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File #: 210902    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 11/4/2021 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," by amending Subcode "A" (The Philadelphia Administrative Code) and Subcode "PM" (The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code) and other related sections of The Philadelphia Code to add provisions related to the abatement of rats and other vermin in the City of Philadelphia, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Bass
Indexes: BUILDING CODE, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21090200.pdf
Title
Amending Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," by amending Subcode "A" (The Philadelphia Administrative Code) and Subcode "PM" (The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code) and other related sections of The Philadelphia Code to add provisions related to the abatement of rats and other vermin in the City of Philadelphia, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 4 is amended as follows:

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE.

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SUBCODE "A" (THE PHILADELPHIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE)

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CHAPTER 11. REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING RAT ABATEMENT

SECTION A-1101 GENERAL

A-1101.1 Definitions: The following definitions apply to this Chapter:

"Structural Pest Control." The control of household pests, including but not limited to rodents, vermin and insects which may invade households or structures.

A-1101.2 Requirements prior to demolition, full rehab, or new construction with excavation. Prior to any demolition, full rehabilitation, or new construction with excavation, the owner of the site shall prepare a rodent control management plan for the detection, inspection, and treatment of rodents at the site. At a minimum, the plan shall include provisions for abatement of the site by a licensed structural pest control company.

A-1101.3 Record Maintenance. The owner of the site shall maintain a written record of the plan and any pest control measures performed by pest management professionals at the site and include any reports and receipts prepared by the structural pest control company. The plan and records shall be maintained at the site until construction is completed and shall be open to inspection upon request by employees of the department.

A-1101.3 The Department of Public Health and the Department of Licenses and Inspection is authorized to issue regulations to implement and enforce ...

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