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									Proposed Modification to the Florida Building Code
Modification #:                          Section 553.73, Fla Stat

Name:           Betty Stevens
Address:        2055 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399
E-mail:         betty.stevens@dca.state.fl.us
Phone:          850-922-6864
Fax:            850-414-8436
Code:           Building
Section #:      202, 419.3.12.4, 420.3.13.16, 437.2.6.1.1, 901.1, 913, and
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Text of Modification [additions underlined; deletions stricken]:

Section 202, Definitions, is amended to add the following definitions:

CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM. A device for the purpose of detecting carbon
monoxide, that produces a distinct audible alarm, and is listed or labeled
with the appropriate standard, either ANSI/UL 2034 - 96, Standard for Single
and Multiple Station CO Alarms, or UL 2075 - 04, Gas and Vapor Detector
Sensor, in accordance with its application.

FOSSIL FUEL. Coal, kerosene, oil, fuel gases, or other petroleum or
hydrocarbon product that emits carbon monoxide as a by-product of
combustion.

Section 419.3.12.4 is added to read as follows:

419.3.12.4 Carbon monoxide detector. See Section 913.1.

Section 420.3.13.16 is added to read as follows:

420.3.13.16 Carbon monoxide detector. See Section 913.1.

Section 437.2.6.1.1 is added to read as follows:

437.2.6.1.1 Carbon monoxide detector. See Section 913.1

Section 901.1, Scope, is revised to read as follows:

901.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall specify where fire
protections systems are required and shall apply to the design, installation
and operation of fire protection systems and carbon monoxide detection
alarms.

Section 913, Carbon monoxide protection, is added to read as follows

913 Carbon monoxide protection

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913.1 Carbon monoxide protection. Every building having a fossil-fuel-
burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage shall have
an operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each room
used for sleeping purposes.

        913.1.1 Power Source. In new construction, alarms shall receive their
        primary power from the building wiring when such wiring is served
        from the local power utility. Such alarms shall have battery back up.

        913.1.2 Combination alarms. Combination smoke/carbon monoxide
        alarms shall be listed or labeled by a Nationally Recognized Testing
        Laboratory.

Exception: An approved operational carbon monoxide detector shall be
installed inside or directly outside of each room or area within a hospital,
inpatient hospice facility or nursing home facility where a fossil-fuel
burning heater, engine, or appliance is located. The carbon monoxide
detector shall be connected to the fire-alarm system of the hospital,
inpatient hospice facility, or nursing home facility as a supervisory signal.

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Add the following reference standards to read as follows:

UL
ANSI/UL 2034 - 96, Standard for Single and Multiple Station CO Alarms

UL 2075 - 04, Gas and Vapor Detector Sensor

Fiscal Impact Statement [Provide documentation of the costs and benefits
of the proposed modifications to the code for each of the following entities.
Cost data should be accompanied by a list of assumptions and supporting
documentation. Explain expected benefits.]:

A.    Impact to local entity relative to enforcement of code:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2).

B.    Impact to building and property owners relative to cost of compliance
      with code:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2).

C.    Impact to industry relative to cost of compliance with code:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2).

Rationale [Provide an explanation of why you would like this Proposed
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Modification to the Florida Building Code.]:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2) and Section 18 of HB0697-03-er.

Please explain how the proposed modification meets the following
requirements:
1. Has a reasonable and substantial connection with the health, safety,
    and welfare of the general public:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2).

2.    Strengthens or improves the code, and provides equivalent or better
      products, methods, or systems of construction:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2).

3.    Does not discriminate against materials, products, methods, or
      systems of construction of demonstrated capabilities:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2).

4.    Does not degrade the effectiveness of the code:

Implements Florida Statutes 553.72 FS. 553.73(2), 553.73(3), 553.73(7),
553.73(9) 553.885(2).




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