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Ordinance 22524-12-2016 ORDINANCE NO. 22524-12-2016 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE FORT WORTH FIRE CODE, CITY CODE CHAPTER 13, BY ADOPTING THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, WITH LO- CAL AMENDMENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS AND THE COLLECTION OF FEES THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR THE INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF; PROVID- ING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE CUMULATIVE; PROVIDING FOR SEV- ERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICA- TION IN PAMPHLET FORM; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION IN THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER; PROVIDING FOR ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW, THEREFORE,BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FORT WORTH,TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 13-1 of the Code of the City of Fort Worth (2015) is amended to read as follows: Section 13-1. 2015 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE ADOPTED. (a) Code. The Fire Code of the City of Fort Worth is hereby revised and amended to con- form to the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code, of the International Code Coun- cil, as amended hereby, and the same as amended hereby is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the City of Fort Worth from the effective date thereof. (b) Appendices. The following provisions of the Appendices to the 2015 edition of the In- ternational Fire Code, as amended hereby, are hereby specifically adopted as amended as part of the Fire Code of the City of Fort Worth: Appendix B— Fire Flow Requirements for Buildings Appendix E— Hazard Categories Appendix G— Cryogenic Fluids—Weight and Volume Equivalents Appendix H— Commercial Inspections, Operational Permits and False Alarms (local amendment) Appendix I- Installation of Fire Service Features, Fire Protection Systems, and Other Construction Permits (local amendment) Appendix J— Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Parks (local amendment) Appendix K— Mobile Fueling Permit Fees (local amendment) Appendix L— Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP) and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement(HMIS) Instructions (published Appendix H from the 2015 IFC) Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 1 of 81 (c) One copy of the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code, including the Appendices thereto, marked Exhibit "A," is incorporated herein by reference and shall be filed in the office of the City Secretary for permanent record and inspection. (d) Any errata corrections published by the International Code Council for the 2015 Interna- tional Fire Code, as they are discovered, are considered as part of this code. SECTION 2. Section 13-2 of the Code of the City of Fort Worth (2015)is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. 13-2. Amendments. (a) The 2015 edition of the International Fire Code, including the Appendices thereto (Exhibit "A") is hereby amended as provided in this Section. One (1) copy of such amendments is specif- ically incorporated herein by reference and shall be filed in the office of the City Secretary for permanent record and inspection. (b) The 2015 edition of the International Fire Code is hereby amended by revising the following sections as follows: Chapter 1 ADNIINISTRATION SECTION 101 GENERAL Section 101.1 —Change to read as follows: 101.1 These regulations shall be known as the Fire Code of the City of Fort Worth, hereinaf- ter referred to as "this code." SECTION 102 APPLICABILITY Section 102.1 —Change Number 3. to read as follows: 3. Existing structures, facilities and conditions when required in Chapter 11 or in specific sections of this code. Section 102.3 Change to read as follows: Section 102.3 Change of use or occupancy. Changes shall not be made in the use or occupan- cy of any structure that would place the structure in a different division of the same group or oc- cupancy or in a different group of occupancies, unless such structure is made to comply with the requirements of this code, the Building Code and other codes as applicable. Subject to the ap- proval of the code official, the use or occupancy of an existing structure shall be permitted to be changed and the structure is allowed to be occupied for purposes in other groups without con- forming to all the requirements of this code,Building Code, and other applicable codes-for those Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 2 of 81 groups, provided the new or proposed use is less hazardous, based on life and fire risk, than the existing use. Section 102.4 Change to read as follows: 102.4 Application of other codes. The design and construction of new structures shall comply with this code, the Building Code, and other codes as applicable; and any alterations, additions, changes in use or changes in structures required by this code which are within the scope of other codes, shall be made in accordance therewith. Section 102.7 Change to read as follows: 102.7 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 80, and such codes, when specifically adopted, and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Section 102.7.1 and 102.7.2. 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. SECTION 103 DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PREVENTION Section 103.2 Delete. SECTION 104 GENERAL AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES Section 104.6 Change to read as follows: 104.6 Official records. The code official, as authorized, shall maintain official records as required by this section for a minimum period of time as required by the laws of the State of Texas. Section 104.9 Change the last sentence to read as follows: SECTION 105 PERMITS Section 105.1.1 —Add the following sentence to read as follows: Permits required by this code shall be obtained from the fire department. Permit fees shall be as defined in Appendix H, Appendix I, and Appendix K. Any work that is conducted without a required approved permit(s) shall be subject to doubling of the applicable re- quired fee(s) upon application for such required permit(s), as well as citation for code vio- lation, as per Section 109. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 3 of 81 Section 105.1.6 Delete. Section 105.1.6.1 —Delete. Section 105.1.7 Add to read as follows: 105.1.7 Operational permit fees. A fee as specified in Appendix H, Inspection Sched- ule and Procedures of Fire Inspection Permits and Fees, shall be charged for permits re- quired by Section 105.6 or permit renewal. Operational permit fees shall be paid prior to is- suance of the permit. Any person, business owner, or manager who fails to pay the required permit fees within a forty-five (45) day period from the statement date shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be issued a citation as prescribed by the Fire Code. Each day that the charges are delinquent shall constitute a separate offense. Section 105.3.3 Delete. Section 105.3.4 Delete. Section 105.4.1—Change to read as follows: 105.4.1 Submittals. Construction documents and supporting data shall be submitted with each application for a permit and in such form and detail as required by the fire code official. The construction documents shall be prepared by a registered design professional where required by the statutes of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. With regard to fire protection systems, submittals are required for the following: 1. Fire sprinkler systems with one (1) or more sprinklers installed for new sys- tems or any special hazard. Exception: Fire sprinkler systems with less than twenty (20) sprin- klers installed for a tenant finish (add/relocate). 2. Fire alarm systems with one (1) or more devices installed for new systems of any kind. Exception: Fire alarm systems with less than five (5) devices in- stalled for a tenant finish or renovation on an existing system. 3. Underground fire mains for all private underground fire mains serving, or with the intent to serve, private fire hydrants or fire protection systems. 4. Alternative fire extinguishing systems with one (1) or more nozzles in- stalled. 5. Standpipe systems with one (1) or more risers installed. 6. Smoke control or exhaust systems. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 4 of 81 7. Electronic access control systems. 8. Kitchen hood extinguishing systems. 9. Emergency responder radio coverage equipment/systems. Section 105.4.1.1 —Delete. Section 105.5 Add to bottom of list to read as follows: 8. The installer or contractor has failed to make reasonable progress on work for which a construction certificate previously has been issued. 9. A permit holder has failed to pay all prior fees assessed in accordance with this code. 10. Any of the provisions set forth in Appendix H, I, or K have been violated. Section 105.6 Change to read as follows: 105.6 Required operational permits. The fire code official is authorized to issue operational permits for the operations set forth in Sections 105.6.1 through 105.6.50. Section 105.6.5 Carnivals and Fairs Delete. Section 105.6.10 Covered and Open Mall Buildings Delete. Section 105.6.13 Dry Cleaning Delete. Section 105.6.14 Exhibits or Trade Shows Delete. Section 105.6.16 Fire Hydrants and Valves Delete. Section 105.6.28 Change to read as follows: 105.6.28 LP-gas. An operational permit is required for: 1. Storage and use of LP-gas. Exceptions: 1. A permit is not required for individual containers with a 500-gallon (1893 L) water capacity or less or multiple container systems having an aggregate quantity not exceeding 500 gallons (1893 L), serving occupan- cies in Group R-3. 2. An operational permit is not required for temporary use of individual containers with one hundred twenty-five (125) gallon (473 L)water capac- ity or less. Section 105.6.32 Change to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 5 of 81 105.6.32 Trench burning. An operational permit is required for all trench burning and such burning shall be conducted in accordance with Section 307.. Instructions and stipu- lations of the permit shall be adhered to. Section 105.6.36 Add an Exception to read as follows: Exception: Churches and places of worship used solely for worship. Section 105.6.40 Delete. Section 105.6.49 Add to read as follows: 105.6.49 Special operational permit. The fire code official is authorized to require and issue a special operational permit for any operation not listed elsewhere in this section if it is determined by the fire code official that an operation has the potential for presenting a hazardous condition and should continue only with the ability to track and monitor the situation that a permit will provide. Section 105.6.50-Add to read as follows: 105.6.50 Mobile fueling. A separate permit is required for each mobile refueling appa- ratus utilized for the purpose of transferring fuel in accordance with this section. A sepa- rate permit is required for each site where mobile refueling operations take place in ac- cordance with this section. Notwithstanding the requirements set out in Section 105, the fees for mobile refueling permits are as set forth in Appendix K. Section 105.7 Change to read as follows: 105.7 Required construction permits. The fire code official is authorized to issue construction permits for work as set forth in Sections 105.7.1 through 105.7.20. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to perform installation or modification of any fire protection system or access control system without first having obtained a permit from the fire department. Permits for fire protection systems shall only be issued to fire protection system contractors in accord- ance with Appendix I and as required by state law. Permits shall not be required for maintenance. Exception: Permits shall not be required for installation of tenant finish (add/relocate) of fire sprinkler systems when not more than ten (10) sprinklers are installed or relocat- ed for tenant finish only. This does not apply to fire sprinkler system installations for new systems, additions, or special systems, such as for a spray paint booth or industrial oven. Section 105.7.9 Delete. Section 105.7.15 Delete. Section 105.7.19 Change to read as follows: 105.7.19 Private underground fire main. A construction permit is required for the in- stallation or modification of a private underground water main that supplies a fire protec- Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 6 of 81 tion system and/or private fire hydrants. This includes underground piping that serves both fire and domestic purposes (such as to an apartment building sprinkler system). Mainte- nance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit. Section 105.7.20 Add to read as follows: 105.7.20 Electronic access control systems. Construction permits are required for the in- stallation or modification of an electronic access control system for security gates or egress doors. A separate construction permit is required for the installation or modification of a fire alarm system that may be connected to the access control system. Maintenance per- formed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit. SECTION 106 INSPECTIONS Section 106 2.3—Add to read as follows: 106.2.3 Certificate of fire inspection. A valid certificate of fire inspection is required for commercial and residential occupancies requiring a Certificate of Occupancy per the condi- tions specified in Appendix H. Section 106 2.4 Add to read as follows: 106.2.4 Penalty. Fire inspection fees shall be paid prior to issuance of a certificate of fire inspection. Any person, business owner, or manager who fails to pay the required inspec- tion fees within a forty-five (45) day period from the statement date shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be issued a citation as prescribed by Section 109.3. SECTION 108 BOARD OF APPEALS Section 108.1— Change to read as follows: 108.1 Board of Appeals . The Construction and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals shall act on fire code related matters commensurate with the provisions of the Fort Worth Build- ing Code. Applications for appeals shall be made to the Construction and Fire Preven- tion Board of Appeals. All references to the `Board" shall be deemed to refer to the Construction and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals. (Delete rest of this section.) Section 108.2 Delete. Section 108.3 Delete. SECTION 109 VIOLATIONS Section 109.4 Change to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 7 of 81 109.4 Violation penalties. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for all violations involving fire safety, or public health and sanitation and shall be fined not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for all other violations of this ordinance. Each day or any portion thereof during which any violation of this ordinance occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate offense and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable as herein provided. (Delete rest of this section.) SECTION 111 STOP WORK ORDER Section 111.4 Change as follows: 111.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a viola- tion or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not more—than Two Thousand—Dollars ($2,000.00). Chapter 2 DEFINITIONS SECTION 202 GENERAL DEFINITIONS Section 202—Add or change the following definitions to read as follows: [B] ATRIUM. (Change number of stories from two to three. Rest of definition remains un- changed.) BUILDING CODE. Building Code shall mean the International Building Code as adopted by this jurisdiction. [B] CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY. A change in the purpose or level of activity within a build- ing-that involves a change in application of the requirements of this code. The definition shall also apply to usage of the surrounding site and access to and from the building, structure or site, as necessary to achieve the purpose of this code, and to obtain compliance with other codes and ordinances of this jurisdiction. (Delete rest of definition.) ELECTRICAL CODE. Electrical Code shall mean the National Electrical Code as adopted by this jurisdiction. For the purposes of this code, all references to NFPA 70 and the ICC Electrical Code shall be assumed to mean the Electrical Code as defined herein. ENERGY CODE. Energy Code shall mean the International Energy Code as adopted by this jurisdiction. FIRE PREVENTION CODE (FIRE CODE). Fire Prevention Code, or Fire Code, shall mean the International Fire Code as adopted by this jurisdiction. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 8 of 81 FUEL GAS CODE. Fuel Gas Code shall mean the International Fuel Gas Code as adopted by this jurisdiction and shall be considered as part of the Plumbing Code. (See Plumbing Code.) HIGH-PILED COMBUSTIBLE STORAGE. Storage of combustible materials where the top of storage is greater than 12 feet (3658 mm) in height. High-piled combustible storage also in- cludes certain high-hazard commodities, such as rubber tires, Group A plastics, flammable or combustible liquids, idle pallets, Class 2 through 4 liquid and solid oxidizers, Class 1 and unclas- sified detonable organic peroxides, Class 3 and 4 unstable (reactive) materials, Class 2 or 3 wa- ter-reactive materials, and similar commodities, where the top of storage is greater than 6 feet (1829 mm) in height. Also, any building classified as a Group S Occupancy (S-1 or S-2, other than a Repair Garage or noncombustible storage only) or Speculative Warehouse Building, exceeding two thousand five hundred (2,500) sq. ft. that has an average clear height in excess of fourteen (14) feet, making it possible to be used for storage in excess of twelve (12) feet, shall be considered to be high-piled storage and shall comply with the provisions of this section. In all cases, the fire protection system shall be designed to accommodate the maximum building height available for storage, as approved by the fire code official. MECHANICAL CODE. Mechanical Code shall mean the International Mechanical Code as adopted by this jurisdiction. OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION. For the purposes of this code, certain occupancies are defined as follows: {Change as follows} [B] Business Group B. (Add the following use to this definition) Educational occupancies above the 12th grade with less than 50 occupants per room Fire stations Police stations (includes an area to confine or restrain up to five individuals) Training and skill development not within a school or academic program with an occu- pant load less than 50. High-hazard Group H-2. {Add the following occupancies to this definition) Aircraft paint hangars, in accordance with Section 412.6 of the Building Code. [B] Group I-1. {Add the following use to this definition) Orphanage for children over 2 1/2 years of age Foster home with more than 16 care recipients, exclusive of the primary family [B] Group I-2. (Add the following use to this definition) Orphanage for children under 2 1/2 years of age Foster home for more than five children 2 1/z years of age or less, exclusive of the primary family All I-1 and Group R uses, not regulated by the IRC, in which the occupants are not capa- ble of responding to an emergency situation without physical assistance from staff. [B] R-1. {Add the following use to this definition} Bed and Breakfast Inn as defined in the Zoning Code [B] R-2. (Add the following use to this definition) Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 9 of 81 Townhouse Apartments [B] R-3. {Add the following paragraph and use to this definition) This use shall include not more than two dwelling units that are an attached part of anoth- er use, e.g. caretaker unit for self-storage facility, residence over a commercial business, etc. Unless in separate detached one- or two-family structures, structures with three or more dwelling units on a single property shall constitute a Group R-2 apartment or Townhouse Apartment regardless of whether divided by fire walls or party walls. Bed and Breakfast Home as defined in the Zoning Code [B] R-4. {Add the following occupancies to this definition) Community Home as defined in the Zoning Code. Group Home I as defined in the Zoning Code PLUMBING CODE. Plumbing Code shall mean the International Plumbing Code and the In- ternational Fuel Gas Code as adopted by this jurisdiction. The term "Plumbing Code" applies to both codes as one (1) combined code. PRIVATE FIRE SERVICE MAIN. Private fire service main, also known as underground fire main, is that pipe and its appurtenances on private property: 1. Between a source of water and the base of the riser for water-based fire protection systems. 2. Between a source of water and inlets to foam making systems. 3. Between a source of water and the base of private hydrants or monitor nozzles. 4. Used as fire pump suction and discharge piping. 5. Beginning at the inlet side of the check valve on a gravity or pressure tank. REPAIR GARAGE. A building, structure or portion thereof used for servicing or repairing motor vehicles. This occupancy shall not include motor fuel-dispensing facilities, but shall in- clude any auto repair bays. This occupancy shall also include facilities involved in minor repair, modification and servicing of motor vehicles for items such as lube changes, inspections, wind- shield repair or replacement, shocks,minor part replacement and other such minor repair. RESIDENTIAL CODE. Residential Code shall mean the International Residential Code as adopted by this jurisdiction. SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY. Real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage and removing personal property on a self-service basis. TENANT FINISH. The relocation of existing devices or addition of new devices which are necessary to maintain an existing level of protection in an area. This does not include projects with the installation of new fire sprinkler risers or fire alarm control panels. The addition of new devices into previously unprotected areas is considered a new installation. Chapter 3 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 10 of 81 SECTION 307 OPEN BURNING Section 307.1 and 307.1.1—Delete and replace as follows: 307.1 Open burning. It shall be unlawful to burn or cause to be burned any combustibles including uncut grass, weeds, timber, rubbish, leaves, or other natural or synthetic materials on any street, alley, lot, or premises. Such prohibited fires shall include bonfires and fires used for ceremonial purposes. Exceptions: 1. Burning may be conducted for purposes of cooking or heating in a device desig- nated for such purpose by the manufacturer, in accordance with applicable sec- tions of this code. Solid fuel shall be limited to seasoned wood and charcoal. In- cinerators shall comply with Section 603.8. 2. When approved by the fire code official, burning with an approved trench burner may be permitted provided a standby firefighter is present if required by the fire code official. A permit shall be acquired as specified in Section 307.2.2 and ap- proved safety measures shall be employed. 3. When approved by the fire code official via Special Operational Permit for a cer- tain time period and along with any applicable safety precautions established by the fire code official. Section 307.2 Delete and replace as follows: 307. 2 Trench burns. Trench burns shall be conducted in air curtain trenches, in accordance with this section, or as required by the fire code official. Section 307.2.1—Delete and replace as follows: 307.2.1 Attendance. Trench burns shall be constantly attended until the fire is extin- guished. A minimum of one (1) portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand,water barrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization. Section 307.2.2 Add to read as follows: 307.2.2 Permit required. A permit shall be obtained from the fire code official in accord- ance with Section 105.6 prior to trench burning. Application for such approval shall only be presented by and permits issued to the representative or the owner of the land upon which the trench burn is to be kindled. Examples of state or local law, or regulations referenced elsewhere in this section may include but not be limited to the following: 1. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) guidelines and/or restrictions. 2. State, county or local temporary or permanent bans on open burning. 3. Local written policies as established by the fire code official_ Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 11 of 81 Section 307.2.3 Add to read as follows: 307.2.3 Location. The location for trench burning shall not be less than three hundred (300) feet from any structure and three hundred (300) feet from any property line, or as approved by the fire code official. Burning material shall be separated from any suscep- tible vegetation by a minimum fire break of fifty (50) feet. Section 307.4 Delete and replace as follows: 307. 4 Outdoor fireplaces. Permanent outdoor fireplaces or firepits constructed of noncombus- tible materials shall be located a minimum of ten (10) feet from a structure or shall meet the re- quirements of the Building Code as an indoor fireplace. Such devices shall comply with the Building Code via an approved Building Permit. Exceptions: 1. Outdoor fireplaces at one- and two-family dwellings. 2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system. Section 307.4.1—Delete and replace as follows: 307.4.1 Portable outdoor fireplaces. Portable outdoor fireplaces shall be used in ac- cordance with the manufacturer's instructions and shall not be operated within ten (10) feet (3048 mm) of a structure or combustible material. Exceptions: 1. Portable outdoor fireplaces at one- and two-family dwellings. 2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an approved auto- matic sprinkler system. Section 307.4.2 Delete. Section 307.4.3 Delete. Section 307.5 Change to read as follows: 307. 5 Attendance. Where approved, open burning, and use of portable and permanent outdoor fireplaces shall be constantly attended until the fire is extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher complying with Section 906 with a minimum 4-A rating or other approved on- site fire-extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck, shall be available for immediate utilization. SECTION 308 OPEN FLAMES Section 308.1.4 Change to read as follows: 308.1.4 Open-flame cooking devices. Open-flame cooking devices, such as charcoal and propane grills and other similar devices used for cooking shall not be located or used on Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 12 of 81 combustible balconies, decks,or within ten (10) feet (3048 mm) of combustible construc- tion. Exceptions: {No change.) Section 308.1.6.2 Change Exception Number 3. to read as follows 3. Torches or flame-producing devices in accordance with Section 308.1.3. Section 308.1.6.3 -Change to read as follows: 308.1.6.3 Sky Lanterns. A person shall not release or cause to be released an unmanned free- floating device containing an open flame or other heat source, such as but not limited to a_sky lantern. Section 308.3.1— Change Number 5 to read as follows: 5. The flame shall be enclosed, except where openings on the side for air supply are not more than 0.375 inch (9.5 mm) diameter or where openings are on the top. The candle must be located in the holder so that there is a minimum of 2 inches (50.8 mm) be- tween the top of the flame and any combustible material that might be placed on top of the holder. SECTION 311 VACANT PREMISES Section 311.4 Change to read as follows: 311.4 Removal of combustible and hazardous materials. Upon vacating or abandoning any premises, the owner and occupant thereof shall be jointly and severally responsible for re- moving any and all noxious and hazardous material or waste matter which has been deposited, allowed to come to rest, or permitted to accumulate thereon, and such premises shall be left in a clean and neat condition. When the fire department initiates removal of such materials described in this section, the owner and occupant shall be liable for any and all expenses accrued for this service. Exception: This section shall not apply to materials in heating, air-conditioning, and re- frigeration systems installed in accordance with Chapter 6 or exempted herein. Section 311.5 Change to read as follows: 311.5 Placards. The fire code official is authorized to require marking of any vacant or aban- doned buildings or structures determined to be unsafe pursuant to Section 110 of this code relat- ing to structural or interi or hazards, as required by Section 311.5.1 through 311.5.5. SECTION 315 MISCELLANEOUS COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS STORAGE Section 315.3.5 Add to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 13 of 81 315.3.5 Agricultural products and combustible fibers. The outdoor storage of hay, straw, combustible fibers or other similar product within 50 feet of a building or other combustible storage is prohibited. All exposed surfaces of such agricultural product storage shall be covered by a tarpaulin or similar cover which has been rendered flame retardant. Section 319 Add to read as follows: SECTION 319 REMOVAL OF DEBRIS OR PARTIALLY BURNED BUILDING AFTER A FIRE 319.1 Removal of debris or partially burned building after a fire. The owner or person having under his control or in his possession upon any premises any hay, straw, bales of wool, cotton, paper, or other substances which have been rendered useless or unmarketable by reason of any fire on such premises, or any debris resulting from such fire shall remove the same from such premises within forty-eight hours after notice to do so has been given by the code official. 319.2 Burned or partially burned structure. Whenever any building or other structure is partially burned, the owner thereof or the person in charge or control thereof, within ten (10) days after notice from the code official, shall remove from the premises all refuse, debris, charred and partially burned lumber, and material. If such building or other structure is burned to such an extent that it is rendered incapable of being repaired, the owner of the property upon which same is located or the person in control thereof, within ten (10) days after notice from the code official, shall remove from the premises all of the remaining portion of the building or structure. Chapter 4 EMERGENCY PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS SECTION 401 GENERAL Section 401.3 Change to read as follows: 401.3 Reporting of emergencies and false alarms. In the event of a fire or discovery of a fire, smoke, or unauthorized release of flammable or hazardous materials on any property, the owner or occupant shall immediately report such condition to the fire department. The code offi- cial shall be immediately notified when an unauthorized discharge becomes reportable under state, federal, or local regulations. Provisions shall be made for controlling and mitigating unauthorized discharges. Any person, firm, or corporation responsible for any unauthorized discharge shall institute and com- plete all actions necessary to remedy the effects of such unauthorized discharge, whether sudden or gradual, at no cost to the City of Fort Worth. When deemed necessary by the code official, clean-up may be initiated by the fire department or by an authorized individual or firm. All costs associated with such clean-up shall be borne by the owner, operator, or other person responsible for the unauthorized discharge. Reference Section 2703.3 (Release of Hazardous Materials). {Delete rest of paragraph.} Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 14 of 81 Section 401.5 Add sentence to read as follows: Reference Section H105 with regard to fees for false alarms. Section 404.2.3.1— Change to read as follows: 404.2.3.1 Lockdown plan contents. Lockdown plans shall be submitted to the fire code official and shall include the type and arrangement of security devices to be utilized, as well as the fol- lowing: {No change to remainder of section.} Chapter 5 FIRE SERVICE FEATURES SECTION 501 GENERAL Section 501.4 Change to read as follows: 501.4 Timing of installation. When fire access roadways, fire lanes, and fire hydrants are required to be installed for any structure or development, they shall be installed, tested, and ap- proved prior to the time of which construction has progressed beyond completion of the founda- tion of any structure, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. Reference Section 503.2.3 (Surface). {Delete rest of paragraph.} Exception: Tilt-wall and noncombustible construction — construction access roads shall accommodate all fire lane requirements of this code, with the exception of surface type and marking. Fire lanes and fire hydrants shall be complete and approved prior to any combustible materials storage at the construction site or combustible construction, including, but not limited to, roofing materials. SECTION 503 FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS Section 503.1.1—Add the following sentence to the first paragraph as follows: Except for one- or two-family dwellings, the path of measurement shall be along a mini- mum of a five (5) feet wide unobstructed pathway around the external walls of the struc- ture. This is not a building setback requirement. Section 503.1.2.1 —Add to read as follows: 503.1.2.1 Remoteness. Where two fire apparatus access roads are required, they shall be placed a distance apart equal to not less than one half of the length of the maximum overall diagonal dimension of the property or area to be served, measured in a straight line be- tween accesses. The fire code official is authorized to approve a reduced remoteness di- mension, based on topography, flood plains, intervening structures or properties, etc. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 15 of 81 Exception: One- or two-family dwelling and multiple-family residential developments - the location of the secondary access must be approved by the fire code official. Section 503.1.4 through 503.1.8 -Add to read as follows: 503.1.4 Buildings more than 55 feet in height. A building where the topmost occupied floor level is more than fifty-five (55) feet in height above the lowest level of fire depart- ment vehicle access shall be accessible by a public street or fire apparatus access road that is not less than fifteen (15) feet nor more than twenty-five (25) feet from the inside curb to the building face along at least one-half of the length of two sides of the building. Such tall buildings shall also be provided with two separate and approved fire apparatus access roads. 503.1.5 Hazardous materials. The fire code official is authorized to require more than one fire apparatus access road based on the existence of a Group H occupancy or facility, hazardous materials storage, tank farms, or other hazardous operations that might affect fire department access. 503.1.6 One- or two-family dwelling residential developments. Developments of one- or two-family dwellings where the number of dwelling units exceed thirty (30) units shall be provided with at least two separate and approved fire apparatus access roads. Exception: The number of dwelling units on a single fire apparatus access road shall be allowed to increase to forty (40) if the development will connect to future devel- opments as determined by the fire code official. 503.1.7 Multiple-family residential developments. Multiple-family residential projects having more than one hundred (100) dwelling units shall be provided with at least two sep- arate and approved fire apparatus access roads. 503.1.8 Group E. All Group E occupancies shall be provided with at least two separate and approved fire apparatus access roads. Section 503.2.1 —Change to read as follows: 503.2.1 Dimensions. Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 20 feet (6096 mm), exclusive of shoulders, except in multi-family complexes, where the minimum shall not be less than twenty-six (26) feet, and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 14 feet(4267 mm). Section 503.2.3 Change to read as follows: 503.2.3 Surface. Fire lanes shall be designated and maintained to support a twelve thousand five hundred (12,500) pound wheel loading. The surface shall be designed to pro- vide all-weather driving capability and constructed of asphalt or concrete, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. When approved by the fire code official, other surfaces may be utilized for the purpose of vertical construction to accommodate the requirements of Section 501.4 (Timing of Installation) with signed/sealed design by a Licensed Profes- Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 16 of 81 sional Civil Engineer in the State of Texas indicating compliance with all Fort Worth Fire Code requirements for Fire Department Apparatus Access Roads. {Delete rest of para- graph.) Section 503.2.4 Change to read as follows: 503.2.4 Turning radius. The minimum inside turning radius shall be twenty-five (25) feet, and the minimum outside radius shall be either fifty-one (51) feet in multi-family complexes or forty-five (45) feet otherwise. {Delete rest of paragraph j Section 503.2.5 Change to read as follows: 503.2.5 Dead ends. All dead-end fire lanes in excess of one hundred fifty (150) feet in length shall be provided with a turnaround meeting the requirements of Figure 503.2.5. The cul-de-sac design shall be used unless the code official permits the use of alternate designs. {Delete rest of paragraph.} Figure 503.2.5* 50' 20' V 25R V25'112 20' 50' 25'R 50' 25'R 25'R ~ 20' i 50' 2-5 *Reference Sections 503.2.1 and 4 with regards to required widths and radii. Section 503.2.7 Change to read as follows: 503.2.7 Grade. Grade incline of fire lanes in any direction shall not exceed six (6) per- cent. The fire code official shall have the authority to approve an increase in the grade Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 17 of 81 incline up to ten (10) percent when adequate justification is presented, such as topograph- ical constraints.-{Delete rest of paragraph.} Exception: When such portions of the fire lane are not potentially necessary for aerial operations of any kind and when approved by the fire code official. Section 503.3 Change to read as follows: 503.3 Marking. Approved striping or signs shall be provided and maintained for fire appa- ratus roads to identify such roads and prohibit the obstruction thereof. Signs and striping shall be maintained in a clean and legible condition at all times and be replaced or repaired when neces- sary to provide adequate visibility. {Delete rest ofparagraph.) 1. Striping. Fire apparatus access roads shall be marked by painted lines of red traf- fic paint six (6) inches in width to show the boundaries of the lane. The words "NO PARKING FIRE LANE" shall appear in four (4) inch white letters at twen- ty-five (25) foot feet intervals on the red border markings along both sides of the fire lane. Where a curb is available, the striping shall be on the vertical face of the curb. See Figure 503.1. 2. Signs. Shall read "NO PARKING FIRE LANE" and shall be twelve (12) inches wide and eighteen (18) inches high with a companion sign twelve (12) inches wide and six (6) inches high stating "TOW AWAY ZONE." Signs shall be paint- ed on a white background with letters and borders in red, using not less than two (2) inch lettering. Signs shall be permanently affixed to a stationary post and the bottom of the sign shall be six (6) feet, six (6) inches above finished grade. Signs shall be spaced not more than fifty (50) feet apart along both sides of the fire lane. Signs may be installed on permanent buildings or walls or as approved by the code official. Figure 503.1 CORRECT I! INCORRECT ! Section 503.4 Change to read as follows: 503.4 Obstruction of fire apparatus access roads. Fire apparatus access roads shall not be obstructed in any manner, including the parking of vehicles. The minimum widths and clearanc- Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 18 of 81 es established in Section 503.2.1 and 503.2.2 and any area marked as a fire lane as described in Section 503.3 shall be maintained at all times. Section 503.6 Change to read as follows: 503.6 Security gates. Except as prohibited by other ordinances, the installation of security gates that restrict fire department access to a property or access to the fire apparatus access road require approval by the fire code official. Where security gates are installed, an approved means of emergency operation is required. The security gates and the emergency operation shall be maintained operational at all times. Electric gate operators, where provided, shall be listed in accordance with UL 325. Gates intended for automatic operation shall be designed, constructed and installed to comply with the requirements of ASTM F 2200 503.6.1 Manual Gates. Manually operated gates shall have an approved lock installed to allow fire department access. A hold-open device shall be installed, such that the gate will remain in the open position until manually released to close. 503.6.2 Electric Gates. Electrically operated gates shall be operated with an approved key switch. The key switch shall be installed on the column or post near the electrical con- trol box (preferably on the right hand side). When the key switch is operated, the gate shall remain in the open position until manually reset. A mechanical manual release or a "fail safe" gate operating mechanism shall be provided for electrically operated gates in case of power failure. Electric gate operators shall be listed in accordance with UL 325. Gates intended for au- tomatic operation shall be designed, constructed and installed to comply with the require- ments of ASTM F 2200. An Access Control Permit from the fire department is required for electrically operated gates. For multi-family occupancies where gates are provided that obstruct fire apparatus access roads, at least one gate shall be electric and comply with the requirements of this section. 503.6.3 Dimensions. All gates crossing fire apparatus access roads shall have a minimum twenty (20) feet clear width when opened. 503.6.4 Existing gates. All manual gates restricting fire department access that are locked shall comply with Section 503.6.1. All electric gates restricting fire department access shall comply with Section 503.6.2. Section 503.6.3 may be applied retroactively when re- quired by the fire code official where it is determined that fire department access is restrict- ed by such gate(s). When an electric gate operator must be replaced, such replacement shall comply with all requirements of Section 503.6. SECTION 505 PREMISES IDENTIFICATION Section 505.1 —Change to read as follows: 505.1 Premises identification. Approved address shall be provided for all new and existing buildings in accordance with the fire department's addressing policies. {Delete rest of para- graph.} Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 19 of 81 SECTION 506 KEY BOXES Section 506.1 —Change to read as follows: 506.1 Key boxes. In any building which contains an elevator, any building or complex which contains a fire alarm system, or when access to or within a structure or an area is unduly difficult because of secured openings, or where immediate access is necessary for life saving or fire- fighting purposes, a key box shall be installed. The key box shall be a type approved by the fire code official and shall contain keys to gain necessary access to any areas required by the code official. Keys to elevators, fire alarm control panels, and safety data sheets shall be included in the key box. When installed for the primary purpose of providing access to the fire alarm system serving an apartment complex, the key box shall be placed at the exterior entrance of the proper- ty manager's office and shall be suitably marked as such. {Delete rest ofparagraph.) Section 506.3 Add to read as follows: 506.3 Location. Key box shall be located at the front of the building six (6) to eight (8) feet above grade level and within five (5) feet of the right side of the main entrance as viewed from the outside, unless alternate or additional locations are approved or required by the fire code offi- cial, such as fire pump room or sprinkler riser room access doors, etc. SECTION 507 FIRE PROTECTION WATER SUPPLIES Section 507.4 Change to read as follows: 507.4 Water supply test date and information. The water supply test used for hydraulic calculation of fire protection systems shall be provided by the Water Department via hydraulic water model of the water supply system as approved by the fire code official, or where allowed, conducted in accordance with NFPA 291 "Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants" and within one year of fire protection plans submittal. The exact location of the water model node or of the static/residual hydrant and flow hydrant shall be indicated on the design drawings. All fire protection plan submittals shall be accompanied by a hard copy of the water model or water flow supply test report from the Fort Worth Water Department, or as approved by the fire code official. The licensed contractor must then design the fire protection system based on this fluctuation information as approved by the fire code official. Reference Section 903 as to additional safety factor required. {Delete rest ofparagraph.) Section 507.5.1 —Change to read as follows: 507.5.1 Required installations. All fire hydrants shall be accessible to the fire depart- ment apparatus by roadways meeting the requirements of Section 503. All fire hydrants shall meet the specifications of the Fort Worth Water Department for Dry-Barrel Fire Hy- drants, or as approved by the fire code official. (Delete rest ofparagraph.) Fire hydrants shall be installed in accordance with the following criteria: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 20 of 81 1. For all R-3 and Group U Occupancies, fire hydrants shall be installed such that there is not more than one thousand (1,000) feet (five hundred foot radius) of space between hydrants along a direct horizontal line. No point on a building shall exceed a six hundred (600) feet hose lay distance using the route of access that fire department personnel would travel between the hydrant and the building. 2. For other than R-3 and Group U occupancies, all land uses, including multi- family complexes, shall have fire hydrants installed such that there is no more than six hundred (600) feet (three hundred feet radius) of space between hydrants along a direct horizontal line. No point on any structure shall exceed five hundred (500) feet hose lay distance, using the route of access that fire department person- nel would travel between the hydrant and the structure. 3. A fire hydrant shall be installed no more than one hundred-fifty (150) feet from fire department connections for a standpipe system, and three hundred (300) feet from fire department connections for a sprinkler and/or combined system. 4. All fire hydrants shall be installed at least two (2) feet, but not more than nine (9) feet, from the curb face of a paved street or edge of a designated approved fire ac- cess roadway. 5. All fire hydrants shall be installed such that the center of the main outlet on the front of the hydrant is not less than eighteen (18) inches, nor more than forty-eight (48) inches, above grade level. 6. Only National Standard three-way hydrants that open in the clockwise direction are approved. 7. All fire hydrant threads must be National Standard hose threads or as approved by the fire code official. 8. Where fire hydrants are installed on a metered water supply or are not owned by the City of Fort Worth, said hydrants shall be maintained by the legal owner in satisfactory operating condition and kept free of obstructions at all times. 