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09.20.01 - Board of Plumbing - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 43, ISSUE 26,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2016

Title 09
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION
Subtitle 20 BOARD OF PLUMBING

09.20.01 State Plumbing Codes

Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article,§§12-205 and 12-207 Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action
[16-196-F-I]

On October 20, 2016, the State Board of Plumbing adopted amendments to Regulations .01 — .04 and new Regulation .05 under COMAR 09.20.01 State Plumbing Code. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 43:16 Md. R. 904—909 (August 5, 2016), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: January 2, 2017.

MICHAEL J. KASTNER, JR.
Chair
Board of Plumbing

.01 Incorporation by Reference.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Documents Incorporated.

(1) [2012] 2015 National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated (National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors).

(2) National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, NFPA 54, [2012] 2015 Edition.

(3) Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58, [2011] 2014 Edition.

.02 Modifications to the National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated.

A. (text unchanged)

B. Basic Principles Section.

(1)—(3) (text unchanged)

(4) Add a new Principle No. 23—INSTALLATION OF GAS APPLIANCES GAS PIPING, which shall read: “All installations of gas appliances gas piping shall conform to requirements contained in the codes promulgated by the National Fire Protection Association, ANSI, National Fuel Gas Code, Z223.1, NFPA 54, [2012] 2015, and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58, [2011] 2014, which are incorporated by reference.”

C. Chapter 1 DEFINITIONS — Section 1.2 DEFINITION OF TERMS.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) On page 37, insert a new definition after the definition of [“House Trap”] “IDR”. The new defined term is: “Incidental Plumbing Services: Repair of faucets, ball-cock valves, and shutoff valves; cleaning of choked drain lines and repairing of minor leaks. Incidental Plumbing Services does not include replacement of any plumbing fixture, new installation, or any work, including repairs of faucets, ball-cock valves, and shutoff valves, cleaning of choked drain lines, and repairing of minor leaks, that requires a permit from a local administrative authority.”

(4) (text unchanged)

(5) On page [42] 41, insert a new definition after the definition of “Medical Vacuum Systems”. The new defined term is: “Minor Repair Services: Repair or replacement of faucets, ball-cock valves, and shut-off valves; cleaning of choked drain lines; and repairing leaks in piping and fixtures that do not require changes in sizes, types of materials, or pipe configuration. Minor Repair Services does not include complete replacement of any plumbing fixture, new installation, or any work described in this paragraph if a permit is required from the local administrative authority.”

(6) On page [45] 44, insert at the end of the definition “Plumbing System”, the language, “within the property line.” Add this sentence to the end of the definition: “It does not include the mains of a public sewer system or private or public sewage treatment or disposal plant outside the property line.”

(7) On page [50] 49, insert a new definition after the definition “Sanitary Sewer”. The new defined term is: "Scavenger: Any person engaged in the business of cleaning and emptying septic tanks, seepage pits, privies, or any other sewage disposal facility."

(8) On page [50] 49, insert a new definition after the definition [“Seepage Well or Pit”] “Self-draining”. The new defined term is: “Separator: See Interceptor”.

(9) On page [58] 56, insert a new definition after [“Vacuum Breaker, Spillproof”] “Vacuum Breaker, Spill-resistant (SVB)”. The new definition is: “Vacuum Intake: A vacuum intake has no trap or mechanical device to keep gasses from leaving the sewer line. An intake is a vertical pipe installed to provide circulation of air to the drainage system. No intake terminal shall be located directly beneath any door, window or other ventilating opening of the building or of an adjacent building, nor shall any such intake terminal be within 10 feet horizontally of such an opening unless it is at least 2 feet above the top of such opening.”

