Harford County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Harford County Council by Bill No. 13-48.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits — See Ch. 16, Art. I.
Plumbing Board — See § 16-7.
Building construction — See Ch. 82.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 157.
Livability Code — See Ch. 162.
Mobile homes and trailers — See Ch. 173.
Personal-care boarding homes — See Ch. 199.
Private sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 216.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 256.
Zoning — See Ch. 267.
[1]
Editor's Note: This bill repealed former Ch. 202, Plumbing, adopted by Bill No. 08-57.
[Amended by Bill No. 15-007]
A. 
The 2015 International Plumbing Code (hereinafter referred to as the Plumbing Code), is hereby adopted and, by reference thereto, is made a part of this chapter with the same force and effect as though set out in full herein, except for such changes, amendments and revisions as are specified in this chapter. At least 2 copies of the Plumbing Code and supplements thereto are on file and open for public use, examination and inspection in the office of the Director of Administration.
B. 
The International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 Edition, as published by International Code Council and American Gas Association, is hereby adopted and, by reference thereto, is made a part of this chapter with the same force and effect as though set out in full herein, save and except for such changes, amendments and revisions as are specified in this chapter. At least 2 copies of the standards and supplements thereto are on file and open for public use, examination and inspection in the office of the Director of Administration.
C. 
The 2015 International Residential Code, Part VII, Plumbing, is hereby adopted and, by reference thereto, is made a part of this chapter with the same force and effect as though set out in full herein, save and except for such changes, amendments and revisions as are specified in this chapter. At least 2 copies of the standards and supplements thereto are on file and open for public use, examination and inspection in the office of the Director of Administration.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide practical plumbing and gas fitting requirements to safeguard persons and gas fitting conditions in Harford County.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to and govern plumbing and gas fitting work performed in Harford County and are designed to safeguard persons and property.
A. 
No person shall provide plumbing and/or gas fitting services in Harford County unless that person holds a valid certificate of registration issued by the Division of Plumbing Services.
B. 
To qualify for a certificate of registration, the applicant shall have been issued a license or certificate of registration by:
(1) 
The Maryland State Board of Plumbing; or
(2) 
The Baltimore County Plumbing Board or the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission; or
(3) 
The Harford County Plumbing Board.
C. 
Master plumber and master natural gas fitter's certificate of registration. Any applicant for a master certificate to perform plumbing or natural gas fitting work shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the following minimum information:
(1) 
Current license number issued by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing or other accepted jurisdiction; and
(2) 
A current certificate of insurance in an amount equal to or greater than the amount required by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing.
D. 
Journey plumber and journey natural gas fitter's certificate of registration. Any applicant for a journey certificate to perform plumbing or natural gas fitting work shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the current license number issued by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing or other accepted jurisdiction.
E. 
Apprentice plumber and apprentice natural gas fitter's certificate of registration. Any applicant for an apprentice certificate to provide assistance to a registered master plumber or natural gas fitter shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the current certificate of registration issued by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing or other accepted jurisdiction. The fee to obtain an apprentice plumber or an apprentice natural gas fitter certificate shall be $5.
F. 
Propane gas fitter's certificate of registration. Any applicant for a propane gas certificate shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the following minimum information:
(1) 
Current license number issued by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing or other accepted jurisdiction; and
(2) 
A current certificate of insurance in an amount equal to or greater than the amount required by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing.
G. 
Well pump/water conditioner installer's certificate of registration. Any applicant for a well pump/water conditioner installer's certificate shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the following minimum information:
(1) 
Current Maryland State well pump/water conditioner installer's license; and
(2) 
A current certificate of insurance in an amount equal to or greater than the amount required by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing.
H. 
