and recognize current state stipulations in this regard) Section 903.3.5; add a second paragraph to read as follows: Water supply as required for such systems shall be provided in conformance with the supply requirements of the respective standards; however, every fire protection system shall be designed with a 10 psi safety factor. Reference Section 507.4 for additional design reauirements. (Reason: To define uniform safety factor.) Section 903.4, add a second paragraph after the exceptions to read as follows: Sprinkler and standpipe system water -flow detectors shall be provided for each floor tap to the sprinkler system and shall cause an alarm upon detection of water flow for more than 45 seconds. All control valves in the sprinkler and standpipe systems except for fire department hose connection valves shall be electrically supervised to initiate a supervisory signal at the central station upon tampering. (Reason: To avoid significant water losses. Consistent with amendment to IFC 905.9.) Section 903.4.2; add second paragraph to read as follows: Ordinance 717 Page 21 of 36 The alarm device required on the exterior address side of the building shall be a weatherproof horn/strobe notification appliance with a minimum 75 candela strobe rating and provides a temporal three sound to be clearly heard from the street fronting the property under normal ambient sound level as approved by the Fire Code Official. (Reason: Cleary identifies the building in alarm to the fire departmentpersonnel and passersby's) Section 905.2, change to read as follows: 905.2 Installation standard. Standpipe systems shall be installed in accordance with this section and NFPA 14. Manual dr standpipe tandpipe systems shall be supervised with a minimum of 10 Psig and a maximum of 40 psig air pressure with a high/low alarm. (Reason: To define manual dry standpipe supervision requirements. Helps ensure the i.ntegrio) of the standpipe system via supervision, such that open hose valves will result in a supervisory low air alarm.) Section 905.3, add Section 905.3.9 and exception to read as follows: 905.3,9 Building area. In buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet in area per story, Class I automatic wet or manual wet standpipes shall be provided where any portion of the building's interior area is more than 200 feet (60960 mm) of travel, vertically and horizontally, from the nearest point of fire department vehicle access. Exeeution: Automatic dry and semi-automatic dry standbines are allowed as brovided for in NFPA 14. (Reason: Allows, for the rapid deployment of hose lines to the body of the fare) Section 945.4, item 5, change to read as follows: 5. Where the roof has a slope less than four units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33.3 -percent slope), each standpipe shall be provided with a two-way a -hose connection shall -be located to serve the roof or at the highest landing of a stairway with stair access to the roof provided in accordance with Section 1009.16. An additional hose connection shall be provided at the top of the most hydraulically remote standpipe for testing purposes. (Reason: Reduces the amount of pressure required to facilitate testing, and provides backup protection for fare fighter safety.) Section 905.4; add the following item 7: 7. When reciuired by this Chanter, standbibe connections shall be placed adiacent to all reauired exits to the structure and at two hundred feet (200') intervals along maior corridors thereafter. or as otherwise approved by the fire code official. (Reason: Allows for the rapid deployment of hose lines to the body of the fare) Section 905.9; add a second paragraph after the exceptions to read as follows: Ordinance 717 Page 22 of 36 Sprinkler and standpipe system water -flow detectors shall be provided for each floor tap to the sprinkler system and shall cause an alarm upon detection of water flow for more than 45 seconds. All control valves in the sprinkler and standpipe systems except for fire department hose connection valves shall be electrically supervised to initiate a supervisory signal at the central station upon tampering_ (Reason: To avoid significant water losses. Consistent with amendment to IFC 903.4.) Section 907.1; add Section 907.1.4 to read as follows: 907.1.4 Design standards. All alarm systems new or replacement shall be addressable. Alarm systems serving more than 20 smoke detectors shall be analog addressable. Exception: Existing systems need not comply unless the total building remodel or expansion initiated after the effective date of this code, as adopted, exceeds 30% of the building. When cumulative building remodel or expansion exceeds 50% of the building must comply within 38 months of permit application. (Reason: Consistent with local practice and emerging technology. Reduces need for panel replacement in the