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CODIFICATION OF STATE CONSTRUCTION AND FIRE

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CODES

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Michael T. Morley

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Senate Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill enacts a new title to codify the existing State Construction Code and State Fire
             11      Code.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    codifies the State Construction Code;
             15          .    codifies the State Fire Code;
             16          .    updates the NFPA referenced standards in the State Construction Code and State
             17      Fire Code;
             18          .    provides local amendments for fire sprinkler requirements for the Town of Brian
             19      Head in the State Construction Code;
             20          .    addresses codes incorporated by reference into the State Fire Code;
             21          .    addresses emergency evacuation drill requirements in the State Fire Code;
             22          .    addresses door closers on classroom doors as part of the State Fire Code;
             23          .    addresses use of antifreeze in automatic sprinklers as part of the State Fire Code;
             24          .    addresses provisions in the State Fire Code related to liquified petroleum gas;
             25          .    includes provisions related to procedures to adopt and requirements related to the
             26      administration of the State Construction Code and State Fire Code; and
             27          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             28      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             29          None


             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2011.
             32          This bill coordinates with H.B. 260, Mechanics' Liens Revisions, to technically merge
             33      substantive amendments.
             34      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             35      AMENDS:
             36          9-4-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 18
             37          10-8-85.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 78
             38          10-9a-514, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 378
             39          11-36-102 (Effective 05/11/11), as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 203
             40          11-45-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 72
             41          17-27a-513, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 254
             42          26-15-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             43          26A-1-113, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 339
             44          26A-1-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 304 and 339
             45          38-11-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 84
             46          53-7-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 310 and 324
             47          53-7-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 61 and 310
             48          57-23-4, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 262
             49          58-3a-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 260
             50          58-3a-602, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 260
             51          58-22-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 277
             52          58-22-602, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 259
             53          58-53-602, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 191
             54          58-55-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 27, 53, and 227
             55          58-55-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 27, 227, and 310
             56          58-56-1, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1989, Chapter 269
             57          58-56-3, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 76, 310, and 372


             58          58-56-9, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 310 and 391
             59          58-56-17.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             60          59-12-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 88, 142, 234, and 263
             61          63A-5-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 338
             62          70D-2-102, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 72
             63          73-3-1.5, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 19
             64      ENACTS:
             65          15A-1-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             66          15A-1-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             67          15A-1-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             68          15A-1-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             69          15A-1-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             70          15A-1-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             71          15A-1-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             72          15A-1-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             73          15A-1-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             74          15A-1-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             75          15A-1-208, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             76          15A-1-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             77          15A-1-210, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             78          15A-1-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             79          15A-1-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             80          15A-1-303, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             81          15A-1-304, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             82          15A-1-305, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             83          15A-1-306, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             84          15A-1-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             85          15A-1-402, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             86          15A-1-403, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             87          15A-2-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             88          15A-2-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             89          15A-2-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             90          15A-2-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             91          15A-2-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             92          15A-3-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             93          15A-3-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             94          15A-3-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             95          15A-3-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             96          15A-3-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             97          15A-3-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             98          15A-3-107, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             99          15A-3-108, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             100          15A-3-109, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             101          15A-3-110, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             102          15A-3-111, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             103          15A-3-112, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             104          15A-3-113, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             105          15A-3-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             106          15A-3-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             107          15A-3-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             108          15A-3-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             109          15A-3-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             110          15A-3-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             111          15A-3-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             112          15A-3-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             113          15A-3-303, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             114          15A-3-304, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             115          15A-3-305, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             116          15A-3-306, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             117          15A-3-307, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             118          15A-3-308, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             119          15A-3-309, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             120          15A-3-310, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             121          15A-3-311, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             122          15A-3-312, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             123          15A-3-313, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             124          15A-3-314, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             125          15A-3-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             126          15A-3-501, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             127          15A-3-601, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             128          15A-3-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             129          15A-3-801, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             130          15A-4-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             131          15A-4-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             132          15A-4-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             133          15A-4-104, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             134          15A-4-105, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             135          15A-4-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             136          15A-4-107, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             137          15A-4-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             138          15A-4-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             139          15A-4-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             140          15A-4-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             141          15A-4-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953


             142          15A-4-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             143          15A-4-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             144          15A-4-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             145          15A-4-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             146          15A-4-303, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             147          15A-4-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             148          15A-4-501, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             149          15A-4-601, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             150          15A-4-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             151          15A-5-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             152          15A-5-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             153          15A-5-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             154          15A-5-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             155          15A-5-202, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             156          15A-5-203, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             157          15A-5-204, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             158          15A-5-205, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             159          15A-5-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             160          15A-5-207, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             161          15A-5-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             162          15A-5-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             163          15A-5-303, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             164          15A-5-401, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             165          58-56-15.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             166      REPEALS:
             167          53-7-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             168          58-56-4, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 310 and 372
             169          58-56-5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 286 and 310


             170          58-56-6, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             171          58-56-7, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             172          58-56-8, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 75
             173          58-56-11, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 196
             174          58-56-12, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             175          58-56-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             176          58-56-14, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             177          58-56-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             178          58-56-19, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 50
             179          58-56-20, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             180          58-56-21, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 310
             181      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             182          15A-1-209, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             183     
             184      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             185          Section 1. Section 9-4-102 is amended to read:
             186           9-4-102. Definitions.
             187          As used in this chapter:
             188          (1) "Accessible housing" means housing which has been constructed or modified to be
             189      accessible, as described in the [construction codes adopted under Section 58-56-4 ] State
             190      Construction Code or an approved code under Title 15A, State Construction and Fire Codes
             191      Act.
             192          (2) "Director" means the director of the division.
             193          (3) "Division" means the Division of Housing and Community Development.
             194          Section 2. Section 10-8-85.5 is amended to read:
             195           10-8-85.5. "Rental dwelling" defined -- Municipality may require a business
             196      license or a regulatory business license and inspections -- Exception.
             197          (1) As used in this section, "rental dwelling" means a building or portion of a building


             198      that is:
             199          (a) used or designated for use as a residence by one or more persons; and
             200          (b) (i) available to be rented, loaned, leased, or hired out for a period of one month or
             201      longer; or
             202          (ii) arranged, designed, or built to be rented, loaned, leased, or hired out for a period of
             203      one month or longer.
             204          (2) (a) The legislative body of a municipality may by ordinance require the owner of a
             205      rental dwelling located within the municipality:
             206          (i) to obtain a business license pursuant to Section 10-1-203 ; or
             207          (ii) (A) to obtain a regulatory business license to operate and maintain the rental
             208      dwelling; and
             209          (B) to allow inspections of the rental dwelling as a condition of obtaining a regulatory
             210      business license.
             211          (b) A municipality may not require an owner of multiple rental dwellings or multiple
             212      buildings containing rental dwellings to obtain more than one regulatory business license for
             213      the operation and maintenance of those rental dwellings.
             214          (c) (i) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(b), a municipality may, until August 31, 2008,
             215      impose upon an owner subject to Subsection (2)(a) a reasonable inspection fee for the
             216      inspection of each rental dwelling owned by that owner.
             217          (ii) Beginning September 1, 2008, a municipality may not charge a fee for the
             218      inspection of a rental dwelling.
             219          (d) If a municipality's inspection of a rental dwelling, allowed under Subsection
             220      (2)(a)(ii)(B), approves the rental dwelling for purposes of a regulatory business license, a
             221      municipality may not inspect that rental dwelling during the next 36 months, unless the
             222      municipality has reasonable cause to believe that a condition in the rental dwelling is in
             223      violation of an applicable law or ordinance.
             224          (3) A municipality may not:
             225          (a) interfere with the ability of an owner of a rental dwelling to contract with a tenant


             226      concerning the payment of the cost of a utility or municipal service provided to the rental
             227      dwelling; or
             228          (b) except as required under [Title 58, Chapter 56, Utah Uniform Building Act] the
             229      State Construction Code or an approved code under Title 15A, State Construction and Fire
             230      Codes Act, for a structural change to the rental dwelling, or as required in an ordinance adopted
             231      before January 1, 2008, require the owner of a rental dwelling to retrofit the rental dwelling
             232      with or install in the rental dwelling a safety feature that was not required when the rental
             233      dwelling was constructed.
             234          (4) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect the rights and duties established
             235      under Title 57, Chapter 22, Utah Fit Premises Act, or to restrict a municipality's ability to
             236      enforce its generally applicable health ordinances or building code, a local health department's
             237      authority under Title 26A, Chapter 1, Local Health Departments, or the Utah Department of
             238      Health's authority under Title 26, Utah Health Code.
             239          Section 3. Section 10-9a-514 is amended to read:
             240           10-9a-514. Manufactured homes.
             241          (1) For purposes of this section, a manufactured home is the same as defined in Section
             242      [ 58-56-3 ] 15A-1-302 , except that the manufactured home shall be attached to a permanent
             243      foundation in accordance with plans providing for vertical loads, uplift, and lateral forces and
             244      frost protection in compliance with the applicable building code. All appendages, including
             245      carports, garages, storage buildings, additions, or alterations shall be built in compliance with
             246      the applicable building code.
             247          (2) A manufactured home may not be excluded from any land use zone or area in
             248      which a single-family residence would be permitted, provided the manufactured home
             249      complies with all local land use ordinances, building codes, and any restrictive covenants,
             250      applicable to a single family residence within that zone or area.
             251          (3) A municipality may not:
             252          (a) adopt or enforce an ordinance or regulation that treats a proposed development that
             253      includes manufactured homes differently than one that does not include manufactured homes;


             254      or
             255          (b) reject a development plan based on the fact that the development is expected to
             256      contain manufactured homes.
             257          Section 4. Section 11-36-102 (Effective 05/11/11) is amended to read:
             258           11-36-102 (Effective 05/11/11). Definitions.
             259          As used in this chapter:
             260          (1) "Building permit fee" means the fees charged to enforce [the uniform codes
             261      adopted pursuant to Title 58, Chapter 56, Utah Uniform Building Standards Act, that are not
             262      greater than the fees indicated in the appendix to the International Building Code] the State
             263      Construction Code or an approved code under Title 15A, State Construction and Fire Codes
             264      Act.
             265          (2) "Capital facilities plan" means the plan required by Section 11-36-201 .
             266          (3) "Charter school" includes:
             267          (a) an operating charter school;
             268          (b) an applicant for a charter school whose application has been approved by a
             269      chartering entity as provided in Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act;
             270      and
             271          (c) an entity that is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant
             272      to develop or construct a charter school building.
             273          (4) "Development activity" means any construction or expansion of a building,
             274      structure, or use, any change in use of a building or structure, or any changes in the use of land
             275      that creates additional demand and need for public facilities.
             276          (5) "Development approval" means:
             277          (a) except as provided in Subsection (5)(b), any written authorization from a local
             278      political subdivision that authorizes the commencement of development activity;
             279          (b) development activity, for a public entity that may develop without written
             280      authorization from a local political subdivision;
             281          (c) a written agreement between a local political subdivision and a public water


             282      supplier, as defined in Section 73-1-4 , or a private water company:
             283          (i) to reserve:
             284          (A) a water right;
             285          (B) system capacity; or
             286          (C) a distribution facility; or
             287          (ii) to deliver for new development:
             288          (A) culinary water; or
             289          (B) irrigation water; or
             290          (d) a written agreement between a local political subdivision and a sanitary sewer
             291      authority, as defined in Section 10-9a-103 :
             292          (i) to reserve:
             293          (A) sewer collection capacity; or
             294          (B) treatment capacity; or
             295          (ii) to provide sewer service for a new development.
             296          (6) "Enactment" means:
             297          (a) a municipal ordinance, for a municipality;
             298          (b) a county ordinance, for a county; and
             299          (c) a governing board resolution, for a local district, special service district, or private
             300      entity.
             301          (7) "Encumber" means:
             302          (a) a pledge to retire a debt; or
             303          (b) an allocation to a current purchase order or contract.
             304          (8) "Hookup fee" means a fee for the installation and inspection of any pipe, line,
             305      meter, or appurtenance to connect to a gas, water, sewer, storm water, power, or other utility
             306      system of a municipality, county, local district, special service district, or private entity.
             307          (9) (a) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed upon new development
             308      activity as a condition of development approval to mitigate the impact of the new development
             309      on public facilities.


             310          (b) "Impact fee" does not mean a tax, a special assessment, a building permit fee, a
             311      hookup fee, a fee for project improvements, or other reasonable permit or application fee.
             312          (10) (a) "Local political subdivision" means a county, a municipality, a local district
             313      under Title 17B, Limited Purpose Local Government Entities - Local Districts, or a special
             314      service district under Title 17D, Chapter 1, Special Service District Act.
             315          (b) "Local political subdivision" does not mean a school district, whose impact fee
             316      activity is governed by Section 53A-20-100.5 .
             317          (11) "Private entity" means an entity with private ownership that provides culinary
             318      water that is required to be used as a condition of development.
             319          (12) (a) "Project improvements" means site improvements and facilities that are:
             320          (i) planned and designed to provide service for development resulting from a
             321      development activity;
             322          (ii) necessary for the use and convenience of the occupants or users of development
             323      resulting from a development activity; and
             324          (iii) not identified or reimbursed as a system improvement.
             325          (b) "Project improvements" does not mean system improvements.
             326          (13) "Proportionate share" means the cost of public facility improvements that are
             327      roughly proportionate and reasonably related to the service demands and needs of any
             328      development activity.
             329          (14) "Public facilities" means only the following capital facilities that have a life
             330      expectancy of 10 or more years and are owned or operated by or on behalf of a local political
             331      subdivision or private entity:
             332          (a) water rights and water supply, treatment, and distribution facilities;
             333          (b) wastewater collection and treatment facilities;
             334          (c) storm water, drainage, and flood control facilities;
             335          (d) municipal power facilities;
             336          (e) roadway facilities;
             337          (f) parks, recreation facilities, open space, and trails; and


             338          (g) public safety facilities.
             339          (15) (a) "Public safety facility" means:
             340          (i) a building constructed or leased to house police, fire, or other public safety entities;
             341      or
             342          (ii) a fire suppression vehicle costing in excess of $500,000.
             343          (b) "Public safety facility" does not mean a jail, prison, or other place of involuntary
             344      incarceration.
             345          (16) (a) "Roadway facilities" means streets or roads that have been designated on an
             346      officially adopted subdivision plat, roadway plan, or general plan of a political subdivision,
             347      together with all necessary appurtenances.
             348          (b) "Roadway facilities" includes associated improvements to federal or state roadways
             349      only when the associated improvements:
             350          (i) are necessitated by the new development; and
             351          (ii) are not funded by the state or federal government.
             352          (c) "Roadway facilities" does not mean federal or state roadways.
             353          (17) (a) "Service area" means a geographic area designated by a local political
             354      subdivision on the basis of sound planning or engineering principles in which a defined set of
             355      public facilities provide service within the area.
             356          (b) "Service area" may include the entire local political subdivision.
             357          (18) "Specified public agency" means:
             358          (a) the state;
             359          (b) a school district; or
             360          (c) a charter school.
             361          (19) (a) "System improvements" means:
             362          (i) existing public facilities that are:
             363          (A) identified in the impact fee analysis under Section 11-36-201 ; and
             364          (B) designed to provide services to service areas within the community at large; and
             365          (ii) future public facilities identified in the impact fee analysis under Section 11-36-201


             366      that are intended to provide services to service areas within the community at large.
             367          (b) "System improvements" does not mean project improvements.
             368          Section 5. Section 11-45-102 is amended to read:
             369           11-45-102. Definitions.
             370          As used in this section:
             371          (1) "Board" means the Board of the Utah Geological Survey.
             372          (2) "Energy code" means the energy efficiency code adopted under Section [ 58-56-4 ]
             373      15A-1-204 .
             374          (3) (a) "Energy efficiency project" means:
             375          (i) for an existing building, a retrofit to improve energy efficiency; or
             376          (ii) for a new building, an enhancement to improve energy efficiency beyond the
             377      minimum required by the energy code.
             378          (b) "Energy efficiency projects" include the following expenses:
             379          (i) construction;
             380          (ii) engineering;
             381          (iii) energy audit; or
             382          (iv) inspection.
             383          (4) "Fund" means the Energy Efficiency Fund created in Part 2, Energy Efficiency
             384      Fund.
             385          (5) "Political subdivision" means a county, city, town, or school district.
             386          Section 6. Section 15A-1-101 is enacted to read:
             387     
TITLE 15A. STATE CONSTRUCTION AND FIRE CODES ACT

             388     
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL CHAPTER

             389     
Part 1. General Provisions

             390          15A-1-101. Titles.
             391          (1) This title is known as the "State Construction and Fire Codes Act."
             392          (2) This chapter is known as "General Chapter."
             393          Section 7. Section 15A-1-102 is enacted to read:


             394          15A-1-102. Definitions.
             395          As used in this title:
             396          (1) "Board" means the Utah Fire Prevention Board created in Section 53-7-203 .
             397          (2) "Division" means the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing created
             398      in Section 58-1-103 , except as provided in:
             399          (a) Part 4, State Fire Code Administration Act; and
             400          (b) Chapter 5, State Fire Code Act.
             401          (3) "State Construction Code" means the State Construction Code adopted by:
             402          (a) Chapter 2, Adoption of State Construction Code;
             403          (b) Chapter 3, Statewide Amendments Incorporated as Part of State Construction
             404      Code; and
             405          (c) Chapter 4, Local Amendments Incorporated as Part of State Construction Code.
             406          (4) "State Fire Code" means the State Fire Code adopted by Chapter 5, State Fire Code
             407      Act.
             408          (5) "Utah Code" means the Utah Code Annotated (1953), as amended.
             409          Section 8. Section 15A-1-103 is enacted to read:
             410          15A-1-103. Formatting powers.
             411          (1) As part of the division's compliance with Section 15A-1-205 , the division may
             412      modify the format of the State Construction Code to provide accessibility to users of the State
             413      Construction Code.
             414          (2) Consistent with Part 4, State Fire Code Administration Act, and Title 53, Chapter
             415      7, Utah Fire Prevention and Safety Act, the State Fire Marshall Division under the direction of
             416      the board may modify the format of the State Fire Code to provide accessibility to users of the
             417      State Fire Code.
             418          Section 9. Section 15A-1-201 is enacted to read:
             419     
Part 2. State Construction Code Administration Act

             420          15A-1-201. Title.
             421          This part is known as the "State Construction Code Administration Act."


             422          Section 10. Section 15A-1-202 is enacted to read:
             423          15A-1-202. Definitions.
             424          As used in this chapter:
             425          (1) "Agricultural use" means a use that relates to the tilling of soil and raising of crops,
             426      or keeping or raising domestic animals.
             427          (2) (a) "Approved code" means a code, including the standards and specifications
             428      contained in the code, approved by the division under Section 15A-1-204 for use by a
             429      compliance agency.
             430          (b) "Approved code" does not include the State Construction Code.
             431          (3) "Building" means a structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use
             432      or occupancy and any improvements attached to it.
             433          (4) "Code" means:
             434          (a) the State Construction Code; or
             435          (b) an approved code.
             436          (5) "Commission" means the Uniform Building Code Commission created in Section
             437      15A-1-203 .
             438          (6) "Compliance agency" means:
             439          (a) an agency of the state or any of its political subdivisions which issues permits for
             440      construction regulated under the codes;
             441          (b) any other agency of the state or its political subdivisions specifically empowered to
             442      enforce compliance with the codes; or
             443          (c) any other state agency which chooses to enforce codes adopted under this chapter
             444      by authority given the agency under a title other than this part and Part 3, Factory Built
             445      Housing and Modular Units Administration Act.
             446          (7) "Construction code" means standards and specifications published by a nationally
             447      recognized code authority for use in circumstances described in Subsection 15A-1-204 (1),
             448      including:
             449          (a) a building code;


             450          (b) an electrical code;
             451          (c) a residential one and two family dwelling code;
             452          (d) a plumbing code;
             453          (e) a mechanical code;
             454          (f) a fuel gas code;
             455          (g) an energy conservation code; and
             456          (h) a manufactured housing installation standard code.
             457          (8) "Legislative action" includes legislation that:
             458          (a) adopts a new State Construction Code;
             459          (b) amends the State Construction Code; or
             460          (c) repeals one or more provisions of the State Construction Code.
             461          (9) "Local regulator" means a political subdivision of the state that is empowered to
             462      engage in the regulation of construction, alteration, remodeling, building, repair, and other
             463      activities subject to the codes.
             464          (10) "Not for human occupancy" means use of a structure for purposes other than
             465      protection or comfort of human beings, but allows people to enter the structure for:
             466          (a) maintenance and repair; and
             467          (b) the care of livestock, crops, or equipment intended for agricultural use which are
             468      kept there.
             469          (11) "Opinion" means a written, nonbinding, and advisory statement issued by the
             470      commission concerning an interpretation of the meaning of the codes or the application of the
             471      codes in a specific circumstance issued in response to a specific request by a party to the issue.
             472          (12) "State regulator" means an agency of the state which is empowered to engage in
             473      the regulation of construction, alteration, remodeling, building, repair, and other activities
             474      subject to the codes adopted pursuant to this chapter.
             475          Section 11. Section 15A-1-203 is enacted to read:
             476          15A-1-203. Uniform Building Code Commission -- Unified Code Analysis
             477      Council.


