Ohio Fuel Gas Code 2021

Adoption Info of Ohio Fuel Gas Code 2021

Official title 2021 Ohio Fuel Gas Code (OFGC)

Overview The 2021 Ohio Fuel Gas Code is based on the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) with Ohio-specific amendments. This code sets the minimum standards for the design, installation, and maintenance of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances within the state of Ohio. It aims to ensure that fuel gas systems are safe, reliable, and efficient, addressing all aspects including gas piping, combustion, and venting of gas-fired appliances.

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Effective Date The 2021 Ohio Fuel Gas Code became effective on July 1, 2021.

Amendments The Ohio Board of Building Standards has adopted several amendments to the 2018 IFGC to address specific requirements and conditions unique to Ohio. These amendments include modifications to materials, installation methods, and other state-specific provisions to enhance safety and compliance with Ohio’s regulations.

Compliance All fuel gas projects in Ohio must comply with the 2021 Ohio Fuel Gas Code as part of the permitting and inspection process. This code is enforced by local building departments and the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance.