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Annual Progress Report for Streamlining the Nation's Building Regulatory Process Project. For Grant Period: September 1998 to September 1999.


pdf icon Annual Progress Report for Streamlining the Nation's Building Regulatory Process Project. For Grant Period: September 1998 to September 1999. (5339 K)
National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards, Inc.

NIST GCR 99-785; 62 p. October 1999.

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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Order number: PB2000-101535

Keywords:

building codes; standards; regulations

Abstract:

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 phase.