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SPS 362.0907 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 04-016: renum. (1) to (3) to be (2) to (4), cr. (1) Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; CR 06-120: renum. (3) and (4) to be (5) and (6), cr. (3), (4) and (7) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 10-103: r. (2) to (4), renum. (5) to (7) to be (2) to (4) and am. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; CR 16-094: cr. (2m), am. (4), cr. (5), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18; correction in (5) (b) under s. 35.17, Stats., Register April 2018 No. 748.
SPS 362.0909 SPS 362.0909Smoke control systems.
SPS 362.0909(1) (1)Inspection and test requirements. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 909.3: In addition to the ordinary inspection and test requirements that buildings, structures and parts thereof are required to undergo, smoke control systems subject to the provisions of IBC section 909 shall undergo inspections and tests sufficient to verify the proper commissioning of the smoke control design in its final installed condition. The design submission accompanying the construction documents shall clearly detail procedures and methods to be used and the items subject to such inspections and tests. Such commissioning shall be in accordance with generally accepted engineering practice and, where possible, based on published standards for the particular testing involved.
SPS 362.0909(2) (2)Inspections for smoke control. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 909.18.8: Smoke control systems shall be tested by a qualified agency.
SPS 362.0909(3) (3)Scope of testing. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 909.18.8.1: Inspections shall be conducted in accordance with the following:
SPS 362.0909(3)(a) (a) During erection of ductwork and prior to concealment for the purposes of leakage testing and recording of device location.
SPS 362.0909(3)(b) (b) Prior to occupancy and after sufficient completion for the purposes of pressure-difference testing, flow measurements, and detection and control verification.
SPS 362.0909(4) (4)Qualifications. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 909.18.8.2: Inspection agencies for smoke control shall have expertise in fire protection engineering, mechanical engineering and certification as air balancers.
SPS 362.0909(5) (5)Reports. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 909.18.8.3: A complete report of testing shall be prepared. The report shall include identification of all devices by manufacturer, nameplate data, design values, measured values and identification tag or mark. The report shall be reviewed by the responsible registered design professional and, when satisfied that the design intent has been achieved, the responsible registered design professional shall seal, sign and date the report.
SPS 362.0909(6) (6)Report filing. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 909.18.8.3.1: A copy of the final report shall be maintained and made available to the building official upon request.
SPS 362.0909 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02, CR 06-120: renum. (5) and (6) to be (6) and (7), cr. (5) Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08.; CR 10-103: r. (7) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11.
SPS 362.0915 SPS 362.0915Carbon monoxide detection. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 915:
SPS 362.0915(1) (1)Definitions. In this section:
SPS 362.0915(1)(a) (a) “Dwelling unit" has the meaning as given in s. 101.61 (1), Stats.
SPS 362.0915 Note Note: Section 101.61 (1), Stats., reads: “Dwelling unit" means a structure or that part of a structure which is used or intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person or by 2 or more persons maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others.
SPS 362.0915(1)(b) (b) “Fuel-burning appliance” has the meaning given in s. SPS 362.0202 (2) (f).
SPS 362.0915(1)(c) (c) “Residential building" has the meaning as given in s. 101.149 (1) (b), Stats.
SPS 362.0915 Note Note: Section 101.149 (1) (b), Stats., reads: “Residential building" means a tourist rooming house, a bed and breakfast establishment, or any public building that is used for sleeping or lodging purposes. “Residential building" does not include a hospital or nursing home.
SPS 362.0915(1)(d) (d) “Sealed combustion appliance” has the meaning given in s. SPS 362.0202 (2) (i).
SPS 362.0915(1)(e) (e) “Sleeping area" has the meaning as given in s. 101.145 (1) (b), Stats.
SPS 362.0915 Note Note: Section 101.145 (1) (b), Stats., reads: “Sleeping area" means the area of the unit in which the bedrooms or sleeping rooms are located. Bedrooms or sleeping rooms separated by another use area such as a kitchen or living room are separate sleeping areas but bedrooms or sleeping rooms separated by a bathroom are not separate sleeping areas.
