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Ord 602 Adopting the International Codes and National Electrical CodeTOWN OF WESTLAKE ORDINANCE NO. 602 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS; AMENDING CHAPTER 18 OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE CODE OF ORDINANCES. ADOPTING THE 2006 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE AND THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE ALONG AND THE 2008 EDITION OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, WITH AMENDMENTS TO SAID CODES; 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 Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas, finds it to be in the best interest of the citizens, businesses and property owners in the Town of Westlake, to adopt the 2006 editions of the International Residential, Building, Plumbing, Fuel Gas, Mechanical and Energy Conservation Codes, and the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code, to provide for the safety of the citizens and visitors of Westlake; and WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Westlake Director of Planning and Development, the Board of Aldermen 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 Codes that address concerns unique to the development within the Town of Westlake, be approved and adopted along with the adoption of the proposed codes; and WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen 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 BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION l: That, the above findings are hereby found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein in their entirety. SECTION 2: That the following sections of Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances, are hereby amended, to read as follows: Chapter 18 BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS* ARTICLE 1. IN GENERAL ARTICLE II. CODES Sec. 18-31. Adoption. The town adopts in their entirety the 2006 Edition of the International Residential Code, the 2006 Edition of the International Building Code, the 2006 Edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, the 2006 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code, the 2006 Edition of the International Mechanical Code, the 2006 Edition of the International Plumbing Code and the 2008 Edition of the National Electrical Code, including the amendments to such codes as attached to this ordinance. Amendments to these codes, attached as Exhibit A and are to be kept on file and available in the office of the town secretary. Sec. 18-34. Reserved. See. 18-63. Reserved. Sec. 18-64. Reserved. Sec. 18-65. Reserved. See. 18-66. Reserved. Sec. 18-67. Reserved. Sec. 18-68. Reserved. Sec. 18-69. Reserved. Sec. 18-70. Reserved. Sec. 18-71. Reserved. Sec. 18-72. Reserved. Sec. 18-73. Reserved. Sec. 18-74. Reserved. SECTION 3: The material contained in Exhibit "A" to this ordinance shall not be included in the formal municipal codification of ordinances, but shall be maintained as a public record in the office of the Town Secretary and will be available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours. SECTION 4: PENALTY. Any person, firm, or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not more than Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for all violations involving zoning, fire safety or public health and sanitation, including dumping or refuse, and shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500) for all other violations of this ordinance. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. SECTION 5: CUMULATIVE CLAUSE. This ordinance shall be cumulative of all provisions of ordinances of the Town of Westlake, Texas, except where provisions of this ordinance are in direct conflict with the provisions of another ordinance, in which event the conflicting provisions of the other ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 6: SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Board of Aldermen that the phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, and sections are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this ordinance shall be declared unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs, and sections of this ordinance, since they would have been enacted by the Town Board of Aldermen without the incorporation in this ordinance of the unconstitutional phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section. SECTION 7: SAVINGS CLAUSE. All rights and remedies of the Town of Westlake are expressly saved as to any and all violations of the provisions of the Code of Ordinances, Town of Westlake, Texas, as amended, or any other ordinances affecting such code which have accrued at the time of the effective date of this ordinance; and, as to such accrued violations and all pending litigation, both civil and criminal, whether pending in court or not, under such ordinances, same shall not be affected by this ordinance but may be prosecuted until final disposition by the courts. SECTION 8: PUBLICATION. 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. SECTION 9: EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this 27 day of OCTOBER 2008. ATTF�S: Izrn Sutter, Town Secretary M: Laura Wheat, Mayor EXHIBIT B Town of Westlake Amendments to the 2006 International Building Code (An option B Jurisdiction) The following sections, paragraphs, and sentences of the 2006 International Building Code are hereby amended as follows: Standard type is text from the IBC. Underlined type is text inserted. 'l ir,orl through type IS d9lRtAd fcvf from !BC. q double asterisk at the beginning of a section identifies an amendment carried over from the 2003 edition of the code and a triple asterisk identifies a new or revised amendment with the 2006 code. (The Town of Westlake is an option B Jurisdiction) Explanation of Options A and B: The majority of the following amendments were published and by the Regional Code Coordinating Committee of the North Central Texas Council of Governments in an effort to coordinate the code amendments for jurisdictions in the region. Please note that as there is a wide range in fire fighting 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 fighting philosophies /capabilities when adopting code amendments. Highlighted sections are changes from previous Westlake amendments. Local Amendments note. 1. All buildings are required to be protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system. See the Westlake Fire Code and amendments for provisions, and exceptions, relating to the requirements for the installation of Automatic Fire Sprinkler systems. **Section 101.4; change to read as follows: 101.4 Referenced codes. The other codes listed in Sections 101 .4.1 through 101.4.7 and referenced elsewhere in this code, when specifically adopted, shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extend of each such reference. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. Any reference to NFPA 70 or the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. (Reason: Legal wording to recognize locally adopted codes and amendments adopted with referenced codes.) **Section 109.3.5; delete. (Reason: Lath or gypsum board inspections are not normally performed in this area.) Option A **Section 202; add a new definition to read as follows: 2006 ICG amendments EXHIBIT B HIGH-RISE BUILDING. A building having any floor used for human occupancy located more than 75 feet (22 860 mm) above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. Option B *Section 202; add a new definition to read as follows: HIGH-RISE BUILDING. A building having any floor used for human occupancy located more than 55 feet (16 764 mm), or more than three stories, above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. (Reason: To define high-rise, as it influences sprinkler requirement thresholds based on the fire fighting capabilities of a jurisdiction.) '""Section 304.1; add the following to the list of occupancies: Fire stations Police stations with detention facilities for 5 or less (Reason: Consistent with regional practice dating back to the legacy codes.) Option A "Section 403.9; no change required: 403.1 Applicability. The provisions of this section shall apply to buildings with an occupied floor located more than 75 feet (22 860 mm) above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. Option B "Section 403.9; change to read as follows: 403.1 Applicability. The provisions of this section shall apply to buildings with an occupied floor located more than 7-5 55 feet (22 960 16 764 mm), or more than three stories, above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. (Reason: To correct and clarify definition of high-rise for Option B jurisdictions.) (Westlake amendment "or more that three stories") "Section 403. 1, exception #3; change to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 2 EXH[BTT B 3. Open air portions of buildings Builds with an occupancy in Group A-5 in accordance with Section 303.1 (Reason: To clarify enclosed portions of skyboxes and restaurants shall still be considered as high-rise construction.) *'"Section 403.2, exception #2; delete. (Reason: To provide adequate fire protection to enclosed areas.) *"Section 404.9.1; change definition of "Atrium" as follows: ATRIUM. An opening connecting twa three or more stories ... {Balance remains unchanged} (Reason: Code is too restrictive. Section 1020 permits unenclosed two story stairways under certain circumstances.) *"Section 406.1.4; add item #4 to read as follows: 4_A separation is not required between a Group R-2 and U carport provided that the carport is non-combustible and entirely open on all sides and that the distance between the two is at least 10 feet (3048 mm) (Reason: Reflects regional practice.) ***Section 406.2.7 Change reference section as follows: 406.2.7 Mixed Separation. Parking garages shall be separated from other occupancies in accordance with Section 59R 2 508. (Reason: Section 508 provides a more complete range of options for separation. Parking garages are sometimes an incidental use and sometimes a separate occupancy.) **Section 406.6.1; add a second paragraph to read as follows: This occupancy shall include _garages involved in servicing of motor vehicles for items such as lube changes, Inspections, windshield repair or replacement, shocks, minor part replacement and other such non-maior repair. When the repair garage is only involved in such minor repair, it need not comply with Section 406.6.2. (Reason: To further clarify types of service work allowed in a repair garage, as well as to correspond with definition in the IFC.) **Section 506.2.2; add a sentence to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 3 EXHIBIT B In order to be considered as accessible, if not indirect contact with a street or fire lane, a minimum 10 - foot wide pathway from the street or approved fire lane shall be provided for hose lav measurement pathway requirements.) (Reason: To define what is considered accessible. Consistent with regional amendment to IFC 503.1.1.) ***Section 508.2.9, change to read as follows: 508.2.1 Occupancy Classification. An incidental usearea shall be classified in accordance with the occupancy of that portion of the building in which it is located_^ the building shall he nlassified as a mixed nnni inanGy and shall nnmnlY with Canfinn 50-9-3- Exception: 0-93Exception: Incidental use areas within and serving a dwelling unit are not required to comply with this section. (Reason: To be consistent with 2006 I.B.C. reference sections.) ***Section 508.3.9 Exception #2: Change to read as follows: Assembly areas that are accessory to Group E Occupancies are not considered separate occupancies except when applying the assembly occupancy requirements of Chapters 10 and 11. (Reason: The committee determined that the exiting requirements for Group A occupancies should apply to assembly occupancies in schools.) **Table 602; amend footnote b by the addition of the following sentence: b. For special requirements for Group U occupancies see Section 406.1.2. Group R-3 and Group U when used as accessory to Group R-3, as applicable in 101.2 shall not be required to have a fire -resistance rating where fire separation distance is 3 feet or more. Group R-2 and Group U carport, as applicable in 406.1.4, exception 4 shall be required to have a fire -resistance rating where fire separation distance is 10 feet or less. (Reason: Editorial; corresponds with regional amendment to 406.1.4). **Section 705.99; change the exception to read as follows: Exception: For other than hazardous exhaust ducts, Penetrations penetrations by ducts and air transfer openings of ... {remainder of exception unchanged}. (Reason: To distinguish that hazardous exhaust ducts are a special case to be treated differently.) *** 706.3.9; change to read as follows: 706.3.9 Single 9GGupanGy fire Fire areas. The fire barrier or horizontal assembly, or both, separating a single eGGupanGy occupancies into different fire areas shall have a fire -resistance rating of not less than that indicated in Table 706.3.9 for a single occupancy and the most restrictive value indicated in Table 706.3.9 shall apply to the entire building or portion thereof for a mixed occupancy. 2006 ICC amendments 4 EXHIBIT B (Reason: To address and to clearly define the minimum value of fire barriers separating mixed occupancies fire areas.) **Section 707.2; change exception number 7 as follows: 7. In other than Groups 1-2 and 1-3, a shaft enclosure is not required for a floor opening or an air transfer opening that complies with the following: 7.1. Does not connect more than two stories. 7.2. Is not part of the required means of egress system, except as permitted in Section 1020.1. 7.3. Is not concealed within the building construction. :7.4. In not Gpep t a in Group and R GGGwpanOe-sr- 7.5. 5 En nn1 Gpen to a nnrrirl iklered floGrs in any oGG panGy 7.4 Is separated from floor openings and air transfer openings serving other floors by construction conforming to required shaft enclosures. 7--7- 7_5 Is limited to the same smoke compartment. (Reason: To be consistent with regionally accepted practices.) **Section 716.5.2; add exception #4 to read as follows; 4. In the duct penetration of the separation between the private garage and its residence when constructed in accordance with Section 406.1.4, exception #2. (Reason: To exclude specific penetration from fire damper requirements.) ***Section 901.6.1.1 Standpipe Testing; add section to read as follows: 901.6.1.1 Standpipe Testing. Building owners/managers must utilize a licensed fire protection contractor to test and certify standpipe systems. In addition to the testing and maintenance requirements of NFPA 25 applying to standpipe systems, 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 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 contractor shall connect hose from a fire hydrant or portable pumping system (as approved by the fire code official) to each FDC, and flow water through the standpipe system to the roof outlet to verify that each inlet connection functions properly. There is no required pressure criteria 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. 4. If the FDC is not already provided with approved caps, the contractor shall install such caps for all FDC's. Contact the Fire Marshal for additional information. 5. Upon successful completion of standpipe test, the contractor shall place a blue tag (as per "Texas Administrative Code, Title 28. Insurance, Part I. Texas Department of Insurance. Chapter 34. State Fire Marshal, Subchapter G. Fire Sprinkler Rules, 28 TAC § 34.720. Inspection, Test and 2006 ICC amendments 5 EXIBBIT B Maintenance Service (ITM) Tag") at the bottom of each standpipe riser in the building. An example of this tag is located at the end of this SOP. The tag shall be check -marked as "Fifth Year" for Tyke of ITM, and the note on the back of the tag shall read °5 Year Standpipe Test" at a minimum. 6. The contractor shall follow the procedures as required by "Texas Administrative Code, Title 28. Insurance, Part 1. Texas Department of Insurance, Chapter 34. State Fire Marshal, Subchapter G. Fire Sprinkler Rules, 28 TAC" with regard to Yellow Tags and Red Tags or any deficiencies noted during the testing including the required notification of the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (Fire Marshal). 7. Additionally, records of the testing shall be maintained by the owner and contractor, 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 Marshal for requests to remove existing fire hose from Class II and Ill standpipe systems where employees are not trained in the utilization of this fire fighting 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.) **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 code official shall be notified immediately and, where required by the 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. (Reason: Gives Fire Chief more discretion. Requires adoption of definition amendment in Section 202.) ***Section 903.2; delete the exception. (Reason: These areas pose a fire risk to the structural integrity of the building.) Option A **Section 903.2.10; amend 903.2.90,3 and add 903.2.10.4, 903.2.90.5, and 903.2.10.6 as follows: 903.2.10.3 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, havip " "^ GGGU ant egad of 30 or mores that is located 55 feet (16 764 mm) or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. 2006 ICC amendments 6 EXHIBIT B Exception: i'�/11 yC 1. i nMtFGI tGWelS 2-0pen parking structures in compliance with Section 406.3. 3 OGG panGies in Group P_7 903.2.10.4 High -Piled Combustible Storage. For any building with a clear height exceeding 12 feet (4572 mm), see Chapter 23 to determine if those provisions apply. 