             478          (1) There is created a Uniform Building Code Commission to advise the division with
             479      respect to the division's responsibilities in administering the codes.
             480          (2) The commission shall consist of 11 members as follows:
             481          (a) one member shall be from among candidates nominated by the Utah League of
             482      Cities and Towns and the Utah Association of Counties;
             483          (b) one member shall be a licensed building inspector employed by a political
             484      subdivision of the state;
             485          (c) one member shall be a licensed professional engineer;
             486          (d) one member shall be a licensed architect;
             487          (e) one member shall be a fire official;
             488          (f) three members shall be contractors licensed by the state, of which one shall be a
             489      general contractor, one an electrical contractor, and one a plumbing contractor;
             490          (g) two members shall be from the general public and have no affiliation with the
             491      construction industry or real estate development industry; and
             492          (h) one member shall be from the Division of Facilities Construction Management of
             493      the Department of Administrative Services.
             494          (3) (a) The executive director shall appoint each commission member after submitting
             495      a nomination to the governor for confirmation or rejection.
             496          (b) If the governor rejects a nominee, the executive director shall submit an alternative
             497      nominee until the governor confirms the nomination. An appointment is effective after the
             498      governor confirms the nomination.
             499          (4) (a) Except as required by Subsection (4)(b), as terms of commission members
             500      expire, the executive director shall appoint each new commission member or reappointed
             501      commission member to a four-year term.
             502          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(a), the executive director shall,
             503      at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms
             504      of commission members are staggered so that approximately half of the commission is
             505      appointed every two years.


             506          (5) When a vacancy occurs in the commission membership for any reason, the
             507      executive director shall appoint a replacement for the unexpired term.
             508          (6) (a) A commission member may not serve more than two full terms.
             509          (b) A commission member who ceases to serve may not again serve on the commission
             510      until after the expiration of two years from the date of cessation of service.
             511          (7) A majority of the commission members constitute a quorum and may act on behalf
             512      of the commission.
             513          (8) A commission member may not receive compensation or benefits for the
             514      commission member's service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance
             515      with:
             516          (a) Section 63A-3-106 ;
             517          (b) Section 63A-3-107 ; and
             518          (c) rules made by the Division of Finance pursuant to Sections 63A-3-106 and
             519      63A-3-107 .
             520          (9) (a) The commission shall annually designate one of its members to serve as chair of
             521      the commission.
             522          (b) The division shall provide a secretary to facilitate the function of the commission
             523      and to record the commission's actions and recommendations.
             524          (10) The commission shall:
             525          (a) in accordance with Section 15A-1-204 , report to the Business and Labor Interim
             526      Committee;
             527          (b) offer an opinion regarding the interpretation of or the application of a code if a
             528      person submits a request for an opinion;
             529          (c) act as an appeals board as provided in Section 15A-1-207 ;
             530          (d) establish advisory peer committees on either a standing or ad hoc basis to advise
             531      the commission with respect to matters related to a code, including a committee to advise the
             532      commission regarding health matters related to a plumbing code; and
             533          (e) assist the division in overseeing code-related training in accordance with Section


             534      15A-1-209 .
             535          (11) A person requesting an opinion under Subsection (10)(b) shall submit a formal
             536      request clearly stating:
             537          (a) the facts in question;
             538          (b) the specific citation at issue in a code; and
             539          (c) the position taken by the persons involved in the facts in question.
             540          (12) (a) In a manner consistent with Subsection (10)(d), the commission shall jointly
             541      create with the Utah Fire Prevention Board an advisory peer committee known as the "Unified
             542      Code Analysis Council" to review fire prevention and construction code issues that require
             543      definitive and specific analysis.
             544          (b) The commission and Utah Fire Prevention Board shall jointly, by rule made in
             545      accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, provide for:
             546          (i) the appointment of members to the Unified Code Analysis Council; and
             547          (ii) procedures followed by the Unified Code Analysis Council.
             548          Section 12. Section 15A-1-204 is enacted to read:
             549          15A-1-204. Adoption of State Construction Code -- Amendments by commission--
             550      Approved codes -- Exemptions.
             551          (1) (a) The State Construction Code is the construction codes adopted with any
             552      modifications in accordance with this section that the state and each political subdivision of the
             553      state shall follow.
             554          (b) A person shall comply with the applicable provisions of the State Construction
             555      Code when:
             556          (i) new construction is involved; and
             557          (ii) the owner of an existing building, or the owner's agent, is voluntarily engaged in:
             558          (A) the repair, renovation, remodeling, alteration, enlargement, rehabilitation,
             559      conservation, or reconstruction of the building; or
             560          (B) changing the character or use of the building in a manner that increases the
             561      occupancy loads, other demands, or safety risks of the building.


             562          (c) On and after July 1, 2010, the State Construction Code is the State Construction
             563      Code in effect on July 1, 2010, until in accordance with this section:
             564          (i) a new State Construction Code is adopted; or
             565          (ii) one or more provisions of the State Construction Code are amended or repealed in
             566      accordance with this section.
             567          (d) A provision of the State Construction Code may be applicable:
             568          (i) to the entire state; or
             569          (ii) within a county, city, or town.
             570          (2) (a) The Legislature shall adopt a State Construction Code by enacting legislation
             571      that adopts a construction code with any modifications.
             572          (b) Legislation enacted under this Subsection (2) shall state that it takes effect on the
             573      July 1 after the day on which the legislation is enacted, unless otherwise stated in the
             574      legislation.
             575          (c) Subject to Subsection (5), a State Construction Code adopted by the Legislature is
             576      the State Construction Code until, in accordance with this section, the Legislature adopts a new
             577      State Construction Code by:
             578          (i) adopting a new State Construction Code in its entirety; or
             579          (ii) amending or repealing one or more provisions of the State Construction Code.
             580          (3) (a) The commission shall by no later than November 30 of each year recommend to
             581      the Business and Labor Interim Committee whether the Legislature should:
             582          (i) amend or repeal one or more provisions of a State Construction Code; or
             583          (ii) in a year of a regularly scheduled update of a nationally recognized code, adopt a
             584      construction code with any modifications.
             585          (b) The commission may recommend legislative action related to the State
             586      Construction Code:
             587          (i) on its own initiative;
             588          (ii) upon the recommendation of the division; or
             589          (iii) upon the receipt of a request by one of the following that the commission


             590      recommend legislative action related to the State Construction Code:
             591          (A) a local regulator;
             592          (B) a state regulator;
             593          (C) a state agency involved with the construction and design of a building;
             594          (D) the Construction Services Commission;
             595          (E) the Electrician Licensing Board;
             596          (F) the Plumbers Licensing Board; or
             597          (G) a recognized construction-related association.
             598          (4) If the Business and Labor Interim Committee decides to recommend legislative
             599      action to the Legislature, the Business and Labor Interim Committee shall prepare legislation
             600      for consideration by the Legislature in the next general session that, if passed by the
             601      Legislature, would:
             602          (a) adopt a new State Construction Code in its entirety; or
             603          (b) amend or repeal one or more provisions of the State Construction Code.
             604          (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3), the commission may, in accordance with Title
             605      63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, amend the State Construction Code if
             606      the commission determines that waiting for legislative action in the next general legislative
             607      session would:
             608          (i) cause an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare; or
             609          (ii) place a person in violation of federal or other state law.
             610          (b) If the commission amends the State Construction Code in accordance with this
             611      Subsection (5), the commission shall file with the division:
             612          (i) the text of the amendment to the State Construction Code; and
             613          (ii) an analysis that includes the specific reasons and justifications for the commission's
             614      findings.
             615          (c) If the State Construction Code is amended under this Subsection (5), the division
             616      shall:
             617          (i) publish the amendment to the State Construction Code in accordance with Section


             618      15A-1-205 ; and
             619          (ii) notify the Business and Labor Interim Committee of the amendment to the State
             620      Construction Code, including a copy of the commission's analysis described in Subsection
             621      (5)(b).
             622          (d) If not formally adopted by the Legislature at its next annual general session, an
             623      amendment to the State Construction Code under this Subsection (5) is repealed on the July 1
             624      immediately following the next annual general session that follows the adoption of the
             625      amendment.
             626          (6) (a) The division, in consultation with the commission, may approve, without
             627      adopting, one or more approved codes, including a specific edition of a construction code, for
             628      use by a compliance agency.
             629          (b) If the code adopted by a compliance agency is an approved code described in
             630      Subsection (6)(a), the compliance agency may:
             631          (i) adopt an ordinance requiring removal, demolition, or repair of a building;
             632          (ii) adopt, by ordinance or rule, a dangerous building code; or
             633          (iii) adopt, by ordinance or rule, a building rehabilitation code.
             634          (7) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (7)(b), a structure used solely in conjunction
             635      with agriculture use, and not for human occupancy, is exempt from the permit requirements of
             636      the State Construction Code.
             637          (b) (i) Unless exempted by a provision other than Subsection (7)(a), a plumbing,
             638      electrical, and mechanical permit may be required when that work is included in a structure
             639      described in Subsection (7)(a).
             640          (ii) Unless located in whole or in part in an agricultural protection area created under
             641      Title 17, Chapter 41, Agriculture and Industrial Protection Area, a structure described in
             642      Subsection (7)(a) is not exempt from a permit requirement if the structure is located on land
             643      that is:
             644          (A) within the boundaries of a city or town, and less than five contiguous acres; or
             645          (B) within a subdivision for which the county has approved a subdivision plat under


             646      Title 17, Chapter 27a, Part 6, Subdivisions, and less than two contiguous acres.
             647          Section 13. Section 15A-1-205 is enacted to read:
             648          15A-1-205. Division duties.
             649          (1) (a) The division shall administer the codes adopted or approved under Section
             650      15A-1-204 pursuant to this chapter.
             651          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), the division has no responsibility to:
             652          (i) conduct inspections to determine compliance with the codes;
             653          (ii) issue permits; or
             654          (iii) assess building permit fees.
             655          (2) As part of the administration of the codes, the division shall:
             656          (a) comply with Section 15A-1-206 ;
             657          (b) schedule appropriate hearings;
             658          (c) maintain and publish for reference:
             659          (i) the current State Construction Code; and
             660          (ii) any approved code; and
             661          (d) publish the opinions of the commission with respect to interpretation and
             662      application of the codes.
             663          Section 14. Section 15A-1-206 is enacted to read:
             664          15A-1-206. Code amendment process.
             665          (1) The division, in consultation with the commission, shall establish by rule the
             666      procedure under which a request that the commission recommend legislative action is to be:
             667          (a) filed with the division;
             668          (b) reviewed by the commission; and
             669          (c) addressed by the commission in the commission's report to the Business and Labor
             670      Interim Committee required by Section 15A-1-204 .
             671          (2) The division shall accept a request that the commission recommend legislative
             672      action in accordance with Section 15A-1-204 from:
             673          (a) a local regulator;


             674          (b) a state regulator;
             675          (c) a state agency involved with the construction and design of a building;
             676          (d) the Construction Services Commission;
             677          (e) the Electrician Licensing Board;
             678          (f) the Plumbers Licensing Board; or
             679          (g) a recognized construction-related association.
             680          (3) (a) If one or more requests are received in accordance with this section, the division
             681      shall hold at least one public hearing before the commission concerning the requests.
             682          (b) The commission shall conduct a public hearing under this Subsection (3) in
             683      accordance with the rules of the commission, which may provide for coordinating the public
             684      hearing with a meeting of the commission.
             685          (c) After a public hearing described in this Subsection (3), the commission shall
             686      prepare a written report of its recommendations made on the basis of the public hearing. The
             687      commission shall include the information in the written report prepared under this Subsection
             688      (3)(c) in the commission's report to the Business and Labor Interim Committee under Section
             689      15A-1-204 .
             690          (4) In making rules required by this chapter, the division shall comply with Title 63G,
             691      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             692          Section 15. Section 15A-1-207 is enacted to read:
             693          15A-1-207. Compliance with codes -- Responsibility for inspections -- Appeals.
             694          (1) The compliance agency having jurisdiction over the project and the applicable
             695      codes has the responsibility for inspection of construction projects and enforcement of
             696      compliance with the codes.
             697          (2) A compliance agency shall furnish in writing to the division a finding by the
             698      compliance agency that a licensed contractor, electrician, or plumber has materially violated a
             699      code in a manner to jeopardize the public health, safety, and welfare and failed to comply with
             700      corrective orders of the compliance agency. A compliance agency shall conduct a primary
             701      investigation to determine that, in fact, there has been a material violation of a code


             702      jeopardizing the public interest and provide the report of investigation to the division.
             703          (3) (a) A compliance agency shall establish a method of appeal by which a person
             704      disputing the application and interpretation of a code may appeal and receive a timely review of
             705      the disputed issues in accordance with the codes.
             706          (b) If a compliance agency refuses to establish a method of appeal, the commission
             707      shall act as the appeals board and conduct a hearing within 45 days. The findings of the
             708      commission are binding.
             709          (4) An appeals board established under this section may not:
             710          (a) interpret the administrative provisions of a code; or
             711          (b) waive a requirement of a code.
             712          Section 16. Section 15A-1-208 is enacted to read:
             713          15A-1-208. Standards for specialized buildings.
             714          (1) This chapter may not be implied to repeal or otherwise affect the authority granted
             715      to a state agency to make or administer standards for specialized buildings, as provided in:
             716          (a) Title 26, Chapter 21, Health Care Facility Licensing and Inspection Act;
             717          (b) Title 26, Chapter 39, Utah Child Care Licensing Act;
             718          (c) Title 62A, Chapter 2, Licensure of Programs and Facilities;
             719          (d) Title 64, Chapter 13, Department of Corrections - State Prison; or
             720          (e) another statute that grants a state agency authority to make or administer other
             721      special standards.
             722          (2) If a special standard conflicts with a code, the special standard prevails.
             723          (3) This chapter does not apply to the administration of the statutes described in
             724      Subsection (1).
             725          Section 17. Section 15A-1-209 is enacted to read:
             726          15A-1-209. Building permit requirements.
             727          (1) As used in this section, "project" means a "construction project" as defined in
             728      Section 38-1-27 .
             729          (2) (a) The division shall develop a standardized building permit numbering system for


             730      use by any compliance agency in the state that issues a permit for construction.
             731          (b) The standardized building permit numbering system described under Subsection
             732      (2)(a) shall include a combination of alpha or numeric characters arranged in a format
             733      acceptable to the compliance agency.
             734          (c) A compliance agency issuing a permit for construction shall use the standardized
             735      building permit numbering system described under Subsection (2)(a).
             736          (d) A compliance agency may not use a numbering system other than the system
             737      described under Subsection (2)(a) to define a building permit number.
             738          (3) (a) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             739      the division shall adopt a standardized building permit form by rule.
             740          (b) The standardized building permit form created under this Subsection (3) shall
             741      include fields for indicating the following information:
             742          (i) the name and address of the owner of or contractor for the project;
             743          (ii) (A) the address of the project; or
             744          (B) a general description of the project; and
             745          (iii) whether the permit applicant is an original contractor or owner-builder.
             746          (c) The standardized building permit form created under this Subsection (3) may
             747      include any other information the division considers useful.
             748          (d) A compliance agency shall issue a permit for construction only on a standardized
             749      building permit form approved by the division.
             750          (e) A permit for construction issued by a compliance agency under Subsection (3)(d)
             751      shall print the standardized building permit number assigned under Subsection (2) in the upper
             752      right-hand corner of the building permit form in at least 12-point font.
             753          (f) (i) Except as provided in Subsection (3)(f)(ii), a compliance agency may not issue a
             754      permit for construction if the information required by Subsection (3)(b) is not completed on the
             755      building permit form.
             756          (ii) If a compliance agency does not issue a separate permit for different aspects of the
             757      same project, the compliance agency may issue a permit for construction without the


             758      information required by Subsection (3)(b)(iii).
             759          (g) A compliance agency may require additional information for the issuance of a
             760      permit for construction.
             761          (4) A local regulator issuing a single-family residential building permit application
             762      shall include in the application or attach to the building permit the following notice
             763      prominently placed in at least 14-point font: "Decisions relative to this application are subject
             764      to review by the chief executive officer of the municipal or county entity issuing the
             765      single-family residential building permit and appeal under the International Residential Code as
             766      adopted by the Legislature."
             767          (5) (a) A compliance agency shall:
             768          (i) charge a 1% surcharge on a building permit it issues; and
             769          (ii) transmit 80% of the amount collected to the division to be used by the division in
             770      accordance with Subsection (5)(c).
             771          (b) The portion of the surcharge transmitted to the division shall be deposited as a
             772      dedicated credit.
             773          (c) The division shall use the money received under this Subsection (5) to provide
             774      education:
             775          (i) regarding the codes and code amendments that under Section 15A-1-204 are
             776      adopted, approved, or being considered for adoption or approval; and
             777          (ii) to:
             778          (A) building inspectors; and
             779          (B) individuals engaged in construction-related trades or professions.
             780          Section 18. Section 15A-1-210 is enacted to read:
             781          15A-1-210. Review of building inspection.
             782          (1) As used in this section, "International Residential Code" means the International
             783      Residential Code as adopted under the State Construction Code.
             784          (2) Subject to Subsection (3), a city or county shall, by ordinance, provide for review of
             785      an inspection conducted by the city's or county's building inspector for a single-family


             786      residential building permit.
             787          (3) Upon request by a person seeking a single-family residential building permit, a
             788      chief executive officer of the municipality or county issuing the single-family residential
             789      building permit, or the chief executive officer's designee, shall, with reasonable diligence,
             790      review an inspection described in Subsection (2) to determine whether the inspection
             791      constitutes a fair administration of the State Construction Code.
             792          (4) A review described in this section:
             793          (a) is separate and unrelated to an appeal under the International Residential Code;
             794          (b) may not be used to review a matter that may be brought by appeal under the
             795      International Residential Code;
             796          (c) may not result in the waiver or modification of an International Residential Code
             797      requirement or standard;
             798          (d) may not conflict with an appeal, or the result of an appeal, under the International
             799      Residential Code; and
             800          (e) does not prohibit a person from bringing an appeal under the International
             801      Residential Code.
             802          (5) A person who seeks a review described in this section may not be prohibited by
             803      preclusion, estoppel, or otherwise from raising an issue or bringing a claim in an appeal under
             804      the International Residential Code on the grounds that the person raised the issue or brought the
             805      claim in the review described in this section.
             806          Section 19. Section 15A-1-301 is enacted to read:
             807     
Part 3. Factory Built Housing and Modular Units Administration Act

             808          15A-1-301. Title.
             809          This part is known as "Factory Built Housing and Modular Units Administration Act."
             810          Section 20. Section 15A-1-302 is enacted to read:
             811          15A-1-302. Definitions.
             812          As used in this part:
             813          (1) "Compliance agency" is as defined in Section 15A-1-202 .