SPS 362.0915(2) (2)Installation.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)1.1. Listed and labeled carbon monoxide alarms or detectors shall be installed at locations specified in s. 101.149 (2), Stats., and maintained in accordance with s. 101.149 (3), Stats., in buildings, including buildings existing on October 1, 2008, which are residential buildings or include residential buildings, and contain fuel-burning appliances, except as provided in subd. 5.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)2. 2. The installation of carbon monoxide alarms or detectors in accordance with s. 101.149 (2) and (3), Stats., shall be throughout the entire building where a portion of the building includes a residential building.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)3. 3. The installation of carbon monoxide alarms or detectors in adjacent units required under s. 101.149 (2) (a) 3., Stats., shall apply to those units located on the same floor level.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)4. 4. The 75-foot installation limit specified under s. 101.149 (2) (a) 5., Stats., shall be measured from the door of the unit along the hallway leading from the unit.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)5. 5. The installation of carbon monoxide alarms or detectors is not required in buildings if construction of the building was initiated before October 1, 2008, or if the department approved the plans for the construction of the building under s. SPS 361.30, provided the building does not have an attached enclosed garage and either of the following circumstances applies:
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)5.a. a. All of the fuel-burning appliances in the building are of a sealed-combustion type that are covered by the manufacturers' warranties against defects.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)5.b. b. All of the fuel-burning appliances in the building are of sealed-combustion type that are inspected in accordance with sub. (3) or rules promulgated by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection under s. 97.625 (1) (am), Stats.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)6.a.a. For the purposes of s. 101.149 (2) (a) 4., Stats., “room" means an enclosed area affording space for any other human activity besides just servicing mechanical equipment, including fuel-burning appliances.
SPS 362.0915(2)(a)6.b. b. For the purposes of s. 101.149 (2) (a) 4., Stats., where a fuel-burning appliance is located within a closet or other enclosure affording space only for the appliance and any other mechanical equipment, a carbon monoxide alarm or detector shall be installed either within or outside of the enclosure. Installation may be within the enclosure only if specifically permitted by the manufacturer of the alarm or detector. Installation outside of the enclosure shall be within 75 feet of the appliance in a space adjacent to the enclosure and on the same floor as the appliance.
SPS 362.0915(2)(b)1.1. Carbon monoxide alarms shall conform to UL 2034.
SPS 362.0915(2)(b)2. 2. Carbon monoxide alarms shall be listed and labeled identifying conformance to UL 2034.
SPS 362.0915(2)(b)3. 3. Carbon monoxide detectors and sensors as part of a gas detection or emergency signaling system shall conform to UL 2075.
SPS 362.0915(2)(c) (c) Carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in a building shall be wired to the building's electrical service and include battery secondary power supplies, if either of the following conditions applies:
SPS 362.0915(2)(c)1. 1. Plans for the construction of the building were submitted for review under s. SPS 361.30 on or after October 1, 2008.
SPS 362.0915(2)(c)2. 2. Construction of the building was initiated on or after October 1, 2008, if plans were not required to be submitted and approved under s. SPS 361.30.
SPS 362.0915(2)(d) (d) Carbon monoxide alarms to be installed within a dwelling unit shall be interconnected so that activation of one alarm will cause activation of all alarms within the dwelling unit, if either of the following conditions applies:
SPS 362.0915(2)(d)1. 1. Plans for the construction of the building were submitted for review under s. SPS 361.30 on or after October 1, 2008.
SPS 362.0915(2)(d)2. 2. Construction of the building was initiated on or after October 1, 2008, if plans were not required to be submitted and approved under s. SPS 361.30.
SPS 362.0915(3) (3)Inspection of sealed combustion appliances.
SPS 362.0915(3)(a)(a) The owner of a building or their agent shall arrange the inspection of sealed combustion appliances and the vents and chimneys serving the appliances under sub. (2) (a) 5. b.
SPS 362.0915(3)(b) (b) Pursuant to sub. (2) (a) 5. b., the inspection of the sealed combustion appliances, vents and chimneys shall be for the purpose of determining carbon monoxide emission levels.
SPS 362.0915(3)(c) (c) Pursuant to sub. (2) (a) 5. b., the inspection of the sealed combustion appliances, vents and chimneys shall be performed at least once a year.
SPS 362.0915(3)(d) (d) For the propose of sub. (2) (a) 5. b., the inspection of the sealed combustion appliances, vents and chimneys shall be performed by an individual who holds a certification issued under s. SPS 305.71 as an HVAC qualifier.
SPS 362.0915(3)(e) (e) If upon inspection, the carbon monoxide emissions from a fuel burning appliance, vent or chimney are not within manufacturer's specifications, the appliance may not be operated until repaired or carbon monoxide alarms or detectors are installed in accordance with s. 101.149 (2) and (3), Stats.
