DAR File No. 40298
This rule was published in the May 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 9) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Construction Code Administration and Adoption of Approved State Construction Code Rule
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 40298
Filed: 04/05/2016 09:58:25 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this rule filing is to delete the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) from being named as an approved code and all amendments to the IEBC as an approved code. The IEBC was changed from an approved code to an adopted code as a result of H.B. 316 which was passed during the 2016 General Session.
Summary of the rule or change:
Proposed amendments affect Sections R156-15A-401, R156-15A-402, and R156-15A-403. The proposed amendments delete the IEBC from being named as an approved code and all amendments to the IEBC as an approved code. The IEBC was changed from an approved code to an adopted code as a result of H.B. 316 (2016).
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 58-1-202(1)(a)
- Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a)
- Section 15A-1-205
- Subsection 15A-1-204(6)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The Division will incur minimal costs of approximately $75 to print and distribute the rule once the proposed amendments are made effective. Any costs incurred will be absorbed in the Division's current budget.
The proposed amendments do not affect local governments; therefore, there should be no cost impact to local governments.
The proposed amendments do not affect small businesses; therefore, there is no cost impact on small businesses.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The proposed amendments do not have costs beyond costs considered by the legislature and resulting from the passage of H.B. 316 (2016).
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The proposed amendments do not have compliance costs beyond costs considered by the legislature and resulting from the passage of H.B. 316 (2016).
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule change deletes the IEBC as an approved code. The Code was changed from an approved code to an adopted code under H.B. 316 in the 2016 General Session. No fiscal impact to businesses is anticipated.
Francine A. Giani, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Commerce
Occupational and Professional Licensing
HEBER M WELLS BLDG
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Dan Jones at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6720, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
Interested persons may attend a public hearing regarding this rule:
- 05/11/2016 10:00 AM, Heber Wells Bldg, 160 E 300 S, Conference Room 464, Salt Lake City, UT
This rule may become effective on:
Mark Steinagel, Director
R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.
R156-15A. State Construction Code Administration and Adoption of Approved State Construction Code Rule.
R156-15A-401. Adoption - Approved Codes.
Approved Codes. In accordance with Subsection 15A-1-204(6)(a), and subject to the limitations contained in Subsection 15A-1-204(6)(b), the following codes or standards are hereby incorporated by reference and approved for use and adoption by a compliance agency as the construction standards which may be applied to existing buildings in the regulation of building alteration, remodeling, repair, removal, seismic evaluation, and rehabilitation in the state:
(1) the 1997 edition of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings (UCADB) promulgated by the International Code Council;
the 2012 edition of the International Existing Building
Code (IEBC), including its appendix chapters, promulgated by the
International Code Council; (3) ]ASCE 31-03, Seismic Evaluation of Existing
Buildings, promulgated by the American Society of Civil
4]) ASCE/SEI 41-06, the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing
Buildings, promulgated by the American Society of Civil Engineers,
R156-15A-402. Statewide Amendments to the IEBC.
The following are adopted as amendments to the IEBC to be
applicable statewide: (1) In Section 202 the definition for existing buildings
is deleted and replaced with the following: EXISTING BUILDING. A building lawfully erected under a
prior adopted code, or one which is deemed a legal non-conforming
building by the code official, and one which is not a dangerous
building. (2) In Section 301.1 the exception is deleted. (3) In Section 705.1, Exception number 3, the following
is added at the end: "This exception does not apply if the existing
facility is undergoing a change of occupancy
classification." (4) Section 706.2.1 is deleted and replaced with the
following: 706.2.1 Parapet bracing, wall anchors, and other
appendages. Buildings constructed prior to 1975 shall have
parapet bracing, wall anchors, and appendages such as cornices,
spires, towers, tanks, signs, statuary, etc. evaluated by a
licensed engineer when said building is undergoing reroofing, or
alteration of or repair to said feature. Such parapet bracing,
wall anchors, and appendages shall be evaluated in accordance
with the reduced International Building Code level seismic forces
as specified in IEBC Section 301.1.4.2 and design procedures of
Section 301.1.4. When found to be deficient because of design or
deteriorated condition, the engineer's recommendations to
anchor, brace, reinforce, or remove the deficient feature shall
be implemented. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Group R-3 and U occupancies. 2. Unreinforced masonry parapets need not be braced
according to the above stated provisions provided that the
maximum height of an unreinforced masonry parapet above the level
of the diaphragm tension anchors or above the parapet braces
shall not exceed one and one-half times the thickness of the
parapet wall. The parapet height may be a maximum of two and
one-half times its thickness in other than Seismic Design
Categories D, E, or F. (5) Section 1007.3.1 is deleted and replaced with the
following: 1007.3.1 Compliance with the International Building Code
Level Seismic Forces. When a building or portion thereof is
subject to a change of occupancy such that a change in the nature
of the occupancy results in a higher risk category based on Table
1604.5 of the International Building Code; or where such change
of occupancy results in a reclassification of a building to a
higher hazard category as shown in Table 1012.4; or where a
change of a Group M occupancy to a Group A, E, F, I-1, R-1, R-2,
or R-4 occupancy with two-thirds or more of the floors involved
in Level 3 alteration work; or when such change of occupancy
results in a design occupant load increase of 100% or more, the
building shall conform to the seismic requirements of the
International Building Code for the new risk category. Exceptions 1-4 remain unchanged. 5. Where the design occupant load increase is less than
25 occupants and the occupancy category does not change. (6) In Section 1012.7.3 exception 2 is deleted. (7) In Section 1012.8.2 number 7 is added as
follows: 7. When a change of occupancy in a building or portion of
a building results in a Group R-2 occupancy, not less than 20
percent of the dwelling or sleeping units shall be Type B
dwelling or sleeping units. These dwelling or sleeping units may
be located on any floor of the building provided with an
accessible route. Two percent, but not less than one unit, of the
dwelling or sleeping units shall be Type A dwelling
R156-15A-403. Local Amendment to the IEBC.
The following are adopted as amendments to the IEBC to be
applicable to the following jurisdictions: None.]
KEY: contractors, building codes, building inspections, licensing
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
October 23, 2014]
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 58-1-106(1)(a); 58-1-202(1)(a); 15A-1-204(6); 15A-1-205
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