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Plumbing – Legislation passed on low-lead content fittings

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The Canadian Commission on Building Codes and Fires (CCBCF) has approved the updating of the Table of Referenced Documents in the National Plumbing Code (NPC) to reflect the most current editions of standards CSA B125.3-2012 Plumbing Fittings and ASMEA112.18.1/B125.1-2012 Plumbing Supply Fittings.

The changes incorporate requirements for low-lead content fittings. The most current editions of the standards have been published as interim changes to the 2010 NPC, and it is now up to each province or authority having jurisdiction to navigate the adoption process.

To view all revisions and errata to the 2010 NPC, click here.

About the Canadian Commission on Building Codes and Fires
Established by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) develops and maintains Canada’s six model construction and fire codes. The commission formally approves all model code documents and technical revisions prior to publication by the NRC. It receives policy advice from the provincial/territorial policy advisory committee on codes, which is made up of representatives from the provincial and territorial ministries responsible for building, plumbing and fire safety regulation. The CCBFC oversees the work of several standing committees, special purpose committees, and task groups. Its nine standing committees are responsible for developing the technical content of specific parts of the codes, and related documents such as user’s guides.