Township of Collier, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 681, 3/11/2015]
A certain document, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Township of Collier, being marked and designated as the "2009 International Fire Code," be and is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the Township of Collier pursuant to the First Class Township Code, § 1502I(d), to establish minimum firesafety requirements for new and existing buildings, structures and property as herein provided, and subject to any amendments contained herein or that may be adopted from time to time; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said 2009 International Fire Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this Part, with the additions, insertions, deletions and amendments, if any, prescribed in this Part.
[Ord. 681, 3/11/2015]
1. 
The 2009 International Fire Code is amended and revised, with additions, deletions and changes noted in the following respects:
A. 
Section 101.1, page 1, second line. Insert "Township of Collier" in space provided.
B. 
Section 103, "Department of Fire Prevention." Delete the reference to "Department of Fire Prevention" and replace the deleted reference with a reference to "Chief Building and Fire Code Official."
(1) 
Revise § 103.1 to read:
§ 103.1. General. The official in charge of enforcing this Part shall be the Chief Building and Fire Code Official (hereinafter, Fire Code Official). The Fire Code Official may be an individual or a corporation or other organization providing International Fire Code enforcement services. This Part may also be enforced by any other person or entity designated by the Collier Township Board of Commissioners by resolution.
C. 
Section 109, "Violations." Revise Subsection 109.3, "Violation Penalties," to read in its entirety as follows:
§ 109.3. Violation Penalties. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this code shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not more than $1,000. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
D. 
Section 108, "Board of Appeals."
(1) 
Revise Section 108 to read, in its entirety, as follows:
§ 108.1. Appeals Board. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Fire Code Official or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal, within 20 days after the date of the decision, notice or order appealed from, to the Collier Township Construction Code Board of Appeals ("Board"), which Board shall have jurisdiction to hear and rule on appeals filed hereunder. Such appeal shall be filed in writing, shall state the grounds for appeal, shall be accompanied by the required appeal fee, $50 or such other fee as set under the Township of Collier Fee Schedule by resolution, and shall be processed and heard in accordance with the Local Agency Law and the procedural requirements of the Township of Collier Construction Code Board of Appeals Rules of Procedure and Operation; provided, further, that any substantive requirements of such Rules of Procedure and Operation applicable only to appeals under the Uniform Construction Code shall not apply to appeals under the International Fire Code. All advertising and court reporter costs resulting from the appeal will be paid by the appellant prior to commencement of the appeal hearing.
(2) 
Delete Section 108.3, Qualifications, in its entirety.
E. 
§ 111.4, Failure to Comply, is revised by inserting dollar amounts therein such that the last clause shall read ". . . shall be liable to a fine of not less than $1,000 or more than $1,000."
F. 
A new Section 907.10, Smoke Alarms, shall be added to read as follows:
§ 907.10. Smoke Alarms. The following regulations shall apply with respect to smoke alarms in addition to any other provisions of this code and shall be controlling to the extent inconsistent with such other provisions:
907.10.1. Installation Required. Smoke alarms shall be installed in all NEW OR EXISING Group A, B, E, F, H, I, M, and S occupancies.
907.10.2. Power Source.
907.10.2.1. In Group R occupancies and Group A, B, E, F, H, I, M, and S occupancies, single-station smoke alarms shall receive their primary power from the building wiring, provided that such wiring is served from a commercial source and shall be equipped with a battery backup. Smoke alarms shall emit a signal when the batteries are low. Wiring shall be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than as required for overcurrent protection.
907.10.2.2. Exception: Smoke alarms are permitted to be solely battery-operated in buildings where no construction is taking place, buildings that are not serviced from a commercial power source and in existing areas of buildings undergoing alterations or repairs that do not result in the removal of interior wall or ceiling finishes exposing the structure, unless there is an attic, crawl space or basement available which could provide access for building wiring without the removal of interior finishes.
907.10.3. Interconnection.
907.10.3.1. Where more than one smoke alarm is required to be installed in Group A, B, E, F, H, I, M, and S occupancies, the smoke alarms shall be interconnected in such a manner that the activation of one alarm will activate all of the alarms in the individual unit. The alarm shall be clearly audible in all areas over background noise levels with all intervening doors closed.
907.10.3.2. Exceptions:
(1)
Interconnection is not required in buildings which are not undergoing alterations, repairs or construction of any kind.
(2)
Smoke alarms in existing areas are not required to be interconnected where alterations or repairs do not result in the removal of interior wall or ceiling finishes exposing the structure, unless there is an attic, crawl space or basement available which could provide access for interconnection without the removal of interior finishes.
G. 
§ 3404.2.9.6.1 (Locations where above-ground tanks are prohibited):
(1) 
Delete section;
(2) 
Revise to read: "Storage of Class I and Class II liquids in aboveground tanks is prohibited."
H. 
§ 3406.2.4.4 (Locations where above-ground tanks are prohibited):
(1) 
Delete section;
(2) 
Revise to read: "Storage of Class I and Class II liquids in aboveground tanks is prohibited."
I. 
§ 3506.2 ("Limitations"):
(1) 
Delete section;
(2) 
Revise to read: "Storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers outside of buildings is prohibited."
J. 
§ 3804.2 ("Maximum capacity within established limits"):
(1) 
Delete section;
(2) 
Revise to read: "No storage of liquefied petroleum gas in excess of 2,000 gallons shall be permitted."