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PA. House Passes Senate Bill 1254

House Passes Senate Bill 1254


 I wanted to let you know that the House passed Senate Bill 1254 today by a vote of 195 to 1.

 Senate Bill 1254 (Yudichak-D)  amends the Plumbing System Lead Ban and Notification Act, further providing for definitions.  Specifically, this legislation changes the definition of “lead free” in the act.  The changes, required by federal law, will further reduce the amount of lead in plumbing fixtures and reduce exposure to lead in tap water.  For example, the definition of “lead free” is revised to address and include “wetted surfaces of” pipes and “plumbing fittings and fixtures” and change the percentage amount of what constitutes “lead free” from not more than 8% lead to a weighted average of 0.25% lead.  It also includes additional language clarifying that the weighted average lead content will be calculated by using the following formula:

 The percentage of lead in the component, multiplied by the ratio of the wetted surface area of the component to the total wetted surface area of the entire product.

  1. The weighted percentage of lead of each wetted component is then added together and the sum of these weighted percentages shall constitute the weighted average lead content of the product.

 The lead content of material used to produce wetted components shall then be used to determine compliance with 0.25% weighted average for lead

 The bill now goes to the Governor for his consideration.

 Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



 Erik A. Ross
Senior Lobbyist
Gmerek Government Relations, Inc.
The Locust Court Building
212 Locust Street Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101

(717) 234-8525

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(717) 234-8812 (Fax)

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