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16 September Ohio

State of Ohio

Residential Code

Notice is hereby given that the Ohio Board of Building Standards will convene for a public hearing at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 16, 2015, in Hearing Room #1, at 6606 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit testimony on proposed actions taken on select rules of the Administrative Code, identified as Amendments Group XC (90), pursuant to Chapters 119, 3781, and 3791 of the Revised Code.

Art D – Residential Code of Ohio Rules

Consider the following amended rules of the Administrative Code: 4101:8-1-01 to add language including electrical equipment associated with bodies of water, to add an exception for private water systems, to add above-ground storage tanks as work exempt from approval, to remove language regarding the installer of fire protection systems, to add accessibility provisions to plan submittal and to make general editorial corrections; 4101:8-2-01 to add definitions for above ground storage tank, building service equipment, engine mounted tank and fuel tank; 4101:8-3-01 to add detached garages with an exterior wall located ≥3 ft from a lot line in to exceptions to § 302.1, to specify the technology requirements in § 314.1, to add an exception for systems meeting in § 314.2, to add Type C (visitable) to accessibility scope and to make general editorial corrections; 4101:8-4-01 to remove the requirements for seismic reinforcing of foundations with stemwalls and turned-down, slab-on-grade footings because Ohio is not within the referenced Seismic Design Categories; 4101:8-5-01 to update references in §§ 502.1.1 and 502.2.1, to remove deck lateral load connection language, to remove figure 502.2.2.3, and to add clarification to the exceptions for vapor retarder requirements in § 506.2.3; 4101:8-19-01 to add a section for Engine and gas-turbine powered equipment and appliances, to add requirements for engine-driven equipment and appliances and fuel tanks connected to engine-driven building services equipment requirements and to make general editorial corrections; 4101:8-22-01 to add a scope to the Special piping and storage systems chapter, to add diesel oil to the scope of above-ground tanks requirements, to add an exception and specify a reference standard in § 2201.2 and to add regulated underground storage of fuel oil requirements; 4101:8-24-01 to add CSST bonding and to update language from 'air conditioners' to 'equipment and appliances'; 4101:8-34-01 to update the reference to NFPA 70 to the 2014 edition with selected amendments and to add provisions for emergency and standby power systems; 4101:8-44-01 to update the OAC referenced codes, to add NFPA standards 30-15, 37-10, 110-10, and 111-10 and update standard 31-11 and 70-14, and to add UL standard 2200-12.


The full text of this public hearing draft containing the proposed rules can be viewed on the Board's website.  

Electronic copies of the public hearing draft on compact disc will be mailed upon written request to the Ohio Board of Building Standards at P.O. Box 4009, 6606 Tussing Rd., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.

The full text of the proposed rules were filed electronically with the Legislative Service Commission, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, and the Secretary of State as required in section 119.03 of the Revised Code. Prior to electronic filing of the rules, stakeholder meetings were held and electronic notification was provided to all stakeholders. The proposed rules and a Business Impact Analysis were posted and submitted to the Common Sense Initiative Office. Additionally, the Clerks of the 88 County Commissioners were notified of the filings as required by statute.

The rule filing can be viewed on the Register of Ohio

On the date and at the time and place of this hearing, any person affected by these rules may appear and be heard in person, by his attorney, or both. Any person may present their positions, arguments and contentions orally, or in writing. Any person may offer and examine witnesses and present evidence.

Contact: Don Iverson, don.iverson@nema.org


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