Sec. 8-28.  Additions, insertions and changes.

 

The following sections of the fire prevention code adopted in Section 8-26 are hereby revised as follows:

 

Section 101.1 Insert: the City of Norfolk.

 

Section 105 Insert the following after Section 105.1.1:

  

Section 105.1.1.1 Permit Fees:  A permit and payment of the specified Fire Code Permit Fee set forth in Section 2-5 of the Norfolk City Code shall be required.

 

EXCEPTION:

 

No permit shall be required for the use of L.P.G. cylinders used temporarily for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days.

 

Section 109  Board of Appeals.  Delete this section in its entirety.

 

Section 110.4  Amend to read as follows:

 

Violation Penalties.  Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter, repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate used under provisions of this code, shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine of not more than $500.  Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.

 

Section 112.4   Amend to read as follows:

 

Failure to Comply: Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable for a fine of not more than $500.

  

Section 307.2  Amend to read as follows:

 

Permit Required.  A permit shall be obtained from the Norfolk Fire Division for open burning within the City limits and within the unincorporated area where the City has been granted zoning jurisdiction and is exercising such jurisdiction as set forth in Section 1-11 of the official City Code.

 

Section 308.1.4  Open-flame cooking devices (grills on balconies of apartment houses).  Delete this section in its entirety.

 

Section 509  Insert the following after Section 509.2:

 

Section 509.3 Minimum Size:  All fire department connections shall be a minimum 2 1/2 inch connection with threads compatible with local fire department.

 

             Section 603.3.2.1  Amend to read as follows:

 

Quantity limits.  One or more fuel oil tanks containing Class II or III combustible liquid shall  be permitted in a building.  The aggregate capacity of all tanks shall not exceed the following:

 

 1.        660 gallons (2498 L) in unsprinklered buildings, where stored in a tank complying with UL 80, UL 142 or UL 2085.

 

2.         660 gallons (2498 L) in buildings equipped with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, where stored in a tank complying with UL142.

 

3.         660 gallons (2498 L) where stored in protected above-ground tanks complying with UL 2085 and Section 5704.2.9.7 and the room is protected by an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with section 903.3.1.1.

  

Section 603.3.2.6  Amend to read as follows:

 

Spill containment.  Tanks exceeding 55-gallon (208L) capacity or an aggregate capacity of 660 gallons (2498L) that are not provided with integral secondary containment shall be provided with spill containment sized to contain a release from the largest tank.

 

Section 603.3.3  Amend to read as follows:

 

Underground storage of fuel oil.  The storage of fuel oil in underground storage tanks shall comply with NFPA 31 and Nebraska State Fire Marshal Office Publication, Title 159, if quantity is 1100 gallons or more.

 

Section 5504.3  Outdoor storage.  Insert second paragraph of this section to read as follows: 

 

Storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers outside of buildings is prohibited within the following zoning districts: A, R-R, S-R, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-M, R-O, O-D, C-1, C-2, C-2A, C-3, and B-P.

 

Section 5601.2.4  Financial responsibility.  Amend to read as follows:

 

Before a permit is issued, as required by Section 5601.2, the applicant shall file with the jurisdiction a public liability insurance policy in the principal sum of $1,000,000 for the purpose of the payment of all damages to persons or property which arise from, or are caused by, the conduct of any act authorized by the permit upon which any judicial judgment results.  The code official is authorized to specify a greater or lesser amount when, in his or her opinion, conditions at the location of use indicate a greater or lesser amount is required.  Government entities shall be exempt from this insurance requirement.

 

Insert the following after Section 5704.2.10.5:

 

Section 5704.2.10.6 Above-Ground Storage Tanks Located Inside the City Limits. Above-ground storage of flammable and combustible liquid shall be prohibited within the City limits except as specifically provided for in this code.

 

Section 5704.2.10.6.1 Above-ground storage tanks for the storage of combustible or flammable liquid shall be allowed on airport property in accordance with NFPA 30.

 

Section 5704.2.10.7 Above-Ground Storage Tanks Located Outside the City Limits.  Above-ground storage tanks for the storage of combustible or flammable liquid shall be allowed outside the corporate limits of the City and within the zoning jurisdiction of the City.  All such allowable tanks shall comply with the City building and zoning codes and shall conform to NFPA 30.

 

Section 5704.2.10.8 Existing Above-Ground Storage Tanks.  Existing above-ground tanks or tank installations previously approved which do not constitute a hazard may be continued; however, existing tanks may not be replaced or expanded.  Existing above-ground tanks or tank installations previously approved which constitute a fire hazard, in accordance with NFPA 30 shall not be continued.  The code official shall periodically inspect the existing installation for safety, and if he/she determines the installation or operation is no longer conducted or maintained in a safe manner, he/she shall have the authority to require unsafe tanks or operations to be removed from service. 

 

Section 5704.2.10.10 Above-Ground Tanks Used for Heating Purposes.  Fuel oil tanks for supplying oil-burning heating equipment and located above ground, inside or outside the building, shall not have a tank capacity greater than 660 gallons for each building served.  Tanks located inside the building shall be installed at an approved location in accordance with NFPA 31.

 

Section  5704.2.10.11 Above-Ground Tanks Used to Serve Stand-by Generators.  Above-ground storage tanks supplying a stand-by generator, inside or outside the building, shall not have a tank capacity greater than 660 gallons for each building served.  Tanks located inside the building shall be installed at an approved location in accordance with NFPA 37.

 

Section 5704.2.10.12. Above-Ground Tanks Used to Store Waste Oil. Above-ground tanks used for the storage of waste oil, inside or outside the building shall not have a tank capacity greater than 660 gallons for each building served. Tanks located inside the building shall be installed at an approved location in accordance with NFPA 30.

 

Section 5706.2.4.4:  Refer to inserted Section 5704.2.10.6.

 

Section 6101 General.  Amend and insert sections as follows:

 

Insert the following section: 

 

Section 6101.4  Above-Ground (L.P.G.) Tanks.  The installation of above-ground storage tanks containing  liquefied petroleum gases (L.P.G.) shall be prohibited within the City limits except as specifically provided in this code, the International Fire Code 2018, and NFPA 58.

 

Amend the following section to read as follows:

 

Section 6104.2: Maximum capacity within established limits.  Refer to inserted Sections 6104.2.1 and 6104.2.2. 

 

Insert the following after Section 6104.2:

 

Section 6104.2.1 Above-Ground (L.P.G.) Tanks 125 Gallon or Less.  Above-ground L.P.G. tanks 125 gallon or less water capacity shall be permitted in all zoning districts.

 

Section 6104.2.2  Above-Ground (L.P.G.) Tanks 500 Gallon or Less. Above-ground L.P.G. tanks 500 gallon or less water capacity shall be permitted in A, C-1, C-3, I-1, I-2, and I-3 zoning districts.

 

Source: Ord. No. 3053, 2, 2-16-82; Ord. No. 3485, 2, 6-15-87; Ord. No. 3691, 2, 3-19-90; Ord. No. 3791, 2, 5-6-91; Ord. No. 3843, 1, 1-6-92; Ord. No. 4310, 2, 11-3-97; Ord. No. 4701, 2, 10-20-03; Ord. No. 4971, 2, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 5041, 2, 11-03-08; Ord. No. 5135, 6, 9-7-10; Ord. No. 5504, 2, 11-6-17; Ord. No. 5691, 2, 9-21-20; Ord. No. 5784, 1, 6-6-22;