Registration Now Open for the International Code Councils (ICC) September 19-28, 2021Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings in Pittsburgh.
This week, the International Code Council announced that registration is open for participation in the 2021 Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings in Pittsburgh, Pa., from Sept. 19-28, 2021. Of particular interest to the natural gas industry will be the public comment hearings that will include actions on the proposed changes to the International Fuel Gas Code and proposed revisions impacting natural gas applications in the International Plumbing Code, International Fire Code, etc. Public testimony on ICC Code Development Committees recommendations from the April code hearings will take place during the Pittsburgh hearings and will directly impact the final actions on all of the Code Development Committee recommendations. AGA staff will be participating in the Conference and Public Comment Hearings. Please let us know if you or your organizations representative will also be participating in the Annual Conference and Public Hearings.
Finally, according to the ICC, this year’s onsite “event has been carefully planned to allow our members, stakeholders and staff to gather safely taking into account all required health and safety precautions. In addition to the in-person options in Pittsburgh, some sessions will be offered virtually.
Learn more “ . You can register for the Annual Conference and Public Comment Hearings by clicking here:  Register now
AHRI Releases April 2021 Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data.
For those interested in shipment trends for residential and commercial gas and electric storage type water heaters, residential gas and oil furnaces, electric heat pumps and air-conditioners, clickhere for the June 11, 2021 Air-Conditioning Heating, & Refrigeration (AHRI) Press Release that provides the April, 2021 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data. You will note substantial year-to-date increases in shipments of furnaces, water heaters, electric heat pumps, etc. reflecting the economic recovery the country is experiencing. You may also wish to share this information with other groups or individuals within your organization that would be interested in water heater and HVAC equipment shipment trends

State Codes Activity Update.
Attached  is a weekly feature of the “Friday Update” covering state code calendar activities as presented by the online utility “Fiscal Note,” which is sponsored by APGA and AGA Code and Standards. Please review the update and determine if there are state code activities that impact your service territory or organization.