future.) Section 907.2.1; change to read as follows: 907.2.1 Group A. A manual fire alarm system that activates the occupant notification system in accordance with new Section 907.6 shall be installed in Group A occupancies ,. having an occupant load due to the assembly oeeupaney is of 300 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge. Group A occupancies not separated from one another in accordance with Section 707.3.910 of the International Building Code shall be considered as a single occupancy for the purposes of applying this section. Portions of Group E occupancies occupied for assembly purposes shall be provided with a fire alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy. Exception: {No change. } Activation of fire alarm notification appliances shall: 1. Cause illumination of the means of ejzress with light of not less than 1 foot-candle (11 lux) at the walking surface level, and 2. Stop any conflicting or confusing sounds and visual distractions. (Reason: Increases the requirement to be consistent with Group B requirement. Also addresses issue found in Group A occupancies of reduced lighting levels and other AIV equipment that distracts from fire alarm notification devices. Also reflects regional practice.) Section 907.2.3; change to read as follows: 907.2.3 Group E. A manual fire alarm system that initiates the occupant notification signal utilizing an emergency voice/alarm communication system meeting the requirements of Section 907.5.2.2 and installed in accordance with Section 907.6 shall be installed in Group E educational occupancies. When automatic sprinkler systems or smoke detectors are installed, such systems or detectors shall be connected to the building fire alarm system. An approved smoke detection system shall be installed in Group E day care occupancies. Unless separated by a minimum of 100' open space, all buildings, whether portable buildings or the main building will be considered one building for alarm occupant Ordinance 717 Page 23 of 36 load consideration and interconnection of alarm systems. (Reason: To distinguish educational from day care occupancy minimum protection requirements. Further, to dune threshold at which portable buildings are considered a separate building for the purposes of alarm systems.) Section 907.2.3; change exception 1. to read as follows: Exceptions: A manual fire alarm system is not required in Group E educational and day care occupancies with an occupant load of less than 30 oris when provided with an approved automatic sprinkler system. 1.1. Residential In -Home day care with not more than 12 children may use interconnected single station detectors in all habitable rooms. (For care of more than five children 2 1/2 or less years of age, see Section 907.2.6.) (Reason: Consistent with Texas State laws concerning day care facility requirements.) Section 907.2.13, Exception 3; change to read as follows: 3. Open air portions of buildings with an occupancy in Group A-5 in accordance with Section 303.1 of the International Building Code; however, this exception does not apply to accessory including but not limited to sky boxes, restaurants and similarly enclosed areas. (Reason: To indicate that enclosed areas within open air seating type occupancies are not exempted from automatic fire alarm system requirements) Section 907.4.2; add Section 907.4.2.7 to read as follows: 907.4.2.7 Type. Manual alarm initiating devices shall be an approved double action type. (Reason: Helps to reduce false alarms. Consistent with regional requirements.) Section 907.6.1; add Section 907.6.1.1 to read as follows: 907.6.1.1 Wiring Installation. All fire alarm systems shall be installed in such a manner that a failure of any single initiating device or single open in an initiating circuit conductor will not interfere with the normal operation of other such devices. All signaling line circuits (SLC) shall be installed in such a way that a single open will not interfere with the operation of any addressable devices (Class A). Outgoing and return SLC conductors shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 72 requirements for Class A circuits and shall have a minimum of four feet separation horizontal and one foot vertical between supply and return circuit conductors. The initiating device circuit (IDC) from an addressable input (monitor) module may be wired Class B, provided the distance from the addressable module to the initiating device is ten feet or less. (Reason: To provide uniformity in system specifications and guidance to design engineers. Improves reliability office alarm devices and systems.) Ordinance 717 Page 24 of 36 Section 90 7.6.5, add Section 907.6.5.3 to read as follows: 907.6.5.3 Communication requirements. All alarm systems, new or replacement, shall transmit alarm, supervisory and trouble signals descriptively to the approved