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Annual Progress Report for Streamlining the Nation's Building Regulatory Process Project. September 1996-November 1997.


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Wible, R.; Cote, M.

NIST GCR 98-741; 87 p. December 1997.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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Keywords:

building codes; standards

Abstract:

This report describes the progress made during the first year of the Streamlining the Nation's Building Regulatory Process Project, conceived and initiated by the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc., (NCSBCS) with the assistance of fifty-five national partners and funding from federal agencies and in-kind services. Assisting NCSBCS in the conduct of this project is the Council of State and Community Development Agencies (COSCDA). This report includes executive summaries of more than forty case studies of improved regulatory processes and administrative tools submitted by various jurisdications across the United States. The report also includes a summary of "next steps," in the project which are proposed project deliverables during the second year of this initiative.