On-site utility contractor's certificate of registration. This certificate shall be issued to a person who is deemed qualified by the Harford County Plumbing Board to install on-site water service piping, sewer and storm drainage piping from the property line to any structure on such property. Any applicant for an on-site utility contractor's certificate shall demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in the utility contractor trade and certification in OSHA requirements for confined spaces and OSHA Subpart "P" in trench safety by an entity deemed acceptable by the Harford County Plumbing Board or have a license or certificate from another jurisdiction which is determined by the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits to have equivalent certification requirements. The applicant shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the following minimum information:
(1) 
A current business address and telephone number; and
(2) 
A current certificate of insurance in an amount equal to or greater than the amount required by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing.
The Board, in its discretion, may require a written test to determine proficiencies within the scope of the foregoing certificate. The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits shall require either a utility contractor or a journey utility installer holding a valid Harford County certificate of registration on all work sites to direct and control installations. All utility contractors on site shall have, on their person, a current certificate of completion of training in confined spaces and Subpart "P" in trench safety. The fee to obtain an on-site utility contractor's certificate shall be $45.
I. 
On-site journey utility installer's certificate of registration. This certificate shall be issued to a person who is deemed qualified by the Harford County Plumbing Board to install on-site water service piping, sewer and storm drainage piping from the property line to any structure on such property under the direction and control of a certified utility contractor. Any applicant for an on-site journey utility contractor's certificate shall demonstrate a minimum of 2 years' experience in the utility construction trade and training in OSHA requirements for confined spaces and OSHA Subpart "P" in trench safety by an entity deemed acceptable by the Harford County Plumbing Board or have a certificate from another jurisdiction which is determined by the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits to have equivalent certification requirements. The applicant shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the following minimum information:
(1) 
Name of current employer with employer's address and telephone number; and
(2) 
A current photo ID.
The Board, in its discretion, may require a written test to determine proficiencies within the scope of the foregoing certificate. The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits shall require a certified utility contractor or a certified journey utility installer holding a valid Harford County certificate of registration on all work sites to direct and control installations. All journey utility installers on site shall have, on their person, a current certificate of completion of training in confined spaces and Subpart "P" in trench safety. The fee for a journey utility installer's certificate shall be $15.
J. 
Septic installer's certificate of registration. This certificate shall be issued to a person who is deemed qualified by the Harford County Plumbing Board to install sewage disposal systems. Any applicant for a septic installer's certificate shall demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in the construction of sewage disposal systems and certification in OSHA requirements for confined spaces and OSHA Subpart "P" in trench safety by an entity deemed acceptable by the Harford County Plumbing Board or have a certificate from another jurisdiction which is determined by the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits to have equivalent certification requirements. The applicant shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the following minimum information:
(1) 
A current business address and telephone number;
(2) 
A current certificate of insurance in an amount equal to or greater than the amount required by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing; and
(3) 
A current photo ID.
The Board, in its discretion, may require a written test to determine proficiencies within the scope of the foregoing certificate. The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits shall require a certified septic installer or a certified journey septic installer holding a valid Harford County certificate of registration on all work sites to direct and control installations. All septic installers on site shall have, on their person, a current certificate of completion of training in confined spaces and Subpart "P" in trench safety. The fee for a septic installer's certificate shall be $45.
K. 
Journey septic installer's certificate. This certificate shall be issued to a person who is deemed qualified by the Harford County Plumbing Board to install sewage disposal systems under the direction and control of a certified septic installer. Any applicant for a journey septic installer's certificate shall demonstrate a minimum of 2 years' experience in the installation of sewage disposal systems and training in OSHA requirements for confined spaces and OSHA Subpart "P" in trench safety by an entity deemed acceptable by the Harford County Plumbing Board or have a certificate from another jurisdiction which is determined by the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits to have equivalent certification requirements. Such applicant shall provide the Division of Plumbing Services with the following information:
(1) 
Name of current employer with employer's address and telephone number; and
(2) 
A current photo ID.
The Board, in its discretion, may require a written test to determine proficiencies within the scope of the forgoing certificate. The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits shall require a certified septic installer or a certified journey septic installer holding a valid Harford County certificate of registration on all work sites to direct and control installations. All journey septic installers on site shall have, on their person, a current certificate of completion of training in confined spaces and Subpart "P" in trench safety. The fee for a journey septic installer's certificate shall be $15.
