The public review period for the 2015 Washington State Building Code Amendments is now open. Amendments to the International Building, Residential, Mechanical, and Fire Codes; Uniform Plumbing Code; and Washington State Energy Code are available for public comment through October 23, 2015. Two public hearings are scheduled prior to the deadline, including a Spokane session on September 11 and a second in Olympia on October 16. The code amendments are available at the Washington Code Council site which also includes a link to submit written comments. The new rules are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2016.