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ORD 17-830ORDINANCE NO. 17 -830 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way, Washington, relating to the adoption of the Washington State Building Code and related matters; amending Title 13 FWRC. (Amending Ordinance Nos. 01 -389, 04 -465, 07- 563, 09- 595,10- 665,13 -743, and 15 -793) WHEREAS, the Revised Code of Washington ( "RCW ") mandates enforcement and provides authority to the City of Federal Way Washington to administer and enforce the Washington State Building Code Act (Chapter 19.27 RCW), the Washington State Energy Code (Chapter 19.27A RCW), Washington State regulations regarding electricians and electrical installations (Chapter 19.28 RCW), Washington State regulations regarding installation and permitting of factory assembled structures (Chapters 43.22 and 43.22A RCW), the Growth Management Act as it applies to the construction of buildings (Chapter 36.70A RCW), and related matters within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Federal Way, Washington; and WHEREAS, these Washington State laws include amendments as adopted and included by the State of Washington; and WHEREAS, certain amendments, appendices, and other regulations are optional, and where applicable, are enforceable if adopted specifically by the City of Federal Way. NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 1 of 20 Section 1. FWRC 13.11.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.11.020 Definitions. When any of the following words appear in the codes and regulations adopted by this title, they shall be interpreted as follows: "Administrative authority" shall mean the building official. "Board of appeals" shall mean the hearing examiner appointed by the city. "Building department" shall mean the building division of the department of community and economic development. "Chief" "fire chief" or "chief of the bureau of fire prevention" shall mean the fire chief of South King Eire and (Rescue. "City treasurer" shall mean the director of administration and finance. "Code official" shall mean the building official. "Corporation counsel" shall mean the city attorney. "Department of building safety" shall mean the building division of the department of community and economic development. "Department of mechanical inspection" shall mean the building division of the department of community and economic development. "Jurisdiction" shall mean the city of Federal Way. "Municipality" shall mean the city of Federal Way. Section 2. FWRC 13.11.060 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.11.060 Conflicts. In case of conflict among the codes enumerated in subsections (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5), and (6) of this section, the first named code shall govern over those following. (1) The International Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc.; (2) The International Residential Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc.; (3) The International Mechanical Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., except that the standards for liquefied petroleum gas installations shall be NFPA 58 (Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases) and ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code); (4) The International Fire Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc., including those standards of the National Fire Protection Association specifically referenced in the International Fire Code; provided, that, notwithstanding any wording in this code, participants in religious ceremonies shall not be precluded from carrying handheld candles; Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 2 of 20 (5) Except as provided in RCW 19.27.170, the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Plumbing Code Standards, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials; provided, that any provisions of such code affecting sewers or fuel gas piping are not adopted. (6) The International Exiting Building Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc. Section 3. FWRC 13.16.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.16.020 2012 2015 International Building Code adopted. The 201-2 2015 Edition of the International Building Code (IBC), including the following appendix chapters: (1) Appendix E, published by the International Code Council (ICC), is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to Chapter 19.27 RCW and Chapter 51 -50 WAC. The International Building Code requirements for barrier -free accessibility, Chapter 11, and other IBC requirements for barrier -free access, including ICC A117.1-2009 and Appendix E, are adopted pursuant to Chapters 19.27 and 70.92 RCW and shall not be amended by local government. (2) Appendix J of the IBC published by the International Code Council (ICC) is hereby adopted by reference. Section 4. FWRC 13.16.030 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.16.030 2012 2015 International Building Code amendments. The International Building Code, adopted by reference in FWRC 13.16.020, is amended to read as follows: (1) IBC Section 101.1, Title, is hereby amended as follows: These regulations shall be known as the Building Code of City of Federal Way, hereinafter referred to as "this code." (2) IBC Section 101.4.3, Plumbing, is hereby amended as follows: The provisions of the 204-2 2015 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code shall apply to the installation, alteration, repair and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances, and where connected to a water or sewage system and all aspects of a medical gas system. Private Sewage Disposal systems shall be approved by King County Department of Health. (3) IBC Section 101.4.6, Energy, is hereby amended