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Ruling No.: 13-19-1347
Application No.: S 2013-13

 

BUILDING CODE COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF Subsection 24(1) of the Building Code Act, S.O. 1992, c. 23, as amended.

AND IN THE MATTER OF Sentence 8.2.1.3.(1) of Division B of Regulation 350/06, as amended, (the “Building Code”).

AND IN THE MATTER OF an application by Mark Newman, Owner, for the resolution of a dispute with Robin Allen, Chief Building Official, Part 8, North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, to determine whether the proposal to design a balance flow sewage system to serve a 600 m² one storey Group C occupancy house provides sufficiency of compliance with the sewage system design flows requirements of Sentence 8.2.1.3.(1) of Division B of the Building Code, when considering variable daily flows or peak flows, at Island D (Moss Island), Lake Rosseau, Township of Seguin, Ontario.

APPLICANT

Mark Newman
Owner
Lake Rosseau, Ontario

RESPONDENT

Robin Allen
Chief Building Official, Part 8
North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, Ontario

PANEL

Judy Beauchamp, Vice-Chair
Eric Gunnell
Jim Wilkinson

PLACE

City of Toronto, Ontario

DATE OF HEARING

July 18, 2013

DATE OF RULING

July 23, 2013

APPEARANCES

Seth Harder
Construction Management Services
Port Carling, Ontario
Agent for the Applicant

Robin Allen
Chief Building Official, Part 8
North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, Ontario
Respondent

Robert Palin
Chief Building Official, Part 8
North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, Ontario
Designate for the Respondent

RULING

 

1. Commission Ruling

It is the decision of the Building Code Commission that the proposal to design a balanced flow sewage system to serve a 600 m² seasonal residential Group C occupancy provides sufficiency of compliance with sanitary sewage system design flow requirements of Sentence 8.2.1.3.(1) of Division B of the Building Code at Island D (Moss Island), Lake Rosseau, Township of Seguin, Ontario, on the condition that:

  1. the balanced flow sewage system be designed to treat a maximum daily design sewage flow of 6,000 litres/day, and provide for a maximum daily discharge of treated effluent to the filter bed in the amount of 4,930 litres/day.

2. Reasons

  1. Sentence 8.2.1.3.(1) of Division B of the Building Code says that for residential occupancies, the total daily design sanitary sewage flow shall be at least the value as determined from Table 8.2.1.3.A. In Appendix A of the Building Code Compendium is explanatory material. A-8.2.1.3.(1) and (2) says where variable daily flows or peak flows occur, the flows to the sewage system may be balanced and sized in accordance with good engineering practices to ensure that peak flows can be accommodated.

  2. The Building Code Commission heard the Parties describe the subject site as an existing seasonal residential property and that the Applicant has applied for permits to replace the existing building and sewage system. Both Parties describe the occupancy of the proposed construction as seasonal residential and a balanced flow sewage system has been proposed.

  3. It is the opinion of the Building Code Commission that, with the addition of a condition, balancing sanitary sewage flow is acceptable for the proposed seasonal residential property.

Dated at the City of Toronto this 23rd day in the month of July in the year 2013 for application number S 2013-13.

Judy Beauchamp, Vice-Chair

Eric Gunnell

Jim Wilkinson