TRASH COLLECTION/MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 730 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2019
AN ACT REQUIRING THAT DOORSTEP REFUSE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION CONTAINERS BE ALLOWED IN EXIT ACCESS CORRIDORS OF CERTAIN APARTMENT OCCUPANCIES UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Intro. by Szoka, Corbin, Howard, Richardson.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 6 2019)
H 730

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 2 2019 - More information

    House amendment #1 to the 3rd edition adds to the conditions of doorstep refuse and recycling containers permitted under the act's implementation provisions. Establishes that use of doorstep refuse and recycling containers in apartment occupancies with exit access corridors or open-air corridors with balconies served by exterior exit stairs is revocable by the fire code enforcement official having jurisdiction over violations of (1) the prohibition against refuse and containers reducing required egress width or (2) the requirement for management to have staff of the apartment occupancy have written policies and procedures in place and enforce them to ensure compliance with the conditions and produce the written policies upon request of the official.


  • Summary date: May 1 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition adds to the conditions of doorstep refuse and recycling containers permitted under the act's implementation provisions. Limits the number of described containers to one refuse and one recycling collection container for a total of two containers per apartment occupancy for apartment occupancies with enclosed corridors and apartment occupancies with open-air corridors or balconies served by exterior exit stairs. 


  • Summary date: Apr 30 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes a clarifying change by providing that it is the Building Code Council (was, Commission) that is to revise the exit obstruction and waste accumulation provision of the NCFPC. 


  • Summary date: Apr 11 2019 - More information

    Requires the Building Code Council (Council) and local governments enforcing the 2018 NC Fire Prevention Code (Code) to enforce the specified exit obstruction and waste accumulation provisions as follows. Requires code enforcement authorities with jurisdiction over apartment occupancies to permit doorstep refuse and recycling collection containers which stand upright on their own and do not leak liquids when standing upright in exit access corridors as described with respect to apartment occupancies with enclosed corridors, and in apartment occupancies with open-air corridors or balconies served by exterior exit stairs. Authorizes the code enforcement authority having jurisdiction to approve alternative containers and storage arrangements that are demonstrated to provide an equivalent level of safety as described. Provides apartment occupancies a phase in period until December 31, 2020, to comply with the implementation provisions. Requires the Commission to revise the exit obstruction and waste accumulation provisions of the Code and adopt substantively similar permanent rules. Effective July 1, 2019.


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