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Record #: SO2021-2154   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 6/25/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 4, 7, 13, 14A, 14B, 14R and 15 regarding technical corrections to construction-related provisions and associated correction of City Council Journal of Proceedings of February 19, 2020
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: JOURNAL CORRECTIONS - Year 2020, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 266 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Repairers, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 266 Steam Boiler Erectors & Repairers, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 290 Electrical Contractors, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 292 Supervising Electricians, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 28 Health Nuisances, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 13 - Building & Construction - Ch. 20 Building Inspection, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14A - Administrative Provisions of the Chicago Construction Code - Ch. 14A-12 Schedules, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14A - Administrative Provisions of the Chicago Construction Code - Ch. 14A-2 Definitions, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14A - Administrative Provisions of the Chicago Construction Code - Ch. 14A-3 Enforcement, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14A - Administrative Provisions of the Chicago Construction Code - Ch. 14A-4 Permits, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14A - Administrative Provisions of the Chicago Construction Code - Ch. 14A-5 Inspection and Observation of Permitted Work, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14A - Administrative Provisions of the Chicago Construction Code - Ch. 14A-7 Occupancy, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-10 Means of Egress, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-11 Accessibility, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-12 Interior Environment, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-14 Exterior Walls, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-16 Structural Design, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-19 Concrete, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-2 Definitions and Measurements, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-3 Occupancy Classification and Use, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-31 Special Construction, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-33 Work Site Safety, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-5 General Building Heights and Areas, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-7 Fire and Smoke Protection Features, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14B - Building Code - Ch. 14B-9 Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14R - Building Rehabilitation Code - Ch. 14R-10 Change of Occupancy, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14R - Building Rehabilitation Code - Ch. 14R-3 Provisions for all Compliance Methods, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14R - Building Rehabilitation Code - Ch. 14R-4 Repairs, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 14R - Building Rehabilitation Code - Ch. 14R-8 Alterations - Level 2, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 15 - Fire Prevention - Ch. 26 Fume & Flammable Compressed Gases
Attachments: 1. O2021-2154.pdf, 2. SO2021-2154.pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
This ordinance is organized into five articles, as follows:
Article I: Amendments to Title 14A
Article II: Amendments to Title 14B
Article III: Amendments to Title 14R
Article IV: Amendments to Other Titles
Article V: Effective Date


ARTICLE I. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14A

SECTION 1. Section 14A-2-202 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-2-202 DEFINITIONS.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
CITY DATUM. The horizontal plane established pursuant to Section 10-4-210 of the Municipal Code.
COMPLEX DEMOLITION. Any act which requires a demolition permit pursuant to Section 14A-4-407 and involves anv of the following:
Demolition of a building designed and used exclusively for residential (Group R) occupancy with more than 3 stories above grade plane or exceeding 50 feet (15.24 m) in building height.
Demolition of a building designed or used for anv non-accessory non-residential occupancy with more than 2 stories above grade plane or exceeding 30 feet (9.14 m) in building height.
Demolition of a structure other than a building exceeding 40 feet (12.19 m) in height.
Demolition of a building or structure with more than one basement or foundations more than 12 feet (3.66 m) below grade.
Demolition of a building or structure with a ground level footprint exceeding 10.000 sguare feet (929 m2).
Demolition of a building or structure with a party wall or an exterior wall or foundation wall located less than 1 foot (305 mm) horizontally from a property line or from any portion of another building or structure that is not being demolished.


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8.
Demolition accomplished using a wrecking ball-Demolition accomplished using explosives.
Demolition-related activity that is determined by the building official to create an unusual risk to people or property based on the method of demolition proposed, the location of the site, or the features or condition of the structure to be demolished.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
OCCUPIABLE ROOFTOP. As defined in Chapter 2 ofthe Chicago Building Code.
ORDINARY DEMOLITION. Any act which requires a demolition permit pursuant to Section 14A-4-407 and that is not complex demolition.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
TEMPORARY. For structures not directly associated with ongoing construction or demolition activities: installed at the same location for a consecutive period of no more than 60 days, or not more than 180 days if approved by the building official.
For structures directly associated with ongoing construction or demolition activities: installed at a site only while substantially-continuous construction or demolition activities are ongoing at the site.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 2. Section 14A-3-304.1 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-3-304.1 General.
The building official may suspend the ability of any person to submit new applications or complete pending applications for a permit where the building official determines that the person has done any of the following:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
7. Utilized or directed any person who is not a trade license holder or registered design professional to perform work that may only be performed by a trade license holder or registered design professional pursuant to the Municipal Code.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
9. Listed or allowed the listing or use of one's trade license or registered design
professional license on a permit or permit application where that work is performed by another person.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
16. Failed to comply with an obligation under Article XIV or Article XVIII of Chapter 11-4 of the Municipal Code.


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SECTION 3. Section 14A-4-404.5 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-4-404.5 Demolition.
A demolition permit must be obtained in accordance with Section 14A-4-407 before work begins for the demolition of an entire building or structure structure, for the demolition of all or substantially all of the above-grade portion of a building or structure, or for an alteration that will permanently reduce the building area of an existing building in accordanco with Section 14A-4-407 before demolition work. A demolition permit for demolition of an ontiro building or structure must be separate from any permit for subseguent construction on the site.
Exceptions:
Demolition of a detached private garage or carport subject to Section 14A-4-412.1.
A permit may be obtained after work begins for emergency work authorized pursuant to Section 14A-3-311 or 14A-3-315.


