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1309.0010 ADOPTION OF INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE (IRC) BY REFERENCE.

Subpart 1.

Generally.

The 2012 edition of the International Residential Code ("IRC") as promulgated by the International Code Council, Inc. ("ICC"), Washington, D.C., is incorporated by reference and made part of the Minnesota State Building Code except as qualified by the applicable provisions in Minnesota Rules, chapter 1300, and as amended in this chapter. Portions of this publication reproduce excerpts from the 2012 IRC, International Code Council, Inc., Washington, D.C., copyright 2012, reproduced with permission, all rights reserved. The IRC is not subject to frequent change and a copy of the IRC, with amendments for use in Minnesota, is available in the office of the commissioner of labor and industry.

Subp. 2.

Mandatory chapters.

The 2012 IRC chapters 2 to 10, 44, section P2904, and Appendix K shall be administered by any municipality that has adopted the Minnesota State Building Code, except as qualified by the applicable provisions in Minnesota Rules, chapter 1300, and as amended by this chapter.

Subp. 3.

Replacement chapters.

The following 2012 IRC chapters are being deleted and replaced with the provisions listed below:

A.

Chapter 1 of the 2012 IRC and any references to code administration in this code are deleted and replaced with Minnesota Rules, chapter 1300, Minnesota Building Code Administration.

B.

Chapter 11 of the 2012 IRC and any references to residential or commercial energy in this code are deleted and replaced with Minnesota Rules, chapters 1322 and 1323, Minnesota Energy Code.

C.

Chapters 12 to 24 of the 2012 IRC and any references to mechanical matters in this code are deleted and replaced with Minnesota Rules, chapter 1346, Minnesota Mechanical Code.

D.

Chapters 25 to 33 of the 2012 IRC and any references to plumbing in this code are deleted and replaced with Minnesota Rules, chapter 4714, Minnesota Plumbing Code.

E.

Chapters 34 to 43 of the 2012 IRC and references to electrical matters in this code, other than section R314 Smoke Alarms, are deleted and replaced with Minnesota Rules, chapter 1315, Minnesota Electrical Code.

Subp. 4.

[Repealed, 39 SR 91]

Subp. 5.

Flood hazard or floodproofing provisions.

Any flood hazard or floodproofing provisions in the IRC, and any reference to those provisions, are deleted in their entirety. Requirements for floodproofing are located in chapter 1335, floodproofing regulations.

Subp. 6.

Elevator and platform lift provisions.

Any elevator and platform lift provisions in the IRC and any reference to those provisions are deleted in their entirety. Requirements for elevators or platform lifts are located in chapter 1307, elevators and related devices.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 16B.59; 16B.61; 16B.64; 326B.02; 326B.101; 326B.106; 326B.13

History:

27 SR 1475; 32 SR 12; L 2007 c 140 art 4 s 61; art 13 s 4; 39 SR 91; 40 SR 71

Published Electronically:

April 1, 2016