2015 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XXXI - TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 339-F - REDUCED CIGARETTE IGNITION PROPENSITY
Section 339-F:3 - Test Method.
339-F:3 Test Method.
I. Testing of cigarettes shall be conducted in accordance with the American Society of Testing and Materials ("ASTM'') standard E2187-04, "Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes.'' The commissioner may adopt a subsequent ASTM Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes upon a finding that the subsequent method does not result in a change in the percentage of full-length burns exhibited by any tested cigarette when compared to the percentage of full-length burns the same cigarette would exhibit when tested in accordance with ASTM Standard E2187-04 and the performance standard in RSA 339-F:4.
II. Testing shall be conducted on 10 layers of filter paper.
III. Forty replicate tests shall comprise a complete test trial for each cigarette tested.
IV. The performance standard required by RSA 339-F:4 shall only be applied to a complete test trial.
V. Laboratories conducting testing in accordance with this section shall implement a quality control and quality assurance program that includes a procedure that will determine the repeatability of the testing results. The repeatability value shall be no greater than 0.19 pursuant to RSA 339-F:4.
VI. This section does not require additional testing if cigarettes are tested consistent with this chapter for any other purpose.
Source. 2006, 195:1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
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