L. 
Fees for certificate of registration and exams. Unless provided in this chapter, fees shall be as set forth in Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended.
M. 
All master plumber, master natural gas fitter, propane gas fitter, journey plumber, journey natural gas fitter certificates of registration issued pursuant to this section shall expire on April 30 of each even-numbered year, and all such certificates shall be issued for a 2-year period. All apprentice plumber, apprentice natural gas fitter, on-site utility, journeyperson utility, septic, journeyperson septic and well pump/water conditioner installer certificates issued pursuant to this section shall expire on October 31 of each even-numbered year.
N. 
The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits may, in its discretion, suspend or revoke the certificate of registration of any person who makes a false or misleading statement in an application; who sells, lends or otherwise permits the improper use of a certificate of registration or who obtains permits for others to do plumbing, gas fitting or on-site sewage disposal work; who fails to maintain a regular place of business; whose license or certificate, on which registration is based, has been suspended or revoked; or who commits any violation of Chapter 202 of the Harford County Code, as amended.
[Amended by Bill No. 15-007]
O. 
Upon receipt of written requests directed to the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, in its discretion, may suspend or revoke the certificate of registration of any person who commits a violation of Chapter 202 of the Harford County Code, as amended, or any other law or regulation governing the conduct of plumbing, gas fitting or sewage disposal.
(1) 
No certificate shall be suspended or revoked except after a hearing before the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits of which the certificate holder shall receive at least 5 days' notice, in writing, together with a statement of the charges. Following the hearing, the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits may revoke or suspend any certificate of registration for such period of time as it may find proper.
(2) 
In the event of a revocation, no application for the reinstatement of a revoked certificate of registration shall be considered until the expiration of 6 months from the date of such revocation. At the end of such 6-month period, the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits may, in its discretion, reinstate a revoked certificate.
P. 
Any holder of a certificate of registration shall notify the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits immediately of any changes in location of business, employer, license or certificate status or phone number.
[Amended by Bill No. 15-007]
Q. 
Any certificate of insurance required to be submitted under this section shall provide that in the event the insurance required under this chapter is cancelled, the insurer shall notify the Harford County Division of Plumbing Services within 10 days after the date of cancellation.
A. 
No work regulated by this chapter shall be commenced without a permit issued by the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits or, in the case of septic installers, issued by the Harford County Health Department. Only a master plumber, master natural gas fitter, well pump/water conditioner installer, on-site utility contractor or septic installer shall be eligible to apply for permits authorized by this chapter.
[Amended by Bill No. 15-007]
B. 
A plumbing permit issued in accordance with § 202-5A of this chapter may be issued to the owner of a single-family dwelling occupied exclusively by the owner as his/her primary residence upon the following conditions:
(1) 
All work must be performed in accordance with this chapter; and
(2) 
The owner shall be tested and qualified by the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits; and
(3) 
The owner shall sign an affidavit agreeing to comply with all applicable provisions of this chapter and attesting that the location in which the work will be performed is the applicant's primary residence.
(4) 
Final connection to a municipal water or sewer system shall be made only by a registered master plumber.
(5) 
The owner shall not perform work on fuel gas piping or appliances.
C. 
The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits may cancel a permit at the written request of the property owner or his/her agent upon satisfactory compliance with the following requirements:
[Added by Bill No. 15-007]
(1) 
The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits has forwarded a copy of the written request to the permit holder.
(2) 
A permit may not be canceled for a minimum of 7 business days commencing after notification to the permit holder.
(3) 
In cases where work has commenced and has not been completed, the Department shall perform an onsite inspection and certify that the work performed to date has been deemed to not pose a threat to the public health, safety and welfare.
(4) 
In cases where the work has not been completed, a permit shall be applied for by an individual approved under § 82-7 of this Code. The applicant shall also submit an assumption agreement, if applicable, for the remainder of the work. Assumption agreements shall be completed on a form provided by the Department.
