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Montana- Department of Health and Human Services proposed rules regarding pools/spas

Regulation ID:  MT39175

Issue:  ISPSC & ANSI/APSP/ICC 7 Adoption

Affects:  Those who build pools and spas. 

Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

Rule Summary:  The Department plans to adopt three new rules regarding pools/spas.  The Department is proposing ‘New Rule I’ because it is necessary to provide background information for compliance with the rules that will ensure that swimming pools are maintained in a safe manner to protect the public from injury or illness.  The Department is proposing ‘New Rule II’ because it is necessary to describe when these rules should be used.  Important for APSP members, the Department is proposing ‘New Rule III’. This rule adopts and incorporates by reference the ISPSC building requirements which have been adopted by the Department of Labor and Industry for construction of swimming pools.  The proposed rule also adopts by reference the ANSI/APSP/ICC 7 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance. Certain definitions of the ISPSC have been deleted as they either conflict with Montana statute or are unnecessary for the ongoing operation of a pool. A manual created by the Food and Consumer Safety Section of the department has also been adopted, which will inform swimming pool owners and operators of requirements to operate and maintain public swimming pools in a safe manner.

Status: The Department has proposed to adopt, amend, and repeal rules concerning pools, spas, and other water features. A public hearing will be held August 13, 2018 at 11:00AM, and comments will be accepted until August 17, 2018.  

Notice of Proposed Rules: (p. 1387-1417)