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2170-19 ORD ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING CHAPTER 3 "BUILDING REGULATIONS" BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.100 TITLED "INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE WITH AMENDMENTS; BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.200 TITLED "INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE WITH AMENDMENTS; BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.300 TITLED "INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE WITH AMENDMENTS; BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.400 TITLED "NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2017 EDITION OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE AND AMENDMENTS; BY DELETING THE CURRENT ARTICLE 3.500 TITLED "UNIFORM SWIMMING POOL, SPA AND HOT TUB CODE" IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ADDING A NEW ARTICLE.3.500 TITLED "2018 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA CODE; BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.1600 TITLED "INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE WITH AMENDMENTS; BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.1700 • TITLED "INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE WITH AMENDMENTS; BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.1800 TITLED "INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE WITH AMENDMENTS; BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.2000 TITLED "PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE" BY ADOPTING THE 2018 EDITION OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE; BY AMENDING CURRENT ARTICLE 3.2100 TITLED "RESERVED" BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE 3.2100 TITLED "INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE" TO ADOPT THE 2018 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE WITH AMENDMENTS; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A PENALTY CLAUSE OF FINE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF TWO THOUSAND ($2,000) DOLLARS FOR EACH OFFENSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS: SECTION 1. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.100 titled "International Building Code", to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 1 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 "CHAPTER 3 BUILDING REGULATIONS ARTICLE 3.100 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE Sec. 3.101 Adoption The International Building Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the offices of the city secretary and building official. Sec. 3.102 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Section 101.4; change to read as follows: 101.4 Referenced codes. The other codes listed in Sections 101.4.1 through 101.4.8 and referenced elsewhere in this code, when specifically adopted, shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. Any reference to NFPA 70 or the Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. Section 101.4.8; add the following: 101.4.8 Electrical. The provisions of the Electrical Code shall apply to the installation of electrical systems, including alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto. Section 103 and 103.1; amend to insert the Department Name: SECTION 103 BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT CITY OF DESOTO 103.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The Department of Building Safety, City of DeSoto, is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the building official. Section 105.2 Work exempt from permit; under sub-title entitled "Building" delete items 1, 2, 10 and 11 and re-number as follows: Building: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 2 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 {11 m2). 2. Fences not over 7 feet (1820 mm) high. 3. 1. (Remainder Unchanged) 4. 2. (Remainder Unchanged) 5. 3. (Remainder Unchanged) 6. 4. (Remainder Unchanged) 7. 5. (Remainder Unchanged) 8. 6. ( Remainder Unchanged) 9. 7. (Remainder Unchanged) - - including service systems. 11. 8. (Remainder Unchanged) 12. 9. (Remainder Unchanged) 13. 10. (Remainder Unchanged) Section 109; add Section 109.7 to read as follows: 109.7 Re-inspection Fee. A fee as established by city council resolution may be charged when: 1. The inspection called for is not ready when the inspector arrives; 2. No building address or permit card is clearly posted; 3. City approved plans are not on the job site available to the inspector; 4. The building is locked or work otherwise not available for inspection when called; 5. The job site is red-tagged twice for the same item; 6. The original red taq has been removed from the job site. 7. Failure to maintain erosion control, trash control or tree protection. Any re-inspection fees assessed shall be paid before any more inspections are made on that job site. Section 109; add Section 109.8, 109.8.1, 109.8.2 and 109.9 to read as follows: 109.8 Work without a permit. 109.8.1 Investigation. Whenever work for which a permit is required by this code has been commenced without first obtaining a permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 3 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 109.8.2 Fee. An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether or not a permit is subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this code or the city fee schedule as applicable. The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt the applicant from compliance with all other provisions of either this code or the technical codes nor from penalty prescribed by law. 109.9 Unauthorized cover up fee. Any work concealed without first obtaining the required inspection in violation of Section 110 shall be assessed a fee as established by the city fee schedule. Section 110.3.5; Lath, gypsum board and gypsum panel product inspection; Delete exception Exception : Gypsum board and gypsum panel products that arc not part of a fire Section 202; amend definition of Ambulatory Care Facility as follows: AMBULATORY CARE FACILITY. Buildings or portions thereof used to provide medical, surgical, psychiatric, nursing or similar care on a less than 24-hour basis to individuals who are rendered incapable of self-preservation by the services provided or - - - - e - e e• e -- - - e ' - - -. This group may include but not be limited to the following: - Dialysis centers - Sedation dentistry - Surgery centers - Colonic centers - Psychiatric centers Section 202; add definition of Assisting Living Facilities to read as follows: ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES. A building or part thereof housing persons, on a 24- hour basis, who because of age, mental disability or other reasons, live in a supervised residential environment which provides personal care services. The occupants are capable of responding to an emergency situation without physical assistance from staff. Section 202; change definition of"Atrium"as follows: ATRIUM. An opening connecting two three or more stories... {Balance remains unchanged} City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 4 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 202; add definition of"Repair Garage"as follows: REPAIR GARAGE. A building, structure or portion thereof used for servicing or repairing motor vehicles. This occupancy shall also include garages involved in minor repair, modification and servicing of motor vehicles for items such as lube changes, inspections, windshield repair or replacement, shocks, minor part replacement and other such minor repairs. Section 202; add definition of SPECIAL INSPECTOR to read as follows: SPECIAL INSPECTOR. A qualified person employed or retained by an approved agency who shall prove to the satisfaction of the registered design professional in responsible charge and approved by the Building Official as having the competence necessary to inspect a particular type of construction requiring special inspection. Section 202; amend definition to read as follows: HIGH-RISE BUILDING. A building with an occupied floor located more than 75 55 feet (22 860 mm) (16 764 mm) above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. Section 303.1.3; add a sentence to read as follows: 303.1.3 Associated with Group E occupancies. A room or space used for assembly purposes that is associated with a Group E occupancy is not considered a separate occupancy,except when applying the assembly requirements of Chapters 10 and 11. Section 304.1; add the following to the list of occupancies: Fire stations Police stations with detention facilities for 5 or less Section 307.1.1; add the following sentence to Exception 4: 4. Cleaning establishments... (Text unchanged) ...with Section 707 or 1-hour horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711 or both. See also IFC Chapter 21, Dry Cleaning Plant provisions. Section 403.1, Exception 3; change to read as follows: 3. The open air portion of a building [remainder unchanged] Section 403.3, Exception; delete item 2. Section 403.3.2; change to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 5 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 [F] 403.3.2 Water supply to required fire pumps. In buildings that are more than 420 120 feet (36.5 m) in building height, required fire pumps shall be supplied by connections to no fewer than two water mains located in different streets. Separate supply piping shall be provided between each connection to the water main and the pumps. Each connection and the supply piping between the connection and the pumps shall be sized to supply the flow and pressure required for the pumps to operate. Exception: {No change to exception.} Section 404.5; delete Exception. Section 406.3.3.1 Carport separation; add sentence to read as follows: A fire separation is not required between a Group R-2 and U carport provided that the carport is entirely open on all sides and that the distance between the two is at least 10 feet (3048 mm). Table 506.2; delete sentence from table I. The maximum allowable ar a for a single story non sprinklcred Group U greenhouse is permitted to be 9000 square feet or the allowable area shall be permitted to comply with Table C102.1 of Appendix C. Section 506.3.1; add sentence to read as follows: 506.3.1 Minimum percentage of perimeter. [Existing Text remains] In order to be considered as accessible, if not in direct contact with a street or fire lane, a minimum 10-foot wide pathway meeting fire department access from the street or approved fire lane shall be provided. Section 602.1.1; add sentence to read as follows: 602.1.1 Minimum Requirements. [Existing Text to remain] Where a building contains more than one distinct type of construction, the building shall comply_ with the most restrictive area, height, and stories, for the lesser type of construction or be separated by fire walls. Section 708.4.2; change sentence to read as follows: 708.4.2 Fireblocks and draftstops in combustible construction. [Body of text unchanged] Exceptions: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 6 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 1. Buildings equipped with an automatic sprinkler system installed throughout in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, or in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 provided that sprinkler protection is provided in the space between the top of the fire partition and the underside of the floor or roof sheathing, deck or slab above as required for systems complying with Section 903.3.1.1. Portions of buildings containing concealed spaces filled with noncombustible insulation as permitted for sprinkler omission shall not apply to this exception for draftstoppinq. [Remainder unchanged] Section 718.3; change sentence to read as follows: 718.3 Draftstopping in floors. [Body of text unchanged] Exceptions: Buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. and provided that in combustible construction, sprinkler protection is provided in the floor space. Section 718.4; change sentence to read as follows: 718.4 Draftstopping in attics. [Body of text unchanged] Exceptions: Buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and provided that in combustible construction, sprinkler protection is provided in the attic space. Section 901.6.1; add Section 901.6.1.1 to read as follows: 901.6.1.1 Standpipe Testing. Building owners/managers must maintain and test standpipe systems as per NFPA 25 requirements. The following additional requirements shall be applied to the testing that is required every 5 years: 1. The piping between the Fire Department Connection (FDC) and the standpipe shall be backflushed or inspected by approved camera when foreign material is present or when caps are missing, and also hydrostatically tested for all FDC's on any type of standpipe system. Hydrostatic testing shall also be conducted in accordance with NFPA 25 requirements for the different types of standpipe systems. 2. For any manual (dry or wet) standpipe system not having an automatic water supply capable of flowing water through the standpipe, the tester shall connect hose from a fire hydrant or portable pumping system (as approved by the fire code official) to each FDC, and flow water through the standpipe system to the roof outlet to verify that each inlet connection functions properly. Confirm that there are no open hose valves prior to introducing water into a dry standpipe. There is no required pressure criteria at the outlet. Verify that check valves function properly and that there are no closed control valves on the system. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 7 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 3. Any pressure relief, reducing, or control valves shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 25. All hose valves shall be exercised. 4. If the FDC is not already provided with approved caps, the contractor shall install such caps for all FDC's as required by the fire code official. 5. Upon successful completion of standpipe test, place a blue tag (as per Texas Administrative Code, Fire Sprinkler Rules for Inspection, Test and Maintenance Service (ITM) Tag) at the bottom of each standpipe riser in the building. The tag shall be check- marked as "Fifth Year" for Type of ITM, and the note on the back of the tag shall read "5 Year Standpipe Test" at a minimum. 6. The procedures required by Texas Administrative Code Fire Sprinkler Rules with regard to Yellow Tags and Red Tags or any deficiencies noted during the testing, including the required notification of the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (fire code official) shall be followed. 7. Additionally, records of the testing shall be maintained by the owner and contractor, if applicable, as required by the State Rules mentioned above and NFPA 25. 8. Standpipe system tests where water will be flowed external to the building shall not be conducted during freezing conditions or during the day prior to expected night time freezing conditions. 9. Contact the fire code official for requests to remove existing fire hose from Class II and III standpipe systems where employees are not trained in the utilization of this firefighting equipment. All standpipe hose valves must remain in place and be provided with an approved cap and chain when approval is given to remove hose by the fire code official. Section 903.1.1; change to read as follows: 903.1.1 Alternative Protection. Alternative automatic fire-extinguishing systems complying with Section 904 shall be permitted instead of in addition to automatic sprinkler protection where recognized by the applicable standard and, or as approved by the fire code official. Section 903.2; add paragraph to read as follows and delete the exception: Automatic Sprinklers shall not be installed in elevator machine rooms, elevator machine spaces, and elevator hoistways, other than pits where such sprinklers would not necessitate shunt trip requirements under any circumstances. Storage shall not be allowed within the elevator machine room. Signage shall be provided at the entry doors to the elevator machine room indicating "ELEVATOR MACHINERY — NO STORAGE ALLOWED." City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 8 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 903.2.9; add Section 903.2.9.3 to read as follows: 903.2.9.3 Self-Service Storage Facility. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout all self-service storage facilities. Section 903.2.11; change 903.2.11.3 and add 903.2.11.7, 903.2.11.8, and 903.2.11.9 as follows: 903.2.11.3 Buildings 55 35 feet or more in height. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout buildings that have one or more stories with an occupant load of 30 or more, other than penthouses in compliance with Section 1510 of the International Building Code, located 55 35 feet (16 764 10 668 mm) or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access, measured to the finished floor. Exceptions: 1. Open parking structures in compliance with Section 406.5 of the International Building Code, having no other occupancies above the subject garage. 2. Occupancies in Group F-2. 903.2.11.7 High-Piled Combustible Storage. For any building with a clear height exceeding 12 feet (4572 mm), see Chapter 32 to determine if those provisions apply. 903.2.11.8 Spray Booths and Rooms. New and existing spray booths and spraying rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system. 903.2.11.9 Buildings Over 6,000 sq. ft. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout all buildings with a building area 6,000 sq. ft. or greater and in all existing buildings that are enlarged to be 6,000 sq. ft. or greater. For the purpose of this provision, fire walls shall not define separate buildings. Exception: Open parking garages in compliance with Section 406.5 of the International Building Code. Section 903.3.1.1.1; change to read as follows: 903.3.1.1.1 Exempt Locations. When approved by the fire code official, automatic sprinklers shall not be required in the following rooms or areas where such ...{text unchanged)... because it is damp, of fire-resistance-rated construction or contains electrical equipment. 1. Any room where the application of water, or flame and water, constitutes a serious life or fire hazard. 2. Any room or space where sprinklers are considered undesirable because of the nature of the contents, when approved by the fire code official. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 9 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 217019 3. Generator and transformer rooms, under the direct control of a public utility, separated from the remainder of the building by walls and floor/ceiling or roof/ceiling assemblies having a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours. 1. In rooms or ar as that are of noncombustible construction with wholly noncombustible contents. 4. Fire service accce Elevator machine rooms, and machinery spaces, and hoistways, other than pits where such sprinklers would not necessitate shunt trip requirements under any circumstances. 5. {Delete.} Section 903.3.1.2.3; delete sections and replace as follows: [F] Section 903.3.1.2.3 Attached Garages and Attics. Sprinkler protection is required in attached garages, and in the following attic spaces: 1. [Remainder Unchanged] 2. [Remainder Unchanged] 3. Attic spaces of buildings that are two or more stories in height above grade plane or above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. 4. Group R-4, Condition 2 occupancy attics not required by Item 1 or 3 to have sprinklers shall comply with one of the following: [Remainder Unchanged] Section 903.3.1.3; change to read as follows: 903.3.1.3 NFPA 13D Sprinkler Systems. Automatic sprinkler systems installed in one- and two-family dwellings; Group R-3; Group R-4, Condition 1; and townhouses shall be permitted to be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13D or in accordance with state law. Section 903.3.1.4; add to read as follows: [F] 903.3.1.4 Freeze protection. Freeze protection systems for automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be in accordance with the requirements of the applicable referenced NFPA standard and this section. 903.3.1.4.1 Attics. Only dry-pipe, preaction, or listed antifreeze automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be allowed to protect attic spaces. Exception: Wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems shall be allowed to protect non-ventilated attic spaces where: 1. The attic sprinklers are supplied by a separate floor control valve assembly to allow ease of draining the attic system without impairing sprinklers throughout the rest of the building, and 2. Adequate heat shall be provided for freeze protection as per the applicable referenced NFPA standard, and City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 10 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 3. The attic space is a part of the building's thermal, or heat, envelope, such that insulation is provided at the roof deck, rather than at the ceiling level. 903.3.1.4.2 Heat trace/insulation. Heat trace/insulation shall only be allowed where approved by the fire code official for small sections of large diameter water-filled pipe. Section 903.3.5; add a second paragraph to read as follows: Water supply as required for such systems shall be provided in conformance with the supply requirements of the respective standards; however, every water-based fire protection system shall be designed with a 10 psi safety factor. Reference Section 507.4 for additional design requirements. Section 903.4; add a second paragraph after the exceptions to read as follows: Sprinkler and standpipe system water-flow detectors shall be provided for each floor tap to the sprinkler system and shall cause an alarm upon detection of water flow for more than 45 seconds. All control valves in the sprinkler and standpipe systems except for fire department hose connection valves shall be electrically supervised to initiate a supervisory signal at the central station upon tampering. Section 903.4.2; add second paragraph to read as follows: The alarm device required on the exterior of the building shall be a weatherproof horn/strobe notification appliance with a minimum 75 candela strobe rating, installed as close as practicable to the fire department connection. Section 905.2; change to read as follows: 905.2 Installation Standard. Standpipe systems shall be installed in accordance with this section and NFPA 14. Manual dry standpipe systems shall be supervised with a minimum of 10 psiq and a maximum of 40 psiq air pressure with a high/low alarm. Section 905.3; add Section 905.3.9 and exception to read as follows: 905.3.9 Buildings Exceeding 10,000 sq. ft. In buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet in area per story and where any portion of the building's interior area is more than 200 feet (60960 mm) of travel, vertically and horizontally, from the nearest point of fire department vehicle access, Class I automatic wet or manual wet standpipes shall be provided. Exceptions: 1. Automatic dry, semi-automatic dry, and manual dry standpipes are allowed as provided for in NFPA 14 where approved by the fire code official. 2. R-2 occupancies of four stories or less in height having no interior corridors. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 11 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 905.4, change Items 1, 3, and 5, and add Item 7 to read as follows: 1. In every required interior exit stairway, a hose connection shall be provided for each story above and below grade plane. Hose connections shall be located at the main floor landing between stories, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. 2. {No change.} 3. In every exit passageway, at the entrance from the exit passageway to other areas of a building. Exception: Where floor areas adjacent to an exit passageway are reachable from an interior exit stairway hose connection by a {No change to rest.} 4. {No change.} 5. Where the roof has a slope less than four units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33.3-percent slope), each standpipe shall be provided with a two-way a hose connection shall-be located to serve the roof or at the highest landing of an interior exit stairway with stair access to the roof provided in accordance with Section 1011.12. 6. {No change.