903.2.10.5 Spray Booths and Rooms. New and existing spray booths -and spraying rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire-extinquishina system. Option B **Section 903.2.10; amend 903.2.90.3 and add 903.2.10.4, 903.2.10.5, and 903.2.10.6 as follows: 903.2.10.3 Buildings more than 55 35 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, I-16 -1 ,n „^^ roan+ lead Gf 20 nr mpre that is located 65 35 feet (46 764 10 668mm) or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. Exception: ���^. . Airpq ntrOTtowers. Open parking structures in compliance with Section 406.3. 3. 0GGUpaRGi86 OR GFeup F-2. 903.2.10.4 High -Piled Combustible Storage. For any building with a clear height exceeding 12 feet (4572 mm), see Chapter 23 to determine if those provisions apply. 903.2.10.5 SpraV Booths and Rooms. New and existing spray booths andspraying rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire -extinguishing s_y_stem. (Reason: Reflect local practices.) **Section 903.3.1.1.1; change to read as follows: 903.3.1.1.1 Exempt locations. When approved by the code official, automatic °iat'r, sprinklers shall not be required in the following rooms or areas where such ... {bulk of section 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 fire - resistance rating of not less than 2 hours. 4 In mems or areas that Rrp. nf nnnrnmhi -.0ahliz Annc;trl lAtopm with Wh011y RGRGGPA-h1 tst0hl;; =ntents. (Reason: Gives more discretion to code official. Protects locations where fire risks are poorly addressed.) 2006 ICC amendments 7 EXHIBIT B *"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 re uirements of the res ective standards; however, every fire protection system shall be designed with a 10 psi safety factor. (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 slanal at the central station upon tampering_ (Reason. To avoid significant wafer losses. Consistent with amendment to IFC 905.9.) ***Section 903.4.2; add second paragraph to read as follows: The alarm device required on the exterior of the building shall be a weatherproof horn/strobe notification appliance with a minimum 75 candela strobe rating, installed as close as practicable to the fire department connection. (Reason: Fire department connections are not always located at the riser, this allows the fire department faster access.) **Add Section 903.6 to read as follows: 903.6 Spray booths and rooms. New and existing spray booths and spray rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire -extinguishing system in accordance with Section 1504. (Reason: Consistent with amendment to lFC 1504.) **Section 905.2; change to read as follows: 905.2 Installation standards. Standpipe systems shall be installed in accordance with this section and NFPA 14. Manual dry standpipe systems shall be supervised with a minimum of 10 psig and a maximum of 40 Asia air pressure with a hiahilow alarm. (Reason: To define manual dry standpipe supervision requirements.) ***Add Section 905.3.8: Building Area. 2005 ]CC amendments 8 EXHIBIT B 905.3.8: Building Area. In buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet in area per sto , 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. Exception; Automatic dry and semi-automatic dry standpipes are allowed as provided for in NFPA 14. (Reason: Allows for the rapid deployment of hoselines to the body of the fire.) ** Section 905.4, 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 hose connection located either ... {remainder of paragraph unchanged) ... (Reason: Reduced the amount of pressure required to facilitate testing, and provides backup protection for fire fighter safety.) **Section 905.9; 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 903.4.) **Add Section 907.9.3 to read as follows: 907.1.3 Desicin Standards. All alarms stems new or replacement serving 20 or more alarm actuating devices shall be addressable fire detections stems. Alarms stems servingmore than 40 smoke detectors or more than 100 total alarm activating devices shall be analog intelligent addressable fire detection systems. Exception: Existing systems need not comply unless the total buildinq 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 18 months of permit application. (Reason: Consistent with local practice.) **Section 907.2,1 change to read as follows: 907.2.1 Group A. A manual fire alarm system shall be installed in Group A occupancies having an occupant load of 300 or more persons or more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge. Portions of Group E occupancies occupied for assembly purposes shall be provided with a fire alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy. (Reason: increases the requirement is changed to be consistent with Group 8 requirement.) 2006 ICC amendments 9 EXHIBIT B **Section 907.2.3; change to read as follows: 907.2.3 Group E. A manual fire alarm system 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 occu ancies. Unless separated by a minimum of 100' o ens ace all buildings, whether portable buildings or the main building, will be considered one building for alarm occupant load consideration and interconnection of alarm systems. (Reason: To distinguish educational from day care occupancy minimum protection requirements. Further, to define threshold at which portable buildings are considered a separate building for the purposes of alarm systems.) **Section 907.2.3; change exception #1 and add exception #1.1 to read as follows: 1. Group E educational and day care occupancies with an occupant load of less than 50 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 2 112 or less nears of age, see Section 907.2.6.) (Reason: Consistent with Texas State laws concerning day care facility requirements.) Option A **Section 907.2.12; no change required: 907.2.12 High-rise buildings. Buildings having a floor used for human occupancy located more than 75 feet (22 860 mm) above the lowest level (balance unchanged) Option B **Section 907.2.12; change to read as follows: 907.2.12 High-rise buildings. Buildings having a floor used for human occupancy located more than 7-5 55 feet (" 86016 764 mm), or more than three stories, above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access shall be provided with an automatic fire alarm system and an emergency voice/alarm communications system in accordance with Section 907.2.12.2. (Reason: To correct definition of high-rise for Option B jurisdictions.) (Westlake amendment "or more that three stories") 2006 ICC amendments 10 IW/41II1218 **Section 907.2.12, exception #3; change to read as follows. 3. Buildings with an occupancy in Group A-5 when used for open air seating: however, this exception does not apply to accessory uses 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 excepted from automatic fire alarm system requirements.) "Section 907.4; add a second paragraph to read as follows: Manual alarm actuating devices shall be an approved double action type. (Reason: Consistent with local requirements.) ** Add Section 907.6.1 to read as follows: 907.6.1 Installation. All fire alarm systems shall be installed in such a manner that a failure of any single initiating device or single oen in an initiating circuit conductor will not interfere with the normal operation of other such devices. All initiating circuit conductors shall be Class "A" wired with a minimum of six feet separation between supply and return circuit conductors. IDC — Class "A" Style D; SLC - Class "A" Style 6; NAC - Class "B" Style Y. The IDC from an addressable device used to monitor the status of a suppression system may be wired Class B, Style B provided the distance from the addressable device is within 10 -feet of the suppression system device. (Reason: To provide uniformity in system specifications and guidance to design engineers.) Option A **Section 907.8.2; no change required: 907.8.2 High-rise buildings. In buildings that have a floor located more than 75 feet (22 860 mm) above the ... {remainder of section unchanged}. Option B **Section 907.8.2; change to read as follows: 907.8.2 High-rise buildings. In buildings that have a floor located more than 7-6 55 feet (22 860 16 764 mm), or more than three stories, above the ... {remainder of section unchanged}. (Reason. Correct definition of high-rise for Option B jurisdictions.) (Westlake amendment "or more that three stories") 2006 ICC amendments 11 EXHIBIT B ***Section 910.1; Amend exception 2 to read as follows: 2. Where areas of buildings are equipped with early suppression fast -response (ESFR) sprinklers only manual smoke and heat vents shall be required within these areas.°i�+—mom smoke and heat vents shall not he required within these areas (Reason: Allows the fire department to control the smoke and heat during and after a fire event.) ***Section 910.2.4; Add Section 910.2.4 Group H, to read as follows: 910.2.4 Group H. Buildings and portions thereof used as a Gro_uo H occupancv as follows: 1. In occupancies classified as Group H-2 or H-3, any of which are more than 15,000 square feet 0394 m2 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 classification. Exce tion: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombustible materials. (Reason: Maintain the current level of protection as outlined in the 2003 Code.) ***Table 910.3; Change the title of the first row of the table to read as follows: IF] TABLE 910.3 REQUIREMENTS FOR DRAFT CURTAINS AND SMOKE AND HEAT VENTS. (Reason: Consistency with the amendment 910.2.4 to include Group H) ***Section 910.3.2.2; Add second paragraph to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 12 MINIMUM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY DESIGNATED DRAFT AREA VENT- SPACING OF DISTANCE TO GROUP AND STORAGE CURTAIN FORMED BY AREATO- VENT VENTS FROM COMMODITY HEIGHT DEPTH DRAFT FLOOR -AREA CENTERS WALL OR CLASSIFICATION (feet) (feet) CURTAINS RATIO S (feet) DRAFT (square feet) CURTAINSb (feet) 0.2 x Ha Group F-1 H _ bot, 4 50,000 1:100 120 60 and S-1 (Balance of table remains unchanged) (Reason: Consistency with the amendment 910.2.4 to include Group H) ***Section 910.3.2.2; Add second paragraph to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 12 EXHIBIT B The automatic operating mechanism of the smoke and heat vents shall operate at a temperature rating at least 100 degrees (F) (approximately 38 degrees Celsius) greater than the temperature rating of the sprinklers installed. (Reason: 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. The intent is to allow the sprinkler system to operate prior to allowing the smoke and heat vents to operate so as not to pose a detriment to the operation of the sprinkler system. This follows recommendations indicated in NFPA 204, Section F.3 with regards to Design Considerations of smoke and heat vents in sprinklered buildings. Full scale fire testing results have shown that smoke and heat venting is potentially detrimental to the proper operation of the sprinkler system when vents are open prior to sprinkler activation. This was a primary reason for removing smoke and heat venting requirements with regards to ESFR sprinkler systems in Article 23 of the IFC for high -piled storage.) ***Section 993; add section to read as follows SECTION 913 FIRE PUMP ROOM 913.1 General. Where provided, fire pumps shall be installed in a room designed and constructed in accordance with this section, Section 913 of the International Fire Code and NFPA 20. 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 of the International Fire Code. Exception: When it is necessary to locate the fire purnip 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 fire code official. Access keys shall be orovided in the key box as required by Section 506.1 of the International Fire Code. (Reason: This requirement allows fire fighters safer access to the fire pump room. The requirement allows access without being required to enter the building and locate the fire pump room interior access door during a fire 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 the fire pump room.) ***Section 9004.9.1; Delete exception as follows: 1004.1.1 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 1004.1.1. 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 per unit of area factor assigned to the occupancy as set forth in. Table 1004.1.1. Where an intended use is not listed in Table 1004.1.1, the building official shall establish a use based on a listed use that most nearly resembles the intended use. 2006 IGC amendments 13 EXHIBIT B (Reason: Consistent with local practice.) *Section 1017.1; add an exception #5 to read as follows: 5. In Group B office buildings, corridor walls and ceilings need not be of fire -resistive construction within office spaces of a single tenant when the space is equipped with an approved automatic fire alarm system within the corridor. 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. Consistent with regional amendment to IFC 101 7A.) 2006 ICC amendments 14 EXHIBIT B Option A **Section 1020.9.7; change to read as follows: 1020.1.7 Smokeproof enclosures. In buildings required to comply with Section 403 or 405, each of the exits of a building that serves a stor4sy where the floor surface is located more than 75 feet (22 860 mm) above the lowest level of fire ... ;remainder of section unchanged} Option B **Section 1020.7.7; change to read as follows: 1020.1.7 Smokeproof enclosures. In buildings required to comply with Section 403 or 405, each of the exits of a building that serves a storiesy where the floor surface is located more than 7-5 55 feet (Q260 16 764 mm), or more than three stories, above the lowest level of fire ... {remainder of section unchanged}. (Reason: Correct dimension for Option B jurisdictions and clarify only one floor need be above the threshold.) (Westlake amendment "or more that three stories") **Section 7701.2; add an exception to read as follows: Exception: Buildings regulated under State Law and built in accordance with State certified plans including any variances or waivers granted by the State shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this Chapter. (Reason. To accommodate buildings regulated under Texas State law.) **Section 7709.2.1; change to read as follows: 1109.2.1 Unisex toilet and bathing rooms. In assembly and mercantile occupancies, an accessible unisex toilet room shall be provided where an aggregate of six or more male aP4 or female water closets �& are required provided. In buildings of mixed occupancy, only those water closets ... fremainder of section unchanged}. (Reason: Amendment is necessary to coincide with amendments in IBC Chapter 29.) **Section 1210.2, exception #2; change to read as follows: 2. Toilet rooms that are not accessible to the public and which have not more than one water closet, provided that walls around urinals comply with the minimum surrounding materialspecified by Section 419.3 of the International Plumbing Code. (Reason: Recognize the minimum wall material requirements of the IPC. Consistent with regional amendment to IPC 419.3.) 2006 ICC amendments 15 EXHIBIT S **Table 1505.9; replace footnotes b and c with the following: b. All individual replacement shingles or shakes shall be in compliance with the rating re wired by this table. c. Non -classified roof coverings shall beermitted on buildings of U occupancies having not more than 120 s .ft. of prolected roof area. When exceeding 120 s .ft of promected roof area buildings of U occupancies may use non -rated non-combustible roof coverin s. (Reason: Conforms to local practice affording increased fire protection.) **Section 7505.7; delete. (Reason: Conforms to local practice.) **Add Section 2308.2.3 to read as follows: 2308.2.3 Application to en ineered design. When accepted by the Building Official any portion of this section is permitted to apply to buildings that are otherwise outside the limitations of this section provided that: 1. The resultinq design will comply with the requirements specified in Chapter 16; 2. The load limitations of various elements of this section are not exceeded; and 3. The portions of this section which will appiy are identified by an engineer in the construction documents. (Reason: Allows engineer to reference Section 2308 for designs for wood structures like four story apartment buildings; eliminates excessive engineering.) **Section 2901.1; add a sentence to read as follows: The provisions of this Chapter are meant to work in coordination with the provisions of Chapter 4 of the International Plumbing Code. Should any conflicts arise between the two chapters, the Building Official shall determine which provision applies. (Reason: Gives building official discretion.) ** Section 2902.1; change to read as follows and add sub sections: 2902.1 Minimum number of fixtures. Plumbing fixtures shall be provided for the type of occupancy and in the minimum number as follows: 1. Assembly Occupancies: At least one drinkinq fountain shall be provided at each floor level in an approved Location. Exception: A drinking fountain need not be provided in a drinking or dinin establishment. 2006 ICC amendments 16 1WIMI1:1118 :3 2. Groups A B F, H, I, M and S Occupancies: Buildings or portions thereof where persons are employed shall be provided with at least one water closet for each sex except as provided for in Section 2902.2. 3. Group E Occupancies: Shall be provided with fixtures as shown in Table 2902.1. 