Township of Pine, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine 5-17-2004 by Ord. No. 317. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 44.
Excavations and grading — See Ch. 48.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 52.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 56.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 62.
Private roads, acceptance of — See Ch. 65.
Rights-of-way — See Ch. 66.
Sewers — See Ch. 68.
Standard details — See Ch. 70.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 78.
Zoning — See Ch. 84.

§ 46-1 Election to administer and enforce.

The Township of Pine hereby elects to administer and to enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 through § 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.

§ 46-2 Adoption and incorporation by reference.

The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa Code, Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of the Township of Pine.

§ 46-3 Methods of administration and enforcement.

Administration and enforcement of the code with the Township of Pine shall be undertaken in any of the following ways, as hereafter may be determined by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine from time to time by resolution:
A. 
By the designation of an employee or employees of the Township of Pine to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Township of Pine.
B. 
By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Township of Pine.
C. 
By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of the code through an intermunicipal agreement.
D. 
By entry into a contract with another municipality for the administration and enforcement of the code on behalf of the Township of Pine.
E. 
By entry into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections, and enforcement, regarding structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous use structures.

§ 46-4 Board of Appeals.

A Board of Appeals for the Township of Pine shall hereafter be established by subsequent resolution of its Board of Supervisors in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the code, as amended from time to time, and for the purposes set forth therein. If at any future time the Township of Pine undertakes joint enforcement and administration with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall then be established by joint action of the Township of Pine and the other participating municipalities.

§ 46-5 Affect on other regulations.

A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by the Township of Pine on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code, shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such previously adopted provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the code, as amended from time to time.
B. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances previously adopted by the Township of Pine which are in effect as of the effective date of this chapter and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the code, are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the code.
C. 
All existing, relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of the Township of Pine which are not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect. Such existing ordinances, regulations and policies shall include, but not be limited to, the applicable existing provisions or portions thereof presently contained in Chapter 52, Fire Prevention, and Chapter 44, Building Construction, of the code of the Township of Pine.

§ 46-6 Allegheny County Health Department jurisdiction.

In accordance with the applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. § 7210.101 through § 7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its applicable regulations, the Township of Pine is hereby declared to be and to remain subject to and within the jurisdiction of the Allegheny County Health Department with regard to permit issuance, inspection processes, and enforcement of the Plumbing Code, and its applicable rules and regulations, as promulgated by the Allegheny County Health Department as part of its Public Drinking Water and Waste Management Program.

§ 46-7 Fees.

Fees assessable by the Township of Pine for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be hereafter established by resolution of its Board of Supervisors from time to time.

§ 46-8 Effective date.

This chapter shall be become effective on July 1, 2004.