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Record No: CB 119993    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119993
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 2/1/2021
Ordinance No: Ord 126279
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle's construction codes; adopting the Seattle Energy Code and chapters of the Washington Administrative Code by reference and amending certain chapters of the Code; amending Section 22.101.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; repealing Title 22, Subtitle VII of the Seattle Municipal Code; and repealing Sections 2 through 10 of Ordinance 125159 and Section 5 of Ordinance 125410.
Sponsors: Dan Strauss
Attachments: 1. Att A - Amendments to 2018 Washington State Energy Code v3, 2. Att A – Amendments to 2018 Washington State Energy Code
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att A - Code Reviser's Statement, 3. Central Staff Memo, 4. Presentation (1/13/21), 5. Amendment 1 (added 1/27/21), 6. Signed Ordinance 126279, 7. Affidavit of Publication

CITY OF SEATTLE

ORDINANCE __________________

COUNCIL BILL __________________

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AN ORDINANCE relating to Seattle’s construction codes; adopting the Seattle Energy Code and chapters of the Washington Administrative Code by reference and amending certain chapters of the Code; amending Section 22.101.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code; repealing Title 22, Subtitle VII of the Seattle Municipal Code; and repealing Sections 2 through 10 of Ordinance 125159 and Section 5 of Ordinance 125410.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:

ADOPTION OF NEW CODE

Section 1. To the extent listed in Section 22.101.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code as amended by this ordinance, and with a copy on file with the City Clerk in the Clerk File listed in Section 22.101.010, the following code is adopted by reference, with additional amendments to that code in the listed attachment to this ordinance:

Code adopted by reference

Contained/amended in

Chapters 51-11C and 51-11R WAC (Washington State Energy Code)

Attachment A

Section 2. Section 22.101.010 of the Seattle Municipal Code, enacted by the ordinance introduced as Council Bill 119992, is amended as follows:

22.101.010 List of construction codes

Table A for 22.101.010 lists various adopted Seattle editions of construction codes.  For each base code that has been adopted by reference, a copy is on file in the Clerk’s Office in the listed Clerk File. Each code consists of the listed portions of the base code, any additional chapters listed as adopted by ordinance, and amendments adopted by ordinance.

Table A for 22.101.010
Construction codes adopted by reference

Name

Base code

Additional chapters

Clerk File

Seattle Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

Attachment A to this ordinance

 

 

Seattle Building Code

2018 International Building Code, Chapters 2 through 29 and 31 through 35

Chapters 1 and 30, in Attachment B to this ordinance

321854

Seattle Electrical Code

2020 National Electrical Code and selected portions of chapter 296-46B WAC

Article 80, in Attachment C to this ordinance

321855

Seattle Energy Code

2018 Washington State Energy Code

 

321861

Seattle Existing Building Code

2018 International Existing Building Code, Chapters 2 through 11, 13, 15, and 16 and Appendix A

Chapter 1, in Attachment D to this ordinance

321856

Seattle Fuel Gas Code

2018 International Fuel Gas Code, Chapters 2 through 8 and Appendices A through D

Chapter 1, in Attachment E to this ordinance

321857

Seattle Mechanical Code

2018 International Mechanical Code, Chapters 2 through 9 and 11 through 15 and Appendices A and B

Chapter 1, in Attachment F to this ordinance

321858

Seattle Residential Code

2018 International Residential Code, Chapters 2 through 10, 12 through 24, 29, and 44 and Appendices F, Q, and T

Chapter 1, in Attachment H to this ordinance

321860

REPEAL OF OLD CODE AND TRANSITION PROVISIONS

Section 3. The following sections of ordinances, either adopting or amending older editions of the Seattle Energy Code, are repealed: Sections 2 through 10 of Ordinance 125159 and Section 5 of Ordinance 125410.

Section 4. Beginning on the effective date of this ordinance and ending on March 15, 2021, permit applicants who submit a valid and fully complete building permit application during that period may elect to have the application reviewed under the provisions of one or more codes listed in Section 3 of this ordinance rather than the provisions of codes adopted in this ordinance.

SEATTLE MUNICIPAL CODE CLEANUP AND CORRECTIONS

Section 4. Title 22, Subtitle VII of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 125159, is repealed:

((Subtitle VII Energy Code

CHAPTER 22.700 ADMINISTRATION

22.700.010 Seattle Energy Code

The Seattle Energy Code consists of: 1) The first printing of Chapter 51-11C and the second printing of Chapter 51-11R of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), effective July 1, 2016, which are adopted by reference; and 2) amendments and additions to Chapters 51-11C and 51-11R of the Washington Administrative Code adopted by the City Council by ordinance. One copy of the first printing of Chapter 51-11C and the second printing of Chapter 51-11R of the Washington Administrative Code, effective July 1, 2016, is filed with the City Clerk in Clerk File 319948.))

SEVERABILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE CLAUSES

Section 5. The provisions of this ordinance are declared to be separate and severable. The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or portion of this ordinance, or the invalidity of its application to any person or circumstance, does not affect the validity of the remainder of this ordinance or the validity of its application to other persons or circumstances.

 

Section 6. Section 3 of this ordinance shall take effect and be in force on March 15, 2021.

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 30 days after its approval by the Mayor, but if not approved and returned by the Mayor within ten days after presentation, it shall take effect as provided by Seattle Municipal Code Section 1.04.020.

Passed by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2021, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its passage this _____ day of _________________________, 2021.

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President ____________ of the City Council

Approved / returned unsigned / vetoed this ________ day of _________________, 2021.

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Jenny A. Durkan, Mayor

Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2021.

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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk

(Seal)

Attachments:

Attachment A - Amendments to 2018 Washington State Energy Code