Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 27.3
State Building Code

Article 1
Administration and Enforcement

R.I. Gen. Laws 23-27.3-100.1.5.5



 23-27.3-100.1.5.5.  Hurricane, storm, and flood standards.

The state building code standards committee has the authority in consultation with the building code commissioner, to adopt, maintain, amend, and repeal code provisions, which shall be reasonably consistent with recognized and accepted standards and codes, including for existing buildings, for storm and flood resistance. Such code provisions shall, to the extent reasonable and feasible, take into account climatic changes and potential climatic changes and sea level rise. Flood velocity zones may incorporate freeboard calculations adopted by the Coastal Resources Management Council pursuant to its power to formulate standards under the provisions of 46-23-6.

History of Section.
P.L. 2007, ch. 169, 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 262, 2.