Article 10.1.2. Lead Plumbing Monitoring And Compliance Testing of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 20. >> Chapter 6.5. >> Article 10.1.2.
(a) Lead plumbing monitoring and compliance testing
shall be undertaken by the department, as a part of the department's
ongoing program for reducing toxic substances from the environment.
(b) For purposes of implementing this article, the department
shall, based on its available resources and staffing, annually select
not more than 75 drinking water faucets or other drinking water
plumbing fittings and fixtures for testing and evaluation, including
the locations from which to select the faucets, fittings, and
fixtures, to determine compliance with Section 116875.
(c) In implementing this article, the department shall use test
methods, protocols, and sample preparation procedures that are
adequate to determine total lead concentration in a drinking water
plumbing fitting or fixture to determine compliance with the
standards for the maximum allowable total lead content set forth in
(d) (1) In selecting drinking water faucets and other drinking
water plumbing fittings and fixtures to test and evaluate pursuant to
this article, the department shall exercise its judgment regarding
the specific drinking water plumbing fittings or fixtures to test.
(2) This article does not require the department's selection to be
either random or representative of all available plumbing fittings
(3) The department shall acquire its samples of fittings and
fixtures from locations that are readily accessible to the public at
either retail or wholesale sources.
(e) The department shall annually post the results of the testing
and evaluation conducted pursuant to this article on its Internet Web
site and shall transmit these results in an annual report to the
State Department of Public Health.