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Thursday, January 15, 2015
State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council

Public Notice and Meeting Agenda

Note: This meeting will only be in Albany and will not include the New York City or Buffalo locations

A meeting of the STATE FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE COUNCIL will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the following location:

Note: The Albany Location Has Changed


1.      Welcome         

2.      Minutes – November 18, 2014 (PDF)

3.      Public Comment Period (Public comments related to agenda items 5 and 6 to be given at that portion of the meeting)

4.      Code Change Adoption: Sparkling Devices

5.      Uniform Code Topics for Dialogue and Discussion Only (no action) (Code Council action anticipated at the next scheduled meeting)

  1. Plumbing Fixture Maximum Water flow Rate (Water Sense)
  2. Sawn Lumber – Grading Practices and Identification
  3. Accessible Dwelling Units – Type A vs. Type B
  4. Gas Station – Fire Suppression
  5. Residential Sprinkler Systems

6.     Residential Energy Code Topics for Dialogue and Discussion Only (no action) (Code Council action anticipated at the next scheduled meeting)

  1. Detached One- and Two- Family Dwellings or Townhouses – Air Leakage Test
  2. Residential Groups (R1, R2, R3, R4) – Air Leakage and Sampling Protocol              

7.      Future Meetings

8.      Other Business

Format for Discussion of Uniform Code and Energy Code Technical Issues (Agenda items #5 & 6) (PDF Document)



        The Code Council will convene at 10:00 a.m., Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York; , 123 William Street, New York, New York and 65 Court Street, Buffalo, New York.   All Code Council meetings are open to the public.

        Persons who wish to address the Council during the meeting should submit their request to the Building Standards and Codes Division as soon as possible to be considered on the speakers list during the Public Comment period of the meeting. Written comments or documents must be received by the Building Standards and Codes Division at least three business days prior to the meeting in order to be considered by the Council at the meeting.  Please submit requests to address the Council, and/or written comments or documents to Mark Blanke, Assistant Director for Code Development at the Department of State, Building Standards and Codes Division, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12231 or e-mail:


                If you have a hearing problem, an assistive listening system is available for your use.  This listening system would amplify the speaker’s voice.  If you are deaf, an interpreter may be provided.  You must notify Mark Blanke at (518) 474-4073 of your need at least five days prior to the meeting.

Should you require further information, please contact Mark Blanke, Assistant Director for Code Development, Codes Division, New York State Department of State, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231 (telephone:  518-474-4073; e-mail:


2015 Meetings

For More Information, Contact:
Mark Blanke, P.E.
Assistant Director of Code Development
New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1160, Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 474-4073
Fax: (518) 486-4487