Section 6-231 Amendments.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21810 on 09/16/2013, Section 6-231 read as follows.
The code adopted by this article is hereby amended by substituting the following
sections in lieu
of those sections with corresponding numbers in the code, or, where there is no corresponding
section in the code, the following sections shall be enacted as additions to the code:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fuel Gas Code of the City
Missouri, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
101.6 Unlawful. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the installation,
repair of any gas piping systems, fuel gas utilization equipment, gaseous hydrogen systems and
related accessories, appliances or components in or on any building, structure or premises within
the corporate limits of the City of Columbia, Missouri, unless issued a certificate of competency
by the board of mechanical examiners or the board of plumbing examiners.
Section 103 DIVISION OF BUILDING AND SITE DEVELOPMENT
The administration and enforcement of this ordinance shall be the duty of the
, who is designated the code official for purposes of this
code. The code official is hereby authorized to take such action as may be reasonably necessary
to enforce the provisions of this code. Such persons may be appointed and authorized as
assistants or representatives of the director as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this
103.2 Appointment. Delete.
103.3 Deputies. Delete.
103.4 Relief from personal responsibility: The code official, officer or employee
charged with the enforcement of this code, while acting for the jurisdiction, shall not
thereby be rendered liable personally, and is hereby relieved from all personal
liability for any damage accruing to persons or property as a result of any act
required or permitted in the discharge of official duties. Any suit instituted against
an officer or employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee in
the lawful discharge of duties and under the provisions of this code shall be
defended by the legal representative of the jurisdiction until the final termination of
the proceedings. The code official or any subordinate shall not be liable for costs in
any action, suit or proceeding that is instituted in pursuance of the provisions of this
code; and any officer of the building and site development division, acting in good
faith and without malice, shall be free from liability for acts performed under any of
its provisions or by reason of any act or omission in the performance of official
duties in connection therewith.
103.5 Restrictions of employees. An employee connected with the division of
building and site
development shall not be engaged in, or directly or indirectly connected with the furnishing of
labor, materials or appliances for the construction, alteration or maintenance of a building, or the
preparation of construction documents thereof, unless that person is the owner of the building;
nor shall such employee engage in any work that conflicts with official duties or with the
interests of the division.
106.1.1 Permit required. Application for a permit shall be made by a licensed
HVACR mechanic, or a licensed master plumber, except as provided in section 106.1.2. Fuel gas
permits may be issued to the general contactor on behalf of the master plumber or master
mechanic for new one and two family dwellings and building alteration or building additions for
one and two family dwellings. All fuel gas work must be performed by a plumber, or mechanic
licensed by the City of Columbia, or as allowed by ordinance.
Any permit required by this code
may be issued to any person to do any work regulated by this code in a single-family dwelling
used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in
connection with such buildings, provided the person is a bona fide owner of such dwelling and
that the dwelling will be occupied by the owner, and that the owner shall personally purchase all
material and perform all labor in connection therewith. Any person obtaining a permit under this
section shall not be issued another permit within two years.
106.6.2 Fee schedule. The fees for all fuel gas work covered by this code shall
be as indicated in
the following schedule:
$0.00 to $1,000.00 $10.80
$1,000.01 to $5,000.00 $10.80 plus $2.70 per thousand over
$5,000.01 to $10,000.00 $21.60 plus $2.16 per thousand over
$10,000.01 to $20,000.00 $32.40 plus $1.62 per thousand over
Over $20,000 $48.60 plus $1.08 per thousand over $20,000.00
106.6.3 Fee refunds. The code official shall authorize the refunding of fees
1. The full amount of any fee paid hereunder which was erroneously
paid or collected.
2. Not more than seventy-five (75) percent of the permit fee
paid when no work has been done
under a permit issued in accordance with this code.
3. Delete in its entirety.
The code official shall not authorize the refunding of any fee paid, except upon
application filed by the original permittee not later than one hundred eighty days (180) days after
the date of fee payment.
108.4 Penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall
fail to comply
with any of the requirements thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction
thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by
imprisonment not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that
a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
108.5 Stop work orders. Upon notice from the code official that work is being
done contrary to
the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, such work shall immediately
cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to
owners agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under
work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required
to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work on
the system after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is
directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less
than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
109.1 Appeals. The owner of a building or structure or any person directly affected
by a decision
of the code official may appeal to the building construction codes commission from a decision of
the official refusing to grant modifications of the provisions of this code covering the manner of
installation, or materials to be used in the installation. The procedure for appeal shall be
governed by Section 113.0 of the Building Code of Columbia, Missouri.
109.2 through 109.7 Delete.
403.5.2 Copper and brass tubing. Copper tubing shall comply with standard Type
K of ASTM B
88 or ASTM B 280.
Copper pipe and copper tubing shall not be allowed for fuel gas piping systems.
404.12 Piping underground beneath buildings. Add last sentence to paragraph which
underground gas piping allowed by this section shall only be approved for gas that is less dense
than the atmospheric pressure and shall be installed in accordance with section 404.12.1 and
shall always terminate or vent to the outside.
404.12.2 Delete in its entirety
406.4.1 Test pressure. The test pressure to be used shall be not less than one
and one half (1-1/2)
times the proposed maximum working, but not less than 30 psig, irrespective of design pressure.
(Ord. No. 17506, § 1, 11-4-02; Ord. No. 19357, § 1, 1-2-07
; Ord. No. 20912, § 1, 3-21-11
No. 21095, § 2, 9-19-11)