Codes and Standards

  • 01.24.19

    Advocacy News

    OSHA Announces Increased Fines

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will increase penalties in 2019 after publication in the Federal Register. The “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” penalty increases from $12,934 to $13,260.

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  • 01.24.19

    Advocacy News

    Industry Weighs in on DOE Standards

    Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) rulemakings will soon close public comment periods. These proposals would change the manner in which residential gas furnaces and commercial water heaters are regulated.

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  • 01.17.19

    PHCC-ICC Education Partnership

    PHCC—National aims to provide access to code training to all PHCC contractors – no matter which code they use – to ensure the continued protection of society and the environment. Here’s how the PHCC-ICC corporate partnership helps fulfill that goal.

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  • 11.29.18

    Advocacy News

    DOE Considers Furnace Test Procedure

    The DOE has published and is taking comments on a petition from PHCC coalition partner AHRI.

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  • 10.05.18

    PHCC Forms Education Corporate Partnership with ICC

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC) is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership with the International Code Council, effective November 1, 2018.

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  • 08.30.18

    Advocacy News

    Advocacy News Update: Week of August 27, 2018

    In this week's news: "PHCC-National President Sends Letter to White House on Association Health Plans," "New Compliance Assistance Resources Available for OSHA’s Silica Standard," "EPA Updates WaterSense® Specs for Showerheads," and "OSHA’s Top 5 Most Popular Publications May Become Yours, Too!"

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  • 07.26.18

    Education and Training Update: Week of July 23, 2018

    Investigatory Suspension: Paid or Unpaid? & Webinar: Domestic Hot Water Recirculation System and Keeping Up with the Balancing Codes

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  • 06.06.18

    IAPMO Acquires National Standard Plumbing Code

    On June 1, 2017, the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials® (IAPMO) and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) executed an agreement transferring ownership of the National Standard Plumbing Code™ (NSPC) to IAPMO. The transfer encompasses all editions of the NSPC, including the 2018 edition.

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  • 01.18.18

    Advocacy News

    DOE Considers Revision to Process Rule For Energy Conservation Appliance Standards

    PHCC was among stakeholders who participated in a U.S. Department of Labor meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, to provide feedback on changes to the process of developing energy conservation standards for appliances or consumer products under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA). As follow-up to the meeting, PHCC will provide comments on how a DOE “Process Rule” can be improved to involve stakeholders, including p-h-c contractors; provide more transparency; and streamline the process.

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  • 02.22.17

    Advocacy News

    Proposed Rule: Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder and Flux for Drinking Water

    EPA has published a proposed regulation for implementing Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), entitled "Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder and Flux for Drinking Water.” PHCC will submit comments on the proposal, which is available for public review and comment until April 17, 2017.

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