2006 Kentucky Revised Statutes - .550 Definitions.198B.550 Definitions. As used in KRS 198B.555 to 198B.630, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) "Office" means the Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction. (2) "Executive director" means the executive director of the office. (3) A "fire protection sprinkler contractor" is a person engaged in the preparation of technical drawings, installation, repair, alteration, extension, maintenance or inspection of fire protection sprinkler systems and has in his or her employment a certificate holder. (4) A "fire protection sprinkler contractor's license" is the license issued by the executive director to a fire protection sprinkler contractor upon application being approved, fee paid and the satisfactory completion of the requirements of KRS 198B.580. The license shall be issued in the name of the fire protection sprinkler contractor with the name or names of the certificate holder noted thereon. (5) A "certificate holder" is an individual who has satisfactorily met and has received a certificate from the executive director under the provisions of KRS 198B.570 or 198B.575. (6) A "fire protection sprinkler system" is a system of piping for which technical drawings have been prepared by or preparation supervised by a certificate holder in accordance with fire protection engineering standards. The system is supplied from a reliable, constant, and sufficient water, gas, or chemical supply, such as a gravity tank, fire pump, reservoir, or pressure tank, or connection by underground piping to a city, county, municipal water district, authorized water main, or both. The sprinkler system is considered the fire protection sprinkler system for purposes of KRS 198B.550 to 198B.630, and is a network of specially sized or hydraulically designed piping installed overhead and underground in a building, structure, or area, and to which sprinklers are connected in systematic pattern. The system includes a controlling valve and a device for actuating an alarm when a system is in operation. The system is usually activated by heat from a fire and causes the discharge of water, gas, or chemical over the fire area. Fire protection sprinkler systems shall include the following types: wet-pipe systems, dry-pipe systems, pre-action systems, deluge systems, combined dry-pipe and pre-action systems, antifreeze systems and circulating closed loop systems, systems utilizing gasses or chemicals, and any other fire suppression system approved by the state fire marshal or the chief building code official of the office. Effective: July 15, 1988 History:Amended 1988 Ky. Acts ch. 372, sec. 1, effective July 15, 1988. -- Created 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 383, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984. Legislative Research Commission Note (6/20/2005). 2005 Ky. Acts chs. 11, 85, 95, 97, 98, 99, 123, and 181 instruct the Reviser of Statutes to correct statutory references to agencies and officers whose names have been changed in 2005 legislation confirming the reorganization of the executive branch. Such a correction has been made in this section.
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