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(225 ILCS 320/35)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1133)
The Department shall promulgate and publish and may from time
to time amend a minimum code of standards for plumbing and the fixtures,
materials, design and installation methods of plumbing systems based upon
the findings of the sciences of pneumatics and hydraulics, after consideration
of the recommendations of the Plumbing Code Advisory Council.
By January 1, 2013, the Plumbing Code Advisory Council shall recommend amendments to the existing minimum code of standards for plumbing and the fixtures, materials, design, and installation methods of plumbing systems to reflect advances in those technologies and methods that more efficiently utilize natural resources and protect public health. Upon consideration of those recommendations, the Department shall submit the amendments to the existing minimum code of standards to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules by May 31, 2013. The Department may promulgate and publish rules in the State's minimum
code of standards for the minimum number of plumbing fixtures required for
the comfort and convenience of workers and the public not inconsistent
with, but not limited to, the requirements of the federal Americans With
Disabilities Act, the Equitable Restrooms Act, and the U.S. Department
of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration. The minimum
code of standards for plumbing and any amendments thereto shall be filed
with the Secretary of State as a public record. In preparing plumbing code
standards and amendments thereto the Department may give consideration to
the recommendations contained in nationally recognized plumbing codes and
recommendations of nationally recognized material and equipment testing
laboratories. The plumbing code promulgated by the Department under
authority of this Act shall remain in effect as the minimum
code authorized by this Act until the Department promulgates a new code
under authority of this Act. At least 20 days' notice of a public hearing
shall be given by the Department in a manner which the Department considers
adequate to bring the hearing to the attention of persons interested in
plumbing code standards. Notice of any public hearing shall be given by
the Department to those who file a request for a notice of hearings.
(Source: P.A. 97-852, eff. 7-26-12.)