D. Chapter 2 GENERAL REGULATIONS.

(1) On page 86, after Section 2.30, add the following:

2.31 PLUMBING IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS

a. Plumbing in buildings and structures that are located in flood hazard areas shall comply with the requirements of the Maryland regulations for the design and construction of utility systems in flood-prone areas.

b. In new construction or substantial improvement, no plumbing shall be installed on or above the lowest floor level until the constructed elevation of the lowest floor has been inspected, measured, verified for compliance, documented, and accepted by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.

c. Plumbing work shall not be installed on or penetrate through walls that are designed to break away under flood conditions.

d. Underground piping for water service, building drains, and building sewers shall be installed according to ASCE 24, Section 7.3.1.

e. Plumbing piping, fixtures, and equipment within a building or structure shall be installed at or above the required base flood elevation (BFE) or design flood elevation (DFE) as indicated in ASCE 24, Table 7-1. Plumbing piping includes piping for water service, water distribution, sanitary drainage, venting, and storm water drainage.

f. Sanitary drain piping and vent piping shall be installed according to ASCE 24, Section 7.3.4 to prevent infiltration from or discharge into floodwater.

g. Vertical piping from underground to above the flood level elevation shall be supported from a flood-protected building structural member and covered to protect it from damage by debris according to ASCE 24, Section 7.3.2.

h. Water heaters shall be installed at an elevation at or above the required BFE or DFE protection level in ASCE 24, Table 7-1. If installed in an attic or unfinished area, they shall have adequate structural support, access for maintenance and replacement, and a drip pan per NSPC Section 10.15.9 with drainage.

i. Where a plumbing fixture or piping has a drain or vent opening below the required BFE or DFE protection level in ASCE 24, Table 7-1 that is subject to backflow or infiltration, it shall be protected according to ASCE 24, Section 7.3.3.

j. Manhole covers shall be sealed unless elevated to or above the required BFE or DFE protection level in ASCE 24, Table 7-1.

[D.] E. Chapter 3 MATERIALS.

(1) On page [89] 88, under Section 3.1 MATERIALS, add new Subsection 3.1.6 which would be defined as:

“3.1.6 Adoption of Uniform Color

All subsurface pipes must be permanently marked or completely colorized for easy identification as follows:

a. YELLOW—gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or gaseous materials;

b. BLUE—water;

c. PURPLE—reclaimed water.”

(2) On page 90, revise Section 3.4.2 Water Service Piping as indicated below:

“a. Water service pipe and fittings to the point of entrance into the building through a foundation wall or floor shall be of materials listed in Table 3.4 and shall be water pressure rated not less than 160 psi at 73 deg F. Water service pipe and pipe fittings shall comply with NSF 61.

b. The working pressure rating of certain approved plastic water piping varies depending on the pipe size, material composition, wall thickness, and methods of joining. Refer to Table 3.4.2.

c. Copper piping for water service shall be ASTM B88, Type L or K.”

(3) On page 91, revise Section 3.4.6.a to read as indicated below:

“a. Materials used in potable water supply systems, including piping, valves, faucets, and other items with contact to potable water for human consumption shall be “lead-free” if required by COMAR 09.20.01.03 Limit on Lead Content.”

[(2)] (4) On page [95] 94, under Section 3.12 ALTERNATE MATERIALS AND METHODS, add the following subsection:

“3.12.6 Fire Rating

a. All pipe penetrating a fire-rated wall or ceiling shall meet the integrity of the wall or ceiling.

b. Conformance to this requirement shall be evidenced by a test report from a nationally recognized fire testing laboratory.”

(5) On page 104, Table 3.4 MATERIALS FOR POTABLE WATER PIPING, revise Item 2 as indicated below:

“2. Copper Tube, seamless, Type K, L, or M

Note: Type M is not approved for water service”

[E.] F. Chapter 5 TRAPS, CLEANOUTS AND BACKWATER VALVES.

On page [143] 141, in Section 5.1 SEPARATE TRAPS FOR EACH FIXTURE, paragraph [d(3)] c(3), add the words: “, one compartment is not more than 6 inches deeper than the other, and neither outlet is equipped with a food-waste grinder”, after the word “inlet”.

[F.] G. Chapter 6 LIQUID WASTE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT.

