2021 / 2022 Code Development: Group A

CCC Meeting Notice

The ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC) has scheduled a WebEx meeting for February 18, 2021, 10am-Noon CT and 2-4pm CT (if needed). The purpose for this telephone conference is for the CCC to consider editorial and scoping issues related to the proposals submitted in the 2021 Group B cycle, in accordance with Section 4, Items 2 & 3 of Council Policy CP#44. Please see the attached meeting notice.

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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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Current Code Development Cycle

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CCC Meeting

The ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC) has scheduled a WebEx meeting for February 18, 2021, 10am-Noon CT and 2-4pm CT (if needed). The purpose for this telephone conference is for the CCC to consider editorial and scoping issues related to the proposals submitted in the 2021 Group B cycle, in accordance with Section 4, Items 2 & 3 of Council Policy CP#44. Please see the attached meeting notice.

ICC Reference Standards Guide

The ICC Reference Standards Guide developed by the ICC Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) is now available.

2021 Group A Code Change Submittal

cdpACCESS opened October 19, 2020 for 2021 Group A Code Change Submittal.

Virtual 2021 Committee Action Hearings

2021 Group A Committee Action Hearings FAQs

UPDATED 2021–2022 ICC Code Development Cycle schedule

The 2021/2022 Code Development Schedule is being updated

2021/2022 ICC Code Committee Responsibility Matrix available

2021 / 2022 Code Development Cycle

ICC Committee Activities

Throughout the current cycle, ICC committees have been put in place to study specific technical issues and participate in the ICC Code Development Process. Below is a list of current committees and a link to their respective web pages:

For a link to all committees and councils, click here.

 

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2021 / 2022 Code DevelopmentInformation
2021 / 2022 Code Development SchedulePosted: March 17, 2020
Updated December 1, 2020
Call for CommitteesPosted: March 17, 2020
Due: June 15, 2020
Code Committee Responsibility MatrixPosted: October 13, 2020

 

2021 Cycle - Group AInformation
Group A CodesCommittee Rosters
IBC- E, IBC - FS, IBC -G, IFC, IFGC, IMC, IPC, IPMC,IPSDC, IRC – M, IRC- P, ISPSC, IWUIC, IZC
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF CODE CHANGE PROPOSALSDeadline: January 11, 2021
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NEW STANDARDSDeadline: February 15, 2021
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE I-CODES”Scheduled: March 1, 2021
PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS ANALYSES
ONLINE FLOOR MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS
TENTATIVE HEARING ORDERS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH)Meetings held virtually:
April 11-21,2021
April 25-May5, 2021
WEBCASTLive April 11-21, April 25-May 5, 2021
UPATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTSUpdated during the CAH
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING RESULTS
CAH HEARING VIDEOS
WEB POSTING OF “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING”Scheduled: May 24, 2021
UPDATES TO THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTSJuly 2, 2021
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
VOTER VALIDATION
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY ACSeptember 22-29, 2021
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PAAC: September 19-22, 2021
WEBCASTActive September 22-29, 2021
UPDATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTSUpdated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV)Approx 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICAL OGCV RESULTSApprox. 2 weeks after conclusion of OGCV Posted
WEB POSTING OF FINAL ACTION GROUP A RESULTS, INCLUDING OGCV VOTING
RESULTS
Following Validation Committee certification of OGCV and ICC Board
confirmation.
2022 Cycle - Group BInformation
Group B CodesCommittee Rosters
Admin, IBC-S, IEBC, IECC-C, IECC-R/IRC-E, IgCC (Ch. 1),
IRC – B
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF CODE CHANGE PROPOSALSJanuary 10, 2022
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NEW STANDARDS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE I-CODES”Scheduled: February 23, 2022
PROPOSED NEW STANDARDS ANALYSES
ONLINE FLOOR MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS/FAQ’S
TENTATIVE HEARING ORDERS
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING (CAH)March 27 - April 6, 2022
Rochester Riverside Convention Center; Rochester, NY
WEBCASTActive: March 27 - April 6
UPATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the CAH
UNOFFICIAL CAH RESULTSUpdated during the CAH
COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING RESULTS
WEB POSTING OF “REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING”Scheduled: May 9, 2022
UPDATES TO THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ACTION HEARING
DEADLINE FOR cdpACCESS ONLINE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTSJune 20, 2022
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) SCHEDULE
WEB POSTING OF “PUBLIC COMMENT AGENDA”
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING (PCH) ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATES NOTED BY ACSeptember 14-21, 2022, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisvile, KY

