Annual Progress Report for Streamlining the Nation's Building Regulatory Process Project. For Grant Period: September 1998 to September 1999.
Annual Progress Report for Streamlining the Nation's
Building Regulatory Process Project. For Grant Period:
September 1998 to September 1999.
National Conference of States on Building Codes and
NIST GCR 99-785; 62 p. October 1999.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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Order number: PB2000-101535
building codes; standards; regulations
In 1996, the originators of the Streamlining the
Nation's Building Regulatory Process project agreed that
proven examples of regulatory streamlining initiatives
should be collected from jurisdictions across the
country and at all levels of government. These
streamlined "models" would cover subject areas
throughout the regulatory process, from land use and
zoning to issuance of the certificate of occupancy. Once
a broad number of models were reviewed and approved by
the project's expert review groups, the 54 government
agencies and public/private sector organizations that
make up the Streamlining project's national partners
would actively assist jurisdictions nationwide to adopt
and implement the models. This implementation and
outreach phase would be crucial to meeting the project's
goals of reducing the unnecessary cost and complexity of
the building regulatory process. This 1999 Annual Report
outlines progress made in the Streamlining project's
third year to complete the model program assembly
process, and to begin the implementation and outreach