             814          (2) "Factory built housing" means a manufactured home or mobile home.
             815          (3) "Factory built housing set-up contractor" means an individual licensed by the
             816      division to set up or install factory built housing on a temporary or permanent basis.
             817          (4) "HUD Code" means the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety
             818      Standards Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5401 et seq.
             819          (5) "Local regulator" is as defined in Section 15A-1-202 .
             820          (6) "Manufactured home" means a transportable factory built housing unit constructed
             821      on or after June 15, 1976, according to the HUD Code, in one or more sections, that:
             822          (a) in the traveling mode, is eight body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in
             823      length, or when erected on site, is 400 or more square feet; and
             824          (b) is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or
             825      without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the
             826      plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems.
             827          (7) "Mobile home" means a transportable factory built housing unit built before June
             828      15, 1976, in accordance with a state mobile home code which existed prior to the HUD Code.
             829          (8) "Modular unit" means a structure:
             830          (a) built from sections that are manufactured in accordance with the State Construction
             831      Code and transported to a building site; and
             832          (b) the purpose of which is for human habitation, occupancy, or use.
             833          (9) "State regulator" is as defined in Section15a-1-202.
             834          Section 21. Section 15A-1-303 is enacted to read:
             835          15A-1-303. Factory built housing units.
             836          (1) (a) A manufactured home constructed, sold, or setup in the state shall be
             837      constructed in accordance with the HUD Code.
             838          (b) A manufactured home setup in the state shall be installed in accordance with the
             839      provisions of the State Construction Code applicable to manufactured housing installation.
             840          (c) A local regulator subdivision has the authority and responsibility to issue a building
             841      permit for the modification or setup of a manufactured home within that political subdivision.


             842          (d) A local regulator shall conduct the inspection of a modification to or the setup of a
             843      manufactured home and give an approval within the political subdivision in which the
             844      modification or setup takes place.
             845          (e) A manufactured home constructed on or after June 15, 1976, shall be identifiable by
             846      the manufacturer's data plate bearing the date the unit was manufactured and a HUD label
             847      attached to the exterior of the home certifying the home was manufactured to HUD standards.
             848          (2) (a) A mobile home sold or setup in the state shall be constructed in accordance with
             849      the portions of the State Construction Code applicable to a mobile home at the time the mobile
             850      home was constructed.
             851          (b) A mobile home setup in the state shall be installed in accordance with the portions
             852      of the State Construction Code applicable to manufactured housing installation.
             853          (c) A local regulator has the authority and responsibility to issue a building permit for
             854      the setup of a mobile home within that political subdivision.
             855          (d) A local regulator shall conduct the inspection of a modification to or the setup of a
             856      mobile home and give the approvals given by the local regulator within the political
             857      subdivision in which the modification or setup takes place.
             858          Section 22. Section 15A-1-304 is enacted to read:
             859          15A-1-304. Modular units.
             860          Modular unit construction, setup, issuance of permits for construction or setup, and
             861      setup shall be in accordance with the following:
             862          (1) Construction and setup of a modular unit shall be in accordance with the State
             863      Construction Code.
             864          (2) A local regulator has the responsibility and authority for plan review and issuance
             865      of permits for construction, modification, or setup for the political subdivision in which the
             866      modular unit is to be setup;
             867          (3) An inspection of the construction, modification of, or setup of a modular unit shall
             868      conform with this chapter.
             869          (4) A local regulator has the responsibility to issue an approval for the political


             870      subdivision in which a modular unit is to be setup or is setup.
             871          (5) Nothing in this section precludes:
             872          (a) a local regulator from contracting with a qualified third party for the inspection or
             873      plan review provided in this section; or
             874          (b) the state from entering into an interstate compact for third party inspection of the
             875      construction of a modular unit.
             876          Section 23. Section 15A-1-305 is enacted to read:
             877          15A-1-305. Modification of factory built housing units and modular units.
             878          (1) A modification to a factory built housing unit shall be made in accordance with the
             879      following:
             880          (a) Modification to a manufactured home or mobile home before installation or setup
             881      of the unit for habitation shall be made in accordance with the HUD Code.
             882          (b) (i) Modification to a manufactured home or mobile home after installation or setup
             883      of the unit for habitation shall be made in accordance with the HUD Code if the modification
             884      does not include the addition of any space to the existing unit or the attachment of any structure
             885      to the existing unit.
             886          (ii) If a modification to a manufactured home or mobile home afer installation or setup
             887      for the unit for habitation includes the addition of any space to the existing unit or the
             888      attachment of any structure to the unit, the modification shall be made as follows:
             889          (A) modifications to the existing unit shall be in accordance with the HUD Code; and
             890          (B) additional structure outside of the existing unit shall be in accordance with this
             891      chapter.
             892          (2) A modification to a modular housing unit shall be made in accordance with this
             893      chapter.
             894          Section 24. Section 15A-1-306 is enacted to read:
             895          15A-1-306. Factory built housing and modular units -- Division responsibility --
             896      Unlawful conduct.
             897          (1) The division:


             898          (a) shall maintain current information on the HUD Code and the portions of the State
             899      Construction Code relevant to manufactured housing installation and will provide at reasonable
             900      cost the information to compliance agencies, local regulators, or state regulators requesting
             901      such information;
             902          (b) shall provide qualified personnel to advise compliance agencies, local regulators,
             903      and state regulators regarding the standards for construction and setup, construction and setup
             904      inspection, and additions or modifications to factory built housing;
             905          (c) is designated as the state administrative agency for purposes of the HUD Code;
             906          (d) may inspect the work of modular unit manufacturers in the state during the
             907      construction process to determine compliance of the manufacturer with this chapter for those
             908      units to be installed within the state and upon a finding of substantive deficiency, issue a
             909      corrective order to the manufacturer with a copy to the local regulator in the state's political
             910      subdivision in which the unit is to be installed;
             911          (e) shall have rights of entry and inspection as specified under the HUD Code; and
             912          (f) shall implement by rule as required by the HUD Code:
             913          (i) a dispute resolution program; and
             914          (ii) a continuing education requirement for manufactured housing installation
             915      contractors.
             916          (2) The division may assess civil penalties payable to the state for violation of the
             917      HUD Code in an amount identical to those set forth in Section 611 of the National
             918      Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5410.
             919          (3) The state may impose criminal sanctions for violations of the HUD Code identical
             920      to those set forth in Section 611 of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and
             921      Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 5410, provided that if the criminal sanction is a
             922      fine, the fine shall be payable to the state.
             923          Section 25. Section 15A-1-401 is enacted to read:
             924     
Part 4. State Fire Code Administration Act

             925          15A-1-401. Title.


             926          This part is known as the "State Fire Code Administration Act."
             927          Section 26. Section 15A-1-402 is enacted to read:
             928          15A-1-402. Definitions.
             929          As used in this part:
             930          (1) "Division"means the State Fire Marshal Division created in Section 53-7-103 .
             931          (2) "Legislative action" includes legislation that:
             932          (a) adopts a State Fire Code;
             933          (b) amends a State Fire Code; or
             934          (c) repeals one or more provisions of a State Fire Code.
             935          Section 27. Section 15A-1-403 is enacted to read:
             936          15A-1-403. Adoption of State Fire Code.
             937          (1) (a) The State Fire Code is:
             938          (i) a code promulgated by a nationally recognized code authority that is adopted by the
             939      Legislature under this section with any modifications; and
             940          (ii) a code to which cities, counties, fire protection districts, and the state shall adhere
             941      in safeguarding life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion.
             942          (b) On and after July 1, 2010, the State Fire Code is the State Fire Code in effect on
             943      July 1, 2010, until in accordance with this section:
             944          (i) a new State Fire Code is adopted; or
             945          (ii) one or more provisions of the State Fire Code are amended or repealed in
             946      accordance with this section.
             947          (c) A provision of the State Fire Code may be applicable:
             948          (i) to the entire state; or
             949          (ii) within a city, county, or fire protection district.
             950          (2) (a) The Legislature shall adopt a State Fire Code by enacting legislation that adopts
             951      a nationally recognized fire code with any modifications.
             952          (b) Legislation enacted under this Subsection (2) shall state that it takes effect on the
             953      July 1 after the day on which the legislation is enacted, unless otherwise stated in the


             954      legislation.
             955          (c) Subject to Subsection (5), a State Fire Code adopted by the Legislature is the State
             956      Fire Code until in accordance with this section the Legislature adopts a new State Fire Code by:
             957          (i) adopting a new State Fire Code in its entirety; or
             958          (ii) amending or repealing one or more provisions of the State Fire Code.
             959          (3) (a) The board shall, by no later than November 30 of each year, recommend to the
             960      Business and Labor Interim Committee whether the Legislature should:
             961          (i) amend or repeal one or more provisions of the State Fire Code; or
             962          (ii) in a year of a regularly scheduled update of a nationally recognized fire code, adopt
             963      with any modifications the nationally recognized fire code.
             964          (b) The board may recommend legislative action related to the State Fire Code:
             965          (i) on its own initiative; or
             966          (ii) upon the receipt of a request by a city, county, or fire protection district that the
             967      board recommend legislative action related to the State Fire Code.
             968          (c) Within 45 days after receipt of a request under Subsection (3)(b), the board shall
             969      direct the division to convene an informal hearing concerning the request.
             970          (d) The board shall conduct a hearing under this section in accordance with the rules of
             971      the board.
             972          (e) The board shall decide whether to include in the report required under Subsection
             973      (3)(a) whether to recommend the legislative action raised by a request.
             974          (f) Within 15 days following the completion of a hearing of the board under this
             975      Subsection (3), the board shall direct the division to notify the entity that made the request of
             976      the board's decision regarding the request. The division shall provide the notice:
             977          (i) in writing; and
             978          (ii) in a form prescribed by the board.
             979          (4) If the Business and Labor Interim Committee decides to recommend legislative
             980      action to the Legislature, the Business and Labor Interim Committee shall prepare legislation
             981      for consideration by the Legislature in the next general session that, if passed by the


             982      Legislature, would:
             983          (a) adopt a new State Fire Code in its entirety; or
             984          (b) amend or repeal one or more provisions of the State Fire Code.
             985          (5) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (3), the board may, in accordance with Title 63G,
             986      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, amend a State Fire Code if the board
             987      determines that waiting for legislative action in the next general legislative session would:
             988          (i) cause an imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare; or
             989          (ii) place a person in violation of federal or other state law.
             990          (b) If the board amends a State Fire Code in accordance with this Subsection (5), the
             991      board shall:
             992          (i) publish the State Fire Code with the amendment; and
             993          (ii) notify the Business and Labor Interim Committee of the adoption, including a copy
             994      of an analysis by the board identifying specific reasons and justifications for its findings.
             995          (c) If not formally adopted by the Legislature at its next annual general session, an
             996      amendment to a State Fire Code adopted under this Subsection (5) is repealed on the July 1
             997      immediately following the next annual general session that follows the adoption of the
             998      amendment.
             999          (6) (a) A legislative body of a political subdivision may enact an ordinance that is more
             1000      restrictive in its fire code requirements than the State Fire Code:
             1001          (i) in order to meet a public safety need of the political subdivision; and
             1002          (ii) subject to the requirements of this Subsection (6).
             1003          (b) A legislative body of a political subdivision that enacts an ordinance under this
             1004      section on or after July 1, 2010 shall:
             1005          (i) notify the board in writing at least 30 days before the day on which the legislative
             1006      body enacts the ordinance and include in the notice a statement as to the proposed subject
             1007      matter of the ordinance; and
             1008          (ii) after the legislative body enacts the ordinance, report to the board before the board
             1009      makes the report required under Subsection (6)(c), including providing the board:


             1010          (A) a copy of the ordinance enacted under this Subsection (6); and
             1011          (B) a description of the public safety need that is the basis of enacting the ordinance.
             1012          (c) The board shall submit to the Business and Labor Interim Committee each year
             1013      with the recommendations submitted in accordance with Subsection (3):
             1014          (i) a list of the ordinances enacted under this Subsection (6) during the fiscal year
             1015      immediately proceeding the report; and
             1016          (ii) recommendations, if any, for legislative action related to an ordinance enacted
             1017      under this Subsection (6).
             1018          (d) (i) The state fire marshal shall keep an indexed copy of an ordinance enacted under
             1019      this Subsection (6).
             1020          (ii) The state fire marshal shall make a copy of an ordinance enacted under this
             1021      Subsection (6) available on request.
             1022          (e) The board may make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             1023      Administrative Rulemaking Act, to establish procedures for a legislative body of a political
             1024      subdivision to follow to provide the notice and report required under this Subsection (6).
             1025          Section 28. Section 15A-2-101 is enacted to read:
             1026     
CHAPTER 2. ADOPTION OF STATE CONSTRUCTION CODE

             1027     
Part 1. General Provisions

             1028          15A-2-101. Title -- Adoption of code.
             1029          (1) This chapter is known as the "Adoption of State Construction Code."
             1030          (2) In accordance with Chapter 1, Part 2, State Construction Code Administration Act,
             1031      the Legislature repeals the State Construction Code in effect on July 1, 2010, and adopts the
             1032      following as the State Construction Code:
             1033          (a) this chapter;
             1034          (b) Chapter 3, Statewide Amendments Incorporated as Part of State Construction
             1035      Code; and
             1036          (c) Chapter 4, Local Amendments Incorporated as Part of State Construction Code.
             1037          Section 29. Section 15A-2-102 is enacted to read:


             1038          15A-2-102. Definitions.
             1039          As used in this chapter and Chapters 3 and 4:
             1040          (1) "HUD Code" means the Federal Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety
             1041      Standards Act, as issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and published
             1042      in 24 C.F.R. Parts 3280 and 3282 (as revised April 1, 1990).
             1043          (2) "IBC" means the edition of the International Building Code adopted under Section
             1044      15A-2-103 .
             1045          (3) "IECC" means the edition of the International Energy Conservation Code adopted
             1046      under Section 15A-2-103 .
             1047          (4) "IFGC" means the edition of the International Fuel Gas Code adopted under
             1048      Section 15A-2-103 .
             1049          (5) "IMC" means the edition of the International Mechanical Code adopted under
             1050      Section 15A-2-103 .
             1051          (6) "IPC" means the edition of the International Plumbing Code adopted under Section
             1052      15A-2-103 .
             1053          (7) "IRC" means the edition of the International Residential Code adopted under
             1054      Section 15A-2-103 .
             1055          (8) "NEC" means the edition of the National Electrical Code adopted under Section
             1056      15A-2-103 .
             1057          (9) "UWUI" means the edition of the Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code adopted
             1058      under Section 15A-2-103 .
             1059          Section 30. Section 15A-2-103 is enacted to read:
             1060          15A-2-103. Specific editions adopted of construction code of a nationally
             1061      recognized code authority.
             1062          (1) Subject to the other provisions of this part, the following construction codes are
             1063      incorporated by reference, and together with the amendments specified in Chapters 3 and 4, are
             1064      the construction standards to be applied to building construction, alteration, remodeling, and
             1065      repair, and in the regulation of building construction, alteration, remodeling, and repair in the


             1066      state:
             1067          (a) the 2009 edition of the International Building Code, including Appendix J, issued
             1068      by the International Code Council;
             1069          (b) the 2009 edition of the International Residential Code, issued by the International
             1070      Code Council;
             1071          (c) the 2009 edition of the International Plumbing Code, issued by the International
             1072      Code Council;
             1073          (d) the 2009 edition of the International Mechanical Code, issued by the International
             1074      Code Council;
             1075          (e) the 2009 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code, issued by the International
             1076      Code Council;
             1077          (f) the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code, issued by the National Fire
             1078      Protection Association;
             1079          (g) the 2009 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, issued by the
             1080      International Code Council;
             1081          (h) subject to Subsection 15A-2-104 (2), the HUD Code;
             1082          (i) subject to Subsection 15A-2-104 (1), Appendix E of the 2009 edition of the
             1083      International Residential Code, issued by the International Code Council; and
             1084          (j) subject to Subsection 15A-2-104 (1), the 2005 edition of the NFPA 225 Model
             1085      Manufactured Home Installation Standard, issued by the National Fire Protection Association.
             1086          (2) Consistent with Title 65A, Chapter 8, Management of Forest Lands and Fire
             1087      Control, the Legislature adopts the 2006 edition of the Utah Wildland Urban Interface Code,
             1088      issued by the International Code Council, with the alternatives or amendments approved by the
             1089      Utah Division of Forestry, as a construction code that may be adopted by a local compliance
             1090      agency by local ordinance or other similar action as a local amendment to the codes listed in
             1091      this section.
             1092          Section 31. Section 15A-2-104 is enacted to read:
             1093          15A-2-104. Installation standards for manufactured housing.


             1094          (1) The following are the installation standards for manufactured housing for new
             1095      installations or for existing manufactured or mobile homes that are subject to relocation,
             1096      building alteration, remodeling, or rehabilitation in the state:
             1097          (a) The manufacturer's installation instruction for the model being installed is the
             1098      primary standard.
             1099          (b) If the manufacturer's installation instruction for the model being installed is not
             1100      available or is incomplete, the following standards apply:
             1101          (i) Appendix E of the 2009 edition of the IRC, as issued by the International Code
             1102      Council for installations defined in Section AE101 of Appendix E; or
             1103          (ii) if an installation is beyond the scope of the 2009 edition of the IRC as defined in
             1104      Section AE101 of Appendix E, the 2005 edition of the NFPA 225 Model Manufactured Home
             1105      Installation Standard, issued by the National Fire Protection Association.
             1106          (c) A manufacturer, dealer, or homeowner is permitted to design for unusual
             1107      installation of a manufactured home not provided for in the manufacturer's standard installation
             1108      instruction, Appendix E of the 2009 edition of the IRC, or the 2005 edition of the NFPA 225, if
             1109      the design is approved in writing by a professional engineer or architect licensed in Utah.
             1110          (d) For a mobile home built before June 15, 1976, the mobile home shall also comply
             1111      with the additional installation and safety requirements specified in Chapter 3, Part 8,
             1112      Installation and Safety Requirements for Mobile Homes Built Before June 15, 1976.
             1113          (2) Pursuant to the HUD Code Section 604(d), a manufactured home may be installed
             1114      in the state that does not meet the local snow load requirements as specified in Chapter 3, Part
             1115      2, Statewide Amendments to IRC, except that the manufactured home shall have a protective
             1116      structure built over the home that meets the IRC and the snow load requirements under Chapter
             1117      3, Part 2, Statewide Amendments to IRC.
             1118          Section 32. Section 15A-2-105 is enacted to read:
             1119          15A-2-105. Scope of application.
             1120          (1) To the extent that a construction code adopted under Section 15A-2-103 establishes
             1121      a local administrative function or establishes a method of appeal which pursuant to Section


             1122      15A-1-207 is designated to be established by the compliance agency:
             1123          (a) that provision of the construction code is not included in the State Construction
             1124      Code; and
             1125          (b) a compliance agency may establish provisions to establish a local administrative
             1126      function or a method of appeal.
             1127          (2) (a) To the extent that a construction code adopted under Subsection (1) establishes
             1128      a provision, standard, or reference to another code that by state statute is designated to be
             1129      established or administered by another state agency, or a local city, town, or county
             1130      jurisdiction:
             1131          (i) that provision of the construction code is not included in the State Construction
             1132      Code; and
             1133          (ii) the state agency or local government has authority over that provision of the
             1134      construction code.
             1135          (b) Provisions excluded under this Subsection (2) include:
             1136          (i) the International Property Maintenance Code;
             1137          (ii) the International Private Sewage Disposal Code, authority over which is reserved to
             1138      the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Quality;
             1139          (iii) the International Fire Code, authority over which is reserved to the board, pursuant
             1140      to Section 15A-1-403 ;
             1141          (iv) a day care provision that is in conflict with Title 26, Chapter 39, Utah Child Care
             1142      Licensing Act, authority over which is designated to the Utah Department of Health; and
             1143          (v) a wildland urban interface provision that goes beyond the authority under Section
             1144      15A-1-204 , for the State Construction Code, authority over which is designated to the Utah
             1145      Division of Forestry or to a local compliance agency.
             1146          (3) If a construction code adopted under Subsection 15A-2-103 (1) establishes a
             1147      provision that exceeds the scope described in Chapter 1, Part 2, State Construction Code
             1148      Administration Act, to the extent the scope is exceeded, the provision is not included in the
             1149      State Construction Code.


