IA Times, May 2019

California Energy Commission solicits comments about proposed regulation

The California Energy Commission is proposing revisions to Sections 1601-1609 of Chapter 4, Division 2, Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations related to spray sprinkler bodies. This regulation would require that all spray sprinklers sold in California after Oct. 1, 2020, have an internal pressure-regulating device. All sprinklers will need to be tested according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense specification for pressure-regulating spray sprinkler bodies.

The public is invited to submit written comments on the proposed regulations during the 45-day public comment period from April 26 through June 10. Comments can be submitted to the Energy Commission’s spray sprinkler body through the webpage, Docket No. 19-AAER-01, or via mail to 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, California 95814. The Energy Commission must receive written comments on the proposed changes on or prior to June 10.

The Energy Commission has also planned a public hearing on June 18, 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. The location of the public hearing is 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, California 95814.

The Notice of Proposed Action, Initial Statement of Reasons, proposed regulation text and other relevant documents are available for review on the Energy Commission’s spray sprinkler body webpage, Docket No. 19-AAER-01.

For questions or to have a copy of the proposed regulations mailed, faxed or emailed to you, contact Corrine Fishman (916.654.4976) or Sean Steffensen (916.651.2908).