CMA - Ratings Subcommittee Votes to Not Approve Incomplete CPC
During Wednesday afternoon's Component Modeling Approach (CMA)
- Ratings Subcommittee meeting, chaired by Gary Curtis of West Wall
Group, members debated negatives regarding the CMA Product Certification
Program (PCP). In particular, one group negative expressed concerns
over approving the document in its present state being that it references
a number of other documents (the Certification Agency Program [CAP]
and Laboratory Accreditation Program [LAP]) that are not yet complete.
Several members said they did not want to see the PCP forwarded
to the board when the other documents are not done. One suggestion
was to forward the document to the board, but not implement the
program until the other documents are completed. Joe Hayden of Pella
Corp. and NFRC chair said the document could be moved forward and
then held at the board while other documents are completed.
"As the committees get portions approved and brought forward,
the board will still wait to implement the entire document,"
said Hayden. "We won't implement just a portion."
Some members spoke against this, however, saying that once the
PCP leaves the committee level the members no longer have influence
over the document.
Some members posed the question as to whether they should simply
remove the references to the incomplete documents. But in doing
that, others worried, the PCP could not stand without the reference
A motion was ultimately made that said the PCP would remain with
the subcommittee until the reference documents are completed and
then would be re-balloted. NFRC staff will be working to draft the
CAP and LAP over site documents. Members can provide comments and
input for their consideration.
As part of the Ratings Committee meeting (to which CMA- Ratings
reports), the group also agreed to ask the board for guidance on
how to go forward with the reference documents.
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