HARRISBURG – A bill (HB 1440) to exempt high tunnels (hoop houses) from the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) may be getting new life. Senate staff requested information from PLNA about cases where local governments had insisted on applying the UCC to high tunnels.
Blair County Case
The most recent case happened in January this year. A non-profit community group planned to erect a high tunnel to grow vegetables for needy families in Blair County. The borough in which the planned high tunnel was to be erected demanded that the non-profit group submit drawings of the high tunnels sealed by a professional engineer for review for compliance with the UCC.
Speak Out Now!
It’s important that your state senator hear from you on this issue, before your borough or township begins to require that your high tunnels comply with the UCC. It will take you no more than one minute to click this link to our Legislative Action Center and email your state senator. Please do it now!