The Fastener Quality Act
The Fastener Quality Act (FQA) was signed into law by the President on June 8, 1999.
The final law contained several exemptions which removed fasteners already governed by quality assurance programs from coverage under the law.
If fasteners of any type or grade are manufactured in a facility that is registered to a recognized quality system such as ISO 9000, TS 16949, or AS 9100 they are exempt from all requirements of the Act. Below are links to the full FQA and to a bulletin which answers10 Questions about the Final FQA.