.02 Purpose and Scope.

The purpose of this chapter is to adopt the International Building Code (IBC), the International Residential Code (IRC), and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), as may be modified by the Department, as the Maryland Building Performance Standards, which will provide reasonable protection to the public against hazards to life, health, and property, and to establish the policies and procedures associated with the operation of a data base that contains the Standards, the local amendments, and other related information.