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California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 116825

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Unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall govern construction of this article:

(a) “Water treatment device” means any point of use or point of entry instrument or contrivance sold or offered for rental or lease for residential use, and designed to be added to the plumbing system, or used without being connected to the plumbing of a water supply intended for human consumption in order to improve the water supply by any means, including, but not limited to, filtration, distillation, adsorption, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, or other treatment. “Water treatment device” does not include any device that is regulated pursuant to Article 12 (commencing with Section 111070) of Chapter 5 of Part 5.

(b) “Department” means the State Department of Public Health.

(c) “Person” means any individual, firm, corporation, or association, or any employee or agent thereof.

(d) “Contaminants” means any health-related physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water.

(e) “Health or safety claim” means any claim that the water treatment device will remove or reduce a contaminant for which either of the following applies:

(1) A primary drinking water standard as defined in Section 116275, or a treatment requirement as authorized in subdivision (j) of Section 116365 and subdivision (d) of Section 116375, has been established.

(2) A national primary drinking water standard or treatment requirement has been established under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300g-1).

(f) “Manufacturer” means any of the following:

(1) A person that makes, converts, constructs, or produces water treatment devices for the purposes of sale, lease, or rental to individuals, corporations, associations, or other entities.

(2) A person that assembles water treatment devices or treatment components from components manufactured by another entity.

(3) A person that adds its own product name or product identification to water treatment devices or treatment components that have been manufactured or assembled by another entity.

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