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1. Green Bay, Eau Claire, and Waukesha are sites of S&B December plumbing education;
2. Plumbing Consultant districts have been rearranged slightly. See map online;
3. Refrigeration code changes expected to be effective Nov. 1;
4. Wisconsin Enrolled Commercial Building Code Order Form;
5. Electrical Q&A;
6. Backflow protection doesn't magically change water to nonpotable;
7. Change in distribution of Plumbing Products Register;
8. Wisconsin Commercial Building Code Certification Training;
9. Holiday office hours listed;
10. Items added to Commercial Buildings Q&A on the WebSite;
11. If you hear someone remark they didn't see the September WCCR , please remind them that the publication is no longer sent out free to all plumbing credential holders. You may order a paper subscription (12 months) to the WCCR by sending $20 to the Safety and Buildings Division, Audrey Fries, PO Box 2658, Madison, WI 53701;
12. Recently approved building material evaluations;
13. S&B 2003-2004 Exam Schedule;
14. Wastewater and stormwater use systems - What's needed according to the plumbing code?
15. Table 82.38-1 covers pool wastewater discharge;
16. UW-Madison Small Scale Waste Management Project will offer an all-day POWTS Maintainer-Qualifier class Tuesday, October 21, 2003, Arlington UW Research Station;
17. Plumbing information in a Q&A format organized by code section is on the S&B WebSite;
18. Fax or email technical code questions;
19. You will find the 2003 S&B credential exam schedule on the Internet;
20. Delegated Agents (Commercial Buildings);
21. You may check the status of a credential on the S&B WebSite;
22. Safety and Buildings-related codes are on the Internet;
23. Q&A about the Wisconsin Commercial Buildings Code is on the S&B WebSite;
24. Contact information for plan review;
25. Paper subscription for the WCCR;
26. Wisconsin Construction Codes Report.
  1. Green Bay, Eau Claire, and Waukesha are sites of S&B December plumbing education Other locations in early 2004
If you need plumbing continuing education credits for renewal, you want to consider attending the classes Safety and Buildings Division staff will present in December.
The end-of-the-year classes will be in Green Bay, Eau Claire, and Waukesha. (Specific dates and locations were not set by this publication's deadline.) There also will be classes in January - March, 2004 in those same cities and in Fond du Lac, Hayward, Mineral Point, Wausau, West Bend, and Wisconsin Dells. In December, a.m. and p.m. sessions (three credit hours per session) will be given on two tracks: "Plumbing Code Update" and "POWTS Trade Session." A person will be able to earn six credit hours over the full day. Each session will cost $40 and will include refreshments, but not lunch. The a.m. session will be 8:30 - 11:30. The p.m. meetings will be 12:30 - 3:30. Attendees will need to arrive 30 minutes early to check in. Specifics of the classes and a registration form will be in the November WCCR, and will be online soon, http://www. commerce. state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivContinuingEducation. html. Choose this image to go back to the top.   2. Plumbing Consultant districts have been rearranged slightly. See map online. Choose this image to go back to the top.   3. Refrigeration code changes expected to be effective Nov. 1
On November 1, 2003, changes to Comm 45, Mechanical Refrigeration administrative code, are expected to go into effect, notably with the adoption of the International Mechanical Code (IMC-2000), ASHRAE 15-1994, and IIAR-2 1999 International Standards.
The new Comm 45 contains basically the same administration and enforcement provisions as the current version. The exact date of the changes going into effect depends upon official printing by the state's Revisor of Statutes. For more information, see article in the September WCCR, or on the S&B WebSite, http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-RefrigerationSystemsProgram.html. Choose this image to go back to the top.   4. Wisconsin Enrolled Commercial Building Code Order Form - Number of sets of the hardcopy version ($200 per set) ____ - Number of copies of the single-user, compact-disc version ($240 per copy) ____ Send check for the total amount to the "Safety and Buildings Division," Attn: Roberta Ward, PO Box 2689, Madison WI 53701 (Safety and Buildings cannot process credit or debit card purchases) Company or individual name: ______________________________________________________ Shipping street address: ___________________________________________________________ Special instructions, such as shipping company and your customer number for overnight shipping: ______________________________________________________________________________ City, state, zip: __________________________________________________________________ Telephone number _______________________________________________________________ Fiscal code 8035 Personal information you provide may be used for secondary purposes [Privacy Law, s. 1504(1)(m)] Choose this image to go back to the top.   5. Electrical Q&A
Based on the 2002 National Electrical Code. For info, contact one of the S&B Electrical Consultants.