             1150          Section 33. Section 15A-3-101 is enacted to read:
             1151     
CHAPTER 3. STATEWIDE AMENDMENTS INCORPORATED AS PART OF STATE

             1152     
CONSTRUCTION CODE

             1153     
Part 1. Statewide Amendments to IBC

             1154          15A-3-101. General provision.
             1155          The amendments in this part are adopted as amendments to the IBC to be applicable
             1156      statewide.
             1157          Section 34. Section 15A-3-102 is enacted to read:
             1158          15A-3-102. Amendments to Chapters 1 through 3 of IBC.
             1159          (1) IBC, Section 106, is deleted.
             1160          (2) (a) In IBC, Section 110, a new section is added as follows: "110.3.5,
             1161      Weather-resistant exterior wall envelope. An inspection shall be made of the weather-resistant
             1162      exterior wall envelope as required by Section 1403.2, and flashing as required by Section
             1163      1405.4 to prevent water from entering the weather-resistive barrier."
             1164          (b) The remaining sections of IBC, Section 110, are renumbered as follows: 110.3.6,
             1165      Lath or gypsum board inspection; 110.3.7, Fire- and smoke-resistant penetrations; 110.3.8
             1166      Energy efficiency inspections; 110.3.9, Other inspections; 110.3.10, Special inspections; and
             1167      110.3.11, Final inspection.
             1168          (3) IBC, Section 115.1, is deleted and replaced with the following: "115.1 Authority.
             1169      Whenever the building official finds any work regulated by this code being performed in a
             1170      manner either contrary to the provisions of this code or other pertinent laws or ordinances or is
             1171      dangerous or unsafe, the building official is authorized to stop work."
             1172          (4) In IBC, Section 202, the definition for "Assisted Living Facility" is deleted and
             1173      replaced with the following: "ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. See Section 308.1.1."
             1174          (5) In IBC, Section 202, the definition for "Child Care Facilities" is deleted and
             1175      replaced with the following: "CHILD CARE FACILITIES. See Section 308.3.1."
             1176          (6) In the list in IBC, Section 304.1, "Ambulatory health care facilities" is deleted and
             1177      replaced with "Ambulatory health care facilities with four or fewer surgical operating rooms."


             1178          (7) IBC, Section 305.2, is deleted and replaced with the following: "305.2 Day care.
             1179      The use of a building or structure, or portion thereof, for educational, supervision, child day
             1180      care centers, or personal care services of more than four children shall be classified as a Group
             1181      E occupancy. See Section 424 for special requirements for Group E child day care centers.
             1182      Exception: Areas used for child day care purposes with a Residential Certificate or a Family
             1183      License, as defined in Utah Administrative Code, R430-90, Licensed Family Child Care, may
             1184      be located in a Group R-2 or R-3 occupancy as provided in Section 310.1 or shall comply with
             1185      the International Residential Code in accordance with Section 101.2. Areas used for Hourly
             1186      Child Care Centers, as defined in Utah Administrative Code, R430-60, or Out of School Time
             1187      Programs, as defined in Utah Administrative Code, R430-70, may be classified as accessory
             1188      occupancies."
             1189          (8) In IBC, Section 308, the following definitions are added: "308.1.1 Definitions. The
             1190      following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this section and as used elsewhere in this
             1191      code, have the meanings shown herein.
             1192      TYPE I ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. A residential facility licensed by the Utah
             1193      Department of Health that provides a protected living arrangement for ambulatory,
             1194      non-restrained persons who are capable of achieving mobility sufficient to exit the facility
             1195      without the assistance of another person.
             1196      TYPE II ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. A residential facility licensed by the Utah
             1197      Department of Health that provides an array of coordinated supportive personal and health care
             1198      services to residents who meet the definition of semi-independent.
             1199      SEMI-INDEPENDENT. A person who is:
             1200      A. Physically disabled but able to direct his or her own care; or
             1201      B. Cognitively impaired or physically disabled but able to evacuate from the facility with the
             1202      physical assistance of one person.
             1203      RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT/SUPPORT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. A residential
             1204      treatment/support assisted living facility which creates a group living environment for four or
             1205      more residents licensed by the Utah Department of Human Services, and provides a protected


             1206      living arrangement for ambulatory, non-restrained persons who are capable of achieving
             1207      mobility sufficient to exit the facility without the physical assistance of another person."
             1208          (9) In IBC, Section 308.2, the words "Assisted living facilities" are deleted and
             1209      replaced with "Type I Assisted living facilities."
             1210          (10) IBC, Section 308.3, is deleted and replaced with the following: "308.3 Group I-2.
             1211      This occupancy shall include buildings and structures used for medical, surgical, psychiatric,
             1212      nursing, or custodial care on a 24-hour basis of more than three persons who are not capable of
             1213      self-preservation. This group shall include, but not be limited to the following: hospitals,
             1214      nursing homes (both intermediate care facilities and skilled nursing facilities), mental hospitals,
             1215      detoxification facilities, ambulatory surgical centers with five or more operating rooms where
             1216      care is less than 24 hours, and type II assisted living facilities. Type II assisted living facilities
             1217      with five or fewer persons shall be classified as a Group R-4. Type II assisted living facilities
             1218      as defined in 308.1.1 with at least six and not more than sixteen residents shall be classified as
             1219      a Group I-1 facility."
             1220          (11) In IBC, Section 308.3.1, the definition for "CHILD CARE FACILITIES" is
             1221      deleted and replaced with the following: "CHILD CARE FACILITIES. A child care facility, as
             1222      licensed by the Utah Department of Human Services in Utah Administrative Code, R501, that
             1223      provides care on a 24-hour basis to more than four children 2 1/2 years of age or less shall be
             1224      classified as Group I-2."
             1225          (12) IBC, Section 308.5, is deleted and replaced with the following: "308.5 Group I-4,
             1226      day care facilities. This group shall include buildings and structures occupied by persons of
             1227      any age who receive custodial care less than 24 hours by individuals other than parents or
             1228      guardians, relatives by blood, marriage, or adoption, and in a place other than the home of the
             1229      person cared for. A facility such as the above with four or fewer persons shall be classified as
             1230      an R-3 or shall comply with the International Residential Code in accordance with Section
             1231      101.2. Places of worship during religious functions and Group E child day care centers are not
             1232      included."
             1233          (13) IBC, Section 308.5.2, is deleted.


             1234          (14) In IBC, Section 310.1, in the subsection designated as R-1, at the end of the
             1235      sentence beginning with "Congregate living facilities" the following is added: "or shall comply
             1236      with the International Residential Code."
             1237          (15) In IBC, Section 310.1, in the subsection designated as R-2, at the end of the
             1238      sentence beginning with "Congregate living facilities" the following is added: "or shall comply
             1239      with the International Residential Code."
             1240          (16) In IBC, Section 310.1, the following is added at the end of the subsection
             1241      designated as R-3: "Areas used for day care purposes may be located in a residential dwelling
             1242      unit under all of the following conditions:
             1243      1. Compliance with the Utah Administrative Code, R710-8, Day Care Rules, as enacted under
             1244      the authority of the Utah Fire Prevention Board.
             1245      2. Use is approved by the Utah Department of Health, as enacted under the authority of the
             1246      Utah Code, Title 26, Chapter 39, Utah Child Care Licensing Act, and in any of the following
             1247      categories:
             1248      a. Utah Administrative Code, R430-50, Residential Certificate Child Care.
             1249      b. Utah Administrative Code, R430-90, Licensed Family Child Care.
             1250      3. Compliance with all zoning regulations of the local regulator."
             1251          (17) In IBC, Section 310.1, the subsection designated as R-4 is deleted and replaced
             1252      with the following: "R-4: Residential occupancies shall include buildings arranged for
             1253      occupancy as Type I Assisted Living Facilities or Residential Treatment/Support Assisted
             1254      Living Facilities including more than five but not more than 16 residents, excluding staff.
             1255      Group R-4 occupancies shall meet the requirements for construction as defined for Group R-3
             1256      except as otherwise provided for in this code."
             1257          (18) In IBC, Section 310.2, the definition for "Residential Care/Assisted Living
             1258      Facilities" is deleted and replaced with the following: "Assisted Living Facilities, see Section
             1259      308.1.1".
             1260          Section 35. Section 15A-3-103 is enacted to read:
             1261          15A-3-103. Amendments to Chapters 4 through 6 of IBC.


             1262          (1) Section IBC, 403.5.5, is deleted.
             1263          (2) In IBC, Section 422.1, the words "Sections 422.1 to 422.6" are replaced with
             1264      "Sections 422.1 to 422.7".
             1265          (3) In IBC, Section 422, a new section is added as follows: "422.7 Separation.
             1266      Occupancies classified as Group B Ambulatory Health Care Facilities shall be separated from
             1267      all surrounding tenants and occupancies in accordance with Table 508.4 but not less than
             1268      one-hour fire barrier when the suite is capable of providing care for four or more care recipients
             1269      who are incapable of self preservation."
             1270          (4) A new IBC, Section 424, is added as follows: "Section 424 Group E Child Day
             1271      Care Centers. Group E child day care centers shall comply with Section 424.
             1272      424.1 Location at grade. Group E child day care centers shall be located at the level of exit
             1273      discharge.
             1274      Exception: Child day care spaces for children over the age of 24 months may be located on the
             1275      second floor of buildings equipped with automatic fire protection throughout and an automatic
             1276      fire alarm system.
             1277      424.2 Egress. All Group E child day care spaces with an occupant load of more than 10 shall
             1278      have a second means of egress. If the second means of egress is not an exit door leading
             1279      directly to the exterior, the room shall have an emergency escape and rescue window
             1280      complying with Section 1029.
             1281      424.3 All Group E Child Day Care Centers shall comply with Utah Administrative Code,
             1282      R430-100, Child Care Centers."
             1283          (5) In IBC, Section 504.2, a new section is added as follows: "504.2.1 Notwithstanding
             1284      the exceptions to Section 504.2, Group I-2 Assisted Living Facilities shall be allowed to be two
             1285      stories of Type V-A construction when all of the following apply:
             1286      1. All secured units are located at the level of exit discharge in compliance with Section
             1287      1008.1.9.3 as amended;
             1288      2. The total combined area of both stories shall not exceed the total allowable area for a
             1289      one-story building; and


             1290      3. All other provisions that apply in Section 407 have been provided."
             1291          (6) In IBC, Table 508.4, a new footnote g is added as follows: "g. See Section 422.7
             1292      for additional requirements of Group B Ambulatory Health Care Facilities."
             1293          Section 36. Section 15A-3-104 is enacted to read:
             1294          15A-3-104. Amendments to Chapters 7 through 9 of IBC.
             1295          (1) In IBC, Section 707.5.1, a new exception 4 is added as follows: "4. Group B
             1296      Ambulatory Health Care Facilities."
             1297          (2) In IBC, Section (F)902, the definition for record drawings is deleted and replaced
             1298      with the following: "(F) RECORD DRAWINGS. Drawings ("as builts") that document all
             1299      aspects of a fire protection system as installed."
             1300          (3) In IBC, Section (F)903.2.2, the words "all fire areas" are deleted and replaced with
             1301      "buildings".
             1302          (4) IBC, Section (F)903.2.4, condition 2, is deleted and replaced with the following: "2.
             1303      A Group F-1 fire area is located more than three stories above the lowest level of fire
             1304      department vehicle access."
             1305          (5) IBC, Section (F)903.2.7, condition 2, is deleted and replaced with the following: "2.
             1306      A Group M fire area is located more than three stories above the lowest level of fire
             1307      department vehicle access."
             1308          (6) IBC, Section (F)903.2.8, is deleted and replaced with the following: "(F)903.2.8
             1309      Group R. An automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3 shall be
             1310      provided throughout all buildings with a Group R fire area.
             1311      Exceptions:
             1312      1. Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses)
             1313      constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code For One- and Two-Family
             1314      Dwellings.
             1315      2. Group R-4 fire areas not more than 4,500 gross square feet and not containing more than 16
             1316      residents, provided the building is equipped throughout with an approved fire alarm system that
             1317      is interconnected and receives its primary power from the building wiring and a commercial


             1318      power system."
             1319          (7) IBC, Section (F)903.2.9, condition 2, is deleted and replaced with the following: "2.
             1320      A Group S-1 fire area is located more than three stories above the lowest level of fire
             1321      department vehicle access."
             1322          (8) IBC, Section (F)903.2.10, is deleted and replaced with the following: "(F)903.2.10
             1323      Group S-2. An automatic sprinkler system shall be provided throughout buildings classified as
             1324      parking garages in accordance with Section 406.2 or where located beneath other groups.
             1325      Exception 1: Parking garages of less than 5,000 square feet (464 m2) accessory to Group R-3
             1326      occupancies.
             1327      Exception 2: Open parking garages not located beneath other groups if one of the following
             1328      conditions is met:
             1329      a. Access is provided for fire fighting operations to within 150 feet (45,720 mm) of all
             1330      portions of the parking garage as measured from the approved fire department vehicle access;
             1331      or
             1332      b. Class I standpipes are installed throughout the parking garage."
             1333          (9) In IBC, Section (F)903.2.10.1, the last clause "where the fire area exceeds 5,000
             1334      square feet (464 m2)" is deleted.
             1335          (10) IBC, Section (F)904.11, is deleted and replaced with the following: "(F)904.11
             1336      Commercial cooking systems. The automatic fire-extinguishing system for commercial
             1337      cooking systems shall be of a type recognized for protection of commercial cooking equipment
             1338      and exhaust systems. Pre-engineered automatic extinguishing systems shall be tested in
             1339      accordance with UL 300 and listed and labeled for the intended application. The system shall
             1340      be installed in accordance with this code, its listing and the manufacturer's installation
             1341      instructions.
             1342      Exception: Factory-built commercial cooking recirculating systems that are tested in
             1343      accordance with UL 710B and listed, labeled, and installed in accordance with Section 304.1 of
             1344      the International Mechanical Code."
             1345          (11) IBC, Subsections (F)904.11.3, (F)904.11.3.1, (F)904.11.4, and (F)904.11.4.1, are


             1346      deleted.
             1347          (12) A new IBC, Section (F)907.9, is added as follows: "Section (F)907.9 Carbon
             1348      monoxide alarms. Carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed on each habitable level of a
             1349      dwelling unit or sleeping unit in Groups R-2, R-3, R-4, and I-1 equipped with fuel burning
             1350      appliances and in dwelling units that have attached garages. If more than one carbon monoxide
             1351      alarm is required, they shall be interconnected as required in the International Fire Code,
             1352      Chapter 9, Section 907.2.11.3. In new construction, carbon monoxide alarms shall receive
             1353      their primary power as required in the International Fire Code, Chapter 9, Section 907.2.11.4.
             1354      Listed single- and multiple-station carbon monoxide alarms shall comply with UL 2034 and
             1355      shall be installed in accordance with the provisions of this code and NFPA 720."
             1356          Section 37. Section 15A-3-105 is enacted to read:
             1357          15A-3-105. Amendments to Chapters 10 through 12 of IBC.
             1358          (1) In IBC, Section 1008.1.9.6:
             1359          (a) the words "Group I-1 and" are added in the title and in the first sentence before the
             1360      words "Group I-2";
             1361          (b) the word "delayed" is deleted throughout and replaced with "controlled"; and
             1362          (c) the last sentence before the numbered subsections 1 through 6 is deleted.
             1363          (2) In IBC, Section 1009.4.2, exception 5 is deleted and replaced with the following:
             1364      "5. In Group R-3 occupancies, within dwelling units in Group R-2 occupancies, and in Group
             1365      U occupancies that are accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy, or accessory to individual
             1366      dwelling units in Group R-2 occupancies, the maximum riser height shall be 8 inches (203
             1367      mm) and the minimum tread depth shall be 9 inches (229 mm). The minimum winder tread
             1368      depth at the walk line shall be 10 inches (254 mm), and the minimum winder tread depth shall
             1369      be 6 inches (152 mm). A nosing not less than 0.75 inch (19.1 mm) but not more than 1.25
             1370      inches (32 mm) shall be provided on stairways with solid risers where the tread depth is less
             1371      than 10 inches (254 mm)."
             1372          (3) In IBC, Section 1009.12, a new exception 6 is added as follows: "6. In occupancies
             1373      in Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2 and in occupancies in Group U, which are


             1374      accessory to an occupancy in Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, handrails shall be
             1375      provided on at least one side of stairways consisting of four or more risers."
             1376          (4) In IBC, Section 1013.2, the words "adjacent fixed seating" are deleted.
             1377          (5) In IBC, Section 1013.2, a new exception 5 is added as follows: "5. For occupancies
             1378      in Group R-3 and within individual dwelling units in occupancies in Group R-2, as applicable
             1379      in Section 101.2, guards shall form a protective barrier not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in
             1380      height."
             1381          (6) In IBC, Section 1015.2.2, the following sentence is added at the end: "Additional
             1382      exits or exit access doorways shall be arranged a reasonable distance apart so that if one
             1383      becomes blocked, the others will be available."
             1384          (7) IBC, Section 1024, is deleted.
             1385          (8) A new IBC, Section 1109.7.1, is added as follows: "1109.7.1 Platform (wheelchair)
             1386      lifts. All platform (wheelchair) lifts shall be capable of independent operation without a key."
             1387          (9) In IBC, Section 1208.4, subparagraph 1 is deleted and replaced with the following:
             1388      "1. The unit shall have a living room of not less than 165 square feet (15.3 m2) of floor area.
             1389      An additional 100 square feet (9.3 m2) of floor area shall be provided for each occupant of such
             1390      unit in excess of two."
             1391          Section 38. Section 15A-3-106 is enacted to read:
             1392          15A-3-106. Amendments to Chapters 13 through 15 of IBC.
             1393          IBC, Chapters 13 through 15 are not amended.
             1394          Section 39. Section 15A-3-107 is enacted to read:
             1395          15A-3-107. Amendments to Chapter 16 of IBC.
             1396          (1) In IBC, Table 1604.5, Occupancy Category III, in the sentence that begins Group
             1397      I-2, a new footnote b is added as follows: "b. Type II Assisted Living Facilities that are I-2
             1398      occupancy classifications in accordance with Section 308 shall be Occupancy Category II in
             1399      this table."
             1400          (2) In IBC, Section 1605.2.1, the formula shown as "f2 = 0.2 for other roof
             1401      configurations" is deleted and replaced with the following: "f2 = 0.20 + .025(A-5) for other


             1402      configurations where roof snow load exceeds 30 psf;
             1403      f2 = 0 for roof snow loads of 30 psf (1.44kN/m2) or less.
             1404      Where A = Elevation above sea level at the location of the structure (ft./1,000)."
             1405          (3) In IBC, Section 1605.3.1 and Section 1605.3.2, exception 2 in each section is
             1406      deleted and replaced with the following: "2. Flat roof snow loads of 30 pounds per square foot
             1407      (1.44 kNm2) or less need not be combined with seismic loads. Where flat roof snow loads
             1408      exceed 30 pounds per square foot (1.44 kNm2), the snow loads may be reduced in accordance
             1409      with the following in load combinations including both snow and seismic loads. Ws as
             1410      calculated below, shall be combined with seismic loads.
             1411      Ws = (0.20 + 0.025(A-5))Pf is greater than or equal to 0.20 Pf.
             1412      Where:
             1413      Ws = Weight of snow to be included in seismic calculations
             1414      A = Elevation above sea level at the location of the structure (ft./1,000)
             1415      Pf = Design roof snow load, psf.
             1416      For the purpose of this section, snow load shall be assumed uniform on the roof footprint
             1417      without including the effects of drift or sliding. The Importance Factor, I, used in calculating Pf
             1418      may be considered 1.0 for use in the formula for Ws".
             1419          (4) IBC, Section 1608.1, is deleted and replaced with the following: "1608.1 General.
             1420      Except as modified in Sections 1608.1.1, 1608.1.2, and 1608.1.3, design snow loads shall be
             1421      determined in accordance with Chapter 7 of ASCE 7, but the design roof load shall not be less
             1422      than that determined by Section 1607."
             1423          (5) A new IBC, Section 1608.1.1, is added as follows: "1608.1.1 Section 7.4.5 of
             1424      Chapter 7 of ASCE 7 referenced in Section 1608.1 of the IBC is deleted and replaced with the
             1425      following: "Section 7.4.5 Ice Dams and Icicles Along Eaves. Where ground snow loads exceed
             1426      75 psf, eaves shall be capable of sustaining a uniformly distributed load of 2pf on all
             1427      overhanging portions. No other loads except dead loads shall be present on the roof when this
             1428      uniformly distributed load is applied. All building exits under down-slope eaves shall be
             1429      protected from sliding snow and ice."


