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					 H.B.663 Update
Florida Codes and Standards
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Current Application Review
Process for All Methods
New Application Review Process For:

Product applications that rely
upon a product certification
   mark or listing from an
approved certification agency


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HB 663- Certification Method Only
553.842 Product evaluation and approval:
•              An application for state approval of a
               product under certification method
               must be approved by the department
               after the commission staff or a
               designee verifies that the application
               and related documentation are
               complete.


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HB 663- Certification Method Only – continue

• This verification must be completed
  within 10 business days after receipt
  of the application.
• Upon approval by the department,
  the product shall be immediately
  added to the list of state-approved
  products maintained by the BCIS.


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• Approval by the Department shall be
  reviewed and ratified by the
  Commission’s program oversight
  committee except for showing of
  good cause that a review by the full
  commission is necessary.


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• The Commission shall adopt
  rules providing means to cure
  deficiencies identified within
  submittals for products
  approved under this paragraph.


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New Application Review Process for
Certification Method




               POC       Commission
              Ratified     Ratified
Resolving Deficiencies
•For the purpose of curing
 deficiencies identified
 within product
 applications approved by
 DCA


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  Resolving Deficiencies - Continue


• If a comment is received on a Department
  approved Product, the Administrator shall
  immediately evaluate the comment and
  determine whether the comment is
  technically significant;
• If the comment as determined by the
  Administrator is technically significant,
  the Administrator shall post the comment
  received in the comment box for the
  application;
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Resolving Deficiencies - continue

• The Administrator shall immediately
  notify the manufacturer of the
  comment received on his or her
  application requesting that the
  manufacturer respond to the
  comment and revise the application
  as deemed necessary;


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Resolving Deficiencies - continue

• An outstanding comment(s) shall
  be subject to review and
  determination by the POC
  except for a showing of good
  cause that a review and
  determination by the full
  Commission is necessary.

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Resolving Deficiencies - continue



•Technically significant
 means in accordance with
 this rule and or the
 applicable provisions of
 the Florida Building Code.

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The Key to Getting Approval in 10
              days




 •Complete Application
 •Complete and correct
      Validation

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           HB 663 - Evaluation Entities
• Limits evaluation entities to the following:
  (1) The National Evaluation Service (NES);
  (2) The Miami-Dade County Building Code
      Compliance Office Product Control Division;
  (3) The International Code Council,
      International Evaluation Services (IES);
  (4) The International Association of Plumbing
      and Mechanical Officials Evaluation Service
      (IAPMO);
  (5) Architects and engineers licensed in this
      state.


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     HB 663 - Evaluation Entities - Continue


• Revise the list of approved evaluation entities
  deleting obsolete provisions governing evaluation
  entities.
  (1) The International Conference of Building
       Officials Evaluation Services (ICBO ES)
  (2) The Southern Building Code Congress
       International Evaluation Services (PST ESI).




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     HB 663 - Evaluation Entities - Continue


• Remove Commission authority to approve
  Evaluation entities by Rule.

• Evaluation entities can only be approved by
  amending Florida Statutes.

• PA rule will be revised to remove criteria for
  approving evaluation entities.




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Timeline

Time line for updating Rule 9N-3 based on HB 663:
• Discuss and draft proposed rule revision      June 7-8, 2010
• Hold rule workshop                           August 10, 2010
• Hold rule hearing                            Sept 21, 2010
• Effective date                               November 1, 2010




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HB 663 Update
                     Questions


• For more information, contact us at 850-487-1824




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