PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review and update of the Uniform Fire, Building, and Mechanical Codes, as adopted by the state Building Code Council. Review and update of the Uniform Plumbing Code, as adopted by the state Building Code Council, to the 2000 Edition published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). Review and update of the Washington State Energy Code and the Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27.074, 19.27.190, 19.27A.045.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The state Building Code Council regularly reviews the Washington State Building Code, as outlined in chapter 51-04 WAC, to review revisions made to the codes by the national code committees, and to review and consider proposals for state-wide code amendments. All code change submittals must be received by March 1, 2000. The form for submitting code changes can be obtained by calling the number listed below, or downloaded from the council's web site.
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 be notified of proposed meeting dates to participate on the TAG, obtain draft information, or propose a code change, please contact Tim Nogler, Managing Director, Washington State Building Code Council, P.O. Box 48300, Olympia, WA 98504-8300, (360) 753-5927, fax (360) 586-5880, e-mail email@example.com, www.sbcc.wa.gov.