central station, remote supervisory station or proprietary supervising station as defined in NFPA 72, with the correct device designation and location of addressable device identification. Alarms shall not be permitted to be transmitted as a General Alarm or Zone condition. (Reason: To assist responding personnel in locating the emergency event.) Section 910.1; change Exception 2 to read as follows: 2. Where areas of buildings are equipped with early suppression fast -response (ESFR) sprinklers, automatie only manual smoke and heat vents or manually activated engineered mechanical smoke exhaust systems shall Abe required within these areas. Automatic smoke and heat vents are prohibited. (Reason: Allows the fire department to control the smoke and heat during and after afire event. Also gives an alternative to smoke and heat vents.) Section 910.2; add subsections 910.2.3 with exceptions and 910.2.4 to read as follows: 910.2.3 Group H. Buildings and portions thereof used as a Group H occupancy as follows: 1. In occubancies classified as GrOAU H-2 or H-3. anv of which are more than 15.000 square feet (1394 m') in single floor area. Exception: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombustible materials. 2. In areas of buildings in Group H used for storing Class 2, 3, and 4 liquid and solid oxidizers, Class 1 and unclassified detonable organic peroxides, Class 3 and 4 unstable (reactive) materials, or Class 2 or 3 water -reactive materials as required for a high -hazard commodity �laccifi(-ation_ Exception: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombustible materials. (Reason: Maintains a fire protection device utilized in such occupancies where it is sometimes necessary to allow chemicals to burn out, rather than extinguish.) Table 910.3; Change the title of the first row of the table from "Group F -I and S-1 " to include "Group M" and to read as follows: Group H F-1 and S-1 (Reason: Consistency with the amendment 910.2.4 to include Group K) Section 910.3; replace Sections 910.3.1 through 910.3.3, and add second paragraph to Section 910.3.2.2 as follows: 910.3.1 Desican. Smoke and heat vents shall be listed and labeled to indicate compliance with UL 793. Ordinance 717 Page 25 of 36 910.3.2 Vent operation. Smoke and heat vents shall be capable of being operated by approved automatic and manual means. Automatic operation of smoke and heat vents shall conform to the provisions of Sections 910.3.2.1 through 910.3.2.3. 910.3.2.1 Gravity -operated drop out vents. Automatic smoke and heat vents containing heat -sensitive glazing designed to shrink and drop out of the vent opening when exposed to fire shall fully open within 5 minutes after the vent cavity is exposed to a simulated fire represented by a time -temperature gradient that reaches an air temperature of 500T (260°C) within 5 minutes. 910.3.2.2 Sprinklered buildings. Where installed in buildings equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall be designed to operate automatically. The automatic operating mechanism of the smoke and heat vents shall operate at a temperature rating at least 100 degrees proximate) 3�grees Celsius) greater than the temperature rating of the sprinklers installed. 910.3.2.3 Nonsprinklered buildinl4s. Where installed in buildings not equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall operate automatically by actuation of a heat -responsive device rated at between 100°F (56'Q and 220°F (122'Q above ambient. Exception: Gravity -operated drop out vents complying with Section 910.3.2.1. 910.3.3 Vent dimensions. The effective venting area shall not be less than 16 square feet (1.5 m2) with no dimension less than 4 feet {1219 mm), excluding ribs or gutters having a total width not exceeding 6 inches (152 mm). (Reason: Errata — see ICC website for more information - Replaces text from the 2009 IFC that was accidentally lost/left out of the 2012 edition first printing, as exemplified by the Section number skipping. Amendment to Section 910.3.2.2 specifies a temperature range at which smoke and heat vents should activate in sprinklered buildings to ensure that the sprinkler system has an opportunity to activate and control the fire prior to vent operation.) Section 912.2; add Section 912.2.3 to read as follows: 912.2.3 Hydrant distance. An approved fire hydrant shall be located within 100 feet of the fire department connection as the fire hose lies along an unobstructed path. (Reason: Consistent with regional practices.) Section 913.1; add second paragraph and exception to read as follows: When located on the ground level at an exterior wall, the fire pump room shall be provided with an exterior fire department access door that is not less than 3 ft. in width and 6 ft. — 8 in. in height, regardless of any interior doors that are provided. A key box shall be provided at this door, as