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23 July Ohio

State of Ohio

Residential Code – 2017 NEC

Board of Building Standards Stakeholder:

By pursuant to the requirements of Executive Order 2011-01K and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, which require state agencies, including the Ohio Board of Building Standards, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community, and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.

Stakeholder Meeting

The board will conduct a stakeholder meeting to hear comments and respond to questions on amendments to the Certification Rules and the proposed update to the Residential Code of Ohio based on the 2018 International Residential Code with Ohio amendments on August 17, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Training Room 1, 6606 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Certification Rules

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Residential Code of Ohio Update

Overview of Proposed Rules

Certification Rules

The board proposes to amend rules contained in Chapters 4101:7 of the Ohio Administrative Code as follows: 4101:7-3-01 to change responsibility for assessment report from 'building official' to 'political subdivision,' adopt possible acceptance of other methods of payment, place building department responsibility to report for sub-departments instead of building official responsibility, and to make other editorial changes and corrections; 4101:7-3-01 to add language clarify that certain commercial certificate holders qualify for certain residential certifications without further testing, adds plans examination as acceptable experience while a registered architect or engineer to qualify for master plans examiner certification, removes five-year registration requirement for architects and engineers to qualify for elective plans examiner certifications, clarifies that residential experience qualifies for plumbing and electrical inspector certifications, clarifies that building inspector experience qualifies for mechanical plans examiner certification, revises application fees from two $30 fees to one $50 fee, clarifies requirements for full certification, removes requirement for continuing education to reactivate expired certification, resumes requirement of one-day Code Administration and Skills Training for interim certification holders having completed Code Academy within 36 months prior to initial issuance, adds continuing education requirements: three hours Code Administration, three hours Existing Buildings, one hour Ethics each renewal period beginning Jan. 1, 2020, permits board-approved training appropriate to individual applicant's experience and qualifications in lieu of prescribed trainee program, and to make other editorial changes and corrections; 4101:7-7-01 to modify the fee schedule and allow alternative plans review processing and associated fees charged by the Building Code Compliance section within the Division of Industrial Compliance, and to make other editorial changes and corrections.

These proposed rules can be viewed here: BBS Proposed Rules

Contact: don.iverson@nema.org


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