Question: I see the local telecommunication company using some kind of orange raceway. Can these raceways be used for general wiring?
Answer: These raceways are not listed for use in general wiring. NEC 110.3(b) requires following the instructions included with listing and labeling for use. Those raceways are listed for fibre-optic cable only.
Question: I'm installing some isolated ground receptacles for use with computers in an accounting office. The specifications require running the isolated grounding conductor back to the service. Is this necessary? Does the code require it?
Answer: It is necessary if the specifications require it. Article 250.146(D) allows the use of an isolated ground receptacle. It allows the grounding conductor to pass through one or more panel boards, without connection to the panelboard grounding terminal, so as to terminate in the same building or structure directly at an equipment grounding conductor terminal of the applicable derived system or service. The NEC does not require it to go all the way to the service. However, routing the conductor to the service can ensure as clean a ground as possible. The isolated ground is used to alleviate "electronic noise" from the grounding circuit conductor of the equipment.
Question: If a motor control center is used as service equipment, is it required to be marked "Suitable for Use as Service Equipment?"
Answer: Yes, Section 430.95 requires a single main disconnect when a MCC is used as service equipment and Section 230.66 states that service equipment rated at 600 volts or less shall be marked to identify it as suitable for use as service equipment.
Choose this image to go back to the top.   6. Backflow protection doesn't magically change water to nonpotable
by Lynita Docken, S&B Plumbing Program Manager, 608-785-9349, Ldocken@commerce.state.wi.us
Recent inquiries to the division raised questions about proper labeling of piping downstream of cross connection control devices or assemblies, such as the reduced pressure principle backflow preventers, RPs. If you're confused you're not alone. There's a misconception that whenever an RP valve is installed, the downstream piping should be labeled as "nonpotable." That's not correct. Installing an RP doesn't change the quality of the water in the piping system. There are two reasons to install an RP (or other type of cross connection control):
1. To prevent backflow at an individual fixture, appliance, or piece of equipment. This is known as "isolation". The Wisconsin Uniform Plumbing Code requires isolation of all connections to a water supply system.
2. To prevent backflow from a piping system. This is known as "containment". The code requires containment for nonpotable piping systems, wastewater treatment plant potable and process piping systems, and marina potable piping systems. The code language states that containment in a building or structure does not alleviate the need for isolation. See Comm 82.41(3)(c)3.
There are several scenarios where the RP is installed:
- For example, an RP is serving plumbing fixtures in a wastewater treatment plant. The water downstream of the RP must remain potable and could be labeled as "potable water" or "plumbing fixtures water." It would be inappropriate to label the piping as nonpotable in this situation, even though an RP is installed.
- Or, an RP is serving a boiler. The water supplying the boiler isn't nonpotable, but there's increased risk that the water carried in the piping system downstream of the valve may become nonpotable. The piping serving a boiler could be labeled "boiler water."
- Or, an RP is serving a process nonpotable water system. Here's the classic situation where the piping system must be labeled "nonpotable."
- Or, an RP is installed to serve a piping system where the pipe is not a code compliant material. The water quality is considered to be compromised and the label of "nonpotable" is appropriate.
- Or, an RP separates two nonpotable systems, where one system is considered a low hazard and the other is classified as high hazard. In this case, both systems could be labeled "nonpotable." However, it would be more appropriate to label the systems as to their intended use. For example, one could be labeled "toilet flushing - 82.70-1 #9," and the other could be labeled as "subsurface irrigation - 82.70-1 #7."
Choose this image to go back to the top.   7. Change in distribution of Plumbing Products Register
The Wisconsin Plumbing Products Register will no longer be mailed free to plumbing and POWTS inspectors. The publication is on the Internet, http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-PubsPlumbingProductsRegister.html. To order paper copies of the next three issues of the publication, which is produced every four months, send a letter of request and a $25 check to Material Orders, PO Box 2509, Madison, WI 53701.
Choose this image to go back to the top.   8. Wisconsin Commercial Building Code Certification Training
**2004 Milwaukee Winter Session January 6 thru April 13, Classes will be at the City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Services Bldg, 4001 South 6th Street
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Lunch breaks will be from noon until 1 p.m. Lunch will not be provided. The cost of the 15 weeks is $240 per attendee. Registration forms on the WebSite, http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivContinuingEducation.html, or contact Henry Kosarzycki, 262-548-8615, hkosarzycki@commerce.state.wi.us. Choose this image to go back to the top.   9. S&B fall-winter Holiday office hours
The Safety and Buildings Division offices will be closed Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27, at Christmas, Wednesday and Thursday, December 24-25, and at New Years, Wednesday and Thursday, December 31 - January 1.
