§ 9.52.040. Chapter 2, Definitions, amended  


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  • International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Chapter 2, Definitions, is hereby adopted in its entirety with the following amendments:

    9.52.040.1 Section 202 General Definitions, amended. International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Section 202 General Definitions, is hereby amended by adding or changing the following definitions in their appropriate places:

    ALTER or ALTERATION—Any change or modification in construction or occupancy.

    BUILDING OFFICIAL—Where the term "Building Official" is used within the fire prevention code and this chapter, it shall have the same meaning as set forth in Section 18.02.101.4.1 of this Code.

    CODE OFFICIAL—The fire chief or a duly authorized representative.

    ENVIRONMENT—means any surface water, groundwater, drinking water supply, land surface or subsurface strata, or ambient air within or under the control of the United States.

    FIRE CHIEF—the officer or other person charged with the administration of the Fire Department serving the jurisdiction, also known as the Fire Code Official, or his authorized representative.

    FIRE DISTRICT—heavily populated or congested commercial area as described in Chapter 18.08 of the City Code, also known as the 'limits established by law'.

    FIRE MARSHAL—the head of the fire prevention division of the fire department or his authorized representative.

    FIRE OFFICIAL—Where the term "fire official" is used within this Code it shall mean the fire code official.

    JURISDICTIONAL AREA—within the city limits of the city or within five thousand feet thereof. Also known as Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Refer to current metes and boundaries of the City of El Paso.

    PERSON—means any individual, firm, trust, partnership, corporation, joint venture, association, or other legal entity; any group of the foregoing organized for a business purpose; or any governmental entity.

    VACANT—as defined by Chapter 18.40 (Vacant Buildings) of the El Paso City Code.

(Ord. No. 17423, 9-21-2010, eff. 1-1-2011)