B-174189(2), JAN 19, 1972

B-174189(2): Jan 19, 1972

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WHICH HAS ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE QPL APPLICABLE TO PNEUMATIC TOOLS IS IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING TEST FACILITIES. NSEC ANTICIPATES THAT THE TEST FACILITIES WILL BE READY IN JANUARY 1972 AND THEY HAVE ADVISED THAT NOISE LEVEL TESTING WILL BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THEREAFTER. TO THE ARO CORPORATION: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 9. THE REASON FOR YOUR LETTER IS TO URGE THAT TESTING OF THE PRODUCTS ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST (QPL) SHOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATELY PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO AIR SPEED TOOL COMPANY TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THESE PRODUCTS MEET THE NOISE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN INTERIM AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS.

B-174189(2), JAN 19, 1972

QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST - TESTING OF PRODUCTS DECISION REGARDING TESTING OF THE PRODUCTS ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST (QPL) WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN PNEUMATIC TOOLS TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THESE PRODUCTS MEET THE NOISE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN INTERIM AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS. GAO HAS BEEN ADVISED THAT THE NAVAL SHIP ENGINEERING CENTER (NSEC), WHICH HAS ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE QPL APPLICABLE TO PNEUMATIC TOOLS IS IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING TEST FACILITIES. PENDING COMPLETION OF THE TEST FACILITIES NSEC HAS ACCEPTED THE SELF CERTIFICATION OF THE VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS ON THE QPL THAT THEIR PRODUCTS COMPLY WITH THE NOISE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS. NSEC ANTICIPATES THAT THE TEST FACILITIES WILL BE READY IN JANUARY 1972 AND THEY HAVE ADVISED THAT NOISE LEVEL TESTING WILL BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THEREAFTER, ABOUT MARCH 1972.

TO THE ARO CORPORATION:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF NOVEMBER 9, 1971, CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN THE FEDERAL SPECIFICATION FOR CERTAIN PNEUMATIC TOOLS. YOUR LETTER STATES THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A PROTEST. THE REASON FOR YOUR LETTER IS TO URGE THAT TESTING OF THE PRODUCTS ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST (QPL) SHOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATELY PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO AIR SPEED TOOL COMPANY TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THESE PRODUCTS MEET THE NOISE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN INTERIM AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS.

OUR OFFICE HAS BEEN ADVISED THAT THE NAVAL SHIP ENGINEERING CENTER (NSEC), WHICH HAS ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE QPL APPLICABLE TO PNEUMATIC TOOLS IS IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETING TEST FACILITIES. PENDING COMPLETION OF THE TEST FACILITIES NSEC HAS ACCEPTED THE SELF CERTIFICATION OF THE VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS ON THE QPL THAT THEIR PRODUCTS COMPLY WITH THE NOISE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS. NSEC ANTICIPATES THAT THE TEST FACILITIES WILL BE READY IN JANUARY 1972 AND WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT NOISE LEVEL TESTING WILL BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THEREAFTER, ABOUT MARCH 1972.