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2021 Building Code - Part 4

The Bureau of Construction Codes will be conducting a public hearing on proposed administrative rules 2022-57 LR Part 4. Building Code. We are conducting this hearing under the authority of the Administrative Procedures Act, Public Act 306 of 1969. The hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on April 4, 2024, at the Michigan Library & Historical Center’s First Floor Forum, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915. 

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2022-57 LR Construction Code - Part 4. Building Code


 

2021 Michigan Plumbing Code

The Part 7 Plumbing Code is now in effect as of March 12, 2024. The Part 7 Plumbing Code rules adopt by reference the 2021 second printing edition of the International Plumbing Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed appropriate for use in Michigan. 

Until the electronic and hard copies are available from the International Code Council (ICC), one can use the 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) with the Part 7 Plumbing Michigan Amendments for the 2021 Michigan Plumbing Code. The bureau will notify the public when the electronic and hard copy versions of each code are available for purchase and update the code books information on our website, which links to ICC for purchase. Below are important changes that have been made to the code.

  • The bureau has amended Section 312.10.1 of the IPC regarding inspections of backflow prevention assemblies as follows:

R 408.30725g Inspections.

Rule 725g.  Section 312.10.1 is added to the code to read as follows:

 312.10.1. Inspections. Inspections shall be made of all backflow prevention assemblies and air gaps after installation or relocation to determine whether the assemblies are operable and air gaps exist. 

R 408.30725h Testing.

 Rule 725h.  Section 312.10.2 is added to the code to read as follows:

312.10.2. Testing.  Reduced pressure principle, double check, pressure vacuum breaker, reduced pressure detector fire protection, double check detector fire protection, and spill-resistant vacuum breaker backflow preventer assemblies and hose connection backflow preventers shall be tested at the time of installation, immediately after repairs or at the time of relocation. Test gauges shall comply with ASSE 1064. The testing procedure shall be performed in accordance with 1 of the following standards: 

 (a) ASSE 5013.

 (b) ASSE 5015. 

 (c) ASSE 5020.

 (d) ASSE 5047. 

 (e) ASSE 5048.
 

 (f) ASSE 5052.

 (g) ASSE 5056.

 (h) CSA B64.10.

 (i) CSA B64.10.1

The bureau has amended Sections 403.1 through 403.3.1 of the IPC regarding the minimum number of fixtures as follows:

Rule 758.  Section 403.1.1(2) is added to the code to read as follows: 

403.1.1(2) Where multiple-user facilities are designed to serve all genders, the minimum fixtures count shall be calculated at 100%, based on total occupant load. The minimum number of required plumbing fixtures shall be in accordance with table 403.1. In multiple-user facilities, each fixture type shall be in accordance with ICC A117.1 and each urinal that is provided shall be located in a stall.

 Courses for continuing education requirements will need to be submitted for approval.  Code officials will need to submit using the bureau’s applications for Code Officials, and licensees will need to submit through CE Broker which will be available January 26, 2024.  The Bureau of Construction Codes encourages all licensees to become aware of all changes in the codes. 

 

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2022-56_LR Part 7. Plumbing Code Administrative Rules System (ARS) 

2021 Part 7. Plumbing Final Rules-Effective 3-12-2024

 

 

 

 

2021 Michigan Mechanical Code

 The Part 9A. Mechanical Code is now in effect as of March 12, 2024. The Part 9A Mechanical Code rules will adopt by reference the 2021 third printing edition of the International Mechanical Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed appropriate for use in Michigan. 

Until the electronic and hard copies are available from the International Code Council (ICC), one can use the 2021 International Mechanical Code with the Part 9A Michigan Amendments for the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code. The bureau will notify the public when the electronic and hard copy versions of each code are available for purchase and update the code books information on our website, which links to ICC for purchase. Below is an important change that has been made to the code.

  • R 408.30947b provides for the implementation of ASHRAE 15-2022 within the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code. ASHRAE 15-2022 defines a clear path for and establishes safety standards associated with the utilization of A2L refrigerants, resulting from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule issued in late 2021. This EPA rule issued under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 (AIM), mandates an 85% reduction in the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants by 2036. Although this drawdown is 12 years away, manufacturers have begun significant production and distribution of equipment utilizing A2L refrigerants. This rule supersedes the ASHRAE 15-2019 standard listed in the Referenced Standards section of the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code.

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2022-55 LR Part 9A Mechanical Code Administrative Rules System (ARS)

2021 Part 9A Mechanical Final Rules Effective date 3-12-2024

 

 

2021 Michigan Rehabilitation Code

The Bureau of Construction Codes will be conducting a public hearing on proposed administrative rules 2022-58 LR Rehabilitation Code. We are conducting this hearing under the authority of the Administrative Procedures Act, Public Act 306 of 1969. The hearing is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on April 4, 2024, at the Michigan Library & Historical Center’s First Floor Forum, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915. 

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2022-58 LR Construction Code - Rehabilitation Code

2023 Michigan Electrical Code

The 2023 Michigan Electrical Code, Part 8 rules is now in effect as of March 12, 2024.  The 2023 Michigan Electrical Code, Part 8 rules adopt by reference the 2023 second printing edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed appropriate for use in Michigan.  You may use the complete 2023 Michigan Electrical Code, Part 8 rules for training purposes. Below are important changes that were made to the code.

