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File #: 210685    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - SECOND READING
File created: 9/17/2021 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Subcode "A" (The Philadelphia Administrative Code) of Title 4 (The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code) of The Philadelphia Code, by amending Section A-703, entitled "Special Certificate of Inspection," to enhance building safety requirements for educational occupancies, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Bass
Code sections: Title 4 - THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21068501, As Amended.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
11/18/20211 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
11/18/20211 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/18/20211 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/5/20210 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
11/5/20210 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
11/5/20210 Committee on Licenses and Inspections AMENDED   Action details Not available
11/5/20211 Committee on Licenses and Inspections REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
9/17/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Subcode "A" (The Philadelphia Administrative Code) of Title 4 (The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code) of The Philadelphia Code, by amending Section A-703, entitled "Special Certificate of Inspection," to enhance building safety requirements for educational occupancies, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section A-703 of Subcode "A" of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

SECTION A-703 SPECIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION

A-703.1 Special occupancy requirement for structures in Group E occupancy: No structure in Group E occupancy, the Educational occupancy, as defined in Subcode "B" of Title 4 owned or operated by an entity to which the City provides substantial funding, shall be occupied unless a current special certificate of inspection has been issued in connection with such structure.

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A-703.2 Issuance of special certificates of inspection: Special certificates of inspection shall be issued on the following basis:

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4. The Department shall not issue a special certificate of inspection unless the building has been inspected for fire, safety, electrical, lead paint, water quality, asbestos, mold and all other property-related hazards and:

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E. the Health Department or a testing agency certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has certified, within the previous five years, that the building is in substantial compliance with the best practices for testing, remediation, abatement, cleaning, and management of asbestos, mold, and other property-related hazards not otherwise regulated in this Section as identified by the Managing Director no less than six months prior to the issuance of the special certificate of inspection.

(.1) The owner of the educational occupancy shall post the results of the testing required by this Section at each parti...

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