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In this Chapter, the following words and phrases have the following meanings:
Controlled materials. Materials which are certified by an accredited or authoritative agency as meeting accepted engineering standards for quality in accordance with detailed criteria set forth in regulations promulgated pursuant to provisions of this Chapter.
Department. The Department of Permitting Services.
Director. The Director of the Department of Permitting Services.
International Building Code. A comprehensive performance code governing materials and methods of construction used in buildings and structures or parts of either, and their service equipment and systems, published periodically by the International Code Council, Inc., (ICC) or any successor body.
On-site access facilities. Ramps, walkways, driveways and related pedestrian facilities located on a building site which provide a means of access for the public or the general work force to buildings and structures regulated by this Chapter.
Ownership unit. An area of land shown on a record plat created only for the convenience of the owner under Section 7.1.D of Chapter 50 that reflects a deed, mortgage, or lease line but does not subdivide the underlying lot.
Parent lot. A lot that is further divided by one or more ownership units.
Person. Any person, corporation, partnership, joint venture, agency, unincorporated association, municipal corporation, County or state agency within the state or any combination thereof.
Private Road. Any street, highway, avenue, lane, alley, or viaduct, or any segment of any of them, including any abutting sidewalk that has not been deeded, dedicated or otherwise permanently appropriated to the public for public use.
Service equipment. The mechanical, electrical and elevator equipment, including piping, wiring, fixtures and other accessories, which provide sanitation, lighting, heating, ventilation, fire-fighting and transportation facilities essential for the habitable occupancy of the building or structure for its designated use and occupancy. (1975 L.M.C., ch. 1, § 1; 1975 L.M.C., ch. 24, § 2; 1996 L.M.C., ch. 20, § 1; 1998 L.M.C., ch. 12, § 1; 2001 L.M.C., ch. 14, § 1; 2002 L.M.C., ch. 16, § 2; 2003 L.M.C., ch. 16 , § 1; 2016 L.M.C., ch. 35 , § 1.)
Editor’s note—See County Attorney Opinion dated 7/29/98 explaining that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority, Housing Opportunities Commission, and the fire corporations must comply with County permit requirements and mandatory referral. See County Attorney Opinion dated 10/16/96 discussing an executive regulation that applies to any building for which the County finances all or part of the construction.