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In accordance with notice to members of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council’s Planning & Procedures subcommittee, a meeting was held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8:30am at the offices of the CRMC, Stedman Government Center, 4808 Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, RI.

Anne Livingston, Chair
Don Gomez
Angelo Liberti

Grover Fugate, CRMC Executive Director
Jeff Willis, Deputy Director
James Boyd, Coastal Policy Analyst
John Longo, Legal Counsel

Call to Order. Ms. Livingston called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Ms. Livingston called for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 19, 2016 subcommittee meeting.

Mr. Gomez seconded by Mr. Liberti moved to approve the meeting minutes of April 19, 2016. All voted in favor of the motion.

Item 4.A – Management Procedures Section 4.2.1 - Application Requirements for Expedited Review of Projects Seeking Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Fortified HomeTM Program Designation. J. Boyd explained what the Fortified program is and how the RI Builders Association had approached the agency to explore its use in the Council’s regulatory program. G. Fugate noted that RIBA had expressed that such use is most beneficial with a predictable/known application review timeframe rather than reduced application fees. G. Fugate explained that the bonding provision is to balance the expedited review times that the agency guarantees at the beginning of the process against the ability to collapse on the bond by the agency should a builder not construct the permitted activity. Ms. Livingston asked how the industry gets exposed to the Fortified program and are the insurance agencies also made aware. J. Boyd answered by explaining RIBA training programs. G. Fugate explained the role of the State Building Commissioner and his proposed revisions to the State Building Code to require minimum code that mimics the Fortified Program’s Bronze level. He also noted that the ProJo has begun to run stories that describe the Fortified Program and that the agency and RIBA will widely publicize the revisions once made. Mr. Liberti asked if a variance was needed with the OWTS permit will it affect the requirements of the proposed change. G. Fugate answered that whatever variances are included in an outside agency’s permit would not affect the proposed requirements of this policy. Mr. Liberti stated that in paragraph #3, there is an inconsistency issue with the sentence discussing Bronze level applications for new construction. The subcommittee revised this sentence to remove that inconsistency. Mr. Gomez noted that the stormwater requirements of paragraph #3 were omitted in paragraph #4 and should be consistent. The subcommittee agreed and made the change.

Mr. Gomez seconded by Mr. Liberti moved to approve the proposal as revised and begin rule- making. All voted in favor of the motion.

ADJOURNMENT. Mr. Gomez, seconded by Mr. Liberti, moved to adjourn the subcommittee meeting. All voted in favor of the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 9:05 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by

Jeffrey M Willis, Deputy Director


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