Massachusetts anticipates adopting the 2021 IRC with an effective date around fall of 2022. A current draft of the 10th edition is viewable at: https://www.mass.gov/handbook/draft-tenth-edition-of-the-ma-state-building-code-780-cmr-unofficial. Note MA2: Weakens the Flood provisions by removing the Coastal A Zone freeboard requirements. Note MA3: Weakens the Hurricane provisions by raising the minimum wind speed requirements for Wind-Borne Debris Regions in R202 – Definitions. (12/1/21)
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