4. Group R Occupancies: Shall be provided with fixtures as shown in Table 2902.1. It is recommended, but not required, that the minimum number of fixtures provided also comply with the number shown in Table 2902.1. Types of occupancies not shown in Table 2902.1 shall be considered individually by the building code official. The number of occupants shall be determined by this code. Occupancy classification shall be determined in accordance with Chapter 3. (Reason. To allow flexibility for designer to consider specific occupancy needs.) **Section 2902.6; add an exception to read as follows: 2902.6 Finish material. Finish materials shall comply with Section 1210. (Reason: Consistent with regional amendments made to IPC Section 403.1.2.) ***Section 3909.' ; add a section to read as follows: 3109.1 General. Swimming pools shall comply with the requirements of this section and other applicable sections of this code. Provisions of this section shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of state law or state code. (Reason: to recognize "state requirements") MOTB-141"AT11A►II]A1211110 2006 ICC amendments 17 EXHIBIT B Amendments to the 2006 International Residential Code The following sections, paragraphs, and sentences of the 2006 International Residential Code are hereby amended as follows: Standard type is text from the IRC. Underlined-tyipe is text inserted. Lined thFGwg type is deleted text {rens lRG A double asterisk at the beginning of a section identifies an amendment carried over from the 2003 edition of the code and a triple asterisk identifies a new or revised amendment with the 2006 code. Highlighted sections are changes from previous Westlake amendments. W in front of the section indicates a local amendment other than those recommended by NCTCOG. "Section R102.4; change to read as follows: R102.4 Referenced codes and standards. The codes when specifically adopted, and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. Any reference made to NFPA 70 or the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply. Exception: Where enforcement ... fremainder of exception unchanged.).... (Reason: Legal wording to recognize locally adopted codes and amendments adopted with referenced codes.) 'Section R109.7.3; change to read as follows: R109.1.3 Floodplain inspections. For construction permitted in areas prone to flooding as established by Table R301.2(1), upon ... {bulk of section unchanged} ... construction, the building official may sha-4 require submission ... {remainder of section unchanged}. (Reason: Confirmation of elevation is left to local discretion.) **Section R112.2.1 & R1112.2.2 delete. (Reason: Floodplain provisions are addressed locally.) ***Section R202; add the following definition: 2006 ICC amendments 18 EXHIBIT B GLAZING AREA. Total area of the glazed fenestration measured using the rough opening and including sash, curbing or other framing elements that enclose conditioned space. Glazing area includes the area of glazed fenestration assemblies in walls bounding conditioned basements. For doors where the daylight opening area is less that 50 percent of the door area, the glazing area is the daylight opening. area. For all other doors, the glazing area is the rough opening area for the door including the door and the frame. (Reason: Since the window to wall area ratios have been added to the prescriptive tables, it is necessary to define glazing area.) **Section R202; change definition of "Townhouse" to read as follows: TOWNHOUSE. A single-family dwelling unit constructed in a group of 4me�attached units separated by property lines in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with open space on at least two sides. (Reason: Consistent with terminology commonly used in this region.) ***Table R301.20j; fill in as follows: GROUND SNOW LOAD WIND SPEED (mph) SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY 5 Ib/ft2 90 (3-sec-gust)f75 fastest mile A SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM Weatheringa Frost line depthb Termite` moderate 6" very heavy WINTER DESIGN TEMP6 ICE SHIELD UNDER- LAYMENT REQUIRED FLOOD HAZARDS9 AIR FREEZING INDEX' MEAN ANNUAL TEMPI 22°F No local code 69°F 64.9°F No change to footnotes (Reason: To promote regional uniformity.) ***Section R302.1; add a fourth exception as follows: Exceptions: 1. Detached tool sheds and storage sheds, playhouses and similar structures exempted from permits are not required to provide wall protection based on location on the lot. Projections beyond the exterior wall shall not extend over the lot line. 2. Detached garages accessory to a dwelling located within 2 feet (610 mm) of a lot line are permitted to have roof eave projections not exceeding 4 inches (102 mm). 3. Foundation vents installed in compliance with this code are permitted. 2006 ECC amendments 19 EXHIBIT B 4. Open metal carport structures may be constructed within zero (0) feet of the property line without fire -resistive or opening protection when the location of such is approved as required by other adopted ordinances. (Reason: Refers to other ordinances, such as zoning ordinances.) **Section R303.3, exception; change to read as follows: Exception: The glazed areas shall not be required where artificial light and a mechanical ventilation system, complying with one of the following are provided. 1_The minimum ventilation rates shall be 50 cfm (24 Us) for intermittent ventilation or 20 cfm (10 Us) for continuous ventilation. Ventilation air from the space shall be exhausted directly to the outside. 2. Bathrooms that contain only a water closet lavatory or combination thereof may be ventilated with an approved mechanical recirculating fan or similar device designed to remove odors from the air. (Reason: Consistent with common local practice.) ***Section R303.8; change to read as follows: R303.8 Required heating. When the ie sinter design tempest irc in Table 8201 2(1) is belaw 6nA€ (I 60G), ev Every dwelling unit shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a minimum room temperature of 68°F (20°C) at a point 3 feet (914 mm) above the floor and 2 feet (610 mm) from exterior walls in all habitable rooms at the design temperature. (Remainder of section unchanged} (Reason: Specifies requirement for this area.) W***Section R311.5.4: add an exception to read as follows: (Exception: The vertical rise between landings may be increased to 14 feet for winding stairways with handrails on both sides. (Reason: To accommodate the current trend of providing 12 foot ceiling heights.) W*** Section 8319.5.6: add an exception to read as follows: Exception: When the run is greater than twice the rise, handrails shall not be required for exterior stairways. (Reason: The reduced slope reduces the hazard and allows the elimination of handrails where they would be aesthetically undesirable. ***Section R317.1; add a third exception to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 20 19/14:11018"1 Exceptions: 1. {existing exception unchanged} 2. {existing exception unchanged} 3. Two-family dwelling units that are also divided by a property line through the structure shall be separated as required for townhouses. (Reason: Provide guidance for a common construction method in this area. Correlates with amendment to IRC Section R202 Townhouse definition.) ***Section R324.1; change to read as follows: R324.1 General. Buildings and structures, when permitted to be constructed in whole or in part in flood hazard areas (including A or V Zones) as established in Table R301.2(1) shall be designed and constructed as required in accordance with the provisions contained in this section or by other local provisions as applicable. (Reason: Recognize other local provisions.) ***Section R703.7.4.1; add a second paragraph to read as follows: For 2.67 square feet (0.248 m2) of wall area, the following dimensions shall be adhered to: 1. When ties are placed on studs 16 in (407 mm) o.c., they shall be spaced no further apart than 24 in (737 mm) vertically starting approximately 12 in (381 mm) from the foundation_ 2. When ties are placed on studs 24 in (610 mm) o.c., they shall be spaced no further apart than 16 in (483 mm) vertically starting approximately 8 in (254 mm) from the foundation. (Reason: Provide easy to install and inspect dimensions for clarity.) **Add Section R902.3 to read as follows: 8902.3 Minimum Roof Glass. All roof coverings shall be a minimum Class C. All individual replacement shingles or shakes shall be a minimum Class C. Exception: Non -classified roof coverings shall be permitted on buildings of U occupancies having not more than 120 sq.ft. of projected roof area. When exceeding 120 sq.ft. of projected roof area, buildings of U occupancies may use non -rated non-combustible coverings. (Reason: Consistent with local practice.) **Section R907.1; add a sentence to read as follows: All individual replacement shingles or shakes shall comply with Section R902.3. (Reason: Consistent with local practice. Correlates with regional amendment to R902.3.) 2006 ICC amendments 21 EXHIBIT B ***Amend Section N1101.2.1 to read as follows: N1101.2.1 Warm humid counties. Warm humid counties are listed in Table N1101.2.1 and Table N1101.2.2. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Replace Section N1101.7 to read as follows: N1101.7 Alternative compliance. A building certified by a national state or local accredited energy efficiency program and determined by the Energy Systems Laboratory to be in compliance with the energy efficiency requirements of this section may, at the option of the Code Official, be considered in compliance. The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program certification of energy code equivalency shall be considered in compliance. (Reason: This amendment allows alternative compliance in accordance with Texas HB 1365, 78'x' Legislature.) 2006 ICC amendments 22 EXHIBIT B ***Replace Figure NI 101.2 to read as follows: irreq r�za •, Kswx L.i,Wl w:rsts.. "-'�' �kursas Enuu€srs' . 6.. :x sr ' Figure N1101.2 TEXAS CLIMATE ZONES (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Replace Table N1101.2.1 to read as follows: DRY (B) if MOIST (A) - 4 L14[A.S`-�+s - o ocwn UPS- imf'c LW 0 CLIMATE ZONES AND SUB CLIMATE ZONES 3.4 rWRr;er - lSI�r�1 Imre "ate i'r 3,3 b wau 'nisi MAI ANDERSON 0... 3.2 2.1 ngu Dari - ORANGE 2.2 3.� T �C75?f , ` DIMMIT 2.1 JIM WELLS 2.2 RfLLEI ti �..W. 2.2 ARANSAS 21 LA 4PFF(lYYC GREe [ r ? -r1r irreq r�za •, Kswx L.i,Wl w:rsts.. "-'�' �kursas Enuu€srs' . 6.. :x sr ' Figure N1101.2 TEXAS CLIMATE ZONES (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Replace Table N1101.2.1 to read as follows: 2006 ]CC amendments 23 TABLE N1101.2.1. CLIMATE ZONES AND SUB CLIMATE ZONES FOR TEXAS Zone 2 ANDERSON 2.2 DE WITT 2.1 JIM HOGG 2.1 ORANGE 2.2 ANGELINA 2.2 DIMMIT 2.1 JIM WELLS 2.1 POLK 2.2 ARANSAS 2.1 DUVAL 2.1 KARNES 2.1 REAL 2.2 ATASCOSA 2.1 EDWARDS 2.2 KENEDY 2.1 REFUGIO 2.1 AUSTIN 2.2 FALLS 2.2 KINNEY 2.2 ROBERTSON 2.2 BANDERA 2.2 FAYETTE 2.2 KLEBERG 2.1 SAN JACINTO 2.2 BASTROP 2.2 FORT BEND 2.2 LA SALLE 2.1 SAN PATRICIO 2.1 2006 ]CC amendments 23 EXHIBIT B BEE 2.1 FREESTONE 2.2 LAVACA 2.2 STARR 2.1 BELL 2.2 FRIO 2.1 LEE 2.2 TRAVIS 2.2 BEXAR 2.2 GALVESTON 2.1 LEON 2.2 TRINITY 2.2 BOSQUE 2.2 GOLIAD 2.1 LIBERTY 2.2 TYLER 2.2 BRAZORIA 2.1 GONZALES 2.2 LIMESTONE 2.2 UVALDE 2.2 BRAZOS 2.2 GRIMES 2.2 LIVE OAK 2.1 VAL VERDE 2.2 BROOKS 2.1 GUADALUPE 2.2 MADISON 2.2 VICTORIA 2.1 BURLESON 2.2 HARDIN 2.2 MATAGORDA 2.1 WALKER 2.2 CALDWELL 2.2 HARRIS 2.2 MAVERICK 2.1 WALLER 2.2 CALHOUN 2.1 HAYS 2,2 MCLENNAN 2.2 WASHINGTON 2.2 CAMERON 2.1 HIDALGO 2.1 MCMULLEN 2.1 WEBB 2.1 CHAMBERS 2.2 HILL 2.2 MEDINA 2.2 WHARTON 2.1 CHEROKEE 2.2 HOUSTON 2.2 MILAM 2.2 WILLACY 2.1 COLORADO 2.2 JACKSON 2.1 MONTGOMERY 2.2 WILLIAMSON 2.2 COMAL 2.2 JASPER 2.2 NEWTON 2.2 WILSON 2.2 CORYELL 2.2 JEFFERSON 2.2 NUECES 2.1 ZAPATA 2.1 Zone 3 ANDREWS 3.2 EL PASO 3.2 KERR 3.1 ROCKWALL 3.2 ARCHER 3.3 ELLIS 3.2 KIMBLE 3.1 RUNNELS 3.2 BAYLOR 3.3 ERATH 3.2 KING 3.3 RUSK 3.2 BLANCO 3.1 FANNIN 3.2 KNOX 3.3 SABINE 3.2 BORDEN 3.3 FISHER 3.2 LAMAR 3.2 SAN AUGUSTINE 3.2 BOWIE 3.2 FOARD 3.3 LAMPASAS 3.2 SAN SABA 3.2 BREWSTER 3.1 FRANKLIN 3.2 LLANO 3.1 SCHLEICHER 3.1 BROWN 3.2 GAINES 3.3 LOVING 3.2 SCURRY 3.3 BURNET 3.1 GARZA 3.3 LUBBOCK 3.3 SHACKELFORD 3.2 CALLAHAN 3.2 GILLESPIE 3.1 LYNN 3.3 SHELBY 3.2 CAMP 3.2 GLASSCOCK 3.2 MARION 3.2 SMITH 3.2 CASS 3.2 GRAYSON 3.2 MARTIN 3.2 SOMERVELL 3.2 CHILDRESS 3.3 GREGG 3.2 MASON 3.1 STEPHENS 3.2 CLAY 3.3 HALL 3.4 MCCULLOCH 3.2 STERLING 3.2 COKE 3.2 HAMILTON 3.2 MENARD 3.1 STONEWALL 3.3 COLEMAN 3.2 HARDEMAN 3.3 MIDLAND 3.2 SUTTON 3.1 COLLIN 3.2 HARRISON 3.2 MILLS 3.2 TARRANT 3.2 COLLINGSWORTH 3.3 HASKELL 3.2 MITCHELL 3.2 TAYLOR 3.2 COMANCHE 3.2 HEMPHILL 3.4 MONTAGUE 3.2 TERRELL 3.1 CONCHO 3.2 HENDERSON 3.2 MORRIS 3.2 TERRY 3.3 COOKE 3.2 HOOD 3.2 MOTLEY 3.3 THROCKMORTON 3.2 COTTLE 3.3 HOPKINS 3.2 NACOGDOCHES 3.2 TITUS 3.2 CRANE 3.2 HOWARD 3.2 NAVARRO 3.2 TOM GREEN 3.2 CROCKETT 3.1 HUDSPETH 3.2 NOLAN 3.2 UPSHUR 3.2 CROSBY 3.3 HUNT 3.2 PALO PINTO 3.2 UPTON 3.2 CULBERSON 3.2 IRION 3.2 PANOLA 3.2 VAN ZANDT 3.2 DALLAS 3.2 JACK 3.2 PARKER 3.2 WARD 3.2 DAWSON 3.3 JEFF DAVIS 3.2 PECOS 3.2 WHEELER 3.4 DELTA 3.2 JOHNSON 3.2 PRESIDIO 3.1 WICHITA 3.3 DENTON 3.2 JONES 3.2 RAINS 3.2 WILBARGER 3.3 DICKENS 3.3 KAUFMAN 3.2 REAGAN 3.2 WINKLER 3.2 EASTLAND 3.2 KENDALL 3.1 RED RIVER 3.2 WISE 3.2 ECTOR 3.2 KENT 3.3 REEVES 3.2 WOOD 3.2 YOUNG 3.2 Zone 4 ARMSTRONG DEAF SMITH HOCKLEY PARMER BAILEY DONLEY HUTCHINSON POTTER 2006 ICC amendments 24 EXHIBIT B BRISCOE FLOYD LAMB RANDALL CARSON GRAY LIPSCOMB ROBERTS CASTRO HALE MOORE SHERMAN COCHRAN HANSFORD OCHILTREE SWISHER DALLAM HARTLEY OLDHAM YOAKUM (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Add Table N1101.2.2 to read as follows: (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) 2006 ICC amendments 25 TABLE N1101.2.2 WARM HUMID COUNTIES FOR TEXAS ANDERSON 2.2 DUVAL 2.1 KAUFMAN 3.2 RED RIVER 3.2 ANGELINA 2.2 EDWARDS 2.2 KENDA'LL 3.1 REAL 2.2 ARANSAS 2.1 ELLIS 3.2 KENEDY 2.1 REFUGIO 2.1 ATASCOSA 2.1 ERATH 3.2 KINNEY 2.2 ROBERTSON 2.2 AUSTIN 2.2 FALLS 2.2 KLEBERG 2.1 ROCKWALL 3.2 BANDERA 2.2 FAYETTE 2.2 LA SALLE 2.1 RUSK 3.2 BASTROP 2.2 FORT BEND 2.2 LAMAR 3.2 SABINE 3.2 BEE 2.1 FRANKLIN 3.2 LAMPASAS 3.2 SAN AUGUSTINE 3.2 BELL 2.2 FREESTONE 2.2 LAVACA 2.2 SAN JACINTO 2.2 BEXAR 2.2 FRIO 2.1 LEE 2.2 SAN PATRICIO 2.1 BLANCO 3,1 GALVESTON 2.1 LEON 2.2 SAN SABA 3.2 BOSQUE 2.2 GILLESPIE 3.1 LLANO 3.1 SHELBY 3.2 BOWIE 3.2 GOLIAD 2.1 LIBERTY 2.2 SMITH 3.2 BRAZORIA 2.1 GONZALES 2.2 LIMESTONE 2.2 STARR 2.1 BROWN 3.2 GREGG 3.2 LIVE OAK 2.1 SOMMERVELL 3.2 BRAZOS 2.2 GRIMES 2.2 MADISON 2.2 TARRANT 3.2 BROOKS 2.1 GUADALUPE 2.2 MARION 3.2 TITUS 3.2 BURLESON 2.2 HAMILTON 3.2 MATAGORDA 2.1 TRAVIS 2.2 BURNET 3.1 HARDIN 2.2 MAVERICK 2.1 TRINITY 2.2 CALDWELL 2.2 HARRIS 2.2 MCLENNAN 2.2 TYLER 2.2 CALHOUN 2.1 HARRISON 3.2 MCMULLEN 2.1 UPSHUR 3.2 CAMERON 2.1 HAYS 2.2 MEDINA 2.2 UVALDE 2.2 CHAMBERS 2.2 HENDERSON 3.2 MILAM 2.2 VAL VERDE 2.2 CAMP 3.2 HIDALGO 2.1 MILLS 3.2 VAN ZANDT 3.2 CASS 3.2 HOOD 3.2 MONTGOMERY 2.2 VICTORIA 2.1 CHEROKEE 2.2 HOPKINS 3.2 MORRIS 3.2 WALKER 2.2 COLLIN 3.2 HILL 2.2 NACOGDOCHES 3.2 WALLER 2.2 COLORADO 2.2 HOUSTON 2.2 NAVARRO 3.2 WASHINGTON 2.2 COMAL 2.2 HUNT 3.2 NEWTON 2.2 WEBB 2.1 COMANCHE 3.2 JACKSON 2.1 NUECES 2.1 WHARTON 2.1 CORYELL 2.2 JASPER 2.2 ORANGE 2.2 WILLACY 2.1 DALLAS 3.2 JEFFERSON 2.2 PALO PINTO 3.2 WILLIAMSON 2.2 DELTA 3.2 JIM HOGG 2.1 PANOLA 3.2 WILSON 2.2 DENTON 3.2 JIM WELLS 2.1 PARKER 3.2 WOOD 3.2 DE WITT 2.1 JOHNSON 3,2 POLK 2.2 ZAPATA 2.1 DIMMIT 2.1 KARNES 2.1 RAINS 3.2 ZAVALA 2.1 (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) 2006 ICC amendments 25 EXHIBIT B ***Amend Section N7902.'1 Insulation and fenestration criteria. to read as follows: 1102.1 Insulation and fenestration criteria. The building thermal envelope shall meet the requirements of Table N1102.1 based on the climate zone specified in Table N1101.2. When compliance using Table 1102.1 is demonstrated with a ceiling R -value of R30 or less, no more than 33% of the total projected ceiling area may be of cathedral type construction (ceiling moist/roof rafter assembly) and the required insulation R -value may be reduced to a minimum of R22 insulation when the remaining ceiling area insulation is increased to R38. (Reason: This amendment is compatible with the previous amendments increasing the number of builders who could use the "simplified prescriptive" approach of the IRC and incorporates the Home Builder Association prescriptive package proposal. The addition of "Ceiling Joist/Roof Rafter Assembly" requirements protect such assemblies from the damage likely to occur if greater amounts of insulation were attempted in such assemblies.) ***Replace Table N9902.1 to read as follows: TABLE N1102.1 INSULATION AND FENESTRATION REQUIREMENTS BY COMPONENT (TEXAS)' CLIMATE - SUB CLIMATE ZONE MAX GLAZED AREA TO WALL AREA RATIO MAX GLAZED FENESTRATION U -FACTOR MAX SKYLIGHT U- FACTORb MAX GLAZED FENESTRATION SHGC MIN CEILING R -VALUE - MINWOOD FRAW W ALL R -VALUE MASS WALL R- VALUE MIN FLOOR R- VALUE MIN BASEMENT WALL R -VALUE MIN SLAB R -VALUE & DEPTH` MIN CRAWL SPACE WALL R -VALUE 15 0.75 0.75 0.358 19 13 6 19 0 0 5 20 0.70 0.75 0.38 30 13 6 19 0 0 5 2.1 25 0.65 0.75 0.35 30 13 6 19 0 0 5 30 0.54 0.75 0.35 38 13 6 19 0 0 5 15 0.65 0.75 0.38 30 13 6 19 5 0 6 20 0.65 0.15 0.38 38 13 6 19 6 0 6 2.2 25 0.54 0.75 0.35 38 13 6 19 8 0 10 30 0.46 0.75 0.35 38 16, 13+3.7e 6 19 8 0 10 15 0.65 0.65 0.40 30 13 6 19 5 0 6 20 0.55 0.65 0.40 38 13 6 19 5 0 6 3.1 25 0.54 0.65 0.35 38 13 6 19 8 0 10 30 0.46 0.65 0.35 38 16, 13+3.7e 7 19 8 0 10 15 0.60 0.65 0.40 30 13 6 19 6 0 7 20 0.54 0.65 0.40 38 13 6 19 6 0 7 32 25 0.51 0,65 0.40 38 16, 13+3.7e 7 19 6 0 7 30 0.46 0.65 0.38 38 16, 13 +3 .7e 7 19 6 0 7 15 0.51 0.65 0.40 1 30 13 6 19 7 0 8 20 0.45 0.65 0.40 38 13 6 19 7 0 9 3.3 25 0.40 0.65 0.40 38 16, 13 + 3.7e 7 19 7 0 9 30 0.40 0.65 0.40 38 19, 13+8,1e 9 19 7 0 9 15 0.45 0.60 NR 38 13 6 19 8 5,2 ft 11 3.4 20 0.37 0.60 NR 38 13 6 19 8 6, 2 ft 13 25 0.37 0.60 NR 38 19, 13+8, 1e 9 19 8 6,2#3 13 2006 ICC amendments 26 EXHIBIT B For ST: 1 foot - 304.8 mm. a. R -values are minimums. U -factors and SHGC are maximums. R-19 shall be permitted to be compressed into a2 x 6 cavity. b. The fenestration U -factor column excludes skylights. The SITGC column applies to all glazed fenestration. C. R-5 shall be added to the required slab edge R -values for heated slabs. d. The total R -value may he achieved with a combination of cavity insulation and insulating sheathing that covers 100% of the exterior wall. e. The wall insulation may be the sum of the two values where the first value is the cavity insulation and the second value is insulating sheathing. The combination of cavity insulation plus insulating sheathing may be used where structural sheathing covers not more than 25% of the exterior wall area and insulating sheathing is not required where structural sheathing is used. If structural sheathing covers more than 25% of exterior wall area then the wall insulation requirement may only be satisfied with the single insulation value. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 771h Legislature.) ***Replace Table N1102.1.2 to read as follows: TABLE N1102.1.2 EQUIVALENT U-FACTORSa CLIMATE- SUB CLIMATE ZONE 30 0.37 0.60 NR 38 19,13 + 8.1 e 9 30 8 6,2 ft 13 0.75 15 0.45 0.60 NR 38 13 8 19 8 5, 2 ft 11 0.034 20 0.37 0.60 NR 38 13 8 19 9 6, 2 ft 13 4 25 0.37 0.60 NR 38 19, 13 + 8.1' 10 19 9 6, 2 ft 13 0.360 30 1 0.37 0.60 NR 1 38 1 19, 13+8,1e 1 10 1 30 1 9 6,2ft 13 For ST: 1 foot - 304.8 mm. a. R -values are minimums. U -factors and SHGC are maximums. R-19 shall be permitted to be compressed into a2 x 6 cavity. b. The fenestration U -factor column excludes skylights. The SITGC column applies to all glazed fenestration. C. R-5 shall be added to the required slab edge R -values for heated slabs. d. The total R -value may he achieved with a combination of cavity insulation and insulating sheathing that covers 100% of the exterior wall. e. The wall insulation may be the sum of the two values where the first value is the cavity insulation and the second value is insulating sheathing. The combination of cavity insulation plus insulating sheathing may be used where structural sheathing covers not more than 25% of the exterior wall area and insulating sheathing is not required where structural sheathing is used. If structural sheathing covers more than 25% of exterior wall area then the wall insulation requirement may only be satisfied with the single insulation value. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 771h Legislature.) ***Replace Table N1102.1.2 to read as follows: TABLE N1102.1.2 EQUIVALENT U-FACTORSa CLIMATE- SUB CLIMATE ZONE MAX GLAZED AREA TO WALL AREA RATIO MAX GLAZED FENESTRATION U -FACTOR MAX SKYLIGHT U -FACTOR MAX CEILING U -FACTOR MAX WOOD FRAME. WALL U -FACTOR MAX MASS WALL U- FACTOR MAX FLOOR U -FACTOR MAX BASEMENT WALL U -FACTOR MAX CRAWL SPACE WALL U -FACTOR 15 0.75 0.75 0.039 0.082 0124 0.047 0.360 0.136 20 0.70 0.75 0.034 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.360 0.136 2.1 25 0.65 0.75 0.034 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.360 0.136 30 0.54 0.75 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.360 0.136 15 0.65 0.75 0.034 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.210 0.100 20 0.65 0.75 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.210 0.100 2.2 25 0.54 0.75 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.119 0.065 30 0.46 0.75 0.030 0.071 0.124 0.047 0.119 0.065 15 0.65 0.65 0.034 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.210 0.100 20 0.55 0.65 0.030 0.082 0,124 0.047 0.210 0.100 3.1 25 0.54 0.65 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.119 0.065 30 0.46 0.65 0.030 0.071 0.112 0.047 0.119 0.065 15 0.60 0.65 0.034 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.179 0.075 20 0.54 0.65 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.179 0.075 3.2 25 0.51 0.65 0.030 0.071 0.112 0.047 0.179 0.075 30 0.46 0.65 0.030 0.071 0.112 0.047 0.179 0.075 15 0.51 0.65 0.034 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.149 0.061 20 0.45 0.65 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.149 0.058 3.3 25 0.40 0.65 0.030 0.075 0.112 0.047 0,149 0.058 30 0.40 0.65 0.030 0.061 0.094 0.047 0.149 0.058 15 0.45 0.60 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.119 0.083 20 037 0.60 0.030 0.082 0.124 0.047 0.119 0.152 3.4 25 0.37 0.60 0.030 0.061 0.094 0.047 0.119 0.152 30 0.37 0.60 0.030 0.061 0.094 0.033 0.119 0.152 15 0.45 0.60 0.030 0.082 0.102 0.047 0.119 0.083 4 20 0.37 0.60 0.030 0.082 0.102 0.047 0.089 1 0.152 2006 ICC amendments 27 EXHIBIT B a. Nonfenestration U -factors shall be obtained from measurement calculation or an approved source. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77t Legislature.) ***Amend Section N1102.3.2 Glazed fenestration SHGC. to read as follows: N1102.3.2 Glazed fenestration SHGC. An area -weighted average of fenestration products more than 50 percent glazed shall be permitted to satisfy the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) requirements. In sub climate zones 2.1 22 3.1 3.2 and 3.3 the maximum area -weighted average and the maximum SHGC shall not exceed 0.40. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Add Section N1102.2.11. Insulation installed in walls. to read as follow: N1102.2.11. Insulation installed in walls. Insulation Batts installed in walls shall be totally surrounded by an enclosure on all sides consisting of framing lumber, gypsum, sheathing, wood structural panel sheathing or other equivalent material approved by the building official. (Reason: This will increase the performance of the batt insulation by eliminating the potential for drafts and insure that the batt insulation stays in place) ***Amend Section N1102.3.3 Glazed fenestration exemption. to read as follows: N1102.3.3 Glazed fenestration exemption. Up to 45 square foo+ (1.4 m2) 1 percent of glazed fenestration per dwelling unit shall be permitted to be exempt from U -factor and SHGC requirements in Section 402.1. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Amend Section N1102.3.5 Thermally isolated sunroom U -factor. to read as follows: N1102.3.5 Thermally isolated sunroom I ster. Fer znnen A fhre gh 8the max'pA irn fonoo#rgfinn r r_ fn nfnr shall he Q-5-0- nnrl fha Maximi tm skylight 1 ! fnn4r.r shall he Q-7-5- New windows and doors separating the sunroom from conditioned space shall meet the building thermal envelope requirements. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Amend Section N1102.3.6 Replacement fenestration. to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 28 25 0.37 0.60 0.030 0.061 0.087 0.047 0.089 0.152 _ 30 0.37 0.60 0.030 0.061 0.087 0.033 0.089 1 0.152 a. Nonfenestration U -factors shall be obtained from measurement calculation or an approved source. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77t Legislature.) ***Amend Section N1102.3.2 Glazed fenestration SHGC. to read as follows: N1102.3.2 Glazed fenestration SHGC. An area -weighted average of fenestration products more than 50 percent glazed shall be permitted to satisfy the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) requirements. In sub climate zones 2.1 22 3.1 3.2 and 3.3 the maximum area -weighted average and the maximum SHGC shall not exceed 0.40. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Add Section N1102.2.11. Insulation installed in walls. to read as follow: N1102.2.11. Insulation installed in walls. Insulation Batts installed in walls shall be totally surrounded by an enclosure on all sides consisting of framing lumber, gypsum, sheathing, wood structural panel sheathing or other equivalent material approved by the building official. (Reason: This will increase the performance of the batt insulation by eliminating the potential for drafts and insure that the batt insulation stays in place) ***Amend Section N1102.3.3 Glazed fenestration exemption. to read as follows: N1102.3.3 Glazed fenestration exemption. Up to 45 square foo+ (1.4 m2) 1 percent of glazed fenestration per dwelling unit shall be permitted to be exempt from U -factor and SHGC requirements in Section 402.1. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Amend Section N1102.3.5 Thermally isolated sunroom U -factor. to read as follows: N1102.3.5 Thermally isolated sunroom I ster. Fer znnen A fhre gh 8the max'pA irn fonoo#rgfinn r r_ fn nfnr shall he Q-5-0- nnrl fha Maximi tm skylight 1 ! fnn4r.r shall he Q-7-5- New windows and doors separating the sunroom from conditioned space shall meet the building thermal envelope requirements. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Amend Section N1102.3.6 Replacement fenestration. to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 28 EXHIBIT B N1102.3.6 Replacement fenestration. Where some or all of an existing fenestration unit is replaced with a new fenestration product, including sash and glazing, the replacement fenestration unit shall meet the applicable requirements for U -factor and s^'ar "oa+ 9aiR G99#„ eRt (SHG(;) in Table N 1102.1 N1102.3.7. Exceptions: 1. Replacement skylights shall have a maximum U -factor for 0.60 when installed in all sub climate zones except for 2.1. 2. For buildings constructed in conformance with an energy code as required by State of Texas Senate Bill Number 5, 77 inLegislature, replacement fenestration units may comply with the original construction documents or applicable U -factor in N1102.1. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature and to provide for reasonable compliance for structures built after the adoption of codes in accordance with SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Add Section N1102.3.7 Prescriptive path for additions. to read as follows: N1102.3.7 Prescriptive path for additions. As an alternative to demonstrating compliance, additions with a conditioned floor area less than 500 square feet (46.5 m2) to existing single-family residential buildings and structures shall meet the prescriptive envelope component criteria in Table N1102.3.7 for the sub climate zone applicable to the location. The U -factor of each individual fenestration product windows, doors and sk li hts shall be used to calculate and area -weighted average fenestration product U -factor for the addition, which shall not exceed the applicable listed values in Table N1102.3.7. For additions other than sunroom additions the total area of fenestration products shall not exceed 40 percent of the gross wall and roof area of the addition. The R -values for opaque thermal envelope components shall beequal to or greater than the applicable listed values in Table N1102.3.7. Conditioned sunroom additions shall maintain thermal isolation shall not be used as kitchens or sleeping rooms. In sub climate zones 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, the combined solar heat gain coefficient (the area weighted average) of all glazed fenestration products used in additions and as replacement windows in accordance with this section shall not exceed 0.40. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) ***Add Table N1102,3.7 PRESCRIPTIVE ENVELOPE COMPONENT CRITERIA ADDITIONS TO AND REPLACEMENT WINDOWS FOR EXISTING DETACHED ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS to read as follows: Table N1102.3.7 PRESCRIPTIVE ENVELOPE COMPONENT CRITERIA ADDITIONS TO AND REPLACEMENT WINDOWS FOR EXISTING DETACHED ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGSd 2006 [CC amendments 29 MAXIMUM MINIMUM SUB Basement Slab CLIMATE Fenestration Ceiling wall perimeter R- Crawl space ZONES U -factor R-valuea'e Wall R -value Floor R -value R-valueh value wall R -value 2006 [CC amendments 29 1 *14 2511 .1118 1.1 2.1 0.75 R-25 R-13 R-11 R-5 R-0 R-5 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 0.50 R-30 R-13 R-19 R-8 R-0 R-10 3.3 and 3.4 4 0.50 R-38 R-13 R-21 R-10 R-0 R-19 a. "Ceiling R -value" shall be required for flat or inclined (cathedral) ceilings. Floors over outside air shall meet "Ceiling R - value" requirements. b. Basement wall insulation to be installed in accordance with Section N1102.2.6. C. "Crawl space wall R -value" shall apply to unventilated crawl spaces only. Crawl space insulation shall be installed in accordance with Section N1102.2.8. d. Sunroom additions shall be required to have a maximum fenestration U -factor of 0.5. in all sub climate zones except sub climate zone 2.1. In all sub climate zones, the minimum ceiling R -value for sunroom additions shall be R-19 and the minimum wall R -value shall be R-13. (Reason: This amendment is added to satisfy the "not less restrictive" requirement when adopting subsequent editions of energy codes in accordance with Texas SB 5, 77th Legislature.) 'Section M1305.1.3; add text to read as follows: M1305.1.3 Appliances in attics. Attics containing appliances requiring access shall be provided ... (bulk of paragraph unchanged} ... side of the appliance. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), or larger where such dimensions are not large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. As a minimum, access to the attic space, provide one of the following: 1. A permanent stair. 2. A pull down stair. 3. An access door from an upper floor level. 4. Access Panel may be used in lieu items 1, 2, and 3 with prior approval of the code official due to building conditions. Exceptions: 1. The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed through the required opening. 2. Where the passageway is unobstructed ... (remainder unchanged} (Reason: To provide a safe means of accessibility to appliances in attics and to allow for different types of construction limitations. Consistent with regional amendment to IFGC and IMC 306.3.) "Section M1305.1.4.1; change to read as follows: M1305.1.4.1 Ground clearance. Appliances supported from the ground shall be level and firmly supported on a concrete slab or other approved material extending above the adjoining ground a minimum of 3 inches (76 mm). Appliances suspended from the floor shall have a clearance of not less than 6 inches (152 mm) above the ground. (Reason: Consistent with current local practice and regional amendment to IMC 304.9) 'Section M1305.1.4.3; add a sentence to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 30 M owl13112-11 Low voltage wiring of 50 Volts or less shall be installed in a manner to prevent physical damage. (Reason: To require thermostat wires to be protected from damage.) *Section M1307.3.1; delete. (Reason: This provision does not reflect standard practice in this area.) **Section M1502.3; delete and replace with the following: M1502.3 Exhaust duct size. The minimum diameter of the exhaust duct shall be as recommended b the manufacturer, shall be at least the diameter of the appliance outlet and shall be a minimum nominal size of 4 inches (102 mm) in diameter. The size of duct shall not be reduced along its developed length nor at the point of termination. (Reason: To clarify the size requirement.) **Section M1502.6; change to read as follows: M1602.6 Duct Length. The maximum length of a clothes dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) from the dryer location to the wall or roof termination with not more than two bends. When extra bends are installed,_ the maximum length of the duct shall be reduced 2.5 feet (762 mm) for each 45 -degree (0.79 rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90 -degree (1.6 rad) bend that occur after the first two bends measuring in the direction of airflow. The maximum length of the exhaust duct does not include the transition duct. Exceptions: 1. Where the make and model of the clothes dryer to be installed is known and the manufacturer's installation instructions for such dryer are provided to the code official, the maximum length of the exhaust duct, including any transition duct, shall be permitted to be in accordance with the dryer manufacturer's installation instructions and provided that a 4 inch by 6 inch sign red in color with white letters is permanently affixed to the structure stating the following: Warning: D er must be approved for vent length not to exceed 40 feet Total Developed Length (TDL). Duct Size: (Number) Total Developed Length: (Number) 2. Where large -radius ... {remainder unchanged} (Reason: To make more consistent with regional practice. Dryer technology has improved to the point where they should be capable of handling this.) **Section M2005.2; change to read as follows: M2005.2 Prohibited locations. Fuel -fired water heaters shall not be installed in a room used as a storage closet. Water heaters located in a bedroom or bathroom shall be installed in a sealed enclosure 2006 ICC amendments 31 Is!1;11:3BA.11 so that combustion air will not be taken from the living space. Access to such enclosure may be from the bedroom or bathroom when through a solid door, weather-stripped in accordance with the exterior door air leakage requirements of the Intemational Energy Conservation Code and equipped with an approved self-closing device. Installation of direct -vent water heaters within an enclosure is not required. (Reason: Corresponds with the provisions of IFGC Section 303, exception #5.) ***Section G2407.10; change to read as follows: G2407.10 (304.10) Louvers and grilles. The required size of openings for combustion, ventilation and dilution air shall be based on the net free area of each opening. Where the free area through a design of louver, grille or screen is known, it shall be used in calculating the size opening required to provide the free area specified. Where the design and free area of louvers and grilles are not known, it shall be assumed that wood louvers will have 25 -percent free area and metal louvers and grilles will have 7 -5 -50 - percent free area. Screens shall have a mesh size not smaller than % inch (6.4 mm). Nonmotorized louvers and grilles shall be fixed in the open position. Motorized louvers shall be interlocked with the appliance so that they are proven to be in the full open position prior to main burner ignition and during main burner operation. Means shall be provided to prevent the main burner from igniting if the louvers fail to open during burner start-up and to shut down the main burner if the louvers close during operation. (Reason: This is the generally accepted practice in the region, consistent with amendment to IFGC.) ***Section 2407.91; change Exception 8 to read as follows: G2407.11 (304.11) Combustion air ducts. Combustion air ducts shall comply with all of the following: 1. Ducts shall be constructed of galvanized steel complying with Chapter 16 or of a material having equivalent corrosion resistance, strength and rigidity. Exception: Within dwellings units, unobstructed stud and joist spaces shall not be prohibited from conveying combustion air, provided that not more than one required freblock is removed. 2. Ducts shall terminate in an unobstructed space allowing free movement of combustion air to the appliances. 