required by Section 506.1. Exception: When it is necessary to locate the fire pump room on other levels or not at an exterior wall, the corridor leading to the fire pump room access from the exterior of the building shall be provided with equivalent fire resistance as that required for the pump room, or as approved by the are code official. Access keys shall be provided in the key box as required by Section 506.1. (Reason: This requirement allows firefighters safer access to the fare pump room. The requirement allows access without being required to enter the building and locate the fare pump room interior access door- during afire event. The exception recognizes that this will not always be a feasible design scenario for some buildings, and as such, provides an acceptable alternative to protect the pathway to Ordinance 717 Page 26 of 36 the fire pump room.) Chapter 10: Sections 1001 through 1029; replace all references to "fire code official" with "building official': (Reason: Past regional practice and legacy language has always referenced the "building official" as the authority over Chapter 10 issues, exceptfor the maintenance of the means ofegress section. The 2012 edition of the IBC references "building official " in these sections, but references "fire code of in the 2012 IFC, providingfor a direct contradiction when both codes are adopted.) .Section 1004.1.2; delete exception: 1004.1.2 Areas without fixed seating. The number of occupants shall be computed at the rate of one occupant per unit of area as prescribed in Table 1004.1.2. For areas without fixed seating, the occupant load shall not be less than that number determined by dividing the floor area under consideration by the occupant load factor assigned to the function of the space as set forth in Table 1004.1.2. Where an intended function is not listed in Table 1004.1.2, the building official shall establish a function based on a listed function that most nearly resembles the intended function. (Reason: Authority havingjurisdiction (AHJ) already has this authority. Technical substantiation is required to support deviation from table values) Section 1007.1; add the following Exception 4: Exceptions: (previous exceptions unchanged} 4. Buildinis reLyulated under State Law and built in accordance with State registered glans includinLy anv variances or waivers granted by the State. shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of Section 1007. (Reason: To accommodate buildings regulated under Texas State Law and to be consistent with amendments to Chapter 11) Section 1007.5; Platform lifts, amend to read as follows: 1007.5 Platform lifts. Platform (wheelchair) lifts ... required accessible route in Section 1109.7- 8, Items 1 through 3 10. Standby power .. {remainder unchanged} (Reason: Editorial.) Section 1008.1.9.4; amend exceptions 3 and 4 as follows: Exceptions: 3. Where a pair of doors serves an occupant load of less than 50 persons in a Group B, F, M or S occupancy. {Remainder unchanged) 4. Where a pair of doors serves a Group A, B, F, M or S occupancy. {Remainder unchanged} Ordinance 717 Page 27 of 36 SWUM ICHUMMINUMUMI, (Reason: Authority havingjurisdiction (AHJ) already has this authority. Technical substantiation is required to support deviation from table values) Section 1007.1; add the following Exception 4: Exceptions: (previous exceptions unchanged} 4. Buildinis reLyulated under State Law and built in accordance with State registered glans includinLy anv variances or waivers granted by the State. shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of Section 1007. (Reason: To accommodate buildings regulated under Texas State Law and to be consistent with amendments to Chapter 11) Section 1007.5; Platform lifts, amend to read as follows: 1007.5 Platform lifts. Platform (wheelchair) lifts ... required accessible route in Section 1109.7- 8, Items 1 through 3 10. Standby power .. {remainder unchanged} (Reason: Editorial.) Section 1008.1.9.4; amend exceptions 3 and 4 as follows: Exceptions: 3. Where a pair of doors serves an occupant load of less than 50 persons in a Group B, F, M or S occupancy. {Remainder unchanged) 4. Where a pair of doors serves a Group A, B, F, M or S occupancy. {Remainder unchanged} Ordinance 717 Page 27 of 36 (Reason: Application to M occupancies refects regional practice; No. 4 expanded to Group A due to it being a similar scenario to other uses; No. 4 was regional practice.) Section 1008.1.9.9; change to read as follows: 1008.1.9.9 Electromagnetically locked egress doors. Doors in the means of egress in buildings with an occupancy in Group A, B, E, I-1, I-2, M, R-1 or R-2 and doors to tenant spaces in Group A, B, E, I- 1, I-2, M, R-1 or R-2 shall be permitted to be electromagnetically locked if equipped with listed hardware that incorporates a built-in switch and meet the requirements