2015 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade (Sections 1 - 8405)
Chapter 106 - Pool and Spa Safety (Sections 8001 - 8008)
Sec. 8002 - Definitions

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 106 - POOL AND SPA SAFETY
Sec. 8002 - Definitions
Containssection 8002
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 110-140, title XIV, §1403, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1795; Pub. L. 110-314, title II, §238(1), Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3076; Pub. L. 112-10, div. B, title V, §1576(a), Apr. 15, 2011, 125 Stat. 139.
Statutes at Large References121 Stat. 1795
122 Stat. 3076, 3074
125 Stat. 139
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 110-140, Public Law 110-314, Public Law 112-10

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15 U.S.C. § 8002 (2015)

§8002. Definitions

In this chapter:

(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 above-ground 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.

(8) State

The term "State" has the meaning given such term in section 2052(10) 1 of this title, and includes the Northern Mariana Islands. For purposes of eligibility for the grants authorized under section 8004 of this title, such term shall also include any political subdivision of a State.

(Pub. L. 110–140, title XIV, §1403, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1795; Pub. L. 110–314, title II, §238(1), Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3076; Pub. L. 112–10, div. B, title V, §1576(a), Apr. 15, 2011, 125 Stat. 139.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 2052(10) of this title, referred to in par. (8), was redesignated section 2052(15) of this title by Pub. L. 110–314, title II, §235(b)(4), Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3074.

AMENDMENTS

2011—Par. (8). Pub. L. 112–10 inserted at end "For purposes of eligibility for the grants authorized under section 8004 of this title, such term shall also include any political subdivision of a State."

2008—Par. (8). Pub. L. 110–314 added par. (8).

1 See References in Text note below.

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