} 7. When required by this Chapter, standpipe connections shall be placed adjacent to all required exits to the structure and at two hundred feet (200') intervals along major corridors thereafter, or as otherwise approved by the fire code official. Section 905.9; add a second paragraph after the exceptions to read as follows: Sprinkler and standpipe system water-flow detectors shall be provided for each floor tap to the sprinkler system and shall cause an alarm upon detection of water flow for more than 45 seconds. All control valves in the sprinkler and standpipe systems except for fire department hose connection valves shall be electrically supervised to initiate a supervisory signal at the central station upon tampering. Section 907.1; add Section 907.1.4 to read as follows: 907.1.4 Design Standards. Where a new fire alarm system is installed, the devices shall be addressable. Fire alarm systems utilizing more than 20 smoke detectors shall have analog initiating devices. Section 907.2.1; change to read as follows: 907.2.1 Group A. A manual fire alarm system that activates the occupant notification system in accordance with Section 907.5 shall be installed in Group A occupancies where-the having an occupant load due to the as.,cmbly occupancy is of 300 or more persons, or where the Group--A occupant load is more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge. Group A occupancies not separated from one another in accordance with Section 707.3.10 of the International Building Code shall be considered as a single occupancy for the purposes of applying this section. Portions of City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 12 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Group E occupancies occupied for assembly purposes shall be provided with a fire alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy. Exception: {No change.} Activation of fire alarm notification appliances shall: 1. Cause illumination of the means of egress with light of not less than 1 foot-candle (11 lux) at the walking surface level, and 2. Stop any conflicting or confusing sounds and visual distractions. Section 907.2.3; change to read as follows: 907.2.3 Group E. A manual fire alarm system that initiates the occupant notification signal utilizing an emergency voice/alarm communication system meeting the requirements of Section 907.5.2.2 and installed in accordance with Section 907.6 shall be installed in Group E educational occupancies. When automatic sprinkler systems or smoke detectors are installed, such systems or detectors shall be connected to the building fire alarm system. An approved smoke detection system shall be installed in Group E day care occupancies. Unless separated by a minimum of 100' open space, all buildings, whether portable buildings or the main building, will be considered one building for alarm occupant load consideration and interconnection of alarm systems. Exceptions: 1. {No change.} 1.1. Residential In-Home day care with not more than 12 children may use interconnected single station detectors in all habitable rooms. (For care of more than five children 2 1/2 or less years of age, see Section 907.2.6.) {No change to remainder of exceptions.} Section 907.2.12, Exception 3; change to read as follows: 3. Open air portions of buildings with an occupancy in Group A-5 in accordance with Section 303.1 of the International Building Code; however, this exception does not apply to accessory uses including but not limited to sky boxes, restaurants, and similarly enclosed areas. Section 907.4.2; add Section 907.4.2.7 to read as follows: 907.4.2.7 Type. Manual alarm initiating devices shall be an approved double action type. Section 907.6.1; add Section 907.6.1.1 to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 13 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 907.6.1.1 Wiring Installation. All fire alarm systems shall be installed in such a manner that a failure of any single initiating device or single open in an initiating circuit conductor will not interfere with the normal operation of other such devices. All signaling line circuits (SLC) shall be installed in such a way that a single open will not interfere with the operation of any addressable devices (Class A). Outgoing and return SLC conductors shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 72 requirements for Class A circuits and shall have a minimum of four feet separation horizontal and one foot vertical between supply and return circuit conductors. The initiating device circuit (IDC) from a signaling line circuit interface device may be wired Class B, provided the distance from the interface device to the initiating device is ten feet or less. Section 907.6.3; delete all four Exceptions. Section 907.6.6; add sentence at end of paragraph to read as follows: See 907.6.3 for the required information transmitted to the supervising station. Section 910.2; change Exception 2 and 3 to read as follows: 2. Only manual smoke and heat removal shall not be required in areas of buildings equipped with early suppression fast-response (ESFR) sprinklers. Automatic smoke and heat removal is prohibited. 3. Only manual smoke and heat removal shall not be required in areas of buildings equipped with control mode special application sprinklers with a response time index of 50(m*S)1t'2 or less that are listed to control a fire in stored commodities with 12 or fewer sprinklers. Automatic smoke and heat removal is prohibited. Section 910.2; add subsections 910.2.3 with exceptions to read as follows: 910.2.3 Group H. Buildings and portions thereof used as a Group H occupancy as follows: 1. In occupancies classified as Group H-2 or H-3, any of which are more than 15,000 square feet (1394 m2) in single floor area. Exception: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombustible materials. 2. In areas of buildings in Group H used for storing Class 2, 3, and 4 liquid and solid oxidizers, Class 1 and unclassified detonable organic peroxides, Class 3 and 4 unstable (reactive) materials, or Class 2 or 3 water-reactive materials as required for a high- hazard commodity classification. Exception: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombustible materials. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 14 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 910.3; add section 910.3.4 to read as follows: 910.3.4 Vent Operation. Smoke and heat vents shall be capable of being operated by approved automatic and manual means. Automatic operation of smoke and heat vents shall conform to the provisions of Sections 910.3.2.1 through 910.3.2.3. 910.3.4.1 Sprinklered buildings. Where installed in buildings equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall be designed to operate automatically. The automatic operating mechanism of the smoke and heat vents shall operate at a temperature rating at least 100 degrees F (approximately 38 degrees Celsius) greater than the temperature rating of the sprinklers installed. Exception: Manual only systems per Section 910.2. 910.3.4.2 Nonsprinklered Buildings. Where installed in buildings not equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall operate automatically by actuation of a heat-responsive device rated at between 100°F (56°C) and 220°F (122°C) above ambient. Exception: Listed gravity-operated drop out vents. Section 910.4.3.1; change to read as follows: 910.4.3.1 Makeup Air. Makeup air openings shall be provided within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the floor level. Operation of makeup air openings shall be manual or automatic. The minimum gross area of makeup air inlets shall be 8 square feet per 1,000 cubic feet per minute (0.74 m2 per 0.4719 m3/s) of smoke exhaust. 1. **Section 912.2; add Section 9122.3 to read as follows: 912.2.3 Hydrant Distance. An approved fire hydrant shall be located within 100 feet of the fire department connection as the fire hose lays along an unobstructed path. Section 913.2.1; add Section 913.2.1.1 and exception to read as follows: 913.2.1.1 Fire Pump Room Access. When located on the wound level at an exterior wall, the fire pump room shall be provided with an exterior fire department access door that is not less than 3 ft. in width and 6 ft. — 8 in. in height, regardless of any interior doors that are provided. A key box shall be provided at this door, as required by IFC Section 506.1. Exception: When it is necessary to locate the fire pump room on other levels or not at an exterior wall, the corridor leading to the fire pump room access from the exterior of the building shall be_provided with equivalent fire resistance as that required for the pump room, or as approved by the fire code official. Access keys shall be provided in the key box as required by IFC Section 506.1. Section 1006.2.2.7; add Section 1006.2.2.7 as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 15 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 1006.2.2.7 Electrical Rooms. For electrical rooms, special exiting requirements may apply. Reference the electrical code as adopted. Section 1009.8; add the following Exception 7: 1009.8 Two Way Communication. A two-way communication system complying with Sections 1009.8.1 and 1009.8.2 shall be provided at the landing serving each elevator required to be accessible on each accessible floor that is one or more stories above or below the level of exit discharge. Exceptions: 7. Buildings regulated under State Law and built in accordance with State registered plans, including variances or waivers granted by the State, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of Section 1009 and chapter 11. Section 1010.1.9.5 Bolt Locks; amend exceptions 3 and 4 as follows: Exceptions: 3. Where a pair of doors serves an occupant load of less than 50 persons in a Group B, F, M or S occupancy. (remainder unchanged) 4. Where a pair of doors serves a Group A B, F, M or S occupancy (remainder unchanged) Section 1020.1 Construction; add exception 6 to read as follows: 6. In _group B occupancies, corridor walls and ceilings need not be of fire-resistive construction within a single tenant space when the space is equipped with approved automatic smoke-detection within the corridor. The actuation of any detector must activate self-annunciating alarms audible in all areas within the corridor. Smoke detectors must be connected to an approved automatic fire alarm system where such system is provided. Section 1029.1.1.1 Spaces under grandstands and bleachers; delete this section. Section 1101.1 Scope; add exception to Section 1101.1 as follows: Exception: Components of projects regulated by and registered with Architectural Barriers Division of Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. Section 2901.1; add a sentence to read as follows: [P] 2901.1 Scope. {existing text to remain} The provisions of this Chapter are meant to work in coordination with the provisions of Chapter 4 of the International Plumbing City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 16 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Code. Should any conflicts arise between the two chapters, the Building Official shall determine which provision applies. Section 2902.1; add a second paragraph to read as follows: In other than E Occupancies, the minimum number of fixtures in Table 2902.1 may be lowered, if requested in writing, by the applicant stating reasons for a reduced number and approved by the Building Official. Table 2902.1; add footnote g to read as follows: q. Drinking fountains are not required in M Occupancies with an occupant load of 100 or less, B Occupancies with an occupant load of 25 or less, and for dining and/or drinking establishments. Add new Section 2902.1.4 to read as follows: 2902.1.4 Additional fixtures for food preparation facilities. In addition to the fixtures required in this Chapter, all food service facilities shall be provided with additional fixtures set out in this section. 2902.1.4.1 Hand washing lavatory. At least one hand washing lavatory shall be provided for use by employees that is accessible from food preparation, food dispensing and ware washing areas. Additional hand washing lavatories may be required based on convenience of use by employees. 2902.1.4.2 Service sink. In new or remodeled food service establishments, at least one service sink or one floor sink shall be provided so that it is conveniently located for the cleaning of mops or similar wet floor cleaning tool and for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid waste. The location of the service sink(s) and/or mop sink(s) shall be approved by the City of DeSoto's health department. Section 3001.2 Emergency Elevator Communication Systems for the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired; delete this section. Section 3002.1 Hoistway Enclosure Protection required. Add exceptions to Section 3002.1 as follows: Exceptions: 4. Elevators completely located within atriums shall not require hoistway enclosure protection. 5. Elevators in open or enclosed parking garages that serve only the parking garage, shall not require hoistway enclosure protection. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 17 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 3005.4 Machine rooms, control rooms, machinery spaces and control spaces; delete text as follows: Elevator machine rooms, control rooms, control spaces and machinery spaces outside of but attached to a hoistway that have openings into the hoistway shall be enclosed with fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 or horizontal ac.,emblies constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both. Revise text to read: Elevator machine rooms, control rooms, control spaces and machinery spaces shall be enclosed with fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both. (Remainder unchanged) Section 3005.4 Machine rooms, control rooms, machinery spaces and control spaces; Delete exceptions and add two new exceptions to Section 3005.4 as follows: Exceptions: 1. Elevator machine rooms, control rooms, machinery spaces and control spaces completely located within atriums shall not require enclosure protection. 2. Elevator machine rooms, control rooms, machinery spaces and control spaces in open or enclosed parking garages that serve only the parking garage, shall not require enclosure protection. Section 3005.7 add a Section 3005.7 as follows: 3005.7 Fire Protection in Machine rooms, control rooms, machinery spaces and control spaces. 3005.7.1 Automatic sprinkler system. The building shall be equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, except as otherwise permitted by Section 903.3.1.1.1 and as prohibited by Section 3005.7.2.1. 3005.7.2.1 Prohibited locations. Automatic sprinklers shall not be installed in machine rooms, elevator machinery spaces, control rooms, control spaces and elevator hoistways. 3005.7.2.2 Sprinkler system monitoring. The sprinkler system shall have a sprinkler control valve supervisory switch and water-flow initiating device provided for each floor that is monitored by the building's fire alarm system. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 18 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 3005.7.3 Water protection. An approved method to prevent water from infiltrating into the hoistway enclosure from the operation of the automatic sprinkler system outside the elevator lobby shall be provided. 3005.7.4 Shunt trip. Means for elevator shutdown in accordance with Section 3005.5 shall not be installed. Section 3005.8; add Section 3005.8 as follows: 3005.8 Storage. Storage shall not be allowed within the elevator machine room, control room, machinery spaces and or control spaces. Provide approved signage at each entry to the above listed locations stating: "No Storage Allowed. Section 3006.2, Hoistway opening protection required; Revise text as follows: 5. The building is a high rise and the elevator hoistway is more than 75 feet (22 860 mm) 55 feet (16 764 mm) in height. The height of the hoistway shall be measured from the lowest floor at or above grade to the highest floors served by the hoistway." SECTION 2. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.200 titled `International Plumbing Code", to read as follows: "ARTICLE 3.200 INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE Sec. 3.201 Adoption The International Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the offices of the city secretary and building official. Sec. 3.202 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Table of Contents, Chapter 7, Section 714; change to read as follows: 714 Engineered Computerized Drainage Design . 69 Section 102.8; change to read as follows: 102.8 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 15 and such codes, when specifically adopted, and standards shall be considered as part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where the differences occur between provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 19 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 be the minimum requirements. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the adopted amendments. Any reference to NFPA 70 shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. Sections 106.6.2 and 106.6.3; change to read as follows: 106.6.2 Fee schedule. The fees for all plumbing work shall be as ind following schedule: (JURISDICTION TO INSERT APPROPRIATE SCHEDULE) adopted by resolution of the governing body of the jurisdiction. 106.6.3 Fee Refunds. The code official shall establish a policy for authorize authorizing the refunding of fees as follows. {Delete balance of section) Section 109; delete entire section and insert the following: SECTION 109 MEANS OF APPEAL 109.1 Application for appeal. Any person shall have the right to appeal a decision of the code official to the board of appeals established by ordinance. The board shall be governed by the enabling ordinance. The Zoning Board of Adjustments shall serve as the board of appeals. Section 305; change to read as follows: 305.1 Protection against contact. Metallic piping, except for cast iron, ductile iron and galvanized steel, shall not be placed in direct contact with steel framing members, concrete or cinder walls and floors or other masonry. Metallic piping shall not be placed in direct contact with corrosive soil. Where sheathing is used to prevent direct contact, the sheathing shall have a thickness of not less than 0.008 inch (8 mil) (0.203 mm) and the sheathing shall be made of approved material plastic. Where sheathing protects piping that penetrates concrete or masonry walls or floors, the sheathing shall be installed in a manner that allows movement of the piping within the sheathing. 305.4.1 Sewer depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of [number] inches (mm) below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers shall be a minimum of 12 inches (304 mm) below grade. Section 305.7; change to read as follows: 305.7 Protection of components of plumbing system. Components of a plumbing system installed within 3 feet along alleyways, driveways, parking garages or other locations in a manner in which they could be exposed to damage shall be recessed into the wall or otherwise protected in an approved manner. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 20 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 306; change to read as follows: 306.2.4 Plastic sewer and DWV piping installation. Plastic sewer and DWV piping installed underground shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Trench width shall be controlled to not exceed the outside the pipe diameter plus 16 inches or in a trench which has a controlled width equal to the nominal diameter of the diameter of the piping multiplied by 1.25 plus 12 inches. The piping shall be bedded in 4 inches of granular fill and then backfilled compacting the side fill in 6-inch layers on each side of the piping. The compaction shall be to minimum of 85 percent standard proctor density and extend to a minimum of 6 inches above the top of the pipe. Section 314.2.1; change to read as follows: 314.2.1 Condensate disposal. Condensate from all cooling coils and evaporators shall be conveyed from the drain pan outlet to an approved place of disposal. ... {text unchanged} ... Condensate shall not discharge into a street, alley, sidewalk, rooftop, or other areas so as to cause a nuisance. Section 409.2; change to read as follows: 409.2 Water connection. The water supply to a commercial dishwashing machine shall be protected against backflow by an air gap or backflow preventer in accordance with Section 608. (Remainder of section unchanged). Section 413.4; change to read as follows: 413.4 Required location for floor drains ' . . . - • - . • • • . . • - facilities. Floor drains shall be installed in the following areas: 1. In public laundries and in the central washing facilities of multiple family dwellings, the rooms containing automatic clothes washers shall be provided with floor drains located to readily drain the entire floor area. Such drains shall have a minimum outlet of not less than 3 inches (76 mm) in diameter. 2. Commercial kitchens. In lieu of floor drains in commercial kitchens, the Code Official may accept floor sinks. 3. Public restrooms. Section 502.3; change to read as follows: 502.3 Water heaters installed in attics. Attics containing a water heater shall be provided . . . {bulk of paragraph unchanged} . . . side of the water heater. The clear access opening dimensions shall be not less than 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 21 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 762 mm) where such dimensions are large enough to allow removal of the water heater. As a minimum, for access to the attic space, provide one of the following: 1. A permanent stair. 2. A pull-down stair with a minimum 300 lb (136 kq) capacity. 3. An access door from an upper floor level. 4. Access Panel may be used in lieu of items 1, 2, and 3 with prior approval of the Code Official due to building conditions. Exceptions: 1. The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed... {remainder of text unchanged} Section 502.6; add Section 502.6 to read as follows: 502.6 Water heaters above ground or floor. When the attic, roof, mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than eight (8) feet (2438 mm) above the ground or floor level, it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building. Exception: A max 10-qallon water heater (or larger with approval) is capable of being accessed through a lay-in ceiling and a water heater is installed is not more than ten (10) feet (3048 mm) above the ground or floor level and may be reached with a portable ladder. Section 504.6; change to read as follows: 504.6 Requirements for discharge piping. The discharge piping serving a pressure relief valve, temperature relief valve or combination thereof shall: 1. Not be directly connected to the drainage system. 2. Discharge through an air gap. located in the same room as the water heater. 3. Not be smaller than the diameter of the outlet of the valve served and shall discharge full size to the air gap. 4. Serve a single relief device and shall not connect to piping serving any other relief device or equipment. Exception: Multiple relief devices may be installed to a single T & P discharge piping system when approved by the administrative authority and permitted by the manufacture's installation instructions and installed with those instructions. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 22 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 5. Discharge to the floor, to the pan serving the water heater or storage tank, to a waste receptor an approved location or to the outdoors. 6. Discharge in a manner that does not cause personal injury or structural damage. 7. Discharge to a termination point that is readily observable by the building occupants. 8. Not be trapped. 9. Be installed so as to flow by gravity. 10. Terminate not more than 6 inches above and not less than two times the discharge pipe diameter above the floor or flood level rim of the waste receptor. 11. Not have a threaded connection at the end of such piping. 12. Not have valves or tee fittings. 13. Be constructed of those materials listed in Section 605.4 or materials tested, rated and approved for such use in accordance with ASME A112.4.1. 