La. Admin. Code tit. 17, § I-103 - International Building Code (Formerly LAC 55:VI.301.A.1)

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 3, March 20, 2022

A. International Building Code (IBC), 2015 Edition, not including Chapter 1, Administration, Chapter 11, Accessibility, Chapter 27, Electrical. The applicable standards referenced in that code are included for regulation of construction within this state. Furthermore, IBC shall be amended as follows and shall only apply to the International Building Code.

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Chapter 2, Definitions.

Mini-Storage Facility- a self-service storage facility which rents or leases individual storage space to occupants for the storage and/or removal of personal property.

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Chapter 9

To adopt and amend 2015 International Building Code

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Section 903.2.1.1, Group A-2.

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Item (2.)

Item (2). The fire area has an occupant load of 300 or more.

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Item (4.)

Item (4). Open-air pavilions on three sides or more, not exceeding 12,000 square feet, shall not be required to comply with 903.2.1.3(1) and 903.2.1.3(2) where each side has unobstructed access to a public way (10'-0" wide by 10'-0")' high). No fixed elements, equipment, seating, etc. are permitted within the 10'-0" by 10'-0" access.

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Exceptions

(a). The requirements of Sections 903.2.1.2(1) shall not apply to a single multi-purpose room less than 12,000 sf when all of the following conditions are met.

(1.) The single multi-purpose room shall not be used for display or exhibition, bars or taverns.

(2.) The single multi-purpose room shall not share exit access with other occupancies. Non-separated accessory uses that are incidental or ancillary to the single multi-purpose room shall be considered as part of the assembly occupancy. The accessory uses shall not be limited to 10 percent of the single multi-purpose room floor area and/or building, but shall be included and considered as part of the limited assembly room floor area.

(3.) The single multi-purpose room shall not be part of a fire area containing other assembly occupancies.

(4.) A single multi-purpose room with an occupant load greater than 300 persons shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section 907.2.1.

(5.) The single multi-purpose room with its accessory or ancillary uses shall be separated, when part of a multiple occupancy, in accordance with Table 508.4 and Section 707 from the remainder of the building. The single multipurpose room fire area containing the single multi-purpose room and its accessory or ancillary uses shall be less than 12,000 sf.

(6.) Provide system smoke detection in all areas in accordance with Section 907 throughout the entire building.

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Section 903.2.1.3, Group A3.

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Item (4.)

4. Open air pavilions on three sides or more, not exceeding 12,000 square feet, shall not be required to comply with Section 903.2.1.3(2) where each side has unobstructed access to a public way (10'-0" wide by 10'-0" high). No fixed elements, equipment, seating, etc. are permitted within the 10'-0" by 10'-0" access.

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Exceptions

(a). The requirements of Sections 903.2.1.2(2) shall not apply to a single multi-purpose room less than 12,000 sf when all of the following conditions are met:

(1.) The single multi-purpose room shall not be used for display or exhibition.

(2.) The single multi-purpose room shall not share exit access with other occupancies. Non-separated accessory uses that are incidental or ancillary to the single multi-purpose room shall be considered as part of the assembly occupancy. The accessory uses shall not be limited to 10 percent of the single multi-purpose room floor area and/or building, but shall be included and considered as part of the limited assembly room floor area.

(3.) The single multi-purpose room shall not be part of a fire area containing other assembly occupancies.

(4.) A single multi-purpose room with an occupant load greater than 300 persons shall be provided with a fire alarm system in accordance with Section 907.2.1

(5.) The single multi-purpose room with its accessory or ancillary uses shall be separated, when part of a multiple occupancy, in accordance with Table 508.4 and Section 707 from the remainder of the building. The single multipurpose room fire area containing the single multi-purpose room and its accessory or ancillary uses shall be less than 12,000 sf.

(6.) Provide system smoke detection in all areas in accordance with Section 907 throughout the entire building.

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Section 903.2.9, Group S-1.

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Item (5.)

Item (5). A Group S-1 occupancy used for the storage of upholstered furniture or mattresses exceeds 2,500 sf (232 m2).

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Exception

(1.) The requirement of Section 903.2.9(5) shall not apply to mini-storage facilities less than 12,000 sf. Mini-storage facilities, including mini-storage facilities which are climate-controlled, shall comply with 903.2.9(1) thru 903.2.9(4).

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Section 903.2.7, Group M.

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Item (4.)

Item (4). A Group M occupancy used for the display and sale of upholstered furniture or mattresses where the floor area occupied by the upholstered furniture or mattresses exceeds 5,000 sf (464 m2).

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Section 903.2.8, Group R.