3. Ducts shall serve a single enclosure. 4. Ducts shall not serve both upper and lower combustion air openings where both such openings are used. The separation between ducts serving upper and lower combustion air openings shall be maintained to the source of combustion air. 5. Ducts shall not be screened where terminating in an attic space. 6. Horizontal upper combustion air ducts shall not slope downward toward the source of combustion air. 7. The remaining space surrounding a chimney liner, gas vent, special gas vent or plastic piping installed within a masonry, metal or factory -built chimney shall not be used to supply combustion air. Exception: Direct -vent gas-fired appliances designed for installation in a solid fuel -burning fireplace where installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. 8. Combustion air intake openings located on the exterior of a building shall have the lowest side of such openings located not less than 12 inches (305 mm) vertically from the adjoining grade level or the manufacturer's recommendation, whichever is more stringent.. 2006 ICC amendments 32 EXIHBIT B *Section G2408.3; delete. (Reason: This provision does not reflect standard practice in this area.) ***Section G2408.4; change to read as follows: G2408.4 Clearances from grade. Equipment and appliances installed at grade level shall be supported on a level concrete slab or other approved material extending a minimum of 3 inches (76 mm) above adjoining grade or shall be suspended a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) above adjoining grade. (Reason: Consistent with current local practice. Consistent with regional amendments to other codes and code sections.) "Section G2412.5; add a second paragraph to read as follows: Both ends of each section of medium pressure gas piping shall identify its operating gas pressure with an approved tag. The tags are to be composed of aluminum or stainless steel and the following wording shall be stamped into the tag_ "WARNING 112 to 5 psi gas pressure Do Not Remove" (Reason: To protect homeowners and plumbers.) "Section G2413.3; add an exception to read as follows; Exception: Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) shall be a minimum of 112" (18 EDH)_ (Reason: Pipe less than 112" has a history in this region of causing whistling.) **Section G2415.9; change to read as follows: G2415.9 (404.9) Minimum burial depth. Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 42 18 inches (385 458 mm) below grade, except as ppe! id -ems, fnrce..+i. rJ G,241 o (Reason: To provide increased protection to piping systems.) **Section G2415.9.1; delete. 2006 ICC amendments 33 EXHIBIT B (Reason: Individual lines should also be buried to 18 inches.) **Section G2417.1; change to read as follows: G2417.1 (406.1) General. Prior to acceptance and initial operation, all piping installations shall be inspected and pressure tested to determine that the materials, design, fabrication, and installation practices comply with the requirements of this code. The permit holder shall make the applicable tests prescribed in Sections 2417.1.1 through 2417.1.5 to determine compliance with the provisions of this code. The permit holder shall give reasonable advance notice to the code official when the pipings stem is ready for testing. The equipment, material, power and labor necessary for the inspections and test shall be furnished by the permit holder and the permit holder shall be responsible for determining that the work will withstand the test pressure prescribed in the following tests. (Reason: To utilize language used in the IPC regarding who is responsible for testing procedures.) **Section G2417.4; change to read as follows: G2417.4 (446.4) Test pressure measurement. Test pressure shall be measured with a monometer or with a pressure -measuring device designed and calibrated to read, record, or indicate a pressure loss caused by leakage during the pressure test period. The source of pressure shall be isolated before the pressure tests are made. McGhaR'^al guages (Reason: To require the use of more accurate diaphragm gauges. Spring gauges do not provide accurate measurement below approximately 17 psig.) **Section G2417.4.1; change to read as follows: G2417.4.1 (406.4.1) Test pressure. The test pressure to be used shall be not less than PAR. ate= 3 psig (20 kPa gauge), or at the discretion of the Code Official the piping and valves may be tested ata pressure of at least six 6 inches (152 mm) of mercury, measured with a manometer or slope gauge. design pressure. Where the test pFesaur49 exg-eed-s- 125 psig (8662 kPa gauge), the test press6re shall Ret eXrGeed a val, ie that produces a heep stFess an the piping g�eateF thal; 50 PeFGeRt Gf the SpeGifiP-d- Mipirnuirn yield strength of the e pipe. For tests requiring a pressure of 3 gsia. Me al gauges 6 iced +n .Y ea r® +a^+ nrocci ircc shall utilize a dial with a minimum diaphragm diameter of three and one half inches (3'/"), a set hand, 1110 pound incrementation and pressure range not to exceed 6 psi for tests requiring a pressure of 3 psis. For tests_ requiring a pressure of 10 psig, P && a diaphragm gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one-half inches 3'/Z' a set hand a minimum of 2110 Pound incrementation and a pressure range not to exceed 20 psi. have a Fange GY lnh that the highest end of the scale is not greater than five-_ 4np-s the test press rn For welded piping,and for pipincl,carrying as at pressures in excess of fourteen 14 inches water column pressure (3.48 kPa) (112 psi) and less than 200 inches of water column pressure (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi) the test pressure shall not be less than ten (10) pounds per square inch (69.6 kPa). For piping carrying gas ata pressure that exceeds 200 inches of water column (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi), the test pressure shall be not less than one and one-half times the proposed maximum working pressure. (Reason: To provide for lesser pressures to coordinate with the use of more accurate diaphragm gauges.) 2006 ICC amendments 34 1WAonI1.1110:3 **Section G2417.4.2; change to read as follows: G2417.4.2 (406.4.2) Test duration. The test duration shall be held for a length of time satisfactory to the Code Official, but in no case for be-nG less than 4 -9 -fifteen 0 5) minutes. For welded ping and for piping carrying gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3.48 kPa), the test duration shall be held for a length of time satisfactory to the Code Official, but in no case for less than thirty (30) minutes. (Reason: To comply with accepted regional practices.) **Add Section G2420.1.4 to read as follows: G2420.1.4 Valves in CSST installations. Shutoff valves installed with corrugated stainless steel (CSST) piping systems shall be supported with an approved termination fitting, or equivalent support, suitable for the size of the valves, of adequate strength and quality, and located at intervals so as to prevent or damp out excessive vibration but in no case greater than 12 -inches from the center of the valve. Supports shall be installed so as not to interfere with the free expansion and contraction of the system's piping, fittings, ittings, and valves between anchors. All valves and supports shall be designed and installed so they will not be disengaged by movement of the supporting piping_ (Reason: To provide proper security to CSST valves. These standards were established in this region in 1999 when CSST was an emerging technology.) **Section G2421.1; add a second paragraph and exception to read as follows: Access to regulators shall comply with the requirements for access to appliances as specified in Section M 1305. Exception: A passageway or level service space is not required when the regulator is capable of being serviced and removed through the required attic opening. (Reason: To require adequate access to regulators.) **Section G2439.5; add a sentence to read as follows: The size of duct shall not be reduced along its developed length nor at the point of termination. (Reason: To clarify the size requirement.) **Section G2439.5.1; change to read as follows: G2439.5.1 (614.6.1) Maximum length. The maximum length of a clothes dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) from the dryer location to the outlet terminal with not more than two bends. When extra bends are installed, the maximum length of the duct shall be reduced 2 1I2 feet (762 mm) for 2006 ICC amendments 35 EXHIBIT B each 45 -degree (0.79 rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90 -degree (1.6 rad) bend that occur after the first two bends, measuring in the direction of airflow. Exception: Where the make and model of the clothes dryer to be installed is known and the manufacturer's installation instructions for such dryer are provided to the code official, the maximum length of the exhaust duct, including any transition duct, shall be permitted to be in accordance with the dryer manufacturer's installation instructions a, nd provided that a 4 inch by 6 inch sign red in color with white letters is permanently affixed to the structure stating the following: Warning: Dryer must be approved for vent length not to exceed 40 feet Total Developed Length (TDL). Duct Size: (Number) Total Developed Length: Number (Reason: To make more consistent with regional practice. Dryer technology has improved to the point where a large number of makes and models of dryers are capable of handling greater dryer vent length.) "Section G2445.2; change to read as follows: G2445.2 (621.2) Prohibited use. One or more unvented room heaters shall not be used as the sole source of comfort heating in a dwelling unit. Exception: Existing approved unvented heaters may continue to be used in dwelling units in accordance with the code provisions in effect when installed, when approved by the Code Official unless an unsafe condition is determined to exist as described in International Fuel Gas Code Section 108.7 of the Fuel Gas Code. (Reason: Gives code official discretion.) *Section G2448.1.1; change to read as follows: 62448.1.1 (624.1.1) Installation requirements. The requirements for water heaters relative to access, sizing, relief valves, drain pans and scald protection shall be in accordance with this code. (Reason: To clarify installation requirements. Also corresponds with amendments regarding water heater access.) P2717.3 Sink, dishwasher and food grinder. The combined discharge from a sink, dishwasher, and waste grinder is permitted to discharge through a single 1.5 inch (38 mm) trap. The discharge pipe from the dishwasher shall be increased to a minimum of 0.75 inch (19.1 mm) in diameter and shall connect with a wye fitting between the discharge of the food - waste grinder and the trap inlet or to the head of the food grinder. The dishwasher :aste4i�� and be seG6Fely fastened to the underside of the P-n-unter befare connecting to sink tall piep-t-Q. er feed gri . Dishwashing equipment shall discharge to the drainage s stem through by an approved air gaip fitting. (Reason: Provide positive backflow protection to the water supply and prevent contamination of the contents of the dishwasher.) 2006 ICC amendments 36 EXHIBIT B *Section P2709.1; add an exception to read as follows: Exception: Showers designed to comply with ICCIANSI Al 17.1. (Reason: To provide more specific requirements.) **Section P2801.6; add an exception as follows: Exception: 1. Elevation of the ignition source is not required for water heaters that are listed as flammable vapor resistant and for installation without elevation. 2. Electric Water Heater (Reason: To coordinate with Section 2408.2 of the IRC, which recognizes this exception.) ***Section P2902.4.3; changed to read as follows: P2902.5.3 Lawn irrigation systems. The potable water supply to lawn irrigation systems shall be protected against backflow by an atmospheric -type vacuum breaker, a pressure-type vacuum breaker, a double-check assembly or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. A valve shall not be installed downstream from an atmospheric vacuum breaker. Where chemicals are introduced into the system, the potable water supply shall be protected against backflow by a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. (Reason: To provide clarity.) **Table P2904.4.1 S P2904.5; delete "Polybutylene (PB) plastic pipe and tubing". **Sections P2904.5.1 and P2904.14; delete reference to "PB" plastic pipe. (Reason: Polybutylene pipe is not allowed for use in this region.) **Section P3005.2.6; changed to read as follows: P3005.2.6 Upper terminal Base of staGks. Each horizontal drain shall be provided with a cleanout at its upper terminal . Alternatively, SUGh Gleaneuts may be installed outsid-p- the build-ing within 3 feet (9 14 rAm) ef the building wail: Exce tion: Cleanouts may be omitted on a horizontal drain less that five 5 feet 1524 mm in length unless such line is serving sinks or urinals. (Reason: To eliminate the requirement for excessive cleanouts.) 2006 ICC amendments 37 'Section P3111; delete. (Reason: A combination waste and vent system is not approved for use in residential construction. 'Section P3112,2; delete and replace with the following: P3112.2 Installation. Traps for island sinks and similar equipment shall be roughed in above the floor and may be vented by extending the vent as high as possible, but not less than the drainboard height and then returning it downward and connecting it to the horizontal sink drain immediately downstream from the vertical fixture drain. The return vent shall be connected to the horizontal drain through a w e -branch fitting and shall in addition, be provided with a foot vent taken off the vertical fixture vent by means of a w e -branch immediately below the floor and extending to the nearest partition and then through the roof to the open air or may be connected to other vents ata point not less than six 6 inchesA 152 mm) above the flood level rim of the fixtures served. Drainage fittings shall be used on all arts of the vent below the floor level and a minimum sloe of one-quarter 114 inch per foot 20.9 mm/m) back to the drain shall be maintained. The return bend used under the drainboard shall be a one 1piece fitting or an assembly of a forty-five (45) degree (0.79 radius), a ninety (90) degree (1.6 radius) and a forty five (45) degree (0.79 radius) elbow in the order named. Pipe sizing shall be as elsewhere required in this Code. The island sink drain upstream of the return vent shall serve no other fixtures. An accessible cleanout shall be installed in the vertical portion of the foot vent (Reason: To clarify the installation of island venting and to provide a regional guideline on a standard installation method for this region.) ***Chapters 33 through 42; delete. Replace with the electrical code as adopted. APPENDIX G is hereby adopted and amended as follows: Section AG 105.5 amend to read as follows: AG105.5 Barrier exceptions, 1. Spas or hot tubs with a safety cover which complies with ASTM F 1346, as listed in Section AG107, shall be exempt from the provisions of this appendix. a pool area. 2. Approved pool alarms meeting ASTM F2208-02 can be utilized in place of the alarms for doors leading to the pool area. 3. Barrier fences may be a_mixture of masonry and iron railing provided that at least one section measured vertically, be a minimum of three feet, The total height and vertical rail spacing must meet all other provisions in this appendix. END !RC 2006 ICC amendments 38 EXHIBIT B Amendments to the 2006 International Plumbing Code The following sections, paragraphs, and sentences of the 2006 International Plumbing Code are hereby amended as follows: Standard type is text from the IPC. Underlined type is text inserted. Lined throug1 type is deleted text from the Ior- A double asterisk at the beginning of a section identifies an amendment carried over from the 2003 edition of the code and a triple asterisk identifies a new or revised amendment with the 2006 edition of the code. Highlighted sections are changes from previous Westlake amendments. **Table of Contents, Chapter 7, Section 714; change to read as follows: Section 714 Engineered Computerized Drainage Design ................... 65 (Reason: Editorial change to make compatible with amendment to Section 714.1.) **Section 102.8; change to read as follows: 102.8 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 13 and such codes, when specifically adopted, and standards shall be considered as part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where the differences occur between provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall be the minimum requirements. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. Any reference to NFPA 70 or the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. (Reason: Legal wording to recognize locally adopted codes and amendments adopted with referenced codes.) ***Sections 106.6.2 and 106.6.3; change to read as follows: 106.6.2 Fee schedule. The fees for all plumbing work shall be as ind-i^'tedin the fG'IGWmng sGhe ule' r ii inienir�Tinni TO INIS ERT noD�IATERG,HEDULE) adopted by resolution of the governing body of the jurisdiction. 106.6.3 Fee Refunds. The code official shall establish a policy for authGrize authorizing the refunding of fees as (Delete balance of section} (Reason: This calls to attention of local jurisdictions considering adoption that they need a fee schedule and a refund policy.) ***Section 109; Delete entire section and insert the following: SECTION 109 MEANS OF APPEAL 109.1 Application for appeal. Any person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official to the board of appeals established by ordinance. The board shall begoverned by the enabling ordinance. 