2017 ORS 448.330¹
Moratorium of pipe and fittings for potable water supply
  • acceptability criteria
  • exceptions
  • rules

(1) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority may prohibit the sale of water pipe used to carry potable water and solders, fillers or brazing material used in making up joints and fittings in this state and the installation or use of water pipe used to carry potable water and solders, fillers or brazing material used in making up joints and fittings in any private or public potable water supply system or individual water user’s lines until such time as the director determines that adequate standards exist and are practiced in the manufacture of water pipe used to carry potable water and solders, fillers or brazing material used in making up joints and fittings to insure that the pipe and solder do not present a present or potential threat to the public health in this state.

(2) The director shall adopt, by rule, product acceptability criteria for water pipe used to carry potable water and solders, fillers or brazing material used in making up joints and fittings for water supply purposes which insure that the pipe and solder do not present a threat to the public health in this state. The Oregon Health Authority shall be responsible for the monitoring of the sale and use of water pipe used to carry potable water and solders, fillers or brazing material used in making up joints and fittings for compliance with the product acceptability criteria. The Department of Consumer and Business Services shall cooperate with, and assist, the authority in its monitoring efforts.

(3) No water pipe used to carry potable water or solders, fillers or brazing material used in making up joints and fittings which does not conform to the product acceptability criteria adopted under subsection (2) of this section shall be sold in this state or installed in any part of any public or private potable water supply system or individual water user’s lines.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (1) or (3) of this section, the director may grant exemptions from any prohibition of the sale or use of water pipe used to carry potable water for the emergency repair or replacement of any existing part of a water supply system, or for the necessary use by a well driller in the installation of a well. The director may require any person using water pipe used to carry potable water under this subsection to notify the authority of the date and location of that use. [1979 c.535 §1; 1987 c.414 §152; 2009 c.595 §864]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Approval of wa­terpipe for potable wa­ter where Depart­ment of Human Resources has not adopted, by rule, product acceptability criteria for such pipe, (1981) Vol 41, p 352

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 448—Pool Facilities; Water and Sewage Systems, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors448.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 448, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano448.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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