9. All private fire hydrants shall be painted red and shall be properly maintained by the property owner. All public fire hydrants shall be provided with two coats of aluminum paint, as required by the Fort Worth Water Department specifications for Dry-Barrel Fire Hydrants. Section 50 7.5.4 Change to read as follows: 507.5.4 Obstruction. Unobstructed access to fire hydrants shall be maintained at all times. Posts, fences, vehicles, growth, trash, storage and other materials or objects shall not be placed or kept within three (3) feet of fire hydrants, fire department inlet connec- tions or fire protection system control valves in a manner that would prevent such equip- ment or fire hydrants from being immediately discernible or accessible. The fire depart- Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 21 of 81 meat shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection equipment or fire hydrants. SECTION 509 FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION AND ACCESS Section 509.1.2 Add to read as follows: 509.1.2 Sign Requirements. Unless more stringent requirements apply, lettering for signs required by this section shall have a minimum height of two (2) inches when locat- ed inside a building and four (4) inches when located outside, or as approved by the fire code official. The letters shall be of a color that contrasts with the background. Chapter 6 BUILDING SERVICES AND SYSTEMS SECTION 603 FUEL-FIRED APPLIANCES Section 603.3—Add sentence to read as follows: Flammable and combustible liquids tanks and their appurtenances shall comply with Chapter 57, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. Section 603.3.2.1 - Change Exception to read as follows: Exception: The aggregate capacity limit shall be permitted to be increased to 3,000 gal- lons (11 356 L) in accordance with all requirements of Chapter 57. {Delete rest of excep- tion(s).) Section 603.3.2.2 - Change to read as follows: 603.3.2.2 Restricted use and connection. Tanks installed in accordance with Section 603.3.2 shall be used only to supply fuel oil to fuel-burning equipment installed in ac- cordance with Section 603.3.2.4. Connections between tanks and equipment supplied by such tanks shall be made using closed piping systems. Section 603.4.2.L I —Change Note 3. to read as follows: 3. On roofs or exterior balconies. Exceptions: 1. Roofs of noncombustible construction. 2. For exterior balconies where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system. 3. LP-gas cooking or heating devices having an LP-gas container with a water capacity not greater than 2 1/2 pounds [nominal 1 pound (0.454 kg) LP-gas capacity]. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 22 of 81 Chapter 8 INTERIOR FINISH,DECORATIVE MATERIALS AND FURNISHINGS SECTION 806 DECORATIVE VEGETATION Section 806.L I — Change to read as follows: 806.1.1 Restricted occupancies. Natural cut trees shall be prohibited within ambulatory care facilities and Group A, B, E, 1-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, M, R-1, R-2, and R-4 Occupancies. Exceptions: 1. Trees located in areas protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system in- stalled in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 shall not be prohibited in Groups A, B2 E,M, R-1, and R-2. 2. Trees shall be allowed within dwelling units in Group R-2 Occupancies. Section 806.1.4 Add to read as follows: 806.1.4 Flame retardance. Trees shall be properly treated with an approved flame retard- ant. Exception: Flame retardance shall not be required within dwelling units in Group R- 2 Occupancies. Section 806.1.5 Add to read as follows: 806.1.5 Tags. Trees shall bear a tag stating date of placement in public building, type of flame retardant treatment used, name of the person who applied the flame retardant, name of the person affixing the tag, and of designated person making daily tests for dryness. SECTION 807 DECORATIVE MATERIALS OTHER THAN DECORATIVE VEGETATION IN NEW AND EXISTING BUILDINGS Section 807.3 Change to read as follows: 807.3 Combustible Decorative Materials. In occupancies in Groups A, E, I, and R-1, and dor- mitories in Group R-2, curtains, draperies, fabric hangings and other similar combustible decora- tive materials suspended from walls or ceilings shall comply with Section 807.4 and shall not exceed 10 percent of the specific wall or ceiling area to which they are attached. Section 807.5.2.2 and 3 Change to read as follows: 807.5.2.2 Artwork in Corridors. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on the walls of corridors to not more than 20 percent of the wall area. Such materials shall not be continuous from floor to ceiling or wall to wall. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings, and other decorative material, other than artwork, suspended from the walls or ceilings Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 23 of 81 shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Exception: Corridors protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 shall be limited to 50 percent of the wall area. 807.5.2.3 Artwork in Classrooms. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on walls of classrooms to not more than 50 percent of the specific wall area to which they are attached. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material, other than artwork, sus- pended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Section 807.5.5.2 and 3 - Change to read as follows: 807.5.5.2 Artwork in Corridors. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on the walls of corridors to not more than 20 percent of the wall area. Such materials shall not be continuous from floor to ceiling or wall to wall. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material, other than artwork, suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Exception: Corridors protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 shall be limited to 50 percent of the wall area. 807.5.5.3 Artwork in Classrooms. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on walls of classrooms to not more than 50 percent of the specific wall area to which they are attached. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material, other than artwork, suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation perfor- mance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Chapter 9 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS SECTION 901 GENERAL Section 901.1 —Add sentence to read as follows: Fire protection equipment required by this code shall be listed or approved for the intended use by a nationally recognized testing laboratory,unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. Section 901.2 Add sentence to read as follows: Submittal of plans, specifications, and appropriate calculations for fire protection systems and appurtenances shall be made to the fire department by a fire protection systems contractor who is appropriately licensed per the Texas Administrative Code requirements and registered with the Fort Worth Fire Department. Section 901.5.1—Add the following to the sentence: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 24 of 81 , unless otherwise approved by the building and fire code officials contingent on fire watch or other mitigating factors/requirements. Section 901.6 Change to read as follows: 901.6 Inspection, testing and maintenance. The building owner and/or occupant shall be re- sponsible for assuring that all fire sprinkler systems, fire hydrant systems, standpipe systems, fire alarm systems, portable fire extinguishers, smoke and heat vents, smoke control and exhaust sys- tems, and other fire protective or extinguishing systems or appliances are maintained in an opera- tive condition at all times, and are replaced or repaired where defective. Such systems shall be extended, altered or augmented as necessary to maintain and continue protection whenever any building so equipped is altered, remodeled or added to. All additions, repairs, alterations and ser- vicing shall be in accordance with this chapter. Non-required fire protection systems and equip- ment shall be inspected, tested and maintained or removed, upon approval of the fire code offi- cial. The fire code official may require the testing of any fire protection or extinguishing sys- tem, at the owner's expense, when evidence is found to indicate possible impairment of the sys- tem. All tests and inspections required herein shall be conducted by persons approved by the fire code official. {Delete rest of paragraph.} Section 901.6.1.1—Add to read as follows: 901.6.1.1 Standpipe Testing. Building owners/managers must maintain and test standpipe systems as per NFPA 25 requirements. The following additional requirements shall be ap- plied to the testing that is required every 5 years: I. The piping between the Fire Department Connection (FDC) and the standpipe shall be backflushed when foreign material is present, and also hydrostatically tested for all FDC's on any type of standpipe system. Hydrostatic testing shall also be conducted in accordance with NFPA 25 requirements for the different types of standpipe systems. 2. For any manual (dry or wet) standpipe system not having an automatic water supply capable of flowing water through the standpipe, 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 connec- tion functions properly. Confirm that there are no open hose valves prior to introducing water into a dry standpipe to prevent potential water damage. There is no required pres- sure criteria at the outlet. Verify that check valves function properly and that there are no closed water supply control valves on the system that prevent proper operation of the system. 3. Any pressure relief, reducing, or control valves shall be flow tested or exercised in ac- cordance with the requirements of NFPA 25. All hose valves shall be exercised. 4. If the FDC is not already provided with approved locking caps, the contractor shall in- stall such caps for all FDC inlets, as required by the fire code official. 5. Upon successful completion of standpipe test,place a blue tag (as per"Texas Adminis- trative Code, Title 28. Insurance, Part L Texas Department of Insurance, Chapter 34. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 25 of 81 State Fire Marshal, Subchapter G. Fire Sprinkler Rules, 28 TAC § 34.720. Inspection, Test and Maintenance Service (ITM) Tag") at the bottom of each standpipe riser in the building. The tag shall be check-marked as "Fifth Year" for Type of ITM, and the note on the back of the tag shall read"5 Year Standpipe Test" at a minimum. 6. The procedures required by "Texas Administrative Code, Title 28. Insurance, Part I. Texas Department of Insurance, Chapter 34. State Fire Marshal, Subchapter G. Fire Sprinkler Rules, 28 TAU with regard to Yellow Tags and Red Tags or any deficien- cies noted during the testing, including the required notification of the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (Fire Marshal) shall be followed. 7. Additionally, records of the testing shall be maintained by the owner and contractor, if applicable, as required by the State Rules mentioned above and NFPA 25. 8. Standpipe system tests where water will be flowed external to the building shall not be conducted during freezing conditions or during the day prior to expected night time freezing conditions. 9. Contact the fire code official for requests to remove existing fire hose from Class II and III standpipe systems where employees are not trained in the utilization of this 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. 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 accidental activations, the fire department and the fire code official shall be notified immediately and, where required by the code official, the building shall be either 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. Where utilized, fire watches shall be provided with at least one approved means for noti- fication of the fire department and their only duty shall be to perform constant patrols of the pro- tected premises and keep watch for fires, or as required by the fire code official. Section 901.8.2 Change to read as follows: 901.8.2 Removal of occupant-use hose lines. The fire code official is authorized to permit the removal of new or existing occupant-use hose lines and hose valves where all of the following conditions exist: 1. The hose line(s)would not be utilized by trained personnel or the fire department. 2. If the occupant-use hose lines are removed, but the hose valves are required to remain as per the fire code official, such shall be-compatible with local fire department fit- tings. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 26 of 81 SECTION 903 AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS Section 903.1.1— Change to read as follows: 903.1.1 Alternative protection. Alternative automatic fire-extinguishing systems com- plying with Section 904 shall be permitted in addition to required automatic sprinkler protection where recognized by the applicable standard, or as approved by the fire code official. Section 903.1.1.3 Add to read as follows: 903.1.1.3 Exterior projections/canopies. All exterior projections/canopies exceeding 4 ft. in width/depth from the building, whether attached or not, shall be sprinklered. Exception: 1. Canopies meeting NFPA 13 requirements for noncombustible or limited combustible construction or fire retardant treated wood for pedestrian use only. 2. Canopies that are detached/separated from the sprinklered building as re- quired by the Building Code to be considered a separate building and meeting the allowable area requirements of the Building Code as a non- sprinklered building. Section 903.1.2 Add to read as follows: 903.1.2 Residential systems. Reductions to Building Code provisions, commonly re- ferred to as "building code tradeoffs," shall not apply to systems installed in accordance with NFPA 13R or 13D unless authorized as specified in Section 903.1.2 of the Building Code. When "tradeoffs" are used in the building design that are not authorized for NFPA 13R or 13D systems, the sprinkler installation shall be in accordance with NFPA 13. Residential sprinkler systems installed in accordance with NFPA 13R shall in- clude attic sprinkler protection in buildings of three or more stories. Section 903.2 Change as follows and delete Exception: 903.2 Where required. Approved automatic sprinkler systems in new buildings and structures shall be provided in the locations described in Section 903.2.1 through 903.2.12. In order to prohibit elevator shunt trip, automatic sprinklers shall not be in- stalled in elevator machine rooms, elevator machine spaces, and elevator hoistways (ex- cept for hydraulic elevator pits where such does not initiate the shunt trip requirement in the State Elevator Code), or as approved by the fire code official. Storage shall not be al- lowed within the elevator machine room. Signage shall be provided at the entry doors to the elevator machine room indicating "ELEVATOR MACHINERY — NO STORAGE ALLOWED." Such signage shall comply with Section 509. Exception: {Delete Exception in its entirety}. Section 903.2.1.2 Add exception after first paragraph to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 27 of 81 Exception: Where the building is existing, single story, and multi-tenant with independ- ent egress per tenant space, only the single tenant fire area (separated by fire barriers) shall require sprinkler protection. Section 903.2.1.3 Add exception after first paragraph to read as follows: Exception: Where the building is existing, single story, and multi-tenant with independ- ent egress per tenant space, only the single tenant fire area (separated by fire barriers) shall require sprinkler protection. Section 903.2.1.6 Delete the exception. Section 903.2.4.1 —Add sentence to end of first paragraph as follows: Reference Section 2803.2.2 as to dust collection system requirements for such operations. Section 903.2.7 Add exception after first paragraph to read as follows: Exception: Where the building is existing, single story, and multi-tenant with independ- ent egress per tenant space, only the single tenant fire area (separated by fire barriers) shall require sprinkler protection. Section 903.2.8 and 903.2.8.1— Change to read as follows: 903.2.8 Group R. An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3 shall be provided throughout all buildings with a Group R fire area, other than one- and two-family dwellings, and townhomes in compliance with the Residential Code. 903.2.8.1 Group R-1 and R-2. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings with a Group R-1 or R-2 fire area, other than one- and two- family dwellings, and townhomes in compliance with the Residential Code. Exceptions: 1. Where no portion of the R-1 or R-2 fire area is located higher than the sec- ond story, nor in a basement, and such use complies with any of the fol- lowing conditions: a. For other than Group R-2 apartments, the occupant load is less than ten (10). b. The building when used as Group R-2 apartments contains less than five (5) dwelling units. 2. A residential sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 shall be permitted in buildings, or portions thereof, of Group R-1 and R-2 in accordance with the limitations of Section 903.1.2. Section 903.2.8.4 Delete. Section 903.2.9.3 Add to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 28 of 81 903.2.9.3 Self-service storage facility. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout all self-service storage facilities. The minimum sprinkler system design shall be based on an Ordinary Group II classification, in accordance with NFPA 13 require- ments. Exception: One story self-service storage facilities that have no interior corridors and are provided with a one-hour fire barrier wall installed between every storage compartment. Section 903.2.11.3 Change Exceptions to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. Open parking structures with no other occupancies above and in compli- ance with Section 406.5 of the Building Code. 2. {Delete.} Section 903.2.11.7 Add to read as follows: 903.2.11.7 Spray Booths and Rooms. New and existing spray booths and spraying rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system. Section 903.3.1.1.1 —Change to read as follows: 903.3.1.1.1 Exempt locations. When approved by the fire code official, automatic sprinklers shall not be required in the following rooms or areas where such rooms or are- as are protected with an approved automatic fire detection system in accordance with Section 907.2 that will respond to visible or invisible particles of combustion. Sprinklers shall not be omitted from any room merely because it is damp, of fire-resistance-rated construction or contains electrical equipment. 1. A room where the application of water, or flame and water, constitutes a serious life or fire hazard. 2. A room or space where sprinklers are considered undesirable because of the na- ture of the contents,when approved by the fire code official. 3. Generator and transformer roomsyunder the direct control of a public utility, sepa- rated 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. Fire service access elevator machine rooms and machinery spaces. (Shunt trip prohibited.) 5. Elevator hoistways (other than hydraulic pits) and elevator machine rooms en- closed by fire barriers as required by the International Building Code. Signage shall be provided at the entry doors to the elevator machine room indicating "EL- EVATOR MACHINERY — NO STORAGE ALLOWED." (Shunt trip prohibit- ed.) Section 903.3.1.2 Change to read as follows: 903.3.1.2 NFPA 13R sprinkler systems. Automatic sprinkler systems in Group R occu- pancies up to and including four stories in height in buildings not exceeding 60 feet (18 Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 29 of 81 288 mm) in height above grade plane shall be permitted to be installedin ac- cordance with NFPA 13R. However, when "building code tradeoffs" that are not author- ized for NFPA 13R systems are used in the building design, the sprinkler installation shall be in accordance with NFPA 13. (See Section 903.1.2) Residential sprinkler systems installed in accordance with NFPA 13R shall in- clude attic sprinkler protection in buildings of three or more stories. The number of stories of Group R occupancies constructed in accordance with Sections 510.2 and 510.4 of the International Building Code shall be measured from grade plane. Section 903.3.1.4, 903.3.1.4.1, 903.3.1.4.2—Add to read as follows: 903.3.1.4 Freeze protection. Freeze protection systems for automatic fire sprinkler sys- tems shall be in accordance with the requirements of the applicable referenced NFPA standard and this section. 903.3.1.4.1 Attics. Only dry-pipe, preaction, or listed antifreeze automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be allowed to protect attic spaces, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. Exception: Wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems shall be allowed to protect non- ventilated attic spaces where the attic space is a part of the building's thermal, or heat, envelope, such that insulation is provided at the roof deck,rather than at the ceiling level. 903.3.1.4.2 Heat trace/insulation. Heat trace/insulation shall only be allowed where approved by the fire code official for small sections of large diameter water- filled pipe. Section 903.3.1.5—Add to read as follows: 903.3.1.5 Multiple or detached buildings. Multiple or detached buildings shall not be allowed to be supplied by a single fire sprinkler riser, unless specifically approved by the fire code official. Section 903.3.5 Add second paragraph to read as follows: Every fire protection system shall be designed with a 5 psi safety factor, in addition to water fluctuation adjustments required by Section 507.4. Section 903.3.7.1 —Add to read as follows: 903.3.7.1 Locking Fire Department Connection (FDC) Caps. New FDC installations shall be equipped with locking FDC caps as approved by the fire code official. Existing FDC installations will require approved locking FDC caps to be installed when directed by the fire code official. Section 903.4 Add second paragraph to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 30 of 81 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 forty-five (45) seconds. All control valves in the sprinkler and standpipe systems shall be electrically supervised. Section 903.4 Add Exception number 8 to read as follows: 8. Control valves associated with a backflow prevention device that is installed outside of a building. Such valves must be chained and locked in the open position even if located in a locked vault or enclosure. Section 903.4.2 Change to read as follows: 903.4.2 Alarms. An approved sprinkler waterflow alarm_device, located on the exterior of the building in an approved location, shall be connected to each automatic sprinkler system Such sprinkler waterflow alarm devices shall be activated by water flow equiva- lent to the flow of a single sprinkler of the smallest orifice size installed in the system. Where a fire alarm system is installed, actuation of the automatic sprinkler system shall actuate the building fire alarm system. 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 connections. Adjacent to the alarm shall be a sign which states: "WHEN ALARM SOUNDS, CALL FORT WORTH FIRE DEPARTMENT, 9-1-1, {insert address}" and which contains the address of the property as indicated on the Certificate of Occu- pancy. The sign shall consist of red letters of 1 inch minimum height on a white reflec- tive background. Section 903.4.3 Change to read as follows: 903.4.3 Floor control valves. Approved supervised indicating control valves shall be provided at the point of connection to the riser on each floor in buildings requiring a standpipe system, as per Section 905. Floor control assemblies shall be located in protected stairwells, or as otherwise approved by the fire code official. SECTION 905 STANDPIPE SYSTEMS Section 905.1.1 —Add to read as follows: 905.1.1 Locking Fire Department Connection Caps. New standpipe systems shall be equipped with approved locking caps on all fire department connections. Existing stand- pipe systems shall have approved locking fire department connection caps installed when required by the code official. Section 905.3.3 Change to read as follows Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 31 of 81 905.3.3 Covered and open mall buildings. A covered mall or open mall building shall be equipped throughout with a Class I automatic wet standpipe system where the mall exceeds ten thousand (10,000) square feet in area per story. Standpipes shall be provided where any portion of the building's interior area is more than two hundred (200) feet of travel, vertically and horizontally, from the nearest point of fire department vehicle ac- cess. Mall buildings not required to be equipped with a standpipe system by this section shall be equipped with Class I hose connections connected to the automatic sprinkler sys- tem sized to deliver water. . . {remainder of section unchanged}. Section 905.4 Change Item 1. and 3. to read as follows: 1. In every required exit stairway, a hose connection shall be provided for each story above and below grade plane. Hose connections shall be located at an intermediate landing be- tween stories,unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. 