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WAC 246-359-120

Required inspections.

The department of health or its designee, when notified by the applicant in writing has authority to conduct all of the inspections described in this section.
(1) Site/foundation inspection. To be made after excavations for footings are complete, and after any required forms and reinforcing steel are in place, but before any concrete has been placed.
(2) Concrete slab or under-floor inspection. To be made after all in-slab or under-floor building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place, but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the subfloor.
(3) Framing/rough-in inspection. To be made after the roof, all framing, wall, and roof members are in place including fire blocking and bracing, heating, and rough electrical and plumbing has been installed.
(4) Final inspection. To be made after finish grading and the building is completed and ready for occupancy.
(5) Additional inspections. To be made after the applicant has received notification that an additional inspection or inspections are necessary. The department of health will conduct the following additional inspections to:
(a) Assure the requirements of this chapter are being met, specifically to verify:
(i) Stop work orders, WAC 246-359-130, are adhered to;
(ii) Approved plans, according to WAC 246-359-080, have not been altered without prior department of health approval; and
(iii) A construction permit has been issued according to WAC 246-359-090;
(b) Determine compliance with other required laws or ordinances necessary to enforce this chapter; and
(c) Determine if an approved variance is being followed, when verification cannot be determined through the inspections described in subsections (1) through (4) of this section.
(6) Special inspections. To be made by a special inspector when the applicant is building to the alternate construction standards and the inspections required in subsections (1) through (5) of this section are not sufficient to determine compliance with the alternate construction methods.
(7) Reinspections. Reinspections will be conducted and a reinspection fee charged for each reinspection conducted for the following reasons:
(a) Work for which an inspection is requested and is not complete;
(b) Required corrections called for have not been made;
(c) The inspection record card is not posted or readily available at the worksite;
(d) The approved plans are not readily available to the inspector; and
(e) The inspector's request for equipment or information was not provided at the site preventing the inspector from conducting the scheduled inspection.
(8) FAS inspections.
(a) Inspections of FAS site foundations will be conducted at the following events, where applicable:
(i) After excavation for footings or after foundation stem walls are completed;
(ii) After required forms and reinforcing steel are in place for footings and foundation stem walls;
(iii) Before concrete has been poured; and
(iv) At the following stages during concrete slab or under-floor inspection:
(A) After all slab, runner, or under-floor building service material, such as conduit, piping, accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place; and
(B) Before any concrete has been cured or floor sheathing installed, including the subfloor.
(b) Inspections of unit settings, anchoring and hook-ups include, but are not limited to, potable water, sewage disposal systems, or gas connections. Inspections will be conducted:
(i) After the FAS unit(s) has been delivered; and
(ii) Include bracing, anchoring, any below floor ducting installation, and rough electrical and plumbing.
(c) Final inspections will be conducted after finish grading and the building is completed and ready for occupancy. Final inspections will determine if required ventilation, water, septic, electrical, and, if installed, gas systems are installed, connected, and operable.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.114A RCW and RCW 43.70.334 through 43.70.340. WSR 15-13-091, § 246-359-120, filed 6/15/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.114A.081. WSR 99-03-065, § 246-359-120, filed 1/18/99, effective 2/18/99.]
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