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Notice of Rule in Development

State Energy Conservation Construction Code

Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code


Notice of Rule in Development
State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code


A rule currently in development would amend the provisions of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. 

The Department of State invites public participation in the rule development process.


The Department of State (DOS) is in the process of developing a rule which, if adopted by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council, would amend the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the Uniform Code). 

In general, the Uniform Code, as amended by this rule, will be set forth in the 2015 edition of the codes published by the International Code Council, Inc. (the “2015 ICC Codes”) including the International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), International Fuel Gas Code IFGC), International Fire Code (IFC), International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), and the International Existing Building Code (IEBC).

Certain provisions in the 2015 ICC Codes will be amended by the 2016 Uniform Code Supplement (“the 2016 Supplement”) published by DOS.

Chapter 1 of the 2016 Supplement will amend chapter 1 (Scope and Administration) of the 2015 IRC, IBC, IPC, IMC, IFGC, IFC, IPMC, and IEBC.

Chapter 2 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IRC.

Chapter 3 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IBC.

Chapter 4 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IPC.

Chapter 5 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IMC.

Chapter 6 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IFGC.

Chapter 7 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IFC.

Chapter 8 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IPMC.

Chapter 9 of the 2016 Supplement will amend the provisions of the 2015 IEBC.

Chapter 10 of the 2016 Supplement will list standards that are incorporated by reference.

This rule will incorporate the 2015 IRC, IBC, IPC, IMC, IFGC, IFC, IPMC, IEBC, and the 2016 Supplement, as well as certain other referenced standards, by reference into 19 NYCRR Part 1220 through 1227.

A draft of the Rule Text is available here. (PDF)

A draft of the 2016 Uniform Code Supplement is available here. (PDF)

The ICC has posted a copy of the 2015 ICC Codes here.external link

DOS invites all interested parties, particularly those representing small businesses, local governments, and public or private interests in rural areas, to participate in the rule development process.  Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft rule.  If you have suggestions on how the draft rule could be improved, suggested alternatives to the draft rule that DOS could consider, or any other comments on the draft rule, please contact Mark Blanke, PE, Assistant Director for Code Development, by mail at New York State Department of State Division of Administration and Enforcement, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001; by telephone at (518)-474-4073; or by email at Mark.Blanke@dos.ny.gov 

NOTE: The draft rule has not yet been adopted, and the Uniform Code has not yet been amended in the manner described above.


Notice of Rule in Development
State Energy Conservation Construction Code


A rule currently in development would amend the provisions of the State Energy Conservation Construction Code.
 

The Department of State invites public participation in the rule development process.

The Department of State (DOS) is in the process of developing a rule which, if adopted by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council, would amend the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the Energy Code).
 
This rule will amend the entire Energy Code, including the provisions of the Energy Code that apply to commercial buildings and the provisions of the Energy Code that apply to residential buildings.

In general, the Energy Code, as amended by this rule, (the Amended Energy Code) will be sent forth in the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (the “2015 IECC”), published by the International Code Council, Inc. and the 2013 edition of the Energy Standard for Buildings, Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (“ASHRAE 90.1-2013”), published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. 

Certain provisions in the 2015 IECC and certain provisions in ASHRAE 90.1-2013 will be amended by the 2015 Supplement to the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “2015 Energy Code Supplement”), published by DOS.  The “Commercial Provisions” of the 2015 IECC, as amended by the 2015 Energy Code Supplement, are referred to as the “2015 IECC Commercial Provisions (as amended).”  The “Residential Provisions” of the 2015 IECC, as amended by the 2015 Energy Code Supplement, are referred to as the “2015 IECC Residential Provisions (as amended).”  ASHRAE 90.1-2013, as amended by the 2015 IECC Energy Code Supplement, is referred to as “ASHRAE 90.1-2013 (as amended).” 

For commercial buildings, the Amended Energy Code will be set forth in the 2015 IECC Commercial Provisions (as amended).  The 2015 IECC Commercial Provisions (as amended) will allow compliance with ASHRAE 90.1-2013 (as amended) as one of the permitted compliance paths.

For residential buildings, the Amended Energy Code will be set forth in the 2015 IECC Residential Provisions (as amended).
 
This rule will incorporate the 2015 IECC, ASHRAE 90.1-2013, and the 2015 Energy Code Supplement, as well as certain other referenced standards, by reference into 19 NYCRR Part 1240.

A draft of the Rule Text is available here. (PDF)

A draft of the 2015 Energy Code Supplement is available here. (PDF)

The ICC has posted a copy of the 2015 IECC here.external link

DOS invites all interested parties, particularly those representing small businesses, local governments, and public or private interests in rural areas, to participate in the rule development process.  Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft rule.  If you have suggestions on how the draft rule could be improved, suggested alternatives to the draft rule that DOS could consider, or any other comments on the draft rule, please contact Mark Blanke, PE, Assistant Director for Code Development, by mail at New York State Department of State Division of Administration and Enforcement, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001; by telephone at (518)-474-4073; or by email at Mark.Blanke@dos.ny.gov 

NOTE: The draft rule has not yet been adopted, and the Energy Code has not yet been amended in the manner described above.

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