AC: September 11-14, 2022

WEBCASTActive: September 14-21, 2022
UPDATED HEARING ORDERSUpdated during the PCH
UNOFFICIAL PCH RESULTSUpdated during the PCH
PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING RESULTS
ONLINE GOVERNMENTAL CONSENUS VOTE (OGCV)Approximately 2 weeks after the last day of the PCH
UNOFFICIAL OGCV RESULTSApproximately 2 weeks after the conclusion of the OGCV
WEB POSTING OF FINAL ACTION GROUP B RESULTS, INCLUDING OGCV VOTING
RESULTS
Following Validation Committee certification of OGCV and ICC Board
confirmation.

IECC: 2024 and Beyond

Important News

News & Updates

IECC: 2024 and Beyond

In December 2020, the International Code Council Board of Directors put forward a framework for the updating of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Ch. 11 of the International Residential Code (IRC) using the ICC standards process, subject to stakeholder input and final approval by the ICC Board of Directors. Read more.

Public Comment Period

The Code Council Board will be meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 12:00 PM ET to hear verbal testimony from interested members and stakeholders. All comments received will be posted on the Code Council website.

Registration to participate has closed; the protocols for participation are available here. Click on “Written Comments” below to view the written submissions. You may still register to listen via YouTube to the January 21 virtual meeting here.

Related Resources

Please direct all questions to Mike Pfeiffer, Senior Vice President of Technical Services, at mpfeiffer@iccsafe.org.

PMG Code Action Committee (PMGCAC)

The Plumbing Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code Action Committee (PMGCAC) meetings are open to the public. Any interested party can participate in committee meetings and can be considered by the committee for membership on any sub-group that the committee creates. Interested parties will be notified by email of PMGCAC activities including committee meetings, sub-group meetings and the availability of PMGCAC related documentation. If you wish to be placed on the “interested parties” list for the PMGCAC, contact the ICC Secretariat, Fred Grable.

See Council Policy 31 "Code Action Committees" for the scope of each of the CAC's.

Committee Document(s)

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For archives on the past PMGCAC work, click here.

Bylaws Committee

Code Council Bylaws Committee

The International Code Council Bylaws serve as the primary governing document of the association. The Code Council Bylaws Committee was established to evaluate proposed bylaw amendments, provide input and propose additional related actions to the Code Council Board of Directors (See Council Policy 43-08.)

Recently, Code Council President Greg Wheeler appointed the committee that will conduct the first major review of the bylaws since their creation. The Code Council Board and Chief Executive Officer feel that a comprehensive look at the bylaws is important given the growth of the organization, the Code Council's 2025 strategic plan, and the changing world around us.

Bylaws Committee Members

Jim H. Brown
CBO, CFPS
Chair

Bio

David Spencer
CBO

Vice Chair
Bio

William Bryant
MCP, CBO
Bio

Alan Boswell
MCP,  CBO
Bio

Ron Hampton
MCP, CBO
Bio

IMG 4899 Michael Savage

Michael Savage
Bio

Additionally, President Wheeler appointed the following three ex officio, non-voting members from the Emerging Leaders Membership Council to serve on the committee:

  • Elizabeth Arrington – Kentucky
  • Andre Jaen – Colorado
  • Benjamin Breadmore – Maine

President Wheeler has charged the Committee with evaluating potential amendments that would address natural or man-made emergencies or disasters, and with considering other potential revisions that the Committee determines to be prudent and in the best interests of the organization.

The next Bylaws Committee meeting is scheduled for September 1, 2020. The Committee will continue its work through a series of meetings throughout the fall and will develop a detailed report for the Code Council Board to consider in December 2020.

