voluntary standard

voluntary standard

A standard with which there is no obligation to comply, either legally or de facto.
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4 of 2005 sets out the mandatory requirements for sunglasses and fashion spectacles, which is based on certain sections of the voluntary standard AS/NZS 1067: 2003.
The Commission originally proposed the rule on May 16, 2014, and the proposed version called for incorporation of ASTM F254914a, a voluntary standard that has been on the books for years, with one proposed substitute provision: the establishment of clear pass/ fail criteria for the existing test contained in the ASTM version.
The voluntary standard represents the future of charging technology and smart grid interaction while addressing the needs of today.
In summary, this report finds that alcohol advertisers frequently violate a relatively weak voluntary standard, resulting in substantial undue youth exposure and overexposure to alcohol advertising," the report concluded.
Proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) voluntary standard (1710) regarding career tire department response-time, staffing and other standards are now available for review and comment.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) suggested to the agency that its proposed voluntary standard for a "naturally raised" marketing claim for livestock products would only further confuse consumers.
USDA is seeking comments on a proposed voluntary standard for a naturally raised marketing claim for livestock and meat.
His NRA bosses hated the idea of even a voluntary standard on gun manufacturers.
David Reading, who set up the campaign after his daughter Sarah died from a reaction to peanuts, said he hoped retailers would put pressure on suppliers to take up the voluntary standard, which was developed in a project funded by the Food Standards Agency.
Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified national voluntary standard that defines high performance green buildings, and strives for a LEED Silver rating with 10 percent of energy needs met on site through solar and other clean distributed generation technologies.
After the Commission made a failed attempt to enshrine the principle of child-resistant lighters in the 2001 General Product Safety Directive, an EU voluntary standard was agreed upon instead in 2002 - this, however, is not followed in practice.
There is no regulatory standard for ozone emission by air cleaners; manufacturers claim to adhere to a voluntary standard of 50 parts per billion (ppb), a limit established by the Food and Drug Administration for medical devices.

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