WSR 21-12-099
[Filed June 2, 2021, 8:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adopting and amending the 2021 International Wildland Urban Interface Code and moving the amendments from chapter 51-50 WAC to chapter 51-55 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.27.560, 19.27.074, 19.27.031.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To better address the dangers to the built environment and its inhabitants inherent with wildfires within the wildland-urban interface. Add a reference to the legislation requiring adoption of the Wildland-Urban Interface Code (WUIC), to comply with ESSB 6109, chapter 189, Laws of 2018.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of natural resources (DNR). The state building code council in a combined effort with DNR met regularly in a technical advisory group to compile the most accurate mapping data to be applied to the newly adopted WUIC.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ray Shipman, P.O. Box 41449, Olympia, WA 98504-1149, phone 360-407-9277, email, website
June 2, 2021
Diane Glenn