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NIST SP 774 - DIRECTORY OF U.S. PRIVATE SECTOR PRODUCT CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
December 1989
Maureen Breitenberg, Editor
Office of Standards Code and Information
Office of Standards Services
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
(Supersedes NBS Spec. Pub. 703)
FOREWORD
This document updates information contained in NBS SP 703, Private Sector Product
Certification Program in the United States. It is one of a series of
publications designed to provide information on national, regional, and
international organizations which participate in standards-related activities.
There are 132 entries included in this directory, 23 more entries than in the
first edition, which was published in 1985. The 132 organizations engage in
product certification activities. Entries describe the type and purpose of each
organization, the nature of the activity, products certified, standards used,
certification requirements, any accreditation or recognition by a U.S. or foreign
government agency or by the private sector, availability of services, methods of
cost determination, and other relevant details.
The information contained in this directory is based primarily on information
provided by each organization and therefore reflects the organization's view of
its own activities. Users of these certification services are encouraged to
review and compare the services being offered and to select the program most
appropriate to their needs.
This volume supports an effort by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (formerly the National Bureau of Standards) to provide information
related to private sector activities in the area of certification. It is
designed to serve the needs of federal agencies and standards writers for
information on U.S. private sector certification programs. Manufacturers,
engineers, purchasing agents, and others may also find this volume of value.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT
I would like to thank all the organizations which provided information on their
activities. Without their assistance, this directory would not have been
possible.
While I have tried to be comprehensive, some organizations may have been missed.
Organizations which were omitted and which would like to be included in
subsequent editions are invited to send pertinent information to:
Maureen Breitenberg
Office of Standards Code and Information (OSCI)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Administration Building A-629
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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ABSTRACT
This document, a revision of NBS SP 703, Private Sector Product Certification
Program in the United States, presents information on 132 private sector groups
in the United States which engage in product certification activities. Entries
describe the type and purpose of each organization, the nature of the activity,
products certified, standards used, certification requirements, any accreditation
or recognition by a U.S. or foreign private sector or government agency,
availability of services, methods of cost determination, and other relevant
details.
This directory is part of an ongoing NIST (formerly NBS) effort to establish and
maintain comprehensive information on standards, regulations, certification
programs and related topics. This material has been compiled to meet the needs
of government, industry, and the public for information on private sector product
certification programs in accordance with the requirements of the Trade
Agreements Act of 1979.
Key Words: certification; certifiers; grading; inspection; listing; product
approval; registration; specifications; standards; testing
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CONTENTS
PAGE
Foreword.............................................................. iii
Acknowledgement.......................................................
iv
Abstract..............................................................
v
Introduction..........................................................
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Format of Entries.....................................................
4
Alphabetical Listing of Organizations.................................
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Indices and Related Listings
1.
Organizational Index by Name................................... 203
2.
Acronym/Initials Listing....................................... 206
3.
Organizational Index by Product Certified...................... 213
Appendix I - Standards Related Information and Publications Available
from the Office of Standards Code and Information (OSCI). 225
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INTRODUCTION
Background
The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (also known as the "Standards Code")
was one of the major agreements under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
(GATT). It recognized the importance of standards and certification systems for
"improving efficiency of production and facilitating the conduct of international
trade."
In the United States, the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 implemented U.S.
government acceptance of the Standards Code. Title IV of The Act specifies
obligations for the Federal Government, including responsibilities bearing on
certification. Each federal agency must assure that foreign products are treated
in the same manner as domestic goods. Moreover, the Federal Government is to
take reasonable measures to promote similar practices by state governments and
the private sector. In addition to this general mandate, the Departments of
Agriculture and Commerce are charged with specific actions to be carried out with
regard to agricultural and non-agricultural, products respectively. As one of
its responsibilities, the Department of Commerce is required to maintain a center
for information on standards and such standards-related subjects as
certification.
Role of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Under the Act
The Department of Commerce has designated the International Trade Administration
and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (formerly the
National Bureau of Standards) to carry out the departmental responsibilities.
The NIST functions are carried out as part of the Office of Standards Code and
Information (OSCI).
The primary objective of OSCI's efforts related to certification is to improve
the accessibility and use of information on U.S. certification and certification
programs. OSCI believes that this directory will aid in recognizing the
diversity and therefore the complexity, of U.S. private sector product
certification activities, and will serve as a useful reference for identifying
specific programs operating in the United States.
Within OSCI, the National Center for Standards and Certification Information
(NCSCI) maintains a reference collection consisting of: U.S., foreign and
international voluntary standards; mandatory U.S. Government regulations; and
rules of certification for non-agricultural products. NCSCI serves as a referral
service and focal point in the United States for information about standards and
standards-related information, and responds to requests for such information from
governmental and private sector organizations, as well as from individuals in the
United States and abroad.
Scope of the Directory
This directory summarizes product certification activities of 132 nongovernmental organizations based in the United States, including organizations
which operate strictly within the United States as well as those which operate in
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part at an international level or as part of an international program. The
directory includes organizations which: administer a certification program and
certify that products meet some criteria; administer a program using an
independent, third-party certifier; or which serve as the independent, thirdparty certifier for a program administered by another organization.
This directory includes only product-related certification programs. It does not
attempt to address programs certifying services or professional skills. Nor does
it include programs that do not specify criteria or standards which a product
must meet in order to be approved. To be listed, programs must have a system
(such as a certification mark, approved product directory or certificate of
compliance) to show that a product meets the established criteria.
An effort was made to standardize the terminology used in this directory.
However, if an organization requested that a different set of terms be used in
its entry, its choice of terms was substituted. This highlights a need for
standardized terminology to be both accepted and used in the areas of
certification and laboratory accreditation. The many terms and definitions used
in describing certification and laboratory accreditation and the variety of usage
can and does create confusion, especially for those new to these fields. For
example, a recent report by the U.S. General Accounting Office on laboratory
accreditation activities in the Federal Government noted that different
government agencies use 10 different terms to refer to an "accredited"
laboratory. These terms ranged from an "approved" or "designated/delegated"
laboratory to a "recognized" or "qualified" laboratory. The same term, such as
"accredited," may be used by different organizations to mean very different types
of assessments and assessment procedures. An even greater variety of terms
describe certification activities. It is important that the reader be aware of
these differences when reviewing the entries for organizations listed in this
directory.
It should be emphasized that the entries in this directory are based primarily on
information provided by the submitting organizations. No attempt was made to
evaluate or to validate the information provided. In a few cases, information
from other sources was used to complete the entries. Users of these
certification services are advised to review and compare the offered services
when selecting a program appropriate to their needs.
Compilation of Information
Considerable effort was made to be comprehensive in compiling this directory.
More than 500 organizations were invited to provide general information on their
certification programs. The project effort was announced in industry newsletters
and in tbt news, published by OSCI. Information for the entries was provided
voluntarily by respondents. Despite these efforts, other organizations that
conduct certification type activities may have been overlooked. Such
organizations are invited to send pertinent information to:
Maureen Breitenberg
Office of Standards Code and Information (OSCI)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Administration Building A-629
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
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Listed organizations are encouraged to keep NIST informed of any changes in their
name or address, or of changes in the nature of their programs. In addition to
this directory, NIST maintains a publicly accessible reference collection of
current materials that have been provided by private sector product certification
programs.
Other References
Additional NIST documents of possible interest, including a primer on
certification in the United States, are listed in Appendix I.
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FORMAT OF ENTRIES
(Date Information Received)
ORGANIZATION NAME:
Official organizational name, in English.
ACRONYM:
The initials or acronym(s) of the organization.
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Whether the organization is a nonprofit organization, a trade
association, a professional/technical society, an independent
testing laboratory, or other type of organization.
ADDRESS, PHONE
NUMBER, FAX NUMBER, The address, telex, telephone, cable and fax numbers through
TELEX:
which the organization has indicated that it can be reached.
LOCATIONS OF
Locations of the testing facilities used to evaluate the
TESTING FACILITIES: products for certification.
PURPOSE:
The principal objectives of the organizations as indicated in
their response or in supplementary materials published by the
organization.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Information on whether the organization administers the
program and certifies the product itself (program
administrator and certifier), or whether the organization
runs the program (program administrator) and assigns the
testing and inspection functions involved in the
certification to another party (certifier).
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Date the program(s) began.
STANDARDS USED:
Names of the organizations responsible for the standards used
in the certification program.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
The methodology used by the program to ensure compliance
with certification criteria, such as initial or periodic
product inspection/testing, initial or periodic factory
inspection, evaluation of a manufacturer's Q. A. system, etc.
Information also included on whether the organization
accredits other parties to do the inspection/testing,
authorizes the use of a mark or certificate, has a formal
appeals procedure, develops standards to test new products,
etc.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Any recognition of the certification by federal or
state agencies, private sector organizations, foreign
governments, or international organizations.
COMMENTS:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Additional information provided on the program which was
not covered in other sections.
Availability of services to interested parties as well as
any restrictions on availability.
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COST OF SERVICES:
Method of fee assessment, i.e., fixed fee schedule, based
on actual costs, free to members, etc.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
The types or categories of products covered by this program.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Number of factories/firms or products which have been
listed or certified.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Availability of lists or directories of the products or
manufacturers certified by the organization.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Other information or documentation available on the program.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 2/89
AIR-CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
ARI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1903 with a membership of 164
and a staff of 35.
ADDRESS:
1501 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
703-524-8800
703-528-3816
89 2351
22209
LOCATIONS OF
Uses ETL Testing Laboratory facilities located in Cortland,
TESTING FACILITIES: NY and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) testing facilities in
Northbrook, IL.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To represent the central residential and commercial airconditioning and refrigeration industry.
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
ARI standards available from ARI. Also uses UL, ASHRAE, ANSI,
and NFPA standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Retains ETL and UL as the program's testing laboratory.
Requires preliminary random tests at ETL and UL.
Requires participation in a periodic, random testing
program by ETL and UL.
Requires self-certification by the manufacturer that he
meet all ARI requirements.
Requires additional testing in the event of a
substantiated complaint by a competitor or other party.
Authorizes use of its mark and publishes approved
directories of certified products annually.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fees based on size of monthly shipments.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Sound ratings of outdoor unitary air-conditioning and heat
pump equipment rated below 135,000 Btu; mechanical transport
refrigeration units; self-contained, mechanicallyrefrigerated drinking water coolers; air-cooling and airheating coils; central station air handling units; room fancoil air-conditioners; packaged terminal air-conditioners;
packaged terminal heat pumps; water-source heat pumps;
unitary air-conditioners; ground water-source heat pumps;
unitary large equipment; variable air volume terminals;
centrifugal and rotary screw chillers; automatic commercial
ice makers; unitary air-source heat pumps.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Coil lines (26); central station air-handling units (8);
packaged terminal air-conditioners (10); package terminal
heat pumps (11); room fan-coil air-conditioners (10); watersource unitary heat pumps (14); unitary air-conditioners
(59); air-source unitary heat pump equipment (51); transport
refrigeration units (2); drinking water coolers (6); ground
water-source heat pumps (7); sound rating of outdoor unitary
equipment (39); unitary large equipment (4); centrifugal and
rotary screw chillers (5); variable air volume terminals (6).
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of Certified Drinking-Water Coolers;" "Directory
of Certified Transport Refrigeration Units;" "Directory of
Applied Air-Conditioning Products;" "Directory of Certified
Unitary Air-Conditioners, Unitary Air-Source Heat Pumps,
Sound-Rated Outdoor Unitary Equipment;" "Directory of
Certified Automatic Commercial Ice Makers." Available to the
industry free and to the public for a fee.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Certification Program Operational Manuals for each product
are available free to the industry.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AIR DIFFUSION COUNCIL
ACRONYM:
ADC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1961 and composed of 15-20
members.
ADDRESS:
230 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
312-372-9800
60601
LOCATIONS OF
Uses ADC-approved laboratories of members and ADC-approved
TESTING FACILITIES: independent testing facilities.
PURPOSE:
To administer industry wide testing and rating standards; to
encourage basic research into the behavior of air streams in
enclosed areas; to participate in activities related to air
terminal device standardization; to conduct research on sound
analysis of air distribution equipment.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1962.
STANDARDS USED:
ADC standards available from ADC. Also uses ASME, ISO and
ANSI standards in laboratory accreditation.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Approves manufacturers' testing laboratories and
independent testing laboratories.
Requires that data obtained in an approved laboratory be
submitted and evaluated by a rating subcommittee of the
ADC Engineering Committee.
Has its own certification seal and publishes approved
manufacturer/product directories.
Requires that if there are substantiated challenges to
the ability of a product to meet ADC requirements that
the product be submitted for independent laboratory
testing.
Requires triennial check tests of certified products at
an ADC approved laboratory under the supervision of the
ADC Engineering Consultant.
Has formal appeals procedures.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Grilles, registers, diffusers, wire terminal devices
(mixing boxes).
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of Certified Products" and "Membership Roster "
are available from ADC.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Publishes a textbook and test codes.
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Received 2/89
ORGANIZATION NAME:
AIR MOVEMENT AND CONTROL ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
AMCA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1955 with a membership
of approximately 187 and a staff of 16.
ADDRESS:
30 West University Drive, Arlington Heights, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
708-394-0150
708-253-0088
27 0650 (AMCA ARHT)
60004
LOCATIONS OF
Uses AMCA laboratory in Arlington Heights, IL, as well as
TESTING FACILITIES: registered independent laboratories and registered
laboratories of the manufacturers.
PURPOSE:
To develop accurate and reliable testing procedures, to serve
as a communications center on all matters related to the air
movement and control industry, and to compile information of
use to the industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1963.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses AMCA Standards available from AMCA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Registers testing laboratories and manufacturers' testing
facilities.
Reviews test data submitted from a registered laboratory
on preproduction or production samples.
Requires a precertification check at the AMCA Testing
Laboratory of one sample of each new product line from
the group of products initially tested.
Checks production system when preproduction sample is
tested.
Requires retesting of a sample of each licensed
product line at AMCA Testing Laboratory every 3 years.
Requires additional tests when test data from an AMCA
registered laboratory indicates that a product did not
perform within specified tolerances.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes an approved
product directory.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Open to all.
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COST OF SERVICES:
License fee based on dollar volume of licensed products
shipped. Fixed fees for AMCA Testing Laboratory tests.
Staff travel expenses based on associated costs incurred by
Staff Engineer.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Centrifugal fans, propeller fans, axial fans, power roof
ventilators, ceiling ventilators, evaporative coolers,
louvers, dampers and shutters, air curtains, ceiling fans.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
106 firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of Licensed Products," Publication 261, is free.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Publications 211, 311, and 511 are available for a fee.
These publications describe the certified ratings programs
for air performance, air moving devices, and air control
devices respectively. A publications list is also available.
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Received 2/89
ORGANIZATION NAME:
ALL-AMERICA ROSE SELECTIONS, INC.
ACRONYM:
AARS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit research corporation founded in 1938 with a
membership of 21.
ADDRESS:
221 North LaSalle St., Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-372-7090
312-372-6160
60601
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: AARS has 23 test gardens throughout the United States.
PURPOSE:
To improve roses for the gardening public.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1938.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses AARS guidelines and official scoring forms.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Selects official test gardens and demonstration gardens.
Requires judges to be trained (with periodic refresher
courses) and to have served a two year apprenticeship.
Requires a two year growing test in 23 test gardens
throughout the United States.
Requires a two thirds affirmative ballot by membership to
receive "AARS" designation. Total roses designated
cannot exceed five per year.
Requires AARS approval of proposed names of new roses.
Authorizes the use of the "AARS" designation and issues
appropriate other recognitions of the award.
Conducts a publicity campaign for winners.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure. Introducers donate
award winners to 137 AARS approved public rose gardens.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to varieties of roses which have not been sold in the
United States for outside planting and whose hybridizer or
grower is located in the United States.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule based on number of entries.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Tea and hybrid roses; floribunda and polyantha roses;
climbing, pillar, shrub and ground cover roses; grandiflora
roses; miniature roses.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
21 current member firms.
Over 40% of the roses sold in the United States are "AARS"
designated varieties.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"All-America Rose Selections, Inc.: Rules and Regulations"
and "The History of All-America Rose Selection" are available
free from AARS.
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Received 2/89
ORGANIZATION NAME:
ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS
ACRONYM:
AAS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit organization founded in 1932 with a staff of three
at the headquarters office.
ADDRESS:
1311 Butterfield Rd., Suite 310, Downers Grove, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
312-963-6999
60515
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Entries are tested at locations throughout North America.
PURPOSE:
To evaluate new seed-grown flowers and vegetables from around
the world for home garden performance.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1932.
STANDARDS USED:
The evaluation of judges expert in the horticultural field.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Entries must never have been sold anywhere in the world.
Producers must submit seeds, photos and the name of the
variety that is closest to the entry.
Entries and comparison seed are sent to judges who grow
the seed side by side. Judges score entries and then
send results to an accounting firm for impartial tally.
The AAS directors determine winners based on score.
Producers are allowed up to 3 years to produce an
adequate amount of seed.
When seed is adequate, winners are announced.
Conducts a publicity campaign for winners and authorizes
the use of its logo.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Fixed fee schedule plus a percentage of the profits from
winning entries.
Seed-grown flowers, seed grown vegetables.
"AAS Proving Grounds" which is available free from AAS.
"AAS its Organization and Services" and the "AAS Proving
Grounds" brochure, which lists AAS Judges, trial grounds and
display gardens, as well as recent AAS winners.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 1/89
AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
AAMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1936 with a membership of 250
and a staff of 14.
ADDRESS:
2700 River Road, Suite 118, Des Plaines, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-699-7310
312-299-7744
60018
LOCATIONS OF
Architectural Testing, York, PA; Bowser-Morner, Inc.,
TESTING FACILITIES: Dayton, OH; Associated Labs, Dallas, TX; Smith Emery
Co., Los Angeles, CA; Construction Consulting Laboratory,
Inc., Ontario, CA; Miami Testing Laboratory, Inc., Hialeah,
FL; Mid America Testing Laboratory, Catawissa, MO; Pacific
Inspection & Research Laboratory, Redmond, WA; Pittsburgh
Testing Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Construction Research
Laboratory, Inc., Miami, FL; E. Lewis Cook and Associates,
Chattanooga, TN; Fenestration Testing Laboratory, Pomona, CA;
Southwestern Laboratories, Forth Worth, TX; Twin City Testing
Corp., St. Paul, MN.
PURPOSE:
To promote the use of, to develop standards for, and to serve
as the technical information center on architectural,
fenestration and "envelope" products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
program validator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1962.
Associated Laboratories serves as
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI/AAMA standards which are available from ANSI or
AAMA. Also uses HUD standards which are available from HUD
and AAMA standards available from AAMA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Sponsors a laboratory accreditation program.
Requires initial testing by an accredited laboratory and
periodic testing by the program validator.
Requires initial and periodic evaluation of a producer's
quality control system.
Authorizes the use of its label and publishes approved
product/manufacturer directories.
Issues certificates of approval.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Recognized by HUD.
Accredited by ANSI.
Open to all.
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COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Aluminum and vinyl prime windows, storm windows, storm doors,
manufactured housing windows, manufactured housing doors.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
250.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Certified Products Directory" which is available from
AAMA to the general public for a fee.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
See "Publications Catalog" available from AAMA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 2/89
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL MILK COMMISSIONS, INC.
ACRONYM:
AAMMC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Professional association founded in 1903 with a membership of
35.
ADDRESS:
1824 North Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
213-664-1977
PURPOSE:
To develop and adopt uniform methods and standards for
certified milk.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator - individual medical milk commissions
certify.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1893. Organized into one association in 1903.
90027
STANDARDS USED:
"Methods and Standards for the Production of Certified Milk,"
augmented by any requirements of local commissions. Also
uses USDA standards and test methods, and APHA methods.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Approves medical milk commissions and may itself serve as
a medical milk commission.
Individual milk commissions require testing and
inspection on the manufacturer's premises.
Requires herd identification and has herd management
standards.
Requires employees to be under physical supervision.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all domestic producers.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Milk, cream, skim (nonfat) milk, cottage cheese, kefir,
buttermilk, and others as may be designated.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Methods and Standards" is available free upon request.
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Received 7/89
ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING
ACRONYM:
ABS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit ship classification society founded in 1862
with a staff of 1685 employees in 92 countries.
ADDRESS:
45 Eisenhower Ave., Paramus, NJ
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
201-368-9100
201-368-0255
ITT 421966/428285
07652
LOCATIONS OF
Principal offices: NY Metro Area; San Francisco, CA;
TESTING FACILITIES: Newport News, VA; Cleveland, OH; New Orleans, LA; Genoa,
Italy; London, England; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Singapore,
Singapore; Yokohama, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Manana,
Bahrain; Toronto, Canada.
PURPOSE:
To establish and administer standards (termed rules) for the
design, construction and periodic survey of merchant ships
and other marine structures.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1870.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ABS standards which are available from ABS. Also uses
ASTM, ATP, CSC, ISO, ANSI, CIM, UIC, IMDG, IMO, RID, ADR,
TCT, and ASME standards and requirements.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
Certification programs consist of:
1) A review of detailed plans and design data for compliance
with rules or other appropriate standards.
2) Assurance of compliance of material and equipment for
vital structural and machinery components to the rules.
3) Surveys (inspections) during construction.
4) ABS attendance during testing.
5) In-service inspections at periodic intervals.
6) Damage and repair assessment.
COMMENTS:
A classification society establishes and administers
standards, known as rules, for the design, construction and
periodic survey of ships and other marine structures.
Classification certifies adherence to these rules, thus
representing that a vessel possesses the structural and
mechanical integrity required for its intended service.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by over 120 countries to issue certifications
and/or carry out surveys.
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AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Ships, mobile offshore drilling and production units, fixed
offshore structures, workboats, yachts, containers, cranes,
cargo handling equipment engines, industrial systems,
machinery and materials.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
ABS certifications cover 14,900 vessels and 1,000,000 cargo
containers.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
ABS publishes a classification register, rules for building
and classifying vessels and other products and structures,
rules for the certification of cargo containers and
nondestructive inspection of hull welds, as well as guides,
guidance manuals and other documents.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
ADA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Professional society of dentists founded in 1859 with over
133,000 members and a staff of 370.
ADDRESS:
211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
312-440-2504
312-440-7494
247842 ADA-UR
PURPOSE:
To encourage improvement in the health of the public and
to promote the art and science of dentistry.
60611
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ADA specifications which are available from ADA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires submittal of an application which includes data
on: (a) the physical properties as obtained by standard
test methods, (b) a brief description of the test
apparatus (if different from that described in the
specification), (c) information covering all provisions
of the original specification; with names of the
observers and test dates, (d) specimens of all labels,
guarantees and instructions.
Requires self-certification by the manufacturer that the
product meets the specification.
Requires testing of a sample obtained on the open market
by ADA.
Authorizes the use of the ADA Seal of Certification and
publishes approved product lists.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to U.S. manufacturers of products sold in the United
States and to U.S. distributors of imported products.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Dental materials, dental instruments, dental equipment.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Certified products are published in the "Lists of Certified
Dental Material, Instrument, and Equipment," the "Journal of
the American Dental Association," and in "Dentists Desk
Reference."
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Copies of official specifications of the ADA and
certification forms are available free upon
request.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
AGA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1918 and composed of
approximately 300 gas transmission and distribution companies
accounting for 85% of all gas delivered in the United States.
ADDRESS:
8501 East Pleasant Valley Road, Cleveland, OH
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
216-524-4900
216-642-3463
263574 AGA
44131
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Cleveland, OH and Los Angeles, CA.
PURPOSE:
To serve as a clearinghouse for gas energy information for
the public, as a catalyst in technical and energy policy
matters for the gas industry, and as a spokesman on national
issues for its member companies.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1925.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI standards available from AGA or ANSI or AGA
standards developed for products not covered by a national
standards. Also uses NFPA, NEC, UL, HUD, and DOE standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Requires a review of construction and tolerance
information.
Requires testing.
Requires inspection of manufacturing facilities and
quality control procedures.
Requires annual inspection/product testing for renewal of
certification.
May require additional data submission/testing upon
modification of an AGA requirement.
Authorizes the use of the AGA mark and publishes
certified products in a directory.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
City of Chicago, IL; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA;
States of Illinois, New York, Maryland, Minnesota,
Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington.
Application pending for NRTL status with OSHA.
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COMMENTS:
Also issues engineering reports when requested which are
available from AGA. Also offers field safety testing of gas
utilization equipment, a certification program for adhesiveattached marking systems, and an appliance development
testing service.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fees based on actual costs of testing/inspection.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Gas-fired air-conditioners, gas-fired boilers, gas outdoor
heaters, gas-fired central furnaces, clothes dryers,
construction heaters, decorative gas appliances, deep fat
fryers, gas-fired duct furnaces, floor furnaces, hot plates,
laundry stoves, gas cooking appliances, gas illuminating
appliances, gas-fired infrared heaters, kettles, make-up air
heaters, outdoor gas cooking appliances, gas commercial
ovens, commercial gas ranges and unit boilers, recreational
vehicle gas cooking appliances, refrigerators using gas fuel,
room heaters, gas-fired swimming pool heaters, gas-fired
toilets, unit heaters, gas-fired wall furnaces, gas water
heaters, gas controls and accessories.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Over 260 manufacturers.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory - Certified Appliances and Accessories" is
available for a fee to the public.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Application for Certification," "Application for
Engineering Report" and "Application for Certification under
AGA Requirements" are available free upon request.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN HARDBOARD ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
AHA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1952 with a membership of nine
and a staff of four.
ADDRESS:
520 North Hicks, Palatine, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-934-8800
312-934-8803
PURPOSE:
To promote the use and consumption of hardboard products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
60067
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI/AHA A135.6 Hardboard Siding, ANSI/AHA A135.4 Basic
Hardboard and ANSI/AHA A194.1 Cellulose Fiberboard.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires product testing at an independent laboratory.
Requires periodic factory inspections and evaluations of
a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Develops standards to test new products.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
ICBO.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule or actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Hardboard siding; square edge panels; shiplap panels and lap
siding (7/16" and 1/2" nominal thicknesses) both smooth and
embossed; fiberboard - 1/2" and 25/32" regular sheathing.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
10.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Publishes the "AHA Hardboard Sources of Supply" and other
related publications. Some publications are free and some
are available for a fee from AHA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION
ACRONYM:
AISC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1921 with a staff of
50 and 400 members.
ADDRESS:
400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
312-670-2400
312-670-5403
910-350-6816
PURPOSE:
Promote the use of structural steel in buildings and bridges.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTIONS:
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1975.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses AISC standards available from AISC.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
60611-4185
Requires initial and periodic audit of a manufacturer's
Q.A. system.
Certifies that a plant has the personnel, organization,
experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, capability,
and commitment to produce fabricated steel of the
required quality for a given category of structural
steel work.
Issues certificates of approval and publishes a listing
of certified plants.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
American Railway Engineering Association; American Society of
State Highway and Transportation Officials; Building
Officials and Code Administrators, Inc.; various state
highway departments; various owners, architects and
engineers.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Certifies that a plant can produce conventional steel
structures, complex steel building structures, major steel
bridges, metal building systems.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
189.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"AISC Register of Plants Certified under the AISC Quality
Certification Program" is available free from AISC.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"AISC Quality Certification Program: Description" is now
available from AISC along with application instructions and
inspection-evaluation checklists for the various categories.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTION
ACRONYM:
AITC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Technical trade association founded in 1952 with
a membership of approximately 200 and a staff of 10.
ADDRESS:
11818 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., #415, Vancouver, WA
PHONE NUMBER:
206-254-9132
PURPOSE:
To further the development, production and marketing of
timber products through the application of sound engineering
practices and research and by establishment of design and
product standards and a quality control and inspection system
to assure economical, efficient, reliable performance in
structural applications.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1961.
98684
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI/AITC standards available from ANSI or AITC.
Also uses ASTM, WCLIB, WWPA, SPIB, and RIS standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Requires the inspection of a manufacturer's quality
control manuals and procedures to determine their
adequacy.
Requires the examination of the qualifications of lumber
graders and quality control personnel.
Requires inspection of plant facilities and equipment to
assess adequacy.
Requires periodic unannounced inspections.
Authorizes the use of the AITC mark and issues
certificates.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all manufacturers of structural glued laminated
timber.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Structural glued laminated timber.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Inspection Manual AITC 200-83" available from AITC for a
fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN LUMBER STANDARDS COMMITTEE
ACRONYM:
ALSC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Industry organization founded in 1922 with 28 members
appointed by the Dept. of Commerce and a staff of nine.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 210, Germantown, MD
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
301-972-1700
301-540-8004
PURPOSE:
To establish and maintain standards for size, grade and other
matters and to approve softwood grading rules, certify
agencies and sit in review of the adequacy, competency and
reliability of such agencies.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
20874
Program administrator and certifier of inspection agencies.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NIST Voluntary Product Standard 20-70.
standards and USDA terminology.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Also uses ASTM
Certifies inspection agencies through the Board of Review
selected by ALSC. Requires agencies to be independent of
any firm whose products are subject to agency inspection;
to conduct quality assurance checks of their inspection
staff; to reinspect shipments subject to dispute; to
supervise inspection staff; to mark lumber with
appropriate identification information and agencies' own
marks; to not provide inspection services to mills whose
marking services have been warned, withdrawn, or
suspended by another certified agency; and to maintain
records on inspections for 2 years.
Board of review conducts field exams of certified or
grade-marked lumber at destination points or at the mill
using competent individuals to make such examinations.
Also conducts periodic random sample check inspections on
lumber grade-marked at mills utilizing the services of
an ALSC certified inspection agency.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee for agency certification. Inspection costs depend
on fee schedule of each ALSC certified inspection agency.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Softwood lumber, cedar, hemlock, larch, Douglas fir,
spruce, Southern yellow pine.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
NIST VPS PS 20-70 available from NIST or GPO, and "American
Lumber Standards Committee Board of Review Enforcement
Regulations and Guidelines" available free from ALSC.
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AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATION SERVICE
ACRONYM:
ANA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit organization founded in 1891 with 34,000 members
and a staff of 50.
ADDRESS:
818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
719-632-2646
719-634-4085
PURPOSE:
To educate collectors in all aspects of coins, paper money,
tokens and medals, and to maintain the ethical integrity of
collectors, dealers and investors of numismatic items.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1979.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANA standards available from ANA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
80903-3279
Conducts product type testing.
