California & Vermont Low-Lead Requirements & Exemptions
THE SALE, INSTALLATION, OR USE OF NON-COMPLIANT BRASS MATERIAL IN CALIFORNIA OR VERMONT AFTER JANUARY 1, 2010 IS UNLAWFUL
Effective January 1, 2010, legislation in California and Vermont prohibited the sale ordistribution of products for use in potable water systems, unless those products are essentially “lead free.”
While the standards in the laws in those states vary slightly, both states define “lead free for these purposes as:
• not more than 0.2 percent lead when used with respect to solder and flux, and• “not more than a weighted average of 0.25 percent when used with respect to the wettedsurfaces” of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures.
Upon your request, we can provide you with a copy of Section 116875 of the California Health& Safety Code, as well as the Vermont low-lead legislation.
LOW LEAD LEGISLATION EXEMPTIONS AFFECTING CALIFORNIA AND VERMONT
• The State of Vermont exempts service saddles for non-potable uses.• The State of California exempts brass service saddles and gate valves and larger forpotable uses.
We encourage you to seek your own counsel as necessary to understand the full impact ofthese laws as necessary.
TRADITIONAL 85-5-5-5 SERVICE BRASS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH CALIFORNIA AB1953 OR VERMONT S.152.
Issued by Fanovo International Business Unit