SECTION 4. Section 14A-4-405.2 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
14A-4-405.2 Conformance.
Temporary structures and uses must comply with the requirements in Articles XIII and XVI of Chapter 13-96 or Section 3103 ofthe Chicago Building Code, as applicable.


SECTION 5. Section 14A-4-407.2.1 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-4-407.2.1 Required information.
The written permit application must identify the property address and describe the building or structure to be demolished. The permit application must include information reguired by Section 14A-4-407.2.1.1 or 14A-4-407.2.1.2, as applicable. The permit application application must include the rodent control information required by Section 14A-4-407.3. The application for permit application to demolish only a portion of an existing building and permanently reduce the building area must include construction documents in accordance with Section 14A-4-411.3 establishing that the remaining portions of the building will comply with the Chicago Construction Codes.
Exception: The building official may waive application requirements for emergency demolition work or demolition work directed by the building official.
14A-4-407.2.1.1 Ordinary demolition.
A permit application for ordinary demolition must include:
1. A scaled site plan marked with the horizontal distances between buildings or structures to be demolished, property lines, and buildings on the site that will not be demolished.



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14A-4-407.2.1.2 Complex demolition.
A permit application for complex demolition must include:
A scaled site plan marked with the horizontal distances between buildings or structures to be demolished, property lines, and buildings on the site that will not be demolished.
A report documenting the structural condition of the building or structure to be demolished and describing the methods to be used in the demolition or deconstruction. The report must be prepared, signed, and sealed by a registered design professional.
A written safety and operations plan, prepared by the demolition contractor or a registered design professional, describing how the project will comply with applicable reguirements of Chapter 33 of the Chicago Building Code.


SECTION 6. Section 14A-4-407.6.3 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-4-407.6.3 Waiver.
The building official is authorized to waive the 90-day period if the building official determines that demolition ofthe building or structure is necessary to remedy a condition imminently dangerous to life, health, or property or if the building official is notified, in writing, that the fire code official or Board of Health Commissioner of Public Health has determined that demolition of the building or structure is necessary to remedy a condition imminently dangerous to life, health, or property.


SECTION 7. Section 14A-4-412.6 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-4-412.6 Work by the City.
The fees imposed by this title do not apply to permits issued to the City, to any City department or agency established under Title 2 ofthe Municipal Code, or to a contractor performing work for the City or one of its departments or agencies on a structure intended for public or governmental use or for work undertaken for governmental purposes-Exception: Work paid for from a grant or enterprise fund or as directed by the Comptroller.


SECTION 8. Section 14A-4-413.9 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-4-413.9 Suspension.
If the work authorized by a permit is not started within 180 days after issuance of the permit, the permit is suspended, and work may not proceed unless the permit is reinstated. For permits


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other than the stand-alone permits provided for in Section 14A-4-412.1, if none of the inspections required by Section 14A-5-506 14A-5-502 are requested within 180 days after issuance ofthe permit, the permit is suspended, and work may not proceed unless the permit is reinstated. If the work authorized by a permit ceases for a cumulative period of 365 days after the start of construction or there is a period of 365 days without an inspection being requested, the permit is suspended, and work may not proceed unless the permit is reinstated. The building official must collect a fee as provided in Table 14A-12-1204.1 before reinstating a suspended permit.


SECTION 9. Section 14A-5-502.1 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-5-502.1 Inspection requests.
It is the duty of the holder of the building permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the building official when work is ready for inspections as described in this section. It is the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspections of such work that are required by this section. If the building official notifies the permit holder that an inspected condition does not comply with the Chicago Construction Codes, the permit holder must promptly resolve that condition and may not cover or conceal the condition or area of work until authorized by the building official.
14A-5-502.1.1 Permit holder.
For purposes of this chapter, both the permit applicant named on the face of a permit certificate and the person in possession of the copy of the permit certificate that is required to be displayed at the work site pursuant to Section 14A-4-401.5 are considered holders ofthe permit. A trade license holder or other person who requests an inspection pursuant to this chapter is also presumed to be a holder of the permit.


SECTION 10. Section 14A-5-502.5 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-5-502.5 Electrical inspections.
The permit holder must notify the building official when electrical work done pursuant to a permit is ready for the following types of inspections:
1. Rough inspection, after the roof, framing, fireblocking, firestopping, draftstopping, and bracing is in place and all electrical wiring raceway is roughed-in, and before the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


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SECTION 11. Chapter 14A-5 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new Section 14A-5-503, as follows:
14A-5-503 DEMOLITION INSPECTIONS.
14A-5-503.1 Progress inspections.
Ordinary demolition work is not required to request progress inspections. For complex demolition work, requirements for progress inspections will be determined by the building official during the preliminary inspection in accordance with Section 14A-4-401.2. For complex demolition work, progress inspections must be requested by the permit holder as directed by the building official.
14A-5-503.1.1 Inspection fees added to permit fee.
Where, prior to permit issuance, the building official determines progress inspections will be required for demolition work, an amount equal to the minimum fee for an extra inspection provided in Section 14A-5-501.5 must be added to the permit fee for each required progress inspection.
14A-5-503.1.2 Inspection fees paid after permit fee.
For each progress inspection in excess of the number of progress inspections incorporated in the permit fee pursuant to Section 14A-5-503.1.1, the owner must pay an extra inspection fee in accordance with Section 14A-5-501.5 prior to final inspection.
14A-5-503.2 Final inspection.
A final inspection must be requested after demolition and required site grading is complete.
Exception: Where demolition is performed in anticipation of subsequent construction at the site and a permit for the subsequent construction is issued prior to completion of the demolition, the final inspection may be requested after excavation for the new construction has commenced.
14A-5-503.3 Frequency.
Either a progress inspection or final inspection must be requested within 180 days of permit issuance. Demolition permits are subject to the general permit suspension and expiration provisions in Section 14A-4-413.


