Los Angeles Basin Chapter Coordinates Recommendations for the 2022 ICC Group B Code Development Cycle

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CALBO takes pride in the statewide efforts of local and regional ICC Chapters seeking to engage in the model code development process. This 2022 round of code change proposals is no different, and we wanted to share and disseminate a recent collaborative document developed by the Los Angeles Basin Chapter. Please find available, for your information only, recommendations for online governmental consensus voting relative to the 2022 ICC Group B Code Development Cycle for the 2024 editions of the International Codes. This document was developed and overseen by the ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter Administration Committee, but includes the input and collaboration of many regional chapters. Please see the note below from the Los Angeles Basin Chapter and join CALBO in acknowledging the efforts of these dedicated code officials. 

Recommendations for Online Governmental Consensus Vote

The ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter’s Administration Committee (Committee) has partnered with several participating chapters, organizations and jurisdictions (Participants) to facilitate and strengthen code coordination efforts in California (CA). It is the Committee’s goal that increasing collaboration among the various Participants regarding code change proposals on the national level will help to ensure that the voices of all building safety professionals and code officials in CA are uniform and consistent to the extent possible. As such, the Committee believes that these efforts will help to enable CA members to have a significant impact on the code development process and be a strong leader in advocating for building safety.

In furtherance of that goal, this message is being sent to building safety professionals and code officials that are designated as Governmental Member Voting Representatives (GMRV) in CA regarding the final step in the voting process established by the International Code Council (ICC). The current cycle for ICC’s 2022 Group B Code Development Process will result in the publication of the 2024 Edition of the International Codes (I-Codes). Members of this Committee and various Participants in CA actively participated in both the Committee Action Hearings in Rochester, NY from March 27th thru April 6th and at the Public Comment Hearings in Louisville, KY from September 14th thru the 17th to provide testimony, submit public comments and vote on proposed code changes. The culmination of these efforts has resulted in the development of the “Recommendations for Online Governmental Consensus Vote” document. This document consolidates and summarizes in an easy to read format the voting positions and recommendations of the various Participants. It is intended to serve as a simple guide for all GMVR in CA when evaluating what proposed code changes to support or oppose. This document and other resources can be found on the Los Angeles Basin Chapter website at icclabc.org/code-coordination and on CALBO’s website.

The Online Governmental Consensus Vote begins on October 10, 2022 and concludes on October 24, 2022.

Special thanks go out to the following chapters without whose support and effort the recommendation presented in the document would not be possible.

• California Fire Chiefs Association: Fire Prevention Officers, Northern and Southern Divisions

• ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter

• ICC Orange Empire Chapter

• ICC San Diego Area Chapter

CALBO strongly encourages all code officials to engage in the code development and change processes. Although CALBO focuses on state policy and rarely submits proposed changes to the model code-making bodies, we wanted to share this collaborative effort on behalf of California code officials. By sharing this information on our website, CALBO is not endorsing or soliciting positions on any of the proposals outlined below. Rather, this information is provided for your information only.  

Special thanks to all of the aforementioned chapters for their leadership and coordination of these efforts. Additionally, special thanks to the many members and code officials who contributed to this collective work. 

For any questions or concerns regarding the information provided above, please contact the CALBO Office or by phone at 916-457-1103.