Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/854

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110 STAT. 1646 PUBLIC LAW 104-182—AUG. 6, 1996 Effective date. Effective date. that is not lead free (within the meaning of subsection (d)). "(B) LEADED JOINTS.— Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to leaded joints necessary for the repair of cast iron pipes.". (2) In subsection (a)(2)(A), by inserting "owner or operator of a" after "Each". (3) By adding at the end of subsection (a) the following: "(3) UNLAWFUL ACTS.—Effective 2 years after the date of enactment of this paragraph, it shall be unlawful— "(A) for any person to introduce into commerce any pipe, or any pipe or plumbing fitting or fixture, that is not lead free, except for a pipe that is used in manufacturing or industrial processing; "(B) for any person engaged in the business of selling plumbing supplies, except manufacturers, to sell solder or flux that is not lead free; or "(C) for any person to introduce into commerce any solder or flux that is not lead free unless the solder or flux bears a prominent label stating that it is illegal to use the solder or flux in the installation or repair of any plumbing providing water for human consumption.". (4) In subsection (d)— (A) by striking "lead, and" in paragraph (1) and inserting "lead;"; (B) by striking "lead." in paragraph (2) and inserting "lead; and"; and (C) by adding at the end the following: "(3) when used with respect to plumbing fittings and fixtures, refers to plumbing fittings and fixtures in compliance with standards established in accordance with subsection (e).". (5) By adding at the end the following: "(e) PLUMBING FITTINGS AND FIXTURES.— "(1) IN GENERAL. — The Administrator shall provide accurate and timely technical information and assistsince to qualified third-party certifiers in the development of voluntary standards and testing protocols for the leaching of lead from new plumbing fittings and fixtures that are intended by the manufacturer to dispense water for human ingestion. "(2) STANDARDS.— "(A) IN GENERAL. —If a voluntary standard for the leaching of lead is not established by the date that is 1 year after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Administrator shall, not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this subsection, promulgate regulations setting a health-effects-based performance standard establishing maximum leaching levels from new plumbing fittings and fixtures that are intended by the manufacturer to dispense water for human ingestion. The standard shall become effective on the date that is 5 years after the date of promulgation of the standard. "(B) ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENT.— If regulations are required to be promulgated under subparagraph (A) and have not been promulgated by the date that is 5 years after the date of enactment of this subsection, no person may import, manufacture, process, or distribute in commerce a new plumbing fitting or fixture, intended by the