Upon written notification by a master plumber, master natural gas fitter, water pump contractor, on-site utility contractor or septic installer to the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits and, in the case of a septic permit, to the Harford County Health Department, a permit may be canceled upon satisfactory compliance with the following requirements:
A. 
A minimum 7 working day waiting period commencing the day that the Division of Plumbing Services or, in the case of a sewage disposal permit, the Harford County Health Department receives the cancellation request; and
B. 
The Division of Plumbing Services certifies that the work performed to date is Code compliant and that the work has been deemed not to pose a threat to the health, safety or welfare of the public; and
C. 
In the case where another registered contractor will be performing the remainder of the work, the new registered contractor shall submit to the Division of Plumbing Services an assumption agreement on a form provided by the Department prior to a new permit being issued.
All plans and specifications required herein shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer licensed to do business in the State of Maryland, except that a master plumber, master natural gas fitter, on-site utility contractor or septic installer holding a valid certificate of registration in Harford County may design plumbing, gas fitting or sewage disposal systems for their own installation. Each set of plans and specifications submitted shall have thereon the name and address of the designer and certification by the designer that the plans and specifications have been prepared in accordance with this chapter. The plans and specifications shall be submitted to the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits and shall include thereon complete design criteria and supporting calculations.
A. 
The Division of Plumbing Services shall cause the inspection, during the course of construction and upon completion of the construction, of all plumbing and gas fitting for which a plumbing or gas permit, other than an annual inspection permit, is required. The Harford County Health Department shall cause the inspection, during the course of construction and upon completion of the construction, of all sewage disposal systems for which a sewage disposal permit, other than an annual inspection permit, is required. If any defects are found, the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, or in the case of sewage disposal system installation, the Harford County Health Department, shall have the authority to order such plumbing, gas fitting or sewage disposal system to be corrected to comply with the provisions of this Code. It shall be unlawful for any person to cover or enclose from view any portions of a plumbing, gas fitting or sewage disposal system prior to the time that the Division of Plumbing Services or the Harford County Health Department has inspected and approved it. The Division of Plumbing Services or, in the case of sewage disposal system installation, the Harford County Health Department shall prepare a written report of any such inspection and will maintain such report in an appropriate file.
B. 
No potable well water service line or well for potable water supply shall be covered or enclosed from view prior to inspection by the Division of Plumbing Services. The service line and all underground fittings connected thereto shall be tested for leaks and overall integrity prior to covering and enclosing the line.
Sewer, water and gas piping shall not be connected or installed through property other than the property to be served except as provided herein. Plumbing or gas piping connections which cannot be made except by crossing nonserviced property may, with the permission of the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, be carried through an easement across nonserviced property, provided that:
A. 
An easement is obtained by the property owner desiring service, without cost or liability to Harford County; and
B. 
The easement meets all applicable regulatory requirements; and
C. 
The easement shall be granted and conveyed by plat or formal deed recorded in the land records of Harford County.
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Code, the term "authority having jurisdiction" means the Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits.
B. 
The following sections are changes or additions to certain sections of the 2015 International Plumbing Code:
[Amended by Bill No. 15-007]
(1) 
Subsection 101.1, Title, is hereby amended by substituting the words "Harford County, Maryland" for the words "[name of jurisdiction]".
(2) 
Subsection 103.1, General, is hereby amended by deleting "the Department of Plumbing Inspection is hereby created and the executive official in charge thereof" starting in the first line and inserting, in lieu thereof, "the Director of the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits".
(3) 
Subsection 106.3, Application for permit, is hereby amended by adding "who shall meet the requirements of § 202-5 of this chapter" after the word "agent" in the sixth line.
(4) 
Subsection 106.3.1, Construction drawings, is hereby amended by adding "All plans shall be prepared in accordance with § 202-7 of this chapter." in the fourth line after "for a permit."
(5) 
New Subsection 106.3.4 is added as follows:
"106.3.4 Emergency work. When work of an emergency nature, other than sewage disposal work, must be performed to rectify a condition that is potentially unsanitary or hazardous to life, health or property, the master plumber, master natural gas fitter, water pump contractor or on-site utility contractor, as the case may be, may undertake such work prior to the issuance of a permit, but he or she shall notify the authority having jurisdiction over the emergency and shall obtain a permit for doing such work within 48 hours of the commencement of the work."
