UL announces certification program for Annex G of ANSI/NSF 61

Sponsored by

• Program will help manufacturers of plumbing-related products demonstrate low-lead content

NORTHBROOK, IL, Apr. 22, 2009 -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced it is now providing manufacturers of plumbing related products certification to Annex G of ANSI/NSF 61.

Annex G is an optional evaluation method for products to demonstrate less than 0.25 percent weighted average lead content. For manufacturers to comply with this standard, products exceeding 0.25 percent weighted average lead content will have to be re-engineered or new products will need to be developed to replace them.

"UL is aware that test protocols recognized by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and required in Assembly Bill 1334 are absent from Annex G," said Jeff Smith, General Manager, UL Global Water Business. "Confusion around the regulation is apparent so we have developed a course of action to help manufacturers quickly and smoothly navigate the compliance process."

In addition to offering the certification to Annex G, UL is creating a separate certification program for low-lead compliance that will include testing of metal alloys to demonstrate compliance to AB 1953. This program will help manufacturers with products that are required to demonstrate compliance with the California law, but are not covered by or specifically included in ANSI/NSF 61. This program will also give manufacturers the option of demonstrating compliance with the law using a means other than Annex G.

An additional benefit of this standalone program is that UL can include testing protocols as soon as they are recognized by the DTSC, rather than waiting for adoption of the protocols into Annex G.

"UL is currently participating in round-robin testing with other manufacturers and certifying bodies in order to establish a clear, reproducible, and scientifically sound approach to demonstrating compliance with AB1953, but there is no guarantee that the California DTSC will recognize the methods," said Smith. "In the event that testing protocols and methods are added to Annex G of Standard 61, UL will be fully prepared to immediately offer this service."

For more information, please contact Tom Bowman at 847-664-3796 or thomas.a.bowman@us.ul.com.

>> View the bill in its entirety

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century.

###

Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

China's first produced water treatment plant to receive advanced MVC evaporators

IDE Technologies recently announced that Bomo Environmental Engineering, part of the SPBC (BOMO) group, has purchased two IDE horizontal MVC evaporators to establish a new produced water treatment facility in Karamay, Xinjian -- the first of its kind in China.

ACWA showcases CA water agencies’ innovative conservation campaigns at conference

During a presentation at the State Water Resources Control Board, the Association of California Water Agencies highlighted some examples of innovative water conservation campaigns that local water districts are carrying out to encourage customers to conserve water during drought.

Japan waterworks bureau to save water, costs with Sensus smart water network

The Kobe City Waterworks Bureau in Japan has announced that it is expecting to achieve greater water conservation and operational efficiency as it develops a new smart water network from Sensus.

IDA World Congress: Water Authority chair welcomes industry experts to event

San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Mark Weston welcomed an estimated 1,500 water industry experts from around the world to the International Desalination Association's World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, taking place Aug. 30-Sept. 4 in San Diego, Calif.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS