A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PRIMITIVE STRUCTURES FROM THE BUILDING CODE
Provides that primitive structures and roof only structures as defined in the Primitive Structures Amendment and intended to be occupied only on a temporary basis are subject only to the following provisions of the Code, and additional life safety issues not addressed must be mitigated by the code official: (1) the structures must be evaluated to meet the interior and exterior loading requirements contained in Chapter 16 of the Code;(2) ignition sources such as fireplaces or stoves must shall be separated from combustibles; (3) recreational fires must be separated from the buildings in accordance with the Fire portion of the Code, and (4) a clear means of egress must be maintained from each sleeping room. These provisions must be implemented until the effective date of the Code amendment below that the Building Code Council is required to adopt.
Requires the Council to the Primitive Structures Amendment to be substantively identical to the provisions in the paragraph above. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are not subject to GS 150B-21.8 through GS 150B-21.14. Rules adopted pursuant to this section become effective as provided in GS 150B-21.3(b1) as though 10 or more written objections had been received.
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