Rulemaking

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Rules Under Consideration

 

Emergency Rules 

WAC 51-11R, Table 406.3, Additional HP Path for HSPF 10

WAC 51-50, Section 1613.4 and Chapter 35 Amendments to ASCE 7 Earthquake Loads

WAC 51-50-3002.4 Elevator to Accommodate Ambulance Stretcher

WAC 51-54A-8200 Rescind Wildland Urban Interface Amendments from 2018 International Fire Code

WAC 51-50-3500 & WAC 51-54A-8000 Elevator Pit Sprinklers Standards

WAC 51-11R-40310 Fireplace Pilots 

 

Expedited Rules 

2018 International Residential Code

2018 Washington State Energy Code, Commercial (Errata 2) -- Corrections to Table C403.3.2(3) to match ASHRAE 90.1

2018 International Mechanical Code

 

Expired Emergency Rules

WAC 51-11R, Heat Pump exemption

 

Off-Cycle Rulemaking 

2018 Washington State Energy Code - Residential, Gas Fireplaces CR102

 

2021 Code Adoption Process 

Proposed Rules (CR102) Group 1

     2021 International Building Code

  • CR-102  (Any amendment not listed or modified, was carried over from 2018) 

     2021 International Fire Code

  • CR-102   (Any amendment not listed or modified, was carried over from 2018)  

  2021 Washington State Energy Code, Commercial

 

Recently Enacted Rules

2018 IBC EV Charging Adopted August 29, 2021

2018 IFC Mobile On-Demand Fueling Adopted May 21, 2021

2018 IBC Tsunami Loads Adopted May 21, 2021

2018 IBC/IRC Adult Home 8 Bed Adopted May 21, 2021

Policies and Procedures for the Consideration of Statewide and Local Amendments to the State Building Code (WAC 51-04) -- Editorial changes to the procedure for submitting state amendment proposals; changes to the scope and method for reconsideration of Council decisions. Adopted November 6, 2020

 

2018 Codes

2018 Washington State Energy Code, Commercial Errata - This is an errata filing to correct section references and other such editorial issues. Adopted September 10, 2020; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 Washington State Energy Code, Residential Errata - This is an errata filing to correct section references and other such editorial issues. Adopted September 10, 2020; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 International Building Code - This code also includes amendments for the 2018 International Existing Building Code.  Adopted July 26, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 International Building Code (Pt. 2) -  Correlation issues on stair pressurization and smoke control. Adopted November 8, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021 

2018 International Fire Code  - Adoption and amendment of the 2018 International Fire Code.
Adopted July 26, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 International Fire Code (Pt. 2) - Correlation of existing state amendments and 2018 IFC language. Adopted November 8, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 Washington State Energy Code - Commercial - Link to pdf language.
Adopted July 26, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 Washington State Energy Code - Residential - Link to pdf language.
Adopted November 8, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 International Residential Code - Proposed changes to the 2018 IRC, including adoption of a modified Appendix Q for tiny houses.
Adopted November 8, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 International Residential Code - Additional changes correlating the whole house mechanical ventilation system with the IMC. To be posted shortly.
Adopted April 10, 2020; Effective Feb. 1, 2021
  
2018 International Mechanical Code - Proposed changes to the 2018 IMC, including revised requirements for whole-house ventilation. Adopted November 8, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

2018 Uniform Plumbing Code - Proposed changes to the 2018 UPC, including new requirements for water conserving fixtures.  Adopted November 8, 2019; Effective Feb. 1, 2021

Policies and Procedures for Consideration of Statewide and Local Amendments - Clarifications and specifications for the process of submitting and reviewing amendments to the state building code.