(6) 
Subsection 106.5.3, Expiration, is hereby amended by deleting "180" in the fourth line and inserting, in lieu thereof, "365".
(7) 
Subsection 106.5.3, Expiration, is hereby amended by deleting "one-half the amount required for a new permit for such work" starting in the ninth line and inserting, in lieu thereof, "in accordance with Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended".
(8) 
Subsection 106.6.1 is deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"106.6.1 Fee schedule. The fees for all plumbing work. including permit fees, plan review, inspections and reinspections, shall be charged in accordance with Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended."
(9) 
Subsections 106.6.2 and 106.6.3 are deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"106.6.2 Refunding of fees. Fees shall be refunded in accordance with Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended."
(10) 
Subsection 108.4, Violation penalties, is hereby amended by deleting "[specify offense], punishable by a fine of not more than [amount] dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding [number of days], or both such fine and imprisonment." In the seventh line and inserting, in lieu thereof, "misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 3 months, or both."
(11) 
Subsection 108.5, Stop work orders, is hereby amended by deleting "[amount] dollars or more than [amount] dollars" in the fourteenth line and inserting, in lieu thereof, "$250 or more than $1,000".
(12) 
Subsection 109.1, Application for appeal, is hereby amended by adding "created under Chapter 82 of the Harford County Code" after "board of appeals" in the third and fourth lines
(13) 
Subsections 109.2 through 109.7 are deleted.
(14) 
Section 202, General Definitions, is hereby amended by deleting the definition of "plumbing" and inserting the following in lieu thereof:
"PLUMBING. The practice, materials and fixtures used in the installation, maintenance, extension, alteration and removal of all piping, plumbing fixtures, plumbing appliances and plumbing appurtenances in connection with any of the following: sanitary drainage, storm facilities, venting systems, public or private water supply systems, within or adjacent to any building structure or conveyance, also the practice and materials used in the installation, maintenance, extension, alteration or removal of stormwater, refrigeration and air conditioning drainage, liquid waste or sewage, and water supply, of any premises to their connection with the water supply system or to an acceptable disposal facility. 'Plumbing' also means the practice and materials in the installation, repair, service and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment and associated accessories.
Except for the initial connection to a potable water supply downstream of the backflow preventer and the final connection that discharges indirectly into a public or private disposal system, the following are excluded from the definition: All piping, equipment or material used exclusively for environmental control, for incorporation of liquids or gases into any product or process for use in the manufacturing or storage of any product, including product development, or for the installation, alteration, repair or removal of automatic sprinkler systems installed for fire protection only or their related appurtenances or standpipes connected to automatic sprinkler systems or overhead or underground fire lines beginning at a point where water is used exclusively for fire protection."
(15) 
Section 202, General Definitions, is hereby amended by adding the definition of "Plumbing Board" between the terms "plumbing appurtenance" and "plumbing fixture".
"PLUMBING BOARD. The Harford County Plumbing Board as defined in § 16-7 of the Harford County Code, as amended."
(16) 
Subsection 301.3, Connections to drainage system, is hereby amended by adding the following to the end of the sixth line:
"The drainage system of any building in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected to a public sewer system if the public sewer system is within 10 feet of any property line of the premises, or other reasonable distance as determined by the authority having jurisdiction."
(17) 
Subsection 301.4, Connections to water supply, is hereby amended by adding the following to the end of the fifth line:
"The water distribution system of any building in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected to a public water supply system if the public water system is within 10 feet of any property line of the premises, or other reasonable distance as determined by the authority having jurisdiction."
(18) 
New Subsection 404.2 is added as follows:
"404.2 Maryland Accessibility Code. Plumbing fixtures, materials and clearances for those fixtures shall be accessible to individuals with disabilities as specified in the Maryland Accessibility Code, COMAR 05.02.02, et seq."
