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IAPMO Solicits Proposals for 2018 Solar, Swimming Pool Codes

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), publisher of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code™ (USEHC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code® (USPSHTC), is calling for formal code proposals toward the development of the 2018 editions of these American National Standard designated model codes.

The code proposal form, as well as proposal instructions and background on IAPMO’s ANSI-accredited consensus process, can be found here. All proposals recommending new text, revised text or the deletion of text must be written in legislative format and clearly state the reason behind the recommendation.

No proposals will be accepted after the 5 p.m. PDT deadline on July 1, 2016.

IAPMO first developed the USPSHTC in March 1967 and the USEHC in September 1976. The provisions of these codes apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to or maintenance of any solar energy, hydronic heating/cooling, swimming pool, spa or hot tub system. The 2009, 2012, and 2015 editions of these codes were produced using a consensus process similar to the one used to develop the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), which are designated as American National Standards.

IAPMO urges its members and other interested parties to get involved in the code development process to ensure effectiveness in preserving the public health, safety and welfare through fair and balanced development of the Uniform Codes. Installers, plumbing and mechanical officials, the construction industry, engineers and manufacturers all benefit from a cooperative effort in developing codes.

For questions about submitting proposals for the USEHC, contact Hugo Aguilar, USEHC liaison, at (909) 472-4111 or hugo.aguilar@iapmo.org. For questions about submitting proposals for the USPSHTC, contact Enrique Gonzalez, USPSHTC liaison, at (909) 230-5535 or enrique.gonzalez@iapmo.org.

Last modified: April 6, 2016