State of Oklahoma
The OUBCC began the rulemaking process to update the adopted commercial codes found in Chapter 20 (Adopted Codes) of our rules in 2014. Technical committees met, reviewed codes and made recommendations to the Commission for changes to the code and existing rules. These recommendations included moving from the 2009 to the 2015 editions of the International Building Code® (IBC®), International Existing Building Code® (IEBC®), International Fire Code® (IFC®), International Fuel Gas Code® (IFGC®), International Mechanical Code® (IMC®), and International Plumbing Code® (IPC®); as well as moving from the 2011 to the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).
The public comment submission for these rules was from Monday, January 5, 2015 through Tuesday, February 3, 2015. A public hearing was held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The public hearing was open to anyone who wished to address the OUBCC regarding the rules. Based on both written and verbal comments, the OUBCC made some modifications to the proposed rules. The final version of the rules was submitted to the Governor and Legislature utilizing the State's online filing system on February 26, 2015. If the rules are approved they will be effective November 1, 2015. The Legislature has until the end of session to make a determination on these rules.
Click Here to review the final version of these rules as submitted to the Governor and Legislature on February 26, 2015.
Click Here to review the Rule Impact Statement regarding these rules.
Contact: Bryan Holland, Bryan.Holland@nema.org