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Record No: CB 120083    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 120083
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/1/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126358
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle's construction codes; amending Sections 713.13.7 and 1613.1.1 and Table 2902.1 of the 2018 Seattle Building Code, adopted by Ordinance 126278; amending Section R501.4 of the 2018 Seattle Energy Code, adopted by Ordinance 126279; amending Chapter 16 of the Seattle Existing Building Code, adopted by Ordinance 126278; and amending Sections 2.4, 4.5, 4.25, 4.26, and 5.9.1 of the Seattle Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, adopted by Ordinance 126278.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation (5/12/21), 3. Signed Ordinance 126358, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle's construction codes; amending Sections 713.13.7 and 1613.1.1 and Table 2902.1 of the 2018 Seattle Building Code, adopted by Ordinance 126278; amending Section R501.4 of the 2018 Seattle Energy Code, adopted by Ordinance 126279; amending Chapter 16 of the Seattle Existing Building Code, adopted by Ordinance 126278; and amending Sections 2.4, 4.5, 4.25, 4.26, and 5.9.1 of the Seattle Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, adopted by Ordinance 126278.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 713.13.7 of the Seattle Building Code, adopted by Ordinance 126278, is amended to read as follows:
[S] 713.13.7 Chute venting and roof termination. The full diameter of waste and linen chutes shall extend a minimum of 3 feet (0.92 m) above the building roof and be gravity vented per NFPA 82.
Exceptions:
1. Waste and linen chutes are permitted to be mechanically ventilated by an exhaust fan in lieu of gravity venting. The exhaust fan shall be located outside the building at the top of the chute.
2. Where the trash chute does not extend to the ((upper)) highest floor of the building below the roof, the trash chute shall be permitted to ((gravity)) vent to a sidewall louver termination by gravity venting or mechanical venting. The horizontal extension of the trash chute shall ((be the full diameter of)) have the same cross-sectional area as the chute and shall be enclosed in rated construction equal to the rating of the shaft enclosure. ((Where the chute is mechanically ventilated per International Mechanical Code Section 515 the blast cap shall terminate behind the louver and the exhaust fan and duct connection will be enclosed in the rated shaft.)) No operable openings shall be located within 10 feet of the sidewall louver termination.
Section 2. Section 1613.1.1 of the Seattle Building Code, adopted by Ordi...

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