as follows: The provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code, including WAC 51-11R and WAC 51-11C, shall apply to all matters governing the design and construction of buildings for energy efficiency. (4) IBC Section 105.1.1, Annual permit, is hereby replaced with IBC Section 105.1.1, Work in Critical Areas, to read as follows: Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 3 of20 Permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall be required for work proposed within critical areas. Work exempt from permit (IBC Section 105.2) shall not apply to work proposed in critical areas. (5) IBC Section 105.1.2, Annual permit records, is hereby deleted in its entirety. (6) IBC Section 105.2, item 1, is hereby amended to read as follows: One -story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet (18.58 m2). (7) IBC Section 105.4.1, Amended Permit, is hereby created as follows: When the size of the building is increased or the scope for which the permit was issued is changed, an application to amend the building permit shall be required. Amended permit documents including but not limited to revised plans, calculations, product information, energy calculations, or other documents needed in order to clarify the intent and scope of the amended application shall be submitted for plan review. Fees for the review of the amended permit application shall be assessed and paid pursuant to the City of Federal Way fee resolution. When the building official is satisfied that the proposed work included in the amended application conforms to the requirements of this code and laws and ordinances applicable thereto, the building official shall issue a permit therefore as soon as practicable. (8) IBC Section 107.3, Examination of documents, is hereby amended as follows: The building official shall examine or cause to be examined the accompanying submittal documents and shall ascertain by such examinations whether the construction indicated and described is in accordance with the requirements of this code and other pertinent laws or ordinances. The building official may require third party review to insure compliance with this code. The cost of such review shall be borne by the applicant in compliance with the city's fee schedule. (9) Chapter 2, Definitions, is hereby amended by the addition of the following definition: SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT. Any repair, reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or improvement of a building or structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds 50 percent of the assessed value of the structure before the improvement or repair is started. If the structure has sustained substantial damage, any repairs are considered substantial improvement regardless of the actual repair work performed. The term does not, however, include either: 1. Any project for improvement of a building required to correct existing health, sanitary or safety code violations identified by the building official and that are the minimum necessary to assure safe living conditions. 2. Any alteration of a historic structure provided that the alteration will not preclude the structure's continued designation as a historic structure. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 4 of 20 (10) IBC Appendix J is hereby amended to add a new section, J101.1.1 Local Regulations, as follows: In addition to the requirements of IBC appendix J, clearing and grading activities shall be reviewed and regulated under the following FWRC regulations: (a) FWRC Title 16 Surface and Stormwater Management; and, (b) Chapter 19.120 FWRC, Clearing, Grading, and Tree and Vegetation Retention; and, (c) Chapter 19.142 FWRC, Flood Damage Prevention. In case of conflict, the most restrictive provision shall apply. Section 5. FWRC 13.20.010 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.010 Purpose — General. The purpose of this chapter is to authorize the construction of five -story Type VA buildings as an approved alternate design and construction method under Section 104.11 of the 2009 2015 Edition of the International Building Code, and to set forth the criteria and standards which must be met before a building permit may be issued for a five -story Type VA building. Section 6. FWRC 13.20.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.020 Construction. (1) International Building Code requirements. Five -story Type VA buildings must comply with all requirements of the International Building Code, except as modified or supplemented by this chapter. In the event of a conflict between the International Building Code and the provisions of this chapter, the provisions of this chapter shall control. References in this chapter to building construction "types" (e.g., Type I or Type VA) shall have the same meaning as set forth in the International Building Code. (2) Lowest story construction requirements. The lowest story in a five -story Type VA building shall be constructed of Type VA fire- resistive construction, except that all structural frame and load- bearing elements must consist of approved, two -hour fire- resistive construction. (3) Upper four stories. The upper four stories of a five -story Type VA building shall be constructed of at least Type VA fire- resistive construction. (4) Use of Type VA above Type 1 construction. Where Type VA stories are constructed over Type I construction, the Type VA stories shall be separated from the Type I stories with a horizontal assembly having a minimum three -hour fire- resistance rating as provided in the International Building Code, Section 509.2 510.2 of the 2003 2015 Edition. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 5 of 20 Section 7. FWRC 13.20.030 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.030 Occupancy. (1) Occupancy of five -story Type VA buildings shall be allowed as provided in Table 503 504.3, International Building Code, 2009 2015 Edition, except that B, M, and R -1 occupancies shall be allowed on any floor. (2) "Occupancy" shall have the same meaning as set forth in the 2009 2015 Edition of the International Building Code. Section 8. FWRC 13.20.040 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.040 Stair enclosures. Where buildings are designed and constructed pursuant to this section, all stair enclosures shall be of two -hour fire- resistive construction with one -and- one - half -hour opening protection. All buildings constructed in accordance with this section shall be provided a minimum of one elevator with a car which complies with Section 3002.4 of the 2009 2015 Edition of the International Building Code. Elevators shall be enclosed in shafts with the same fire- resistive requirements as stair enclosures set forth above. Elevator hoistways shall be ventilated in accordance with Sections 3004.1 through 3001.3 of the 2009 2015 Edition of the International Building Code. Section 9. FWRC 13.20.010 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.050 Fire detection and protection. (1) Five -story Type VA buildings shall be protected throughout by an automatic fire sprinkler system complying with the International Building Code and International Fire Code as detailed in the standard known as NFPA 13, as set forth and contained in the 2009 2015 Editions of the International Building and Fire Codes, as presently constituted or as hereinafter amended. Use of the automatic fire sprinkler system shall be in addition to, not in lieu of, one -hour fire- resistive construction required in FWRC 13.20.020. Automatic fire sprinklers may not be used to increase the number of stories; no more than five stories of Type VA construction may be permitted. (2) All stair enclosures and elevator shafts shall be pressurized as set forth in the 2009 2015 Edition of the International Building Code, Section 909.20, as presently constituted or as may be subsequently amended. In addition, a Class I standpipe system as required by 2009 2015 International Building Code, Section 905, and the standard known as NFPA 14, as presently constituted or as may be subsequently amended, shall be installed. (3) A standby power - generator set shall be provided on the premises in accordance with the 2009 2015 International Building Code, Section 403.4, and the 2008 2014 National Electrical Code, as presently constituted or as may be subsequently amended. The standby system shall have a capacity and rating sufficient to supply all equipment required to be operational at the same time, Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 6 of 20 including but not limited to emergency lighting, stair enclosures, elevator shaft pressurization, and elevators. code official, shall be installed throughout the Ding and provide alarm, trouble and supervisory monitoring of the automatic fire sprinkler system. Monitoring equipment and controls shall be located in a location approved by the fire code official. Section 10. FWRC 13.20.060 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.060 Height. The maximum height of buildings designed and constructed pursuant to this section shall be 65 feet. The height shall be measured as provided in the 2009 2015 International Building Code as presently constituted or hereafter amended. Buildings constructed under this chapter shall also be subject to the requirements of Section 403 pertaining to high -rise buildings, as applicable. Section 11. FWRC 13.20.070 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.070 Basic allowable floor area. The basic allowable area of floors of five -story Type VA buildings shall be as allowed in Tables 503-504.3, 504.4, and 506.2; and Section 506 of the International Building Code, 2099 2015 Edition, as presently constituted or as may be subsequently amended. For the purpose of this chapter only, the total allowable area as calculated subject to the above - referenced table and sections may be increased by 25 percent. Section 12. FWRC 13.20.090 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.20.090 Construction inspection. The following shall be required for buildings designed and constructed pursuant to this section: (1) Structural observation provided by the engineer of record for structural frame elements; (2) Special inspections as required in the 2009 2015 International Building Code; (3) All other inspections shall be in strict accordance with other applicable codes; and (4) Structural observation documents stamped by the engineer of record and all special inspection reports shall be submitted to the Federal Way building division prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 7 of 20 Section 13. FWRC 13.20.100 is hereby repealed in its entirety. The owners of five story Type VA str-uctu es shall maintain- the fire and life safety systems condition at all times. Unless otherwise required by the fire code official, testers approved -fie fire department shall conduct . testing of such systems. A written record shall be authority. Section 14. FWRC 13.22.