The State Building Code Council updated its state rules in early 2017--Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 51-04--following a formal rulemaking process. WAC 51-04 guides how amendments to the state building code are considered. The WAC also explains Council obligations under state law--RCW 19.27, also known as the State Building Code Act.
Policies and Procedures Timeline
January 6, 2017: The Council adopted the updated rules.
October 19, 2016: Proposed rules were submitted to the State Code Reviser. The Council held a 44-day formal public comment period, including a December 2, 2016 public hearing and written comment period through December 9, 2016.
June and July, 2016: Prior to crafting the proposed rule updates that were submitted to the State Code Reviser, the Council sought public input.
A formal rulemaking process is required to change Council rules.
The Council updated two of its Bylaws on January 6, 2017:
Bylaws govern procedures such as meeting and voting protocols as well as the composition of standing committees and procedures for technical advisory groups.
A two-thirds majority vote of the Council is required to enact any Bylaw changes.
May 12, 2017: The Council will consider additional Bylaw updates including:
The Council is considering numerous Bylaw updates that were suggested when it took public feedback in December. See all suggested Bylaw updates.
March 10, 2017: The Council made updates to the following Bylaws:
See updated Bylaws
January 6, 2017: The Council took public comment on proposed Bylaws updates, and adopted its first two updates. Comments on the proposed Bylaw changes also were taken via email and phone throughout December.
December 2, 2016: The Council discussed feedback on proposed updates to its Bylaws.
September, 2016: The Council sought public feedback on possible Bylaw changes.
If you have any further questions, please contact Council staff at (360) email@example.comWashington State Building Code CouncilPost Office Box 41449Olympia, WA 98504-1449Phone: (360) 407-9280Fax: (360) 586-9088