ICC Seeks Volunteers to Develop New Private Sewage Disposal Systems Standard

The International Code Council is currently accepting applications for the Private Sewage Disposal Systems Standard Consensus Committee (IS-PSDS).

As an ANSI accredited standards developing organization, the Code Council is developing a new comprehensive standard to provide a level of safety for health, property protection, and general welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation, and maintenance or use of private sewage disposal systems, which includes septic tank and effluent absorption systems, or other treatment tank and effluent disposal systems, where a public sewer is not available.  Furthermore, the new standard will focus on the impacts of climate change and how better to design and install such systems to be more resilient to extreme weather events.

For more information on the ICC procedures for developing standards, please refer to the ICC Consensus Procedures posted at iccsafe.org/cs/standards/Pages/default.aspx.

In accordance with ICC’s Consensus Procedures, the committee will be a balanced committee of 12–15 members of the following Interest Categories: Manufacturer, Builder, Standards Promulgator/Testing Laboratory, User, Utility, Consumer, Public Segment, Government Regulator, and Insurance. Accordingly, stakeholders including, but not limited to, code officials, design professionals, and installers should apply. Any stakeholder is welcome to apply, and ICC membership is not required. Appointments will made by the ICC Board of Directors.

Click here for an application.

Travel is not anticipated for the conduct of the meetings.  Meetings are to be held online and via conference calls. In the event of an in-person meeting, ICC Governmental Member Representatives are authorized to travel at ICC’s expense when participating at ICC Consensus Committee meetings. All others are responsible for funding their participation on this committee.

The application deadline is September 30, 2022.

Source: International Code Council

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