(text unchanged)

[G.] H. Chapter 7 PLUMBING FIXTURES, FIXTURE FITTINGS AND PLUMBING APPLIANCES.

(1) On page [174] 173, in Subsection 7.4.5 Water Closet Seats, add a new paragraph: (text unchanged)

(2) On page [192] 191, in Section 7.21 MINIMUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED FIXTURES, Subsection 7.21.4 Separate Facilities, add the following after EXCEPTION (4):

(text unchanged)

[H.] I. Chapter 9 INDIRECT WASTE PIPING AND SPECIAL WASTE.

On page [215] 214, add a new subsection:

(text unchanged)

[I.] J. Chapter 10 WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION.

(1) On page 219, in Section 10.4 PROTECTION OF POTABLE WATER SUPPLY, replace existing subsection 10.4.6 as indicated below:

“10.4.6 Used Water Return

Potable water used for cooling equipment and other applications shall not be returned for reuse in a potable water system. The used water shall be discharged to a drainage system through an air gap or may be used for other approved non-potable applications having required backflow prevention.”

[(1)] (2) [(3)] (4) (text unchanged)

(5) On page 236, add subsection 10.6.6 as indicated below:

"10.6.6 Water Service Tracer Wiring

a. Underground non-metallic water service piping shall be made detectable by the installation of tracer wiring that complies with Public Utilities Article, §12-129 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

b. The wire shall be an insulated copper tracer wire suitable for direct burial, at least 10 AWG, or equivalent. Insulation shall be 30 mil minimum thickness, HMWPE or HDPE polyethylene, color coded blue. The wire shall be installed in the same trench as the piping, tied or taped to the pipe every 5 to 8 feet in the 3 o'clock position or installed within 12 inches of the pipe in fill. One end of the wire shall terminate within five feet of the building served, at or above grade, accessible for use, and resistant to physical damage.

c. Tracer wiring installations shall be tested by location with line tracing equipment upon completion of rough grading and again prior to final acceptance."

[(4)] (6) On page [235] 237, in Subsection 10.8.6 Tank Drain Pipes, add the following Table 10.8.6 to this paragraph: “SIZE OF DRAINPIPES FOR WATER TANKS”

(text unchanged)

[(5)] (7) On page [236] 238, in Section 10.10 WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM MATERIALS, add a new subsection:

“10.10.1 Water Service Pipe

Copper tube when used underground may not be less than type L. All threaded ferrous pipe and fittings shall be galvanized or cement lined, and, when used underground in corrosive soil or filled ground, shall be coal-tar enamel coated, or its equivalent, and threaded points shall be coated and wrapped when installed.”

(8) On page 250, change subsection 10.15.2 to read as follows:

“10.15.2 Hot Water Supply Temperature Maintenance

a. Where the developed length of the hot water supply piping to any hot water outlet exceeds 100 feet from the hot water source, the system shall maintain the temperature of the hot water to within 25 feet of that outlet.

b. Where temperature maintenance is required by Section 10.15.2.a, the hot water temperature within the piping shall be maintained by recirculation or heat tracing of the hot water piping. The temperature of the hot water in the piping shall be maintained by automatic controls with manual auto-off.

c. Hot water sources shall include hot water heaters and hot water supply piping that is recirculated or heat traced from a hot water source.

d. Recirculated hot water shall be returned to the hot water source through dedicated hot water return piping. Return piping shall have means of adjusting the water flow rate in each section of recirculated supply piping.

EXCEPTION: A demand-controlled hot water supply unit serving an individual plumbing fixture shall be permitted to return water to that fixture's cold water supply until hot water reaches the fixture and the demand cycle stops.

e. The requirements of this section for temperature maintenance shall also apply to tempered water supply piping.”

(9) On page 253, change subsection 10.15.7 to read as follows:

“10.15.7 Thermal Expansion Control

a. Where a water pressure regulator (with or without an internal thermal expansion bypass), a backflow preventer, or a check valve is installed such that a closed system is created between hot water heating equipment and the incoming water service, a thermal expansion tank shall be provided.

