Chapter Number 90 Fire Prevention Code

CHAPTER 90: FIRE PREVENTION CODE

Section

90.01 Adoption of Uniform Fire Code

90.02 Establishment and duties of Bureau of Fire Prevention

90.03 Definitions

90.04 Establishment of limits of districts in which storage of flammable or combustible liquids in outside aboveground tanks is prohibited

90.05 Establishment of limits in which storage of liquefied petroleum gases is prohibited

90.06 Establishment of limits of districts in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is to be prohibited

90.07 Establishment of limits of districts in which the storage of compressed natural gas is to be prohibited

90.08 Establishment of limits of districts in which the storage of stationary tanks of flammable cryogenic fluids are to be prohibited

90.09 Establishment of limits of districts in which the storage of hazardous materials is to be prohibited or limited

90.10 Appeals

90.11 New materials processes or occupancies which may require permits

90.99 Penalty

� 90.01 ADOPTION OF UNIFORM FIRE CODE.

Pursuant to M.S. � 299F.011, and Minn. Rules 7510.3510, the State Fire Code, as they may be amended from time to time, one copy of which has been marked as the official copy and which is on file in the office of the City Administrator, is hereby adopted as the fire code for the City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion. Every provision contained in the State Fire Code, except as hereinafter amended, is hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. The scope of these regulations is intended to be consistent with M.S. � 299F.011, as it may be amended from time to time.

� 90.02 ESTABLISHMENT AND DUTIES OF BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION.

(A) The Minnesota Uniform Fire Code as adopted and amended herein shall be enforced by the Fire Department of the City of Mountain Iron.

(B) The Chief in charge of the Fire Department shall be appointed by City of Mountain Iron on the basis of examination to determine his or her qualifications.

(C) The chief of the Fire Department shall recommend to the City Council the employment of technical inspectors, who, when such authorization is made, shall be selected through an examination to determine their fitness for the position. The examination shall be open to members and nonmembers of the Fire Department, and appointments made after examination shall be for an indefinite term with removal only for cause.

� 90.03 DEFINITIONS.

(A) Wherever the word JURISDICTION is used in the Minnesota Uniform Fire Code, it is the City of Mountain Iron.

(B) Where the party responsible for the enforcement of the Minnesota Uniform Fire Code is given the title of Fire Marshal, add the following definition: Fire Chief of the Mountain Iron Fire Department.

� 90.04 ESTABLISHMENT OF LIMITS OF DISTRICTS IN WHICH STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS IN OUTSIDE ABOVEGROUND TANKS IS PROHIBITED.

The limits in which the storage of flammable or combustible liquids is restricted are hereby established as follows: in any Urban Residential�Sewered, Urban Residential�Non-Sewered, Multifamily 1 or Multifamily 2 Zoning District as established in Title XV.

� 90.05 ESTABLISHMENT OF LIMITS IN WHICH STORAGE OF LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES IS PROHIBITED.

The limits in which storage of liquefied petroleum gas is restricted, are hereby established as follows: in any Urban Residential�Sewered, Urban Residential�Non-Sewered, Commercial, Multifamily 1 or Multifamily 2 Zoning District as established in Title XV.

� 90.06 ESTABLISHMENT OF LIMITS OF DISTRICTS IN WHICH STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES AND BLASTING AGENTS IS TO BE PROHIBITED.

The limits in which storage of explosives and blasting agents is prohibited, are hereby established as follows: in any Urban Residential�Sewered, Urban Residential�Non-Sewered, Commercial, Multifamily 1 or Multifamily 2 Zoning District as established in Title XV.

� 90.07 ESTABLISHMENT OF LIMITS OF DISTRICTS IN WHICH THE STORAGE OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS IS TO BE PROHIBITED.

The limits in which the storage of compressed natural gas storage is prohibited, are hereby established as follows: in any Urban Residential�Sewered, Urban Residential�Non-Sewered, Commercial, Multifamily 1 or Multifamily 2 Zoning District as established in Title XV.

� 90.08 ESTABLISHMENT OF LIMITS OF DISTRICTS IN WHICH THE STORAGE OF STATIONARY TANKS OF FLAMMABLE CRYOGENIC FLUIDS ARE TO BE PROHIBITED.

The limits referred to in which the storage of flammable cryogenic fluids in stationary containers is prohibited are hereby established as follows: in any Urban Residential�Sewered, Urban Residential�Non-Sewered, Commercial, Multifamily 1 or Multifamily 2 Zoning District as established in Title XV.

� 90.09 ESTABLISHMENT OF LIMITS OF DISTRICTS IN WHICH THE STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IS TO BE PROHIBITED OR LIMITED.

The limits in which the storage of hazardous materials is prohibited or limited is hereby established as follows: in any Urban Residential�Sewered, Urban Residential�Non-Sewered, Commercial, Multifamily 1 or Multifamily 2 Zoning District as established in Title XV.

� 90.10 APPEALS.

Whenever the chief disapproves an application or refuses to grant a permit applied for, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the code do not apply or that the true intent and meaning of the code has been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal from the decision of the Chief to the City Council within 30 days from the date of the decision appealed.

� 90.11 NEW MATERIALS PROCESSES OR OCCUPANCIES WHICH MAY REQUIRE PERMITS.

The City Administrator and the Chief shall act as a committee to determine and specify, after giving affected persons an opportunity to be heard, any new materials, processes or occupancies for which permits are required in addition to those now enumerated in the Minnesota Uniform Fire Code. The Chief shall post such list in a conspicuous place at the Bureau of Fire Prevention and distribute copies thereof to interested persons.

� 90.99 PENALTY.

(A) Any person who violates any of the provisions of the Minnesota Uniform Fire Code as adopted and amended herein or fails to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made hereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved hereunder, or any certificate or permit issued hereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the City Council or by a court of competent jurisdiction, within the required time, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable under � 10.99. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue; and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time: and when not otherwise specified, each ten days that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

(B) The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.