2. {No change.} 3. In every exit passageway, at the entrance from the exit passageway to other areas of a building. Exception: Where floor areas adjacent to an exit passageway are reachable from an intefie exit stairway hose connection by a {No change to rest of section.} Section 905.8.1 —Add to read as follows: 905.8.1 Manual dry standpipe systems shall be supervised with a minimum of ten (10) psig and a maximum of forty (40)psig air pressure with a high/low alarm. Section 905.12—Add to read as follows: 905.12 Manual standpipe design. All manual standpipes shall be designed based on a water supply of 160 psi static and 145 psi residual flowing 1,000 gpm at the Fire Department Connec- tion, or as otherwise approved by the fire code official. SECTION 906 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Section 906.1 —Change to read as follows: 906.1 Where required. Portable fire extinguishers shall be installed and tagged by a state licensed fire extinguisher company, unless otherwise approved by the fire code offi- cial,in the following locations. {No change to remainder of section.} SECTION 907 FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEMS Section 90 7.1.2 Add Number 15. to read as follows: 15. Documentation from owner or leasee confirming the request of a non-required system or devices. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 32 of 81 Section 907.2.1 -Change to read as follows: 907.2.1 Group A. A manual fire alarm system that activates the occupant notification system in accordance with Section 907.6 shall be installed in Group A occupancies hav- ing an occupant load of three hundred (300) or more or more than one hundred (100) per- sons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge. Group A occupancies not separat- ed from one another in accordance with Section 707.3.10 of the International Building Code shall be considered as a single occupancy for the purposes of applying this section. Portions of Group E occupancies occupied for assembly purposes shall be provided with a fire alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy. Unless otherwise approved by the fire code official, activation of fire alarm notification appliances shall: 1. Cause illumination of the means of egress with light of not less than 1 foot- candle (11 lux) at the walking surface level, and 2. Stop any conflicting or confusing sounds and visual distractions. Exceptions: 1. Manual fire alarm boxes are not required where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Sec- tion 903.3.1.1 and the occupant notification appliances will activate throughout the notification zones upon sprinkler water flow. 2. Buildings with an occupancy in Group A-5 in accordance with Section 303.1 of the Building Code, when used for open air seating and having a public address system; however, this exception does not apply to accessory uses including but not limited to sky boxes, restaurants and other enclosed areas. Section 907.2.2.2—Add to read as follows: 907.2.2.2 Corridor smoke detection alternative. When a fire alarm system is used as a reduction to fire-resistance rated corridors, as provided for in Section 1020, the occupant load exceptions of 907.2.2 shall not be used to exempt the required installation. Section 907.2.3 Add the following sentence after the first paragraph: The Fire Alarm Control Unit or Remote Annunciator with silence and reset capability shall be located in the main reception office. Section 90 7.2.3 Change Exception 4. to read as follows: 4. Emergency voice/alarm communication systems are not required in additions to Group E occupancies with existing horn-type audible devices. Section 907.2.3.1 and 2 Add to read as follows: 907.2.3.1 Group E daycares with an occupant load of more than twelve (12) chil- dren. A manual fire alarm system and an automatic fire detection system shall be in- stalled in Group E daycares with an occupant load of more than twelve (12) children. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 33 of 81 Smoke detectors shall be installed in corridors, sleeping rooms and common areas. Heat detectors shall be installed in kitchens. Exceptions: 1. Smoke detectors are not required in restrooms. 2. Smoke detectors and heat detectors shall not be required in Group E day- cares where the building is equipped throughout with an approved auto- matic sprinkler system. 907.2.3.2 Group E daycares with an occupant load of not more than twelve (12) children. Single or multiple station smoke detectors shall be installed in corridors, sleep- ing rooms and common areas of Group E daycares with an occupant load of not more than twelve (12) children. Exception: Smoke detectors are not required in kitchens and rest rooms. Section 907.2.9.1 Change subparagraph 3. to read as follows: 3. The building contains five (5) or more dwelling units or sleeping units. Section 90 7.2.13- Change Exception 3. to read as follows: 3. Buildings with an occupancy in Group A-5 in accordance with Section 303.1 of the International Building Code when used for open air seating; however, this ex- ception does not apply to accessory uses including but not limited to sky boxes, restaurants and other enclosed areas. Section 90 7.2.24 and 25 Add to read as follows: 907.2.24 Group S-2 enclosed parking garages. Fire alarm notification shall be provid- ed, as per Section 907.6.2, activated by the required fire sprinkler system and/or fire alarm system for such occupancies. 907.2.25 Public and self-storage buildings. Fire alarm notification shall be provided for interior corridors and common areas, as per Section 907.6.2, activated by the required fire sprinkler system and/or fire alarm system for such occupancies. Section 907.3.2 Change to read as follows: 907.3.2 Delayed egress locks. Where delayed egress locks are installed on means of egress doors in accordance with Section 1010.1.9.7, an automatic smoke detection system or automatic sprinkler system-shall be installed as required by that section. Section 907.4.2.7—Add to read as follows: 907.4.2.7 Type.Manual alarm initiating devices shall be an approved double action type. Section 907.5.2.3 Change Exception 1. to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 34 of 81 1. Visible alarm notification appliances are not required in alterations, upgrades, or replacement of a fire alarm system, unless the originally installed system re- quired visual notification. Section 907.5.2.3.1—Change Exceptions to read as follows: Exception: 1. Group F or S occupancies shall only require audible alarm coverage, un- less hearing impaired employee(s) are present. 2. The notification appliance circuits...[remainder of exception unchanged.) Section 907.6.1.1 and 2 Add to read as follows: 907.6.1.1 Wiring circuits. Initiating device circuit (IDC) style shall be Class A, per NFPA 72. Exceptions: 1. One initiating device on the circuit. 2. Altered, upgraded or replaced circuits may match the original circuit style. 907.6.1.2 Pathway survivability. Circuits installed vertically in conduit in a sprinklered one hour rated enclosure and circuits installed horizontally in conduit in a sprinklered building are acceptable as meeting Pathway Survivability Level 2, per NFPA 72. Section 90 7.6.6 Add Exception 4. to read as follows: 4. Group E portable classroom buildings. Section 90 7.10 Add to read as follows: 907.10 Rented or leased residential occupancies. This section shall apply to all one- and two- family, multi-family, and manufactured home dwellings where one or more rooms are rented for use as a permanent residence. 907.10.1 Smoke detectors. All dwelling units which are rented or leased shall be provid- ed with smoke detectors in accordance with this code. The smoke detector purchase, in- stallation and initial testing shall be the responsibility of the landlord prior to occupancy by any tenant. 907.10.1.1 Notice of malfunction. The landlord shall have a duty to replace a smoke detector if the tenant has given notice to the landlord of a malfunction. The landlord shall comply with the tenant's request within 24 hours. The landlord has the option of asking the tenant, in writing, to replace the malfunctioning detector at no cost to the tenant. 907.10.1.2 Cause of malfunction. A landlord shall not have a duty to replace a smoke detector if the damage is caused by the tenant. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 35 of 81 907.10.1.3 Battery replacement. It is the tenant's duty to provide a replacement battery for a smoke detector which was in good working order at the time of commencement of possession of the dwelling unit by the tenant. SECTION 909 SMOKE CONTROL SYSTEMS Section 909.18.8 Change to read as follows: 909.18.8 Special inspections for smoke control. Smoke control systems shall be tested in accordance with this section and as directed by the fire code official. Section 909.22 Add to read as follows: 909.22 Smokeproof enclosures. Where required by Section 1022.9, a smokeproof enclosure shall be constructed in accordance with this section. A smokeproof enclosure shall comply with all requirements of the Building Code. Where access to the roof is required by this code, such access shall be from the smokeproof enclosure where a smokeproof enclosure is required. 909.22.1 Stairway or ramp pressurization alternative. Where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and the stair pressurization alternative is chosen for compliance Building Code requirements for a smokeproof enclosure, interior exit stairways or ramps shall be pressurized to a min- imum of 0.10 inches of water (25 Pa) and a maximum of 0.35 inches of water (87 Pa) in the shaft relative to the building measured with all stairway doors closed under maximum anticipated conditions of stack effect and wind effect. Such systems shall comply with Section 909, including the installation of a separate fire-fighter's smoke control panel as per Section 909.16, and a Smoke Control Permit shall be required from the Fire Depart- ment. Reference Section 105.7.16. 909.22.2 Ventilating equipment. The activation of ventilating equipment for the stair pressurization system shall be by smoke detectors installed at each floor level at an ap- proved location at the entrance to the smokeproof enclosure. When the closing device for the stair shaft and vestibule doors is activated by smoke detection or power failure, the mechanical equipment shall activate and operate at the required performance levels. Smoke detectors shall be installed in accordance with Section 907.3. 909.22.2.1 Ventilation systems. Smokeproof enclosure ventilation systems shall be independent of other building ventilation systems. The equipment, control wir- ing, power wiring and ductwork shall comply with one of the following: 1. Equipment, control wiring, power wiring and ductwork shall be locat- ed exterior to the building and directly connected to the smokeproof enclosure or connected to the smokeproof enclosure by ductwork en- closed by not less than 2-hour fire barriers or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with the Building Code, or both. 2. Equipment, control wiring, power wiring and ductwork shall be locat- ed within the smokeproof enclosure with intake or exhaust directly Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 36 of 81 from and to the outside or through ductwork enclosed by not less than 2-hour fire barriers or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with the Building Code, or both. 3. Equipment, control wiring, power wiring and ductwork shall be locat- ed within the building if separated from the remainder of the building, including other mechanical equipment, by not less than 2-hour fire barriers or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with the Building Code, or both. Exceptions: 1. Control wiring and power wiring utilizing a 2-hour rated cable or cable system. 2. Where encased with not less than 2 inches (51 mm) of concrete. 3. Initiating Device Circuit (IDC) wiring between the 2 hour smokeproof enclosure and detector(s) shall be in conduit but is not required to be protected with a 2 hour fire rating. 909.22.2.2 Standby power. Stair pressurization systems and automatic fire de- tection systems shall be powered by an approved standby power system conform- ing to Building Code requirements. 909.22.2.3 Acceptance and testing. Before the mechanical equipment is ap- proved, the system shall be tested in the presence of the fire code official to con- firm that the system is operating in compliance with these requirements. SECTION 910 SMOKE AND HEAT VENTS Section 910.2.3 Add to read as follows: 910.2.3 Group H. Buildings and portions thereof used as a Group H occupancy as fol- lows: 1. In occupancies classified as Group H-2 or H-3, any of which are more than 15,000 square feet (1394 m2) in single floor area. 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. Exception: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombus- tible materials. Section 910.3.4 Add to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 37 of 81 910.3.4 Vent Operation. Smoke and heat vents shall be capable of being operated by approved automatic and manual means. Automatic operation of smoke and heat vents shall conform to the provisions of Sections 910.3.4.1 through 910.3.4.2. 910.3.4.1 Sprinklered buildings.Where installed in buildings equipped with an ap- proved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall be designed to operate au- tomatically. The automatic operating mechanism of the smoke and heat vents shall oper- ate at a temperature rating at least 100 degrees F (approximately 38 degrees Celsius) greater than the temperature rating of the sprinklers installed. Exception: Manual only systems per Section 910.2. 910.3.4.2 Nonsprinklered Buildings. Where installed in buildings not equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall operate automatically by actuation of a heat-responsive device rated at between 100°F (56°C) and 220°F (122°C) above ambient. Exception: Listed gravity-operated drop out vents. Section 910.4.3.1—Change to read as follows: 910.4.3.1 Makeup Air. Makeup air openings shall be provided within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the floor level. Operation of makeup air openings shall be automatic. The minimum gross area of makeup air inlets shall be 8 square feet per 1,000 cubic feet per minute (0.74 m2 per 0.4719 m3/s) of smoke exhaust. Section 910.4.4 Change to read as follows: 910.4.4 Activation. The mechanical smoke removal system shall be activated automatically by the automatic sprinkler system or by an approved fire detection system, unless otherwise ap- proved by the fire code official. Individual manual controls shall also be provided. SECTION 912 FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTIONS Section 912.2 Add paragraph to read as follows: Fire Department Connection shall be located within fifty (50) ft. of a dedicated street or fire ap- paratus access road and shall be within three hundred (300) ft. hose lay distance of the nearest fire hydrant. For standpipe systems, fire department connections shall be within one hundred fifty (150) ft. of the fire hydrant. Each building shall be equipped with its own fire department connection(s). Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 38 of 81 SECTION 913 FIRE PUMPS Section 913.1 -Add a second paragraph and Exception to read as follows: The fire pump room shall be located on the ground level at an exterior wall and provided with an ex- terior fire department access door that is not less than 3 feet in width and 6 feet 8 inches in height, regardless of any interior doors that are provided. An approved key box with access keys shall be provided at this door, as required by Section 506.1. Exception: Existing installations undergoing remodel or change of occupancy when ap- proved by the fire code official. SECTION 914 FIRE PROTECTION BASED ON SPECIAL DETAILED REQUIREMENTS OF USE AND OCCUPANCY Section 914.3.1— Change Exceptions to read as follows: Exception: An automatic sprinkler system shall not be required in spaces or areas of: 1. Open parking garages in accordance with Section 406.5 of the International Build- ing Code and Section 903.2.11.3. 2. As identified in Section 903.3.1.1.1 when approved by the fire code official._{De- lete rest of exception.} Section 914.3.1.2 Change 420 ft. to 120 ft. in this section. Section 914.7.3 Add to read as follows: 914.7.3 Emergency voice/alarm communication system. An emergency voice/alarm commu- nication system shall be provided in accordance with Section 907.5.2.2. Section 914.8.3 Delete Exception and replace as follows: Exception: Group II hangars used for storage of aircraft and only routine maintenance shall have a fire suppression system, but the system shall be exempt from foam require- ments. Hazardous operations equipment (torch cutting, welding and spray equipment) is prohibited in Group II hangars without a foam fire suppression system. Section 914.8.3.1—Delete and replace as follows: 914.8.3.1 Hazardous operations. Any Group II, III or IV aircraft hangar according to Table 914.8.3 that contains hazardous operations equipment or performs hazardous oper- ations including, but not limited to, the following shall be provided with a foam fire sup- pression system in accordance with NFPA 409 as applicable: 1. Doping. 2. Hot work including, but not limited to, welding, torch cutting and torch sol- dering. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 39 of 81 3. Fuel transfer as prohibited in Section 1104.1.1 of the Fire Code. 4. Fuel tank repair or maintenance not including defueled tanks in accordance with NFPA 409, inerted tanks or tanks that have never been fueled. 5. Spray finishing operations. Exception: Group I, II, and III hangars as defined in NFPA 409 for storing or servic- ing aircraft that strictly contain only unfueled aircraft at all times with appropriate de- fueling operations outside of the hangar shall be exempt from foam suppression re- quirements only. 914.8.3.1.1 Prohibited equipment. Torch cutting, welding or spray equipment is pro- hibited in new and existing Group III hangars in any of the following situations: 1. Group III hangars having fueled aircraft, but not provided with a foam fire suppression system, or 2. Unsprinklered Group III hangars. Section 915.2.3 Change to read as follows: 915.2.3 Group E occupancies. Carbon monoxide detection shall be installed in classrooms in Group E occupancies. Carbon monoxide alarm signals shall be automatically transmitted to an on-site location that is staffed by school personnel during school hours. Exceptions: 1. Carbon monoxide alarm signals shall not be required to be automatically transmitted to an on-site location that is staffed by school personnel in Group E occupancies with an occupant load of 30 or less. 2. Carbon monoxide alarm signals shall not be required to be automatically transmitted to an on-site location for portable classroom structures. Section 915.6 Change to read as follows: 915.6 Maintenance. Carbon monoxide alarms and carbon monoxide detection systems shall be maintained in accordance with NFPA 720. Carbon monoxide alarms and carbon monoxide de- tectors that become inoperable or begin producing end-of-life signals shall be replaced by the owner of the occupancy. CHAPTER 10 MEANS OF EGRESS CHAPTER 10—MEANS OF EGRESS SECTION 1004 OCCUPANT LOAD *IBC Section 1004.1.2, delete the exception. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 40 of 81 TABLE 1004.1.2 MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA ALLOWANCES PER OCCUPANT *IBC Table 1004.1.2,amend and add the following categories: Function of Space Note: "Functions"listed are not to be considered as an occupancy Group classification. Example: "Assembly"provisions will apply to Group A as- semblies as well as Group B assemblies,or any other use that functions as an assembly. Assembly Gaming floors(keno,slots,etc.) 11 gross Assembly without fixed seats Concentrated(chairs only-not fixed) 7 net Dance floors 7 net Standing space 5 net Unconcentrated(tables and chairs) 15 net Business areas 100 net Group B used for Assembly uses with an occupant Same as Assembly load less than 50 Other Group B occupancies As assigned based upon the actual use Day Care 35 net Adult Day Care 30 net Educational Classroom area—Group E occupancies,with 20 net standard student desks,through the 12th grade Classroom area—other than listed above Same as Assembly Shops,labs with tables and other vocational room 50 net areas Gymnasiums/Sport Area When dedicated for sporting event only Total number of sport participants,coaches,and other accessory personnel When usable for other events,e.g.graduation cere- 15 net monies,assembly meetings,parties,etc.(in- cludes school gyms) Note: All high school gyms will be considered as used for events. Other schools will be individu- ally evaluated. Waiting areas When associated with professional services 15 net When associated with pick up/drop off locations Same as primary function SECTION 1009 ACCESSIBLE MEANS OF EGRESS *IBC Section 1009.1, add an exception number 4 to read as follows: 4. Buildings regulated under State Law (TAS) and built in accordance with State registered plans, including any variances or waivers granted by the State, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of Section 1009. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 41 of 81 SECTION 1010 DOORS, GATES AND TURNSTILES Section 1010.1 —Add sentence to paragraph to read as follows: Electric devices controlling means of ingress or egress shall be permitted through the Fire Department and subject to the approval of the fire code official, as per Section 105.7.20. Section 1010.1 —Add Exception to read as follows: Exception: Stand-alone battery operated or mechanical code controlled devices that provide unrestricted mechanical egress. *IBC 1010.1.5, amend exception 3 to read as follows: 3. In Group R-3 occupancies not required to be Accessible units, Type A units or Type B units, the landing on the exterior side at an exterior doorway . . . {remainder un- changed) . . . *IBC Section 1010.1.7, amend exception 1 add an exception 2 to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. In occupancy Group R-2 or R-3, threshold heights on the exterior side of sliding and side-hinged exterior doors shall be . . . {remainder unchanged). . . *IBC Section 1010.1.9.3, add an item 2.4 and 2.5 to read as follows: 2.4 When doors or sets of doors at one egress location occur in a series, the key- operated locking devices shall only be installed on one door or set of doors. Key- operated locking devices shall not be installed on both the outer and inner door(s). 2.5 In lieu of a key-operated locking device (double keyed dead bolt), a thumb turn dead bolt may be used provided it is a 1/4 turn dead bolt. All other provisions, in- cluding readily distinguishable as locked, are still applicable. *IBC 1010.1.9.3, add an item 3.1 to read as follows: 3.1 Where egress doors are used in pairs and positive latching is required, approved au- tomatic flush bolts shall be permitted to be used, provided that both leaves achieve positive latching regardless of the closing sequence and the door leaf having the au- tomatic flush bolts has no doorknobs or surface mounted hardware. *IBC 1010.1.9.4, change exceptions 3 and 4 to read as follows: 3. Where a pair of doors serves an occupant load of less than 50 persons in a Group B, F,M or S occupancy, manually operated edge- or surface-mounted bolts are permitted on the inactive leaf. The inactive leaf shall contain no doorknobs, panic bars or similar operat- ing hardware. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 42 of 81 When the doors are indistinguishable as to which door to use for exiting, such as match- ing glass doors with matching push bars, both doors shall be operational and a sign shall be posted adjacent to the doors stating: THESE DOORS TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN BUILDING IS OCCUPIED. 