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.22.020 2012 2015 International Residential Code adopted. The 2012 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code (IRC) as published by the International Code Council (ICC) is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to Chapter 19.27 RCW and Chapter 51 -51 WAC, with the following additions, deletions, and exceptions; provided, that Chapters 11 and 25 through 43 of this code are not adopted; that energy conservation construction is regulated by Chapter 51-11R WAC; that plumbing is regulated by Chapter 51 -56 WAC; that electrical installations are regulated by Chapter 296 -46B WAC or the National Electrical Code (NEC) as published by the National Fire Protection Association, as adopted by the city of Federal Way; and that Appendix G, Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, of the 2-042 2015 Edition of the IRC as published by the ICC is hereby adopted. The standards for liquefied petroleum gas installations shall be NFPA 58 (Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code) and NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code). All other fuel gas installations shall be regulated by the International Mechanical Code (IMC) and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC); including the following appendix chapters: H and J of the IRC published by the International Code Council (ICC) are hereby adopted by reference. Section 15. FWRC 13.22.030 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.22.030 2012 2015 International Residential Code amendments. The following amendments to the IRC adapted in the FWRC are hereby adopted. The International Residential Code, adopted by reference in FWRC 13.22.020, is amended as follows: (1) IRC 101.1, Title, is hereby amended to read as follows: These provisions shall be known as the Residential Code for One- and Two- family Dwellings of The City of Federal Way, and shall be cited as such and will be referred to herein as "this code." (2) IRC Section 105.1.1, Annual permit, is hereby replaced with IBC Section 105.1.1, Work in Critical Areas, to read as follows: Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 8 of 20 Permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall be required for work proposed within critical areas. Work exempt from permit (IBC Section 105.2) shall not apply to work proposed in critical areas. (3) IRC 105.3.1, Action on application, is hereby amended by the addition of the following language: The building official shall examine or cause to be examined applications for permits and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing. If the application or the construction documents do not conform to the requirements of pertinent laws, the building official shall reject such application in writing stating the reasons therefore. When the building official is satisfied that the proposed work conforms to the requirements of this code and laws and ordinances applicable thereto, the building official shall issue a permit therefore as soon as practicable. The building official may require third party review to insure compliance with this code. The cost of such review shall be borne by the applicant in compliance with the city's fee schedule. (4) IRC 105.4.1, Amended Permit, is hereby created as follows: When the size of the building is increased or the scope for which the permit was issued is changed, an application to amend the building permit shall be required. Amended permit documents including but not limited to revised plans, calculations, product information, energy calculations, or other documents needed in order to clarify the intent and scope of the amended application shall be submitted for plan review. Fees for the review of the amended permit application shall be assessed and paid pursuant to the City of Federal Way fee resolution. When the building official is satisfied that the proposed work included in the amended application conforms to the requirements of this code and laws and ordinances applicable thereto, the building official shall issue a permit therefore as soon as practicable. (5) R106.3.1, Approval of construction documents, is hereby amended to read as follows: When the building official issues a permit, the construction documents shall be approved in writing or by a stamp. One set of construction documents so reviewed and stamped Approved File Copy, shall be retained by the building official. The other set, stamped Approved Site Copy, shall be returned to the applicant, shall be kept at the site of work at all times and shall be open to inspection by the building official or his or her authorized representative. Failure to produce the Site Copy of the plans at time of inspection may result in a failed inspection. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 9 of 20 (6) IRC Table 301.2(1) is amended by the addition of the following information: Roof Snow Load Wind Design Seismic Design Category Subject To Damage From Winter Desi gn Temp Ice Layer Underlay Required Flood Hazard Air Freezing Index Mean Annual Temp Speed Topo Weathering Frost line Termites Mph Effects b/ftz 85 No D2 Moderate 12" Moderate 24 No Yes 250 55 Section 16. FWRC 13.26.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.26.020 2012 2015 International Mechanical Code adopted. The 201 -2 2015 Edition of the International Mechanical Code (IMC) as published by the International Code Conference (ICC) is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to Chapter 19.27 RCW and Chapter 51 -52 WAC. In the case of conflict between the duct sealing or insulation requirements of Section 603 or 604 of the IMC and the duct sealing or insulation requirements of Chapter 51 -11C WAC, the Washington State Energy Code, the provisions of the energy code shall govern. Section 17. FWRC 13.26.030 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.26.030 2012 2015 International Mechanical Code amendments. The International Mechanical Code, adopted by reference in FWRC 13.26.020, is amended as follows: (1) IMC 101.1, Title, is hereby amended to read as follows: These regulations shall be known as the Mechanical Code of the City of Federal Way, hereinafter referred to as "this code." (2) IMC 104.6, Notices and orders, is hereby amended to read as