below: (remaining text unchanged) (Reason: Regional practice to permit such locks due to the presence of trained staff) Section 1015, add new section 1015.7 to read as follows: 1015.7 Electrical Rooms. For electrical rooms, special exiting requirements may apply. Reference the electrical code as adopted. (Reason: Cross reference necessary for coordination.) Section 1016; add new section 1016.2.2 to read as follows: 1016.2.2 Group F-1 and S-1 increase. The maximum exit access travel distance shall be 400 feet (122 m) in Group F-1 or S-1 occupancies where all of the following are met: 1. The portion of the building classified as Group F-1 or S-1 is limited to one story in height; 2. The minimum height from the finished floor to the bottom of the ceiling or roof slab or deck is 24 feet (7315 mm); and 3. The building is equipped throughout with an automatic fire sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. (Reason: Past regional practice allowed smoke and heat vents to be utilized to increase travel distance, which resulted in problems when utilizing ESFR systems. This amendment adopts wording from the upcoming 2015 IBC, which has been approved by final action via the ICC code development process but is not yet published.) Section 1038 1; add exception 6 to read as follows: (previous text unchanged) 6. In Group B office buildings, corridor walls and ceilings within single tenant spaces need not be of fire -resistive construction when the tenant space corridor is provided with syste smoke detectors tied to an approved automatic fire alarm. The actuation of any detector shall activate alarms audible in all areas served by the corridor. (Reason: To reduce redundant requirements in a single tenant situation. Intended to be consistent with regional amendment to IFC. Section 1038.6; amend to read as follows: Ordinance 717 Page 28 of 36 1038.6, Corridor Continuity. Fire R osistaneo Rate All corridors shall be continuous from the point of entry to an exit, and shall not be interrupted by intervening rooms. {Remainder unchanged} {Exception unchanged) (Reason: Once in corridor, corridor should not be interrupted or discontinuous.) Section 1026.6, amend exception 4 to read as follows: Exceptions: (Exceptions I through 3 unchanged) 4. Separation from the inter-ier open-ended corridors of the building... {remaining text unchanged) (Reason: To clarify that Section 1022.7, i.e., the 380 degree rule is applicable; and is further reinforced by new Exception 4.4) Section 1028.1.1.1; delete. (Reason: Unenforceable.) Section 1029.1; amend to read as follows: 1029.1 General. In addition to the means of egress required by this chapter, provisions shall be made for emergency escape and rescue openings in Group R and I-1 CCrou occupancies in aeeefdafte w4h Tables 1021.2(i) and1021.2(2) and Group R 3 eeeupanei . {Remainder unchanged} Exceptions: {Exceptions 1 through 3 unchanged.} 4. In other than Group R-3 occupancies, buildings equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2. (Reason: Maintains legacy language to ensure egress from. residential type occupancies and maintain exception for residential occupancies where an NFPA 13 or 13R sprinkler system is installed, but not for a 13D system.) Section 1030.2; change to read as follows: 1030.2 Reliability. Required exit accesses, exits and exit discharges shall be continuously maintained free from obstructions or impediments to full instant use in the case of fire or other emergency when the building area ele by the means of egress ea. An exit or exit passageway shall not be used for any purpose that interferes with a means of egress. (Reason: Maintain legacy levels of protection and long-standing regional practice, and provide firefighter safety.) Section 1103.3; add sentence to end of paragraph as follows: Provide emer2enev si2na2e as reauired by Section 607.2. (Reason: Coordinates requirements ofprevious amendment.) Ordinance 717 Page 29 of 36 Section 1103.5; add Section 1103.5 3 to read as follows: 1103.5.3 Spray booths and rooms. Existing spray booths and spray rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire -extinguishing system in accordance with Section 2404. (Reason: Consistent with amendment to IFC 2404, regional practice, and long-standing regional requirement.) Section 2304.1; change to read as follows: 2304.1 Supervision of dispensing. The dispensing of fuel at motor fuel -dispensing facilities shall be eendueted by a qualified attefldai4 of shall be undff the superwisien ef a qualified attendapA at all times er shallte in accordance with Seetien 2204.3- the following. 