PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007
121 STAT. 1795
SEC. 1403. DEFINITIONS.
15 USC 8002.
In this title: (1) ASME/ANSI.—The term ‘‘ASME/ANSI’’ as applied to a safety standard means such a standard that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (2) BARRIER.—The term ‘‘barrier’’ includes a natural or constructed topographical feature that prevents unpermitted access by children to a swimming pool, and, with respect to a hot tub, a lockable cover. (3) COMMISSION.—The term ‘‘Commission’’ means the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (4) MAIN DRAIN.—The term ‘‘main drain’’ means a submerged suction outlet typically located at the bottom of a pool or spa to conduct water to a recirculating pump. (5) SAFETY VACUUM RELEASE SYSTEM.—The term ‘‘safety vacuum release system’’ means a vacuum release system capable of providing vacuum release at a suction outlet caused by a high vacuum occurrence due to a suction outlet flow blockage. (6) SWIMMING POOL; SPA.—The term ‘‘swimming pool’’ or ‘‘spa’’ means any outdoor or indoor structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing, including in-ground and aboveground structures, and includes hot tubs, spas, portable spas, and non-portable wading pools. (7) UNBLOCKABLE DRAIN.—The term ‘‘unblockable drain’’ means a drain of any size and shape that a human body cannot sufficiently block to create a suction entrapment hazard. SEC. 1404. FEDERAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA DRAIN COVER STANDARD.
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(a) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY RULE.—The requirements described in subsection (b) shall be treated as a consumer product safety rule issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission under the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2051 et seq.). (b) DRAIN COVER STANDARD.—Effective 1 year after the date of enactment of this title, each swimming pool or spa drain cover manufactured, distributed, or entered into commerce in the United States shall conform to the entrapment protection standards of the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 performance standard, or any successor standard regulating such swimming pool or drain cover. (c) PUBLIC POOLS.— (1) REQUIRED EQUIPMENT.— (A) IN GENERAL.—Beginning 1 year after the date of enactment of this title— (i) each public pool and spa in the United States shall be equipped with anti-entrapment devices or systems that comply with the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 performance standard, or any successor standard; and (ii) each public pool and spa in the United States with a single main drain other than an unblockable drain shall be equipped, at a minimum, with 1 or more of the following devices or systems designed to prevent entrapment by pool or spa drains that meets the requirements of subparagraph (B): (I) SAFETY VACUUM RELEASE SYSTEM.—A safety vacuum release system which ceases operation of
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15 USC 8003.