All 23 of Northern Ireland s identified bathing waters passed the EC Bathing Waters Directive mandatory standard
for water quality in 2013.
The mandatory standard
contains safety requirements for bed rails and addresses consumer assembly and installation problems that have resulted in child deaths.
Dolby Digital Plus is included in the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Project's audio-video specifications, and has been selected as a mandatory standard
for the new disc formats for HD DVD and as an optional standard for Blu-ray Discs.
Although there is no mandatory standard
for extra virgin olive oil in Australia, it is widely accepted that it is the highest grade oil obtained from the first press of the best quality olives, it is not blended with other oil and that there are no solvents or refining in the manufacturing process.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved (5-0) a new mandatory standard
to improve the safety of toddler beds.
Advanced DP-2 is a mandatory standard
required by IOCs, which enable vessels to stay in accurate positions for long periods of time.
CPSC has determined that a mandatory standard
is needed for infant sling carriers.
The federal standard for infant bath seats is the first mandatory standard
issued by CPSC as required under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) for a range of infant and toddler durable products.
Until a mandatory standard
is developed, CPSC is working with ASTM International to quickly complete an effective voluntary standard for infant sling carriers.
The Kyoto Protocol has a mandatory standard
and certification program but the United States is not part of the Kyoto Agreement.
High-powered magnet sets, which are covered by a mandatory standard
, also have small magnets that are dangerous and should be kept away from children.
Until now 20 samples taken by the Environment Agency in any year have been used to establish if bathing waters meet the mandatory standard
or the stricter guideline standard.