SECTION 12. Section 14A-7-702.1 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14A-7-702.1 Certificate required.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
Exceptions:
1. . Certificates A certificate of occupancy are is not required for a buildings classified as occupancy Group R-5 or U in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Chicago Building Code.




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Certificates A certificate of occupancy afe is not required for work exempt from permits in accordance with Section 14A-4-402.
Certificates A certificate of occupancy afe is not required for rehabilitation work affecting 10,000 square feet or less of gross floor area that does not involve classified as Level 1 or Level 2 alterations without a change of occupancy.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 13. Section 14A-7-703.1 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
14A-7-703.1 General.
A license may not be issued to any person to produce, operate, or offer for gain or profit any theatricals, shows, or amusements until the building official, tho board of health, and the fire code official have certified in writing that the room or place where it is proposed to produce, operate, or offer such theatricals, shows, or amusements complies in every respect with the provisions of the Municipal Code relating to their respective departments.


SECTION 14. Table 14A-12-1204.2 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
Table 14A-12-1204.2 Stand-Alone Permit Fees

(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
Electrical Repair or alteration of devices on existing electrical circuits No No $75 per service
Solar panel installation (less than 13.44 kW) No Yes $225
Temporary electrical service No No $150
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)



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SECTION 15. Table 14A-12-1204.3(4) ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
Table 14A-12-1204.3(4) Scope of Review Factor for Rehabilitation a

Occupancy Classification Factoi* c Description of Work Minimum Feed
Chapter 14B-3 Chapter 13-56
All All 0e Ordinary demolition (Section 14A-4-407) $500
Complex demolition (Section 14A-4-407) m nnn $2,000
For interior demolition use Table 14A-12-1204.3(6).
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
e. Demolition permits issued under Section 14A-4-407 are not subject to the area- and construction-factor-
based fee formula and are only subject to the minimum fees in this table and inspection fees per Section
14A-5-503.



ARTICLE II. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14B

SECTION 1. Section 14B-2-202 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-2-202 Definitions.
The provisions of Section 202 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
20. Revise the definition of "atrium" to read:
"ATRIUM. An opening A vertical space that is closed at the top connecting two or more stories, othor than onclosed stairways, ramps, elevator hoistways, escalators or plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning or othor oquipmont shafts, which is closed at tho top. Stories, as used in this definition, do not include interior balconies within assembly occupancies, mezzanines that comply with Section 505 or lofts that comply with Section 1207.5. in a Group I-2 or I-3 occupancy or three or more stories in anv other occupancy."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
98. Revise the definition of "fire wall" to read:
"FIRE WALL. A fire-resistance-rated wall having protected openings, which restricts the spread of fire and extends continuously from the foundation to or through the roof."



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98.1. Revise the definition of "fireworks" to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 2. Section 14B-2-203 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-2-203 Measurements.
The following language is adopted as a new Section 203:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 203.5.2 Net floor area.
Net floor area shall be the actual occupiable horizontal area, not including columns, permanently attached equipment and furnishings which are 28 inches (711 mm) or greater above the floor, the thickness of interior walls and unoccupied accessory areas such as aisles, corridors, stairways, ramps, individual wellness/lactation rooms, toilet rooms, mechanical rooms and closets."


SECTION 3. Section 14B-3-307 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-3-307 High-hazard Group H.
The provisions of Section 307 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 10. Revise item 21 in Section 307.1.1 to delete "Section 416 and."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 4. Section 14B-4-414 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-4-414 Hazardous materials.
The provisions of Section 414 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 3. Revise Table 414.2.2 by replacing each "1" in the last column with "2". 3.1. Revise Table 414.2.2 by replacing the rows for "below grade plane" as follows:

Below grade plane 1 2 Lower than 2 12.5 5 Not allowed 2 1 Not allowed 2 2 Not allowed


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3.2. Delete the exception to Section 414.2.4.
4. Notwithstanding Section 14B-1-003(5), retain "International Fire Code" in footnote c to Table 414.2.5(1).
4.1. Revise Table 414.2.5(2) by deleting "Tables 5704.3.6.3(4) through 5704.3.6.3(8) and 5704.3.7.5.1 of."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 5. Section 14B-5-504 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-5-504 Building height and number of stories.
The provisions of Section 504 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 5. Replace Table 504.3 as shown:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)

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(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 7. Replace Table 504.4 as shown:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)

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(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 6. Section 14B-5-506 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-5-506 Building area.
The provisions of Section 506 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) Revise Section 506.3.1 to read:




