Standards & Compliance Regarding Lead Free Requirements

by JRSBlogWriterFebruary 12, 2013

Standards and Compliance Regarding Lead Free Requirements

Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. has and will continue to manufacture products that meet or exceed the requirements of present and future standards including present and future lead free requirements. Presently, Jay R. Smith is evaluating all products that fall under the classification and definition of this law and those products will be lead free prior to the January 1, 2014 deadline

USA Requirements
Lead Free Law (US Senate Bill S.3874) passed and was signed by the President on January 04, 2011 with the effective date of January 04, 2014. This Federal Law mandates the wetted surface of pipe, fixture and fittings sold for or installed in potable water applications conveying potable water for the purpose of drinking and/or cooking purposes, not contain more than 0.25% lead by weight.

Definition of Lead Free
Lead free means not more than 0.2% lead when used with respect to solder and flux and not more than a weighted average of 0.25% when used with respect to the wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures. A formula was established to calculate the weighted average lead content in relationship to the wetted surfaces of pipe, plumbing fitting and/or fixtures.

California, Vermont, Maryland and Louisiana
All four of these states have already passed equivalent stringent lead free laws. California and Vermont laws were effective on January 1, 2010, Maryland was effective On January 1, 2012 and Louisiana was effective on December 31, 2012.

Jay R, Smith Products Subjected to Potable Water Consumption Under the Lead Free Law Definition
Water Hammer Arresters Stainless Steel Bellows Style: 5005-5060 Series - Lead Free.
Water Hammer Arresters Piston Unit Style: 5205-5250 Series, 520-SC-AA thru 520-SC-F Series, and 520-T-AA thru 520-T-F Series - Lead Free.
Trap Primers In-Line Style: 2699 & 2699-1 - Lead Free.

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