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Ord 111-2003 11/18/2003ORDINANCE NO. I � L— 0005 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES AT CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, AT ARTICLE VII, GAS CODE, TO ADOPT THE 2000 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE; PROVIDING A REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals has determined that amendments to the Wichita Falls Code of Ordinances, at Section 22, Buildings and Building Regulations, are necessary to advance public purposes relating to safety, quality of life, appearance, and function of the City; and WHEREAS, the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals recommends the adoption of the 2000 International Fuel Gas Code, as amended herein; and WHEREAS, the City Council concurs with such adoption. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Section 22 -571 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows: "Sec. 22 -571. Adopted. The following code, published by the International Code Council, is adopted by reference as though it were copied fully in this section: 2000 International Fuel Gas Code, including Chapters 1 -7, and Appendices A through C." SECTION 2. The first sentence of Section 22 -572 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows: "Sec. 22 -572. Changes, deletions and amendments. The following changes, deletions and amendments are made in the 2000 International Fuel Gas Code adopted in section 22- 571:" SECTION 3. The existing language of Section 22 -572 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to include the following: "SECTION 103. BUILDING AND CODE ADMINISTRATION DIVISION 103.1 General. There is hereby established a division to be called building and code administration, and the person in charge shall be known as the building and code administrator. Any reference in this code or other code to building official or code official shall be held to mean the building and code administrator. COMMENTARY.- The following Sections 104 and 105 are being deleted and replaced by a reference to the same administrative information that is contained in Section 104 of the International Building Code, which has been previously adopted. SECTION 104. DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE CODE OFFICIAL 104.1 General. This section shall comply with Chapter 22, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 22 -27, Changes, deletions and amendments, Section 104, Duties and Powers of the Building Official, in the Code of Ordinances, City of Wichita Falls, Texas. Section 105 is deleted. COMMENTARY.- This section deals with permits and who can obtain one. The adoption of this amended section will allow the standards that are already in place to continue. 106.1 When required. A registered plumbing contractor, who desires to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace an installation regulated by this code, or to cause such work to be done, shall first make application to the code official and obtain the required permit for the work. Exception: Where equipment replacements and repairs are required to be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day of the Building and Code Administration Division. COMMENTARY. This section will be changed to reference the existing fee schedule previously adopted into the code of ordinances. 106.5.2 Fee schedule. The fees for work shall be as indicated in the schedule located in City of Wichita Falls code of ordinances, Chapter 2 Administration, Article VI, Development Fees at Section 2 -908, Plumbing permits, or as amended hereafter. 106.5.3 Fee refunds. The code official is authorized to establish a refund policy. COMMENTARY.- Because of the ban on mercury, mercury test equipment will not be available any longer. This section stipulates two different standards for new air gauges that are accurate enough to measure minute leaks in gas systems. 107.2.2 Apparatus, instruments, material and labor for tests. Apparatus, instruments, material and labor required for testing an installation or part thereof shall be furnished by the permit holder. 107.2.2.1 Test Pressure. The test pressure to be used shall not be less than one and one -half times the proposed maximum working pressure, but not less than 3 psig (20 kPa gauge), irrespective of design pressure. Where the test pressure exceeds 125 psig (862 kPa gauge), the test pressure shall not exceed a value that produces a hoop stress in the piping greater than 50 percent of the specified minimum yield strength of the pipe. Exception: In lieu of the mercury gauge with a manometer or slope gauge required in this section, one of the following may be used: 1. Low Pressures Systems. Low pressure systems of fourteen (14) inches in water column or less shall be tested with a pressure gauge, certified annually, having a 3 Yz inches minimum diameter dial, a set hand, and a pressure range not to exceed six (6) psi with 1/10 -pound increments. 2. Medium Pressure Systems. Medium pressure systems exceeding fourteen (14) inches water column but less than 56 inches of water column shall be tested with a pressure gauge, certified annually having 3 Y2 inches minimum dial, a set hand, and pressure range not to exceed sixteen (16) psi in 2/10 - pound increments. COMMENTARY.- Appeal procedures are covered in the International Building Code, previously amended and adopted. SECTION 109. MEANS OF APPEAL 109.1 General. This section shall comply with Chapter 11, Section 22 -27, changes, deletions and amendments, Section 112, Board of Appeals, in the Code of Ordinances, City of Wichita Falls, Texas. COMMENTARY- This change will allow the standards that have been in place locally to be continued, making it easy for installers and inspectors to calculate correct combustion air requirements. Existing regulations were considered to be sufficient. 