The American Supply Association has been appointed by the International Code Council Board of Directors as a member of the Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Code Action Committee (PMGCAC) for the 2018-2019 code-development cycle.
Hugo Aguilar, P.E., ASA’s director of codes and standards, has been appointed to represent ASA as a full committee voting member for these codes. The objective of the code action committees is to enhance the technical requirements of the international codes. The committee will pursue opportunities to improve and enhance a particular international code or portion thereof. This includes both the technical aspects of the codes as well as the code content in terms of scope and application of referenced standards. This is accomplished by submitting proposed code changes and participating in the code-development process. This participation consists of supporting the proposed changes submitted as well as participating in the consideration of related changes proposed by others.
The primary responsibilities assigned to the PMGCAC are the International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Private Sewage Disposal Code, International Residential Code (IRC, Chapters 12-33), and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
Nearly every state in the country adopts at least one of the ICC’s plumbing, mechanical or fuel-gas codes at the state or local level. Currently, 35 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam adopt the 2012 version of the IPC at the state and local level.
The IMC is in use or adopted in 46 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The IFGC is in use or adopted in 42 states, Washington, D.C, Guam and Puerto Rico.
Aguilar notes this appointment is a measure of ICC’s confidence in ASA’s abilities to perform the duties of this committee. ASA is committed to participating in the development of these codes and bettering an industry, which protects the public’s health and welfare. For any questions pertaining to the ICC appointments, please contact Aguilar at email@example.com.