PUBLIC LAW 100-678—NOV. 17, 1988
102 STAT. 4051
ing for the purpose of determining the extent, if any, of failure to comply with the specifications referred to in subsection (a). "(2) CONTRACT CLAUSE.—The Administrator shall ensure that any contract entered into for a building described in paragraph (1) shall contain provisions permitting a reduction of rent during any period when such building is not in compliance with such specifications.". SEC. 6. COMPLIANCE WITH NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CODES.
(a) IN GENERAL.—The Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 601616) is further amended by adding at the end the following new section: "SEC. 21. COMPLIANCE WITH NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CODES.
"(a) BUILDING CODES.—Each building constructed or altered by the General Services Administration or any other Federal agency shall be constructed or altered, to the maximum extent feasible as determined by the Administrator or the head of such Federal agency, in compliance with one of the nationally recognized model building codes and with other applicable nationally recognized codes. Such other codes shall include, but not be limited to, electrical codes, fire and life safety codes, and plumbing codes, as determined appropriate by the Administrator. In carrying out this subsection, the Administrator or the head of the Federal agency authorized to construct or alter the building shall use the latest edition of the nationally recognized codes referred to in this subsection. "(b) ZONING LAWS.—Each building constructed or altered by the State and local General Services Administration or any other Federal agency shall governments. be constructed or altered only after consideration of all requirements (other than procedural requirements) of— "(1) zoning laws, and "(2) laws relating to landscaping, open space, minimum distance of a building from the property line, maximum height of a building, historic preservation, and esthetic qualities of a building, and other similar laws, of a State or a political subdivision of a State which would apply to the building if it were not a building constructed or altered by a Federal agency. "(c) SPECIAL RULES.— "(1) STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION, REVIEW,
AND INSPECTIONS.—For purposes of meeting the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) with respect to a building, the Administrator or the head of the Federal agency authorized to construct or alter the building shall— "(A) in preparing plans for the building, consult with appropriate officials of the State or political subdivision, or both, in which the building will be located; "(B) upon request, submit such plans in a timely manner to such officials for review by such officials for a reasonable period of time not exceeding 30 days; and "(C) permit inspection by such officials during construction or alteration of the building, in accordance with the customary schedule of inspections for construction or alteration of buildings in the locality, if such officials provide to the Administrator or the head of the Federal agency, as the case may be—