Chapter 13.12
INTERNATIONAL WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE CODE

Sections:

13.12.010    Adoption of Appendices.

13.12.020    Amendments to Chapter 1, Section 101.1, Scope and General Requirements, Section 104, Authority of the Code Official, and Section 104.1, General.

13.12.030    Amendments to Chapter 1, Section 107, Permits.

13.12.040    Amendment to Chapter 2, Section 202, Definitions.

13.12.050    Amendment to Chapter 3, Section 302, Wildland-Urban Interface Area Designations.

13.12.060    Amendments to Chapter 4, Section 404.5, Adequate Water Supply.

13.12.070    Amendments to Chapter 5, Section 501, General.

13.12.080    (Reserved).

13.12.090    Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

13.12.100    Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

13.12.110    Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

13.12.120    Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

13.12.130    Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

13.12.140    (Reserved).

13.12.150    Conflicting Codes and Ordinances.

13.12.010 Adoption of Appendices.

Appendix -A is Adopted

Appendix -C is Adopted.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.020 Amendments to Chapter 1, Section 101.1, Scope and General Requirements, Section 104, Authority of the Code Official, and Section 104.1, General.

Section 104.1, 104.3, 104.3 and Section 106.1 of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, are amended as follows:

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known the Wildland-Urban Interface Code of Yakima County, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

104.1 Powers and duties of the code official. The building official and fire marshal are hereby authorized to administer and enforce this code, or designated sections thereof, and all ordinances of Yakima County pertaining to designated wildland-urban interface areas. For such purposes, the code building official and fire marshal shall have the powers of a law enforcement officer.

104.2 Interpretations rules and regulations. The building official and fire marshal jointly shall have the power to render interpretations of this code and to adopt and enforce rules and supplemental regulations to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, rules and regulations shall be in conformance to the intent and purpose of this code and shall have the effect of law.

A copy of such rules and regulations shall be filed with the clerk of the jurisdiction and shall be in effect immediately thereafter. Additional copies shall be available for distribution to the public

104.3 Liability. The code building official, fire marshal, officer or employee charged with the enforcement of this code, while in the discharge of their official duties, shall not thereby be rendered liable personally, and is hereby relieved from all personal liability for any damages that may accrue accruing to persons or property as a result of an act required, or permitted, or omission in the scope of their official duties. Any suit instituted against any officer or employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee lawful discharge of duties and under the provisions of this code shall be defended by the legal representative of the jurisdiction until the final termination of the proceedings. The building official, fire marshal or any subordinate shall not be liable for costs in an action, suit or proceeding that is instituted in pursuance of the provisions of this code; and any officer of the department of property maintenance inspection, acting in good faith and without malice, shall be free from liability for acts performed under any of its provisions or by reason of any act or omission in the performance of official duties in connection therewith.

106.1 General. The board of appeals created in Section 113 of the International Building Code as amended in YCC 13.05.060 shall hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the code official relative to the application and interpretation of this code. The code official shall be an ex-officio member of said board but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall follow the rules of procedure for conducting its business set forth in Section 113 of the International Building Code as amended in YCC 13.05.060, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the building official.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.030 Amendments to Chapter 1, Section 107, Permits.

Section 107.3, Work exempt from permits, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

107.3 Work exempt from permits

Unless otherwise provided in the requirements of the International Building Code or International Fire Code, a permit shall not be required for the following:

1.    One story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, play houses and similar uses, provided the horizontal projected roof area does not exceed 200 square feet, and the structure is located more than 50 feet from the nearest adjacent structure.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.040 Amendment to Chapter 2, Section 202, Definitions.

Section 202 of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code is hereby amended by the addition of the following:

SUBDIVISION is the division or re-division of land into five or more lots, tracts, parcels, sites or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.050 Amendment to Chapter 3, Section 302, Wildland-Urban Interface Area Designations.

