[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Scranton 9-23-1998 by Ord. No. 87-1998. (This ordinance superseded former Ch. 313, Mechanical Standards, adopted as Ord. No. 86-1980 (Ch. 7, Art. VI, of the 1979 Code), as amended.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
A certain document, one copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Scranton, being marked and designated as the "The International Mechanical Code, 1998 Edition," as published by the International Code Council, is hereby adopted as the Mechanical Code of the City of Scranton in the State of Pennsylvania for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the International Mechanical Code, 1998, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter.
The following sections of the International Mechanical Code, 1998 Edition are amended to read as follows:
Certification. A mechanical underwriter inspector must possess certification in each of the following levels of BOCA examination: mechanical one-family and two-family dwellings, mechanical general and mechanical plan review. Inspectors not possessing plan review certification shall have a period of 18 months from the date of enactment of this chapter to complete this certification process. During this grace period, an inspector must possess mechanical one-family and two-family dwellings and mechanical general BOCA certifications in order to perform work as an underwriter. Any person not successfully completing certification in mechanical plan review at the end of the eighteen-month grace period shall not be eligible for licensure until successful completion of the mechanical plan review specified.
Proximity. In order to facilitate efficient inspections, any person performing work as a mechanical underwriter inspector shall perform said work from a fully staffed office within the City of Scranton.
Any person performing work as a mechanical underwriter inspector shall possess a current city license. A license may be obtained by showing proof of current BOCA certification and payment of $150 to the City Treasurer.
Mechanical underwriters shall have a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education units (CEU) every three years.
Mechanical underwriters shall not inspect any work where a permit has not been posted.
Mechanical underwriters shall not inspect any work which has been performed by a nonlicensed contractor.
Mechanical underwriters agencies shall provide the city with the names of all qualified inspectors along with their certification of the required CEU on an annual basis.
The code official, with the approval of the Director of the Department of Community Development, reserves the right to terminate only the mechanical underwriter inspector and/or the underwriter for cause, after full opportunity to be heard on specific and relevant charges by the Building Appeals Board.
A mechanical underwriter inspection is not required for residential buildings.
The code official shall be authorized to permit the temporary use of equipment required for heating, ventilating or providing air-conditioning equipment or any equipment for which a permit has been procured from the bureau before such installation has been completed and the final certificate of inspection has been issued. Any work performed under the temporary certificate shall be in compliance with the International Mechanical Code.