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Chapter 85 – Gas Appliance & Gas Piping Regulations





6-85-1              Adoption by Reference of the American Standard Installation of Gas Appliances                          and Gas Piping, Fourth Edition, 1964
6-85-2              Enforcement
6-85-3              Authority to Enter Premises
6-85-4              Penalty for Noncompliance
6-85-5              Repealer Clause
6-85-6              Saving Clause
6-85-7              Enacting Clause
6-85-8              Compliance with Requirements for Incorporation by Reference

SECTION 6-85-1                  ADOPTION BY REFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN STANDARD INSTALLATION OF GAS APPLIANCES AND GAS PIPING, FOURTH EDITION, 1964.  There is hereby adopted by reference The American Standard Installation of Gas Appliances and Gas Piping, Fourth Edition, 1964, by the City of  Belle Plaine, Iowa, for the purpose of prescribing rules and regulations governing the design, fabrication, installation, tests and operation of appliances and piping systems for fuel gases, which reference work is hereinafter referred to as the American Standard, which American Standard was in turn adopted by the National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A. No 54 – 1964), endorsed by the American Standard Association, Inc. (A.S.A. Z21.30 – 1964), and approved by the American Gas Association, Inc. and the said American Standard is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference and shall have the same force and effect as if said American Standard had been fully set out at length herein and provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the City of Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa.

SECTION 6-85-2                  ENFORCEMENT.   The gas franchisee as provided in Chapter 100 shall have the duty to enforce the provisions of the said American Standard, which is incorporated in this ordinance, and to report all violations thereof to the proper authorities.

SECTION 6-85-3                  AUTHORITY TO ENTER PREMISES.  Said franchisee or its agents shall have the power and authority to enter without hindrance any building or premises whatsoever during reasonable hours of the day in order to inspect and investigate all gas appliances and gas piping systems prior to connection to any such piping or gas appliances to a source of gas as herein defined as a condition precedent to connection to any such gas service, provided further, however, that in making inspection of such gas systems after original connection as herein set out, said franchisee or its agents shall obtain permission to inspect same from the owners or occupants of the premises, or in lieu thereof, shall procure a search warrant from a magistrate before entering the premises.

SECTION 6-85-4                  PENALTY FOR NONCOMPLIANCE.  Any person, firm, partnership, public utility, or corporation engaged in the design, fabrication, installation, tests or operation of appliance and piping systems for fuel gases, that shall fail to comply after the effective date of this ordinance with the rules and regulations as established by this ordinance and its incorporated sections thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30) days for each separate violation thereof.

SECTION 6-85-5                  REPEALER CLAUSE.  All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 6-85-6                  SAVING CLAUSE. It is hereby declared that should any section, paragraph, sentence, or word of this ordinance or its incorporated material hereby adopted be declared invalid either because of its subject matter or its application, it is the intention of the City Council of the City of Belle Plaine, Iowa, that the remaining portions of said ordinance and incorporated material thereof shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 6-85-7                  ENACTING CLAUSE.  This ordinance and its incorporated material shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication in the manner required by law.

SECTION 6-85-8                  COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS FOR INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE.  In compliance with the statues of the State of Iowa and resolution of this City Council, copies of said American Standard have been filed with the office of the Clerk of the City of Belle Plaine, Iowa; said ordinance has been adopted only after giving the notice required by the statute of the State of Iowa in respect to adopting a code by reference, to-wit, a notice to the public by publishing said notice for two consecutive weeks in the Belle Plaine Union that the City Council was proposing to adopt by reference said American Standard, which notice provided for a public hearing to be held on October 11, 1966 at the City Hall, City of Belle Plaine; that said public hearing was held on said date; that the City Council has adopted said American Standard as a construction, maintenance and operations code respecting buildings without amendment

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