PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
BUILDING CODE COUNCIL
[Filed September 28, 2021, 2:47 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 51-11R-40310 Prohibition on gas fireplaces with continuously burning pilot lights within the 2018 Washington State Energy Code, Residential provisions.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The council needs to determine if this prohibition should continue in view of the current unavailability of microchips for components necessary for electronic ignition.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Technical advisory group.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Krista Braaksma, P.O. Box 41449, Olympia, WA 98504-1449, phone 360-407-9278, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website sbcc.wa.gov.
September 24, 2021
Andrew S. Klein
Acting Council Chair