(19) 
New Subsection 405.3.6 is added as follows:
"405.3.6 Faucet installations. Fiberglass or plastic tub and shower enclosures cannot be installed with faucets back-to-back unless approved by the authority having jurisdiction."
(20) 
Subsection 504.6, Requirements for discharge piping, is hereby amended by deleting Item 5 and inserting in lieu thereof "Discharge to a waste receptor or to the outdoors".
(21) 
Subsection 504.7, Required pan, is hereby amended by adding the words", clothes washing machine" after the word "heater" in the first line.
(22) 
New Section 603.3 is added as follows:
"603.3 Water meters. Each dwelling unit which meets the definition of a "dwelling, carriage court" contained in § 267-4 of the Harford County Code, as amended, shall be provided with a private, individual water meter."
(23) 
Subsection 604.8 is deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"604.8 Water pressure reducing valve or regulator. When connected to a public water supply system, an approved pressure-reducing valve shall be installed in the building water service pipe near its point of entrance to the building. Pressure to the building water distribution piping shall be limited to a maximum pressure of 80 P.S.I. under no-flow conditions. The water distribution piping shall be relieved of excessive pressure due to thermal expansion by one of the following methods:
1.
Air chambers when equipped with an accessible means for restoring the air.
2.
Approved mechanical devices. Pressure at any fixture shall be limited to no more than 80 P.S.I. under no-flow conditions.
Exception: Where the water service pipe supplies water directly to:
1.
A water pressure booster system; or
2.
An elevated water gravity tank; or
3.
Pumps provided in connection with a hydropneumatic or elevated gravity water supply tank system."
(24) 
Subsection 605.3 is deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"605.3 Water service pipe. Approved water service pipe to the point of entrance of a building, including piping to the pressure-reducing valve, shall have a minimum pressure rating of 200 P.S.I., 73° F. Acceptable materials for a water service include brass pipe, copper tube or copper pipe, cast iron water pipe, polyethylene plastic tubing and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride service pipe. Copper tube or copper pipe, when used underground, may not be less than Type L. All threaded ferrous pipe and fittings shall be galvanized or cement lines and, when used underground in corrosive soil or filled ground, shall be coal tar enamel coated, or the equivalent, and threaded joints shall be coated and wrapped when installed."
(25) 
New Subsection 605.3.2 is added as follows:
"605.3.2 Backflow prevention on commercial properties. For a commercial property with multiple tenants, the water service for each tenant space shall be separate and shall have a testable backflow preventer installed."
(26) 
Subsection 605.4 is deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"605.4 Water distribution pipe. Water distribution pipe shall be of brass pipe, copper tube or copper pipe, galvanized steel pipe, polyethylene and chlorinated polyvinyl plastic when approved for hot or cold use. Copper tube or copper pipe, when used underground, may not be less than Type L and, when used aboveground, may not be less than Type M."
(27) 
Subsection 1002.4.1.4 is deleted.
(28) 
Subsection 1003.3.1, Grease interceptors and automatic grease removal devices required, is amended by adding, prior to the word "A" in the second line, "except in special cases as determined by the authority having jurisdiction".
(29) 
Subsection 1003.3.1, Grease interceptors and automatic grease removal devices required, is amended by inserting the following new sentence after "to be discharged" in the fourteenth line: "Upon request by the Harford County Health Department, the owner of the establishment shall provide a copy of a pumping contract or pumping receipts for the interceptor. The minimum size of a grease interceptor shall be 1,000 gallons. The grease interceptor shall be located outside of the building unless otherwise determined by the authority having jurisdiction. The discharge from a commercial dishwasher shall not pass through a grease interceptor unless approved by the authority having jurisdiction."
(30) 
Subsection 1003.3.1, Grease interceptors and automatic grease removal devices required, is amended by inserting the following new sentence at the end of the subsection: "Where installed inside a building, a grease interceptor shall be located in a separate room which has outside access."
