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Application of Temperature Control Requirements for Heated Water

14th March 2017

Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation โ€“ Australian Building Codes Board

In March 2017, the Australian Buildings Codes Board (ABCB) released a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which considers whether current requirements for temperature control when replacing water heaters in private residences can be improved to further reduce the risk of scalding injuries and fatalities.

The Consultation RIS has been assessed by the OBPR and complies with the COAG requirements for COAG Consultation RISs.

Comments are invited by close of business Friday, 21 April 2017, and can be emailed to

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