Choose this image to go back to the top.   10. Commercial Buildings Q&A on the WebSite
Q&A's on the Wisconsin Commercial Buildings Code sections noted below have recently been added to http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-CommercialBuildingsCodeAdoptionQuestions.html.
IBC 910.2.1 Smoke and Heat Vents
IBC 1621.1.1 Sprinkler Seismic Bracing
IBC 2902.1 Drinking Water
Choose this image to go back to the top. 11. If you hear someone remark they didn't see the August WCCR, please remind them that the publication is no longer sent out free to all plumbing credential holders. You may order a paper subscription (12 months) to the WCCR by sending $20 to the Safety and Buildings Division, Audrey Fries, PO Box 2658, Madison, WI 53701. See WCCR online. Choose this image to go back to the top.   12. Recently approved building material evaluations
200307-A Modular Building Systems, Relocatable Office, Model F-8464, Markline Industries
200312-A 9-Unit, 2-Story Apartment Module Egress Layout, SKB Capital Corporation 200313-A 12-Unit, 2-Story Apartment Module Egress Layout, SKB Capital Corporation 200320-A Table 2306.2, International Fire Code - 2003 (Evaluation letters are available on the S&B WebSite, http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-Commercial BuildingsXProductE.html, or contact Margaret Slusser, mslusser@commerce.state.wi.us, 608-261-6546.) Choose this image to go back to the top.   13. S&B 2003-2004 Exam Schedule
(For more info, call 608-281-8500, or email madisoncred@commerce.state.wi.us)
Choose this image to go back to the top.   14. Wastewater and stormwater use systems - What's needed according to the plumbing code?
by Lynita Docken, S&B Plumbing Program Manager, 608-785-9349, Ldocken@commerce.state.wi.us
With creation of Comm 82.70 and changes to 82.34, effective last May 1, there are questions concerning the review and maintenance tracking of these wastewater and stormwater use systems. Some quick answers are available here. A flow-chart, more thoroughly describing the situation, is on the S&B WebSite, http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-LibraryIndex.html. Paper copies of the diagram may be obtained from Todd Taylor, 608-267-3606. -A wastewater reuse or stormwater use system requires plan review for every installation. -A reuse system that recycles blackwater requires an alternate or experimental reuse system approval. -A wastewater treatment manufactured product requires review by S&B: contact Product Reviewer Glen Schlueter, 608-267-1401, gschlueter@commerce.state.wi.us. If a single "device" has product review, the footnote to Table 82.20-1 allows it to be installed without plan review. This would be a single product that requires no piping between units. "Plug and Play" goes without plan review. The product review for such products could require "registration" whenever the product is installed. The product approval can not stipulate a complete plan review for a single device. -A wastewater reuse and stormwater use system requires plan review whenever it is installed. Choose this image to go back to the top.   15. Table 82.38-1 covers pool wastewater discharge
Water may be discharged from swimming pool equipment or basins as permitted in Comm Table 82.38-1. This table specifies drain wastewater or backwash from sand filters from public swimming pools or wading pools must be discharged to one of the following points:
- A private onsite wastewater treatment system that's designed to accept the volume and flow from the pool. - A municipal sanitary sewer or combined sanitary-storm sewer (unless prohibited by the local municipality). - A municipal storm sewer or ground surface (unless prohibited by the local municipality). A discharge permit may be required by the DNR for this type of discharge. - A subsurface infiltration/dispersal system that has been approved by a Safety and Buildings Division plan reviewer. Another portion of the Table 82.38-1 contains requirements for diatomaceous earth filter backwash. This filter backwash may only be discharged to the sanitary system, including the sanitary municipal sewer, combination sewer or a POWTS. Whirlpool discharge from backwash or drain may not be discharged to subsurface, but may be discharged to the storm system if not prohibited by the local municipality. The DNR may require a DNR 216 permit. It's desirable to discharge whirlpool backwash or drainage water to the sanitary system, if available. For questions about pool wastewater, contact Glen Jones, S&B Pool Reviewer, 608-267-5265, gjones@commerce.state.wi.us. Choose this image to go back to the top.   16. UW-Madison Small Scale Waste Management Project will offer an all-day POWTS Maintainer-Qualifier class Tuesday, October 21, 2003, Arlington UW Research Station
A.M. - Pretreatment/Treatment Systems (classroom)
P.M. - Evaluation and Maintenance (classroom and field)
