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Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 51]
Action Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Stage Final
Comment Period Ends 6/29/2018
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6/20/18  8:34 pm
Commenter: Glenn A Dean, CFM (Retired)

Promulgation of 2015 SFPC
 

I strongly suggest that the current promulgation effort for updating the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) be suspended, or remanded back to the Board of Housing and Community Development (BHCD) for a more comprehensive or inclusive review/process. While I may now be retired, my request is based on my long and continued interest, involvement and exposure to the code adoption process at both the state and national levels and based upon that long involvement and exposure I can assure you - even guarantee you - compared to the promulgation process for the national IFC model code that is the base document for the SFPC, the BHCD has NOT invested a sufficient amount of time for an informed debate on such an expansive set of changes as those currently proposed for this edition of the SFPC. The proposed code has not been fully vetted by all impacted entities and for that reason alone, the effort should be suspended.