WSR 07-09-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BUILDING CODE COUNCIL


[ Filed April 18, 2007, 10:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment of the 2006 International Fire Code, chapter 51-54 WAC.

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: In response to legislative action during the 2007 session, the regulations requiring automatic fire sprinklers in nightclubs will be revised to clarify the definition of nightclub and to change the effective date.

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. To receive information on meetings of the TAGs, contact 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.

April 13, 2007

John P. Neff

Council Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office