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"506.3.1 Minimum percentage of perimeter.
To qualify for an area factor increase based on frontage, a building shall have not less than 25 percent of its perimeter abut a public way, court or yard. Such court or yard shall be either on the same lot or dedicated for public use and shall have direct access, not less than 20 feet (6096 mm) wide, from a public way."
Revise Section 506.3.2 to read:
"506.3.2 Minimum frontage distance.
To qualify for an area factor increase based on frontage, the public way, court or yard adjacent to the building perimeter shall have a minimum distance (W) of 20 feet (6096 mm) measured at right angles from the building face to any of the following:
The closest abutting property line.
The far side of a public way.
The exterior face of an adjacent building on the same lot.
The opposite side of a court.
Where the value of W is greater than 30 feet (9144 mm), a value of 30 feet (9144 mm) shall be used in calculating the area factor increase based on frontage, regardless ofthe actual width of the public way, court or yard. Where the value of W varies along the perimeter of the building, the calculation performed in accordance with Equation 5-5 shall be based on the weighted average calculated in accordance with Equation 5-4."
Revise the definitions of values for Equation 5-4 by replacing "public way or open space" with "public way, court or yard" and inserting "but not greater than 30 feet (9144 mm)" at the end of the definition of wn.
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SECTION 8. Section 14B-5-509 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-5-509 Incidental uses.
The provisions of Section 509 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications: 1. Replace Table 509 as shown:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)

Telecommunication equipment areas over 50 square feet and not over 150 square feet 2 hours or 1 hour and provide automatic sprinkler system 3
Telecommunication eguipment areas over 150 square feet 2 hours3
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 9. Section 14B-7-705 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-7-705 Exterior walls.
The provisions of Section 705 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
10. Revise Section 705.8.1 by replacing "Table 705.8" with "Table 705.8(1) or 705.8(2), as applicable/ and inserting exceptions 3 and 4 to read:
"3. Where fire separation distance is based on an imaginary line between buildings on the same lot, the maximum area of protected exterior wall openings shall be the greater of the value in Table 705.8(1) or 10 percent for stories that are at least 15 feet (4572 mm) vertically above the roof of adjacent buildings on the same lot.
4. Where fire separation distance is based on an imaginary line between buildings on the same lot, the maximum area of protected and unprotected exterior wall openings shall not be limited for stories that are at least 50 feet (15.24 m) vertically above the roof of adjacent buildings on the same lot."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
14. Add new exception 3 to Revise Section 705.8.6 to read:
"Where fire separation distance is based on an imaginary line between buildings on the same lot and is less than 15 feet (4572 mm), every opening that is less than 15 feet (4572 mm) vertically above the roof of adjacent buildings on the same lot shall be provided with opening protectives having a fire protection rating of not less than 3/4 hour.





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Exceptions:
Opening protectives are not required where the roof assembly of the adjacent building has a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours for a minimum distance of 15 feet (4572 mm) horizontally from the exterior wall facing the imaginary line and the entire length and span of the supporting elements for the fire-resistance-rated roof assembly has a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours.
Buildings on the same lot that are considered as portions of one building in accordance with Section 705.3, exception 1. are not reguired to comply with Section 705.8.6.
Group R buildings that are four stories or less above grade plane."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 10. Section 14B-7-706 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-7-706 Fire walls.
The provisions of Section 706 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
13. Add a new exception 7 to Section 706.6 to read:
"7. Offset construction in accordance with Section 706.6.3."
13.1. Revise Section 706.6.1 to read:
"Where a fire wall separates buildings having different roof levels, the fire wall shall terminate at a point not less than 30 inches (762 mm) vertically above the lower roof level provided that within 15 feet (4572 mm) above the lower roof level the exterior wall shall have a fire-resistance rating of not less than 1 hour and opening protectives shall have a fire protection rating of not less than 3/4 hour. The exterior wall above the fire wall shall also comply with Sections 602 and 705 based on fire separation distance.
Exception: Where the fire wall terminates at the underside of the roof covering or roof deck ofthe lower roof, provided that:
The lower roof assembly within 15 feet (4572 mm) horizontally of the fire wall has not less than a 2-hour fire-resistance rating and the entire length and span of supporting elements for the rated roof assembly has a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours.
Openings in the lower roof shall not be located within 15 feet (4572 mm) horizontally of the fire wall.
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SECTION 11. Section 14B-7-712 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-7-712 Vertical openings.
The provisions of Section 712 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
3. Revise Section 712.1.5.2 by replacing "an approved material or system" with "a material or system engineered."
3.1. Revise Section 712.1.7 to read:
"712.1.7 Atriums.
Atriums complying with Section 404 that connect two or more stories in a Group I-2 or Group I-3 occupancy or three or more stories in anv other occupancy shall be allowed.
Exceptions:
Atriums shall not be allowed within Group H occupancies.
Interior balconies within Group A occupancies, mezzanines and equipment platforms that comply with Section 505, and lofts that comply with Section 1207.5 shall not be considered stories for purposes of this section.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 12. Section 14B-7-716 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-7-716 Opening protectives.
The provisions of Section 716 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
2. Revise Table 716.1(2) by deleting the rows for "Horizontal exits in fire walls" and the rows for assemblies with a reguired wall assembly rating of 0.5 hours.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 13. Section 14B-9-903 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-9-903 Automatic sprinkler systems.
The provisions of Section 903 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 35. Revise Section 903.3.1.3 to read:


