PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 51-11 WAC, adoption and amendment of the 2012 Washington State Energy Code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.025, and 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, RCW 19.27A.025 and 19.27A.045, to review and consider proposals for statewide code amendments. The estimated effective date of the 2012 codes is July 1, 2013.
In accordance with RCW 19.27A.020 the council will consider adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in place of the Washington State Energy Code.
The council will consider amendments to the IECC to maintain or improve the Washington State Energy Code.
Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder and subject expert technical advisory groups (TAG).
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 or 2012 IECC resource draft, contact Krista Braaksma, Washington State Building Code Council, P.O. Box 41449, Olympia, WA 98504-1449, (360) 407-9278, fax (360) 586-5366, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 13, 2012