1. Conducted byqualified attendant; and/or, 2. Shall be under the supervision of a qualified attendant; and/or 3. Shall be an unattended self-service facility in accordance with Section 2304.3. At any time the qualified attendant of item Number 1 or 2 above is not present, such operations shall be considered as an unattended self-service facility and shall also comply with Section 2304.3. (Reason: Allows a facility to apply the attended and unattended requirements of the code when both are potentially applicable.) Section 2401.2; delete this section. (Reason. This section eliminates such booths from all compliance with Chapter 15 including, but not limited to: size, ventilation, fire protection, construction, etc. If the product utilized is changed to a more flammable substance, the lack of compliance with Chapter 15 could result in sign flcant fire or deflagration and subsequent life safety hazard.) Table 3206.2, footnote j, change text to read as follows: j. Not required when storage areas are ateetea i... Where areas of buildings are equipped with early suppression fast -response (ESFR) ;Apriftklef systems —installed —in aeeorRanee—with N AI 3� sprinklers, manual smoke and heat vents or manually_ activated engineered mechanical smoke exhaust systems shall be required within these areas. (Reason: Allows the fire department to control the smoke and heat during and after afire event, while ensuring proper operation of the sprinkler protection provided. Also, gives an alternative to smoke and heat vents.) Section 3310.1; add sentence to end of paragraph to read as follows: When fire apparatus access roads are required to be installed for any structure or development, they shall be approved prior to the time of which construction has pressed beyond completion of the foundation of any structure. Ordinance 717 Page 30 of 36 (Reason: Reference requirement of Section 501.4.) Section 560LL3; change to read asfollows: 5601.1.3 Fireworks. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. 1. Only when approved for fireworks displays, .Storage and handling of fireworks as allowed in Section 5604 and 5608. 12. The use of fireworks for approved fireworks displays as allowed in Section 5608. 4. The possession, storage s=ale... {Delete remainder of text.) (Reason: Restricts fireworks to approved displays only, which is consistent with regional practice.) Section 5703.6; add a sentence to read as follows: 5703.6 Piping systems. Piping systems, and their component parts, for flammable and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with Sections 5703.6.1 through 5703.6.11. An approved method of secondary containment shall be provided for underground tank and piping systems. (Reason: Increased protection in response to underground leakproblems and remediation difficulty in underground applications. Maintains long-standing regional practice) Section 5704.2.9.5; change Section 5704.2.9.5 and add Section 5704.2.9.5:3 to read as follows: 5704.2.9.5 Above -ground tanks inside of buildings. Above -ground tanks inside of buildings shall comply with Section 5704.2.9.5.1 and 5704.2.9.through 5704.2.9.5.3. 5704.2.9.5.1 {No change. } 5704.2.9.5.2 {No change. } 5704.2.9.5.3 Combustible liquid storage tanks inside of buildings. The maximum aggregate allowable quantity limit shall be 3,000 gallons (11 356 L) of Class II or III combustible liquid for storage in protected aboveground tanks complying with Section 5704.2.9.7 when all of the following conditions are met: L The entire 3,000alg lon (11 356 L) quantity shall be stored in protected above -ground tanks; 2. The 3,000alg lon (11 356 L) capacity shall be permitted to be stored in a single tank or multiple smaller tanks; 3. The tanks shall be located in a room protected by an automatic sprinkler system complying with Section 903.3.1.1; and 4. Tanks shall be connected to fuel -burning equipment including generators utilizing an approved closed pipings s Ordinance 717 Page 31 of 36 The quantity of combustible liquid stored in tanks complying with this section shall not be counted towards the maximum allowable quantity set forth in Table 5003.1.1(1), and such tanks shall not be required to be located in a control area. Such tanks shall not be located more than two stories below grade. (Reason: Relocated from exception to 603.3.2.1 as published, as per reason statement.for deletion in that section. Maintains consistency with current regional requirements relative to interior flammable/combustible liquid storage tanks.) Section 5704.2.1 L 5; add a sentence to read as follows: 5704.2.11.5 Leak prevention. Leak prevention for underground tanks shall comply with Sections 5704.2.11.5.1and 7041. 