PURPOSE AND EFFECT: This rule is being amended to adopt a revised version of Office of Insurance Regulation form OIR-B1-1802, “Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form”. This form is being revised based on changes to the My Safe Florida Home program and the experience of the Office of Insurance Regulation, insurers and policyholders with the form since its last revision in July 2007.
SUMMARY: Section 627.711, Florida Statutes, required the Office to develop a form to be used by home inspectors to verify the presence of windstorm-mitigation features on policyholder’s property so the insurer can calculate appropriate discounts. This form, OIR-B1-1802,first developed in July 2007, is being revised to use terminology commonly used in the construction industry in describing the construction features to be inspected and to require the inspector and homeowner to verify the inspector actually conducted the inspection.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 624.308, 627.711 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 215.5586, 627.711 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE,TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW(IF NOT REQUESTED, THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE HELD):
DATE AND TIME: December 21, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: 116 Larson Building, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Michael Milnes, Bureau of Property and Casualty, Office of Insurance Regulation, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Michael Milnes, Bureau of Property and Casualty, Office of Insurance Regulation, E-mail email@example.com
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
The following forms are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference:
(1)(a) through (k) No change.
(l) OIR-B1-1802, “Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form,” (Rev. 9/09
(m) through (n) No change.
(2) No change.
Specific Authority 624.308(1), 627.711, 627.736 FS. Law Implemented 215.5586, 624.307(1), 624.424, 627.062, 627.0629, 627.0645, 627.711, 627.736 FS. History–New 6-19-03, Formerly 4-170.0155, Amended 2-23-06, 12-26-06, 6-12-07, 7-17-07, 9-5-07, 3-13-08, .