Authorizes the use of a mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Develops standards for new items.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Chartered by Congress.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Coins, numismatic items.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
API
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1919 with 230 companies and more
than 6000 individual members. The API staff consists of
approximately 600 individuals throughout the United States.
ADDRESS:
API Headquarters, 1220 L St, NW, Washington, DC 20005
API Production Office, 2535 One Main Place, Dallas, TX
75202-3904
PHONE NUMBER:
API Headquarters: 202-682-8000
API Production Office: 214-748-3841
214-748-7962 (Dallas) 202-682-8036 (Washington, DC)
9102505031 (Dallas)
62771747 (Washington, DC)
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
PURPOSE:
To maintain cooperation between government and industry on
all matters of national concern, to foster foreign and
domestic trade in petroleum products, to promote the
interests of the petroleum industry, to promote the mutual
improvement of members and the study of the arts and sciences
connected with the petroleum industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To assure the API and users of API monogrammed products that
each licensee's facility is capable of producing products in
conformance with applicable specifications.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Original - 1924.
API Pipe Audits - 1980.
API Quality Audits - 1985.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses API Standards - available from API. These standards
reference ASTM, ASME, ASM, NACE, AWS, AISI, and other
standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
Manufacturer's Activities
1. Have a functioning quality program in conformance with
applicable API Specifications, including API Spec. Q1.
2. Submit application with a copy of Manufacturer's Quality
Manual to API.
API Activities
1. Review applications for completeness.
2. Evaluate applicant's Quality Manual against the
requirements of the appropriate API specifications.
3. Survey applicant's facility to objectively verify that
the quality program described in the applicant's Quality
Manual is in place and functioning.
4. Make a decision on issuing a license based on extent
objective evidence substantiates applicant's conformance.
5. Continue to evaluate a licensee's performance with
repeated surveys.
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COMMENTS:
Appeals - An interested party may appeal a decision by the
Institute to withhold monogram rights. Appeals shall be
directed to the Director, API Production Department with a
further right of appeal to the API Management Committee.
Competing suppliers or manufacturers of the product or
service to which the standard applies or might apply may not
be involved in appeals. The General Committee and the
Management Committee may convene appeals boards to hear and
act on appeals.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all interested parties.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed license fees with annual renewal charges.
PRODUCTS:
LICENSED:
Oil field equipment and materials.
NO. OF LICENSED
API MANUFACTURING
FACILITIES (ALL
SPECIFICATIONS):
Approximately 2,100 licensed manufacturing facilities.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Catalog of Publications and Materials," and "Composite
List of Manufacturers Licensed for Use of the API Monogram."
NOTE:
All publications are available from API Publication and Distribution
Section, 1220 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20005 for a nominal fee to cover
printing costs.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN PLYWOOD ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
APA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1933 with 52 member companies
and 122 manufacturing plants and a staff of 176.
ADDRESS:
7011 So. 19th St., Tacoma, WA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
206-565-6600
206-565-7265
327430 AMPLY TAC
98411
LOCATIONS OF
Tacoma, WA; Shreveport, LA; Coeur d'Alene, ID; Eugene, OR;
TESTING FACILITIES: Medford, OR; Dothan, AL; Florence, SC.
PURPOSE:
To conduct trade promotion activities including cooperative
advertising and publicity; to develop a statistical service
of interest to the industry; to engage in research and
product certification/validation; to own and register
trademarks and also license them for use by its members; to
conduct other activities to promote the interests of the
industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1938.
STANDARDS USED:
Product Standard PSI-83 (available from NIST) and APA
Performance Rated Panels PRP-108.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Operates two quality assurance programs. Random audit
program requires inspection 3-5 times per week by APA
staff. Certified inspector program requires intensive
training of a mill employee who serves as the in-plant
inspector with APA audit inspections being conducted at
least once per week.
Authorizes use of APA registered trademarks to identify
products inspected and tested under certification/
validation program.
Has a dispute resolution procedure for buyers and
producers.
Approves new glue applications and adhesives for plywood.
Publishes product directories and use manuals.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
The National Model Building Codes (ICBO, BOCA, and SBCCI) and
HUD.
COMMENTS:
Has no formal appeals procedure.
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AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on size of production.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Industrial plywood, construction plywood, waferboard,
oriented strand board, structural particleboard.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Approximately 122.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"APA Directory" available free upon request.
"Grading Policies," "Qualification Procedures for
Trademarking Privileges," "Adhesive Policy," "Trademark
License Agreement" and "American Plywood Association Quality
Assurance Program" are available upon request.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
ACRONYM:
ASME
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit professional/technical organization founded in 1880
with a membership of 117,000 and a staff of 350.
ADDRESS:
345 East 47th Street, New York, NY
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
212-705-7822
212-705-7674
710-581-5267
PURPOSE:
To promote technology transfer.
ACCREDITATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
ACCREDITATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1915.
10017
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASME standards available from ASME.
and other standards.
ACCREDITATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Also use API, AWS
Evaluates manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Third-party inspections are conducted by ASME certified
inspectors/agencies.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Develops standards to test new products.
COMMENTS:
ASME administers its accreditation programs uniformly
throughout the world in accordance with a consent decree
signed by attorneys for U.S.A. National Board and ASME.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by NRC, MMC, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Postal
Service, states and municipalities in the United States,
provinces of Canada, and a number of foreign agencies.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs.
PRODUCTS
COVERED:
Boiler and pressure vessel manufacturers, acrylic material
manufacturers, nuclear material manufacturers and suppliers,
nuclear component manufacturers and installers, valve
manufacturers, pump manufacturers, piping manufacturers,
elevator inspector certifying institutes.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION:
AVAILABLE:
ASME publishes a list of approved inspection/testing/
certifying agencies.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SANITARY ENGINEERING
ACRONYM:
ASSE
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Technical organization founded in 1906 with a membership of
2700.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 40362, Bay Village, OH
PHONE NUMBER:
216-835-3040
44140
LOCATIONS OF
Eleven official test labs in: Medford and Westbury, NY;
TESTING FACILITIES: Norwood, MA; Fresno and Los Angeles, CA; Ann Arbor,
MI; Hoboken, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; Tulsa, OK.
PURPOSE:
To conduct research on plumbing and sanitation, and to
develop performance standards for components of the plumbing
system.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASSE Standards available from ASSE.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires product to pass ASSE approved laboratory
testing.
Requires a review of the product's detailed drawings and
installation information.
After 5 years, requires resubmission of detailed drawings
for ASSE review.
COMMENTS:
Has no formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed initial fee with annual renewal fees.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Vacuum breakers, ball cocks, valves, dishwashing machines,
washing equipment, food waste disposers, water hammer
arresters, backflow preventers, handheld showers, wall
hydrants, drain air gaps, hot water dispensers, diverters,
flow restrictors, plumbing components.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION:
AVAILABLE:
"Authorization Procedure Information," and "Official
Testing Laboratories" are available free upon request.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
AMERICAN WOOD PRESERVERS BUREAU
ACRONYM:
AWPB
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Quality control program for pressure treated lumber and
plywood.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 5283, Springfield, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
703-339-6660
703-339-6711
22150
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Virginia.
PURPOSE:
To serve industry members, wholesalers, retailers, and users
of pressure treated wood by providing a third-party quality
control program.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1971.
STANDARDS USED:
AWPB procedures available from AWPB. Also uses ASTM and AWPA
standards and federal specifications.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Certifies inspection agencies, who in turn conduct an
initial inspection of the plant's equipment and approve
the resident quality control supervisor.
Inspection agencies must continually determine that
procedures and requirements of the standards are being
adhered to and inspect plant equipment at least once
every 6 months.
Inspection agencies or the resident quality control
supervisor must sample every lot and submit the samples
to AWPB for testing.
AWPB has a buyer/seller dispute settlement mechanism.
Conducts a random survey of 10% of each agency's plants
annually.
AWPB authorizes the use of its mark through the
inspection agencies to manufacturers and publishes a list
of licensed treaters.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all treaters.
COST OF SERVICES:
Depends on inspection agency selected.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Pressure preserved lumber, pressure preserved plywood,
pressure preserved pilings.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Over 290.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"AWPB Qualified Treating Plants" available free from AWPB.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Quality Control and Inspection Procedures," "The PressureTreated Industry's Quality Control and Certification
Program," "Bureau Facts No. 1 - Random Sampling in the Market
Place," "Bureau Facts No. 2 - Triple Tiered Inspection,"
"Bureau Facts No. 3 - AWPB's Board of Review: Referee for
Inspection Agencies," "Why you can count on quality."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
ACRONYM:
ARL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1949.
ADDRESS:
5371 N.W. 161 St., Miami, FL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
305-624-4800
305-624-3652
293659 ARLFLUR
33014
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Miami, FL.
PURPOSE:
To provide safety and performance testing and product
certification for consumer and commercial products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1960.
STANDARDS USED:
Does not develop standards.
recognized standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Uses UL, ANSI, ASTM, and other
Requires initial and periodic product testing by ARL.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of a manufacturer's Q A. system.
Requires proper labeling procedures.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues approved
product/manufacturer directories.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Authorized by Japan to inspect electronics and electrical
appliances and medical equipment factories in the United
States for purposes of applying the T-mark to products.
Recognized by CABO and various official building
organizations, ASTM, and NFPA. Also by HUD, TVA, and all
states which have formal recognition programs.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and accessories,
factory made air ducts and connectors, electrical lighting
fixtures, central cooling air-conditioners, room air
conditioners, flammable liquid dispensing equipment, fire
door assemblies, elevator doors, electrical central airheating equipment, halon fire extinguishers, gas and electric
household appliances, commercial cooking appliances,
commercial dry-cleaning equipment, dehumidifiers, electric
aquarium equipment, electric boiler heating equipment,
electric coin-operated clothes washing equipment, electric
heating appliances, electric home laundry equipment, electric
motor-operated appliances, electric motors, electric
panelboards, electric power conservation devices, electric
signs, electric time-indicating and -recording devices,
energy management equipment and accessories, fan coil units
and room fan heater units, heat pump pool and spa heaters,
heat pump water heaters, heat pumps, household dishwashers,
household electric fans, ice makers and dispensers, indirect
hot water storage heaters, industrial control equipment,
kitchen and vanity cabinets, liquid fuel-fired portable space
heating equipment, medical and dental equipment, motor
control centers, motor-operated air compressors, vacuum pumps
and painting equipment, motor-operated water pumps,
personal hygiene and health care appliances, power outlets,
power ventilators, radio receivers, audio systems and
accessories, residential gas detectors, roof covering
materials, sanitary fixtures and equipment, swimming pool
pumps, filters and chlorinators, temperature-indicating and
and regulating equipment, transformers (class 2 and 4),
transient voltage surge suppressors, underwater light
fixtures, water circulating radiant heating equipment, water
conditioners and accessories, watt hour meters, X-ray
equipment and accessories.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Varies by product, although ARL is the second largest listing
and labeling agency in the United States.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"ARL Listed Products Directory" is available upon request.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"You No Longer Need to Use UL for Product Certification,"
"ARL - Corporate Brochure," "Your Product's Passport to
the U.S.A.," etc.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
AWI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1953 with a membership of 700
and a staff of six.
ADDRESS:
2310 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
703-671-9100
PURPOSE:
To elevate industry standards, to conduct research on new and
better materials and methods, and to publish technical data
helpful to architects and specification writers in the design
and use of architectural wood.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
22206
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
AWI standards available from AWI. Also uses ASTM, NFPA, NWMA,
USDA and federal specifications.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
COMMENTS:
Has no formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Available to all U.S. manufacturers.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs incurred in the inspection/testing.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Lumber, plywood, particleboard, trim, casework, flush
paneling, high pressure laminate paneling, stile and rail
paneling, closet and storage shelving, miscellaneous
ornamental items, stairwork, handrails, exterior wood frames,
wood sashes, screens, blinds, shutters, architectural flush
doors, stile and rail doors, prefinished interior wood
products.
2.
3.
4.
Requires product inspection by two qualified inspectors
with product testing as necessary.
Requires self-certification by the manufacturer.
Has a buyer/seller dispute settlement mechanism.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Architectural Woodwork: Quality Standards, Guide
Specifications and Quality Certification Program" available
upon request.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
THE ASSOCIATED LABORATORIES, INC.
ACRONYM:
ALI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Administrator of third-party product certification programs.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 15705, 1323 Wall Street, Dallas, TX
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
214-565-0593
214-565-1094
75215
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Dallas, TX.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1966 (sealed insulating glass), 1962 (aluminum doors and
windows), 1982 (vinyl windows), 1966 (wood windows), 1975
(carpets), 1976 (manufactured housing windows and doors).
STANDARDS USED:
Uses AAMA/ANSI standards available from AAMA or ANSI, ASTM
standards available from ASTM, NWMA/ANSI standards available
from NWMA or ANSI, and HUD standards available from HUD or
GPO.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
1.
2.
3.
Provides accreditation of manufacturers' laboratories
for quality control testing.
Provides accreditation of commercial laboratories to
conduct required initial and periodic testing.
Authorizes the use of the ALI symbol.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Programs are accredited by ANSI.
Conducts aluminum window and door and manufactured
housing window and door programs in cooperation with HUD
and AAMA, and its wood window and carpet programs in
cooperation with HUD.
Sealed insulating glass program is recognized by SIGMA.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Aluminum, wood and vinyl windows and doors; carpets; sealed
insulating glass; manufactured housing windows and doors.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Aluminum windows and sliding doors (195 manufacturing
facilities and 14 laboratories), vinyl windows (22
manufacturing facilities and 14 laboratories), wood windows
(7 manufacturing facilities and 14 laboratories), carpets (15
manufacturing facilities), sealed insulating glass (188
manufacturers and 5 laboratories), manufactured housing
windows and doors (48 manufacturing facilities and 14
laboratories).
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Fenestration Products- Windows and Door Sealed Insulating
Glass" and "ALI Carpet Certified Product Directory."
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"ALI Certification Program for Wood Windows," "ALI
Certification Program for Carpets," and "ALI Certification
Program for Sealed Insulating Glass."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
ASSOCIATION OF HOME APPLIANCE MANUFACTURERS
ACRONYM:
AHAM
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1966 with a membership of over
100 and a staff of approximately 25.
ADDRESS:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
312-984-5800
60606
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: ETL in Cortland, NY; IIT Research Institute in Chicago, IL.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To represent the industry to the government and consumers; to
provide market research and reporting of industry statistics;
to develop standards and conduct certification programs; to
conduct consumer education and handle consumer complaints; to
assist appliance manufacturers conduct business in the world
market.
Program sponsor.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Three programs (Room Air-Conditioner, Refrigerator-Freezer,
and Dehumidifier) were adopted when AHAM was formed in 1966.
Humidifier program initiated in 1972. Room air cleaner
program initiated in 1985.
STANDARDS USED:
ANSI/AHAM standards available from AHAM or ANSI.
DOE, UL, ASHRAE, and ANSI standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Also uses
Requires manufacturer's self-certification that products
meet AHAM standard.
Requires verification of self-certification through
testing of a fixed percentage of models by independent
Laboratory.
Has labeling requirements for all.
Requires an initial review of the manufacturer's testing
facilities and quality control procedures by independent
laboratory.
Requires that if a challenge test, which is performed by
a competing licensee, indicates that the licensee's
product does not conform, that the product in question be
retested by independent laboratory and appropriate action
taken if nonconformance is substantiated.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes certified
product directories.
Each program provides for testing of a second sample in
a case where the initial finding of non-compliance is
based on a single sample test.
Open to all models sold domestically and to exports which may
be selectively certified by each licensee.
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COST OF SERVICES:
Based on size of production.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Room air-conditioners, refrigerator-freezers, dehumidifiers,
humidifiers, room air cleaners.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Dehumidifiers (22), refrigerator-freezers (53), humidifiers
(11), room air-conditioners (26), room air cleaners (8).
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Directories are available for each certified product for a
fee.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Procedural Guides are available free for each product from
AHAM.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 3/89
BAKING INDUSTRY SANITATION STANDARDS COMMITTEE
ACRONYM:
BISSC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1949 with a membership
of 135 registered companies and a staff of five.
ADDRESS:
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 600, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-644-6610
312-565-4658
60601
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: None.
PURPOSE:
To develop, publish, and promote the use of voluntary
sanitation standards covering the design and construction of
machinery and equipment used in the baking industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1966.
STANDARDS USED:
BISSC standards as well as ANSI and NFPA standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to equipment manufacturers registered with BISSC.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Baking equipment and machinery covered by BISSC standards.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
135 firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A list of certified equipment manufacturers is available free
upon request.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
BISSC 1986 Revised Standards (next edition 1990).
Lists of Registered and Authorized Companies.
Requires manufacturer's self-certification.
Authorizes the use of its symbol and issues certificates
of approval.
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BISSC
ORGANIZATION NAME:
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BUILDERS HARDWARE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
ACRONYM:
BHMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1926 with a membership of 64.
ADDRESS:
355 Lexington Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
212-661-4261
212-370-9047
10017
LOCATIONS OF
ETL in Cortland, NY. Negotiation also underway with
TESTING FACILITIES: Underwriters Laboratories.
PURPOSE:
To provide statistical services, to conduct a standardization
program, and to offer educational services.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Requires sample selection and testing by the laboratory.
Requires the witnessing of testing procedures at the
factory by the laboratory.
Requires annual testing by the laboratory for locks, lock
trim and door closers and periodic testing for cabinet
hardware.
Requires product retesting in a case where a complaint
appears to be substantiated.
Requires self-certification by the manufacturer.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues approved
product directories.
COMMENTS:
Currently working on a program for exit devices.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Locks and lock trim, door closers.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Locks and latches (15), Door Closers (9).
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directories of Certified Locks and Latches and Certified
Door Closers" available from BHMA for a fee.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Certification Program Operational Manuals 102 and 103
available from BHMA for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 9/89
BUILDING OFFICIALS AND CODE ADMINISTRATORS, INTERNATIONAL,
INC.
ACRONYM:
BOCA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Service organization founded in 1915 with a membership of
approximately 11,000 and a staff of 54.
ADDRESS:
4051 W. Flossmoor Road, Country Club Hills, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
312-799-2300
PURPOSE:
To promote the establishment of minimum, unbiased building
codes and provide services for keeping them up to date.
60478
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
BOCA Basic National Codes which are available from BOCA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
COMMENTS:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Requires submission and review of technical information
on the product.
Requires testing and inspection by a qualified,
independent laboratory.
Issues a preliminary draft report for applicant's
comments and finalizes report after further review.
Distributes report and authorizes applicant to use report
numbers or "See BOCA Research Report No. XXX" in
connection with the product.
Requires annual confirmation from the manufacturer that
the product has not changed.
Issues a periodic "Research Report Listing."
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Evaluates and writes a report regarding the compliance of the
product or agency to the BOCA National Codes.
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fees plus varying costs for printing and distribution
of the report based on number of copies printed.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Adhesives; air supported structures; automatic sliding doors;
building system design; damper and door equipment and
devices; decking - floor and roof; ducts; elevator doors and
entrances; exterior doorways; exterior finishes; chimneys and
fireplaces; factory-built houses; fasteners and fastening
devices; fire communication systems; fire detection systems;
fire doors; fire-resistive materials and systems; fire
retardant treatment of lumber; foundation systems; gas logs;
glass; HVAC systems and equipment; insulation; interior
finishes; joists and beams - steel and wood; lumber grading;
masonry and mortar - concrete; metal buildings and systems;
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plastics; plumbing materials, devices and systems; plumbing
fixtures; roofing systems; sandwich panels (composite
panels); sheathing systems; skylights; smoke and heat venting
systems; swimming pools; columns - steel and wood; truss
systems; unvented heating appliances; waterproofing
membranes; manufactured homes.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Over 480 products.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Research Report Listing" is available free to BOCA members
and the public.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Procedures Manual for the BOCA Evaluation Services" is
available free from BOCA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
CALIFORNIA LUMBER INSPECTION SERVICE
ACRONYM:
CLIS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
A wood products quality control agency founded in 1957 with a
membership of 143 and a staff of eight.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 6989, San Jose, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
408-297-8071
408-246-5415
95125
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: San Jose, CA.
PURPOSE:
To maintain wood product industrial standards.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1957.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses PS 20-80 available from ALSC. Also uses the Uniform
Building Codex and the standards of the American Wood
Preservers Bureau.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires product type testing and follow-up testing.
Requires initial and follow-up factory inspections
including an evaluation of the manufacturer's Q.A.
system.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Lumber, shakes and shingles, laminated timber, pressure
treated wood, roof trusses using metal connector plates,
machine stress rated lumber, in-factory prefabricated
construction.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
143.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
CAST IRON SOIL PIPE INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
CISPI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1949 with a membership
of seven and a staff of nine.
ADDRESS:
5959 Shallowford Rd., Suite 4l9, Chattanooga, TN
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
615-892-0137
615-892-0817
37421
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES:
PURPOSE:
To improve the collective welfare of the domestic cast iron
soil pipe industry: to improve and advance its service to the
public; and, in furtherance of such purposes, to carry on
such activities as may be proper and lawful.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1949.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM A74, ASTM A888, and ASTM C564.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Conducts initial and periodic factory inspections.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Develops standards to test new products.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Available to members only.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Cast iron soil pipe and fittings.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
11 firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 2/89
CELLULOSE INDUSTRY STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
ACRONYM:
CISEP
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit association founded in 1983.
ADDRESS:
1315 Talbot Tower, Dayton, OH
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
513-222-1024
513-222-5794
45402
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Use UL in Northbrook, IL.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program overseer.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM C-739 and FTC requirements listed in 16 CFR Part
460.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
COST OF SERVICES:
Retains UL as a testing agency.
Specifies Q.A. program requirements.
Requires initial testing/inspection by UL. Tests
results from other laboratories may be accepted by UL
Requires quarterly follow-up inspections and monthly
testing by UL with samples collected from the marketplace. Testing may be conducted at the manufacturer's
testing facilities if acceptable and if witnessed by UL
staff.
Requires manufacturer to have product liability
insurance.
Authorizes the use of its seal and publishes a member
listing.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Open to all cellulose insulation producers.
Fixed initiation fee plus cost of testing/inspection plus a
fixed fee per bag produced.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Cellulose insulation.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
See UL Listing.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Code of Regulations" and various descriptive brochures.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 4/89
CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT
(FORMERLY NEBRASKA TRACTOR TESTING LABORATORY- TTL)
ACRONYM:
CAE
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit independent testing laboratory whose predecessor
(TTL) was founded in 1920.
ADDRESS:
University of Nebraska, AEL Building, East Campus, Lincoln,
NE 68583-0832
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
402-472-2442
402-472-6338
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Lincoln, NE.
PURPOSE:
To provide testing and assistance to industry in research and
development work in related areas.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Original program begun in 1920.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses SAE, ASAE, OECD, ISO standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires product type testing.
Requires special standards performance tests (SAE, OECD,
DOD) as necessary.
Issues a performance report.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by SAE, ASAE, FIEI. Also recognized by the State
of Nebraska, the OECD, the Dept. of Commerce, and the Dept.
of Defense.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Available to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Tractors, tractor components (shafts, couplers), lawn and
garden equipment, fuel and oil additives, engine accessories,
aircraft and towing vehicles.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Publishes product performance reports.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE PARTS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
CAPA
ADDRESS:
Suite 305, 1518 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
PHONE NUMBER:
202-737-0766
20005
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Uses Detroit Testing Laboratory (DTL) in Michigan.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1986.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses CAPA standards 101, and 201-204.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Requires initial/periodic product testing by DTL.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of the testing portion of a manufacturer's
Q.A. system.
Requires audit tests in the United States.
Issues certificates of approval and CAPA authorizes the
use of its mark.
CAPA develops standards to test new products.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED BY:
Some state insurance companies.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule or actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Automotive aftermarket replacement crash parts (metal and
plastic).
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
20.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
CAPA Procedural Manual and CAPA standards 101, 201, and 204
are available.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
Received 2/89
CERTIFIED BALLAST MANUFACTURERS (An Incorporated Association)
ACRONYM:
CBM
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1949 with a membership of six
manufacturers.
ADDRESS:
772 Hanna Bldg., Cleveland, OH
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
216-241-0711
216-241-0713
44115
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc. in Cortland, NY.
PURPOSE:
To conduct a certification program requiring independent
laboratory testing and certification and to promote quality
performance in fluorescent lighting.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1951.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI standards for fluorescent lamp ballasts standards
and related ANSI standards on lamp measurement methods, as
well as UL standards and the National Electrical Code.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires initial testing by ETL.
Requires periodic inspection and testing of random
samples selected by the ETL inspector.
Authorizes the use of the CBM mark and issues a monthly
directory of listed ballasts.
Procedural Guide outlines appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to any manufacturer who wishes to qualify.
COST OF SERVICES:
Related to sales volume with a minimum fee.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Fluorescent lamp ballasts.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
6 manufacturers, 13 plants.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Issues monthly directory of listed ballasts.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Facts about Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps It Will Pay You
to Know" available free from CBM. Also Procedural Guide B10,
available to interested manufacturers.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
COOLING TOWER INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
CTI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Technical society founded in 1950 with 325 members and a
staff of three.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 73383, Houston, TX
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
713-350-1995
713-537-1721
77273
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Field testing and at customers facilities.
PURPOSE:
To improve technology, design, and performance of industrial
cooling towers.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1962.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses CTI standards available from CTI.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
COST OF SERVICES:
Requires the submittal and review of product
specifications and design details.
Requires field or laboratory testing of towers by CTI.
Conducts complaint testing when complaint appears valid.
Provides certificate and authorizes the use of its mark.
Systematic re-verification is described in CTI
Standard - STD-201.
Procedure for handling violations is described in
STD-201.
Open to all.
Based on and in line with costs of cooling tower testing.
Rates published in CTI Bulletin PRM-102 available from CTI.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Commercial water-cooling towers.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
2 active.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Certification Standard for Commercial Water-Cooling Towers"
STD-201 available for a fee from CTI.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
CORPORATION FOR OPEN SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
ACRONYM:
COS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
A nonprofit research and development consortium founded
in 1986 with a staff of 60 and a membership of 65.
ADDRESS:
1750 Old Meadow Road, Suite 400, McLean, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
703-883-2700
703-848-4572
WUI6503157578MCIUW
22102
LOCATIONS OF
COS facilities in VA and accredited laboratories in other
TESTING FACILITIES: locations. Contact COS for a current list.
PURPOSE:
To provide an international vehicle for accelerating
introduction of interoperable, multi-vendor products
services operating under agreed to Open System
Interconnection, Integrated Services Digital Network
related international standards to assure acceptance
open network architecture in world markets.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
March 1989.
STANDARDS USED:
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
the
and
and
of an
Uses ISO/IEC Guides, ISO 9646, the ISO 9000 Series, CCITT,
and IEC standards.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Conduct product type testing and follow-up testing
according to a set of COS conformance tests.
Vendors have to be committed to resolving interoperability
problems between COS Mark products should they arise.
Operates a COS Interoperability Analysis Service to
develop a technical opinion if vendors cannot agree as to
the cause of the interoperability between COS Mark
products.
Offers post-sale assistance to vendors and user of COS
Mark products regarding product problems
Accredits testing laboratories to do testing.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Hopes to be accredited under requirements being established
by NIST/NVLAP.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
OSI - conformant implementation of Transport Class 4 over
Token Bus (TP4/802.4), Transport Class 4 over CSMA/CD
(TP802.3), Message Handling Service (MHS) over TP4/802.3 -Open System Interconnection (OSI) and ISDN computer
communications products.
The "COS Mark" Backgrounder, Guide to COS Accreditation,
and COS Mark Program Procedures are available from COS.
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COUNCIL OF AMERICAN BUILDING OFFICIALS/NATIONAL EVALUATION
SERVICE
ACRONYM:
CABO/NES
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
CABO is a consortium of the three model code organizations
Building Officials and Code Administrators International
(BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
and the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
whose combined membership is more than 10,000 cities, states
and towns.
ADDRESS:
5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 708, Falls Church, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
703-931-4533
22041
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Evaluates testing facilities throughout the United States.
PURPOSE:
To represent building officials at all levels of government
and to promote new product acceptance, uniform regulations,
and adoption of model codes.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1975.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses BOCA, ICBO, and SBCCI model codes which are available
from those organizations.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Evaluates, for listing purposes, testing facilities
to ascertain whether they have necessary personnel and
equipment to perform tests in accordance with applicable
standards contained in the model building codes.
Requires inspection and/or testing of the product by a
listed agency.
Issues a draft report for the applicant's comments and
finalizes report after further review.
Distributes report and authorizes applicant to use "See
National Evaluation Service Report No. XXX For allowable
values and/or conditions of use concerning material
presented in this document" in connection with this
product.
Requires annual confirmation that the product has not
changed.
Issues periodic research report listings.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Recognized by many local/state building officials.
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COMMENTS:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
National Evaluation Reports (NER) are recognized as being
equivalent to BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI reports.
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Basic fee plus varying costs for additional items and
branches to be listed.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Building products, systems, materials, and organizations are
evaluated.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
CULTURED MARBLE INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
CMI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1974 with a staff of two-five
and a membership composed of manufacturers and suppliers of
polyester resin-based synthetic marble products.
ADDRESS:
435 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1717, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
(312) 644-0828
60611
LOCATIONS OF
Uses NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD.
TESTING FACILITIES: For program information contact: Mr. Richard D. James, NAHB
NRC, 400 Prince George's Boulevard, Upper Marlboro, MD
20772-8731, Phone (301) 249-4000.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To promote the merits of cultured marble products; to expand
markets for the benefit of manufacturers, suppliers, and
sellers of these products; to develop and promote industrywide standards of product quality and acceptability; to
represent the industry before government, code bodies, and
regulatory agencies of all types; to guarantee supplies of
raw materials; and to carry out other activities designed to
protect and promote the industry's interests.
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Use CMI standards available from CMI. Also uses ASTM, HUD
Use of Materials Bulletin 73a, ANSI, and ASME/ANSI standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
4.
Requires initial and periodic random testing of products
to assure their conformance to specified standards.
Requires initial and periodic unannounced inspections of
the manufacturing facilities, personnel, and quality
control systems of participating firms.
Issues certificates of approval and authorized the use of
its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Open to all.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Cultured marble and onyx bathroom fixtures, including
bathtubs, lavatories, shower receptors and surrounds.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
91 firms representing around 60% of the industry.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Publishes a Membership/Product Directory.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Cultured Marble Products Certification Program" information
pamphlet is available free from CMI.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
DASH, STRAUS, AND GOODHUE, INC
ACRONYM:
DSG
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1980 with a staff
of 50.