2 through 5704.2.11.5.3. An approved method of secondary containment shall be provided for underground tank and piping systems. (Reason: Increased protection in response to underground leak problems and remediation difficulty in underground applications. References regional amendment to IFC 5704.2.11.5.3.) Section 5704.2.11.5.2; change to read as follows: 5704.2.11.5.2 Leak detection. Underground storage tank systems shall be provided with an approved method of leak detection from any component of the system that is designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 30 and as specified in Section 5704.2.11.5.3. (Reason: Reference to IFC Section 5704.2.11.5.3 amendment.) Section 5704.2.11.5; add Section 5704.2.11.5.3 to read as follows: 5704.2.11.5.3 Observation wells. Approved sampling tubes of a minimum 4 inches in diameter shall be installed in the backfill material of each underground flammable or combustible liquid storage tank. The tubes shall extend from a point 12 inches below the average grade of the excavation to ground level and shall be provided with suitable surface access caps. Each tank site shall provide a sampling tube at the corners of the excavation with a minimum of 4 tubes. Sampling tubes shall be placed in the product line excavation within 10 feet of the tank excavation and one every 50 feet routed along product lines towards the dispensers, a minimum of two are required. (Reason: Provides an economical means of checking potential leaks at each tank site.) Section 5706.5.4, delete Section 5706.5.4.5 and replace with the following: 5706.5.4.5 Commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing. Dispensing of Class Il and III motor vehicle fuel from tank vehicles into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles located at commercial industrial, governmental or manufacturing establishments is allowed where permitted, provided such dispensing operations are conducted in accordance with Sections 5706.5.4.5.1 through 5706.5.4.5.3. 5706.5.4.5.1 Site requirements. 1. Dispensing may occur at sites that have been permitted to conduct mobile fueling. 2. A detailed site plan shall be submitted with each application for a permit. The site plan must indicate - Ordinance 717 Page 32 of 36 a. all buildings, structures, and appurtenances on-site and their use or function; b. all uses adjacent to the property lines of the site, c. the locations of all storm drain openings, adjacent waterways or wetlands; d. information regarding slope, natural drainage, curbing, impounding and how a spill will be retained upon the site property; and, e. The scale of the site plan. 3. The Code Official is authorized to impose limits upon: the times and/or days during - which mobile fueling operations are allowed to take place and specific locations on a site where fueling is permitted. 4. Mobile fueling operations shall be conducted in areas not generally accessible to the public. 5. Mobile fueling shall not take place within 15 feet (4.572 m) of buildings, property lines, or combustible storage. 5706.5.4.5.2 Refueling Operator Requirements. 1. The owner of a mobile fueling operations shall provide to the jurisdiction a written response plan which demonstrates readiness to respond to a fuel spill, carry out appropriate mitigation measures, and to indicate its process to properly dispose of contaminated materials when circumstances require. 2. The tank vehicle shall comply with the requirements of NFPA 385 and Local, State and Federal requirements. The tank vehicle's specific functions shall include that of supplying fuel to motor vehicle fuel tanks. The vehicle and all its equipment shall be maintained in good repair. 3. Signs prohibiting smoking or oven flames within 25 feet (7.62 ml of the tank vehicle or the point of fueling shall be prominently posted on 3 sides of the vehicle including the back and both sides. 4. A fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 40:BC shall be provided on the vehicle with signage clearly indicating its location. 5. The dispensing nozzles and hoses shall be of an approved and listed type. 6. The dispensing hose shall not be extended from the reel more than 100 feet (30.48m) in length. 7. Absorbent materials, non -water absorbent pads, a 10 foot (3.048 m) lona containment boom, an approved container with lid, and a non-metallic shovel shall be provided to mitigate a minimum 5 -gallon fuel spill. 8. Tanker vehicles shall be equipped with a fuel limit switch such as a count -back switch, Ordinance 717 Page 33 of 36 limiting the amount of a single fueling operation to a maximum of 500alg lons (3893 L) between resetting of the limit switch. Exception: Tankers utilizing remote emergency shut-off device capability where the operator constantly carries the shut-off device which, when activated, immediately causes flow of fuel from the tanker to cease. 9. Persons responsible for dispensing operations shall be trained in the appropriate mitigating actions in the event of a fire, leak, or spill. Training records shall be maintained by the dispensing company and shall be made available to the fire code o(Cicial upon request. 10. Operators of tank vehicles used for mobile fueling operations shall have in their possession at all times an emergency communications device to notify the ,proper authorities in the event of an emergency. 