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Exceptions

(a). An automatic sprinkler system is not required when not more than two dwelling or sleeping units are attached to a commercial or non-residential occupancy where all of the following conditions exist:

(1.) The dwelling or sleeping units shall be separated vertically and/or horizontally from the non-residential occupancy as well as each other by two-hour construction in accordance with Sections 707

(2.) The entire building shall be smoke protected in accordance with Section 907

(3.) Egress from the dwelling or sleeping units shall not pass through the non-residential occupancy.

(4.) The building shall not exceed two stories.

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(b.) An automatic sprinkler system is not required in Residential Group R-3, boarding houses (transient and nontransient) as defined by Section 310.5, where one of the following conditions exist:

(1.) Every sleeping room has a door opening directly to the exterior at the street or finish grade.

(2.) Every sleeping room has a door opening directly to the exterior which leads to an outside stair protected in accordance with Section 1027

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Section 1006

Amend and revise Tables 1006.3.2(1) and 1006.3.2(2).

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a. Delete from footnote "a":

(1.) and provided with emergency escape and rescue openings in accordance with Section 1030

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Section 1010.1.9.6, Controlled Egress Doors in Groups I-1 and I-2.

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Section 1010.1.9.6

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(a.) Electric locking systems, including electromechanical locking systems and electromagnetic locking systems, shall be permitted to be locked in the means of egress in Group I-1 or I-2 occupancies where persons receiving care require their containment. Controlled egress doors shall be permitted in such occupancies where the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or an approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with Section 907, provided that the doors are installed and operate in accordance with all of the following:

(1.) The door locks shall unlock on actuation of the automatic sprinkler system or automatic fire detection system.

(2.) The door locks shall unlock on loss of power controlling the lock or lock mechanism.

(3.) The door locking system shall be installed to have the capability of being unlocked by a switch located at the fire command center, a nursing station or other approved location. The switch shall directly break power to the lock.

(4.) A means of manual mechanical unlocking must be provided at each door that is not in direct view of the remote release location required by Item 3.

(5.) The procedures for unlocking the doors shall be described and approved as part of the emergency planning and preparedness required by Chapter 4 of the International Fire Code.

(6.) All clinical staff shall have the keys, codes or other means necessary to operate the locking systems.

(7.) Emergency lighting shall be provided at the door.

(8.) The door locking system units shall be listed in accordance with UL 294.

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Exceptions 1 and 2

Delete Exceptions 1 and 2.

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(9.) "Automatic" Re-Locking, after an emergency release as described above, shall be prohibited. A specific human action dedicated for re-locking doors must be provided at the remote control location or at each lock location.

(10.) Document the "staff/patient ratio" for the occupants of the locked area to the authority having jurisdiction.

The ratio shall be within state and federal licensing/certification guidelines. Please note that only "nurses" and "nurses aides" assigned to the locked area shall be considered acceptable responsible staff in regard to this ratio documentation.

(11.) Provide the reason for installing specialized security measures to the authority having jurisdiction.

(12.) Documentation addressing each condition itemized above shall be provided to the authority having jurisdiction and shall include the signature of the building owner or the facility administrator.

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Section 1010.1.9.7, Delayed Egress.

(a.) Delayed egress locking systems shall be permitted to be installed on doors serving any occupancy except the main entrance/exit for a Group A, and all exits for a Group H in buildings that are equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or an approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with Section 907 The locking system shall be installed and operated in accordance with all of the following:

(1.) The delay electronics of the delayed egress locking system shall deactivate upon actuation of the automatic sprinkler system or automatic fire detection system, allowing immediate, free egress.

(2.) The delay electronics of the delayed egress locking system shall deactivate upon loss of power controlling the lock or lock mechanism, allowing immediate free egress.

(3.) The delayed egress locking system shall have the capability of being deactivated at the fire command center and other approved locations.

(4.) An attempt to egress shall initiate an irreversible process that shall allow such egress in not more than 15 seconds when a force of not more than 15 pounds (67 N) is applied to the egress side door hardware for not more than 3 seconds. Initiation of the irreversible process shall activate an audible signal in the vicinity of the door.

Once the delay electronics have been deactivated, rearming the delay electronics shall be by manual means only.

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Exception

Where approved by the authority having jurisdiction, a delay of not more than 30 seconds is permitted on a delayed egress door.

(5.) The egress path from any point shall not pass through more than one delayed egress locking system.

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Exception

In Group I-2 or I-3 occupancies, the egress path from any point in the building shall pass through no more than two delayed egress locking systems provided the combined delay does not exceed 30 seconds.

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(6) A sign shall be provided on the door and shall be located above and within 12 inches (305 mm) of the door exit hardware.

(6.1) For doors that swing in the direction of egress, the sign shall read: Push until alarm sounds. Door can be opened in 15 [30] seconds.

