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§23-28.3-1  Definitions. –

Published: 2015

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Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-28.3

Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review

SECTION 23-28.3-1

   § 23-28.3-1  Definitions. –

When used in this chapter:

   (1) "Amendment" means any modification or change in the code

that shall be formulated, adopted, and issued by the board;

   (2) "Blanket variance" means generalized relief from any

provision of the fire safety code, including, but not limited to, time

deadlines, when, in the opinion of the fire safety code board, these provisions

have been rendered obsolete and/or impose an unanticipated, unreasonable

hardship upon the general public, and the board finds that the decision to

grant a blanket variance will not conflict with the general objectives of the

code. All blanket variances shall only be effective until the next code

adoption process by the board;

   (3) "Board" means the fire safety code board created by this


   (4) "Building" includes new and existing buildings and

facilities, except private dwellings occupied by one, two (2), or three (3)

families, in the various cities and towns in this state;

   (5) "Code" means the minimum standard body of rules for fire

safety known as the Fire Safety Code, chapters 28.1 – 28.39 of this title,

or the rehabilitation building and fire code for existing buildings and

structures, chapter 29.1 of this title;

   (6) "Variation or variance" means a special limited

modification or change in the code, including, but not limited to, time

deadlines, which is applicable only to a particular type of building,

structure, facility, regulated process or hazardous activity upon the petition

of the person owning the building, structure, or facility, or maintaining the

regulated process or hazardous activity. All variances shall be, to the extent

practicable, in keeping with recognized national standards.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1966, ch. 216, § 1; P.L. 1975, ch. 165, § 14; P.L. 2000, ch.

185, § 4; P.L. 2000, ch. 290, § 4; P.L. 2003, ch. 106, § 6; P.L.

2003, ch. 107, § 6; P.L. 2005, ch. 151, § 5; P.L. 2005, ch. 155,

§ 5; P.L. 2012, ch. 415, § 22.)