(31) 
New subsection 1101.10 is added as follows:
"1101.10 Parking and fuel island storm drainage. On parking lots, fuel islands or parking garages where oil waste product is subject to mixing with rain water, ice and melting snow, drains for the run off shall not be connected to the sanitary sewer. Any stormwater run off shall be drained separately to the storm sewer."
C. 
The following sections are changes or additions to certain sections of the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code:
[Amended by Bill No. 15-007]
(1) 
Subsection 101.1, Title, is hereby amended by deleting "[name of jurisdiction]" and replacing with "Harford County, Maryland".
(2) 
Subsection 101.3, Appendices, is hereby deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"101.3 Appendices. The provisions of Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C and Appendix D are hereby adopted as part of this code."
(3) 
Subsection 103.1, General, is hereby amended by deleting "The Department of Inspection is hereby created and the executive official in charge thereof" starting in the first line and inserting, in lieu thereof, "The Director of the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits".
(4) 
Subsections 103.2 through 103.4 are hereby deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"103.2 Deputy. The Code Official shall have the authority to designate an employee of the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits as a Deputy Code Official, for purposes of enforcing this code."
(5) 
Subsection 104.2, Applications and permits, is amended by adding "and rules and regulations adopted in accordance with Section 807 of the Harford County Charter" after the words "of this code" in the sixth line.
(6) 
Subsection 106.3.1, Construction documents, is amended by deleting "by a registered design professional when required by state law" and replacing with "in accordance with § 202-7 of this chapter".
(7) 
New Subsection 106.3.3 is added as follows:
"106.3.3 Applicants. Only an individual holding a certificate of registration in accordance with § 202-5 of this chapter shall be eligible to make application for a permit to do work governed by this code."
(8) 
Subsection 106.5.3, Expiration, is amended by deleting "180 days" in the fourth line and replacing with "1 year".
(9) 
Subsection 106.5.3, Expiration, is amended by deleting "one-half the amount required for a new permit" in the eighth line and replacing with "in accordance with Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended".
(10) 
Subsections 106.1.1 through 106.1.2 are deleted.
(11) 
Subsection 106.6.1, Work commencing before permit issuance, is amended by deleting "100 percent of the usual permit fee in addition to the required" in the fourth line and replacing with "the fees prescribed in Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended".
(12) 
Subsection 106.6.2, Fee schedule, is amended by deleting "the following schedule. [jurisdiction to insert appropriate schedule]" and replacing with "Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended".
(13) 
Subsection 106.6.3, Fee refunds, is deleted and the following is inserted in lieu thereof:
"106.6.3 Fee refunds. All refunds of permit fees shall be in accordance with Chapter 157 of the Harford County Code, as amended."
(14) 
Subsection 108.4, Violation penalties, is amended by deleting "[specify offense]" in the sixth line, "[amount]" in the seventh line and "[number of days]" in the eighth line and replacing with "misdemeanor", "$1,000.00" and "3 months" respectively.
(15) 
Subsection 108.5, Stop work orders, is amended by deleting "liable for a fine of not less than [amount] dollars or more than [amount] dollars" in the thirteenth line and replacing with "subject to the violation penalties prescribed in Section 108.4 of this code".
(16) 
Subsection 109.1, Application for appeal, is hereby amended by adding "created under Chapter 82 of the Harford County Code" after "board of appeals" in the third and fourth lines.
(17) 
Subsection 109.2 through 109.7 are deleted.
(18) 
Section 202 (IFGC), General Definitions, is amended by deleting the definition of "code official" and replacing with the following:
"CODE OFFICIAL. The Director of the Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits or his/her designee."
(19) 
Section 202 (IFGC), General Definitions, is amended by adding the following definition of "Department of Inspection" between the terms "demand" and "design flood elevation".
"DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTION. The Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits."
(20) 
Section 202 (IFGC), General Definitions, is amended by adding the following definition of "Plumbing Board" between the terms "plumbing appurtenance" and "plumbing fixture".
"PLUMBING BOARD. The Harford County Plumbing Board as defined in § 16-7 of the Harford County Code, as amended."