International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes and Standards, 19944-19945 [2010-8781]

Download as PDF 19944 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices finding determination without an application from the harvesting nation. An affirmative finding will be terminated, in consultation with the Secretary of State, if the Assistant Administrator determines that the requirements of 50 CFR 216.24(f) are no longer being met or that a nation is consistently failing to take enforcement actions on violations, thereby diminishing the effectiveness of the IDCP. As a part of the affirmative finding process set forth in 50 CFR 216.24(f), the Assistant Administrator considered documentary evidence submitted by the Government of Ecuador or obtained from the IATTC and the Department of State and has determined that Ecuador has met the MMPA’s requirements to receive an affirmative finding. After consultation with the Department of State, the Assistant Administrator issued Ecuador’s affirmative finding, allowing the continued importation into the United States of yellowfin tuna and products derived from yellowfin tuna harvested in the ETP by Ecuadorian-flag purse seine vessels or purse seine vessels operating under El Salvadorian jurisdiction. Ecudaor’s affirmative finding will remain valid through March 31, 2015, subject to subsequent annual reviews by NMFS. Dated: April 12, 2010. Eric C. Schwaab, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–8776 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes and Standards WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The International Code Council (ICC), promulgator of the International Codes and Standards, maintains a process for updating the entire family of International Codes based on receipt of proposals from interested individuals and organizations involved in the construction industry as well as the general public. The codes are updated every three years (2009— current edition, 2012, 2015 editions, etc.). In the past, the codes were updated on 2–18 month cycles, with an VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 intervening supplement between cycles. Starting with the 2009/2010 Cycle, ICC is transitioning to a development cycle where there will only be a single cycle of code development with the codes split into two groups. For each group of codes, there are two hearings for each code development cycle; the first where a committee considers the proposals and recommends an action on each proposal and the second to consider comments submitted in response to the committee action on proposals. The purpose of this notice is to increase public participation in the system used by ICC to develop and maintain its codes and standards. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of ICC is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the codes or standards referenced in the notice. DATES: The date of the next final action hearing is May 14–22, 2010 in Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Completion of this cycle results in the 2012 edition of the International Codes which are scheduled to be published by April 2011. For detailed information on the 2009/2010 Cycle, go to: http:// www.iccsafe.org/cs/codes/Pages/ cycle.aspx FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Pfeiffer, PE, Secretary, Code Development, 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois 60478. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background ICC produces the only family of Codes and Standards that are comprehensive, coordinated, and necessary to regulate the built environment. Federal agencies frequently use these codes and standards as the basis for developing Federal regulations concerning new and existing construction. The Code Development Process is initiated when proposals from interested persons, supported by written data, views, or arguments are solicited and published in the Proposed Changes document. This document is posted a minimum of 30 days in advance of the first hearing and serves as the agenda. At the first hearing (Code Development Hearing), the ICC Code Development Committee considers testimony on every proposal and acts on each one individually (Approval, Disapproval, or Approval as Modified). The results are published in a report entitled the Report of the Public Hearing, which identifies the disposition of each proposal and the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reason for the committee’s action. Anyone wishing to submit a comment on the committee’s action, expressing support or opposition to the action, is provided the opportunity to do so. Comments received are published and distributed in a document called the Final Action Agenda which serves as the agenda for the second hearing (Final Action Hearing). As part of ICC’s Governmental Consensus Process, at the Final Action Hearing, only ICC’s Governmental Members are permitted to vote as they have no vested interest other than health, safety and welfare in the enforcement of the code. Proposals which are approved at the second hearing are incorporated in the subsequent Edition, with the next cycle starting with the submittal deadline for proposals. ICC maintains a mailing list of interested parties who will be sent a complimentary CD, free of charge, of all code development documents from ICC’s Chicago District Office: International Code Council, 4051 W Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois 60478; or download a copy from the ICC Web site noted previously. The International Codes and Standards consist of the following: ICC Codes International Building Code. International Energy Conservation Code. International Existing Building Code. International Fire Code. International Fuel Gas Code. International Mechanical Code. ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities. International Plumbing Code. International Private Sewage Disposal Code. International Property Maintenance Code. International Residential Code. International Wildland-Urban Interface Code. International Zoning Code. ICC Standards ICC A 117.1: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. ICC 300: Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating and Grandstands. ICC 400: Standard on the Design and Construction of Log Structures. ICC 500: ICC/NSSA Standard on the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters. ICC 600: Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Areas. ICC 700: National Green Building Standard. The maintenance process for ICC Standards such as ICC A117.1 follows a E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices similar process of soliciting proposals, committee action, public comment and ultimately the update and publication of the standard. ICC’s Standard development process meets ANSI requirements for standard’s development. ICC has recently completed the drafting phase in the development of the International Green Construction Code which will become part of the family of 2012 International Codes (‘‘I-Codes’’). For information on its development: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/SBTC/Pages/ default.aspx. Dated: April 12, 2010. Marc G. Stanley, Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2010–8781 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: This action adds to the Procurement List services to be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes from the Procurement List services previously provided by such agencies. DATES: Effective Date: 5/17/2010. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additions On 2/12/2010 (75 FR 6869–6870) and 2/19/2010 (75 FR 7450–7451), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will provide the services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to provide the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Procurement List; Additions and Deletions VerDate Nov<24>2008 determined that the services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Accordingly, the following services are added to the Procurement List: Services: Service Type/Location: Mailroom Operation, Internal Revenue Services, 5100 River Road, Schiller Park, IL. NPAs: ServiceSource, Inc., Alexandria, VA (PRIME Contractor), Jewish Vocational Service and Employment Center, Chicago, IL (Subcontractor). Contracting Activity: DEPT OF TREAS, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC. Service Type/Location: Document Management Services, Evans Army Community Hospital, 1650 Cochrane Circle, Fort Carson, CO. NPA: Goodwill Industrial Services Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO. Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE ARMY, XR W6BA ACA, FORT CARSON, CO. Deletions On 2/12/2010 (75 FR 6869–6870 and 2/19/2010 (75 FR 7450–7451), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19945 Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to provide the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following services are deleted from the Procurement List: Services Service Type/Location: Supply and Warehousing Service, Defense Contracting Management, District South, 805 Walker Street, Marietta, GA. NPA: Tommy Nobis Enterprises, Inc., Marietta, GA. Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Support Services— DSS, Fort Belvoir, VA. Service Type/Location: Disposal Support Services, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL. NPA: Association for Retarded Citizens/ Escambia, Inc., Pensacola, FL. Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Support Services— DSS, Fort Belvoir, VA. Service Type/Location: Janitorial/ Custodial, Florida Air National Guard: Buildings 874 and 877, 14300 Fang Drive, Homestead ARB, FL. NPA: Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc., Miami, FL. Contracting Activity: DEPT OF THE ARMY, XRA W7M2 USPFO ACTIVITY FL ARNG, St Augustine, FL. Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–8663 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Deletions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


