Section 103-596; Ord. 17507; Repealing Article II of Chapter 9 RE: BOCA National Fire Prevention Code of 1996; Enacting New Article II Adopting the 2000 Edition of the International Fire Code


Ordinance No.             17507             Council Bill No.          B 375-02             

AN ORDINANCE

repealing Article II of Chapter 9 of the City Code relating to the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code of 1996 and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article II adopting the 2000 edition of the International Fire Code; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Article II of Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Columbia, Missouri, relating to the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code, Tenth Edition, 1996, is hereby repealed and in lieu thereof a new Article II, relating to the 2000 edition of the International Fire Code, is hereby enacted reading in words and figures as follows:

CHAPTER 9.  FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION

Article II.  FIRE CODE

Sec. 9-21.   Adoption.

    The 2000 edition of the International Fire Code published by the International Code Council, Inc., including Appendices B, C, E, F and G, three copies of which have been on file with the city clerk for a period of ninety (90) days prior to the adoption of this article, is hereby adopted by reference and made a part of the Code of Ordinances, City of Columbia, Missouri as fully as if set forth in its entirety.  At least three (3) copies of the 2000 edition of the International Fire Code shall remain on file in the office of the city clerk and shall be kept available for public use, inspection and examination.

Sec. 9-22.  Amendments.

    The code adopted by this article is hereby amended by substituting the following sections in lieu of those sections with corresponding numbers in the 2000 edition of the International Fire 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 Fire Code of Columbia, Missouri, and hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

Section 103.0 Fire Prevention

103.1  Director:  The administration and enforcement of this ordinance shall be the duty of the director of public works and the fire chief, who are 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 and the chief as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this code.

103.2: Appointment: 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 render himself 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 any 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 protective inspection division or the fire department 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

108.1    Application for Appeal:  Any aggrieved person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official to the building construction codes commission. An application for appeal shall be filed in accordance with the procedures set out in Section  112 of the 2000 edition of the International Building Code as amended by Section 6-17 of the Code of Ordinances.  The application shall be filed on a form obtained from the code official.

Delete 108.2 and 108.3.
109.3    Violation 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) or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.  Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

Delete 111.4.

307.5 Open-flame cooking devices . Charcoal burner and other open flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction.

Exceptions:
1.    One- and two-family dwellings
2.    Apartment buildings and condominiums
3.    Where buildings and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system

609.1 Hood system required: Each existing commercial cooking appliance and domestic cooking appliance utilized for commercial cooking purposes shall be protected with an approved commercial kitchen exhaust hood and duct system

Exceptions:
1.    Cooking appliances located within a dwelling unit and not utilized for commercial purposes.
        2.    Completely enclosed ovens.
        3.    Steam tables
        4.    Auxiliary cooking equipment that does not produce grease laden vapors, including toasters, coffee makers and egg cookers

Delete 609.1.1

609.2 Hood system suppression: Each existing required commercial kitchen exhaust hood and duct system shall be protected with an approved automatic fire suppression system installed in accordance with the mechanical code listed in Chapter 45.

Delete 609.2.1

Delete 609.2.2

Delete 609.2.3

609.3 Maintenance: Commercial kitchen exhaust systems shall be cleaned to remove deposits of residue and grease in the system at intervals specified in the cleaning schedule required to be submitted in accordance with the mechanical code listed in Chapter 45.  Thorough cleaning of ducts, hoods and fans shall require scraping, brushing or other positive cleaning methods. Where a cleaning schedule is not on file, the code official shall require a schedule to be submitted, indicating the method of cleaning and the time intervals between cleaning.

Delete 609.3.1, 609.3.2, 609.3.3, 609.3.4  609.5, 609.6, 609.7 and 609.7.1

704.1    Enclosure.  (add exception)
Exception:  Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

        a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
        b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
        c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.
        d.    Any structure in compliance with the provisions of section 704.1 shall maintain such compliance.

This exception shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

1003.2.10.4  Exit sign illumination.   (add the words)
Internally illuminated exit signs shall not use incandescent light bulbs relying upon a filament for the source of illumination. This ammendment shall be applicable under the following conditions:

In all new and remodeled construction where illuminated exit signs are required or provided; and when exit signs are replaced or deemed inoperable by the jurisdiction having authority;  and where an exit sign is installed in new locations in existing buildings, upon order of the City Fire Marshall.

This ammendment shall not be retroactive in nature, and shall not apply to structures prior to January 1, 2003.

1005.2.2    Buildings with one exit.  (add exception)
. . .

    4.    Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

    a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
    b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
    c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

This exception 4 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

1009.1 General.  (add exception)
. . .
    5.    Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

        a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.
d.    Existing windows in a sleeping room shall not be eliminated.

This exception 5 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

1010.17  Corridors.  (add exception)

5.  Where any structure has previously received a certificate of compliance or a certificate of occupancy, has been maintained accordingly and complies with the following:

a.    Smoke detectors shall be installed in all shafts and corridors, if such exist.
b.    Shaft and corridor smoke detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring and when primary power is interrupted, shall receive power from a battery.  Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than those required for overcurrent protection.
c.    All smoke detectors in shafts and corridors, if such exist, shall be interconnected such that the actuation of one alarm will actuate all the alarms in the shafts and corridors.

This exception 5 shall not apply to structures that are renovated, remodeled or altered in excess of fifty (50) percent of the current value of the structure.

3301.1.3    Fireworks.  The manufacture, storage, sale and use of fireworks are prohibited, except where allowed under Section 16-234 of the Code of Ordinances.

B105.1  One and Two Family Dwellings. The minimum fire flow requirements for one and two family dwellings having a fire area which does not exceed 3,600 square feet (344m2) shall be 800 gallons per minute (3785L/min).

C102.2 Fire hydrant location. A fire hydrant shall be located within 100 feet of a fire department automatic sprinkler fire suppression system connection, a water fire suppression standpipe or where required by the code official.

C105.1 Distribution of Fire Hydrants.  Fire hydrants shall have a maximum spacing of 500 feet in all R-1 (Single family) and R-2 (Duplex) developments and 300 feet in all other zoning districts. Fire hydrant spacing for buildings that are required by the 2000 edition of the International Building Code to have a fire flow greater than or equal to 6,000 gallons per minute shall be regulated by Table C105.1.

    SECTION 2.  The repeal of Article II of Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Columbia, Missouri, relating to the BOCA National Fire Prevention Code of 1996, shall not affect any offense or act committed or done or any penalty or forfeiture incurred before the effective date of this ordinance.

    SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after January 1, 2003.

    PASSED this 4th day of November, 2002.