WSR 13-15-161
[Filed July 23, 2013, 5:27 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-07-074.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amendments to chapter 51-50 WAC, the Washington State Building Code.
Hearing Location(s): Center Place Event Center, 2426 North Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216, on September 20, 2013, at 10 a.m.; and at the DES Presentation Room, 1500 Jefferson S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, on October 18, 2013, at 10 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 8, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: Ray Allshouse, P.O. Box 41449, Olympia, WA 98504-1449, e-mail sbcc@ga,wa,gov [], fax (360) 586-9088, by October 25, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Peggy Bryden by September 9, 2013, (360) 407-9280.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amends chapter 51-50 WAC, Section 908, to specify certain regulations related to the installation of CO alarms do not apply to Washington state department of corrections (DOC) prisons and work release facilities.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: During the adoption of the 2012 codes, the state building code council (SBCC) reviewed the requirements for CO alarms in Group R and Group I residential settings and facilities. Certain exceptions were continued for Group R facilities such as hotels, college dormitories and state licensed boarding homes and residential treatment facilities. This proposed code language would include an exception for DOC prisons and work release facilities.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 19.27A RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 19.27 and 34.05 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: [SBCC], governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Joanne T. McCaughan, P.O. Box 41011, Olympia, WA 98504-1449, (360) 407-9279; and Enforcement: Local jurisdictions.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There are no impacts on small businesses. Adoption of this rule will provide economic relief for DOC, estimated at $382,500 for sixteen work release facilities considered Group R; and eight minor corrections centers estimated at a cost of $1,110,000; and ten major correctional facilities considered to be Group I estimated at a cost [of] $26,195,700.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The SBCC is not a listed agency under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i). This rule is not considered to be substantive; its function is to provide economic relief in certain instances.
June 14, 2013
C. Ray Allshouse
Council Chair
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-04-067, filed 2/1/13, effective 7/1/13)
WAC 51-50-0908 Section 908—Emergency alarm systems.
[F] 908.7 Carbon monoxide alarms. Group I or Group R occupancies shall be provided with single station carbon monoxide alarms installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms in dwelling units or sleeping units and on each level of the dwelling. The carbon monoxide alarms shall be listed as complying with UL 2034 and be installed and maintained in accordance with NFPA 720-2012 and the manufacturer's instructions.
1. For other than ((R-3 [R-2])) R-2 occupancies, the building does not contain a fuel-burning appliance, a fuel-burning fireplace, or an attached garage; or
2. Sleeping units or dwelling units in I and R-1 occupancies and R-2 college dormitories, hotel, DOC prisons and work releases and DSHS licensed boarding home and residential treatment facility occupancies which do not themselves contain a fuel-burning appliance, or a fuel-burning fireplace, or have an attached garage, need not be provided with carbon monoxide alarms provided that:
a. The sleeping unit or dwelling unit is not adjacent to any room which contains a fuel-burning appliance, a fuel-burning fireplace, or an attached garage; and
b. The sleeping unit or dwelling unit is not connected by duct work or ventilation shafts with a supply or return register in the same room to any room containing a fuel-burning appliance, a fuel-burning fireplace, or to an attached garage; and
c. The building is provided with a common area carbon monoxide detection system.
3. An open parking garage, as defined in Chapter 2 of the International Building Code, or enclosed parking garage ventilated in accordance with Section 404 of the International Mechanical Code shall not be considered an attached garage.
908.7.1 Carbon monoxide detection systems. Carbon monoxide detection systems, that include carbon monoxide detectors and audible notification appliances, installed and maintained in accordance with this section for carbon monoxide alarms and NFPA 720-2012 shall be permitted. The carbon monoxide detectors shall be listed as complying with UL 2075.
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.