WSR 09-17-138



[ Filed August 19, 2009, 11:21 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-05-047.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Repeal of chapter 51-19 WAC, the Historic Building Code.

Hearing Location(s): Holiday Inn Select Renton, One Grady Way South, Renton, WA, on September 29, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.; and at the Spokane City Council Chambers, West 808 Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA, on October 5, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 12, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Peter DeVries, Council Chair, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525, e-mail, fax (360) 586-9383, by October 5, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sue Mathers by September 15, 2009, TTY (360) 586-0772 or (360) 725-2966.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Repeal chapter 51-19 WAC, the Historic Building Code. Provisions contained within chapter 51-19 WAC, which is outdated and out of step with current code requirements, will be addressed through the International Existing Building Code, adopted as a part of chapter 51-50 WAC.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The council is seeking comments on the issues proposed in the rules shown below.

Name of Proponent: Washington state building code council, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Tim Nogler, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525, (360) 725-2969; and Enforcement: Local jurisdictions.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. During review of the proposed change, no items with potential disproportionate cost impact to small business were identified by the technical advisory group or the council.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The state building code council is not listed in this section as one of the agencies required to comply with this statute.

August 1, 2009

Peter D. DeVries

Council Chair


     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 51-19-100 Title.
WAC 51-19-110 Purpose.
WAC 51-19-120 Scope.
WAC 51-19-130 Existing uses.
WAC 51-19-140 Additions, alterations, and repairs.
WAC 51-19-150 Change of occupancy.
WAC 51-19-160 Maintenance.
WAC 51-19-170 Alternative materials, designs, and methods.
WAC 51-19-180 Modifications.
WAC 51-19-190 Tests.
WAC 51-19-200 Enforcement.
WAC 51-19-210 Permits.
WAC 51-19-220 Inspection.
WAC 51-19-230 Repairs.
WAC 51-19-240 Relocated buildings.
WAC 51-19-250 Right of entry.
WAC 51-19-260 Liability.
WAC 51-19-270 Unsafe buildings or structures.
WAC 51-19-280 Appeals.
WAC 51-19-300 Definitions.
WAC 51-19-400 General.
WAC 51-19-410 Exit systems.
WAC 51-19-420 Structural safety.
WAC 51-19-430 Weather protection.
WAC 51-19-440 Other safety features.
WAC 51-19-450 Light, ventilation, sanitation, smoke detectors, and heating.
WAC 51-19-460 Plumbing.
WAC 51-19-500 Survey or evaluation.
WAC 51-19-510 Alternatives.
WAC 51-19-600 General.
WAC 51-19-610 Heights and area.
WAC 51-19-620 Fire safety.
WAC 51-19-630 Property protection.
WAC 51-19-640 Structural safety.
WAC 51-19-650 Light and ventilation.
WAC 51-19-660 Flame spread reduction.
WAC 51-19-670 Roof coverings.
WAC 51-19-700 General.
WAC 51-19-710 Building access and use.
WAC 51-19-800 General.
WAC 51-19-810 Alternative energy conservation provisions.
WAC 51-19-900 Appendix A.
WAC 51-19-901 Appendix B -- Bibliography.

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