follows: Notices and Orders shall be issued in compliance with FWRC 1.15.040. (3) IMC 106.4.1.1, Amended Permit, is hereby created as follows: When the scope of work for which the permit was issued is changed, the building official may amend the mechanical permit. When such fees specified in IMC Section 106 or the Federal Way Fee Schedule have been paid and when changes to the plans and application have been approved, the building official shall issue an "amended permit," which includes the approved changes as well as the original plans and specifications. The issuance of such amended permit shall void the original permit. Ordinance No. 17-830 Page 10 of 20 (4) IMC 106.3.2, Preliminary inspection, is hereby amended to read as follows: Before a permit is issued, the building official is authorized to inspect and evaluate the systems, equipment, buildings, devices, premises and spaces or areas to be used. The building official may require third party review to ensure compliance with this code. The cost of such review shall be borne by the applicant in compliance with the Federal Way Fee Schedule. (5) IMC 106.4.3, Expiration, is hereby amended in its entirety as follows: Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. In order to renew action on a permit after expiration, the permittee shall pay a new full permit fee. (6) IMC 106.5.2, Fee schedule, is hereby amended to read as follows: The fees for mechanical permits shall be assessed in accordance with the provisions of the City of Federal Way Fee Schedule. (7) IMC 106.5.3, Fee refunds, is hereby amended in its entirety as follows: Fees shall be refunded in accordance with the City of Federal Way Fee Schedule. (8) IMC 108.3, Prosecution of violation, is hereby amended to read as follows: If the notice of violation is not complied with promptly, the building official shall take action as prescribed in Title 1 of the FWRC. (9) IMC 108.4, Violation penalties, is hereby amended to read as follows: Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair mechanical work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the building official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be subject to the provisions of Title 1 of the FWRC. (10) IMC 108.7, Unsafe mechanical systems, is hereby amended to read as follows: A mechanical system that is unsafe, constitutes a fire or health hazard, or is otherwise dangerous to human life, as regulated by this code, is hereby declared as an unsafe mechanical system. Use of a mechanical system regulated by this code constituting a hazard to health, safety or welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, fire hazard, disaster, damage or abandonment is hereby declared an unsafe use. Such unsafe equipment and appliances are hereby declared to be a nuisance and shall be abated by repair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal in accordance with Title 1 of the FWRC. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 11 of 20 (11) IMC 108.7.1, Authority to condemn mechanical systems, is hereby amended to read as follows: Whenever the building official determines that any mechanical system, or portion thereof, regulated by this code has become hazardous to life, health, property, or has become insanitary, the building official may issue an order to cease activity. The cease activity notice shall be issued pursuant to Section 1.15.030 of the FWRC. A person shall not use or maintain a defective mechanical system after receiving such notice. When such mechanical system is to be disconnected, written notice as prescribed in Title 1 of the FWRC shall be given. In cases of immediate danger to life or property, such disconnection shall be made immediately without such notice. (12) IMC 109.1, Application for appeal, is hereby amended to read as follows: Appeals of decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code shall be made to the hearings examiner pursuant to FWRC 13.06.060. Section 18. Title 13 FWRC is hereby amended to add a new Chapter 13.28 FWRC to read as follows: 13.28.010 Title. This chapter shall be known as the city of Federal Way existing building code. 13.28.020 2015 International Existing Building Code adopted. The 2015 Edition of the International Existing Building Code (IEBC), as published by the International Code Conference (ICC), is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to Chapter 19.27 RCW and Chapter 51 -50 WAC. 13.28.030 2015 International Existing Building Code amendments. (1) IEBC 101.1, Title, is hereby amended to read as follows: These regulations shall be known as the Existing Building Code of the City of Federal Way, hereinafter referred to as "this code." Section 19. FWRC 13.31.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.31.020 2012 2015 International Fire Code adopted. The �� 2015 Edition of the International Fire Code (IFC), published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to Chapter 19.27 RCW and Chapter 51 -54A WAC with the following additions, deletions, and exceptions. Appendix B is adopted as amended. Appendices I C, E, F, and I are adopted by reference. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 12 of 20 Section 20. FWRC 13.31.030 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.31.030 2012 2015 International Fire Code amendments. (1) IFC Section 503 is hereby created as follows: (1) IFC 503.1, Where required. Fire apparatus access roads shall be provided and maintained in accordance with Sections 503.1.1 through 503.1.3. (2) (b) IFC 503.1.1 Buildings and facilities. Approved fire apparatus access roads shall be provided for every facility, building or portion of a building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction. The fire apparatus access road shall comply with the requirements of this section and shall extend to within 150 feet (45 720 mm) of all portions of the facility and all portions of the exterior walls of the first story of the building as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the building or facility. Exception: The fire code official is authorized to increase the dimension of 150 feet (45 720 mm) where: 1. The building is equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2 or 903.3.1.3. 