SB65 (2005) Detail

Ratifying changes to the state building code adopted by the state building code review board.


CHAPTER 75

SB 65 – FINAL VERSION

2005 SESSION

05-0309

10/01

SENATE BILL 65

AN ACT ratifying changes to the state building code adopted by the state building code review board.

SPONSORS: Sen. Clegg, Dist 14; Rep. O'Neil, Rock 15

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill ratifies the adoption of changes to the codes included in the state building code made by the state building code review board.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0309

10/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT ratifying changes to the state building code adopted by the state building code review board.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

75:1 State Building Code; Ratification of Changes. Pursuant to RSA 155-A:10, V, the general court hereby ratifies the changes or updates to the codes included in the state building code adopted by the state building code review board during 2003 and 2004 in administrative rules Bcr 300. The changes or updates are as follows:

PART Bcr 301 PURPOSE

Bcr 301.01 Purpose.

(a) The purpose of these rules is to publish the updates or changes to the state building code manuals for the following codes:

(1) International Building Code 2000, as published by the International Code Council;

(2) International Plumbing Code 2000, as published by the International Code Council;

(3) International Mechanical Code 2000, as published by the International Code Council;

(4) International Energy Conservation Code 2000, as published by the International Code Council; and

(5) The National Electrical Code 1999.

(b) All changes or updates to the state building code manuals shall expire at the end of a 2-year period from the date of adoption.

PART Bcr 302 DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

Bcr 302.01 “Board” means the New Hampshire state building code review board as established in RSA 155-A:10, I.

Bcr 302.02 “Commissioner” means the commissioner of the New Hampshire department of safety.

Bcr 302.03 “Department” means the New Hampshire department of safety.

Bcr 302.04 “Person” means “person” as defined in RSA 155-A:1, V.

Bcr 302.05 “State fire marshal” means the state fire marshal of the state of New Hampshire.

PART Bcr 303 CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2000

Bcr 303.01 International Building Code 2000.

(a) Pursuant to RSA 155-A:10, V, the board hereby adopts the following changes and updates to the applicable provisions of the International Building Code 2000:

(1) Effective January 10, 2003 amend IBC section 506 and Table 503 by deleting section 506 and Table 503 and inserting a new section 506 and Table 503, as set forth in Appendix 1.

(2) Effective December 12, 2003 amend the International Building Code 2000 by deleting the existing section 503.3 and by inserting a new Section 506.4 and Table 506.4 in section 506, as set forth in Appendix 2.

(b) Effective August 13, 2004, amend Section 2902.02 of the International Building Code 2000 by replacing said section with the following:

Separate facilities. Where plumbing fixtures are required, separate facilities shall be provided for each sex.

Exceptions:

Separate facilities shall not be required for private facilities.

Separate employee facilities shall not be required in occupancies in which 15 or less people are employed.

Separate facilities shall not be required in structures or tenant spaces with a total occupant load, including both the employees and customers, of 15 or less.

Separate facilities shall not be required in mercantile occupancies in which the maximum occupant load is 50 or less.

Separate facilities shall not be required in assembly occupancies that serve food with a total occupant load, including both employees and customers of less than 25.

PART Bcr 304 CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE 2000

Bcr 304.01 International Plumbing Code 2000.

(a) Pursuant to RSA 155-A:10, V, the board hereby adopts the following changes and updates to the applicable provisions of the International Plumbing Code 2000.

(1) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 101.1 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “These regulations shall be known as the International Code of New¬†Hampshire hereinafter referred to as “this code.”;

(2) Effective September 12, 2003, amend 101.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with the following:

101.2 Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction. The installation of fuel gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel gas-fired water heaters, and water heater venting systems shall be regulated by the International Fuel Gas Code. Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically adopted.

(3) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 104.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “The code official shall have authority as necessary in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare to adopt and promulgate written rules and regulations to interpret and implement the provisions of this code to secure the intent thereof and to designate requirements applicable because of local climatic or other conditions. Such rules shall not have the effect of waiving structural or fire performance requirements specifically provided for in this code, or of violating accepted engineering practice involving public safety.”;

(4) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 106.6.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “The fees for all plumbing work shall be as indicated by administrative rules Plu 306.01 and/or local jurisdiction.”;

(5) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 106.6.3 Fee Refunds of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by deleting said section;

(6) Effective March 14, 2003, amend “Violation penalties” of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “Any person 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 or repair plumbing work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of the code, shall be subject to the penalty provisions prescribed by RSA 155-A:8 and RSA 329-A:18, I.”;

(7) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 108.5 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “Upon notice from the code official, work on any plumbing system that is being done contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to the owner’s agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under which work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work in or about the structure 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 subject to the penalty provisions prescribed by RSA 155-A:8 and RSA 329-A:18, I.”;

(8) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 305.6.1 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall conform to RSA 485-A relative to minimum depth below finished grade. Building sewers that connect to public sewers shall be a minimum depth of 4 feet below grade or adequately insulated to afford the same protection whenever a condition arises that the 4 feet cannot be attained.”;

(9) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 605.21.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “Joint surfaces shall be clean and free from moisture. A primer that conforms to ASTM F 656 shall be applied. Solvent cement not purple in color and conforming to ASTM D 2564 or CSA CAN/CSA-B137.3 shall be applied to all joint surfaces. The joint shall be made while the cement is wet and shall be in accordance with ASTM 2855. Solvent-cement joints shall be permitted above or below ground.”;

(10) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 701.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “Every building in which plumbing fixtures are installed and all premises having drainage piping shall be connected to a public sewer, where available, or an approved private sewage disposal system in accordance with RSA 485-A:29-44.”;

