MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION
Jill Bronaugh
Communication Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
785-296-3403
jill.p.bronaugh@ks.gov
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Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulation

OSFM | Jul 07, 2017

State of Kansas

State Fire Marshal

Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulation

 

June 7, 2017

 

A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, 800 S.W. Jackson, Lower Level – Suite A, Topeka, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations and the revocation of existing regulations.

This 60-day notice of the public hearing shall constitute a public comment period for the purpose of receiving written public comments on the proposed rules and regulations.  All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the hearing to the State Fire Marshal, 800 SW Jackson, Suite 104, Topeka, Kansas 66603 or by email to carolyn.lowry@ks.gov.  All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity during the public hearing to present their views orally regarding the adoption of the proposed regulations.  In order to provide all parties an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to require that each participant limit any oral presentation to an appropriate timeframe.

 

            Any individual with a disability may request an accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed regulations and economic impact statement in an accessible format.  Requests for accommodation to participate in the hearing should be made at least five working days in advance of the hearing by contacting Carolyn Lowry at (785) 296-8984. 

Viewed the proposed regulation changes by clicking here.

            A summary of the proposed regulation, the revocations, and their estimated economic impact follow.

 

K.A.R. 22-1-2, K.A.R. 22-1-3, K.A.R. 22-1-4, K.A.R. 22-1-5, K.A.R. 22-1-6, K.A.R. 22-1-8, K.A.R. 22-1-9, K.A.R. 22-1-10, K.A.R. 22-1-11, and K.A.R. 22-1-12 reorganize and update the nationally recognized fire codes adopted and enforced by the Office of the State Fire Marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 31-133.

 

Economic Impact Statement: The proposed amendments to these regulations are not anticipated to have any appreciable negative economic impact on the agency, other agencies, small businesses, or the public.

 

K.A.R. 22-6-5, K.A.R. 22-6-12, K.A.R. 22-6-16, K.A.R. 22-6-20, K.A.R. 22-6-24, and K.A.R. 22-6-25 reorganize and update the nationally recognized fire codes adopted and enforced by the Office of the State Fire Marshal pursuant to K.S.A. 31-133 and 31-506 as well as create a second fireworks season for pre-sales of fireworks, for example by charitable entities.

 

Economic Impact Statement: The proposed amendments are not anticipated to have any appreciable negative economic impact on the agency, other agencies, small businesses, or the public.

 

K.A.R. 22-8-10 removed the license fees for liquefied petroleum gas (propane) licenses.

 

Economic Impact Statement: The proposed amendments are not anticipated to have any appreciable negative economic impact on the agency, other agencies, small businesses, or the public.

 

K.A.R. 22-11-8 and K.A.R. 22-18-3 repeal regulations no longer required by the agency.

 

Economic Impact Statement: The proposed amendments are not anticipated to have any appreciable negative economic impact on the agency, other agencies, small businesses, or the public.

 

K.A.R. 22-19-5 creates a new reporting requirement for Certified Fire Investigators when investigating a fire that has caused a death.

 

Economic Impact Statement: The proposed amendments are not anticipated to have any appreciable negative economic impact on the agency, other agencies, small businesses, or the public.

 

K.A.R. 22-24-1, K.A.R. 22-24-2, K.A.R. 22-24-3, K.A.R. 22-24-4, K.A.R. 22-24-5, K.A.R. 22-24-6, K.A.R. 22-24-7, K.A.R. 22-24-8, K.A.R. 22-24-9, K.A.R. 22-24-10, K.A.R. 22-24-11, K.A.R. 22-24-12, K.A.R. 22-24-13, K.A.R. 22-24-15, K.A.R. 22-24-16, K.A.R. 22-24-17, and K.A.R. 22-24-18 reorganize and update the regulations governing the regional hazardous materials response team program.

 

Economic Impact Statement: The proposed amendments are not anticipated to have any appreciable negative economic impact on the agency, other agencies, small businesses, or the public.

 

Copies of the complete texts of the regulations and their respective economic impact statements may be obtained by writing the State Fire Marshal at the address above, electronically on the agency’s website at http://firemarshal.ks.gov, or by calling 785-296-3401.

 

Doug Jorgensen

State Fire Marshal