The Act in the News

Read the latest news about the implementation and interpretation of the P&SS Act.

On Monday, March 1, 2010, CPSC Commissioners cast a series of votes on the implementation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. These included the following decisions on the administration and enforcement of the Act:

1. (3-2) Instruct staff to draft a proposed interpretive rule on unblockable drain covers consistent with the definition in the staff memorandum. Commissioners Nord, Adler and Northup voted to take this action. Chairman Tenenbaum and Commissioner Moore voted to not instruct staff to draft an interpretive rule interpreting unblockable drain covers;

2. (4-1) Approve the publication of a proposed interpretive rule in the Federal Register interpreting “public accommodations facility,” as drafted. Chairman Tenenbaum and Commissioners Moore, Nord and Northup voted to approve as drafted. Commissioner Adler voted to approve the publication with changes.

Who is Virginia Graeme Baker?

Seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker’s tragic death inspired her family to advocate for pool and spa safety and moved Congress to act to prevent entrapments. 
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The Pool and Spa Safety Act: Staff interpretation and updates


Find the most up to date requirements for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.