4. Where a pair of doors serves a Group A, B, F, M or S occupancy, manually operated edge- or surface-mounted bolts are permitted on the inactive leaf provided such inactive leaf is not needed to meet egress with requirements and the building is equipped through- out with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. The inac- tive leaf shall contain no doorknobs,panic bars or similar operating hardware. When the doors are indistinguishable as to which door to use for exiting, such as match- ing glass doors with matching push bars, both doors shall be operational and a sign shall be posted adjacent to the doors stating: THESE DOORS TO REMAIN UNLOCKED WHEN BUILDING IS OCCUPIED. Section 1010.1.9.6 Change Items 3. and 4. to read as follows: 3. The door locking system shall be installed to have the capability of being un- locked at the fire command center, a nursing station or other approved location and shall have an approved means of unlocking at the controlled door. 4. A building occupant shall not be required to pass through more than one door equipped with a controlled egress locking system before entering an exit, un- less otherwise approved by the fire code official. Section 1010.1.9.6 Change Exception 2. to read as follows: 2. Items 2 through 4 shall not apply to doors to areas where a listed egress control system is utilized to reduce the risk of child abduction from nursery and obstetric areas of a Group I-2 hospital. Section 1010.1.9.7 Change to read as follows: 1010.1.9.7 Delayed egress. Delayed egress locks shall not be installed unless ap- proved by variance via the Construction and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals. Where approved as such, delayed egress locking systems shall be permitted to be installed on doors serving any occupancy except Group A, E and H in buildings that are equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or a fire alarm system installed as required by the occu- pancy classification specified in Section 907 with additional automatic smoke de- tection installed in corridors, areas open to the corridors and common areas in ac- cordance with Section 907.3.2. The locking system shall.....(No change to rest of paragraph.) Section 1010.1.9.7 Delete Exception to Item 4. Section 1010.1.9.8 Change to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 43 of 81 1010.1.9.8 Sensor release of electrically locked egress doors. The electric locks on sen- sor released doors are permitted where installed and operated in accordance with all of the following criteria unless otherwise approved by the Fire Code Official: 1. Loss of power to the lock or locking system shall automatically unlock the doors. 2. The doors shall be arranged to unlock from a manual unlocking device located 40 inches to 48 inches (1016 mm to 1219 mm) vertically above the floor and within 5 feet (1524 mm) of the secured doors. Ready access shall be provided to the manual unlocking device by a red or green actuator at least a 1 5/8 inch diameter and the device shall be clearly identified by a sign that reads "PUSH TO EXIT." When operated, the manual unlocking device shall result in direct interruption of power to the lock independent of other electronics— and the doors shall remain unlocked for not less than 15 seconds. Exception: Electronic touch release panic bars. 3. Activation of the building fire alarm system, where provided, shall automatical- ly unlock the doors, and the doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset. 4. Activation of the building automatic sprinkler system or fire detection system, where provided, shall automatically unlock the doors. The doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset. 5. The door locking system units shall be listed in accordance with UL 294. Exception: Electric locks that provide mechanical egress are only required to comply with Item 5. above. Section 1010.1.9.8.1 and 2 Add to read as follows: 1010.1.9.8.1 Emergency release of electrically locked egress doors. When required by the fire code official, an approved positive latching emergency release device that directly interrupts lock power must be lo- cated 40 to 48 inches above the floor within 2 feet of the door. An ap- proved sign must be installed that reads "Emergency Door Release". Any alternate means of release must be approved in writing by the fire code of- ficial. 1010.1.9.8.2 Access to exits. Access to exits shall not be restricted unless approved in writing by the fire code official or otherwise allowed by Sec- tion 1010. Section 1010.1.9.9 Delete this section in its entirety. Section 1010.1.9.11 –Change to read as follows: 1010.1.9.11 Stairway doors serving other than high rise buildings_ Interior stairway means of egress doors shall be openable from both sides without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort. Exceptions: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 44 of 81 1. Stairway discharge doors shall be openable from the egress side and shall only be locked from the opposite side. 2. This section shall not apply to doors arranged in accordance with Sec- tion 403.5.3. 3. In stairways doors are permitted to be locked from the side opposite the egress side, provided they are openable from the egress side and capable of being unlocked from the ingress side with a master key. Four master keys shall be located in the required key box and shall be labeled "Stair- well Master Key". Section 1010.1.9.12 Add to read as follows: 1010.1.9.12 Exit stairway doors serving high rise buildings. Stairwell doors shall be operated as specified in Section 403.5.3. Section 1010.1.9.13—Add to read as follows: 1010.1.9.13 Exit Stairway door electric locking devices. Only electrified latching panic bars or electrified latching mortise handsets are allowed to be installed on exit stairwell doors, unless otherwise approved in writing by the fire code official. IBC SECTION 1012 RAMPS *IBC Section 1012.1; add a sentence to exception number 3 to read as follows: This exception applies to parking spaces installed along the vehicle ramp. Accessible park- ing shall not be installed on the ramp. The portion of the vehicle ramp from the parking space to the next landing can only be used as an exit access for those spaces along the ramp between landings unless in compliance with Section 406.2.5. IBC SECTION 1013 EXIT SIGNS *IBC Section 1013.5; changed to read as follows: 1013.5 Internally illuminated exit signs. Electrically powered, and self-luminous shall be listed and labeled in accordance with UL 924 and shall be installed in accordance with the manufactur- er's instructions, Sections 1011.5.1, 1011.53_ and Chapter 27. Exit signs shall be illuminated at all times. If photoluminescent exit signs are approved by Board variance, a charging light shall be installed nearby in accordance with UL 924 that cannot be manually turned off except with the overcurrent protection device. IBC SECTION 1015 GUARDS *IBC Section 10 15.8, add exception number 5 to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 45 of 81 5. In the original portion of a historical contributing structure, when creating or in- stalling new windows, or when adjusting the window dimensions of an existing win- dow, the window sill may be as approved by the Historical Cultural and Landmark Commission during their approval process when determined to be appropriate to maintain the historical significance. IBC SECTION 1017 EXIT ACCESS TRAVEL DISTANCE *IBC Table 1017.2, amend footnote "c" and add a footnote "e" to read as follows: F-2, S-2, U 1 300 e 400°i c. Buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. For Group B occupancies, this sprinkler increase may be applied on each floor that is fully sprinklered throughout, without requiring the entire build- ing to be sprinklered. e. Single use open parking garages in accordance with Section 406.5.4.1, may have the following travel distances: -Non-sprinklered open parking garages may have 450 ft. travel distance. - Sprinklered open-parking garages may have 600 ft. travel distance. IBC SECTION 1020 CORRIDORS *IBC Section 1020.1; add an exception number 6 to read as follows: 6. In existing Group B office buildings, corridor walls and ceilings need not be of fire-resistive construction within a single tenant when in compliance with the follow- ing: a. the occupant load of the tenant space does not exceed 100; or, b. the building is equipped with an approved fire alarm system in accordance with Section 907.2.2 and smoke detectors are installed within the corridor. *IBC Table 1020.1; add a footnote "d" in the title and after the table as follows: With sprinkler system°' d. Corridors of Group B Occupancies need not be of fire-resistive construction when the entire story in which the space is located is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system throughout. *IBC Section 1020.6, add exception#3 and change to read as follows: 1020.6 Corridor continuity. Corridors shall be continuous from the point of entry to an exit, and shall not be interrupted by intervening rooms. Exceptions: {No change to Exceptions 1. and 2.) Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 46 of 81 3. When the corridor within an individual tenant space is not required to be fire- resistance-rated, it is permitted to pass through open office/business spaces provided the exit path is clearly marked through the office/business area to the point of exit. IBC SECTION 1027 EXTERIOR EXIT STAIRWAYS AND RAMPS *IBC Section 1027.4, changed to read as follows: 1027.4 Side yards. The open areas adjoining exterior exit ramps or stairways shall be in direct contact with either yards, courts or public ways; the remaining sides are permitted to be enclosed by the exterior walls of the building. Exception: Any stairway at the end of an open ended corridor that is pulled into the building shall be considered an exterior stair if in compliance with both of the follow- ing provisions: 1. The bottom riser is no more than 1 foot inside the exterior wall, and 2. No riser is located more than 20 feet inside the exterior walls. *IBC Section 1027.6 changed to read as follows: 1027.6 Exterior ramps and stairway protection. Exterior exit stairways and ramps shall be separated from the interior of the building as required in Section 1023.2 Openings shall be lim- ited to those necessary for egress from normally occupied spaces. Where a vertical plane pro- jecting from the edge of an exterior exit stairway or ramp and landings is exposed by other parts of the building at an angle of less than 180 degrees (3.14 rad), the exterior wall shall be rated in accordance with Section 1023.7 {Exceptions I and 2 remain unchanged. Exception 3 changed as follows.} 3. Separation from the interior open-ended corridors of the building is not required for exte- rior exit stairway or ramps,provided that Items 3.1 through 3.6 are met: 3.1 The building, including corridors and ramps and stairs, shall be equipped through- out with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2. 3.2 The open-ended corridors comply with Section 1020. 3.3 The open-ended corridors are connected on each end to an exterior exit stairway or ramp complying with Section 1027. 3.4 The exterior walls and openings adjacent to the exterior exit stairway or ramp com- ply with Section 1023.7 3.5 At any location in an open-ended corridor where a change of direction exceeding 45 degrees (0.79 rad) occurs, a clear opening of not less than 35 square feet (3.3 m2) or an exterior stairway or ramp shall be provided. Where clear openings are pro- vided, they shall be located so as to minimize the accumulation of smoke or toxic gases. 3.6 When in compliance with this exception, the travel distance of Section 1006 may be measured from the most remote point to the first tread of the stair. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 47 of 81 IBC SECTION 1029 ASSEMBLY *IBC Section 1029.1; changed to read as follows: 1029.1 General. A room or spaces used for assembly purposes shall comply with this sec- tion. *IBC Section 1029.1; changed to read as follows: 1029.1.1.1 Spaces under grandstands and bleachers. Where enclosed spaces under grandstands or bleachers are used... {remainder unchanged)... SECTION 1031 MAINTENANCE OF THE MEANS OF EGRESS Section 1031.2 Change to read as follows: 1031.2 Reliability. Required exit accesses, exits and exit discharges shall be continuously main- tained free from obstructions or impediments to full instant use in the case of fire or other emer- gency at all times. An exit or exit passageway shall not be used for any purpose that interferes with a means of egress. Section 1031.2.L I —Add to read as follows: 1031.2.1.1 Lift-out bars. In other than I and R occupancies and high-rise buildings and/or when approved by the fire code official, lift-out bars may be utilized under the following provisions: 1. Bar shall be removable with a single effort not to exceed 15 pounds. 2. Installation of such devices shall not reduce the required minimum egress width of the subject door when fully open. Projections into the means of egress shall not exceed that allowed by Section 1003.3, 1005, and 1008 and shall not result in an obstruction or impediment to egress. 3. Bar shall be marked with "Lift to Remove" in 2 inch letters with contrasting background. 4. Each door shall be marked with"This Door to be Unlocked when building is occupied" in 2 inch letters with contrasting background 5. Bars shall be stored in an area not accessible to the public when occupied. 6. Bars shall not be capable of being locked in place. CHAPTER 11 CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS Section 1101.1 — Change to read as follows: 1101.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all existing buildings lawfully con- structed prior to the adoption of this code. The provisions are applicable at any time a building is Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 48 of 81 found to be non-compliant, whether work is being performed or not. The provisions of this sec- tion shall not be construed as granting approval of noncompliance with the code under which the building was constructed. Section 1101.4 Change to read as follows: 1101.4 Owner notification. When a building is found to be in noncompliance with this chapter, the fire code official shall duly notify the owner or authorized representative of the building. Up- on receipt of such notice, the owner shall, subject to the following time limits, take necessary actions to comply with the provisions of this chapter. Section 1103.3.2. Delete all exceptions. Section 1103.3.3. —Add to read as follows: 1103.3.3 Posting of Elevators. In high-rise buildings, a permanent sign shall be installed in each elevator cab adjacent to the floor status indicator and at each elevator call station on each floor reading IN FIRE EMERGENCY, DO NOT USE ELEVATOR-USE EXIT STAIRS, or similar verbiage approved by the fire code official. Exceptions: 1. Sign may be omitted at the main entrance floor-level call station. 2. Occupant evacuation elevators in accordance with Building Code Section 3008. Section 1103.4 through 1103.4.3 Delete and replace as follows: 1103.4 Vertical openings. Interior vertical shafts, including but not limited to stairways, elevator hoistways, service and utility shafts, that connect two or more stories of a building, shall be en- closed or protected as specified in Sections 4603.3.1 through 4603.3.7. For escalators, see Sec- tions 4603.3.5, 4603.3.6 and 4603.3.7. 1103.4.1 Group I occupancies. In Group I occupancies, interior vertical openings connect- ing two or more stories shall be protected with 1-hour fire-resistance-rated construction. Exceptions: 1. In high-rise buildings of Type I, II-A, III-A or IV construction with the installa- tion of an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, verti- cal shaft enclosures may be of nonrated construction for required exit stairway enclosures. Vertical shaft enclosures of openings in floors provided for elevators, escalators and supplemental stairways shall not be required, provided such open- ings are protected by an approved curtain board and water curtain sprinkler sys- tem, as per NFPA 13 requirements. 2. In non-high-rise buildings with the installation of an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1,vertical openings need not be protected. In high-rise buildings, all elevators on all floors shall open into elevator lobbies that are sepa- rated from the remainder of the building as is required for corridor construction in the Build- ing Code, unless the building is protected throughout by a sprinkler system. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 49 of 81 1103.4.2 Three to five stories. In other than Group I occupancies, interior vertical openings connecting three to five stories shall be protected by either 1-hour fire-resistance-rated con- struction or an automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout the building in ac- cordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2. Exceptions: 1. Vertical opening protection is not required for Group R-3 occupancies. 2. Vertical opening protection is not required for open parking garages and ramps. 3. Vertical opening protection is not required for escalators. 1103.4.3 More than five stories. In other than Group I occupancies, interior vertical open- ings connecting more than five stories shall be protected by 1-hour fire-resistance-rated con- struction. Exceptions: 1. Vertical opening protection is not required for Group R-3 occupancies. 2. Vertical opening protection is not required for open parking garages and ramps. 3. Vertical opening protection is not required for escalators. 4. In high-rise buildings of Type I, II-A, III-A or IV construction with the installation of an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1,vertical shaft en- closures may be of nonrated construction for required exit stairway enclosures. Verti- cal shaft enclosures of openings in floors provided for elevators, escalators and sup- plemental stairways shall not be required, provided such openings are protected by an approved curtain board and water curtain sprinkler system, as per NFPA 13 require- ments. In high-rise buildings, all elevators on all floors shall open into elevator lobbies that are sepa- rated from the remainder of the building as is required for corridor construction in the Build- ing Code, unless the building is protected throughout by a sprinkler system. Section 1103.4.11 —Add to read as follows: 1103.4.11 Shaft enclosure opening protection. Openings other than those provided for elevator doors in new vertical shaft enclosures constructed of one-hour fire-resistive con- struction shall be equipped with approved fire assemblies having a fire-protection rating of not less than one hour. Openings other than those provided for elevator doors in existing vertical shaft enclosures shall be equipped with approved 20-minute-rated fire assemblies, 13/4-inch (44 mm) sol- id wood doors or the equivalent thereto. Doors shall be either self-closing or automatic closing, and automatic latching. Exception: In high-rise buildings of Type I, II-A, III-A or IV construction with the installation of an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, protection of openings in vertical shaft enclosures may be nonrated but shall not be less than a 1 3/4-inch (44 mm) solid- wood door or the equivalent thereto. Doors shall be either self-closing or automatic closing, and automatic latching. Section 1103.5.4 Change to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 50 of 81 1103.5.4 Fire extinguishing systems for certain hazards. Approved fire protection sys- tems are required for the following hazards in existing buildings. 1103.5.4.1 Spray Booths and Rooms. New and existing spray booths and spraying rooms in existing buildings of any occupancy shall be protected by an approved automatic fire- extinguishing system, as per Section 903 or 904, as applicable. 1103.5.4.2 Basements. An approved automatic sprinkler system shall be provided in base- ments as required by Section 903.2.11.1. Section 1103.6, 1103.6.1 and 1103.6.2 Delete and replace as follows: 1103.6 Standpipes. Any building over four stories in height shall be provided with an approved Class I or Class III standpipe system installed in accordance with Section 905, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. The standpipes shall have an approved fire department con- nection with hose connections located at every intermediate landing above or below the lowest level of fire department access. Existing standpipes having hose connections at the floor landing may continue to remain and be maintained as such. The fire code official is authorized to ap- prove the installation of manual standpipe systems to achieve compliance with this section where the responding fire department is capable of providing the required hose flow at the highest standpipe outlet. Section 1103.7 Change Exception to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. For other than existing Group R occupancies and dwellings not classified as Group R occupancies under Section 1103.8, occupancies with an existing previ- ously approved fire alarm system. 2. In high-rise buildings of Type 1, II-A, 111-A or IV construction, the manual fire alarm system and occupant notification is not required when an approved auto- matic sprinkler system is installed throughout the building in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. Section 1103.7.1 —Delete all Exceptions. Section 1103.7.7 Delete and replace as follows: 1103.7.7 Group R-4. Single and multiple-station smoke alarms shall be installed in existing Group R-4 occupancies in accordance with Section 1103.8. Exceptions: {Delete Exceptions.} Section 1103.7.8 Add to read as follows: 1103.7.8 Group A-2. Existing Group A-2 occupancies having an occupant load of three hundred (3 00) or more shall install a fire alarm system in accordance with Section 907.2.1. Section 1103.7.9 Add to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 51 of 81 1103.7.9 High-rise fire alarm system. Existing high-rise buildings shall be provided with an approved monitored manual fire alarm system and an approved occupant voice notifica- tion system throughout, unless the building is provided with approved complete automatic fire sprinkler protection. Section 1103.8.1 Delete Exceptions 1. and 2. Section 1103.8.4—Add to read as follows: 1103.8.4 Rented or leased residential occupancies. Any new or existing rented or leased resi- dential occupancy shall comply with Section 907.10 in its entirety. Section 1103.9 Delete this section. SECTION 4604 MEANS OF EGRESS FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS Section 1104.1—Add Exception to read as follows: Exception: Means of egress conforming to the requirements of the building code under which they were constructed shall be considered as complying means of egress if, in the opinion of the fire code official, they do not constitute a distinct hazard to life. Section 1104.5 Change to read as follows: 1104.5 Illumination emergency power. When the building is occupied, exit stairways and cor- ridors shall be illuminated with lights having an intensity of not less than 1 footcandle (10.8 lx) at the floor level. The power supply for means of egress illumination shall normally be provided by the premises' electrical ..... {Remainder of section unchanged.} Section 1104.16 Change to read as follows: 1104.16 Fire escape stairways. Existing fire escape stairways shall comply with Section 1104.16.1 through 1104.16.7. New fire escape stairways are prohibited. Section 1104.25 Delete and replace as follows: 1104.25 Stairway doors. Exit doors into exit stairway enclosures shall comply with all of the following. 1. Maintained unlocked from the stairway side (opposite of egress side) on at least every incremental fifth floor level and bear a sign stating "ACCESS ONTO FLOOR THIS LEVEL"having minimum 2 inch high letters on contrasting background. Exception: The incremental fifth floor may be locked from the stairway side, subject to all of the following conditions: 1. All stairway doors that are to be locked from the stairway side shall have the capability of being unlocked simultaneously without unlatching upon a signal from the Fire Command Center, or an ap- proved location. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 52 of 81 2. A telephone or other two-way communications system connected to an approved emergency service that operates continuously or an approved emergency pull box or emergency break glass device per Section 1008.1.4.4.2 Exception 1 shall be provided at not less than every fifth floor in each required stairway on the stairway side. 2. All other stairway doors into the related exit stairway enclosure may be mechanically or electrically locked(see number 5. below) as approved from the stairway side. 3. The stairway side lock shall have the capability to be unlocked with a key. The un- locking shall be mechanical and shall not be dependent on electricity. 