Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 444.350
Compliance with and local modification of Code; use of materials containing lead; approval of amendments to Code by Chair of State Public Works Board.


Any construction, alteration or change in the use of a building or other structure in this State must be in compliance with the Uniform Plumbing Code of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials in the form most recently adopted by that Association, unless the State Public Works Board posts a notice of disapproval of any amendment to the Code pursuant to subsection 5.


Any city or county may adopt such modifications as are deemed reasonably necessary because of its geographic, topographic or climatic conditions. Any city or county desiring to make changes to the Uniform Plumbing Code must, before its adoption, submit the Code with the proposed amendments to the State Public Works Board.


No city or county may allow the use of any solder or flux that contains more than 0.2 percent lead or allow the use of any pipe or pipe fitting that contains more than 8 percent lead in the installation or repair of a public water system or any residence or facility connected to a public water system. As used in this subsection, “public water system” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445A.840.


A facility used by members of the public whose construction or renovation begins on or after January 1, 1994, must provide on its premises a sufficient number of water closets and urinals to comply with the minimum standards set forth in the Uniform Plumbing Code. As used in this subsection, “facility used by members of the public” means any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, community hall, sports arena, stadium, ski resort or other permanent place of exhibition or entertaining to which members of the public are invited or which is intended for public use. The term does not include:


A hotel as defined in NRS 447.010.


A food establishment as defined in NRS 446.020.


A children’s camp as defined in NRS 444.220.


A historic structure as defined in NRS 244A.6825.


A public or private school.


A convention hall.


The Chair of the State Public Works Board or the Chair’s designee shall review each amendment to the Uniform Plumbing Code and approve or disapprove of the amendment for use in Nevada. If the Chair does not post a notice of disapproval within 30 days after an amendment is published, the amendment shall be deemed approved for this State.


As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “convention hall” means a facility which incorporates both space for exhibitions and a substantial number of smaller spaces for meetings, and which is primarily for use by trade shows, public shows, conventions or related activities.

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