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Safety Eligibility Letter CC-100b

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

November 12, 2015

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/CC-100B

Mr. Brian Smith
Trinity Highway Products, LLC
2525 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

Dear Mr. Smith:

This letter updates eligibility letter CC-100B issued on December 5, 2012 in response to your request for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to review a roadside safety system for eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.

Name of system: Slotted Rail Terminal (SRT) MASH
Type of system: Terminal End Section
Test Level: MASH Test Level 3 (TL-3)
Testing conducted by: Texas Transportation Institute
Task Force 13 Designator: SEW12c
Date of request: September 28, 2012
Date initially acknowledged: September 28, 2012
Date of completed package: October 16, 2012

Decision
The following device is eligible, with details provided:

Based on a review of crash test results submitted by the manufacturer certifying the device described herein meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) "Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware" (MASH), the device is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program. FHWA is not revising the earlier eligibility determinations, but is updating this letter to address the statement in MASH that "Although not a specific factor in assessing test results, integrity of a test vehicle’s fuel tank is a potential concern. It is preferable that the fuel tank remains intact and not be punctured. Damage to or rupture of the fuel tank, oil pan, or other feature that might serve as a surrogate of the fuel tank should be reported." This letter is updated to note that a test report that accompanied your request for Federal-aid reimbursement eligibility (titled MASH TEST 3-30 on the SRT-MASH) indicated that there was "a hole in the oil pan." Eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program does not establish approval or endorsement by the FHWA for any particular purpose or use.

The FHWA, the Department of Transportation, and the United States Government do not endorse products or services and the issuance of a reimbursement eligibility letter is not an endorsement of any product or service.

Requirements
To be found eligible for Federal-aid funding, roadside safety devices should meet the crash test and evaluation criteria contained in the MASH.

Description
The device and supporting documentation are described in the attached form.

Summary and Standard Provisions
Therefore, the system described and detailed in the attached form is eligible for reimbursement and may be installed under the range of conditions previously tested.

Please note the following standard provisions that apply to FHWA eligibility letters:

 

Sincerely yours,

/* Signature of Michael S. Griffith*/

Michael S. Griffith
Director, Office of Safety Technologies
Office of Safety

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