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14A-6-603.4 Tanks and Supporting Structures
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The owner of a building with a water tank with a capacity of more than 250 gallons (946 L) that is exposed to the elements, a freestanding tank with a capacity of more than 250 gallons (946 L) that is exposed to the elements, or an exposed structure intended to support such a tank, whether or not a tank is present and whether or not the tank is holding water, must label the tank and obtain and submit written condition assessment reports regarding the tank and support structure as provided in Sections 14A-6-603.4.1 through 14A-6-603.4.5.
A rustproof tag or plate must be placed on the outside of every tank or support structure indicating the month and year in which the tank and its supporting structure were installed in letters not less than 2 inches (51 mm) high.
Tanks and support structures must be closely examined by a registered design professional within 1 year after installation and at least once every 2 years after the initial inspection. The registered design professional must prepare a signed and sealed written report on the internal and external structural condition and integrity of the tank and the external structural condition and integrity of the support structure and provide it to the owner.
14A-6-603.4.3 Mandatory Reporting
Where a registered design professional determines, as a result of an examination required by this section, that a tank or support structure is in need of repair, reinforcement, or removal to prevent imminent harm to building users or the public, the registered design professional must notify the building official in writing within 24 hours.
14A-6-603.4.5 Corrective Action
Where the building official determines, based on a report filed under Section 14A-6-603.4.4 or a report made under Section 14A-6-603.4.3, or an inspection that an exposed metal structure is in unsafe condition or in need of repair or reinforcement, the building official is authorized to issue a written order to the owner to immediately take temporary measures to protect the public and to begin permanent repairs within a specified time period. An order issued pursuant to this section does not waive any applicable requirement to obtain a permit for such work.
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