Buildings and Construction
Amendments and Additions
mendments and Additions
The following sections of the IFC, as adopted by Section 15.32.010, are amended or omitted as follows:
A. Amend Section 101.1 Title, of the IFC by replacing “[NAME OF JURISDICTION]” with “City of Shawnee, Kansas.”
B. Amend Section 102 Applicability, of the IFC, and amend by adding a new Section 102.13 Home daycares, which reads:
Section 102.13 Home daycares. Home Daycares that meet the requirements of the Johnson County, Kansas Home Daycare Handbook 2013 Edition shall be viewed as meeting the equivalent of the requirements of the IFC.
C. Omit Sections 105.6.1 through 105.6.13, Sections 105.6.15 through 105.6.29. Sections 105.6.31 through 105.6.35, Sections 105.6.31 through 105.6.35, Sections 105.6.37 through 105.6.42, and Sections 105.6.44 through 105.6.46 of the IFC.
D. Omit Section 105.7 of the IFC.
E. Amend by omitting Section [A] 109.4 Violation penalties, of the IFC, and amend by adding in lieu thereof a new Section [A] 109.4 Violation penalties, which reads:
Section [A] 109.4 Violation penalties. Any person who violates a provision of this Code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who erects, constructs, alters or repairs a building or structure in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the fire code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this Code, shall be guilty of a public offense, and upon conviction shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Title 15 of the Shawnee Municipal Code. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
F. Amend Section 308.1.4 Open flame cooking devices, of the IFC, to read as follows:
308.1.4 Open-flame cooking devices. Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated or located on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.
1. One- and two-family dwellings.
2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.
3. LP-gas cooking devices having LP-gas container with a water capacity not greater than 21/2 pounds [nominal 1 pound (0.454 kg) LP- gas capacity].
G. Amend Section 308 Open Flames of the IFC, by adding a new Section 308.1.6.3 Sky lanterns, which reads:
308.1.6.3 Sky lanterns. Devices with a flame that are independently buoyant and float uncontrolled shall be prohibited.
H. Amend Section 308.3.2 Theatrical performances, of the IFC, to read as follows:
308.3.2 Theatrical performances. Where approved by the fire code official, open-flame devices used in conjunction with theatrical performances are allowed to be used when adequate safety precautions have been taken in accordance with NFPA 160.
I. Amend Section 507.5.2 Inspection, testing and maintenance, of the IFC to read as follows:
507.5.2 Inspection, testing and maintenance. Fire hydrant systems shall be subject to periodic tests as required by the fire code official. Fire hydrant systems shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times and shall be repaired where defective. Additions, repairs, alterations and servicing shall comply with approved standards.
507.5.2.1 Line and hydrant tests. Private hydrants and supply piping shall be tested as specified in NFPA 24. Hydrants shall comply with the AWWA standards adopted by the Johnson County Water District and maintained to AWWA-M17.
507.5.2.2 Hydrants – color. All fire hydrants shall be painted and highly visible. Private fire hydrants shall be painted red in color.
J. Amend Section 912 Fire department connection of the IFC, by adding a new Section 912.1.2 Fire department connection, which reads:
Section 912.1.2 Fire department connection. The fire department connection shall be fitted with a four inch (4”) Stortz quick coupling connector.
K. Omit Section 1103.2, of the IFC.
L. Amend by omitting Section 1103.9 Carbon monoxide alarms of the IFC, and amend by adding in lieu thereof a new Section 1103.9 Carbon monoxide alarm, which reads:
Section 1103.9 Carbon monoxide alarms. Existing Group I occupancies located in a building containing a fuel-burning appliance or a building which has an attached garage shall be equipped with a single-station carbon monoxide alarms. The carbon monoxide alarms shall be listed as complying with UL 2034, and be installed and maintained in accordance with NFPA 720 and the manufacturer’s instructions. An open parking garage, as defined in the International Building Code, or an enclosed parking garage ventilated in accordance with Section 404 of the International Mechanical Code shall not be deemed to be an attached garage.
M. Omit Section 1104.24, of the IFC.
N. Amend Section 5601.2 Permit required, of the IFC, to read as follows:
5601.2 Permit required. A permit application shall be made to the Fire Prevention Bureau who shall issue the same only if the Fire Chief or his or her designated representative shall after inspection approve issuance of the permit. There shall be a fee of one-hundred dollars ($100.00) for making such application. Permits shall expire 30 days after date of issuance.