ADDRESS:
593 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough, MA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
508-263-2662
508-263-7086
317632 DASH
01719
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Boxborough, MA.
PURPOSE:
To conduct testing and certification for product safety, EMC
and telecom standards.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1986.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI/UL, CSA, IEC, CISPR, FCC standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Accredited by the NIST/NVLAP program and the Canadian
Dept. of Communications. Recognized by OSHA as a "Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory" (NRTL).
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
electronic data processing equipment, telecommunications
equipment, electromedical devices, power supplies.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
400.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
DSG Listed Products Directory.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
and evaluations of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Issues certificates of approval.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
DECORATIVE LAMINATE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
DLPA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association and independent testing laboratory
founded in 1953 with a membership of 140.
ADDRESS:
600 South Federal St., Suite 400, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-922-6222
312-922-2734
60605
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Dayton, OH.
PURPOSE:
To help promote the use of high pressure decorative
laminates.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1975.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI A.161.2-1979 R1987 which is available from ANSI.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires annual product testing and factory inspection by
DLPA.
Publishes approved product/manufacturers directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Costs are individually determined.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
High pressure decorative laminate countertops.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
16.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Top Quality Countertop Manufacturer," which is a list of
certified members available free from DLPA.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Also publishes a membership directory, "DLPA Membership
Directory," which is available from DLPA for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
DETROIT TESTING LABORATORY, INC.
ACRONYM:
DTL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1903 with a staff
of 125.
ADDRESS:
8720 Northend Ave., Oak Park, MI
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
313-398-2100
589-0665
510-601-5345
48237
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Michigan.
PURPOSE:
To provide testing/inspection services, listing and labeling,
and certification program services for various industries
covering multiple disciplines.
PROGRAM 1
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Certifier for JPMA.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1981.
STANDARDS USED:
High Chairs - ASTM F404; Play Yards - ASTM F406; Carriages
and Strollers - ASTM F833; Walkers - ASTM F977; Gates,
Enclosures - ASTM F1044.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED BY:
3.
4.
Requires initial/periodic product testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of the testing portion of a manufacturer's
Q.A. system.
The JPMA authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Consumer Product Safety Commission.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule or actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
High chairs, play yards, carriages and strollers, walkers,
gates/enclosures.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Over 30.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Procedural Manuals are available for each of the five JPMA
Certification Programs.
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PROGRAM 2
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1978.
STANDARDS USED:
UL 234 and FMVSS 302.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires initial/periodic product testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspections.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED BY:
RVIA and several state governments.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule or actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Range hoods for RV vehicles (lighting only) and tentage for
RV.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
One.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"DTL Listing/Labeling Programs."
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A sample procedural manual is available.
PROGRAM 3
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1978.
STANDARDS USED:
UL 87 available from Underwriters Laboratories.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED BY:
3.
4.
5.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Requires manufacturer audit tests.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Several state governments.
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AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule or actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Remanufactured gasoline pumps as defined in UL 87.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Two.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A sample procedural manual is available.
PROGRAM 4
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Sponsored in 1986 by CAPA.
STANDARDS USED:
Certified Automotive Parts Association standards CAPA 101,
and 201-204.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED
BY:
5.
6.
Requires initial/periodic product testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of the testing portion of a manufacturer's
Q.A. system.
Requires audit tests in the United States.
Issues certificates of approval and CAPA authorizes the
use of its mark.
CAPA develops standards to test new products.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Some state insurance companies.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule or actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Automotive aftermarket replacement crash parts (metal and
plastic).
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
20.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
CAPA Procedural Manual and CAPA standards 101, 201, and 204
are available.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
DRIED FRUIT ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
ACRONYM:
DFA of California
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1908 with a membership
of 41 and a staff of 15.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 270A, 303 Brokaw Rd., Santa Clara, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
408-727-9302
95052
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Fresno, CA.
PURPOSE:
To promote better understanding between growers and
processors of dried fruits and tree nuts. To encourage sound
trade practices which will benefit the producer, the
processor, the distributor, and the consumer.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1908.
STANDARDS USED:
DFA standards available from DFA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires type and periodic product testing by DFA.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspections and
evaluations of a producer's Q.A. system.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use of
its mark.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
COMMENTS:
DFA certifies each product prior to shipment.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all dried fruit and tree nut processors in
California.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Dried fruits, tree nuts.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A DFA brochure listing producers is available free from DFA.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
For information of DFA's special projects contact DFA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
ECOLAB, INC. PACKAGE TESTING SERVICES
ACRONYM:
PTS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1981 with
a staff of 10.
ADDRESS:
940 Lone Oak Road, Eagan, MN
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
612-688-1672
612-688-1638
55121
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Eagan, MN.
PURPOSE:
To provide package testing and evaluation including
development of comprehensive test programs to predict
product/package performance. Certifies packages to industry,
government and international standards.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1983.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM, NSTA, TAPPI, NMFC UFC, DOT standards contained in
CFR Title 49, IMO, IMDG Code and ICAO technical instructions.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
NSTA Approved Laboratory and a Department of Transportation
recognized Packaging Certification Agency for international
(United Nations) standards.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Packaging.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
One.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A brochure entitled "ECOLAB Package Testing Services" is
available.
Requires initial and follow-up product testing.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Issues certificates of approval.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS CERTIFICATION BOARD
ACRONYM:
ECCB
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
U.S. National Authorized Institution for the IECQ System
which is administratively supported by the Electronic
Industries Association. ECCB has a staff of 2 and a
membership of 18, and manages a U.S. National Electronic
Component Quality Assessment System called the NECQ System.
ADDRESS:
2001 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
202-457-4962
202-457-4985
710-822-0148 (EIA-WSH)
20006
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Underwriters Laboratories in Melville, NY.
PURPOSE:
Encourage and conduct a program of testing and certification
of electronic products and components to aid in the
acceptance of those products by the public and specifically
by consumers of such products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1985.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses IEC standards and specifications available from ANSI for
IECQ certification purposes. Uses EIA and other national
standards for NECQ certification purposes.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Requires factory inspection to approve the manufacturer's
facilities.
2. Requires initial product qualification testing.
3. Approves independent laboratories or manufacturers'
testing facilities.
4. Requires periodic inspection, Q.A. system review, and
audit testing.
5. Requires traceability of testing laboratories'
calibration services to NIST.
6. Requires that distributors also be approved.
7. Issues certificates of approval.
8. IECQ issues an approved products directory.
9. NECQ issues an approved product list and a qualified
manufacturers list (QML).
10. Has a formal appeals procedure.
IECQ is recognized by the IEC.
NECQ is recognized by ANSI.
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COMMENTS:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
UL serves as the National Supervising Inspectorate, while EIA
serves as the National Standards Organization for the IECQ.
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule with some costs being individually
determined.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Capacitors, resistors, switches, connectors, semiconductors,
other electronic components.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
34.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
IECQ Publication QC 001005, "Qualified Products List" is
available for a fee.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"The IECQ System," "Summary of Format and Content of IECQSystem Specification," "Join the Quality Assessment System
for Electronic Components (IECQ)," "Guide for the Preparation
of Specification Using IECQ System Format," "IECQ
Specification Base," "Proceeding of IECQ System Educational
Seminars on Quality Certification for Electronic Components
(IECQ)" are available free or for a fee for larger documents.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
EMACO, INC.
ACRONYM:
EMACO
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Testing, consulting and certification organization for
electronic/electrical products for FCC, VDE, and MIL radio
frequency interference and electromagnetic compatibility
requirements.
ADDRESS:
7562 Trade Street, San Diego, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
(619) 578-1480
(619) 578-1467
92121
Principal: Herbert K. Mertel, P.E.
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: San Diego, CA.
PURPOSE:
To test and certify equipment; to provide engineering
services; and to conduct seminars.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1976.
STANDARDS USED:
FCC Part 15, 18; VDE 0875, 0871; EN 55022; MIL-STD-461/462,
IEC, NATO standards, etc.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
Testing requirements tailored to product and customer
needs.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by FCC in the USA; FTZ/ZZF and VDE in Germany; and
VCCI in Japan. Accredited by NIST/NVLAP and the FCC.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Design and testing services available to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
All electrical and electronic equipment from small household
appliances to large computer systems.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
300 per year.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Available upon request.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Brochures and translation of West German VDE specification
available.
Typically $60 to $125 per hour.
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ENERGY TESTING LABORATORY OF MAINE/SOUTHERN MAINE VOCATIONAL
TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
ETLM/SMVTI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit independent testing laboratory founded in 1975 with
a staff of six.
ADDRESS:
Fort Road, South Portland, ME
PHONE NUMBER:
TELEX:
207-799-7303
887274
04106
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: South Portland, ME.
PURPOSE:
A safety testing, listing, and follow-up factory inspection
agency for manufacturers of heating appliances and related
equipment, which allows these manufacturers to sell listed
appliances within the United States.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1977.
STANDARDS USED:
Develops its own standards and also uses UL, ANSI, AGA, and
CSA standards, including: UL Standards 127, 296, 391, 726,
727, 731, 737, 896, 907, and 1482; ANSI/AGA standards Z21.11,
Z21.13, Z21.17, Z21.47, and Z21.64 and CSA Standards B140 and
B366.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspections and
evaluations of the manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Develops standards to test new products.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by BOCA, ICBO and SBCCI and by the state
and local authorities which have adopted these codes. Also
recognized by Alberta, Canada as an approved testing
laboratory for oil burning equipment tested to required CSA
standards. An "Accreditation List" is available from ETLM.
COMMENTS:
This organization has official ties with the government
of the State of Maine.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Available by quotation.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Wood, coal, oil, gas, electric and waste oil fired heating
equipment, including: multi-fuel furnaces and boilers; solid
fuel furnaces and boilers; solid fuel multi-application
appliances; radiant room heaters; circulating room heaters;
and fireplace inserts; multi-oil (waste oil) fired
appliances; oil fired central furnace; oil burning
stoves; gas and/oil fired boilers; blower assemblies; heat
reclaimers; protective products; etc.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
40 listed manufacturers.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"ETLM/SMVTI Product Listing Directory" available for a fee
from ETLM/SMVTI.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
ETLM Standards 78-l "Testing for Safety-Requirements and Test
Procedures for Solid Fuel Burning Central Heating Appliances
and Combination Oil and Solid Fuel Burning Central Heating
Appliances" and ETLM Standards 83-1 "Standards for SafetyTesting of Multi-Oil (Waste Oil Vaporation) Fire Appliances"
are available from ETLM for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
ETL TESTING LABORATORIES, INC.
ACRONYM:
ETL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
An employee-owned, independent testing laboratory founded in
1896.
ADDRESS:
Industrial Park, Route 11, Cortland, NY
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
607-753-6711
607-756-9891
510-252-0792
13045
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Cortland, NY; Norcross, GA; and San Francisco, CA.
PURPOSE:
To provide an independent source of testing to determine the
quality, safety and performance of products and to verify
conformance to specifications and provide third-party
endorsements.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Serves as program administrator and certifier for some
products and as a certifier only for others.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ARI, AHAM, ASTM, BHMA, GAMA, ANSI, UL, IEC, HUD, DOE,
DOT, CPSC, FM, IAPMO, NFPA, and other standards and federal
specifications depending upon product.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Requires initial testing and in-plant inspection.
Requires follow-up inspection and random testing.
Offers prototype evaluation.
Offers on-site testing where laboratory testing is not
feasible, but this cannot lead to labeling/listing.
Serves as the testing and inspection facility for IGCC's,
AHAM's, BHMA's, HECC's, ARI's, GAMA's, CAWM's, CBM's and
HUD's certification programs.
Has a formal appeals mechanism.
Authorizes the use of the ETL listing mark and issues
the "Directory of ETL Listed Products."
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Is recognized by OSHA as a "Nationally Recognized Testing
Laboratory" (NRTL), the Council of American Building
Officials (CABO), the International Association of Plumbing
and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and all states and local
jurisdictions with a formal recognition process.
COMMENTS:
Participates in no fewer than 34 certification programs.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Depends on the nature and number of tests/inspections
required.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Refrigeration and air-conditioning condensing and compressor
units; central cooling air-conditioners; laboratory
equipment; electric industrial control equipment; portable
electric lamps; medical and dental equipment; room airconditioners; incandescent lighting fixtures; heat pumps;
oil-fired central furnaces; commercial-industrial gas-heating
equipment; electric signs and control centers for changing
message type electric signs; electric-motor-operated
appliances; electric heating pads; electric fans; apparatus
for use in hazardous locations; electric office appliances
and business equipment; fluorescent-lamp ballasts and
electric lighting fixtures; x-ray equipment; electric central
air-heating equipment; electric temperature-indicating and
-regulating equipment; direct gas-fired makeup air heaters;
fan-coil units and room fan-heater units; industrial control
equipment for use in hazardous (classified) locations;
portable sun/heat lamps; household electric ranges; hospital
signaling and nurse-call equipment; household burglar-alarm
system units; medical electrical equipment; door operators
and systems; information-processing and business equipment;
electric vacuum cleaning machines and blower cleaners; energy
management equipment; humidifiers; commercial gas baking and
roasting ovens; commercial electric cooking appliances;
musical instruments and accessories; gas-fired central
furnaces; gas unit heaters; oil-fired unit heaters;
electrical and electronic measuring and testing equipment;
power supplies; electrical attachment plugs and receptacles;
gas broilers; household drip-type coffee makers; motor
operated household food preparing machines; commercial
refrigerators and freezers; electric household cooking and
food serving appliances; electrostatic air cleaners; floor
finishing machines; refrigerated vending machines; stationary
and fixed electric tools; general use snap switches and
electric industrial control equipment; fluorescent lighting
fixtures; domestic gas conversion burners; electric hot tubs,
spas, and associated equipment; office furnishings;
electrical equipment for use in hazardous locations; personal
hygiene and health care appliances; telephone equipment;
electric baseboard heating equipment; commercial electric
dishwashers; industrial battery chargers; electric air
heaters; motor operated commercial food preparing machines;
household refrigerators and freezers; surface metal raceways
and fittings; special purpose wiring systems; garment
finishing appliances; electric home-laundry equipment;
electric personal grooming appliances; electrical cabinets
and boxes; electric photographic equipment; high intensity
discharge lighting fixtures; draft equipment; gas fired
infrared heaters; motor operated water pumps; gas water
heaters; water treatment appliances; refrigeration unit
coolers; gas-fired absorption summer air-conditioning
appliances; electric elevator components; data processing
equipment; motor operated massage and exercise machines;
household cooking gas appliances; refrigerating units; gasfired low-pressure steam and hot water boilers; electric
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heating appliances; coin and currency changers and actuators;
electric swimming pool pumps, filters and chlorinators;
anti-theft alarms and devices; direct gas fired industrial
air heaters; direct vent central furnaces; graphic arts
equipment; control equipment for use with flammable liquid
dispensing devices; commercial audio equipment; ice cream
makers; gas food service equipment; electrical power outlets;
dead-front electrical switchboards; sewing and cutting
machines; fittings and outlet boxes; transient voltage surge
suppressors; factory made air ducts and connectors; electric
heaters for use in hazardous (classified) locations; power
converters and power-converter systems for recreational
vehicles; electric power generating equipment; radio
receivers, audio systems, and accessories; electric heating,
water supply and power boilers; household electric
dishwashers; electric motors and generators for use in
hazardous (classified) locations; electric coin operated
clothes-washing equipment; electric vending machines;
electric wired cabinets; commercial electric personal
grooming appliances; vented decorative gas appliances; baling
equipment; electrocution type, insect-control equipment; gas
fired duct furnaces; emergency lighting and power equipment;
dry-type general purpose and power transformers; metal
enclosed bus operating above 600 volts; audible signal
appliances; type EB and a rigid PVC conduit and HDPE conduit;
decorative lighting outfits; television receivers and high
voltage video products; information technology equipment.
Also: fire and flammability certification of air filters;
wire and cable; air ducts; building materials.
Performance certification of hockey helmets, door latches and
hinges, brake hoses, insulating glass, safety glass,
calibration of instruments, LAN cable.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
700 companies.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of ETL Listed Products," "Consumers' Directory
of Certified Efficiency Ratings for Residential Heating and
Water Heating Equipment," "Carpet Directory," Insulating
Glass Certified Products Directory," "Safety Glazing
Certified Products Directory," and "Local Area Network Cable
Directory."
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Program documentation in
contacting the Marketing
- Acoustical
- Air-Conditioning
- Electrical
- Quality Control
-
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the following areas is available by
Department at the above address:
Glazing
- Heating
Carpet
- Design Services
Mechanical
- Photometric
Safety
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
FACTORY MUTUAL RESEARCH CORPORATION
ACRONYM:
FMRC (Sometimes referred to as FM)
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit testing and research organization incorporated in
1941.
ADDRESS:
1151 Boston/Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
617-762-4300
617-762-9375
92-4415
02062
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Norwood, MA and West Glocester, RI.
PURPOSE:
To minimize industrial property damage through research,
standards development and product Approval activities.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1907.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses FMRC Approval Standards plus ANSI, ASME, ASTM, IEEE and
other standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Requires product testing at FMRC facilities or witnessed
by an FMRC on-site employee.
Requires inspection of production and quality control
facilities.
Requires periodic unannounced reinspection.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues approved
product lists.
U.S. test lab for the Standards Association of Australia
on hazardous location electrical equipment. Is recognized by
OSHA as a "Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory" (NRTL).
Also recognized by various jurisdictions: federal, state,
local and international.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs incurred in inspection/testing.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Automatic sprinkler systems, hydrants and hoses, fire pumps
and tanks, portable extinguishers, fixed extinguishing
systems, flammable liquid equipment, flammable gas equipment,
fuel and combustion controls, combustion safeguards, gas
measuring instruments, oil safety shutoff valves, gas safety
shutoff valves, industrial trucks, electrical equipment,
hazardous location electrical equipment, electrical
signaling, household protection, building materials and
construction.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Over 1800.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Approval Guide" and "Specification Testing Products Guide"
are available for a fee from FMRC.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Factory Mutual Approval Services" and "Approval Standards"
are available free from FMRC.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
FITZSIMMONS & ASSOCIATES INC.
ACRONYM:
RVF & ASSOC.
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1974 with
a staff of four.
ADDRESS:
1860 Arthur Dr., West Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-231-0680
312-231-0811
60185
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: West Chicago, IL.
PURPOSE:
To provide services designed to solve quality control
problems; to provide information for new product development;
and to certify products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1982.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
ASTM, EPA, Bureau Veritas, GMC-Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada
Group, GMC-Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac Group.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Chemical formulations, polymers and plastic products for
use in automotive parts and other manufactured products.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
One.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Testing of Chemical Formulations and Plastic Parts for
Verification and Certification.
Conducts initial and follow-up product testing.
Issues certificates of approval.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
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GAS APPLIANCE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
ACRONYM:
GAMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1935 with a membership of over
215 and a staff of 17.
ADDRESS:
1901 North Moore Street, P.O. Box 9245, Arlington, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
703-525-9565
703-525-8159
22209
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: ETL Testing Laboratories in Cortland, NY.
PURPOSE:
To represent its members before legislative bodies, freightrate making bodies and consumer groups.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
GAMA sponsors an efficiency certification program.
ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc., administers the program and
conducts the testing.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1982.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses a heat pump type water heater test procedure which is
available from GAMA. Also uses DOE standards available from
DOE.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires periodic random selection and testing by ETL.
Requires self-certification by the manufacturer that he
has tested and rated product to the applicable efficiency
standards.
Requires retesting if another participant in the program
has evidence that the model was not correctly rated.
Authorizes use of the GAMA symbol and publishes product
efficiency listings.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all manufacturers of residential gas and oil central
furnaces and boilers and gas, oil, and electric including
heat pump type heaters, and vented gas-fired room heaters,
floor furnaces and wall furnaces.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fees based on production.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Gas central furnaces; oil central furnaces; gas and oil
boilers; gas, electric, and oil water heaters; heat pump type
water heaters; vented gas-fired room heaters; floor
furnaces and wall furnaces.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
42
24
38
12
furnace manufacturers and brand names;
boiler manufacturers and brand names;
water heater manufacturers and brand names; and
direct heating equipment manufacturers and brand names.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Consumers' Directory of Certified Efficiency Ratings for
Residential Heating and Water Heating Equipment" is available
free to participants and for a fee to the public from GAMA.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Procedural Guide for GAMA Furnace, Boiler, Water Heater and
Direct Heating Equipment Efficiency Certification Program"
available free from GAMA. See also DOE applicable Federal
Register notices.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Publisher of magazines and other consumer communications.
ADDRESS:
959 Eighth Ave., New York, NY
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
In 1885, publisher began programs to provide its readers
with information designed (among other things) to create what
is now referred to as an informed consumer. The outgrowth
of these programs is the present day subjection of
products and advertising offered to the magazine to standards
of good taste and strict editorial judgement as described on
page 6 of each issue.
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CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1885.
STANDARDS USED:
See Certification Function(s).
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
A one-year limited warranty of refund or replacement is
offered by the magazine on products it accepts for
advertising. If such a product is found to be defective
within one year of purchase and verified by the magazine, a
refund or replacement is offered.
COMMENTS:
Only consumer magazine in the world offering consumers the
assurance of refund or replacement on products it accepts for
advertising and which are defective. Products bear the Good
Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to producers of consumer products wishing to advertise
their product in the magazine.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Consumer products - excluding insurance, realty, automotive
and camping vehicles, public transportation, travel
facilities, catalogues and merchandise portfolios, "Shopping
by Mail" items, premiums, advertisements for schools, hotels,
summer camps and similar institutions, and institutional
advertisements.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A description of the limited warranty program is published in
in each issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine on page 6.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
ARNOLD GREENE TESTING LABORATORIES
A Unit of Conam Inspection, Inc.
ACRONYM:
AGTL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
An independent testing laboratory founded in 1947 with a
staff of 80.
ADDRESS:
6 Huron Drive, Natick, MA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
617-653-5950
508-651-2974
01760
LOCATIONS OF
6 Huron Dr., Natick, MA; 2 Millbury St., Auburn, MA; 784 Bay
TESTING FACILITIES: St., Springfield, MA.
PURPOSE:
To test materials and products for safety.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires type and follow-up testing.
Requires initial and periodic follow-up factory
inspections including evaluations of the manufacturer's
Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Furnaces, boilers, wood stoves, coal stoves, fireplace
inserts, factory built fireplaces, chimney liners,
prefabricated chimneys, kerosene heaters, gas heaters,
multi-fuel furnaces and boilers, heat exchangers, wall and
floor protectors, mattresses.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
115.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of Furnaces and Boilers" and "Directory of Solid
Fuel Burning Appliances" are available free from AGTL.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
HARDWOOD PLYWOOD MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
HPMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1921 with a membership of over
160, an office and lab staff of 12, and 12 field staff
throughout the United States.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 2789, Reston, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
703-435-2900
703-435-2537
22090-2789
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Reston, VA.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To provide public relations, advertising, marketing, and
technical services to its members; to represent industry in
legislative matters and to keep the industry informed on
tariff and trade matters.
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses HPMA standards available from HPMA. Also ANSI, ASTM,
DOT, NIST, NWMA, FAR and NFPA standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
COMMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
Requires initial product testing and plant inspection for
gluebond, flamespread, structural and formaldehyde
emissions.
Requires periodic inspection and testing by HPMA
personnel.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes approved
product directories/member listings.
Does some smoke and fire testing under contract.
Has a "Formaldehyde Emission Property Inspection and
Disclosure Program."
Has a formal appeals procedures.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all HPMA members and non-member hardwood plywood
manufacturers and prefinishers of hardwood plywood and other
panel products.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs incurred by HPMA.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Cut-to-size hardwood plywood panels, laminated hardwood
plywood flooring, prefinished hardwood plywood panels, stock
hardwood plywood panels, hardwood plywood specialty items.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
37 mills.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Where to Buy Hardwood Plywood & Veneer" available free
from HPMA.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Hardwood Plywood Manufacturers Association Testing and
Inspection and Listed Product Manual - 1989" available from
HPMA for a fee. "HPMA Your Partner in Progress" available
free from HPMA.
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THE HARTFORD STEAM BOILER INSPECTION & INSURANCE COMPANY
ACRONYM:
HSB
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Authorized inspection agency founded in 1866 with a staff of
1957.
ADDRESS:
One State Street, Hartford, CT
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
1-800-243-0090, or in CT call 203-722-1866
203-722-5106
6813125
PURPOSE:
To inspect boilers, piping, fired and unfired pressure
vessels to ensure compliance with ASME Code, National Board
Inspection Code, and the American Petroleum Institute Code
during fabrication, construction and installation and during
repair, alteration or modification.
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CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Early 1900's.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses the ASME, NBIC, AWS, API, ANS, foreign, government and
manufacturer standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
COMMENTS:
1.
2.
2.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Signs documents stating compliance with codes and reviews
design drawings and calculations.
Is the largest provider of Authorized Inspection Agency
services required by ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.
Has over 700 inspectors in U.S.A., Europe, South America
and the Far East.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Boilers, pressure vessels, piping, tank trucks, railroad
cars.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Over 800.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Quality Assurance/Expediting Service," "Quality Assurance:
Expediting Service: Technical Services," and "Quality
Assurance/Expediting Service: A Better Track to Run On" are
available free from the company.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
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HOME VENTILATING INSTITUTE, DIVISION OF AIR MOVEMENT AND
CONTROL ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
HVI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade organization founded in 1955 with a membership of 24
and a staff of two.
ADDRESS:
30 West University Drive, Arlington Heights, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
312-394-0150
312-253-0088
27-0650
PURPOSE:
To provide voluntary self-regulation for the residential
ventilation industry. Also to provide product certified
rating information to builders, contractors, designers, and
consumers.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1960.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses HVI standards.
standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
3.
4.
5.
60004
Also uses AMCA, ANSI and ASHRAE
Approves testing laboratories.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Requires product listing by UL or other nationally
recognized safety testing laboratory.
Offers a retesting procedure to resolve complaints made
against a product by other member companies.
Authorizes the use of the HVI trademark.
Develops standards to test new products.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
BOCA and ICBO. Also by HUD and the DOE Bonneville Power
Administration.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals mechanism.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Bath fans, ceiling/wall exhaust fans, exterior mount room
ventilators, range hoods, power-packs for range hoods,
powered attic ventilators, whole house ventilating fans,
static ventilating devices, heat recovery ventilators (airto-air heat exchangers).
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
21 companies.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Certified Home Ventilating Products Directory" available
(single copy only) free from HVI.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Product Certification Procedure," "Verification Procedure,"
"Air Flow Test Standard," and the "Home Ventilating Guide,"
are available for a fee from HVI.
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THE HYDRONICS INSTITUTE (formerly the Institute of Boiler and
Radiator Manufacturers)
ACRONYM:
HI or I=B=R
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1915 with a membership of 59
companies and a staff of 14.
ADDRESS:
35 Russo Place, P.O. Box 218, Berkeley Heights, NJ
PHONE NUMBER:
201-464-8200
07922
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Berkeley Heights, NJ.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To serve as a trade association for the boiler and radiator
manufacturers.
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1940 - Manufacturer testing only - Boilers.
1952 Radiators.
1977 Institute testing - Boilers.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses HI standards available from HI. Also uses DOE standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
COMMENTS:
1.
2.
Requires initial type testing by HI or under HI
supervision.
Requires follow-up testing.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates
of approval.
Publishes approved product directories.
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
Boiler testing is done at the manufacturer's laboratory
using Institute instrumentation and Institute personnel.
Radiation testing is done at the I=B=R Laboratory in the
HI building.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on a fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Steam boilers, hot water boilers, baseboard radiators, finned
tube radiators.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
45.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Boiler Rating and Efficiencies, Jan. 1, 1989" and "I=B=R
Ratings for Baseboard Radiation and Finned Tube (Commercial)
Radiation-Aug. 1, 1988" are available from HI for a fee.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
1.
2.
3.
"Testing and Rating Standard for Heating Boilers" 5th
Edition, March 1986.
"Testing and Rating Code for Baseboard Radiation" 6th
Edition, Feb. 1984.
"I=B=R Testing and Rating Code for Finned Tube
(Commercial) Radiation" 4th Edition, July 1966.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
INDUSTRIAL TESTING LABORATORIES, INC.
ACRONYM:
ITL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1923 with a present
staff of 38.
ADDRESS:
2350 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
314-771-7111
314-771-9573
63104
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: St. Louis, MO.
PURPOSE:
To test analyze, measure, and evaluate materials and
products, and to provide consultation.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
Certifier under HUD, IAPMO, and NKCA programs.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1970.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM and ANSI standards which are available from ASTM
and ANSI. Also uses applicable federal standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Conducts type and periodic follow-up product testing,
initial and periodic factory inspections and evaluations
of the producer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its own mark, and issues
certificates of approval from HUD, IAPMO, and NKCA.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Develops standards to allow testing of new products.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
HUD, IAPMO and the National Kitchen Cabinet Association
(NKCA).
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Lavatories, bathtubs, shower receptors and surrounds, wall
and base kitchen cabinets, structural adhesives.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
35.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A faculty resume brochure is available, though there is no
specific literature on the certification program.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
INSULATED STEEL DOOR SYSTEMS INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
ISDSI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1975 with a membership
of seven and a staff of two to three.
ADDRESS:
30200 Detroit Rd., Cleveland, OH
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
216-899-0010
216-892-1404
98-5559
PURPOSE:
To promote the products of the industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ISDSI and ANSI standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
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Requires self-certification by the manufacturers of
compliance to applicable standards.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Available to U.S. companies.
COST OF SERVICES:
Free to members.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Insulated steel door systems.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Contact ISDSI at the above address.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
INSULATING GLASS CERTIFICATION COUNCIL
ACRONYM:
IGCC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit industry certification organization founded in
1980.
ADDRESS:
Administrator, IGCC, c/o ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.,
Industrial Park, Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-0950
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
607-753-6711
607-756-9891
510-252-0792
LOCATIONS OF
Architectural Testing, Inc. in York, PA; ETL Testing
TESTING FACILITIES: Laboratories in South San Francisco, CA & York, PA; Jim Spetz
Testing Laboratory in Wickliff, OH; and Northwest
Laboratories of Seattle, Inc., Seattle, WA.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
By periodic accelerated laboratory testing and unannounced
plant inspections to insure continuing product performance
through specified standards.
