WSR 05-13-143

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BUILDING CODE COUNCIL


[ Filed June 21, 2005, 10:18 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Washington State Energy Code, WAC 51-11-1423 Economizers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The state Building Code Council adopted an amendment to this section, effective July 1, 2005, that has been determined to cause undue expense for residential systems. An emergency rule is in place beginning July 1, 2005, that will provide an exemption for residential cooling units up to 54,000 Btu/h.

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, (360) 725-2967, fax (360) 586-9383, e-mail sbcc@cted.wa.gov, www.sbcc.wa.gov.

June 10, 2005

John Neff

Council Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office