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The following amendments, additions, and deletions are hereby made to the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, as adopted by this subchapter. Paragraph, section numbers refer to the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code numbering system. Code references not amended in this section shall be enforced as published in the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code.
(A) Section [A] 101.1 Title. Amend to read, "These regulations shall be known as the Fuel Gas Code of the City of Yuma, hereinafter referred to as 'this code'."
(B) Create a new sub-section, "Section [A] 101.2.6 Fire Code. Where a section references the International Fire Code, amend to read 'current adopted fire code'."
(C) Section [A] 103.1 General. Amend to read, "The Department of Community Development, Building Safety Division is hereby created and the executive official in charge thereof shall be known as the building official. Amend all sections of this code that reference the 'code official' by replacing to read the 'building official'."
(D) Section [A] 106.6.1 Work commencing before permit issuance. Amend to read, "Any person who commences work on an installation before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to the usual permit fee and an additional investigative fee. An investigative fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigative fee shall be determined by the building official, based on the circumstances, nature and severity of the infraction. The minimum investigative fee shall be $50 and the maximum shall be an amount up to the same as the fee set forth in Table 1-A."
(E) Section [A] 106.6.2 Fee schedule. Amend by adding Plumbing Permit Fee Table 1-A:
TABLE 1-A: FUEL GAS PERMIT FEES
1. For issuing each permit $50.00
2. For issuing each supplemental permit for which the original permit has not expired,
been canceled or finaled $7.00
Unit Fee Schedule
(Note: The following do not include permit-issuing fee.)
1. Fuel-Gas Piping
For each gas-piping system of one to five outlets $7.00
For each additional gas-piping system outlet, per outlet $1.00
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas forced-air or gravity-type furnace or burner including ducts and vents attached to such appliance, up to and including 100,000 Btu/h (29.3 kW) $15.00
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas forced-air or gravity-type furnace or burner including ducts and vents attached to such appliance over 100,000 Btu/h (29.3 kW) $18.00
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas floor furnace, including vent $15.00
For the installation or relocation of each suspended fuel-gas heater, recessed wall heater or floor-monument unit heater $15.00
3. Appliance Vents
For the installation, relocation or replacement of each fuel-gas appliance vent installed and not included in an appliance permit $7.00
4. Alterations or Additions
For the alteration of, or addition to, each fuel-gas heating appliance, refrigeration unit, cooling unit, absorption unit, or each heating, cooling, absorption or evaporative cooling system, including installation of controls regulated by the Fuel Gas Code $14.00
5. Boilers, Compressors and Absorption Systems
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas boiler or compressor to and including 3 horsepower (10.6 kW), or each absorption system to and including 100,000 Btu/h (29.3kW) $15.00
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas boiler or compressor over 3 horsepower (10.6 kW) to and including 15 horsepower (52.7 kW), or each absorption system over 100,000 Btu/h (29.3 kW) to and including 500,000 Btu/h (146.6 kW) $28.00
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas boiler or compressor over 15 horsepower (52.7 kW) to and including 30 horsepower (105.5 kW) or each or each absorption system over 500,000 Btu/h (146.6 kW) to and including 1,000,000 Btu/h (293.1 kW) $37.00
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas boiler or compressor over 30 horsepower (105.5 kW) to and including 50 horsepower (176 kW), or each absorption system over 1,000,000 Btu/h (293.1 kW) to and including 1,750,000 Btu/h (512.9 kW) $55.00
For the installation or relocation of each fuel-gas boiler or compressor over 50 horsepower (176 kW), or each absorption system over 1,750,000 Btu/h (512.9 kW) $93.00
6. Air Handlers
Note: This fee does not apply to an air-handling unit which is a portion of a factory-assembled appliance, cooling unit, evaporative cooler or absorption unit for which a permit is required elsewhere in this code.
For each fuel-gas air-handling unit to and including 10,000 cubic feet per minute (cfm) (4719 L/s), including ducts attached hereto $11.00
For each fuel-gas air-handling unit over 10,000 cfm (4719 L/s) $18.00
For the installation or relocation of each domestic-type fuel-gas incinerator $18.00
For the installation or relocation of each commercial or industrial-type fuel-gas incinerator $15.00
For each appliance or piece of equipment regulated by the Fuel Gas Code but not classed in other appliance categories, or for which no fee is listed in the table $11.00
Other Inspections and Fees:
1. Inspections outside of normal business hours, $50.00 per hour*
(minimum charge two hours)
2. Reinspection fees assessed for work not ready for inspection, $50.00 per hour*
3. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated, $50.00 per hour*
(minimum charge one-half hour)
4. Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans, $50.00 per hour*
(minimum charge one-half hour)
* Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is the greater. This cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the employees involved.
(F) Section [A] 106.6.3 Fee refunds. Amend to read, "The building official shall authorize the refunding of fees as follows.
1. The full amount of any fee paid hereunder which was erroneously paid or collected.
2. Not more than 80 percent of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code.
3. Not more than 80 percent of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan review effort has been expended."
(G) Section [A] 108.4 Violation penalties. Amend to read, "Persons who shall violate a provision of this code, fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or erect, install, alter or repair work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the building official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provision of this code, shall be subject to the penalty and fine described in this ordinance."
(H) Section [A] 108.5 Stop work orders. Amend to read, "Upon notice from the building official that work is being done contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, such work shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, the owner's agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under which work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the building official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work on the system after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to the penalty and fine described in this ordinance."
(I) Section [A] 109.2 Membership of the board. Amend to read, "The membership of the Building Advisory Board, as prescribed in Section 150-008 of the Yuma City Code, will be the Board of Appeals."
(J) Sections [A] 109.2.1 through [A] 109.3. Delete sections in their entirety.
(K) Section [A] 109.5 Postponed hearing. Amend to read, "When nine members are not present to hear an appeal, either the appellant or the appellant's representative shall have the right to request a postponement of the hearing."
(L) Section [B] 301.11 Flood hazard. Amend to read, "For structures located in flood hazard areas, the appliance, equipment and system installations regulated by this code shall be located and installed as required by the adopted city floodplain ordinances for utilities and attendant equipment.
Exception: The appliance, equipment and system installations regulated by this code are permitted to be located below the elevation required by the city adopted floodplain ordinances for utilities and attendant equipment provided that they are designed and installed to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components and to resist hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and stresses, including the effects of buoyancy, during the occurrence of flooding to such elevation."
(M) Section [M] 306.5.1 Sloped roofs. Amend first sentence to read, "Where appliances, equipment, fans or other components that require service are installed on a roof having a slope of greater than 4 units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33-percent slope) or greater and having an edge more than 30 inches (762 mm) above grade at such edge, a level platform shall be provided on each side of the appliance or equipment to which access is required for service, repair, or maintenance."
(N) Section 307.1 Evaporators and cooling coils. Amend to read, "Condensate drainage systems shall be provided for equipment and appliances containing evaporators and cooling coils in accordance with the International Mechanical Code and its amendments."
(O) Section 403.4.3 Copper and brass. Delete section in its entirety.
(P) Section 403.5.2 Copper and brass tubing. Delete section in its entirety.
(Ord. O2007-06, passed 1-17-07; Ord. 2015-039, passed 7-15-15)