EXCEPTIONS: (1) Instantaneous water heaters. (2) Well systems with water pressure tanks.

b. Thermal expansion tanks shall be the adjustable pre-charged type for potable water, ASME steel construction with a flexible bladder or bellows, rated for not less than 125 psig and 200 deg F, and sized to limit the water system pressure to no higher than 100 psig. Tanks shall be sized, installed, and adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

c. Thermal expansion tanks shall be connected to the cold water supply piping for the hot water heating equipment, between the heating equipment and its cold water shutoff valve.”

[(6)] (10) On page [255] 256, in Section 10.16 SAFETY DEVICES FOR PRESSURE VESSELS, Subsection 10.16.6, add a new paragraph: “h. All water heaters, first floor and above, shall have a pan with a drain to an approved drainage point, unless a variance is granted by the local [Administrative] Authority Having Jurisdiction.”

[J.] K. Chapter 11 SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS. (1) On page [261] 263, in Section 11.2 Building Sewers and Building Drains, Subsection 11.2.3 Building Sewer and Building Drain Size, add a new sentence after “11.5.1A”: “The minimum size of the building sewer shall be 3 inches.”

(2) On page 263, add subsection 11.2.4 as indicated below:

“11.2.4 Building Sanitary Sewer Tracer Wiring

a. Underground building sanitary sewer non-metallic piping shall be made detectable by the installation of tracer wiring that complies with Public Utilities Article, §12-129 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

b. The wire shall be an insulated copper tracer wire suitable for direct burial, at least 10 AWG, or equivalent. Insulation shall be 30 mil minimum thickness, HMWPE or HDPE polyethylene, color coded green. The wire shall be installed in the same trench as the piping, tied or taped to the pipe every 5 to 8 feet in the 3 o'clock position or installed within 12 inches of the pipe in fill. One end of the wire shall terminate within five feet of the building served, at or above grade, accessible for use, and resistant to physical damage.

c. Tracer wiring installations shall be tested by location with line tracing equipment upon completion of rough grading and again prior to final acceptance.”

L. Chapter 13 STORM WATER DRAINAGE

(1) On page 319, revise subsection 13.1.4 as indicated below:

“13.1.4 Building Storm Sewer Tracer Wiring

a. Underground building storm sewer non-metallic piping shall be made detectable by the installation of tracer wiring that complies with Public Utilities Article, §12-129 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

b. The wire shall be an insulated copper tracer wire suitable for direct burial, at least 10 AWG, or equivalent. Insulation shall be 30 mil minimum thickness, HMWPE or HDPE polyethylene, color coded green. The wire shall be installed in the same trench as the piping, tied or taped to the pipe every 5 to 8 feet in the 3 o'clock position or installed within 12 inches of the pipe in fill. One end of the wire shall terminate within five feet of the building served, at or above grade, accessible for use, and resistant to physical damage.

c. Tracer wiring installations shall be tested by location with line tracing equipment upon completion of rough grading and again prior to final acceptance.”

[K.] M. Chapter 15 TESTS AND MAINTENANCE. On page [342] 339, in Section 15.6 METHODS OF TESTING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM, add a new subsection e. containing the following sentence: (text unchanged)

[L.] N. Chapter 16 REGULATIONS GOVERNING INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS FOR HOMES AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS WHERE PUBLIC SEWAGE SYSTEMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. [Delete all sections of this chapter in its entirety on pages 345—358 . Insert below the heading “ Refer to COMAR 26.04.02”.] On pages 341—354, delete subsections 16.1 through 16.12 and insert the following:

“16.1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

The use and maintenance of an on-site sewage disposal system is governed by Title 9 of the Environment Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Chapters 26.04.02 and 26.04.03 of the Code of Maryland Regulations. These State of Maryland Regulations are herein adopted by reference.

