§1403 - Definitions

(15 U.S.C. 8002) In this title:

  1. ASME/ANSI.-- The term “ASME/ANSI” as applied to a safety standard means such a standard that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  2. Barrier.-- The term “barrier” includes a natural or constructed topographical feature that prevents unpermitted access by children to a swimming pool, and, with respect to a hot tub, a lockable cover.
  3. Commission.-- The term “Commission” means the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  4. Main drain.-- The term “main drain” means a submerged suction outlet typically located at the bottom of a pool or spa to conduct water to a recirculating pump.
  5. Safety vacuum release system.-- The term “safety vacuum release system” means a vacuum release system capable of providing vacuum release at a suction outlet caused by a high vacuum occurrence due to a suction outlet flow blockage.
  6. Swimming pool; spa.-- The term “swimming pool” or “spa” means any outdoor or indoor structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing, including in-ground and above-ground structures, and includes hot tubs, spas, portable spas, and non-portable wading pools.
  7. Unblockable drain.-- The term “unblockable drain” means a drain of any size and shape that a human body cannot sufficiently block to create a suction entrapment hazard. 
  8. State.—The term “State” has the meaning given such term in section 3(10) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2052(10)), and includes the Northern Mariana Islands. For purposes of eligibility for the grants authorized under section 1405, such term shall also include any political subdivision of a State.