File No. 33029

This rule was published in the November 1, 2009, issue (Vol. 2009, No. 21) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing

Rule R156-55c

Construction Trades Licensing Act Plumber Licensing Rule

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 33029
Filed: 10/08/2009 11:11:58 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The Division, Plumbers Licensing Board, and Construction Service Commission have reviewed and approved the proposed amendments. Amendments are being proposed to implement changes made in H.B. 15 which was passed by the 2009 Legislature. (DAR NOTE: H.B. 15 (2009) is found at Chapter 346, Laws of Utah 2009, and was effective 07/01/2009.)

Summary of the rule or change:

In Subsection R156-55c-302b(5)(a), the amendment identifies bodies that can approve formal plumbing educational programs. In Section R156-55c-303, rule citations are updated.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 58-55-101
  • Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a)
  • Subsection 58-1-202(1)(a)

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

The Division will incur minimal costs of approximately $50 to print and distribute the rule once the proposed amendments are made effective. Any costs incurred will be absorbed in the Division's current budget.

local governments:

The proposed amendments only apply to licensed plumbers and applicants for licensure in those classifications. As a result, the proposed amendments do not apply to local governments.

small businesses:

The proposed amendments only apply to licensed plumbers and applicants for licensure in those classifications. Licensees and applicants for licensure may work in a small business; however, the proposed amendments would not directly affect the business. The Division does not anticipate any costs or savings as a result of these proposed amendments beyond those previously identified in fiscal notes prepared in connection with H.B. 15.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

The proposed amendments only apply to licensed plumbers and applicants for licensure in those classifications. The Division does not anticipate any costs or savings as a result of these proposed amendments beyond those previously identified in fiscal notes prepared in connection with H.B. 15.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

The proposed amendments only apply to licensed plumbers and applicants for licensure in those classifications. The Division does not anticipate any costs or savings as a result of these proposed amendments beyond those previously identified in fiscal notes prepared in connection with H.B. 15. There should also be no impact to the state apprenticeship colleges or students. The Utah Board of Regents and Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees have established procedures for reviewing and approving programs of instruction for the institutions they oversee.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

To be consistent with recent statutory amendments, this rule filing adds the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees as an entity that may determine whether the instruction offered at a particular plumbing education program is to be approved. No fiscal impact to businesses is anticipated.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Commerce
Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Dennis Meservy at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6375, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

12/01/2009

Interested persons may attend a public hearing regarding this rule:

  • 11/25/2009 09:00 AM, Heber Wells Bldg, 160 E 300 S, Conference Room 474 (fourth floor), Salt Lake City, UT

This rule may become effective on:

12/08/2009

Authorized by:

Mark Steinagel, Director

RULE TEXT

R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.

R156-55c. Construction Trades Licensing Act Plumber Licensing Rule.

R156-55c-302b. Qualification for Licensure - Training and Instruction Requirement.

In accordance with Subsections 58-1-203(2) and 58-1-301(3), the training and instruction requirements for licensure in Subsection 58-55-302(3)(c) and (d) are defined, clarified, or established as follows:

(1) An applicant for a journeyman plumber's license shall demonstrate successful completion of the requirements of either paragraph (a) or (b):

(a)(i) 8,000 hours of training and instruction in not less than four years that meets the requirements of Subsections R156-55c-302b(4) and (6).

(ii) the 8,000 hours shall include 576 clock hours of related classroom instruction that meets the requirements of Subsection R156-55c-302b(5);

(iii) the apprenticeship shall be obtained while licensed as an apprentice plumber or residential apprentice plumber;

(iv) the apprenticeship shall include on the job training and instruction in seven of the nine work process areas listed in Table I; and

(v) the hours obtained in any work process area shall be at least the number of hours listed in Table I.

(b)(i) 16,000 hours of on the job training and instruction in not less than eight years;

(ii) the apprenticeship shall be obtained while licensed as an apprentice plumber;

(iii) the hours shall include on the job training and instruction in seven of the nine work process areas listed in Table I; and

(iv) the hours obtained in any work process shall be at least the number of hours listed in Table I.