SPS 362.0915(4) (4)Orders. Pursuant to s. 101.149 (6) (b), Stats., the department may issue orders for a violation of the provisions of this section.
SPS 362.0915(5) (5)Penalties. Violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to the penalties provided under s. 101.149 (8), Stats.
SPS 362.0915 Note Note: Section 101.149 (8), Stats., reads:
SPS 362.0915 Note (8) PENALTIES. (a) If the department of safety and professional services or the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection determines after an inspection of a building under this section or s. 97.625 (1g) that the owner of the building has violated sub. (2) or (3), the respective department shall issue an order requiring the person to correct the violation within 5 days or within such shorter period as the respective department determines is necessary to protect public health and safety. If the person does not correct the violation within the time required, he or she shall forfeit $50 for each day of violation occurring after the date on which the respective department finds that the violation was not corrected.
SPS 362.0915 Note (b) If a person is charged with more than one violation of sub. (2) or (3) arising out of an inspection of a building owned by that person, those violations shall be counted as a single violation for the purpose of determining the amount of a forfeiture under par. (a).
SPS 362.0915 Note (c) Whoever violates sub. (4) is subject to the following penalties:
SPS 362.0915 Note 1. For a first offense, the person may be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 9 months, or both.
SPS 362.0915 Note 2. For a 2nd or subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a Class I felony.
SPS 362.0915 History History: EmR0826: emerg. cr. eff. 10-1-08; CR 08-085: cr. Register May 2009 No. 641, eff. 6-1-09; corrections in (3) (a) to (d) and (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2. and 7., Stats., Register May 2009 No. 641; CR 09-104: cr. (2) (a) 6. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; CR 10-103: am. (2) (a) 1., (3) (d) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; correction in (2) (a) 5., (c) 1., 2., (d) 1., 2., (3) (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; correction in (2) (a) 5. b. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2017 No. 734; CR 16-094: renum. 362.1210 to 362.0915 and am. (title), (intro.), (1) (b), (d), (2) (a) 5. b., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1004 SPS 362.1004Egress for outdoor areas. Substitute the following wording for the requirements, but not the exceptions, in IBC section 1004.5: Yards, patios, courts and similar outdoor areas accessible to and usable by the building occupants shall be provided with means of egress as required by this chapter. The occupant load of such outdoor areas shall be based on the anticipated use. Where outdoor areas are to be used by persons in addition to the occupants of the building, and the path of egress travel from the outdoor areas passes through the building, means of egress requirements for the building shall be based on the sum of the occupant load of the building plus the outdoor areas.
SPS 362.1004 History History: CR 06-120: cr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 16-094: am., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1006 SPS 362.1006Exits.
SPS 362.1006(1) (1)Exit access. This is a department exception to the requirements in IBC section 1006.3: The length of a common path of egress travel requirements may not be more than 200 feet within townhouse dwelling units provided the townhouse complies with all of the following:
SPS 362.1006(1)(a) (a) The townhouse does not exceed more than 3 stories above grade plane in height.
SPS 362.1006(1)(b) (b) Each dwelling unit within the townhouse is separated from other dwelling units by at least 2-hour fire-resistive-rated separation walls constructed in accordance with the requirements of IBC section 706 and do not contain any openings and plumbing equipment or mechanical equipment. The separation wall does not have to comply with the structural stability requirements of IBC section 706.2 and the horizontal continuity requirements of IBC section 706.5.
SPS 362.1006(2) (2)Refrigerated spaces. Substitute the following wording for the exception in IBC section 1006.2.2.3: When using refrigerants in quantities limited to the amounts based on the volume set forth in ch. SPS 345.
SPS 362.1006(3) (3)Exits from stories. This is a department exception to the requirements in IBC section 1006.3: Buildings of Group I-3 occupancy that are used as guard towers, provided the towers are no higher than 2 stories above grade, accommodate no more than 10 occupants, and have a travel distance of no more than 75 feet.
SPS 362.1006(4) (4)Salt and sand storage. This is a department exception to the requirements in IBC table 1006.2.1: A single exit is allowed, and the common path of travel shall be a maximum of 250 feet in buildings or portions of buildings used exclusively for non-combustible bulk material storage of salt and sand storage when the building walls contain the materials stored.
