WSR 02-15-103



[ Filed July 17, 2002, 1:33 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Uniform Building Code WAC 51-40-1004.3.4.5 Elevators and section 905 Smoke control, concerning elevator shaft pressurization as an alternative to elevator lobbies.

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 Washington State Building Code Council has been petitioned to review the provisions related to elevator shaft pressurization as an alternate to providing elevator lobbies at each floor where an elevator opens into a corridor. The council is reviewing this rule to ensure that the provisions provide for the safety of building occupants.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Elevators are regulated by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). The technical advisory group formed to review these rules will include representation from L&I.

Process for Developing New Rule: Technical advisory group (TAG) will be formed to include representatives from stakeholders.

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 for discussion of this item, or to obtain draft information, please contact Tim Nogler, Managing Director, Washington State Building Code Council, P.O. Box 48350, Olympia, WA 98504-8350, phone (360) 725-2966, fax (360) 586-9383, e-mail,

July 11, 2002

Tim Nogler

for Jim Lewis

Council Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office