4. Approved key box required by Section 506 shall contain a minimum of four master keys to unlock the doors from the stairway side. These keys shall be clearly labeled with a tag that reads "Exit Stairway Master Keys". 5. Only mechanical egress latching electric crash bars or mechanical egress latching electrified handset access control hardware shall be allowed to control exit stairway doors, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. Section 1104.26 Add to read as follows: 1104.26 High-rise stair shaft ventilation. Stair shaft enclosures that extend to the roof shall be provided with an approved manually openable hatch to the exterior having an area not less than 16 square feet(1.486 m2)with a minimum dimension of 2 feet (6 10 mm), unless provided with complete automatic fire sprinkler protection throughout. Exception: Stair shaft enclosures complying with the requirements for smokeproof en- closures per the Building Code and this code. Section 1106.1, 1106.1.1, and 1106.1.2—Delete and replace as follows: 1106.1 Tire storage yards. Reference Section 3405 regarding the outdoor storage of tires. Section 4607 Add to read as follows: SECTION 1107 CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY 1107 Certificate of Occupancy. Those premises not posting a Certificate of Occupancy shall be required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from Planning & Development when required by the building or fire code official. A Certificate of Occupancy shall not be withheld based on non-compliance when a building meets the ordinance under which it was constructed provided the non-compliance items are not considered hazardous. This provision shall not waive the re- quirement to comply with any retroactive provision of any applicable ordinance. Exceptions: 1. One- and two-family dwellings and townhouses regulated by the Residential Code and their associated accessory buildings or structures. 2. Community Homes, as defined in the Zoning Code. Chapter 20 AVIATION FACILITIES Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 53 of 81 Section 2004.1.1—Add to read as follows: 2004.1.1 Transferring fuel in hangars. Flammable and combustible liquids shall not be dispensed into or removed from the fuel system of an aircraft within an aircraft hangar. Exception: When approved by the fire code official, fueling and de-fueling of air- craft inside a repair hangar for the specific purpose of evaluating the integrity of the aircraft fuel system may be conducted when sufficient safeguards are provided. These may include enclosed secondary containment of the fueling system, vapor monitoring with automatic shutoffs for the system, leak detection, drainage, spill control, and au- tomatic fire protection adequate to protect the hazard. Fueling and de-fueling opera- tions utilizing refueling units are prohibited inside hangars. Section 2004.3 Change to read as follows: 2004.3 Cleaning parts. Aircraft engines and parts of aircraft shall not be cleaned with Class I or II liquids in an aircraft hangar or within fifty (50) feet of another aircraft, building, or hangar, unless cleaning is in accordance with Section 5705.3.6. {Delete rest of paragraph.} Chapter 24 FLAMMABLE FINISHES Section 2401.2-Delete. Section 2404.4 Change to read as follows: 2404.4 Fire protection. New and existing spray booths and spray rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system complying with Chapter 9. Protection shall also extend to exhaust plenums, exhaust ducts and both sides of dry filters when such filters are used. Chapter 28 LUMBER YARDS AND AGRO-INDUSTRIAL, SOLID BIOMASS AND WOODWORKING FACILITIES Section 2803.2.2—Add to read as follows: 2803.2.2 Woodworking (or cabinet) shop. Where more than three (3) fixed or table mounted pieces of dust producing equipment exist, each fixed or table mounted piece shall be connected to a dust collection system, in accordance with this section and the Mechanical Code, and interconnected such that the dust collection is automatically acti- vated whenever the equipment is on. CHAPTER 31 TENTS AND OTHER MEMBRANE STRUCTURES Section 3103.1.1 —Add to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 54 of 81 3103.1.1 Occupancy. Temporary tents and membrane structures shall be restricted to approved Group A, B, M, S, and U occupancies, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. Group E, F, I, H, and any day care occupancies are strictly prohibited. Section 3103.5 Change to read as follows: 3103.5 Use period. Temporary tents, air-supported, air-inflated or tensioned membrane structures shall not be erected for a period of more than 180 days within a 12-month peri- od on a single premises, or as allowed by the Zoning Ordinance, whichever is less. Section 3104.15.5 Change to read as follows: 3104.15.5 Cooking tents. Any cooking involving grease-laden vapors or open flames to be located in a tent shall be located in `cooking tents' specifically, which must be sepa- rated from any other tent, canopy or membrane structure by a minimum of 20 feet. Cooking tents shall also comply with the following, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official: 1. If provided with sidewalls or drops, cooking tents shall have an adequate ex- haust, shall not be accessible by the public, and shall be limited to 200 square feet each. 2. Cooking tents if 75% open on sides, shall have adequate ventilation, shall not be accessible by the public, except for walk-up store front type service, and shall be limited to 400 square feet each. 3. All cooking tents shall be provided with Class K portable fire extinguishers for all such cooking operations in accordance with Section 904.11.5. 4. Appropriate Health permits shall be obtained and posted. Chapter 32 HIGH-PILED COMBUSTIBLE STORAGE Table 3206.2 Delete both `Nonpublic accessible (option 2)'rows from the table. Section 3206.4.2 Add to read as follows: 3206.4.2 Air handling interlock. Where comfort air handling is provided by High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans or exhaust fans, such fans shall be provided with a relay/interlock to shut-off upon fire sprinkler waterflow activation. CHAPTER 34 TIRE REBUILDING AND TIRE STORAGE Section 3405.1— Change to read as follows: 3405.1 Outdoor tire and tire byproduct storage. Outdoor tire and tire byproduct storage is prohibited. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 55 of 81 Exceptions: 1. Outdoor tire storage may be permitted when in conjunction with a tire rebuilding, tire recapping, or tire handling operation and less than fifty (50) tires are stored within the boundary of any contiguous properties owned by the same person or persons. 2. Outdoor tire storage may be permitted when in conjunction with a tire-rebuilding, tire recapping, or tire handling operation and fifty (50) or more tires are stored within the boundary of any contiguous properties owned by the same person or persons if such tires are suitable for recapping or rebuilding and if: 2.1. The ground surface covering in the areas used for and adjacent to stor- age areas or sixty (60) feet in any direction are hard surfaced and kept free of grass, weeds, debris, etc.; and 2.2. The perimeter of the storage area is enclosed by a fence not less than 6 feet in height to restrict access by unauthorized persons; and 2.3. Tires are not stored within fifty (50) feet of any structure or property line; and 2.4. Storage configurations are piles not to exceed six hundred twenty-five (625) square feet in area with a maximum dimension of fifty (50) feet, a maximum height of ten (10) feet, and a minimum separation between piles of twenty (20) feet; or in racks no more than fifty (50) feet in length and ten (10) feet in width with a minimum aisle separation be- tween racks of ten (10)feet, and 3. New or recapped tires displayed for purposes of sale. Section 3405.2 through 3405.7 Delete. Section 340 7.1 through 3407.4 Delete. Section 3409.2 Add to read as follows: 3409.2 Fire protection. Automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be required in accordance with Section 903.2.9.2 and Chapter 32 (High-piled storage) regarding fire sprinkler requirements for the storage of rubber tires. Chapter 50 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS —GENERAL PROVISIONS TABLE 5003.1.1(1) Delete `Consumer Fireworks'and its row of values from the table. Con- sumer Fireworks are prohibited See Chapter 56. Section 5003.6.1 —Add to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 56 of 81 5003.6.1 Sign size requirements. Signs required in Section 2703.5 and 2703.5.1 shall have text characters that are a minimum of four (4) inches in height when inside a building and six (6) inches in height when outside a building. Chapter 56 EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS Section 5601.1.3 Change to delete the exceptions, to read as follows: 5601.1.3 Fireworks. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. Section 5601.2.2 Change to read as follows: 5601.2.2 Sale and retail display. Persons shall not construct a retail display nor offer for sale explosives, explosive materials, or fireworks. Section 5601.2.3 Delete. Section 5601.2.4 Change to read as follows: 5601.2.4 Financial Responsibility. Before a permit is issued, as required by Section 3301.2, the applicant shall submit proof of Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance coverage with the jurisdiction, in an amount of no less than $5,000,000 for the purpose of the payment of all dam- ages to persons or property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of any act authorized by the permit upon which any judicial judgment results. The required coverage limit of liability may be greater than the minimum when conditions at the location warrant the increase due to higher levels of risk exposures. The CGL policy shall have no exclusions for pollution liability. {Delete rest of section.) Section 5601.2.4.1 - Change to read as follows: 5601.2.4.1 Blasting. Before approval to do blasting is issued, the applicant for approval shall file a bond or submit a certificate of insurance in such form, amount and coverage to be ade- quate in each case to indemnify the jurisdiction against any and all damages arising from permitted blasting. Section 5601.2.4.2-Change to read as follows: 5601.2.4.2 Fireworks display. The permit holder shall furnish a certificate of insur- ance in an amount deemed adequate by the fire code official for the payment of all potential damages to a person or persons or to property by reason of the permitted display, and arising from any acts of the permit holder, the agent, employees or subcontractors. Section 5601.9—Add to read as follows: 5601.9 Aiding minors to violate article. No parent or guardian of a minor shall furnish mon- ey or a thing of value to a minor for the purchase of fireworks or encourage, act in conjunction with, or in any manner instigate or aid a minor in the commission of possessing, selling, offering Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 57 of 81 for sale, giving away, using, transporting, or manufacturing fireworks within the city. The com- mission of the offense by the minor on the property under the control or owned by the parent or guardian shall be prima facie proof that the relation or guardian was instigating or aiding the mi- nor. Section 5601.10—Add to read as follows: 5601.10 Signaling devices. This article shall not apply to the possession or use of signaling de- vices for current daily consumption by railroads, vessels and others requiring them; or to the pos- session, sale, or use of normal stocks of flashlight compositions by photographers or dealers in photographic supplies; or to the possession or use of flares or rockets for military or police pur- poses; or any auto flares, or paper caps containing not in excess of an average of twenty-five one hundredths (25/100ths) of a grain of explosive content per cap, and toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices for use of such caps, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times. Section 5601.11 —Add to read as follows: 5601.11 Territorial applicability. The provisions of this article shall be applicable within the corporate limits of the city and also within the area immediately adjacent and contiguous to the city limits and extending outside the city limits for a distance of five thousand feet unless such area is within the corporate limits of another municipality. Section 5608.2 Delete and replace as follows: 5608.2 Fireworks application and permit. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, use, manufacture, sell, offer for sale, give away, transport, or discharge fireworks of any descrip- tion; provided, however, that the fire code official shall have the power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the granting of permits for supervised public displays of fireworks by artisans in pursuit of their trade. Every such use or display shall be handled by a competent operator ap- proved by the fire code official, and shall be of such character and so located, discharged, or fired as in the opinion of the fire code official after proper investigation so as not to be hazardous to property or endanger any person. No permit granted shall be transferable. The fire code official shall not approve any application for permit for supervised public display of fireworks unless he or she finds that: 1. The applicant has filed in the City Secretary's Office a certificate showing the ap- plicant has secured, and agrees to keep in force during the term of the permit, a policy providing for bodily injury and property damage insurance in the amounts as follows: Commercial General Liability, Per Occurrence...... $1,000,000 Commercial General Liability, Aggregate............ $3,000,000 Such insurance policy shall provide that it cannot be canceled or amended without at least thirty (30) days' notice to the City Secretary; and 2. That the applicant has covenanted and agreed in writing to indemnify, hold harm- less, and defend at its own expense, the City of Fort Worth, it's officers, agents Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 58 of 81 and employees from and against any and all claims or suits for property damage and/or personal injury, including death, or whatsoever kind of character, whether real or asserted, arising out of, or in connection with, the execution, performance or attempted performance of fireworks at a public display whether or not caused, in whole or in part, by alleged negligence of officers, agents or employees of the City of Fort Worth; and the applicant hereby assumes all liability and responsibil- ity for any and all claims or suits for property damage and/or personal injury, in- cluding death, or whatsoever kind of character, whether real or asserted, arising out of, or in connection with, the execution, performance, or attempted perfor- mance of fireworks at a public display, whether or not caused in whole or in part by alleged negligence of officers, agents or employees of the City of Fort Worth. Applicant likewise covenants and agrees, and does hereby indemnify and hold harmless the City of Fort Worth from and against any and all injuries, damage, or destruction of City property arising out of or in connection with, directly or indi- rectly, all acts or omissions of applicant, his officers, agents, employees, contrac- tors, subcontractors or invitee, or caused by alleged negligence in whole or in part by officers, agents or employees of the City; and 3. The application for the permit was made in writing at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of display in accordance with Section 105.6.15; and 4. The applicant has included in the application for permit the names of the organi- zation sponsoring the display together with the names of persons actually in charge of the firing of the display; and 5. The applicant has included in the application for permit the date and time of day at which the display is to be held; and 6. The applicant has included in the application for permit the exact location planned for the display; and 7. The applicant has included in the application for the permit a description setting forth the age, experience, and physical characteristics of the persons who are to do the actual discharging of the fireworks; and 8. The applicant has included in application for permit the number and kinds of fireworks to be discharged; and 9. The applicant has included in the application for permit the manner and place of storage of such fireworks prior to the display; and 10. The applicant has included in the application for the permit a diagram of the grounds on which the display is to be held showing the point at which the fire- works are to be discharged, the location of the buildings, highways, and other lines of communication, the lines behind which the audience will be restrained, and the location of all nearby trees, communication or telephone lines, or other overhead obstructions; and Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 59 of 81 11. The applicant has included in the application for permit all licenses and permits issued and required by the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office. Section 5608.2.1 —Delete and replace as follows: 5608.2.1 Displays. In addition to the requirements of Section 403, permit applications for outdoor fireworks displays using Division 1.3G fireworks shall include the following: 1. The fire code official shall approve the application and issue the permit for the public display of fireworks if he finds that: the applicant has complied with the applicable provisions for this article; the discharge, failure to fire, faulty firing, or fall-out of any fireworks or other objects will not endanger any person, buildings, structures, forests, or brush; and the fireworks are to be fired more than 200 feet from the nearest building, public highway, railroad, or other means of travel; and 50 feet from the nearest above ground telephone or communication line, tree, or other overhead obstruction. In no case shall the fire code official issue a permit for a display to be held within six hundred (600) feet of a school, theater, church, hospital, or similar institution. 2. All fireworks that fire a projectile shall be so set up that the projectile will go into the air as nearly as possible in a vertical direction; provided, however, that where such fireworks are to be fired beside a lake or other large body of water, they may be directed in such a manner that the falling residue from the projectile will fall into said body of water. 3. Any fireworks that remain unfired after the display is concluded shall be immedi- ately disposed of or removed in a manner safe for the particular type of fireworks. The debris from the discharged fireworks shall be properly disposed of by the op- erator before he leaves the premises. The operator, upon the conclusion of the display, shall make a complete and thorough search for any unfired fireworks or pieces thereof which have failed to fire or function and shall dispose of them in a safe manner. The search shall be instituted at the earliest possible time following that conclusion of the display, but in no event later than the first period of daylight which follows. 4. No fireworks display shall be held during any windstorms in which the wind reaches a velocity of more than twenty (20)miles per hour. 5. All fireworks articles and items at places of display shall be stored in a manner and in a place secure from fire, accidental discharge, and theft, and in a manner approved by the fire code official. 6. The approval of any application and issuance of any permits by the fire code offi- cial shall in no way be construed as an assumption of responsibility or liability by the City for any damages or injuries to persons or property arising out of or inci- dent to the discharge of fireworks at a public display. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 60 of 81 Chapter 57 FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS Section 5703.6—Add a sentence to read as follows: An approved method of secondary containment shall be provided for underground tank and pip- ing systems. Section 5704.2.7.5.5.1 Change to read as follows: 5704.2.7.5.5.1 Class 1 liquids. For Class I liquids other than crude oile- li+e and asphalt, the fill pipe shall be designed and installed in a manner that will minimize the possibility of generating static electricity by terminating with- in 6 inches (152 mm) of the bottom of the tank. Section 5704.2.7.5.8 Change Exception to read as follows: Exception: Outside above-ground tanks with a capacity of 1,320 gallons (5000 L) or less shall only require a 90% audible fill alarm to notify the filler of the tank or a 95% automatic shut-off device. Additionally, a minimum 5 gallon permanent spill container shall be provided at the fill connection. Section 5704.2.9.5 - Change to read as follows: 5704.2.9.5 Above-ground tanks inside of buildings. Above-ground tanks inside of buildings shall comply with Section 5704.2.9.5.1 through 5704.2.9.5.3. 5704.2.9.5.1 {No change.} 5704.2.9.5.2 {No change.} 5704.2.9.5.3 Combustible liquid storage tanks inside of buildings. The maximum ag- gregate allowable quantity limit shall be 3,000 gallons (11 356 L) of Class II or III com- bustible liquid for storage in protected aboveground tanks complying with Section 3404.2.9.7 when all of the following conditions are met: 1. The entire 3,000 gallon (11 356 L) quantity shall be stored in protected above- ground tanks; 2. The 3,000 gallon (11 356 L) capacity shall be permitted to be stored in a single tank or multiple smaller tanks; 3. The tanks shall be located in a room protected by an automatic sprinkler system complying with Section 903.3.1.1; and 4. Tanks shall be connected to fuel-burning equipment, including generators, uti- lizing an approved closed piping system. 5. Tanks shall not be located more than two stories below grade. The quantity of combustible liquid stored in tanks complying with this section shall not be counted towards the maximum allowable quantity set forth in Table 2703.1.1(1), and such tanks shall not be required to be located in a control area. Section 5704.2.11.5 Add to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 61 of 81 5704.2.11.5 Observation wells. Approved sampling tubes, or observation wells, shall be installed in the backfill material of each underground flammable or combus- tible liquid storage tank. The tubes shall extend from a point twelve (12) inches below the average grade of the excavation to ground level and shall be provided with suita- ble surface access caps. The number, location, and size of such observation wells shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environ- mental Quality (TCEQ). Section 5704.2.11.6 Add to read as follows: 5704.2.11.6 Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) sumps and dispenser sumps. Ap- proved sumps shall be installed around the STP's and beneath dispensers having un- derground piping. The sumps around the sub-pumps shall be liquid and vapor tight and shall be electronically monitored. The dispenser sumps shall be liquid tight and shall be electronically monitored. Section 5704.2.11.7 Add to read as follows: 5704.2.11.7 Secondary containment. An approved method of secondary con- tainment shall be provided for underground tank systems, including tanks, piping and related components containing fuel. Section 5704.2.14.1 —Delete and replace as follows: 5704.2.14.1 Removal. Removal of above-ground and underground tanks shall be in accordance with all of the following, unless otherwise approved by the fire code offi- cial: 1. Flammable and Combustible Liquids Construction Permit required for remov- al of tank. The fire code official shall be notified prior to starting work at a removal site to inform the inspector as to the schedule of the work to coordi- nate appropriate inspection times. Tanks shall not be removed from an exca- vation without the fire code official present. 2. Submit copy of TCEQ Construction Notification Form for removal of each tank. 1. The excavation shall be properly secured and barricaded to ensure the public safety. Lighted barricades required if the excavation is left open overnight. There shall be no smoking on a flammable/combustible liquids tank removal site at any time. 4. Flammable and combustible liquids shall be removed from the tank and con- necting piping. Tank shall be cleaned with approved surfactant agent to assist with removal of all flammable/combustible liquid residue in tank. Vacuum trucks shall be bonded and grounded to prevent possible static accumulation. 5. Piping at tank openings which is not to be used further shall be disconnected. 6. Piping shall be removed from the ground. Exception: Piping is allowed to be abandoned in place only where the fire code official determines that removal is not practical. Abandoned pip- ing shall be capped and safeguarded as required by the fire code official. 7. Tanks shall be purged of vapor prior to removal from the excavation. Vapors Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 62 of 81 shall be purged out of vent located minimum 12 ft. above grade. (Verify tank atmosphere to be less than 10% LEL prior to removal from excavation with combustible gas meter—contractor shall provide calibrated meter for this pur- pose.) 8. After the tank has been purged of vapor and prior to removal, the tank open- ings shall be capped or plugged, leaving a 0.125-inch to 0.25-inch-diameter (32 mm to 6.4 mm) opening at the top of the tank for pressure equalization. Care shall be taken to avoid damaging the tank. However, in the event that the tank becomes damaged, wholes in the tank shall be patched with tape, etc., in a non-hazardous manner (no cutting/welding of any kind and no introduc- tion of a flammable/combustible adhesive) in order to meet the above venting requirement. If the tank is so severely damaged that patching is not possible, additional cleaning of the tank with surfactant is required until such time as a 0% LEL can be achieved and maintained. 9. The tank atmosphere and the excavation shall be regularly tested (at least hourly) after vapor purge to ensure LEL does not exceed 10% until the tank is removed from both the excavation and the site. 9. Tanks shall not be dropped, dragged, or rolled during the process of removal from the excavation and loading of the transport on site, due to potentially hazardous conditions. Tanks shall be lifted from manufacturer-provided lift- ing lugs on the tank. If this is not possible, straps shall be provided for lifting, rather than wrapping the tank with a chain. 10. Tanks shall not be destroyed in the excavation or on site, due to potentially hazardous conditions. 11. Before any tank is removed from a premise, the tank shall be labeled and the manifest of transportation shall be filed with the fire department. The labeling shall include the prior contents of the tank, the address that the tank was re- moved from, the date that the tank was removed, and that the tank is not suit- able for storage of food or liquids intended fro human or animal consumption. Letters shall be at least two (2) inches high and contrasting in color with the background. 12. Prior to removal from the site, tanks shall be inerted with dry ice adequate for the tank capacity.. 13. Tanks shall be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local regula- tions. API 1604 shall be utilized as a guide for tank removals unless the above requirements are more stringent. Section 5706.3.1.2 Change to read as follows: 5706.3.1.2 Streets and railways. Wells shall not be drilled within 75 feet of any public street, road,highway, future street or right-of-way, property line, or nearest rail of an operat- ing railway. Section 5706.3.1.3, 5706.3.1.3.1, and 5706.3.1.3.2 Delete and replace as follows: 5706.3.1.3 Setbacks. There shall be no avenue for an appeal or variance from any of the following minimum setback requirements in this Section, other than those provided for in the Fort Worth Gas Drilling and Production Ordinance. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 63 of 81 5706.3.1.3.1 Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Section only, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section only, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: BUILDING. Any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy. The term "building" shall be construed as if followed by the words "or portions thereof." HABITABLE STRUCTURE. Any structure for which a certificate of occupan- cy is required. A habitable structure shall not include detached accessory build- ings, garages and sheds. HOSPITAL BUILDING. All buildings used or designed to and intended to be used for medical, surgical, psychiatric, nursing or custodial care on a 24-hour ba- sis, including convalescent facilities, social rehabilitation centers, mental hospi- tals, detoxification facilities, and alcohol and drug centers. LIFT COMPRESSOR. A device that raises the pressure of a compressible fluid (gas) in order to lift gas from the well. LINE COMPRESSOR. A device that raises the pressure of a compressible fluid (gas) in order for the gas to be transported through a pipeline. MULTIPLE WELL SITE PERMIT. A permit that is required when there is an application for the placement of more than one well on a pad site, as per the Fort Worth Gas Drilling and Production Ordinance. OUTER BOUNDARY SURFACE PROPERTY LINE. The outer boundary of any property for which a preliminary plat or concept plan has been filed with the City of Fort Worth PROTECTED USE. A residence, religious institution, hospital building, school or public park. PUBLIC BUILDING. All buildings with occupancies greater than 50 persons and more than 750 square feet used or designed to and intended to be used for motion picture theaters, symphony and concert halls, television and radio studios admitting an audience, theaters, banquet halls, night clubs, restaurants, taverns and bars, amusement arcades, art galleries, blowing alleys, community halls, courtrooms, dance halls, exhibition halls funeral parlors, gymnasiums without spectator seating, indoor swimming pools and tennis courts without spectator seating, lecture halls, libraries, museums, waiting areas in transportation termi- nals, pool and billiard parlors, arenas with spectator seating, skating rinks with spectator seating, swimming pools with spectator swimming, tennis courts with spectator seating and amusement park outdoor activities. PUBLIC PARK. Any structures, bleachers, grandstands and stadiums used for viewing land area dedicated to by the City for traditional park-like recreational purposes. RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION. Any building in which persons regularly assem- ble for religious worship and activities intended primarily for purposes connected with such worship or for propagating a particular form of religious belief. RESIDENCE. A house, duplex, apartment, townhouse, condominium, city- inspected mobile homes or other building designed for dwelling purposes, includ- ing those for which a building permit has been issued on the date the application for a Gas Well Permit is filed with the Gas Inspector. Residence shall include as- sisted living facilities, nursing homes (both intermediate care facilities and skilled nursing facilities), residential board and care facilities, group homes, 24-hour shelters,half-way houses,hotels,motels and jails. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 64 of 81 SCHOOL. Any public and private, primary and secondary educational facilities providing education or off-site related school sports venues up through and in- cluding the twelfth grade level and any licensed day care centers, meaning a facil- ity licensed by the State of Texas or by the City of Fort Worth that provides care, training, education, custody, treatment or supervision for more than six children under 14 years of age, and for less than 24 hours per day. 5706.3.1.3.2 New Natural Gas Wells. New natural gas wells shall have setbacks pro- vided in accordance with the requirements of the Fort Worth Gas Drilling and Production Ordinance. 5706.3.1.3.3 Existing Natural Gas Wells. Where natural gas wells are existing, the fol- lowing setback requirements shall apply. 1. A Protected Use or Public Building shall not be constructed within three hundred (300) feet of the center of a gas well, at the surface of the ground, or within two hundred twenty-five (225) feet of a gas well pad site having a Multiple Well Site Permit. Exception: Residential structures on platted lots prior to 4/3/2009 shall not be constructed within two hundred (200) feet of the center of a gas well, at the surface of the ground, or within one hundred twenty-five (125) feet of a gas well pad site having a Multiple Well Site Permit. 2. A Habitable Structure shall not be constructed within two hundred (200) feet of the center of a gas well, at the surface of the ground, or within one hundred twen- ty-five (125)feet of a gas well pad site having a Multiple Well Site Permit. 3. An accessory building, not necessary to the operation of the well, shall not be constructed within one hundred (100) feet of the center of a gas well, at the sur- face of the ground, or within twenty-five (25) feet of a gas well pad site having a Multiple Well Site Permit. The setback distances above shall be calculated from the well bore, or edge of pad site for Multiple Well Site Permit, in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, to the closest exterior point of any object indicated in this Section. 5706.3.1.3.4 Compressor Stations - Natural Gas Facilities. Natural gas compressor stations shall be provided with the following setbacks. 5706.3.1.3.4.1 New Lift or Line Compressors. New natural gas Lift or Line Com- pressors shall have setbacks provided in accordance with the requirements of the Fort Worth Gas Drilling and Production Ordinance. 5706.3.1.3.4.2 Existing Lift Compressor. Any Protected Use, Public Building, or Habitable Structure shall be setback a minimum of two hundred (200) feet from any existing Lift Compressor. 5706.3.1.3.4.3 Existing Line Compressor. Any Protected Use shall be setback a minimum of six hundred (600) feet from any existing Line Compressor site. Any Public Building or Habitable Structure shall be setback a minimum of three hundred (300) feet from any existing Line Compressor site. Any Protected Use, Public Build- Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 65 of 81 ing or Habitable Structure shall be setback a minimum of two hundred (200) feet from any equipment and buildings not part of the operation of the compressor. Exception: When the line compressor site is located in Light, Medium, or Heavy Industrial zoning districts ("I", "J", or "K"), the setback to a Protected Use shall be a minimum of three hundred (300) feet from any existing fully enclosed Line Compressor sites. 5706.3.1.3.4.3.1 Setback Measurement. The measurement of the setback dis- tance shall be made from the boundary of the Line Compressor Site as permitted by the City of Fort Worth Planning and Development Gas Well division, in a straight line,without regard to intervening structures or objects, to the closest ex- terior point of the proposed Protected Use or boundary line of a Public Park or property line of a School. Sections 5706.5.4.5–Change to read as follows: 5706.5.4.5 Commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing. Dispensing of Class I, II and III motor vehicle fuel from tank vehicles into the fuel tanks of motor vehi- cles located at commercial, industrial, governmental or manufacturing establishments is allowed where permitted, provided such dispensing operations are conducted in accord- ance with the following and Appendix K. Mobile fueling of Class I liquids shall be strictly prohibited in residential areas of all types, shall comply with all requirements of the Fire Department's Mobile Fueling policy, shall require permitting as indicated above, and shall require Fire Marshal approval in all cases. {Rest of section unchanged.} Sections 5706.5.4.5.1–Add to read as follows: 5706.5.4.5.1 Fees.—Notwithstanding the requirements set forth in Section 105, the fees for mobile refueling permits are as set forth in Appendix K. Chapter 61 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES Section 6104.2 Delete and replace as follows: 6104.2 Spas, Pool Heaters, and Other Listed Devices. Where natural gas service is not availa- ble, an LP-gas container is allowed to be used to supply spa and pool heaters or other listed de- vices. Such container shall not exceed 500-gallon water capacity per lot. See Table 6104.3 for location of containers. Section 6107.4 Change to read as follows: 6107.4 Protecting Containers from Vehicles. Where exposed to vehicular damage due to prox- imity to alleys, driveways or parking areas, LP-gas containers, regulators and piping shall be pro- tected in accordance with Section 312. Section 6109.13 Change to read as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 66 of 81 6109.13 Protection of Containers. LP-gas containers shall be stored within a suitable enclosure or otherwise protected against tampering. Vehicle impact protection shall be provided as re- quired by Section 6107.4. Appendix A Delete. Appendix B Change to read as follows: APPENDIX B FIRE-FLOW REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDINGS Section BI 04 through BI 05.2 Delete and replace as follows: B104 Fire-flow requirements. B104.1 One- and two-family dwellings and townhomes. The minimum required fire-flow shall be 1,000 gpm for 0-3,600 sq. ft., and 1,500 gpm for greater than 3,600 sq. ft. for a minimum duration of 1 hour. B104.2 Other than one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes. The mini- mum required fire-flow shall be 1,500 gpm for a minimum duration of 2 hours, un- less otherwise required by the fire code official. Appendix C Delete. Appendix D Delete. Appendix E As written. APPENDIX E HAZARD CATEGORIES Appendix F Delete. Appendix G As written. APPENDIX G CRYOGENIC FLUIDS—WEIGHT AND VOLUME EQUIVALENTS Appendix H Change to read as follows: Appendix H COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS, OPERATIONAL PERMITS AND FALSE ALARMS SECTION 11101 GENERAL Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 67 of 81 11101.1 The fire inspections for all commercial establishments (defined as all buildings, facili- ties, and structures, including but not limited to residential structures, except one- and two-family residential dwellings) - all buildings/facilities required to have a Certificate of Occupancy shall be in accordance with this Appendix and Section 105, Permits, and Section 106, Inspections, of the Fire Code. The fire inspection of mobile home recreational vehicle parking facilities will be in accordance with Appendix J of this code. SECTION H102 CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION H102.1 General. A Certificate of Inspection will be issued by the fire department in accord- ance with Section 102 of this Appendix. A Certificate of Inspection will be issued only after all inspection procedures have been followed in accordance with Section 103 of this Appendix, In- spection Procedures, and all fees have been paid in accordance with Section 104 of this Appen- dix, Fees for Inspections and Operational Permits. H102.1.1 Required Certificate of Inspection for buildings less than four stories in height. The occupant of every commercial establishment shall be required to have a valid certificate of inspection. Exception: An owner or manager of a building less than four stories in height may request that the building he/she manages or owns receive a valid Certificate of In- spection for the entire building, structure, or facility, including all tenant spaces. The building owner must provide after hours contact information that is current and ac- ceptable for all tenants in the building. The owner or his designee must have access to all tenant spaces in case of an emergency. Where there is a significant difference in occupancy classifications among the tenant spaces, the chief reserves the authority to require separate Certificates of Inspection for those spaces. H102.1.2 Required Certificate of Inspection for buildings of four stories or more in height. The owner, building manager, or property manager representative of any building with four or more occupied floors existing above street level shall be required to have a valid Certificate of Inspection for the entire building, structure, or facility. H102.2 Expiration. A Certificate of Inspection shall be valid until a subsequent inspection takes place or until revoked; provided, however, that possession of a Certificate of Inspection shall not exempt a commercial establishment from reinspection or citation for violations occur- ring during the period of time between inspections. H102.3 Transfer of Certificate of Inspection. A Certificate of Inspection shall not be trans- ferable, and any change in use or occupancy of the major portion of the building or operation shall require a new Certificate of Inspection. H102.4 Conditions of Certificates of Inspection. The issuance or granting of a Certificate of Inspection shall not be deemed or construed to be a permit for, or an approval of any violation of any of the provisions of this code. No certificate presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code shall be valid, except insofar as the work or use which it authorizes is lawful. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 68 of 81 H102.5 Retention of Certificate of Inspection. Certificates of Inspection shall at all times be kept on the premises designated therein and shall at all times be posted in a conspicuous location and be subject to inspection by an officer of the fire or police department or other authorized per- sons. H102.6 Revocation of Certificate of Inspection. Any Certificate of Inspection issued under this code may be suspended or revoked when it is determined by the chief that one or more of the following has occurred: 1. The Certificate of Inspection was used by someone other than to whom it was issued. 2. The Certificate of Inspection was used for a location other than that for which it was issued. 3. Any of the conditions or limitations set forth in the certificate have been violated. 4. The possessor of the certificate fails, refuses, or neglects to comply with any order or notice served upon him under the provisions of this code within the time period pro- vided therein. 5. There has been any false statement or misrepresentation as to a material fact in the plans, specifications, or documentation on which the certificate was based. 6. There has been a change in the use or occupancy classification of the building for which a Certificate of Inspection has been issued. SECTION H104 FEES FOR INSPECTIONS AND OPERATIONAL PERMITS H104.1 General. Fees for fire inspections and operational permits will be in accordance with Section 104 of this Appendix. Fees for the inspection of mobile home and recreational vehicle parking facilities will be in accordance with Appendix J of this code. H104.2 Fees for fire inspections. A fire inspection fee will be charged not more than once per calendar year for a fire inspection of all occupancies requiring a Certificate of Inspection as set forth in Section 102 of this Appendix. These fees shall be paid before a Certificate of Inspection is issued. The fees for fire inspection will be the sum of the base fee as set forth in Table H104.1 and the multiple-story fee as set forth in H104.2.1. Table H104.1 Base Fees for Fire Inspections Number of Square Feet of Floor Area in Building Base Fee or Business Less than 5,000 $40.00 5,001 — 10,000 $45.00 10,001 —25,000 $55.00 25,001 —50,000 $70.00 50,001 —75,000 $105.00 Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 69 of 81 75,001 - 100,000 $140.00 Greater than 100,000 $140.00 plus $20.00 for each additional 50,000 sq. ft. or portion thereof H104.2.1 Multiple-story fee. An additional fee of $5.00 per floor will be added to the base fee for inspection of buildings with four or more occupied floors above the street lev- el. H104.2.2 Shopping malls. Shopping malls shall be assessed an inspection fee based on total floor area of the public areas within the structure plus the per story charge. The indi- vidual tenant spaces will be assessed fees based on the square footage of the individual space. H104.3 Fees for operational permits. The fee for all operational permits will be as set forth in Table H104.2. Fees for Mobile Fueling Permits will be in accordance with Appendix K. Table H104.2 Fees for Operational Permits IFC Section Operational Permit Fee Amount 105.61 Aerosol Products $55.00 105.6.2 Amusement Buildings $110.00 105.6.3 Aviation Facilities $55.00 105.6.5 Battery Systems $55.00 105.6.6 Cellulose nitrate film $55.00 105.6.7 Combustible Dust-Producing Operations $55.00 105.6.8 Combustible Fibers $55.00 105.6.9 Compressed Gases $55.00 105.6.11 Cryogenic Fluids $55.00 105.6.12 Cutting and Welding $55.00 105.6.15 Explosives $55.00 105.6.17 Flammable and Combustible Liquids $55.00 Repair and upgrades 105.6.18 Floor Finishing $55.00 105.6.19 Fruit and Crop Ripening $55.00 105.6.20 Fumigation and Thermal Insecticide $55.00 Fogging 105.6.21 Hazardous Materials $275.00 105.6.22 HPM Facilities $275.00 105.6.23 High-Piled Storage $55.00 105.6.24 Hot Work Operations $55.00 105.6.25 Industrial Ovens $55.00 105.6.26 Lumber Yards and Woodworking Plants $275.00 105.6.27 Liquid or Gas-Fueled Vehi- $55.00 cles/Equipment in Assembly Buildings 105.6.28 LP-Gas $55.00 Repairs and modifications 105.6.29 Magnesium $55.00 105.6.30 Miscellaneous Combustible Storage $55.00 105.6.31 Trench Burning $55.00 105.6.32 Open Flames and Torches $55.00 Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 70 of 81 105.6.33 Open Flames and Candles $55.00 105.6.34 Organic Coatings $55.00 105.6.35 Places of Assembly $55.00—Occupant Load< 300. $110.00—Occupant Load 301-1000 $275 —Occupant Load> 1000 105.6.37 Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material $55.00 105.6.38 Pyroxylin Plastics $55.00 105.6.40 Repair Garages and Motor Fuel- $55.00 Dispensing Facilities 105.6.41 Rooftop Heliports $55.00 105.6.42 Spraying and Dipping $55.00 105.6.43 Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire Byprod- $55.00 ucts 105.6.44 Temporary Membrane Structures, Tents, $55.00 and Canopies 105.6.45 Tire Rebuilding Plants $55.00 105.6.46 Waste Handling $110.00 105.6.47 Wood Products $55.00 105.6.48 Special Operational Permit $55.00 105.6.49 Mobile Fueling See Appendix K SECTION H105 FEES FOR FALSE ALARMS H105.1 General. Fees will be assessed to commercial establishments for excessive false alarms in accordance with Section 105 of this Appendix. H105.2 Definitions. For the purpose of this Appendix the following definitions shall apply in addition to those in Section 202, General Definitions, and Section 902, Definitions, of the Fire Code. H105.2.1 False alarm. For the purpose of this section, a false alarm is defined as an alarm which causes the emergency response by the fire department and which is initiated by one of the following: 1. A fire alarm system malfunction. 2. Improper maintenance of a fire alarm or an automatic fire suppression system. 3. Improper use or misuse of a fire alarm system or an automatic fire suppression system. 4. Damage to a fire alarm system or automatic fire suppression system due to care- lessness while performing other procedures in the building. