Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 51]
Action Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Stage Final
Comment Period Ended on 6/29/2018
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6/15/18  10:40 am
Commenter: Richmond Fire and Emergency Services

2012 VSFPC

We should use caution when being ask to simply keep the 2012 Statewide Fire Prevaention Code. Section 104.1 notes that the locailty may adopt VSFPC in its' entirity , relating to open burning, fire lanes, fire lanes and hazardous materials. Although we specifics can be amended to be more restrictive (not having any affecct on     building code issues), attorneys could challenge in court the locality's down right rejection and the complete substution of the current State Fire code when violated is sited the is covered by VSFPC. The City of Richmond with past leaderrship has adopted The virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code that supports our efforts for code enforcement. It would be extermely problematic to enforce maintenace under the current building codes,continuing to reference the the 2012 code. Prolonging the publilcation of the 2015 even with disagreements that most juridishtions are having with the removal of some languish will increasing hamper our ability to provide service to our customers. 

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