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BILL NO. 18-115Ord.No:          18970

Agenda Title:

18-115 - 2R. An ordinance amending Article 14, “Fuel Gas Code,” of Chapter 4 of the Independence City Code and adopting the 2018 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code and making other necessary revisions.
Recommendations:

Staff recommends approval.

Executive Summary:

The 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) is a comprehensive building code that establishes minimum regulations for building systems using prescriptive and performance related provisions.  It is founded on broad base principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs.  The International Fuel Gas Code is kept up to date through the review of proposed changes submitted by code officials, industry representatives, design professionals, and other interested parties.  The building industry builds to the conformance of the International Fuel Gas Code.  This 2018 Edition is fully compatible with all the Internationals Codes, published by the International Code Council.  Adoption of this code will adhere to Insurance Services Organization (ISO) requirements. 

Background:

Updated editions of the IFGC are published on a three (3) year cycle.  The City of Independence is currently using the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code.  The 2018 IFGC is the latest version of the code.  Staff has met regularly with an informal code advisory panel that included staff members from other municipalities in the region to review and discuss the latest codes for adoption.  These regional municipalities are adopting the 2018 IFGC. 


Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


REVIEWERS:
DepartmentAction
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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