2. Fire apparatus access roads cannot be installed because of location on property, topography, waterways, nonnegotiable grades or other similar conditions, and an approved alternative means of fire protection is provided. 3. There are not more than two Group R -3 or Group U occupancies. (3) (c) IFC 503.1.2 Additional access. The fire code official is authorized to require more than one fire apparatus access road based on the potential for impairment of a single road by vehicle congestion, condition of terrain, climatic conditions or other factors that could limit access. (4) (d) IFC 503.1.3 High -piled storage. Fire department vehicle access to buildings used for high -piled combustible storage shall comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 32. (5) (e) IFC 503.2 Specifications. Fire apparatus access roads shall be installed and arranged in accordance with Sections 503.2.1 through 503.2.8. (6) (f) IFC 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 for approved security gates in accordance with Section 503.6, and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 13 feet 6 inches (4115 mm). (7) (g) IFC 503.2.2 Authority. The fire code official shall have the authority to require an increase in the minimum access widths where they are inadequate for fire or rescue operations. (8) (h) IFC 503.2.3 Surface. Fire apparatus access roads shall be designed and maintained to support the imposed loads of fire apparatus and shall be surfaced so as to provide all- weather driving capabilities. (9) (j) IFC 503.2.4 Turning radius. The required turning radius of a fire apparatus access road shall be determined by the fire code official. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 13 of 20 (4-0) (j) IFC 503.2.5 Dead ends. Dead -end fire apparatus access roads in excess of 150 feet (45 720 mm) in length shall be provided with an approved area for turning around fire apparatus. (11) (k) IFC 503.2.6 Bridges and elevated surfaces. Where a bridge or an elevated surface is part of a fire apparatus access road, the bridge shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with AASHTO HB -17. Bridges and elevated surfaces shall be designed for a live load sufficient to carry the imposed loads of fire apparatus. Vehicle load limits shall be posted at both entrances to bridges when required by the fire code official. Where elevated surfaces designed for emergency vehicle use are adjacent to surfaces which are not designed for such use, approved barriers, approved signs or both shall be installed and maintained when required by the fire code official. (12) (1) IFC 503.2.7 Grade. The grade of the fire apparatus access road shall be within the limits established by the fire code official based on the fire department's apparatus. (13) (m) IFC 503.2.8 Angles of approach and departure. The angles of approach and departure for fire apparatus access roads shall be within the limits established by the fire code official based on the fire department's apparatus. (-1-4) (n) IFC 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 clearances established in Section 503.2.1 shall be maintained at all times. (15) (o) IFC 503.5 Required gates or barricades. The fire code official is authorized to require the installation and maintenance of gates or other approved barricades across fire apparatus access roads, trails or other accessways, not including public streets, alleys or highways. 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. (-1-6) (p) IFC 503.5.1 Secured gates and barricades. When required, gates and barricades shall be secured in an approved manner. Roads, trails and other accessways that have been closed and obstructed in the manner prescribed by Section 503.5 shall not be trespassed on or used unless authorized by the owner and the fire code official. Exception: The restriction on use shall not apply to public officers acting within the scope of duty. (17) (q) IFC 503.6 Security gates. The installation of security gates across a fire apparatus access road shall be approved by the fire chief. Where security gates are installed, they shall have an approved means of emergency operation. 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. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 14 of 20 (2) IFC Appendix B is hereby amended as follows: (a) Section B105.2 Buildings other than one- and two - family dwellings is replaced as follows: B105.2 Buildings other than one- and two- family dwellings. The minimum fire flow and flow duration for buildings other than one- and two - family dwellings shall be as specified in IFC Table B105.1(2). Exception: A reduction in required fire flow of up to 50 percent, as approved, is allowed when the building is protected throughout with an automatic fire sprinkler system installed in accordance with NFPA 13 or NFPA 13R. The resulting fire flow shall not be less than 1,500 gallons per minute (5,678 L /min) for the prescribed duration as specified in Table B105.1(2). (b) Table B105.2 is deleted. Section 21. FWRC 13.31.050 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.31.050 Sprinkler installation. Fire sprinkler systems shall be installed. In addition to the Automatic Sprinkler System requirements specified in the IBC and IFC, the following new buildings and structures, and