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"903.3.1.3 NFPA 13D sprinkler systems.
Automatic sprinkler systems installed in Group R-5; Group R-3; and Group R-4, Condition 1; and townhouses shall be permitted to be installed throughout in accordance with NFPA 13D, provided the building shall not exceed 45 feet (13.7 m) in building height."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 14. Section 14B-9-907 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-9-907 Fire alarm and detection systems.
The provisions of Section 907 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
14. Revise Section 907.2.6.1.1 by replacing "Section 907.2.11" with "Section 907.2.10."
"smoke alarms" with "smoke alarms, heat alarms and heat detectors" in both the heading and body.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 19. Delete exception 2 (and subitems) to Section 907.2.8.1.
19.1. Revise Section 907.2.8.3 by replacing "smoke alarms" with "smoke alarms, heat alarms and heat detectors" in both the heading and body.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
22. Revise exception 3 to Section 907.2.9.1 by deleting "approved."
22A. Revise Section 907.2.9.2 by replacing "smoke alarms" with "smoke alarms, heat alarms and heat detectors" in both the heading and body.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
25. Revise Section 907.2.10 by inserting the following at the end: "Listed heat detectors complying with UL 521 or heat alarms complying with UL 539 shall be installed in accordance with Sections 907.2.10. and 907.2.10.8 and NFPA 72."
Revise Section 907.2.10.2 to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
Revise Section 907.2.10.6 to read: "907.2.10.6 Power source.
In new construction, reguired smoke alarms, heat alarms and heat detectors shall receive their primary power from the building wiring where such wiring is served from a commercial source and shall be equipped with a battery backup. Smoke alarms with integral strobes that are not eguipped with battery backup shall be connected to an emergency electrical system in accordance with Section 2702. Smoke alarms, heat alarms and heat detectors shall emit a signal when the batteries are low. Wiring shall be


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permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than as required for overcurrent
protection-
Exception: Smoke alarms, heat alarms and heat detectors are not reguired to be eguipped with battery backup where they are connected to an emergency electrical system that complies with Section 2702/
25.3. Insert a new Section 907.2.10.8 to read:
"907.2.10.8 Heat alarms and heat detectors.
A heat detector or heat alarm shall be installed in a private parage that is attached to or directly below a dwelling unit or sleeping unit and shall comply with the following:
The heat alarm or heat detector shall be rated for the ambient environment.
The heat alarm or heat detector shall either be interconnected with the smoke alarms within the attached dwelling unit or sleeping unit or the heat detector shall be connected to an audible occupant notification device located within the dwelling unit or sleeping unit and within 20 feet of the door nearest to the private garage and additional audible occupant notification devices, as necessary, so that occupant notification is clearly audible in all sleeping rooms over background noise levels with all intervening doors closed. Audible occupant notification is not reguired within the private garage.
Heat alarms and heat detectors shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
31. Revise Section 907.2.12.2 to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
907.2.12.2.1 Fire department two-way communication system.
A two-way fire department communication system shall be provided to operate between a fire command center complying with Section 911 and emergency two-way stations located at not less than every fifth levels and every landing for a level numbered with a multiple of 5 and the uppermost landing within every interior exit stairway.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 15. Section 14B-10-1004 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-10-1004 Occupant load.
The provisions of Section 1004 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications: 1. Revise the last sentence of Section 1004.5 to read:




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"Where an intended function is not listed in Table 1004.5, selection of a listed function that most nearly resembles the intended function shall be approved by the building official."
1.1. Revise Table 1004.5 by changing the value for "Baggage claim" under "Airport terminal" from "20 gross" to "50 gross."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 16. Section 14B-10-1005 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-10-1005 Means of egress sizing.
The provisions of Section 1005 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 6. Revise Section 1005.7.2 to read: "1005.7.2 Other projections.
Handrail projections shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 1014.8. Other projections such as trim and similar features shall be allowed to project into the required width not more than 1 1/2 inches (38 mm) on each side-Exception: Projections are allowed in corridors within Group I-2 Condition 1 in accordance with Section 407.4.3."


SECTION 17. Section 14B-10-1006 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-10-1006 Number of exits and exit access doorways.
The provisions of Section 1006 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 4. Replace Table 1006.2.1 as shown:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
The common path of egress travel distance and occupant load limitations shall not apply to a building exclusively containing a single dwelling unit and no other occupancy or within a townhouse. except for purposes of Section 1006.3.3. condition 5.
The length of common path of egress travel distance in a Group S-2 epefl parking garage shall be not more than 100 feet.
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15. Revise Section 1006.3.3 to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
6. A level within or serving a single dwelling unit, provided all the following criteria are met:
6.1. The level is either:
A story not more than one story above or below the first story above grade plane.
A mezzanine in accordance with Section 505.2.
A loft in accordance with Section 1207.5.
An occupiablo rooftop.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
6.3. The dwelling unit has an exit door that discharges directly to the exterior at the level of exit discharge.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 18. Section 14B-10-1016 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-10-1016 Exit access.
The provisions of Section 1016 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modification:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
2. Revise the exception to item 5 of Section 1016.2 by replacing "kitchen" with "kitchen^ ef laundry or open storage area."