Permits shall be obtained:
1. To manufacture, possess, store, sell, display, or otherwise dispose of explosive materials.
2. To use explosive materials
3. To operate a terminal for handling explosive materials.
5601.2.1 Residential uses. No person shall keep or store, nor shall any permit be issued to keep or store, any explosives at any place of habitation, or within 100 feet (30 480 mm) thereof.
Exception: Storage of smokeless propellant, black powder and small arms primers for personal use and not for resale in accordance with Section 5606.
5601.2.2 Sale and retail display. No person shall construct a retail display nor offer for sale explosives, explosive materials or fireworks upon highways, sidewalks, public property or in Group A or E occupancies.
5601.2.3 Permit restrictions. The fire code official is authorized to limit the quantity of explosives, explosive materials or fireworks permitted at a given location. No person possessing a permit for storage of explosives at any place,shall keep or store an amount greater than authorized in such permit. Only the kind of explosive specified in such a permit shall be kept or stored.
5601.2.4 Financial responsibility. Before a permit is issued, as required by Section 5601.2, the applicant shall file with the jurisdiction a corporate surety bond in the principal sum of $1,000,000 or a public liability insurance policy for the same amount, for the purpose of the payment of all damages to persons or property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of any act authorized by the permit upon which any judicial judgment results. The fire code official is authorized to specify a greater or lesser amount when, in his or her opinion, conditions at the location of use indicate a greater or lesser amount is required. Government entities shall be exempt from this bond requirement.
5601.2.4.1 Blasting. Before approval to do blasting is issued, the applicant for approval shall file a bond or submit a certificate of insurance in such form, amount and coverage as determined by the legal department of the jurisdiction to be adequate in each case to indemnify the jurisdiction against any and all damages arising from permitted blasting.
5601.2.4.2 Fireworks display. The permit holder shall furnish a bond or certificate of insurance in an amount deemed adequate by the fire code official for the payment of all potential damages to a person or persons or to property by reason of the permitted display, and arising from any acts of the permit holder, the agent, employees or subcontractors.
5601.2.4.2.1 Permit-Fee-Public Displays – Fireworks. When any person makes application for a permit of supervised public displays of fireworks pursuant to Section 5601.2.4.2 of the International Fire Code 2012 Edition, the applicant shall at the time of filing the application therefore pay to the City Clerk an application fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00). The application fee shall be refunded upon request by the applicant in the event the application for such is withdrawn or denied prior to an investigation being made as provided under section of such code; however, no refund shall be made for any reason after the Fire Chief has made the required investigation.
O. Amend Section 5601.4 Permit required, of the IFC, to read as follows:
5601.4 Qualifications. Persons in charge of magazines, blasting, fireworks display or pyrotechnic special effect operations shall not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs which impair sensory or motor skills, shall be at least 21 years of age and shall demonstrate knowledge of all safety precautions related to the storage, handling or use of explosives, explosive materials or fireworks, possess a valid Blasters Certificate issued by the State of Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office, ATF&E Notice of Clearance, and valid photo identification.
P. Amend by omitting Section 5607.4 Restricted hours, of the IFC, and amend by adding in lieu thereof a new Section 5607.4 Hours of operation, which reads:
Section 5607.4 Hours of operation. Blasting operation shall be conducted Monday through Friday only between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.
Exception: When other times are approved in writing in advance by the Fire Chief or his/her designated representative.
Q. Amend Section 5607 Blasting of the IFC, by adding a new Section 5607.16 Pre-blast survey, which reads:
Section 5607.16 Pre-blast survey. At least 15 days before initiation of blasting, the surveyor shall notify, in writing, all residents or owners of dwellings or other structures located within 500 feet (152,400 mm) of the blasting area of the intent to conduct a pre-blast survey. The Fire Marshal may identify alternate re-blast survey distances.
The surveyor shall promptly conduct a pre-blast survey of the dwelling or structures and promptly prepare a written report of the survey. An updated survey of any additions, modifications, or renovations shall be performed by the surveyor if requested by the contractor or the Fire Marshal.