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1977.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM specifications E774-84A.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Accredits labs to conduct insulating glass testing under
the supervision of an approved administrator.
Requires initial and periodic product testing by an
accredited laboratory.
Requires product retesting in the event of a
substantiated complaint by any source.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes approved
product/manufacturer listings.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers
Association (SIGMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD).
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Sealed insulating glass.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Certified Products Directory: Sealed Insulating Glass"
available for a fee from IGCC.
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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL
OFFICIALS
ACRONYM:
IAPMO
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
A nonprofit association founded in 1926.
ADDRESS:
20001 S. Walnut Dr., Walnut, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
714-595-8449
714-594-3690
PURPOSE:
To publish the Uniform Plumbing Code; Uniform Solar Energy
Code; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code; and
related directories and to assist inspectors in achieving
uniformity in plumbing and mechanical inspections.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1938.
91789-2825
STANDARDS USED:
Uses all nationally recognized standards which are relevant
to the product.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Approves testing agencies.
Requires type testing by an approved agency.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection by
IAPMO.
Issues certificates of approval.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes approved
product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Solar energy products, swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, mobile
home and recreational vehicle plumbing products, clothes
washers, dishwashers, ice makers, refrigerators, refrigerator
freezers, washer-dryers, waste disposers, water conditioning
tanks, water heating devices, water purification systems
bathtubs, bidets, drinking fountains, lavatories, medical
dental units, service sinks, shampoo basins, shower
receptors, shower units, water closets, pipe, fittings,
valves, miscellaneous plumbing items, filters, chemical
feeders, flowmeters, pumps, aerators.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
N/A.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Directory of Plumbing Research Recommendations" and a
"Directory of Trailer Research Recommendations" are available
from IAPMO for a fee.
Application forms and procedures and a listing of approved
testing agencies are available free from IAPMO.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
INTERNATIONAL CARGO GEAR BUREAU, INC.
ACRONYM:
ICGB or INCARGEAR
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit corporation founded in 1954 (reincorporated in
1966).
ADDRESS:
17 Battery Place, New York, NY
PHONE NUMBER:
212-425-2750
10004 (headquarters)
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Has representatives worldwide.
PURPOSE:
To provide certification services for materials handling
equipment ashore and afloat.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Certifies compliance by equipment owners with pertinent
government regulations.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1954.
STANDARDS USED:
Observes international, national and local standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Requires inspection by ICGB representatives and the
witnessing of testing by ICGB representatives for ICGB
certifications.
Requires the submission and review by ICGB of detailed
design and specification information for ICGB design
approvals.
Provides periodic recertifications.
Issues certificates of compliance.
Issues Cargo Gear Registers which note certification
status at location of the equipment that has been
certified.
Recommends that equipment be marked for identification
purposes.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Services are provided in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard
and U.S. Dept. of Labor standards, as well as standards
enforced by some state authorities and other governments.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals system.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Published fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Materials handling equipment ashore and afloat (including
derricks, cranes, containers, and road vehicles).
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Thousands.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"ICGB-100 List of Representatives," "Summary of Services
Available for Cargo Containers and Road Vehicles," "Summary
of Services Available for Material Handling Devices Aboard
Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs)," "Summary of Services
Available for Shipboard Cargo Gear," "Summary of Domestic
Services Available for Shore-based Material Handling
Devices," "Reference Manual for Cargo Gear Certification,"
"Burtoning Calculation Guide for Light Lift Coplaner Derricks
(Union Purchase)," and "Schedule of Fees and General Terms
and Conditions for ICGB Services" are available from ICGB.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
JASON ASSOCIATES, INC.
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Professional/technical society founded in 1961 with a
membership of 12 and a staff of four.
ADDRESS:
P. O. Box 42, Fort Collins, CO
PHONE NUMBER:
303-482-6550
PURPOSE:
To provide consulting services to users of wood products and
wood preservatives and to provide inspection services to
utility companies for their wood poles. Also provides expert
witness testimony and investigative services.
80522
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI, AWPA, AWPB, and REA standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Requires initial factory inspection and evaluation of a
manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Issues certificates of approval.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Program is recognized by the Rural Electrification
Administration (REA).
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fee plus expenses.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Wood poles and crossarms.
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JUVENILE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
ACRONYM:
JPMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1962 with over 100 members.
ADDRESS:
66 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
609-234-9155
609-234-1022
08057
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Detroit Testing Laboratory in Oak Park, MI.
PURPOSE:
To conduct trade promotion activities, trade research and
surveys, and a certification program as well as to provide
statistical information on the industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM standards available from ASTM.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires initial and periodic product testing
by an independent laboratory approved by JPMA.
Authorizes the use of its label and issues approved
product/manufacturer listings.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Program has been independently validated in accordance with
ANSI Z34.1 Standard for a Certification Program with Third
Party Validation.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
High chairs, play yards, carriages, strollers, walkers,
expandable gates and enclosures.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of Certified Products" is available free from
JPMA.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A procedural guide is available for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
MAPLE FLOORING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
MFMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade organization founded in 1897 with a membership of 110
companies.
ADDRESS:
60 Revere Dr., Suite 500, Northbrook, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-480-9138
312-480-9282
PURPOSE:
To serve as an authoritative source of technical information
about hard maple flooring and to establish grades, standards,
guide specification on hard maple flooring and
recommendations on the installation, finishing and care of
hardwood maple flooring.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
60062
Program administrator and certifier.
1897.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses MFMA standards which are available from MFMA and
building code provisions as applicable.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
COMMENTS:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
COST OF SERVICES:
Requires product type testing and follow-up testing.
Requires frequent mill inspections by third-party
inspectors.
Requires initial and periodic evaluations of a
manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Has established rules governing reinspection after
receiving a complaint.
Develops standards to test new products.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use
of its mark.
Maintains a list of MFMA approved floor finish products.
Prepares general specifications for hard maple sports
flooring systems.
Available to members only.
Free to members. Also uses a fixed fee schedule or bases
charges on actual costs depending on service requested.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Floor finishes and sealants.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"MFMA Floor Finish List."
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PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"MFMA Membership Directory," and the "MFMA Game Markings
Manual."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
MET ELECTRICAL TESTING COMPANY
ACRONYM:
MET
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1959 with a
staff of 140.
ADDRESS:
916 W. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
301-354-2200
301-354-1624
21230
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Baltimore, MD.
PURPOSE:
To conduct FCC certification, safety certification, and
performance testing and certification.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI, ISO, IEEE, FCC, UL and military standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspections and
evaluations of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
GSA and DOD.
Will soon be recognized by OSHA as a "Nationally Recognized
Testing Laboratory" (NRTL).
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on a fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Computers, telephones, lighting fixtures, electrical
products, industrial control equipment, air-conditioners.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
MET...."Listed Products Directory."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NAHB NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER
ACRONYM:
NAHB/NRC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Subsidiary of the trade organization, NAHB, which was founded
in 1942 and has over 158,000 members.
ADDRESS:
400 Prince Georges Blvd., Upper Marlboro, MD
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
301-249-4000
301-249-3906
20772
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Upper Marlboro, MD.
PURPOSE:
To conduct research on standards and test methods for
building products and to carry out a testing/inspection/
labeling program for selected building products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1964.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM, ANSI, ASME, NEMA, NFPA, and HUD/FHA standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires initial product testing and inspection
of manufacturing facilities.
Requires inspection, sampling and testing of products
every 30, 60, or 120 days depending upon product being
certified.
Authorizes the use of its label.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
HUD UM73a, BOCA, SBCCI, IAPMO, NVLAP, City of Los Angeles.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to anyone in light building industries.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Residential window units, plastic bathtubs, plastic shower
stalls, plastic lavatories, whirlpool bathtubs, cultured
marble and onyx products, insulation-batt and blanket
material, insulation-loose fill, rigid board mat insulation,
fenestration products (including doors, windows, skylights,
and sealed insulating glass).
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
187.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Annual.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Information on NAHB/NRC, its activities, and all
certifications programs are available free from NAHB/NRC.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROCKETRY
ACRONYM:
NAR
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1958 with a
membership of 5200 and a staff of one.
ADDRESS:
2140 Colburn Dr., Shakopee, MN
PHONE NUMBER:
612-445-2106
55379
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Boston, MA and Rancho Cordova, CA.
PURPOSE:
To provide a service organization for model rocket consumers.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1965.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NAR standards which are available from NAR and National
Fire Protection Association Standard, NFPA 1122.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires type testing and periodic recertification.
Motors tested for certification are obtained from the
manufacturer, and motors for periodic random testing are
taken from those for sale at retail or from mail orders.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Forty nine states require NAR certification of model rocket
motors prior to sale to consumers.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Available to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Model rocket motors (engines).
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Approximately 10.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Model Rocket Engine Certification List."
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NATIONAL AUTOMATIC MERCHANDISING ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NAMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1936 with 2367 members.
ADDRESS:
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 3500, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-346-0370
312-704-4140
60606
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Chicago, IL.
PURPOSE:
To represent the merchandise vending machine and contract
food service management industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1957.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NAMA standards available from NAMA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires initial and periodic product testing and
initial and periodic inspection of the manufacturing
facilities.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
compliance.
Develops standards to allow testing of new products.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Food and Drug Administration's Division of Federal-State
Relations; food service inspection programs of state health
departments.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Food and beverage vending machines, vending machine auxiliary
equipment.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
30 companies.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
NAMA Listing of Certified Food and Beverage Vending Machines
is available free.
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PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Single copies of the following are available free from NAMA:
"The NAMA Vending Machine Evaluation Program, What It Is and
What It Can Do For You;" "The NAMA Automatic Merchandising
Health-Industry Council Organization Plan and Procedures"
(the Council oversees the evaluation program); "Vending
Machine Evaluation Program Administrative Policies;" "NAMA
Standard for the Sanitary Design and Construction of Food and
Beverage Vending Machines."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
THE NATIONAL BOARD OF BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL INSPECTORS
ACRONYM:
NBBI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Organization composed of chief boiler inspectors in the
United States and Canada which was founded in 1919.
ADDRESS:
1055 Crupper Avenue, Columbus, OH
PHONE NUMBER:
614-888-8320
43229
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Columbus, OH.
PURPOSE:
To promote uniform administration of boiler and pressure
vessel safety laws.
REGISTRATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and registrar.
REGISTRATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1919.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ANSI, NRC
standards and The National Board Inspection Codes and Guides.
REGISTRATION/
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Registers boilers, pressure vessels and other products
and provides each with a registration number if
constructed in accordance with the ASME Code. The
National Board mark is the second symbol of quality
applied to the vessel after the ASME mark.
Accredits qualified inspectors through its testing/
education/experience evaluation system.
Conducts inspection, product evaluations with periodic
audits to assure compliance with ASME Code in
jurisdictions which do not possess adequate, qualified
inspectors.
Participates along with ASME and qualified local
inspectors in the evaluation of the manufacturing of
nuclear power plant components to assure compliance with
the ASME Code.
Accredits nuclear inspector supervisors through a testing
system.
Makes periodic visits to manufacturers' shops to observe
fabrication procedures and assure compliance with ASME
Code.
Accredits repair services.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer listings.
Recognized in many Canadian provinces.
In many states, registration is a mandatory requirement.
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AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
PRODUCTS
REGISTERED:
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS REGISTERED:
Open to U.S. and Canadian manufacturers.
Boilers, pressure vessels, parts, safety valves, nuclear
vessels, components, piping, pumps, line valves,
nuclear safety valves.
Has 15,000,000 registrations.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Manufacturers and National Board Repair Certificate Holders
Directory," and "Pressure Relief Device Certifications," are
available from NBBI.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"National Board Bulletin," "Administrative Boiler and
Pressure Vessel Safety Rules/Regulations," "Preventative
Maintenance on Power Boilers," "National Board Authorization
to Repair ASME and National Board Stamped Boilers and
Pressure Vessels," "National Board Inspection Code,"
"National Board VR Repair Symbol Administrative Rules and
Procedures," "National Board Information Booklet,"
"Recommended Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Legislation,"
"Equal Safety for All," "The Ten Demandments," "What
the National Board Means to You," "Guide for ASME Code
Sections I, IV, & VIII, Divisions 1 & 2, Reviews and Nuclear
Surveys," "National Board Authorization to Repair, Modify or
Replace Nuclear Components," "Recommended Rules for National
Board Boiler Blowoff Equipment," and "Manufacturers' Data
Reports Registered with the National Board" are available
from NBBI.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL CERTIFIED TESTING LABORATORIES
ACRONYM:
NCTL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1977.
ADDRESS:
Five Leigh Dr., York, PA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
717-846-1200
717-767-4100
17402
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: York, PA; Orlando, FL.
PURPOSE:
To perform independent testing and certification of
fenestration, sealed insulating glass, paint and polyethylene
and office products to appropriate specifications.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1980.
STANDARDS USED:
ANSI and ASTM standards available from ANSI and ASTM.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Requires product type testing, follow-up product testing,
and initial/periodic factory inspections.
Requires evaluation of a manufacturer's Q.A. program.
Accepts test results from other accredited test labs.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use of
its mark.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by HUD.
Also recognized by SPI and SIGMA.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Certification is available to members only.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Windows, doors, foam, sealed insulating glass, office
furniture, polyethylene sheeting, lineals, paint.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
10.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"NCTL Certified Products Directory for Fenestration
Products," "NCTL Certified Products Directory for Paint," and
"NCTL Certified Products Directory for Polyethylene Sheeting"
are available free to architects and code bodies and for a
fee to others.
Additional program information is available free from NCTL.
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NATIONAL DIMENSION MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
(Formerly Hardwood Dimension Manufacturers Association)
ACRONYM:
NDMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association of dimension manufacturers founded in 1929
with a membership of approximately 95.
ADDRESS:
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd. Suite A-130, Marietta, GA
PHONE NUMBER:
404-565-6660, 404-565-6663
PURPOSE:
To provide public relations, advertising, marketing, and
technical/educational services to members; to promote the
dimension industry; to act as a business referral
clearinghouse to dimension buyers, and to establish and
maintain standard rules for dimension products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
STANDARDS USED:
30068
Program administrator.
"Rules and Specifications for Dimension and Woodwork"
available from NDMA.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all manufacturers of dimension products.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Hardwood, hardwood stair treads and risers, interior trim and
moldings.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Rules and Specifications for Dimension and Woodwork"
is available from NDMA.
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NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING ASSOCIATION, INC.
ACRONYM:
NETA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1973 with a membership of 30 and
a staff of three.
ADDRESS:
916 W. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
301-354-2200
301-354-1624
21230
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Accredited companies throughout the United States.
PURPOSE:
To promote free exchange of ideas and technical information
amongst member companies.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NETA, as well as NFPA, ANSI, and IEEE standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
Approves testing laboratories. Requires submission of a
detailed application supporting capability.
Authorizes the use of its logo.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Free to members.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Electrical products, including electrical machinery,
equipment, supplies and appliances, miscellaneous machinery
(engines, turbines), scientific, optical and professional
instruments and supplies.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
NETA WORLD.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL FLUID POWER ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NFPA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1953 with a membership of over
200.
ADDRESS:
3333 N. Mayfair Rd., Milwaukee, WI
PHONE NUMBER:
414-778-3344
53222
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Requires manufacturer testing/self-certification.
PURPOSE:
To develop technical standards; fluid power indices; to
conduct marketing and management studies; and to perform
other educational and related services for the industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1978.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NFPA standards available from NFPA.
standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
Also uses ANSI
Conducts a manufacturers' self-certification program
under which manufacturers attest that their products
conform to relevant standards, that they maintain a
quality control system sufficient to ensure product
conformance, and that they conduct verification tests.
Authorizes the use of the NFPA trademark to NFPA members.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all NFPA members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Membership fees only.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Valves, cylinders, pumps and motors, filters-hydraulic and
pneumatic, pneumatic regulators, pneumatic lubricators, quick
action couplings, accumulators.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"NFPA Standards T1.21.1-1978 (R 1983) - Procedure for Self
Certification by Fluid Power Manufacturers."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL HARDWOOD LUMBER ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NHLA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1897 with a membership of
approximately 1400 companies.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 34518, Memphis, TN
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
901-377-1818
901-382-6419
38134-0518
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Inspects only, does not test.
PURPOSE:
To inspect, measure, grade, and certify hardwood lumber; to
conduct seminars and short courses and to maintain an
inspection training school, and to maintain and publish
uniform grading rules.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NHLA grading rules available from NHLA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY OF
SERVICES:
Open to all producers and sales organizations in the United
States and Canada.
COST OF SERVICES:
Inspection services based on actual costs of inspection plus
a surcharge for non-members.
2.
3.
4.
Inspects and grades lumber and issues certificates
of measurement and grade.
Financially guarantees certificate.
Has a buyer/seller dispute resolution procedure.
Bundles certified lumber with metal straps and seals with
NHLA mark.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Hardwood lumber.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Rules for the Measurement & Inspection of Hardwood &
Cypress" available for a fee from NHLA. These rules are also
available in German, Mandarin, French, and Spanish. Italian
and Japanese translations are expected to be available in
1989.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL KITCHEN CABINET ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NKCA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1955 with a staff of
five.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 6830, Falls Church, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
703-237-7580
703-237-2963
22046
LOCATIONS OF
Albuquerque, NM; St. Louis, MO; Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX;
TESTING FACILITIES: Columbus, OH; Portland, OR; Anaheim, CA; St. Paul, MN;
Stanford, CT.
PURPOSE:
To encourage the highest ideals and ethics among its members;
to encourage its members to be responsive to the industry's
needs; to present the industry's viewpoint to legislative and
regulatory bodies; to work with others to improve the quality
and value of the industry's products; to encourage the
development of research projects to achieve industry
improvements; to collect, interpret and disseminate
information of interest to the industry; to represent the
industry in the development of reasonable product standards;
to promote the industry's growth; to encourage participation
in activities of special value to the industry; to promote
friendly and lawful interchange among those engaged in the
industry; to conduct other activities of benefit to the
industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1968.
STANDARDS USED:
ANSI standards available from ANSI.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Accredits testing and inspection agencies.
Requires type testing by an approved testing agency.
Requires follow-up testing and periodic audits of a
producer's Q.A. system by an approved agency.
Requires product testing by an approved agency in
response to substantiated complaints.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use of
its mark.
Issues approved product directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Recognized by HUD and DOD for military housing.
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AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Kitchen cabinets, bath vanities.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
110.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of NKCA Certified Cabinets" available free from
NKCA.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
ANSI/NKCA A161.1-1985 - Recommended Performance and
Construction Standards for Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets.
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NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURER'S ASSOCIATION
(Formerly Boating Industry Associations (BIA))
ACRONYM:
NMMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1968 as a joint venture
of the National Association of Boat Manufacturers (NABM), the
Association of Marine Engine Manufacturers (AMEM), and the
National Association of Marine Products and Services (NAMPS).
ADDRESS:
401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. Offices also
located in Washington, DC; Havertown, PA; St. Louis, MO; New
York, NY; Miami Beach, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Stamford, CT.
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-836-4747
312-329-9815
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: See address/office listing.
PURPOSE:
To provide certification of recreational boats, trailers and
two-cycle lubrication oil.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
First program begun in 1968 by BIA.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM, ANSI, ASME, CGA, NEMA, UL, NEC, IEEE, NMMA, SAE,
ABYC standards, military specifications, and federal
standards including those issued by DOT and the U.S. Coast
Guard.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection by NMMA
and an evaluation of the manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Accredits other testing laboratories for use in testing.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use of
its mark.
Lists approved products/manufacturers in a directory.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Boats, yachts, trailers, two-cycle gasoline engine
lubricants.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
350.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"BIA Type Accepted List" which is available free to members
only from NMMA.
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NATIONAL OAK FLOORING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NOFMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1909 and with a membership of
approximately 30.
ADDRESS:
Box 3009, Memphis, TN
PHONE NUMBER:
901-526-5016
38173-0009
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Inspects only, does not test.
PURPOSE:
To promote standardization; conduct a grade labeling and
inspection service; and maintain research programs in
grading, handling, packaging and installation.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NOFMA grading rules available from NOFMA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires six months of observation by NOFMA staff and
production approval.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes approved
manufacturer/product lists.
Makes periodic checks of members' facilities.
Has a buyer/seller complaint resolution procedure.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Membership is open to all U.S. manufacturers of strip
flooring.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual reports.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Oak flooring, beech flooring, birch flooring, hard maple
flooring, pecan flooring.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
23 firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Buyer's Guide: Directory of Companies Manufacturing Quality
Hardwood Flooring and Other Products" is available free from
NOFMA.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Official Flooring Grading Rules," "Hardwood Flooring
Installation Manual," "Hardwood Flooring Finishing/
Refinishing Manual" are available free from NOFMA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL PARTICLEBOARD ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NPA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1960 and with a staff of
11 and a membership of 19.
ADDRESS:
18928 Premiere Court, Gaithersburg, MD
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
301-670-0604
301-840-1252
PURPOSE:
To provide service to the particleboard and medium density
fiberboard (MDF) industries, including Q.A. programs,
statistics, technical research, product promotion, and
representation to governmental agencies.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
20879
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NPA standards as well as ANSI A208.1-1989, ANSI
A208.2-1986, and HUD standards contained in 24 CFR 3280.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
COMMENTS:
Requires monthly mill inspections and evaluations of the
manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Approves testing laboratories to conduct product testing.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
The program offers third-party certification for physical and
formaldehyde properties.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Particleboard, MDF.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
32 firms.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
HUD, CPSC, the State of Minnesota, all national model
building code organizations.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A "Buyer's Guide" is available from NPA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL SAFE TRANSIT ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NSTA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1940 with a membership
of 350 and a staff of three.
ADDRESS:
43 East Ohio St., Suite 914, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-645-0083
312-645-1078
LOCATIONS OF
Throughout the United States and Canada.
TESTING FACILITIES: and the Far East.
PURPOSE:
60611
Also some in Europe
To prepare and maintain procedures for preshipment testing of
packaged products and to certify labs as being qualified to
test so that packaging is improved, damages are reduced and
claim settlement is expedited.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1948.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NSTA and ASTM standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Evaluates, inspects and accredits equipment and personnel
involved in preshipment testing of packaged products.
Authorizes the use of its mark on products which pass
testing by accredited laboratories.
Issues certificates of approval.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule for membership.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Packaging, packaged goods.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
140 laboratories.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Publishes a list of approved laboratories.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Pre-shipment Test Procedures," "Overseas Test Procedures,"
and "Laboratory Technical Verification Procedures" which are
available for a fee from NSTA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NATIONAL SANITATION FOUNDATION
ACRONYM:
NSF
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit, international voluntary standards and
listing/certification organization founded in 1944.
ADDRESS:
3475 Plymouth Road, P.O. Box 1468, Ann Arbor, MI
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
313-769-8010
313-769-0109
753215
48105
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Ann Arbor, MI.
PURPOSE:
The mission of NSF is to provide clients and the general
public with objective, high quality, timely, third-party
services at acceptable cost. Services include development
of consensus standards, voluntary product testing and
certification with policies and practices which protect the
integrity of registered marks, education and training, and
research and demonstration, all relating to public health and
environmental sciences.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator, evaluator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1951.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NSF standards available from NSF. Also uses AWWA, ANSI,
CSA, ISO and ASTM standards and government regulations.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires initial product testing and inspection
by NSF staff.
Requires annual follow-up inspection and periodic
retesting.
Offers an assessment service for products which do not
fall within the scope of NSF's certification/listing
services.
Authorizes the use of its marks and issues
product/manufacturer listing or certification.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
ANSI, BOCA, SBCCI, IAPMO, and the Massachusetts Plumbing
Board, and the City of Los Angeles.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Varies based on service rendered.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Soda fountain and luncheonette equipment; food service
equipment; commercial spray-type dishwashing machines;
commercial cooking and hot food storage equipment; hot water
generating and heat recovery equipment; vacuum breakers;
plumbing fixtures; water pressure reducing valves; flush tank
ball cocks; water hydrants; shower control valves; mixing
valves; backwater valves; refuse compactors and compactor
systems; thermoplastic refuse containers; marine sanitation
devices; plumbing system components for mobile homes and
recreational vehicles; cabinetry and laboratory furniture for
hospitals; polyethylene refuse bags; individual aerobic
wastewater treatment plants; food equipment; wastewater
recycle/reuse and water conservation systems; bottled water;
flexible membrane liners and point-of-use and point-of-entry
water treatment devices; Class II (Laminar Flow) biohazard
cabinetry; pitless well adapters; special processes or
devices used in treating wastewater; Diatomite type filters;
sand type filters; recessed automatic surface skimmers;
centrifugal pumps; adjustable output rate chemical feeding
equipment; multiport valves; cartridge and high permeability
type filters; flow through chemical feeding equipment;
materials and piping systems for: potable water
applications; drain, waste and vent, and continuous waste
systems; corrosive waste system applications; sewers.
1800.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Biohazard Cabinetry," Drinking Water Additives," "Drinking
Water Treatment Units," "Food Equipment," "Plastic Piping
Components and Related Materials," "Swimming Pool Equipment,"
"Special Categories," and Certification "Registry" are
available free from NSF.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Facts About Listing Services," "Facts About Certification
Services," "Facts About Assessment Services," "Facts About
NSF," and various specific program brochures are available
free from NSF.
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NATIONAL WOOD WINDOW & DOOR ASSOCIATION
(Formerly NATIONAL WOODWORK MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.)
ACRONYM:
NWWDA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1927 with a regular membership
of 60 and an association membership of 80.
ADDRESS:
1400 East Touhy Ave., Suite G-54, Des Plaines, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-299-5200
312-299-1286
PURPOSE:
To establish high quality standards; to promote, protect and
advance the interests of the wood window and door industry;
and to issue seals of approval for millwork products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1976.
60018
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NWWDA Standards available from NWWDA. Also references
applicable ANSI and ASTM standards in the text of the window
and door standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Requires initial qualifying inspection/product testing by
inspectors retained by NWWDA.
Requires at least periodic follow-up inspections with
product sampling/testing.
Requires initial and periodic evaluation of
manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Accredits laboratories to test products.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Publishes a listing of approved manufacturers/products
and authorizes the use of its mark.
Develops standards to allow testing of new products.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by VM 52 - HUD building products.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Actual cost for members, cost plus administrative fee for
non-members.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Wood flush doors, wood window units, wood sliding patio
doors, wood roof windows/skylights, treatment by water
repellant preservatives.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
25.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Publishes the "NWWDA Membership and Product Directory."
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NATIONWIDE CONSUMER TESTING INSTITUTE
(SEE ALSO UNITED STATES TESTING COMPANY, INC.)
ACRONYM:
NCTI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
A wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Testing Company, a
member of the Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS)
ADDRESS:
c/o Product Certification Division, United States Testing
Company, Inc., 1341 No. 198th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74116
PHONE NUMBER:
918-437-8333
LOCATIONS OF
Hoboken, NJ; Richland, WA; Tulsa, OK; and Los Angeles, CA.
TESTING FACILITIES: SGS also affiliates in North and South America, Europe, the
Far East, Asia, Africa and Australia.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator - divisions of USTCo are the certifiers.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses specifications and procedures mandated by U.S.
government or standards organizations. Where no
specifications exists, the Institute develops a test program
to cover all phases of end-use performance.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires products (randomly selected from retail outlets
and/or from manufacturing and packaging facilities) to be
initially tested by USTCo along with plant follow-up
inspections and an evaluation of the manufacturer's Q.A.
system.
A quality audit program, including periodic product
retesting, is also required.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes listed
manufacturer/product directories.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
NVLAP, California State Fire Marshall, Los Angeles City
Dept. of Building and Safety-Licensee, States of Oregon and
Washington.
COMMENTS:
Develops programs to assist marketers and advertisers in the
area of claim substantiation to assure the products live up
to all marketing claims for a specified time period.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule or actual costs.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Ceiling material; plastic bathroom components; whirlpool
bathtub appliances; engines/generators for RVs; lighting and
appliances for RVs; gas detectors for RVs; foam plastic for
building systems; translucent curtain walls and roof panels;
pressure treated/fire retardant lumber, plywood, cedar shakes
and shingles, and scaffold planking; roofing products and
coverings; insulation; electrical/electronic apparatus; twoway radio transmitters; radio link data terminals; portable
communications equipment; oxygen generators.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
50-60.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A Directory of Listed Products is published annually with
supplements as required.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A brochure entitled, "Nationwide Consumer Testing Institute"
and other materials are available.
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NORTH AMERICAN DIE CASTING ASSOCIATION
(Formerly the American Die Casting Institute)
ACRONYM:
NADCA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1928 with a staff of 15 and a
membership of 3,600.
ADDRESS:
2000 N. 5th Ave., River Grove, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-452-0700
312-452-0147
60171-1992
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Chicago Spectro Service Laboratory, Inc., Chicago, IL.
PURPOSE:
To represent the die casting industry in legislative matters;
marketing areas; to create and provide current education
and technical training; and to foster research.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1949.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM standards which are available from ASTM.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members only.
COST OF SERVICES:
Included in annual dues.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Die castings.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
70.
Requires type testing by an approved laboratory.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
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NORTHEASTERN LUMBER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
NeLMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association/rules writing agency founded in 1933 with a
staff of eight and a membership of 200.
ADDRESS:
272 Tuttle Road, P.O. Box 87A, Cumberland Center, ME
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
207-829-6901
207-829-4293
04021
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Inspects only.
PURPOSE:
To establish and maintain standards for size and grade; to
administer softwood grading rules and hardwood (dimension
only) rules; to certify graders in the manufacturing mills;
and to conduct inspections.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1935.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses NeLMA standards and also administers rules of other
agencies used in the area.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires periodic factory inspections.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Accredited by ALSC. Program recognized by U.S. and
Canadian federal agencies and by 11 states.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Free to members. Members pay based on size of production.
Fixed fee for inspection conducted for non-members.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Eastern white pine, Eastern spruce, red pine, hemlock boards,
Eastern spruce, red pine, balsam fir dimension lumber,
hardwood dimension lumber.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Purchasers' Guide, Pine brochures, Dimension brochure,
Eastern Pattern Chart, Siding Application Chart, and Rule
Book for NeLMA Standard Grading Rules.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
NORTHWEST LABORATORIES OF SEATTLE, INC.
