PC-2017-02 Outcomes Report Now Available.
Verification Round PC-2017-02 investigated criteria from IEEE 1680.1 which had high rates of Non-Conformance during the last four Verification Rounds or which had not been recently investigated.
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Verification Round PC-2017-04 for PCs and Displays kicked off August 9, 2017 with Level 0 investigations. Level 1 investigations are expected to begin in October. In this round products and criteria were chosen randomly. A total of sixty-nine (69) Level 0 and Level 1 investigations were planned for this round. All active products, geographies, and Manufacturers were eligible for inclusion. All criteria except 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 were eligible for inclusion. You can find the Verification Round plan here.
Verification Round PC-2017-03 is now underway. A Level 0 investigation period has already been completed. This round will investigate criteria for which verification requirements are difficult to prove, as well as criteria which have not been recently verified. A full verification round plan is available here.
EPEAT Clarification #40: Participating EPEAT Manufacturers have requested an acceptable approach for using analytical test data that can be used to demonstrate conformance to 1680.1: Criterion 22.214.171.124. Draft Revision A of this Clarification went out for public comment in 2016. Draft Revision B of this Clarification went out for public comment in early 2017. This revision of the Clarification reflects updates based on the comments from Revision B. Due to changes in the Clarification, it must go through another 30-day comment period. Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until June 30, 2017. At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will review the comments and communicate the effective date, as applicable. The Revision c of Clarification #40 may be found here and the link to provide comments may be found here.
EPEAT Clarification #41: The CDP has updated this clarification to include analysis on criterion 126.96.36.199. Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until June 30, 2017. At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will review the comments and communicate the effective date, as applicable. The current draft of Clarification #41 Rev B can be found here and the link to provide comments may be found here.
TV-2017-01 began on Monday, May 15. This is a Level 1 verification round which includes all manufacturers and all countries, and is focused on criteria which have not been previously verified. A total of 6 investigations are planned for this round. A full round plan is available on epeat.net at https://www.epeat.net/FINAL-TV-2017-01-Verification-Plan.pdf.
Clarification #39 Revision C Open for Public Comment
The Green Electronics Council has incorporated comments from participating EPEAT Manufacturers on the second version of this Clarification and is now sending the clarification out for another 30-day comment period. EPEAT Manufacturers have requested clarity on what evidence is needed for PC/Display criterion 188.8.131.52 verification requirement b), which reads, “Demonstration that material is normally recyclable or, if not, that there exists a market/use.” In particular, numerous questions have arisen regarding how to prove there exists a market/use for packaging materials that are not considered “normally recyclable” per the IEEE 1680.1 standard. (Note: See Clarification #38 for guidance from the CDP on demonstration of materials being “normally recyclable”).
Comments will be accepted from all interested stakeholders until May 15, 2017. At the end of the comment period, EPEAT will review the comments and communicate the effective date, as applicable. The current draft of Clarification #39 may be found here.Comments can be sent to Erin Gately.
The Outcomes Report for PC & Displays Verification Round PC-2016-03 is now available. The Round included Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 investigations of PC & Display criteria. Twenty-two investigations were completed. The Outcomes Report can be found here.
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