PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review and update of the State Building Code, including the Building Code, Fire Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code, and the Washington State Energy 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sbcc.wa.gov.
March 14, 2003
for Stan Price