(6.2) For doors that swing in the opposite direction of egress, the sign shall read: Pull until alarm sounds. Door can be opened in 15 [30] seconds.

(6.3)

(i). The sign shall comply with the visual character requirements in ICC A117.1. Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act-Accessibilities Guidelines (ADA/ABA-AG).

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Exception

Where approved, in Group I occupancies, the installation of a sign is not required where care recipients who because of clinical needs require restraint or containment as part of the function of the treatment area.

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(7.) Emergency lighting shall be provided on the egress side of the door.

(8.) The delayed egress locking system units shall be listed in accordance with UL 294.

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Section 1010.1.9.8, Sensor Release of Electrically Locked Egress Doors.

(a.) The electric locks on sensor released doors located in a required means of egress are permitted where installed and operated in accordance with all of the following criteria:

(1.) The sensor shall be installed on the egress side, arranged to detect an occupant approaching the doors. The doors shall be arranged to unlock by a signal from or loss of power to the sensor.

(2.) Loss of power to the lock or locking system shall automatically unlock the doors.

(3.) Item 3

(a). The doors shall be arranged to unlock from a manual unlocking device located 40 inches to 48 inches (1016 mm to 1219 mm) vertically above the floor and within 5 feet (1524 mm) of the secured doors. Ready access shall be provided to the manual unlocking device and the device shall be clearly identified by a sign that reads "Push to Exit" When operated, the manual unlocking device shall result in direct interruption of power to the lock, independent of other electronics, and the doors shall remain unlocked for not less than 30 seconds. The sign shall comply with the visual character requirements in Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act-Accessibilities Guidelines (ADA/ABA-AG).

(4.) Activation of the building fire alarm system, where provided, shall automatically unlock the doors, and the doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset.

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Item (5.)

(5.) The activation of manual fire alarm boxes that activate the fire alarm system shall not be required to unlock the doors.

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Item (6.)

(6.) Activation of the building automatic sprinkler system or fire detection system, where provided, shall automatically unlock the doors. The doors shall remain unlocked until the fire alarm system has been reset.

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Item (7.)

(7.) The door locking system units shall be listed in accordance with UL 294.

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Item (8.)

(8.) Doors in buildings with an occupancy in Group A shall not be secured from the egress side during periods that the building is open to the general public.

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Item (9.)

(9.) Doors in buildings with an occupancy in Group R-3 or Group I-3 shall not be equipped with this locking system.

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Item (10.)

(10.) Doors serving any Group M occupancy shall be permitted to be equipped with this locking system in buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or an approved automatic smoke or heat detection system installed in accordance with Section 907

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Item (11.)

(11.) Emergency egress lighting shall be provided at the door.

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Section 1010.1.9.9, Electromagnetically Locked Egress Doors.

(a.) a. Doors in the required means of egress shall be permitted to be locked with an electromagnetic locking system where equipped with hardware and where installed and operated in accordance with all of the following:

(1.) The hardware that is affixed to the door leaf has an obvious method of operation that is readily operated under all lighting conditions.

(2.) The hardware is capable of being operated with one hand.

(3.) Operation of the hardware directly interrupts the power to the electromagnetic lock and unlocks the door immediately.

(4.) Loss of power to the locking system automatically unlocks the door.

(5.) Where panic or fire exit hardware is required by Section 1010.1.10, operation of the panic or fire exit hardware also releases the electromagnetic lock.

(6.) The locking system units shall be listed in accordance with UL 294.

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Section 1020.1, Construction.

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Exception

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Item (6.)

(6.) A fire-resistance rating is not required for corridors where the space or area served does not exceed the occupant load and common path of egress travel values, for each occupancy, listed in Table 1006.2.1. The travel distance to the exit from the space or area served shall not exceed the common path of travel.

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Section 1020.5, Air Movement in Corridors.

Corridors that require protection under Table 1020.1-Corridor Fire-Resistance Rating, shall not serve as supply, return, exhaust, relief or ventilation air ducts.

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Section 1027.6

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Exceptions

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Item (4.)

(4.) Exterior stairs or ramps which serve no more than one story above the level of exit discharge and constructed with non-combustible materials or constructed with fire retardant treated lumber, shall be allowed when the fire separation distance is between 5 and 10 feet measured from the exterior edge of the stairway or ramp.

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Section 1030.1

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Exception

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Item (4.)

(4.) In other than Group R-3 occupancies, buildings equipped throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1

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Section 1603.1.5, Earthquake Design Data.

The following information related to seismic loads shall be shown, regardless of whether seismic loads govern the design of the lateral-force-resisting system of the building:

a. seismic importance factor, I, and occupancy category;

b. mapped spectral response accelerations, SS and S1;

c. site class;

d. spectral response coefficients, SDS and SD1;

e. seismic design category;

f. basic seismic-force-resisting system(s);

g. design base shear;

h. seismic response coefficient(s), CS;

i. response modification factor(s), R;

j. analysis procedure used;

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Exceptions

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Item (1.)