SECTION 19. Section 14B-10-1023 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-10-1023 Interior exit stairways and ramps.
The provisions of Section 1023 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 5. Revise Section 1023.8 by replacing "an approved' with "a." 5.1. Insert a new Section 1023.9.2 to read:



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"1023.9.2. Designation.
Stairways shall be designated using letters indicating the compass direction of the location ofthe stairway within the building-Exception: Letter-based designation schemes approved by the fire code official. (omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 20. Section 14B-11-1107 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-11-1107 Dwelling units and sleeping units.
The provisions of Section 1107 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:1 1. Revise Section 1107.2 to read: "1107.2 Design.
Dwelling units and sleeping units that are reguired to be Accessible units. Type A units, Type B units or Type C units shall comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 10 of ICC A117.1. Units reguired to be Type A units may be designed and constructed as Accessible units. Units reguired to be Type B units may be designed and constructed as Accessible units or Type A units. Units reguired to be Type C units may be designed and constructed as Accessible units. Type A units, or Type B units.
1.1. Revise Section 1107.3, excluding the exceptions, to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 21. Section 14B-12-1204 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-12-1204 Lighting.
The provisions of Section 1204 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications: 1. Revise Section 1204.1 to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) Exceptions:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
2. In Group I-4 occupancies all living and sleeping rooms offering care for
children under 2 years of age for persons receiving custodial care shall be provided with natural light in accordance with Section 1204.2 and artificial light in accordance with Section 1204.3.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


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2. Revise Section 1204.2 and its subsections to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 1204.2.5 Exterior openings.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) Exceptions:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
1.3. Has a longer side, parallel to the plane of the openings, at least §5 55 percent open and unobstructed from finished floor to underside of surface above.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 22. Section 14B-12-1205 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-12-1205 Yards and courts.
The provisions of Section 1205 of IBC are not adopted. The following language is adopted as Section 1205:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 1205.3.3.2 Air intake.
Inner courts more than two stories in height shall be provided with a horizontal air intake at the bottom with a cross-sectional area not less than 10 square feet (0.93 m2) and leading to a yard or public way. Air intakes shall be of fire-resistance rated construction having a fire-resistance rating of not less than two hours and shall be open at both ends and unobstructed for their full size and length, except that grilles of noncombustible construction are permitted at both ends.
Exception: In buildings eguipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1. the fire-resistance rating shall be not less than one hour.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 23. Section 14B-14-1407 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-14-1407 Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS).
The provisions of Section 1407 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 3. Delete Section 1407.6.

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SECTION 24. Section 14B-16-1609 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-16-1609 Wind loads.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 11. Insert a new Section 1609.6 to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) TABLE 1609.6.1
LOAD DUE TO WIND PRESSURE ON MAIN WINDFORCE-RESISTING SYSTEM c.d.'.f.q (omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
Exposure category shall be determined in accordance with Section 1609.4.3.
Risk category shall be determined in accordance with Section 1604.5.
Wind loads shall use the following load cases (see ASCE 7, Chapter 27):
Case 1: 100 percent ofthe design wind pressure acting on the projected area perpendicular to each principal axis of the structure, considered separately for each principal axis-Case 2: 75 percent ofthe design wind pressure acting on the projected area perpendicular to each principal axis of the structure, in conjunction with a torsional moment resulting from this wind pressure acting at an eccentricity equal to 15 percent of the building width, considered separately for each principal axis.
Case 3: Wind loading as defined in Case 1 but considered to act simultaneously on each principal axis at 75 percent of the value specified in Case 1.
Case 4: Wind loading as defined in Case 2 but considered to act simultaneously on each principal axis at 75 percent of the value specified in Case 2.
For buildings that include parapets, additional parapet load shall be applied in accordance with
ASCE 7, Section 27.3.4.
For the main windforce-resistinq system of a roof, the values shall be multiplied by 1.0 for negative
(uplift) pressure and 0.3 for positive (downward) pressure. (See Section 1609.6.2 for components and cladding.)
f. All wind loads are ultimate wind loads (W) and shall be utilized in load combinations using strength
or load and resistance factor design per Section 1605.2. Where reguired. service level loads may be obtained by dividing the values in the table by 1.6. however these service level loads shall not be used for either method of load combination prescribed in Section 1605.2 or 1605.3.1.
q. Proiectinq elements such as flag poles, sign structures, tanks and towers shall be designed in
accordance with ASCE 7.


SECTION 25. Section 14B-19-1907 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-19-1907 Minimum slab provisions.
The provisions of Section 1907 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:


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1. Revise Section 1907.1 by deleting "approved^" and replacing "6 inches (152 mm)" with "12 inches (305 mm)."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 26. Section 14B-31-3103 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-31-3103 Temporary Structures.
The provisions of Section 3103 of IBC are not adopted. The following is adopted as Section 3103:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 3103.1.4 Structural requirements.
Temporary structures shall not be reguired to be designed for seismic forces. Temporary structures installed for 6 weeks or less shall be designed to withstand at least 56 percent of the wind loads applicable to permanent structures. Temporary structures installed for more than 6 weeks shall be designed to withstand at least 64 percent of the wind loads applicable to permanent structures. Temporary structures shall be allowed to be designed for reduced environmental forces, such as snow loads and ice loads, based on limited seasonal exposure. Where temporary structures do not meet all structural requirements applicable to permanent structures, the building official may issue a conditional permit requiring monitoring of weather conditions and allowing the structure to be used up to a specified wind velocity or under other applicable climatic limitations.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 27. Section 14B-33-3301 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-33-3301 General.
The provisions of Section 3301 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications: 1. Revise Section 3301.1 to read: "3301.1 Scope.
The provisions of this chapter shall govern safety during construction, demolition and rehabilitation work and the protection of adjacent public and private properties. Provisions of this chapter pertaining to dust control shall be enforced by the Commissioner of Public Health in accordance with Chapter 11-4 of the Municipal Code."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)