ACRONYM:
NWL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1896.
ADDRESS:
1530 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
206-622-0680
206-622-0159
98134
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Seattle, WA.
PURPOSE:
To provide testing and technical services for the
architectural, automotive, building, chemical, fire
protection, glass, hazardous waste, insulation, marine, metal
fabrication, packaging, plastics, plumbing, safety equipment,
sports equipment, textiles, and toy industries as well as the
legal profession and the insurance industry.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator (for some products) and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
STANDARDS USED:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
3.
4.
Provides initial and follow-up testing.
Performs factory inspections and evaluations of
manufacturer's Q.A. system against industry standards.
Issues and authorizes use of NWL label.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
1956.
AAMA, AATCC, ABS, ABYC, ANSI, ASM, ASME, ASTM, AWS, BOCA,
CPSC, DOE, DOT, FTC, GSA, ICBO, ISDSI, ISO, NFPA, NIOSH,
NWWDA, OSHA, SBCCI, UBC, UL, USCG, and military, federal and
manufacturers's standards applicable to specific products.
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on a fixed fee schedule or individually
determined based on product type and services provided.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Architectural, automotive, building, chemical, fire
protection and glass products; hazardous waste; insulation;
marine products; metal fabrications; packaging; plastics;
plumbing products; safety equipment; sports equipment;
textiles; toys. Products tested include: doors, windows,
stoves, furnaces, fireplace inserts, solid fuel burning
appliances, textile products.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Test standards, NWL Scope of Services, and an NWL brochure
are available free from NWL.
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OMEGA POINT LABORATORIES, INC.
(Formerly Southwest Certification Services, Inc.)
ACRONYM:
OPL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
An independent, consulting, testing and certification agency
founded in 1985.
ADDRESS:
6868 Alamo Downs Pkwy., San Antonio, TX
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
512-647-5253
512-647-0615
9102400828 SWCS UQ
78238
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: San Antonio or uses other independent testing labs.
PURPOSE:
To test and label building materials and products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1985.
STANDARDS USED:
ASTM, UL, UBC, NFiPA, FM and others as appropriate.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Provides initial engineering evaluation, testing and
follow-up factory testing and inspection services.
Requires follow-up inspection, testing and approval of
manufacturer's Q.A. program for listed products.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use of
its mark.
Publishes a directory of certified/listed products.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
ICBO, SBCCI, CABO, HUD, TVA, state and local building code
agencies, and insurance services organizations.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fees are based on services provided.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Building materials and products.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Available from OPL.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A Guide for listing and follow-up services for materials,
products and assemblies is available .
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT INSTITUTE, INC.
ACRONYM:
OPEI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1952 with a membership of
approximately 75.
ADDRESS:
341 S. Patrick Street, Alexandria, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
202-296-3484
22314
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: United States Testing Company (USTCo) in Hoboken, NJ.
PURPOSE:
To promote outdoor power equipment; to coordinate development
of voluntary standards; to collect and disseminate industry
statistical information; and to sponsor a third-party
certification program.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1961.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI/OPEI standards available from ANSI.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires initial product testing and inspection by USTCo.
Requires periodic inspection/testing by USTCo at least
twice annually.
Authorizes the use of the OPEI seal.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all manufacturers.
COST OF SERVICES:
Varies. Manufacturers must be members of OPEI or pay
nonmember fee to participate in OPEI certification program.
Additional cost to manufacturers based on USTCo charges for
inspection.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Lawn mowers, snow throwers, shredder/grinders, tillers, log
splitters.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"III. Certification of Compliance with Voluntary Safety
Standards for Powered Lawn Mowers" is available free from
OPEI.
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PACIFIC INSPECTION AND RESEARCH LABORATORY, INC.
ACRONYM:
PIRL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1980 with a staff
of nine.
ADDRESS:
4076 148th Ave., N.E., Redmond, WA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
206-881-7668
206-881-2569
98052
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Redmond, WA.
PURPOSE:
To provide product testing, certification and consulting.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1980.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses UL and ASTM standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Requires initial and follow-up testing.
Requires initial and follow-up factory inspections and
evaluations of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes use of its
mark.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AAMA for structural and thermal performance of fenestration
products; Associated Laboratories for sealed insulating glass
units; ICBO; the Oregon State Dept. of Commerce, Building
Codes Division; Washington State Dept. of Labor and
Industries, Electrical Board; State of Connecticut, Dept. of
Public Safety; City and County of Denver, Dept. of Public
Works; City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Building and Safety;
HUD for solid fuel burning stoves.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Solid fuel burning stoves, heaters, central furnaces and
related accessories, small electrical appliances, lighting
systems.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Six.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Catalog of Solid Fuel Burning Appliances" is available free
upon request.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Provided by PIRL upon request.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PFS CORPORATION
ACRONYM:
PFS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory and quality assurance agency
founded in 1959 with a staff of 55.
ADDRESS:
2402 Daniels Street, Madison, WI
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
608-221-3361
608-221-2084
53704
LOCATIONS OF
Madison, WI (Headquarters); and Dallas, TX; Bloomsburg, PA;
TESTING FACILITIES: Los Angeles, CA; Greensboro, NC; Kissimmee, FL.
PURPOSE:
To provide quality assurance testing services -- testing,
plan review, quality control inspections, product listing and
labeling, code consulting, inspector training seminars, and
research -- to manufacturers.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1959.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses PFS standards available from PFS. Also uses ASTM, ANSI,
UL, EPA, CSA, and other nationally recognized standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Requires initial and follow-up testing.
Requires initial and follow-up factory inspections and
evaluations of a producer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Publishes listed product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Provides inspector training seminars.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
HUD, EPA, ICBO, BOCA, SBCCI, CABO, NCSBCS, NIBS, and 37
states in the United States.
COMMENTS:
Conducts engineering conferences.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Manufactured structures - modular, wet core, office units,
open and closed panels; mobile homes - building components
and assemblies, plywood and particleboard panels, trusses;
glue laminated beams; permanent wood foundations; fire tested
and fire rated products; formaldehyde emissions; heating
appliances (for safety, emissions, and efficiency).
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Approximately 420.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"PFS Listing Directory" is available from PFS.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
PFS brochures and other information is available by calling
or writing to Kathleen Blair, Ass't. to the President, at the
address listed above.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PITLESS ADAPTER DIVISION of the WATER SYSTEMS COUNCIL
ACRONYM:
PAD
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1966 with a membership today of
approximately 10.
ADDRESS:
600 South Federal Street, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-922-6222
312-922-2734
60605
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Allied Laboratory, Villa Park, IL.
PURPOSE:
The Pitless Adapter Division (PAD) was organized in 1966 to
deal specifically with the interests of sanitary pitless well
adapter manufacturers. The Division is concerned with
protecting public health by setting high standards for
design, manufacture and installation of adapters and units as
part of the complete water system. It has its own budget for
programs that includes workshops, code activities,
distribution of consumer literature and certification of
adapters and units meeting the PAS-1 and PAS-2 standards.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1966.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses PAS-1 and PAS-2 standards available from PAD.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Accredits laboratories to do testing and observes first
series of tests that the lab conducts.
May periodically inspect the laboratory.
Requires initial product testing at accredited lab.
Authorizes the use of its symbol and issues certificates
of compliance.
Publishes listing of approved products/manufacturers.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members and non-members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on cost of testing.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Pitless adapters, complete pitless units, pitless caps.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
10 companies.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Listing is contained in PAS-1 "Recommended Standards and
Installation Procedures for Sanitary Water Well Pitless
Adapters and Units" and in PAS-2 "Standards for Watertight
Well Caps" which are available from PAD for a fee.
See entry under Product Directories.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
PDI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1928 with a membership of five.
ADDRESS:
1106 W. 77th St., S. Dr., Indianapolis, IN
PHONE NUMBER:
317-251-6970
PURPOSE:
To publish standards and code books and to conduct a
certification program.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
46208-3318
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses PDI standards available from PDI.
ASSE standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Also uses ANSI and
Accredits laboratories to conduct testing.
Requires initial product testing by a PDI approved
laboratory.
Requires follow-up testing within 3 years and
annually thereafter.
Issues certificate of compliance and authorizes the use
of its mark.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all producers.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Water hammer arresters, grease interceptors.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Applicable PDI standards available from PDI for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PRECAST/PRESTRESSED CONCRETE INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
PCI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association/professional society founded in
1954 with a membership of approximately 319 manufacturing
plants and 1600 professional members and a staff of 22.
ADDRESS:
175 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1859, Chicago, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-786-0300
312-786-0353
PURPOSE:
To advance the design, manufacture and use of prestressed
concrete and precast concrete.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1967.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses PCI standards available from PCI.
ASTM standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
60604
Also uses ACI and
Requires three inspections a year of one to two days
duration by a PCI contracted inspection agency and
evaluation of a producer's Q.A. system.
Evaluates engineering drawings and designs and management
support.
Issues certificates of compliance and maintains a PCI
certified plant list.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Programs recognized by the Federal Highway Administration,
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFEC), the Canadian
Standards Association (CSA), a number of state depts. of
transportation, and the American Institute of Architects.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
INSPECTED:
Precast concrete, precast prestressed concrete, glass fiber
reinforced concrete (GFRC).
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
140.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"PCI Certified Plant List" is available free from PCI.
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PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Beginning in 1988, the program is more product specific. It
recognizes four groups of products: (1) architectural precast
concrete; (2) glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC); (3)
bridge products; and (4) commercial (structural) products.
The program is based on three publications: (1) Manual for
Quality Control for Plants and Production of Precast
Prestressed Concrete Products; (2) Manual for Quality Control
for Plants and Production of Architectural Precast Concrete
Products; and (3) Recommended Practice for Glass Fiber
Reinforced Concrete Products.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PROFESSIONAL COIN GRADING SERVICE
ACRONYM:
PCGS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
A for-profit service organization founded in 1986 with a
staff of 50 and a membership of 420.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 9458, Newport Beach, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
714-250-1211
714-250-0510
PURPOSE:
To provide third-party grading and authentication services to
investors and collectors of U.S. rare coins.
92658
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
February 1986.
STANDARDS USED:
PCGS develops and publishes specifications to determine
coin's authenticity.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Conducts product type and follow-up testing.
A minimum of three PCGS grading experts grade each coin.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Has an appeals procedure which permits blind regrading of
coins suspected of being overgraded.
Develops standards to test new products.
Is expanding service to include world coins.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA).
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Coins.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
One.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"PCGS Authorized Dealer List" and "PCGS Population Report."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES
PITTSBURGH TESTING LABORATORY DIVISION
ACRONYM:
PSI/PTL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1881 with
approximately 1300 employees.
ADDRESS:
850 Poplar Street, Pittsburgh, PA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
412-922-4000
412-922-4014
15220
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: PSI has laboratories throughout the country.
PURPOSE:
To provide quality control, quality assurance, product
certification, forensic and materials engineering services.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1959.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses nationally recognized standards, none of which are
PSI/PTL's.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
COMMENTS:
1.
2.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
COST OF SERVICES:
Requires initial type and follow-up testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Approves other testing laboratories.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use of
its mark.
PSI requires the following prior to any certification:
(1) availability of technical standards or government
regulations;
(2) plant has an operational Q.A. program;
(3) plant survey, sampling and qualification have been
conducted prior to certification; and
(4) there is a follow-up system in place after
certification.
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
Open to all.
Both fixed fee schedule and individually determined based on
product and services rendered.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Plywood, particleboard, trusses, glue laminated members,
folding doors, safety shoes, safety eye protective devices,
industrialized buildings, building components, compressed gas
cylinders, compressed gas cylinder service stations, aluminum
windows, room dividers, flares and other Coast Guard
regulated products (marine products).
Over 200.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PULVER LABORATORIES, INC.
ACRONYM:
PLI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent safety and radio frequency interference (RFI)
testing laboratory, founded in 1979, for national and/or
international product certification. Also provides redesign
and product prototyping services.
ADDRESS:
415 S. 8th St., Boise, ID
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
208-342-1000
208-342-5500
83702
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Boise, ID and (Silicon Valley) San Jose, CA.
PURPOSE:
To test, evaluate and certify electrical products. To help
manufacturers meet RF and safety standards by testing,
evaluating and certifying products, allowing manufacturers to
ship and sell products. PLI also gets certifications from
other agencies like UL, CSA, VDE, FCC and gives them to
manufacturers.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1981 PLI-Safety and RF.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses FCC, MIL STD, CISPR, UL, IEC, CSA, CISPR, VDE and other
foreign national standards and the National Electrical Codes.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Provides initial testing to ensure compliance with
requirements of each country where marketing is
desireable.
Recommends design modifications to bring products into
compliance with applicable requirements.
Provides follow-up inspection every 3 months to assure
compliance.
Issues an Evaluation Report covering all testing aspects.
Authorizes the use of its label and issues certificates
of conformance.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Safety labs certified by State of Oregon and City of Los
Angeles. RFI is registered by FCC, VDE, VCCI, CISPR. Pulver
Laboratories Inc., is recognized in 56 countries.
COMMENTS:
PLI certification is accepted in the United States and 55
other countries. PLI will, however, assist manufacturers in
obtaining any international agency mark. Has a formal
appeals procedure and provides manufacturer with recommended
design modifications.
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AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fees and/or based on actual costs of testing involved
depending on service requested.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
All electrical products and assemblies. From the very small
product, to the very large installations: like 30,000 amp
substations.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"RFI/EMI/EMC Product Safety: Testing; Design; Certification;
Professional Services" available free from PLI. Free
estimated project costs; program management by PLI; and 27
other publications (depending on customer needs) are
available from PLI.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
PULVER LABORATORIES, INC., TECHNICAL INFORMATION DIVISION
ACRONYM:
PLI/TID
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent safety and product compliance engineering
organization, founded in 1985, with 19 members and a staff of
six.
ADDRESS:
150 South Autumn St., San Jose, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
408-977-1600
408-288-5131
95110
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Boise, ID and (Silicon Valley) San Jose, CA.
PURPOSE:
To help product manufacturers meet product standards and
obtain certifications needed to ship and sell products in 148
countries. RF, safety testing, certification, and product
evaluation services are available.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1985.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses all standards such as NEC, ANSI, CISPR, IEC, CSA, CISPR,
VDE, BSI, SAA, MIL and other foreign national standards from
148 countries.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Provides initial and follow-up testing to ensure
compliance with requirements of each country where
marketing is desireable.
Recommends design modifications to bring products into
compliance with applicable requirements.
Provides initial and periodic factory inspections and
evaluations of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Approves testing laboratories.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates
of conformance.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PLI will develop a product certification strategy and
then implement after approved by PLI Client Management.
Safety labs accredited by State of Oregon and City of Los
Angeles for safety; and by FCC, VDE (Germany), and DOC
(Canada) for RFI. Program is also recognized by TUV
(Germany), SA (Australia) and New Zealand.
Open to all.
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COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fees and/or based on actual costs of testing involved,
depending on service requested.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Electrical and mechanical products, including medical;
electronic data processing; information processing; power
supplies; electronics used in hazardous locations.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Over 1,000.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Approved product/manufacturers directories are available for
(1) safety, (2) radio frequency interference, and (3)
products used in hazardous environments.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"RFI/EMI/EMC Product Safety: Testing; Design; Certification;
Professional Services" available free from PLI. Free
estimated project costs; program management by PLI; and 27
other publications, depending on customer needs, are
available from PLI.
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RED CEDAR SHINGLE AND HANDSPLIT SHAKE BUREAU
(CEDAR SHAKE AND SHINGLE BUREAU)
ACRONYM:
RCSHSB
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
A trade association founded in 1915 with a membership of
approximately 360 and a staff of 23.
ADDRESS:
515-116th Ave., NE, Suite 275, Bellevue, WA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
206-453-1323
206-455-1314
PURPOSE:
To provide an inspection service and trade promotion for the
mills that manufacture shakes and shingles; to distribute the
products and support the Bureau.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1915.
98004
STANDARDS USED:
The three model building codes (SBCCI, UBC, and BOCA) list
grading criteria and applications based on the grading rules
of the Bureau, and the Bureau is referenced by name.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1. Requires periodic unannounced inspections and evaluations
of members' mills grading policies and Q.A. systems.
2. Authorizes the use of its labels and issues certificates
of approval.
3. Develops standards to test new products.
4. Has a formal appeals procedure.
COMMENTS:
The fire-treated products (permanent pressure impregnation
process) are marketed under the Certi-Guard program. All
other products are promoted under the Certi-Split,
Certigrade, Certi-Groove and Certi-Sawn labels.
Non-red cedar products are inspected by the Wood Shake and
Shingle Association, a subsidiary agency formed by the
Bureau.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Recognized by any state that has adopted one of the model
building codes (SBCCI, UBC, or BOCA). The Bureau is also
registered with the British Columbia Societies Act (Canada).
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs using a fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Shingles, shakes.
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PRODUCTS
DIRECTORIES:
Membership Directory and Buyers Guide.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Red Cedar Shingle and Shake Design and Application Manual
for New Roof Construction" and other publications and videos
are available from RCSHSB.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
REDWOOD INSPECTION SERVICE (A Division of the California
Redwood Association - CRA)
ACRONYM:
RIS
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Official redwood grading agency which operates under
standards written by the American Lumber Standards Committee.
ADDRESS:
405 Enfrente Drive, Suite 200, Novato, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
415-382-0662
415-382-8531
94947
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Inspects only.
PURPOSE:
To assure the quality of redwood lumber products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses RIS grading rules which are available from RIS, and
National Design Specifications available from NFPA. Also
uses VPS PS 20-70 (available from NIST) and ASTM standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all mills in Northern California.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Northern California whitewood lumber products, California
redwood lumber products.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Standard Specification for Grades of California Redwood
Lumber" which is available for a fee from RIS and "NIST
Voluntary Product Standard PS 20-70" which is available free
from NIST.
2.
3.
4.
RIS supervisors act as grading monitors of redwood
products produced by redwood mills in Northern CA.
RIS also trains graders for individual mill members.
Offers a buyer/seller dispute resolution procedure.
Authorizes the use of its mark and provides a certificate
of compliance.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
REPLICATION TECHNOLOGY, INC
ACRONYM:
RTI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing and inspection organization founded in
1984. RTI is owned by Technical Inspection Service
Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RheinischWestfalischer Technischer Uberwachungs-Verein (RWTUV),
founded in 1872 and located in Essen, West Germany.
ADDRESS:
Suite 307, 200l Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
703-486-0227
703-892-8959
650-259-8217
22202
LOCATIONS OF
Primarily in Essen, West Germany. Some work subcontracted to
TESTING FACILITIES: non-affiliated private materials testing laboratories around
the United States. In addition, there is an administrative
office in Palo Alto, CA and an affiliated company with its
own lab in North Bergen, NJ.
PURPOSE:
To provide, with RWTUV's expertise and assistance, testing
and inspection services in the United States and
abroad for a wide variety of products and systems. Products
destined for export to the German market are tested
primarily for safety and compliance with German regulations;
products for export to other destinations are inspected for
conformance to client specifications. Also provides lifeextension services for power plants.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
April 1984.
STANDARDS USED:
DIN, VDE, IEC and other German or European standards. In
addition, third-party inspection to assure product
conformance to client specifications. For power plant work,
U.S. standards and codes.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1. Requirements are based on type of product and relevant
safety regulations and standards of the country involved.
2. Approves testing laboratories (affiliates). Also uses
its own laboratory and those of TISC and RWTUV.
3. Has complete access to resources of RWTUV.
4. Can conduct full scope inspections, testing, analytical
and evaluation services in North America.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Appropriate West German organizations.
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AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Varies with projects. Proposals submitted on either a fixed
fee or hourly rate plus expenses.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Pressure vessels (individually and type approval), valves and
materials.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Numerous.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Not available. A list of references provided upon request.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
RTI's standard brochure of services is available.
RWTUV brochures are available in certain product areas.
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RESOURCES APPLICATIONS, DESIGNS & CONTROLS, INC.
ACRONYM:
RADCO
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1968 with a staff
of 50.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 5506, Carson, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
213-532-3842
213-532-3179
90749
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Gardena, CA.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To conduct tests to evaluate performance of products against
known standards; to set up quality control manuals; to
establish quality monitoring programs with manufacturers; to
work with code bodies as a listed quality assurance agency;
and to list products and audit/inspect manufacturers'
facilities periodically.
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM, UBC, HUD, VPS, ANSI, IAPMO and other nationally
recognized standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires follow-up testing by RADCO.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of a manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
HUD, CABO, (NER-QA204), ICBO (TL-121), BOCA, SBCCI, IAPMO,
NVLAP, City of Los Angeles, City and County of Denver,
States of California (QD 60001), North Carolina, and many
other state housing agencies.
COMMENTS:
1.
2.
RADCO is also an approved Quality Inspection Agency for
listing agencies such as ICBO, and CA State Fire
Marshall.
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Building materials such as roofing, roof shingles, roof
underlayment, wall panels, sheathing boards, roof trusses,
fireplaces, doors, windows, air ducts, EPS foam insulation
boards, formaldehyde emission in wood products, and related
materials, gas appliances, insulation.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Approximately 65.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of Listed Products" is available from RADCO.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
C. M. ROU SERVICES, INC.
ACRONYM:
CMRSI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1971.
ADDRESS:
3059 Ken Dale Drive, Mobile, AL
PHONE NUMBER:
205-473-6410
36606
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Mobile, AL.
PURPOSE:
To inspect wood products and the preservative treatment of
these materials and to provide consulting services for users
and producers of preservative treated wood products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1971.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses AWPA, AWPB, ASTM, and REA standards which are available
from those organizations.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
Provides follow-up testing, factory inspections,
evaluation of a producer's Q.A. system and periodic
follow-up Q.A. system evaluations as required by the
program administrator.
Authorizes the use of a mark and issues certificates of
approval.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
U.S. Navy, Rural Electrification Administration (REA),
and the American Wood Preservers Bureau (AWPB).
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Utility poles; marine, freshwater, land and foundation
pilings; preservative treated lumber and timbers; cross ties;
crossarms; other timber products.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SAFETY EQUIPMENT INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
SEI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
A nonprofit organization established to administer a nongovernmental, third-party certification program to test and
certify a broad range of safety equipment.
ADDRESS:
1901 North Moore Street, Suite 501, Arlington, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
703-525-1695
703-528-2148
22209
LOCATIONS OF
Clayton Environmental Consultants in Southfield, MI;
TESTING FACILITIES: Professional Service Industries, Inc., PTL Division,
Pittsburgh, PA; and the United States Testing Company in
Hoboken, NJ.
PURPOSE:
The purpose of SEI's certification program is to assist
government agencies along with users and manufacturers of
safety equipment in meeting their mutual goal of protecting
the American worker with safety equipment that is in keeping
with recognized standards and the current state of the art.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1981.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI, ASTM, NIOSH, NFPA and OSHA standards. SEI does not
develop standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Requires product testing to the most comprehensive
and current standards and factory inspection by
independent third-parties.
Requires periodic quality assurance audits and product
testing as needed.
Authorizes the use of the SEI logo when: (1) the testing
lab has determined that the product model has been tested
and successfully meets the appropriate product standards,
and (2) the quality assurance auditor has determined that
the manufacturer complies with SEI quality assurance
requirements.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
The GSA requires SEI
purchases by federal
also includes, among
NASA as well as over
certification for all head protection
government agencies, SEI recognition
other government entities, the DOD and
200 private sector corporations.
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COMMENTS:
Professional Services Industries, Inc., PTL Division, tests
protective eyewear and face protection equipment and
emergency eye wash and shower equipment. United States
Testing Co. tests protection equipment, firefighter's helmets
and disposable coveralls. Gas detector tube units are tested
by Clayton Environmental Consultants. Quality assurance
audits are conducted by W.A. Golomski and Associates.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
SEI's programs are voluntary and available to any
manufacturer of safety equipment.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee plus initiation and product model fees.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Head protection equipment, face shields, goggles, replacement
lenses, spectacles, spectacle replacement lenses, welding
goggles, welding helmets, replacement filter plates, cover
plates, emergency eye wash and shower equipment, structural
firefighter helmets, gas detector tube units, men's
limited use and disposable coveralls.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
45 firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
SEI "Certified Product List of Personal Protective Equipment"
available free from SEI.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"SEI - Your Symbol of Quality in Safety Equipment," is
a 10 minute audio visual presentation available on loan
from SEI at no charge.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SAFETY GLAZING CERTIFICATION COUNCIL
ACRONYM:
SGCC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit industry certification program founded in 1971.
ADDRESS:
Administrator, SGCC, c/o ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.,
Industrial Park - Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045-0950.
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
607-753-6711
607-756-9891
510-252-0792
LOCATIONS OF
Architectural Testing, York, PA; Bowser-Morner, Inc., Dayton,
TESTING FACILITIES: OH; Construction Consulting Laboratory, Ontario, CA; ETL
Testing Laboratories, Inc., Norcross, GA and Cortland, NY;
Miami Testing Laboratory, Inc., Hialeah, FL; Northwest
Laboratories, Seattle, WA; Patzing Testing Laboratories
Company, Inc., Des Moines, IA; Southwestern Laboratories,
Inc., Ft. Worth, TX; U.S. Testing Co., Los Angeles, CA.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
To assure adherence of manufacturers of safety glazing
materials to high standards of safety and quality.
Program administrator.
1971.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses standards in 16 CFR 1201 which is available from CPSC,
and ANSI Standard Z97.1-1984.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Accredits laboratories to conduct safety glazing testing
under the supervision of an approved administrator.
Requires initial and periodic product testing by an
accredited laboratory.
Requires complaint testing in the event of a
substantiated complaint by any source.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes approved
product/manufacturer listings.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Tempered transparent glass, tempered pattern glass, laminated
glass, general plastics, exterior use plastics, interior use
plastics, organic coated glass.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Certified Products Directory: Safety Glazing Material Used
in Buildings" is available for a fee from SGCC.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SMITH-EMERY COMPANY
ACRONYM:
None
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1904 with a staff
of 475.
ADDRESS:
781 E. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
213-749-3411
213-746-7228
90021
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Los Angeles, CA.
PURPOSE:
To provide independent testing and inspection services for
the construction industry, chemical testing (including
wastewater and hazardous wastes), geotechnical consulting,
and metallurgical laboratory services.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1904.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM, UBC, IAPMO, CTI and other standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
State of California.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Construction materials.
Conducts initial and periodic follow-up product testing.
Conducts initial and follow-up factory inspections and
evaluations of the manufacturer's Q.A. system.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SNELL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
ACRONYM:
SMF
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit research and standards development organization
founded in 1957 with a membership of 11 and a staff of six.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 493, St. James, NY
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
516-862-6440
516-862-6545
11780
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: St. James, NY; Sacramento, CA; and Farnham, United Kingdom.
PURPOSE:
To aid, help, promote and insure the life, safety, well-being
and comfort of persons participating in or about any type of
or vehicular transportation; to investigate, develop, approve
and publicize articles which may possibly relate thereto; to
engage in research related to such articles directly or to
finance such research and take any other action related
directly or indirectly thereto, and to conduct and carry on
the work of the Foundation, not for profit, but exclusively
for scientific, educational and charitable purpose.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1957.
STANDARDS USED:
Snell standards available from SMF.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
California Highway Patrol, and some sanctioning bodies for
specific sporting events.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Motorcycle, bicycle, equestrian, ski and special
application (automobile racing) helmets.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
33 firms.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Requires initial/periodic testing and factory inspection.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates
of certification.
Certification requirements are contained in the appropriate
Snell standards which are available from SMF for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE, INC.
ACRONYM:
SSCC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Industry organization founded in 1974 with membership open to
all interested parties.
ADDRESS:
3975 University Dr., Suite 310, Fairfax, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
703-273-9606
703-273-9271
22030
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: United States Testing Co. in Hoboken, NJ.
PURPOSE:
To assure the safe manufacture and use of snowmobiles.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
First set of standards effective Feb. 1, 1975.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses SSCC standards available from SSCC. Also uses SAE
standards, Canadian Government Specification Board and U.S.
federal specifications.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Canada; States of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin.
COMMENTS:
Canada, Michigan and New Hampshire require compliance with
all SSCC standards. Wisconsin accepts SSCC label as proof of
compliance with sound level, lighting and brake requirements.
Other listed states accept SSCC label as proof of compliance
with sound level requirements.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
COST OF SERVICES:
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
2.
3.
4.
Requires approval of manufacturer's initial product
testing by U.S. Testing Co.
Authorizes periodic follow-up testing by U.S. Testing Co.
Authorizes the use of its label.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Open to all.
Fixed fee per snowmobile plus plant visitation fee based on
number of modules being certified plus testing company travel
related expenses.
Snowmobiles.
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NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Three firms.
"Safety Standards for Snowmobile Product Certification
SSCC/10" is available for a fee from SSCC upon request.
"Safety Standards for Snowmobile Product Certification
SSCC/10: Supplement" is also available for a fee from SSCC
upon request.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
ACRONYM:
SAE
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit association founded in 1905 with a staff of 250 and
a membership of 55,000.
ADDRESS:
400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
412-776-4841
412-776-5760
866-355
PURPOSE:
To publish and disseminate standards on a worldwide basis.
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses SAE standards, ASTM standards, military standards, and
American Petroleum Institute standards.
15096
PROGRAM ONE: ENGINE OIL AND GEAR LUBRICANTS
REVIEW
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Review performance data on lubricants.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Develops standards to test new products.
SAE does not actually approve the products. The members
of the Lubricant Review Institute review the data on
engine oil and gear lube formulations and based on the
data make recommendations to the Army whether or not to
accept the data. The Army has the final say on product
approval.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
U.S. Army.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Revenue for this program is generated through a government
contract with the Army and a fee structure.
PRODUCTS
REVIEWED:
Engine oil, gear lubricants.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
SAE does not publish a directory, but the U.S. Army
publishes a list of products.
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PROGRAM TWO: ENGINE OIL LABEL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (OLAP)
REVIEW
ACTIVITIES:
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
COMMENTS:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
COST OF SERVICES:
PRODUCTS
REVIEWED:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Randomly tests products off the shelf.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
Develops standards to test new products.
The SAE Oil Assessment Program (OLAP) does not approve
or certify products. The program has a committee that
reviews analytical data on oil samples to determine if
the analytical data represents the claims made on the
label. These are engine oils sold in the market place
and labeled as meeting API service SF or SG.
U.S. Army.
If the committee believes an oil to be questionably labeled,
every effort is made to resolve the issue with the marketer.