existing buildings with new additional square footage, are required to be protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system: (1) All occupancies without the basic fire flow requirements of the IFC and Appendix B. Exception: Group U occupancies. (2) All occupancies without approved fire department access as defined in IFC 503. Exception: Group U occupancies, and additions to single unit R3 structures, are not required to be sprinklered, provided the fire flow meets the requirements of the IFC and Appendix B, and the access is not unduly compromised, as approved by the fire code official. (3) In all occupancies, other than group R3; and U, . . - , where the total floor area included within the surrounding exterior walls on all floor levels, including basements, exceeds 5,000 square feet. Fire walls, as noted in Section 706 of the International Building Code, shall not be considered to separate a building to enable deletion of the required fire sprinkler system. Exception: Additions to existing buildings, that through alternate materials or methods, do not increase the hazards of the building, as agreed and approved by the building official and the fire code official. In all occupancies where the building is classified as an overwater structure. Section 22. FWRC 13.34.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 15 of 20 13.34.020 2-012 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code adopted. The 2012 2015 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), including Appendices A, B, and I, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to Chapter 19.27 RCW and Chapter 51 -56 WAC, with the following additions, deletions and exceptions; provided, that Chapters 12 and 15 of this code are not adopted; provided further, that those requirements of the UPC relating to venting and combustion air of fuel fired appliances as found in Chapter 5 and those portions of the code addressing building sewers are not adopted. Where a conflict exists between the provisions of Appendix I and the manufacturer's installation instructions, the conditions of the listing and the manufacturer's installation instructions shall apply. Section 23. FWRC 13.34.030 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.34.030 2012 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code amendments. The following amendments to the provisions of the plumbing cede adopted in FWRC 13.34.020 are hereby adopted. The Uniform Plumbing Code, adopted by reference in FWRC 13.34.020, is amended as follows: (1) UPC 103.3.2.1, Amended Permit, is hereby created as follows: When the scope for which the permit was issued is changed, an application to amend the building permit shall be required. Amended permit documents including but not limited to revised plans, or other documents needed in order to clarify the intent and scope of the amended application shall be submitted for plan review. Fees for the review of the amended permit application shall be assessed and paid pursuant to the City of Federal Way fee resolution. When the building official is satisfied that the proposed work included in the amended application conforms to the requirements of this code and laws and ordinances applicable thereto, the building official shall issue a permit therefore as soon as practicable. (2) UPC 103.3.3, Expiration, is hereby amended to read as follows: Every permit issued by the building official under the provisions of this code shall expire by limitation and become null and void if the work authorized by such permit is not commenced within one hundred and eighty (180) days from the date of such permit, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days. A permittee holding an unexpired permit shall be permitted to apply for an extension of the time within which work shall be permitted to commence under that permit when the permittee is unable to commence work within the time required by this section. The building official shall be permitted to extend the time for action one or more times by the permittee for a period not exceeding one hundred and eighty (180) days upon written request by the permittee. In order to renew action on a permit after expiration where such Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 16 of 20 suspension or abatement has exceeded one (1) year, the permittee shall pay a new full permit fee. (3) UPC 103.4.2, Expiration of Plan Review, is amended in its entirety as follows: An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing. A new, complete permit application and full fees must be submitted to restart the review process on any expired application that cannot be extended. The new application date is the date of the new submittal. Section 24. FWRC 13.41.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.41.020 2012 2015 International Energy Conservation Code adopted. The 2-04-2 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), published by the International Code Council as amended by the state of Washington, is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to Chapter 19.27 RCW and Chapters 51 -11R and 51 -11C WAC. Where this Code is in conflict with one or more of the city's adopted regulations, the more restrictive language shall apply. Section 25. FWRC .13.43.020 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.43.020 2012 2015 International Property Maintenance Code adopted. The 204-2 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) is adopted as amended, added to, or excepted in this title, and shall be applicable within the city. Where this Code is in conflict with one or more of the city's adopted regulations, the more restrictive language shall apply. Section 26. FWRC 13.43.030 is hereby amended to read as follows: 13.43.030 