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Press Release

​For Immediate Release:
August 9, 2017

Office of The Attorney General
Christopher S. Porrino, Attorney General

Division of Consumer Affairs
Steve C. Lee, Director

Division of Law
Michelle Miller, Acting Director

For Further Information and Media Inquiries:
Lisa Coryell 973-504-6327 or
C. John Schoonejongen 973-504-6327

Proposed Regulation –Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has proposed amendments to regulations regarding the definition of “heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration.”      

The definition of “heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration” in N.J.A.C. 13:32A-1.2 recognizes that the installation of replacement non-testable backflow devices downstream from a pre-existing valve in residential dwellings is within the scope of practice of licensed HVACR contractors. The proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:32A-1.2 would revise this definition so that the installation of replacement backflow devices would not be limited to residential dwellings.  There is almost no difference between commercial or residential installation of replacement non-testable backflow devices and the Board has determined that it is no longer necessary to impose a distinction between these two settings.

The proposed regulation, and information on how to submit a comment by October 6, 2017, can be viewed here:


Last Modified: 8/9/2017 9:04 AM