New Jersey Adopts 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code
New Jersey residents will continue to be protected by the National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC), as the Garden State has adopted the 2018 edition of the NSPC, the first to be published by IAPMO. The Division of Codes and Standards, which is part of the state’s Department of Community Affairs, adopted the NSPC with state-specific amendments.
The NSPC provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices and equipment systems used or installed in plumbing systems. Illustrations and supplementary notes make the NSPC an indispensable enforcement and training tool. For user convenience, IAPMO will have a separate book available that includes the New Jersey amendments embedded in the body of the text.
On June 1, 2017, IAPMO and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) executed an agreement transferring ownership of the NSPC to IAPMO. The transfer encompasses all editions of the NSPC, including the 2018 edition. First published in 1933, the NSPC is designed to ensure the proper installation of plumbing systems, providing local and state governments, code administration bodies and the industry with a modern code to protect health and promote safety.
Report on Proposals (ROP) Now Available for Online Download
IAPMO, developer of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code (USHGC®) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC®), has posted online the 2019 Report on Proposals for the 2021 editions of these American National Standard-designated model codes. No hard-copy editions of these publications will be printed or distributed. Interested parties are encouraged to download the documents at the following URLs:
The USHGC and USPSHTC are model codes developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of solar energy, hydronics and geothermal energy systems, as well as swimming pool, spa and hot tub systems, respectively, as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety and welfare. The 2021 edition of each code is being developed through a process accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
IAPMO will begin the Call for Comments on these documents on October 9, when all suggested code amendments/additions/deletions published in the ROP will be available for public review. The deadline for submission of comments will be January 13, 2020, at 5 p.m. PST. For questions about submitting comments for the USHGC or USPSHTC, please contact: Taylor Costea at (909) 218-8126 or [email protected].