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ARC Prioities Updated

posted Aug 22, 2018, 1:40 PM by Robert DuPont

ARC Priorities for the Next 12 Months

August 22, 2018

1) Encourage the DSPS to maintain a focus on customers with customer involvement in DSPS decisions regarding services of the Industry Services Division.

2) Improve the deployment of resources among programs and services for safety and buildings.

3) Improve coordination of state and municipal regulatory efforts for safety and buildings, with an emphasis on:

· Reintroduction of wedding barn legislation; 2017 Assembly Bill 187 and Senate Bill 137

· Reducing redundant plan review between municipalities and the DSPS by encouraging legislation to eliminate the statute for participation fees from 2nd class cities and agent municipalities.

· Encouraging the DSPS to decide and communicate how the inspection related provisions of 2017 Wisconsin Acts 243 and 330 will be coordinated and implemented.

· Encouraging legislation to establish a statewide uniform code for one and two-family homes which were initially constructed before the State Uniform Dwelling Code went into effect.

4) Encourage remedial legislation on carbon monoxide detectors related to force-air furnaces serving more than one unit in residential commercial buildings.

5) Encourage code update activity; specifically, for:

· Reviewing the 2015 and 2018 editions of NFPA 1 to update the State Fire Prevention Code.

· Reviewing the State Uniform Plumbing Code for necessary updates and clarifications.

· Establishing requirements for municipalities to renew their agent appointments and certifications every 5 years, as required by Statute Section 101.02 (3o), created by 2017 Wisconsin Act 198.

· Establishing uniform procedures for the administration of the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, as required by Statute Section 101.02 (7r) (g) 1., created by 2017 Wisconsin Act 330.

· Establishing requirements in the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code for repairs made to homes.

6) Participate in Wisconsin Emergency Management efforts to create Building Safety Evaluation Strike Teams to help respond to disasters.

7) Pursue implementation of statewide inspection of commercial building construction, with an emphasis on hospitals, nursing homes, community based residential facilities (CBRF) and hospice facilities.

8) Monitor legislation related to safety and buildings programs and credentials.