Code Updates

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

New York – Adoption for the 2020 NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and NYS Energy Code
January 31, 2020

The New York DOS filed the Notice of Adoption for the 2020 NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and NYS Energy Code.  The Notice will appear in the NY State Register on February 12, 2020.  The effective date for both codes will be May 12, 2020. So prior to May 12, 2020, the Uniform Code will continue to include the 2015 I-Codes, as amended by the 2017 Uniform Code Supplement. (Read More..)

Important Dates ENERGY STAR Tax Credit
January 31, 2020

As you may be aware, late last year Congress extended the $1,000 tax credit for each ENERGY STAR home completed through 2020 and made the credit retroactive to include homes completed in 2018 and 2019. During this period, we launched Version 2 of the ENERGY STAR requirements. SBRA is currently developing program rules that will apply to Version 2 homes. We will post information as it becomes available.  (Read More..)

Minnesota Rules – Amendments to Elevators and Related Devices
January 27, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requests comments on its possible amendment to Minnesota Rules, chapter 1307, “Elevators and Related Devices.” The existing Minnesota Rules chapter 1307 incorporates chapter 30 of the 2012 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) and incorporates by reference several standards published by the American Society (Read More..)

Texas Board unanimously voted to approve proposed amendments
January 10, 2020

Please find the following code update as received from NEMA. The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board held a meeting on January 8, 2020, where they unanimously voted to approve proposed amendments to Section 73.100 of the Texas Administrative Code updating the mandatory state electrical code to the 2020 edition of the NEC with an effective date of September 1, 2020. The revised Rule will be published in the next issue of the Texas Register opening a 30-day public comment period. These comments will be shared with the Board at their next meeting on May 27, 2020. Please visit the NEMA code alert for additional information.

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Oklahoma is creating an Electrical Technical Committee
January 10, 2020

The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) is creating an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) to review the 2020 Edition of the National Electrical Code® (2020 NEC®). This is a call for volunteers to fill the positions on the committee. The committee is expected to review the 2020 NEC®, determine if it should be adopted by the OUBCC, and propose any modifications needed to fit the needs of the State of Oklahoma. Meetings will be held in the CIB/OUBCC (Read More..)

New York Code Council updating Uniform Fire Prevention and Construction Code
January 8, 2020

Please find the following link as received from NEMA. The New York State Code Council met on December 6, 2019 to vote on the adoption of the rules updating the current Uniform Fire Prevention and Construction Code. The next versions of all adopted codes will be based on the 2018 editions of the I-Codes. The anticipated adoption of these rules to replace the current Building and Energy Codes will be in June 1, 2020.

If adopted, the code update will be applicable to the factory-built/ modular units without a grace period.  (Read More..)

California clarifies the impact of photovoltaic system requirements
January 8, 2020

Information Bulletin 2020-01 as received from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. IB2020-1 clarifies the impact of California photovoltaic (solar or PV) system requirements, effective January 1, 2020, on manufactured homes constructed to the (Read More..)