NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE BUILDING CODE REVIEW BOARD

c/o Department of Safety

33 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH  03305

 

CHAPTER Bcr 100  ORGANIZATIONAL RULES

 

Statutory Authority:  RSA 155-A:10

 

PART Bcr 101  PURPOSE

 

          Bcr 101.01  Purpose.  The purpose of these rules is to establish the procedures under which the New Hampshire state building code review shall operate and the procedures for appeals to the board.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

PART Bcr 102  DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

 

          Bcr 102.01  "Board" means the New Hampshire state building code review board as established in RSA 155-A:10, I.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

          Bcr 102.02  "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the New Hampshire department of safety.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

          Bcr 102.03  "Department" means the New Hampshire department of safety.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

          Bcr 102.04  "Person" means "person" as defined in RSA 155-A:1, V.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

          Bcr 102.05  “State fire marshal” means the state fire marshal of the state of New Hampshire.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

PART Bcr 103  DESCRIPTION

 

          Bcr 103.01  Composition of Board.

 

          (a)  Pursuant to RSA 155-A:10, I, the board consists of the commissioner and 15 members, appointed by the commissioner for a term specified by law.

 

          (b)  The board shall elect a vice-chair at its annual meeting.

 

          (c)  The chair shall preside over all meetings of the board.

 

          (d)  In the absence of the chair at a meeting of the board, the vice chair shall preside.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03; ss by #10098, eff 3-12-12

 

          Bcr 103.02  Duties of the Board.

 

          (a)  The responsibilities of the board include:

 

(1)  Adopting rules to update or change the state building code for codes described in RSA 155-A:1, IV;

 

(2)  Adopting rules relative to procedures of the board’s operation and appeals to the board;

 

(3)  Hearing appeals of variances or exceptions to the state fire code that have been granted or denied by the state fire marshal;

 

(4)  Hearing appeals of decisions of the state fire marshal in enforcing provisions of the state building code, pursuant to RSA 155-A:7, 1;

 

(5)  Reviewing and assessing the application of the state building code and recommending legislation to modify the requirements of the state building code and the state fire code; and

 

(6)  Reviewing the National Fire Protection Association building code and its companion manuals, and any other building codes in order to evaluate whether the state should continue with the International Building Codes and its manuals, switch to other codes, or adopt a combination of codes.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

PART Bcr 104  REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

 

          Bcr 104.01  Requests for Information.

 

          (a)  All requests for information shall be directed in writing to the board at:

 

Department of Safety

33 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH  03305

 

          (b)  Public records, not otherwise declared confidential by law, may be inspected and copied at the location stated in (a) above during regular business hours.

 

          (c)  Persons desiring copies of public records shall pay the actual cost of the copies, as provided in RSA 91-A:4, IV.

 

Source.  #7760, INTERIM, eff 9-14-02, EXPIRED: 3-13-03

 

New.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

PART Bcr 105  MEETINGS, DELIBERATIONS AND DECISIONS

 

          Bcr 105.01  Meetings.

 

          (a)  The board shall meet monthly and at such additional times as shall be called for by the chairman or by vote of the board. 

 

          (b)  The board shall hold an annual meeting in January of each year for the purpose of electing a vice-chair.

 

Source.  #8003, eff 12-12-0; ss by #10098, eff 3-12-12

 

          Bcr 105.02  Necessary Quorum.  A quorum shall be required to meet for the purpose of discussion, receiving information, conducting a hearing, or taking final board actions, but final board actions shall be taken only by the affirmative vote of the majority of the board present, and eligible to participate in the matter in question.

 

Source.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 

PART Bcr 106  APPOINTMENT OF SUBCOMMITTEES

 

          Bcr 106.01  Committees.

 

          (a)  The board shall delegate investigatory and other functions within its jurisdiction to committees consisting of one or more board members when such delegations are necessary to perform the board's work more efficiently.

 

          (b)  Committees shall make recommendations to the board, but shall not take final action on behalf of the board.

 

          (c)  Committees shall not retain paid advisors or consultants unless expressly authorized to do so by the board.

 

Source.  #8003, eff 12-12-03

 


 

APPENDIX

 

RULE

STATUTE IMPLEMENTED

 

 

Bcr 100

RSA 155-a:10, RSA 541-A:16, I(a) and Chapter 8, Laws of 2002

Bcr 103.01 & 105.01

RSA 155-A:10, RSA 541-A:16, I(a)