WSR 14-15-053
[Filed July 11, 2014, 3:52 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-06-033.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amendment to chapter 51-11R WAC, the Washington State Energy Code, Residential provisions.
Hearing Location(s): Fire Department Training Center, 1618 South Rebecca Street, Spokane, WA, on September 12, 2014, at 10 a.m.; and at DES Presentation Room, 1500 Jefferson S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, on October 10, 2014, at 10 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 14, 2014.
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 24, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Peggy Bryden by September 2, 2014,, (360) 407-9280.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Section R403.4.2, Hot water piping insulation, replaces the require[d] R-4 insulation with R-3 insulation for hot water piping found in the 2009 edition of the code. This requirement is currently in effect under the emergency rule filed under WSR 13-23-095 and 14-08-011.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 19.27A.025 and 19.27A.045.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.27A.025, 19.27A.045.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 19.27, 19.27A, and 34.05 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: State building code council, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Krista Braaksma, P.O. Box 41011, Olympia, WA 98504-1449, (360) 407-9278; and Enforcement: Local jurisdictions.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules do not impose additional costs for affected small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The state building code council is not a listed agency under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
June 13, 2014
C. Ray Allshouse
Council Chair
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 13-20-121, filed 10/1/13, effective 11/1/13)
WAC 51-11R-40340 Section R403.4Service hot water systems.
R403.4 Service hot water systems. Energy conservation measures for service hot water systems shall be in accordance with Sections R403.4.1 through R403.4.3.
R403.4.1 Circulating hot water systems (Mandatory). Circulating hot water systems shall be provided with an automatic or readily accessible manual switch that can turn off the hot water circulating pump when the system is not in use.
R403.4.2 Hot water pipe insulation (Prescriptive). Insulation for hot water pipe shall have a minimum thermal resistance (R-value) of ((R-4)) R-3.
R403.4.3 Electric water heater insulation. All electric water heaters in unheated spaces or on concrete floors shall be placed on an incompressible, insulated surface with a minimum thermal resistance of R-10.