The surveyor shall determine the condition of the dwelling or structure and shall document any existing damage and other physical factors that could reasonably be affected by the blasting. The surveyor shall examine the interior as well as the exterior structure and shall document any damage by means of digital photographic or digital video methods. Structures such as pipelines, cables, transmission lines, cisterns, wells, and other water systems warrant special attention; however, the assessment of these structures may be limited to surface conditions and other readily available data.
The written report of the survey shall be signed by the person who conducted the survey. Copies of the report shall be promptly provided to the contractor and made available to the Fire Marshal. All surveys shall be completed by the surveyor before the initiation of blasting. All surveys shall be conducted by a disinterested third party, regularly engaged in performing pre-blast surveys.
The contractor shall notify the owners of all gas, water, and petroleum pipe lines in any area where blasting will be utilized. A representative of the pipeline shall be allowed to be present to observe preparations and blasting.
R. Amend Section 5607 Blasting of the IFC, by adding a new Section 5607.17 Ground vibration, which reads:
Section 5607.17 Ground vibration. Regardless of the distance to nearby facilities, buildings or other structures, the blasting operations shall be carried out in such a manner that they will not cause flyrock damage from airblast overpressure or ground vibration. The contractor or operator shall conduct seismic monitoring of all blasts. The seismic recording site shall be located at the nearest structure or building within 500 feet (152,400 mm) of the blast site.
The maximum peak particle velocity at any such recording site shall not exceed one inch per second in any of three mutually perpendicular directions.
S. Amend Section 5607 Blasting of the IFC, by adding a new Section 5607.18 Distance from structures, which reads:
Section 5607.18 Distance from structures. There shall be no blasting within 100 feet (30,480 mm) of any structure or building.
T. Amend Section 5607 Blasting of the IFC, by adding a new Section 5607.19 Blasting records, which reads:
Section 5607.19 Blasting records. The contractor shall retain a record of all blasts for at least 3 years. Upon request, copies of these records shall be made available to the Fire Marshal and to the public for inspection. Such records shall contain the following data:
1. Name of the contractor conducting the blast.
2. Location, date, and time of the blast.
3. Name, signature, and certificate number of blaster conducting the blast.
4. Identification, direction, and distance, in feet. From the nearest blast hole to the nearest dwelling, public building, school, church, community or institutional building outside the permit area, except those described herein.
5. Weather conditions, including those which may cause possible adverse blasting effects.
6. Type of material blasted.
7. Sketches of the blast pattern including number of holes, burden, spacing, decks, and delay pattern.
8. Diameter and depth of holes.
9. Types of explosives used.
10. Total weight of explosives detonated in an 8-millisecond period.
11. Initiation System.
12. Type and length of stemming.
13. Mats or other protections used.
Seismographic and airblast records shall include:
1. Type of instrument, sensitivity, and calibration signal, or certification of annual calibration.
2. Exact location of instrument and the date, time and distance from the blast.
3. Name of the person and firm taking the reading.
4. Name of the person and firm analyzing the seismographic record.
5. The vibration and/or airblast level recorded.
U. Amend by omitting Section 5704.2.1 Change of tank contents, of the IFC, and amend by adding in lieu thereof a new Section 5704.2.1 Tank storage, which reads:
Section 5704.2.1 Tank storage. The storage of Class I and Class II liquids in outside aboveground tanks shall be prohibited within the city limits of the City of Shawnee, Kansas except in a designated P.I. (Planned Industrial) district and then only upon approval of a site development plan, pursuant to Title 17 of the Shawnee Municipal Code, and in compliance with said Chapter insofar as the same may be relevant to the proposed stationary aboveground tank.
V. Amend by omitting Section 5706.4.5 Storage, of the IFC, and amend by adding in lieu thereof a new Section 5706.4.5 Storage, which reads:
5706.4.5 Storage. The storage of Class I, Class II ,and Class III liquids in bulk plants shall be prohibited within the city limits of the City of Shawnee, Kansas except in a designated P.I. (Planned Industrial) district, and then only upon approval of a site development plan pursuant to Title 17 of the Shawnee Municipal Code, and in compliance with said Chapter insofar as the same may be relevant to the proposed bulk plant. Storage in bulk plants shall be in accordance with the International Fire Code 2012 Edition, Chapter 57.
(Ord 3083, 2014
Ord. 3049, 2013;
Ord. 2905, 2008
; Ord. 2762, 2005