Borough of Fox Chapel, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 1 to 3. _____

Ordinance 212, as amended by Ordinance 382, formerly comprised these sections and were repealed by Ordinance 423, Section 3.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Sections 4 of Ordinance 423 stated that the ordinance would become effective upon approval.

§ 4 Adoption of a Plumbing Code.

[Ordinance 423, June 16, 1980, Section 1]
A plumbing code is hereby adopted by reference for the Borough of Fox Chapel. Such plumbing code shall consist of Article XV, Plumbing and Building Drainage, Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations as set forth in a printed booklet so titled. Such Article XV referred to above shall be a part of this ordinance to the same extent as if all provisions thereof had been set out verbatim herein; provided: that the adoption of said Article XV as the plumbing code of the Borough shall be subject to the deletions and modifications as hereinafter specified, and provided further, that by adopting said Article XV, the Borough Council does not intend to imply that all uses regulated in the Article are permitted uses in the Borough. Uses regulated in said Article XV are permitted only if specifically permitted in the Borough's Zoning Ordinance [Chapter XXVII], or if required to be permitted on a specified tract of land by final order of a Court having jurisdiction.

§ 5 Additions, Deletions and Modifications to Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations, Article XV, Plumbing and Building Drainage.

[Ordinance 423, June 16, 1980, Section 2; as amended by Ordinance 429, August 17, 1981; by Ordinance 457, November 18, 1985, Section 1; by Ordinance 472, February 16, 1987; and by Ordinance 536, December 21, 1992, Section 9]
CHAPTER 1
1. 
Delete Section 100 and substitute the following:
100 ADMINISTRATION
PURPOSE: The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for the comprehensive and uniform regulation of plumbing throughout the Borough of Fox Chapel in order to protect public health against the hazards of inadequate or unsanitary plumbing.
2. 
101.1 Delete and substitute the following:
The office of Plumbing Inspector is hereby established for the Borough of Fox Chapel. The plumbing inspector shall be appointed by Borough Council from time to time. The plumbing inspector shall perform all duties and exercise all powers vested in the office by the plumbing code and other ordinances of the Borough. In addition, the plumbing inspector may adopt administrative regulations consistent with the law and applicable ordinances. The plumbing inspector shall review all plumbing plans as may be hereinafter required and approve or disapprove same. If approved, a permit shall be issued to the applicant.
3. 
Delete 101.2, 101.3 and 101.4.
4. 
101.5
No person appointed Code Enforcement Officer, Plumbing Inspector or Building Inspector shall directly or indirectly be engaged in business or work regulated by this ordinance during his or her employment with the Borough.
5. 
Delete 102 through and including 102.6.
6. 
103. Delete and substitute the following:
Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Plumbing Inspector may file an appeal with Fox Chapel Borough Council. Such appeal shall be submitted to the Borough Secretary within 10 days from the date the decision of the Plumbing Inspector was received. The appeal shall be referred to Borough Council or a committee thereof which shall hold a hearing on the appeal within 30 days from the date of the meeting at which the appeal was presented. Within 10 days following the hearing the applicant shall be notified of the decision either by personal service or certified mall.
7. 
104. Substitute "Borough Council" for Director.
8. 
105. Delete and substitute the following:
(a) 
Summary Offenses — Any person who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance or who interferes with the Plumbing Inspector in the discharge of his official duties, shall upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before and District Magistrate, be sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution and a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 and in default thereof, to undergo imprisonment of not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days.
(b) 
Separate Offenses — For the purposes of this section, violations on separate days shall be considered separate offenses. Each violation of any separate subsection or section of this article shall constitute a separate offense.
9. 
106. Substitute "Borough Council" for Director and "Borough" for County.
10. 
107. Delete.
[CHAPTER 2]
11. 
201. Principle No. 23, delete Administrative Authority, substitute Code Enforcement Officer or Plumbing Inspector.
12. 
203.1 Substitute "Code Enforcement Office" for Department.
13. 
204.2 Delete "Article" and substitute ordinance.
14. 
204.4 Delete and substitute the following:
The permit shall state the name of and be issued to the property owner if the work is to be done by the owner, otherwise, the licensed master plumber.
15. 
206.2 Substitute "Borough Council" for Director and Administrative Authority.
16. 
208. Delete, substitute the following:
