Code Updates

ICC NTA, LLC provides a listing of code updates from the US and Canada.

NEW YORK E-BULLETIN – Amended Notice of Adoption
March 26, 2020

On March 6, 2020, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (the “Code Council”) adopted a rule that further amends and updates the original rule that appeared in the February 12, 2020 State Register to amend and update the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the “Uniform Code”). The detailed changes to the full text of the amended rule are provided in the notification below and the full text of the amended rule is here. The effective date of the 2020 NYS Code Books, and the amendments to the 2020 NYS Code Books made by this amended rule, will be May 12, 2020.  There will be no transition period. (Read More..)

The Virginia 2018 Code Development Cycle is moving forward
March 25, 2020
Please find the following notification as received from NEMA. The Virginia 2018 Code Development Cycle is moving forward in accordance with the approved schedule. Due to restrictions on public gatherings and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Division of Building and Fire Regulations will not be conducting in-person meetings until further notice. Scheduled workgroup and sub-workgroup meeting dates have not changed, but all of these meetings will be held remotely online. Please visit the notification for additional information.

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New York State Modular Status
March 25, 2020

The NYSDOS Modular Unit is primarily working from home with limited office hours. They are checking their telephone messages and emails daily and responding as quickly as possible. They are continuing to do submission logins, reviews, and approvals. They are continuing to process insignia orders once a week. They ask that they only request insignia for projects that are actually being fabricated and stockpiling of insignia is not allowed. If they truly need the insignia we will get it to them as quickly as they can. (Read More..)

Minnesota Board of Electricity Rulemaking Notice
March 19, 2020

Please find the notification below as received from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry regarding the intent to adopt the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code. The Dual Notice, proposed rules and Statement of Need and Reasonableness, along with other information about the status of the rulemaking, are available in the rulemaking docket. The code update will go into effect without a public hearing unless 25 or more persons request a hearing and a notice of hearing if 25 or more requests for hearing are received. The comment period for this rulemaking ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Please see rulemaking docket for additional instruction on written comments, questions and requests. (Read More..)

TDLR Adopts Administrative Rules
March 19, 2020

HB 1385 removed the height limit for industrialized housing and buildings regulated by the Department, buildings taller than four stories or 60 feet are now regulated by the Department. Manufacturers are required to complete a certification update if they wish to construct modules or modular components that are outside the scope of their existing certification. (Read More..)

IIBC 2019 Summary of Actions
March 17, 2020

See BU – IIBC 2019 Actions bulletin describing the actions taken by the Commission during the July 2019 annual meeting. They include:

  • Imposition of administrative fees for returned labels
  • Clarification on MRR provisions exempted by a CA program waiver (Formal Interpretation 19-01)
  • Recognition of accredited Product Certification Agencies (Formal Technical Opinion 19-01)

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PA Department of Community & Economic Development regarding closing
March 16, 2020

The Governor has closed all Commonwealth facilities in Harrisburg, PA to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  DCED has started our telework operations and will continue to do so for 14 days. Regarding the ordering of PA Industrialized Housing Insignias, they have implemented the following contingency plan: (Read More..)