The 2009 Seattle Energy Code has now been approved. City Council approved the 2009 Seattle Energy Code on October 18, 2010. The Mayor signed the legislation on October 22, 2010.
The 2009 Seattle building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, and existing building codes will take effect on September 23, 2010. The effective date is followed by a 60-day period during which applicants may choose to use either the 2006 or 2009 codes. The last date on which DPD will accept applications using the 2006 codes will be November 22, 2010.
On August 23, 2010, Mayor Mike McGinn signed Ordinance 123378, legislation that removes Land Use Code barriers to urban agriculture in order to promote local and regional food sustainability and security.
Legislation adopting the 2009 Seattle building, residential, mechanical, fuel gas, and existing building codes has been submitted to the City Council. Our most current estimate is that the codes will take effect in early September, followed by a 60 day “grace period” when applicants can choose to use the 2006 or 2009 codes.
After deciding on June 11, 2010 to delay the effective date of the 2009 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC), the Washington State Building Code Council (WSBCC) met again on June 30, 2010 and endorsed January 1, 2011 as a preferred effective date.
On June 11, 2010, the Washington State Building Code Council (WSBCC) voted to delay the effective date of the 2009 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) until at least October 29, 2010. There was no change in the text of the 2009 WSEC that the WSBCC had previously adopted on November 20, 2009.
DPD and Seattle Public Utilities have been working on revisions and clarifications to the Side Sewer Code (SMC 21.16) and its associated Director’s Rules.
The 2009 editions of the Seattle Building Code, Seattle Existing Building, Seattle Mechanical Code and Seattle Fuel Gas Code are tentatively scheduled to take effect this August, followed by a 60-day period during which applicants are allowed to choose whether to use the 2006 or 2009 codes.
The City Council’s Regional Development and Sustainability Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on DPD’s proposed code changes to support urban agriculture on July 21, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the Council’s Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) staff will be hosting a meeting to discuss changes and clarifications regarding the Draft Side Sewer Code (Seattle Municipal Code 21.16) and Draft Joint DPD/SPU Directors Rule 7 2008/04-08, Requirements for Design and Construction of Side Sewers (Drainage and Wastewater Discharges).