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Chapter 14.10 - International Fuel Gas Code

14.10.010 International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 Edition, adopted by reference, generally
Pursuant to Title 31, Article 16, 1973, C.R.S., and the Lakewood Municipal Charter, the International Fuel Gas Code of the International Code Council, 2015 Edition, hereinafter “International Fuel Gas Code,” is hereby adopted by reference, subject to the deletions, amendments and additions contained herein. (Ord. O-2018-6 § 10, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 10, 2011; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.10.020 Purpose of the International Fuel Gas Code
The purpose of the International Fuel Gas Code is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life and limb, health, property and public welfare by the regulation of the design, construction, installation, and quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance of fuel gas systems.(Ord. O-2018-6 § 10, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 10, 2011; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.10.040 Amendments to certain provisions of the International Fuel Gas Code
Certain provisions of the International Fuel Gas Code, as indicated herein, are hereby amended.
A. The provisions of Chapter 1 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 101.1 is deleted.
2. Subsection 101.2 is amended by deleting the exception.
3. Section 103 is deleted.
4. Subsection 106.6 is replaced with the following:
106.6. Fees. Fees and valuation for permits required by this Code shall be as specified in Section 14.01.060 of the Lakewood Building Code
5. Section 109 is replaced with following:
Board of Appeals. Persons aggrieved under this Chapter 14.10 shall file an appeal with the Board of Appeals of the City of Lakewood as provided in Chapter 14.12 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
B. The provisions of Chapter 3 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 303.3 is amended by deleting exceptions 3 and 4
2. A new Subsection 305.13 is added to read as follows:
305.13 Roof mounted equipment. Equipment or appliances installed on a roof shall be a minimum of 12 inches above the roof on an approved or listed curb or platform.
C. The provisions of Chapter 4 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 404.6 is replaced with the following:
404.6 Underground penetrations prohibited. Gas piping shall not penetrate a building foundation wall below grade. When passing through masonry or concrete exterior walls, gas piping shall be encased in a protective pipe sleeve. The annular space between the gas piping and the sleeve shall be sealed to prevent the infiltration of water.
2. Subsection 404.12 is replaced with the following:
404.12 Minimum burial depth. Underground piping systems shall be installed a minimum depth of 12 inches below grade, except as provided for in Section 404.12.1. Underground plastic gas piping shall be installed a minimum of 18 inches below grade.
3. Subsection 406.4.2 is replaced with the following:
406.4.2 Test pressure. Threaded gas piping shall be tested at 20 psi for a duration of 24 hours. Welded or medium pressure gas piping shall be tested at 60 psi for 24 hours.
D. The provisions of Chapter 6 shall include the following amendments:
1. Subsection 621.1 is replaced with the following:
621.1 Unvented room heaters. Unvented gas burning appliances shall not be installed in any occupied building.
2. Subsection 623.2 is amended by adding an exception to read as
follows:
Exception: Commercial cooking appliances installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications for residential installation may be approved by the Building Official.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 10, 2018; Ord. O-2011-10 § 10, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 9, 2006; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).

14.10.070 Penalties for violations of the International Fuel Gas Code
A. Any person who violates any of the provisions of the code adopted by this chapter or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order, as affirmed or modified by the Board of Appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the time fixed in this chapter, shall severally for each and every violation and noncompliance respectively, be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 1.16.020. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or deficits within a reasonable time, and when not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
B. The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.
(Ord. O-2018-6 § 10, 2018; Ord. O-2017-16 § 20, 2017; Ord. O-2011-10 § 10, 2011; Ord. O-2006-17 § 11, 2006; Ord. O-91-59 § 7 (part), 1991; Ord. O-86-7 § 1, 1986; Ord. O-83-82 § 1, 1983; Ord. O-81-106 § 1, 1981).