CSHB 224(STA): "An Act relating to the state plumbing code."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 224(STA) 01 "An Act relating to the state plumbing code." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 18.56.300(e)(3) is amended to read: 04 (3) "state building code" means 05 (A) for building standards, the standards set out in the version 06 of the Uniform Building Code adopted by the Department of Public Safety 07 under AS 18.70.080, including the provisions of that code applicable to 08 buildings used for residential purposes containing fewer than four dwelling 09 units, notwithstanding the exclusion of those buildings from the Department of 10 Public Safety's jurisdiction made by AS 18.70.080(a)(2); 11 (B) for mechanical standards, the standards set out in the 12 version of the Uniform Mechanical Code adopted by the Department of Public 13 Safety under AS 18.70.080, including the provisions of that code applicable to 14 buildings used for residential purposes containing fewer than four dwelling
01 units, notwithstanding the exclusion of those buildings from the Department of 02 Public Safety's jurisdiction made by AS 18.70.080(a)(2); 03 (C) for plumbing standards, the [PUBLICATIONS 04 IDENTIFIED AS THE] minimum plumbing code adopted for the state under 05 AS 18.60.705; and 06 (D) for electrical standards, the minimum electrical standards 07 prescribed by AS 18.60.580. 08 * Sec. 2. AS 18.60.705 is amended to read: 09 Sec. 18.60.705. PLUMBING CODE. (a) Except as provided otherwise in 10 this section, the [THE] following publications are adopted as the minimum plumbing 11 code for the state: 12 (1) chapters 1 - 13 of Part II and the appendices of the 1991 edition of 13 the Uniform Plumbing Code, published by the International Association of Plumbing 14 and Mechanical Officials and adopted at the 61st annual conference, September 1990; 15 (2) the 1991 edition of the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub 16 Code, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials 17 and adopted at the 61st annual conference, September 1990, but excluding Part I, 18 Administration, pages xiii - xxi; and 19 (3) the 1991 edition of the Uniform Solar Energy Code, published by 20 the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and adopted at the 21 September 1990 annual conference, but excluding Part I, Administration, pages xv - 22 xxii. 23 (b) Unless changed by the department under (c) - (d) of this section, 24 [NOTWITHSTANDING (a) OF THIS SECTION,] the use of a pipe or pipe fitting 25 containing more than 8.0 percent lead, or of solder or flux containing more than 0.2 26 percent lead, in the installation or repair of a public water system or in the installation 27 or repair of plumbing of a residential or nonresidential facility that provides water for 28 human consumption is prohibited. This subsection does not apply to the use of leaded 29 joints necessary to repair cast iron pipe. 30 * Sec. 3. AS 18.60.705 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 31 (c) After the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
01 approves a new, published edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Uniform 02 Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code, or the Uniform Solar Energy Code, the 03 department may, by regulation, adopt one or more of these codes to constitute part or 04 all of the minimum plumbing code standards of the state. 05 (d) The department may by regulation adopt amendments to the uniform codes 06 adopted under (a) or (c) of this section, if the amendments are in the best interests of 07 the state. 08 * Sec. 4. AS 18.60.735 is amended by adding new subsections to read: 09 (b) A municipality may grant a waiver from the plumbing code adopted under 10 AS 18.60.705 for a single-wall heat exchanger installed on or after June 12, 1991, if 11 the 12 (1) heat transfer medium is water or propylene type glycol; 13 (2) pressure of the heat transfer medium is limited to a maximum of 14 30 pounds per square inch by an approved safety relief valve; and 15 (3) heat exchanger is prominently and permanently labeled with 16 instructions concerning (1) - (2) of this subsection. 17 (c) If a municipality does not have the power to grant a waiver under (b) of 18 this section unless it submits the matter to a vote of its residents, the department may 19 grant the waiver for the municipality. 20 * Sec. 5. AS 18.60.740(1) is amended to read: 21 (1) "code" means the code adopted under AS 18.60.705 22 [AS 18.60.705(a) AS AMENDED BY AS 18.60.705(b)]; 23 * Sec. 6. AS 18.62.070 is amended to read: 24 Sec. 18.62.070. PERSONS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATE. A 25 person engaged in one of the following trades shall first obtain from the department 26 the appropriate certificate of fitness in that trade: 27 (1) electrical wiring subject to the standards established in 28 AS 18.60.580; and 29 (2) plumbing subject to the uniform plumbing code; in this paragraph, 30 "uniform plumbing code" means the [PUBLICATIONS IDENTIFIED AS THE] 31 minimum plumbing code adopted for the state under AS 18.60.705.