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A. Adoption Of International Fire Code: Pursuant to the authority granted by Wyoming Statutes 15-1-119 as amended, the town adopts, for the purposes of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, the 2006 edition of the international fire code, published by the International Code Council, including appendices A through G.
B. Establishment And Duties Of Fire Prevention Bureau Under Section 103 Of The International Fire Code:
1. The international fire code shall be enforced by the fire prevention bureau of the town, which shall be operated under the supervision of the fire chief.
2. The fire chief of the town may detail such members of the fire department, as inspectors as shall, from time to time, be necessary. The fire chief may contract with other entities or individuals that are qualified as inspectors to assist the chief. The fire chief shall recommend to the mayor the employment of technical inspectors to assist the fire chief.
C. Definition Of Jurisdiction:
1. Whenever the term jurisdiction is used in the international fire code, it shall be held to mean the town of Bar Nunn, Wyoming, and such town owned property outside the town limits to which the international fire code is made applicable.
D. Establishment Of Limits Of Districts In Which Storage Of Flammable Or Combustible Liquids In Outside Aboveground Tanks Is Prohibited: The limits referred to in section 3406.2.4.4 of the international fire code relating to the prohibition against storage of flammable or combustible liquids in outside aboveground tanks within the jurisdiction, are established as: All areas within the jurisdiction. The singular exception to the preceding is, outside aboveground tanks which are located within a special enclosure, as described in section 2206.2.6 of the international fire code, or equivalent, are permitted.
E. Establishment Of Limits In Which Bulk Storage Of Liquefied Petroleum Gases Is Restricted: The limits referred to in section 3804.2 of the international fire code relating to the restriction of bulk storage of liquefied petroleum gas within the jurisdiction, are established as: All areas within the jurisdiction.
F. Establishment Of Limits Of Districts In Which Storage Of Explosives And Blasting Agents Is Prohibited: The limits referred to in section 3304 of the international fire code relating to the prohibition against storage of explosives and blasting agents within the jurisdiction, are established as: All areas within the jurisdiction.
G. Establishment Of Limits Of Districts In Which The Storage Of Hazardous Materials Is Prohibited Or Limited: The limits referred to in section 2701.1 of the international fire code relating to the prohibition or limitation of the storage of hazardous materials within the jurisdiction, are established as: Quantities in excess of the amounts as listed in tables 2703.1.1(2), 2703.1.1(3), 2703.1.1(4) shall be limited to general industrial zone (I-2).
H. Amendments To The International Fire Code: The following sections of the international fire code are deleted, modified, or amended in the following respects:
Chapter 105 is deleted in total and replaced with the following:
Chapter 105. A permit shall be obtained from the fire prevention bureau prior to engaging in the following activities, operations, practices, or functions:
The town of Bar Nunn will decide on a fee schedule for all permits.
1. Explosives Or Blasting Agents. For permits for explosives or blasting agents, see section 3301.
2. Fireworks. For permits for fireworks, see chapter 33, section 3301.2.
3. Flammable Or Combustible Tanks. To install, alter, remove, abandon, place temporarily out of service, or otherwise dispose of any flammable or combustible liquid tank, see chapter 105 section 105.7.5.
4. Liquefied Petroleum Gases. To install or maintain any LP-gas container in excess of 125 gallon water capacity.
5. Malls, Covered. To use a covered mall in the following manner.
a. To use open or flame producing devices.
b. To use a mall as a place of assembly.
c. To use open-flame or flame-producing devices.
d. To display any liquid or gas-fueled powered equipment.
6. Open Burning. To conduct open burning. Where burning is conducted on public property or the property of someone other than the permit applicant, the permit applicant shall demonstrate that permission has been obtained by the appropriate government agency, the owner, or the owners authorized agent. When limits for atmospheric conditions or hours restrict burning, such limits shall be designated in the permit restrictions. See section 302.
7. Pyrotechnical Special Effects Material. For permits for pyrotechnical special effects, materials see chapter 33.
8. Tents, Canopies, And Temporary Membrane Air Supported Structures. To erect or operate a tent or air supported temporary membrane structure for assembly use having an area in excess of 750 square feet, or a canopy in excess of 1,000 square feet. See section 24.
