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How to Identify Lead-Free Certification Marks for Drinking

Michelle . Latham . Biologist . . T. echnical Communications. Water Supply and Water Resources Division. National Risk Management Research Laboratory. Office of Research and Development. Michael .

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How to Identify Lead-Free Certification Marks for Drinking






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How to Identify Lead-Free Certification Marks for Drinking Water System & Plumbing MaterialsMichelle Latham Biologist  Technical CommunicationsWater Supply and Water Resources DivisionNational Risk Management Research LaboratoryOffice of Research and DevelopmentMichael SchockWater Supply and Water Resources DivisionNational Risk Management Research LaboratoryOffice of Research and Development Slide2

DisclaimerThe document discussed in this presentation is for informational purposes only. Any mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute EPA endorsement or recommendation for use. 2Slide3

Issues Identifying Lead-Free Products There is not a universally used lead-free logo/sealSome manufacturers have their own lead-free logosEight ANSI accredited third-party certification bodies, each with their own certification markFraudulent use of certification marks Although it is not required, consumers can increase their level of confidence by purchasing products with a mark indicating that they have been certified by an accredited third-party certification body as meeting the new lead-free requirement.

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Document Development and ReviewEPA/ORD small drinking water system technical communication workgroup.EPA staff (ORD, OW, & Regions)Representatives from 14 state environmental agenciesRepresentatives from utilities, academia, professional groups & programsPlumbing contractors Representatives from all eight ANSI accredited third-party certification bodies.4Slide5

Although the document was designed with system operators as the target audience, it can easily be used by others:Who can Use this Document?

Building and plumbing contractors

Schools and daycares

Military bases and federal buildings

Retailers

needing to review and stock inventory

Homeowners replacing faucets

Just about anyone…

How can it be used:

Downloaded to a smartphone or tablet

Printed as a whole document or individual pages

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NSF 61-G with certification marks on products11Identifier text in a box under the markEngraved certification mark with identifier text under the mark

Examples of certification marks indicating compliance with the new lead-free requirementSlide12

NSF 61-G with certification mark on packaging12Identifier text next to the certification mark

Examples of certification marks indicating compliance with the new lead-free requirementSlide13

NSF 372 with certification mark on packaging13Identifier text next to the certification markIdentifier text under the certification mark

Examples of certification marks indicating compliance with the new lead-free requirementSlide14

NSF 61 with CA Code AB1953 identifier text under certification mark14

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No certification mark or identifier text on tag or packagingThis does not necessarily mean that the product does not meet the new lead-free requirement. Contacting the manufacturer is the best way to confirm the lead content. 15

Examples of products with no certification marks for the lead-free requirementSlide16

Updates in late 2013 and early 2014With possible update to documentNSF 61Separate from Annex G and NSF 372, NSF 61 requires that products comply with the lead-free requirements of the SDWA. Required compliance is the same date of the new Act (January 4, 2014). Updates to certification labeling?Annex GAnnex G is due to be retired from NSF 61 in late 2013. Although it will be retired, products bearing NSF 61-G certification marks will continue to indicate compliance with NSF 61 and NSF 372. Update to ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 and CSA B125.3 Specifies evaluation to NSF/ANSI 372. Manufacturers must comply with the updated standard by December 31, 2013. Updates to certification labeling?

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