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 71 of 81 5. The initiation of a fire alarm system during construction, painting, or other proce- dure in which care should have been taken to protect initiating devices from send- ing a false signal. H105.3 Procedure. The procedure used to assess false alarm complaints and application of the fees contained herein will be in accordance with Section H105.3. H105.3.1 Review of Incident Reports. False alarm incidents will be reviewed by the Fire Prevention Bureau on a regular basis to determine if those incidents meet the criteria stated in Section H105.2.1 of this Appendix. H105.3.2 Notification. Upon the review of a false alarm incident report, a member of the Fire Prevention Bureau will verify the validity of the complaint. The owner or manager of the premises in question will then be issued a written notice to take measures to correct any problem that may be causing the false alarms. The notice will state that future false alarms at the referenced address, which occur within twelve months of the original complaint, will cause the owner or manager of the establishment to be invoiced in accordance with Section 105.4 of this Appendix,Fees. H105.3.3 Invoice for false alarms. An invoice will be mailed to any establishment for all reported false alarms which occur after the written notification in accordance with Sec- tion 105.3.2 of this Appendix is issued, and which occur before a period of twelve months has passed since the written notification. The invoice will be in accordance with Section 105.4 of this Appendix,Fees. H105.4 Fees. A fee in accordance with Table H105.1 will be assessed for each false alarm re- ported to the Fire Prevention Bureau after written notification is issued in accordance with Sec- tion 105.3.2 of this Appendix. Table H105.1 Number of False Alarms in a 12 Fee Amount Month Period 1 -2 No Fee/Warning Only 3 $100.00 4 $200.00 5 $400.00 6 $800.00 7 or more $1,500.00 SECTION H106 OVERPAYMENT OF FEES H106.1 Overpayment of fees. All business owners requesting reimbursement of overpayments on inspection fees must notify the fire department no later than one year from the actual date of inspection. Requests must be written and mailed to Fire Administration — Revenue Group, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Telephone requests will not be accepted. The request must contain appropriate documentation of overpayment, such as copies of both sides of Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 72 of 81 the canceled check. Requests must include the business name, address (including suite number if applicable) and a contact person's name and telephone number. Appendix I Delete and replace as follows: Appendix I INSTALLATION OF FIRE SERVICE FEATURES, FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS,AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION PERMITS SECTION I101 GENERAL I101.1 The installation of fire service features and fire protections systems shall be in accord- ance with this Appendix and Section 105, Permits; Section 106, Inspections; Section 503, Fire Apparatus Access Roads; and Section 508, Fire Protection Water Supplies, of the Fire Code. SECTION I102 FEES I102.1 General. Upon application for a construction permit in accordance with Section 105 for fire protection systems, the applicant shall be required to pay all fees associated with the in- stallation or tenant finish work as specified in Table I102.1. I102.1.1 Pre-engineered extinguishing systems. Construction permit fees for these systems shall be one half of the fees designated in Table I102.1 for "Other Suppression Systems." This does not affect the permit fee schedule indicated in Table I102.1 for pre- engineered kitchen hood extinguishing systems. I102.2 Penalty. Fees specified in Table I102.1 will be doubled if a contractor starts installa- tion or tenant finish work without a valid permit. I102.3 Additional plan review. When the original plans have been reviewed and found to be acceptable, an additional plan review fee of$165.00 shall be charged to the fire protection sys- tem contractor for each additional plan review conducted. I102.4 Resubmittal plan review. When the original plans have been reviewed and found to be unacceptable, a fee equivalent to one-half of the permit fee will be charged for the second plan review and each subsequent review until the plans are found to be acceptable. TABLE I102.1 FEES BASED ON TYPE OF FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT TYPE PERMIT FEES OTHER FEES New Sprinkler Installa- tions: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 73 of 81 I to 20 sprinklers $250.00 21 to 100 sprinklers $415.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any Over 100 sprinklers $415.00 plus $75.00 for each additional inspections after additional 100 sprinklers or twoinspections. fraction thereof in excess of 100 With fire pump $415.00 additional With foam $85.00 additional Each additional floor $65.00 Add/Relocate Sprinkler Installations: 1 to 10 sprinklers No Fee/No Inspection > 11 sprinklers Same as New Sprinkler fee schedule above. New Underground Installa- $165.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any tion additional inspections after two inspections. New Pre-Engineered $165.00 per kitchen hood $85.00 per hour fee for any Kitchen Hood Extinguish- having the pre-engineered ex- additional inspections after ing Systems (per Hood tinguishing system one inspection New Fire Alarm Installa- tion: 1 to 4 initiating devices $250.00 5 to 25 total devices $415.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any Over 25 total devices $415.00 plus $75.00 for each additional inspections after additional 100 devices or one inspection. fraction thereof in excess of 25 Each additional panel $65.00 Each additional floor $65.00 Other New Suppression Systems: (Halon, CO2, Dry Chemical, FM 200, Intergen, etc.) $85.00 per hour fee for any additional inspections after 1 to 5 nozzles $415.00 one inspection. Over 5 nozzles $415.00 plus $55.00 per nozzle over 5 nozzles. New Standpipe Systems: 1 to 3 risers $580.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any additional inspections after Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 74 of 81 4 or more risers $825.00 two inspections. With fire pump $415.00 additional New Smoke Control or Ex- $415.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any haust Systems (Construc- additional inspections after tion) one inspection. Compressed Gas Tanks $110.00 per tank $85.00 per hour fee for any (Installation) additional inspections after two inspections. Cryogenic Fluids (Installa- $55.00 per tank $85.00 per hour fee for any tion) additional inspections after one inspection. Flammable and Combus- $275.00 per tank or per site $85.00 per hour fee for any tible Liquids (Installation for piping/dispensing/other additional inspections after and Removal) two inspections. Hazardous Materials Facil- $275.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any ity (Installation/Construc- additional inspections after tion) one inspection. Industrial Ovens (Installa- $55.00 per oven $85.00 per hour fee for any tion) additional inspections after one inspection. LP Gas Tanks/Facilities $55.00 per tank $85.00 per hour fee for any (Installation) additional inspections after one inspection. Private Fire Hydrants (In- $55.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any stallation) additional inspections after one inspection. Temporary Membrane $55.00 per tent type structure $85.00 per hour fee for any Structure,Tents, and Can- additional inspections after opies (Construction) one inspection. Access Control Systems 1 to 4 devices $165.00 $85.00 per hour fee for any 5 to 25 devices $220.00 additional inspections after More than 25 devices $220.00 Plus $75.00 for each one inspection. 100 devices over 25 or frac- tion thereof. Emergency Responder Ra- $220.00 per building $85.00 per hour fee for any dio Coverage Equipment additional inspections after one inspection. Battery Systems (Installa- $55.00 per battery system $85.00 per hour fee for any tion additional inspections after installation one inspection. Appendix J Delete and replace as follows: Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 75 of 81 Appendix J MANUFACTURED HOME AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKS SECTION J101 GENERAL PROVISIONS J101.1 Definitions. For the purpose of this Appendix, certain words and phrases are defined and certain provisions shall be construed as set forth herein, unless it is apparent from the context that a different meaning is intended. When terms are not defined in this section, they shall have the meanings set forth in Article 2 of the Fire Code. MANUFACTURED HOME, HUD-CODE. A structure constructed on or after June 15, 1976, according to the rules of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, transportable in one or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight(8)body feet or more in width or forty (40) body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utili- ties, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems. The term does not include a recreational vehicle as that term is defined by 24 CFR § 3282.8(g). LOT. A plot of ground within a mobile home park or recreational vehicle park as indicated on the construction plan, which is designed to accommodate one (1) manufactured home or recrea- tional vehicle respectively. MANUFACTURED HOME or MANUFACTURED HOUSING. Includes the terms HUD- code manufactured home and mobile home, and collectively means and refers to both. MANUFACTURED HOME ACCESSORY STRUCTURE. Any structural addition to a manufactured home or mobile home park lot which includes awnings, cabanas, carports, Florida rooms, porches, ramadas, storage cabinets and buildings, and similar appurtenant structures. MINIMUM BUILDING STANDARDS CODE. That article of the "Buildings" chapter of the City Code so designated. MANUFACTURED HOME. A structure that was constructed before June 15, 1976, transport- able in one (1) or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is eight (8) body feet or more in width or forty (40) body feet or more in length, or, when erected on site, is three hundred twenty (320) or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing,heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems. MANUFACTURED HOME PARK. A unified development of lots arranged on a tract of land under common ownership, which has been planned and improved for the placement of two (2) or more manufactured homes for non-transient occupancy. PERMANENT FOUNDATION. A manufactured home stand constructed per the requirements of the Texas Department of Labor and Standards. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 76 of 81 RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. A vehicle which is: (a) built on a single chassis; (b) four hun- dred (400) square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projections; (c) self- propelled or permanently towable by an automobile or light duty truck; (d) designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling but as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use; and (e) required by Texas law to have a valid vehicle registration when traveling upon public streets. It shall not include a manufactured home. RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK. A unified development on a tract of land under com- mon ownership designed primarily for transient service, on which recreational vehicles of the general public are parked or situated. ZONING ORDINANCE. The comprehensive zoning ordinance of the City of Fort Worth. SECTION J201 MANUFACTURED HOME PARK STANDARDS J201.1 Applicability. All manufactured home parks and manufactured homes shall be con- structed and maintained in accordance with this appendix, the Comprehensive Zoning Ordi- nance, the Minimum Building Standards Code, and all other applicable provisions of the City Code. Any reference to "mobile home" elsewhere in the City Code shall mean "manufactured home" as defined by this appendix. SECTION J202 TENANT RESPONSIBILITIES J202.1 Each manufactured home park tenant shall maintain the tenant's manufactured home and lot in compliance with the following: J202.1.1 The manufactured home shall be properly placed on its stand and anchored to a permanent foundation. All utilities shall be properly installed in accordance with the in- structions of the park's owner or operator, and in accordance with the City Code. The build- ing official has the right to refuse to issue all permits to hook a manufactured home up to utilities until the tenant or owner or operator of the park shows proof that the manufactured home has been anchored in accordance with state regulations. J202.1.2 A noncombustible skirting shall be installed around the manufactured home. Such skirting may include any vents, screens, and/or openings necessary for utility and me- chanical system hookups. J202.1.3 The skirting, and any porches, stairways, awnings and other additions shall be constructed, installed, and maintained in good repair. All requirements of the Building Code pertaining to single family dwellings for like structures or additions shall be applica- ble. J202.1.4 The space beneath a manufactured home shall not be used for storage. J202.2 A person commits an offense if the person is a mobile home park tenant and knowingly fails to maintain the person's manufactured home and lot in compliance with this section. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 77 of 81 J202.3 A person commits an offense if the person owns or operates a mobile home park and knowingly allows or suffers a violation of this section by a tenant. SECTION J203 FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION J203.1 Each manufactured home park owner or operator shall ensure that its park staff is in- structed in the use of park fire protection equipment and in the staffs specific duties in the event of a fire. J203.2 The fire chief may make printed safety instructions available to all manufactured home park owners or operators for distribution to their tenants. SECTION J301 RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK STANDARDS J301.1 Applicability. All recreational vehicle parks shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with this appendix, the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, the Minimum Building Standards Code, and all other applicable provisions of the City Code. SECTION J302 FIRE SAFETY INSTRUCTION J302.1 Each recreational vehicle park, owner or operator, shall ensure that its park staff is in- structed in the use of park fire protection equipment and in their specific duties in the event of a fire. J302.2 The fire chief may make printed safety instructions available to all recreational vehicle park owners or operators for distribution to their guests. SECTION J401 INSPECTION FEES J401.1 An annual fee is hereby charged to the owner of each manufactured home park and rec- reational vehicle park located within the city, to provide for inspections by the fire code official to determine compliance with the requirements of the Fire Code and of the requirements of this appendix relative to fire safety. J401.1.1 Calculation of inspection fee. The annual inspection fee for inspections re- quired by this section are calculated as the total of the following: a. Base fee of$150.00. b. Additional fee of$5.00 per individual lot within the park. J401.2 All other requirements of Appendix H shall apply with regards to issuance of Certificates of Inspections. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 78 of 81 SECTION J500 HISTORY J500.1 Mobile Home Park regulations were first adopted in May 18, 1970 (with retroactive pro- visions), Ordinance 6293. Recreational Vehicle Park regulations were first adopted by Ordi- nance 6372, effective October 12, 1970. Under Ordinance 12264, City Code Chapter 21, Mobile Home Parks was deleted and the provisions moved to the Fire Code Appendix. Such Appendix was continued thru Ordinances 14652, 14688 and 16027. Appendix K Delete and replace as follows: Appendix K MOBILE FUELING PERMIT FEES K101.1 Mobile fueling permit fees. Mobile fueling permit fees will be assessed as set forth in Table K101.1. Permits shall renew annually. K101.1.1 Mobile fueling site permit. The mobile fueling site permit fee shall be re- quired for each site, as defined by this code. K101.1.2 Mobile refueling vehicle permit. The mobile refueling vehicle fee shall be applicable based on the VIN number provided by the applicant for the subject vehicle, and a copy of the applicable mobile refueling vehicle permit shall be maintained in or on the vehicle at all times. Table K101.1 Mobile Fueling Permit Fees For Each Site For Each Refueling Vehicle. Initial Permit Fee $1,000 $200 Permit Annual Renewal $500 Same as initial Fee Appendix L -Delete and replace as follows: Appendix L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT PLAN (HMMP)AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INVENTORY STATEMENT (HMIS) INSTRUCTIONS {Relocate Appendix H as written from published 2015 IFC in its entireoL Appendix M Delete. Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 79 of 81 SECTION 3. This article shall be cumulative of all provisions of ordinances of the Code of the City of Fort Worth, Texas (2015), affecting Fire Code provisions, as amended, and shall not repeal any of the provisions of such ordinances, except in those instances where provisions of such ordinances are in direct conflict with the provisions of this ordinance. SECTION 4. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the City Council that the sections, paragraphs, sen- tences, clauses, and phrases of this ordinance are severable, and, if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section of this ordinance shall be declared void, ineffective, or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such voidness, ineffective- ness, or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, par- agraphs, and sections of this ordinance, since the same would have been enacted by the City Council without the incorporation in this ordinance of any such void, ineffective, or unconstitu- tional phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, or section. SECTION 5. Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for all violations involving fire safety, or public health and sanitation and shall be fined not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for all other violations of this ordinance. Each day or any portion thereof during which any violation of this ordinance occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate offense and upon conviction there- of shall be punishable as herein provided. SECTION 6. All rights and remedies of the City of Fort Worth, Texas are expressly saved as to any and all violations of the previous Fire Code, or any other ordinances affecting construction and fire safe- ty, 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, un- der such ordinances, same shall not be affected by this ordinance but may be prosecuted until final disposition by the courts. SECTION 7. The Fire Department of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, is hereby authorized to publish this ordi- nance in pamphlet form for general distribution among the public, and the operative provisions of this ordinance as so published shall be admissible in evidence in all courts without further proof than the production thereof, as provided in Chapter XXV, Section 3, of the Charter of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. SECTION 8. The City Secretary of the City of Fort Worth, is hereby directed to publish the caption and Sec- tions 1, 5, 8 and 9 of this ordinance for two (2) days in the official newspaper of the City of Fort Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 80 of 81 Worth, Texas as authorized by Section 2, Chapter XXV of the Charter of the City of Fort Worth, Texas and by Section 52.013 (a) of the Texas Local Government Code. SECTION 9. This ordinance shall take effect upon adoption and publication as required by law. APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGALITY: B Y: Lt� L7la R rn`� L I Melinda Ramos ary f Ka Assistant City Attorney City Secretary Adopted: December 6, 2016 Effective: 'eC �1� f go I Ordinance No.22524-12-2016 Page 81 of 81 City of Fort Worth, Texas Mayor and Council Communication COUNCIL ACTION: Approved on 12/6/2016 - Ordinance No. 22517-12-2016, 22518-12-2016, 22519-12-2016, 22520-12-2016, 22521-12-2016, 22522-12-2016, 22523-12-2016 & 22524-12- 2016 DATE: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 REFERENCE NO.: G-18892 LOG NAME: 06ADOPT AND AMEND 2015 I-CODES SUBJECT: Adopt Ordinances Adopting and Amending the 2015 Editions of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Existing Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code and the Fort Worth Building Administrative Code and Adopt Ordinance Adopting the 2015 International Fire Code with Local Amendments (ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS) RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the attached eight ordinances which include the following: 1. Adoption of the 2015 International Building Code with local amendments as the Building Code of the City of Fort Worth; 2. Adoption of the 2015 International Residential Code with local amendments as the Residential Code of the City of Fort Worth; 3. Adoption of the 2015 International Mechanical Code with local amendments as the Mechanical Code of the City of Fort Worth; 4. Adoption of the 2015 International Plumbing Code and the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code with local amendments as the Plumbing Code of the City of Fort Worth; 5. Adoption of the 2015 International Existing Building Code with local amendments as the Existing Building Code of the City of Fort Worth; 6. Adoption of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code with local amendments as the Energy Code of the City of Fort Worth; 7. Adoption of the Fort Worth Building Administrative Code; and 8. Adoption of the 2015 Internal Fire Code and local amendments. DISCUSSION: The Fire and Planning and Development Departments have worked to consolidate and coordinate the amendments in their respective Fire and Building Codes into a single action before the City Council. The City of Fort Worth has adopted model codes from the International Code Council (ICC), with local amendments, as the construction codes for the City since 2004. These model codes are reviewed and updated annually through a national code adoption process. Every three years these changes are Logname: 06ADOPT AND AMEND 2015 I-CODES Page 1 of 3 codified and published for local adoption. Fort Worth has historically adopted newly published Codes every six years, most recently adopting the 2009 Codes in 2011. The 2015 edition of ICC codes are the latest published version offered for adoption. The State of Texas has adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as the energy code for the State. Planning and Development staff recommends adopting the 2015 International Codes as the construction codes for the City of Fort Worth. Construction codes change with the development of new products, materials, construction methods, technology and as a result of evaluations of natural and man-made disasters. Adoption of current codes has a positive impact on the City's ISO rating. The City of Fort Worth local amendments are based on the amendments recommended for regional adoption by the North Central Texas Council of Governments and our local practices. A committee was formed to review the City's local amendments including representatives from the Development Advisory Committee, the Construction Fire Prevention Board of Appeals, the AIA, the Fort Worth Builders Association, FWISD and TEXO the Association of General Contractors. The Development Advisory Committee and the Construction Board of Appeals have been briefed on the proposed amendments. The Construction and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals recommended approval of the adoption of the Codes on November 11, 2016. The construction code ordinances will have an effective date of January 1, 2017 for all provisions except Section 423 of the International Building Code which will be effective April 1, 2017. The attached ordinance for the Fire Department reflects transition of the Fort Worth Fire Code to the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) with Local Amendments. All local amendments recommended for the 2015 IFC have been reviewed by the Fire and Planning & Development Departments and have met the approval of the Construction and Fire Prevention Board of Appeals for recommended adoption at their public hearing on November 11, 2016. This action impacts ALL COUNCIL DISTRICTS. This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity. FISCAL INFORMATION / CERTIFICATION: The Director of Finance certifies that approval of these recommendations will have no material effect on City funds. FUND IDENTIFIERS (FIDs): TO �nd Department Account: Project Program ctivity Budget Reference # moun ID ID Year (Chartfield 2) FROM r_61 Department ccoun Project Program ctivity Budget Reference # ID ID Year (Chartfield 2) CERTIFICATIONS: Logname: 06ADOPT AND AMEND 2015 I-CODES Page 2 of 3 Fernando Costa (6122) Originating Department Head: Randle Harwood (6101) Additional Information Contact: Allison Gray (8030) Logname: 06ADOPT AND AMEND 2015 I-CODES Page 3 of 3 F• •- 'r I i no i A Member of the International Code Family® INTERNATIONAL =`: CODE COUNCIL Please see City Secretary' s Office to view this document