Sanitary sewer lines shall be installed in accordance with Borough regulations titiled Rules and Regulations Governing the Installation of House Lateral Sewers. Water lines or mains shall be installed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Fox Chapel Authority (water).
17. 
211. After the work "regulations" in the first sentence insert "and laws of the Commonwealth."
18. 
212. Delete and substitute the following:
Sanitary sewer lines shall be installed in accordance with Borough regulations titled Rules and Regulations Governing the Installation of House Lateral Sewers.
Water lines or mains shall be installed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Fox Chapel Authority (water).
19. 
217. Change "Ratproofing" to Rodentproofing.
20. 
217.1 Change "Ratproofing" to Rodentproofing.
21. 
227.3 Delete "150 feet" [and] substitute 250 feet. Delete "90 days" [and] substitute 60 days.
22. 
228. Delete Director, Administrative Authority, substitute "Borough Council."
23. 
232. Delete everything following the word "piping" in the third line of this section.
24. 
Delete Section 235 through and including 241.
25. 
242.1 Retain the title of the subsection, "Permit Fees," the last two paragraphs, defining "fixture," and the phrase introducing those paragraphs. Delete the balance of subsection 242.1, and substitute the following: "Before a permit is issued for any work governed by these regulations, the permittee shall pay to the Borough fees as provided in the then-current schedule of fees adopted by Borough Council."
26. 
Delete 242.2, 242.3, 242.4.
CHAPTER 3
27. 
300. DEFINITIONS
ACCESSORY BUILDINGS
Delete and substitute the following:
A building subordinate to the main building on a lot and used for purposes customarily incidental to those of the main building.
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY
Delete and substitute the following:
The term "Administrative Authority" when used herein shall mean the Code Enforcement Officer unless otherwise noted.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Delete.
BOARD OF HEALTH
Delete.
BUILDING
Delete and substitute the following:
A roofed structure for the shelter, housing, or enclosure of persons or property.
BUILDING CLASSIFICATION
Substitute Borough Council for Administrative Authority.
CHIEF PLUMBING INSPECTOR
Delete.
DEPARTMENT
Delete.
DIRECTOR
Delete.
CHAPTER 4
28. 
410.1 Retain only Copper Pipe S.P.S. and Copper Tube — Types K and L.
29. 
410.2 Retain only Copper Pipe S.P.S., Threadless Copper Pipe (TP), Copper Tube Types K, L, and M.
30. 
411.1 Retain only Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Extra heavy and service weight, Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Schedule 40, Acrylanitile Butodiene Styrene AVS Schedule 40, Copper Tube Type K.
31. 
411.2 Retain only Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Extra heavy and service weight, Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Schedule 40, Acrylanitile Butodiene Styrene AVS Schedule 40.
32. 
411.3 Retain only Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Extra Heavy and service weight. PVC — SCL 40, ABS — SCL 40.
33. 
411.4 Delete
Hubless Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings
Asbestos Cement Sewer Pipe
Bituminized Sewer Pipe
34. 
412. Sanitary Vent Piping Systems: Delete — Hubless Cast Iron Soil [Pipe] and Fittings.
35. 
412.2 Delete — Hubless Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings.
36. 
413.1 Delete — Hubless Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings.
37. 
413.2 Delete — Hubless Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings.
38. 
413.3 Delete — Hubless Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings.
39. 
414.1 Delete — Lead Pipe.
40. 
414.2 Delete — Lead Pipe.
41. 
414.3 Delete — Lead Pipe.
[Chapter 6]
42. 
602.14 Delete the word "may" in the last sentence and substitute shall.
CHAPTER 8
43. 
TABLE 802.1 — "MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLUMBING FIXTURES" VIII SWIMMING POOLS
This table shall not apply to swimming pools constructed for the use of the occupants of a single-family dwelling.
CHAPTER 11
44. 
1106. This section applies only to drainage systems in or under a building.
[Ordinance 423, June 16, 1980, Section 2; by Ordinance 429, August 17, 1981; and by Ordinance 457, November 18, 1985, Section 1]
CHAPTER 13
45. 
1309.1 Where Required
Every building or structure shall be provided with a system, or a method of control, that safely collects and releases stormwater runoff from building roof surfaces in a manner consistent with the Borough-approved stormwater management plan for the development site on which the structure is located.
Plans submitted as part of the plumbing permit application shall show the design and proposed release rate of stormwater runoff controls for the proposed building or structure. The Borough Engineer/Building Official shall review the proposed stormwater system design and determine that it is consistent with the stormwater management plan for the development site on which the structure is located. The building official may forward the plans to the consulting engineer for review and comment on the building's proposed stormwater system.
(v)
In instances where it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the EAC that no adverse environmental impacts will occur, the determination of the percent slope may be calculated using the "average percent slope."