If the issue cannot be resolved, the information is handed
over to the program's major sponsor, the U.S. Army. All data
that the committee sees is coded and kept confidential. The
only person who knows how the oil is coded is the staff
engineer at SAE.
Open to all.
The OLAP program is funded by a government contract and
contributions from other trade associations.
Engine oil.
OTHER PROGRAMS
There are two other verification programs getting underway at SAE. The first
program is called Truck Parts Verification Program. This program plans to have
the manufacturer of certain truck parts send the test results to SAE that verify
that the parts meet SAE standards. The manufacturer can then claim that he has
SAE verified parts. For further information, contact Jim Rumpf at SAE.
The second program is the National Aerospace and Defense Contractor's
Accreditation (NADCAP). This program is also in the early stage. It is the
intent of this program to certify locations that supply parts to the aerospace
industry. SAE would actually publish a list of manufacturers who meet all the
requirements. For further information, contact Arshad Hafeez at SAE.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SOLAR RATING & CERTIFICATION CORPORATION
ACRONYM:
SRCC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit organization founded in 1980 to certify and
rate the performance of solar energy equipment.
ADDRESS:
1730 N. Lynn St., Suite 610, Arlington, VA
PHONE NUMBER:
703-524-6045
22209
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Phoenix, AZ; Cape Canaveral, FL.
PURPOSE:
To develop and implement certification and rating programs
for solar energy products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1981.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses SRCC standards available from SRCC.
NFPA, NSF, AGA, and UL standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Also uses ASHRAE,
Accredits laboratories for testing.
Requires initial product testing by an accredited
laboratory.
Requires follow-up testing every 3 years.
Authorizes the uses of its mark.
Requires complaint testing in the event of a
substantiated complaint by a third-party.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fees plus variable fee based on volume shipped.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Solar collectors.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
45 manufacturers, 150 products certified.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"Directory of SRCC Certified Solar Collector and Solar System
Ratings."
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PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Solar Collector Certification Rating and Labeling Program:
Executive Summary," "OG-100: Operating Guidelines for
Certifying Solar Collectors," "Methodology for Determining
the Thermal Performance Rating for Solar Collectors,"
"Solar Water Heating System Certification Rating and
Labelling Program: Executive Summary," "OG-200: Operating
Guidelines for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems,"
"Laboratory Accreditation Program: Executive Summary," and
"SRCC Document LAC-1: Accreditation Criteria for Testing
Laboratories Evaluating Solar Components, Subsystems, and
Systems" are available free from SRCC. "SRCC Standard
100-81, Test Methods and Minimum Standards for Certifying
Solar Collectors" and "SRCC Standard 200-82, Test Methods and
Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Water Heating Systems"
are also available from SRCC.
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SOUTHERN BUILDING CODE CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
ACRONYM:
SBCCI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Model code writing organization with 1850 active and 5000
total members and a staff of 55.
ADDRESS:
900 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
205-591-1853
205-592-7001
35213-1206
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Has approved labs nationwide and in Canada.
PURPOSE:
To provide members with current model code documents,
educational materials, product listing information, and
support services.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1971.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses Standards Codes which are available from SBCCI.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Lists testing laboratories, Q.A. and inspection
agencies which can be used in the program.
Requires initial and periodic re-evaluation of listed
products.
Requires the initial and periodic evaluation of a
manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Requires periodic factory inspections.
Requires a detailed submission of information involving
design/product data as well as test data from a listed or
acceptable laboratory for SBCCI review to determine
conformance to the applicable standards/codes before
listing is granted.
Provides draft reports to applicants for review and
comment.
Publishes final compliance reports and authorizes the use
of the SBCCI Seal.
Issues certificates of listing.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Approved by over 2,000 private, state, county and city
building organizations.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
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PRODUCTS
LISTED:
Alternate materials and methods of construction, building
products, building materials, prefabricated and factory built
components, chimneys and fireplaces, doors, windows, ducts,
exit systems, exterior finishes, factory built houses,
factory built structures, fire resistive construction,
fasteners, floor systems, wall systems, roof systems,
foundations, framing systems, gas logs, gas lighters,
glazing, hangers, support, insulation, interior finishes,
masonry products, mechanical systems, metal buildings,
plumbing fixtures, plumbing materials and systems, roofing,
roof decks, smoke and heat detectors, solar systems, swimming
pools, thermal barriers, truss plate connectors.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Has over 600 listed firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"SBCCI Compliance Report Listing" is provided free to
members and for a fee to others.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SOUTHERN PINE INSPECTION BUREAU
ACRONYM:
SPIB
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit inspection agency founded in 1940 with a membership
of 306 and a staff of 60.
ADDRESS:
4709 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, FL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
904-434-2611
904-433-5594
32504-9094
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Pensacola, FL.
PURPOSE:
To serve as the southern pine lumber standards writing
organization; to provide supervisory grading service to
southern pine manufacturers subscribing to SPIB; to provide
supervisory quality control service and testing to pressure
treaters of southern pine products under AWPA/ASTM standards;
and to provide Component Quality Audit inspections to truss
fabricators under TPI and WTCA standards and/or inspection
procedures.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1940.
STANDARDS USED:
PS 20-70 and SPIB Grading Rules available from SPIB.
Treating Standards available from AWPA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
AWPA
Requires initial evaluation of a producer's Q.A. system.
Requires periodic re-evaluations of Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes approved
product directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
National Evaluation Service of CABO, Board of Review of
the American Lumber Standards Committee under PS 20-70,
developed by NIST.
COMMENTS:
Over 90% of the U.S. southern pine industry classifies and
sells its product under SPIB's grading rules. SPIB is managed
by an elected board of governors from subscriber mills.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all U.S. producers.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Southern pine lumber, pressure treated southern pine
products, glued lumber/plywood I-beams, component assemblies
with southern pine lumber.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Approximately 306 southern pine lumber producers,
approximately 133 pressure treating plants, seven machine
stress rating organizations, 93 component fabrication plants.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"SPIB 1985 Roster" which is available free from SPIB.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
STEEL JOIST INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
SJI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1928 with a membership
of 15.
ADDRESS:
Suite A, 1205 48th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC
PHONE NUMBER:
803-449-0487
PURPOSE:
To develop, establish and maintain standards; to conduct
research activities for the joist industry on various aspects
of steel joist design and performance; to publish information
regarding the proper use of steel joists and accessories,
including handling and erection, in the interest of public
welfare and safety; and to promote the use of steel joists.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1928.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses SJI standards which are available from SJI.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
29577
Requires submission and approval of complete design data.
For open web joists, H-Series, requires testing by an
independent laboratory and inspection of the plant by an
SJI approved inspection agency.
Requires periodic inspection by an SJI approved agency.
Issues certificates of approval and publishes approved
product/manufacturer lists.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
K-series joists, LH-series joists, DLH-series joists, Joist
Girders.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Publishes the names of member companies and the products
which have been given certification on the back cover of the
publication entitled, "Standard Specifications, Load Tables
and Weight Tables for Steel Joists & Joist Girders," which is
available from SJI for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
STEEL TANK INSTITUTE
ACRONYM:
STI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1916 with a membership of 102
and a staff of 21.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 4020, Northbrook, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
312-498-1980
312-498-3173
60065
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Utilizes independent testing labs.
PURPOSE:
To secure cooperative action in advancing by all lawful means
the common purposes of its members and to promote activities
designed to enable the industry to conduct itself with the
greatest economy and efficiency.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1972.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses STI standards available from STI. Also uses UL, ASTM,
SSPC, NACE standards, as well as standards referenced by Fire
and Building Codes and by EPA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
6.
Requires initial inspection of fabricator's production
and quality assurance programs prior to authorization
of its mark.
Requires periodic inspection by an STI approved
inspection service.
Makes periodic unannounced factory inspections using STI
quality assurance inspectors.
Requires attendance at STI sponsored Q.A. seminars.
Holds a triennial quality assurance audit program.
Authorizes the use of its mark and publishes approved
product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members only.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Corrosion resistant underground storage tanks and attendant
components.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Available free from STI:
Cathode Protection and Tank Monitoring
sti-P3 Installation Instructions
sti-P3 Single Wall Steel Underground Tanks
Spec Data-Single Wall Steel and Dual Wall sti-P3 Protected
Underground Steel Storage Tanks
Tank Talk - monthly newsletter
STI RP for Corrosion Protection of Underground Steel Piping
Networks Associated with Underground Liquid and Dispensing
Systems
STI RP for Hold Down Strap Isolation.
sti-P3 Specification and Manual for External Corrosion
Protection of Underground Steel Storage Tanks
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SUMP AND SEWAGE PUMP MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
SSPMA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1956 with a membership of
approximately 30.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 298, Winnetka, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
312-332-4146
60093-0298
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Does not test.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To develop and promulgate quality standards; to implement a
labeling and certification program for products conforming to
these standards; to investigate market size and activity; to
promote improved provisions in building codes.
Program administrator.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses SSPMA standards available from SSPMA. Also uses NEMA
standards and the National Electrical Code.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires manufacturers' self certification that his
products meet applicable standards.
Authorizes the use of its seal and publishes approved
product/manufacturer listings.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members and non-members.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Sump pumps, sewage pumps, effluent pumps.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"List of SSPMA Member Companies" is available for a fee upon
request.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Sump, Sewage and Effluent Pump Standards" is available for a
fee from SSPMA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
SUN-DIAMOND GROWERS OF CALIFORNIA
ACRONYM:
None
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Growers cooperative marketing organization founded in 1910
with a membership of 6000 and a staff of 515.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 9024, Pleasanton, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
415-463-8200
415-463-7492
171-317
95266
LOCATIONS OF
Yuba City, CA; Stockton, CA; Kingsburg, CA; Del Rey, CA;
TESTING FACILITIES: Fresno, CA.
PURPOSE:
To process, package and market members commodities -- prunes,
walnuts, raisins, figs, and hazelnuts.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses USDA standards and internal standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspections.
Requires initial and periodic evaluations of a producer's
Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its trademark.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members only.
COST OF SERVICES:
Free to members.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Prunes, walnuts, raisins, figs, hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil
nuts, pecans, dried peaches, dried apples, dried apricots,
dried pears.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
28 firms.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
TIMBERCO, INC.
ACRONYM:
TECO
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Founded in 1933 with a staff of approximately 55.
ADDRESS:
12401 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
503-746-8271 Contact:
503-747-1630
20874
M. L. Van Etten
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Eugene, OR; and in the factories themselves.
PURPOSE:
To provide product inspection and certification services in
the manufacture of wood products, such as plywood and other
structural use panels used primarily in building
construction.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1958.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses nationally recognized standards such as NIST voluntary
standards, HUD, ANSI and ASTM standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
COMMENTS:
1.
2.
3.
Requires type and follow-up testing of a product.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspection and
evaluation of a producer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates.
Programs have good recognition and acceptance in the
United States and Canada.
Export demand for the types of products which TECO
certifies is increasing.
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined based on volume.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Wood products, such as plywood, particleboard, waferboard,
OSB, hardboard, laminated wood products, etc.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Approximately 50 firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A client list is available free from TECO.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
TILE COUNCIL OF AMERICA, INC.
ACRONYM:
TCA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1945 with 19 regular members,
11 associate members and a staff of eight.
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 326, Princeton, NJ
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
609-921-7050
609-452-7255
08542
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Princeton, NJ.
PURPOSE:
To promote the use of ceramic tile through advertising,
public relations and research on the installation of the
product.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and licensor.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1959.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ANSI and TCA standards available from ANSI and TCA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
Requires initial and follow-up testing.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Lists licensed manufacturers.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to licensees only.
COST OF SERVICES:
Free to licensees.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Dry set mortars and grouts, epoxy mortar and grout for glazed
and unglazed tile, epoxy adhesives, "Dot" tile.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
20 firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
See Page 35 in "Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation,"
which is available free from TCA in single copies.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
See "Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation."
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
TRACE LABORATORIES
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratories founded in 1977.
ADDRESS:
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
Trace-East
1190 Winterson Rd.
Linthicum, MD 21090
301-859-8100
301-859-3056
898160
Trace-Central
4611 Olcott
Chicago, IL 60656
312-867-0400
312-867-9120
Trace-West
9320 Madison Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-886-8882
818-885-8293
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Maryland, Illinois and California.
PURPOSE:
To supply environmental, electrical, mechanical,
metallurgical and chemical testing of interconnecting
devices, materials, and related technical support services.
Also tests automotive electrical and electronic products.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1978.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses its own standards as well as a quality manual and a
training manual. Also uses ANSI, EIA, IPC, ASTM, and
military standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
The Defense Electronic Supply Center (DESC). Also UL in
connection with the National Electronic Components Quality
Assessment System (NECQ) for the purpose of officially
testing supplier's and manufacturer's products for QPL
(Qualified Products List) listing. (SEE ECCB entry.)
COMMENTS:
Also provides metallography, microbiology, radon analysis,
automotive electrical continuity testing, automotive
electronics and parts testing, connector testing.
Conducts product testing and inspection.
Performs factory inspections.
Evaluates manufacturer's Q.A. system.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Printed circuits, raw materials, finished printed circuits,
discrete components, solder maskants, conformal coatings,
solders, fluxes, plastics, rubber, paper.
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PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Folder entitled, "Trace Laboratories, Independent Testing
Services," containing information on the program is available
from Trace Labs.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
TUV AMERICA, INC.
ACRONYM:
TUV
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Testing, consulting and certification of products for the
European market. Wholly owned subsidiary of TUV Bayern,
located in Munich, FRG.
ADDRESS:
5 Cherry Hill Drive, Danvers, MA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
508-777-7999
508-777-8441
01923
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Danvers, MA; San Diego, CA.
PURPOSE:
o To test and certify equipment, i.e., office, medical,
industrial and electrical equipment.
o To assure and certify compliance with safety standards for
pressure vessels and tanks.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1870 in Germany.
1987 in the U.S.A.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses EN, DIN, VDE, IEC, BSI, FTZ, FCC and CISPR standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
COMMENTS:
Specific requirements are based on type of product.
Provides certification of various equipment to product
safety standards
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Provides customer-oriented, high-quality testing and
certification.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
West German government, MITI, BSI and the EC.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Office, medical, industrial and electrical equipment and
appliances; mechanical and pressure equipment.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
800.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A list is available.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A corporate brochure, newsletter, annual report is
available. A more detailed list of tested products
is also available.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
TUV ESSEN
ACRONYM:
TUV-Essen
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory whose parent organization
(RW-TUV) was founded in 1872 in Germany. TUV-Essen has a
staff of 1986 in the United States and a membership of 25.
ADDRESS:
7700 Marine Road, N. Bergen, NJ
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
201-662-9252
201-662-9362
755579
07047
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: New Jersey.
PURPOSE:
To certify and test equipment, appliances, and components
for conformance to European and German safety requirements;
and to assure compliance with safety standards.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
DIN, VDE and IEC standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Specific requirements are based on type of product.
Requires initial and periodic product testing, factory
inspection, and evaluation of a manufacturer's Q.A.
system.
Approves testing laboratories.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
West German government.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
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PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Domestic and commercial appliances, computers, monitors,
printers, work stations, computer peripherals, modems, data
PABX, multiplexers, sports equipment, laboratory and
measurement instruments, TV's, stereo and audio equipment,
electromedical equipment, laser equipment and devices, robots
and manufacturing units, control and monitoring equipment,
assemblies and subassemblies, electronic parts and
components, primary circuit components, telecommunications
equipment, microwave ovens, refrigerators, power supplies,
RFI filters, fans, motors, plastic, materials, tapes,
mechanical equipment, medical equipment.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
1500.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A list of approved products/manufacturers is available.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A brochure entitled "West German Safety Certification with
Worldwide Acceptance" is available.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
TUV RHEINLAND OF NORTH AMERICA, INC.
ACRONYM:
TUV Rheinland
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
TUV Rheinland has been operating as an independent, private
organization since 1872, functioning as a German government
approved inspection and surveillance authority. As an
initial step in its long term international test and
certification commitment and to improve the services to its
American clientele, TUV Rheinland launched TUV Rheinland of
North America, Inc. in 1980.
ADDRESS:
108 Mill Plain Road, Danbury, CT
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
203-798-0811
203-798-0694
06811
LOCATIONS OF
Danbury, CT; Marlborough, MA; San Ramon, CA; Austin, TX; and
TESTING FACILITIES: Ontario, Canada.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
STANDARDS USED:
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
To solve client problems with: safety, quality and
reliability of industrial plants and all types of technical
equipment; environmental protection; and economic use of
energy.
Program administrator and certifier.
Uses DIN, VDE, ECE, EN, ISO, IEC and other standards
as well as German and other regulations as appropriate.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Specific requirements are based on type of product.
Is authorized to test and certify over 1,500 different
products under the German Equipment Safety Law and to
issue the GS-Mark (Safety Tested).
Can test and certify compliance with the German ergonomic
requirements of ZH 1/618 for specific products. Can also
test for compliance with ANSI/HFS No. 100-1988, ISO DP
9241/3 and the Swedish ergonomic requirements.
Authorized by the Federal Ministry of Labor to test and
certify all medical equipment under the German Decree on
Medical Equipment.
Can certify compliance with German norm DIN V 66285 and
with the requirements of the GGS (Software Quality
Assurance Association, Frankfurt). Approved software may
be eligible for the DIN-RAL Quality Mark or the QS
(Qualified Software) Mark.
Can test and certify compliance with DIN VDE 0871, limit
B and VDE 0875 on radio frequency interference (RFI).
Approved products are issued the TUV Rheinland RFICompliance Mark.
Can test and certify compliance with requirements for
built-in components and issue the Bauart Geprueft mark.
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8.
9.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Can certify steam and pressure materials, components, and
equipment for compliance with German Codes.
Can issue type approvals of complete automotive vehicles
and vehicle components to European EEC and ECE
regulations or to German national regulations in order to
obtain a GS-Mark or the TUV Rheinland test mark.
West German government, the ECE for automotive components,
and the EC for products under the Low Voltage Directive.
Also authorized by several Japanese ministries to serve as
a testing house in connection with applications for marks of
approval and factory approvals.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on product or type of service performed.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Boats; car accessories; computers and peripherals; electric
tools; computer display work stations and terminals; computer
monitors and keyboards; electrical appliances; electronic
data processing equipment; furniture; electronic measuring
instruments; gardening equipment; hi-fi and video equipment;
household appliances; laboratory equipment; ladders and
steps; lamps; lifting and conveying equipment; manual tools;
office machines; playground equipment; sports and leisure
equipment; toys; medical devices and equipment; components
(capacitors, line filters, magnetics, motors, power supplies
and switches, relays, subassemblies); motor vehicles and
components; steam and pressure materials, equipment, and
components; software.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
A booklet entitled, "Advanced Technical Service Systems:
Safety * Reliability * Quality," is available as well as
other specific information.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES, INC.
ACRONYM:
UL
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit independent testing laboratory founded in 1894
with a staff of over 3800.
ADDRESS:
333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
TELEX:
312-272-8800
312-272-8129
201227
60062
LOCATIONS OF
Northbrook, IL; Melville, NY; Research Triangle, NC; Santa
TESTING FACILITIES: Clara, CA.
PURPOSE:
To establish, maintain, and operate laboratories for the
investigation of materials, devices, products, equipment,
constructions, methods, and systems with respect to hazards
affecting life and property.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Product design evaluation, program administrator and thirdparty certification validator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1894.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses UL standards listed in the UL Catalog of Standards.
Also uses other national and international standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Provides initial engineering evaluation and follow-up
factory testing and inspection services.
Requires follow-up inspection/testing for listed
products.
Approves testing laboratories and manufacturers' testing
facilities for IECQ system.
Has its own listing mark and lists products.
Has a classification service with respect to specific
hazards, limitations or conditions of performance.
Classified products are published in directories.
Has a component recognition service, and publishes
recognized components in a directory.
Issues certificates for products where marking is
impractical.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
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PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
Accepted in all 50 states and in many foreign countries,
including accreditation by MITI in Japan for specified
products, and by VDE for the German Safety Mark. Also has
agreements with other laboratories in Japan and Europe for
the acceptance of UL data. Recent agreement concluded with
BSI for mutual recognition of a manufacturer's Q.A.
registration. UL is accredited under numerous
federal, state and municipal product test and certifier
accreditation programs.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fees are based on cost of services provided.
PRODUCTS
LISTED:
Building materials; fire protection equipment; electrical
appliances; electrical construction materials; marine
equipment; gas and oil equipment; automobile, burglary
protection, and mechanical equipment; hazardous location
equipment; fire resistance in building assemblies.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Over 39,000 firms.
"Building Materials," "Fire Protection Equipment," "Fire
Resistance," "Recognized Component," "Electrical Appliance
and Utilization Equipment," "Electrical Construction
Materials," "Marine Products;" "Automotive, Burglary
Protection, and Mechanical Equipment;" "Gas and Oil
Equipment" are available for a fee.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB, INC.
ACRONYM:
USAC
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit independent testing laboratory founded in 1955
with a membership of 6000 and a staff of 18.
ADDRESS:
4910 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
317-247-5151
317-247-0123
46224
LOCATIONS OF
USAC Certification Committee Headquarters in Indianapolis, IN
TESTING FACILITIES: with numerous locations throughout the United States.
PURPOSE:
To insure the betterment of the sport of automobile racing by
by providing certified results of products used in major
motor sports competitions and international and national
automotive land speed records.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1956.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses SAE, ASME, ASTM, and FIA standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Certifies that products are actually used in racing cars.
Certifies automobile land speed record attempts.
May require initial and follow-up car/product inspection.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
performance.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
ACCUS-FIA.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all entered in USAC sanctioned auto racing events and
licensed membership.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule based on time and nature of certification.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Lubricating oils, spark plugs, oil additives, tires, engine
coolant, automotive safety devices, automotive batteries,
automobiles.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Approximately 450.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Test results and documentation of product usage are available
from USAC office.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
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UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB PROPERTIES, INC.
(A wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Auto Club, Inc.)
ACRONYM:
None
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent for-profit testing laboratory, incorporated in
1969, with a staff of 10 and access to 300 other licensed
officials and technicians.
ADDRESS:
4910 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
317-247-5151
317-247-0123
46224
LOCATIONS OF
Headquarters is in Indianapolis, IN with actual testing sites
TESTING FACILITIES: at automotive proving grounds, the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway, and numerous locations throughout the United
States.
PURPOSE:
To offer the automotive, trucking and related industries,
advertising agencies, and the private sector a proven
professional testing organization, having over 30 years
experience and utilizing the most current state-of-the-art
computerized testing equipment.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1956 (through parent company).
STANDARDS USED:
Uses USAC standards. Also uses SAE, ASME, ASTM, and ACCUS-FIA
standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Requires product type and follow-up testing. Products to
be tested are selected at random from the manufacturer's
assembly lines or shipping departments and USAC seals
components to assure that the product tested is
representative of those offered to the general public.
Such products are then impounded by USAC until testing is
completed.
Requires initial and follow-up factory inspection and
evaluation of a producer's Q.A. system.
Authorizes the use of its mark and issues certificates of
approval.
Develops standards for product testing and resulting
certifications.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
ACCUS-FIA.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
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COST OF SERVICES:
Individually determined based on time and nature of
certifications.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Automobiles, trucks, earth moving equipment, golf carts,
tires, engine lubricants, oil additives, automobile engine
testing equipment, certified fuel economy tests, batteries,
car rentals - as rented general condition of cars, farm
tractors, etc.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
USGA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Nonprofit athletic organization founded in 1894 with a staff
of 140.
ADDRESS:
Golf House, Liberty Corner Road, Far Hills, NJ
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
201-234-2300
201-234-9687
07931
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Far Hills, NJ.
PURPOSE:
To promote and conserve the best interests of the game of
golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses USGA standards available from USGA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
COMMENTS:
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Requires initial type testing.
Issues a certificate (letter) of conformance with the
rules of golf.
Permits the use of a mark.
Maintains and improves the USGA handicap and course-rating
system for use by golf clubs and golf associations throughout
the country.
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee per ball type for ball testing for conforming list.
Fixed fee per club for groove report evaluation. No charge
for club evaluation regarding compliance with rules.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Golf balls, golf clubs, golf tees, gloves, other golf
related devices.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
"List of Conforming Golf Balls."
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Issues various publications related to golf courses and
related matters.
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UNITED STATES TESTING COMPANY, INC.
(SEE ALSO NATIONWIDE CONSUMER TESTING INSTITUTE)
ACRONYM:
USTCo
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory since 1880. USTCo is a member
of the SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance) Group.
ADDRESS:
1415 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ
PHONE NUMBER:
201-792-2400 or 212-943-0488
07030
LOCATIONS OF
Hoboken, NJ; Richland, WA; Tulsa, OK; and Los Angeles, CA.
TESTING FACILITIES: SGS also affiliates in North and South America, Europe, the
Far East, Asia, Africa and Australia.
PURPOSE:
To test, evaluate and analyze products and materials for
their physical, mechanical, chemical, electrical, and burning
properties. Conducts certification, follow-up testing and
labeling programs for safety and performance.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Certifier with NCTL acting as the certification program
administrator, except for power mowers, lawn and garden
tractors, and snow throwers where the program is sponsored by
OPEI; snowmobiles and snowmobile components where the program
is sponsored by SSCC; and high chairs and playpens where the
program is sponsored by the JPMA.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Varies depending on the product.
STANDARDS USED:
Standards used include: ANSI, NFPA, UL, ASTM, MIL, FHA, CPSC,
and other national or international standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
Certification requirements of OPEI, SSCC, and JPMA
programs are set by those organizations. See their
entries. USTCo conducts the required testing/factory
inspections/and Q.A. program evaluations.
Certification requirements for NCTI listing and labeling
are listed under the NCTI entry. USTCo provides the data
from the required testing, factory inspections, and Q.A.
program evaluations to NCTI for use in its program.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
NVLAP, California State Fire Marshall, Los Angeles City
Dept. of Building and Safety-Licensee, States of Oregon and
Washington.
COMMENTS:
USTCo conducts testing, factory and Q.A. program evaluations
for a wide range of products. Certification/listing
activities are conducted by its subsidiary, the Nationwide
Consumer Testing Laboratory or by OPEI, SSCC, or JPMA.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
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COST OF SERVICES:
Based on actual costs. Prices quoted depending on the type
of products and the requirements of the appropriate
standards.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Power mowers, lawn and garden tractors, snow throwers,
snowmobiles and snowmobile components, high chairs, playpens.
See NCTI entry for additional products.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
60-100.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
A Directory of Listed Products is published annually by NCTL.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Additional details and illustrated brochures on testing and
certification capabilities are available by calling or
writing USTCo.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
VARTEST INTERNATIONAL, INC.
TEXTILE TESTING SERVICES DIVISION
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Independent testing laboratory founded in 1968 with a staff
of five.
ADDRESS:
32 West 40th Street, New York, NY
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
212-840-7023
212-840-7055
10018
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: New York.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To provide a broad range of programs for the physical,
chemical and microscopical evaluation of fibers, yarns,
fabrics, garments, home furnishings and other related
products.
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM, ANSI and Federal Standard 191. Also develops
standards for client use only.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires initial and periodic product testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspections and
evaluations of manufacturer's Q.A. system.
Evaluates rejected and/or defective products returned by
retailers and consumers.
Issues certificates of approval.
Develops standards to test new products.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Yarns; spun and filament fabrics; woven, knitted, printed
and nonwoven fabrics for apparel, home furnishings and
industrial end uses.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
WARNOCK HERSEY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
ACRONYM:
WHI
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
An independent test laboratory founded in 1888 with a staff
of over 200.
ADDRESS:
1101 Loveridge Rd., Pittsburg, CA
PHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
415-432-7344
415-432-3576
94565
LOCATIONS OF
Long Beach and Pittsburg, CA; Middleton, WI; Severna Park,
TESTING FACILITIES: MD; Buffalo, NY; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; LaSalle, PQ,
Canada; Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
PURPOSE:
To test and certify products, component systems, and services
for safety and performance.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1954.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses ASTM, UL, ULC, ANSI, NFPA, NWWDA, AWPA, and UBC
standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Requires initial type testing and follow-up testing.
Requires initial and periodic factory inspections and
evaluation of a manufacturer's Q.A. system by WHI.
Issues certificates of approval and authorizes the use of
its mark.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
PROGRAMS
RECOGNIZED/
ACCREDITED BY:
WHI has over 300 recognitions including ICBO, CABO, EPA, HUD,
and SCC.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedules.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Vertical and horizontal fire rated assemblies, gas
appliances, solid fuel burning appliances, flame spread,
roofing materials, windows, doors, smoke control assemblies,
plumbing products, treated wood, skylights, sun rooms,
various other building materials and products.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
800.
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PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
Warnock Hersey Certification Listings.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Individual fliers and brochures on WHI's program are
available.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
WQA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1974 with a membership of
approximately 2500.
ADDRESS:
4151 Naperville Road, Lisle, IL
PHONE NUMBER:
312-369-1600
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: 4151 Naperville Road, Lisle, IL
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
60532
60532.
To promote the acceptance and use of industry equipment,
products, and services; and to conduct such activities as
might improve economy and efficiency within the industry.
Program administrator and certifier.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses WQA standards available from WQA. Also uses NSF
standards, the National Electrical Code and FDA standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Initial product testing as voluntarily requested by
manufacturer.
Requires follow-up testing every 5 years or as deemed
necessary for voluntary validation program.
Issues a certificate of compliance and authorizes the use
of its mark.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Based on annual fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Water softeners -- domestic and commercial, water filters
--domestic and commercial, reverse osmosis/distillation
devices.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Guide for Product Validation Program" is available free from
WQA.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
WESTERN HARDWOOD ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
WHA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1955 with a membership of 75 and
a staff of three.
ADDRESS:
133 S.W. 2nd, Portland, OR
PHONE NUMBER:
503-243-2094
PURPOSE:
To procure, conserve and promote Northwest hardwoods; to
elevate hardwoods of the Northwest to a position of high
demand for use in case goods, upholstered furniture,
cabinets, pallets, pulp for paper products and many other
uses.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1972.
97204
STANDARDS USED:
Uses the National Hardwood Lumber Association grading rules
available from WHA.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
2.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to members and non-members.
COST OF SERVICES:
Fixed fee schedule.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Hardwoods.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
Nine firms.
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
None.
