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    Chapter 5

    Construction Code

    Part 1 Uniform Construction Code

    A. Implementation

    §5-101. Election Under Construction Code Act §5-102. Uniform Construction Code §5-103. Administration and Enforcement §5-104. Establishment of Board of Appeals §5-105. Saving Clause §5-106. Fees

    B. Construction and Development in Designated Flood Hazard Districts

    §5-111. Amendment to the Building Code

    Part 2 Contractor Registration

    §5-201. Title §5-202. Definitions §5-203. Enforcement §5-204. Compliance Required §5-205. Applicability of Registration §5-206. Registration Required §5-207. Registration Application; Issuance; Renewal §5-208. Executions and Exemptions §5-209. Insurance Required §5-210. Fees §5-211. Changes in Ownership, Address or Trade Name §5-212. Standards for Refusal of Issuance or Revocation of Registration §5-213. Violations and Penalties

    Part 3 Registration and Licensing of Plumbers

    §5-301. Licenses and Registration Required §5-302. Definition of Plumbing Official §5-303. Registration and Licensing Requirements §5-304. Examination of Plumbers §5-305. Place of Business §5-306. Submission and Approval of Plans and Specifications §5-307. Plumbing Official §5-308. Penalties for Violation

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  • §5-101 Construction Code §5-103

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    Part 1

    Uniform Construction Code

    A. Implementation

    §5-101. Election Under Construction Code Act. East Vincent Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of

    the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, Act 45 of 1999, 35 P.S. §§7210.101-7210.1103, as amended from time to time, and its regulations. (Ord. 176, 6/2/2004, §1)

    §5-102. Uniform Construction Code. The Uniform Construction Code, contained in 34 Pa.Code, Chapters 401-405, as

    amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of East Vincent Township with the following exceptions:

    A Section 403.43(g) is amended to replace "5 years" with "1 year." B. Section 403.62.(c).1. (xvii) is deleted in its entirety. C. Section 403.64 is deleted in its entirety, and §113.0 of the BOCA National

    Building Code, Thirteenth Edition, 1996, as amended by the 1998 Supplement, shall remain in full force and effect.

    (Ord. 176, 6/2/2004, §2)

    §5-103. Administration and Enforcement. Administration and enforcement of the Code shall be undertaken in any of the

    following ways as determined by the Board of Supervisors from time to time by resolution:

    A. By the designation of an employee of the Township to serve as the municipal code official to act on behalf of the Township.

    B. By the retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of the Township.

    C. By agreement with one or more other municipalities for the joint administration and enforcement of this Part through an inter-municipal agree- ment.

    D. By entering into a contract with another municipality for the administra- tion and enforcement of this Part on behalf of the Township.

    E. By entering into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for plan review, inspections and enforcement of structures other than one-family or two-family dwelling units and utility and miscellaneous use structures.

    (Ord. 176, 6/2/2004, §3)

    §5-104. Establishment of Board of Appeals.

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    A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of East Vincent Township in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the Code, as amended from time to time, and for the purpose set forth therein. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities. (Ord. 176, 6/2/2004, §4)

    §5-105. Saving Clause. 1. All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by

    the Township on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the Code shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the Code, as amended from time to time.

    2. All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which are in effect as of the effective date of this Part and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the Code are hereby amended to conform with the comparable provisions of the Code.

    3. All relevant ordinances, regulations and policies of East Vincent Township not governed by the Code shall remain in full force and effect. (Ord. 176, 6/2/2004, §5)

    §5-106. Fees. Fees assessable by the Township for the administration and enforcement

    undertaken pursuant to this Part and the Code shall be established by the Board of Supervisors by resolution from time to time. (Ord. 176, 6/2/2004, §6)

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    B. Construction and Development in Designated Flood Hazard Districts

    §5-111. Amendment to the Building Code. This is an amendment to the Building Code of East Vincent Township (Interna-

    tional Building Code (hereafter “IBC”)) to provide compliance with §60.3(d) of the National Flood Insurance Program and the Pennsylvania Floodplain Management Act of 1978 (1978-166). A new Chapter 36 is adopted herein for purposes of management of construction and development in designated flood hazard districts of East Vincent Township. If any later version of International Code is adopted by the Township, the following Chapter 36 shall be automatically adopted as a part of said code and shall be assigned a new chapter number following the last published number of said code. [Ord. 185]

    CHAPTER 36

    CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT IN DESIGNATED FLOOD HAZARD DISTRICTS

    SECTION 3600.1 - GENERAL

    3600.1 Scope: The provisions of this chapter shall govern all construction and development within designated floodplain districts.

    3600.2 Performance Standards: The provisions of this chapter shall be the minimum standards for construction and development within designated floodplain and flood hazard districts and shall not supersede, but shall be in addition to applicable provisions of other chapters of this code and of other lawfully adopted statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations. Except as may be otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the interpretation of the provisions of this chapter is intended to be such that whenever the provisions contained herein are at variance with applicable provisions of other provisions of this code or of other lawfully adopted statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations, the most restrictive provisions shall govern.

    SECTION 3601.0 - DEFINITIONS

    3601.1 Application of Terms: The terms defined in this section, together with the general definitions set forth in chapter 2 of this code, shall be used to interpret the provisions of this chapter. In the event that the meanings of terms defined herein are at variance with those set forth in chapter 2 of this code, the meanings contained in this section shall control.

    3601.2 Definitions: Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following terms, for the purposes of this chapter, shall have the meanings indicated:

    Basement - any area of the building having its floor subgrade (below ground level) on all sides.

    Completely dry space - a space which will remain totally dry during flooding; the structure is designed and constructed to prevent the passage of water and water vapor.

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    Construction - the construction, reconstruction, renovation, repair, extension, expansion, alteration, or relocation of a building or structure including the placement of mobile homes or manufactured homes.

    Designated flood hazard districts - those floodplain or flood hazard districts specifically designated in the East Vincent Township Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27], as amended. [Ord. 185]

    Designated floodway district or area - the FW Floodway Floodplain District and/or the floodway portion of the FA General Floodplain District designated in the East Vincent Township Zoning Ordinance, as amended. [Ord. 185]

    Development - any man-made changes to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, the placement of manufactured homes, streets, and other paving, utilities, mining, dredging, filling, grading, excavation, or drilling operations, the storage of equipment or materials, and the subdivision of land.

    Essentially dry space - a space which will remain dry during flooding, except for the passage of some water vapor or minor seepage; the structure is substantially impermeable to the passage of water.

    Floodproofing - any combination of structural and nonstructural additions, changes, or adjustments to structures which reduce or eliminate flood damage to real estate or improved real property, water and sanitary facilities, structures, and their contents.

    Floodway - the area of a designated flood hazard or floodplain district required to carry and discharge flood waters of a given magnitude. For the purposes of this chapter, the floodway shall be capable of accommodating a flood of the 100-year magnitude.

    Historic structure - any structure that is: (1) Listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places (a

    listing maintained by the Departmen