Agency Report to JCAR-Page 3
Mr. William Hordyk- Representing himself and the Metro Building Inspectors of Greater Grand
Mr. Hordyk inquired why the department deleted the following sections of the Residential Code: R
103.1, R 103.2, R 103.3, R 104.2, R 104.3, R 104.5, R 104.6, R 104.7, R 104.8, R 104.8.1, R 104.10,
R 105.3, R 105.3.1, R 105.3.2, R 105.6, R 105.9, R 106.2, R 108.1 to R 108.2, R 108.3, R 108.4, R
108.5, R 108.6, R 109.1, R 109.1.5, R 110.1, R 110.2, R 112.2, R 112.3, R 112.4, R113.1 to R 113.3,
and R 113.4.
Mr. Lee Swartz- Representing the Home Builders Association of Michigan.
Mr. Swartz inquired why the department deleted the following sections of the Residential Code: R
103.1 R 104.2, R 104.3, R 104.5, 104.7, R 105.3, R 105.3.1, R 105.6, R 105.9, R 109.1, R 112.2, R
112.4, R 114.1, and R 114.2. Also, Mr. Swartz questioned why the following definitions were
deleted: Attic, Building Inspector, Building, Building Official, and Registered Design Professional.
Mr. Swartz also inquired why the Bureau amended R 104.6, and did not include R 104.7, R 104.10, R
105.3.3, R 106.2, R 108.1, R 109.1.5, R 110.1, R 110.2, R 111.2, R 113.1, in the rules. Also, the
amendments of the following rules R 101.3, 102.7, 104.1, and 106.5.
Mrs. M.J.D’Smith- Representing the Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors Association.
Mrs. M. J.D’ Smith inquired the following: for the bureau to either remove R 105.2 (c) (xi) in its
entirety or include the word “ outdoor” in R 105.2 (c)(xi) as shown here: (xi) When changing or
relocating a gas meter or regulator, a permit is not required when installing gas piping “OUTDOOR”
which shall be limited to 10 feet (3 005 mm) in length and not more than 6 fittings and relace.
Mr. Roger Papineau – Representing himself.
Mr. Papineau inquired the following: in R 408.30501c by deleting the following reference “ the
international property maintenance code”. Act 230 of 1972 does not adopt the IMPC. Section R102.7
is the only reference to the international property maintenance code and contains no specific section
reference in this code. This amounts to a quasi-adoption of the IMPC which is beyond the purview of
the Department. In R 408.30505 (section R 105.2) Mr. Papineau would like the word “ porches”
deleted from (x). To add in the definition section ( R 408.30513) Registered Design Professional.
Mr. Phil Forner – Allendale Heating Company Inc.
Mr. Forner inquired the following: he does not want R 408.30505 (c) (xi) included in the rule set.
Mr. Wayne Jewell- Building Official, Green Oak Charter Township
Mr. Jewell inquired why the bureau deleted provisions that were redundant because it will not
improve the quality or usability of the code. Mr. Jewell wants R 408.30505 to keep “ Work exempt
from permit”. In R 408.30504 add “ Right of Entry”. Add back in the following definitions:
Registered design professional and Building inspector.
MCL 24.242 and 24.245