Inspects and grades hardwoods through private agency.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
WESTERN WOOD PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
WWPA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1964 with a membership of
approximately 250.
ADDRESS:
Yeon Building, 522 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR
PHONE NUMBER:
503-224-3930
97204-2122
LOCATIONS OF
TESTING FACILITIES: Inspects only.
PURPOSE:
To develop technical data to describe the qualities and uses
of Western woods; to disseminate information on the merits
and applications of Western lumber; and to develop standards
of size and quality for Western lumber.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Pre-1930.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses WWPA grading standards which are available from WWPA.
Also uses VPS standard 20-70, grading rules for the West
Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau (WCLIB) and the Pacific Lumber
Inspection Bureau (PLIB), and ASTM standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
COMMENTS:
Does not have a formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Open to any lumber manufacturer in the 12 Western states.
COST OF SERVICES:
At cost.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Glued products, machine stress-rated Western lumber, Western
lumber.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
WWPA inspects about 40% of all softwood lumber produced in
the United States.
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
"Western Lumber Grading Rules," "Glued Products: Procedures
for Certification and Quality Control," and "Machine Stress
Rated Western Lumber: Procedures for Certification and
Quality Control" are available from WWPA for a fee.
2.
3.
Requires initial and periodic follow-up testing by WWPA
inspectors.
Has a buyer/seller dispute resolution procedure.
Authorizes use of its mark and issues certificates of
compliance.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
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WOOD MOULDING & MILLWORK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
ACRONYM:
WMMPA
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Professional/trade association founded in 1963 with a
membership of 48 and a staff of four.
ADDRESS:
1730 SW Skyline Blvd., Suite 128, Portland, OR
P.O. Box 25278, Portland, OR 97225
PHONE NUMBER:
503-292-9288
97221 or
LOCATIONS OF
Fire-rated exterior wood door frames only are tested by
TESTING FACILITIES: Warnock Hersey in Antioch, CA.
PURPOSE:
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
To represent manufacturers of wood moldings, door jambs,
and related products; to provide those functions that an
independent company cannot provide for itself; and to develop
and maintain all industry standards.
Program administrator.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
Fire-rated exterior wood door frames - May, 1983.
Wood moldings and jambs - 1981 certification for
non-structural laminated or finger jointed wood under
WM 5-81.
Vinyl-Wrapped Interior Moulding & Millwork - under WM 2-82.
STANDARDS USED:
Fire-rated exterior wood door frames - WM 8-83 and UBC 43.2.
Non-structural laminated or finger jointed wood - WM 5-81 and
ASTM D-3110-72.
Vinyl-wrapped interior moulding & millwork - WM 2-82 and
ASA Z34.1-47R-75.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
A. FIRE-RATED WOOD DOOR FRAMES UNDER WM 8-83
1. Requires testing by an approved laboratory.
2. Requires initial and periodic factory inspection
including evaluation of a producer's Q.A. system.
3. Authorizes the use of its mark for members only and
issues certificates of approval.
4. Publishes approved product/manufacturer list.
B.
1.
2.
3.
NON-STRUCTURAL LAMINATED OR FINGER JOINTED WOOD, WM 5-81
Requires initial inspection and testing and two annual
products tests and inspections by an approved inspection
agency.
Authorizes the use of its registered trademark for
members only and issues certificates of approval.
Maintains a list of approved adhesives.
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C.
1.
2.
3.
VINYL-WRAPPED INTERIOR MOULDING & MILLWORK, WM 2-82
Requires initial inspection and periodic inspections and
testing every 6 months by an approved testing laboratory.
Authorizes the use of its registered trademark for
members only and issues certificates of approval.
Publishes approved product/manufacturer directories of
members only.
COMMENTS:
Each of the three programs has its own requirements.
There is no formal appeals procedure.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Certification under WM 3-83 is open to members only.
Certification under WM 5-81 and WM 2-82 is open to all.
COST OF SERVICES:
Certification under WM 3-83 has individually determined
costs. Certification under WM 2-82 and WM 5-81 is free to
members and has a fixed fee schedule for non-members.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
PRODUCT
DIRECTORIES:
PROGRAM
DOCUMENTATION
AVAILABLE:
Exterior wood frame doors, wood moldings, wood jambs.
A listing of approved exterior door frames, under WM 8-83, is
available free upon request. A directory of all WMMPA
members and services is available for $2.50.
Information on the certification systems is contained in the
appropriate WMMPA standards.
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ORGANIZATION NAME:
THE WOOL BUREAU, INC.
ACRONYM:
None.
NATURE OF
ORGANIZATION:
Trade association founded in 1937 with 942 licensees
and a staff of 85.
ADDRESS:
360 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
PHONE NUMBER:
212-986-6222 (Executive Office) or
516-364-0890 (Laboratory)
10017-6572
LOCATIONS OF
The Wool Bureau Inc., Technical Services Center,
TESTING FACILITIES: 225 Crossways Park Dr., Woodbury, NY 11797.
PURPOSE:
To certify products for eligibility for the Bureau's
registered certification trademarks.
CERTIFICATION
FUNCTION(S):
Program administrator and certifier.
CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM(S) BEGUN:
1963.
STANDARDS USED:
Uses internal standards.
CERTIFICATION
ACTIVITIES:
1.
AVAILABILITY
OF SERVICES:
Testing services are available to the entire wool industry,
but certification is limited to licensees.
PRODUCTS
CERTIFIED:
Fabrics/garments composed of 100% Virgin Wool, fabrics/
garments composed of 60% or more Virgin Wool blended
with other fibers.
NO. OF FACTORIES/
FIRMS CERTIFIED:
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Requires initial type testing and periodic follow-up
testing.
Requires periodic factory inspections.
Requires testing of retail purchases.
Issues certificates of approval.
Authorizes the use of its mark.
Has a formal appeals procedure.
942 licensees.
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1.
ORGANIZATIONAL INDEX BY NAME
ORGANIZATIONAL NAME
PAGE
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute ....................
Air Diffusion Council ...........................................
Air Movement and Control Association ............................
All-America Rose Selections .....................................
All-America Selections ..........................................
American Architectural Manufacturers Association ................
American Association of Medical Milk Commissions, Inc. ..........
American Bureau of Shipping .....................................
American Dental Association .....................................
American Gas Association ........................................
American Hardboard Association ..................................
American Institute of Steel Construction ........................
American Institute of Timber Construction .......................
American Lumber Standards Committee .............................
American Numismatic Association Grading Service .................
American Petroleum Institute ....................................
American Plywood Association ....................................
American Society of Mechanical Engineers ........................
American Society of Sanitary Engineering ........................
American Wood Preservers Bureau .................................
Applied Research Laboratories ...................................
Architectural Woodwork Institute ................................
Associated Laboratories, Inc. ...................................
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers .....................
Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee ..................
Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, Inc. ...............
Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. ..
California Lumber Inspection Service ............................
Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute ...................................
Cellulose Industry Standards Enforcement Program ................
Center for Agricultural Equipment ...............................
Certified Automotive Parts Association ..........................
Certified Ballast Manufacturers .................................
Cooling Tower Institute .........................................
Corporation for Open Systems International ......................
Council of American Building Officials/Evaluation Service .......
Cultured Marble Institute .......................................
Dash, Straus, & Goodhue, Inc. ...................................
Decorative Laminate Products Association ........................
Detroit Testing Laboratory, Inc. ................................
Dried Fruit Association of California ...........................
ECOLAB Inc. Package Testing Service .............................
Electronic Components Certification Board .......................
EMACO, Inc. .....................................................
Energy Testing Laboratory of Maine/Southern Maine Vocational
Technical Institute ...........................................
ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc. ..................................
Factory Mutual Research Corporation .............................
Fitzsimmons & Associates Inc. ...................................
Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association, Inc. ...................
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14
15
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18
20
21
23
24
26
27
28
29
31
33
34
35
37
39
40
42
44
45
46
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
57
59
60
61
62
65
66
67
69
70
72
75
77
78
Good Housekeeping Magazine ...................................... 80
Arnold Greene Testing Laboratories .............................. 81
Hardwood Plywood Manufacturers Association ...................... 82
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co. ............... 84
Home Ventilating Institute ...................................... 85
Hydronics Institute ............................................. 87
Industrial Testing Laboratories, Inc. ........................... 89
Insulated Steel Door Systems Institute .......................... 90
Insulating Glass Certification Council .......................... 91
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials .. 92
International Cargo Gear Bureau, Inc. ........................... 94
Jason Associates, Inc. .......................................... 96
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. ............... 97
Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association ........................ 98
MET Electrical Testing Co. ...................................... 100
NAHB National Research Center ................................... 101
National Association of Rocketry ................................ 103
National Automatic Merchandising Association .................... 104
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors ......... 106
National Certified Testing Laboratories ......................... 108
National Dimension Manufacturers Association .................... 110
National Electrical Testing Association, Inc. ................... 111
National Fluid Power Association ................................ 112
National Hardwood Lumber Association ............................ 113
National Kitchen Cabinet Association ............................ 114
National Marine Manufacturer's Association ...................... 116
National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association ................. 118
National Particleboard Association .............................. 119
National Safe Transit Association ............................... 120
National Sanitation Foundation .................................. 121
National Wood Window & Door Association ......................... 123
Nationwide Consumer Testing Institute ........................... 125
North American Die Casting Institute ............................ 127
Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association.................... 128
Northwest Laboratories of Seattle, Inc. ......................... 129
Omega Point Laboratories, Inc. .................................. 130
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. ......................... 131
Pacific Inspection and Research Laboratory, Inc. ................ 132
PFS Corporation ................................................. 134
Pitless Adapter Division of the Water Systems Council ........... 136
Pittsburgh Testing Lab ...........See Professional Service Industries
Plumbing and Drainage Institute ................................. 138
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute .......................... 139
Professional Coin Grading Service ............................... 141
Professional Service Industries ................................. 142
Pulver Laboratories, Inc. ....................................... 144
Pulver Laboratories, Inc. Technical Information Division ........ 146
Red Cedar Shingle and Handsplit Shake Bureau .................... 148
Redwood Inspection Service ...................................... 150
Replication Technology, Inc. .................................... 151
Resources Applications, Designs & Controls, Inc. ................ 153
C. M. Rou Services, Inc. ........................................ 155
Safety Equipment Institute ...................................... 156
Safety Glazing Certification Council ............................ 158
Smith-Emery Company ............................................. 159
204
Snell Memorial Foundation ....................................... 160
Snowmobile Safety and Certification Committee, Inc. ............. 161
Society of Automotive Engineers ................................. 163
Solar Rating & Certification Corporation ........................ 165
Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. ............. 167
Southern Pine Inspection Bureau ................................. 169
Southwest Certification Services, Inc. ......... See Omega Point Labs
Steel Joist Institute ........................................... 171
Steel Tank Institute ............................................ 172
Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturers Association .................. 174
Sun-Diamond Growers of California ............................... 175
TIMBERCO, Inc. .................................................. 176
Tile Council of America, Inc. ................................... 177
Trace Laboratories .............................................. 178
TUV America, Inc. ............................................... 180
TUV Essen ....................................................... 182
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. ............................ 184
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. ................................. 186
United States Auto Club, Inc. ................................... 188
United States Auto Club Properties, Inc. ........................ 189
United States Golf Association .................................. 191
United States Testing Company, Inc. ............................. 192
VARTEST International, Inc. Textile Testing Services Division ... 194
Warnock Hersey International, Inc. .............................. 195
Water Quality Association ....................................... 197
Western Hardwood Association .................................... 198
Western Wood Products Association ............................... 199
Wood Moulding & Millwork Producers Association .................. 200
The Wool Bureau, Inc. ........................................... 202
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2. ACRONYM/INITIALS LISTING
A
AAMA------AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
AAMMC-----AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL MILK COMMISSIONS, INC.
AARS------ALL-AMERICA ROSE SELECTIONS, INC.
AAS-------ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS
AATCC-----AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEXTILE CHEMISTS & COLORISTS
ABS-------AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING
ABYC------AMERICAN BOAT & YACHT COUNCIL
ACI-------AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE
ACCUS-----AUTOMOBILE COMPETITION COMMITTEE FOR THE UNITED STATES, FIA
ADA-------AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
ADC-------AIR DIFFUSION COUNCIL
ADCI------AMERICAN DIE CASTING INSTITUTE -- NOW CALLED NADCA
ADR-------EUROPEAN AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS
GOODS BY ROAD
AGA-------AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION
AGTL------ARNOLD GREENE TESTING LABORATORIES
AHA-------AMERICAN HARDBOARD ASSOCIATION
AHAM------ASSOCIATION OF HOME APPLIANCE MANUFACTURERS
AIA-------AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
AISC------AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION
AISI------AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE
AITC------AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTION
ALI-------ASSOCIATED LABORATORIES, INC.
ALSC------AMERICAN LUMBER STANDARDS COMMITTEE
AMCA------AIR MOVEMENT AND CONTROL ASSOCIATION
ANA-------AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION CERTIFICATION SERVICE
ANS-------AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY
ANS-------AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD
ANSI------AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE
APA-------AMERICAN PLYWOOD ASSOCIATION
APHA------AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, INC.
API-------AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
ARI-------AIR-CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION INSTITUTE
ARL-------APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
ASAE------AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS
ASHRAE----AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING, REFRIGERATING & AIR-CONDITIONING
ENGINEERS, INC.
ASM-------AMERICAN SHEET METAL, ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION
ASM-------AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METALS
ASME------AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
ASSE------AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SANITARY ENGINEERING
ASTM------AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS
ATP-------AGREEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF PERISHABLE FOODSTUFFS AND ON
THE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO BE USED FOR SUCH CARRIAGE
AWI-------ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK INSTITUTE
AWPA------AMERICAN WOOD PRESERVERS' ASSOCIATION
AWPB------AMERICAN WOOD PRESERVERS BUREAU
AWS-------AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY
AWWA------AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION, INC.
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B
BHMA------BUILDERS HARDWARE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
BIA-------BOATING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS, SEE NMMA
BISSC-----BAKING INDUSTRY SANITATION STANDARDS COMMITTEE
BOCA------BUILDING OFFICIALS AND CODE ADMINISTRATORS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
BSI-------BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION
C
CABO------COUNCIL OF AMERICAN BUILDING OFFICIALS (SEE NATIONAL EVALUATION
SERVICE)
CAE-------CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT
CAPA------CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE PARTS ASSOCIATION
CBM-------CERTIFIED BALLAST MANUFACTURERS
CCITT-----INTERNATIONAL TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE ITU
CFR-------CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
CIM-------INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CONCERNING THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY RAIL
CISEP-----CELLULOSE INDUSTRY STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
CISPI-----CAST IRON SOIL PIPE INSTITUTE
CISPR-----INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RADIO INTERFERENCE OF IEC
CLIS------CALIFORNIA LUMBER INSPECTION SERVICE
CMI-------CULTURED MARBLE INSTITUTE
CMRSI-----C.M. ROU SERVICES, INC.
COS-------CORPORATION FOR OPEN SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
CPSC------CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
CRA-------CALIFORNIA REDWOOD ASSOCIATION, SEE REDWOOD INSPECTION SERVICE
CSA-------CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION
CSC-------INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR SAFE CONTAINERS
CTI-------COOLING TOWER INSTITUTE
D
DESC------DEFENSE ELECTRONIC SUPPLY CENTER
DFA OF CA-DRIED FRUIT ASSOCIATION OF CA
DIN-------DEUTSCHE INDUSTRIE-NORMEN (GERMAN INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS)
DLPA------DECORATIVE LAMINATE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
DOD-------DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DOE-------DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
DOT-------DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DSG-------DASH, STRAUS AND GOODHUE, INC.
DTL-------DETROIT TESTING LABORATORY
E
EC--------EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
ECCB------ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS CERTIFICATION BOARD
ECE-------ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE
EIA-------ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
EMACO-----EMACO, INC.
EMC-------ELECTROMAGNETIC CONDUCTIVITY
EMI-------ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
EN--------EUROPEAN NORM (STANDARD)
EPA-------ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
ETL-------ETL TESTING LABORATORIES, INC.
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ETLM/
SMVTI----ENERGY TESTING LABORATORY OF MAINE/SOUTHERN MAINE VOCATIONAL
TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
F
FAR-------FEDERAL AIR REGULATION
FCC-------FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
FDA-------FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
FHA-------FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION, DEPT. OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
FIA-------FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE
FIEI------FARM AND INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT INSTITUTE
FM--------FACTORY MUTUAL RESEARCH CORPORATION
FMRC------FACTORY MUTUAL RESEARCH CORPORATION
FMVSS-----FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD, NHTSA, DOT
FTC-------FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
FTI-------FACING TILE INSTITUTE
FTZ-------FERNMELDETECHNISCHES ZENTRALAMT (TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTRAL EXCHANGE
IN GERMANY)
G
GAMA------GAS APPLIANCE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
GMC-------GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
GPO-------GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
GSA-------GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
H
HDMA------HARDWOOD DIMENSION MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, SEE NDMA
HECC------HOCKEY EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION COUNCIL
HI--------HYDRONICS INSTITUTE
HPMA------HARDWOOD PLYWOOD MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
HSB-------HARTFORD STEAM BOILER INSPECTION AND INSURANCE CO.
HUD-------DEPT. OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
HVI-------HOME VENTILATING INSTITUTE
I
IAPMO-----INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL OFFICIALS
IBCC------INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE
I=B=R-----HYDRONICS INSTITUTE
ICAO------INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION
ICBO------INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
ICGB------INTERNATIONAL CARGO GEAR BUREAU, INC.
ICTA------INDUSTRY COUNCIL FOR TANGIBLE ASSETS
IEC-------INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
IECQ------IEC QUALITY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
IEEE------INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS
IGCC------INSULATING GLASS CERTIFICATION COUNCIL
IMCO------SEE IMO
IMDG------INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS CODE
IMO-------INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (FORMERLY IMCO)
INCARGEAR-INTERNATIONAL CARGO GEAR BUREAU, INC.
208
IPC-------INSTITUTE FOR INTERCONNECTING AND PACKAGING ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
ISDSI-----INSULATED STEEL DOOR SYSTEMS INSTITUTE
ISEA------INDUSTRIAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATION
ISO-------INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION
ITL-------INDUSTRIAL TESTING LABORATORIES, INC.
J, K & L
JPMA------JUVENILE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
M
MET-------MET ELECTRICAL TESTING CO.
MFMA------MAPLE FLOORING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
MIL STD---MILITARY STANDARD
MIL SPEC--MILITARY SPECIFICATION
MITI------MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY IN JAPAN
MMC-------MERCHANT MARINE COUNCIL
MMC-------MATERIAL MANAGEMENT CENTER
N
NACE------NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CORROSION ENGINEERS
NADCA-----NORTH AMERICAN DIE CASTING ASSOCIATION
NAHB------NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
NAHB/NRC--NAHB NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS
NAMA------NATIONAL AUTOMATIC MERCHANDISING ASSOCIATION
NAR-------NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROCKETRY
NASA------NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
NATO------NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
NAVFEC----NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND
NBBI------NATIONAL BOARD OF BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL INSPECTORS
NBIC------NATIONAL BOARD INSPECTION CODES
NBS-------NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS now the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS
AND TECHNOLOGY
NCSBCS----NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATES ON BUILDING CODES AND STANDARDS
NCTI------NATIONWIDE CONSUMER TESTING INSTITUTE, UNITED STATES TESTING COMPANY
NCTL------NATIONAL CERTIFIED TESTING LABORATORIES
NDMA------NATIONAL DIMENSION MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
NEC-------NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
NECQ------NATIONAL ELECTRONIC COMPONENT QUALITY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM - SEE ECCB
NeLMA---- NORTHEASTERN LUMBER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
NEMA------NATIONAL ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
NER-------NATIONAL EVALUATION REPORTS
NES-------NATIONAL EVALUATION SERVICE, CABO
NETA------NATIONAL ELECTRICAL TESTING ASSOCIATION
NFPA------NATIONAL FLUID POWER ASSOCIATION
NFPA------NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
NGC-------NUMISMATIC GUARANTY CORP. OF AMERICA
NHLA------NATIONAL HARDWOOD LUMBER ASSOCIATION
NHPMA-----NORTHERN HARDWOOD AND PINE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
NHTSA-----NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMIN., DEPT. OF TRANS.
NIBS------NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES
NIOSH-----NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
NIST------NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (formerly the NATIONAL
BUREAU OF STANDARDS)
209
NKCA------NATIONAL KITCHEN CABINET ASSOCIATION
NMFC------NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION
NMMA------NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURER'S ASSOCIATION
NOFMA-----NATIONAL OAK FLOORING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
NPA-------NATIONAL PARTICLEBOARD ASSOCIATION
NRC-------NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER, NAHB
NRC-------NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
NRTL------NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TESTING LABORATORY
NSF-------NATIONAL SANITATION FOUNDATION
NSTA------NATIONAL SAFE TRANSIT ASSOCIATION
NVLAP-----NATIONAL VOLUNTARY LABORATORY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM, NIST
NWL-------NORTHWEST LABORATORIES OF SEATTLE, INC.
NWMA------NATIONAL WOODWORK MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, INC., SEE NWWDA
NWWDA-----NATIONAL WOOD WINDOW & DOOR ASSOCIATION
O & P
OECD------ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
OPEI------OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT INSTITUTE, INC.
OPL-------OMEGA POINT LABORATORIES, INC.
OSHA------OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPT. OF LABOR
PAD-------PITLESS ADAPTER DIVISION, WATER SYSTEMS COUNCIL
PCA-------PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION
PCGS------PROFESSIONAL COIN GRADING SERVICE
PCI-------PRECAST/PRESTRESSED CONCRETE INSTITUTE
PDI-------PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE INSTITUTE
PFS-------PFS CORPORATION
PIRL------PACIFIC INSPECTION AND RESEARCH LABORATORY, INC.
PLI-------PULVER LABORATORIES, INC.
PLI/TID---PULVER LABORATORIES, INC., TECHNICAL INFORMATION DIVISION
PLIB------PACIFIC LUMBER INSPECTION BUREAU
PSI-------PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES
PTL-------PITTSBURGH TESTING LABORATORY DIVISION, SEE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
INDUSTRIES
PTS-------PACKAGE TESTING SERVICES/ECOLAB, INC.
Q & R
QA--------QUALITY ASSURANCE
QPL-------QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST
RADCO-----RESOURCES APPLICATIONS, DESIGN & CONTROLS, INC.
RCSHSB----RED CEDAR SHINGLE AND HANDSPLIT SHAKE BUREAU
REA-------RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE
RFI-------RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
RID-------INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY
RAIL
RIS-------REDWOOD INSPECTION SERVICE
RTI-------REPLICATION TECHNOLOGY, INC
RV--------RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
RVF &
ASSOC.---FITZSIMMONS & ASSOCIATES INC.
210
RVRA/RVDA-RECREATION VEHICLE RENTAL ASSOCIATION, A DIVISION OF THE
RECREATION VEHICLE DEALERS ASSOCIATION -- CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
CANCELLED
RWTUV-----RHEINISCH-WESTFALISCHER TECHNISCHER UBERWACHUNGS-VEREIN, SEE RTI
S
SAA-------STANDARDS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
SAE-------SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
SBCCI-----SOUTHERN BUILDING CODE CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
SCC-------STANDARDS COUNCIL OF CANADA
SEI-------SAFETY EQUIPMENT INSTITUTE
SGCC------SAFETY GLAZING CERTIFICATION COUNCIL
SIB-------SOFTWOOD INSPECTION BUREAU, NORTHERN HARDWOOD AND PINE MANUFACTURERS
ASSOCIATION
SIGMA-----SEALED INSULATING GLASS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
SJI-------STEEL JOIST INSTITUTE
SMF-------SNELL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
SMVTI-----SOUTHERN MAINE VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE --SEE ETLM
SPI-------SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY, INC.
SPIB------SOUTHERN PINE INSPECTION BUREAU
SRCC------SOLAR RATING AND CERTIFICATION CORPORATION
SSCC------SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE, INC.
SSPC------STEEL STRUCTURES PAINTING COUNCIL
SSPMA-----SUMP AND SEWAGE PUMP MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
STI-------STEEL TANK INSTITUTE
SWCS------SOUTHWEST CERTIFICATION SERVICES, INC. - NOW OMEGA POINT LABS
T
TAPPI-----TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY
TCA-------TILE COUNCIL OF AMERICA, INC.
TCT-------AUSTRALIAN DEPT. OF HEALTH WOOD TREATMENT REGULATIONS
TECO------TIMBERCO, INC.
TEES------TEXAS ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION, TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY
TID-------TECHNICAL INFORMATION DIVISION, PULVER LABORATORIES, INC.
TIR-------CUSTOMS CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT OF GOODS UNDER COVER
OF TIR CARNETS
TPI-------TRUSS PLATE INSTITUTE
TRI-------THE REFRACTORIES INSTITUTE
TTL-------NEBRASKA TRACTOR TESTING LABORATORY, SEE CAE
TUV-------TUV AMERICA, INC.
TUV-Essen-TUV ESSEN
TUV
Rheinland-TUV RHEINLAND OF NORTH AMERICA, INC.
TVA-------TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
U
UBC-------UNIFORM BUILDING CODE
UIC-------INTERNATIONAL UNION OF RAILWAYS
UL--------UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES, INC.
ULC-------UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES OF CANADA
USAC------UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB, INC.
USCG------UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
211
USDA------U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
USGA------UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION
USCG------U.S. COAST GUARD
USTCo-----UNITED STATES TESTING COMPANY, INC.
V
VBP-------VINYL BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC.-CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WAS DISCONTINUED
VDE-------VERBAND DEUTSCHER ELEKTROTECHNIKER
VPS-------VOLUNTARY PRODUCT STANDARD
W, X, Y & Z
WCLIB-----WEST COAST LUMBER INSPECTION BUREAU
WHA-------WESTERN HARDWOOD ASSOCIATION
WHA-------WOOD HEATING ALLIANCE -- PROGRAM WAS DISCONTINUED
WHI-------WARNOCK HERSEY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
WMMPA-----WOOD MOULDING & MILLWORK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
WQA-------WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION
WSC-------WATER SYSTEMS COUNCIL
WTCA------WOOD TRUSS COUNCIL OF AMERICA
WWPA------WESTERN WOOD PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
ZI--------ZINC INSTITUTE -- DEFUNCT SINCE 1988
212
3. ORGANIZATIONAL INDEX BY PRODUCT CERTIFIED
PRODUCTS ARE LISTED AND ENTRIES REFERENCED ACCORDING TO THE MANNER USED BY EACH
ORGANIZATION TO CATEGORIZE THE PRODUCTS THEY CERTIFY. TO DETERMINE ALL
ORGANIZATIONS WHICH MIGHT CERTIFY A SPECIFIC PRODUCT, IT IS NECESSARY TO LOOK
UNDER THAT PRODUCT AS WELL UNDER ANY MAJOR PRODUCT GROUPING TO WHICH THE PRODUCT
MAY BELONG. SOME ORGANIZATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, INDICATED THAT THEY CERTIFY
PLUMBING PRODUCTS IN GENERAL AND ARE LISTED UNDER "PLUMBING FIXTURES, MATERIALS
AND SYSTEMS." OTHER ORGANIZATIONS MAY HAVE LISTED THE SPECIFIC PLUMBING PRODUCT
OR PRODUCTS THAT THEY CERTIFY AND THEY WOULD BE LISTED UNDER SUCH CATEGORIES AS:
"BACKFLOW PREVENTERS" OR "BATHTUBS."