14. Be one nominal size larger than the size of the relief valve outlet, where the relief valve discharge piping is installed with insert fittings. The outlet end of such tubing shall be fastened in place. Section 504.7.1; change to read as follows: Section 504.7.1 Pan size and drain to read as follows: The pan shall be not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm) in depth and shall be of sufficient size and shape to receive all dripping or condensate from the tank or water heater. The pan shall be drained by an indirect waste pipe having a diameter of not less than 3/4 inch (19 mm). Piping for safety pan drains shall be of those materials listed in Table 605.4. Multiple pan drains may terminate to a single discharge piping system when approved by the administrative authority and permitted by the manufactures installation instructions and installed with those instructions. Section 608.1; change to read as follows: 608.1 General. A potable water supply system shall be designed, installed and maintained in such a manner so as to prevent contamination from non-potable liquids, solids or gases being introduced into the potable water supply through cross- connections or any other piping connections to the system. Backflow preventer applications shall conform to applicable local regulations, Table 608.1, except and as specifically stated in Sections 608.2 through 608.16.10. Section 608.17.5; change to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 23 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 608.17.5 Connections to lawn irrigation systems. The potable water supply to lawn irrigation systems shall be protected against backflow by an atmospheric-type vacuum breaker, a pressure-type vacuum breaker, a double- check assembly or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. A valve shall not be installed downstream from an atmospheric vacuum breaker. Where chemicals are introduced into the system, the potable water supply shall be protected against backflow by a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. Section 608.18; change to read as follows: 608.18 Protection of individual water supplies. An individual water supply shall be located and constructed so as to be safeguarded against contamination in accordance with applicable local regulations. Installation shall be in accordance with Sections 608.17.1 through 608.17.8. Section 703.6; Delete Section 704.5; added to read as follows: 704.5 Single stack fittings. Single stack fittings with internal baffle, PVC schedule 40 or cast iron single stack shall be designed by a registered engineer and comply to a national recognized standard. Section 712.5; add Section 712.5 to read as follows: 712.5 Dual Pump System. All sumps shall be automatically discharged and, when in any "public use" occupancy where the sump serves more than 10 fixture units, shall be provided with dual pumps or electors arranged to function independently in case of overload or mechanical failure. For storm drainage sumps and pumping systems, see Section 1113. Section 713, 713.1; change to read as follows: SECTION 713 ENGINEERED COMPUTERIZED DRAINAGE DESIGN 713.1 Design of drainage system. The sizing, design and layout of the drainage system shall be permitted to be designed by a registered engineer using approved computer design methods. Section 803.3; added to read as follows: 803.3 Special waste pipe, fittings, and components. Pipes, fittings, and components receiving or intended to receive the discharge of any fixture into which acid or corrosive City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 24 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 chemicals are placed shall be constructed of CPVC, high silicone iron, PP, PVDF, chemical resistant glass, or glazed ceramic materials. Section 903.1; change to read as follows: 903.1 Roof extension. Open vent pipes that extend through a roof shall terminate not less than six (6) inches (152 mm) above the roof. Where a roof is to be used for assembly or as a promenade, observation deck, sunbathing deck or similar purposes, open vent pipes shall terminate not less than 7 feet (2134 mm) above the roof. Section 918.8; change to read as follows. 918.8 Where permitted. Individual, branch and circuit vents shall be permitted to terminate with a connection to an individual or branch-type air admittance valve in accordance with Section 918.3.1. Stack vents and vent stacks shall be permitted to terminate to stack-type air admittance valves in accordance with Section 918.3.2. Air admittance valves shall only be installed with the prior approval of the building official. Section 1003;see note below: {Until the Health and Water Departments of the area can coordinate a uniform grease interceptor section, each city will have to modify this section individually.} Section 1106.1; change to read as follows: 1106.1 General. The size of the vertical conductors and leaders, building storm drains, building storm sewers, and any horizontal branches of such drains or sewers shall be based on six (6) inches per hour the 100 year hourly rainfall rate indicated in Figure e Section 1108.3; change to read as follows: 1108.3 Sizing of secondary drains. Secondary (emergency) roof drain systems shall be sized in accordance with Section 1106 based on the rainfall rate for which the primary system is sized in Figure 1106.1 or on other rainfall rates determined from - - • - - - -. Scuppers shall be sized to prevent the depth of ponding water from exceeding that for which the roof was designed as determined by Section 1101.7. Scuppers shall not have an opening dimension of less than 4 inches (102 mm). The flow through the primary system shall not be considered when sizing the secondary roof drain system. Section 1109; delete this section. Section 1202.1; delete Exceptions 1 and 2." City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 25 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 SECTION 3. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.300 titled "International Mechanical Code", to read as follows: "ARTICLE 3.300 INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE Sec. 3.301 Adoption The International Mechanical Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the offices of the city secretary and building official. Sec. 3.302 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Section 102.8; change to read as follows: 102.8 Referenced Codes and Standards. The codes and standards referenced herein shall be those that are listed in Chapter 15 and such codes, when specifically adopted, and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall apply. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the adopted amendments. Any reference to NFPA 70 shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. Section 306.3; change to read as follows: 306.3 Appliances in Attics. Attics containing appliances shall be provided . . . (bulk of paragraph unchanged} . . . side of the appliance. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), and large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. As a minimum, for access to the attic space, provide one of the following: 1. A permanent stair. 2. A pull-down stair with a minimum 300 lb. (136 kg) capacity. 3. An access door from an upper floor level. 4. Access Panel may be used in lieu of items 1, 2, and 3 with prior approval of the code official due to building conditions. Exceptions: 1. The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed... {remainder of section unchanged} City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 26 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 306.5; change to read as follows: 306.5 Equipment and Appliances on Roofs or Elevated Structures. Where equipment requiring access or appliances are located on an elevated structure or the roof of a building such that personnel will have to climb higher than 16 feet (4877 mm) above grade to access, an interior or exterior means of access shall be provided. Exterior ladders providing roof access need not extend closer than 12 feet (2438 mm) to the finish grade or floor level below and shall extend to the equipment and appliances' level service space. Such access shall . . . {bulk of section to read the same) . . . on roofs having a slope greater than four units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33-percent slope). ... {remainder of text unchanged). Section 306.5.1; change to read as follows: 306.5.1 Sloped Roofs. Where appliances, equipment, fans or other components that require service are installed on a roof having a slope of three units vertical in 12 units horizontal (25-percent slope) or greater and having an edge more than 30 inches (762 mm) above grade at such edge, a catwalk at least 16 inches in width with substantial cleats spaced not more than 16 inches apart shall be provided from the roof access to a level platform at the appliance. The level platform shall be provided on each side of the appliance to which access is required for service, repair or maintenance. The platform shall be not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in any dimension and shall be provided with guards. The guards shall extend not less than 42 inches (1067 mm) above the platform, shall be constructed so as to prevent the passage of a 21-inch-diameter (533 mm) sphere and shall comply with the loading requirements for guards specified in the International Building Code...{remainder of text unchanged). Section 306; add Section 306.6 to read as follows: 306.6 Water Heaters Above Ground or Floor. When the mezzanine or platform in which a water heater is installed is more than eight (8) feet (2438 mm) above the ground or floor level, it shall be made accessible by a stairway or permanent ladder fastened to the building. Exception: A maximum 10 gallon water heater (or larger with approval) is capable of being accessed through a lay-in ceiling and the water heater installed is not more than ten (10) feet (3048 mm) above the ground or floor level and may be reached with a portable ladder. Section 307.2.3;amend item 2 to read as follows: 2. A separate overflow drain line shall be connected to the drain pan provided with the equipment. Such overflow drain shall discharge to a conspicuous point of disposal to alert occupants in the event of a stoppage of the primary drain. The overflow drain line shall connect to the drain pan at a higher level than the primary drain connection. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 27 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 However, the conspicuous point shall not create a hazard such as dripping over a walking surface or other areas so as to create a nuisance. Section 403.2.1; add an item 5 to read as follows: 5. Toilet rooms within private dwellings that contain only a water closet, lavatory, or combination thereof may be ventilated with an approved mechanical recirculating fan or similar device designed to remove odors from the air. Section 501.3; add an exception to read as follows: 501.3 Exhaust.Discharge. The air removed by every mechanical exhaust system shall be discharged outdoors at a point where it will not cause a public nuisance and not less than the distances specified in Section 501.3.1. The air shall be discharged to a location from which it cannot again be readily drawn in by a ventilating system. Air shall not be exhausted into an attic, crawl space, or be directed onto walkways. Exceptions: 1. Whole-house ventilation-type attic fans shall be permitted to discharge into the attic space of dwelling units having private attics. 2. Commercial cooking recirculating systems. 3. Where installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and where mechanical or natural ventilation is otherwise provided in accordance with Chapter 4, listed and labeled domestic ductless range hoods shall not be required to discharge to the outdoors. 4. Toilet room exhaust ducts may terminate in a warehouse or shop area when infiltration of outside air is present. Section 607.5.1; change to read as follows: 607.5.1 Fire Walls. Ducts and air transfer openings permitted in fire walls in accordance with Section 705.11 of the International Building Code shall be protected with listed fire dampers installed in accordance with their listing. For hazardous exhaust systems see Section 510.1-510.9 IMC." SECTION 4. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.400 titled "National Electrical Code", to read as follows: "ARTICLE 3.400 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE Sec. 3.401 Adoption The National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 28 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the offices of the city secretary and building official. Sec. 3.402 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Article 100; add the following to definitions: Engineering Supervision. Supervision by a Qualified State of Texas Licensed Professional Engineer engaged primarily in the design or maintenance of electrical installations. Article 100; remove the amendment to the following definition: Intersystem Bonding Termination. A device that provides a means for connecting intersystem bonding conductors for communication systems and other systems such as metallic gas piping systems to the grounding electrode system. Bonding conductors for other systems shall not be larger than 6 AWG. Article 110.2; change the following to read as follows: 110.2 Approval. The conductors and equipment required or permitted by this Code shall be acceptable only if approved. Approval of equipment may be evident by listing and labeling of equipment by a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) with a certification mark of that laboratory or a qualified third-party inspection agency approved by the AHJ. Exception: Unlisted equipment that is relocated to another location within a jurisdiction or is field modified is subject to the approval by the AHJ. This approval may be by a field evaluation by a NRTL or qualified third party inspection agency approved by the AHJ. Informational Note No. 1: See 90.7, Examination of Equipment for Safety, and 110.3, Examination, Identification, Installation, and Use of Equipment. See definitions of Approved, Identified, Labeled, and Listed. Informational Note No. 2: Manufacturer's self-certification of equipment may not necessarily comply with U.S. product safety standards as certified by an NRTL. Informational Note No. 3: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 790 and 791 provide an example of an approved method for qualifying a third party inspection agency. Article 210.52(G) (1) Garages: remove the amendment that deleted the following: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 29 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 (1) Garages. In each attached garage and in each detached garage with electric power. The branch circuit supplying this receptacle(s) shall not supply outlets outside of the garage. At least one receptacle outlet shall be installed for each car space. Article 230.71(A); remove the amendment that added the following exception: sixfor ach occupant. Th- - - -- e - . - - -e' •• - - - - - - - • - - -••e six. Article 300.11; remove the amendment that added the following exception: Exception: Ceiling grid support wires may be used for structural supports when the cupported per wire, with a maximum nominal metric designation 16 (trade size 1/2"). Article 310.15(8) (7); remove the amendment that changed the following to read as follows; (7) This Article shall not be used in conjunction with 220.82. Article 500.8 (A) (3); change to read as follows: 500.8 Equipment. Articles 500 through 504 require equipment construction and installation that ensure safe performance under conditions of proper use and maintenance. Informational Note No. 1: It is important that inspection authorities and users exercise more than ordinary care with regard to installation and maintenance. Informational Note No. 2: Since there is no consistent relationship between explosion properties and ignition temperature, the two are independent requirements. Informational Note No. 3: Low ambient conditions require special consideration. Explosion proof or dust-ignition proof equipment may not be suitable for use at temperatures lower than -25°C (-13°F) unless they are identified for low-temperature service. However, at low ambient temperatures, flammable concentrations of vapors may not exist in a location classified as Class I, Division 1 at normal ambient temperature. (A) Suitability. Suitability of identified equipment shall be determined by one of the following: (1) Equipment listing or labeling; (2) Evidence of equipment evaluation from a qualified testing laboratory or inspection agency concerned with product evaluation; or, City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 30 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 (3) Evidence acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction such as a manufacturer's self-evaluation or an owner's engineering judgment. an engineering judgment signed and sealed by a qualified Registered licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Informational Note: Additional documentation for equipment may include certificates demonstrating compliance with applicable equipment standards, indicating special conditions of use, and other pertinent information. Article 505.7 (A) changed to read as follows: 505.7 Special Precaution. Article 505 requires equipment construction and installation that ensures safe performance under conditions of proper use and maintenance. Informational Note No. 1: It is important that inspection authorities and users exercise more than ordinary care with regard to the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations. Informational Note No. 2: Low ambient conditions require special consideration. Electrical equipment depending on the protection techniques described by 505.8(A) may not be suitable for use at temperatures lower than -20°C (-4°F) unless they are identified for use at lower temperatures. However, at low ambient temperatures, flammable concentrations of vapors may not exist in a location classified Class I, Zones 0, 1, or 2 at normal ambient temperature. (A) Implementation of Zone Classification System. Classification of areas, engineering and design, selection of equipment and wiring methods, installation, and inspection shall be performed by a qualified persons Registered licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Article 517.30 Essential Electrical Systems for Hospitals; remove the amendment that created a new(H) and added the following language: (G) Coordination. Overcurrent protective devices serving the equipment branch of the essential electrical system shall be coordinated for the period of time that a faults duration extends beyond 0.1 second. Exception No. '1: Between transformer primary and secondary overcurrent protective devices, where only one overcurrent protective device or set of overcurrent protective devices exists on the transformer secondary. Exception No. 2: Between overcurrent protective devices of the same size (ampere rating) in series. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 31 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Informational Note: The terms coordination and coordinated as used in this section do not cover the full range of overcurrent conditions. - - . ' . _ _ _ _ . _ •. e . - - • . : -ctive devices serving the life safety, and all supply side overcurrent protective devices. Exception No. 1: Between transformer primary and secondary overcurrent protective devices, where only one overcurrent protective device or set of overcurrent protective devices exists on the transformer secondary. Exception No. 2: Between overcurrent protective devices of the same size (ampere rating) in series. informational Note: The terms coordination and coordinated as used in this section do not cover the full range of overcurrent conditions. Article 600.6(A) (1) At Point of Entry to a Sign; Exception 1 changed to read as follows: Exception No. '1: A disconnect shall not be required for branch circuits(s) or feeder conductor(s) passing through the sign where enclosed in a Chapter 3 listed raceway or metal-jacketed cable identified for the location. The conductor(s) shall not serve the sign body or sign enclosure where passing through. Article 600.6(A) (1) At Point of Entry to a Sign; create a new Exception No. 2 to add the following language: Exception No. 2: A disconnect shall not be required at the point of entry to a sign body, sign enclosure, or pole for branch circuit conductor(s). The conductors shall be enclosed in a Chapter 3 listed raceway or metal-jacketed cable identified for the location. The conductor(s) shall be routed to a device box which contains the disconnect. A field-applied permanent warning label that is visible during servicing shall be applied to the raceway at or near the point of entry into the sign enclosure or sign body. The warning label shall comply with 110.21(B) and state the following: "Danger. This raceway contains energized conductors." The marking shall include the location of the disconnecting means for the energized conductor(s). The disconnecting means shall be capable of being locked in the open position in accordance with 110.25. Article 600.6(A) (1) At Point of Entry to a Sign; move the original Exception 2 to create a new Exception No. 3 and add the following language: Exception No. 3: A disconnect shall not be required at the point of entry to a sign enclosure or sign body for branch circuit(s) or feeder conductor(s) that supply an internal panelboard(s) in a sign enclosure or sign body. The conductors shall be enclosed in a Chapter 3 listed raceway or metal-jacketed cable identified for the location. A field-applied permanent warning label that is visible during servicing shall be City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 32 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 applied to the raceway at or near the point of entry into the sign enclosure or sign body. The warning label shall comply with 110.21(B) and state the following: "Danger. This raceway contains energized conductors." The marking shall include the location of the disconnecting means for the energized conductor(s). The disconnecting means shall be capable of being locked in the open position in accordance with 110.25. (2017 Code) Informational Note: The location of the disconnect is intended to allow service or maintenance personnel complete and local control of the disconnecting means. Article 680.25(A) remove the amendment that added the following language and exception: 680.25 Feeders. These provisions shall apply to any feeder on the supply side of panelboards supplying branch circuits for pool equipment covered in Part II of this article and on the load side of the service equipment or the source of a separately derived system. (A) Wiring Methods. (1) Feeders. Feeders shall be installed in rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit. The following wiring methods shall be permitted if not subject to physical damage: (1) Liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit (2) Rigid polyvinyl chloride conduit (3) Reinforced thermosetting resin conduit (4) Electrical metallic tubing where installed on or in a building (5) Electrical nonmetallic tubing where installed within a building (6) Type MC Cable where installed within a building and if not subject to corrosive environment (7) Nonmetallic ch thed cable (8) Type SE cable Exception: A feeder within a one family dwelling or two family dwelling unit be • conduit or an approved cable aecembly that includes an insulated equipment grounding conductor within its outer sheath. The equipment grounding conductor shall comply with 250.24(A) (5)." SECTION 5. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by deleting the current Article 3.500 titled "Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code" in its entirety and adding a new Article 3.500 titled "2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code", to read as follows: Sec. 3.501 Adoption City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 33 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 The 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the office of the city secretary and the building official. Sec. 3.502 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Section 102.9; Change to read as follows: Section 102.9 Other laws. The provisions of this code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of local, state or federal law, to include but not limited to; 1. Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS); Standards for Public Pools and SpasA285.181 through §285.208, (TDSHS rules do not apply to pools serving one- and two family dwellings or townhouses). 2. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR); 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), TAS provide the scoping and technical requirements for accessibility for Swimming Pool, wading pools and spas and shall comply with 2012 TAS, Section 242. (TAS rules do not apply to pools serving one- and two family dwellings or townhouses). Exception: Elements regulated under Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and built in accordance with TDLR approved plans, including any variances or waivers granted by the TDLR, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this Chapter. Section 103.1; Change to read as follows: Section 103.