MIACCA would like to inform our members of this important Citation Implementation Notice from Keith Lambert, Director of the Bureau of Construction Codes:
August 11, 2020
The Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) would like to provide you with advance notice that it will begin implementing its authority to issue citations in accordance with MCL 339.553 and MCL 339.5537 to maintain compliance with the Occupational Code, 1980 PA 299, and the Skilled Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407. Individuals licensed/registered as building officials, inspectors, plan reviewers, residential builders, maintenance & alteration contractors, electricians, plumbers, mechanical contractors, and boiler tradesmen may be subject to a citation being issued.
Effective October 1, 2020, a BCC team member may issue a citation to a person that is licensed under 1980 PA 299, or 2016 PA 407, or required to hold a license or certificate under these acts if staff observes from an investigation, inspection, or complaint that conduct or conditions exist or have existed that violate these acts or rules promulgated or orders issued under these acts. Please be advised that citations will not be issued for violations of the code as there are existing remedies to resolve code deficiencies.
The following are a list of violations subject to a citation being issued along with a brief description of conduct or conditions observed, and individuals that may be subject to the citation being issued:
Lack of Identification
Conduct/condition: No proof of licensure and government-issued photo identification.
Individuals: Anyone required to be licensed under 2016 PA 407, specifically: building officials, inspectors, electricians, plumbers, mechanical contractors, and boiler tradesmen.
No Permit Status
Conduct/condition: No documentation of permit where required before work commences.
Individuals: Anyone required to be licensed under 1980 PA 299, or 2016 PA 407, specifically: building officials, inspectors, electricians, plumbers, mechanical contractors, residential builders, maintenance & alteration contractors, and boiler tradesmen.
Conduct/condition: Non-licensed individual on worksite assisting with electrical or plumbing work.
Individuals: Anyone required to be registered under 2016 PA 407, specifically: apprentice electricians and apprentice plumbers.
Operation of a Boiler Without a Valid Certificate
Conduct/condition: Boiler found operating with a certificate blocking violation and existing code deficiencies that are not corrected.
Individuals: Anyone responsible for the boiler.
Any citation issued will include actions required for compliance along with the payment of a fine not to exceed $100.00 for each violation. Please note that a citation can either be accepted or contested within 30 days of issuance. If you have any questions concerning this notification, please contact us at 517-241-9302 or LARA-BCC-Help@michigan.gov.
We sincerely appreciate your attention and any concerns you may have regarding this matter.
Keith Lambert, Director
Bureau of Construction Codes