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Township of Halfmoon, PA
Centre County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Halfmoon 6-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Driveways — See Ch. 112.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 118.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 215.
Zoning — See Ch. 255.
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens of this municipality and to conform to the requirements of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act[1] and regulations to the Act promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the "Code"); and in the Township of Halfmoon.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq.
The provisions of Ordinance No. 4 of 1970 and the provisions of Ordinance Nos. 2004-03, 2004-04 and 2004-05, enacted the 26th day of February 2004, providing for the adoption of the International Building Code, International Fire Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Residential Code, and International Fuel Gas Code, are hereby repealed.
This chapter adopts, as amended, the following International Codes in accordance with Act 45, "The Pennsylvania Construction Code Act,"[1] and regulations to the Act promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the "Code") as follows:
A. 
By deleting Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 1, Building Code.
B. 
By deleting Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 4, The International Fire Code.
C. 
By deleting Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 5, The International Mechanical Code.
D. 
By deleting Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 6, The International Plumbing Code.
E. 
By deleting Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 7, The International Residential Code.
F. 
By deleting Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 8, The International Fuel Gas Code.
G. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 1, The International Building Code (IBC)/2003.
H. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 4, The International Fire Code (IFC)/2003.
I. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 5, The International Mechanical Code (IMC)/2003.
J. 
By adopting Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 6, The International Plumbing Code (IPC)/2003.
K. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 7, International Residential Code (IRC)/2003.
L. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 8, The International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)/2003.
M. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 9, The International Existing Building Code (IEBC)/2003.
N. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 10, The International Urban Wildland Interface Code (IUWIC)/2003.
O. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 11, The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)/2003.
P. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 12, The International Code Council Electrical Code (ICCEC)/2003.
Q. 
By adopting as Chapter 5, Code Enforcement, Part 13, The International Code Council Performance Code (ICCPC)/2003.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq.
A. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following amendments, alterations and deletions for the International Building Code:
(1) 
Section 903.2.14 is added to read as follows:
An automatic fire suppression system shall be provided throughout all buildings of Use Group B when more than three stories of 35 feet in height or more than 10,000 square feet per floor in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1.
(2) 
Section 1608.2 is hereby amended to add the following sentence to this section:
Ground snow loads to be used in determining the design snow loads for roofs are Pg 40 per square foot.
(3) 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendices for the International Building Code:
(a) 
Appendix C: Group U-Agricultural Buildings.
(b) 
Appendix D: Fire Districts.
(c) 
Appendix E: Supplementary Accessibility Requirements.
(d) 
Appendix F: Rodent Proofing.
(e) 
Appendix G: Flood-Resistant Construction.
(f) 
Appendix H: Signs.
(g) 
Appendix I: Patio Covers.
(h) 
Appendix J: Grading.
B. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendices for the International Residential Code:
(1) 
Appendix A: Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping.
(2) 
Appendix B: Sizing of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped with Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances, and Appliances Listed for Use and Type B Vents.
(3) 
Appendix C: Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems.
(4) 
Appendix D: Recommended Procedure for Safety Inspection of an Existing Appliance Installation.
(5) 
Appendix E: Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings.
(6) 
Appendix G: Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs.
(7) 
Appendix H: Patio Covers.
(8) 
Appendix J: Existing Buildings and Structures.
(9) 
Appendix K: Sound Transmission.
C. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendices for the International Plumbing Code:
(1) 
Appendix B: Rates of Rainfall for Various Cities.
(2) 
Appendix D: Degree Day and Design Temperature.
(3) 
Appendix E: Sizing of Water Piping System.
(4) 
Appendix F: Structural Safety.
D. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendix for the International Mechanical Code:
(1) 
Appendix A: Combustion Air Openings and Chimney Connector Pass Throughs.
E. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendices for the International Fuel Gas Code:
(1) 
Appendix A: Sizing and Capabilities of Gas Piping.
(2) 
Appendix B: Sizing and Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped with Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances, and Appliances Listed for Use with Type B Vents.
(3) 
Appendix C: Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems.
(4) 
Appendix D: Recommended Procedure for Safety Inspection of an Existing Appliance Installation.
F. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendices for the International Existing Building Code:
(1) 
Appendix A: Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings.
(2) 
Appendix B: Supplementary Accessibility Requirements for Existing Buildings and Facilities.
G. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendix for the International Energy Conservation Code:
(1) 
Appendix A: Wall Assemblies.
H. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendices for the International Urban Wildlife Interface Code:
(1) 
Appendix C: Fire Hazard Severity Form.
(2) 
Appendix D: Fire Danger Rating System.
I. 
The Township of Halfmoon hereby adopts by reference the following Appendices for the International Code Council Performance Code:
(1) 
Appendix A: Risk Factors of Use and Occupancy Classifications.
(2) 
Appendix B: Worksheet for Assigning Specific Structures to Risk Factors of Use and Occupancy Classifications.
(3) 
Appendix C: Individually Substantiated Design Method.
(4) 
Appendix D: Qualification Characteristics for Design and Review of Performance-Based Designs.
A. 
The Township hereby adopts the rules and regulations contained in Title 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405.
B. 
The Uniform Construction Code, Title 34 Pa. Code, Chapters 401 through 405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the Building Code of Halfmoon Township.
A Board of Appeals is hereby established in accordance with the Centre Region Council of Government's Centre Region Housing and Code Board of Appeals' Articles of Agreement.
Fees assessable by the municipality for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this chapter and the code shall be established by the governing body by resolution from time to time.