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The City of DeSoto Health Department is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the environmental health inspector. The City of DeSoto Heath Department is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the environmental health inspector for operation and maintenance of any public swimming pool in accordance this code, local and state law. Section 107.4; Delete entirely (covered by general provisions in Code of Ordinances): 107.5; Change to read as follows: 107.5 Stop work orders. Upon notice from the code official, work on any system that is being done contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to the owner's agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 34 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 shall state the conditions under which work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work in or about the structure 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 in violation of this code. liable to a fine = _ - • L e _ k _ _ . A lie _ _ _ . Section 202; DEFINITIONS; insert definition; change to read as follows: The City of DeSoto Health Department regulates the operation of public pools. Routine inspections on pools and spas open to the public are conducted to document compliance with the standards set forth in State law. Section 305; Change to read as follows: 305.1 General. The provisions of this section shall apply to the design of barriers for restricting entry into areas having pools and spas. In one-and two-family dwellings and townhouses, where spas or hot tubs are equipped with a lockable safety cover complying with ASTM F1346 and swimming pools are equipped with a powered safety cover that complies with ASTM F1346, the areas where those spas, hot tubs or pools are located shall not be required to comply with Sections 305.2 through 305.7. Section 305.2; Change to read as follows: 305.2 Outdoor swimming pools and spas. Outdoor pools and spas and indoor swimming pools shall be surrounded by a barrier that complies with Sections 305.2.1 through 305.7 and in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code, Texas Health and Safety Code 757 for public pools. Add subsection 305.2.7.1; to read as follows: 305.2.7.1 Chain link fencing prohibited. Chain link fencing is not permitted as a barrier in public pools built after January 1, 1994. Section 305.4 structure wall as a barrier; Changes as follows: 305.4 Structure wall as a barrier. Where a wall e - - _ - - of a one and two family dwelling or townhouse or its accessory structure serves as part of a barrier and where doors or windows provide direct access to the pool or spa through that wall, one of the following shall be required: 1. Remainder Unchanged 2. Remainder Unchanged 3. Remainder Unchanged The wall of a building with windows in accordance with 2018 International Building Code, Section 1030 in Group R2 occupancies shall not be used as part of pool City of Desoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 35 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 enclosure. Other windows that are part of a pool yard enclosure shall be permanently closed and unable to be opened for public pools. Section 305.6; Change to read as follows: 305.6 Natural barriers used in a one and two family dwelling or townhouse. In the case where the pool or spa area abuts the edge of a lake or other natural body of water, public access is not permitted or allowed along the shoreline, and required barriers extend to and beyond the water's edge a minimum of eighteen (18) inches, a barrier is not required between the natural body of water shoreline and the pool or spa. Section 307.1.4 Accessibility;Add exception to Section to 307.1.4 as follows: Exception: Components of projects regulated by and registered with Architectural Barriers Division of Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. Section 310; Change to read as follows: 310.1 General. Suction entrapment avoidance for pools and spas shall be provided in accordance with APSP 7 or for public swimming pools in accordance with State of Texas Rules for Public Swimming Pools and Spas, Title 25 TAC Chapter 265 Subchapter L, Rule§265.190. [Remainder unchanged] Section 313.7; Change to read as follows: 313.7 Emergency shutoff switch for spas and hot tubs. An emergency shutoff twitch shall be provided to disconnect all power to recirculation and jet system pumps within-sight of pools and spas and located not lore than 5 feet (5') horizontally from the inside walls of the pool or spa. A clearly labeled emergency shutoff or control switch for the purpose of stopping the motor(s) that provide power to the recirculation system and jet system shall be installed at a point readily accessible to the users and not less than 1.5 m (5 ft.) away, adjacent to, and within sight of the spa or hot tub. This requirement shall not apply to one and two family dwellings and townhouses. Exception: Onground storable and permanent inground residential swimming pools. Section 402.12; Change to read as follows: 402.12 Water envelopes. The minimum diving water envelopes shall be in accordance with Table 102.12 Texas department of State Health services, Administrative Code Title 25, Chapter 265, Section 186 (e) and Figure: 25 TAC 256.186 (e) (6). (Delete Table 402.12 and Figure 402.12) City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 36 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 ADD: Figure: 25 TAC §265.186 (e) (6) Maximum Diving Board Height Over 3/4 Meter 1 Meter 3 Meters Water Max. Diving Board Lenoth 12 ft. 16 ft. 16 ft. Minimum Diving Board Overhang 2 ft. 6 in. 5 ft. 5 ft. D1 Minimum 8 ft. 6 in. 11 ft. 2 in. 12 ft. 2 in. D2 Minimum 9 ft. _ 10 ft. 10 in. 11 ft. 10 in. D3 Minimum4 ft. 6 ft. 6 ft. L1 Minimum 4 ft. _ 5 ft. 5 ft. L2 Minimum 1 12 ft. 16 ft. 5 in. 19 ft. 9 in. L3 Minimum 14 ft. 10 in. 13 ft. 2 in. `13 ft. 11 in. _L4 Minimum 30 ft. 10 in. 34 ft. 7 in. 38 ft. 8 in. L5 Minimum 8 ft. 10 ft. 13 ft. H Minimum 16 ft. 16 ft. 16 ft. From Plummet to Pool Wall at Side 9 ft. 10 ft. 11 ft. 6 in. From Plummet to Adjacent Plummet 10 ft. 10 ft. 10 ft. H (Overhead Obstruction or 2' 6" Min. M y Pt A Pt. B Pt. C 4' I 1 4' 6" n 11° R 6' 6" D2 1 r _._..------M-10° 10 Max Slone 11 ~ 1 9 ~—I 2 TYP i ca L4 A' r 4' M i t ► + L5 r-----*" ► 10' 1 . (1 Meter) City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 37 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 402.13; Change to read as follows: 402.13 Ladders for diving equipment. Ladders shall be provided with two grab rails or two handrails. There shall be a uniform distance between ladder treads, with a 7 inch (178 mm minimum) distance and 12 inch (305 mm) maximum distance. Supports, platforms, steps, and ladders for diving equipment shall be designed to carry the anticipated loads. Steps and ladders shall be of corrosion-resistant material, easily cleanable and with slip-resistant tread; Exception: The distance between treads for the top and bottom riser can vary. Section 411.2.1 & 411.2.2; Change to read as follows: 411.2.1 Tread dimensions and area. Treads shall have a minimum unobstructed horizontal depth (i.e., horizontal run) of 12 inches and a minimum width of 20 inches. not be less than 24 inches (607mm) at the leading edge. Treads shall have an unobstructed surface area of not Ice., than 240 square inches (154838mm2) and an unobstructed horizontal depth of not less thanl0 inches (259 mm) at the center line. 411.2.2 Risers. Risers for steps shall have a maximum uniform height of 10 inches, with the bottom riser height allowed to taper to zero - -- _ e •- _ - _ - , •- line. The bottom riser height is allowed to vary to the floor. Section 411.5.1 & 411.5.2; Change to read as follows: 411.5.1 Swimouts. Swimouts, located in either the deep or shallow area of a pool, shall comply with all of the following: 1. Unchanged 2. Unchanged 3. Unchanged 4. The leading edge shall be visibly set apart and provided with a horizontal solid or broken stripe at least 1 inch wide on the top surface along the front leading edge of each step. This stripe shall be plainly visible to persons on the pool deck. The stripe shall be a contrasting color to the background on which it is applied, and the color shall be permanent in nature and shall be a slip-resistant surface 411.5.2 Underwater seats and benches. Underwater seats and benches, whether used alone or in conjunction with pool stairs, shall comply with all of the following: 1. Unchanged 2. Unchanged 3. Unchanged 4. Unchanged 5. The leading edge shall be visually set apart and provided with a horizontal solid or broken stripe at least 1 inch wide on the top surface along the front leading edge of City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 38 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 each step. This stripe shall be plainly visible to persons on the pool deck. The stripe shall be a contrasting color to the background on which it is applied, and the color shall be permanent in nature and shall be a slip-resistant surface. 6. Unchanged 7. Unchanged Section 603.2; Change to read as follows: 603.2 Class D 2 pools. Where a Class D 2 pool has a bather accessible depth greater _ . . .- -- (1372 mm) water depth. Class A and B pools: Class A and B pools over 5 feet deep: the transition point of the pool from the shallow area to the deep area of the pool shall be visually set apart with a 4-inch minimum width row of floor tile, a painted line, or similar means using a color contrasting with the bottom; and a rope and float line shall be provided between 1 foot and 2 feet on the shallow side of the 5-foot depth along and parallel to this depth from one side of the pool to the other side. The floats shall be spaced at not greater than 7- foot intervals; and the floats shall be secured so they will not slide or bunch up. The stretched float line shall be of sufficient size and strength to offer a good handhold and support loads normally imposed by users. If the owner or operator of the pool knows or should have known in the exercise of ordinary care that a rope or float is missing, broken, or defective, the problem shall be promptly remedied Section 610.5.1; Change to read: 610.5.1 Uniform height of 9-10 inches. Except for the bottom riser, risers at the centerline shall have a maximum uniform height of 9-10 inches (229-254 mm). The bottom riser height shall be permitted to vary from the other risers. Section 804 Diving Water Envelopes; Change to read as follows: Section 804.1 General. The minimum diving water envelopes shall be in accordance with Table 804.1 and Figure 804.1, or the manufacturer's specifications, whichever is greater. Negative construction tolerances shall not be applied to the dimensions of the minimum diving water envelopes given in Table 804.1. SECTION 6. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.1600 titled "International Fuel Gas Code", to read as follows: "ARTICLE 3.1600 INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE Sec. 3.1601 Adoption The 2018 International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 39 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the office of the city secretary and the building official. Sec. 3.1602 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Section 102.2; add an exception to read as follows: Exception: Existing dwelling units shall comply with Section 621.2. Section 102.8; change to read as follows: 102.8 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be those that are listed in Chapter 8 and such codes, when specifically adopted, and standards shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and the referenced standards, the provisions of this code shall apply. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. Any reference to NFPA 70 or the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. Section 306.3; change to read as follows: [M] 306.3 Appliances in attics. Attics containing appliances shall be provided . . . (bulk of paragraph unchanged) . . . side of the appliance. The clear access opening dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), and large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. As a minimum, for access to the attic space, provide one of the following: 6. A permanent stair. 7. A pull down stair with a minimum 300 lb (136 kg) capacity. 8. An access door from an upper floor level. 9. Access Panel may be used in lieu of items 1, 2, and 3 with prior approval of the code official due to building conditions. Exceptions: 1. The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance is capable of being serviced and removed through the required opening. 2. Where the passageway is not less than ... (bulk of section to read the same}. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 40 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 306.5; change to read as follows: [NI] 306.5 Equipment and Appliances on Roofs or Elevated Structures. Where equipment requiring access or appliances are located on an elevated structure or the roof of a building such that personnel will have to climb higher than 16 feet (4877 mm) above grade to access, an interior or exterior means of access shall be provided. Exterior ladders providing roof access need not extend closer than 12 feet (2438 mm) to the finish grade or floor level below and shall extend to the equipment and appliances' level service space. Such access shall . . . {bulk of section to read the same} . . . on roofs having a slope greater than four units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33-percent slope). ... {remainder of text unchanged}. Section 306.5.1; change to read as follows: [M] 306.5.1 Sloped roofs. Where appliances, equipment, fans or other components that require service are installed on a roof having a slope of 3 units vertical in 12 units horizontal (25-percent slope) or greater and having an edge more than 30 inches (762 mm) above grade at such edge, a catwalk at least 16 inches in width with substantial cleats spaced not more than 16 inches apart shall be provided from the roof access to a level platform at the appliance. The level platform shall be provided on each side of the appliance to which access is required for service, repair or maintenance. The platform shall be not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in any dimension and shall be provided with guards. The guards shall extend not less than 42 inches (1067 mm) above the platform, shall be constructed so as to prevent the passage of a 21-inch-diameter (533 mm) sphere and shall comply with the loading requirements for guards specified in the International Building Code. Section 401.5; add a second paragraph to read as follows: Both ends of each section of medium pressure qas piping shall identify its operating qas pressure with an approved taq. The taqs are to be composed of aluminum or stainless steel and the following wording shall be stamped into the taq: "WARNING 1/2 to 5 psi qas pressure Do Not Remove" Section 404.12; change to read as follows: 404.12 Minimum burial depth. Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 42 18 inches (305 458 mm) top of pipe below grade, except as provided for in Section 401.12.1. 404.12.1 Delete in its entirety Section 406.4; change to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 41 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 406.4 Test pressure measurement. Test pressure shall be measured with a monometer or with a pressure-measuring device designed and calibrated to read, record, or indicate a pressure loss caused by leakage during the pressure test period. The source of pressure shall be isolated before the pressure tests are made. Mechanical gauges used to measure test pressures shall have a range such that the highest end of the scale is not greater than five times the test pressure. Section 406.4.1; change to read as follows: 406.4.1 Test pressure. The test pressure to be used shall be no less than 1 1/2 times the proposed maximum working pressure, but no less than 3 3 psig (20 kPa gauge), or at the discretion of the Code Official, the piping and valves may be tested at a pressure of at least six (6) inches (152 mm) of mercury, measured with a manometer or slope gauge, irrespective of design pressure. Where the test pressure exceeds 125 psig (862 kPa gauge), the test pressure shall not exceed a value that produces a hoop stress in the piping greater than 50 percent of the specified minimum yield strength of the pipe. For tests requiring a pressure of 3 psiq, diaphragm gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one half inches (3 1/2"), a set hand, 1/10 pound incrementation and pressure range not to exceed 6 psi for tests requiring a pressure of 3 psiq. For tests requiring a pressure of 10 psiq, diaphragm gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one-half inches (3 ''/2"), a set hand, a minimum of 2/10 pound incrementation and a pressure range not to exceed 20 psi. For welded piping, and for piping carrying gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3.48 kPa) (1/2 psi) and less than 200 inches of water column pressure (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi), the test pressure shall not be less than ten (10) pounds per square inch (69.6 kPa). For piping carrying gas at a pressure that exceeds 200 inches of water column (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi), the test pressure shall be not less than one and one-half times the proposed maximum working pressure. Diaphragm gauges used for testing must display a current calibration and be in good working condition. The appropriate test must be applied to the diaphragm gauge used for testing. Section 409.1; add Section 409.1.4 to read as follows: 409.1.4 Valves in CSST installations. Shutoff valves installed with corrugated stainless steel (CSST) piping systems shall be supported with an approved termination fitting, or equivalent support, suitable for the size of the valves, of adequate strength and quality, and located at intervals so as to prevent or damp out excessive vibration but in no case greater than 12-inches from the center of the valve. Supports shall be installed so as not to interfere with the free expansion and contraction of the system's piping, fittings, and valves between anchors. All valves and supports shall be designed and installed so they will not be disengaged by movement of the supporting piping. Section 410.1; add a second paragraph and exception to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No,2170-19 Page 42 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Access to regulators shall comply with the requirements for access to appliances as specified in Section 306. Exception: A passageway or level service space is not required when the regulator is capable of being serviced and removed through the required attic opening. Section 621.2; add exception as follows: 621.2 Prohibited use. One or more unvented room heaters shall not be used as the sole source of comfort heating in a dwelling unit. Exception: Existing approved unvented heaters may continue to be used in dwelling units, in accordance with the code provisions in effect when installed, when approved by the Code Official unless an unsafe condition is determined to exist as described in Section 108.7. SECTION 7. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.1700 titled "International Fire Code", to read as follows: "ARTICLE 3.1700 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE Sec. 3.1701 Adoption The International Fire Code, 2018 edition, including Appendix I: Fire Protection Systems-Noncompliant Conditions and Appendix J: Building Information Sign, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the office of the city secretary and the building official. • Sec. 3.1702 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Section 102.1; change #3 to read as follows: 3. Existing structures, facilities, and conditions when required in Chapter 11 or in specific sections of this code. Section 105.3.3; change to read as follows: 105.3.3 Occupancy Prohibited before Approval. The building or structure shall not be occupied prior to the fire code official issuing a permit when required and conducting associated inspections indicating the applicable provisions of this code have been met. Section 105.7; add Section 105.7.26 to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 43 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 105.7.26 Electronic access control systems. Construction permits are required for the installation or modification of an electronic access control system, as specified in Chapter 10. A separate construction permit is required for the installation or modification of a fire alarm system that may be connected to the access control system. Maintenance performed in accordance with this code is not considered a modification and does not require a permit. Section 202; amend and add definitions to read as follows: [B] AMBULATORY CARE FACILITY. Buildings or portions thereof used to provide medical, surgical, psychiatric, nursing, or similar care on a less than 24-hour basis to persons who are rendered incapable of self-preservation by the services provided or staff has accepted responsibility for care recipients already incapable. This group may include but not be limited to the following: - Dialysis centers - Procedures involving sedation - Sedation dentistry - Surgery centers - Colonic centers - Psychiatric centers [B] ATRIUM. An opening connecting two three or more stories... {remaining text unchanged} [B] DEFEND IN PLACE. A method of emergency response that engages building components and trained staff to provide occupant safety during an emergency. Emergency response involves remaining in place, relocating within the building, or both, without evacuating the building. FIRE WATCH. A temporary measure intended to ensure continuous and systematic surveillance of a building or portion thereof by one or more qualified individuals or standby personnel when required by the fire code official, for the purposes of identifying and controlling fire hazards, detecting early signs of unwanted fire, raising an alarm of fire and notifying the fire department. FIREWORKS. Any composition or device for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect for entertainment purposes by combustion, deflagration, OF detonation, and/or activated by ignition with a match or other heat producing device that meets the definition of 1.3G fireworks or 1.4G fireworks. ... {Remainder of text unchanged}... City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 44 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 HIGH-PILED COMBUSTIBLE STORAGE: add a second paragraph to read as follows: Any building classified as a group S Occupancy or Speculative Building exceeding 6,000 sq. ft. that has a clear height in excess of 14 feet, making it possible to be used for storage in excess of 12 feet, shall be considered to be high-piled storage. When a specific product cannot be identified, a fire protection system and life safety features shall be installed as for Class IV commodities, to the maximum pile height. HIGH-RISE BUILDING. A building with an occupied floor located more than 75 55 feet (22 860 16 764 mm) above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. REPAIR GARAGE. A building, structure or portion thereof used for servicing or repairing motor vehicles. This occupancy shall also include garages involved in minor repair, modification and servicing of motor vehicles for items such as lube changes, inspections, windshield repair or replacement, shocks, minor part replacement, and other such minor repairs. SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY. Real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage spaces to customers for the purpose of storing and removing personal property on a self-service basis. STANDBY PERSONNEL. Qualified fire service personnel, approved by the Fire Chief. When utilized, the number required shall be as directed by the Fire Chief. Charges for utilization shall be as normally calculated by the jurisdiction. UPGRADED OR REPLACED FIRE ALARM SYSTEM. A fire alarm system that is upgraded or replaced includes, but is not limited to the following: • Replacing one single board or fire alarm control unit component with a newer model • Installing a new fire alarm control unit in addition to or in place of an existing one • Conversion from a horn system to an emergency voice/alarm communication system • Conversion from a conventional system to one that utilizes addressable or analog devices The following are not considered an upgrade or replacement: • Firmware updates • Software updates • Replacing boards of the same model with chips utilizing the same or newer firmware Section 307.1.1; change to read as follows: 307.1.1 Prohibited Open Burning. Open burning chall be prohibited that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous shall be prohibited. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 45 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Exception: {No change.} Section 307.2; change to read as follows; 307.2 Permit Required. A permit shall be obtained from the fire code official in accordance with Section 105.6 prior to kindling a fire for recognized silvicultural or range or wildlife management practices, prevention or control of disease or pests, or open burning a bonfire. Application for such approval shall only be presented by and permits issued to the owner of the land upon which the fire is to be kindled. Examples of state or local law, or regulations referenced elsewhere in this section may include but not be limited to the following: 1. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) guidelines and/or restrictions. 2. State, County, or Local temporary or permanent bans on open burning. 