Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-26.2 - Definitions

"ABPA" means the American Backflow Prevention Association.

"Administrative authority" means an individual, board, department, or agency employed by a city, county or other political subdivision of the state and authorized by local ordinance to administer and enforce the provisions of the plumbing code.

"Approved continuing education course" means a department-approved course that is designed to supplement or refresh the knowledge of a registered tester and to meet the requirements of subparagraph (2) "a"(2).

"Approved training course" means a department-approved course that is designed to train individuals to test and repair backflow prevention assemblies.

"ASSE" means the American Society of Sanitary Engineering.

"AWWA" means the American Water Works Association.

"Backflow prevention assembly," for the purposes of this chapter, means a device or means to prevent backflow into a potable water system for which a method of testing the device in-line has been published by the Foundation of Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research at the University of Southern California.

Note: The following assemblies are included under this definition. This is not intended to be an exclusive list. If new devices and test methods are introduced that meet the definition, they are included under the rules.

Backflow Prevention Assembly

Product Standards

Double Check Valve Assembly

ASSE 1015-2011, AWWAC510-07

Double Check Detector Assembly

ASSE 1048-2011

Pressure Vacuum Breaker

ASSE 1020-2011

Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer

ASSE 1013-2011, AWWA 511-07

Reduced Pressure Detector Assembly

ASSE 1047-2011

Spill Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker

ASSE 1056-2013

"Certified" as used in these rules means certified as a backflow prevention assembly tester under the requirements of ABPA or another third-party certification agency.

"Department" means the Iowa department of public health.

"Proctor" means an individual designated by a third-party certification agency to conduct certification examinations of backflow prevention assembly testers.

"Registered backflow prevention assembly tester" or"registered tester" means a person who has successfully completed an approved training course, or who is certified, and who has registered with the department in accordance with 641-26.5(135K).

"Third-party certification agency" means the ABPA, ASSE or another agency approved by the department to certify the knowledge and skills of backflow prevention assembly testers.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 641-26.2
ARC 8981B, IAB 8/11/10, effective 9/15/10 Amended by IAB December 7, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 12, effective 1/11/2017

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