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22 April 1993
MEMORANDUM
OICC Far East Code 04F
From:
OICC Far East Code 90
To:
Subj:
NEW FIRE SPRINKLER AND HARD WIRED DETECTORS REQUIREMENTS
FOR GOVERNMENT HOUSING (PUBLIC LAW 102-522)
1.  The purpose of this memo is to inform you that a new Fire
Administration Authorization Act was introduced on October 26 1992.
The Act requires that all the government housing be protected with
hard-wire smoke detectors and automatic sprinkler system.
2.  An official Design Policy Letter will be released in the near
future by NAVFAC to ensure a consistent approach for complying with
the new law.  The following is the summary of PACDIV Code 408's
technical positions based on advance information from NAVFAC 04F:
For BEQs, BOQs and Transient Lodge Facilities:
a.
(1) Sprinkler protection will be required regardless of type
of construction or number of floor levels.
(2) Smoke detectors are currently required and are installed
in all new construction projects.
For Single, Duplex, and Multifamily Housing Facilities
b.
(1) Sprinkler protection will be required regardless of type
of construction or number of floor levels.
(2) For Leased or rental housing in Japan, Okinawa and
Korea, sprinkler protection will not be required as a practical
matter.
(3) Hard-wired smoke detectors with battery back-up will be
required in all family housing units throughout PACDIV's area of
geographical cognizance.
(4) Smoke detectors will be required in each sleeping room
and at the top and bottom of interior stairways.*
* This will a new requirement in NFPA 74, Household
Fire Warning Equipment, 1994 edition.
Sprinkler and smoke detectors requirements should be
included in all renovation projects which exceed 50% of replacement
value.
3.  The issue on the existing housing facilities has not been
determined, yet.  Hopefully, this issue will be directly addressed
in the upcoming NAVFAC DPL.  I will keep you updated on the release
of the new DPL.





 


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