The IMC is amended by adding a section to read as
Carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed in new and existing rooms containing
a fuel-burning appliance that is utilized to control environmental conditions
and produces carbon monoxide during operation.
1. Rooms containing a boiler that is
regulated by Minnesota Rules, chapter 5225, shall be provided with carbon
monoxide alarms in accordance with that chapter.
2. Where the room containing the fuel-burning
appliance is located in a building regulated by the International Residential
Code, carbon monoxide alarms shall be provided in accordance with Minnesota
Rules, chapter 1309.
Carbon monoxide alarms.
Carbon monoxide alarms under section 313.1 shall comply with sections 313.2.1
Carbon monoxide alarms shall receive their primary power from
the building wiring where such wiring is served from a commercial source, and
when primary power is interrupted, receive power from a battery. Wiring shall
be permanent and without a disconnecting switch other than that required for
1. Where installed in buildings without
commercial power, battery-powered carbon monoxide alarms are
2. Where installed in
the room of an existing building containing a fuel-burning appliance,
battery-powered carbon monoxide alarms are permitted.
monoxide alarms shall be listed in accordance with UL 2034.
Combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarms shall be an acceptable alternative
to carbon monoxide alarms. Combination carbon monoxide and smoke alarms shall
be listed in accordance with UL 2034 and UL 217.
Carbon monoxide detection
systems. Carbon monoxide detection systems that comply with NFPA 720 and
are listed in accordance with UL 2075 shall be an acceptable alternative to
carbon monoxide alarms listed in sections 322.214.171.124 and 3126.96.36.199.