2012 2015 International Property Maintenance Code amendments. The following amendments to the IPMC adopted in FWRC 13.43.020 are hereby adopted. The International Property Maintenance Code, adopted by reference in FWRC 13.43.020, is amended as follows: (1) IPMC 101.1, Title, is hereby amended to read as follows: These regulations shall be known as the Property Maintenance Code of City of Federal Way, hereinafter referred to as "this code." (2) IPMC 102.3, Application of other codes, is hereby amended to read as follows: Repairs, additions or alterations to a structure, or changes of occupancy, shall be done in accordance with the procedures and provisions of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, National Electrical Code, Washington State Energy Code Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 17 of 20 and the Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code. Nothing in this code shall be construed to cancel, modify or set aside any provision of the Federal Way Revised Code. (3) IPMC 103 is hereby deleted in its entirety. (4) IPMC 106.2, Notice of violation, is hereby amended to read as follows: The code official shall serve a notice of violation or order in accordance with Title 1 of the Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC). (5) IPMC 106.3, Prosecution of violation, is hereby deleted in its entirety. (6) IPMC 106.4, Violation penalties, is hereby deleted in its entirety. (7) IPMC 106.5, Abatement of violation, is hereby deleted in its entirety. (8) IPMC 107.1, Notice to person responsible, is hereby amended to read as follows: Whenever the code official determines that there has been a violation of this code or has grounds to believe that a violation has occurred, notice shall be given in the manner prescribed in Section 1.15.040 of the FWRC. (9) IPMC 107.2, Form, is hereby deleted in its entirety. (10) IPMC 107.3, Method of service, is hereby deleted in its entirety. (11) IPMC 107.5, Penalties, is hereby deleted in its entirety. (12) IPMC 111, title, is hereby amended to read as follows: HEARINGS EXAMINER. (13) IPMC 111.1, General, is hereby amended to read as follows: Appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code shall be made to the hearings examiner pursuant to FWRC 13.05.060. (14) IPMC 111.2, Limitations on authority, is hereby amended to read as follows: An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply. The hearings examiner shall have no authority relative to the interpretation of the administrative provisions of this Code nor shall the hearings examiner be empowered to waive any requirements of this code. (15) IPMC 112, title, is hereby amended to read as follows: ORDER TO CEASE ACTIVITY (16) IPMC 112.1, Authority, is hereby amended to read as follows: Orders to cease activity. Whenever any work is being done contrary to the provisions of this Code, or other pertinent laws or ordinances implemented through the enforcement of this Code, the building official may order the work to cease by issuance of an order to cease activity pursuant to the FWRC 1.15.030. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 18 of 20 (17) IPMC 112.2, Issuance, is hereby amended to read as follows: Occupancy violations. Whenever any building or structure or equipment therein regulated by this Code is being used contrary to the provisions of this Code, the building official may, by issuance of an order to cease activity pursuant to FWRC 1.15.030, order such use discontinued and the structure, or portion thereof, vacated. (18) IPMC 112.3, Unlawful continuance, is hereby amended to read as follows: Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with an order to cease activity, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law. (19) IPMC 202, Definitions, is hereby amended to read in part: CODE OFFICIAL. Shall mean the Building Official. (20) IPMC 302.4, Weeds, is hereby amended to read as follows: All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of six inches in height on development property or 12 inches in height on vacant land. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants, and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens. Section 27. Severability. Should any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter, or its application to any person or situation, be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter or its application to any other person or situation. The City Council of the City of Federal Way hereby declares that it would have adopted this chapter and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases, or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. Section 28. Corrections. The City Clerk and the codifiers of this ordinance are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance including, but not limited to, the correction of scrivener /clerical errors, references, ordinance numbering, section /subsection numbers, and any references thereto. Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 19 of 20 Section 29. Ratification. Any act consistent with the authority and prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby ratified and affirmed. Section 30. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days from and after its passage and publication, as provided by law. PASSED by the City Council of the City of Federal Way this 17th day of January, 2017. CITY OF FEDERAL WAY ATTEST: ERK, STEPHANIE CO TNEY, CMC APPROVED AS TO FORM: ACTING CITY ATTORNEY ,1 pi G,l\ FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK: 12/29/2016 PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: 01/17/2017 PUBLISHED: 01/20/2017 EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/19/2017 ORDINANCE NO: 17 -830 Ordinance No. 17 -830 Page 20 of 20