Legislation Info

Legislation Info

2014

S3874 – 0.25% max lead national legislation in effect January

2012

NSF 61 Annex F in effect 7/1-5 ppb nationwide

2011

a) President signs S3874
b) ICC RB64 starts 1/1
c) UL 1626 (Fire suppression systems) – 100µm average DZR
d) CPSIA – 0.01% max by 8/14/11 if tech feasible
e) NSF 14 in effect 3/1

2010

a) AB1953 & S152 in effect 1/1
b) National legislation (S3874) passes both houses
c) CPSIA – sets Pb max = 0.03% by 2/10
d) 200 µ max. DZR proposal for NSF 61
e) NSF 372 begins 11/1

2009

NSF 14 revised; DZR & SCC required

2008

a) Vermont S152 passes
b) CPSIA passed – Pb max. in children’s products
c) ICC RB64-07/08 passed – Fire suppression systems in new homes, AB1953 & NSF 61 apply

2007

Lead Free Drinking Water Act of 2007 introduced, stalls

2006

California AB1953 passes – 0.25% weighted average Pb max.; Prop 65 still in effect

2005

a) Lead Free Drinking Water Act of 2005 introduced, stalls
b) Chase signs license with Mitsubishi Shindoh for ECO BRASS – North America

1997

Safe Drinking Water Act in effect; 15 ppb leachate from 50 ppb

Notes

  1. National legislation is under the Safe Drinking Water Act but may also be referred to as S3874 or Public Law 111-380.
  2. The California law is referred to as AB1953; Vermont law as S152
  3. CPSIA = Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and involves controlling the lead content of everything touched by children aged 12 and under.
  4. On Feb. 16, 2011 there was a public hearing to determine the technological feasibility of reducing lead from 0.03% to 0.01%.  No decision was announced.
  5. Judges and lawyers are applying the 0.03% lead maximum to other products that may be touched by children.