MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Update to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards, 43040-43041 [2017-19403]

Download as PDF 43040 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: August 31, 2017. Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–19423 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Update to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its final decision to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on September 13, 2017. 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, 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, telephone: (202) 693–2110; email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA’s Web page includes information about sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: the NRTL Program (see http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET) as a NRTL. MET’s expansion covers the addition of three test standards to its scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified by 29 CFR 1910.7. 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 a 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. MET submitted three applications, dated October 15, 2015 (OSHA–2006– 0028–0031), March 2, 2016 (OSHA– 2006–0028–0032), and March 18, 2016 (OSHA–2006–0028–0033), to expand its recognition to include three additional test standards, including two test standards to be added to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packets and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to these applications. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing MET’s expansion applications in the Federal Register on June 1, 2017 (82 FR 25338). The Agency requested comments by June 16, 2017, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET’s scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to MET’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–2006–0028 contains all materials in the record concerning MET’s recognition. II. Final Decision and Order OSHA staff examined MET’s expansion applications, its capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET 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 MET’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET’s recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1 below. Additionally, Table 2, below, lists the test standards new to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. The Agency evaluated the standards to (1) verify they represent product categories for which OSHA requires certification by a NRTL, (2) verify the documents represent end products and not components, and (3) verify the documents define safety test specifications (not installation or operational performance specifications). Based on this evaluation, OSHA finds that they are appropriate test standards and has added these standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN MET’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 2108 ................................................................. UL 61010–2–91* .................................................... Standard for Low Voltage Lighting Systems. Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use—Part 2–091: Particular Requirements for Cabinet X-Ray Systems. 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UL 61010–2–81 ..................................................... 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, a 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES A. Conditions In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, MET must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. MET 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 a NRTL, and provide details of the change(s); 2. MET must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Standard for Laboratory Standard for Laboratory Laboratory Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Use—Part 2–091: Particular Requirements for Cabinet X-Ray Systems. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Use—Part 2–081: Particular Requirements for Automatic and Semi-Automatic Equipment for Analysis and Other Purposes. MET’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 MET, subject to the limitation and conditions specified above. III. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Deputy 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. Signed at Washington, DC, on August 30, 2017. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028]


MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and 
Update to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand 
the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its 
final decision to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program's List 
of Appropriate Test Standards.

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
September 13, 2017.

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, 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, 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET) as a NRTL. MET's expansion 
covers the addition of three test standards to its scope of 
recognition.
    OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements specified by 29 CFR 1910.7. 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 a 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.
    MET submitted three applications, dated October 15, 2015 (OSHA-
2006-0028-0031), March 2, 2016 (OSHA-2006-0028-0032), and March 18, 
2016 (OSHA-2006-0028-0033), to expand its recognition to include three 
additional test standards, including two test standards to be added to 
the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA staff 
performed a detailed analysis of the application packets and reviewed 
other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews 
in relation to these applications.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing MET's expansion 
applications in the Federal Register on June 1, 2017 (82 FR 25338). The 
Agency requested comments by June 16, 2017, but it received no comments 
in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final 
notice to grant expansion of MET's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
MET'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-2006-0028 contains all materials in the record 
concerning MET's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined MET's expansion applications, its capability to 
meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET 
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 MET's 
scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET's recognition to 
testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance 
to the test standards listed in Table 1 below.
    Additionally, Table 2, below, lists the test standards new to the 
NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards. The Agency evaluated 
the standards to (1) verify they represent product categories for which 
OSHA requires certification by a NRTL, (2) verify the documents 
represent end products and not components, and (3) verify the documents 
define safety test specifications (not installation or operational 
performance specifications). Based on this evaluation, OSHA finds that 
they are appropriate test standards and has added these standards to 
the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.

 Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in MET's NRTL
                          Scope of Recognition
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           Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 2108...........................  Standard for Low Voltage Lighting
                                     Systems.
UL 61010-2-91*....................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                     Electrical Equipment for
                                     Measurement, Control, and
                                     Laboratory Use--Part 2-091:
                                     Particular Requirements for Cabinet
                                     X-Ray Systems.

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UL 61010-2-81*....................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                     Electrical Equipment for
                                     Measurement, Control, and
                                     Laboratory Use--Part 2-081:
                                     Particular Requirements for
                                     Automatic and Semi-Automatic
                                     Laboratory Equipment for Analysis
                                     and Other Purposes.
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* Represents a new standard that OSHA is adding to the NRTL Program's
  List of Appropriate Test Standards, as specified in Table 2 below.


   Table 2--Test Standard OSHA Is Adding to the NRTL Program's List of
                       Appropriate Test Standards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Test standard                     Test standard title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
UL 61010-2-91.....................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                     Electrical Equipment for
                                     Measurement, Control and Laboratory
                                     Use--Part 2-091: Particular
                                     Requirements for Cabinet X-Ray
                                     Systems.
UL 61010-2-81.....................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                     Electrical Equipment for
                                     Measurement, Control and Laboratory
                                     Use--Part 2-081: Particular
                                     Requirements for Automatic and Semi-
                                     Automatic Laboratory Equipment for
                                     Analysis and Other Purposes.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, a 
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.

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
MET must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. MET 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 a NRTL, and provide details of the 
change(s);
    2. MET must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on MET'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 MET, subject to the limitation and conditions 
specified above.

III. Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Deputy 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.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on August 30, 2017.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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