§ 92.102 VARIANCES.
   (A)   The Fire Prevention Chief may modify or grant a variance from the application of the requirements of this chapter. The granting of a variance shall be considered only upon the written application of the owner of the property, stating the following:
      (1)   Practical difficulties have been encountered in the implementation of specific requirements of this chapter.
      (2)   Compliance with specific requirements will cause unnecessary hardship to the owner.
      (3)   The owner desires to take advantage of new methods or equipment which are recognized as adequate for the purpose for which they are to be substituted.
      (4)   The applicant assumes all liability from any hazardous condition which may arise through the granting of the variance.
   (B)   A variance may be granted only if the Fire Prevention Chief determines in writing the following:
      (1)   The requested use or modification will conform with fundamental requirements for safety.
      (2)   The granting of the variance does not increase the risk of fire or danger to the public.
   (C)   A copy of any variance granted shall be retained by the Bureau.
   (D)   A variance shall be enforced in the same manner as an order issued under § 92.103.
   (E)   Whenever the Bureau learns that an owner is in violation of the terms of a variance issued pursuant to this section, the Fire Prevention Chief may order compliance as provided in § 92.103 with the variance or this code.
(`92 Code, § 7-102) (Ord. 88-33, passed 10-13-88)