Junction City Ordinances, Title 7-5, Adopting 1998 Oregon Uniform Fire Code

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ORDINANCE NO. 1058

           AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 1998 OREGON UNIFORM FIRE CODE PRESCRIBING REGULATIONS GOVERNING CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM FIRE, HAZARDOUS USES OR OPERATIONS; AND ESTABLISHING A BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION AND PROVIDING OFFICERS THEREFORE AND DEFINING THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES; REPEALING ORDINANCES 1042; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

           THE CITY OF JUNCTION CITY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

           Section 1.   Adoption of the 1998 Oregon Uniform Fire Code. The City of Junction City hereby adopts the 1998 edition of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, published by the International Fire Code Institute, in full, save and except such portions as are herein deleted, modified, or amended by Section 8 of this ordinance.

           1.   The 1998 Oregon Uniform Fire Code is adopted for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire, hazardous materials, or explosives. Adoption includes the following Appendix Chapters:

           a. I-A, Life Safety Requirements for Existing Buildings Other Than High Rise;

           b.   I-D, Fire Prevention Guidelines for Haunted Houses and Similar Temporary Installations;

           c.   I-E, Adult Foster Homes;

           d.   I-F, Requirements for Group SR Occupancies;

           e.   I-G, Motion Picture Production Studios, Sound Stages and Approved Production facilities.

           f.   II-A, Suppression and Control of Hazardous Fire Areas

           g.   II-B, Protection of Flammable and combustible Liquid Tanks in Locations Subject to Flooding;

           h.   II-E, Hazardous Materials Management Plans and Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements;

           i.   II-F, Protected Aboveground Tanks for Motor Vehicle Fuel-Dispensing Stations Outside Buildings;

           j.   II-G, Secondary Containment for Underground Tank Systems Containing Flammable or Combustible Liquids;

           k.   II-H, Site Assessments for Determining Potential Fire and Explosion Risks from Underground Flammable or Combustible Liquid Tank Leaks;

           l.   I-I, Ozone Gas-Generating Equipment;

           m.   II-J, Storage of Flammable and Combustible Liquids in Tanks Located Within Below-Grade Vaults.

           n.   II-K, Non-protected Aboveground Steel Tanks for Motor Vehicle Fuel Dispensing Stations Outside Buildings;

           o.   III-A, Fire Flow Requirements for Buildings;

           p.   III-B, Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution

           q.   III-C, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection Systems;

           r.   III-D, Basement Pipe Inlets;

           s.   III-E, Fire Department Access Guidelines;

           t.   IV-A, Interior Floor Finish; and

           u.   IV-B, Christmas Trees.

           2.   The following Appendix Standards are also adopted:

           a.   V-A, Nationally Recognized Standards of Good Practice;

           b.   V-B, Statutes and Administrative Rules Supplementing the Uniform Fire Code;

           c.   VI-A, Hazardous Materials Classifications;

           d.   VI-B, Hazard Ranking;

           e.   VI-C, Emergency Relief Venting for Fire Exposure for Aboveground Tanks;

           f.   VI-D, Model Citation Program;

           g.   VI-E, Reference Tables From The Uniform Building Code;

           h.   VI-F, Recommended Separation Distances for Explosive Materials;

           i.   VI-G, Cryogenic Fluids Weight and Volume Equivalents;

           j.   VI-H, Refrigerant Groups and Properties;

           k.   VI-I, Unit Conversion Tables.

           Section 2.   Establishment and Duties of Fire Chief.

           1.   The Oregon Uniform Fire Code, as adopted and amended herein, shall be enforced by the fire department that provides services to the City of Junction which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the chief of the fire department, or the fire chief's designee(s).

           2.   The fire chief, or the fire chief's designee(s), shall hold such authority and perform such duties as outlined in Article 1 of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code.

           Section 3.   Definitions.

           1.   Jurisdiction. As used in the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, jurisdiction refers to the City of Junction City.

           2.   Fire Marshall. As used in the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, the title of Fire Marshall refers to the fire chief or the fire chief's designee.

           Section 4.   Districts Where Aboveground Storage Tanks are Prohibited. Pursuant to 7902.2.2.1 and 7904.2.5.4.2 of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, the storage of flammable or combustible liquids is prohibited in Central Commercial (C2) Zoning Districts.

           Section 5.   Districts where the Storage of Liquified Petroleum Gases is Prohibited. Pursuant to 8204.2 of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, the storage of liquified petroleum gas is restricted in Central Commercial (C2) Zoning Districts.

           Section 6.   Districts Where the Storage of Explosive Materials is Prohibited. Pursuant to 77701.7.2 of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, the storage of explosive materials is prohibited in Central Commercial (C2) Zoning Districts.

           Section 7.   Districts Where the Storage of Compressed Natural Gas is Prohibited. Pursuant to 5204.5.2 of the Uniform Fire Code, the storage of compressed natural gas is prohibited in Central Commercial (C2) Zoning Districts.

           Section 8.   Amendments to the Oregon Uniform Fire Code. The Oregon Uniform Fire Code is amended in the following respects:

           1.   Any future amendments to the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, as adopted by the Oregon State Fire Marshall, are hereby referenced and incorporated herein.

           2.   The following Appendix Chapters and Appendix Standards are deleted:

           a.   I-B, Life Safety Requirements for Existing High-Rise Buildings

           b.   I-C, Stairway Identification

           c.   II-C, Marinas

           d.   II-D, Rifle Ranges

           Section 9.   Appeals. An applicant may appeal from the decision of the Chief to the City Administrator within thirty (30) days from the date of the decision appealed, whenever the Chief disapproves an application or when it is claimed that the provisions of the code have been misinterpreted or do not apply.

           Section 10.   New Materials, Processes, or Occupancies Which May Require Permits. After giving affected persons an opportunity to be heard, the City Administrator and the fire chief shall act as a committee to determine and specify any new materials, processes, or occupancies for which permits are required in addition to those currently enumerated in the Oregon Uniform Fire Code. The fire chief shall post such a list in a conspicuous place at the fire department and distribute copies thereof to interested persons.

           Section 11.   Penalties.

           1.   Any person who violates the provisions of this ordinance or any provision of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, as adopted and amended herein, or who violates any permit, certificate, or order issued thereunder, as affirmed or modified by the City Administrator or by a court of competent jurisdiction, shall, for each violation respectively, by guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of not less than $250.00 and no more than $500.00. Each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

           2.   A second conviction for continuing to maintain a condition for which a person has previously been convicted under (1) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year, or by a fine not to exceed $2,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that prohibited conditions continue to be maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

           3.   The application of the above penalty sections shall not prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.

           Section 12.   Severability Clause. If a portion of this ordinance or of the Oregon Uniform Fire Code, as adopted and amended herein, is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance.

           Section 13.   Repeal Clause. Ordinance No. 1042 is hereby repealed.

           Section 14.   Emergency Clause. It is hereby adjudged and declared that existing conditions are such that this ordinance is necessary for the immediate supervision of the public peace, health and safety of Junction City; therefore, an emergency is hereby declared and this ordinance shall take effect in full force upon its passage by the Council and approval by the Mayor.

           Passed by the council and approved by the mayor January 14, 1999.

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