EPA signs lead-free rule
The US Environmental Protection has signed and released a pre-publication version of a proposed regulation for Implementing Section 1417 of the Safe Drinking Water Act entitled "Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder and Flux for Drinking Water.”
The rule would make conforming changes to existing regulations based on the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and the Community Fire Safety Act enacted by Congress. It would would modify the definition of lead free plumbing products (e.g., pipes, fittings and fixtures) to conform to the statute enacted by Congress that prohibits a lead content level above 0.25%. Upon publication in the Federal Register, EPA will request comments for 90 days.