             1430          (6) In IBC, Section 1608.1.2, a new section is added as follows: "1608.1.2 Utah Snow
             1431      Loads. The ground snow load, Pg, to be used in the determination of design snow loads for
             1432      buildings and other structures shall be determined by using the following formula: Pg = (Po2 +
             1433      S2(A-Ao)2)0.5 for A greater than Ao, and Pg = Po for A less than or equal to Ao.
             1434      WHERE:
             1435      Pg = Ground snow load at a given elevation (psf);
             1436      Po = Base ground snow load (psf) from Table No. 1608.1.2(a);
             1437      S = Change in ground snow load with elevation (psf/100 ft.) From Table No. 1608.1.2(a);
             1438      A = Elevation above sea level at the site (ft./1,000);
             1439      Ao = Base ground snow elevation from Table 1608.1.2(a) (ft./1,000).
             1440      The building official may round the roof snow load to the nearest 5 psf. The ground snow
             1441      load, Pg, may be adjusted by the building official when a licensed engineer or architect submits
             1442      data substantiating the adjustments. A record of such action together with the substantiating
             1443      data shall be provided to the division for a permanent record.
             1444      The building official may also directly adopt roof snow loads in accordance with Table
             1445      1608.1.2(b), provided the site is no more than 100 ft. higher than the listed elevation.
             1446      Where the minimum roof live load in accordance with Section 1607.11 is greater than the
             1447      design roof snow load, such roof live load shall be used for design, however, it shall not be
             1448      reduced to a load lower than the design roof snow load. Drifting need not be considered for
             1449      roof snow loads less than 20 psf."
             1450          (7) IBC, Table 1608.1.2(a) and Table 1608.1.2(b), are added as follows:
             1451     
"TABLE NO. 1608.1.2(a)
             1452     
STATE OF UTAH - REGIONAL SNOW LOAD FACTORS
             1453      COUNTY Po S Ao
             1454      Beaver 43 63 6.2
             1455      Box Elder 43 63 5.2
             1456      Cache 50 63 4.5
             1457      Carbon 43 63 5.2
             1458      Daggett 43 63 6.5
             1459      Davis 43 63 4.5
             1460      Duchesne 43 63 6.5
             1461      Emery 43 63 6.0
             1462      Garfield 43 63 6.0
             1463      Grand 36 63 6.5
             1464      Iron 43 63 5.8
             1465      Juab 43 63 5.2
             1466      Kane 36 63 5.7
             1467      Millard 43 63 5.3
             1468      Morgan 57 63 4.5
             1469      Piute 43 63 6.2
             1470      Rich 57 63 4.1
             1471      Salt Lake 43 63 4.5
             1472      San Juan 43 63 6.5
             1473      Sanpete 43 63 5.2
             1474      Sevier 43 63 6.0
             1475      Summit 86 63 5.0
             1476      Tooele 43 63 4.5
             1477      Uintah 43 63 7.0
             1478      Utah 43 63 4.5
             1479      Wasatch 86 63 5.0
             1480      Washington 29 63 6.0
             1481      Wayne 36 63 6.5
             1482      Weber 43 63 4.5
             1483     
TABLE NO. 1608.1.2(b)
             1484     
RECOMMENDED SNOW LOADS FOR SELECTED UTAH CITIES AND TOWNS(2)
             1485      Roof Snow
Load (PSF)
Ground Snow
Load (PSF)
             1486      Beaver County
             1487          Beaver 5,920 ft. 43 62
             1488      Box Elder County
             1489          Brigham City 4,300 ft. 30 43
             1490          Tremonton 4,290 ft. 30 43
             1491      Cache County
             1492          Logan 4,530 ft. 35 50
             1493          Smithfield 4,595 ft. 35 50
             1494      Carbon County
             1495          Price 5,550 ft. 30 43
             1496      Daggett County
             1497          Manila 5,377 ft. 30 43
             1498      Davis County
             1499          Bountiful 4,300 ft. 30 43
             1500          Farmington 4,270 ft. 30 43
             1501          Layton 4,400 ft. 30 43
             1502          Fruit Heights 4,500 ft. 40 57
             1503      Duchesne County
             1504          Duchesne 5,510 ft. 30 43
             1505          Roosevelt 5,104 ft. 30 43
             1506      Emery County
             1507          Castledale 5,660 ft. 30 43
             1508          Green River 4,070 ft. 25 36
             1509      Garfield County
             1510          Panguitch 6,600 ft. 30 43
             1511      Grand County
             1512          Moab 3,965 ft. 25 36
             1513      Iron County
             1514          Cedar City 5,831 ft. 30 43
             1515      Juab County
             1516          Nephi 5,130 ft. 30 43
             1517      Kane County
             1518          Kanab 5,000 ft. 25 36
             1519      Millard County
             1520          Millard 5,000 ft. 30 43
             1521          Delta 4,623 ft. 30 43
             1522      Morgan County
             1523          Morgan 5,064 ft. 40 57
             1524      Piute County
             1525          Piute 5,996 ft. 30 43
             1526      Rich County
             1527          Woodruff 6,315 ft. 40 57
             1528      Salt Lake County
             1529          Murray 4,325 ft. 30 43
             1530          Salt Lake City 4,300 ft. 30 43
             1531          Sandy 4,500 ft. 30 43
             1532          West Jordan 4,375 ft. 30 43
             1533          West Valley 4,250 ft. 30 43
             1534      San Juan County
             1535          Blanding 6,200 ft. 30 43
             1536          Monticello 6,820 ft. 35 50
             1537      Sanpete County
             1538          Fairview 6,750 ft. 35 50
             1539          Mt. Pleasant 5,900 ft. 30 43
             1540          Manti 5,740 ft. 30 43
             1541          Ephraim 5,540 ft. 30 43
             1542          Gunnison 5,145 ft. 30 43
             1543      Sevier County
             1544          Salina 5,130 ft. 30 43
             1545          Richfield 5,270 ft. 30 43
             1546      Summit County
             1547          Coalville 5,600 ft. 60 86
             1548          Kamas 6,500 ft. 70 100
             1549          Park City 6,800 ft. 100 142
             1550          Park City 8,400 ft. 162 231
             1551          Summit Park 7,200 ft. 90 128
             1552      Tooele County
             1553          Tooele 5,100 ft. 30 43
             1554      Uintah County
             1555          Vernal 5,280 ft. 30 43
             1556      Utah County
             1557          American Fork 4,500 ft. 30 43
             1558          Orem 4,650 ft. 30 43
             1559          Pleasant Grove 5,000 ft. 30 43
             1560          Provo 5,000 ft. 30 43
             1561          Spanish Fork 4,720 ft. 30 43
             1562      Wasatch County
             1563          Heber 5,630 ft. 60 86
             1564      Washington County
             1565          Central 5,209 ft. 25 36
             1566          Dameron 4,550 ft. 25 36
             1567          Leeds 3,460 ft. 20 29
             1568          Rockville 3,700 ft. 25 36
             1569          Santa Clara 2,850 ft. 15 (1) 21
             1570          St. George 2,750 ft. 15 (1) 21
             1571      Wayne County
             1572          Loa 7,080 ft. 30 43
             1573          Hanksville 4,308 ft. 25 36
             1574      Weber County
             1575          North Ogden 4,500 ft. 40 57
             1576          Ogden 4,350 ft. 30 43
             1577      NOTES
             1578      (1) The IBC requires a minimum live load - See 1607.11.2.
             1579      (2) This table is informational only in that actual site elevations may vary. Table is only
valid if site elevation is within 100 feet of the listed elevation."
             1580          (8) A new IBC, Section 1608.1.3, is added as follows: "1608.1.3 Thermal Factor. The
             1581      value for the thermal factor, Ct, used in calculation of Pf shall be determined from Table 7.3 in
             1582      ASCE 7.
             1583      Exception: Except for unheated structures, the value of Ct need not exceed 1.0 when ground
             1584      snow load, Pg is calculated using Section 1608.1.2 as amended."


             1585          (9) IBC, Section 1608.2, is deleted and replaced with the following: "1608.2 Ground
             1586      Snow Loads. The ground snow loads to be used in determining the design snow loads for roofs
             1587      in states other than Utah are given in Figure 1608.2 for the contiguous United States and Table
             1588      1608.2 for Alaska. Site-specific case studies shall be made in areas designated CS in figure
             1589      1608.2. Ground snow loads for sites at elevations above the limits indicated in Figure 1608.2
             1590      and for all sites within the CS areas shall be approved. Ground snow load determination for
             1591      such sites shall be based on an extreme value statistical analysis of data available in the vicinity
             1592      of the site using a value with a 2-percent annual probability of being exceeded (50-year mean
             1593      recurrence interval). Snow loads are zero for Hawaii, except in mountainous regions as
             1594      approved by the building official."
             1595          (10) In IBC, Section 1609.1.1, a new exception 7 is added as follows: "7. The wind
             1596      design procedure as found in Sections 1616 through 1624 of the 1997 Uniform Building Code
             1597      may be used as an alternative wind design procedure for signs and free standing walls as listed
             1598      in item 7 listed in Table 16-H of the 1997 Uniform Building Code. The Importance Factor, I,
             1599      shall be determined in accordance with Table 6-1 of ASCE 7. Stress increases are only
             1600      allowed as provided in Section 1605.3 of the 2009 IBC."
             1601          (11) A new IBC, Section 1613.1.1, is added as follows: "1613.1.1 ASCE 12.7.2 and
             1602      12.14.8.1 of Chapter 12 of ASCE 7 referenced in Section 1613.1, Definition of W, Item 4 is
             1603      deleted and replaced with the following:
             1604      4. Where the flat roof snow load, Pf, exceeds 30 psf, the snow load included in seismic design
             1605      shall be calculated, in accordance with the following formula: Ws = (0.20 + 0.025(A-5))Pf is
             1606      greater than or equal to 0.20 Pf.
             1607      WHERE:
             1608      Ws = Weight of snow to be included in seismic calculations
             1609      A = Elevation above sea level at the location of the structure (ft./1,000)
             1610      Pf = Design roof snow load, psf.
             1611      For the purposes of this section, snow load shall be assumed uniform on the roof footprint
             1612      without including the effects of drift or sliding. The Importance Factor, I, used in calculating Pf


             1613      may be considered 1.0 for use in the formula for Ws."
             1614          (12) A new IBC, Section 1613.8, is added as follows: "1613.8 ASCE 7, Section
             1615      13.5.6.2.2 paragraph (e) is modified to read as follows: (e) Penetrations shall have a sleeve or
             1616      adapter through the ceiling tile to allow for free movement of at least 1 inch (25 mm) in all
             1617      horizontal directions.
             1618      Exceptions:
             1619      1. Where rigid braces are used to limit lateral deflections.
             1620      2. At fire sprinkler heads in frangible surfaces per NFPA 13."
             1621          Section 40. Section 15A-3-108 is enacted to read:
             1622          15A-3-108. Amendments to Chapters 17 through 19 of IBC.
             1623          (1) A new IBC, Section 1807.1.6.4, is added as follows: "1807.1.6.4 Empirical
             1624      concrete foundation design. Group R, Division 3 Occupancies three stories or less in height,
             1625      and Group U Occupancies, which are constructed in accordance with Section 2308, or with
             1626      other methods employing repetitive wood-frame construction or repetitive cold-formed steel
             1627      structural member construction, shall be permitted to have concrete foundations constructed in
             1628      accordance with Table 1807.1.6.4."
             1629          (2) A new IBC, Table 1807.1.6.4 is added as follows:
             1630     
"TABLE 1807.1.6.4
             1631     
EMPIRICAL FOUNDATION WALLS (1,7,8)
             1632      Max. Height Top Edge
Support
Min.
Thickness
Vertical
Steel (2)
Horizontal
Steel (3)
Steel at
Openings (4)
Max. Lintel
Length
Min. Lintel
Length
             1633      2'(610 mm) None 6" (5) 2- #4 Bars 2- #4 Bars above
1- #4 Bar each side
1- #4 Bar below
2'(610 mm) 2" for each
foot of
opening
width;

min. 6"
             1634      3'(914 mm) None 6" #4@32" 3- #4 Bars 2- #4 Bars above
1- #4 Bar each side
1- #4 Bar below
2'(610 mm) 2" for each
foot of
opening
width;

min. 6"
             1635      4'(1,219 mm) None 6" #4@32" 4- #4 Bars 2- #4 Bars above
1- #4 Bar each side
1- #4 Bar below
3'(914 mm) 2" for each
foot of
opening
width;

min. 6"
             1636      6'(1,829 mm) Floor or roof
Diaphragm
(6)
8" #4@24" 5- #4 Bars 2- #4 Bars above
1- #4 Bar each side
1- #4 Bar below
6'(1,829 mm) 2" for each
foot of
opening
width;

min. 6"
             1637      8'(2,438 mm) Floor or roof
Diaphragm
(6)
8" #4@24" 6- #4 Bars 2- #4 Bars above
1- #4 Bar each side
1- #4 Bar below
6'(1,829 mm) 2" for each
foot of
opening
width;

min. 6"
             1638      9'(2,743 mm) Floor or roof
Diaphragm
(6)
8" #4@16" 7- #4 Bars 2- #4 Bars above
1- #4 Bar each side
1- #4 Bar below
6'(1,829 mm) 2" for each
foot of
opening
width;

min. 6"
             1639      Over 9'(2,743 mm), Engineering required for each column
             1640      Footnotes:
             1641      (1) Based on 3,000 psi (20.6 Mpa) concrete and 60,000 psi (414 Mpa) reinforcing steel.
             1642      (2) To be placed in the center of the wall, and extended from the footing to within three
inches (76 mm) of the top of the wall; dowels of #4 bars to match vertical steel placement
shall be provided in the footing, extending 24 inches (610 mm) into the foundation wall.
             1643      (3) One bar shall be located in the top four inches (102 mm), one bar in the bottom four
inches (102 mm) and the other bars equally spaced between. Such bar placement satisfies
the requirements of Section 1805.9. Corner reinforcing shall be provided so as to lap 24
inches (610 mm).
             1644      (4) Bars shall be placed within two inches (51 mm) of the openings and extend 24 inches
(610 mm) beyond the edge of the opening; vertical bars may terminate three inches (76 mm)
from the top of the concrete.
             1645      (5) Dowels of #4 bar at 32 inches on center shall be provided in the footing, extending 18
inches (457 mm) into the foundation wall.
             1646      (6) Diaphragm shall conform to the requirements of Section 2308.
             1647      (7) Footing shall be a minimum of nine inches thick by 20 inches wide.
             1648      (8) Soil backfill shall be soil classification types GW, GP, SW, or SP, per Table 1610.1.
Soil shall not be submerged or saturated in groundwater."
             1649          Section 41. Section 15A-3-109 is enacted to read:
             1650          15A-3-109. Amendments to Chapters 20 through 22 of IBC.
             1651          IBC, Chapters 20 through 22 are not amended.
             1652          Section 42. Section 15A-3-110 is enacted to read:
             1653          15A-3-110. Amendments to Chapters 23 through 25 of IBC.
             1654          (1) A new IBC, Section 2306.1.5, is added as follows: "2306.1.5 Load duration factors.
             1655      The allowable stress increase of 1.15 for snow load, shown in Table 2.3.2, Frequently Used
             1656      Load Duration Factors, Cd, of the National Design Specifications, shall not be utilized at
             1657      elevations above 5,000 feet (1,524 M)."
             1658          (2) In IBC, Section 2308.6, a new exception is added as follows: "Exception: Where
             1659      foundation plates or sills are bolted or anchored to the foundation with not less than 1/2 inch
             1660      (12.7 mm) diameter steel bolts or approved anchors, embedded at least 7 inches (178 mm) into
             1661      concrete or masonry and spaced not more than 32 inches (816 mm) apart, there shall be a
             1662      minimum of two bolts or anchor straps per piece located not less than 4 inches (102 mm) from
             1663      each end of each piece. A properly sized nut and washer shall be tightened on each bolt to the
             1664      plate."
             1665          (3) IBC, Section 2506.2.1, is deleted and replaced with the following: "2506.2.1 Other
             1666      materials. Metal suspension systems for acoustical and lay-in panel ceilings shall conform with
             1667      ASTM C635 listed in Chapter 35 and Section 13.5.6 of ASCE 7-05, as amended in Section
             1668      1613.8, for installation in high seismic areas.
             1669          Section 43. Section 15A-3-111 is enacted to read:


             1670          15A-3-111. Amendments to Chapters 26 through 28 of IBC
             1671          IBC, Chapters 26 through 28 are not amended.
             1672          Section 44. Section 15A-3-112 is enacted to read:
             1673          15A-3-112. Amendments to Chapters 29 through 31 of IBC.
             1674          (1) In IBC, Section 2902.1, the title for Table 2902.1 is deleted and replaced and a new
             1675      footnote g is added as follows:
             1676          (a) "Table 2902.1, Minimum Number of Required Plumbing Facilitiesa, g"; and
             1677          (b) "FOOTNOTE: g. When provided, in public toilet facilities there shall be an equal
             1678      number of diaper changing facilities in male toilet rooms and female toilet rooms."
             1679          (2) In IBC, Section 3006.5, a new exception is added as follows: "Exception: Hydraulic
             1680      elevators and roped hydraulic elevators with a rise of 50 feet or less."
             1681          Section 45. Section 15A-3-113 is enacted to read:
             1682          15A-3-113. Amendments to Chapters 32 through 35 of IBC.
             1683          (1) A new section IBC, Section 3401.6, is added as follows: "3401.6 Parapet bracing,
             1684      wall anchors, and other appendages. Buildings constructed before 1975 shall have parapet
             1685      bracing, wall anchors, and appendages such as cornices, spires, towers, tanks, signs, statuary,
             1686      etc. evaluated by a licensed engineer when said building is undergoing reroofing, or alteration
             1687      of or repair to said feature. Such parapet bracing, wall anchors, and appendages shall be
             1688      evaluated in accordance with 75% of the seismic forces as specified in Section 1613. When
             1689      allowed by the local building official, alternate methods of equivalent strength as referenced in
             1690      an approved code under Utah Code, Subsection 15A-1-204 (6)(a), will be considered when
             1691      accompanied by engineer-sealed drawings, details, and calculations. When found to be
             1692      deficient because of design or deteriorated condition, the engineer's recommendations to
             1693      anchor, brace, reinforce, or remove the deficient feature shall be implemented.
             1694      EXCEPTIONS:
             1695      1. Group R-3 and U occupancies.
             1696      2. Unreinforced masonry parapets need not be braced according to the above stated provisions
             1697      provided that the maximum height of an unreinforced masonry parapet above the level of the


