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Safety Eligibility Letter WZ - 303a

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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October 19, 2012

In Reply Refer To: HSST/ WZ-303A

Steve Zimar
Eastern Metal / USA Sign
1430 Sullivan Street
Elmira, New York 14901

Dear Mr. Zimar:

This letter is 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: C-301, C-801, and C-802 Sign Stands
Type of system: X-Footprint compact portable sign stands
Test Level: NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3
Testing conducted by: N/A
Date of request: March 15, 2012

Decision:
The following devices are eligible, with details provided in the form which is attached as an integral part of this letter:

Based on a review of details submitted by the manufacturer certifying the device described herein meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350, the device is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.  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 NCHRP Report 350 or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).

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

This letter corrects product identifying information in our letter WZ-303 to you dated November 30, 2011.  That letter misidentifies the C-802 sign stand as a C-902 sign stand.  The C-902 stand was previously covered by our letters WZ-07, WZ-13, and WZ-56.  WZ-303 covers the C-302 sign stand and the C-802 sign stand (erroneously referred to as C-902).

You also noted that Eastern Metal/ USA-Sign is now offering identical stands to the C-302 and C-802 stands except that they incorporate a lower profile base.  This smaller base is required in order that the stands will fit into certain storage containers. These stands are identified as Models C-301 and C-801.

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 tested.  

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

Sincerely yours,

Signature of Mike S. Griffith

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

 

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