40 CFR 211.212-6 - Determination of compliance.
(a) A category will be in compliance with these requirements if the results of the test conducted under the test request show that:
(1) The mean attenuation value, at each one-third octave band center frequency as determined from the Compliance Audit Test values plus 3 dB(A), is equal to or greater than the mean attenuation value at the same one-third octave band as stated in the Supporting Information required by § 211.204-4; and
(2) The Noise Reduction Rating, when calculated from the mean attenuation values determined by Compliance Audit Testing, equals or exceeds the Noise Reduction Rating as stated on the label required by § 211.204.
(b) If a category is not in compliance, as determined in paragraph (a) of this section, the manufacturer must satisfy the continued testing requirements of § 211.212-7, and the relabeling requirements of § 211.212-8 before further distributing hearing protectors of that category in commerce.