SPS 362.0904(2)(b)2.h. h. The connection of a manual-wet sprinkler system to a plumbing water supply system shall be protected against backflow conditions in accordance with ch. SPS 382.
SPS 362.0904(2)(b)2.i. i. The actuation of any sprinkler in the system shall operate the waterflow indicating device, which shall initiate a fire alarm within the building.
SPS 362.0904(2)(b)2.j. j. Upon actuation of the building fire alarm, a fire alarm signal shall be sent automatically to the fire department providing fire protection to the building.
SPS 362.0904(2)(b)3. 3. Installer qualifications. The installation or alteration of a manual-wet sprinkler system shall be performed by a licensed individual as specified for the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system under subch. V of ch. SPS 305.
SPS 362.0904(2)(c) (c) System interconnection. Substitute the following wording for IBC 904.12.2: The actuation of the fire suppression system shall automatically shut down all sources of fuel and power to all equipment located beneath the exhaust hood and protected by the suppression system. The fuel and power reset shall be manual.
SPS 362.0904(3) (3)Domestic cooking systems in group I-2 condition 1. The requirements in IBC sections 904.13, 904.13.1, and 904.13.2 are not included as part of chs. SPS 361 to 366.
SPS 362.0904 Note Note: The requirements in IBC sections 904.13, 904.13.1, and 904.13.2 are similar to those contained in the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code. Section DHS 132.82 (1) and the medicare conditions of participation for long-term care facilities under 42 CFR 483 require all nursing homes to meet the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code.
SPS 362.0904 History History: CR 00-179: cr. Register December 2001 No. 552, eff. 7-1-02; CR 01-139: am. (2) (b) 8. Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 04-016: renum. (intro.), (1) and (2) to be (2) (intro.), (a) and (b), and r. and recr. (2) (b) 2. c., cr. (1) Register December 2004 No. 588, eff. 1-1-05; correction in (2) (b) 2. h., 3. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 16-094: cr. (1) (title), (2) (title), r. (2) (a), am. (2) (b) 1. b., cr. (2) (c), (3), Register April 2018 No. 748 eff. 5-1-18.
SPS 362.0907 SPS 362.0907Fire alarm and detection systems.
SPS 362.0907(1)(1)General. Substitute the following wording and informational note for the requirements in IBC section 907.1: IBC section 907 covers the application and installation of fire alarm systems and their components. Note: See ch. SPS 314 for requirements for performance and maintenance of fire alarm systems and their components.
SPS 362.0907(2) (2)Smoke alarms. These are department informational notes to be used under IBC section 907.2.11:
SPS 362.0907 Note Note: Section 101.145 (4), Stats., addresses retroactivity requirements for buildings constructed prior to the effective date of this section. This statute section applies beyond the application of chs. SPS 361 to 366, as established in s. SPS 361.03 (2), and states “The owner of a residential building the initial construction of which is commenced before, on or after May 23, 1978, shall install and maintain a functional smoke detector in the basement and at the head of any stairway on each floor level of the building and shall install a functional smoke detector either in each sleeping room of each unit or elsewhere in the unit within 6 feet of each sleeping area and not in a kitchen.”
SPS 362.0907(2m) (2m)Elevator emergency operation. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 907.3.3: Except as provided in s. SPS 362.0907 (5) (a) and (b), fire alarm initiating devices installed for elevator emergency operation shall be installed in accordance with ch. SPS 318 and NFPA 72.
SPS 362.0907(3) (3)Protective covers. Substitute the following wording for the requirements in IBC section 907.4.2.5: The building official is authorized to require the installation of listed manual fire alarm box protective covers to prevent malicious false alarms or provide the manual fire alarm box with protection from physical damage. The protective cover shall be transparent or red in color with a transparent face to permit visibility of the manual fire alarm box. Each cover shall include proper operating instructions. Protective covers shall not project more than that permitted by IBC section 1003.3.3.
SPS 362.0907(4) (4)Employee work areas. Substitute the following wording for the exception in IBC section 907.5.2.3.1: Where employee work areas have audible alarm coverage, the alarm system shall be designed so that visible notification appliances can be integrated into the system.
SPS 362.0907(5) (5)Installation and monitoring. The following are department exceptions to the requirements in IBC section 907.6:
SPS 362.0907(5)(a) (a) The requirements in NFPA 72 section 21.3.3 do not apply to elevator pits.
SPS 362.0907(5)(b) (b) The requirements in NFPA 72 section 21.3.7 (2) are not included as part of chs. SPS 361 to 366.
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.
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