             1698      diaphragm tension anchors or above the parapet braces shall not exceed one and one-half times
             1699      the thickness of the parapet wall. The parapet height may be a maximum of two and one-half
             1700      times its thickness in other than Seismic Design Categories D, E, or F."
             1701          (2) IBC, Section 3408.4, is deleted and replaced with the following: "3408.4 Change in
             1702      Occupancy. When a change in occupancy results in a structure being reclassified to a higher
             1703      Occupancy Category (as defined in Table 1604.5), or when such change of occupancy results in
             1704      a design occupant load increase of 100% or more, the structure shall conform to the seismic
             1705      requirements for a new structure.
             1706      Exceptions:
             1707      1. Specific seismic detailing requirements of this code or ASCE 7 for a new structure shall not
             1708      be required to be met where it can be shown that the level of performance and seismic safety is
             1709      equivalent to that of a new structure. Such analysis shall consider the regularity, overstrength,
             1710      redundancy, and ductility of the structure within the context of the existing and retrofit (if any)
             1711      detailing providing. Alternatively, the building official may allow the structure to be upgraded
             1712      in accordance with referenced sections as found in an approved code under Utah Code,
             1713      Subsection 15A-1-204 (6)(a).
             1714      2. When a change of use results in a structure being reclassified from Occupancy Category I or
             1715      II to Occupancy Category III and the structure is located in a seismic map area where SDS is less
             1716      than 0.33, compliance with the seismic requirements of this code and ASCE 7 are not required.
             1717      3. Where design occupant load increase is less than 25 occupants and the Occupancy Category
             1718      does not change."
             1719          (3) In IBC, Section 3411.1, the exception is deleted and replaced with the following:
             1720      "Exception: Type B dwelling or sleeping units required by Section 1107 of this code are not
             1721      required to be provided in existing buildings and facilities unless being altered or undergoing a
             1722      change of occupancy classification."
             1723          (4) The following referenced standard is added under NFPA in IBC, Chapter 35:
             1724      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1725      720-09 Standard for the Installation of
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection
and Warning Equipment
907.9"
             1726          (5) The following referenced standard is added under UL in IBC, Chapter 35:
             1727      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1728      2034-2008 Standard of Single- and
Multiple-station Carbon Monoxide
Alarms
907.9"
             1729          (6) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 10-07 is deleted and replaced with
             1730      the following:
             1731      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1732      10-10 Portable Fire Extinguishers 906.2, 906.3.2, 906.3.4, Table
906.3(1), Table 906.3(2)"
             1733          (7) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 11-05 is deleted and replaced with
             1734      the following:
             1735      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1736      11-10 Low Expansion Foam 904.7"
             1737          (8) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 12-05 is deleted and replaced with
             1738      the following:
             1739      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1740      12-08 Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing
Systems
904.8, 904.11"
             1741          (9) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 12A-04 is deleted and replaced with
             1742      the following:
             1743      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1744      12A-09 Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing
Systems
904.9"
             1745          (10) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 13-07 is deleted and replaced with
             1746      the following:
             1747      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1748      13-10 Installation of Sprinkler Systems 708.2, 903.3.1.1, 903.3.2,
903.3.5.1.1, 903.3.5.3, 904.11,
905.3.4, 907.6.3, 1613.3"
             1749          (11) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 13D-07 is deleted and replaced
             1750      with the following:
             1751      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1752      13D-10 Installation of Sprinkler Systems in
One- and Two-family Dwellings and
Manufactured Homes
903.3.1.3, 903.3.5.1.1"
             1753          (12) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 13R-07 is deleted and replaced
             1754      with the following:
             1755      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1756      13R-10 Installation of Sprinkler Systems in
Residential Occupancies Up to and
Including Four Stories in Height
903.3.1.2, 903.3.5.1.1, 903.3.5.1.2,
903.4"
             1757          (13) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 14-07 is deleted and replaced with
             1758      the following:
             1759      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1760      14-10 Installation of Standpipe and Hose
System
905.2, 905.3.4, 905.6.2, 905.8"
             1761          (14) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 17-02 is deleted and replaced with


             1762      the following:
             1763      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1764      17-09 Dry chemical Extinguishing Systems 904.5, 904.11"
             1765          (15) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 17A-02 is deleted and replaced
             1766      with the following:
             1767      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1768      17A-09 Wet Chemical Extinguishing System 904.5, 904.11"
             1769          (16) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 20-07 is deleted and replaced with
             1770      the following:
             1771      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1772      20-10 Installation of Stationary Pumps for
Fire Protection
913.1, 913.2.1, 913.5"
             1773          (17) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 72-07 is deleted and replaced with
             1774      the following:
             1775      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1776      72-10 National Fire Alarm Code 901.6, 903.4.1, 904.3.5, 907.2,
907.2.5, 907.2.11, 907.2.13.2,
907.3, 907.3.3, 907.3.4,
907.5.2.1.2, 907.5.3.3, 907.6,
907.6.1, 907.6.5, 907.7, 907.7.1,
907.7.2, 911.1.5, 3006.5, 3007.6"
             1777          (18) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 92B-05 is deleted and replaced
             1778      with the following:
             1779      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1780      92B-09 Smoke Management Systems in
Malls, Atria and Large Spaces
909.8"
             1781          (19) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 101-06 is deleted and replaced
             1782      with the following:
             1783      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1784      101-09 Line Safety Code 1028.6.2"
             1785          (20) In IBC, Chapter 35, NFPA referenced standard 110-05 is deleted and replaced
             1786      with the following:
             1787      "Number Title Referenced in code section number
             1788      110-10 Emergency and Standby Power
Systems
2702.1"

             1789          Section 46. Section 15A-3-201 is enacted to read:
             1790     
Part 2. Statewide Amendments to IRC

             1791          15A-3-201. General provision.
             1792          (1) The amendments in this part are adopted as amendments to the IRC to be
             1793      applicable statewide.
             1794          (2) The statewide amendments to the following which may be applied to detached one-
             1795      and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings shall be applicable to the
             1796      corresponding provisions of the IRC:
             1797          (a) IBC under Part 1, Statewide Amendments to IBC;
             1798          (b) IPC under Part 3, Statewide Amendments to IPC;
             1799          (c) IMC under Part 4, Statewide Amendments to IMC;
             1800          (d) IFGC under Part 5, Statewide Amendments to IFGC;
             1801          (e) NEC under Part 6, Statewide Amendments to NEC; and
             1802          (f) IECC under Part 7, Statewide Amendments to IECC.
             1803          Section 47. Section 15A-3-202 is enacted to read:
             1804          15A-3-202. Amendments to Chapters 1 through 5 of IRC.
             1805          (1) In IRC, Section 109:


             1806          (a) A new IRC, Section 109.1.5, is added as follows: "R109.1.5 Weather-resistant
             1807      exterior wall envelope inspections. An inspection shall be made of the weather-resistant
             1808      exterior wall envelope as required by Section R703.1 and flashings as required by Section
             1809      R703.8 to prevent water from entering the weather-resistive barrier."
             1810          (b) The remaining sections are renumbered as follows: R109.1.6 Other inspections;
             1811      R109.1.6.1 Fire- and smoke-resistance-rated construction inspection; R109.1.6.2 Reinforced
             1812      masonry, insulating concrete form (ICF) and conventionally formed concrete wall inspection;
             1813      and R109.1.7 Final inspection.
             1814          (2) IRC, Section R114.1, is deleted and replaced with the following: "R114.1 Notice to
             1815      owner. Upon notice from the building official that work on any building or structure is being
             1816      prosecuted contrary to the provisions of this code or other pertinent laws or ordinances or in an
             1817      unsafe and dangerous manner, such work shall be immediately stopped. The stop work order
             1818      shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved, or to the owner's
             1819      agent or to the person doing the work; and shall state the conditions under which work will be
             1820      permitted to resume."
             1821          (3) In IRC, Section R202, the following definition is added: "CERTIFIED
             1822      BACKFLOW PREVENTER ASSEMBLY TESTER: A person who has shown competence to
             1823      test Backflow prevention assemblies to the satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction
             1824      under Utah Code, Subsection 19-4-104 (4)."
             1825          (4) In IRC, Section R202, the definition of "Cross Connection" is deleted and replaced
             1826      with the following: "CROSS CONNECTION. Any physical connection or potential
             1827      connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate piping systems, one of which
             1828      contains potable water and the other either water of unknown or questionable safety or steam,
             1829      gas, or chemical, whereby there exists the possibility for flow from one system to the other,
             1830      with the direction of flow depending on the pressure differential between the two systems (see
             1831      "Backflow, Water Distribution")."
             1832          (5) In IRC, Section R202, the definition of "Potable Water" is deleted and replaced
             1833      with the following: "POTABLE WATER. Water free from impurities present in amounts


             1834      sufficient to cause disease or harmful physiological effects and conforming to the Utah Code,
             1835      Title 19, Chapters 4, Safe Drinking Water Act, and 5, Water Quality Act, and the regulations of
             1836      the public health authority having jurisdiction."
             1837          (6) IRC, Figure R301.2(5), is deleted and replaced with Table R301.2(5a) and Table
             1838      R301.2(5b) as follows:
             1839     
"TABLE NO. R301.2(5a)
             1840     
STATE OF UTAH - REGIONAL SNOW LOAD FACTORS
             1841      COUNTY Po S Ao
             1842      Beaver 43 63 6.2
             1843      Box Elder 43 63 5.2
             1844      Cache 50 63 4.5
             1845      Carbon 43 63 5.2
             1846      Daggett 43 63 6.5
             1847      Davis 43 63 4.5
             1848      Duchesne 43 63 6.5
             1849      Emery 43 63 6.0
             1850      Garfield 43 63 6.0
             1851      Grand 36 63 6.5
             1852      Iron 43 63 5.8
             1853      Juab 43 63 5.2
             1854      Kane 36 63 5.7
             1855      Millard 43 63 5.3
             1856      Morgan 57 63 4.5
             1857      Piute 43 63 6.2
             1858      Rich 57 63 4.1
             1859      Salt Lake 43 63 4.5
             1860      San Juan 43 63 6.5
             1861      Sanpete 43 63 5.2
             1862      Sevier 43 63 6.0
             1863      Summit 86 63 5.0
             1864      Tooele 43 63 4.5
             1865      Uintah 43 63 7.0
             1866      Utah 43 63 4.5
             1867      Wasatch 86 63 5.0
             1868      Washington 29 63 6.0
             1869      Wayne 36 63 6.5
             1870      Weber 43 63 4.5
             1871     
TABLE NO. R301.2(5b)
             1872     
RECOMMENDED SNOW LOADS FOR SELECTED UTAH CITIES AND TOWNS(2)
             1873      Roof Snow
Load (PSF)
Ground Snow
Load (PSF)
             1874      Beaver County
             1875          Beaver 5,920 ft. 43 62
             1876      Box Elder County
             1877          Brigham City 4,300 ft. 30 43
             1878          Tremonton 4,290 ft. 30 43
             1879      Cache County
             1880          Logan 4,530 ft. 35 50
             1881          Smithfield 4,595 ft. 35 50
             1882      Carbon County
             1883          Price 5,550 ft. 30 43
             1884      Daggett County
             1885          Manila 5,377 ft. 30 43
             1886      Davis County
             1887          Bountiful 4,300 ft. 30 43
             1888          Farmington 4,270 ft. 30 43
             1889          Layton 4,400 ft. 30 43
             1890          Fruit Heights 4,500 ft. 40 57
             1891      Duchesne County
             1892          Duchesne 5,510 ft. 30 43
             1893          Roosevelt 5,104 ft. 30 43
             1894      Emery County
             1895          Castledale 5,660 ft. 30 43
             1896          Green River 4,070 ft. 25 36
             1897      Garfield County
             1898          Panguitch 6,600 ft. 30 43
             1899      Grand County
             1900          Moab 3,965 ft. 25 36
             1901      Iron County
             1902          Cedar City 5,831 ft. 30 43
             1903      Juab County
             1904          Nephi 5,130 ft. 30 43
             1905      Kane County
             1906          Kanab 5,000 ft. 25 36
             1907      Millard County
             1908          Fillmore 5,000 ft. 30 43
             1909          Delta 4,623 ft. 30 43
             1910      Morgan County
             1911          Morgan 5,064 ft. 40 57
             1912      Piute County
             1913          Piute 5,996 ft. 30 43
             1914      Rich County
             1915          Woodruff 6,315 ft. 40 57
             1916      Salt Lake County
             1917          Murray 4,325 ft. 30 43
             1918          Salt Lake City 4,300 ft. 30 43
             1919          Sandy 4,500 ft. 30 43
             1920          West Jordan 4,375 ft. 30 43
             1921          West Valley 4,250 ft. 30 43
             1922      San Juan County
             1923          Blanding 6,200 ft. 30 43
             1924          Monticello 6,820 ft. 35 50
             1925      Sanpete County
             1926          Fairview 6,750 ft. 35 50
             1927          Mt. Pleasant 5,900 ft. 30 43
             1928          Manti 5,740 ft. 30 43
             1929          Ephraim 5,540 ft. 30 43
             1930          Gunnison 5,145 ft. 30 43
             1931      Sevier County
             1932          Salina 5,130 ft. 30 43
             1933          Richfield 5,270 ft. 30 43
             1934      Summit County
             1935          Coalville 5,600 ft. 60 86
             1936          Kamas 6,500 ft. 70 100
             1937          Park City 6,800 ft. 100 142
             1938          Park City 8,400 ft. 162 231
             1939          Summit Park 7,200 ft. 90 128
             1940      Tooele County
             1941          Tooele 5,100 ft. 30 43
             1942      Uintah County
             1943          Vernal 5,280 ft. 30 43
             1944      Utah County
             1945          American Fork 4,500 ft. 30 43
             1946          Orem 4,650 ft. 30 43
             1947          Pleasant Grove 5,000 ft. 30 43
             1948          Provo 5,000 ft. 30 43
             1949          Spanish Fork 4,720 ft. 30 43
             1950      Wasatch County
             1951          Heber 5,630 ft. 60 86
             1952      Washington County
             1953          Central 5,209 ft. 25 36
             1954          Dameron 4,550 ft. 25 36
             1955          Leeds 3,460 ft. 20 29
             1956          Rockville 3,700 ft. 25 36
             1957          Santa Clara 2,850 ft. 15 (1) 21
             1958          St. George 2,750 ft. 15 (1) 21
             1959      Wayne County
             1960          Loa 7,080 ft. 30 43
             1961          Hanksville 4,308 ft. 25 36
             1962      Weber County
             1963          North Ogden 4,500 ft. 40 57
             1964          Ogden 4,350 ft. 30 43
             1965      NOTES
             1966      (1) The IRC requires a minimum live load - See R301.6.
             1967      (2) This table is informational only in that actual site elevations may vary. Table is only
valid if site elevation is within 100 feet of the listed elevation."
             1968          (7) IRC, Section R301.6, is deleted and replaced with the following: "R301.6 Utah
             1969      Snow Loads. The ground snow load, Pg, to be used in the determination of design snow loads
             1970      for buildings and other structures shall be determined by using the following formula: Pg = (Po2
             1971      + S2(A-Ao)2)0.5 for A greater than Ao, and Pg = Po for A less than or equal to Ao.
             1972      WHERE:
             1973      Pg = Ground snow load at a given elevation (psf);
             1974      Po = Base ground snow load (psf) from Table No. R301.2(5a);
             1975      S = Change in ground snow load with elevation (psf/100 ft.) From Table No. R301.2(5a);
             1976      A = Elevation above sea level at the site (ft./1,000);
             1977      Ao = Base ground snow elevation from Table R301.2(5a) (ft./1,000).
             1978      The building official may round the roof snow load to the nearest 5 psf. The ground snow
             1979      load, Pg, may be adjusted by the building official when a licensed engineer or architect submits
             1980      data substantiating the adjustments. A record of such action together with the substantiating
             1981      data shall be provided to the division for a permanent record.
             1982      The building official may also directly adopt roof snow loads in accordance with Table
             1983      R301.2(5b), provided the site is no more than 100 ft. higher than the listed elevation.
             1984      Where the minimum roof live load in accordance with Table R301.6 is greater than the design
             1985      roof snow load, such roof live load shall be used for design, however, it shall not be reduced to
             1986      a load lower than the design roof snow load. Drifting need not be considered for roof snow
             1987      loads less than 20 psf."


             1988          (8) In IRC, Section R302.2, the words "Exception: A" are deleted and replaced with the
             1989      following: "Exceptions: 1. A common 2-hour fire-resistance-rated wall is permitted for
             1990      townhouses if such walls do not contain plumbing or mechanical equipment, ducts or vents in
             1991      the cavity of the common wall. Electrical installation shall be installed in accordance with
             1992      Chapters 34 through 43. Penetrations of electrical outlet boxes shall be in accordance with
             1993      Section R302.4.
             1994      2. In buildings equipped with an automatic residential fire sprinkler system, a".
             1995          (9) In IRC, Section R302.2.4, a new exception 6 is added as follows: "6. Townhouses
             1996      separated by a common 2-hour fire-resistance-rated wall as provided in Section R302.2."
             1997          (10) IRC, Sections R311.7.4 through R311.7.4.3, are deleted and replaced with the
             1998      following: "R311.7.4 Stair treads and risers. R311.7.4.1 Riser height. The maximum riser
             1999      height shall be 8 inches (203 mm). The riser shall be measured vertically between leading
             2000      edges of the adjacent treads. The greatest riser height within any flight of stairs shall not
             2001      exceed the smallest by more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm).
             2002      R311.7.4.2 Tread depth. The minimum tread depth shall be 9 inches (228 mm). The tread
             2003      depth shall be measured horizontally between the vertical planes of the foremost projection of
             2004      adjacent treads and at a right angle to the tread's leading edge. The greatest tread depth within
             2005      any flight of stairs shall not exceed the smallest by more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm). Winder
             2006      treads shall have a minimum tread depth of 10 inches (254 mm) measured as above at a point
             2007      12 inches (305 mm) from the side where the treads are narrower. Winder treads shall have a
             2008      minimum tread depth of 6 inches (152 mm) at any point. Within any flight of stairs, the
             2009      greatest winder tread depth at the 12-inch (305 mm) walk line shall not exceed the smallest by
             2010      more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm).
             2011      R311.7.4.3 Profile. The radius of curvature at the leading edge of the tread shall be no greater
             2012      than 9/16 inch (14.3 mm). A nosing not less than 3/4 inch (19 mm) but not more than 1 1/4
             2013      inches (32 mm) shall be provided on stairways with solid risers. The greatest nosing projection
             2014      shall not exceed the smallest nosing projection by more than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) between two
             2015      stories, including the nosing at the level of floors and landings. Beveling of nosing shall not


             2016      exceed 1/2 inch (12.7 mm). Risers shall be vertical or sloped from the underside of the leading
             2017      edge of the tread above at an angle not more than 30 degrees (0.51 rad) from the vertical. Open
             2018      risers are permitted, provided that the opening between treads does not permit the passage of a
             2019      4-inch diameter (102 mm) sphere.
             2020      Exceptions.
             2021      1. A nosing is not required where the tread depth is a minimum of 10 inches (254 mm).
             2022      2. The opening between adjacent treads is not limited on stairs with a total rise of 30 inches
             2023      (762 mm) or less."
             2024          (11) In IRC, Section R312.2, the words "adjacent fixed seating" are deleted.
             2025          (12) IRC, Section R313, is deleted.
             2026          (13) IRC, Section R315.1, is deleted and replaced with the following: "R315.1 Carbon
             2027      monoxide alarms. For new construction, a listed carbon monoxide alarm shall be installed on
             2028      each habitable level of dwelling units within which fuel-fired appliances are installed and in
             2029      dwelling units that have attached garages."
             2030          (14) IRC, Section R315.3, is deleted and replaced with the following: "R315.3 Alarm
             2031      requirements. Listed single- and multiple-station carbon monoxide alarms shall comply with
             2032      UL 2034 and shall be installed in accordance with the provision of this code and NFPA 720."
             2033          (15) In IRC, Section R403.1.6, a new Exception 4 is added as follows: "4. When
             2034      anchor bolt spacing does not exceed 32 inches (813 mm) apart, anchor bolts may be placed
             2035      with a minimum of two bolts per plate section located not less than 4 inches (102 mm) from
             2036      each end of each plate section at interior bearing walls, interior braced wall lines, and at all
             2037      exterior walls."
             2038          (16) In IRC, Section R403.1.6.1, a new exception is added at the end of Item 2 and
             2039      Item 3 as follows: "Exception: When anchor bolt spacing does not exceed 32 inches (816 mm)
             2040      apart, anchor bolts may be placed with a minimum of two bolts per plate section located not
             2041      less than 4 inches (102 mm) from each end of each plate section at interior bearing walls,
             2042      interior braced wall lines, and at all exterior walls."
             2043          (17) In IRC, Section R404.1, a new exception is added as follows: "Exception: As an


