ICC Subscriptions
 
1616.2.3 Seismic Use Group III.

Seismic Use Group III structures are those, the failure of which would result in having essential facilities that are required for postearth-quake recovery and those containing substantial quantities of hazardous substances, as indicated in Table 1604.5, or as designated by the building official.

Where operational access to a Seismic Use Group III structure is required through an adjacent structure, the adjacent structure shall conform to the requirements for Seismic Use Group III structures. Where operational access is less than 10 feet (3048 mm) from an interior lot line or less than 10 feet (3048 mm) from another structure, access protection from potential falling debris shall be provided by the owner of the Seismic Use Group III structure.