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The Oregon Fire Code is amended in the following respects:

A. Section 105.6.30 Open Burning. Delete and replace with the following: See Ashland Municipal Code 10.30.

B. Section 506.1. Add the following sentence: The key box shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and shall contain keys to gain necessary access as required by the fire code official.

C. Section 507.5.1. Delete and replace with the following: Where required. Where a portion of the facility or building hereafter constructed or moved into or within the jurisdiction is more than 300 feet from a hydrant on a fire apparatus access road, as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the facility or building, on-site fire hydrants and mains shall be provided where required by the fire code official.

Exceptions:

1. For Group R-3 and Group U occupancies, the distance requirement shall be 300 feet.

2. For buildings equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2, or 903.3.1.3, the distance requirement shall be 600 feet (183 m).

D. Section 307. Delete and replace with the following: Refer to AMC 10.30.

E. Section 901.6 Records. Records of all system inspections, tests, and maintenance required by the referenced standards shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of three years and service contractors shall send reports of tests to the City of Ashland Fire & Life Safety Division within 30 days of performing the inspection and test.

F. Section 5601.1.3. Notwithstanding ORS 480.110 through ORS 480.165 and OAR 837-012-0600 through OAR 837-012-0675, the sale of retail fireworks as defined in OAR 837-012-0610 is prohibited within the City of Ashland.

1. The sale and/or use of retail fireworks as defined in OAR 837-012-0610 is prohibited at all times;

2. The sale and/or use of sparklers as defined in ORS 480.110 is prohibited at all times;

3. The use of retail fireworks within the City is prohibited at all times; and

4. The advertising of retail fireworks or sparklers is prohibited within the City of Ashland in accordance with ORS 480.152 and OAR 837-012-0665.

G. Section 5601 Storage of Explosives - Prohibited. The scope referred to in Chapter 5601 of the Oregon Fire Code which references the Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules related to explosives is amended as follows. The sale, manufacture, possession, transfer and storage of explosives as defined by ORS 480.200(3) are prohibited in all areas within the City of Ashland except as specifically permitted in writing by the Fire Code Official.

H. Above-ground Storage of Flammable or Combustible Liquids. The limits referred to in Section 5704.2.9.6.1 of the Oregon Fire Code in which the storage of flammable or combustible Class I and II liquids in above-ground tanks outside of buildings is restricted are established as follows: All City of Ashland residential and historical district areas as defined in the Comprehensive Plan.

I. Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gases - Restricted. The limits referred to in Section 6104.2 of the Oregon Fire Code, in which storage of liquefied petroleum gas is restricted, are established as follows: All City of Ashland residential and historical district areas as defined in the Comprehensive Plan are limited to the aggregate capacity of anyone installation shall not exceed a water capacity of 500 gallons.

Exception: In particular installations, this capacity limit shall be determined by the Fire Code Official, after consideration of special features such as topographical conditions, nature of occupancy, and proximity to buildings, capacity of proposed containers, degree of fire protection to be provided and capabilities of the City of Ashland Fire & Rescue Department.

J. Appendix A1010.11. If the complainant or appellant is aggrieved by the final order of the Ashland Board of Appeals, the complainant may file an appeal to the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office within 10 days of the Board’s final order.

K. Appendix D105 – Aerial Fire Apparatus Access Roads. Remove and replace D105.1 with the following: Where required. Buildings or portions of buildings or facilities exceeding 24 feet in height above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access shall be provided with approved fire apparatus access roads capable of accommodating fire department aerial apparatus. Overhead utility and power lines shall not be located within the aerial fire apparatus access roadway.

L. Remove and replace D105.2 with the following: Width. Fire apparatus access roads shall have a minimum unobstructed width of 26 feet in the immediate vicinity of any building or portion of building more than 24 feet in height. (Ord. 3059, amended, 04/17/2012; Ord. 3037, amended, 09/07/2010; Ord. 3006, amended, 03/02/2010; Ord. 2944, amended, 11/06/2007; Ord. 2932, amended, 10/18/2006; Ord. 2929, amended, 08/18/2006; Ord. 2925, amended, 04/18/2006; Ord. 2921, amended, 01/05/2006; Ord. 2876, amended, 09/04/2001; Ord. 2871, amended, 08/07/2001; Ord. 3104, amended, 2014)

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