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The mission of the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission is to establish minimum statewide codes affecting or relating to the built environment for the protection of life and property, to be utilized throughout the state, assuring public health, safety, and welfare.
Chapter 20 Adopted Codes:
The OUBCC has opened the rulemaking process to adopt the 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code® as well as make corrections to the 2015 Edition of the International Fuel Gas Code® and the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code®.
To review the draft rules for Chapter 20, Adopted Codes, Subchapters 5, 9, and 11, CLICK HERE
To review the Rule Impact State for Chapter 20, Adopted Codes, Subchapters 5, 9 and 11, CLICK HERE
Chapter 17 Education and Training:
The OUBCC has created rules to support the legislative mandate given to the OUBCC to provide continuing education to inspectors throughout the State of Oklahoma (O.S. 59 § 1000.23 (D)). Notices of Rulemaking Intent (NRI's) have been submitted to the Office of Administrative Rules.
To review the draft rules for Chapter 17, Education and Training, CLICK HERE
To review the Rule Impact Statement for Chapter 17, Education and Training, CLICK HERE
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING
These NRI's are scheduled to be published in the Oklahoma Register on January 15, 2016. They announce the OUBCC's intent to publish rules and provide for a 30-day public comment period and public hearing. The public comment period is scheduled to begin on January 16, 2015 and will end on February 18, 2016. A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
To submit a written Public Comment Form for Chapter 20, Subchapter 5, CLICK HERE
To submit a written Public Comment Form for Chapter 17, Education and Training, CLICK HERE
The updated Commercial Codes were adopted and went into effect on November 1, 2015. To see the adopted codes with modifications, CLICK HERE
Alternative Fuels Program Technical Committee
The OUBCC has begun reviewing and developing the requirements for Alternative Fuel fueling stations in the State of Oklahoma. An Alternative Fuels Program Technical Committee of volunteers has been established to review the code and state requirements for CNG, LNG, LP Gas, Hydrogen and Electrical fueling stations for both commercial and residential locations.
The technical committee committee will review the 2015 Editions of the IFC®, IFGC® and 2014 Edition of the NEC® along with several NFPA standards dealing with Alternative Fuel fueling stations and will make recommendations to the OUBCC to modify various portions of the of the IFC®, IFGC® and the NEC® to meet the needs of the industry.
|Storm Shelter Information
To review a copy of the OUBCC Storm Shelter Fact Sheet, Click Here
To review the FEMA 320 Standard, Click Here
Copies of the ICC/NSSA 500 Standard can be ordered on the International Code Council (ICC) website, www.iccsafe.org or through your local book store.
Code Adoption History
The OUBCC created technical committees comprised of individuals in the respective trades to review the codes and make recommendations to the Commission. Each committee recommended modifications to change the codes to meet the needs of the State. Those recommendations were then reviewed and voted on by the OUBCC. Once the vote was complete, the rules process to adopt the codes was started.
The International Residential Code®, 2009 Edition, (IRC, 2009®) was adopted with modifications by the OUBCC with an effective date of July 15, 2011. The IRC®, 2009 addresses residential dwellings defined as one- and two-family homes and town houses. This was the first time a residential code had been adopted by any state agency for use as a construction code.
The OUBCC adopted commercial codes to address all structures other than one- and two-family homes and town houses. Those codes were modified and had an effective date of November 2, 2012. Several state agencies had previously adopted several of these codes in one fashion or another to address the needs of their agencies. Updated versions of these codes have been published, reviewed and have been adopted by the Commission. The updated commercial codes adopted with modifications by the OUBCC are:
The modifications for all codes can be found under the "Codes and Rules"/"Adopted Building Codes" tab.
To view the Codes as originally published, click the link to the free on-line codes provided by the ICC on the "Resources" tab of our website.
|The OUBCC is located at 2401 NW 23rd, Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 (SW corner of Shepherd Mall on the second floor). Phone and fax numbers are: 405-521-6501 (phone) and 405-521-6504 (fax).|
|Commercial Building Code Adoption Announcement|
|Email Notice of Adoption to Jurisdictions|
|Oklahoma Construction Industries Board|
|Jurisdictional Entity On-line Reporting Program|