Proposed Uniform Dwelling Code Rules (Comm 21 and 28) Related To Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Dwellings have been sent to the legislature for committee review. The rules were developed because of a law passed last year, 2009 Wisconsin Act 158. See below to view code development project documents.
The proposed rule is scheduled to go into effect in 2011. The exact publication date has not yet been determined by the Safety and Building Division of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
The proposed rules establish minimum requirements for installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide alarms in one- and two-family dwellings.
The proposed rules would require the following:
1. Carbon monoxide alarms shall be installed in a dwelling, the initial construction which was commenced before, on or after February 1, 2011.
2. In new dwellings with electrical service, the carbon monoxide alarms shall be continuously powered by the house electrical service and interconnected so that activation of one alarm will cause activation of all alarms.
3. The alarms are listed and labeled in conformance with UL 2034, Underwriters Laboratories Inc, Standard for Safety Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms.