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AB-370 Appliances: tankless water heater venting materials.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 370


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Smyth

February 14, 2011


An act to add Chapter 11.5 (commencing with Section 19878) to Part 3 of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to building standards.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 370, as introduced, Smyth. Appliances: tankless water heater venting materials.
Existing law regulates the sale, purchase, or offer for sale of various appliances and devices, including heating appliances and automatic garage door openers.
This bill would require a plastic pipe or plastic pipe fitting to be used for venting hot gases from a tankless water heater only if that pipe or pipe fitting meets specified certification requirements.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 4.4 (commencing with Section 18944.10) is added to Part 3 of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER  4.4. Tankless Water Heater Venting Materials

18944.10.
 A plastic pipe or plastic pipe fitting shall only be used for venting hot gases from a tankless water heater if it meets both of the following requirements:
(a) The plastic pipe or plastic pipe fitting has been designed, tested, and certified for that use by the plastic pipe manufacturer.
(b) The certification specified in subdivision (a) specifies the maximum operating temperature for that use.