Chapter 15.04
BUILDING AND UNIFORM CODES ADOPTED1

Sections:

15.04.010    Adoption of the California Building Code with amendments.

15.04.020    Adoption of the California Plumbing Code with amendments.

15.04.030    Adoption of the California Mechanical Code with amendments.

15.04.040    Adoption of the California Electrical Code with amendments.

15.04.050    Adoption of the Uniform Administrative Code with amendments.

15.04.060    Adoption of the Uniform Housing Code with amendments.

15.04.070    Adoption of the Uniform Building Security Code.

15.04.080    Adoption of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.

15.04.090    Adoption of California Fire Code with amendments.

15.04.100    Definitions.

15.04.110    Copies of codes available for examination.

15.04.120    Penalty for violation of this chapter.

15.04.010 Adoption of the California Building Code with amendments.

The California Building Code, 2007 Edition, as set forth in Title 24, Part 2 of the California Code of Regulations, and by reference the 2006 International Building Code published by the International Code Council, are hereby adopted by reference, and made a part of the Greenfield Municipal Code as if fully set forth herein except for the following amendments:

A.    Chapter 1, with the exception of Section 101, is deleted.

B.    All of the appendices, with the exception of the following Appendices or portions thereof, are deleted:

1.    2007 CBC Appendix Chapter 1.

2.    2007 CBC Appendix C.

3.    2007 CBC Appendix J, except Section J110.1 shall be amended as follows:

General. Buildings and access envelopes shall be delineated on the development plans when necessary to keep disturbance out of particularly erodible areas. Exposed soil shall be protected from erosion by temporary and/or permanent measures. Such protection may consist of mulching, plastic sheeting, and/or vegetation.

Runoff Control. Where concentrated runoff will occur, it will be carried in pipe or culvert conduits or over a nonerodible surface (paved, rocked or vegetated) to a catchment basin clearly shown on the development plan. All conduits must have proper energy dissipaters at the point of discharge when necessary to prevent erosion.

Building Site Runoff. Runoff from the building site shall be controlled by berms, swales, ditches, structures, vegetable filter strips and/or catch basins to prevent the escape of sediment from the site. At least one percent (1%) grade will be required toward an improved storm drainage or catch basin facility, either existing or planned.

Runoff Retention. Permanent holding of runoff on the site through percolation to the ground shall be required during and after construction, by the use of catch basins, retention grading, pavement collection and recharge systems and/or individual systems for housing units such as drywells and cisterns.

Topsoil. To promote regrowth of vegetation, the topsoil shall be stockpiled and reapplied upon completion of the grading on slopes of less than 5:1 (20%).

Soil Placement and Disposal. The placing or disposal of soil, silt or other organic and earthen materials from construction and other soil-disturbance activities at locations above the anticipated high water line of any stream in the basin where they may be washed into said waters by rainfall or runoff in quantities deleterious to fish, wildlife and other beneficial uses, is prohibited.

Temporary Vegetation. Temporary vegetation sufficient to stabilize the soil as permanent vegetation cover is maturing shall be established on all disturbed areas as needed and as each stage of grading is completed.

Winter Operations. (October 15th to April 15th)

1.    Land disturbances or development operations may be restricted or temporarily halted between October 15th and April 15th (the normal rain season) and/or other times whenever the Building Official determines that the weather, soil, slope and general site conditions may cause serious accelerated erosion or sediment damage either on-site or downstream. When work is allowed, native ground cover shall not be cleared, destroyed, burned, or disturbed more than 15 days prior to grading or construction work unless approved in advance by the Building Official.

2.    When land development work is allowed during the normal rain season, adequate erosion and sediment control measures including sediment catch basins must be in place and effective during any land disturbance.

3.    All cut and fill slopes without established vegetation between October 15th and April 15th shall be mulched. The mulching shall be anchored by punching or tacking into the soil or by use of netting. A minimum of 1,000 pounds of straw, or equivalent, per each 10,000 square feet of slope surface will be required to be anchored. An additional amount may be required by the Building Official.

Dust. Dust from grading operations must be controlled. The permittee may be required to keep adequate equipment on the grading site to prevent dust problems.

Erosion Control Coordination with Project Installation.

1.    All vegetation and/or structural measures required to safely discharge any accelerated runoff generated by the project shall be installed during the first or initial construction phase of the project.

2.    Land shall be developed in increments of workable size which can be completed in a single construction season. Erosion and sediment control measures shall be coordinated with a sequence of grading, development and construction operations and all necessary erosion control measures shall be put in effect to the commencement of the next work increment and/or winter rain season.

3.    Prior to completion and final acceptance of the project, all erosion control measures must be in place and all exposed bare soil shall be mulched, fertilized and otherwise prepared so that it is planted to a permanent vegetative cover. The Building Official may require watering of planted areas to initiate and assure growth.

Existing Major Developments. As part of an expansion or intensification of existing major developments, silt and grease traps or sediment catch basins shall be required.

Maintenance. All on-site erosion control facilities shall be properly maintained by the owners for the life of the project so that they do not become nuisances with stagnant water, heavy algae growth, insect breeding, odors, discharged debris and/or safety hazards. Vegetative maintenance required may include mowing, fertilizations, irrigation and/or reseeding.

(Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.020 Adoption of the California Plumbing Code with amendments.

The California Plumbing Code, 2007 Edition, as set forth in Title 24, Part 5 of the California Code of Regulations, and by reference the 2006 Uniform Plumbing Code, are adopted by reference, and made a part of the Greenfield Municipal Code as if fully set forth herein except for the following amendments:

A.    Chapter 1, with the exception of Section 101, is deleted.

B.    Section 103.1.2 is amended to read as follows:

1.    The stopping of leaks in drains, soil, waste or vent pipe, provided, however, that should any trap, drainpipe, soil, waste or vent pipe become defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, the same shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be procured and inspection made as provided in this Title.

2.    (a) The clearing of stoppages, including the removal and reinstallation of water closets or;

(b)    the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures.

C.    The following language is deleted from Section 604.2: "Exception: Type M copper tubing may be used for water piping when piping is above ground in, or on, a building or underground outside of structures."

D.    All of the appendices, with the exception of the following appendices or portions thereof, are deleted:

1.    Appendix A.

2.    Appendix B.

3.    Appendix D.

4.    Appendix I.

5.    Appendix K. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.030 Adoption of the California Mechanical Code with amendments.

The California Mechanical Code, 2007 Edition, as set forth in Title 24, Part 4 of the California Code of Regulations, and by reference the 2006 Uniform Mechanical Code, are adopted by reference, and made a part hereof as if fully set forth herein except for the following amendments:

A.    Chapter 1, with the exception of Section 101, is deleted.

B.    All of the appendices, with the exception of Appendix C, are deleted. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.040 Adoption of the California Electrical Code with amendments.

The California Electrical Code, 2007 Edition, as set forth in Title 24, Part 3 of the California Code of Regulations, and by reference the 2005 National Electric Code are adopted by reference and made a part of the Greenfield Municipal Code as if fully set forth herein except for the following amendment:

Article 89 is deleted. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.050 Adoption of the Uniform Administrative Code with amendments.

Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, the Uniform Administrative Code, 1997 Edition, is hereby adopted by reference and made a part hereof as if fully set forth herein except for the following amendments:

Section 102.4 is amended to read as follows:

A.    Buildings in existence on January 1, 2008 may have their existing use or occupancy continued if the use or occupancy was legal at the time of the adoption of the Building Code, and provided continued use is not dangerous to life, health and safety.

B.    A change in the use or occupancy of any existing building or structure shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 34A of the Building Code.

Section 301.2.2 is amended to read as follows:

Plumbing permits. A plumbing permit shall not be required for the following:

1.    The stopping of leaks in drains, soil, waste or vent pipe, provided, however, that should any trap, drainpipe, soil, waste or vent pipe become defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, the same shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be procured and inspection made as provided in this Title.

2.    (a) The clearing of stoppages, including the removal and reinstallation of water closets or;

(b)    the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures.

Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.060 Adoption of the Uniform Housing Code with amendments.

The Uniform Housing Code, 1997 Edition, is hereby adopted by reference and made a part hereof as if fully set forth herein except for the following amendment:

Sections 203 and 204 are deleted. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.070 Adoption of the Uniform Building Security Code.

The Uniform Building Security Code, 1997 Edition, is hereby adopted by reference and made part hereof as if fully set forth herein. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.080 Adoption of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.

The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition, is hereby adopted by reference and made part hereof as if fully set forth herein. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.090 Adoption of California Fire Code with amendments.

A.    The California Fire Code, 2007 Edition, as set forth in Title 24, Part 9 of the California Code of Regulations, and by reference the 2006 International Fire Code, are hereby adopted by reference and made part hereof as if fully set forth herein except for the following amendments:

1.    Section 307.3 of Chapter 3 of the California Fire Code is amended by adding subsection 307.3.1 to read as follows:

Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all outdoor rubbish fires are prohibited. No waste matter shall be disposed of by burning within the city of Greenfield between May 1st and December 1st.

2.    All of the appendices, with the exception of the following appendices, are deleted:

a.    Appendix Chapter 1.

b.    Appendix A.

c.    Appendix B.

d.    Appendix C.

e.    Appendix D.

f.    Appendix F.

g.    Appendix H. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.100 Definitions.

The following words and phrases as used in this chapter or in any code adopted by reference by this chapter, shall be construed as defined herein unless from the context a different meaning is intended, or unless a different meaning is specifically defined:

A.    "City" means the city of Greenfield when it refers to a political entity, and means the incorporated area of the city of Greenfield when it refers to an area.

B.    "City council" means the city council of Greenfield.

C.    "Fire chief" means the building official serving the city of Greenfield.

D.    "Mayor" means the mayor of the city of Greenfield.

E.    "Municipality" means the city of Greenfield. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.110 Copies of codes available for examination.

In accordance with Government Code section 50022.6, one true copy of all codes adopted in this chapter has been filed for use and examination by the public in the office of the building official of the city of Greenfield. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).

15.04.120 Penalty for violation of this chapter.

A violation of any provision of this chapter or any of the building codes adopted by reference herein shall constitute a misdemeanor. (Ord. 482 §3(part), 2008).


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    See Gov. C. §50022.1 et seq.; Health & S.C. §§17922, 17958 et seq.