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>The Blue Book is no longer regional.  It has been incorporated into the 
latest BOCA code giving it coverage in over half the states. The fact is that 
the Blue Book is designed to be a national document and always has been.  
I didn't mean to imply that the information in the Blue Book is not nationally 
used via incorporation into national building codes.  But the Blue Book itself 
is not typically purchased by engineers as extensively as the "national 
codes".  Thus it makes sense to keep the seismic provisions within the text of 
the code rather than covering provisions by reference to the Blue Book.