This article, including the standard code and amendments thereto incorporated by reference, shall constitute the minimum standards for plumbing in new construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, use, occupancy, location or maintenance of buildings and structures in the city.

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The “International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition”, published by the International Code Council, Inc., and all amendments, supplements and appendices thereto, is hereby incorporated by reference and made a part hereof as if fully set out herein save and except certain parts, sections or portions thereof specifically referred to and omitted there from or as amended or modified herein. The “Standard Code” or “Plumbing Code” hereinafter referred to in this section is the “International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition”, of the International Code Council Inc., 500 New Jersey Avenue N.W., 6th floor, Washington DC 20001, and is hereby incorporated by reference as the Plumbing Code of the City of Ottawa, Kansas.

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One copy of the standard code with supplements and amendments are filed in the office of the city clerk and identified, marked or stamped as provided by K.S.A 12-3010, shall be filed with the City Clerk and shall be open to inspection and available to the public during reasonable business hours. The aforesaid code is hereby incorporated by reference as fully as if set out at length herein, and the provisions thereof, unless otherwise specifically provided for in this article, shall be controlling with respect to all subjects and matters therein contained within the corporate limits of the city and the Urban Growth Area..

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As referenced and adopted by the City of Ottawa in the International Building Code, Article 1, Section 6-104 of the Municipal Code.

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The provisions of this article shall not apply to:

(1)   Employees of the utilities department in the performance of work for such department.

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Permit fees shall be set by resolution.

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In case of any difference of opinion in regard to the meaning of any of the rules mentioned or provided for in this article, the decision of the Chief Building Official shall be observed.

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Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00, or by imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each separate day or part thereof shall constitute a separate offense.

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The following are the revisions to the International Plumbing Code adopted in Section 6-202 of the Municipal Code:

Section 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the International Plumbing Code of the City of Ottawa, hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

Section 102.4 Additions, alterations or repairs. Additions, alterations, renovations or repairs to any plumbing systems shall conform to that required for a new plumbing system without requiring the existing plumbing system to comply with all the requirements of this code. Additions, alterations or repairs shall not cause an existing system to become unsafe, insanitary or overloaded.

       Minor additions, alterations, renovations and repairs to existing plumbing systems shall meet the provisions for new construction, unless such work is done in the same manner and arrangement as in the existing system, is not hazardous and is approved.

       When the metallic water line is removed and replaced with plastic pipe/nonmetallic pipe refer to Article 250 of the 2011 NEC for grounding options.

Section 103.2 Appointment. The code official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction. Delete this section.

Section 103.3 Deputies. In accordance with the prescribed procedures of this jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointing authority, the code official shall have the authority to appoint a deputy code official, other related technical officers, inspectors and other employees. Such employees shall have power as delegated by the code official. Delete this section.

Section 106.5 Permit Issuance. The application, construction documents and other data filed by an applicant for permit shall be reviewed by the code official. If the code official finds that the proposed work conforms to the requirements of this code and all laws and ordinances applicable thereto, and that the fees have been paid, a permit shall be issued to the applicant. No permit shall be issued to any person to do or cause to be done any work regulated by this code, except to a person holding a valid City of Ottawa, Kansas, Master Plumber occupational license or a licensed journeyman authorized by the master as required by Article VIII, except when and as otherwise hereinafter provided in this section.

[A] 106.6 Fees. A permit shall not be issued until the fees have been paid, and an amendment to a permit shall not be released until the additional fee if any, due to an increase of the plumbing systems, has been paid.

Section 106.6.2 Fee Schedule. The fees for all plumbing work shall be as indicated in the following schedule: (Jurisdiction to insert appropriate schedule). Delete this section

Section 106.6.3 Fee refunds. The Chief Building Official is authorized to establish a refund policy.

Section 109 Means of Appeal. Delete this section in its entirety.

Appendix A Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule. Delete this appendix in its entirety.

The International Private Sewage Disposal Code located in the back of the International Plumbing Code book.

Section 101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Private Sewage Disposal Code of the City of Ottawa hereinafter referred to as “this code.”

Section 101.1.1 City of Ottawa Private Sewage Disposal Code. Ordinance Number 3844-13, also found in Section 6-901 of the Municipal Code is also adhered to in the code. Add this section.

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