Board Approves Permanent Label Requirements Ballot
During the recent fall meeting of the National Fenestration Rating
Council (NFRC) the board approved a motion to require permanent
label requirements on windows (CLICK
HERE for related story).The ballot modifies the permanent labeling
requirements as outlined in section 6.7 of the NFRC Product Certification
Program (PCP) document. The modifications to the PCP are proposed
to provide window manufacturers additional flexibility in the format
and location of the NFRC permanent label. The following are some
of the approved changes:
- The requirement that permanent label visible after installation
was made optional; if the permanent label is not visible after
product installation, then the Certified Products Database (CPD)
will identify the location of such a label. In addition, the permanent
label's location will be one that is accessible to the occupant
or service provider;
- The "required information" wording was modified, and
now provides examples of acceptable forms of licensee identification;
- The manufacturer's product code was also made an acceptable
way to identify entries in the CPD.
- In subsection G, further guidance is provided on the location
of the permanent label, requirements for locating on a surface
not subject to direct sunlight and precipitation are also clarified;
- Subsection H was deleted, as the requirements of this section
are now addressed in other areas of section 6.7 in the PCP.
These changes will be required once the PCP is published with the
approved modifications and notice is sent to all membership. A publication
date for the revision language in the PCP has not yet been announced.
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