8-1-2-1: AMENDMENTS TO THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE:
Section 101.1 Insert: [City of Sun Valley, Idaho].
Section 105.5 is amended as follows:
   105.5 Expiration.  Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced.  Every permit shall be valid for a total of twenty-four (24) months from the date of commencement of work after which it shall automatically terminate and become null and void.  The building official and/or the city council may extend the time of completion for the building or work for successive periods not exceeding one hundred eighty (180) days.  The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated which prevented completion within the original (24) month period or any subsequent extensions.  If the building or work authorized by the permit has not been completed during the said twenty-four (24) months, plus the 6-month extensions, then before work can proceed, a new permit shall be first obtained to do so.  The applicant shall resubmit and apply for a new permit and shall pay all fees as required, and if applicable, shall obtain design review approval.
Section 107.1 is amended as follows:
   107.1 General.  Submittal documents consisting of construction documents, statement of special inspections, geotechnical report and other data shall be submitted in two physical sets and one electronic submittal with each permit application.  The construction documents shall be prepared and stamped by a registered design professional.  Where special conditions exist, the building official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional.
Section 109.2 is amended as follows:
   109.2 Schedule of Permit Fees.  On buildings, structures or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall paid as required, in accordance with the schedule as set forth in Table 1-A as established by resolution 2020-13 of the city of Sun Valley.
Sections 117, 118, and 119 are added as follows:
   117 Indemnity.  Every person, firm, or corporation to whom permission has been granted under the terms of this code and the general ordinances to utilize public property for any construction activity shall at all times assume full responsibility for all work associated with the permit.  Such permission shall be further conditioned for the use of public property to all at all times release, hold harmless and indemnify the city of Sun Valley and all of its agents and employees from any and all responsibility, liability, loss or damage resulting to any persons or property or caused by or incidental to the construction activity.
   118 Insurance.  Any person, firm or corporation, demolishing or moving any building, structure or utility, shall deposit with the building official a certificate of insurance showing the city of Sun Valley as a named insured on the insurance policy.  The certificate of insurance shall evidence that the liability insurance policy covers the policy holder and the city of Sun Valley as named insured.  Such insurance shall be valid at all times during demolition or moving operations.  Said liability insurance coverage shall be in the amount of at least $1,000,000 for bodily or personal injury, death, or property damage or loss as the result of any one (1) occurrence or accident, regardless of the number of persons injured or the number of claimants.  The purpose of the insurance required hearing is specified in section 3301 of this chapter.
   119 Damage to Public Property.  As a condition to obtaining a building permit, the permittee assumes liability for any damage to public property occasioned by such work associated with the permit.
Section 202 is amended by adding the following definition:
   Commencement of Work.  Any excavation including the removal of topsoil or any removal of trees or brush preparatory to excavation shall be defined as the commencement of work authorized by a permit.
Section 903.2.1.1 Group A-1 condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.   The fire area exceeds 6,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.1.3 Group A-3 condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.   The fire area exceeds 6,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.1.4 Group A-4 condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.   The fire area exceeds 6,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.3 Group E condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.   Throughout all Group E fire areas greater than 6,000 square feet in area.
Section 903.2.4 Group F-1 condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.   A Group F-1 fire area exceeds 6,000 square feet.
   Section 903.2.7 Group M condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.    A Group M fire area exceeds 6,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.9 Group S-1 condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.   A Group S-1 fire area exceeds 6,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.9.1 Repair Garages conditions 1 and 2 are amended as follows:
   1.   Buildings having two or more stories above grade plane, including basements, with a fire area containing a repair garage exceeding 6,000 square feet.
   2.   Buildings not more than one story above grade plane, with a fire area containing a repair garage exceeding 6,000 square feet.
Section 903.2.10 Group S-2 enclosed parking garages condition 1 is amended as follows:
   1.   Where the fire area of the enclosed parking garage exceeds 6,000 square feet.
Section 1505.1 is amended as follows:
   1505.2 Class A Roofing Required.  Class A roof coverings or assemblies containing no wood products are required on all new construction for all types of construction.  Where an addition to an existing structure exceeds 1,000 square feet of roof area, the entire structure must be upgraded to a class A roof covering or assembly containing no wood products.
Section 1511.1.1 is added as follows:
   1511.1.1 Reroof Requirements.  When a structure is being reroofed it is required to have a class A roof covering or assembly containing no wood products.  Class A or the highest rated covering that matches existing covering is required when less than twenty-five (25) percent of the roof areas is being repaired and additional areas are not subsequently repaired within five (5) years.
Section 1513 is added to read:
   1513 Snow Retention Devices.  These devises are permanently attached to the roofing assembly and shall be placed on the roof above, including but not limited to, skylights, sun rooms, greenhouses, and pedestrian areas, to limit the potential for sliding snow or ice onto pedestrian areas below said roof areas for all occupancies.  Minimum design shall be equal to the design roof snow load of 100 pounds per square foot.
