COVID-19 OSBI-OSFM-OEDM

Overview

Please see the information below from regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the work under the authority of the Office of the State Building Inspector (OSBI), Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM):

 

Executive Order 7M Time Limit Extensions

(Revised August 4, 2020)

 

In accordance with item #3 of the Governor’s Executive Order 7M dated March 25, 2020, the following statutory deadlines or limits related to the building and fire codes are extended as noted for the duration of the state of emergency declared by Governor Lamont on March 10, 2020.  However, we ask all code officials to continue to prioritize critical and major construction projects and to keep the balance of your work flowing as uninterrupted as possible under the current circumstances.

 

In accordance with item #2 of the Governor’s Executive Order 7DDD dated June 29, 2020, the application of 90 day extensions for the following statutory deadlines or limits related to the building and fire codes is extended through September 30, 2020. A change is also made to the Crane Operator License renewal period below.

 

 

Elevators & Escalators - Sec. 29-196. Issuance of certificate of operation; fees; renewal.

 

Elevator and escalator certificate of operation renewals due during this period – due date is extended 90 days from the original due date.

 

 

Crane Operator Licenses - Sec. 29-223. Board powers and duties. Examinations.

Crane license renewals due during this period – due date is extended 180 days (was 90 days) from the original due date.

 

 

Boilers Inspections- Sec. 29-237. Inspection.

 

Boiler inspections due during this period – inspections may be delayed up to 90 days from original due date.

 

 

Building Code Modifications – Sec. 29-254.  Amendments to the code. Variations and exemptions.

 

Submission of modification applications by local building officials to OSBI – may be delayed up to 90 days from the date of receipt.

 

 

Building Officials Continuing Education - Sec. 29-262. Licensure of building officials. Continuing educational programs.   

 

Continuing education cycles ending during this time period – end date is extended 90 days from the original end date.

 

 

Building Permits - Sec. 29-263. Permit to construct or alter. Education fee.

 

Building Official action on permit applications – may be extended up to 90 days from the date of application.

 

Submission of education fees by municipalities to DAS/OEDM for the quarter ending March 31, 2020 - may be delayed up to 90 days.

 

 

Accessibility Waivers - Sec. 29-269. Standards for construction of buildings to accommodate persons with physical disabilities

 

State Building Inspector decisions on accessibility waiver applications – may be delayed up to 90 days from date of receipt of the application.

 

 

Fire Code Modifications - Sec. 29-291b. State Fire Prevention Code: Variations, exemptions

 

Submission of modification applications by the local fire marshal to OSFM– may be delayed up to 90 days from the date of receipt.

 

 

Fire Safety Code Modifications - Sec. 29-296. Variations or exemptions from code.

 

Submission modification applications by local fire marshals to OSFM – may be delayed up to 90 days from the date of receipt.

 

 

Fire Marshal Continuing Education - Sec. 29-298. Certification of local fire marshals,

 

Continuing education cycles ending during this time period – end date is extended 90 days from the original end date.

 

 

Fire Code Inspections - Sec. 29-305. (Formerly Sec. 29-52). Inspections by local fire marshals. Reports. Schedule of inspections.

 

Required periodic inspections by local fire marshals due during this period – may be delayed up to 90 days from the original due date.  This extension also applies to any required periodic testing of sprinkler or alarm systems performed by a building owner.