16.2 DESIGN OF INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS

The system shall consist of a septic tank, including Best Available Technology (BAT), discharging into a conventional or non-conventional on-site sewage disposal system within an approved on-site disposal area, if found adequate as such and approved by the Director of the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability or the Director's Designee.

16.3 CAPCITY OF SEPTIC TANKS

6.3.1 Liquid Capacity

a. The liquid capacity of septic tanks for single dwelling units having up to five bedrooms shall be not less than 1500 gallons. An additional 250 gallons of capacity shall be provided for each bedroom in excess of five. Single dwelling units having three or more bedrooms shall be served by septic tanks having two compartments.

b. Required septic tanks capacities for buildings other than single dwelling units shall be determined by the Director of the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, or the Director's designee, based on the projected peak sewage flow or other pertinent criteria.

16.3.2 Depth of Septic Tank

The top of the septic tank shall be brought to within 24 inches of the finished grade. An access manhole must be extended to the finished grade.

16.4 ABSORPTION TRENCHES

16.4.1 Filter Material

The filter material shall cover the absorption lines and extend the full width of the trench and shall be not less than 6 inches deep beneath the bottom of the absorption lines, and 2 inches above the top of the absorption lines. The filter material may be washed gravel, crushed stone, slag, or clean bank-run gravel ranging from 1/2 to 2-1/2 inches. The filter material shall be covered with burlap, filter cloth, 2 inches of straw, or equivalent permeable material prior to backfilling the excavation.

16.4.2 Absorption Lines

Absorption lines shall be 4 inch perforated plastic pipe conforming to approved standards. Vertical observation pipes shall be provided at the end of each absorption line that is 4 feet or more in depth. Observation pipes shall be perforated within the entire depth of the filter material. The portion of observation pipes that is above the filter material shall be solid extending to 4 inches minimum above grade and be closed with a removable cap.”

O. Chapter 17 PRIVATE POTABLE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS

(1) On pages 355— 361, delete subsections 17.1 through 17.15 and insert the following:

“17.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Water well construction in the State of Maryland is regulated under authority of Title 9, Subtitle 13, of the Environment Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Chapter 26.04.04 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Additionally, non-community potable water systems are governed by COMAR Chapter 26.04.02. These regulations are herein adopted by reference.

17.2 QUANTITY OF WATER REQUIRED

a. The quantity of water required shall be subject to the requirements in COMAR 26.04.04.04.p, which are adopted herein by reference.

b. Where the available primary source of water does not meet the requirements of Section 17.2.a, one of the following secondary water supply sources shall be provided:

1) a pressure storage tank of sufficient size.

2) a gravity storage tank of sufficient size and a pressure booster pump system.

17.3 WELL TERMINALS

Well terminals shall be subject to the requirements of COMAR 26.04.04.07.5, which are adopted herein by reference.

17.4 INTERCONNECTIONS

a. There shall be no connections between a private potable water supply system and a public water supply system.

b. No private water supply system shall serve more than one property unless approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.”

[M.] P. Chapter 18 MOBILE HOME AND TRAVEL TRAILER PARK PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS.

(1) On page 367, revise Section 18.4.2 to read as indicated below:

“18.4.2 Limitations on Wet Venting

Wet vented drain piping shall only serve trailer sites. Drainage from any buildings or other facilities on the site shall not be connected to drain piping from trailer sites that is wet vented.”

(2) On page [371]367, in Subsection 18.4.9, change the section heading, “Wet Vented Branch Drain Lines” to “Wet Venting”, insert “a.” before “No”, and add the following paragraphs:

“b. The drainage system of a utility or other building may not discharge into a wet-vented line. A house sewer may not discharge into a wet-vented line.

c. A house sewer or part of a house sewer may not function as a wet-vent.”

