IKECA must consider and respond to any comment it receives during the public comment period. Once all comments have been addressed and resolved, IKECA can submit its standard to ANSI for final approval as an American National Standard. If no one comments, IKECA can immediately request that ANSI approve the standard. The comment period closes on February 21 – less than three weeks from today.

I recommend that every company in the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry review the standard and comment to IKECA. Once this standard is approved by ANSI, like NFPA 96 it may begin appearing in AHJ requirements, municipal code, etc. This standard may have an impact on every kitchen exhaust cleaning company nation-wide.

IKECA (International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning
New Standards
BSR/IKECA C10-201x, Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Kitchen
Exhaust Systems (new standard)
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Determines the need for commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning through
inspection principles; Defines acceptable methods for cleaning exhaust
systems and components; Defines acceptable post-cleaning cleanliness