WSR 04-07-193

PERMANENT RULES

BUILDING CODE COUNCIL


[ Filed March 24, 2004, 11:39 a.m. , effective July 1, 2004 ]

Date of Adoption: March 23, 2004.

Purpose: To amend WAC 51-04-030 to update referenced codes and standards.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Chapter 51-04 WAC, amending WAC 51-04-030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-03-034 on January 14, 2004.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Added Chapter 1 of the International Residential Code to the list. This code was inadvertently left off the list.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2004.

March 23, 2004

Tim Nogler

for Stan Price

Council Chair



[AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-24-077, filed 12/1/98)]WAC 51-04-030   Policies for consideration of proposed local government residential amendments.   All amendments to the building code, as adopted by cities and counties for implementation and enforcement in their respective jurisdictions, that apply to single and multifamily buildings as defined by RCW 19.27.015, shall be submitted to the council for approval.

The council shall consider and approve or deny all proposed local government residential amendments to the building code within ninety days of receipt of a proposal, unless alternative scheduling is agreed to by the council and the proposing entity.

All local government residential amendments to the building code that require council approval shall be submitted in writing to the council, after the city or county legislative body has adopted the amendment and prior to implementation and enforcement of the amendment by the local jurisdiction.

It is the policy of the council to encourage joint proposals for local government residential amendments from more than one jurisdiction. Local government residential amendments submitted to the council for approval should be based on:

(1) Climatic conditions that are unique to the jurisdiction.

(2) Geologic or seismic conditions that are unique to the jurisdiction.

(3) Environmental impacts such as noise, dust, etc., that are unique to the jurisdiction.

(4) Life, health, or safety conditions that are unique to the local jurisdiction.

(5) Other special conditions that are unique to the jurisdiction.


EXCEPTIONS: Appendices or portions thereof that have the effect of amending the uniform codes, that do not conflict with the building code for single and multifamily residential buildings as defined by RCW 19.27.015, may be adopted by local jurisdictions without council review or approval.

Local government residential amendments to:
(1) Chapter 1, 17, or 34 of the ((Uniform)) International Building Code;
(2) Chapter 1 of the International Residential Code;
(((2))) (3) Chapter 1 of the ((Uniform)) International Mechanical Code;
(((3))) (4) ((Article)) Chapter 1 of the ((Uniform)) International Fire Code;
(((4))) (5) Chapter 1 of the Uniform Plumbing Code;
(((5))) (6) Chapter 1 or 11 of the State Energy Code; or
(((6))) (7) Chapter 1 of the Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code need not be submitted to the Council for review and approval provided that such amendments do not diminish the construction requirements of those chapters.

Those portions of the supplement or accumulative supplements that affect single and multifamily residential buildings as defined by RCW 19.27.015 that are not adopted by the council shall be submitted to the council for consideration as local government residential amendments to the building code.

Local government residential amendments shall conform to the limitations provided in RCW 19.27.040.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.035 and 19.27.074. 98-24-077, 51-04-030, filed 12/1/98, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.27 RCW. 95-01-127, 51-04-030, filed 12/21/94, effective 6/30/95. Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW and 1989 c 348. 90-02-108, 51-04-030, filed 1/3/90, effective 2/3/90.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

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