Dave Cook from the Montana Department of Labor announced on March 27th that the 2009 Montana Energy code has been formally adopted by the state. "Certified jurisdictions" will have 90 days to come into compliance with the new rules.
"The State of Montana, Department of Labor and Industry filed the final adoption notice for the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with the Secretary of State on March 15th with an effective date of the adoption to be March 26, 2010. Local certified jurisdictions will have an additional 90 days to adopt the same code and edition for their jurisdictions.
The Notice of Amendment for ARM 24.301.161, Energy Code can be viewed at our website at http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/bc/pdf/24-301-239adp-arm.pdf
The department wishes to thanks all those who actively participated in this adoption process. The department appreciated and valued your input and feedback prior to and at the public hearing and will continue to seek your opinions on energy code issues as the department develops future energy code provisions."
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Overview of New Montana Contract Law
For Houses that are to be built
· Disclosure that a general contractor has a current general liability policy
· Disclosure that the general contractor has a workers’ compensation policy or is an independent contractor
· Provision setting out the billing cycle and handling change orders by the owner
· A statement of all inspections and tests that the contractor will perform or have performed prior to, during, or upon completion of construction.
· A statement that the owner is entitled to conduct their own tests at their expense.
· A statement that the contractor is providing an express warranty that is valid for a period of at least 1 year from the completion of the construction project. Warranty must state what components are included or excluded from the warranty, the length of warranty, and any specialty warranty provisions or time periods relating to certain components. The warranty must also set the requirements to be adhered to by the buyer, including the time and method for reporting claims.
For “Spec” Homes
· A statement of all inspections and tests that the contractor has performed prior to, during or upon completion of construction
· A statement that the contractor is providing an express warranty that is valid for a period of at least 1 year from the sale of the home. Warranty must state what components are included or excluded from the warranty, the length of warranty, and any specialty warranty provisions or time periods relating to certain components. The warranty must also set the requirements to be adhered to by the buyer, including the time and method for reporting claims.