3. Local written policies as established by the fire code official. Section 307.3; change to read as follows: 307.3 Extinguishment Authority. When open burning cr -otos or adds to a hazardous situation, or a required permit for open burning has not been obtained, the fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment of the open burning operation. The fire code official is authorized to order the extinguishment by the permit holder, another person responsible or the fire department of open burning that creates or adds to a hazardous or objectionable situation. Section 307.4; change to read as follows: 307.4 Location. The location for open burning shall not be less than 50 300 feet (a-5 240 91 440 mm) from any structure, and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within 58 300 feet (15 210 91 440 mm) of any structure. Exceptions: {No change.} Section 307.4.3, Exceptions; add exception #2 to read as follows: Exceptions: 2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system. Section 307.4.4 and 5; add section 307.4.4 Section 307.4.4 and 307.4.5; change to read as follows: 307.4.4 Permanent Outdoor Firepit. Permanently installed outdoor firepits for recreational fire purposes shall not be installed within 10 feet of a structure or combustible material. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 46 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Exception: Permanently installed outdoor fireplaces constructed in accordance with the International Building Code. 307.4.5 Trench Burns. Trench burns shall be conducted in air curtain trenches and in accordance with Section 307.2. Section 307.5; change to read as follows: 307.5 Attendance. Open burning, trench burns, bonfires, recreational fires, and use of portable outdoor fireplaces shall be constantly attended until the... {Remainder of section unchanged) Section 308.1.4; change to read as follows: 308.1.4 Open-flame Cooking Devices. Charcoal burners and other oOpen-flame cooking devices, charcoal grills and other similar devices used for cooking shall not be operated located or used on combustible balconies, decks, or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction. Exceptions: 1. One- and two-family dwellings, except that LP-gas containers are limited to a water capacity not greater than 50 pounds (22.68 kq) [nominal 20 pound (9.08 kq) LP- qas capacity] with an aggregate LP-gas capacity not to exceed 100 pounds (5 containers). 2. Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system, except that LP-gas containers are limited to a water capacity not greater than 50 pounds (22.68 kq) [nominal 20 pound (9.08 kq) LP-gas capacity], with an aggregate LP-gas capacity not to exceed 40 lbs. (2 containers). 3. {No change.} Section 308.1.6.2, Exception #3; change to read as follows: Exceptions: 3. Torches or flame-producing devices in accordance with Section 298-4 308.1.3. Section 308.1.6.3; change to read as follows: 308.1.6.3 Sky Lanterns. A person shall not release or cause to be released an untethered unmanned free-floating device containing an open flame or other heat source, such as but not limited to a sky lantern. Section 311.5; change to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 47 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 11.5 Placards. Any The fire code official is authorized to require marking of any vacant or abandoned buildings or structures determined to be unsafe pursuant to Section 110 of this code relating to structural or interior hazards, as required by Section 311.5.1 through 311.5.5. Section 403.5; change Section 403.5 to read as follows: 403.5 Group E Occupancies. An approved fire safety and evacuation plan in accordance with Section 404 shall be prepared and maintained for Group E occupancies and for buildings containing both a Group E occupancy and an atrium. A diagram depicting two evacuation routes shall be posted in a conspicuous location in each classroom. Group E occupancies shall also comply with Sections 403.5.1 through 403.5.3. Section 404.2.2; add Number 4.10 to read as follows: 4.10 Fire extinguishing system controls. Section 405.4; change Section 4054 to read as follows: 405.4 Time. The fire code official may require an evacuation drill at any time. Drills shall be held at unexpected times and under varying conditions to simulate the unusual conditions that occur in case of fire. Section 501.4; change to read as follows: 501.4 Timing of Installation. When fire apparatus access roads or a water supply for fire protection is required to be installed for any structure or development, they shall be installed, tested, and approved prior to the time of which construction has progressed beyond completion of the foundation of any structure. , such protection shall be installed approved alternative methods of protection arc provided. Temporary street signs shall be installed at Bach street intersection when construction of new roadways allows passage by vehicles in accordance with Section 505.2. Section 503.1.1; add sentence to read as follows: Except for one- or two-family dwellings, the path of measurement shall be along a minimum of a ten feet (10') wide unobstructed pathway around the external walls of the structure. Section 503.2.1; change to read as follows: 503.2.1 Dimensions. Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 20 24 feet (6096 mm 7315 mm), exclusive of shoulders, except for approved security gates in accordance with Section 503.6, and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 13 feet 6 inches (4115 mm) 14 feet (4267 mm). City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 48 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Exception: Vertical clearance may be reduced; provided such reduction does not impair access by fire apparatus and approved signs are installed and maintained indicating the established vertical clearance when approved. Section 503.2.2; change to read as follows: 503.2.2 Authority. The fire code official shall have the authority to require an increase in the minimum access widths and vertical clearances where they are inadequate for fire or rescue operations. Section 503.2.3; change Section 503.2.3 to read as follows: 503.2.3 Surface. Fire apparatus access roads shall be designed and maintained to support imposed loads of 80,000 Lbs. for fire apparatus and shall be surfaced so as to provide all-weather driving capabilities. Section 503.3; change to read as follows: 503.3 Marking. - -- - - -- - - - • - - e e - - e e •- approved notices or markings that include the words NO PARKING FIRE LANE Striping, signs, or other markings, when approved by the fire code official, shall be provided for fire apparatus access roads to identify such roads or prohibit the obstruction thereof. The means by which fire lanes are designated Striping, signs and other markings shall be maintained in a clean and legible condition at all times and be replaced or repaired when necessary to provide adequate visibility. (1) Striping — Fire apparatus access roads shall be continuously marked by painted lines of red traffic paint six inches (6") in width to show the boundaries of the lane. The words "NO PARKING FIRE LANE" or "FIRE LANE NO PARKING" shall appear in four inch (4") white letters at 25 feet intervals on the red border markings along both sides of the fire lanes. Where a curb is available, the striping shall be on the vertical face of the curb. (2) Signs — Signs shall read "NO PARKING FIRE LANE" or "FIRE LANE NO PARKING" and shall be 12" wide and 18" high. Signs shall be painted on a white background with letters and borders in red, using not less than 2" lettering. Signs shall be permanently affixed to a stationary post and the bottom of the sign shall be six feet, six inches (6'6") above finished grade. Signs shall be spaced not more than fifty feet (50') apart along both sides of the fire lane. Signs may be installed on permanent buildings or walls or as approved by the Fire Chief. Section 503.4; change to read as follows: 503.4 Obstruction of Fire Apparatus Access Roads. Fire apparatus access roads shall not be obstructed in any manner, including the parking of vehicles. The minimum widths and clearances established in Section 503.2.1 and any area marked as a fire lane as described in Section 503.3 shall be maintained at all times. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 49 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 505.1; change to read as follows: 505.1 Address Identification. New and existing buildings shall be provided with approved address identification. The address identification shall be legible and placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be not less than /l inches (102 mm) 6 inches (152.4 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Where required by the fire code official, address numbers shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Where access is by means of a private road, buildings do not immediately front a street, and/or the building cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign with approved 6 inch (152.4 mm) height building numerals or addresses and 4 inch (101.6 mm) height suite/apartment numerals of a color contrasting with the background of the building or other approved means shall be used to identify the structure. Numerals or addresses shall be posted on a minimum 20 inch (508 mm) by 30 inch (762 mm) background on border. Address identification shall be maintained. Exception: R-3 Single Family occupancies shall have approved numerals of a minimum 3 '/z inches (88.9 mm) in height and a color contrasting with the background clearly visible and legible from the street fronting the property and rear alleyway where such alleyway exists. Section 507.4; change to read as follows: 507.4 Water Supply Test Date and Information. The water supply test used for hydraulic calculation of fire protection systems shall be conducted in accordance with NFPA 291 `Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants" and within one year of sprinkler plan submittal. The fire code official shall be notified prior to the water supply test. Water supply tests shall be witnessed by the fire code official, as required or approved documentation of the test shall be provided to the fire code official prior to final approval of the water supply system. The exact location of the static/residual hydrant and the flow hydrant shall be indicated on the design drawings. All fire protection plan submittals shall be accompanied by a hard copy of the waterflow test report, or as approved by the fire code official. The report must indicate the dominant water tank level at the time of the test and the maximum and minimum operating levels of the tank, as well, or identify applicable water supply fluctuation. The licensed contractor must then design the fire protection system based on this fluctuation information, as per the applicable referenced NFPA standard. Reference Section 903.3.5 for additional design requirements. Section 507.5.4; change to read as follows: 507.5.4 Obstruction. Unobstructed access to fire hydrants shall be maintained at all times. Posts, fences, vehicles, growth, trash, storage and other materials or objects City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 50 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 shall not be placed or kept near fire hydrants, fire department inlet connections or fire protection system control valves in a manner that would prevent such equipment or fire hydrants from being immediately discernible. The fire department shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection equipment or fire hydrants. Section 509.1.2; add new Section 509.1.2 to read as follows: 509.1.2 Sign Requirements. Unless more stringent requirements apply, lettering for signs required by this section shall have a minimum height of 2 inches (50.8 mm) when located inside a building and 4 inches (101.6 mm) when located outside, or as approved by the fire code official. The letters shall be of a color that contrasts with the background. Section 603.3.2 and 603.3.2.1; change to read as follows: 603.3.1 Fuel oil storage in outside, above-ground tanks. Where connected to a fuel- oil piping system, the maximum amount of fuel oil storage allowed outside above ground without additional protection shall be 660 gallons (2498 L). The storage of fuel oil above ground in quantities exceeding 660 gallons (2498 L) shall comply with NFPA 31 and Chapter 57. 603.3.2 Fuel oil storage inside buildings. Fuel oil storage inside buildings shall comply with Sections 603.3.2.1 through 603.3.2.5 or and Chapter 57. 603.3.2.1 Quantity limits. One or more fuel oil storage tanks containing Class II or Ill combustible liquid shall be permitted in a building. The aggregate capacity of all tanks shall not exceed the following: 1. 660 gallons (2498 L) in unsprinklered buildings, where stored in a tank complying with UL 80, UL 142 or UL 2085 for Class Ill liquids, and also listed as a double- wall/secondary containment tank for Class II liquids. 2. 1,320 gallons (4996 L) in buildings equipped with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, where stored in a tank complying with UL 142 or UL 2085 as a double-wall/secondary containment tank. 3. 3,000 gallons (11 356 L) where stored in protected above-ground tanks complying with UL 2085 and Section 5704.2.9.7 and the room is protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. Section 807.5.2.2 and 807.5.2.3; change to read as follows: 807.5.2.2 Artwork in Corridors. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on the walls of corridors to not more than 20 percent of the wall area. Such materials shall not be continuous from floor to ceiling or wall to wall. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings, and other decorative material suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 51 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Exception: Corridors protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 shall be limited to 50 percent of the wall area. 807.5.2.3 Artwork in Classrooms. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on walls of classrooms to not more than 50 percent of the specific wall area to which they are attached. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Section 807.5.5.2 and 807.5.5.3; change to read as follows: 807.5.5.2 Artwork in Corridors. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on the walls of corridors to not more than 20 percent of the wall area. Such materials shall not be continuous from floor to ceiling or wall to wall. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Exception: Corridors protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 shall be limited to 50 percent of the wall area. 807.5.5.3 Artwork in Classrooms. Artwork and teaching materials shall be limited on walls of classrooms to not more than 50 percent of the specific wall area to which they are attached. Curtains, draperies, wall hangings and other decorative material suspended from the walls or ceilings shall meet the flame propagation performance criteria of NFPA 701 in accordance with Section 807 or be noncombustible. Section 901.6.1; add Section 901.6.1.1 to read as follows: 901.6.1.1 Standpipe Testing. Building owners/managers must maintain and test standpipe systems as per NFPA 25 requirements. The following additional requirements shall be applied to the testing that is required every 5 years: 1. The piping between the Fire Department Connection (FOC) and the standpipe shall be backflushed or inspected by approved camera when foreign material is present or when caps are missing, and also hydrostatically tested for all FDC's on any type of standpipe system. Hydrostatic testing shall also be conducted in accordance with NFPA 25 requirements for the different types of standpipe systems. 2. For any manual (dry or wet) standpipe system not having an automatic water supply capable of flowing water through the standpipe, the tester shall connect hose from a fire hydrant or portable pumping system (as approved by the fire code official) to each FDC, and flow water through the standpipe system to the roof outlet to verify that each inlet connection functions properly. Confirm that there are no open hose valves prior to City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 52 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 introducing water into a dry standpipe. There is no required pressure criteria at the outlet. Verify that check valves function properly and that there are no closed control valves on the system. 3. Any pressure relief, reducing, or control valves shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 25. All hose valves shall be exercised. 4. If the FDC is not already provided with approved caps, the contractor shall install such caps for all FDC's as required by the fire code official. 5. Upon successful completion of standpipe test, place a blue tag (as per Texas Administrative Code, Fire Sprinkler Rules for Inspection, Test and Maintenance Service (ITM) Tag) at the bottom of each standpipe riser in the building. The tag shall be check- marked as "Fifth Year" for Type of ITM, and the note on the back of the tag shall read "5 Year Standpipe Test" at a minimum. 6. The procedures required by Texas Administrative Code Fire Sprinkler Rules with regard to Yellow Tags and Red Tags or any deficiencies noted during the testing, including the required notification of the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (fire code official) shall be followed. 7. Additionally, records of the testing shall be maintained by the owner and contractor, if applicable, as required by the State Rules mentioned above and NFPA 25. 8. Standpipe system tests where water will be flowed external to the building shall not be conducted during freezing conditions or during the day prior to expected night time freezing conditions. 9. Contact the fire code official for requests to remove existing fire hose from Class II and III standpipe systems where employees are not trained in the utilization of this firefighting equipment. All standpipe hose valves must remain in place and be provided with an approved cap and chain when approval is given to remove hose by the fire code official. Section 901.6.4; add Section 901.6.4 to read as follows: 901.6.4 False Alarms and Nuisance Alarms. False alarms and nuisance alarms shall not be given, signaled or transmitted or caused or permitted to be given, signaled or transmitted in any manner. Section 901.7; change to read as follows: 901.7 Systems Out of Service. Where a required fire protection system is out of service or in the event of an excessive number of activations, the fire department and the fire code official shall be notified immediately and, where required by the fire code official, the building shall either be evacuated or an approved fire watch shall be City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 53 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 provided for all occupants left unprotected by the shut down until the fire protection system has been returned to service. ... (Remaining text unchanged) Section 903.1.1; change to read as follows: 903.1.1 Alternative Protection. Alternative automatic fire-extinguishing systems complying with Section 904 shall be permitted instead of in addition to automatic sprinkler protection where recognized by the applicable standard and, or as approved by the fire code official. Section 903.2; add paragraph to read as follows and delete the exception: Automatic Sprinklers shall not be installed in elevator machine rooms, elevator machine spaces, and elevator hoistways, other than pits where such sprinklers would not necessitate shunt trip requirements under any circumstances. Storage shall not be allowed within the elevator machine room. Signage shall be provided at the entry doors to the elevator machine room indicating "ELEVATOR MACHINERY – NO STORAGE ALLOWED." Section 903.2.9; add Section 903.2.9.3 to read as follows: 903.2.9.3 Self-Service Storage Facility. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout all self-service storage facilities. Section 903.2.11; change 903.2.11.3 and add 903.2.11.7, 903.2.11.8, and 903.2.11.9 as follows: 903.2.11.3 Buildings 55 35 feet or more in height. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout buildings that have one or more stories with--an occupant load of 30 or more, other than penthouses in compliance with Section 1510 of the International Building Code, located 55 35 feet (16 764 10 668 mm) or more above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access, measured to the finished floor. Exceptions: a—Open parking structures in compliance with Section 406.5 of the International Building Code, having no other occupancies above the subject garage. 2. Occupancies in Group F 2. 903.2.11.7 High-Piled Combustible Storage. For any building with a clear height exceeding 12 feet (4572 mm), see Chapter 32 to determine if those provisions apply. 903.2.11.8 Spray Booths and Rooms. New and existing spray booths and spraying rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire-extinquishinq system. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 54 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 903.2.11.9 Buildings Over 6,000 sq. ft. An automatic sprinkler system shall be installed throughout all buildings with a building area 6,000 sq. ft. or greater and in all existing buildings that are enlarged to be 6,000 sq. ft. or greater. For the purpose of this provision, fire walls shall not define separate buildings. Exception: Open parking garages in compliance with Section 406.5 of the International Building Code. Section 903.3.1.1.1; change to read as follows: 903.3.1.1.1 Exempt Locations. When approved by the fire code official, automatic sprinklers shall not be required in the following rooms or areas where such ... {text unchanged)... because it is damp, of fire-resistance-rated construction or contains electrical equipment. 1. Any room where the application of water, or flame and water, constitutes a serious life or fire hazard. 2. Any room or space where sprinklers are considered undesirable because of the nature of the contents, when approved by the code official. 3. Generator and transformer rooms, under the direct control of a public utility, separated from the remainder of the building by walls and floor/ceiling or roof/ceiling assemblies having a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours. noncombustible contents. 5. Fire service access Elevator machine rooms, and machinery spaces, and hoistways, other than pits where such sprinklers would not necessitate shunt trip requirements under any circumstances. 6. {Delete.} Section 903.3.1.2.3; delete section and replace as follows: [F] Section 903.3.1.2.3 Attached Garages and Attics. Sprinkler protection is required in attached garages, and in the following attic spaces: 1. Attics that are used or intended for living purposes or storage shall be protected by an automatic sprinkler system. 2. Where fuel-fired equipment is installed in an unsprinklered attic, not fewer than one quick-response intermediate temperature sprinkler shall be installed above the equipment. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 55 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 3. Attic spaces of buildings that are two or more stories in height above grade plane or above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access. 4. Group R-4, Condition 2 occupancy attics not required by Item 1 or 3 to have sprinklers shall comply with one of the following: 4.1. Provide automatic sprinkler system protection. 4.2. Provide a heat detection system throughout the attic that is arranged to activate the building fire alarm system. 4.3. Construct the attic using noncombustible materials. 4.4. Construct the attic using fire-retardant-treated wood complying with Section 2303.2 of the International Building Code. 4.5. Fill the attic with noncombustible insulation. Section 903.3.1.3; change to read as follows: 903.3.1.3 NFPA 13D Sprinkler Systems. Automatic sprinkler systems installed in one- and two-family dwellings; Group R-3; Group R-4, Condition 1; and townhouses shall be permitted to be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13D or in accordance with state law. Section 903.3.1.4; add to read as follows: [F] 903.3.1.4 Freeze protection. Freeze protection systems for automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be in accordance with the requirements of the applicable referenced NFPA standard and this section. 903.3.1.4.1 Attics. Only dry-pipe, preaction, or listed antifreeze automatic fire sprinkler systems shall be allowed to protect attic spaces. Exception: Wet-pipe fire sprinkler systems shall be allowed to protect non-ventilated attic spaces where: 1. The attic sprinklers are supplied by a separate floor control valve assembly to allow ease of draining the attic system without impairing sprinklers throughout the rest of the building, and 2. Adequate heat shall be provided for freeze protection as per the applicable referenced NFPA standard, and City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 56 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 3. The attic space is a part of the building's thermal, or heat, envelope, such that insulation is provided at the roof deck, rather than at the ceiling level. 903.3.1.4.2 Heat trace/insulation. Heat trace/insulation shall only be allowed where approved by the fire code official for small sections of large diameter water-filled pipe. Section 903.3.5; add a second paragraph to read as follows: Water supply as required for such systems shall be provided in conformance with the supply requirements of the respective standards; however, every water-based fire protection system shall be designed with a 10 psi safety factor. Reference Section 507.4 for additional design requirements. Section 903.4; add a second paragraph after the exceptions to read as follows: Sprinkler and standpipe system water-flow detectors shall be provided for each floor tap to the sprinkler system and shall cause an alarm upon detection of water flow for more than 45 seconds. All control valves in the sprinkler and standpipe systems except for fire department hose connection valves shall be electrically supervised to initiate a supervisory signal at the central station upon tampering. Section 903.4.2; add second paragraph to read as follows: The alarm device required on the exterior of the building shall be a weatherproof horn/strobe notification appliance with a minimum 75 candela strobe rating, installed as close as practicable to the fire department connection. Section 905.2; change to read as follows: 905.2 Installation Standard. Standpipe systems shall be installed in accordance with this section and NFPA 14. Manual dry standpipe systems shall be supervised with a minimum of 10 psiq and a maximum of 40 psiq air pressure with a high/low alarm. Section 905.3; add Section 905.3.9 and exception to read as follows: 905.3.9 Buildings Exceeding 10,000 sq. ft. In buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet in area per story and where any portion of the building's interior area is more than 200 feet (60960 mm) of travel, vertically and horizontally, from the nearest point of fire department vehicle access, Class I automatic wet or manual wet standpipes shall be provided. Exceptions: 1. Automatic dry, semi-automatic dry, and manual dry standpipes are allowed as provided for in NFPA 14 where approved by the fire code official. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 57 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 2. R-2 occupancies of four stories or less in height having no interior corridors. Section 905.4, change Item 1, 3, and 5, and add Item 7 to read as follows: 1. In every required interior exit stairway, a hose connection shall be provided for each story above and below grade plane. Hose connections shall be located at an intermediate landing between stories, unless otherwise approved by the fire code official. 2. {No change.} 3. In every exit passageway, at the entrance from the exit passageway to other areas of a building. Exception: Where floor areas adjacent to an exit passageway are reachable from an interior exit stairway hose connection by a {remainder of text unchanged} 4. {No change.} 5. Where the roof has a slope less than four units vertical in 12 units horizontal (33.3-percent slope), each standpipe shall be provided with a two-way a—hose connection shall-be located to serve the roof or at the highest landing of an interior exit stairway with stair access to the roof provided in accordance with Section 1011.12. 6. {No change.} 7. When required by this Chapter, standpipe connections shall be placed adjacent to all required exits to the structure and at two hundred feet (200') intervals along major corridors thereafter, or as otherwise approved by the fire code official. Section 905.9; add a second paragraph after the exceptions to read as follows: Sprinkler and standpipe system water-flow detectors shall be provided for each floor tap to the sprinkler system and shall cause an alarm upon detection of water flow for more than 45 seconds. All control valves in the sprinkler and standpipe systems except for fire department hose connection valves shall be electrically supervised to initiate a supervisory signal at the central station upon tampering. Section 907.1; add Section 907.1.4 and 907.1.4.1 to read as follows: 907.1.4 Design Standards. Where a new fire alarm system is installed, the devices shall be addressable. Fire alarm systems utilizing more than 20 smoke detectors shall have analog initiating devices. Section 907.2.; change to read as follows: 907.2.1 Group A. A manual fire alarm system that activates the occupant notification system in accordance with Section 907.5 shall be installed in Group A occupancies City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 58 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 where the having an occupant load due to the as.,embly occupancy is of 300 or more persons, or where the Croup A occupant load is more than 100 persons above or below the lowest level of exit discharge. Group A occupancies not separated from one another in accordance with Section 707.3.-10 of the International Building Code shall be considered as a single occupancy for the purposes of applying this section. Portions of Group E occupancies occupied for assembly purposes shall be provided with a fire alarm system as required for the Group E occupancy. Exception: {No change.} Activation of fire alarm notification appliances shall: 1. Cause illumination of the means of egress with light of not less than 1 foot-candle (11 lux) at the walking surface level, and 2. Stop any conflicting or confusing sounds and visual distractions. Section 907.2.3; change to read as follows: 907.2.3 Group E. A manual fire alarm system that initiates the occupant notification signal utilizing an emergency voice/alarm communication system meeting the requirements of Section 907.5.2.2 and installed in accordance with Section 907.6 shall be installed in Group E educational occupancies. When automatic sprinkler systems or smoke detectors are installed, such systems or detectors shall be connected to the building fire alarm system. An approved smoke detection system shall be installed in Group E day care occupancies. Unless separated by a minimum of 100' open space, all buildings, whether portable buildings or the main building, will be considered one building for alarm occupant load consideration and interconnection of alarm systems. Exceptions: 1. {No change.} 1.1. Residential In-Home day care with not more than 12 children may use interconnected single station detectors in all habitable rooms. (For care of more than five children 2 1/2 or less years of age, see Section 907.2.6.) {No change to remainder of exceptions.} Section 907.2.12, Exception 3; change to read as follows: 3. Open air portions of buildings with an occupancy in Group A-5 in accordance with Section 303.1 of the International Building Code; however, this exception does not apply to accessory uses including but not limited to sky boxes, restaurants, and similarly enclosed areas. Section 907.4.2; add Section 907.4.2.7 to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No 2170-19 Page 59 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 907.4.2.7 Type. Manual alarm initiating devices shall be an approved double action type. Section 907.6.1; add Section 907.6.1.1 to read as follows: 907.6.1.1 Wiring Installation. All fire alarm systems shall be installed in such a manner that a failure of any single initiating device or single open in an initiating circuit conductor will not interfere with the normal operation of other such devices. All signaling line circuits (SLC) shall be installed in such a way that a single open will not interfere with the operation of any addressable devices (Class A). Outgoing and return SLC conductors shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 72 requirements for Class A circuits and shall have a minimum of four feet separation horizontal and one foot vertical between supply and return circuit conductors. The initiating device circuit (IDC) from a signaling line circuit interface device may be wired Class B, provided the distance from the interface device to the initiating device is ten feet or less. Section 907.6.3; delete all four Exceptions. Section 907.6.6;— add sentence at end of paragraph to read as follows: See 907.6.3 for the required information transmitted to the supervising station. Section 909.22; add to read as follows: 909.22 Stairway or Ramp Pressurization Alternative. Where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 and the stair pressurization alternative is chosen for compliance with Building Code requirements for a smokeproof enclosure, interior exit stairways or ramps shall be pressurized to a minimum of 0.10 inches of water (25 Pa) and a maximum of 0.35 inches of water (87 Pa) in the shaft relative to the building measured with all interior exit stairway and ramp doors closed under maximum anticipated conditions of stack effect and wind effect. Such systems shall comply with Section 909, including the installation of a separate fire-fighter's smoke control panel as per Section 909.16, and a Smoke Control Permit shall be required from the fire department as per Section 105.7. 909.22.1 Ventilating equipment. The activation of ventilating equipment for the stair or ramp pressurization system shall be by smoke detectors installed at each floor level at an approved location at the entrance to the smokeproof enclosure. When the closing device for the stairway or ramp shaft and vestibule doors is activated by smoke detection or power failure, the mechanical equipment shall activate and operate at the required performance levels. Smoke detectors shall be installed in accordance with Section 907.3. 909.22.1.1 Ventilation Systems. Smokeproof enclosure ventilation systems shall be independent of other building ventilation systems. The equipment, control wiring, power wiring and ductwork shall comply with one of the following: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 60 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 1. Equipment, control wiring, power wiring and ductwork shall be located exterior to the building and directly connected to the smokeproof enclosure or connected to the smokeproof enclosure by ductwork enclosed by not less than 2-hour fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 of the Building Code or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711 of the Building Code, or both. 2. Equipment, control wiring, power wiring and ductwork shall be located within the smokeproof enclosure with intake or exhaust directly from and to the outside or through ductwork enclosed by not less than 2-hour barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 of the Building Code or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711 of the Building Code, or both. 3. Equipment, control wiring, power wiring and ductwork shall be located within the building if separated from the remainder of the building, including other mechanical equipment, by not less than 2-hour fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 of the Building Code or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711 of the Building Code, or both. Exceptions: 1. Control wiring and power wiring utilizing a 2-hour rated cable or cable system. 2. Where encased with not less than 2 inches (51 mm) of concrete. 3. Control wiring and power wiring protected by a listed electrical circuit protective systems with a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours. 909.21.1.2 Standby Power. Mechanical vestibule and stairway and ramp shaft ventilation systems and automatic fire detection systems shall be provided with standby power in accordance with Section 2702 of the Building Code. 909.22.1.3 Acceptance and Testing. Before the mechanical equipment is approved, the system shall be tested in the presence of the fire code official to confirm that the system is operating in compliance with these requirements. Section 910.2; change Exception 2. and 3.to read as follows: 2. Only manual smoke and heat removal shall net be required in areas of buildings equipped with early suppression fast-response (ESFR) sprinklers. Automatic smoke and heat removal is prohibited. 3. Only manual smoke and heat removal shall not be required in areas of buildings equipped with control mode special application sprinklers with a response time index of 50(m*S)1/2 or less that are listed to control a fire in stored commodities with 12 or fewer sprinklers. Automatic smoke and heat removal is prohibited. Section 910.2; add subsections 910.2.3 with exceptions to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 61 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 910.2.3 Group H. Buildings and portions thereof used as a Group H occupancy as follows: 1. In occupancies classified as Group H-2 or H-3, any of which are more than 15,000 square feet (1394 m2) in single floor area. Exception: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombustible materials. 2. In areas of buildings in Group H used for storing Class 2, 3, and 4 liquid and solid oxidizers, Class 1 and unclassified detonable organic peroxides, Class 3 and 4 unstable (reactive) materials, or Class 2 or 3 water-reactive materials as required for a high- hazard commodity classification. Exception: Buildings of noncombustible construction containing only noncombustible materials. Section 910.3; add section 910.3.4 to read as follows: 910.3.4 Vent Operation. Smoke and heat vents shall be capable of being operated by approved automatic and manual means. Automatic operation of smoke and heat vents shall conform to the provisions of Sections 910.3.2.1 through 910.3.2.3. 910.3.4.1 Sprinklered buildings. Where installed in buildings equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall be designed to operate automatically. The automatic operating mechanism of the smoke and heat vents shall operate at a temperature rating at least 100 degrees F (approximately 38 degrees Celsius) greater than the temperature rating of the sprinklers installed. Exception: Manual only systems per Section 910.2. 910.3.4.2 Nonsprinklered Buildings. Where installed in buildings not equipped with an approved automatic sprinkler system, smoke and heat vents shall operate automatically by actuation of a heat-responsive device rated at between 100°F (56°C) and 220°F (122°C) above ambient. Exception: Listed gravity-operated drop out vents. Section 910.4.3.1; change to read as follows: 910.4.3.1 Makeup Air. Makeup air openings shall be provided within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the floor level. Operation of makeup air openings shall be manual or automatic. The minimum gross area of makeup air inlets shall be 8 square feet per 1,000 cubic feet per minute (0.74 m2 per 0.4719 m3/s) of smoke exhaust. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 62 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 912.2; add Section 912.2.3 to read as follows: 912.2.3 Hydrant Distance. An approved fire hydrant shall be located within 100 feet of the fire department connection as the fire hose lays along an unobstructed path. Section 913.2.1; add second paragraph and exception to read as follows: When located on the ground level at an exterior wall, the fire pump room shall be provided with an exterior fire department access door that is not less than 3 ft. in width and 6 ft. — 8 in. in height, regardless of any interior doors that are provided. A key box shall be provided at this door, as required by Section 506.1. Exception: When it is necessary to locate the fire pump room on other levels or not at an exterior wall, the corridor leading to the fire pump room access from the exterior of the building shall be provided with equivalent fire resistance as that required for the pump room, or as approved by the fire code official. Access keys shall be provided in the key box as required by Section 506.1. Section 914.3.1.2; change to read as follows: 914.3.1.2 Water Supply to required Fire Pumps. In buildings that are more than 420 120 feet (37 m) in building height, required fire pumps shall be supplied by connections to no fewer than two water mains located in different streets. Separate supply piping shall be provided between each connection to the water main and the pumps. Each connection and the supply piping between the connection and the pumps shall be sized to supply the flow and pressure required for the pumps to operate. Exception: {No change to exception.} Section 1006.2.2.7; Add Section 1006.2.2.7 as follows: 1006.2.2.7 Electrical Rooms. For electrical rooms, special exiting requirements may apply. Reference the electrical code as adopted. Section 1009.8; add the following Exception 7: Exceptions: 7. Buildings regulated under State Law and built in accordance with State registered plans, including variances or waivers granted by the State, shall be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of Section 1009 and chapter 11. Section 1010.1.9.5 Bolt Locks; amend exceptions 3 and 4 as follows: Exceptions: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 63 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 3. Where a pair of doors serves an occupant load of less than 50 persons in a Group B, F, M or S occupancy. (Remainder unchanged) 4. Where a pair of doors serves a Group A B, F, M or S occupancy (remainder unchanged) Section 1020.1 Construction; add exception 6 to read as follows: 6. In group B occupancies, corridor walls and ceilings need not be of fire-resistive construction within a single tenant space when the space is equipped with approved automatic smoke-detection within the corridor. The actuation of any detector must activate self-annunciatinq alarms audible in all areas within the corridor. Smoke detectors must be connected to an approved automatic fire alarm system where such system is provided. Section 1029.1.1.1 Spaces under grandstands and bleachers; delete this section. Section 1031.2; change to read as follows: 1031.2 Reliability. Required exit accesses, exits and exit discharges shall be continuously maintained free from obstructions or impediments to full instant use in the case of fire or other emergency • •- - •- e . e • . . •- - - e • - •• e is-occupied. An exit or exit passageway shall not be used for any purpose that interferes with a means of egress. Section 1103.3; add sentence to end of paragraph as follows: Provide emergency signage as required by Section 606.3. Section 1103.5.1: add sentence to read as follows: Fire sprinkler system installation shall be completed within 24 months from date of notification by the fire code official. Section 1103.5; add Section 1103.5.5 to read as follows: 1103.5.5 Spray Booths and Rooms. Existing spray booths and spray rooms shall be protected by an approved automatic fire-extinquishinq system in accordance with Section 2404. Section 1103.7; add Section 1103.7.7 and 1103.7.7.1 to read as follows: 1103.7.7 Fire Alarm System Design Standards. Where an existing fire alarm system is upgraded or replaced, the devices shall be addressable. Fire alarm systems utilizing more than 20 smoke and/or heat detectors shall have analog initiating devices. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 64 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Exception: Existing systems need not comply unless the total building, or fire alarm system, remodel or expansion exceeds 30% of the building. When cumulative building or fire alarm system, remodel or expansion initiated after the date of original fire alarm panel installation exceeds 50% of the building, or fire alarm system, the fire alarm system must comply within 18 months of permit application. 1103.7.7.1 Communication requirements. Refer to Section 907.6.6 for applicable requirements. Section 1203; change and add to read as follows: 1203.1.1 {No chanqe.} 1203.1.2 {No change.} 1203.1.3 Emergency power systems and standby power systems shall be installed in accordance with the International Building Code, NFPA 70, NFPA 110 and NFPA 111. Existing installations shall be maintained in accordance with the original approval, except as specified in Chapter 11. 1203.1.4 through 1203.1.9 {No changes to these sections.) 1203.1.10 Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS). For Critical Operations Power Systems necessary to maintain continuous power supply to facilities or parts of facilities that require continuous operation for the reasons of public safety, emergency management, national security, or business continuity, see NFPA 70. 1203.2 Where Required. Emergency and standby power systems shall be provided where required by Sections 1203.2.1 through 1203.2.4826 or elsewhere identified in this code or any other referenced code. 1203.2.1 through 1203.2.3 {No change.} 1203.2.4 Emergency Voice/alarm Communications Systems. Emergency power shall be provided for emergency voice/alarm communications systems in the following occupancies, or as specified elsewhere in this code, as required in Section 907.5.2.2.5. The system shall be capable of powering the required load for a duration of not less than 24 hours, as required in NFPA 72. Covered and Open Malls, Section 907.2.19 and 914.2.3 Group A Occupancies, Sections 907.2.1 and 907.5.2.2.4. Special Amusement Buildings, Section 907.2.11 High-rise Buildings, Section 907.2.12 City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 65 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Atriums, Section 907.2.13 Deep Underground Buildings, Section 907.2.18 1203.2.5 through 1203.2.13 (No change.} 1203.2.14 Means of Egress Illumination. Emergency power shall be provided for means of egress illumination in accordance with Sections 1008.3 and 1104.5.1. {90 minutes) 1203.2.15 Membrane Structures. Emergency power shall be provided for exit signs in temporary tents and membrane structures in accordance with Section 3103.12.6. (90 minutes) Standby power shall be provided for auxiliary inflation systems in permanent membrane structures in accordance with Section 2702 of the International Building Code. {4 hours) Auxiliary inflation systems shall be provided in temporary air-supported and air-inflated membrane structures in accordance with section 3103.10.4. 1203.2.16 {No change.} 1203.2.17 Smoke Control Systems. Standby power shall be provided for smoke control systems in the following occupancies, or as specified elsewhere in this code, as required in Section 909.11: Covered Mall Building, International Building Code, Section 402.7 Atriums, International Building Code, Section 404.7 Underground Buildings, International Building Code, Section 405.8 Group 1-3, International Building Code, Section 408.4.2 Stages, International Building Code, Section 410.2.5 Special Amusement Buildings (as applicable to Group A's), International Building Code, Section 411.1 Smoke Protected Seating, Section 1029.6.2. 1203.2.18 {No change.} 1203.2.19 Covered and Open Mall Buildings. Emergency power shall be provided in accordance with Section 907.2.19 and 914.2.3. 1203.2.20 Airport Traffic Control Towers. A standby power system shall be provided in airport traffic control towers more than 65 ft. in height. Power shall be provided to the following equipment: City of Desoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 66 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 1. Pressurization equipment, mechanical equipment and lighting. 2. Elevator operating equipment. 3. Fire alarm and smoke detection systems. 1203.2.21 Smokeproof Enclosures and Stair Pressurization Alternative. Standby power shall be provided for smokeproof enclosures, stair pressurization alternative and associated automatic fire detection systems as required by the International Building Code, Section 909.20.6.2. 1203.2.22 Elevator Pressurization. Standby power shall be provided for elevator pressurization system as required by the International Building Code, Section 909.21.5. 1203.2.23 Elimination of Smoke Dampers in Shaft Penetrations. Standby power shall be provided when eliminating the smoke dampers in ducts penetrating shafts in accordance with the International Building Code, Section 717.5.3, exception 2.3. 1203.2.24 Common Exhaust Systems for Clothes Dryers. Standby power shall be provided for common exhaust systems for clothes dryers located in multistory structures in accordance with the International Mechanical Code, Section 504.10, Item 7. 1203.2.25 Hydrogen Cutoff Rooms. Standby power shall be provided for mechanical ventilation and gas detection systems of Hydrogen Cutoff Rooms in accordance with the International Building Code, Section 421. 1203.2.26 Means of Egress Illumination in Existing Buildings. Emergency power shall be provided for means of egress illumination in accordance with Section 1104.5 when required by the fire code official. (90 minutes in 1-2, 60 minutes elsewhere.) 1203.3 through 1203.6 {No change.