(1) Any person may petition the board of building standards to adopt, amend, or annul a rule adopted pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code, or to permit the use of any particular fixture, device, material, system, method of manufacture, product of a manufacturing process, or method or manner of construction or installation that complies with performance standards adopted pursuant to section 3781.11 of the Revised Code, as regards the purposes declared in section 3781.06 of the Revised Code, of the fixtures, devices, materials, systems, or methods or manners of construction, manufacture or installation described in any section of the Revised Code relating to those purposes, where the use is permitted by law.
(2) Any person may petition the residential construction advisory committee to recommend a rule to update or amend the state residential building code.
(B) Upon petition under division (A) of this section, the board shall cause to be conducted testing and evaluation that the board determines desirable of any fixture, device, material, system, assembly or product of a manufacturing process, or method or manner of construction or installation sought to be used under the rules the board adopts pursuant to section 3781.10 of the Revised Code.
(C) If the board, after hearing, determines it advisable to adopt the rule, amendment, or annulment, or to permit the use of the materials or assemblages petitioned for under division (A) of this section, it shall give at least thirty days' notice of the time and place of a public hearing as provided by section 119.03 of the Revised Code. No rule shall be adopted, amended, or annulled or the use of materials or assemblages authorized until after the public hearing. A copy of every rule, amendment, or annulment, and a copy of every approved material or assembly authorization signed by the chairperson of the board of building standards and sealed with the seal of the department of commerce shall, after final adoption or authorization by the board, be filed with the secretary of state and published as the board determines. The issuance of the authorization for the use of the materials or assemblages described in the petition constitutes approval for their use anywhere in this state. Any rule, amendment, or annulment does not take effect until a date the board fixes and states. No rule, amendment, or annulment applies to any building for which the plans or drawings, specifications, and data were approved prior to the time the rule, amendment, or annulment becomes effective. All hearings of the board are open to the public. Each member of the board may administer oaths in the performance of the member's duties.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 10-29-1995; 05-27-2005