WSR 23-12-103
[Filed June 7, 2023, 9:40 a.m., effective October 29, 2023]
Effective Date of Rule: October 29, 2023.
Purpose: To delay the effective date of the rules adopted under WSR 23-02-073 and 22-13-094, the 2021 International Building Code and the 2021 International Existing Building Code, published by the International Code Council (ICC), with state amendments. The council is delaying the effective date of the statewide building codes scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2023, until October 29, 2023, to evaluate what, if any, changes may be necessary to the Washington State Energy Commercial and Residential Codes to maintain compliance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act given the recent 9th circuit court of appeals ruling on the Berkeley, California ordinance. All sections filed within WSR 23-02-073 and 22-13-094 are delayed with the publication of this rule filing, in accordance with RCW 34.05.380 (3)(b). Further delays may be considered.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: All new, repealed, and amended sections as filed within WSR 23-02-073 and 22-13-094.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074.
Other Authority: RCW 19.27.540.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 22-17-151 on August 23, 2022, and WSR 22-02-040 on December 30, 2021.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: This rule revises the effective date of the adopted rules from July 1, 2023, to October 29, 2023.
Date Adopted: May 24, 2023.
Tony Doan
Council Chair