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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.R. 1479 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1479

 To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to eliminate certain 
                    regulation of plumbing supplies.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 4, 2001

 Mr. Knollenberg (for himself, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Burr of North 
Carolina, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Camp, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Ehrlich, 
 Mr. Foley, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Frost, Mr. Goodlatte, Ms. Granger, 
  Mr. Graves, Mr. Gutknecht, Mr. Istook, Mr. John, Mr. Sam Johnson of 
Texas, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. LaHood, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Miller 
   of Florida, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Paul, Mr. Pitts, Mr. 
   Rohrabacher, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Skeen, Mr. Souder, Mr. 
Stump, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Upton, and Mr. 
 Young of Alaska) introduced the following bill; which was referred to 
                  the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to eliminate certain 
                    regulation of plumbing supplies.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AMENDMENTS.

    The Energy Policy and Conservation Act is amended--
            (1) in section 2 (42 U.S.C. 6201)--
                    (A) by inserting ``and'' at the end of paragraph 
                (6);
                    (B) by striking ``; and'' at the end of paragraph 
                (7) and inserting in lieu thereof a period; and
                    (C) by striking paragraph (8);
            (2) in section 321 (42 U.S.C. 6291)--
                    (A) by striking ``or, with respect to showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, and urinals, water'' in 
                paragraph (1)(A);
                    (B) by striking ``incandescent reflector lamps, 
                showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals'' in 
                paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu thereof ``and 
                incandescent reflector lamps'';
                    (C) by striking ``, or, in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, and urinals, water use,'' in 
                paragraph (6)(A);
                    (D) by striking ``(15), (16), (17),'' in paragraph 
                (6)(B);
                    (E) by striking ``325(r)'' in paragraph (6) and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``325(p)'';
                    (F) by striking ``, and in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, and urinals, the aggregate 
                retail cost of water and wastewater treatment services 
                likely to be incurred annually,'' in paragraph (7);
                    (G) by inserting at the end of paragraph (30) the 
                following new subparagraph:
                    ``(T) The term `ANSI' means the American National 
                Standards Institute.''; and
                    (H) by striking paragraph (31);
            (3) in section 322(a) (42 U.S.C. 6292(a))--
                    (A) by striking paragraphs (15) through (18); and
                    (B) by redesignating paragraph (19) as paragraph 
                (15);
            (4) in section 323 (42 U.S.C. 6293)--
                    (A) by striking ``water use (in the case of 
                showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals),'' in 
                subsection (b)(3);
                    (B) by striking ``or, in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, or urinals, water use'' in 
                subsection (b)(4);
                    (C) by striking ``, or in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, or urinals, representative 
                average unit costs of water and wastewater treatment 
                service resulting from the operation of such products 
                during such cycle'' in subsection (b)(4);
                    (D) by striking ``, water, and wastewater 
                treatment'' in subsection (b)(4);
                    (E) by striking paragraphs (7) and (8) of 
                subsection (b);
                    (F) by striking ``or, in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, and urinals, water use'' in 
                subsection (c)(1);
                    (G) by striking ``or, in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, and urinals, water use'' in 
                subsection (c)(2);
                    (H) by striking ``, measured energy use, or 
                measured water use'' in subsection (e)(1) and inserting 
                in lieu thereof ``or measured energy use''; and
                    (I) by striking ``, energy use, or water use'' each 
                place it appears in paragraphs (2) and (3) of 
                subsection (e) and inserting in lieu thereof ``or 
                energy use'';
            (5) in section 324 (42 U.S.C. 6294)--
                    (A) by striking subparagraphs (D) and (E) of 
                subsection (a)(2);
                    (B) by striking ``(19)'' each place it appears in 
                subsection (a)(3) and subsection (b) and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``(15)'';
                    (C) by striking ``paragraphs (15) through'' in 
                subsection (b)(1)(B) and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``paragraph'';
                    (D) by striking ``(13), (14), (15), (16), (17), and 
                (18)'' in subsection (c)(7) and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``(13) and (14)''; and
                    (E) by striking paragraph (8) of subsection (c);
            (6) in section 325 (42 U.S.C. 6295)--
                    (A) by striking ``325(n)(1)'' in subsection 
                (i)(6)(B) and inserting in lieu thereof ``325(l)(1)'';
                    (B) by striking subsections (j) and (k);
                    (C) by redesignating subsections (l) through (t) as 
                subsections (j) through (r), respectively;
                    (D) by striking ``(19)'' in paragraphs (1) and (2) 