 The State of Michigan has amended section 230.85 in the 2023 Michigan Electrical Code. This section of the code is regarding emergency disconnects for 1- and 2-family dwelling units. The disconnecting means shall be installed in a readily accessible outdoor location on or within sight of the dwelling unit. Each disconnect shall be a service disconnect. The service disconnecting means shall be marked as follows: “EMERGENCY DISCONNECT, SERVICE DISCONNECT.”
  • Surge protection will be required for feeders and services per 215.18, 225.42 and 230.67 of the 2023 Michigan Electrical Code for dwelling units, dormitory units, guest rooms, and guest suites of hotels and motels, areas of nursing homes, and limited-care facilities used exclusively as patient sleeping rooms.
  • Electrical systems, equipment, or components not specifically covered in chapters 34 through 43 of the 2015 Michigan Residential Code shall comply with the applicable provisions of the Michigan Electrical Code, R 408.30801 to R 408.30880.

Courses for continuing education requirements will need to be submitted for approval. Code officials will need to submit using the bureau’s applications for Code Officials, and licensees will need to submit through CE Broker .  The Bureau of Construction Codes encourages all licensees to become aware of all changes in the codes.

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2022-59_LR Part 8. Electrical Code Administrative Rules System (ARS) 

2023 Part 8. Electrical Final Rules-Effective date 3-12-2024

 

 

Carnival and Amusement Safety

The Carnival and Amusement Safety General rules became effective on March 20, 2024.

With this series of amendments, the national electrical codes contained in NFPA 70, 2020 edition, are adopted by reference as electrical standards for carnival and amusement rides and devices in this state.  

  • R 408.803. Section C. seeks to better define the scope of the department’s authority over amusement devices through the exclusion of devices which do not meet the definition.

     

  • R 408.815. Is added to the rule set and provides requirement for mobile carnival operator routing sheet submission, as well as specific reporting parameters.

     

  • R 408.816. Is added to the rule set and prescribes specific parameters for tracking operational and emergency response training applicable to all amusement operators in the state.  

     

  • R 408.829 section (3) Has been added to the rule set and reads as follows:

  (3) If a device on a ride is shown to have a deficiency or require repairs in the ride’s tubs, cars, chairs, seats, gondolas, or other carriers used, the ride will be considered noncompliant as a whole and must not operate until returned to compliance based on the number of carriers on the device as follows:

    (a) For devices with 10 or fewer carriers, the ride, as a whole, will be considered noncompliant and must not operate if 50% or more of the carriers are found deficient.

    (b) For devices with more than 10 carriers, the ride, as a whole, will be considered noncompliant and must not operate if 25% or more of the carriers are found deficient.

  (4) Subrule (3) of this rule does not apply to go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, or individual devices that can be removed or replaced as needed, including, but not limited to, train cars, log rides, or boat rides.

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Carnival and Amusement Safety General Rules (ARS)

Carnival and Amusement Safety General Rules-Effective date 3-20-2024

 

 

2021 Michigan Uniform Energy Code; Administrative Rules Part 10

The Bureau of Construction Codes will be conducting a public hearing on proposed administrative rules 2021-48 LR Part 10. Michigan Uniform Energy Code. We are conducting this hearing under the authority of the Administrative Procedures Act, Public Act 306 of 1969. The hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on February 22, 2024, at the Michigan Library & Historical Center’s First Floor Forum, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915.  

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2021-48 Construction Code - Part 10. Michigan Uniform Energy Code Administrative Rules System (ARS)

COMPILED 2021 ENERGY CODES ADVISORY MEETING COMMENTS

 


2021 Michigan Uniform Energy Code; Administrative Rules Part 10a

The Bureau of Construction Codes will be conducting a public hearing on proposed administrative rules 2021-48 LR Part 10a. Michigan Uniform Energy Code. We are conducting this hearing under the authority of the Administrative Procedures Act, Public Act 306 of 1969. The hearing is scheduled for 1:00 PM on February 22, 2024, at the Michigan Library & Historical Center’s First Floor Forum, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915. 

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2021-48 Construction Code - Part 10a. Michigan Uniform Energy Code Administrative Rules System (ARS)

COMPILED 2021 ENERGY CODES ADVISORY MEETING COMMENTS

Elevator Rules

A public hearing was held on February 4, 2022, and the proposed rules are now in review. 

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2019-138 LR Elevator Rules (Public Hearing Notice)

2019-138 LR Elevator Rules (Strike & Bold)

2019-138 LR Elevator Rules (RFR)

"New" Elevator Rules Effective 6-27-23

Subdivisions of Land Rules

A public hearing was held on October 2, 2020, and the proposed rules are now in review.

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2020-12 LR Subdivisions of Land Rules (Public Hearing Notice)

2020-12 LR Subdivisions of Land Rules (RIS)

2020-12 LR Subdivisions of Land Rules (Strike & Bold)

2020-12 LR Subdivisions of Land Rules (RFR)

Skilled Trades Regulation Rules

A public hearing was held on May 23, 2022 and the proposed rules are now in review.

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2019-101 LR Skilled Trades Rules (Public Hearing Notice)

2019-101 LR BCC Edited Draft Rules for Notice of Public Hearing 5.3.22

2019-101 LR Skilled Trades Regulation Rules (RFR)

 

2015 Michigan Residential Code - Chapters 1 & 2; Administrative Rules Part 5

The corrections for the Michigan Residential Code; Administrative Rules Part 5, was filed with the Office of the Great Seal on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will be effective on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The Michigan Residential Code - Chapters 1 and 2; Administrative Rules Part 5 were filed with the Office of the Great Seal on Friday, June 4, 2021 and go into effect on Monday, October 4, 2021.

2021 Part 5 Residential Code

The Bureau of Construction Codes will be conducting a public hearing on proposed administrative rules 2022-16 LR Part 5. Residential Code.” We are conducting this hearing under the authority of the Administrative Procedures Act, Public Act 306 of 1969. The hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on March 21, 2024, at the Michigan Library & Historical Center’s First Floor Forum, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915. 

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2022-16 Construction Code - Part 5. Michigan Residential Code Administrative Rules System (ARS)