Subsection 302.1 of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code is hereby amended as follows:

302.1 Declaration. Specific boundaries of natural or man-made features of Wildland-Urban interface areas shall be as shown on the Wildland-Urban interface area map. These areas shall include all areas of Yakima County as identified by risk factor classification according to Appendix C Risk factor classifications are identified as follows:

Non-Rated or Low* – Slope less than 8%, light fuels

Moderate Hazard* – Slope greater than 8%, but less than 20%, medium fuels

High Hazard* – Slope greater than 20%, but less than 30%, heavy fuels

Extreme Hazard* – Slope greater than 30%, heavy fuels

* Risk factor classifications are not absolute.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.060 Amendments to Chapter 4, Section 404.5, Adequate Water Supply.

Section 404.5, Adequate Water Supply, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby deleted and replaced as follows:

404.5 Adequate Water Supply. Adequate water supply shall be determined for purposes of initial attack and flame front control as in accordance with YCC 13.10.090.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.070 Amendments to Chapter 5, Section 501, General.

Section 501.1 is amended as follows:

501.1 Scope. Buildings and structures shall be constructed in accordance with the International Building Code and this code.

Exceptions:

1.    Accessory structures not exceeding 200 square feet in area, including such structures as communication towers, utility substations, and wind power generation machines, when located at least 50 feet (15 240 mm) from buildings containing habitable spaces.

2.    Agricultural buildings at least 50 feet (15 240 mm) from buildings containing habitable spaces.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.080 (Reserved).

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.090 Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

Subsection A101.1, Scope, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

A101.1 Scope The provisions of this appendix establish general requirements applicable to new and existing properties located within wildland/urban interface areas.

Exception: Existing Group R-3 and U occupancies

Subsection A104.6, Fireworks, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

A104.6 Fireworks. Fireworks shall not be used or possessed in Wildland-Urban interface areas.

Exception: Fireworks allowed by the fire marshal under permit in accordance with the Yakima County Code Title 8.46 or other designated regulatory provisions.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.100 Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

Subsection A104.7.1, General, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

A104.7.1 General. No person shall build, ignite or maintain any outdoor fire of any kind for any purpose in or on any Wildland-Urban interface area, except by the authority of a written permit from a regulatory agency having jurisdictional authority.

Exceptions:

1.    Outdoor fires within inhabited premises or designated campsites where such fires are in a permanent barbecue, portable barbecue, outdoor fireplace, incinerator or grill and are a minimum of 30 feet (9 144 mm) from any combustible material or non-fire-resistive vegetation.

2.    Outdoor fires as permitted on state and federal lands.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.110 Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

Subsection A104.7.2, Permits, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

A104.7.2 Permits. Permits shall incorporate such terms and conditions that will reasonably safeguard public safety and property. Outdoor fires shall not be built, ignited or maintained in or on hazardous fire areas under the following conditions:

1.    When winds are in excess of five miles per hour.

2.    When a person 18 years old or over is not present at all times to watch and tend such fire, or

3.    When a public announcement is made that open burning is prohibited.

Nothing in this code shall relieve the responsibility to obtain permits from any other regulatory agency when required.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.120 Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

Subsection A107.4, Trees, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

A107.4 Trees. When required by the fire marshal, portions of trees that extend to within 30 feet (9 144 mm) of combustible portions of water storage and pumping facilities shall be removed.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.130 Amendments to Appendix A, General Requirements.

Subsection A108.1, General, of the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, 2015 Edition, is hereby amended as follows:

A108.1 General. Temporary fairs, carnivals, public exhibitions and similar uses must comply with all other provisions of this code, and all associated county regulations, in addition to enhanced ingress and egress requirements.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.140 (Reserved).

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).

13.12.150 Conflicting Codes and Ordinances.

Where existing codes and ordinances, or parts thereof, are in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter and the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, the most restrictive provisions shall apply.

(Ord. 10-2016 § 2 (part), 2016).