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NORTH CAROLINA – 2018 Building & Electrical Code Amendments FINAL with effective dates

Regulation ID: NC34095

Issue: 2018 State Building Code Final Rules from the Building Codes Council

Affects:  Those who build pools & spas.

Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

Rule Summary:The Council proposed rule amendments to adopt the 2018 State Building Code, based upon the 2015 International Codes, but with many state-specific amendments. The Council published notice of several revisions to the proposed rules, affecting the electric code, plumbing code, pool pump motor circuits, and other provisions.

Status:The final tables were withdrawn by the Council. All the remaining rules were approved.  The effective dates differ based on the code.  The effective dates are 3/1/2018 (NC Existing Building Code), 4/1/2018 (NC Electrical Code 2014), 6/12/2018 (NC Electrical Code 2017), and 1/1/2019 (NC Building Code). Formal publication of the building codes in the North Carolina Register is not required therefore this entry is considered final.  

Link to all code proposals: https://ncdoi.com/OSFM/Engineering_and_Codes/Default.aspx?field1=Codes_-_Current_and_Past&user=State_Building_Codes

Notice of the 4/19/2018 RRC meeting: (pdf pg 88) http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/register/Volume%2032%20Issue%2019%20April%202,%202018.pdf

Notice of rejected tables: (pdf pg 4) http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/rrc/February%20rollup%20for%20web.pdf

Notice of RRC Approval (pdf p. 83): http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/register/Volume%2032%20Issue%2018%20March%2015,%202018.pdf

Notice of 2/15/2018 RRC Meeting: (pdf pg 118) http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/register/Volume%2032%20Issue%2015%20February%201,%202018.pdf

Notice of Proposed Rules (pdf pg 5): http://www.ncoah.com/rules/register/Volume%2031%20Issue%2016%20February%2015,%202017-ONLINE.pdf

Proposed 2018 NC State Building Code Documents: http://www.ncdoi.com/OSFM/Engineering_and_Codes/Default.aspx?field1=BCC_-_Ad_Hoc_Committee_Meeting_Information&user=Building_Code_Council&sub=BCC_Committees