To find your State Rep's contact info click the link below:

Gary W. Howard
Members of the IPIA if you plan on attending this event please print out this I.D. and replace Garys picture with your picture so we all have the same type I.D.

Thank you,

Gary W. Howard

Join us in a Celebration of Mardi Gras
Tuesday, Feb. 6th 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Saputos 801 E. Monroe in Springfield
IL Council of Code Administrators

  • Code Enforcement Officials of Southern Illinois (CEO)
  • Fox Valley Fire & Building Inspection Association
  • IL Association of Code Enforcement (IACE)
  • IL Plumbing Inspector Association (IPIA)
  • IL Protective Officials Conference (IPOC)
  • Northwest Building Officials & Code Administrators (NWBOCA)
  • South Suburban Building Officials Association (SSBOA)
  • Suburban Building Officials Conference (SBOC)

Legislators, Staff & Agency Officials Welcome

Mardi Gras Hostess: Margaret Vaughn 217-280-0206

U.S. Congressional Update

January 18th, 2018 | Posted by IPIA Admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
U.S. Congressional Update

Contributions from Illinois Plumbing Inspectors Association
Gary W. Howard and David Dertz

Agency Update.
Billions in Lead Rule Costs. A new EPA regulation on lead in drinking water could impose tens of billions of dollars in costs on utilities and the cities that run them, according to an agency document leaked this week. The agency is weighing whether the new regulation should require utilities to rip up and replace any lead pipes still in use. It also could force utilities to adopt new measures to prevent those pipes from corroding and to install tap filters in the homes of their customers for at least three months after their pipes get replaced. According to that presentation, replacing all lead service lines, which deliver water from a main under the street into a home or business, will cost an average of $4,700 per line. The EPA noted that this cost could climb as high as $12,300 depending on how much pavement would need to be ripped up. The agency estimates that between 6 million and 10 million lead service lines are still in use across the country. Given these estimates, any provision that mandates replacing these pipes could easily climb into the tens of billions of dollars. New corrosion control requirements in the rule could also come with significant costs. The EPA estimated that this would impose a one-time capital cost of between $18,000 and $92,000 for each utility, depending on its size, and would also cost these utilities between $2,000 and $265,000 per year in annual operating costs. This week’s meeting was the latest step in the agency’s process toward finalizing new rules. The meeting was meant to garner feedback from the state and local officials who will largely be implementing any new regulation the agency puts forth.

Policymakers Talk Infrastructure. Bipartisan members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee met this week with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and other members of the Trump administration to discuss the promised infrastructure plan. The meeting was to discuss Trump’s initiative and its main goals of generating more than $1 trillion in investment and expediting the permitting process to two years, the White House said. The gathering was requested by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), the panel’s chairman, who told reporters a plan must be done in a fiscally responsible way that also cuts red tape. Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the top Democrat on the committee, told reporters that the president himself is skeptical that a congressional appropriation of $200 billion is actually capable of triggering an additional $800 billion in investment from states, municipalities and the private sector. While many recognize that streamlining approval processes will be helpful, the real challenge to America's infrastructure challenges is persistent, longterm underfunding. President Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address to Congress Jan. 30 and the White House acknowledged this week that the administration is still working on plans for releasing the infrastructure package.

Plumbing Inspectors Exam Info

January 10th, 2018 | Posted by IPIA Admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
State of Illinois IDPH Certified Plumbing Inspectors Exams Dates and Time 2018

West Chicago 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 245 West Roosevelt Road, Building 5, West Chicago, IL 60185 630-293-6908

Rockford – 2 nd & 4th Wednesday at 9:00 AM 4302 N. Main, Rockford, IL 61105 815-987-7511

Peoria – 1 st & 3rd Wednesdays at 9:30 AM 5415 North University, Peoria, IL 61614 309-693-5360

Edwardsville – 1 st & 3rd Thursdays at 1:00 PM 22 Kettle River Drive, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 618-656-6680

Champaign – 2 nd & 4th Wednesdays at 9:00 AM 2125 South First Street, Champaign, IL 61820 217-278-5900

Marion – 1 st & 3rd Thursday at 9:00 AM 2309 West Main Street, Suite 106, Marion, IL 62959 618-993-7010

Questions contact:  Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Environmental Health Plumbing Program 525 W. Jefferson, 3rd Floor Springfield, Illinois 62761 Phone: (217) 524-0791
Public Act 100-0126
HB2719 Enrolled LRB100 08199 MJP 18295 b
    AN ACT concerning safety. 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly: 
    Section 5. The Radon Resistant Construction Act is amended
by changing Section 15 as follows:
    (420 ILCS 52/15)
    Sec. 15. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the
context requires otherwise:
    "Active mitigation system", also known as "active soil
depressurization" or "ASD", means a family of radon mitigation
systems involving mechanically driven soil depressurization,
including sub-slab depressurization (SSD), drain tile
depressurization (DTD), block wall depressurization (BWD), and
sub-membrane depressurization (SMD).
    "Agency" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
    "New residential construction" means any original
construction of a single-family home or a dwelling containing 2
or fewer apartments, condominiums, or town houses.
    "Passive new construction pipe" means a pipe installed in
new construction that relies solely on the convective flow of
air upward for soil gas depressurization and may consist of
multiple pipes routed through conditioned space from below the
foundation to above the roof.
    "Radon" means a gaseous radioactive decay product of
uranium or thorium.
    "Radon contractor" means a person licensed in accordance
with the Radon Industry Licensing Act to perform radon or radon
progeny mitigation or to perform measurements of radon or radon
progeny in an indoor atmosphere.
    "Radon resistant construction" means the installation of
passive new construction pipe during new residential
    "Residential building code" means an ordinance,
resolution, or law that establishes standards applicable to new
residential construction.
    "Residential building contractor" means any individual,
corporation, or partnership that constructs new residential
    "Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes" means the
Task Force on Radon-Resistant Building Codes as authorized by
the Radon Industry Licensing Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-953, eff. 6-1-13.)
GoodStandingPdf Past Presidents Charter Chapter Illinois Plumbing Inspectors Association JOE FONTANA 1974       BOB NEANHAN 1975 BUSS BASS 1976              MILTON SEIFERT 1978 BOB SUGEL 1979            CLYDE NEER 1980 DAVID GRUM 1984        DICK SPARLING 1990 JOHN MURPHY 1997    JOE PIENSCHKE 1998 BILL REUPERT 2000    GARY HOWARD 2009 GEORGE SWIETCZAK 2014    DAN MACIAS 2017