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Code Alert: Maryland, 16 November 2010



The Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Permitting Services recently proposed a new regulation which appears in the November 1, 2010 edition of the Montgomery County Register. The proposed regulation would adopt the International Code Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) the 2009 International Building Code (IBC), 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC), 2009 International Fuel-Gas Code (IFGC), and 2009 International Residential Code (IRC). Each Code has proposed amendments, including the following three amendments to the IECC:

Section 101.1. Replace the parentheses and the phrase in the parentheses with "Montgomery County, Maryland."

Section 101.2. Add exception to read as follows: Energy conservation systems and components in existing buildings, as defined by the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code, undergoing repair, alteration or additions, and change of occupancy, shall be permitted to comply with the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code.

Add Section 404.4.2.3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 402.4.2 ten (10%) of all new one- and two-family dwellings constructed between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 must be tested in accordance with section 402.4.2.1 and all test results must be reported to the Department.

A copy of the proposed regulation may be obtained from Barbara Comfort, Department of Permitting Services, 255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850, 240-777-6244 or by Email; barbara.comfort@montgomerycountymd.gov

Written comments must be submitted by November 30, 2010, to Hadi Mansouri, Department of Permitting Services, Division of Building Construction, 255 Rockville Pike, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850, 240-777-6233. Email: hadi.mansouri@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Contact Gil Moniz – gilmoniz@nema.org