ONTARIO, CA — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers to participate on two technical committees working toward the development of the 2018 editions of the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC) and Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code (USEHC). The deadline to submit an application is July 1, 2016.

The USPSHTC and USEHC technical committees each seek members in the following categories: manufacturer, user, installer/maintainer, labor, research/standards/testing laboratory, enforcing authority, consumer, and special expert. These committees are assembled in accordance with the Regulations Governing Consensus Development of the USPSHTC and USEHCand the Guide for the Conduct of Participants in the IAPMO codes and standards development process. These documents may be viewed at:
http://codes.iapmo.org/docs/ConsensusCodeDevelopmentCycle.pdf

Within them, prospective technical committee participants can find information on the scope and general guidelines for conduct of these committees.

IAPMO first adopted the USPSHTC and USEHC in September 1976. The provisions of these codes apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to or maintenance of any solar energy, hydronic heating/cooling, swimming pool, spa, or hot tub system. The 2009, 2012, and 2015 editions of these codes were produced using a consensus process similar to the one used to develop the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Mechanical Code, which are designated as American National Standards.

Anyone interested in serving on one of these committees can complete the application online at the Code Development web page: http://forms.iapmo.org/iapmo/committee/app_tech_committee_ps.asp

For specific information about the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code Technical Committee, contact Enrique Gonzalez at 909/230-5535 or e-mail your question to enrique.gonzalez@iapmo.org.

For the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code Technical Committee, contact Hugo Aguilar at 909/472-4111 or e-mail your question to hugo.aguilar@iapmo.org.