[N.] Q. Add a new Chapter [19] 18-1 INSTALLATION OF GAS APPLIANCES AND GAS PIPING, new Subsection [19.1] 18-1.1 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF GAS APPLIANCES AND GAS PIPING along with the following paragraph:

The requirements contained in the National Fire Protection Association, ANSI, National Fuel Gas Code, Z223.1, NFPA 54, [2011] 2015, and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58, [2012] 2014, which are being incorporated by reference under Basic Principle #23, are hereby adopted as the installation of gas appliances and gas piping requirements, provided, however, that this regulation may not be construed to prevent incorporated gas companies from making connections of gas appliances for domestic purposes.”

R. Chapter 19 REFERENCED STANDARDS

On page 372, in Table 19.1, add the following before “ASHRAE Standard 18 – 2008 (R2013)” as indicated below:

ASCE 24 — 2014

Flood Resistant Design and Construction

2.31

[O.] S. (text unchanged)

.03 Limit on Lead Content.

A.—D. (text unchanged)

E. Components.

(1) Potable water [system] supply components that are within the scope of NSF 61 for drinking water system components and are required to be lead-free shall comply with NSF 61 and [:

(a) Annex G to NSF 61; or

(b)] NSF 372.

(2)—(3) (text unchanged)

F.—H. (text unchanged)

.04 Modifications to the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, NFPA 54.

A. Chapter 2 REFERENCED PUBLICATIONS

On page 54-8, under 2.3.3 CSA America Publications, after “ANSI LC 1/CSA 6.26, Fuel Gas Piping Systems Using Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST),”delete “2005” and substitute “2014”.

B. Chapter 5 GAS PIPING SYSTEM DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND COMPONENTS

On page 54-18, under 5.6.3.4 Corrugated Stainless Steel, add the following subsections:

“5.6.3.4.1 Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) shall be listed in accordance with ANSI LC 1/CSA 6.26, Fuel Gas Piping Systems Using Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST).

5.6.3.4.2 CSST with an arc resistant jacket shall also be listed for compliance with ANSI LC 1/CSA 6.26, Clause 5.16 - Arc Resistant Jacket or Covering, including its manufacturing and production tests for resistance to extreme temperature cycles, resistance to corrosion, robustness against arcing, and resistance to installation damage.

5.6.3.4.3 Arc resistant CSST shall be listed for installation without the additional electrical bond required by Section 7.13.2 for CSST that is not arc resistant.

5.6.3.4.4 CSST shall be installed in accordance with this Code and the manufacturer's instructions.”

[A.] C. Chapter 7 GAS PIPING INSTALLATION. [On page 63 in] under Section 7.13 ELECTRICAL BONDING AND GROUNDING:

(1) On page 54-62, [In] in subsection 7.13.1, change the section heading “Pipe and Tubing Other Than CSST” to “Gas Piping and Tubing, including CSST” and, in both instances, delete the words “other than CSST”;

(2) On page 54-62, [In] in subsection 7.13.2, [add to the heading “CSST” the words, “with an Arc-Resistant Jacket”. Delete] delete the paragraph under subsection 7.13.2, and insert the following:

(a) CSST with Arc-Resistant Jacket: A gas piping system that contains one or more segments of CSST without an arc-resistant jacket shall be bonded in accordance with this section. CSST gas piping without an arc-resistant jacket shall require an additional bond to the electrical service grounding electrode system. The bonding jumper shall connect to a metallic pipe or fitting between the point of gas delivery and the first downstream CSST fitting. The bonding jumper shall not be less than 6 AWG copper wire or equivalent;

(b) CSST Other than Arc-Resistant. Gas piping systems with any CSST that is not arc resistant shall be bonded to the electrical service grounding electrode system or, where provided, to a lightning protection grounding electrode system.”

