§ 9.52.170. Appendix A, Board of Appeals, deleted and replaced with new Appendix A  


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  • International Fire Code, 2009 Edition, Appendix A, Board of Appeals is deleted in its entirety and replaced with Appendix A, Fee Schedule, to read as follows:

    Appendix A
    FEE SCHEDULE

    A101 License Fees.

    A101.1 The Fire Official is authorized to charge a separate fee for each license and permit required by this Code in the amount identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council. When hourly rates are specified in the budget resolution or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council, the minimum charge shall be as specified in the resolution. There shall be no reduction in the hourly rate based on services performed taking less than the full hour.

    Within the ordinance, budget resolution, application forms, and adopted IFC and amendments, the term license may be also identified by and interchanged with the term permit.

    A101.2 Hazardous Materials.

     A. When a license for hazardous materials is required by International Fire Code Section 105.6, as amended by 9.52.030.11 this Code, for a facility, the owner or operator of such facility shall pay a license fee as identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council.

     B. Temporary Workplaces: When a hazardous materials license is issued for a facility, such location may have temporary workplaces at locations outside of the facility for which the license was issued, provided that such temporary workplaces are listed on the chemical description sheet submitted with the license application or on other forms designed by the Fire Department. Licensees shall submit to the El Paso Fire Department any changes in the location of temporary workplaces and receive approval of such changes by the El Paso Fire Department prior to using such temporary workplaces. To qualify as a temporary workplace the location shall have fewer than twenty-five reportable chemicals and shall be staffed less than twenty hours a week. Additional licenses shall not be required for temporary workplaces.

    A102 Reinspection fees. For any re-inspection required because the facility and/or fire system failed to comply with this Code or because the work was not ready for the inspection as requested; or the request is for a partial inspection, partial acceptance and/or phase inspection a fee shall be in an amount identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council. Inspections conducted by fire fighting companies requiring a Fire Inspector follow-up shall be assessed a re-inspection fee in an amount identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council.

    A103 Investigation/Inspection fees. For any investigation or inspection which is not a part of a regular license or permit program, whether during regular duty hours or at a time other than regular duty hours, the fee shall be identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council. Said fee may be in addition to any other required fees.

    A104 Fire Watch/Standby. The Fire Official, as defined in the IFC, shall have authority to require a fire-watch, as defined by the section 202 IFC. Fire watch personnel shall be referred to as fire guards, and shall comply with NFPA 601, Standard for Security Services in Fire Loss Prevention. If El Paso Fire Department personnel function as fire guards, whether during regular duty hours or other than regular duty hours, a fee shall be assessed in an amount identified in the adopted budget resolution or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council for the current fiscal year. Fire guards shall not be assigned to other duties that will interfere with their fire watch function.

    A105 Site Assessments/Non-regulatory Inspections. Inspections that are outside the regulation of the International Fire Code or an ordinance of the City of El Paso, and are not initiated by the El Paso Fire Department, shall be assessed a fee as specified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council. Such inspections include those requested in order to comply with an applicable government regulation, or which are solely for the purpose of consulting or pre-construction guidance. Home fire safety inspections shall be offered without charge.

    A106 Commercial Safety Training. Commercial for-profit entities requesting fire safety training to comply with applicable government regulation shall be assessed a fee as specified in the adopted budget resolution or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council for the current fiscal year.

    A107 Fire Protection Systems. A fee shall be assessed in an amount identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council for the plan review and a separate fee shall be assessed for all fire protection systems initial acceptance tests/site inspections exclusive to El Paso Fire Department review. Fire protection systems failing inspection, in whole or in part, shall be assessed a re-inspection fee in an amount identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council.

    A108 Building Permit Fire Finals. Fire final inspections for building permits shall be assessed a fee in an amount identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council.

    A109 Expedited Services Fees. A fee shall be assessed for expedited inspections, customized plan review, and plans reviewed by appointment upon request in an amount identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by the City Council. Such services shall be subject to availability and the approval of the Fire Official.

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