WSR 98-02-048

PERMANENT RULES

BUILDING CODE COUNCIL

[Filed January 5, 1998, 3:52 p.m., effective July 1, 1998]

Date of Adoption: November 14, 1997.

Purpose: To update address and telephone information on the State Building Code Council.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 51-04-015 and 51-04-070.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.27.074.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-16-093 on August 5, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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, 1998.

January 2, 1998

Mike McEnaney

Council Chair

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-05-058, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94)

WAC 51-04-015 Definitions. (1) "Supplements and accumulative supplements" mean the publications between editions of the uniform codes and standards which include changes to the current edition of the uniform codes and standards.

(2) "Council" means the Washington state building code council.

(3) "Emergency state-wide amendment" means any proposed state-wide amendment, the adoption of which is necessary immediately in order to protect life, safety or health of building occupants; preserve the structural integrity of buildings built to the state building code; to correct errors and omissions; or by the direction of the Washington state legislature or federal legislation. Emergency state-wide amendments to the state building code must be adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.

(4) "Local government amendment" means any amendment to the state building code, as adopted by cities or counties for implementation and enforcement in their respective jurisdictions.

(5) "Local government residential amendment" means any amendment to the state building code, as adopted by cities or counties for implementation and enforcement in their respective jurisdictions, that applies to single and multifamily buildings as defined by RCW 19.27.015.

(6) "State building code" means the Uniform Building Code and Standards; the Uniform Mechanical Code including ((Appendix B, Chapter 22)) Fuel Gas Piping; the Uniform Fire Code and Standards; the Uniform Plumbing Code and Standards((, excluding Chapters 11 and 12)); the state regulations for barrier-free facilities; the state energy code; and any other codes so designated by the Washington state legislature as adopted and amended by the council.

(7) "State-wide amendment" means any amendment to the building code, initiated through council action or by petition to the council from any agency, city or county, or interested individual or organization, that would have the effect of amending the building code for the entire state of Washington. State-wide amendments to the state building code must be adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.

(8) "State building code update cycle" means that period during which the uniform code and standards referenced in chapter 19.27 RCW are updated and amended by the council in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW hereinafter referred to as the "adoption period" and those additional periods when code changes are received for review as proposed amendments to the uniform codes, hereinafter referred to as "submission periods."

(9) "Uniform codes" means the Uniform Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Codes as published by the International Conference of Building Officials, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and Western Fire Chiefs respectively.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.035 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 94-05-058, 51-04-015, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94. Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW and 1989 c 348. 90-02-108, 51-04-015, filed 1/3/90, effective 2/3/90.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 90-02-108, filed 1/3/90, effective 2/3/90)

WAC 51-04-070 Council mailing address. All requests for information, documentation, etc., should be submitted to:

Washington State Building Code Council

((Ninth and Columbia Building

Mailstop: GH-51))

906 Columbia St SW

Post Office Box 48300

Olympia, Washington 98504-((4151)) 8300

(360) ((753-2222)) 586-0486

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW and 1989 c 348. 90-02-108, 51-04-070, filed 1/3/90, effective 2/3/90.]

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