5706.5.4.5.3 Operational Requirements. 1. The tank vehicle dispensing equipment shall be constantly attended and operated only by designated personnel who are trained to handle and dispense motor fuels. 2. Prior to beginning dispensing operations, precautions shall be taken to assure ignition sources are not present. 3. The engines of vehicles beim fueled shall be shut off during dispensing operations. 4. Night time fueling operations shall only take place in adequately lighted areas. 5. The tank vehicle shall be positioned with respect to vehicles being fueled so as to preclude traffic from driving over the delivery hose and between the tank vehicle and the motor vehicle beim fueled. 6. During fueling operations, tank vehicle brakes shall be set, chock blocks shall be in place and warning lights shall be in operation. 7. Motor vehicle fuel tanks shall not be topped off. 8. The dispensing hose shall be properly placed on an approved reel or in an approved compartment prior to moving the tank vehicle. 9. The Code Official and other appropriate authorities shall be notified when a reportable spill or unauthorized discharge occurs. (Reason: Provides clarity and organization of the site, operation and use requirements. Maintains long-standing regional practice.) Section 6103.2.1; add Section 6103.2.1.8 to read as follows: 6103.2.1.8 Jewelry Renair. Mental Labs and Similar OccuDancies. Where natural aas service is not available, portable LP -Gas containers are allowed to be used to supply approved torch assemblies or Ordinance 717 Page 34 of 36 similar appliances. Such containers shall not exceed 20 -pound (9.0 kg) water capacity. Aggregate capacity shall not exceed 60 -pound (27.2 kg) water capacity. Each device shall be separated from other containers by a distance of not less than 20 feet. (Reason: To provide a consistent and reasonable means of regulating the use of portable LP -Gas containers in these situations.) Vection 6104.2, Exception; add an exception 2 to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. {existing text unchanged) 2. Except as permitted in 308 and 6104.3.2, LP -gas containers are not permitted in residential areas. (Reason: To provide a consistent and reasonable means of regulating the use of portable LP -Gas containers. References regional amendment to IFC 6104.3.2.) Section 6104.3; add ,.lection 6104.3.2 to read as follows: 6104.3.2 Spas, Pool Heaters and other listed devices. Where natural gas service is not available, an LP -Gas container is allowed to be used to supply spa and pool heaters or other listed devices. Such container shall not exceed 250 -gallon water capacity per lot. See Table 6104.3 for location of containers. Exception: Lots where LP can be off loaded wholly on the property where the tank is located may install 500 gallon above ground or 1,000 gallon underground approved containers. (Reason: Allows .for an alternate fuel source. Dwelling density must be considered and possibly factored into zoning restrictions) Sec. 38-43--38-60 Reserved SECTION 3: That all provisions of the Westlake Code of Ordinances not hereby amended shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 4: It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, that sections, paragraphs, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared legally invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such legal invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of this Ordinance, since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, without the incorporation in this Ordinance, of any such legally invalid or unconstitutional, phrase, sentence, paragraph or section. SECTION 5: That any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions or terms of this ordinance shall be subject to the same penalty as provided for in the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Westlake, and upon conviction shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. Ordinance 717 Page 35 of 36 SECTION 6: The Town Secretary of the Town of Westlake is hereby directed to publish in the official newspaper of the Town of Westlake, the caption, penalty clause, publication clause and the effective date of this ordinance. SECTI®N 7: This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage as the law in such case provides. ATTEST: Kelly Edward own Secretary Laiftra Wheat, Mayor Thomas'E. 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STAR TELEGRAM (817) 215-2323 Signed r , SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME, THIS Thursday, N e b,A07, 2013. IrN „ _ Notary Thank You For Your Payment --------------- Remit To: Star -Telegram F.O. BOX 901051 FORT WORTH, TX 76101-2051 Customer ID: Customer Name: Invoice Number: Invoice Amount: PO Number: Amount Enclosed: TOW27 TOWN OF WESTLAKE 327740781 $463.44