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Deadline: Oct 01, 2012

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 12P041
Title: Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Department of Public Safety
Legal Authority: 20 V.S.A. ยงยง 2731, 2800, 2882 and 3132(b)
Summary: The Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code establishes the minimum standards to protect the public from fire, explosion, hazardous materials, dangerous structural conditions and carbon monoxide poisoning. These rules and updates adopt more recent editions of the same national codes and standards that are currently adopted. A Building Code Study Committee was formed in 2011, and consensus by committee was to proceed with updated codes now in place, with additional training for design professionals and developing a matrix as a guideline for designers.
Persons Affected: General contractors, general public, builders, for profit and non-profit developers, business owners, churches, private clubs, state owned/leased buildings, fire and rescue services, Vermont Human Rights Commission, Vermont Center for Independent Living, Division of Historic Preservation, American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors, Vermont Independent Electrical Contractors Association, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Department of Buildings & General Services, VTrans, VT Forest & Parks, Vermont Landscape Architects, Structural Engineers Association. Several entities are exempt from this rule and include single family owner occupied homes, small working farms, registered day care facilities and home businesses.
Economic Impact: This rule is designed to provide built-in protection to reduce loss of life, injury, property and economic impact from fire, wind, snow in public places. Approximately 1/2 of all businesses that have a fire do not re-open. This code is adopted to provide minimum requirements for building operation and maintenance of new and existing buildings. The general public expects fire and building safety regulations to protect people and property. Buildings with built-in fire protection such as sprinkler and fire alarm systems realize reductions in insurance rates and directly assist in limiting fire-damage, injury and death.
Posting date: Aug 22,2012

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
09-24-2012 09:00 AM   
Location: Division of Fire Safety Central Office
Address: 1311 US RTE 302, Suite 600
City: Barre
State: VT
Zip: 05641-2351
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Robert A. Patterson, Deputy Director    
Agency: Department of Public Safety    
Address: 1311 US RTE 302, Suite 600    
City: Barre    
State: VT    
Zip: 05641-2351    
Telephone: 802-479-7566    
Fax: 802-479-7562    
Email: 
robert.patterson@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.firesafety.vermont.gov
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Michael O'Neil, Director    
Agency: Department of Public Safety    
Address: 1311 US RTE 302, Suite 600    
City: Barre    
State: VT    
Zip: 05641-2351    
Telephone: 802-479-7565    
Fax: 802-479-7562    
Email: 
michael.e.oneil@state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

Carbon Monoxide Detection
Proof of Inspection
Smoke Alarms
Energy Efficiency
Minimum Roof Snow Load
Unvented Fuel-fired Heaters
Fire Safety Code
Building Safety Code
International Building Code (IBC)
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