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(a) Duties of department.--
(1) Subject to sections 105(c) and (d), 301(a)(3), (4), (5), (6) and (7), (c) and (d) and 302, 1 within nine months of the receipt of the report under section 108(b), 2 the department shall promulgate final-omitted regulations under the act of June 25, 1982 (P.L. 633, No. 181), 3 known as the Regulatory Review Act, to adopt the council's decisions contained in the report without change. The regulations shall take effect as follows:
(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii), regulations adopted under this act shall become effective 33 months after the commencement of council review as provided for in section 108(a)(1)(i).
(ii) Regulations promulgated by the department as a result of the 2015 Code Review shall take effect October 1, 2018.
(2) Regulations promulgated under this subsection are exempt from:
(i) section 205 of the act of July 31, 1968 (P.L. 769, No. 240), 4 referred to as the Commonwealth Documents Law; and
(ii) sections 204(b) and 301(10) of the act of October 15, 1980 (P.L. 950, No. 164), 5 known as the Commonwealth Attorneys Act.
(3) The department shall promulgate regulations updating accessibility standards under Chapter 3 by adopting by December 31 of the year of issuance of the accessibility provisions of the most recently published edition of the ICC codes and any other accessibility requirements which shall be specified in the regulations, or contained in or referenced by the Uniform Construction Code relating to persons with disabilities.
(4) The department may contract with the ICC to establish and publish code manuals that contain the standards of the Uniform Construction Code. The department shall require in any contract under this paragraph that the documentation be made available on the department's publicly accessible Internet website.
(a.1) Continuity.--If an updated section is not adopted or modified under section 108, the relevant provisions of the existing sections shall remain in effect.
(b) Deleted by 2011, April 25, P.L. 1, No. 1, § 2, imd. effective.
(c) Prior permits, contracts and construction.--
(1) A construction permit issued under valid construction regulations prior to the effective date of regulations for a subsequent Uniform Construction Code or International Fuel Gas Code issued under this act shall remain valid, and the construction of any building or structure may be completed pursuant to and in accordance with the permit.
(2) If the permit has not been actively prosecuted within two years of the effective date of the regulation or the period specified by a municipal ordinance, whichever is less, the former permitholder shall be required to acquire a new permit.
(3) Where construction of a building or structure commenced before the effective date of the regulations for a subsequent Uniform Construction Code or International Fuel Gas Code issued under this act and a permit was not required at that time, construction may be completed without a permit.
(4) Where a design or construction contract was signed before the effective date of regulations for a subsequent Uniform Construction Code or International Fuel Gas Code issued under this act, the permit may be issued under the Uniform Construction Code or International Fuel Gas Code in effect at the time the design or construction contract was signed if the permit is applied for within six months of the effective date of the regulation or the period specified by a municipal ordinance, whichever is less.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety § 7210.304. Revised or successor codes - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-35-ps-health-and-safety/pa-st-sect-35-7210-304/
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