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Notice of Rulemaking Hearing – Wildfire Hazard Mitigation

Notice of Rulemaking Hearing

Wildfire Hazard Mitigation – Oregon Residential Specialty Code

 

The document can be found at: 

https://www.oregon.gov/bcd/laws-rules/Pages/proposed-rules.aspx

 

The public hearing is set for December 18th, 2018 at 10:30am

 

Comments may be provided:

  •  In person at the hearing (sign in, 2 or 3 minutes to provide input
  •    In writing by December 21st, 2018

Building Codes Division

P.O. Box 14470

Salem, OR 97309-0404

 

The primary concerns seem to be:

  •  R327.4 – Concerns that the requirements only apply to lots developed after these requirements are implemented, rather than any newly constructed residence
    •  This means that if a home is constructed on a lot created prior to these requirements, the current residential code would apply with the exception of the proposed wildfire requirements.
  • R327.4.1(3) – Concerns that the requirements only apply to groups of 5 or more homes, rather than every home within a Wildfire Hazard Zone
    • Consistent testimony on this may be wise (each home, 2 or more homes, etc.).

 

Important Dates:

 

Public Hearing – December 18th, 2018

Written Comments – December 21, 2018