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SECTION 28. Section 14B-33-3500 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14B-35-3500 Chapter 35.
The provisions of Chapter 35 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
14. Delete the following standard under UL: 1975-06.
14.1. Insert the following standards under UL:
"521—99: Heat Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems—with Revisions through March 2021
539—17: Single and Multiple Station Heat Alarms—with Revisions through May 2018." (omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)



ARTICLE III. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14R

SECTION 1. Section 14R-3-305 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
14R-3-305 Accessibility for existing buildings.
The provisions of Section 305 of IEBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 13. Revise Sections 305.8.6 through 305.8.10 to read:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 305.8.8 Type B dwelling or sleeping units.
Where four or more Group 1-1, I-2, R-1, R-2, R-3 or R-4 dwelling units or sleeping units are being added, the requirements of Section 1107 of the Chicago Building Code for Type B units apply only to the quantity of units being added. Where Group 1-1, I-2, R-1, R-2, R-3 or R A dwelling units or sleeping units aro being altered and where the work area is greater than 50 percent of the building area, the requirements of Section 1107 of the Chicago Building Code for Type B units apply only to the quantity of units being altered.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)






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SECTION 2. Section 14R-4-405 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14R-4-405 Structural.
The provisions of Section 405 of IEBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
2t2t 2.1. Revise Section 405.2.3.1 by replacing "registered design professional" with "registered design professional."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 3. Section 14R-8-803 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14R-8-803 Fire protection.
The provisions of Section 803 of IEBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 9. Revise Section 803.4.1, including its exceptions, to read: "803.4.1 Occupancy-based requirements.
A fire alarm system shall be installed in occupancies where required by Section 506.4 504.6 of the Chicago Minimum Requirements for Existing Buildings."
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 4. Section 14R-10-1000 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
14R-10-1000 IEBC Chapter 10.
The provisions of Chapter 10 of IEBC are not adopted. The following is adopted as Chapter 10:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance) 1011.1.1 Compliance with Building Code Chapter 9.
The requirements of Chapter 9 of the Chicago Building Code shall be applicable throughout the existing building for the new occupancy classification based on the separation conditions set forth in Sections 1011.1.1.1 and 1011.1.1.2.
1011.1.1.1 Change of occupancy without separation.
Where a change of occupancy occurs in a portion of an existing building, and that portion is not separated from the remainder of the building with fire barriers having a fire-resistance rating as required in Section 508 of the Chicago Building Code tor the separate occupancy separated occupancies, the entire building shall comply with all of the requirements of Chapter 9 of this code the Chicago


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Building Code applied throughout the building for the most restrictive occupancy classification in the building and with the requirements of this chapter.
1011.1.1.2 Change of occupancy with separation.
Where a change of occupancy occurs in a portion of an existing building, and that portion is separated from the remainder of the building with fire barriers having a fire-resistance rating as required in Section 508 of the Chicago Building Code for the separate occupancy separated occupancies or no separation is required by Section 508 of the Chicago Building Code, only that portion shall be required to comply with all of the requirements of Chapter 9 of this code the Chicago Building Code for the new occupancy classification and with the requirements of this chapter.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


ARTICLE IV. AMENDMENTS TO OTHER TITLES

SECTION 1. Chapter 4-266 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced, as follows:
Chapter 4-266 BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL REPAIRERS.
4-266-010 State license required.
No person shall perform welded repairs or modifications to the pressure retaining boundaries of a boiler or pressure vessel within the City of Chicago unless licensed in accordance with the Illinois Boiler and Pressure Vessel Repairer Regulation Act, 225 ILCS 203/1 et seq., as amended, and in compliance with applicable requirements of the Chicago Mechanical Code.
4-266-020 Suspension of permit privileges.
The Building Commissioner may suspend the ability of any person licensed or required to be licensed in accordance with Section 4-266-010 to obtain permits issued by the Department of Buildings in accordance with Section 14A-3-304.
4-266-030 Suspension or revocation of authority to perform work.
The Building Commissioner may suspend or revoke the ability of any person to perform welded repairs or modifications to the pressure retaining boundaries of a boiler or pressure vessel within the City of Chicago under Section 4-266-010 in accordance with Section 14A-3-305 as if that person holds a trade license issued by the City of Chicago.


