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Legislation information



Add 2016 “RoHS 4% lead in brass exemption expected to continue


S3874 – 0.25% max lead national legislation in effect January


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


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


NSF/ANSI 14 revised; DZR & SCC required


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


Lead-Free Drinking Water Act of 2007 introduced, stalls


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


  • Lead-Free Drinking Water Act of 2005 introduced, stalls
  • Chase signs license with Mitsubishi Shindoh for ECO BRASS® – North America


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


  • National legislation is under the Safe Drinking Water Act but may also be referred to as S3874 or Public Law 111-380.
  • The California law is referred to as AB1953; Vermont law as S152
  • CPSIA = Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and involves controlling the lead content of everything touched by children aged 12 and under.
  • 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.
  • Judges and lawyers are applying the 0.03% lead maximum to other products that may be touched by children.

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