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Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition

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AGENCY:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Intertek Testing Service NA, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES:

The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on January 23, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources:

Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3508, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.

General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2110; email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA's Web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see http://www.osha.gov/​dts/​otpca/​nrtl/​index.html).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of Final Decision

OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA), as an NRTL. ITSNA's expansion covers the addition of twenty-three (23) test standards to its scope of recognition.

OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified by 29 CFR Start Printed Page 78651910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition, and is not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification of the products.

The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial recognition, or for expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the Agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides its preliminary finding and, in the second notice, the Agency provides its final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL's scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational Web page for each NRTL that details its scope of recognition. These pages are available from the Agency's Web site at http://www.osha.gov/​dts/​otpca/​nrtl/​index.html.

ITSNA submitted an application, dated April 21, 2015, (OSHA-2007-0039-0022) to expand its recognition to include 23 additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application.

OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing ITSNA's expansion application in the Federal Register on October 31, 2016 (81 FR 75442). The Agency requested comments by November 15, 2016, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of ITSNA's scope of recognition.

To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to ITSNA's application, go to www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3508, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039 contains all materials in the record concerning ITSNA's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

OSHA staff examined ITSNA's expansion application, its capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that ITSNA meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant ITSNA's scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of ITSNA's recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1 below.

Table 1—List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in ITSNA's NRTL Scope of Recognition

Test standardTest standard title
UL 5CStandard for Surface Raceways and Fittings for Use with Data, Signal, and Control Circuits.
UL 50EEnclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations.
UL 565Standard for Liquid-Level Gauges for Anhydrous Ammonia and LP-Gas.
UL 60745-2-1Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools—Safety—Part 2-1: Particular Requirements for Drills and Impact Drills.
UL 60745-2-14Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools—Safety—Part 2-14: Particular Requirements for Planers.
UL 60745-2-17Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools—Safety—Part 2-17: Particular Requirements for Routers and Trimmers.
UL 60745-2-3Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools—Safety—Part 2-3: Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers and Disk-Type Sanders.
UL 962AStandard for Furniture Power Distribution Units.
UL 1769Standard for Cylinder Valves.
UL 2061Standard for Adapters and Cylinder Connection Devices for Portable LP-Gas Cylinder Assemblies.
UL 2108Standard for Low Voltage Lighting Systems.
UL 2238Standard for Cable Assemblies and Fittings for Industrial Control and Signal Distribution.
UL 2305Standard for Exhibition Display Units, Fabrication and Installation.
UL 2438Standard for Outdoor Seasonal-Use Cord-Connected Wiring Devices.
UL 5085-2Low Voltage Transformers—Part 2: General Purpose Transformers.
UL 61010-2-031Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 031: Safety requirements for hand-held probe assemblies for electrical measurement and test.
UL 61010-2-030Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use—Part 2-030: Particular requirements for testing and measuring circuits.
UL 60730-2-2Standard for Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Thermal Motor Protectors.
UL 60745-2-5Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools—Safety—Part 2-5: Particular Requirements for Circular Saws.
UL 60745-2-21Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools—Safety—Part 2-21: Particular Requirements for Drain Cleaners.
UL 60950-23Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 23: Large Data Storage Equipment.
UL 62368-1Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment—Part 1: Safety requirements.
UL 1691Single Pole Locking-Type Separable Connectors.

OSHA's recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is limited to equipment or materials for which OSHA standards require third-party testing and certification before using them in the workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any products for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, an NRTL's scope of recognition does not include these products.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the test standards listed above as American National Standards. However, for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under the NRTL Program's policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 1-0.3, Appendix C, paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may use either the proprietary version of the test standard or the ANSI version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test standard is currently ANSI-approved.Start Printed Page 7866

A. Conditions

In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, ITSNA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:

1. ITSNA must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major change in its operations as an NRTL, and provide details of the change(s);

2. ITSNA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and

3. ITSNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on ITSNA's scope of recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.

Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the scope of recognition of ITSNA, subject to the limitation and conditions specified above.

III. Authority and Signature

Jordan Barab, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7.

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Dated: January 17, 2017.

Jordan Barab,

Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2017-01408 Filed 1-19-17; 8:45 am]

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