The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), developer of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®) and Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC®), has posted online the 2019 Report on Comments (ROC) for the 2021 editions of these American National Standard-designated model codes.
Interested parties are encouraged to download the documents at the following URLs:
Uniform Plumbing Code
Uniform Mechanical Code
One of the many benefits of the IAPMO consensus code development process is the ability for anyone and everyone to have a voice. On Sept. 24, during the association’s annual Education and Business Conference, IAPMO will conduct the Association Technical Meeting Convention at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, providing stakeholders the opportunity to advocate for their position on proposed changes.
Those wishing to make a motion must complete a comment form explaining their proposed motion and/or modification from the Report on Proposals (ROP) or ROC to present to the Association Technical Meeting on that day. All comment forms must be received no later than 9 a.m. PDT, Sept. 24. The comment form can be obtained here.
Motions at the Association Technical Meetings must be in accordance with Section 4-5.4 of the Regulations Governing Committee Projects.
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 its codes and standards. Installers, plumbing and mechanical officials, the construction industry, engineers, and manufacturers all benefit from a cooperative effort in developing codes.
For questions about submitting comments for the UPC, contact Enrique Gonzalez at (909) 230-5535 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about submitting comments for the UMC, contact Zalmie Hussein at (909) 218-8122 or email@example.com.