304.9 Combustion air from inside or outdoors or a combination of both. Combustion air from inside or outdoors or a combination of both shall be 1 square inch per 1,000 Btu." 304.10 Size of openings. There shall be 1 square inch per 1000 Btu or uninterrupted air. Exception: see 304.13 Specially engineered installations. Section 304.11 is deleted. FIGURE 304.11(1) is deleted. FIGURE 304.11(2) is deleted. FIGURE 304.11(3) is deleted. FIGURE 304.11(4) is deleted. Section 304.12 is deleted. Section 304.12.1, Number and location of openings, is deleted. Section 304.12.2, Ratio of direct openings, is deleted. Section 304.12.3, Ratio of horizontal openings, is deleted. Section 304.12.4, Ratio of vertical openings, is deleted. Section 304.12.5, Ratio of interior spaces, is deleted. Section 304.12.6, Prorating of inside and outdoor air, is deleted. 304.13 Specially engineered installations. As an alternative to the provisions of Section 304.10, the necessary supply of air for combustion, ventilation and dilution of flue gases shall be provided by an approved engineered system. 305.2 Elevation of ignition source. Equipment and appliances having an ignition source shall be elevated such that the source of ignition is not less than 18 inches (457 mm) above the floor in hazardous locations and public garages, private garages, repair garages, automotive service stations and parking garages. Such equipment and appliances shall not be installed in Group H occupancies or control areas where open use, handling or dispensing of combustible, flammable or explosive materials occurs. For the purpose of this section, rooms or spaces that are not part of the living space of a dwelling unit and that communicate directly with a private garage shall be considered to be part of the private garage. COMMENTARY.- With the design of the new houses and sizes of the attic spaces, it is sometimes impossible to have your attic access within the prescribed 20 feet. 306.3 Appliances in attics. Attics containing appliances requiring access shall be provided with an opening and unobstructed passageway large enough to allow removal of the largest component of the appliance. The passageway shall not be less than 30 inches (762 mm) high and 22 inches (559 mm) wide. The passageway shall have continuous solid flooring not less than 24 inches (610 mm) wide. A level service space not less than 30 inches (762 mm) deep and 30 inches (762 mm) wide shall be present at the front or service side of the equipment. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), where such dimensions are large enough to allow removal of the largest component of the appliance. Exception: The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed through the required opening." SECTION 4. Any other Code referenced within the 2000 International Fuel Gas Code, which has not been adopted by the City of Wichita Falls, shall not be considered as a local ordinance. SECTION 5. Commentary sections have been included for explanation and clarification and are not to be considered in the text of the ordinance. SECTION 6. It is the intention of the City Council of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, that the provisions of this ordinance shall become a part of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, and that sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention. SECTION 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 8. Should any word, phrase, paragraph, section or portion of this ordinance or the Code of Ordinances, as amended hereby, be held to be void or unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance or the Code of Ordinances, as amended hereby, which shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 9. It is officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public and required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 18th day of November, 2003. ATTEST: City Clerk . . .. • • Affidavit of Publication ORDINANCE NO. 110-2003 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE THE STATE OF TEXAS #1770355 CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, PET A COUNTY OF WICHITA AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDI- NANCES,CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS A N D BUILDING REGULA- TIONS,AT ARTICLE V, MECHANICAL CODE; BY MACETAIN ADD T IIO N S,DE L E- On this 1st day of December, 2003 A D... TIONS THERETO; AMEND- MENTS personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority PROVIDING A RE- PEALER CLAUSE; Myra Gholson, Sales Assistant for the Times Publishing PROVIDING FOR IN- CLUSION IN THE C CODE. ompany of Wichita Falls, publishers of the Wichita Falls ORDINANCE NO. 111-2003 Times/Record News, a newspaper published at Wichita Falls in ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE Wichita County, Texas, and upon being duly sworn by me, on CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, oath states that the attached advertisement is a true and AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDI• NANCES AT CHAPTER correct copy of advertising published in One (1) issue thereof 22, LDINGS AND BUILDIING REGULA on the following dates: TIONS, AT ARTICLE VII, GAS CODE, TO ADOPT THE 2000 IN- TERNATIONAL PR VID. November 30, 2003 UEL GAS CODE; PROVID- F ING I REPEALERINCLUSION IN ! 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