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The Northeast Pool & Spa Association is your voice on legislation and regulations impacting our industry. NESPA GRAC monitors legislative action across the region and represents the pool and spa industry when these important actions are being debated.




NESPA's Government Relations Action Committee (GRAC) brings together dedicated member volunteers and lobbyists on behalf of our members to oppose onerous over-regulation and advocate for our industry. We have important relationships with Federal, State and local officials and are in regular contact to share our industry’s perspective on legislation. 

The Government Relations Action Committee consists of representatives from each of our four chapters.  If you have questions about legislation and government regulations contact NESPA at 609-689-9111.

​Effective Date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 Delayed
Alcide Guzman
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​Effective Date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 Delayed


 U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission moved the effective date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 (Drain Cover Standard) from November 24, 2020, to May 24, 2021, to provide drain cover manufacturers additional time while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted manufacturers and test labs. Additional details about this delay can be found on the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance's website.

This standard is a critical provision in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.  Take a closer look at the updates included in the 2017 version of this standard in a feature article recently published in NESPA's The Edge Magazine.  In the article, Steve Barnes, Chairman of PHTA's Technical Committee, provides insights into key updates and what they mean for the industry.


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