Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Construction Codes and Licensing Division Plumbing Plan Review and Inspections

443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4343 Phone: (651) 284-5067 Fax: (651) 284-5748 www.doli.state.mn.us TTY: (651) 297-4198

PLUMBING CODE ADVISORY COMMITTEE REQUEST FOR ACTION
The Minnesota Plumbing Code (MN Rules, Chapter 4715) is available at http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/getpub.php?pubtype=RULE_CHAP&year=current&chapter=4715 or http://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/statutes.asp (go to Rules, type in 4715).

Request Type: (Check all that apply) New rule adoption Amendment to an existing rule Repeal of an existing rule

Code(s) Affected: Minnesota Plumbing Code (MN Rules, Chapter 4715) State Building Code International Building Code International Residential Code Conservation Code International Mechanical Code or Fuel Gas Code Energy, or Electrical Code Other

Purpose of Request for Action
Please state the purpose of the proposal. If recommendation for code change for fixture, appurtenance, material, or method, please check all that apply: Material Method of installation, joining, etc. Fixture Appurtenance (e.g., water conditioning equipment) Test method Other (describe)

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Date Received. By.

Committee approved as submitted Committee approved as modified

Yes Yes

No No

Please provide the following information regarding your request on the following pages. • • • The proposed change, including suggested rule language. The request should be specific. If modifying existing rule language, underline new words and strike through deleted words. Please complete Need Assessment Worksheet provided. Additional comments and/or supporting documentation may also be attached to this form. Thoroughly explain the need for the change and why you believe it is reasonable to make this change. During the rulemaking process, the division must defend the need and reasonableness of all proposed rule changes; therefore, a detailed explanation is necessary to ensure the division thoroughly considers all aspects of the proposal. New materials or methods must provide any standards for manufacture, installation, etc. and any product approvals (if none, explain).

Proposed Change

Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006

Please describe the proposed change. If proposing a new material or method or if this a proposal to change, add, or delete rule language in the Minnesota Plumbing Code, include affected existing rule and suggested rule language below. The request should be specific and include the rule number(s) affected. If modifying existing rule language, underline new words and strike through deleted words.

The Minnesota Plumbing Code (Minnesota Rule 4715) is available via the World Wide Web at http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/arule/4715/

Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006

Need Assessment Worksheet
Primary Reason for Change: (check only one)
Protect public, health, safety, welfare, or security Lower construction costs Encourage new methods and materials Change made at national level Other (Describe) Mandated by legislature Provide uniform application Clarify provisions Situation unique to Minnesota

Anticipated Benefits: (check all that apply)
Save lives/reduce injuries Improve uniform application Improve health of indoor environment Provide more construction alternatives Reduce regulation Provide more affordable construction Protect building property Drinking water quality protection Decrease cost of enforcement Other (Describe)

Economic Impacts: (check “yes” or “no” and explain and number all answers in “Need and

Reasons” Section on the next page)
1

Does the proposed change increase or decrease the cost of enforcement? (Explain “Yes” answers in “Need and Reasons” section) Does the proposed change increase or decrease the cost of compliance? (Explain “Yes” answers) Are there less costly or intrusive methods to achieve the proposed change? (Explain “Yes” answers) Were alternative methods considered? (Please explain why any considered methods were rejected) If there is a fiscal impact, please try to explain any benefit that will offset the cost of the change (cost/benefit analysis) in “Need and Reasons” section.

Yes

No

2

Yes

No

3

Yes

No

4

Yes

No

5

6

Provide a description of the classes of persons affected by a proposed change, who will bear the cost, and who will benefit in
“Need and Reasons” section.

Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006

Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006

Need and Reasons For the Change.
• Thoroughly explain the need and why you believe it is reasonable to make this change. During a rulemaking process, the Department must defend the need and reasonableness of all proposed rule changes; therefore, a detailed explanation is necessary to ensure the division thoroughly considers all aspects of the proposal. Please attach additional pages of necessary.

Additional comments and/or supporting documentation may also be attached to this form.

Standards and Product Approvals or Listings
Please list and attach copies of any standards and product approvals or listings.

Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006

Any proposal for new materials or methods must provide any standards or product approvals (if none explain). The proposal must be accompanied by copies of any published standards, the results of testing, and copies of any product listings, as documentation of the health, sanitation, and safety performance of any materials, methods, fixtures, and/or appurtenances. If none are available, explain.

Information regarding submitting this form:
• Submit at least 90 days before the meeting date to: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Plan Review and Inspection, 443 Lafayette Road, N., St. Paul, 551554343. • Include 13 copies of any supporting documentation to be considered, such as manufacturers literature, approvals by other states, and engineering data. For copyrighted materials that must be purchased from publishers such as published standards, product approvals or testing data, listings by agencies (IAPMO, ASSE, ASTM, etc.), you may send just 2 copies. • Include the business card of the presenter to allow contact regarding meetings. • Notice to Individual Applicants: Under Minnesota Statutes 13.41, all data, except your name and address, submitted in this application are considered private until you are issued a credential. When you become credentialed, all data in this application become public, except your social security number. • Notice to Corporate Applicants: Under Minnesota Statutes 13.41, all data submitted in this application are public, except for the social security number of any responsible person, which is private. Information for presentation to the committee: • Limit presentations to 15 minutes or less. • Be prepared to answer questions regarding the proposal and any documentation. Information regarding committee function: • The Plumbing Code Advisory Committee serves to advise the Department of Labor and Industry. • Rule amendments which are recommended by the committee and approved by the commissioner will be forwarded to the Department of Administration for promulgation.

Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006

I understand that any action of the advisory committee is a recommendation to the department and is not to be considered final action. Submitted By: Name: Firm Name: Address:

Phone: Signature: Date:

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Plumbing Code Advisory Committee Request for Action Checklist
Item number Subject Date

I understand that any recommendation from an advisory committee member is not to be considered final action.

______ Accept Reject Abstain Please explain action for commissioner review _____Maintenance issues _____Standards
Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006

_____Potable water contamination _____Indoor air _____Other _____Health concerns _____Chemical _____Biological Please return comments to
Department of Labor and Industry Plan Review and Inspection 443 Lafayette Road N. St Paul, MN 55155-4343

__________________________
Name ____________________________________ Organization

Please remember to attach all necessary explanations and supporting documentation to this sheet. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-342-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. November 2006