I-Codes Development The International Code Council (ICC) is dedicated to a single family of comprehensive and coordinated model codes. The ICC code development process allows all interested parties to actively participate in code development process. The ICC Governmental Consensus Process places the final vote with those administering, formulating or enforcing regulations relating to public health, safety and welfare. ICC publish their codes every three years and develop them in Groups.
I-Codes Development Schedule To reduce the length of the code hearings, ICC develops their 15 I-Codes in groups. For harmonization purposes, the I-Codes are grouped based on the content and the relevance to other codes. Group A-2015Group B-2016Group C-2017 Building (IBC) -Egress -General -Fire Safety Existing Building (IEBC) Fuel Gas (IFGC) Mechanical (IMC) Plumbing (IPC) Residential (IRC) -Plumbing -Mechanical Swimming Pools/Spa (ISPSC) Private Sewage Disposal (IPSDC) Zoning (IZC) Admin ICC Performance (ICCPC) Building (IBC) -Structural Existing Buildings (IEBC) -Structural Energy (IECC) Fire (IFC) Property Maintenance (IPMC) Residential (IRC) Wildland-Urban Interface (IWUIC) Green (IgCC)
ICC Hearing Dates & Locations Group AGroup BGroup C ICC Committee Action Hearing (CAH) Dates 4/19- 4/30, 2015 Memphis, TN 4/17-4/27, 2016 Louisville, KY 4/27-4/30, 2017 Louisville, KY ICC Public Comment Hearing (PCH) Dates 9/30-10/7, 2015 Long Beach, CA 10/19-10/25, 2016 Kansas City, MS 10/25-10/31, 2014 Columbus, OH Governmental Consensus Voting period (online) 10/19- 10/30, 2015 (Tentatively) 11/7- 11/18, 2016 (Tentatively) 11/13- 11/24, 2015 (Tentatively)
Public Comment Hearing (PCH) Public Comment Consent agenda: All code changes which did not receive a public comment are put before the assembly for a block vote to approve the action from the Committee Action Hearing. Public Comment Individual Consideration Agenda: Each code change that receives a public comment(s) is brought before the assembly for discussion. Proponents of public comments are permitted to request a motion to modify, approve or disapprove the committee action.
Public Comment Hearing (PCH)- (continued) Committee Action Hearing Result Required Voting Majority at the Public Comment Hearing ASAMD As Submitted (AS) Simple Majority2/3 MajoritySimple Majority As Modified (AM) 2/3 MajoritySimple Majority to sustain CAH or; 2/3 on additional mods, plus 2/3 on overall AM Simple Majority Disapproved (D) 2/3 Majority Simple Majority In order to support, modify or overturn the committee action, proponents of public comments must achieve certain majorities
Public Comment Hearing (PCH) (continued) Only ICC Governmental Member Voting Representatives are permitted to vote at the public comment hearing. Governmental Voting Representatives are those who administer, formulate or enforce the regulations and are charged with the public’s health, safety and welfare Examples of qualified voting representatives: -Building Regulations Department/Agency -Zoning Authority -Fire Department/State Fire Marshall -Health Department/Agency -Energy/Environment Department/Agency -Others
Online Governmental Consensus Ballot Immediately following the Public Comment Hearing, ICC will develop the Governmental Consensus Ballot, which will be based on the actions taken by the Public Comment Hearing assembly. The Governmental Consensus Ballot will allow all Governmental Voting Representatives to cast their vote remotely for a period of (2) weeks after the Public Comment Hearings conclude. After the closing period, ICC will publish the results in a summary of the final action taken on the proposed code changes.