SECTION 2. Section 4-290-020 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
4-290-020 Definitions.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


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"Electrician's apprentice" means an individual who is currently enrolled in an electrician apprenticeship program recognized by the United States Department of Labor and requiring at least 8,000 hours of relevant on- the-job training and classroom instruction.
"Employed by" means being classified as an employee of, in accordance with the Illinois Employee Classification Act. 820 ILCS 185/1 et seq.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 3. Section 4-292-070 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
4-292-070 Re-examination.
If a person seeking to renew registration as a supervising electrician under this chapter has not acted in tho capacity of been registered as a supervising electrician in the City for a continuous period of three years, such person shall be reexamined in accordance with Section 4-292-020 before such person shall again be registered as a supervising electrician.
If a person seeking to renew registration as a supervising olectrician has not obtained a permit from the department of buildings for a continuous period of three years, such person shall bo reexamined in accordance with Section 4-292-020 boforo such person shall again bo rogistorod as a supervising olectrician. [Reserved].
Nothing in this section shall apply to any Any person whoso failure to act in the capacity of supervising olectrician or to obtain a permit for electrical work from the City for a period of three years is due to the fact that such person was registered as a supervising electrician and employed by the City of Chicago during the period of such inactivity as an electrician or inspector shall not be reguired to pay the renewal fee provided in Section 4-292-040(c) during their period of employment if the terms of their employment prohibit them from performing or supervising electrical work within the City of Chicago: provided, however, that if, following separation from City employment, the former employee does not reapply for registration as a supervising electrician pay the renewal fee provided in Section 4-292-040(c) within 60 days after that separation from City employment, the former employee shall be required to be reexamined for such license in accordance with Section 4-292-020 before such person shall again be registered as a supervising electrician.


SECTION 4. Section 7-28-750 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
7-28-750 Noncofnbustiblo screen Screen fence required - Nuisance declared when.
(a) It shall be the duty of the owner of any open lot located within the City of Chicago to cause the lot to be surrounded with a noncombustible screen fence as defined in Section 14B-31-3114 of this Code. Provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any governmental agency or unit of local government; nor shall it apply to side yards. The owner shall maintain any such fence in a safe condition without tears, breaks, rust, splinters or dangerous protuberances and in a manner that does not endanger or threaten to endanger vehicular traffic by obstructing the view of drivers. Any fence which is not maintained in accordance with these provisions is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and shall be


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removed pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter 7-28. It shall be the duty of the owner of any lot whose fence has been so removed to replace such fence with a noncombustible screen fence meeting the requirements of this section and of this Code.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)


SECTION 5. Section 13-20-550 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
13-20-550 Permits required.
(a) Unless a valid permit has been obtained from the Department of Buildings, it shall be unlawful for any person:
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(f) Signage contained in a signage matrix approved by the City Council within a planned development in which the primary use is a sports stadium or an exhibition or convention center does not require a separate sign permit but shall be subject to roviow by the department for compliance with the structural and electrical provisions of this Code the general building permit requirements of Chapter 14A-4, as applicable.
(omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
(i) Signage which is exempt from zoning regulation pursuant to Section 17-12-0500 and is located on property owned by the City or another governmental entity does not reguire a separate sign permit but shall be subject to the general building permit reguirements of Chapter 14A-4. as applicable.
(j) As used in this section, "sign permit" shall mean anv type of approval reguired under Article XIII of Chapter 13-20.


SECTION 6. Section 15-26-760 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
15-26-760 Repair, alteration or modification of LP containers - Procedure.
It shall be unlawful to make any repair, alteration and/or modification to any pressurized part of any liquefied petroleum gas container without first emptying and purging such containers of all flammable gas and without first making a physical disconnection of all connecting piping, taking out sections thereof to make such disconnections. Before making such repairs, alterations and/or modifications, the contents of the container shall be tested and the analysis of the mixture of air or inert gases therein shall be recorded. After completion of the repairs, alterations and/or modifications, the department of steam boilers, unfirod pressure vessels and seeling plants Department of Buildings shall be notified to allow an inspection to be made prior to filling. At that time, written evidence shall be provided to show that all repairs, alterations and/or modifications comply with the code under which the container was originally built.





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SECTION 7. Article IV, Sections 13 and 14 of SO2020-99, as printed in the Journal of the Proceedings ofthe City Council ofthe City of Chicago, Illinois for February 19, 2020, contained scriveners' errors.
Section 13 is corrected to read:
SECTION 13. Section 13-20-540 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
13-20-540 Permit inspection fees.
The permit fee for the original initial inspection of the signs described in Section 13-20-530 shall be included in the permit fee as set forth in Section 13-32-310 14A-4-412.1. The inspection fee for the subsequent inspection ofthe signs described in Section 13-20-530 shall be as follows:
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
Section 14 is corrected to read:
SECTION 14. Section 13-20-555 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
13-20-555 Public way use permits - Required.
(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)
If a general contractor or registered electrical contractor ("contractor") installs, alters, erects, or repairs a sign, as defined herein, without first having obtained any required public way use permit for such sign, the Commissioner may: (1) suspend such contractor's permit privileges, in accordance with Section 13-8-130 14A-3-304, until such time that the contractor comes into compliance with this section and Section 10-28-010, at which time the contractor's permit privileges may be reinstated by the Commissioner in accordance with Section 13-8-150 14A-3-304.4; or (2) suspend or revoke such contractor's license, registration or certification, as applicable, in accordance with Section 13-8-140 14A-3-305.



ARTICLE V. EFFECTIVE DATE
SECTION 1. After passage and approval, Sections 5, 11 and 15 of Article I of this ordinance shall take effect on September 1, 2021. The remainder of this ordinance shall take full force upon passage and approval. Section 7 of Article IV of this ordinance shall be deemed to apply retroactively to the effective date of SO2020-99.







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