2006 ICC amendments 39 EXHIBIT B (Reason: Most jurisdictions already have an ordinance establishing and governing an appeals board for this code. This also calls to the attention of jurisdictions not having such a board that it needs to be established.) **Section 305.6.1; change to read as follows: 305.6.1 Sewer depth. Building sewers shall be a minimum of 12 inches (304 mm) below grade. (Reason: Provides sewer depth that is common in this region. Deleted reference to private sewage disposal because a private sewage disposal code is not typically adopted in this region.) **Section 305, 9, change to read as follows: 305.9 Protection of components of plumbing system. Components of a plumbing system installed within 3 feet along alleyways, driveways, parking garages or other locations in a manner in which they would be exposed to damage shall be recessed into the wall or otherwise protected in an approved manner. (Reason: Provide a common cutoff point to designate a general separation distance at which plumbing systems should be safe for consistency in enforcement.) **Section 310.4 and 310.5; delete. (Reason: Enforcement of privacy walls and doors, and the maintenance thereof, should not be a code issue. It is an owner courtesy issue.) **Sections 312.9.1 and 312.9.2; change to read as follows: 312.9.1 Inspections. Annual inspections shall be made of all backflow prevention assemblies and air gaps to determine whether they are operable. In the absence of local provisions, the owner is responsible to ensure that testing is performed. 312.9.2 Testing. Reduced pressure principle backflow preventer assemblies, double check -valve assemblies, pressure vacuum breaker assemblies, reduced pressure detector fire protection backflow prevention assemblies, double check detector fire protection backflow prevention assemblies, hose connection backflow preventers, and spill -proof vacuum breakers shall be tested at the time of installation, immediately after repairs or relocation and at least annually. The testing procedure shall be performed in accordance with applicable local provisions. In the absence of local provisions, the owner is responsible to ensure that testing is done in accordance with one of the following standards: {list of standards unchanged} (Reason: Recognize TCEQ or other local testing procedures that must be adhered to. To place responsibility of testing on the owner.) **Section 314.2.1; modify second sentence to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 40 EXHIBIT B 314.2.1 Condensate disposal. Condensate from all cooling coils and evaporators shall be conveyed from the drain pan outlet to an approved place of disposal. Condensate shall not discharge into a street, alley. sidewalk, rooftop, or other areas so as to cause a nuisance. (Reason: Greater specificity in prohibited locations for condensate discharge. Consistent with regional amendment to IMC 307.2.3.) ***Section 314.2.2; change to read as follows: 314.2.2 Drain pipe materials and sizes. Components of the condensate disposal system shall be cast iron, galvanized steel, copper, cross-linked polyethylene, polybutylene, polyethylene, ABS, CPVC, or schedule 80 PVC pipe or tubing when exposed to ultra violet light. All components shall be selected for the pressure, ate -temperature and exposure rating of the installation. Condensate waste and drain line size shall not be less than:Y4-inch (19 mm) internal diameter and shall not decrease in size from the drain pan connection to the place of condensate disposal. Where the drain pipes from more than one unit are manifolded together for condensate drainage, the pipe or tubing shall be sized in accordance with an approved method. All horizontal sections of drain piping shall be installed in uniform alignment at a uniform slope (Reason: To provide greater flexibility of materials when exposed to ultra violet light. ) **Section 401.1; add a sentence to read as follows: The provisions of this Chapter are meant to work in coordination with the provisions of the Building Code. Should any conflicts arise between the two chapters, the Code Official shall determine which provision applies. (Reason: Gives discretion to Code Official in case of code conflict.) **Section 403.1; change to read as follows: 403.1 Minimum number of fixtures. Plumbing fixtures shall be provided for the type of occupancy and in the minimum number as follows: 5. Assembly Occupancies: At least one drinking fountain shall be provided at each floor level in an approved location. Exception: A drinking fountain need not be provided in a drinking or dining establishment. 6. Groups A, B, l=, H, I, M and S Occupancies: Buildings or portions thereof where persons are employed shall be provided with at least one water closet for each sex except as provided for in Section 403.2. 7. Group_E Occupancies: Shall be provided with fixtures as shown in Table 403.1. 8. G_roup__R Occupancies: Shall be provided with fixtures as shown in Table 403.1. It is recommended but not required that the minimum number of fixtures rovided also comply with the number shown in Table 403.1. Types of occupancies not shown in Table 403.1 shall be considered individually by the code official. The number of occupants shall be determined by the International Building Code. Occupancy classification shall be determined in accordance with the International Building Code. **Add Section 403.1.2 to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 41 EXHIBIT B 403.1.2 Finish material Finish materials shall comply with Section 1209 of the International Building Code. (Reason: Table 403.1 is made optional. Gives minimum requirements in body of code. Consistent with regional amendments to IBC Section 2902.) **Section 405.6; delete. (Reason: Texas State regulations cover plumbing in mental health centers. Consistent with regional amendment to IPC 1002.10.) **Section 409.2; change to read as follows: 409.2 Water connection. The water supply to a commercial dishwashing machine shall be protected against backflow by an air gap or backflow preventer in accordance with Section 608. (Reason: Domestic dishwashing machines would be difficult to enforce and should already come equipped with backflow preventers. Consistent with regional amendments in IPC Section 608.) **Section 410.1; change to read as follows: 410.1 Approval Drinking fountains shall conform to ASME Al 12.19.1 M, ASME Al 12.19.2M or ASME Al 12.19.9M, and water coolers shall conform to ARI 1010. Drinking fountains and water coolers shall conform to NSF 61, Section 9. Where water is senied-in restaurants er where bettled water rpplers are provided il; Gth6r GGGUPaRGieS, drinking fountains shall nGt be Fequired. lR GtheF GGGLApaRGies, where thon G!l norno nt ofthe re 'red drinking fountains Exception: A drinking fountain need not be provided in a drinking or dining establishment. (Reason: Coincide with amendments made to IPC 403.1 and IBC 2902. **Section 412.4; change to read as follows: 412.4 Required location Publin- laundries, and GentF'' waching;an°'hies. Floor drains shall be installed in the following areas. 1. In public coin-operated laundries and in the central washing facilities of multiple family dwellings, the rooms containing automatic clothes washers shall be provided with floor drains located to readily drain the entire floor area. Such drains shall have a minimum outlet of not less than 3 inches (76 mm) in diameter. 2. Commercial kitchens. (In lieu of floor drains in commercial kitchens, the code official may accept floor sinks. (Reason: To make more compatible with local health code practices.) **Section 413.4; change to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 42 EXHIBIT B 413.4 Water supply required. All food waste grinders shall be provided with a supply of cold water. The water supply shall be protected against backflow by an air gap or with the installation of a backflow preventer in accordance with Section 608. (Reason: Consistent with local practice and regulations. Consistent with regional amendments in IPC Section 608.) **Section 417.5; change to read as follows: 417.6 Shower floors or receptors. Floor surfaces shall be constructed of impervious, noncorrosive, nonabsorbent and waterproof materials. Thresholds shall be a minimum of 2 inches (51 mm) and a maximum of 9 inches (229 mm), measured from top of the drain to top of threshold or dam. Thresholds shall be of sufficient width to accommodate a minimum twenty-two (22) inch (559 mm) door. Exception: Showers designed to comply with ICC/ANSI Al 17.1, (Reason: To provide more specific requirements.) **Section 417.5.2; change to read as follows: 417.5.2 Shower lining. Floors under shower compartments, except where prefabricated receptors have been provided, shall be lined and made water tight utilizing material complying with Sections 417.5.2.1 through 417.5.2.4. Such liners shall turn up on all sides at least 2 3 inches (54 76 mm) above the finished threshold level and shall extend outward over the threshold and fastened to the outside of the threshold iamb. Liners shall be recessed and fastened to an approved backing so as not to occupy the space required for wall covering, and shall not be nailed or perorated at any point less than 1 inch (25 mm) above the finished threshold. Liners shall be pitched one-fourth unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (2 - percent slope) and shall be sloped toward the fixture drains and be securely fastened to the waste outlet at the seepage entrance, making a water -tight joint between the liner and the outlet. (Reason: Consistent with local practice.) **Add Section 417.7 to read as follows: 417.7 Test for shower receptors. Shower receptors shall be tested for water tightness by filling with water to the level of the rough threshold. The drain shall be plugged in a manner so that both sides of pans shall be subjected to the test at the point where it is clamped to the drain. (Reason: To clarify that a water test is required for a shower receptor.) **Section 419.3; change to read as follows: 419.3 Surrounding material. Wall and floor space to a point 2 feet (610 mm) in front of a urinal lip and 4 feet (1219 mm) above the floor and at least 2 feet (610 mm) to each side of the urinal shall be waterproofed with a smooth, readily cleanable, hard, nonabsorbent material. (Reason: Match un -amended IBC 1209.) 2006 ICC amendments 43 EXHIBIT B **Section 502.3; change to read as follows; 502.3 Water heaters installed in attics. Attics containing a water heater shall be provided with an opening and unobstructed passageway large enough to allow removal of the water heater. The passageway shall not be less than 30 inches (762 mm) high and 22 inches (559 mm) wide and not more than 20 feet (6096 mm) in length when measured along the centerline of the passageway from the opening to the water heater. The passageway shall have continuous solid flooring not less than 24 inches (610 mm) wide. A level service space at least 30 inches (762 mm) deep and 30 inches (762 mm) wide shall be present at the front or service side of the water heater. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm) , or larger where such dimensions are not large enough to allow removal of the water heater. (Reason: To ensure adequate access.) **Add Section 502.5 to read as follows: 502.5 Water heaters above around or floor. When the attic, roof, mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than eight (8) feet (2438 mm) above the ground or floor level, it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building. Exception: A max 10 gallon water heater (or larger with approval) is capable of being accessed through a lay -in ceiling and a water heater is installed is not more than ten (10) feet (3048 mm) above the ground or floor level and may be reached with a portable ladder. 502.5.1 Whenever the mezzanine or platform is not adequately lighted or access to a receptacle outlet is not obtainable from the main level, lighting and a receptacle outlet shall be provided in accordance with Section 502.1. (Reason: To provide safe access to water heaters and to provide lighting and receptacle for maintenance of equipment. Consistent with regional amendments to IFGC 306.7 and IMC 306.6. Note reference to amendment above.) ***Section 504.6; change to read as follows: 504.6 Requirements for discharge piping. The discharge piping serving a pressure relief valve, temperature relief valve or combination thereof shall: 1. Not be directly connected to the drainage system. 2. Discharge through an air gap. leGatedinthe same e,ast;p y.x;gl:a,heater. 3. Not be smaller than the diameter of the outlet of the valve served and shall discharge full size to the air gap. 4. Serve a single relief device and shall not connect to piping serving any other relief device or equipment. Exception: Multiple relief devices may be installed to a single T & P discharge piping system when approved by the administrative authority and permitted by the manufactures installation instructions and installed with those instruction.. Discharge tG t"�GF, to an indirect waste receptor or to the outdoors. Where discharging to the outdoors in areas subject to freezing, discharge piping shall be first piped to an indirect waste receptor through an air gap located in a conditioned area. 2006 ICC amendments 44 EXHIBIT B 6. Discharge in a manner that does not cause personal injury or structural damage. 7. Discharge to a termination point that is readily observable by the building occupants. 8. Not be trapped. 9. Be installed so as to flow by gravity. 10. Not terminate less than 6 inches or more than 24 inches (152 mm) above grade +ham or nor more than 6 inches above the waste receptor. 11. Not have a threaded connection at the end of such piping. 12. Not have valves or tee fittings. 13. Be constructed of those materials listed in Section 605.4 or materials tested, rated and approved for such use in accordance with ASME Al 12.4.1. (Reason: To provide a higher degree of safety.) **Add Section 604.4.1 to read as follows: 604.4.1 State maximum flow rate. Where the State mandated maximum flow rate is more restrictive than those of this section. the State flow rate shall take precedence. (Reason: To recognize State standards.) **Tables 605.3 and 605.4; delete "Polybutylene (PB) plastic pipe and tubing" (Reason: Polybutylene pipe is not allowed for use in this region.) **Section 606. f; delete items #4 and #5. (Reason: The cone is too restrictive as written.) **Section 606.2; change to read as follows: 606.2 Location of shutoff valves. Shutoff valves shall be installed in the following locations: 1. On the fixture supply to each plumbing fixture other than bathtubs and showers in one- and two-family residential occupancies, and other than in individual sleeping units that are provided with unit shutoff valves in hotels, motels, boarding houses and similar occupancies. 3.2 On the water supply pipe to each appliance or mechanical equipment (Reason: To provide shut-off valves to every fixture.) ***Section 608.1; change to read as follows; 608.1 General. A potable water supply system shall be designed, installed and maintained in such a manner so as to prevent contamination from nonpotable liquids, solids or gases being introduced into the potable water supply through cross -connections or any other piping connections to the system. Backflow preventer applications shall conform to applicable local regulations, Table 608.1, e-xsept and as specifically stated in Sections 608.2 through 608.16.10. (Reason: To recognize local requirements.) 2006 ICC amendments 45 ***Section 608.16.5; change to read as follows: 608.16.5 Connections to lawn irrigation systems. The potable water supply to lawn irrigation systems shall be protected against backflow by an atmospheric -type vacuum breaker, a pressure-type vacuum breaker, a double-check assembly or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. A valve shall not be installed downstream from an atmospheric vacuum breaker. Where chemicals are introduced into the system, the potable water supply shall be protected against backflow by a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. (Reason: To recognize regional practices.) **Section 608.77; change to read as follows: 608.17 Protection of individual water supplies. An individual water supply shall be located and constructed so as to be safeguarded against contamination in accordance with applicable local regulations. In the absence of other local regulations, installation shall be in accordance with Sections 608.17.1 through 608.17.8. (Reason: To allow local requirements to govern.) ***Section 670.1; add exception to read as follows: 610.1 General. New or repaired potable water systems shall be purged of deleterious matter and disinfected prior to utilization. The method to be followed shall be that prescribed by the health authority or water purveyor having jurisdiction or, in the absence of a prescribed method, the procedure described in either AWWA C651 or AWWA C652, or as described in this section. This requirement shall apply to "on-site" or Inplant" fabrication of a system or to a modular portion of a system. 1. The pipe system shall be flushed with clean, potable water until dirty water does not appear at the points of outlet. 2. The system or part thereof shall be filled with a water/chlorine solution containing at least 50 parts per million (50 mg/L) of chlorine, and the system or part thereof shall be valved off and allowed to stand for 24 hours; or the system or part thereof shall be filled with a water/chlorine solution containing at least 200 parts per million (200 mg/L) of chlorine and allowed to stand for 3 hours. 3. Following the required standing time, the system shall be flushed with clean potable water until the chlorine is purged from the system. 4. The procedure shall be repeated where shown by a bacteriological examination that contamination remains present in the system. Exception: With prior approval the Code Official maV wave this requirement when deemed un -necessary by the Code Official. (Reason: May not always be needed) **Add Section 712.5 to read as follows: 712.5 Dual Pump System. All sumps shall be automatically discharged and, when in any "public use" occupancy where the sump serves more than 10 fixture units, shall be provided with dual pumps or electors arranged to function independently in case of overload or mechanical failure. For storm drainage sumps and pumping systems, see Section 1113. 