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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:41:00 AM

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Safety Code Branch will be administering the 2015 Natural gas and Propane Installation Codes that were adopted under the Gas Code Regulations January 1, 2016, which includes but is not limited to the B149.2-15 Propane Storage and Handling Code and the B149.1-15 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.

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Monday, March 07, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Starting April 1, 2016, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be enforcing the terms and conditions of the Homeowner Safety Codes Permit. If a homeowner residing at a property is hiring a contractor to complete any work to an electrical, plumbing or gas system, the qualified professional is now responsible for obtaining the permits and requesting the required inspections. However, if the homeowner residing at the property is completing the work him or herself, the homeowner must obtain a permit to complete work and are required to request an inspection from the Safety Codes branch.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 1:04:00 PM

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be making a few minor changes to the compliance monitoring process in order to achieve a complete building for occupancy. There has been a misunderstanding for many years that when a final building inspection is completed, the building is safe to occupy. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There could be outstanding deficiencies in the electrical, plumbing and gas disciplines or the inspections could not have been requested.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:28:00 AM

The RMWB is required to issue most permits within 15 business days for industrial projects from the time the application is accepted. This will vary depending on the complexity of a structure and whether or not all the required documentation is submitted. The plan is to achieve a five-day building permit issuance on residential applications.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:06:00 AM

The Uniform Quality Management Plan (UQMP) has been revised and has increased the minimum number of inspections required by the RMWB to ensure that all projects are thoroughly inspected and documented. Permit issuance will now be quicker than ever because we have increased the number of Safety Codes Officers to 10 and have a full-time Plans Examiner.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:52:00 AM

Inspection Services will be provided by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Safety Codes Officers rather than by Superior Safety Codes. As of January 5, 2015, The Planning and Development Safety Codes Services Branch of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is bringing all inspection services in-house.

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