WSR 98-14-110

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BUILDING CODE COUNCIL

[Filed July 1, 1998, 9:28 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 51-11 WAC, 1997 Washington State Energy Code, Section 503.7 Cooling with Outdoor Air (Economizer Cycle).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27A.020, 19.27A.045, and 19.27.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The change corrects the residential economizer requirement which has an unintended consequence that would eliminate commonly used mechanical systems, would not always result in an energy savings benefit, and would ultimately result in undue expense. The proposed amendment reverts the code language back to the existing code language in the WSEC (1994 Second Edition).

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by attending a public hearing, Friday, September 18, 1998, at 9:00 a.m., Spokane City Hall, City Council Chambers, West 808 Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA.

July 1, 1998

Mike McEnaney

Council Chair

Legislature Code Reviser 

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