Sec. 8-28.  Additions, insertions and changes.

 

The following sections of the fire prevention code adopted in Section 8-26 are hereby revised as follows:

 

Section 101.1 Insert: the City of Norfolk.

 

Section 105 Insert the following after Section 105.1.1:

  

Section 105.1.1.1 Permit Fees:  A permit and payment of the specified Fire Code Permit Fee set forth in Section 2-5 of the Norfolk City Code shall be required.

 

EXCEPTION:

 

No permit shall be required for the use of L.P.G. cylinders used temporarily for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days.

 

Section 109.2.3. Amend to read as follows: 

 

Penalty for Violations:  Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this code or fail to comply with any order issued pursuant to any section thereof, shall be guilty of an offense and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in Section 1-16 of the official City Code.

 

Section 109.3  Amend to read as follows:

 

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, repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine of not more than $500. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.

 

Section 111.4   Amend to read as follows:

Failure to Comply: Any person who shall continue any work 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 not more than $500.

  

Section 307.2  Amend to read as follows:

 

Permit Required.  A permit shall be obtained from the Norfolk Fire Division for open burning within the City limits and within the unincorporated area where the City has been granted zoning jurisdiction and is exercising such jurisdiction as set forth in Section 1-11 of the official City Code.

 

Section 308.3.1  Delete this section in its entirety.

 

Section 510  Insert the following after Section 510.1:

 

Section 510.2 Minimum Size:  All fire department connections shall be a minimum 2 1/2 inch connection with threads compatible with local fire department.

 

Section 3204.3.1.1  Amend second paragraph of this section to read as follows: 

 

Storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers outside of buildings is prohibited within the following zoning districts: A, R-R, S-R, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-M, R-O, O-D, C-1, C-2, C-2A, C-3, and B-P.

 

Section 3301.2.4  Financial responsibility.  Amend to read as follows:

 

Before a permit is issued, as required by Section 3301.2, the applicant shall file with the jurisdiction a public liability insurance policy in the principal sum of $1,000,000 for the purpose of the payment of all damages to persons or property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of any act authorized by the permit upon which any judicial judgment results.  The code official is authorized to specify a greater or lesser amount when, in his or her opinion, conditions at the location of use indicate a greater or lesser amount is required.  Government entities shall be exempt from this insurance requirement.

 

Section 3401 General.  Amend the following sections to read as follows:

 

Section 3404.2.9.5.2: Refer to inserted Section 3406.8.6.

 

Section 3406.2.4.4: Refer to inserted Section 3406.8.6.

 

Insert the following after Section 3406.8.5:

 

Section 3406.8.6 Above-Ground Storage Tanks Located Inside the City Limits. Above-ground storage of flammable and combustible liquid shall be prohibited within the City limits except as specifically provided for in this code.

 

Section 3406.8.7 Above-Ground Storage Tanks Located Outside the City Limits.  Above-ground storage tanks for the storage of combustible or flammable liquid shall be allowed outside the corporate limits of the City and within the zoning jurisdiction of the City.  All such allowable tanks shall comply with the City building and zoning codes and shall conform to NFPA 30.

 

Section 3406.8.8 Existing Above-Ground Storage Tanks.  Existing above-ground tanks or tank installations previously approved which do not constitute a hazard may be continued; however, existing tanks may not be replaced or expanded.  Existing above-ground tanks or tank installations previously approved which constitute a fire hazard shall not be continued.  The code official shall periodically inspect the existing installation for safety, and if he/she determines the installation or operation is no longer conducted or maintained in a safe manner, he/she shall have the authority to require unsafe tanks or operations to be removed from service. 

 

Section 3406.8.9 Compliance Upon Annexation.  Any above-ground storage tanks existing in any area that is annexed to the City shall, within ninety (90) days of the effective date of the annexation, be removed or placed underground as provided by Chapter 34 and NFPA 30.

 

Section 3406.8.10 Above-Ground Tanks Used for Heating Purposes.  Fuel oil tanks for supplying oil-burning heating equipment and located above ground, inside or outside the building, shall not have a tank capacity greater than 660 gallons for each building served.  Tanks located inside the building shall be installed at an approved location in accordance with NFPA 31.

 

Section  3406.8.11 Above-Ground Tanks Used to Serve Stand-by Generators.  Above-ground storage tanks supplying a stand-by generator, inside or outside the building, shall not have a tank capacity greater than 660 gallons for each building served.  Tanks located inside the building shall be installed at an approved location in accordance with NFPA 37.

 

Section 3406.8.12. Above-Ground Tanks Used to Store Waste Oil. Above-ground tanks used for the storage of waste oil, inside or outside the building shall not have a tank capacity greater than 660 gallons for each building served. Tanks located inside the building shall be installed at an approved location in accordance with NFPA 30.

 

Section 3801 General.  Amend and insert sections as follows:

 

Insert the following section: 

 

Section 3801.4  Above-Ground (L.P.G.) Tanks.  The installation of above-ground storage tanks containing  liquefied petroleum gases (L.P.G.) shall be prohibited within the City limits except as specifically provided in this code, the International Fire Code 2006, and NFPA 58.

 

Amend the following section to read as follows:

 

Section 3804.2: Maximum capacity within established limits.  Refer to inserted Sections 3804.2.1 and 3804.2.2. 

 

Insert the following after Section 3804.2:

 

Section 3804.2.1 Above-Ground (L.P.G.) Tanks 125 Gallon or Less.  Above-ground L.P.G. tanks 125 gallon or less water capacity shall be permitted in all zoning districts.

 

Section 3804.2.2  Above-Ground (L.P.G.) Tanks 500 Gallon or Less. Above-ground L.P.G. tanks 500 gallon or less water capacity shall be permitted in A, C-1, C-3, I-1, I-2, and I-3 zoning districts.

 

Source: Ord. No. 3053, 2, 2-16-82; Ord. No. 3485, 2, 6-15-87; Ord. No. 3691, 2, 3-19-90; Ord. No. 3791, 2, 5-6-91; Ord. No. 3843, 1, 1-6-92; Ord. No. 4310, 2, 11-3-97; Ord. No. 4701, 2, 10-20-03; Ord. No. 4971, 2, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 5041, 2, 11-03-08; Ord. No. 5135, 6, 9-7-10