Carbon Monoxide Alarms TAG 2015
2015 CO TAG Report
TAG Directory - April 2015
Four die at Wilmington Apartment Complex - March 2016
CO Alarm TAG Report (June 2013)
The Carbon Monoxide Alarms TAG is currently reviewing the rules related to mandatory installation of carbon monoxide alarms in residential settings. The SBCC entered rulemaking in 2009 and adopted rules in the building, fire and residential codes to require installation of alarms in residential settings regardless of fuel source; these rules were to become effective January 1, 2011 for new construction and July 1, 2011 for existing dwellings.
In 2010, after concerns were raised from certain stakeholder groups, the SBCC adopted emergency rules requiring the alarms to be installed only in dwellings where fuel-fired appliances exist, or where there is an attached garage. The compliance date for new construction remained January 1, 2011, but for existing dwellings, the date was adjusted to January 1, 2013. These emergency rules are temporary and must be followed by the permanent rulemaking process.
In January 2011, the SBCC approved the formation of a special TAG to review the code language related to CO Alarms; the TAG was formed and met in February and March 2011.
Click to download a list of TAG members. The CO Alarm TAG held their final meeting on March 22, 2011. Click to review the approved minutes from the February 15, March 1, March 15, 2011, and the draft minutes from the final meeting. See TAG recommended language for the IRC here, and the IBC, IFC and IEBC here.
Draft of Small Business Economic Impact Statement June 2012