9-5-5: AMENDMENTS TO FUEL GAS CODE:
The following provisions of the international fuel gas code, 2015 edition (IFGC), as amended and revised by the Oklahoma uniform building code commission, are hereby added, deleted or amended to read as follows:
IFGC Chapter 1 Scope And Administration
101.1 Title - Bixby amendatory. These provisions shall be known and may be cited as the 'Fuel Gas Code Of The City Of Bixby' or as the 'Bixby Fuel Gas Code.'
109 through 109.7 Means Of Appeal - Bixby deleted. Sections 109 through 109.7 of this code are intentionally deleted from the international fuel gas code, 2015 edition. Appeals from a decision of the code official shall be governed by section 9-2-1 of the Bixby city code.
IFGC Chapter 3 General Regulations
306.6 Guards - OUBCC amendatory. This section has been modified to clarify the circumstances under which guards shall be provided and to modify the exception to require the authority having jurisdiction approve the use of a fall-restraint system instead of guards. This section has been modified to read:
"306.6 Guards. Guards shall be provided where various components that require service are located on a roof or elevated structure and have a condition as set forth in sections 306.6.1 through 306.6.3. The top of the guard shall be located not less than 42 inches (1067 mm) above the elevated surface adjacent to the guard. The guard shall be constructed so as to prevent the passage of a 21-inch diameter (533 mm) sphere and shall comply with the loading requirements for guards specified in the international building code. Guards shall be provide at new components when added or replaced on existing roof or elevated structure and have a condition as set forth in sections 306.6.1 through 306.6.3.
Exception: When approved by the authority having jurisdiction, guards are not required where permanent fall arrest-restraint anchorage connector devices that comply with ANSI/ASSE Z 359.1 are affixed for use during the entire roof covering lifetime. The devices shall be reevaluated for possible replacement when the entire roof covering is replaced. The devices shall be placed not more than 10 feet (3048 mm) on center along hip and ridge lines and placed not less than 10 feet (3048 mm) from roof edges and the open sides of walking surfaces."
306.6.1 Roof Edge - OUBCC added. This section has been added to clarify the circumstances required to exist for the installation of guards at the roof edge when the components needing service are within a specific distance of the roof edge. This section has been added to read:
"306.6.1 Roof Edge. Guards complying with section 306.1 shall be provided when components are located within 10 feet (3048 mm) of a roof edge or open side of a walking surface or elevated structure and such edge or open side is located more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor, roof, or grade below. The guard shall extend not less than 30 inches (762 mm) beyond each end of the component that requires service."
306.6.2 Skylights - OUBCC added. This section has been added to clarify the circumstances for the installation of guards around components near skylights and to provide exceptions to the requirement. This section has been added to read:
"306.6.2 Skylights. Guards complying with section 306.6 shall be provided when a skylight is within 10 feet (3048 mm) of the component that requires service. The guard shall extend 30 inches (762 mm) beyond the edge of the skylight.
Exceptions:
      1.   Guards are not required when the skylight is located at least 42 inches (1067 mm) above the highest point of the walking surface adjacent to the skylight or component.
      2.   Guards are not required if some other provision for skylight fall-thru protection is provided and approved by the authority having jurisdiction."
306.6.3 Roof Hatch - OUBCC added. This section has been added to clarify the circumstances for the installation of guards around components installed within a specific distance from the roof hatch. This section has been added to read:
"306.6.3 Roof Hatch. Guards complying with section 306.6 shall be provided when a roof hatch is within 10 feet (3048 mm) of the component that requires service. The guard shall extend 30 inches (762 mm) beyond the edge of the roof hatch. If the component is within 10 feet (3048 mm) of the ladder access side of the roof hatch, the guard shall incorporate a self-closing, self-latching gate. The gate shall have a top edge of not less than 42 inches (1067 mm) above the elevated surface adjacent to the gate and shall not allow the passage of a 21 inch (533 mm) sphere. If a roof hatch exists within 10 feet of a roof edge that is located more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor, roof or grade below and a new component that requires services on that existing roof or elevated structure, than a guard complying with section 306.6 shall be added between the existing roof hatch and the roof edge."
307.2.1 Condensate Drains - OUBCC added. This section has been added to the code to require condensate drains to be protected from freezing. This section shall read:
"307.2.1 Condensate Drains. Where condensing appliances are in locations subject to freezing conditions, the condensate drain line shall be protected from freezing in an approved manner and in accordance with manufacturer's installation instructions."
310.1.1 Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) - OUBCC amendatory. This section has been modified to add an exception to allow for installation when using new special CSST. This section shall read:
"310.1.1 CSST. Corrugated stainless steel (CSST) gas piping systems and piping systems containing one or more segments of CSST shall be bonded to the electrical service grounding electrode system or, where provided, the lightning protection grounding electrode system.
Exception: Corrugated stainless steel gas piping or tubing products or systems that have been designed, manufactured and listed for installation without bonding to the grounding electrode system, shall be permitted to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions."
IFGC Chapter 4 Gas Piping Installations
404.12 Minimum Burial Depth - OUBCC amendatory. This section has been modified to change the minimum burial depth from 12 inches (305 mm) to 18 inches (457 mm) and to allow for an exception when there is no ability to meet that minimum depth. This section has been modified to read:
"404.12 Minimum Burial Depth. Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 18 inches (457 mm) below grade, except as provided for in section 404.12.1.
Exception: Where a minimum depth of cover cannot be provided, the pipe shall be installed in conduit or bridged (shielded)."
IFGC Chapter 8 Referenced Standards - OUBCC amendatory.
      1.   The reference to the international building code (IBC) has been modified to include after the title the words "as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma uniform building code commission (OUBCC)." This section has been modified to read:
"IBC-15 international building code (IBC) as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the OUBCC."
      2.   The reference to the international energy conservation code (IECC) has been modified to change the edition year to 2006. This section has been modified to read:
"IECC-06 international energy conservation code (IECC)."
      3.   The reference to the international fire code (IFC) has been modified to include after the title the words "as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma uniform building code commission (OUBCC)." This section has been modified to read:
"IFC-15 international fire code (IFC) as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the OUBCC."
      4.   The reference to the international mechanical code (IMC) has been modified to include after the title the words "as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma uniform building code commission (OUBCC)." This section has been modified to read:
"IMC-15 international mechanical code (IMC) as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the OUBCC."
      5.   The reference to the international plumbing code has been modified to include after the title the words "as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the uniform building code commission OUBCC." This section has been modified to read:
"IPC-15 international plumbing code (IPC) as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the OUBCC."
      6.   The reference to the international residential code (IRC) has been modified to include after the title the words "as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma uniform building code commission (OUBCC)." This section has been modified to read:
"IRC-09 international residential code (IRC) as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the OUBCC."
      7.   The referenced standard for NFPA 70 national electrical code (NEC) has been modified to include after the title the words "as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the Oklahoma uniform building code commission (OUBCC)." This section has been modified to read:
"70-14 national electrical code (NEC) as adopted and modified by the state of Oklahoma through the OUBCC."
IFGC Appendices
Appendices A Through D - Bixby added. The following appendices of the ICC international fuel gas code, 2015 edition are specifically referred to, adopted and made a part of this code, as if fully set out in this chapter:
Appendix A    Sizing And Capacities Of Gas Piping
Appendix B    Sizing Of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped With Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances, And Appliances Listed For Use With Type B Vents
Appendix C    Exit Terminals Of Mechanical Draft And Direct-Vent Venting Systems
Appendix D    Recommended Procedure For Safety Inspection Of An Existing Appliance Installation
(Ord. 2191, 6-2-2016)