Six credit hours to obtain POWTS maintainer, and, continuing education credits for inspector, maintainer, soil tester, plumber (not appliance) and septage hauler (DNR) credentials. Fee $70. Instructor: Jim Converse, UW-Madison. For more information, contact Jim Peterson, UW Environmental Resources Center, 1545 Observatory Drive, Madison, 53706; 608 262-3799; jopeters@wisc.edu Choose this image to go back to the top.   17. Plumbing information in a Q&A format, organized by code section is on the S&B WebSite: http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-PlumbingDatabaseReport.html Choose this image to go back to the top.   18. Fax or email technical code questions;
- Commercial buildings, Comm 61-65 ,608-283-7402, bldgtech@commerce.state.wi.us
- Fire protection systems , 608-283-7405, fireprotech@commerce.state.wi.us
- Plumbing, cross connection, 608-283-7403, plbgtech@commerce.state.wi.us
- Private onsite wastewater treatment, 608-283-7404, powtstech@commerce.state.wi.us
- Public swimming pools, 608-283-7406, pooltech@commerce.state.wi.us
- Building and plumbing products, 608-283-7407, productech@commerce.state.wi.us
- Licenses, certifications, registrations, 608-283-7400, madisoncred@commerce.state.wi.us
- Manufactured/mobile homes, 608-283-7401, manf-homes@commerce.state.wi.us
- One- and Two-family Dwelling Code, no fax, udctech@commerce.state.wi.us
Choose this image to go back to the top.   19. You will find the 2003 S&B credential exam schedule on the Internet: http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-CredentialExams2003.html Choose this image to go back to the top.   20. Delegated Agents: Some municipalities in Wisconsin have authority to do building plan review, inspections, and otherwise carry out code-related functions as delegates of the Department of Safety and Professional Services. For information and a list of current delegated municipalities, see the S&B WebSite, http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-CommercialBuildingsCertifiedMunicipalities.html. Choose this image to go back to the top. 21. You may check the status of a credential on the S&B WebSite,
http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-CredentialStatusCheck.html.
Note that a credential that was renewed late does not show up in the search. A computer program needs to be revised to accommodate late renewals. Choose this image to go back to the top.   22. Safety and Buildings-related codes are on the Internet, www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivCodesListing.html. Not all codes are available electronically. Paper copies may be purchased from Document Sales, 800-362-7253, for credit card purchases, or 608-266-3358. Choose this image to go back to the top. 23. Q&A about the Wisconsin Commercial Buildings Code is on the S&B WebSite: http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-CommercialBuildingsCodeAdoptionQuestions.html Choose this image to go back to the top. 24. Contact information for plan review
To schedule an appointment (commercial/multifamily buildings or plumbing):
+S&B WebSite: http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivScheduling.html
+FAX: 24 hr. toll-free number for appointment scheduling, 877-840-9172
+E-mail: planschedule@commerce.state.wi.us
For plan review application forms:
+On the S&B WebSite (choose "Forms" on left of screen): http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivForms.html
+Call any of the offices.
Info about next available review appointment:
+ http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivDailyDoc.html
Info about status of plan review:
+ http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivReviewStatusSearch.html
Choose this image to go back to the top. 25. Paper subscription for the WCCR ____ Yes, I wish a subscription for mail delivery of a year's Wisconsin Construction Codes Report, paper edition. This offer begins with the July, 2003 edition. WCCR One year for $20. Name ________________________________________ Address ______________________________________ City, State, Zip _________________________________ Fiscal code 8035. Personal information you provide may be used for secondary purposes [Privacy Law, s. 1504(1)(m)] Mail check for $20 to: Safety and Buildings Division, Audrey Fries, PO Box 2689, Madison WI 53701 Choose this image to go back to the top. 26. Wisconsin Construction Codes Report
The WCCR is a monthly publication of the Safety and Buildings Division, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. For a year's mail-delivery paper subscription, send $20 to S&B Material Orders, PO Box 2509, Madison, 53701. Be sure to provide return mail info and note what you are ordering. WCCR on the WebSite:
http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/SB/SB-DivPublications.html.
Choose this image to go back to the top. Links -- County Web sites || City/Town/Village Web sites || State Portal || Licensing and Permitting || Build Your Business Email this page's manager, Todd Taylor, Todd.Taylor@Wisconsin.gov or 608-267-3606 The Department of Safety and Professional Services Safety and Buildings Division is an equal opportunity service provider and employer. If you need assistance to access services or need material in an alternate format, please contact us, 608-266-3151, TTY 608-264-8777, or Todd.Taylor@Wisconsin.gov