Public Hearing - 06/28/2023

June 28, 2023 10:00am - June 28, 2023 2:00pm
Event Description

Public Hearing - Adoption of R-4 Occupancy Group

Public Hearing

Open to the public

Virtual and In-Person options


The State Building Code Council will be holding a public hearing to receive public comments on proposed changes to WAC 51-50 International Building Code and WAC 51-54A International Fire Code regarding Group R-4 occupancy classification and licensed care facilities.

The hearing will be dedicated to testimony on the amendments to the 2021 International Building Code to adopt R-4 occupancy group and modify code provisions related to licensed care facilities. This adoption will require coordination with WAC 51-54A. The applicable sections in WAC 51-54A, International Fire Code, will be amended with expedited rulemaking for consistency with WAC 51-50.

Please access the hearing in person, via Zoom or phone. See date, time, location, and meeting link below.

To facilitate testimony, we are asking all who wish to testify at the hearing to fill out and submit the Public Testimony Sign Up Sheet at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the hearing. Please clarify if you are testifying in person, or via Zoom or phone. Your name will be called by the Hearing Officer when it is your turn to testify.

The current time allotted per testifier is 5 minutes. The Hearing Officer may further limit testimony time due to time constraints. Be advised that registering to testify does not guarantee you a chance to speak or to speak at specific times. Council staff is unable to assist you with any individual connection, zoom link, or other technical issue you may experience. Please see Testimony Guidelines for information and instructions for tips on how to address any common link or other technical issues.

Written testimony can be provided to at any time until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 28, 2023. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:  1500 Jefferson Street, Room 2331, Olympia, WA 98504

Please click this URL to join via zoom:

Or join by phone:  888 788 0099

Webinar ID:  942 4973 4660


Public Testimony Sign Up Sheet

REMINDER: Sign up forms must be received at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the hearing.



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If you have any further questions, please contact the State Building Code Council at

Washington State Building Code Council
Post Office Box 41449
Olympia, WA 98504-1449
Phone: (360) 407-9255
Fax: (360) 586-9088

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