(1.) Construction documents that are not required to be prepared by a registered design professional;

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Item (2.)

(2.) Construction documents for structures that are assigned to Seismic Design Category A.

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Section 1609.1.2, Protection of Openings.

In wind-borne debris regions, glazing in buildings shall be impact resistant or protected with an impact-resistant covering meeting the requirements of an approved impact-resistant standard or ASTM E 1996 and ASTM E 1886 referenced herein as follows:

a. Glazed openings located within 30 feet (9144 mm) of grade shall meet the requirements of the large missile test of ASTM E 1996.

b. Glazed openings located more than 30 feet (9144 mm) above grade shall meet the provisions of the small missile test of ASTM E 1996.

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Exceptions

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Item (1.)

(1.) Wood structural panels with a minimum thickness of 7/16 inch (11.1 mm) and maximum panel span of 8 feet (2438 mm) shall be permitted for opening protection in one- and two-story buildings classified as Risk Category 2. Panels shall be precut so that they shall be attached to the framing surrounding the opening containing the product with the glazed opening. Panels shall be predrilled as required for the anchorage method and shall be secured with the attachment hardware provided. Attachments shall be designed to resist the components and cladding loads determined in accordance with the provisions of ASCE 7, with corrosion-resistant attachment hardware provided and anchors permanently installed on the building. Attachment in accordance with Table 1609.1.2 with corrosion-resistant attachment hardware provided and anchors permanently installed on the building is permitted for buildings with a mean roof height of 45 feet (13 716 mm) or less where Vasd determined in accordance with Section 1609.3.1 does not exceed 140 mph (63 m/s).

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Item (2.)

(2.) Glazing in Risk Category I buildings as defined in Section 1604.5, including greenhouses that are occupied for growing plants on a production or research basis, without public access shall be permitted to be unprotected.

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Item (3.)

(3.) Glazing in Risk Category II, III or IV buildings located over 60 feet (18 288 mm) above the ground and over 30 feet (9144 mm) above aggregate surface roofs located within 1,500 feet (458 m) of the building shall be permitted to be unprotected.

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Section 1612.4, Design and Construction.

Repeal

Referenced ASCE 24-14, Freeboard.

Delete Referenced ASCE 24-14 Freeboard requirements and Table 1-1, Flood Design Class of Buildings and Structures.

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Section 1613.1, Scope.

Every structure, and portion thereof, including nonstructural components that are permanently attached to structures and their supports and attachments, shall be designed and constructed to resist the effects of earthquake motions in accordance with ASCE 7, excluding Chapter 14 and Appendix 11A. The seismic design category for a structure is permitted to be determined in accordance with Section 1613 or ASCE 7-10. Figure 1613.5(1) shall be replaced with ASCE 7-10 Figure 22-1. Figure 1613.5(2) shall be replaced with ASCE 7-10 Figure 22-2.

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Exceptions

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Item (5.)

(5.) Structures that are not required to have a registered design professional in responsible charge;

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Item (6.)

(6.) structures that are assigned to Seismic Design Category A.

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Chapter 29, Plumbing. Systems.

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Section 2901, Scope.

The provisions of this Chapter and the International Plumbing Code shall govern the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing equipment and systems. Toilet and bathing rooms shall be constructed in accordance with Section 1210 Plumbing systems and equipment shall be constructed, installed and maintained in accordance with the International Plumbing Code.

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Section 2901, Scope.

Private Sewage disposal systems shall conform to the International Private Sewage Disposal Code.

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Section 2902

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 17, § I-103
Promulgated by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, State Uniform Construction Code Council, LR 33:291 (February 2007), amended LR 34:93 (January 2008), LR 34: 883 (May 2008), LR 34:2205 (October 2008), LR 35:1904 (September 2009), LR 36:2574 (November 2010), effective January 1, 2011, LR 37:601 (February 2011), LR 37:913 (March 2011), repromulgated LR 37:2187 (July 2011), repromulgated LR 37:2726 (September 2011), LR 37:3065 (October 2011), LR 38:1994 (August 2012), amended by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Uniform Construction Code Council, LR 39:1825 (July 2013), LR 39:2512 (September 2013), LR 40:2609 (December 2014), DPSC, Office of State Fire Marshal, LR 412380 (11/1/2015), Amended by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Uniform Construction Code Council, LR 4475 (1/1/2018), Repromulgated LR 45912 (7/1/2019), Amended LR 451786 (12/1/2019).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 40:1730.22(C) and (D) and 40:1730.26(1).

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