Important Notification Regarding California Governor Brown’s Executive Order / CEC New Regulation
As a product certification provider, IAPMO R&T understands the importance of keeping clients current on industry developments and new requirements that may affect their products’ marketability.
On April 8, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s emergency declaration calling for a 25 percent reduction in water use led the California Energy Commission (CEC) to unanimously pass new appliance regulations under docket number 15-AAER-4.
New requirements effective Jan 1, 2016:
• Toilets and urinals, except those designed for prisons or mental health facilities (these facilities have specially-designed toilets and urinals to address security and health issues.): Toilets shall not consume more than 1.28 gallons per flush and shall have a waste extraction score of no fewer than 350 grams. Wall-Hung urinals shall not consume more than 0.125 gallons per flush.
• Residential lavatory faucets shall not exceed 1.2 gallons per minute flow rate.
• Kitchen faucets shall not exceed 1.8 gallons per minute flow rate and may have capability to increase to 2.2 gallons per minute momentarily for filling pots and pans.
• Public lavatory faucets shall not exceed 0.5 gallon per minute flow rate.
IAPMO R&T will stay current on this new action and will continue to make announcements of new developments that will impact the compliance of plumbing products. Please visit the following links for additional information: