10A NCAC 14J .1702        APPLICABILITY ‑ CONSTRUCTION

(a)  New Municipal Lockups ‑ The construction standards established in this Section shall apply to all municipal lockup construction for which the final working drawings are approved by the Branch after the effective date of this Rule.

(b)  Existing Municipal Lockups ‑ Existing municipal lockups shall continue to be governed by the existing construction standards which are now in Section .1500 of this Subchapter and the same standards shall apply to new municipal lockups which have had final working drawings approved by the Section prior to the effective date of this Rule.  Existing municipal lockups or new municipal lockups which have had final drawings approved by the Section prior to the effective date of this Rule may choose to comply with any of the new construction standards in Section .1200 as a substitute for existing standards on the same subject in Section .1500.

(c)  Additions ‑ The construction standards established in this Section shall apply to any construction that adds square footage to the building and for which the final working drawings are approved after the effective date of this Rule.

(d)  Alterations or Repairs ‑ When alterations or repairs are made to an existing municipal lockup building which affect its structural strength, exits, fire hazards, electrical systems, mechanical systems, or sanitary conditions, such alterations or repairs shall comply with the standards for new construction established in this Section.  Unaltered portions of the building shall be required to comply with the new construction standards indicated in this Section only under the circumstances specified in Paragraphs (e) ‑ (g) of this Rule.

(e)  Extensive Annual Alterations or Repairs ‑ If, within any 12 month period, alterations or repairs costing in excess of 50 percent of the then physical value of the building are made to an existing municipal lockup, the entire municipal lockup shall conform to the construction standards for new municipal lockups established in this Section.

(f)  Reconstruction After Damage ‑ If an existing municipal lockup is damaged by fire or otherwise in excess of 50 percent of the then physical value of the building at the time of damage, the municipal lockup shall be reconstructed in conformance with the construction standards for new municipal lockups established in this Section.

(g)  Physical Value ‑ For the purpose of this Rule, the physical value of the municipal lockup building shall be determined by the local building inspection department.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 153A‑221;

Eff. June 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.