(Amended by Ord. No. 171,175, Eff. 7/25/96.)
91.8602.1. Scope. This section shall apply to every lawfully existing Group E Occupancy housed in a building constructed prior to July 1, 1961.
91.8602.2.1. Revocation. The Certificate of Occupancy for any lawfully existing Group E Occupancy housed in a building constructed prior to July 1, 1961, may be revoked by the Department as follows if, upon inspection, the building is found in violation of requirements of this section:
1. If the violations, defects or hazards found to be existing therein are immediately dangerous to the public health, safety or general welfare, and if effective repair is not commenced within 180 days after the issuance of an order to do so by the Department; or
2. If the violations, defects or hazards found to be existing therein are not of such a nature as described hereinabove, and effective repair is not commenced within five years after the issuance of an order to do so by the Department.
91.8602.2.2. Issuance. (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.) A new Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued for any lawfully existing Group E Occupancy housed in a building constructed prior to July 1, 1961, if such building is either made to comply with all of the requirements of this division or is made to comply with the requirements of LAMC Subsections 91.8602.6, or 91.8602.7 and 91.8602.8.
91.8602.3. Other Laws. Except as otherwise specifically provided for herein, this section does not repeal, alter or modify any other provisions of this Code.
91.8602.4. Violation. It shall be unlawful for any person to use or permit the use of any building for a Group E Occupancy:
91.8602.4.1. (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.) After a Certificate of Occupancy has been revoked in accordance with the provisions of LAMC Subsection 91.8602.2 after July 1, 1961;
91.8602.4.2. In any case where a Certificate of Occupancy has not been issued, unless the building is constructed in full conformity with all other applicable provisions of this Code; or
91.8602.4.3. Unless such building is constructed, operated, used and maintained as required by this section.
91.8602.5. Alternate Methods. The Department may, after referral to and report from the Fire Department, approve alternate methods of obtaining the equivalent fire protection and safety required by this section, provided the Department finds that the existing condition of the building under consideration makes strict conformity impracticable and that such alternate methods are within the purpose and intent of this section.
91.8602.7.1. Type V buildings two stories or more in height shall not be used to house Group E Occupancies unless such buildings are completely sprinklered.
EXCEPTION: Complete sprinklers are not required where the Group E Occupancy is only in the first story of a two-story building and the Group E Occupancy conforms to the requirements of a one-story building as set forth in this section.
91.8602.7.2. (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.) Every building over one story in height shall have sprinklers installed in all hallways, stair shafts, stairways, basements, laboratory and vocational rooms, and other usable areas not customarily used for class, toilet or assembly purposes.
1. The Department may, after referral to and report from the Fire Department, modify the above requirement, provided it is first found that equivalent alternate safety measures are provided.
2. Sprinklers may be omitted, provided every room used for instruction purposes or assembly is provided with exits giving direct egress to the exterior of the building.
91.8602.7.3. A sprinkler system required under the provisions of this part shall be electrically interconnected to the building fire alarm system.
1. The provisions of CBC Section 713 which require shaft enclosures need not be complied with, provided the provisions of this section are met. (Amended by Ord. No. 184,692, Eff. 12/30/16.)
2. Every boiler using liquid or solid fuel shall be housed in a boiler room separated from the remainder of the building by two-hour fire-resistive construction with openings protected by a fire assembly having a one-and-one-half-hour fire-resistive rating.
3. Every boiler using fuel gas shall be housed in a boiler room separated from the rest of the building by one-hour fire-resistive construction with openings protected by a fire assembly having a one-hour fire-resistive rating.
4. Each gas piping system serving a Group E Occupancy shall be provided with a gas shutoff valve designed to close the flow of gas to the piping system and a label designating such valve. The label shall be of corrosion-resistant metal with letters at least three inches high, stating: “GAS SHUT-OFF VALVE”.
5. Any fire-warning system required to be installed by the Los Angeles Fire Department pursuant to the provisions of Article 7, Chapter V of the LAMC shall meet the requirements of Article 760 of the California Electrical Code adopted by the City. (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)