} 1203.7 Energy Time Duration. Unless a time limit is specified by the fire code official, in this chapter or elsewhere in this code, or in any other referenced code or standard, the emergency and standby power system shall be supplied with enough fuel or energy storage capacity for not less than 2-hour full-demand operation of the system. Exception: Where the system is supplied with natural gas from a utility provider and is approved. Section 2304.1; change to read as follows: 2304.1 Supervision of Dispensing. The dispensing of fuel at motor fuel-dispensing facilities shall be conducted by a qualified attendant or shall be under the supervision of a qualified attendant at all times or shall be in accordance with Section 2201.3. the following: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 67 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 1. Conducted by a qualified attendant; and/or, 2. Shall be under the supervision of a qualified attendant; and/or 3. Shall be an unattended self-service facility in accordance with Section 2304.3. At any time the qualified attendant of item Number 1 or 2 above is not present, such operations shall be considered as an unattended self-service facility and shall also comply with Section 2304.3. Section 2401.2; delete this section. Section 3103.3.1; delete this section. Table 3206.2, footnote h; change text to read as follows: h. Not required Where storage areas are protected by either early suppression fast -response (ESFR) sprinkler systems or control mode special application sprinklers with a response time index of 50 (m • s) 1/2 or less that are listed to control a fire in the stored commodities with 12 or fewer sprinklers, installed in accordance with NFPA 13, manual smoke and heat vents or manually activated engineered mechanical smoke exhaust systems shall be required within these areas. Table 3206.2, footnote j; add footnote j to row titled 'High Hazard' and 'Greater than 300,000' to read as follows: j. High hazard high-piled storage areas shall not exceed 500,000 square feet. A 2- hour fire wall constructed in accordance with Section 706 of the International Building Code shall be used to divide high-piled storage exceeding 500,000 square feet in area. Section 3310.1; add sentence to end of paragraph to read as follows: When fire apparatus access roads are required to be installed for any structure or development, they shall be approved prior to the time at which construction has progressed beyond completion of the foundation of any structure. Section 5601.1.3; change to read as follows: 5601.1.3 Fireworks. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling, and use of fireworks are prohibited. Exceptions: 1. Only when approved for fireworks displays, storage, and handling of fireworks as allowed in Section 5604 and 5608. 2. Manufacture, assembly and testing of fireworks as allowed in Section 5605. 3:2. The use of fireworks for approved fireworks displays as allowed in Section 5608. City of Desoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 68 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 4. The possession, storage, sale... (Delete remainder of text) Section 5703.6; add a sentence to read as follows: 5703.6 Piping Systems. Piping systems, and their component parts, for flammable and combustible liquids shall be in accordance with Sections 5703.6.1 through 5703.6.11. An approved method of secondary containment shall be provided for underground tank and piping systems. Section 5704.2.11.4; add a sentence to read as follows: 5704.2.11.4 Leak Prevention. Leak prevention for underground tanks shall comply with Sections 5704.2.11.4.1 and 5709.2.11.4.2 through 5704.2.11.4.3. An approved method of secondary containment shall be provided for underground tank and piping systems. Section 5704.2.11.4.2; change to read as follows: 5704.2.11.4.2 Leak Detection. Underground storage tank systems shall be provided with an approved method of leak detection from any component of the system that is designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 30 and as specified in Section 5704.2.11.4.3. Section 5704.2.11.4.3; add Section 5704.2.11.4.3 to read as follows: 5704.2.11.4.3 Observation Wells. Approved sampling tubes of a minimum 4 inches in diameter shall be installed in the backfill material of each underground flammable or combustible liquid storage tank. The tubes shall extend from a point 12 inches below the average grade of the excavation to ground level and shall be provided with suitable surface access caps. Each tank site shall provide a sampling tube at the corners of the excavation with a minimum of 4 tubes. Sampling tubes shall be placed in the product line excavation within 10 feet of the tank excavation and one every 50 feet routed alonq product lines towards the dispensers, a minimum of two are required. Section 5707.4; add paragraph to read as follows: Mobile fueling sites shall be restricted to commercial, industrial, governmental, or manufacturing, where the parking area having such operations is primarily intended for employee vehicles. Mobile fueling shall be conducted for fleet fueling or employee vehicles only, not the general public. Commercial sites shall be restricted to office-type or similar occupancies that are not primarily intended for use by the public. Section 6103.2.1; add Section 6103.2.1.8 to read as follows: 6103.2.1.8 Jewelry Repair, Dental Labs and Similar Occupancies. Where natural gas service is not available, portable LP-Gas containers are allowed to be used to supply approved torch assemblies or similar appliances. Such containers shall not City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 69 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 exceed 20-pound (9.0 kg) water capacity. Aggregate capacity shall not exceed 60- pound (27.2 kg) water capacity. Each device shall be separated from other containers by a distance of not less than 20 feet. Section 6104.2, Exception; add an exception 2 to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. {existing text unchanged) 2. Except as permitted in Sections 308 and 6104.3.2, LP-gas containers are not permitted in residential areas. Section 6104.3; add Section 6104.3.3 to read as follows: • 6104.3.3 Spas, Pool Heaters, and Other Listed Devices. Where natural gas service is not available, an LP-gas container is allowed to be used to supply spa and pool heaters or other listed devices. Such container shall not exceed 250-gallon water capacity per lot. See Table 6104.3 for location of containers. Exception: Lots where LP-gas can be off-loaded wholly on the property where the tank is located may install up to 500 gallon above ground or 1,000 gallon underground approved containers. Section 6107.4 and 6109.13; change to read as follows: 6107.4 Protecting Containers from Vehicles. Where exposed to vehicular damage due to proximity to alleys, driveways or parking areas, LP-gas containers, regulators and piping shall be protected in accordance with NFPA 58 Section 312. 6109.13 Protection of Containers. LP-gas containers shall be stored within a suitable enclosure or otherwise protected against tampering. Vehicle impact protection shall be provided as required by Section 6107.4. Exception: Vehicle impact protection shall not be required for protection of LP gas containers where the containers are kept in lockable, ventilated cabinets of metal construction. (Applicable to those jurisdictions adopting Appendix B) Table 8105.2; change footnote a. to read as follows: a. The reduced fire-flow shall be not less than 1,000 1,500 gallons per minute." SECTION 8. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.1800 titled "International Residential Code", to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 70 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 "ARTICLE 3.1800 INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE Sec. 3.1801 Adoption The International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the offices of the city secretary and residential official. Sec. 3.1802 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Section R102.4; change to read as follows: R102.4 Referenced codes. The codes, when specifically adopted, and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections R102.4.1 and R102.4.2. Whenever amendments have been adopted to the referenced codes and standards, each reference to said code and standard shall be considered to reference the amendments as well. Any reference made to NFPA 70 or the Electrical Code shall mean the Electrical Code as adopted. Section R103 and R103.1; amend to insert the Department Name: SECTION 103 BUILDING INSPECTIONS DEPARTMENT CITY OF DESOTO R103.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The building inspections department, City of DeSoto, is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the building official. Section R104.10.1 Flood Hazard areas; delete this section. Section R105.3.1.1& R106.1.4; delete these sections. Section R110 (R110.1 through R110.5); delete the section. Section R202; change definition of "Townhouse" to read as follows: TOWNHOUSE. A single-family dwelling unit constructed in a group of three or more attached units separated by property lines in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with a yard or public way on at least two sides. GROU WIND DESIGN SEISM! SUBJECT TO Zw Q : OJ Q re z w z gill Vmw :, LL02 QLLN 54 City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 71 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 ND C DAMAGE FROM SNOW DESIGN LOAD -a w CATEG SPE E ORY m Weathe Fros Termit EDdt A ring t ec 5 lb/ft (MP a. E a Line H) do .m Els E Dep 0o a o thb 22° No Local 150 64.9 115 ~ w CO � N F Code ° F (3 No N No Modera 6" Very sec- o to Heavy gust) / 76 faste st mile ***Table R301.2 (1); fill in as follows: Delete remainder of table Manual J Design Criteria and footnote N Section R302.1; add exception #6 to read as follows: Exceptions: (previous exceptions unchanged} 6. Open non-combustible carport structures may be constructed when also approved within adopted ordinances. Section R302.3; add Exception #3 to read as follows: Exceptions: 1. (existing text unchanged} 2. (existing text unchanged} 3. Two-family dwelling units that are also divided by a property line through the structure shall be separated as required for townhouses. Section R302.5.1; change to read as follows: R302.5.1 Opening protection. Openings from a private garage directly into a room used for sleeping purposes shall not be permitted. Other openings between the garage and residence shall be equipped with solid wood doors not less than 13/8 inches (35 mm) in thickness, solid or honeycomb core steel doors not less than 13/8 inches (35 mm) thick, or 20-minute fire-rated doors. Equipped with a self closing or automatic closing device. Section R303.3, Exception; amend to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 72 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Exception: {existing text unchanged} Spaces containing only a water closet or water closet and a lavatory may be ventilated with an approved mechanical recirculating fan or similar device designed to remove odors from the air. Section R313.2 One and Two Family Dwellings; Delete this section and subsection in their entirety. Section R315.2.2 Alterations, repairs and additions; amend to read as follows: Exception: 1. [existing text remains] 2. Installation, alteration or repairs of all electrically powered mechanical systems or plumbing appliances. Section R322 Flood Resistant Construction; deleted section. Section R401.2; amended by 'adding a new paragraph following the existing paragraph to read as follows. Section R401.2. Requirements. {existing text unchanged} ... Every foundation and/or footing, or any size addition to an existing post-tension foundation, regulated by this code shall be designed and sealed by a Texas-registered engineer. (Amendment to 2015 IRC carried forward to 2018 IRC.) Section R602.6.1; amend the following: • R602.6.1 Drilling and notching of top plate. When piping or ductwork is placed in or partly in an exterior wall or interior load-bearing wall, necessitating cutting, drilling or notching of the top plate by more than 50 percent of its width, a galvanized metal tie not less than 0.054 inch thick (1.37 mm) (16 Ga) and 1 '/z inches (38) mm 5 inches (127 mm) wide shall be fastened across and to the plate at each side of the opening with not less than eight 10d (0.148 inch diameter) having a minimum length of 1 '% inches (38 mm) at each side or equivalent. Fasteners will be offset to prevent splitting of the top plate material. The metal tie must extend a minimum of 6 inches past the opening. See figure R602.6.1. {remainder unchanged} mn,OROR°L..vxa wui (Amendment to 2015 IRC carried forward to 2018 IRC.) Figure R602.6.1; delete ra, u m i the figure MencexrwixrMumwm I. and insert the following �•a°e�°,.at.E,°„" E,� figure: "�c nem s �crsav� (Amendment to 2015 IRC ° "`°" "� "'"`°""` carried forward to 2018 IRC also "° FI� �c"�° provides City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 r°MMu e 73 of 90 Mme ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 additional assurance of maintaining the integrity of the framing by spreading the nailing pattern.) Add section R703.8.4.1.2 Veneer Ties for Wall Studs; to read as follows: R703.8.4.1.2 Veneer Ties for Wall Studs. In stud framed exterior walls, all ties may be anchored to studs as follows: 1. When studs are 16 in (407 mm) o.c., stud ties shall be spaced no further apart than 24 in (737 mm) vertically starting approximately 12 in (381 mm) from the foundation; or 2. When studs are 24 in (610 mm) o.c., stud ties shall be spaced no further apart than 16 in (483 mm) vertically starting approximately 8 in (254 mm) from the foundation. (This amendment had been a carry-over amendment for years to provide clear instruction for placement of brick ties. It is now retained with changes to reflect its correct placement and use for clarity when attachment to framing lumber (studs). It should remain for those purposes. It is in addition to the new new Table in 2018 which provides for brick ties directly to sheathing.) Section R902.1; amend and add exception #5 to read as follows: R902.1 Roofing covering materials. Roofs shall be covered with materials as set forth in Sections R904 and R905. Class A, B, or C roofing shall be installed in designated by law as requiring their ucc or when the edge of the roof is lace than 3 feet from a lot line. (remainder unchanged} Exceptions: 1. (text unchanged} 2. (text unchanged} 3. (text unchanged} 4. (text unchanged} 5. Non-classified roof coverings shall be permitted on one-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed (area defined by jurisdiction). Chapter 11 [RE] — Energy Efficiency is deleted in its entirety; Reference the 2018 IECC for energy code provisions and recommended amendments. Section M1305.1.2; change to read as follows: M1305.1.2 Appliances in attics. Attics containing appliances shall be provided . . . (bulk of paragraph unchanged} . . . side of the appliance. The clear access opening City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 74 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 dimensions shall be a minimum of 20 inches by 30 inches (508 mm by 762 mm), and large enough to allow removal of the largest appliance. As a minimum, for access to the attic space, provide one of the following: 10. A permanent stair. 11. A pull down stair with a minimum 300 lb (136 kq) capacity. 12. An access door from an upper floor level. Exceptions: 1. The passageway and level service space are not required where the appliance can be serviced and removed through the required opening. 2. Where the passageway is unobstructed...{remaining text unchanged) Section M1411,3; change to read as follows: M1411.3 Condensate disposal. Condensate from all cooling coils or evaporators shall be conveyed from the drain pan outlet to an approvcd place of disposal a sanitary sewer through a trap, by means of a direct or indirect drain. {remaining text unchanged) **Section M1411.3.1, Items 3 and 4; add text to read as follows: M1411.3.1 Auxiliary and secondary drain systems. {bulk of paragraph unchanged] 1. {text unchanged] 2. {text unchanged) 3. An auxiliary drain pan... {bulk of text unchanged)... with Item 1 of this section. A water level detection device may be installed only with prior approval of the building official. 4. A water level detection device... {bulk of text unchanged]... overflow rim of such pan. A water level detection device may be installed only with prior approval of the building official. Section M1411.3.1.1; add text to read as follows: 1V11411.3.1.1 Water-level monitoring devices. On down-flow units ...{bulk of text unchanged)... installed in the drain line. A water level detection device may be installed only with prior approval of the building official. M1503.6 Makeup Air Required; amend and add exception as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 75 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 M1503.6 Makeup air required. Where one or more gas, liquid or solid fuel-burning appliance that is neither direct-vent nor uses a mechanical draft venting system is located within a dwelling unit's air barrier, each exhaust system capable of exhausting in excess of 400 cubic feet per minute (0.19 m3/s) shall be mechanically or passively provided with makeup air at a rate approximately equal to the difference between exhaust air rate and 400 cubic feet per minute. Such makeup air systems shall be equipped with not fewer than one damper complying with Section M1503.6.2. Exception: Makeup air is not required for exhaust systems installed for the exclusive purpose of space cooling and intended to be operated only when windows or other air inlets are open. Where all appliances in the house are of sealed combustion, power- vent, unvented, or electric, the exhaust hood system shall be permitted to exhaust up to 600 cubic feet per minute (0.28 m3/s) without providing makeup air. Exhaust hood systems capable of exhausting in excess of 600 cubic feet per minute (0.28 m3/s) shall be provided with a makeup air at a rate approximately to the difference between the exhaust air rate and 600 cubic feet per minute. Section M2005.2; change to read as follows: M2005.2 Prohibited locations. Fuel-fired water heaters shall not be installed in a room used as a storage closet. Water heaters located in a bedroom or bathroom shall be installed in a sealed enclosure so that combustion air will not be taken from the living space. Access to such enclosure may be from the bedroom or bathroom when through a solid door, weather-stripped in accordance with the exterior door air leakage requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code and equipped with an approved self-closing device. Installation of direct-vent water heaters within an enclosure is not required. Section G2408.3 (305.5)Private Garages; delete this section in its entirety. Section G2415.2.1 (404.2.1) CSST; add a second paragraph to read as follows: Both ends of each section of medium pressure qas piping shall identify its operating gas pressure with an approved taq. The taqs are to be composed of aluminum or stainless steel and the following wording shall be stamped into the taq: "WARNING: 1/2 to 5 psi gas pressure - Do Not Remove" Section G2415.12 (404.12) and G2415.12.1 (404.12.1); change to read as follows: 02415.12 (404.12) Minimum burial depth. Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 12 inches (305 mm) 18 inches (457 mm) below grade, except as provided for in Section G2,115.12.1. 02415.12.1 (404.12.1) Individual Outdoor Appliances; Delete in its entirety City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 76 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section G2417.1 (406.1); change to read as follows: G2417.1 (406.1) General. Prior to acceptance and initial operation, all piping installations shall be inspected and pressure tested to determine that the materials, design, fabrication, and installation practices comply with the requirements of this code. The permit holder shall make the applicable tests prescribed in Sections 2417.1.1 through 2417.1.5 to determine compliance with the provisions of this code. The permit holder shall give reasonable advance notice to the building official when the piping system is ready for testing. The equipment, material, power and labor necessary for the inspections and test shall be furnished by the permit holder and the permit holder shall be responsible for determining that the work will withstand the test pressure prescribed in the following tests. Section G2417.4; change to read as follows: G2417.4 (406.4) Test pressure measurement. Test pressure shall be measured with a monometer or with a pressure-measuring device designed and calibrated to read, record, or indicate a pressure loss caused by leakage during the pressure test period. The source of pressure shall be isolated before the pressure tests are made. highest end of the scale is not grqater than five times the test pressure. Section G2417.4.1; change to read as follows: G2417.4.1 (406.4.1) Test pressure. The test pressure to be used shall be no less than 3 psig (20 kPa gauge), or at the discretion of the Code Official, the piping and valves may tested at a pressure of at least six (6) inches (152 mm) of mercury, measured with a manometer or slope gauq-, ' - pressure exceeds 125 psig (862 kPa gauge), the test pre^cure shall not exceed a value minimum yield strength of the pipe. For tests requiring a pressure of 3 psiq, diaphragm gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one half inches (3 '/2"), a set hand, 1/10 pound incrementation and pressure range not to exceed 6 psi for tests requiring a pressure of 3 psiq. For tests requiring a pressure of 10 psiq, diaphragm gauges shall utilize a dial with a minimum diameter of three and one-half inches (3 '/2"), a set hand, a minimum of 2/10 pound incrementation and a pressure range not to exceed 20 psi. For welded piping, and for piping carrying gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3.48 kPa) (1/2 psi) and less than 200 inches of water column pressure (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi), the test pressure shall not be less than ten (10) pounds per square inch (69.6 kPa). For piping carrying gas at a pressure that exceeds 200 inches of water column (52.2 kPa) (7.5 psi), the test pressure shall be not less than one and one-half times the proposed maximum working pressure. Diaphragm gauges used for testing must display a current calibration and be in good working condition. The appropriate test must be applied to the diaphragm gauge used for testing. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 77 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section G2417.4.2; change to read as follows: G2417.4.2 (406.4.2) Test duration. The test duration shall be held for a length of time satisfactory to the Building Official, but in no case for be-not less than 49 fifteen (15) minutes. For welded piping, and for piping carrying gas at pressures in excess of fourteen (14) inches water column pressure (3.48 kPa), the test duration shall be held for a length of time satisfactory to the Building Official, but in no case for less than thirty (30) minutes. Section G2420.1 (406.1); add Section G2420.1.4 to read as follows: G2420.1.4 Valves in CSST installations. Shutoff valves installed with corrugated stainless steel (CSST) piping systems shall be supported with an approved termination fitting, or equivalent support, suitable for the size of the valves, of adequate strength and quality, and located at intervals so as to prevent or damp out excessive vibration but in no case greater than 12-inches from the center of the valve. Supports shall be installed so as not to interfere with the free expansion and contraction of the system's piping, fittings, and valves between anchors. All valves and supports shall be designed and installed so they will not be disengaged by movement of the supporting piping. Section G2420.5.1 (409.5.1); add text to read as follows: G2420.5.1 (409.5.1) Located within the same room. The shutoff valve...