CHAPTER 539

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 454

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COUNTY OR MUNICIPAL BUILDING, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL AND OTHER CODES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 7602, Title 16 of the Delaware Code by deleting Sub-section (b) thereof in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"(b) The Division of Facilities Management in the Department of Administrative Services or its successor will promulgate procedures for certification of compliance with these codes and standards, provided. however, that

(1) the respective local government shall have exclusive authority to designate and shall designate the effective date for compliance of lighting standards for existing buildings.

(2) the respective local government, rather than requiring that compliance

with these codes and standards be certified by licensed engineers or architects for all classes of commercial structures. may elect to utilize a commercial buildings ASIIRAE/IES Standard 90.1-1989 Compliance Guide. to include computerized software compliance packages or a locally-developed ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-1989 compliance checklist for insuring compliance for commercial structures of less than 5,000 square feet in size."

Approved July 18, 1996