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The 2018 Edition of the International Building Code (IBC), including the adoption of ICC/ANSI A117.1-2009, Requirements for Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities, as adopted and amended by the State Building Code Council in Chapter 51-50 WAC, as published by the International Code Council, excluding Chapter 1, Administration, is adopted by reference, together with the following amendments and additions. The Construction Administrative Code, as set forth in Chapter 17.14 MICC, shall be used in place of IBC Chapter 1, Administration. The codes, appendices, and standards set forth in this chapter shall be filed with the city clerk and a copy made available for use and examination by the public, pursuant to RCW 35A.12.140.

Exceptions. The provisions of this code do not apply to temporary growing structures used solely for the commercial production of horticultural plants including ornamental plants, flowers, vegetables, and fruits. “Temporary growing structure” means a structure that has the sides and roof covered with polyethylene, polyvinyl, or similar flexible synthetic material and is used to provide plants with either frost protection or increased heat retention. A temporary growing structure is not considered a building for purposes of this code.

The provisions of this code do not apply to the construction, alteration, or repair of temporary worker housing except as provided by rule adopted under Chapter 70.114A RCW or Chapter 37, Laws of 1998 (SB 6168). “Temporary worker housing” means a place, area, or piece of land where sleeping places or housing sites are provided by an employer for his or her employees or by another person, including a temporary worker housing operator, who is providing such accommodations for employees, for temporary, seasonal occupancy, and includes “labor camps” under RCW 70.54.110.

A. The following appendices of the 2018 Edition of the International Building Code are also adopted by reference: Appendix E – Supplementary Accessibility Requirements, and Appendix H – Signs.

B. Miscellaneous.

1. Recyclable Materials, Compost, and Solid Waste Storage.

i. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:

a. “Compost” means biodegradable solid wastes that are separated for composting such as food waste, food soiled paper and yard waste.

b. “Recycled materials” means those solid wastes that are separated for recycling or reuse, such as papers, metals and glass.

ii. All local jurisdictions shall require that space be provided for the storage of recycled materials, compost, and solid waste for all new buildings.

iii. The storage area shall be designed to meet the needs of the occupancy, efficiency of pickup, and shall be available to occupants and haulers.

Exception. Group R-3 and Group U occupancies. (Ord. 21C-01 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 16C-04 § 1; Ord. 13C-06 § 1; Ord. 10C-03 § 1; Ord. 07C-04 § 1; Ord. 04C-12 § 4).