H.R.301 - NIST Plumbing Research Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 01/05/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.301 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/05/2017)
NIST Plumbing Research Act of 2017
This bill directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to:
- establish or designate a laboratory to conduct research on premise plumbing in relation to water safety, security, efficiency, sustainability, and resilience;
- conduct an organizational review of all research and other activities related to premise plumbing conducted by federal entities; and
- appoint one or more officers or employees of the NIST to liaise with non-federal entities that are conducting research or other activities related to premise plumbing.
The bill defines "premise plumbing" as the water distribution system within the property lines of a property, including all buildings and permanent structures on such property. This term also includes building supply and distribution pipes, fixtures, fittings, water heaters, water-treating and water-using equipment, and all respective joints, connections, devices, and appurtenances.