Canada Approaching Deadline for Public Review Period for Code Changes

October 28th, 2014 by Editor

The national public review and comment period for proposed changes to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) will close Friday.

The fall 2014 review period, which is exploring proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC), National Fire Code of Canada 2010 (NFC), National Plumbing Code of Canada 2010 (NPC) and National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB), began September 8.

According to the National Research Council Canada (NRCC), the purpose of the public review is to “provide code users and stakeholders with a detailed look at proposed technical changes, seek comment on each proposed technical change as to whether it should be approved, altered, or rejected, and seek comments on updates to documents referenced in the National Model Construction Codes.”

The public review will close at 4 p.m. EDT on October 31, after which comments will no longer be accepted.

According to the NRCC, the relevant committees of the CCBFC will review every comment that was received up to that date. The committees will then either withdraw the proposed change, recommend that it be reviewed further for possible re-submission in revised form in a future public review or recommend that it be approved by the CCBFC—with or without modification. If approved, the technical changes will be published in the 2015 editions of the National Model Construction Codes.

Comments may be submitted here, and a list of the proposed changes are also available per request at the same link.

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