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Administrative Ruling

Provides a formalized ruling and/or interpretation to clarify the intent of a specific standard or fire code provision; or provide clarification and notification of new or existing provisions of the fire code.

Approved

Approved or acceptable by the Fire Marshal, or other designated code official.  Approval of plans or conditions does not relieve the person(s) responsible for a property or project of the requirement to follow all provisions of the adopted fire code, standards, or City of Conroe ordinances.

Building Code

The current building code officially adopted by the City of Conroe.  Currently the 2009 International Building Code (IBC).

Code Deviation/Variance

A difference between that which is required or specified by code and that which is permitted by an equivalency evaluation.  Typically granted by City Council.

Code Official

The Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Deputy Fire Marshal or other designated authority charged by the City of Conroe with the duties of administration and enforcement of the fire code.

Fire Code

The current fire code officially adopted by the City of Conroe for the regulation of providing reasonable levels of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.  Currently the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC).

Hazardous Materials

Those chemicals or substances which are physical hazards or health hazards as defined, whether the materials are in usable or waste condition.

High-Piled Combustible Storage

Storage of combustible materials in closely packed piles or combustible materials on pallets, in racks or on shelves where the top of storage is greater than 12 feet in height.

IBC

International Building Code, 2009 Edition.

IFC

International Fire Code, 2009 Edition.

NFPA

National Fire Protection Association.

Revise and Resubmit

Plans reviewed by the Fire Marshal’s Office and determined to not meet the minimum acceptable requirements or guidelines.  Revisions are requested per the included comments and resubmitted for review and/or permit.