(bul( of paragraph unchanged)... in accordance with the appliance manufacturer's instructions. A secondary shutoff valve must be installed within 3 feet (914 mm) of the firebox if appliance shutoff is located in the firebox. Section G2421.1 (410.1); add text and Exception to read as follows: G2421.1 (410.1) Pressure regulators. A line pressure regulator shall be ... (bulk of paragraph unchanged)... approved for outdoor installation. Access to regulators shall comply with the requirements for access to appliances as specified in Section M1305. Exception: A passageway or level service space is not required when the regulator is capable of being serviced and removed through the required attic opening. Section G2422.1.2.3 (411.1.3.3) Prohibited locations and penetrations; delete Exception 1 and Exception 4. Section G2445.2 (621.2); add Exception to read as follows: G2445.2 (621.2) Prohibited use. One or more unvented room heaters shall not be used as the sole source of comfort heating in a dwelling unit. Exception: Existing approved unvented room heaters may continue to be used in dwelling units, in accordance with the code provisions in effect when installed, when City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 78 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 approved by the Building Official unless an unsafe condition is determined to exist as described in International Fuel Gas Code Section 108.7 of the Fuel Gas Code. Section G2448.1.1 (624.1.1); change to read as follows: G2448.1.1 (624.1.1) Installation requirements. The requirements for water heaters relative to access, sizing, relief valves, drain pans and scald protection shall be in accordance with this code. Section P2603; add to read as follows: P2603.3 Protection against corrosion. Metallic piping, except for cast iron, ductile iron and galvanized steel, shall not be placed in direct contact with steel framing members, concrete or cinder walls and floors or other masonry. Metallic piping shall not be placed in direct contact with corrosive soil. Where sheathing is used to prevent direct contact, the sheathing shall have a thickness of not less than 0.008 inch (8 mil) (0.203 mm) and the sheathing shall be made of approved material plastic. Where sheathing protects piping that penetrates concrete or masonry walls or floors, the sheathing shall be installed in a manner that allows movement of the piping within the sheathing. Section P2603.5.1 Sewer Depth; change to read as follows: P2603.5.1 Sewer depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of [number] inches (mm) below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers shall be a minimum of 12 inches (304 mm) below grade. Section P2604; add to read as follows: P2604.2.1 Plastic sewer and DWV piping installation. Plastic sewer and DWV piping installed underground shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Trench width shall be controlled to not exceed the outside the pipe diameter plus 16 inches or in a trench which has a controlled width equal to the nominal diameter of the piping multiplied by 1.25 plus 12 inches. The piping shall be bedded in 4 inches of granular fill and then backfilled compacting the side fill in 6-inch layers on each side of the piping. The compaction shall be to minimum of 85 percent standard proctor density and extend to a minimum of 6 inches above the top of the pipe. Section P2801; change to read as follows: P2801.6 Required pan. Where a storage tank-type water heater or a hot water storage tank is installed in a location where water leakage from the tank will cause damage, the tank shall be installed in a pan constructed of one of the following: 1. Galvanized steel or aluminum of not less than 0.0236 inch (0.6010 mm) in thickness. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 79 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 2. Plastic not less than 0.036 inch (0.9 mm) in thickness. 3. Other approved materials. flame spread index of 25 or lees and a smoke developed index of 450 or less when tested in accordance with ASTM E84 or UL 723. Section P2801.6.1; change to read as follows: Section P2801.6.1 Pan size and drain. The pan shall be not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm) in depth and shall be of sufficient size and shape to receive all dripping or condensate from the tank or water heater. The pan shall be drained by an indirect waste pipe having a diameter of not less than 3/4 inch (19 mm). Piping for safety pan drains shall be of those materials listed in Table P2906.5. Multiple pan drains may terminate to a single discharge piping system when approved by the administrative authority and permitted by the manufactures installation instructions and installed with those instructions. {existing text unchanged) Section P2804.6.1; change to read as follows: Section P2804.6.1 Requirements for discharge piping. The discharge piping serving a pressure relief valve, temperature relief valve or combination thereof shall: 1. Not be directly connected to the drainage system. 2. Discharge through an air gap located in the same room as the water heater. 3. Not be smaller than the diameter of the outlet of the valve served and shall discharge full size to the air gap. 4. Serve a single relief device and shall not connect to piping serving any other relief device or equipment. Exception: Multiple relief devices may be installed to a single T & P discharge piping system when approved by the administrative authority and permitted by the manufactures installation instructions and installed with those instructions. 5. Discharge to the floor, to the pan serving the water h ater or storage tank, to a waste receptor an approved location or to the outdoors. [remainder unchanged] Section P2902.5.3; change to read as follows: P2902.5.3 Lawn irrigation systems. The potable water supply to lawn irrigation systems shall be protected against backflow by an atmospheric-type vacuum breaker, a pressure-type vacuum breaker, a double-check assembly or a reduced pressure City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 80 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 principle backflow preventer. A valve shall not be installed downstream from an atmospheric vacuum breaker. Where chemicals are introduced into the system, the potable water supply shall be protected against backflow by a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer. Section P3003.9; change to read as follows: P3003.9.2 Solvent cementing. Joint surfaces shall be clean and free from moisture. A purple primer that conforms to ASTM F 656 shall be applied. Solvent cement not purple in color and conforming to ASTM D 2564, CSA B137.3, CSA B181.2 or CSA B182.1 shall be applied to all joint surfaces. The joint shall be made while the cement is wet and shall be in accordance with ASTM D 2855. Solvent cement joints shall be permitted above or below ground. Exception: A primer is not required where both of the following conditions apply: 2. . diameter. Section P3111Combination waste and vent systems; delete this section in its entirety. Section P3112.2 Vent Collection; delete and replace with the following: P3112.2 Installation. Traps for island sinks and similar equipment shall be roughed in above the floor and may be vented by extending the vent as high as possible, but not less than the drainboard height and then returning it downward and connecting it to the horizontal sink drain immediately downstream from the vertical fixture drain. The return vent shall be connected to the horizontal drain through a wye-branch fitting and shall, in addition, be provided with a foot vent taken off the vertical fixture vent by means of a wye-branch immediately below the floor and extending to the nearest partition and then through the roof to the open air or may be connected to other vents at a point not less than six (6) inches (152 mm) above the flood level rim of the fixtures served. Drainage fittings shall be used on all parts of the vent below the floor level and a minimum slope of one-quarter (1/4) inch per foot (20.9 mm/m) back to the drain shall be maintained. The return bend used under the drain-board shall be a one (1) piece fitting or an assembly of a forty-five (45) degree (0.79 radius), a ninety (90) degree (1.6 radius) and a forty-five (45) degree (0.79 radius) elbow in the order named. Pipe sizing shall be as elsewhere required in this Code. The island sink drain, upstream of the return vent, shall serve no other fixtures. An accessible cleanout shall be installed in the vertical portion of the foot vent." City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 81 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 SECTION 9. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by amending Article 3.2000 titled "International Property Maintenance Code", to read as follows: "ARTICLE 3.2000 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE Sec. 3.2001 Adoption The International Property Maintenance Code, 2018 edition with amendments, including appendix A "boarding standard," a copy of which is on file in the office of the city secretary, is hereby adopted and designated as the property maintenance code of the city, the same as though such code were copied in full herein. Sec. 3.2002 Amendments, Deletions and Additions 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the International Property Maintenance Code of the City of DeSoto, Texas, hereinafter referred to as "this code." Section 101.3; change to read as follows: 101.3 Intent. This code shall be construed to secure its expressed intent, which is to ensure health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued occupancy and maintenance of structures and premises. Existing structures and premises that do not comply with these provisions shall be altered or repaired to provide a level of health and safety as required herein. Section 103.4; delete in its entirety. Section 103.5; change to read as follows: 103.5 Fees. The fees for activities and services performed by the department in carrying out its responsibilities under this code shall be as indicated in the City of DeSoto's Master Fee Schedule. Section 104.1; change to read as follows: 104.1 General. The code official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The code official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies and procedures shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code. Such policies and procedures shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code. Section 106.2; delete in its entirety. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 82 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 106.3; delete in its entirety. Section 106.4; delete in its entirety. Section 106.5; delete in its entirety. Section 107.1; change to read as follows: 107.1 Notice to person responsible. Whenever the code official determines that there has been a violation of this code or has grounds to believe that a violation has occurred, notice shall be given in the manner prescribed in Sections 107.2 and 107.3 to the person responsible for the violation as specified in this code. Notices for condemnation procedures shall comply with Section 108.3. Section 107.5; delete in its entirety Section 110.1; change to read as follows: 110.1 General. The code official shall order the owner or owner's authorized agent of any premises upon which is located any structure, which in the code official's or owner's authorized agent judgment after review is so deteriorated or dilapidated or has become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, insanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy, and such that it is unreasonable to repair the structure, to demolish and remove such structure; or if such structure is capable of being made safe by repairs, to repair and make safe and sanitary, or to board up and hold for future repair or to demolish and remove at the owner's option; or where there has been a cessation of normal construction of any structure for a period of more than two years, the code official shall order the owner or owner's authorized agent to demolish and remove such structure, or board up until future repair. Boarding the building up for future repair shall not extend beyond one year, unless approved by the building official. Section 111.1; change to read as follows: 111.1 Application for appeal. Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the board of appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 20 days after the day the decision, notice or order was served. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or the requirements of this code are adequately satisfied by other means. Section 111.2 through Section 111.8; delete in their entirety Section 112.4; change to read as follows: 112.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 83 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 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 liable to a fine not to exceed the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00). Section 303.2; change to read as follows: 303.2 Enclosures. Private swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, containing water more than 24 inches (610 mm) in depth shall be completely surrounded by a fence or barrier not less than 72 inches (1219 mm) in height above the finished ground level measured on the side of the barrier away from the pool. Gates and doors in such barriers shall be self-closing and self-latching. Where the self-latching device is less than 54 inches (1372 mm) above the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate. Self-closing and self- latching gates shall be maintained such that the gate will positively close and latch when released from an open position of 6 inches (152 mm) from the gatepost. An existing pool enclosure shall not be removed, replaced or changed in a manner that reduces its effectiveness as a safety barrier. {Text of exception unchanged} 304.3 Premises identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm) in height with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm). 304.3.1 Building numbers required. For multifamily dwellings, each building shall have the building number placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible. Each building number shall be illuminated so that the number is plainly visible from the street level at night. 304.3.1 Unit/Apartment numbers on front doors. For multifamily dwellings, each apartment or unit number shall be plainly legible and visible on the front door of each unit. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Section 304.14; change to read as follows: 304.14 Insect screens. Every door, window and other outside opening required for ventilation of habitable rooms, food preparation areas, food service areas or any areas where products to be included or utilized in food for human consumption are processed, manufactured, packaged or stored shall be supplied with approved tightly fitting screens of minimum 16 mesh per inch (16 mesh per 25 mm), and every screen door used for insect control shall have a self-closing device in good working condition. {Text of exception unchanged} City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 84 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Section 304.18.1; change to read as follows: 304.18.1 Doors. Doors providing access to a dwelling unit, rooming unit or housekeeping unit that is rented, leased or let shall be equipped with a deadbolt lock designed to be readily openable from the side from which egress is to be made without the need for keys, special knowledge or effort and shall have a minimum lock throw of 1 inch (25 mm). Such deadbolt locks shall be installed according to the manufacturer's specifications and maintained in good working order. For the purpose of this section, a sliding bolt shall not be considered an acceptable deadbolt lock. Front doors shall also be equipped with a 180° peephole. Section 403.5; change to read as follows: {Delete exception in its entirety} Section 602.3; change to read as follows: 602.3 Heat supply. Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling units or sleeping units on terms, either expressed or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply heat to maintain a minimum temperature of 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms. {Text of exceptions 1 and 2 unchanged} Section 602.4; change to read as follows: 602.3 Occupiable work spaces. Indoor occupiable work spaces shall be supplied with heat to maintain a minimum temperature of 65°F (18°C) during the period the spaces are occupied. (Text of exceptions 1 and 2 unchanged}" SECTION 10. That the City of DeSoto Code of Ordinances is amended by amending Chapter 3 "Building Regulations" by adding a new Article 3.2100 titled "International Existing Building Code", to read as follows: "ARTICLE 3.2100 INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE Sec. 3.2101 Adoption The International Existing Building Code, 2018 Edition, as published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference. Unless deleted, amended, expanded or otherwise changed herein, all provisions of such code shall be fully applicable and binding. A copy of said code shall be maintained at all times in the offices of the city secretary and building official. City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 85 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Sec. 3.2102 Amendments, Deletions and Additions Section 102.4; change to read as follows: [A] 102.4 Referenced codes and standards. The codes, when specifically adopted, and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference and as further regulated in Sections 102.4.1 and 102.4.2. Section 202; amend definition of Existing Building as follows: Existing Building - A building, structure, or space, with an approved final inspection issued under a code edition which is at least 2 published code editions preceding the currently adopted building code; or a change of occupancy. Section 202; amend definition of Existing Structure as follows: Existing Structure- A building, structure, or space, with an approved final inspection issued under a code edition which is at least 2 published code editions preceding the currently adopted building code; or a change of occupancy. Section 305.1; adds an exception to read as follows: Exception: Components of projects regulated by and registered with Architectural Barriers Division of Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shall be deemed to be incompliance with the requirements of this chapter. Section 305.4.2; add Number 7 to the list of requirements as follows: 7. At least one accessible family or assisted use toilet room shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 11 of the International Buildin_q Code. Section 401.3 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section: Section 40525 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section: Section 406.1; add a code reference to read as follows: 406.1 Material. Existing electrical wiring and equipment undergoing repair shall be allowed to be repaired or replaced with like material, in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 70. Section 502.3 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section: Section 504.1.2; change to read as follows: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 86 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 504.1.2 Existing fire escapes. Existing fire escapes shall continue to be accepted as a component in the means of egress in existing buildings only. Existing fire escapes shall be permitted to be repaired or replaced. Section 504.1.3; delete entire section: 504.1.3 New fire escapes. New fire escapes for existing buildings shall be permitted only where exterior stairways cannot be utilized due to lot lines limiting stairway size or due to the sidewalks, alleys or roads at grade level. New fire escapes shall not incorporate ladders or access by windows. Section 507.3 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section: Section 701.3 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section: Section 702.6; add a code reference to read as follows: 702.6 Materials and methods. All new work shall comply with the materials and methods requirements in the International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Mechanical Code, National Electrical Code, and International Plumbing Code, as applicable, that specify material standards, detail of installation and connection, joints, penetrations, and continuity of any element, component, or system in the building. Section 802.5.1; change to read as follows: 802.5.1 Minimum requirement. Every portion of a floor, such as a balcony or a loading dock, open-sided walking surfaces, including mezzanines, equipment platforms, aisles, stairs, ramps and landings that is more than 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor or grade below and is not provided with guards, or those in which the existing guards are judged to be in danger of collapsing, shall be provided with guards. Section 803.1; add sentence to read as follows: For the purpose of fire sprinkler protection and fire alarm requirements included in this section, the work area shall be extended to include at least the entire tenant space or spaces bounded by walls capable of resisting the passage of smoke containing the subject work area, and if the work area includes a corridor, hallway, or other exit access, then such corridor, hallway, or other exit access shall be protected in its entirety on that particular floor level. Section 803.2.4; change exception to read as follows: Exception: Supervision is not required where the Fire Code does not require such for new construction for the following: City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 87 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 Underground gate valve with roadway boxes. 2. Halogenated extinguishing systems. Carbon dioxide extinguishing systems. 4. Dry- and wet-chemical extinguishing systems. Automatic sprinkler systems installed in accordance with NFPA 13R where a common supply main is used to supply both domestic and automatic sprinkler systems and a separate shutoff valve for the automatic sprinkler system is not provided. Section 803.3; change section to read as follows: • 803.3 Standpipes. Refer to Section 1103.6 of the Fire Code for retroactive standpipe requirements. {Delete rest of Section 804.3.1 Section 805.2; remove Exception #1 Exception 1. W here the work area and the means of egress serving it complies with NFPA101. Section 805.3.1.2; change to read as follows: 805.3.1.2 Fire Escapes required. For other than Group 1-2, where more than one exit is required an existing or newly constructed fire escape complying with section 805.3.1.2.1 shall be accepted as providing one of the required means of egress. Section 805.3.1.2.1; change to read as follows: 805.3.1.2.1 Fire Escape access and details - ... 1. [Remain unchanged] 2. Access to a new fire escape shall be through a door... 3. Item Deleted 4. [Remain unchanged] 5. In all buildings of Group E occupancy up to and including the 12th grade, buildings of Group I occupancy, rooming boarding houses, and childcare centers, ladders of any type are prohibited on fire escapes used as a required means of egress. Section 805.5.2 Transoms; add language to read as follows: 805.5.2 Transoms. In all buildings of Group B, E, [Remainder unchanged] Section 904.1; add sentence to read as follows: For the purpose of fire sprinkler protection and fire alarm requirements included in this section, the work area shall be extended to include at least the entire tenant space or spaces bounded by walls containing the subject work area, and if the work area City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 88 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 includes a corridor, hallway, or other exit access, then such corridor, hallway, or other exit access shall be protected in its entirety on that particular floor level. Section 904.1.1; change sentence to read as follows: 904.1.1 High-rise buildings. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided in work areas of where the high-rise buildings. has a sufficient municipal water supply for the design and installation of an automatic sprinkler system at the site. Section 1103.3 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section: Section 1201.4 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section: Section 1301.3.2; change to read as follows: 1301.3.2 Compliance with other codes. Buildings that are evaluated in accordance with this section shall comply with the International Fire Code. and International Property Maintenance Code. Section 1301.3.3 Compliance with Flood Hazard Provisions; delete this section: Section 1402.6 Flood Hazard Areas; delete this section." SEC`T1ON 11. That all, provisions of the ordinances of the City of DeSoto in conflict with the ptovisio s of this Ordinance be and the same are hereby, repealed, and all other provisions .of,the ordinances of the City of DeSoto not in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 12. That should any sentence, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase or section of this Ordinance be adjudged or held to be unconstitutional, illegal, or invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole or any part or provision thereof other than the part thereof decided to be unconstitutional, illegal, or invalid. SECTION 13. An offense committed before the effective date of this ordinance is governed by prior law and the provisions of the Ordinances of the City of DeSoto, as amended, in effect when the offense was committed and the former law is continued in effect for this purpose. SECTION 14. That any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions or terms of this Ordinance shall be subject to the same penalty as provided for in the Code of Ordinances of the City of DeSoto, as heretofore amended and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for each offense. City of DeSoto Ordinance No. 2170-19 Page 89 of 90 ORDINANCE NO. 2170-19 SECTION 15. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage. IT IS ACCORDINGLY SO ORDAINED. DULY PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DESOTO, TEXAS ON THIS THE 3RD DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2019. APPROVED: elbai//;e1, �i� � Curtistene S. McCowan, Mayor ATTEST: r . 0� UES() isha R. Morris-Perkins, City Secretary `� 10 APPROVED AS TO FORM: ( le, 3V Joseph . crfida, r., Cit Attorney City of DeSoto Ordinance No.2170-19 Page 90 of 90