Telecommunications and Radio Equipment

    The U.S. federal government relies on ANAB to accredit telecommunication certification bodies under a Federal Communications Commission program that enforces rules for the manufacturers of telecommunications and radio communication equipment used in the United States and abroad. These programs include:

    • Unlicensed Radio Frequency Devices
    • Licensed Radio Frequency Devices
    • Telephone Terminal Equipment

    ANAB's accreditation of telecommunication certification bodies is also recognized by several other nations.

    Sustainable Forestry

    At the request of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Board of Directors, ANAB administers an accreditation service for certification bodies operating under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Chain of Custody (SFI CoC) and/or the PEFC Chain of Custody (PEFC CoC) programs. These initiatives positively impact a range of forest-based products and their movement from the forest to the end user.

    EPA WaterSense

    WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that seeks to protect the future of the U.S. water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices.

    To ensure the WaterSense program's integrity and sustainability and to ensure consumer confidence in the products that bear the WaterSense label, ANAB has been recognized as an accreditor of the WaterSense Program. Through partnerships with irrigation professionals and irrigation certification programs and manufacturers, retailers and distributors, and utilities, the program is designed to promote water-efficient landscape irrigation practices and to bring WaterSense products to the marketplace and make it easy to purchase high-performing, water-efficient products.

    AECO Program

    Elevators and escalators transport an untold number of citizens each day, making manufacturers eager to demonstrate the safety and reliability of their products. Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certification Organizations (AECOs) are accredited by ANAB to evaluate and certify elevator and escalator systems, subsystems, components, and functions against the guidelines of ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7, a standard that was developed jointly by ASME and the CSA. The AECO designation demonstrates that accredited organizations are competent and capable at assessing compliance to standards that help assure the safety and reliability of elevators and escalators.

    EPA Energy Star®

    The EPA Energy Star® Program has been very successful in helping Americans save energy and money, while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. It has grown to encompass products in more than 60 categories and is used by millions of Americans in selecting products that help them save money and protect the environment. To ensure that Energy Star® remains a trusted symbol for environmental protection through superior efficiency, EPA and DOE collaborated to develop enhancements for product qualification and verification. These enhancements include third-party qualification prior to labeling, laboratory qualification, and comprehensive verification testing.

    As a signatory of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Multilateral Recognition Agreement (MLA), ANAB is recognized by the EPA Energy Star® Program to evaluate the competency of product certification bodies in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065 in each of the designated product categories. EPA and ANAB envision the enhanced testing and verification to be an integral part of the Energy Star® Program.

    Food Safety Programs

    ANAB accredits product certification bodies for a variety of food safety programs based on ISO/IEC 17065.

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