2006 ICC amendments 46 EXHIBIT B (Reason: To address dual pump system. To provide reference for storm drainage systems.) **Section 794, 794.1; change to read as follows: SECTION 714 ENGINEERED COMPUTERIZED 1 DRAINAGE DESIGN 714.1 Design of drainage system. The sizing, design and layout of the drainage system shall be permitted to be designed by approved Gernputer design methods. (Reason: Code was too restrictive.) **Section 802.9.6; amended sentence to read as follows: 802.1.6 Domestic dishwashing machines. Domestic dishwashing machines shall discharge indirectly through an air gap or air break into a standpipe or waste receptor in accordance with Section 802.2, or discharge into a wye-branch fitting on the tailpiece of the kitchen sink or the dishwasher connection of a food waste grinder. The waste line of a domestic dishwashing machine discharging into a kitchen sink tailpiece or food waste grinder shall connect to a deck -mounted air gap. ^r the v.xaste line shall rico and ho 66GUFelfastened to the underside of the sink rim OF Ge Rte; (Reason: Provide positive backflow protection to the water supply and prevent contamination of the contents of the dishwasher and to be consistent with IRC Section 2717.3) **Section 802.4; add a sentence to read as follows: No standpipe shall be installed below the around. (Reason: To make systems less susceptible to improper modifications.) **Section 904.1; changed to read as follows: 904.1 Roof extension. All open vent pipes that extend through a roof shall be terminated at least six 6 inches {152 mm) above the roof, except that where a roof is to be used for any purpose other than weather protection, the vent extensions shall be run at least 7 feet (2134 mm) above the roof. (Reason: To provide regional guideline on standard installation method for this area.) ***Section 906.1; changed to read as follows: 906.1 Distance of trap from vent. Each fixture trap shall have a protecting vent located so that the slope and the developed length in the fixture drain from the trap weir to the vent fitting are within the requirements set forth in Table 906.1. (Reason: To be consistent with regional establish practices) 2006 ICC amendments 47 EXHIBIT B **Section 912.1; change to read as follows: 912.1 Type of fixture. A combination drain and vent system shall not serve fixtures other than floor drains, sinks lavatories and drinking fGunta'RS standpipes, and indirect waste receptors. Combination drain and vent systems shall not receive the discharge from a food waste grinder or clinical sink. (Reason: To prevent trap siphoning of sinks and lavatories.) **Section 9002.90; delete. (Reason: Texas State regulations cover plumbing in mental health centers. Consistent with regional amendment to IPC 405.6.) FfUntil 003; see note below: ealth and Water Departments of the area can coordinate a uniform grease interceptor section, ll have to modify this section individually.} ***Section 1101.8; change to read as follows: 1101.8 Cleanouts required. Cleanouts shall be installed in the building storm drainage system and shall comply with the provisions of this code for sanitary drainage pipe cleanouts. Exception: Subsurface drainage system (Reason: To specify that cleanouts are only required in the building.) **Section 9906.9; change to read as follows: 1106.1 General. The size of the vertical conductors and leaders, building storm drains, building storm sewers, and any horizontal branches of such drains or sewers shall be based on six (6) inches per hour the 1000 year rainfall rate indiGated in f=igure 1106.1 nr PER n4her ruin -11 rates determined From appFeyedIn�rcav'cri=v4eatrhear da4aa. (Reason: Specify the roof drain size normally used in the area.) **Section 1907.3; change to read as follows: 1107.3 Sizing of secondary drains. Secondary (emergency) roof drain systems shall be sized in accordance with Section 1106 baser- nn the rRinfr ll r+Rte for Whish the primary system is sizer- in Tables, 06..2,110- 6— 2ar+d 110- Scuppers shall be sized to prevent the depth of ponding water from exceeding that for which the roof was designed as determined by Section 1101.7. Scuppers shall not have an opening dimension of less than 4 inches (102 mm). The flow through the primary system shall not be considered when sizing the secondary roof drain system. (Reason: Specify that overflow drainage is to be the same size as the normal roof drains.) 2006 ICC amendments 48 EXHIBIT B 'Section 1202.1; delete Exception 2. (Reason: State law already specifies that vacuum systems must comply with NFPA 99C.) END IPC Amendments to the 2003 International Fuel Gas Code The following sections, paragraphs, and sentences of the 2003 International Fuel Gas Code are hereby amended as follows: Standard type is text from the IFGC. Underlined type is text inserted. UR901 th FGUg terse is deleted text fmm IFGG A double asterisk at the beginning of a section identifies an amendment carried over from the 2000 edition of the code and a triple asterisk identifies a new amendment with the 2003 code. Highlighted sections are changes from previous Westlake amendments. **Section 101.2 {Local amendments to Section 101.2 maybe necessary to correspond with the State Plumbing Licensing Law.} **Section 102.2; add an exception to read as follows: Exception: Existing dwelling units shall comply with Section 621.2. (Reason: Previous code provisions made unvented heater provisions retroactive except as provided for in local amendment. This amendment and amendment to IFGC 621.2 better clarify what the code already states: existing systems may stay unless considered unsafe.) *Section 102.8; change to read as follows: 102.8 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 8 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. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall apply. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. AU reference to NFPA 70 or the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. (Reason: Legal wording to recognize locally adopted codes and amendments adopted with referenced codes.) 2006 ICC amendments 49 EXHIBIT B ***Section 304.10; change to read as follows: 304.10 Louvers and grilles. The required size of openings ... {hulk of paragraph unchanged)... to provide the free area specified. Where the design and free area are not known, it shall be assumed that wood louvers will have 25 percent free area and metal louvers and grilles will have 75-50 percent free area. {Remainder of section unchanged.} (Reason: This is the generally accepted practice in the region.) ***Section 304.11; change Exception 8 to read as follows: 304.11 Combustion air ducts. {Bulk of section unchanged) 8. Combustion air intake openings located on the exterior of a building shall have the lowest side of such openings located not less than 12 inches (305 mm) vertically from the adjoining grade level or the manufacturer's recommendation, whichever is more stringent. (Reason: To recognize the manufacturer's installation requirements.) **Section 305.5; delete. (Reason: This provision does not reflect standard practice in this area. Consistent with regional amendment to IMC 304.6.) **Section 305.7; change to read as follows: 305.7 Clearances from grade. Equipment and appliances installed at grade level shall be supported on a level concrete slab or other approved material extending a minimum of 3 inches (76 mm) above adjoining grade or shall be suspended a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) above adjoining grade. (Reason: Consistent with current local practice. Consistent with regional amendment to IMC 304.9.) **Section 306.3; change to read as follows: 306.3 Appliances in attics. Attics containing appliances requiring access shall be provided ... (bulk of paragraph unchanged) ... from the opening to the equipment. The passageway shall have continuous unobstructed solid flooring not less than 21- 30 inches (64G 762 mm) wide. A level service space not less than 30 inches (762 mm) deep and 30 inches (762 mm) wide shall be present at the front or service side of the equipment. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), or larcler where such dimensions are not large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. As a minimum access to the attic space shall be 1provided by one of the followin : 5. A permanent stair. 6. A pull down stair. 2006 ICC amendments 50 EXHIBIT B 7. An access door from an upper floor level. Exceptions: � The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed through the required opening. (Delete Exception #2.) (Reason: To provide a safe means of accessibility. Consistent with regional amendment to IMC 306.3.) **Section 306.5; change to read as follows 306.6 Equipment and appliances on roofs or elevated structures. Where equipment and appliances requiring access are installed on roofs or elevated structures at a an aggregate height exceeding 16 feet (4877 mm), such access shall be provided by a permanent approved means of access_, the extent of Nyhinh ch;;l1 ha from permanent exterior ladders providing roof access need not extend closer than 8 feet (2438 mm) to the finish grade or floor level below and shall extend to the equipment and appliance's level service space. Such access shall .. , {bulk of section to read the same)... on roofs having a slope greater than 4 units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33 -percent slope). A receptacle outlet shall be provided at or near the equipment and appliance location in accordance with the Electrical Code. (Reason: To assure safe access to roof appliances. Consistent with IMC amendments.) **Add Section 306.5.1.1 to read as follows: 306.5.1.1 Catwalk. On roofs having slopes greater than 4 units vertical in 12 units horizontal, a catwalk at least 16 inches in width with substantial cleats spaced not more than 16 inches apart shall be provided from the roof access to the worldng_platform at the appliance, (Reason: To assure safe access to roof appliances. Consistent with IMC amendments.) **Add Section 306.7 to read as follows: 306.7 Water heaters above -ground or floor. When the attic, roof, mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than eight (8) feet (2438 mm) above the ground or floor level, it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building. 306.7.1.. Whenever the mezzanine or platform is not adequately lighted or access to a receptacle outlet is not obtainable from the main level, lighting and a receptacle outlet shall be provided in accordance with Section 306.3.1. (Reason: To provide safe access to water heaters. Consistent with regional amendments to IPC 502.5 and IMC 306.7.) **Section 401.5; add a second paragraph to read as follows: 2006 ICC amendments 51 EXHIBIT B Both ends of each section of medium pressure corrugated stainless steel tubing shall identify its operating gas pressure with an approved tag. The tags are to be composed of aluminum or stainless steel and the following wording shall be stamped into the tag: "WARNING 112 to 5 psi gas pressure Do Not Remove" (Reason: To protect homeowners and plumbers.) "Section 4023; add an exception to read as follows: Exception: Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) shall be a minimum of 112". (Reason: Pipe less than 112" has a history in this region of causing whistling.) "Section 404.6; change to read as follows: 404.6 Piping in solid floors. Piping in solid floors shall be laid in channels in the floor and covered in a manner that will allow access to the piping with a minimum amount of damage to the building. Where such piping is subject to exposure to excessive moisture or corrosive substances, the piping shall be protected in an approved manner. As an alternative to installation in channels, the piping shall be installed in accordance with Section 404.11 a gating of srherdi ire ^n steed wrought iron DVG or ABS nine ith tightly sealed ends and joints. Both ends of suGh Gasing Sh;;" Pxtpnd AQt 1g;rq thAp :2 Opr, beyond the point where the nine emerges from the floor. (Reason: Referencing Section 404.11 provides CSST piping with outside venting.) "Section 404.9; change to read as follows: 404.9 Minimum burial depth. Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 42 18 inches (495 458 mm) below grade, exoepras previd^r ;n cerst;Dn^�^_off (Reason: To provide increased protection to piping systems.) ***Section 406.4; change to read as follows: 406.4 Test pressure measurement. Test pressure shall be measured with a monometer or with a pressure -measuring device designed and calibrated to read, record, or indicate a pressure loss caused by leakage during the pressure test period. The source of pressure shall be isolated before the pressure tests are made. For tests requiring a pressure of 3 psig mechanical gauges used t„ meas ire fest pares shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one half inches f3'/z"), a set hand. 1110 pound incrementation and pressure range not to exceed 6 psi for tests requiring a pressure of 3 psig. For tests requiring a pressure of 10 psis, mechanical gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one-half inches (3'/" ), a set hand, a minimum of 2110 pound incrementation and a 2006 ]CC amendments 52 EXHIBIT B pressure range not to exceed 20 psi. have a range sup -h thattheighe6t end ef the sn-ale- is, -n9t greater th;n five times the test nressur-e (Reason: To require the use of more accurate diaphragm gauges. Spring gauges do not provide accurate measurement below approximately 17 psig.) ***Section 406.4.1; change to read as follows: 406.4.1 Test pressure. The test pressure to be used shall be not less than „ne and- ene_half times the ,dosed -max' urn wGrking pressure, but n„t less than 3 3 psig (20 kPa gauge), or at the discretion of the Code Official, the piping and valves may be tested at a pressure of at least six (6) inches (152 mm) of mercury _measured with a manometer or slope gauge. iFreSpe6+i,design pressure. Mere the tact pipe.pressure exceeds 125 psig (862 kPa gauge), the test pressure shall nGt eXG9ed_ a value that predUGes a hoop stress in the piping greater thaR 50 peFGent ef the speGified minimu m yield strength of the For welded piping, and for piping carr, iinng gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3.48 kPa) (112 psi) and less than 200 inches of water column pressure (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi), the test pressure shall not be less than ten (10)pounds per square inch (69.6 kPa). For piping carrying as at a pressure that exceeds 200 inches of water column (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi), the test pressure shall be not less than one and one-half times the proposed maximum working pressure. (Reason: To provide for lesser pressures to coordinate with the use of more accurate diaphragm gauges.) ***Section 406.4.2; change to read as follows: 406.4.2 Test duration. Test duration shall be held for a length of time satisfactory to the Code Official, but in no case for A -et less than fifteen (15) minutes. For welded piping, and for piping carrying gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3.48 kPa), the test duration shall be held for a length of time satisfactory to the Code Official, but in no case for less than thirtv (30) minutes. Delete remainder of section (Reason: To comply with accepted regional practices.) **Add Section 409.1.4 to read as follows: 409.1.4 Valves in CSST installations. Shutoff valves installed with corrugated stainless steel (CSST) Piping systems shall be supported with an approved termination fitting, orequivalent sup ort suitable for the size of the valves of adequate strength and guality. and located at intervals so as to prevent or dam out excessive vibration but in no case greater than 12 -inches from the center of the valve. Supports shall be installed so as not to interfere with the free expansion and contraction of the system's piping,fittings, and valves between anchors. All valves and supports shall be designed and installed so theV will not be disengaged by movement of the supporting piping. (Reason: To provide proper security to CSST valves. These standards were established in this region in 1999 when CSST was an emerging technology.) 2006 ICC amendments 53 EXHIBIT B **Section 410.1; add a secondparagraph and exception to read as follows: Access to regulators shall comply with the requirements for access to appliances as specified in Section 306. Exception: A passageway or level services ace is not re uired when the regulator is capable of being serviced and removed through the required attic opening. (Reason: To require adequate access to regulators.) **Section 614.6; add a sentence to read as follows: The size of duct shall not be reduced along its developed length nor at the point of termination, (Reason: To clarify the size requirement. Consistent with regional amendment to IMC 504.6.) **Section 614.6.1; change to read as follows: 614.6.1 Maximum length. The maximum length of a clothes dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) from the dryer location to the outlet terminal with not more than two bends. When extra bends are installed, the maximum length of the duct shall be reduced 2.5 feet (762 mm) for each 45 -degree (0.79 rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90 -degree (1.6 rad) bend that occur after the first two bends, measuring in the direction of airflow. (Exception is unchanged} (Reason: To make more consistent with regional practice. Dryer technology has improved to the point where they should be capable of handling this. Consistent with regional amendment to IMC 504.6.1.) **Section 621.2; change to read as follows: 621.2 Prohibited use. One or more unvented room heaters shall not be used as the sole source of comfort heating in a dwelling unit. Exception: Existing approved unvented heaters may continue to be used in dwelling units, in accordance with the code provisions in effect when installed, when approved by the Code Official unless an unsafe condition is determined to exist as described in Section 108.7. (Reason: Gives code official discretion.) **Section 624.1.1; change to read as follows: 624.1.1 Installation requirements. The requirements for water heaters relative to access, sizing, relief valves, drain pans and scald protection shall be in accordance with the International Plumbing Code. (Reason: To clarify installation requirements. Also corresponds with amendments regarding water heater access.) END 1FGC 2006 ICC amendments 54 EX141BIT B Recommended Amendments to the 2006 International Mechanical Code North Central Texas Council of Governments region The following sections, paragraphs, and sentences of the 2006 International Mechanical Code are hereby amended as follows: Standard type is text from the IMC. Underlined type is text Inserted. Lined t" ^6 ig1 type is deleted text from the lnnr A double asterisk at the beginning of a section identifies an amendment carried over from the 2003 edition of the code and a triple asterisk identifies a new or revised amendment with the 2006 edition of the code. Highlighted sections are changes from previous Westlake amendments. "Section 902.8; change to read as follows: 102.8 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced herein shall be those that are listed in Chapter 15 and such codes, when specificallV adopted, and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall apply. