Fire and Life Safety Regulations

Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code, Chapters 50 through 55, was adopted and amended to the 2009 International Building, Fire, and Mechanical Codes. This new code took affect on November 16, 2012. Projects submitted after that date will be reviewed under the new code.

Proposed Regulation Changes in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code

The Department of Public Safety proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with building code standards, fire code standards, mechanical code standards, fuel gas code standards, non-structural plan review and fees, stop work orders, fire protection system permits, firework permits, standards of organization and services of a fire department, and oil & gas hydrocarbon processing facilities.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Division of Fire and Life Safety at 5700 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507. The Code Change Request Form is below. Additionally, the Division of Fire and Life Safety will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 338-4375 and by electronic mail to Lloyd Nakano. The comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 29, 2016.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Assistant State Fire Marshal, Lloyd Nakano at (907) 269-5491 no later than July 1, 2016 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire and Life Safety will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.

Below are the submitted public proposed regulation changes for the 2012 code:

  • Public Comment One
  • Public Comment Two
  • Public Comment Three
  • Public Comment Four
  • Public Comment Five
  • Public Comment Six
    • Statutory Authority: AS 18.70.010; AS 18.70.080; AS 28.05.011; AS 44.17.030
    • Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 18.70.010; AS 18.70.080; AS 18.70.085; AS 18.70.090; AS 18.70.095: AS 44.17.030
    • Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

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    For more information, please contact:

    Lloyd Nakano
    Assistant State Fire Marshal
    5700 East Tudor Road
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    Phone: (907) 269-5491
    Fax: (907) 338-4375