PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 51-51 WAC, adoption and amendment of the 2012 International Residential Code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27.074.
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 statewide code amendments. The estimated effective date of the 2012 codes is July 1, 2013.
Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder and subject expert 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 Tim Nogler, Managing Director, Washington State Building Code Council, P.O. Box 41449, Olympia, WA 98504-1449, (360) 407-9280, fax (360) 586-5366, e-mail email@example.com.
January 13, 2012