By the Division of Professional Licensure

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8.01: Modifications to Chapter 1, Administration

See 248 CMR 4.00: Massachusetts Fuel Gas Code for modifications to Chapter 1


8.02: Modifications to Chapter 2, Referenced Publications

No modifications have been made to this Chapter.


8.03: Modifications to Chapter 3, Definitions

(1) Replace sub-section 3.2.2* with the following:

Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Inspector as defined in 248 CMR 3.02: Definitions, the Board, or such other authority approved by the Board.

(2) Add to sub-section 3.2.5* the following at the end of the subsection:

All listed equipment must meet product acceptance requirements in 248 CMR 3.00: General Provisions Governing the Conduct of Plumbing and Gas Fitting Work in the Commonwealth.


8.04: Modifications to Chapter 5, LP-Gas Equipment and Appliances

(1) This code does not adopt sub-sections 5.1 to 5.7.

(2) This code does not adopt sub-sections 5.21.1 to 5.21.7.



8.05: Modifications to Chapter 6, Installation of LP-Gas Systems

(1) This code does not adopt sub-section 6.1.1*(2) and (3).

(2) This code does not adopt sub-sections 6.2 to 6.7.10.

(3) This code adopts sub-section 6.8 to the extent it applies to second stage regulators, however it does not adopt those portions applying to first-stage or two-stage regulators.

(4) This code does not adopt sub-sections 6.10 to 6.13.

(5) Delete sub-section 6.15 and replace it with the following:

6.15 Installation in Areas of Heavy Snowfall.

Piping, regulators, meters, and other equipment installed in the piping system, when exposed to the elements, must be protected from damage from accumulated snow by either following manufacturer’s installation instructions when specific to such issues or, when no such instruction is provided, by otherwise reinforcing and/or sheltering any exposed equipment. However, should the performance of gas-fitting work impact the structural integrity of building or roofing components, necessary corrective work falls outside the scope of this code. See 780 CMR: The Massachusetts State Building Code or 271 CMR: The Massachusetts Sheet Metal Code, if applicable, for licensing and other requirements for said work.

(6) This code does not adopt sub-sections 6.16, 6.18, and 6.21 to 6.26.



8.06: Chapters of NFPA 58 not adopted

This code does not adopt NFPA 58 Chapters 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.



8.07: Modifications to Chapter 15, Pipe and Tubing Sizing Tables

No modifications have been made to this Chapter.


248 CMR 8.00: M.G.L. c. 112, § 61; M.G.L. c. 142, §§ 13 and 21.