Chapter 109.2 is deleted in total and replaced with the following:
Chapter 109.2. The fire chief and members of the fire prevention bureau shall have authority to issue a written citation containing a notice to appear in municipal court to any person, who said fire chief or member of the fire prevention bureau have probable cause to believe is committing a violation of any of the terms of this code.
Chapter 109.3 is deleted in total and replaced with the following:
Chapter 109.3. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code, or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or shall erect, and install, alter, repair, or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directives of the fire code official, or if a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Each day the violation continues after due notice has been served, shall be deemed a separate offense.
Section 109.3.1 Abatement Of Violation. In addition to the imposition of the penalties stated herein, the fire code official is authorized to institute appropriate action to prevent unlawful construction or to restrain, or to prevent illegal occupancy of a structure or premises; or to prevent illegal occupancy of a structure or premises; or to stop an illegal act, conduct of business or occupancy of a structure on or about any premises.
Section 506.1 is amended to read as follows:
Section 506.1. 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, the fire chief may require a key box to be installed in an accessible location. The key box shall be a type approved by the fire chief and shall contain keys to gain necessary access as required by the fire chief. A key box shall be required for all buildings which are unoccupied for any portion of the day, and which contain fire alarms or sprinkler systems.
Section 508.2 is amended to read as follows:
Section 508.2 Type Of Water Supply. Water supply may consist of reservoirs, pressure tanks, elevated tanks, water mains, or other fixed systems capable of providing the required fire flow. In setting the requirements for fire flow, the fire chief shall be guided by the provision in appendix B of this code.
Section 903.2 is amended in the following particulars:
An automatic fire sprinkler system shall be installed when the fire flow requirements exceed 2500 gallons per minute, as determined by appendix B, international fire code 2006 edition.
Section 2703.3 Release Of Hazardous Materials.
Hazardous materials shall not be released, discarded in a container, or otherwise, into a sewer, storm drain, ditch, drainage canal, lake, river, tidal waterway, or upon the ground, sidewalk, street, highway, or into the atmosphere.
Section 3301.1.3 is amended as follows:
Section 3301.1.3. Possession, storage, use, handling, and sales of all fireworks is prohibited.
1. The use of fireworks for display is allowed as set forth in section 3308.
Section 3404.1 is amended as follows:
Section 3404.1 General.
1. The storage of flammable and combustible liquids in closed containers, or portable tanks outside of buildings, shall be in accordance with this division. Possession of a valid permit issued pursuant to section 105 shall be a precondition to storage. Non-permitted storage is hereby declared illegal.
2. Outside portable container storage of permitted flammable and combustible liquids is limited to storage in general industrial zone (I-2) of the town of Bar Nunn only.
3. Portable tank storage is prohibited.
a. Portable tanks which are located within a special enclosure as described in section 2206.2 or equivalent are permitted.
b. Temporary storage of flammable and combustible liquid used at construction sites.
4. Permits for portable tanks are to be issued only after inspection and approval by the fire chief or their designated representative and pursuant to section 105.
I. Appeals: Whenever the fire chief shall disapprove an application or refuse to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the fire chief to the Wyoming council on fire protection, electrical safety, and energy efficiency within thirty (30) days from the date of the decision appealed.
J. New Materials, Processes Or Occupancies, Which May Require Permits: The mayor, the fire chief, and the assistant fire chief shall act as a committee to determine and specify, after giving affected persons an opportunity to be heard, any new materials, processes or occupancies, which shall require permits, in addition to those now enumerated in said code. The chief shall post such list of permitted materials, processes, or occupancies in a conspicuous place in his office and distribute copies thereof to interested persons.
K. Penalties: Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this code or fail to comply herewith or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications as plans submitted and approved hereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Wyoming council on fire prevention, electrical safety, and energy efficiency or by a court of competent jurisdiction within the time fixed herein shall be severally, for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor and the penalty for violation hereof shall be that set forth in section 1-4-1 of this code. (Ord. 2008-02, 12-2-2008)