10 CFR 431.18 - Testing laboratories.

§ 431.18 Testing laboratories.

(a) Testing pursuant to § 431.17(a)(5)(ii) must be conducted in an accredited laboratory for which the accreditation body was:

(1) The

National Institute of Standards and Technology
/National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NIST/NVLAP); or

(2) A laboratory accreditation body having a mutual recognition arrangement with NIST/NVLAP; or

(3) An organization classified by the Department, pursuant to § 431.19, as an accreditation body.

(b) NIST/NVLAP is under the auspices of the

National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST)/National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), which is part of the U.S.
Department of Commerce
. NIST/NVLAP accreditation is granted on the basis of conformance with criteria published in 15 CFR Part 285. The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, “Procedures and General Requirements,” NIST Handbook 150-10, February 2007, and Lab Bulletin LB-42-2009, Efficiency of Electric Motors Program, (referenced for guidance only, see § 431.14) present the technical requirements of NVLAP for the Efficiency of Electric Motors field of accreditation. This handbook supplements NIST Handbook 150, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program “Procedures and General Requirements,” which contains 15 CFR part 285 plus all general NIST/NVLAP procedures, criteria, and policies. Information regarding NIST/NVLAP and its Efficiency of Electric Motors Program (EEM) can be obtained from NIST/NVLAP, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 2140, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2140, (301) 975-4016 (telephone), or (301) 926-2884 (fax).

[ 69 FR 61923, Oct. 21, 2004, as amended at 77 FR 26635, May 4, 2012]

Title 10 published on 09-Nov-2018 03:26

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 10 CFR Part 431 after this date.

  • 2018-11-01; vol. 83 # 212 - Thursday, November 1, 2018
    1. 83 FR 54883 - Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters, Notice of Petition for Rulemaking
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      DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
      Notice of petition for rulemaking; request for comment.
      Written comments and information are requested on or before January 30, 2019.
      10 CFR Parts 430 and 431


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