International Code Council: The Update Process for the 
International Codes and Standards

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The International Code Council (ICC), promulgator of the 
International Codes and Standards, maintains a process for updating the 
entire family of International Codes based on receipt of proposals from 
interested individuals and organizations involved in the construction 
industry as well as the general public. The codes are updated every 
three years (2009--current edition, 2012, 2015 editions, etc.). In the 
past, the codes were updated on 2-18 month cycles, with an intervening 
supplement between cycles. Starting with the 2009/2010 Cycle, ICC is 
transitioning to a development cycle where there will only be a single 
cycle of code development with the codes split into two groups. For 
each group of codes, there are two hearings for each code development 
cycle; the first where a committee considers the proposals and 
recommends an action on each proposal and the second to consider 
comments submitted in response to the committee action on proposals.
    The purpose of this notice is to increase public participation in 
the system used by ICC to develop and maintain its codes and standards. 
The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology (NIST) on behalf of ICC is being undertaken as a public 
service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any 
of the codes or standards referenced in the notice.

DATES: The date of the next final action hearing is May 14-22, 2010 in 
Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.
    Completion of this cycle results in the 2012 edition of the 
International Codes which are scheduled to be published by April 2011. 
For detailed information on the 2009/2010 Cycle, go to: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/codes/Pages/cycle.aspx

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Pfeiffer, PE, Secretary, Code 
Development, 4051 West Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, Illinois 
60478.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    ICC produces the only family of Codes and Standards that are 
comprehensive, coordinated, and necessary to regulate the built 
environment. Federal agencies frequently use these codes and standards 
as the basis for developing Federal regulations concerning new and 
existing construction.
    The Code Development Process is initiated when proposals from 
interested persons, supported by written data, views, or arguments are 
solicited and published in the Proposed Changes document. This document 
is posted a minimum of 30 days in advance of the first hearing and 
serves as the agenda.
    At the first hearing (Code Development Hearing), the ICC Code 
Development Committee considers testimony on every proposal and acts on 
each one individually (Approval, Disapproval, or Approval as Modified). 
The results are published in a report entitled the Report of the Public 
Hearing, which identifies the disposition of each proposal and the 
reason for the committee's action. Anyone wishing to submit a comment 
on the committee's action, expressing support or opposition to the 
action, is provided the opportunity to do so. Comments received are 
published and distributed in a document called the Final Action Agenda 
which serves as the agenda for the second hearing (Final Action 
Hearing). As part of ICC's Governmental Consensus Process, at the Final 
Action Hearing, only ICC's Governmental Members are permitted to vote 
as they have no vested interest other than health, safety and welfare 
in the enforcement of the code. Proposals which are approved at the 
second hearing are incorporated in the subsequent Edition, with the 
next cycle starting with the submittal deadline for proposals.
    ICC maintains a mailing list of interested parties who will be sent 
a complimentary CD, free of charge, of all code development documents 
from ICC's Chicago District Office:
    International Code Council, 4051 W Flossmoor Road, Country Club 
Hills, Illinois 60478; or download a copy from the ICC Web site noted 
previously.
    The International Codes and Standards consist of the following:

ICC Codes

    International Building Code.
    International Energy Conservation Code.
    International Existing Building Code.
    International Fire Code.
    International Fuel Gas Code.
    International Mechanical Code.
    ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities.
    International Plumbing Code.
    International Private Sewage Disposal Code.
    International Property Maintenance Code.
    International Residential Code.
    International Wildland-Urban Interface Code.
    International Zoning Code.

ICC Standards

    ICC A 117.1: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
    ICC 300: Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating and 
Grandstands.
    ICC 400: Standard on the Design and Construction of Log Structures.
    ICC 500: ICC/NSSA Standard on the Design and Construction of Storm 
Shelters.
    ICC 600: Standard for Residential Construction in High Wind Areas.
    ICC 700: National Green Building Standard.
    The maintenance process for ICC Standards such as ICC A117.1 
follows a

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similar process of soliciting proposals, committee action, public 
comment and ultimately the update and publication of the standard. 
ICC's Standard development process meets ANSI requirements for 
standard's development.
    ICC has recently completed the drafting phase in the development of 
the International Green Construction Code which will become part of the 
family of 2012 International Codes (``I-Codes''). For information on 
its development: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/SBTC/Pages/default.aspx.

    Dated: April 12, 2010.
Marc G. Stanley,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-8781 Filed 4-15-10; 8:45 am]
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