WSR 05-10-043

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BUILDING CODE COUNCIL


[ Filed April 29, 2005, 8:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 51-51 WAC, Adoption and amendment of the 2003 International Residential Code.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27.074.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature passed SHB 1591 requiring the council to adopt rules on automatic fire sprinklers in adult family homes with seven or eight residents.

Process for Developing New Rule: Technical advisory group (TAG) review.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tim Nogler, Managing Director, Washington State Building Code Council, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525, phone (360) 725-2964, fax (360) 586-9383, e-mail sbcc@cted.wa.gov, www.sbcc.wa.gov.

April 26, 2005

Tim Nogler

for John Neff

Council Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office