On June 1, 2019, the PA Department of Labor & Industry published changes to the Uniform Construction Code approved by the IRRC in the PA Bulletin.  This regulatory change will revise the UCC by adopting updated accessibility provisions published by the International Code Council as well as standards for the operation of ski lifts set forth by the American National Standards Institute.

Specifically, this rulemaking amends 34 Pa. Code, Part XIV, Chapters 401, 403 & 405 by adopting Chapter 11 and Appendix E of the International Building Code of 2018.  In addition, the regulations adopt the accessibility provisions found in the International Plumbing Code of 2018 (IPC), the International Existing Building Code of 2018 (IEBC) and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC).

The Pennsylvania Construction Code Act (PCCA) requires the Department to adopt, in the year of its issuance, the accessibility provisions of the most recently published edition of the ICC codes and any other accessibility requirements which shall be specified in the regulations.

The new rules will take effect upon final publication in the PA Bulletin.