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The Department of Transport is to relax a requirement for fin drains to be British Board of Agrement certificated for highways use.Clause 514 of the DoT's new manual of specification for highway works

But it is understood that, so far, only two manufacturers have applied for BBA certification. And the BBA cannot say when the evaluations will be finished.Manufacturers say privately that the BBA procedure is too detailed and time consuming. But the BBA says that is has not yet had all the test data it requires from the manufacturers.A DoT spokesman said: 'Although we require a BBA certificate or European equivalent to be available, we may relax the requirement if the engineer on a ...

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