PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment of chapter 51-11 WAC, Washington State Energy Code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27A.025, 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 and RCW 19.27.074, to review revisions made to the codes by the national model code committees, and to review and consider proposals for state-wide code amendments. In addition, the governor has requested that the council revise the Energy Code to achieve a 30% reduction in new building energy use compared to the 2006 edition. The estimated effective date of the new codes is July 1, 2010.
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 receive information on meetings of the TAGs, contact Krista Braaksma, Washington State Building Code Council, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525, (360) 725-2964, fax (360) 586-9383, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 12, 2009
John P. Neff