TO: Plumbing Code Advisory Council Members FROM: Ken McCann, Chair – Plumbing code Advisory Council DATE: June 26, 2014 SUBJECT: Minutes-June 02, 2014 Plumbing Code Advisory Council Meeting Attendance and Meeting Location The meeting began at 10:05 a.m. on June 02, 2014 at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois State Fairgrounds, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois. The following were in attendance: IDPH Staff Ken McCann, Division Chief, Environmental Health Frank Shimkus, Manager, Plumbing Program Mark Kuechler, Champaign Regional Supervisor Rhonda Hawkins, Administrative Assistant Plumbing Code Advisory Council Members Jeremiah Deakin Dennis Doolan Ken McCann James Majerowicz (via conference phone) David Menzel Beverly Potts Gerald Tienstra Guests Len Fassett Dick Tjaden Welcome and Introductions Ken McCann introduced himself and welcomed everyone. A roll call was performed and quorum established. Motions A motion was made to approve the meeting agenda by Gerald Tienstra and seconded by Bev Potts. The motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. A motion was made by Bev Potts to approve the April 28, 2014 meeting minutes and seconded by Jeremiah Deakin. The motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. A motion was made to approve future meeting dates by Jim Majerowicz and seconded by Gerald Tienstra meeting dates are as follows: June 30, 2014, September 29, 2014, October 27, 2014, November 24, 2014 and December 22, 2014. The motion carried by a unanimous voice vote. Discussion Items Mr. McCann opened the floor for public comment; however, there was none. Product Review was conducted by Mr. Ballanco on macerating water closets for residential use. Group discusses Mr. Ballanco’s product demonstration and decides to table the discussion until next scheduled meeting. Ken McCann- discusses the Departments plan to provide the new code to the public; the Department will provide a PDF file of the new code via the IDPH website. Mr. McCann also discusses the Departments plan to provide USB flash drives that will be uploaded with the new code; which will be distributed to new apprentices; as well as the plan to address the current requests for code books. Ken McCann discusses the Department utilizing the current “wall certificates” and the cost effectiveness; as well as discusses the plan for next renewal period and whether the Department will continue to print “wall certificates” in addition to the wallet cards. Bev Potts discusses the Section 890.1220 (9) B) on burn out elements; proposes to amend that section of the code. Bev Potts discussed Section 890 Table B Single Dwelling or Unit of Multiple Dwelling; Condo or apartment; or Hotel/Motel Unit; proposes to add a foot note to add a mop sink for Hotel/Motel units. Jim Majerowicz- Discusses Green sustainable plumbing; Mr. Majerowicz will provide a proposal draft of changes to the board at next meeting. Meeting adjourned Jim Majerowicz motioned to adjourn, seconded by Gerald Tienstra. Meeting was adjourned by voice vote at 12:14 p.m.
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