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The codes adopted by law are published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the International Code Council (ICC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Occupations Code
Chapter 1301. Plumbers
Sec. 1301.255. Adoption of Plumbing Codes

Section 1301.255 adopts the Uniform Plumbing Code and the International Plumbing Code as they existed on May 31, 2001. The statute notes that the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners may adopt later versions of this code.

Texas Administrative Code Title 22, Chapter 367 (Enforcement), Rule 367.2 (Code Requirements) does adopt later versions of the code. This rule adopts the 2012 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code; the 2012 International Plumbing Code; and the codes incorporated by reference within the International Plumbing Code, which include the 2012 International Fuel Gas Code and the 2012 International Residential Code. Please see the text of the rule for details.

Texas Administrative Code Title 16, Chapter 70 (Industrialized Housing and Buildings), Rule 70.100 (Mandatory Building Codes) adopts the International Fuel Gas Code 2015 for industrialized and modular residential buildings:

(a) Effective August 1, 2017, all industrialized housing and buildings, modules, and modular components, shall be constructed in accordance with the codes referenced in subsection (c) - (j).
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(e) The International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 edition, published by the International Code Council, is adopted as the Fuel Gas Code of the Texas Industrialized Housing and Buildings Program.

Texas Administrative Code Title 16, Chapter 9 (LP-Gas Safety Rules), Rule 9.401 (Adoption by Reference of NFPA 58) adopts by reference the portions of the NFPA 30 2008 that apply to LP-gas activities. Please see the text of the rule for details.

Texas Administrative Code Title 16, Chapter 9 (LP-Gas Safety Rules), Rule 9.401 (Adoption by Reference of NFPA 58) adopts the 2008 edition of the NFPA 58. This rule also adopts multiple other NFPA codes by reference, in part or in entirety, that apply to LP-gas activities. Please see the text of the rule for details.

Texas Administrative Code Title 16, Chapter 9 (LP-Gas Safety Rules), Rule 9.301 (Adoption by Reference of NFPA 54) adopts the 2006 edition of the NFPA 54. This rule also adopts multiple other NFPA codes by reference, in part or in entirety, that apply to LP-gas activities. Please see the text of the rule for details.

Texas Administrative Code Title 28, Chapter 34 (State Fire Marshal), Rule 34.5 (Adopted Standards) adopts the NFPA 30A 1990, Automotive and Marine Service Station Code, for use through August 31, 2014.

Texas Administrative Code Title 28, Chapter 34 (State Fire Marshal), Rule 34.5 (Adopted Standards) adopts the NFPA 30A 2012, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, for use on and after September 1, 2014.

Texas Administrative Code Title 28, Chapter 34 (State Fire Marshal), Rule 34.5 (Adopted Standards) adopts the NFPA 30 1990, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, for use on and after September 1, 2014.

Texas Administrative Code Title 28, Chapter 34 (State Fire Marshal), Rule 34.5 (Adopted Standards) adopts the NFPA 30 2012, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, for use through August 31, 2014.


Disclaimer: The library's list of adopted codes is not exhaustive. We include only the adoptions that the library has found relevant as building codes. State laws quoted on this page are not the official versions of the law. See the Texas Constitution and Statutes website.

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