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International Building Code Section 3008.6 is hereby amended to add new subsections 3008.6.7 and 3008.6.7.1 to read as follows:

3008.6.7 Lobby status indicator. Each occupant evacuation elevator lobby shall be equipped with a status indicator arranged to display all of the following information:

1. An illuminated green light and the message, “Elevators available for occupant evacuation,” when the elevators are operating in normal service and the fire alarm system is indicating an alarm in the building.

2. An illuminated red light and the message, “Elevators out of service, use exit stairs” when the elevators are in Phase I emergency recall operation in accordance with the requirements in ASME A17.1/CSA B44.

3. No illuminated light or message when the elevators are operating in normal service.

3008.6.7.1 Location of lobby status indicator. Visual signals for each elevator group shall be installed on each floor served. They shall be located 84 in. (2,130 mm) to 120 in. (3,000 mm) above the floor and centered above a hall call button. Lettering shall be a minimum of 2 in. (50 mm) high and conform to A117.1 requirement 703.2.

(Ord. 6531 § 5, 2020.)