Member engagement will be critical to the Committee’s work. Please submit your feedback and comments related to the bylaws to memberinput@iccsafe.org

ICC Residential Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Standard Consensus Committee

As an ANSI Accredited standards developing organization, the Code Council is developing New ICC 1300-202x, Standard for the Vulnerability-Based Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of One- and Two-Family Dwellings.   This committee has the primary responsibility for the development of minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, general welfare by providing a methodology for the identification, evaluation and retrofit of specific known vulnerabilities for one- and two-family wood light-frame dwellings up to 2 stories in height located in Seismic Design Categories B through E.  This includes the use of the best available seismic numerical modeling tools and engineering practices to assist in development of assessment methods and to identify retrofit criteria to best achieve targeted performance objectives.  Use of the provisions is anticipated to improve earthquake performance but is not necessarily intended to prevent earthquake damage. Also included is the evaluation and retrofit of masonry chimneys attached to 3 story buildings.

 

The Residential Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Standard Consensus Committee (IS-RSARC) was appointed by the ICC Board of Directors in June 2020 and has primary responsibility for the development as an American National Standard.  All standards development is subject to ICC's ANSI Approved Consensus Procedures.

 

Applications to serve on the committee were received on February 25, 2020 for the ICC Board of Directors consideration in response to a call for committee in January 2020.

The Code Council adheres to openness and transparency in our Standards development process. All ICC Standards committee meetings are open to the public.  Any interested party can participate in committee meetings and can be considered by the committee for membership on any work-group that the committee creates.  Interested parties will be notified by email of standards activities related to IS-RSARC, including committee meetings, sub-group meetings and the availability of standard development documentation.  If you wish to be placed on the “interested parties” list for the development of these standards, please email the IS-RSARC, ICC Secretariat Samhar Hoz at shoz@iccsafe.org.

 

The first public Webex meeting of the IS RSARC committee was held on October 16, 2020.  The meeting included orientation for the committee members as well as the election of the chair and vice-chair. 

Notice for the next meetings of the committee scheduled for December 18, 2020 at 11:30 am CT and February 19, 2021 at 11:30 am CT will be posted below shortly.

Building Code Action Committee (BCAC)

News

The ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC) has scheduled a WebEx meeting for February 18, 2021, 10am-Noon CT and 2-4pm CT (if needed). The purpose for this telephone conference is for the CCC to consider editorial and scoping issues related to the proposals submitted in the 2021 Group B cycle, in accordance with Section 4, Items 2 & 3 of Council Policy CP#44. Please see the attached meeting notice.

 

The Building Code Action Committee will be meeting via teleconference on the 2nd Tuesday of each month: August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 and December 8, 2021 from 2-3:30 p.m. central.  Additional calls are being added for Dec. 1, 15, 22 and Jan. 6.

The Building Code Action Committee (BCAC) meetings are open to the public. Any interested party can participate in committee meetings and can be considered by the committee for membership on any sub-group that the committee creates. Interested parties will be notified by email of BCAC activities including committee meetings, sub-group meetings and the availability of BCAC related documentation. If you wish to be placed on the “interested parties” list for the BCAC, contact the ICC Secretariat, Kimberly Paarlberg at kpaarlberg@iccsafe.org.

See Council Policy 31 "Code Action Committees" for the scope of each of the CAC's.

For archives on the past BCAC work, click here.

Committee Documents

Group A Work Group Documents

Group B Work Group Documents

Group B Work Group Documents

2019 Group B Appeals

The Code Council's code development process stands as a shining example of codes and standards developed in the private sector and meets the fundamental principles of Circular No. A-119 — Federal Register (Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities). A key principle of the circular is an appeals process.

In accordance with Section 12.1 of CP 28 Code Development, the International Code Council has received six appeals on the 2019 Group B Final Action results which were posted on April 8, 2020. The appeal deadline was May 8th and all the appeals were received in a timely fashion.

This website will serve as the notification vehicle and repository for all documents related to the processing of the appeals in accordance with CP1 Appeals. Further, based on the cross-over of many of the code changes cited in the appeals, the Code Council Board of Directors has granted a 45-day extension of the 30-day deadline enumerated in Sections 4.1 and 6.1 of CP1 in order for staff to properly coordinate and correlate the processing of the appeals.

The six appeals are as follows:

The Notice of Appeal Hearings identified a significant amount of crossover between some of the appeals. The Appeals Board has decided to consider the appeals in five groups as noted below. The appellants related to each issue area are indicated in parentheses next to the topics. Click the plus symbol next to each category to see the appeal hearing agenda, comments and presentations currently submitted on each topic. On August 27, the appeal hearings for “Impact of Online Voting, Cost Impact, Voting Guides” and “Voter Eligibility, Validation Process” were combined into a single hearing to be held September 14.