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Agency
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board
Board of Housing and Community Development
chapter
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 63]
Action:
Cooling Temperature Amendment Part 1 of 2 - Emergency Regulation
 
General Information
Action Summary Currently, the Virginia Maintenance Code (VMC), a part of the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), requires that when cooling is provided to tenants of certain multi-family buildings it must be provided to a temperature of at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The current threshold has been identified as a public health concern in multiple localities that adopt the VMC. This emergency action is to lower from 80 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the required cooling temperature as provided in section 13VAC5-63-540 B 5 of the USBC. The permanent replacement action is available at the following link - https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewAction.cfm?actionid=5392
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [005869]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8564 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/14/2019 and expires on 11/12/2020.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kyle Flanders  / Senior Policy Analyst
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: kyle.flanders@dhcd.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-6761    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089

This person is the primary contact for this agency.