New SCAQMD Notice Label
At the beginning of 2006, Bradford White issued a product bulletin informing our customers that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Hearing Board issued a “product variance” for water heaters that will be shipped and installed into their area of jurisdiction. In order to comply with the variance, Bradford White added a label to the shipping container of each individual unit. (Details on the heaters affected and the applicable district can be found on the following page.)
The SCAQMD Board has since requested that a larger label be applied to the shipping container of each water heater.
Bradford White will be replacing the current 3" x 3" label with a new label measuring 11" x 6".
If you are not in the area affected by the SCAQMD, please be advised that the labeling is not a cause for concern. The labeling is only meant to call attention to the variance for the SCAQMD. Your customers need not be concerned with meeting any of the SCAQMD requirements. However, if you are in the area covered by the SCAQMD, please consult your Bradford White Corporation representative.
This area of jurisdiction is the southern portion of California only. The water heaters affected will be residential 30, 40 and 50 gallon natural gas water heaters sold and installed in the SCAQMD until December 31, 2007. A specific list of models is found below.
The following Bradford White and Jetglas models will be affected by the new regulations:
* denotes warranty period
New SCAQMD Variance Label
The label will be placed on the shipping container in a plainly visible location.