GENE COLIN Chair STATE OF WASHINGTON STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL Ninth & Columbia Building, MS/GH-51 o Olympia, Washington 98504

-4151 o (206)586-3423 SCAN 321-3423 January 27, 1992 Ms. Barbara S. Drake, Deputy, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Office on the Americans With Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice P.O. Box 75087 Washington D.C. 20013 Re: Request for Certification Dear Ms. Drake: Enclosed is the State of Washington's Request for Certification of the State Regulations for Barrier-Free Facilities as adopted by the Washington State Building Code Council on November 8, 1991. The Council has revised the State Regulations for BarrierFree Facilities in order to make them equivalent to the final Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) as published by the Department of Justice on July 26, 1991. Included in the request, in duplicate, are copies of the following documents: 1. A brief overview of the State Regulations for Barrier-Free Facilities; and, 2. Chapter 51-20 of the Washington State Administrative Code which includes the State Regulations for Barrier-Free Facilities; and, 3. Chapters 19.27, 19.27A, and 70.92 of the Revised Code of Washington which created the State Building Code Council and mandate adoption of the State Building Code and the State regulations for Barrier-Free Facilities as part of the code; and,

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The State Administrative Procedures Act (APA) (RCW 34.05) and all relevant documentation required by the APA for adopting formal state agency rules including proposed rule adoption and public hearing notices; and,

Administered by the Department of Community Development 01-02091 Ms. Barbara S. Drake January 27, 1992 Page Two 5. The public hearings record and written testimony on adoption of the revised State Regulations for Barrier-Free Facilities; and, 6. State Building Code Council Public Hearings Notice Mailing List for the State Regulations for Barrier-Free Facilities; and, 7. 1991 Uniform Fire Code Standard No 14-1; and 8. State Building Code Council membership list and miscellaneous information. It should be noted that the State Regulations for Barrier-Free Facilities are comprised in Chapter 51-20-3100 of the Washington Administrative Code as an amendatory section to Chapter 31 of the 1991 Uniform Building Code (UBC). In addition to Chapter 31, Sections 51-20-005; 51-20-3304 (b) and (h) and 51-20-3306 (g) and (i) of the Washington Administrative Code contain additional amendatory language to the corresponding sections in the UBC in order to ensure equivalency with ADAAG. The UBC is developed and published by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBC). A copy of the 1991 Uniform Building Code has already been provided to Department of Justice staff. Finally, the State of Washington has submitted the revised Chapter 31 of the 1991 UBC to the ICBO as a formal code change proposal.

If you have any questions or comments on our request for certification, please contact Barrier-Free Committee staff Willy O'Neil at (206) 586-0486. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Gene J. Colin, Chair GJC:mm Enclosures 01-02092