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The State Building Code adoption and amendment of the 2015 Edition of the International Mechanical Code, Chapter 51-52 WAC, are hereby adopted by reference. Chapter 51-52 WAC is amended to include the following new and amended provisions. In the event of any conflict between any provision of the IMC and this section, the provisions of this section shall apply. New sections or subsections shall be deemed deleted from the IMC and the amended provisions inserted in their place in accordance with the direction of this section.

A. IMC Section 101.1 Amended. Section 101.1 of the IMC is hereby amended to read as follows:

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Mechanical Code of the City of Monroe, hereinafter referred to as the “IMC” or “this code.”

B. IMC Section 106.4.3 Amended. Section 106.4.3 of the IMC is hereby amended to read as follows:

106.4.3 Expiration. Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. The code official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods of not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

C. IMC Section 106.4.4 Deleted. Section 106.4.4 of the IMC is hereby deleted in its entirety.

D. IMC Section 106.5.2 Amended. Section 106.5.2 of the IMC is hereby amended to read as follows:

106.5.2 Schedule of permit fees. The fee for each permit required under the Mechanical Code shall be as set by periodic fee resolution of the Monroe City Council.

E. IMC Section 106.5.3 Amended. Section 106.5.3 of the IMC is hereby amended to read as follows:

106.5.3 Refunds. The building official may authorize the refund of fees paid upon filing of a written application by the original permittee not later than 180 days after the date of fee payment, as follows:

1.    100% of any fee erroneously paid or collected;

2.    Up to 80% of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with the City of Monroe Fees Resolution; or

3.    Up to 80% of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan review is done.

The request for a fee refund must be made in writing, prior to the expiration date of the 180 day plan review period, or the expiration date of the mechanical permit, and with justifiable cause.

F. IMC Section 108.2 Amended. Subsection 108.2 is hereby amended to provide as follows:

108.2 Code Enforcement. Enforcement of violations of this code shall be in accordance with Chapter 1.04 of the Monroe Municipal Code. Signs, tags, or seals posted or affixed by the building official shall not be mutilated, destroyed, tampered with, or removed without authorization from the building official. The fine for the removal, mutilation, destruction of, or tampering with said notice, sign, tags, or seals shall be as set forth in the Monroe Municipal Code, Section 15.04.200.

G. IMC Section 108.3 Deleted. Subsection 108.3 is deleted in its entirety.

H. IMC Section 108.4 Deleted. Subsection 108.4 is deleted in its entirety.

I. IMC Section 108.5 Deleted. Subsection 108.5 is deleted in its entirety.

J. IMC Section 108.6 Deleted. Subsection 108.6 is deleted in its entirety.

K. IMC Section 109 Amended. Section 109 of the IMC is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 109 – APPEALS

109.1 Appeals. All appeals of orders, decisions, interpretations or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the IMC shall be to the City of Monroe Hearing Examiner in accordance with Chapter 2.34 MMC. The Hearing Examiner shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.

1.    109.1.1, Limitation of authority – Amended. Section 109.1.1 of the IMC is hereby amended by replacing the term “board of appeals” with “hearing examiner.”

L. IFGC Section 101.1 Amended. Section 101.1 of the IFGC is hereby amended to read as follows:

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fuel Gas Code of the City of Monroe, hereinafter referred to as the “IFGC” or “this code.”

M. IFGC Section 106.5.3 Amended. Section 106.5.3 of the IFGC is hereby amended to read as follows:

106.5.3 Expiration. Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced. The code official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods of not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

N. IFGC Section 106.5.4 Deleted. Section 106.5.4 of the IFGC is hereby deleted in its entirety.

O. IFGC Section 106.6.2 Amended. Section 106.6.2 of the IFGC is hereby amended to read as follows:

106.6.2 Schedule of permit fees. The fee for each permit required under the Fuel Gas Code shall be as set by periodic fee resolution of the Monroe City Council.

P. IFGC Section 106.6.3 Amended. Section 106.6.3 of the IFGC is hereby amended to read as follows:

106.6.3 Refunds. The building official may authorize the refund of fees paid upon filing of a written application by the original permittee not later than 180 days after the date of fee payment, as follows:

1.    100% of any fee erroneously paid or collected;

2.    Up to 80% of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with the City of Monroe Fees Resolution; or

3.    Up to 80% of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan review is done.

The request for a fee refund must be made in writing, prior to the expiration date of the 180 day plan review period, or the expiration date of the mechanical permit, and with justifiable cause.

Q. IFGC Section 108.2 Amended. Subsection 108.2 is hereby amended to provide as follows:

108.2 Code Enforcement. Enforcement of violations of this code shall be in accordance with Chapter 1.04 of the Monroe Municipal Code. Signs, tags, or seals posted or affixed by the building official shall not be mutilated, destroyed, tampered with, or removed without authorization from the building official. The fine for the removal, mutilation, destruction of, or tampering with said notice, sign, tags, or seals shall be as set forth in the Monroe Municipal Code, Section 15.04.200.

R. IFGC Section 108.3 Deleted. Subsection 108.3 is deleted in its entirety.

S. IFGC Section 108.4 Deleted. Subsection 108.4 is deleted in its entirety.

T. IFGC Section 108.5 Deleted. Subsection 108.5 is deleted in its entirety.

U. IFGC Section 108.6 Deleted. Subsection 108.6 is deleted in its entirety.

V. IFGC Section 109 Amended. Section 109 of the IFGC is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 109 – APPEALS

109.1 Appeals. All appeals of orders, decisions, interpretations or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the IFGC shall be to the City of Monroe Hearing Examiner in accordance with Chapter 2.34. The Hearing Examiner shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.

(Ord. 007/2016 § 2; Ord. 008/2013 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 013/2010 §§ 14, 15; Ord. 001/2010 §§ 3, 4; Ord. 015/2007 § 5; Ord. 012/2004)