(3) On page 54-63,[Add] add a new section as 7.13.3 with the heading, “CSST with an Arc-resistant Jacket” and the following paragraph:

“CSST gas piping with an arc-resistant jacket that is listed by an approved agency for installation without the direct bonding required by section 7.13.2 shall be installed in accordance with section 7.13.1 and the manufacturer’s installation instructions.”;

(4) On page 54-63,[Renumber] renumber section “7.13.3 Prohibited Use” to “7.13.4” with the same heading; [and]

(5) On page 54-63, change subsections 7.13.3 and 7.13.4 to read as follows:

“7.13.3 Arc-Resistant CSST. All CSST in an arc resistant gas piping system shall be arc resistant. Each portion of an arc resistant CSST gas piping system shall be electrically continuous and bonded to an effective ground-fault current path. Arc-Resistant CSST gas piping shall be considered to be bonded when it is connected to appliances that are connected to the appliance grounding conductor of the circuit supplying electrical power to that appliance.

7.13.4 Prohibited Use. Gas piping shall not be used as a grounding conductor or electrode.”; and

[(5)] (6) Renumber section “7.13.4 Lightning Protection Systems” to “7.13.5”, with the same heading [and insert the words, “in a building” after “installed”].

.05 Modifications to the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, NFPA 58.

A. The following sections are omitted in their entirety:

(1) Under Chapter 5 LP-Gas Equipment and Appliances, Section:

(a) 5.20 Appliances;

(b) 5.21 Vaporizers, Tank Heaters, Vaporizing Burners, and Gas Air Mixers;

(c)5.22 Vehicle Fuel Dispensers;

(2) Under Chapter 6 Installation of LP-Gas Systems, Section:

(a) 6.2 Location of Containers;

(b) 6.19 Bulk Plant and Industrial Plant LP-Gas Systems;

(c) 6.20 LP-Gas Systems in Buildings or in building Roofs or Exterior Balconies;

(d) 6.21 Installation of Appliances;

(e) 6.22 Installation of Indirect-Fired Vaporizers;

(f) 6.23 Ignition source Control;

(g) 6.24 LP-Gas Systems on Vehicles (Other Than Engine Fuel Systems);

(h) 6.25 Vehicle Fuel Dispenser and Dispensing Stations;

(i) 6.26 Containers for Stationary Engineers;

(j) 6.27 Fire Protection; and

(k) 6.28 Alternate Provisions for Installation of ASME Containers.

B. The following chapters are omitted in their entirety:

(1) Chapter 7 LP-Gas Liquid Transfer;

(2) Chapter 8 Storage of Cylinders Awaiting Use, Resale, or Exchange;

(3) Chapter 9 Vehicular Transportation of LP-Gas;

(4) Chapter 10 Buildings or Structures Housing LP-Gas Distribution Facilities;

(5) Chapter 11 Engine Fuel Systems;

(6) Chapter 12 Refrigerated Containers;

(7) Chapter 13 Marine Shipping and Receiving; and

(8) Chapter 14 Operations and Maintenance.

C. Chapter 1 ADMINISTRATION.

On page 58-7, under Section 1.3 Application:

(1) Subsection 1.3.1 should be changed to read:

“1.3.1 Application of Code. This code is limited to the installation and operation of containers, piping, and associated equipment, when delivering LP-Gas to a building or structure for use as a fuel gas. This code does not apply to portions of LP-Gas systems covered by NFPA 54 (ANSI Z223.1), National Fuel Gas Code.”; and includes the following:

(1) —(4) text unchanged;

(2) Add the following to subsection 1.3.2:

(12) Highway transportation of LP-Gas;

(13) The design, construction, installation, and operation of marine terminals whose primary purpose is the receipt of LP-Gas for delivery to transporters, distributers, or users; and

(14) The design, construction, installation, and operation of pipeline terminals that receive LP-Gas from pipelines under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).”.

D. Chapter 4 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.

(1) On page 58-14, under Section 4.4 Qualification of Personnel, add subsection 4.4.5 as indicated below:

“4.4.5 Persons installing LP-Gas service within the scope of this Code shall be qualified for the installation and operation of the containers, piping, and associated equipment for delivering LP-Gas to a building or structure for use as its fuel gas by being certified for Certification Areas 1.0, 4.1, and 4.2 of the Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) of the National Propane Gas Association.”