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St. Charles County, MO
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Editor’s Note: Former Article V, Fire Prevention Code, containing Section 500.060, was repealed 7-5-2017 by § 5 of Ord. No. 17-061. See now Section 500.400.
[Ord. No. 17-061 § 5, 7-5-2017]
St. Charles County hereby adopts the 2015 International Mechanical Code, a copy of which shall be deposited in the Office of the County Registrar with this ordinance, with the following amendments by additions, insertions, deletions and changes to read as follows:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Mechanical Code of St. Charles County, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
103.1 General. The Division of Building and Code Enforcement of the Department of Community Development shall be the enforcement agency for this code and the Division's director shall be the building official or code official referred to in this code.
103.2 Appointment. The code official shall be appointed as provided by ordinance.
106.3.1 Construction documents. Construction documents, engineering calculations, diagrams and other data shall be submitted as required by the code official with each application for a permit. The code official shall require construction documents, computations and specifications to be prepared and designed by a registered design professional where required by State law. Where special conditions exist, the code official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional. Construction documents shall be drawn to scale and shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that the work conforms to the provisions of this code. Construction documents for buildings more than two (2) stories in height shall indicate where penetrations will be made for mechanical systems, and the materials and methods for maintaining required structural safety, fire resistance rating and fireblocking.
The code official shall have the authority to waive the submission of construction documents, calculations or other data if the nature of the work applied for is such that reviewing of construction documents is not necessary to determine compliance with this code. Standard cooling systems of five (5) tons or less and heating systems of one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) BTUs or less shall not require the design of a registered design professional.
106.4.3 Expiration. All permits for work under the scope of this code shall comply with Section 105.5 Expiration of the Building Code of St. Charles County.
106.5.2 Fee schedule. The fees for mechanical work shall be as set forth by the Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri.
106.5.3 Fee refunds. The code official is authorized to establish a refund policy.
106.90 Electronic submission. Where design documents, including, but not limited to, plot plans, site plans, design drawings, specifications, etc., are originally created electronically, the building official is authorized to require electronic submittal of documents in a portable document format (PDF) or similar format for review. Where design documents were originally prepared on paper and are submitted in a paper form, the building official is authorized to charge a fee for converting those drawings to PDF equal to the cost incurred by County staff recreating the document and not to exceed more than one dollar ($1.00) per page.
Where submittal documents were originally prepared by hand and are eleven (11) inches by seventeen (17) inches or less, the fee for document conversion shall not be charged.
107.90 Workmanship. All work shall be executed in a workmanlike and skilled manner so that, for example, floors are level, walls are plumb and square, windows and doors are plumb, square and easily operable, exterior building envelopes are weather-tight and exclude the elements, building materials are undamaged, and surfaces are unmarred. All work performed shall be in compliance with this code, per industry standards, and in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
108.4 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair mechanical work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and each day's continuance of a violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
108.5 Stop work orders. Upon notice from the code official that mechanical work is being performed contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, such work shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to the owner's authorized agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under which work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work on the system after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable for a fine of up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
109.1 Application for appeal. For the purposes of this code, all appeals shall be in accordance with the procedure established for the Building Code of St. Charles County, Missouri, in Section 113 of 500.100.
109.1.1 Limitation of authority. Delete in its entirety.
109.2 Membership of board. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.1 Qualifications. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.2 Alternate members. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.3 Chairman. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.4 Disqualification of member. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.5 Secretary. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.6 Compensation of members. Delete in its entirety.
109.3 Notice of meeting. Delete in its entirety.
109.4 Open hearing. Delete in its entirety.
109.4.1 Procedure. Delete in its entirety.
109.5 Postponed hearing. Delete in its entirety.
109.6 Board decision. Delete in its entirety.
109.6.1 Resolution. Delete in its entirety.
109.6.2 Administration. Delete in its entirety.
109.7 Court review. Delete in its entirety.
R1004.90 Required fire separation enclosure. All prefabricated metal chimneys shall be enclosed in a fire-resistant shaft with one (1) layer of five-eighths (5/8) inch type "X" gypsum board from the fireplace connector to the underside of the roof sheathing, securely attached with framing material. When the chimney chase is located on an exterior wall of the structure, it need only be separated by lining the wall between the chimney chase and the exterior wall with five-eighths (5/8) type "X" inch gypsum board. All joints are to be tight within one-eighth (1/8) of an inch or tape with joint compound. Required clearances shall be maintained between the chimney and the gypsum board per chimney manufacturer's specifications.
1101.10 Locking access port caps. Delete in its entirety.