[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Schuylkill 7-7-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-02; amended in its entirety 1-3-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-03. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Uniform Construction Code Ordinance for Schuylkill Township."
Pursuant to the authority in the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, 35 P.S. § 7210.501(a) and Title 34, Part XIV, Section 403.102(a) of the Pennsylvania Code, the Board of Supervisors of Schuylkill Township hereby adopt the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and the International Codes incorporated therein as presently promulgated or as they shall be amended hereafter, except Chapter 405, Elevators and Other Lifting Devices, and except as hereafter set forth.
By electing to adopt, administer and enforce the Act, the Township hereby adopts and incorporates as fully set out at length herein the following codes published by the International Codes Council (ICC) as they shall be amended, supplemented, reissued, revised and its successor codes:
International Building Code, Chapters 2-29 and 31-35, with Appendixes E, H and I.
International Residential Code, with Appendixes A through H, J and O.
International Fire Code, with Appendixes C and D.
International Mechanical Code.
International Plumbing Code, with Appendixes C, E and G.
International Fuel Gas Code, with Appendix A.
International Energy Conservation Code.
International Existing Building Code, with Appendixes A, B and Resource A.
International Performance Code.
International Wildland Urban Interface Code, with Appendixes A, B and C.
NFPA 70, National Electric Code.
ANSI A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
Additions, insertions and amendments to the adopted codes. This section makes amendments to the technical provisions of the 2003 International Codes incorporated by reference and to each such International Code as may be promulgated in the future.
The following sections of the IBC 2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The following sections of the International Fire Code 2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The following sections of the International Mechanical Code 2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The following sections of the International Plumbing Code-2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The following sections of the International Fuel Gas Code 2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The following sections of the International Energy Conservation Code 2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The following sections of the International Existing Building Code 2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The following sections of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code 2009 are hereby amended and revised as follows:
The Building Code shall be administered and enforced by the Building Code Official who shall be appointed by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
Pursuant to Section 104(d)(1) of the Act, all building code ordinances or other code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by Schuylkill Township on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the UCC and the model codes published by the International Codes Council incorporated therein shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the UCC or the model codes published by the International Codes Council incorporated therein, as amended from time to time.
Section 403.102(1)(8) of the regulations allows a municipality to revise certain provisions in the regulations regarding the administration and enforcement of the Act. Pursuant to such authority, Schuylkill Township elects to make the following revisions to the regulations:
Section 403.42(a) is amended by the addition of the following: On a form obtained from the Zoning Administrative Officer with the applicable permit fee.
Section 403.42(b) is amended by the addition of the following: By submitting an application for a permit, the applicant authorizes the Building Code Official to enter any structure or premises at any reasonable time to inspect for compliance with the UCC and this article.
Section 403.43(a) is amended by the addition of the following: When a permit application is submitted for any historic building or structure, which is identified and classified as an historic structure by the federal or local government authority or the Historical and Museum Commission as an historic building, the Building Code Official shall grant or deny a the permit application, in whole or in part, within 60 business days of the filing date.
Section 403.45, Inspections, is hereby amended by the addition of subparagraph (f) as follows: (f) Reinspections: When a structure or equipment or mechanical, electrical or plumbing or other system subject to inspection under this or any other code shall fail an inspection or when the Building Code Official is contacted to perform a test or inspection but the structure, equipment or system is not ready for testing or inspection when the Code Official arrives, the contractor or other person or business responsible for performing the work shall pay a fine for each such failure, as prescribed from time to time by resolution, before the inspection shall be rescheduled.
The exemption in Section 403.62(c)(1)(xvii) shall be deleted. The Township shall require a building permit for the installation of all decks.
Section 403.83 is amended by the addition of the following: