Authority: IC 22-13
Affected: IC 4-21.5; IC 22-12-7; IC 22-13; IC 22-14; IC 22-15; IC 25-28.5; IC 36-7-2-9
Delete Chapter 1 and insert to read as follows:(a) 101.1 Title. This rule shall be known as the 2012 Indiana Plumbing Code and shall be published, except incorporated documents, by the Department of Homeland Security for general distribution and use under that title.(b) 101.2 Scope. (1) The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, and addition to plumbing equipment and systems regulated by this code for Class 1 structures, except townhouses, within the Class 1 structure and up to five (5) feet (1,524 mm) outside of any portion of the Class 1 structure.(2) Compliance with this code for Class 2 structures or Class 1 townhouses is evidence of compliance with the Indiana Residential Code (675 IAC 14).(3) This code does not regulate licensure requirements for plumbers. Such licensure requirements are set out in IC 25-28.5.(c) 101.3 Appendices and Standards. Provisions in the appendices are not enforceable unless specifically adopted. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.(d) 101.4 Intent. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards for safety and to safeguard property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of material, and location of plumbing equipment and systems.
Exceptions: Where enforcement of a code provision would violate the conditions of the listing, labeling, or manufacturer's installation instructions of the equipment or appliance, the conditions of the listing, labeling, or manufacturer's instruction shall apply.(e) 101.5 Plans. Plans shall be submitted for Class 1 structures as required by the General Administrative Rules ( 675 IAC 12-6 ), and for Class 2 structures as required by local ordinance.(f) 101.6 Existing construction. For existing construction, see the General Administrative Rules ( 675 IAC 12-4 ) and for Class 2 structures as required by local ordinances.(g) 101.7 Conflicts between Codes. For conflicting requirements within the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission's rules, see the General Administrative Rules ( 675 IAC 12-4 ).(h) 101.8 Appeals. Appeals from orders issued by the Division of Fire and Building Safety are governed by IC 4-21.5 and IC 22-12-7. Appeals of orders issued by a local unit of government are governed by local ordinance and also may be appealed to the commission.(i) 101.9 Alternative Methods and Materials: See the General Administrative Rules 675 IAC 12-6-11. Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission; 675 IAC 16-1.4-2; filed Sep 25, 2012, 2:42 p.m.: 20121024-IR-675110448FRA, eff 90 days after filing with the PublisherReadopted filed 7/3/2018, 2:22 p.m.: 20180801-IR-675180204RFA