ONTARIO, CA — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) is seeking and accepting applications for technical experts to participate on a Standards Task Group toward the development of the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC®).

The scope of the Standards Task Group is to review and develop recommendations, when appropriate: on items Nos. 001 and 002 of the UPC to determine the proper updating of the referenced standards; on items submitted to the UPC that include references to standards; and on items having multiple standards that are addressed in the section to determine how the standards should be identified depending on the scope of the standard. The recommendations of the Standards Task Group will be forwarded to the UPC Technical Committee for consideration.

Task group members will participate via conference call or web meeting and will provide recommendations for consideration by the UPC Technical Committee. Applicants are not required to be members of the UPC Technical Committee.

Individuals interested in participating on the Standards Task Group can find and submit an application at the following URL: http://forms.iapmo.org/iapmo/committee/app_standards_task_group.asp. The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 15.

Published by IAPMO in 1945, the UPC is developed to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety, and welfare. Developed and subsequently republished at the conclusion of each three-year code cycle, the Uniform Codes are designed to provide consumers with plumbing, heating, mechanical, and solar systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies.

Interested individuals may contact Enrique Gonzalez at 909/230-5535 or by email at enrique.gonzalez@iapmo.org.