             2044      alternative to complying with Sections R404.1 through R404.1.5.3, concrete and masonry
             2045      foundation walls may be designed in accordance with IBC Sections 1807.1.5 and 1807.1.6 as
             2046      amended in Section 1807.1.6.4 and Table 1807.1.6.4 under these rules."
             2047          Section 48. Section 15A-3-203 is enacted to read:
             2048          15A-3-203. Amendments to Chapters 6 through 15 of IRC.
             2049          (1) IRC, Sections R612.2 through R612.4.2, are deleted.
             2050          (2) IRC, Chapter 11, is deleted and replaced with Chapter 11 of the 2006 International
             2051      Residential Code and Chapter 4 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
             2052          (3) IRC, Section M1411.6, is deleted.
             2053          (4) In IRC, Section M1502.4.4.1, the words "25 feet (7,620 mm)" are deleted and
             2054      replaced with "35 feet (10,668 mm)".
             2055          Section 49. Section 15A-3-204 is enacted to read:
             2056          15A-3-204. Amendments to Chapters 16 through 25 of IRC.
             2057          A new IRC, Section G2401.2, is added as follows: "G2401.2 Meter Protection. Fuel
             2058      gas services shall be in an approved location and/or provided with structures designed to
             2059      protect the fuel gas meter and surrounding piping from physical damage, including falling,
             2060      moving, or migrating ice and snow. If an added structure is used, it must provide access for
             2061      service and comply with the IBC or the IRC."
             2062          Section 50. Section 15A-3-205 is enacted to read:
             2063          15A-3-205. Amendments to Chapters 26 and 35 of IRC.
             2064          (1) A new IRC, Section P2602.3, is added as follows: "P2602.3 Individual water
             2065      supply. Where a potable public water supply is not available, individual sources of potable
             2066      water supply shall be utilized, provided that the source has been developed in accordance with
             2067      Utah Code, Sections 73-3-1 and 73-3-25 , as administered by the Department of Natural
             2068      Resources, Division of Water Rights. In addition, the quality of the water shall be approved by
             2069      the local health department having jurisdiction."
             2070          (2) A new IRC, Section P2602.4, is added as follows: "P2602.4 Sewer required. Every
             2071      building in which plumbing fixtures are installed and all premises having drainage piping shall


             2072      be connected to a public sewer where the sewer is within 300 feet of the property line in
             2073      accordance with Utah Code, Section 10-8-38 ; or an approved private sewage disposal system in
             2074      accordance with Utah Administrative Code, Chapter 4, Rule R317, as administered by the
             2075      Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality."
             2076          (3) In IRC, Section P2801.7, the word "townhouses" is deleted.
             2077          (4) A new IRC, Section P2902.1.1, is added as follows: "P2902.1.1 Backflow assembly
             2078      testing. The premise owner or his designee shall have backflow prevention assemblies
             2079      operation tested at the time of installation, repair, and relocation and at least on an annual basis
             2080      thereafter, or more frequently as required by the authority having jurisdiction. Testing shall be
             2081      performed by a Certified Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester. The assemblies that are subject
             2082      to this paragraph are the Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker, the Pressure Vacuum Breaker
             2083      Assembly, the Double Check Backflow Prevention Assembly, the Double Check Detector
             2084      Assembly Backflow Preventer, the Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer, and
             2085      Reduced Pressure Detector Assembly."
             2086          (5) IRC, Table P2902.3, is deleted and replaced with the following:
             2087     
"TABLE P2902.3
             2088     
General Methods of Protection
             2089      Assembly
(applicable
standard)
Degree of
Hazard
Application Installation Criteria
             2090      Reduced Pressure
Principle Backflow
Preventer
(AWWA C511,
USC-FCCCHR,
ASSE 1013 CSA
CNA/CSA-B64.4)
and Reduced
Pressure Detector
Assembly
(ASSE 1047,
USC-FCCCHR)
High or
Low
Backpressure
or
Backsiphonage

1/2" - 16"
a. The bottom of each RP assembly
shall be a minimum of 12 inches
above the ground or floor.

b. RP assemblies shall NOT be
installed in a pit.

c. The relief valve on each RP
assembly shall not be directly
connected to any waste disposal
line, including sanitary sewer, storm
drains, or vents.

d. The assembly shall be installed
in a horizontal position only unless
listed or approved for vertical
installation.
             2091      Double Check
Backflow
Prevention
Assembly (AWWA
C510,
USC-FCCCHR,
ASSE 1015)
Double Check
Detector Assembly
Backflow Preventer
(ASSE 1048,
USC-FCCCHR)
Low Backpressure
or
Backsiphonage

1/2" - 16"
a. If installed in a pit, the DC
assembly shall be installed with a
minimum of 12 inches of clearance
between all sides of the vault
including the floor and roof or
ceiling with adequate room for
testing and maintenance.

b. Shall be installed in a horizontal
position unless listed or approved
for vertical installation.
             2092      Pressure Vacuum
Breaker Assembly
(ASSE 1020,
USC-FCCCHR)
High or
Low
Backsiphonage
1/2" - 2"
a. Shall not be installed in an area
that could be subjected to
backpressure or back drainage
conditions.

b. Shall be installed a minimum of
12 inches above all downstream
piping and the highest point of use.

c. Shall not be installed below
ground or in a vault or pit.

d. Shall be installed in a vertical
position only.
             2093      Spill Resistant
Vacuum Breaker
(ASSE 1056,
USC-FCCCHR)
High or
Low
Backsiphonage
1/4" - 2"
a. Shall not be installed in an area
that could be subjected to
backpressure or back drainage
conditions.

b. Shall be installed a minimum of
12 inches above all downstream
piping and the highest point of use.

c. Shall not be installed below
ground or in a vault or pit.

d. Shall be installed in a vertical
position only.
             2094      General Installation
Criteria
The assembly owner, when
necessary, shall provide devices or
structures to facilitate testing, repair,
and/or maintenance and to ensure
the safety of the backflow
technician.

Assemblies shall not be installed
more than five feet off the floor
unless a permanent platform is
installed.

The body of the assembly shall not
be closer than 12 inches to any wall,
ceiling or encumbrance, and shall be
accessible for testing, repair and/or
maintenance.

In cold climates, assemblies shall be
protected from freezing by a means
acceptable to the code official.

Assemblies shall be maintained as
an intact assembly."
             2095          (6) IRC, Table 2902.3a, is added as follows:
             2096     
"TABLE 2902.3a
             2097     
Specialty Backflow Devices for low hazard use only
             2098      Device Degree of
Hazard
Application Applicable
Standard
             2099      Air Gap High or
Low
Backsiphonage See Table
P2902.3.1 ASME
A112.1.2
             2100      Antisiphon-type
Water Closet
Flush Tank Ball
Cock
Low Backsiphonage ASSE 1002
CSA CAN/
CSA-B125
             2101      Atmospheric
Vacuum Breaker
High or
Low
Backsiphonage
a. Shall not be installed in an area
that could be subjected to
backpressure or back drainage
conditions.

b. Shall not be installed where it
may be subjected to continuous
pressure for more than 12
consecutive hours at any time.

c. Shall be installed a minimum of
six inches above all downstream
piping and the highest point of use.

d. Shall be installed on the
discharge (downstream) side of any
valves.

e. The AVB shall be installed in a
vertical position only.
ASSE 1001
USC-FCCCHR,
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.1.1
             2102      Dual check valve
Backflow
Preventer
Low Backsiphonage or Backpressure
1/4" - 1"
ASSE 1024
             2103      Backflow
Preventer with
Intermediate
Atmospheric
Vent
Low
Residential
Boiler
Backsiphonage or Backpressure
1/4" - 3/4"
ASSE 1012
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.3
             2104      Dual check valve
type Backflow
Preventer for
Carbonated
Beverage
Dispensers/Post
Mix Type
Low Backsiphonage or Backpressure
1/4" - 3/8"
ASSE 1022
             2105      Hose-connection
Vacuum Breaker
Low Backsiphonage
1/2", 3/4", 1"
ASSE 1011
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.2
             2106      Vacuum Breaker
Wall Hydrants,
Frost-resistant,
Automatic
Draining Type
Low Backsiphonage
3/4", 1"
ASSE 1019
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.2.2
             2107      Laboratory
Faucet Backflow
Preventer
Low Backsiphonage ASSE 1035
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.7
             2108      Hose Connection
Backflow
Preventer
Low Backsiphonage
1/2" - 1"
ASSE 1052
             2109      Installation Guidelines: The above specialty devices shall be installed in accordance with
their listing and the manufacturer's instructions and the specific provisions of this chapter."
             2110          (7) In IRC, Section P3103.6, the following sentence is added at the end of the
             2111      paragraph: "Vents extending through the wall shall terminate not less than 12 inches from the
             2112      wall with an elbow pointing downward."
             2113          (8) In IRC, Section P3104.4, the following sentence is added at the end of the
             2114      paragraph: "Horizontal dry vents below the flood level rim shall be permitted for floor drain
             2115      and floor sink installations when installed below grade in accordance with Chapter 30, and
             2116      Sections P3104.2 and P3104.3. A wall cleanout shall be provided in the vertical vent."
             2117          Section 51. Section 15A-3-206 is enacted to read:
             2118          15A-3-206. Amendments to Chapters 36 and 44 of IRC.
             2119          (1) In IRC, Section E3902.11, the following words are deleted: "family rooms, dining
             2120      rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways,
             2121      and similar rooms or areas".
             2122          (2) IRC, Chapter 44, is amended by adding the following reference standard:
             2123      "Standard reference
number
Title Referenced in code
section number
             2124      USC-FCCCHR 9th
Edition Manual of
Cross Connection
Control
Foundation for Cross-Connection Control
and Hydraulic Research University of
Southern California Kaprielian Hall 300
Los Angeles CA 90089-2531
Table P2902.3"
             2125          (3) In IRC, Chapter 44, the following standard is added under NFPA as follows:
             2126      "Standard reference
number
Title Referenced in code
section number
             2127      720-09 Standard for the Installation of Carbon
Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning
Equipment
R315.3"
             2128          (4) IRC, Appendix O, Gray Water Recycling Systems, is deleted and replaced with
             2129      Appendix C of the International Plumbing Code as amended by the State Construction Code.
             2130          Section 52. Section 15A-3-301 is enacted to read:
             2131     
Part 3. Statewide Amendments to IPC

             2132          15A-3-301. General provision.


             2133          The amendments in this part are adopted as amendments to the IPC to be applicable
             2134      statewide.
             2135          Section 53. Section 15A-3-302 is enacted to read:
             2136          15A-3-302. Amendments to Chapters 1 and 2 of IPC.
             2137          (1) A new IPC, Section 101.2, is added as follows: "For clarification, the International
             2138      Private Sewage Disposal Code is not part of the plumbing code even though it is in the same
             2139      printed volume."
             2140          (2) In IPC, Section 202, the definition for "Backflow Backpressure, Low Head" is
             2141      deleted.
             2142          (3) In IPC, Section 202, the following definition is added: "Certified Backflow
             2143      Preventer Assembly Tester. A person who has shown competence to test Backflow prevention
             2144      assemblies to the satisfaction of the authority having jurisdiction under Utah Code, Subsection
             2145      19-4-104 (4)."
             2146          (4) In IPC, Section 202, the definition for "Cross Connection" is deleted and replaced
             2147      with the following: "Cross Connection. Any physical connection or potential connection or
             2148      arrangement between two otherwise separate piping systems, one of which contains potable
             2149      water and the other either water of unknown or questionable safety or steam, gas, or chemical,
             2150      whereby there exists the possibility for flow from one system to the other, with the direction of
             2151      flow depending on the pressure differential between the two systems (see "Backflow")."
             2152          (5) In IPC, Section 202, the definition for "Potable Water" is deleted and replaced with
             2153      the following: "Potable Water. Water free from impurities present in amounts sufficient to
             2154      cause disease or harmful physiological effects and conforming to the Utah Code, Title 19,
             2155      Chapters 4, Safe Drinking Water Act, and 5, Water Quality Act, and the regulations of the


             2156      public health authority having jurisdiction."
             2157          Section 54. Section 15A-3-303 is enacted to read:
             2158          15A-3-303. Amendments to Chapter 3 of IPC.
             2159          (1) In IPC, Table 303.4, the item listed as "Backflow prevention devises" is modified
             2160      as follows:
             2161          (a) in the Third-Party Certified field, after the word "Required" add "See footnote 1";
             2162          (b) in the Third-Party Tested field the following is added: "Required see footnote 1";
             2163      and
             2164          (c) a new footnote 1 is added as follows: "1. Third-party certification will consist of
             2165      any combination of two certifications, laboratory or field. Acceptable third party laboratory
             2166      certifying agencies are ASSE, IAPMO, and USC-FCCCHR. USC-FCCCHR currently
             2167      provides the only field testing of backflow protection assemblies. Also see
             2168      www.drinkingwater.utah.gov and Division of Drinking Water Rule, Utah Administrative Code,
             2169      R309-305-6."
             2170          (2) IPC, Section 304.3, Meter Boxes, is deleted.
             2171          (3) IPC, Section 311.1, is deleted.
             2172          (4) IPC, Sections 312.10 through 312.10.2, are deleted and replaced with the
             2173      following: "312.10 Backflow assembly testing. The premise owner or his designee shall have
             2174      backflow prevention assemblies operation tested at the time of installation, repair, and
             2175      relocation and at least on an annual basis thereafter, or more frequently as required by the
             2176      authority having jurisdiction. Testing shall be performed by a Certified Backflow Preventer
             2177      Assembly Tester. The assemblies that are subject to this paragraph are the Spill Resistant
             2178      Vacuum Breaker, the Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assembly, the Double Check Backflow
             2179      Prevention Assembly, the Double Check Detector Assembly Backflow Preventer, the Reduced
             2180      Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer, and Reduced Pressure Detector Assembly."
             2181          Section 55. Section 15A-3-304 is enacted to read:
             2182          15A-3-304. Amendments to Chapter 4 of IPC.
             2183          (1) In IPC, Section 403.1, a new footnote g is added as follows: "FOOTNOTE: g.


             2184      When provided, in public toilet facilities there shall be an equal number of diaper changing
             2185      facilities in male toilet rooms and female toilet rooms."
             2186          (2) A new IPC, Section 406.4, is added as follows: "406.4 Automatic clothes washer
             2187      safe pans. Safe pans, when installed under automatic clothes washers, shall be installed in
             2188      accordance with Section 504.7."
             2189          (3) A new IPC, Section 412.5, is added as follows: "412.5 Public toilet rooms. All
             2190      public toilet rooms shall be equipped with at least one floor drain."
             2191          Section 56. Section 15A-3-305 is enacted to read:
             2192          15A-3-305. Amendments to Chapter 5 of IPC.
             2193          (1) In IPC, Section 504.7.2, the following is added at the end of the section: "When
             2194      permitted by the code official, the pan drain may be directly connected to a soil stack, waste
             2195      stack, or branch drain. The pan drain shall be individually trapped and vented as required in
             2196      Section 907.1. The pan drain shall not be directly or indirectly connected to any vent. The trap
             2197      shall be provided with a trap primer conforming to ASSE 1018 or ASSE 1044."
             2198          (2) A new IPC, Section 504.7.3, is added as follows: "504.7.3 Pan Designation. A
             2199      water heater pan shall be considered an emergency receptor designated to receive the discharge
             2200      of water from the water heater only and shall not receive the discharge from any other fixtures,
             2201      devises, or equipment."
             2202          Section 57. Section 15A-3-306 is enacted to read:
             2203          15A-3-306. Amendments to Chapter 6 of IPC.
             2204          (1) IPC, Section 602.3, is deleted and replaced with the following: "602.3 Individual
             2205      water supply. Where a potable public water supply is not available, individual sources of
             2206      potable water supply shall be utilized provided that the source has been developed in
             2207      accordance with Utah Code, Sections 73-3-1 , 73-3-3 , and 73-3-25 , as administered by the
             2208      Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights. In addition, the quality of the
             2209      water shall be approved by the local health department having jurisdiction. The source shall
             2210      supply sufficient quantity of water to comply with the requirements of this chapter."
             2211          (2) IPC, Sections 602.3.1, 602.3.2, 602.3.3, 602.3.4, 602.3.5, and 602.3.5.1, are


             2212      deleted.
             2213          (3) A new IPC, Section 604.4.1, is added as follows: "604.4.1 Manually operated
             2214      metering faucets. Self closing or manually operated metering faucets shall provide a flow of
             2215      water for at least 15 seconds without the need to reactivate the faucet."
             2216          (4) IPC, Section 606.5, is deleted and replaced with the following: "606.5 Water
             2217      pressure booster systems. Water pressure booster systems shall be provided as required by
             2218      Section 606.5.1 through 606.5.11."
             2219          (5) A new IPC, Section 606.5.11, is added as follows: "606.5.11 Prohibited
             2220      installation. In no case shall a booster pump be allowed that will lower the pressure in the
             2221      public main to less than 20 psi."
             2222          (6) IPC, Table 608.1, is deleted and replaced with the following:
             2223     
"TABLE 608.1
             2224     
General Methods of Protection
             2225      Assembly
(applicable
standard)
Degree of
Hazard
Application Installation Criteria
             2226      Reduced Pressure
Principle Backflow
Preventer
(AWWA C511,
USC-FCCCHR,
ASSE 1013 CSA
CNA/CSA-B64.4)
and Reduced
Pressure Detector
Assembly
(ASSE 1047,
USC-FCCCHR)
High or
Low
Backpressure
or
Backsiphonage

1/2" - 16"
a. The bottom of each RP assembly
shall be a minimum of 12 inches
above the ground or floor.

b. RP assemblies shall NOT be
installed in a pit.

c. The relief valve on each RP
assembly shall not be directly
connected to any waste disposal
line, including sanitary sewer, storm
drains, or vents.

d. The assembly shall be installed
in a horizontal position only unless
listed or approved for vertical
installation.
             2227      Double Check
Backflow
Prevention
Assembly
(AWWA C510,
USC-FCCCHR,
ASSE 1015)
Double Check
Detector Assembly
Backflow Preventer
(ASSE 1048,
USC-FCCCHR)
Low Backpressure
or
Backsiphonage

1/2" - 16"
a. If installed in a pit, the DC
assembly shall be installed with a
minimum of 12 inches of clearance
between all sides of the vault
including the floor and roof or
ceiling with adequate room for
testing and maintenance.

b. Shall be installed in a horizontal
position unless listed or approved
for vertical installation.
             2228      Pressure Vacuum
Breaker Assembly
(ASSE 1020,
USC-FCCCHR)
High or
Low
Backsiphonage
1/2" - 2"
a. Shall not be installed in an area
that could be subjected to
backpressure or back drainage
conditions.

b. Shall be installed a minimum of
12 inches above all downstream
piping and the highest point of use.

c. Shall not be installed below
ground or in a vault or pit.

d. Shall be installed in a vertical
position only.
             2229      Spill Resistant
Vacuum Breaker
(ASSE 1056,
USC-FCCCHR)
High or
Low
Backsiphonage
1/4" - 2"
a. Shall not be installed in an area
that could be subjected to
backpressure or back drainage
conditions.

b. Shall be installed a minimum of
12 inches above all downstream
piping and the highest point of use.

c. Shall not be installed below
ground or in a vault or pit.

d. Shall be installed in a vertical
position only.
             2230      General Installation
Criteria
The assembly owner, when
necessary, shall provide devices or
structures to facilitate testing, repair,
and/or maintenance and to ensure
the safety of the backflow
technician.

Assemblies shall not be installed
more than five feet off the floor
unless a permanent platform is
installed.

The body of the assembly shall not
be closer than 12 inches, to any
wall, ceiling or encumbrance, and
shall be accessible for testing, repair
and/or maintenance.

In cold climates, assemblies shall be
protected from freezing by a means
acceptable to the code official.