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. An reference to NFPA 70 or the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. (Reason: Legal wording to recognize locally adopted codes and amendments adopted with referenced codes.) "Section 304.6; delete. (Reason: This provision does not reflect standard practice in this area. Consistent with regional amendment to IFGC 305.5.) "Section 304.9; change to read as follows: 304.9 Clearances from grade. Equipment and appliances installed at grade level shall be supported on a level concrete slab or other approved material extending above adjoining grade a minimum of 3 inches 76 mm or shall be suspended a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) above adjoining grade. (Reason: Consistent with current local practice. Consistent with regional amendment to IFGC 305.7.) "Section 306.3; change to read as follows: 306.3 Appliances in attics. Attics containing appliances requiring access shall be provided ... {bulk of paragraph unchanged) ... side of the appliance. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), or larder where such dimensions are not large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. As a minimum, for access to the attic space, provide one of the following: 8. A permanent stair. 9. A pull down stair. 10. An access door from an upper floor level. 2006 ICC amendments 55 1 WOM".11 t 11. Access Panel may be used in lieu of items 1. 2, and 3 with prior approval of the code official due to building conditions. Exceptions: 1. The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed... {remainder of section unchanged} (Reason: To provide a safe means of accessibility to appliances in attics and to allow for different types of construction limitations. Consistent with regional amendment to IFGC 306.3.) **Section 306.5; change to read as follows: 306.6 Equipment and appliances on roofs or elevated structures. Where equipment and appliances requiring access are installed on roofs or elevated structures at a an aggregate height exceeding 16 feet (4877 mm), such access shall be provided by a permanent approved means of access_, them extent of y.ghinh chall be from permanent exterior ladders providing roof access need not extend closer than 1.2 feet (3038 mm) to the finish grade or floor level below and shall extend to the equipment and appliance's level service space. Such access shall ... fbulk of section to read the same}... on roofs having a slope greater than 4 units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33 -percent slope). (Reason: To assure safe access to roof appliances and provide a greater level of security for equipment locate more than 16 feet above grade. Consistent with IFGC amendments.) ***Section 306.5.1; change to read as follows: 306.5.1 Sloped roofs. Where appliances, equipment, fans or other components that require service are installed en a rp-ef having a slope of three units ve-Aig-al in 12 uPits h9rizontal (25-PeFGeRt 619pe) Gr greatef on roofs having slopes greater than 4 units vertical in 12 units horizontal and having an edge more than 30 inches (762 mm) above grade at such edge, a catwalk at least 16 inches in width with substantial cleats spaced not more than 16 inches apart shall be provided from the roof access to a level platform at the appliance. The level platform shall be provided on each side of the appliance to which access is required for service, repair or maintenance. The platform shall be not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in any dimension and shall be provided with guards. The guards shall extend not less than 42 inches (1067 mm) above the platform, shall be constructed so as to prevent the passage of a 21 -inch -diameter (533 mm) sphere and shall comply with the loading requirements for guards specified in the international Building Code. (Reason: To assure safe access to roof appliances. Consistent with IFGC amendments.) **Add Section 306.6 to read as follows: 306.6 Water heaters above ground or floor. When the mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than ei ht 8 feet 2438 mm above the ground or floor level it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building. Exception: A max 10 gallon water heater (or larger with approval) is capable of being accessed through a lay -in ceiling and a water heater is installed is not more than ten 10 feet 3048 mm above the ground or floor level and may be reached with a portable ladder. 2006 ICC amendments 56 EXHIBIT B 306.6.1 Whenever the mezzanine or platform is not adeguately lighted or access to a receptacle outlet is not obtainable from the main level, lighting and a receptacle outlet shall be provided in accordance with Section 306.3.1. (Reason: To provide safe access to water heaters and to provide lighting and receptacle for maintenance of a ui ment. Consistent with re ional amendments to IFGC 306.7 and IPC 502.5. ***Section 307.2.2; change to read as follows: 307.2.2 Drain pipe materials and sizes. Components of the condensate disposal system shall be cast iron, galvanized steel, copper, cross-linked polyethylene, polybutylene, polyethylene, ABS, CPVC or schedule 80 PVC pipe or tubing when exposed to ultra violet light. All components shall be selected for the pressure_an4 temperature, and exposure rating of the installation. {Remainder unchanged} (Reason: To provide greater flexibility of materials when exposed to ultra violet light. ) ***Section 307.2.3; amend # 2 to read as follows: 2. A separate overflow drain line shall be connected to the drain pan provided with the equipment. Such overflow drain shall discharge to a conspicuous point of disposal to alert occupants in the event of a stoppage of the primary drain. The overflow drain line shall connect to the drain pan at a higher level than the primary drain connection. However, the conspicuous point shall not create a hazard such as dripping over a walking surface or other areas so as to create a nuisance. (Reason: Greater specificity in prohibited locations for condensate discharge. Consistent with regional amendment to IPC 314.2.1.) **Section 403.2.1; add an Item #5 to read as follows: 5. Toilet rooms within private dwellings that contain only a water closet lavatorV or combination thereof may be ventilated with an a2proved mechanical recirculating fan or similar device designed to remove odors from the air. (Reason: Consistent with common local practice. Consistent with regional amendment to IRC R303.3.) **Table 403.3, footnote g: change to read as follows: g. Transfer air permitted in accordance with Section 403.2.2. Toilet rooms within private dwellings that contain only a water closet, lavatory or combination thereof may be ventilated with an approved mechanical recirculating fan or similar device desianed to remove odors from the air. (Reason: Consistent with common local practice.) ***Section 501.2; add an exception to read as follows: 501.2 Exhaust discharge. The air removed by every mechanical exhaust system shall be discharged outdoors at a point where it will not cause a nuisance and not less than the distances specified in Section 501.2.1. The air shall be discharged to a location from which it cannot again be readily drawn in by a ventilating system. Air shall not be exhausted into an attic or crawl space. 2006 ICC amendments 57 1OK4;1131 "i 1. Whole -house ventilation -type attic fans shall be permitted to discharge into the attic space of dwelling units having private attics. 2. Commercial cooking recirculating systems. 3. Toilet room exhaust ducts may terminate in a warehouse or shop area when infiltration of outside air is present. (Reason: Provide a reasonable alternative in areas where a large volume of outside air is present.) *Section 504.6; add a sentence to read as follows: The size of duct shall not be reduced along its developed length nor at the point of termination. (Reason: To clarify size requirement. Consistent with regional amendment to IFGC 614.6.) "Section 504.6.1; change to read as follows: 504.6.1 Maximum length. The maximum length of a clothes dryer exhaust duct shall not exceed 25 feet (7620 mm) from the dryer location to the outlet terminal. The maximum length of the duct shall be reduced 2'/z feet (762 mm) for each 45 degree (0.79 rad) bend and 5 feet (1524 mm) for each 90 degree (1.6 rad) bend. The maximum length of the exhaust duct does not include the transition duct. Exception: Where the make and model of the clothes dryer to be installed is known and the manufacturer's installation instructions for such dryer are provided to the code official, the maximum length of the exhaust duct, including any transition duct, shall be permitted to be in accordance with the dryer manufacturer's installation instructions, and provided that a 4 inch by 6 inch sign red in color with white letters is permanently affixed to the structure stating the following: Warning: Dryer must be approved for vent length not to exceed 40 feet total developed length (TDL.) Duct Size: (Number) Total Developed Length: (Number) (Reason: To be consistent with regional practice. Dryer technology has improved and they should be capable of handling this. Consistent with regional amendment to IFGC 614.6.1.) *Section 607.5,9; change to read as follows: 607.6.1 Fire Walls. Ducts and air transfer openings permitted in fire walls in accordance with Section 705.11 of the International Building Code shall be protected with listed fire dampers installed in accordance with their listing. For hazardous_ exhaust systems see Section 510.1-510.9 IMC. (Reason: Correspond with unamended IBC 710.7.) END !MC 2006 ICC amendments 58 EXHIBIT B Amendments to the 2008 National Electrical Code REGIONAL AMENDMENTS* Section 230.77(A) add an exception. 230.71 Maximum Number of Disconnects. (A) General. The service disconnecting means for each service permitted by 230.2, or for each set of service -entrance conductors permitted by 230.40, Exception Nos. 1, 3, 4, or 5, shall consist of not more than six switches or sets of circuit breakers, mounted in a single enclosure, in a group of separate enclosures, or in or on a switchboard. There shall be no more than six sets of disconnects per service grouped in any one location. For the purpose ... {text unchanged)... shall not be considered a service disconnecting means. Exception: Multi -occupant Buildings. Individual service disconnecting means is limited to six for each occupant. The number of individual disconnects at one location may exceed six. REASON FOR CHANGE: This is currently the accepted installation practice of the region. No noteworthy complaints have surfaced. It is more reasonable than the current NEC requirements. It allows more than six disconnects grouped at one location. This also allows designers more flexibility in the placement of electrical meters and main service disconnects. **Section 300.79 add an exception. 300.11 Securing and Supporting. (A) Secured in Place. Raceways, cable assemblies, boxes, cabinets, and fittings shall be securely fastened in place. Support wires that do not provide secure support shall not be permitted as the sole support. Support wires and associated fittings that provide secure support and that are installed in addition to the ceiling grid support wires shall be permitted as the sole support. Where independent support wires are used, they shall be secured at both ends. Cables and raceways shall not be supported by ceiling grids. Exception: Ceiling grid support wires may be used for structural supports when the associated wiring is located in that area not more than two raceways or cables supported per wire with a maximum nominal metric desianation 16 (trade size Y21. REASON FOR CHANGE: To provide limited support of raceways and cables by ceiling grid support wire. **Section 310.15(B)(6) change to read as follows: 310.15 Ampacities for Conductors Rated 0-2000 Volts. (B) Tables. (6) 1201240 -Volt, 3 -Wire, Single -Phase Dwelling Services and Feeders. For dwelling units, conductors, as listed in Table 310.15(6)(6), shall be ... {text unchanged)... provided the requirements of 215.2, 220.61, and 230.42 are met. This Section shall not be used in conjunction with 220.82. 2006 ICC amendments 59 EXHIBIT B REASON FOR CHANGE: To provide a more reasonable margin of safety for dwelling service and feeder conductor allowable ampacities. *Section 500.8(A)(3) changed to read as follows: 500.8 Equipment. Articles 500 through 504 require equipment construction and installation that ensure safe performance under conditions of proper use and maintenance. FPN No. 1: It is important that inspection authorities and users exercise more than ordinary care with regard to installation and maintenance. FPN No. 2: Since there is no consistent relationship between explosion properties and ignition temperature, the two are independent requirements. FPN No. 3: Low ambient conditions require special consideration. Explosion proof or dust -ignition proof equipment may not be suitable for use at temperatures lower than -25°C (-13°F) unless they are identified for low-temperature service. However, at low ambient temperatures, flammable concentrations of vapors may not exist in a location classified as Class I, Division 1 at normal ambient temperature. (A) Suitability. Suitability of identified equipment shall be determined by one of the following: (1) Equipment listing or labeling (2) Evidence of equipment evaluation from a qualified testing laboratory or inspection agency concerned with product evaluation (3) Evidence acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction such as a manufacturer's self-evaluation or an Q_ eMner's ei4gineering udgmen+ an engineering Judgment signed and sealed by a qualified Registered Professional Engineer. FPN: Additional documentation for equipment may include certificates demonstrating compliance with applicable equipment standards, indicating special conditions of use, and other pertinent information. REASON FOR CHANGE: To better define the qualifications for an engineering judgment. "*Section 505.7(A) changed to read as follows: 505.7 Special Precaution. Article 505 requires equipment construction and installation that ensures safe performance under conditions of proper use and maintenance. FPN No. 1: It is important that inspection authorities and users exercise more than ordinary care with regard to the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations. FPN No. 2: Low ambient conditions require special consideration. Electrical equipment depending on the protection techniques described by 505.8(A) may not be suitable for use at temperatures lower than - 20°C (-4°F) unless they are identified for use at lower temperatures. However, at low ambient temperatures, flammable concentrations of vapors may not exist in a location classified Class I, Zones 0, 1, or 2 at normal ambient temperature. (A) Implementation of Zone Classification System. Classification of areas, engineering and design, selection of equipment and wiring methods, installation, and inspection shall be performed by qualified pensees Registered Professional Engineer. REASON FOR CHANGE: To better identify who is qualified to implement Zone Classification Systems. 2006 ICC amendments 60 EXHIBIT B **Section 680.25(A) changed to read as follows: 680.25 Feeders. These provisions shall apply to any feeder on the supply side of panelboards supplying branch circuits for pool equipment covered in Part II of this article and on the load side of the service equipment or the source of a separately derived system. (A) Wiring Methods. Feeders shall be installed in rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit, rigid polyvinyl chloride conduit, or reinforced thermosetting resin conduit. Electrical metallic tubing shall be permitted where installed on or within a building, and electrical nonmetallic tubing shall be permitted where installed within a building, or nonmetallic -sheathed cable or type SE cable shall be permitted where installed within the building served. Aluminum conduits shall not be permitted in the pool area where subject to corrosion. Exception: An existing feeder between an existing remote panel board and service equipment shall be permitted to be run in flexible metal conduit or an approved cable assembly that includes an equipment grounding conductor within its outer sheath. The equipment grounding conductor shall comply with 25024(A)(5). REASON FOR CHANGE: To allow for more flexibility of wiring methods associated with this type of installation. 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