PRODUCT
PAGE
accumulators ..........................................................112
acrylic material manufacturers .........................................33
adapters, pitless ................................................121, 131
additives, oil & fuel ........................................51, 188, 189
additives, water ......................................................121
adhesives ............................................31, 46, 89, 177, 200
aerators ...............................................................92
aerospace parts .......................................................163
air cleaners .......................................................42, 72
air curtains ...........................................................10
air filters ............................................................72
air supported structures ...............................................46
air-conditioners ...............................6, 21, 37, 42, 46, 72, 100
aircraft and parts ................................................51, 163
alarms and devices ..............................46, 72, 75, 129, 167, 186
apparel, fabrics for ........................................129, 194, 202
apples, dried .........................................................175
appliances ...........................................21, 37, 69, 182, 184
appliances, commercial cooking .....................................37, 72
appliances, electrical ...........37, 69, 72, 111, 132, 144, 180, 184, 186
appliances, garment finishing ..........................................72
appliances, gas .........................21, 37, 70, 72, 78, 153, 186, 195
appliances, heating ...................................37, 46, 70, 72, 134
appliances, multi-oil (waste oil) fired ................................70
appliances, personal hygiene and health care .......................37, 72
appliances, recreational vehicle ..............................21, 62, 125
appliances, solid fuel ..............................70, 81, 132, 129, 195
apricots, dried .......................................................175
aquarium equipment .....................................................37
architectural products ............................................15, 129
arresters, water hammer ...........................................34, 138
audio equipment and systems ...................................37, 72, 182
automobiles, equipment and parts .52, 62, 77, 129, 178, 184, 186, 188, 189
automobile racing helmets .............................................160
automobile rentals ....................................................189
automobiles .................................................184, 188, 189
backflow preventers ....................................................34
baking equipment and machinery .....................................44, 72
213
baling equipment .......................................................72
ball cocks ........................................................34, 121
ballasts, fluorescent lamp .........................................53, 72
basins, shampoo ........................................................92
bathroom components, plastic .....................................101, 125
bathroom fixtures, cultured marble and onyx ............................59
bathtubs .............................................59, 89, 92, 101, 125
bathtubs, whirlpool ..............................................101, 125
batteries ........................................................188, 189
battery chargers, industrial ...........................................72
beams ........................................................46, 134, 169
bicycle helmets .......................................................160
bidets .................................................................92
blinds .................................................................39
blower assemblies ......................................................70
blower cleaners ........................................................72
boats ........................................................18, 116, 184
boilers ...........................21, 33, 37, 70, 72, 78, 81, 84, 87, 106
bridges, steel .........................................................24
broilers, gas ..........................................................72
building materials & products ...4, 24, 31, 37, 46, 48, 57, 72, 75, 81, 96,
98, 101, 119, 123, 125, 129, 130, 134, 139, 142, 148, 153, 155, 158, 159,
167, 169, 172, 174, 176, 186, 192, 195, 200
burglary protection equipment .................................72, 75, 186
burners, domestic gas conversion .......................................72
bus, electric metal enclosed ...........................................72
buttermilk .............................................................17
cabinetry, specialized ................................................121
cabinets and boxes, electrical .........................................72
cabinets, kitchen/bath/vanity .................................37, 89, 114
cable ..................................................................72
calibration ............................................................72
capacitors ........................................................67, 184
car rentals ...........................................................189
cargo handling equipment ...........................................18, 94
carpets ............................................................40, 72
carriages ..........................................................62, 97
castings, die .........................................................127
cedar ........................................................27, 125, 148
ceiling material ......................................................125
chemical feeders ..................................................92, 121
chemical formulations and products ................................77, 129
chimneys ......................................................46, 81, 167
circuits .........................................................178, 182
clothes dryers .....................................................21, 92
clothes washers ........................................................92
clothes washing equipment, electric coin-operated ..................37, 72
coatings ..............................................................178
coffee makers ..........................................................72
coils ...................................................................6
coin changers and actuators ............................................72
coins .............................................................28, 141
columns ................................................................46
combustion controls and safeguards .....................................75
communications equipment .............................46, 55, 60, 125, 182
214
compactors and compactor systems, refuse ..............................121
compressors ........................................................37, 72
computer equipment and systems ....55, 60, 69, 72, 100, 146, 182, 184, 186
concrete ..........................................................46, 139
conduit ................................................................72
connectors ................................................37, 67, 72, 167
conservation devices ..........................................37, 85, 121
construction materials and products ...See Building Materials and Products
consumer products ......................................................80
containers ....................................................18, 94, 121
control and monitoring equipment .....................37, 72, 75, 100, 182
controls & accessories, gas ............................................21
converters and power-converter systems for recreational vehicles .......72
cooking appliances ........................................21, 37, 72, 121
coolant, engine .......................................................188
coolers, evaporative ...................................................10
coolers, refrigeration unit ............................................72
coolers, water ..........................................................6
cooling towers, water ..................................................54
cottage cheese .........................................................17
countertops ............................................................61
couplings, quick action ...............................................112
cover plates ..........................................................156
coveralls, men's limited use and disposable ...........................156
cranes .............................................................18, 94
cream ..................................................................17
cross ties ............................................................155
crossarms .........................................................96, 155
currency changers and actuators ........................................72
curtain walls .........................................................125
curtains, air ..........................................................10
cylinders ........................................................112, 142
dampers ............................................................10, 46
data processing equipment .........55, 60, 69, 72, 100, 146, 182, 184, 186
decking, floor/roof ...............................................46, 167
dehumidifiers ......................................................37, 42
dental instruments/equipment/material ......................20, 37, 72, 92
derricks ...............................................................94
detectors, gas ...............................................37, 125, 156
die castings ..........................................................127
diffusers ...............................................................8
dishwashers ...........................................34, 37, 72, 92, 121
disposals, food waste ..............................................34, 92
diverters ..............................................................34
door closers ...........................................................45
door equipment and devices .........................................46, 72
door systems, insulated steel ..........................................90
doors, aluminum, wood and vinyl .39, 40, 101, 108, 123, 129, 153, 167, 195
doors, sliding ................................................40, 46, 123
doors, exterior wood frame ............................................200
doors, fire ........................................................37, 46
doors, folding ........................................................142
doors, manufactured housing ........................................15, 40
doors, storm ...........................................................15
doorways, exterior .....................................................46
215
draft equipment ........................................................72
drain air gaps .........................................................34
drain systems .........................................................121
drilling & production units, mobile offshore .......................18, 94
dry-cleaning equipment, commercial .....................................37
dryers, clothes ....................................................21, 92
ducts ................................................37, 46, 72, 153, 167
earth moving equipment ................................................189
electric appliances, equipment & machinery ..37, 69, 72, 75, 100, 111, 125,
132, 144, 146, 178, 180, 182, 184, 186
electric power conservation devices ....................................37
electric power generating equipment ....................................72
electric signs .....................................................37, 72
electrical installations ..............................................144
electromedical devices ................37, 60, 72, 146, 180, 182, 184, 186
electronic components and equipment .....37, 60, 67, 69, 72, 125, 146, 178,
182, 184, 186
electronic data processing ........55, 60, 69, 72, 100, 146, 182, 184, 186
elevator doors and components ..................................37, 46, 72
elevator inspector certifying institutes ...............................33
emergency eye wash equipment ..........................................156
emergency lighting and power equipment .................................72
energy management equipment & accessories ..........................37, 72
engine accessories .....................................................51
engine oil/lubricants ..................................116, 163, 188, 189
engines ...........................................................18, 111
engines for RVs ...................................................62, 125
engines, model rocket .................................................103
equestrian helmets ....................................................160
exercise machines ......................................................72
exit systems ..........................................................167
extinguishers and extinguishing systems ............................37, 75
eye protective devices, safety ...................................142, 156
eye wash equipment, emergency .........................................156
fabrics ..........................................................129, 194
fabrics, wool or wool blended .........................................202
face shields ..........................................................156
factory-built houses ..............................................46, 167
fan coil units ......................................................6, 37
fans ..................................................10, 37, 72, 85, 182
fasteners and fastening devices ...................................46, 167
fiberboard ........................................................23, 119
figs ..................................................................175
filter plates, replacement ............................................156
filters ...............................37, 72, 92, 112, 121, 182, 184, 197
finishes .................................................46, 98, 108, 167
fir ...............................................................27, 128
fire communication and detection systems ...........................46, 75
fire doors & assemblies ............................................37, 46
fire extinguishers & systems........................................37, 75
fire protection equipment ........................................129, 186
fire pumps and tanks ...................................................75
fire rated assemblies .................................................195
fire-resistive materials & systems ...46, 72, 125, 134, 148, 167, 186, 195
firefighter helmets ...................................................156
216
fireplace inserts .............................................70, 81, 129
fireplaces ...............................................46, 81, 153, 167
fireplaces, factory built ..............................................81
flammable equipment ............................................37, 72, 75
flares ................................................................142
floor finishes and sealants ............................................98
floor finishing machines ...............................................72
floor protectors .......................................................81
floor systems .....................................................46, 167
flooring, wood ....................................................82, 118
flow restrictors .......................................................34
flowers, seed-grown ....................................................14
flowmeters .............................................................92
fluorescent lamp ballasts ..........................................53, 72
fluorescent lighting fixtures ..........................................72
fluxes ................................................................178
foam plastic ................................................108, 125, 153
food service equipment ............................................72, 121
formaldehyde emissions .......................................82, 134, 153
foundation systems ......................................46, 134, 155, 167
fountains, drinking ....................................................92
fountains, soda .......................................................121
framing systems .......................................................167
freezers ...............................................................72
fruits, dried .....................................................65, 175
fryers, deep fat .......................................................21
fuel controls ..........................................................75
fuel economy tests ....................................................189
furnaces .............................21, 37, 46, 70, 72, 78, 81, 129, 132
furnishings, office ...............................................72, 108
furniture ........................................................184, 194
furniture, laboratory for hospitals ...................................121
garden equipment .............................................51, 184, 192
garment finishing appliances ...........................................72
garments, wool or wool blended ........................................202
gas and oil equipment .............................................21, 186
gas appliances ..........................21, 37, 70, 72, 78, 153, 186, 195
gas controls & accessories .........................................21, 75
gas cylinder service stations .........................................142
gas cylinders .........................................................142
gas detectors ................................................37, 125, 156
gas lighters ..........................................................167
gas logs ..........................................................46, 167
gasoline pumps, remanufactured .........................................62
gates and enclosures, juvenile .....................................62, 97
generators ........................................................72, 125
girders ...............................................................171
glass, insulating ....................................40, 72, 91, 101, 108
glass products ...............................................46, 129, 158
glass, safety ..........................................................72
glazing ...............................................................167
gloves, golf ..........................................................191
goggles ..........................................................142, 156
golf equipment ...................................................189, 191
graphic arts equipment .................................................72
217
grease interceptors ...................................................138
grilles .................................................................8
grinders ..............................................................131
grouts ................................................................177
handrails ..............................................................39
hangers ...............................................................167
hardboard .........................................................23, 176
hardwood ...............................................110, 113, 128, 198
hardwood plywood .......................................................82
hazardous location equipment ........................72, 75, 113, 146, 186
hazardous waste ..................................................129, 159
head protection equipment ....................................72, 156, 160
health care appliances .............................................37, 72
heat detectors ........................................................167
heat exchangers ....................................................81, 85
heat lamps .............................................................72
heat pumps ..................................................6, 37, 72, 78
heat reclaimers ........................................................70
heat recovery equipment ...........................................85, 121
heater units ...................................................21, 37, 72
heaters ..........................................21, 37, 70, 78, 132, 186
heaters, construction ..................................................21
heaters, electric .................................................72, 186
heaters, gas ..........................................21, 72, 78, 81, 186
heaters, pool & spa ................................................21, 37
heaters, liquid fuel-fired .............................37, 70, 72, 78, 81
heating appliances and equipment .............37, 46, 70, 72, 85, 134, 186
heating coils ...........................................................6
heating equipment, water .........21, 37, 70, 72, 78, 81, 87, 92, 165, 186
heating pads ...........................................................72
helmets ......................................................72, 156, 160
hemlock ...........................................................27, 128
hi-fi equipment ..........................................37, 72, 182, 184
high chairs ...................................................62, 97, 192
hinges, door ...........................................................72
hoses, brake ...........................................................72
hoses, fire ............................................................75
hospital signaling and nurse-call equipment ............................72
hot plates .............................................................21
hot tubs and equipment .............................................72, 92
humidifiers ........................................................42, 72
hydrants ......................................................34, 75, 121
hygiene, personal appliances .......................................37, 72
ice cream makers .......................................................72
ice makers ......................................................6, 37, 92
illuminating appliances, gas ...........................................21
industrial control equipment .........................37, 72, 75, 100, 182
industrial equipment ..............................................18, 180
industrialized buildings ..............................................142
insect-control equipment, electrocution type ...........................72
insulation ...........................46, 50, 101, 108, 125, 129, 153, 167
jambs, wood ...........................................................200
joists ............................................................46, 171
kefir ..................................................................17
kettles ................................................................21
218
laboratory equipment .........................................72, 182, 184
ladders and steps .....................................................184
laminated wood products ............26, 39, 48, 61, 82, 134, 142, 176, 200
lamps .................................................................184
lamps, sun/heat ........................................................72
lamps, portable electric ...............................................72
larch ..................................................................27
laser equipment and devices ...........................................182
latches, door ......................................................45, 72
laundry equipment, electric home ...................................37, 72
laundry stoves .........................................................21
lavatories ................................................59, 89, 92, 101
lawn & garden equipment ................................................51
lawn mowers ......................................................131, 192
lawn tractors .....................................................51, 192
lenses ................................................................156
lifting and conveying equipment ...................................94, 184
light fixtures, underwater .............................................37
lighting fixtures and systems ............................37, 72, 100, 132
lighting for RVs ......................................................125
lighting outfits, decorative ...........................................72
lineals ...............................................................108
liners, flexible membrane .............................................121
locks, door ........................................................45, 72
log splitters .........................................................131
logs, gas .........................................................46, 167
louvers ................................................................10
lubricants .........................................51, 116, 163, 188, 189
lubricators, pneumatic ................................................112
lumber products ..26, 27, 31, 35, 39, 46, 48, 57, 75, 82, 96, 98, 110, 113,
118, 119, 125, 128, 129, 130, 134, 142, 148, 150, 153, 155, 159, 167, 169,
176, 186, 195, 198, 199, 200
luncheonette equipment ................................................121
machinery ...18, 44, 51, 69, 72, 75, 94, 100, 111, 121, 125, 131, 144, 146,
178, 180, 182, 184, 186
magnetics .............................................................184
manufactured construction ................................46, 48, 134, 167
manufacturing, automated ..............................................182
marble and onyx products, cultured ................................59, 101
marine machinery, materials, & systems .............18, 116, 129, 142, 186
marine sanitation devices .............................................121
masonry ...........................................................46, 167
massage machines .......................................................72
materials handling equipment ashore and afloat ....................94, 184
mattresses .............................................................81
measuring instruments ....................................72, 75, 182, 184
medical equipment ............37, 60, 72, 92, 111, 146, 180, 182, 184, 186
metal building systems & structures ......................24, 46, 129, 167
meters, watt hour ......................................................37
microwave ovens .......................................................182
milk ...................................................................17
mixing boxes ............................................................8
mobile home plumbing products .....................................92, 121
mobile homes ..........................................................134
modems ..................................................69, 100, 182, 184
219
mortar ............................................................46, 177
motor control centers ..................................................37
motor vehicles, equipment and parts ...52, 62, 77, 129, 178, 184, 186, 188,
189
motorcycle helmets ....................................................160
motors .........................................37, 72, 112, 182, 184, 186
motors, model rocket ..................................................103
mowers ...........................................................131, 192
musical instruments and accessories ....................................72
nuclear component manufacturers & installers ...........................33
nuclear components ....................................................106
nuclear material manufacturers & suppliers .............................33
nuclear safety valves .................................................106
nuclear vessels .......................................................106
numismatic items .......................................................28
nuts ..............................................................65, 175
office equipment and appliances ....................72, 108, 180, 184, 186
offshore structures, fixed .............................................18
oil, engine ............................................116, 163, 188, 189
oil field equipment & materials ...................................29, 186
optical instruments ...................................................111
oriented strand board .............................................31, 176
OSI computer communications products ...................................55
osmosis, reverse & distillation devices ...............................197
outlets .......................................................37, 72, 186
ovens, commercial ..................................................21, 72
ovens, microwave ......................................................182
oxygen generators .....................................................125
packaging ....................................................66, 120, 129
paint ....................................................46, 98, 108, 167
painting equipment .....................................................37
paneling ...............................................................39
panels ......................................23, 31, 46, 82, 134, 153, 176
paper .................................................................178
particleboard ..................................31, 39, 119, 134, 142, 176
peaches, dried ........................................................175
pears, dried ..........................................................175
personal grooming appliances .......................................37, 72
petroleum equipment & materials ...................................29, 186
photographic equipment .................................................72
pilings ...........................................................35, 155
pine .........................................................27, 128, 169
pipes and fittings, cast iron soil .....................................49
piping ..............................................84, 92, 106, 121, 172
piping manufacturers ...................................................33
pitless adapters .................................................121, 136
plastic bathroom components ......................................101, 125
plastic for building systems ..........................................125
plastic products for automotive parts & other manufactured products ....52,
62, 77
plastics ...........................................46, 129, 158, 178, 182
play yards ....................................................62, 97, 192
playground equipment ..................................................184
plugs, electric ........................................................72
plugs, spark ..........................................................188
220
plumbing fixtures, materials & systems .....34, 46, 92, 121, 129, 167, 195
plumbing products, mobile home and recreational vehicle ...........92, 121
plywood products ..................31, 35, 39, 82, 125, 134, 142, 169, 176
poles ............................................................96, 155
pool heaters, pumps, filters & chlorinators ...............21, 37, 72, 121
pools ....................................................46, 92, 161, 167
power supplies ......................................60, 72, 146, 182, 184
power-packs for range hoods ............................................85
prefabricated construction ...............................46, 48, 134, 167
pressure vessel manufacturers ..........................................33
pressure vessels ...................................84, 106, 151, 180, 184
protective products and equipment ..............70, 75, 129, 142, 156, 186
protectors, wall and floor .............................................81
prunes ................................................................175
pump manufacturers .....................................................33
pumps and motors .......................37, 62, 72, 92, 106, 112, 121, 174
pumps, fire ............................................................75
pumps, gasoline remanufactured .........................................62
raceways, surface metal and fittings ...................................72
radiators ..............................................................87
radio receivers ....................................................37, 72
railroad cars ..........................................................84
raisins ...............................................................175
range hoods ............................................................85
range hoods for RV vehicles (lighting only) ............................62
ranges .............................................................21, 72
receivers, radio/television ........................................37, 72
recreational vehicle appliances ...............................21, 62, 125
recreational vehicle converters and power-converter systems ............72
recreational vehicle plumbing products ............................92, 121
redwood products ......................................................150
refrigeration equipment & accessories ..............................37, 72
refrigeration unit coolers .............................................72
refrigeration units, mechanical transport ...............................6
refrigerator-freezers ..............................................42, 92
refrigerators .............................................21, 72, 92, 182
refuse bags and containers ............................................121
registers ...............................................................8
regulators, pneumatic .................................................112
relays ................................................................184
resistors ..........................................................34, 67
robots ................................................................182
rocket motors, model ..................................................103
roofing materials and systems .........37, 46, 48, 125, 148, 153, 167, 195
room dividers .........................................................142
roses ..................................................................12
rubber ................................................................178
safety equipment .......................................129, 142, 156, 188
sandwich panels ........................................................46
sanitary fixtures & equipment .................................34, 37, 121
sanitation devices, marine ............................................121
sashes, wood ...........................................................39
scaffold planking .....................................................125
scientific instruments ................................................111
screens ................................................................39
221
screw chillers ..........................................................6
sealants, floor ........................................................98
semiconductors .........................................................67
service stations, compressed gas cylinder .............................142
sewage pumps ..........................................................174
sewers ................................................................121
sewing and cutting machines ............................................72
shakes .......................................................48, 125, 148
shampoo basins .........................................................92
sheathing .....................................................23, 46, 153
sheeting, polyethylene ................................................108
shelving, closet and storage ...........................................39
shingles ..................................37, 48, 125, 148, 153, 167, 195
ships ........................................................18, 116, 184
shoes, safety .........................................................142
shower equipment, emergency ..........................................156
showers & components .............................34, 59, 89, 92, 101, 121
shredder ..............................................................131
shutters ...........................................................10, 39
siding .................................................................23
signaling equipment ................................................72, 75
signs, electric ....................................................37, 72
sinks, service .........................................................92
ski helmets ...........................................................160
skimmers, recessed automatic surface ..................................121
skylights ...............................................46, 101, 123, 195
smoke and heat detectors ..............................................167
smoke control assemblies ..............................................195
snow throwers ....................................................131, 192
snowmobiles and components .......................................161, 192
soda fountain equipment ...............................................121
software ..........................................................55, 184
solar energy products and systems ............................92, 165, 167
solders & maskants ....................................................178
spark plugs ...........................................................188
spas & equipment................................................37, 72, 92
spectacles ............................................................156
sports and leisure equipment .............72, 129, 160, 182, 184, 189, 191
sports helmets ....................................................72, 160
sprinkler systems ......................................................75
spruce ............................................................27, 128
stairwork .........................................................39, 110
stereo equipment .........................................37, 72, 182, 184
storage tanks, corrosion resistant underground ........................172
stoves, laundry ........................................................21
stoves, oil, wood & coal ............................70, 81, 129, 132, 195
strollers ..........................................................62, 97
structures, air supported...............................................46
structures, complex steel building ............................24, 46, 167
sump pumps ............................................................174
sun lamps ..............................................................72
sun rooms .............................................................195
suppressors, surge .................................................37, 72
swimming pools ...........................................46, 92, 161, 167
switchboards, electric .................................................72
222
switches ......................................................67, 72, 184
tank trucks ............................................................84
tanks, corrosion resistant underground storage ........................172
tapes .................................................................182
telecommunications products .......55, 60, 69, 72, 100, 146, 182, 184, 186
telephone equipment ...............................................72, 100
television receivers ...................................................72
televisions ......................................................182, 186
temperature-indicating & regulating equipment ......................37, 72
tentage for RV .........................................................62
terminal devices, wire ..................................................8
terminals ..........................................................6, 184
terminals, radio link data ............................................125
testing equipment, electrical and electronic .....................72, 189
textiles ....................................................129, 194, 202
thermal barriers ......................................................167
tile, "Dot" ...........................................................177
tillers ...............................................................131
time-indicating & -recording devices, electric .........................37
tires ............................................................188, 189
toilets, gas-fired .....................................................21
tools ........................................................72, 184, 186
towing vehicles ........................................................51
toys .............................................................129, 184
tractors & components .......................................51, 189, 192
trailers, boat ........................................................116
transformers .......................................................37, 72
transmitters, two-way radio ...........................................125
truck parts ...........................................................163
trucks ........................................................75, 84, 189
truss plate connectors ................................................167
trusses ........................................46, 48, 134, 142, 153, 169
turbines ..............................................................111
underwater light fixtures ..............................................37
vacuum breakers ...................................................34, 121
vacuum cleaning machines ...............................................72
vacuum pumps ...........................................................37
valve manufacturers ....................................................33
valves .....................................34, 75, 92, 106, 112, 121, 151
vegetables, seed grown .................................................14
vehicles ....................................51, 75, 84, 94, 184, 188, 189
vending machines and auxiliary equipment ..........................72, 104
ventilators and ventilating systems ...................10, 37, 46, 85, 121
video equipment and products .......................72, 100, 182, 184, 186
waferboard ........................................................31, 176
walkers ............................................................62, 97
wall systems ................................................125, 153, 167
washer-dryers ..........................................................92
washing equipment ..............................................34, 37, 72
waste disposals ....................................................34, 92
waste systems .........................................................121
wastewater systems ....................................................121
water, bottled ........................................................121
water closets ..........................................................92
water conditioners & accessories ..................................37, 197
223
water conditioning tanks ...............................................92
water conservation systems ............................................121
water coolers ...........................................................6
water dispensers, hot ..................................................34
water filters .........................................................197
water hammer arresters ............................................34, 138
water heaters ................................21, 37, 72, 78, 92, 121, 165
water pumps ........................................................37, 72
water purification systems .............................................92
water treatment equipment .........................................72, 121
water-cooling towers ...................................................54
waterproofing membranes ................................................46
welding goggles and helmets ...........................................156
whirlpool bathtubs ...............................................101, 125
whitewood lumber products .............................................150
windows ..............................15, 40, 101, 108, 123, 142, 167, 195
wire and cable .........................................................72
wiring systems, special purpose ........................................72
wood flooring .....................................................82, 118
wood frames, exterior ..................................................39
wood, glued products .............................................134, 199
wood poles ...................................................96, 142, 155
wood, treated .............................35, 48, 123, 125, 148, 169, 195
wood products, misc. ..............................................39, 176
wood products, formaldehyde emission .............................134, 153
wood trim & moldings .........................................39, 110, 200
workboats ..............................................................18
x-ray equipment & accessories ......................................37, 72
yachts ............................................................18, 116
yarns .................................................................194
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APPENDIX I
INFORMATION AND PUBLICATIONS
AVAILABLE FROM
Office of Standards Code and Information (OSCI)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Administration Building, Room A629
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
(301) 975-4029
o The ABC's of Standards-Related Activities in the United States (NBSIR 87-3576)
This report provides an introduction to voluntary standardization, product
certification and laboratory accreditation for a reader who is not fully familiar
with these topics. It highlights some of the more important aspects of these
fields; furnishes the reader with both historical and current information on
these topics; describes the importance and impact of the development and use of
standards; and serves as background for using available documents and services.
Order as PB 87-224309 from NTIS.
o The ABC's of Certification Activities in the United States (NBSIR 88-3821)
This report, a sequel to NBSIR 87-3576, The ABC's of Standards-Related Activities
in the United States, provides a further introduction to certification for a
reader who is not entirely familiar with this topic. It highlights some of the
more important aspects of this field, furnishes the reader with information
necessary to make informed purchases, and serves as background for using
available documents and services.
Order as PB 88-239793 from NTIS.
o Directory of Organizations and Standards that Affect the Movement of
Telecommunications Information for Ten Pacific Rim Countries (NISTIR 88-4015)
This directory contains information on foreign organizations and standards that
affect the movement of telecommunications data for 10 Pacific Rim countries -Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. The Information includes: the
name, address, phone, and fax numbers of each national organization having
telecom responsibilities; the type of authority assigned to the organization;
identification of the law or statute providing the authority; a description of
the telecom data flow functions and activities; identification of the significant
regulations or standards used; and information concerning other standards-related
responsibilities, such as licensing, testing, inspection, certification,
accreditation and registration.
o Functions of the NIST Associate Director for Industry and Standards
This paper describes the standardization and metrological activities of the
office of the Associate Director for Industry and Standards (ADIS) and its five
coordinated programs: the Office of Standards Code and Information, the Office of
Standards Management, the Office of Weights and Measures, the Office of Research
and Technology Applications and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation
Program. Available upon request from SCI.
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o Directory of International and Regional Organizations Conducting StandardsRelated Activities (NIST SP 767)
This directory contains information on 338 international and regional
organizations which conduct standardization, certification, laboratory
accreditation, or other standards-related activities. It describes their work in
these areas, as well as the scope of each organization, national affiliations of
members, U.S. participants, restrictions on membership, and the availability of
any standards in English.
o Standards Activities of Organizations in the United States (NBS SP 681)
The directory summarizes the standardization activities of more than 750
organizations in the United States, including federal and state agencies and
approximately 420 private sector groups that develop standards. It also contains
listings of state procurement offices, sources of standards documents and
information, a subject index and related listings that cover acronyms and
initials, defunct bodies and organizations with name changes. Order as PB 85106151 from NTIS. Copies may also be purchased from Global Engineering
Documents, 2805 McGaw Ave., P.O. Box 19539, Irvine, CA 92714; (714) 261-1455.
o Directory of U.S. Private Sector Product Certification Programs (NIST SP 774)
This directory presents information from private sector organizations in the
United States which engage in product certification activities. Entries describe
the type and purpose of each organization, the nature of the activity, product
certified, standards used, certification requirements, availability and cost of
services, and other relevant details.
o Directory of Federal Government Certification Programs (NBS SP 739)
This directory presents information on U.S. Government certification programs for
products and services. Entries describe the scope and nature of each
certification program, testing and inspection practices, standards used, methods
of identification and enforcement, reciprocal recognition or acceptance of
certification, and other relevant details. Order as SN 003-003-02852-5 from GPO.
o Barriers Encountered by U.S. Exporters of Telecommunications Equipment
(NBSIR 87-3641)
This report addresses the perceived institution of unreasonable technical trade
barriers by major European trading partners to the export of telecom products and
systems by U.S. companies. The GATT technical office, which has responsibilities
to assist U.S. exporters to take advantage of trade opportunities, informally
contacted over a period of 6 months, telecom companies and agencies to assess the
extent of unreasonableness in foreign national standards, regulations, testing
and certification requirements, and accreditation procedures. Order as PB 88153630 from NTIS.
o A Review of U.S. Participation in International Standards Activities
(NBSIR 88-3698)
This report describes the role of international standards, their increasingly
significant importance in world trade, and the extent of past and current U.S.
participation in the two major international standardization bodies - 150 and
SEC. The degree of U.S. participation covers the 20-year period 1966-1986. A
coarse analysis of data indicates some correlation between U.S. participation and
recent export performance for several major product categories.
Order as PB 88-164165 from NTIS.
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o An Update of U.S. Participation in International Standards Activities
(NISTIR 89-4124)
This report presents updated information on the current level of U.S.
participation in the two major international standardization bodies; ISO and IEC.
Data on the new ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1) on Information
Technology are also presented.
o A Summary of the New European Community Approach to Standards Development
(NBSIR 88-3793-1)
This paper summarizes European Community (EC) plans to aggressively pursue its
goal of achieving an "internal market" by 1992 and the standards-related
implications of such a program on U.S. exporters. Order as PB 88-229489/AS from
NTIS.
o KWIC Index (Computer Output Microform (COM) produced)
The KWIC Index contains the titles of more than 28,000 U.S. voluntary product and
engineering standards. A standard can be located by means of any significant or
key word in the title. Key words are arranged alphabetically. A standard with
five key words, for example, would therefore be listed in five different places.
To purchase microfiche copies of the latest revision of the Index, contact the
National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA
22161; (703) 487-4600. Use order no. PB 88-145560, cost $14.50.
The following documents are available upon request from SCI.
o tbt news
This newsletter provides information on government programs and available
services established in support of the GATT Agreement on Technical Barriers to
Trade (Standards Code). The tbt news reports on the latest notifications of
proposed foreign regulations; bilateral consultations with major U.S. trade
partners; programs of interest to U.S. exporters; and availability of standards
and certification information. Subscription is free upon request.
o Technical Barriers to Trade
This booklet explains the basic rules of the international Agreement on Technical
Barriers to Trade negotiated during the Tokyo Round of the Multilateral Trade
Negotiations (MTN), and describes Title IV of the U.S. Trade Agreements Act of
1979 which implements the United States' obligations under the Agreement. The
Agreement, popularly known as the Standards Code, was designed to eliminate the
use of standards and certification systems as barriers to trade. The booklet
describes the functions of the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, the
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the State Department in carrying out
the U.S.'s responsibilities.
o GATT Standards Code Activities
This brochure gives a brief description of NIST's activities in support of the
Standards Code. These activities include operating the U.S. GATT inquiry point
for information on standards and certification systems; notifying the GATT
Secretariat of proposed U.S. regulations; assisting U.S. industry with traderelated standards problems; responding to inquiries on foreign and U.S. proposed
regulations; and preparing reports on the Standard Code.
227
o GATT Standards Code Activities of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology
This annual report describes the GATT Standards Code activities conducted by the
Office of Standards Code and Information for each calendar year. NIST
responsibilities include operating the GATT inquiry point, notifying the GATT
Secretariat of proposed U.S. Federal Government regulations which may affect
trade, assisting U.S. industry with standards-related trade problems, and
responding to inquiries about proposed foreign and U.S. regulations.
o Report to the United States Congress on the Agreement on Technical Barriers to
Trade - "Standards Code"
This triennial report describes the programs and activities established to
implement the Standards Code in the United States by the four responsible U.S.
government agencies: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Department of
Commerce (National Institute of Standards and Technology, International Trade
Administration); Department of Agriculture and Department of State.
In addition to general inquiry services, the following assistance is also
available:
o GATT Hotline
A telephone hotline provides current information received from the GATT
Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, on proposed foreign regulations which may
significantly affect trade. The recorded message is updated weekly and gives the
product, country, closing date for comments (if any) and Technical Barriers to
Trade (TBT) notification number. The hotline number is (301) 975-4041 (not tollfree)
o NCSCI provides assistance to U.S. and foreign exporters in obtaining current
standards, regulations and certification information for the manufacture of
products. To aid foreign exporters, NCSCI also provides directory information of
state offices prepared to respond to queries concerning conditions to be met by
goods for sale in their state.
Publication Ordering Information
NTIS - National Technical Information Service
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
(703) 487-4650
GPO - Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, DC 20402
(202) 783-3238
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