Assemblies shall be maintained as
an intact assembly."
             2231          (7) IPC, Table 608.1.1, is added as follows:
             2232     
"TABLE 608.1.1
             2233     
Specialty Backflow Devices for low hazard use only
             2234      Device Degree of
Hazard
Application Applicable
Standard
             2235      Air Gap High or
Low
Backsiphonage See Table
608.15.1
ASME A112.1.2
             2236      Antisiphon-type
Water Closet
Flush Tank Ball
Cock
Low Backsiphonage ASSE 1002
CSA CAN/
CSA-B125
             2237      Atmospheric
Vacuum Breaker
High or
Low
Backsiphonage
a. Shall not be installed in an area
that could be subjected to
backpressure or back drainage
conditions.

b. Shall not be installed where it
may be subjected to continuous
pressure for more than 12
consecutive hours at any time.

c. Shall be installed a minimum of
six inches above all downstream
piping and the highest point of use.

d. Shall be installed on the
discharge (downstream) side of any
valves.

e. The AVB shall be installed in a
vertical position only.
ASSE 1001
USC-FCCCHR,
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.1.1
             2238      Dual check valve
Backflow
Preventer
Low Backsiphonage or Backpressure
1/4" - 1"
ASSE 1024
             2239      Backflow
Preventer with
Intermediate
Atmospheric
Vent
Low
Residential
Boiler
Backsiphonage or Backpressure
1/4" - 3/4"
ASSE 1012
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.3
             2240      Dual check valve
type Backflow
Preventer for
Carbonated
Beverage
Dispensers/Post
Mix Type
Low Backsiphonage or Backpressure
1/4" - 3/8"
ASSE 1022
             2241      Hose-connection
Vacuum Breaker
Low Backsiphonage
1/2", 3/4", 1"
ASSE 1011
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.2
             2242      Vacuum Breaker
Wall Hydrants,
Frost-resistant,
Automatic
Draining Type
Low Backsiphonage
3/4", 1"
ASSE 1019
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.2.2
             2243      Laboratory
Faucet Backflow
Preventer
Low Backsiphonage ASSE 1035
CSA CAN/
CSA-B64.7
             2244      Hose Connection
Backflow
Preventer
Low Backsiphonage
1/2" - 1"
ASSE 1052
             2245      Installation Guidelines: The above specialty devices shall be installed in accordance with
their listing and the manufacturer's instructions and the specific provisions of this chapter."
             2246          (8) In IPC, Section 608.6, the following sentence is added at the end of the paragraph:
             2247      "Any connection between potable water piping and sewer-connected waste shall be protected
             2248      by an air gap."
             2249          (9) IPC, Section 608.7, is deleted.
             2250          (10) In IPC, Section 608.11, the following sentence is added at the end of the
             2251      paragraph: "The coating and installation shall conform to NSF Standard 61 and application of
             2252      the coating shall comply with the manufacturer's instructions."
             2253          (11) IPC, Section 608.13.3, is deleted and replaced with the following: "608.13.3
             2254      Backflow preventer with intermediate atmospheric vent. Backflow preventers with
             2255      intermediate atmospheric vents shall conform to ASSE 1012 or CSA CAN/CSA-B64.3. These
             2256      devices shall be permitted to be installed on residential boilers only, without chemical
             2257      treatment, where subject to continuous pressure conditions. The relief opening shall discharge
             2258      by air gap and shall be prevented from being submerged."
             2259          (12) IPC, Section 608.13.4, is deleted.
             2260          (13) IPC, Section 608.13.9, is deleted.
             2261          (14) IPC, Section 608.15.3, is deleted and replaced with the following: "608.15.3
             2262      Protection by a backflow preventer with intermediate atmospheric vent. Connections to
             2263      residential boilers only, without chemical treatment, shall be protected by a backflow preventer
             2264      with an intermediate atmospheric vent."
             2265          (15) IPC, Section 608.15.4, is deleted and replaced with the following: "608.15.4
             2266      Protection by a vacuum breaker. Openings and outlets shall be protected by atmospheric-type
             2267      or pressure-type vacuum breakers. The critical level of the atmospheric vacuum breaker shall
             2268      be set a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) above the flood level rim of the fixture or device. The
             2269      critical level of the pressure vacuum breaker shall be set a minimum of 12 inches (304 mm)
             2270      above the flood level rim of the fixture or device. Fill valves shall be set in accordance with
             2271      Section 425.3.1. Vacuum breakers shall not be installed under exhaust hoods or similar


             2272      locations that will contain toxic fumes or vapors. Pipe-applied vacuum breakers shall be
             2273      installed not less than 6 inches (152 mm) above the flood level rim of the fixture, receptor, or
             2274      device served. No valves shall be installed downstream of the atmospheric vacuum breaker."
             2275          (16) In IPC, Section 608.15.4.2, the following is added after the first sentence:
             2276      "Add-on-backflow prevention devices shall be non-removable. In climates where freezing
             2277      temperatures occur, a listed self-draining frost proof hose bibb with an integral backflow
             2278      preventer shall be used."
             2279          (17) In IPC, Section 608.16.2, the first sentence of the paragraph is deleted and
             2280      replaced as follows: "608.16.2 Connections to boilers. The potable water supply to the
             2281      residential boiler only, without chemical treatment, shall be equipped with a backflow
             2282      preventer with an intermediate atmospheric vent complying with ASSE 1012 or CSA
             2283      CAN/CSA-B64.3."
             2284          (18) IPC, Section 608.16.3, is deleted and replaced with the following: "608.16.3 Heat
             2285      exchangers. Heat exchangers shall be separated from potable water by double-wall
             2286      construction. An air gap open to the atmosphere shall be provided between the two walls.
             2287      Exceptions:
             2288      1. Single wall heat exchangers shall be permitted when all of the following conditions are met:
             2289      a. It utilizes a heat transfer medium of potable water or contains only substances which are
             2290      recognized as safe by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
             2291      b. The pressure of the heat transfer medium is maintained less than the normal minimum
             2292      operating pressure of the potable water system; and
             2293      c. The equipment is permanently labeled to indicate only additives recognized as safe by the
             2294      FDA shall be used.
             2295      2. Steam systems that comply with paragraph 1 above.
             2296      3. Approved listed electrical drinking water coolers."
             2297          (19) In IPC, Section 608.16.4.1, a new exception is added as follows: "Exception: All
             2298      class 1 and 2 systems containing chemical additives consisting of strictly glycerine (C.P. or
             2299      U.S.P. 96.5 percent grade) or propylene glycol shall be protected against backflow with a


             2300      double check valve assembly. Such systems shall include written certification of the chemical
             2301      additives at the time of original installation and service or maintenance."
             2302          (20) IPC, Section 608.16.7, is deleted and replaced with the following: "608.16.7
             2303      Chemical dispensers. Where chemical dispensers connect to the water distribution system, the
             2304      water supply system shall be protected against backflow in accordance with Section 608.13.1,
             2305      Section 608.13.2, Section 608.13.5, Section 608.13.6 or Section 608.13.8."
             2306          (21) IPC, Section 608.16.8, is deleted and replaced with the following: "608.16.8
             2307      Portable cleaning equipment. Where the portable cleaning equipment connects to the water
             2308      distribution system, the water supply system shall be protected against backflow in accordance
             2309      with Section 608.13.1, Section 608.13.2 or Section 608.13.8."
             2310          (22) A new IPC, Section 608.16.11, is added as follows: "608.16.11 Automatic and
             2311      coin operated car washes. The water supply to an automatic or coin operated car wash shall be
             2312      protected in accordance with Section 608.13.1 or Section 608.13.2."
             2313          (23) IPC, Section 608.17, is deleted.
             2314          Section 58. Section 15A-3-307 is enacted to read:
             2315          15A-3-307. Amendments to Chapter 7 of IPC.
             2316          IPC, Section 701.2, is deleted and replaced with the following: "701.2 Sewer required.
             2317      Every building in which plumbing fixtures are installed and all premises having drainage
             2318      piping shall be connected to a public sewer where the sewer is within 300 feet of the property
             2319      line in accordance with Utah Code, Section 10-8-38 ; or an approved private sewage disposal
             2320      system in accordance with Utah Administrative Code, Rule R317-4, as administered by the
             2321      Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality."
             2322          Section 59. Section 15A-3-308 is enacted to read:
             2323          15A-3-308. Amendments to Chapter 8 of IPC.
             2324          IPC, Chapter 8, is not amended.
             2325          Section 60. Section 15A-3-309 is enacted to read:
             2326          15A-3-309. Amendments to Chapter 9 of IPC.
             2327          (1) IPC, Section 901.3, is deleted and replaced with the following: "901.3 Chemical


             2328      waste vent system. The vent system for a chemical waste system shall be independent of the
             2329      sanitary vent system and shall terminate separately through the roof to the open air or to an air
             2330      admittance valve provided at least one chemical waste vent in the system terminates separately
             2331      through the roof to the open air."
             2332          (2) In IPC, Section 904.1, when the number of inches is to be specified, "12 inches
             2333      (304.8mm)" is inserted.
             2334          (3) In IPC, Section 904.6, the following sentence is added at the end of the paragraph:
             2335      "Vents extending through the wall shall terminate not less than 12 inches from the wall with an
             2336      elbow pointing downward."
             2337          (4) In IPC, Section 905.4, the following sentence is added at the end of the paragraph:
             2338      "Horizontal dry vents below the flood level rim shall be permitted for floor drain and floor sink
             2339      installations when installed in accordance with Sections 702.2, 905.2 and 905.3 and provided
             2340      with a wall clean out."
             2341          (5) In IPC, Section 917.8, a new exception is added as follows: "Exception: Air
             2342      admittance valves shall be permitted in non-neutralized special waste systems provided that
             2343      they conform to the requirements in Sections 901.3 and 702.5, are tested to ASTM F1412, and
             2344      are certified by ANSI/ASSE."
             2345          Section 61. Section 15A-3-310 is enacted to read:
             2346          15A-3-310. Amendments to Chapter 10 of IPC.
             2347          In IPC, Section 1002.4, the following is added at the end of the paragraph: "Approved
             2348      Means of Maintaining Trap Seals. Approved means of maintaining trap seals include the
             2349      following, but are not limited to the methods cited:
             2350          (a) Listed Trap Seal Primer
             2351          (b) A hose bibb or bibbs within the same room
             2352          (c) Drainage from an untrapped lavatory discharging to the tailpiece of those fixture
             2353      traps which require priming. All fixtures shall be in the same room and on the same floor level
             2354      as the trap primer
             2355          (d) Barrier type floor drain trap seal protection device meeting ASSE Standard 1072


             2356          (e) Deep seal p-trap".
             2357          Section 62. Section 15A-3-311 is enacted to read:
             2358          15A-3-311. Amendments to Chapter 11 of IPC.
             2359          (1) IPC, Section 1104.2, is deleted and replaced with the following: "1104.2
             2360      Combining storm and sanitary drainage prohibited. The combining of sanitary and storm
             2361      drainage systems is prohibited."
             2362          (2) IPC, Section 1108, is deleted.
             2363          Section 63. Section 15A-3-312 is enacted to read:
             2364          15A-3-312. Amendments to Chapter 12 of IPC.
             2365          IPC, Chapter 12, is not amended.
             2366          Section 64. Section 15A-3-313 is enacted to read:
             2367          15A-3-313. Amendments to Chapter 13 of IPC.
             2368          IPC, Chapter 13, is not amended.
             2369          Section 65. Section 15A-3-314 is enacted to read:
             2370          15A-3-314. Amendments to Chapter 14 of IPC.
             2371          (1) In IPC, Chapter 14, the following referenced standard is added under ASSE:
             2372      "Standard
reference number
Title Referenced in code section
number
             2373      1072-2007 Performance Requirements for Barrier
Type Floor Drain Trap Seal Protection
Devices
1004.2"
             2374          (2) In IPC, Chapter 14, the following referenced standard is added:
             2375      "Standard
reference number
Title Referenced in code section
number
             2376      USC-FCCCHR
9th Edition
Manual of Cross
Connection
Control
Foundation for Cross-Connection
Control and Hydraulic Research
University of Southern California
Kaprielian Hall 300 Los Angeles CA
90089-2531
Table 608.1"
             2377          (3) IPC, Appendix C, is deleted and replaced with the following Appendix C, Gray
             2378      Water Recycling Systems, which may be adopted by local jurisdictions only as provided under
             2379      the State Construction Code: "Appendix C Gray Water Recycling Systems
             2380      Note: Section 301.3 of this code requires all plumbing fixtures that receive water or waste to
             2381      discharge to the sanitary drainage system of the structure. In order to allow for the utilization
             2382      of a gray water system, Section 301.3 should be revised to read as follows:
             2383      In jurisdictions which have adopted this Appendix C as amended as a local amendment as
             2384      provided herein, Section 301.3 of the IPC is deleted and replaced with the following:
             2385      301.3 Connections to drainage system. All plumbing fixtures, drains, appurtenances, and
             2386      appliances used to receive or discharge liquid wastes or sewage shall be directly connected to
             2387      the sanitary drainage system of the building or premises, in accordance with the requirements
             2388      of this code. This section shall not be construed to prevent indirect waste systems required by
             2389      Chapter 8.
             2390      Exception: Bathtubs, showers, lavatories, clothes washers, laundry trays, and approved clear
             2391      water wastes shall not be required to discharge to the sanitary drainage system where such
             2392      fixtures discharge to an approved gray water system for flushing of water closets and urinals or
             2393      for subsurface landscape irrigation.
             2394      SECTION C101 GENERAL
             2395      C101.1 Scope. The provisions of this appendix shall govern the materials, design,
             2396      construction, and installation of gray water systems for flushing of water closets and urinals
             2397      (see Figure 2).
             2398      C101.2 Recording. The existence of a gray water recycling system shall be recorded on the
             2399      deed of ownership for that property.


             2400      C101.3 Definition. The following term shall have the meaning shown herein.
             2401      GRAY WATER. Waste discharged from lavatories, bathtubs, showers, clothes washers,
             2402      laundry trays, and clear water wastes which have a pH of 6.0 to 9.0; are non-flammable;
             2403      non-combustible; without objectionable odors; non-highly pigmented; and will not interfere
             2404      with the operation of the sewer treatment facility.
             2405      C101.4 Permits. Permits shall be required in accordance with Section 106 and may also be
             2406      required by the local health department.
             2407      C101.5 Installation. In addition to the provisions of Section C101, systems for flushing of
             2408      water closets and urinals shall comply with Section C102. Except as provided for in Appendix
             2409      C, all systems shall comply with the provisions of the International Plumbing Code.
             2410      C101.6 Materials. Above-ground drain, waste, and vent piping for gray water systems shall
             2411      conform to one of the standards listed in Table 702.1. Gray water underground building
             2412      drainage and vent pipe shall conform to one of the standards listed in Table 702.2.
             2413      C101.7 Tests. Drain, waste, and vent piping for gray water systems shall be tested in
             2414      accordance with Section 312.
             2415      C101.8 Inspections. Gray water systems shall be inspected in accordance with Section 107.
             2416      C101.9 Potable water connections. The potable water supply to any building utilizing a gray
             2417      water recycling system shall be protected against backflow by a reduced pressure principle
             2418      backflow preventer installed in accordance with this Code.
             2419      C101.10 Waste water connections. Gray water recycling systems shall receive only the waste
             2420      discharge of bathtubs, showers, lavatories, clothes washers, or laundry trays, and other clear
             2421      water wastes which have a pH of 6.0 to 9.0; are non-flammable; non-combustible; without
             2422      objectionable odors; non-highly pigmented; and will not interfere with the operation of the
             2423      sewer treatment facility.
             2424      C101.11 Collection reservoir. Gray water shall be collected in an approved reservoir
             2425      constructed of durable, nonabsorbent, and corrosion-resistant materials. The reservoir shall be
             2426      a closed and gas-tight vessel. Access openings shall be provided to allow inspection and
             2427      cleaning of the reservoir interior.


             2428      C101.12 Filtration. Gray water entering the reservoir shall pass through an approved cartridge
             2429      filter having a design flow rate of less than 0.375 gallons per minute per square foot of
             2430      effective filter area, or a sand or diatomaceous earth filter designed to handle the anticipated
             2431      volume of water.
             2432      C101.12.1 Required valve. A full-open valve shall be installed downstream of the last fixture
             2433      connection to the gray water discharge pipe before entering the required filter.
             2434      C101.13 Overflow. The collection reservoir shall be equipped with an overflow pipe having
             2435      the same or larger diameter as the influent pipe for the gray water. The overflow pipe shall be
             2436      trapped and indirectly connected to the sanitary drainage system.
             2437      C101.14 Drain. A drain shall be located at the lowest point of the collection reservoir and shall
             2438      be indirectly connected to the sanitary drainage system. The drain shall be the same diameter
             2439      as the overflow pipe required in Section C101.12.
             2440      C101.15 Vent required. The reservoir shall be provided with a vent sized in accordance with
             2441      Chapter 9 and based on the diameter of the reservoir influent pipe.
             2442      SECTION C102 SYSTEMS FOR FLUSHING WATER CLOSETS AND URINALS
             2443      C102.1 Collection reservoir. The holding capacity of the reservoir shall be a minimum of
             2444      twice the volume of water required to meet the daily flushing requirements of the fixtures
             2445      supplied with gray water, but not less than 50 gallons (189 L). The reservoir shall be sized to
             2446      limit the retention time of gray water to a maximum of 72 hours.
             2447      C102.2 Disinfection. Gray water shall be disinfected by an approved method that employs one
             2448      or more disinfectants such as chlorine, iodine, or ozone that is recommended for use with the
             2449      pipes, fittings, and equipment by the manufacturer of the pipe, fittings, and equipment. A
             2450      minimum of 1ppm residual free chlorine shall be maintained in the gray water recycling system
             2451      reservoir.
             2452      C102.3 Makeup water. Potable water shall be supplied as a source of makeup water for the
             2453      gray water system. The potable water supply shall be protected against backflow by a reduced
             2454      pressure principle backflow preventer installed in accordance with this Code. There shall be a
             2455      full-open valve located on the makeup water supply line to the collection reservoir.


             2456      C102.4 Coloring. The gray water shall be dyed blue or green with a food grade vegetable dye
             2457      before such water is supplied to the fixtures.
             2458      C102.5 Materials. Distribution piping shall conform to one of the standards listed in Table
             2459      605.4.
             2460      C102.6 Identification. Distribution piping and reservoirs shall be identified as containing
             2461      nonpotable water. Piping identification shall be in accordance with Section 608.8.
             2462      SECTION C103 SUBSURFACE LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
             2463      C103.1 Gray water recycling systems utilized for subsurface irrigation for single family
             2464      residences shall comply with the requirements of Utah Administrative Code, R317-401, Gray
             2465      Water Systems. Gray water recycling systems utilized for subsurface irrigation for other
             2466      occupancies shall comply with Utah Administrative Code, R317-3 Design Requirements for
             2467      Wastewater Collection, Treatment and Disposal Systems, and Utah Administrative Code,
             2468      R317-4, Onsite Wastewater Systems."
             2469          Section 66. Section 15A-3-401 is enacted to read:
             2470     
Part 4. Statewide Amendments to IMC

             2471          15A-3-401. General provision.
             2472          The following are adopted as amendments to the IMC to be applicable statewide:
             2473          (1) In IMC, Section 403, a new Section 403.8 is added as follows: "Retrospective
             2474      effect. Removal, alteration, or abandonment shall not be required, and continued use and
             2475      maintenance shall be allowed, for a ventilation system within an existing installation that
             2476      complies with the requirements of this Section 403 regardless of whether the ventilation system
             2477      satisfied the minimum ventilation rate requirements of prior law."
             2478          (2) IMC, Section 1101.10, is deleted.
             2479          Section 67. Section 15A-3-501 is enacted to read:
             2480     
Part 5. Statewide Amendments to IFGC

             2481          15A-3-501. General provision.
             2482          The following is adopted as an amendment to the IFGC to be applicable statewide, in
             2483      IFGC, Chapter 4, Section 401, General, a new section IFGC, Section 401.9, is added as


             2484      follows: "401.9 Meter protection. Fuel gas services shall be in an approved location and/or
             2485      provided with structures designed to protect the fuel gas meter and surrounding piping from
             2486      physical damage, including falling, moving, or migrating ice and snow. If an added structure is