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Proposal to amend the regulation establishing training
requirements for code enforcement personnel
The Division of Building Standards and Codes is pleased to announce that a proposal that would amend the regulation which establishes the training requirements for code enforcement personnel responsible for administering and enforcing the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code) and the requirements for instructors who provide such training.
The rule would establish levels of certification (Building Safety Inspector Certification and Code Enforcement Official Certification), prescribe the functions that can be performed by persons holding each level of certification, and establish the training requirements for each level of certification. This rule will clarify when a Building Safety Inspector Certification or a Code Enforcement Official Certification will be classified as inactive, and this rule will specify what a person whose certification has been classified as inactive must do to have his or her certification restored to “active” status.
Full text of Draft Rule (pdf format)
Published in the New York State Register
October 8, 2014
Public Comment Period Ends:
December 1, 2014
Public Hearing to be held:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Department Of State
99 Washington Avenue
Conf. Rm. #505
Albany, New York 12231
Written comments can be submitted to:
Mark Blanke, PE
Assistant Director for Code Development
Department of State
Division of Building Standards and Codes, One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001
Update to the Commercial Provisions of the
State Energy Conservation Construction Code
The Division of Building Standards and Codes is pleased to announce that a proposal to update the State Energy Conservation Construction Code applicable to commercial buildings will be published in the June 18, 2014 edition of the New York State Register. Comments received during the public comment period will be presented for final consideration by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.
The Energy Code for commercial buildings, as amended by this proposed rule, will meet or exceed the requirements of the 2010 edition of the publication entitled ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1: Energy Standards for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (“ASHRAE 90.1-2010”), published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. The current Energy Code for commercial buildings is set forth in Chapter 5 of the 2010 edition of the publication entitled Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (the “2010 ECCCNYS”), published by the International Code Council, Inc. In general, the Energy Code for commercial buildings, as amended by this proposed rule, will be set forth in the “commercial provisions” of the 2012 edition of the publication entitled International Energy Conservation Code (the “2012 IECC”), published by the International Code Council, Inc. The amendments to the 2012 IECC are made in the publication entitled 2014 Supplement to the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “2014 Supplement”), published by the New York State Department of State.