Section 1605.2 is amended as follows:
   ƒ2 = 0.7 for roof configurations (such as saw tooth) that do not shed snow off the structure, and 0.35 for other roof configurations.
Section 1605.3.1 Basic load combinations Exception 2 is amended as follows:
   2.   Flat roof snow loads of 30 psf or less and roof live loads of 30 psf or less need not be combined with seismic loads.  Where flat roof snow loads exceed 30 psf, 35 percent of the flat roof snow load shall be combined with seismic loads.
Section 1605.3.2 Alternative basic load combinations Exception 2 is amended as follows:
   2.   Flat roof snow loads of 30 psf or less and roof live loads of 30 psf or less need not be combined with seismic loads.  Where flat roof snow loads exceed 30 psf, 35 percent of the flat roof snow load shall be combined with seismic loads.
Section 1608.2 is amended as follows:
   The ground snow loads to be used in determining the design snow loads for Sun Valley is determined to be site specific (CS) and shall be taken as 120 psf.
Section 1612.3 Insert: [City of Sun Valley, Idaho] [June 5, 1978].
Section 1613.4 is added to read:
   1613.4 Effective Seismic Weight.  The effective seismic weight in section 12.7.2 and section 12.14.8.1 of ASCE7-16 shall be amended as follows:
      4.   For all roofs regardless of roof slope 35% of the uniform design snow load shall be included in the effective seismic weight (W).
Section 2111.15 is added to read:
   2111.15 Chimney Chases.  Factory-built solid fuel burning appliances within a shaft or chase shall be protected on the interior (flue) side with a layer of 5/8" Type X drywall or equivalent.
Section 2113.9.2 is amended to read:
   2113.9.2 Spark arrestors.  A spark arrestor is required on a masonry chimney and shall meet all of the following requirements:
Section 2115 is added to read:
   2115 Outdoor Fire Pits and Fireplaces.  Temporary fire pits, non-temporary fire pits, and outdoor fireplaces shall burn non-solid fuel only.
Appendix B is deleted in its entirety and is amended to read as follows:
   Board of Appeals
      B101.1 Application Process.  Applications for appeal shall be made in writing to the building official within 10 calendar days after notice has been served.  A fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) shall be included with the written appeal.  If the appeal is granted, the fee shall be returned to the applicant.  Upon receiving the appeal, the building official shall notify the Sun Valley City Council.
      B101.2 Membership of board.  The board of appeals will consist of three qualified members appointed by the Sun Valley City Council.  A list of qualified members shall be kept and made available upon request at the Sun Valley Building Department.
      B101.2.1 Qualifications.  The board of appeals shall consist of members with the following professions or disciplines:
         •   State of Idaho Licensed Architect
         •   State of Idaho Licensed Engineer
         •   State of Idaho Registered Contractor associated with the Building Contractors Association of the Wood River Valley
         •   An International Code Council Certified Building Official
         •   An International Code Council Certified Fire Code Official
      B101.3 Open hearing.  All hearings before the board shall be open to the public.
      B101.3.1 Rules and procedures.  The board of appeals shall conduct the hearing in accordance with the following procedure:
         •   The building official shall present background information with relevant building code references pertinent to the hearing.  The Board of Appeals may ask questions during or after each presentation.
         •   The appellant shall present any information or applicable building codes to support a reversal of the building official's decision.  The applicant shall have up to twenty (20) minutes to present such evidence.
         •   The building official shall then have up to ten (10) minutes for response.
         •   The appellant shall have up to ten (10) minutes for rebuttal and any final comments.
         •   The Board of Appeals may allocate additional time to the hearing, request additional information, and require additional testimony if deemed necessary.
         •   Following the hearing, the Board of Appeals shall deliberate and render a decision within fifteen (15) calendars days.
      B101.4 Board decision.  The board shall modify or reverse the decision of the building official by a concurring vote of two-thirds of its members.
      B101.4.1 Resolution.  The decision of the board shall be by resolution.  Certified copies shall be furnished to the appellant and to the building official.
Appendix J Section J103.2 is amended as follows:
   J103.2 Exemptions.  Exception 8 is added to read: Grading, excavation, earthwork, fills or embankments less than 50 yards, and that do not create an increased elevation for buildings or building sites above natural existing grade and do no adversely affect adjoining properties.
Appendix O is added as follows:
   Radon Control Methods
   Section O101 Scope
      O101.1 General.  The requirements of the 2018 International Residential Code Appendix F: Radon Control Methods shall apply to all new construction that includes residential and institutional occupancies (R1, R2, R3, R4, I1, I2, I3, and I4).  A change of use or occupancy of an existing building that includes residential and institutional occupancies shall meet the requirements of this appendix for radon control.
      Exception: Radon mitigation measures are not required if the owner can demonstrate that the proposed design is not likely to produce unacceptable levels of radon gas in sleeping areas.  A report showing an approved test was conducted in a representative sleeping area on the lowest residential floor shall be submitted to the building department prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued for the project.
(Ord. 550, 12-3-2020)