NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT REGULATIONS

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WSSC is Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Changes to the Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code

WSSC is proposing amendments to adopt the 2018 International Plumbing and Fuel Gas Codes and also make some technical and administrative modifications to the 2015 WSSC Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code. The proposed changes have been preliminarily reviewed by the WSSC Plumbing and Fuel Gas Board and are being released for public comment.

In addition, the proposed changes are being coordinated with interested stakeholders; including the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association, the Washington Suburban Master Plumbers Association, the Mechanical Contractors of America - Metro Washington chapter, the Air Conditioning Contractors Association, the American Society of Professional Engineers,  the Apartment and Office Building Association, Washington Gas and governmental agencies; including Prince George’s County Departments of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) and Fire/EMS and Montgomery County Departments of Permitting Services, Department of Environmental Protection and Fire and Rescue Service.

To review proposed code language, you may visit the WSSC Website at: https://www.wsscwater.com/codebooks.  A limited number of hard copies of the WSSC proposed code changes will be available at the WSSC Headquarters Permit’s counter.

WSSC intends to adopt these new regulations following a public comment period.  Written comments will be accepted until February 5, 2018 at WSSC Regulatory Services Group 11th floor, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707.

For more information, please contact:

Thomas (Tom) Buckley, Code Planning and Cross-Connection Section Manager:  Tom.Buckley@wsscwater.com, 301-206-8606

Edward Iames, Plumbing Inspections Section Manager: Edward.Iames@wsscwater.com, 301-206-8616

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