Last week the provincial government introduced bill 21. If passed the amendment will change the code in the following areas:
- will ensure that Alberta is able to adopt the most up-to-date building and safety codes available in a timely manner;
- improves accountability mechanisms with third-party safety inspectors by moving to an improved fee-for-service model;
- improves compliance by establishing administrative penalties; and
- assists municipalities with planning initiatives by allowing them to establish bylaws for private sewage disposal systems.
The ACA lobbied successfully for modifications to the first point regarding up to date code adoption. You can read the government release here.