2021 / 2022 Code Development: Group A

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Below are the hearing dates for the 2021 Group A Cycle:

  • 2021 Committee Action Hearing to be held virtually: April 11-21, 2021 and April 25-May 5, 2021
  • 2021 Public Comment Hearing: September 22-29, 2021

The Code Change Agenda, Report of the Committee Action Hearing, and the Public Comment Agenda for the 2021 Group A Code Change cycle will be posted below.

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Group A - Proposed Changes to the 2021 Editions

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2021 Group A Complete Proposed Changes Published 03/01/21 25567 KB
Introduction Published 03/01/21 625 KB
IBC Egress Published 03/01/21 6104 KB
IBC General Published 03/01/21 4011 KB
IBC Fire Safety Published 03/01/21 2750 KB
IBC Structural Published 03/01/21 1109 KB
ICCPC Published 03/01/21 1130 KB
IFC Published 03/01/21 6292 KB
IFGC Published 03/01/21 850 KB
IMC Published 03/01/21 2316 KB
IPC Published 03/01/21 2052 KB
IPMC Published 03/01/21 1014 KB
IPSDC Published 03/01/21 835 KB
IRC Mechanical Published 03/01/21 1090 KB
IRC Plumbing Published 03/01/21 876 KB
ISPSC Published 03/01/21 1353 KB
IWUIC Published 03/01/21 1749 KB
IZC Published 03/01/21 870 KB
CCC Published 03/01/21 862 KB

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Legislation enacted to ensure carbon monoxide safety for federally assisted properties

Washington, D.C. – On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law new legislation that authorizes $304 million in funds for carbon monoxide detectors in federally assisted housing. The legislation ensures that carbon monoxide alarms are installed in a manner that meets the standards described in the Code Council’s 2018 International Fire Code.

The legislation is based on the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident to Safety Act (CO ALERTS Act), which was introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL), Joe Cunningham (D-SC), and in the Senate by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Robert Mendez (D-NJ). U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson offered his support shortly after the bill’s introduction.

The bill requires that by the end of 2022 federally assisted housing have carbon monoxide alarms in units that have potential sources of carbon monoxide such as gas-fired appliances, fireplaces, forced air furnaces, and attached garages. Carbon monoxide alarms will also be required in rural housing. Additionally, HUD will provide guidance to public housing agencies to help them educate tenants on potential housing health hazards such as carbon monoxide poisoning and lead poisoning. In 2019, there were many reports  of deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning in public housing complexes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50,000 people are sickened by carbon monoxide annually, resulting in 430 deaths. Of the approximately 5 million families that receive HUD rental assistance, most have young children, are elderly, or disabled. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also states that carbon monoxide poisoning is entirely preventable and recommends installing carbon monoxide alarms.

“We are excited to see that the International Fire Code is being used to inform legislation that will have a crucial impact on safety in the home,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “We are proud to do our part in making homes safer for every member of society, especially the most vulnerable.”

For more information on the Code Council and the International Fire Code, please visit www.iccsafe.org.

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