(11) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 705.8.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “Joint surfaces shall be clean and free from moisture. A primer that conforms to ASTM F 656 shall be applied. Solvent cement not purple in color and conforming to ASTM D 2564 or CSA CAN/CSA-B137.3, CSA CAN/CSA-B181.2 or CSA CAN/CSA-B182 shall be applied to all joint surfaces. The joint shall be made while the cement is wet and shall be in accordance with ASTM 2855. Solvent-cement joints shall be permitted above or below ground.”;

(12) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 705.14.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “Joint surfaces shall be clean and free from moisture. A primer that conforms to ASTM F 656 shall be applied. Solvent cement not purple in color and conforming to ASTM D 2564 or CSA CAN/CSA-B137.3, CSA CAN/CSA-B181.2 or CSA CAN/CSA-B182 shall be applied to all joint surfaces. The joint shall be made while the cement is wet and shall be in accordance with ASTM 2855. Solvent-cement joints shall be permitted above or below ground.”; and

(13) Effective March 14, 2003, amend 904.1 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with “All open pipes that extend through a roof shall be terminated at least 12 inches above the roof, except that where a roof is to be used for any purpose other than weather protection, the vent extensions shall be run at least 7 feet above the roof.”.

(14) Effective August 13, 2004, amend Section 403.2 of the International Plumbing Code 2000 by replacing said section with the following:

Separate facilities. Where plumbing fixtures are required, separate facilities shall be provided for each sex.

Exceptions:

6. Separate facilities shall not be required for private facilities.

7. Separate employee facilities shall not be required in occupancies in which 15 or less people are employed.

8. Separate facilities shall not be required in structures or tenant spaces with a total occupant load, including both the employees and customers, of 15 or less.

9. Separate facilities shall not be required in mercantile occupancies in which the maximum occupant load is 50 or less.

10. Separate facilities shall not be required in assembly occupancies that serve food with a total occupant load, including both employees and customers of less than 25.

PART Bcr 305 CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE 2000

Bcr 305.01 RESERVED

PART Bcr 306 CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE 2000

Bcr 306.01 International Energy Conservation Code 2000.

(a) Pursuant to RSA 155-A:10, V, the board hereby adopts the following changes and updates to the applicable provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code 2000:

(1) Effective January 10, 2003, amend IECC Chapter 9, REFERENCED STANDARDS, page 184 by deleting “ASHRAE/IES-93 Energy Code for Commercial and High Rise Residential Buildings ---Based on ASHRAE/IES 90-1-1989” and inserting the following so that it shall read “ASHRAE/IES-93 Energy Code for Commercial and High Rise Residential Buildings --- Based on ASHRAE/IES 90-1-1999”.

(2) Effective May 14, 2004, revise Section 101.1 TITLE by deleting the words “Name of Jurisdiction” and inserting “New Hampshire.

(3) Effective May 14, 2004, revise Section 101.4 SCOPE as follows:

Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not having more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the PUC 1800 Rules.

(4) Effective May 14, 2004, revise Section 101.3.2 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS by adding the following:

Any structure 3 stories or less in height and less than 4,000 square feet (371.6 sq. m) in gross floor area may show compliance based on Section 101.3.1.

(5) Effective May 14, 2004, revise Section 101.4.1 EXEMPT BUILDINGS, by adding the following:

101.4.1.3 Greenhouses. Greenhouses that are free-standing, or attached to a building and separated by a wall having the same thermal value as an exterior wall, and provided with a separate temperature control system.

(6) Effective May 14, 2004, add the following exception to Section 101.4.2.2 ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS OR REPAIRS

Exception, provided the energy use of the existing building is not increased as a result of the renovations:

1. Storm windows and doors installed over existing windows and doors.

2. Glass only in-kind replacement in existing sash and frames.

3. Existing ceiling, wall and floor cavities exposed during construction provided these cavities are filled with insulation.

4. Construction where the existing roof cavity, wall cavity or floor cavity is not exposed.

(7) Effective May 14, 2005, revise Section 202 by adding the following:

SUNROOM ADDITION. A one-story structure added to an existing building with a glazing area in excess of 40 percent of the gross area of the structure’s exterior walls and roof.

THERMAL ISOLATION. A separation of conditioned spaces, between a sunroom addition and a building, consisting of existing or new wall(s), doors and/or windows. New wall(s), doors and/or windows shall meet the prescriptive envelope component criteria in Table 502.2.5.

(8) Effective May 14, 2004, revise Section 202 by adding the following to the end of “Residential Building, Type A-2”:

Residential Building, Type A-2. A building…in height above grade. Any other structure 3 stories or less in height and less than 4,000 square feet (371.6 sq. m) in gross floor area.

(9) Effective May 14, 2004, add the following to Section 502.2.5 PRESCRIPTIVE PATH FOR ADDITIONS AND WINDOW REPLACEMENT:

Conditioned sunroom additions shall maintain thermal isolation; shall not be used as kitchens or sleeping rooms; and shall be served by a separate heating or cooling system, or be thermostatically controlled as a separate zone of the existing system.

(10) Effective May 14, 2004, add the following to Sections 504.5 and 804.5:

Circulating domestic hot water pipes shall be insulated to a minimum of R-4 and non-circulating domestic hot water pipes in unconditioned spaces shall be insulated to a minimum of R-4.

PART Bcr 307 CHANGES OR UPDATES TO THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 1999

Bcr 307.01 National Electrical Code 1999

(a) Pursuant to RSA 155-A:10, V, the board hereby adopts the following changes and updates to the applicable provisions of the National Electrical Code 1999:

(1) Effective March 14, 2003, the National Electrical Code 1999 is replaced with the 2002 National Electrical Code.

75:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved: May 31, 2005)

(Effective Date: May 31, 2005)

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SB65 Revision: 9319 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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