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The 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code (IFC), as adopted and amended by the State Building Code Council in Chapter 51-54 WAC, as published by the International Code Council, is adopted by reference, together with the amendments and additions set forth below. 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.

The following appendices of the 2018 Edition of the International Fire Code are also adopted by reference: Appendix B – Fire-Flow Requirements for Buildings; Appendix C – Fire Hydrant Locations and Distribution; Appendix D – Fire Apparatus Access Roads; and Appendix J – Building Information Sign.

The geographic limits referred to in certain sections of the 2018 International Fire Code are hereby established as follows:

Section 6104.2 (geographic limits in which the storage of liquefied petroleum gas is restricted for the protection of heavily populated or congested areas): Zones TC, MF-2, MF-3 and PI as defined in MICC Title 19, Unified Land Development Code.

The 2018 International Wildland Urban Interface Code is included in this code as Section 8200 with amendments found in Appendix Chapter N.

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 (2SSB 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. The manufacture, storage, handling, sale and use of fireworks shall be governed by Chapter 70.77 RCW and by Chapter 212-17 WAC and local ordinances consistent with Chapter 212-17 WAC. (Ord. 21C-01 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 18C-05 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. 16C-04 § 7; Ord. 13C-06 § 7; Ord. 10C-03 § 7; Ord. 07C-04 § 8; Ord. 04C-12 § 4).