As its first order of business, the Council approved the Regulations Governing Committee Projects, along with a set of Guidelines for the Conduct of Participants in the IAPMO Codes & Standards Development Process, and a set of IAPMO Technical Meeting Convention Rules. All of these documents are available for download at www.iapmo.org. In addition to these approvals, the Standards Council began the process of classifying all of the Plumbing Code Technical Committee and Mechanical Code Technical Committee applicants into one of the following nine interest group categories: Manufacturer, User, Installer/Maintainer, Labor, Special Expert, Applied Research/Testing Laboratory, Enforcing Authority, Insurance or Consumer.
The criteria for inclusion in a specific category is presented in more detail on IAPMO's Web site. The Council announced that although the application process for membership on the Technical Committees will remain permanently open, those candidates wishing to be considered for appointment on the initial committee roster must have submitted their application by December 31, 2000.