SPS 362.1006(5) (5)Spaces with one exit or exit access doorway. Substitute the following wording for Table 1006.2.1 footnote a.: Buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with IBC section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2, or 903.3.1.3. See IBC section 903 for occupancies where automatic sprinkler systems are permitted in accordance with IBC section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2, or 903.3.1.3.
SPS 362.1006 History History: CR 16-094: cr. (title), (4), (5), renum. 362.1014 to (1) and am., renum. 362.1015 to (2) and am., renum. 362.1021 to (3) and am., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1009 SPS 362.1009Accessible means of egress. This is a department exception in addition to IBC section 1009.3: Areas of refuge are not required at floors that are not required to be accessible.
SPS 362.1009 History History: CR 16-094: cr., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1010 SPS 362.1010Doors, gates, and turnstiles.
SPS 362.1010(1)(1)Clear door openings for nonaccessible stalls. This is a department exception to the requirements in IBC section 1010.1.1: The clear door opening for a nonaccessible toilet stall, shower stall, or other similar compartment, may be less than 32-inches wide.
SPS 362.1010(2) (2)Door arrangement. This is a department exception to the requirements in IBC section 1010.1.8: Where maneuvering space is provided between the doors in accordance with IBC section 1101.2 such that use by an individual in a wheelchair will not block the operation of the doors.
SPS 362.1010(3) (3)Panic and fire exit hardware. Substitute the following wording for the requirements relating to electrical rooms in IBC section 1010.1.10:
SPS 362.1010(3)(a) (a) An electrical room that contains equipment rated 800 amperes or more, and contains overcurrent devices, switching devices, or control devices, and contains a personnel door intended for entrance to and egress from the working space less than 25 feet from the nearest edge of the working space, the door shall be equipped with panic hardware or fire exit hardware and open in the direction of egress.
SPS 362.1010(3)(b) (b) An electrical room that is over 6 feet wide and contains equipment rated 1,200 amperes or more, and contains overcurrent devices, switching devices or control devices, and contains an exit or exit access door, the door shall be equipped with panic hardware or fire exit hardware and open in the direction of egress.
SPS 362.1010 History History: CR 06-120: cr. Register February 2008 No. 626, eff. 3-1-08; CR 10-103: am. (2) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; CR 16-094: renum. 362.1008 to 362.1010 and am. (1), (2), cr. (3), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1011 SPS 362.1011Stairway width.
SPS 362.1011(1) (1)General. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IBC section 1011.1: Where installing an inclined platform lift or stairway chairlift, the clear-passage width shall be provided with the lift in the unfolded, usable position.
SPS 362.1011(2) (2)Width and capacity. This is a department rule in addition to the requirements in IBC section 1011.7: For platform buildings designed in accordance with IBC section 510.2 in which a stair shaft serves 2 or more classes of construction and one of those classes of construction allows combustible materials, the entire stair construction within the enclosure may be of combustible materials.
SPS 362.1011 History History: CR 14-020: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 16-094: renum. 362.1009 to 362.1011 and am., cr. (2), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1013 SPS 362.1013Floor-level exit signs. The requirements in IBC section 1013.2 are not included as part of chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 362.1013 History History: CR 16-094: cr., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1015 SPS 362.1015Guards. Substitute the following wording for the requirements, but not the exception in IBC section 1015.2: Guards shall be located along the open side of walking surfaces, balconies, mezzanine, stairs, ramps, landings, roofs, and similar surfaces intended to be used by building occupants or the public where the change in elevation is more than 30 inches (762 mm) to the floor or roof below or more than 30 inches (762 mm) measured vertically to the grade below at any point within 36 inches (914 mm) horizontally to the edge of the open side. Guards shall be adequate in strength and attachment in accordance with IBC section 1607.8.
SPS 362.1015 History History: CR 16-094: cr., Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.1020 SPS 362.1020Corridor continuity. This is a department exception to the requirements in IBC section 1020.6: Other spaces or rooms constructed as required for corridors, and that are adjacent to a fire-resistance-rated corridor, may not be construed as intervening rooms; and may be open to the corridor when all of the following are satisfied:
SPS 362.1020(1) (1) The spaces are not occupied for hazardous uses.
SPS 362.1020(2) (2) The spaces are not occupied for the incidental uses listed in IBC Table 508.2.
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