As a result of a small leak, I've recently been scanning some web sites for a sink faucet. I was struck by how much of the marketing of them seems targeted at assuring potential purchasers of regulatory and legal compliance. At this plumbing supply site, for example, a Moen faucet is described with the words, "complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications" as well as "meets current legislation, including ab1953 (california) and s152 (vermont)."
The politicians find a way to get their hands on everything, right down to, and including, your kitchen sink. Or at least the faucet.