 

TABLE I

Training and Instruction                       Minimum
     Work Process                                  Hours

     A.  Use of hand tools, equipment and           200
         pipe machinery

     B.  Installation of piping for waste,        2,000
         soil, sewer and vent lines

     C.  Installation of hot and cold water       1,400
         for domestic purposes

     D.  Installation and setting of plumbing     1,400
         appliances and fixtures

     E.  Maintenance and repair of plumbing         600
     F.  General pipe work including process        600
         and industrial hours

     G.  Gas piping or service piping               400

     H.  Welding, soldering and brazing
         as it applies to the trade                 100

     I.  Service and maintenance of gas             100
         controls and equipment

 

(2) An applicant for a residential journeyman plumber's license shall demonstrate successful completion of the requirements of paragraph (a) or (b):

(a)(i) 6,000 hours of training and instruction in not less than three years that meets the requirements of Subsections R156-55c-302b(4) and (6).

(ii) the 6,000 hours shall include 432 clock hours of related classroom instruction that meets the requirements of Subsection R156-55c-302b(5);

(iii) the 6,000 hours shall be obtained while licensed as an apprentice plumber or residential apprentice plumber;

(iv) the apprenticeship shall include on the job training and instruction in six of the eight work process areas listed in Table II; and

(v) the hours obtained in any work process area shall include at least the number of hours listed in Table II.

(b)(i) 12,000 hours of experience in not less than six years which has been documented using a form provided by the division;

(ii) the experience shall be obtained while licensed as an apprentice plumber or residential apprentice plumber;

(iii) at least 9,000 hours of experience shall be directly involved in the plumbing trade;

(iv) the hours shall be in six of the eight work process areas listed in Table II; and

(v) the hours obtained in any work process area shall include at least the number of hours listed in Table II.

 

TABLE II

Training and Instruction

                                                  Minimum
     Work Process                                  Hours

     A.  Use of hand tools, equipment and           100
         pipe machinery

     B.  Installation of piping for waste,        1,600
         soil, sewer and vent lines

     C.  Installation of hot and cold water       1,200
         for domestic purposes

     D.  Installation and setting of plumbing     1,000
         appliances and fixtures

     E.  Maintenance and repair of plumbing         600

     F.  Gas piping or service piping               400

     G.  Service and maintenance of gas             100
         controls and equipment

     H.  Welding, soldering and brazing             100
         as it applies to the trade

 

(3) A licensed residential journeyman plumber applying for a journeyman plumber's license shall complete 2,000 hours of on the job training in industrial or commercial plumbing while licensed as an apprentice plumber or residential apprentice plumber, which shall include successful completion of an approved fourth year course of classroom instruction.

(4) On the job training and instruction required in this section shall include measurements of an apprentice's performance in the plumbing trade.

(5) Formal classroom instruction required by this section shall meet the following requirements:

(a) instruction shall be conducted by an entity approved by the Utah Board of Regents , Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees or by another [entity that demonstrates to the division and board that it conducts equivalent classroom instruction]similar out of state body that approves formal plumbing educational programs; and

(b) instruction shall be conducted by competent qualified staff and shall include measures of competency and achievement level of each apprentice.

(6) Apprentice plumbers and residential apprentice plumbers shall engage in the plumbing trades only in accordance with the following:

(a) except as provided in Subsection 58-55-302(3)(e)(ii) for fourth through tenth year apprentices, while engaging in the plumbing trade, an apprentice plumber or residential apprentice plumber shall be under the immediate supervision of a journeyman plumber for commercial or industrial work, and by a residential journeyman or journeyman plumber for residential work;

(b) the apprentice shall engage in the plumbing trade in accordance with the instruction of the supervising plumber; and

(c) the apprentice shall work in a ratio of not to exceed two apprentice plumbers to one supervising plumber.

 

R156-55c-303. Renewal Cycle - Procedures.

(1) In accordance with Subsection 58-1-308(1), the renewal date for the two-year renewal cycle applicable to licensees under Title 58, Chapter 55, is established by rule in Section R156-1-308a (1).

(2) Renewal procedures shall be in accordance with Section R156-1-308 c.

 

KEY: occupational licensing, licensing, plumbers, plumbing

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [November 10, 2008]2009

Notice of Continuation: November 8, 2006

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 58-1-106(1)(a); 58-1-202(1)(a); 58-55-101

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Dennis Meservy at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6375, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].