Codes and Standards

  • 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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  • 02.09.17

    National Standard Plumbing Code Public Hearing Set for March 9

    The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) encourages all members and industry representatives to review the Proposed Code Changes for the 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) and attend the NSPC Public Hearing, scheduled for March 9 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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  • 01.27.17

    Advocacy News

    Important Updates on Federal Regulation Delays

    As a result of a “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” issued by the White House Chief of Staff, several regulations affecting PHCC members may be delayed.

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