REGULATIONS
Vol. 27 Iss. 6 - November 22, 2010

TITLE 13. HOUSING
BOARD OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 51
Notice of Suspension of Regulatory Process and Additional Public Comment Period

Title of Regulation: 13VAC5-51. Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code.

Statutory Authority: § 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: December 22, 2010.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to § 2.2-4007.06 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Housing and Community Development is suspending certain provisions of the final Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51) published in 27:2 VA.R. 183-217 September 27, 2010, and is soliciting additional comments on changes made to these specific provisions between publication of the proposed regulations and publication of the final regulations. The specific provisions are set forth below.

The additional 30-day comment period ends on December 22, 2010. Written comment regarding these specific provisions may be submitted to the agency contact listed below.

13VAC5-51-81 P 5

5. Child day centers, assisted living facilities and adult day care centers licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services based on licensed capacity as follows:

5.1. $50 for 1 to 8.

5.2. $75 for 9 to 20.

5.3. $100 for 21 to 50.

5.4. $200 for 51 to 100.

5.5. $400 for 101 or more.

13VAC5-51-131 E and F

E. Change Section 315.1 to read:

315.1. General. Storage shall be in accordance with this section.

F. Change Section 315.2 to read:

315.2. Storage in buildings. Storage of materials in buildings shall be orderly and stable. Storage of combustible materials shall be separated from heaters or heating devices by distance or shielding so that ignition cannot occur.

13VAC5-51-133 C, H, and J

C. Add exception to Section 503.2.1 to read:

Exception: Fire apparatus access roads exclusively serving single family dwelling or townhouse developments that are fully sprinklered as provided for in Sections R313.1 or R313.2 of the International Residential Code shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 18 feet (5486 mm), exclusive of shoulders.

H. Add Sections 507.3.1 and 507.3.2 to read:

507.3.1. Fire flow requirements for fully sprinklered residential developments. Notwithstanding Section 103.1.2, the fire flow requirements in Table B105.1 of Appendix B of the IFC, as modified by Section 507.3.2, shall be permitted to be used for determining fire flow in single family dwelling and townhouse developments which are fully sprinklered as provided for in Sections R313.1 or R313.2 of the International Residential Code.

507.3.2. Modifications to Table B105.1. The first six rows of columns five and six of Table B105.1 of Appendix B of the IFC shall be modified as shown below for the use of Table B105.1 in Section 507.3.1.

Type 5-B

Fire-flow
(gallons per minute)

0-5000

1000

5001-7200

1250

7201-8200

1500

8201-9500

1750

9501-11300

2000

11301-13000

2250

J. Add Section 507.5.1.1 to read:

507.5.1.1. Fire hydrant requirements for fully sprinklered residential developments. Notwithstanding Section 103.1.2, the number and distribution of fire hydrants in Table C105.1 of Appendix C of the IFC shall be permitted to be used in single family dwelling and townhouse developments which are fully sprinklered as provided for in Sections R313.1 or R313.2 of the International Residential Code, with the spacing and distances of fire hydrants indicated in Table C105.1 increased by 100%.

13VAC51-133.5 D

D. Change Section 609.3.3.2 to read:

609.3.3.2. Cleaning. Hoods, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be cleaned at intervals necessary to prevent the accumulation of grease based upon a written and posted cleaning schedule that shall be established and maintained on the premises by the owner or operator of the ventilation system. The schedule shall be originated by the owner or operator of the ventilation system based upon criteria particular to the cooking operation. Cleanings shall be recorded and the records shall state the extent, time and date of cleaning.

Agency Contact: Stephen W. Calhoun, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Housing and Community Development, Main Street Center, 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 371-7000, FAX (804) 371-7090, TTY (804) 371-7089, or email steve.calhoun@dhcd.virginia.gov.

VA.R. Doc. No. R09-1893; Filed October 29, 2010, 9:51 a.m.