WSR 04-13-077

EXPEDITED RULES

BUILDING CODE COUNCIL


[ Filed June 16, 2004, 1:45 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 51-50 WAC, Washington State Building Code adoption and amendment of the 2003 Edition of the International Building Code.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Tim Nogler, Managing Director, Washington State Building Code Council, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525 , AND RECEIVED BY August 24, 2004.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To amend the Washington state amendments to the 2003 International Building Code to correct the reference to the adoption of Appendix E.

Summary: Section 107 of Appendix E, the scoping requirements for accessible signage, was omitted from the adoption of the Building Code. This would correct that error.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: On November 21, 2003, as part of the adoption of the Building Code, the state Building Code Council repealed the Washington state regulations for barrier-free facilities (Chapter 11, chapter 51-40 WAC) and adopted the accessibility provisions found in the 2003 International Building Code (IBC) and ICC A117.1-1998. These provisions will go into effect on July 1, 2004. Section 107 of Appendix E of the IBC, containing requirements for accessible signage was unintentionally omitted from the adoption. These provisions are equivalent to those currently found in the Washington state regulations for barrier-free facilities. Adoption of this section will bring the state back into equivalency with the Americans with Disability Act accessibility guidelines.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 19.27.190 and 19.27.020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.27.190 and 19.27.020.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Building Code Council, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Al Rhoades, Olympia, Washington 98504-2525, (360) 725-2970; and Enforcement: Local jurisdictions.

June 11, 2004

Stan Price

Council Chair



[AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 04-01-108, filed 12/17/03)]WAC 51-50-003   International Building Code.   The 2003 edition of the International Building Code, including Sections 101 through ((106)) 107 of Appendix E, published by the International Code Council is hereby adopted by reference with the exceptions noted in this chapter of the Washington Administrative Code.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. 04-01-108, 51-50-003, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

[AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 04-01-108, filed 12/17/03)]WAC 51-50-005   International Building Code requirements for barrier-free accessibility.   Chapter 11 and other International Building Code requirements for barrier-free access, including ICC A117.1.1998 and Appendix E Sections 101 through ((106)) 107, are adopted pursuant to chapters 70.92 and 19.27 RCW.

Pursuant to RCW 19.27.040, Chapter 11 and requirements affecting barrier-free access shall not be amended by local governments.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. 04-01-108, 51-50-005, filed 12/17/03, effective 7/1/04.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

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