                of subsection (j), as so redesignated by subparagraph 
                (C) of this paragraph, and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``(15)'';
                    (E) by striking ``(o) and (p)'' in subsection 
                (j)(1), as so redesignated by subparagraph (C) of this 
                paragraph, and inserting in lieu thereof ``(m) and 
                (n)'';
                    (F) by striking ``(o) and (p)'' in subsection 
                (j)(3), as so redesignated by subparagraph (C) of this 
                paragraph, and inserting in lieu thereof ``(m) and 
                (n)'';
                    (G) by striking ``(o)(2)(B)(i)(II)'' in subsection 
                (l)(2)(C), as so redesignated by subparagraph (C) of 
                this paragraph, and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``(m)(2)(B)(i)(II)'';
                    (H) by striking ``or, in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, or urinals, water use,'' in 
                subsection (m)(1), as so redesignated by subparagraph 
                (C) of this paragraph;
                    (I) by striking ``, or, in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, or urinals, water efficiency,'' 
                in subsection (m)(2)(A), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C) of this paragraph;
                    (J) by striking ``, or as applicable, water,'' in 
                subsection (m)(2)(B)(i)(III), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C) of this paragraph;
                    (K) by striking ``and water'' in subsection 
                (m)(2)(B)(i)(VI), as so redesignated by subparagraph 
                (C) of this paragraph;
                    (L) by striking ``, and as applicable, water,'' in 
                subsection (m)(2)(B)(iii), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C) of this paragraph;
                    (M) by striking ``, in the case of showerheads, 
                faucets, water closets, or urinals, water, or'' in 
                subsection (m)(3)(B), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C) of this paragraph; and
                    (N) by striking ``(o)'' both places it appears in 
                subsection (n)(3)(A), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C) of this paragraph, and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``(m)'';
            (7) in section 326 (42 U.S.C. 6296)--
                    (A) by striking ``or water use'' in subsection 
                (b)(4); and
                    (B) by striking ``, energy use, or, in the case of 
                showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals, water 
                use'' in subsection (d)(1) and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``or energy use'';
            (8) in section 327 (42 U.S.C. 6297)--
                    (A) by striking ``consumption or water use'' in 
                subsection (a)(1) and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``consumption'';
                    (B) by striking ``, water use,'' in subsection 
                (a)(1)(A);
                    (C) by striking ``, energy efficiency, or water 
                use'' each place it appears in subsection (a)(1)(B), 
                subsection (b), subsection (c), and subsection 
                (d)(1)(A), and inserting in lieu thereof ``or energy 
                efficiency'';
                    (D) by amending paragraph (2) of subsection (a) to 
                read as follows:
    ``(2) For purposes of this section, the term `State regulation' 
means a law, regulation, or other requirement of a State or its 
political subdivisions.'';
                    (E) by striking ``flow rate requirements for 
                showerheads or faucets, or water use requirements for 
                water closets or urinals,'' in subsection (b)(1);
                    (F) by striking ``, or is a regulation (or portion 
                thereof) regulating showerheads'' and all that follows 
                through ``325(k) is applicable'' in subsection (b)(4);
                    (G) by inserting ``or'' at the end of paragraph (5) 
                of subsection (b);
                    (H) by striking ``; or'' at the end of paragraph 
                (6) of subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof a 
                period;
                    (I) by striking paragraph (7) of subsection (b);
                    (J) by striking ``subparagraphs (B) and (C) of 
                section 325(j)(3), and subparagraphs (B) and (C) of 
                section 325(k)(3)'' in subsection (c);
                    (K) by inserting ``or'' at the end of paragraph (2) 
                of subsection (c);
                    (L) by striking the semicolon at the end of 
                paragraph (3) of subsection (c) and inserting in lieu 
                thereof a period;
                    (M) by striking paragraphs (4), (5), and (6) of 
                subsection (c);
                    (N) by striking ``or river basin commission'' each 
                place it appears in subsection (d)(1)(A) and (B);
                    (O) by striking ``or water'' each place it appears 
                in subsection (d)(1)(B) and (C);
                    (P) by striking ``, and, with respect to a State'' 
                and all that follows through ``water supply 
                development'' in subsection (d)(1)(C);
                    (Q) by striking ``or, if the State'' and all that 
                follows through ``emergency condition,'' in subsection 
                (d)(5)(B)(i);
                    (R) by striking ``or, in the case of a water 
                emergency condition, water or wastewater treatment,'' 
                in subsection (d)(5)(B)(i)(I); and
                    (S) by striking ``or, in the case of a water 
                emergency condition, by the importation of water,'' in 
                subsection (d)(5)(B)(i)(II);
            (9) in section 336(c)(2) (42 U.S.C. 6306(c)(2)), by 
        striking ``325(n)'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``325(l)''; 
        and
            (10) in section 337 (42 U.S.C. 6307)--
                    (A) by striking ``(a) In General.--''; and
                    (B) by striking subsection (b).
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