|NEWS & LEGISLATION|
2013 LOUISIANA STATE PLUMBING CODE
On November 20, 2012 the new 2013 Louisiana State Plumbing Code was published as a final rule in the Louisiana Register.
A few highlights of what is included in this revised code are:
Incorporation of the many "Letters of Intent" and "Alternate Materials and Method of Construction" approvals issued by the State Health Officer since the last code revision.
Incorporation of the recently passed Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act
Incorporation of House Concurrent Resolution NO. 4 of the 2008 Regular Session to require privacy partitions for urinals and water closets.
Ensure restroom facilities are provided on each floor of multi-stored buildings
Accessibility and installation of back-flow preventers
Cross Connection Control Surveyor qualifications for performing surveys as required under R.S. 40:4.12
Scald prevention devices for public lavatories
self-closing metered facets at transient places (e.g. airports, services states, restaurants, train stations, and convention halls, etc.)
Updates to various other Parts of LAC 51 in reference to Part XIV revisions such that the whole of these Parts constitutes the entirety of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code, certain Sections of Parts I, VI, VII, X, XII, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XXI, XXIII, and XXIV of LAC 51 are also amended so that all of the Parts of the entire Louisiana State Sanitary Code comport with one another in respect to such plumbing references.
Please note that the effective date for the new low-lead requirements is January 1, 2013 in accordance with the state legislation but 2013 Louisiana State Plumbing Code will be effective February 20, 2013 as stated in the final rule adoption.