National Standard Plumbing Code Public Hearing Set for July 11, 2019

March 13, 2019
By International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) encourages all members and industry representatives to review the Proposed Code Changes for the 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC) and attend the NSPC public hearing, scheduled for July 11, 2019, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The NSPC Committee accepted proposed changes to the 2021 NSPC from July 9, 2018, through March 1, 2019. Changes approved at the July hearing will appear in the 2021 NSPC. The NSPC Committee reviews the code annually and updates it on a three-year cycle.

The proposed changes to the 2021 NSPC will be available to the public for viewing and downloading after April 15 at www.iapmo.org/NSPC. No hard copies of the proposed changes will be available at the public hearing; interested parties are encouraged to download the file.

The public hearing for review of the Proposed Code Changes for the 2021 NSPC will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Thursday, July 11, at Bally’s Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Attendees needing hotel accommodations can make reservations by calling (609) 340-2000 and referencing Group Code: NSPC. The deadline to receive the NSPC negotiated room rate is June 9.

IAPMO urges its members and other interested parties to get involved in the code development process. Designed to ensure the proper installation of plumbing systems, the NSPC provides local and state governments, code administrative bodies and the industry with a modern code to protect public health, safety and welfare.

“The NSPC is developed by all segments involved in the plumbing-heating-cooling industry: contractors, inspectors, manufacturers, engineers and labor,” said NSPC Chairman Frank Maddalon. “The NSPC has played a vital role as the state code for New Jersey and the testing code authority for master plumbers and inspectors since 1977.”

For more information, please contact the IAPMO NSPC staff at nspc@iapmo.org.

The IAPMO Group is a complete service organization providing: code development assistance, industry-leading education, personnel certification, plumbing, electro-plumbing, and mechanical product testing and certification, building product evaluation and a manufacturer-preferred quality assurance program. Each component of the IAPMO Group works toward playing an integral part in protecting the health of people everywhere.

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