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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Notices seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The paperwork provisions of the Standard specify requirements for: Marking the rated load of cranes; preparing certification records to verify the inspection of the crane hooks, hoist chains, and rope; preparing reports of rated load tests for repaired hooks or modified cranes. Records and reports must be maintained and disclosed upon request. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting an adjustment decrease of 38,764 burden hours, from 360,144 hours to 321,380 hours. The decrease is a result of new information showing that there are 31,495 overhead and gantry cranes in use, down from the previously estimated 35,000. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Overhead and Gantry Cranes (29 CFR 1910.179). OMB Number: 1218–0224. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 31,495. Frequency: On occasion; Monthly; Semi-annually. Average Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes (.08 hour) to disclose certification records to 2 hours to obtain and post rated load information on cranes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 321,380. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2010–0023). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ‘‘ADDRESSES’’). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44289 preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31160). Signed at Washington, DC, on July 22, 2010. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2010–18437 Filed 7–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] MET Laboratories, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the application of MET Laboratories, Inc., (MET) for expansion of its recognition, and presents the Agency’s preliminary finding to grant this request. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this application. DATES: Submit information or comments, or any request for extension of the time to comment, on or before August 12, 2010. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronically: Submit comments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions. Fax: If submissions, including attachments, are no longer than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, or messenger or courier service: Submit one copy of the comments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2006– 0028, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, and messenger and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (i.e., OSHA–2006–0028). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 44290 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Notices OSHA will place all submissions, including any personal information provided, in the public docket without revision, and these submissions will be made available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before August 12, 2010 to the Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–3655, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693–1644. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MaryAnn Garrahan, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–3655, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2110. For information about the NRTL Program, go to http:// www.osha.gov, and select ‘‘N’’ in the site index. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Expansion Application The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is providing notice that MET Laboratories, Inc., (MET) applied for expansion of its current recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). MET’s expansion request covers the use of additional test standards. OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the legal requirements specified in 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 approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification. The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial recognition, or for an VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 can be accessed from the Web site at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition has three elements: (1) The type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its applicable test standard; (2) the recognized site(s) that have the technical capability to perform the testing and certification activities for the applicable test standards within the NRTL’s scope of recognition; and (3) the supplemental program(s) that the NRTL may use, each of which allows the NRTL to rely on other parties to perform activities necessary for testing and certification. General Background on the Application MET submitted two applications, dated October 6 and November 3, 2008, to expand its recognition to include 18 additional test standards. The NRTL Program staff determined that these standards are ‘‘appropriate test standards’’ within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c). In connection with this request, NRTL Program staff did not perform an on-site review of MET’s recognized sites. However, the staff analyzed other information pertinent to the request and determined that MET has the capabilities to perform the testing to 12 of the standards, which are listed below. As a result, the Agency would approve these 12 test standards for the expansion. MET seeks expansion of its recognition for testing and certification of products to the following test standards:1 UL 244A Solid State Controls for Appliances UL 412 Refrigeration Unit Coolers UL 458* Power Converters/Inverters and Power Converter/Inverter Systems for Land Vehicles and Marine Crafts UL 466 Electric Scales 1 The designations and titles of these test standards were current at the time of the preparation of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 UL 561 Floor-Finishing Machines UL 1230 Amateur Movie Lights UL 1278 Movable and Wall or Ceiling Hung Electric Room Heaters UL 1594 Sewing and Cutting Machines UL 1795 Hydromassage Bathtubs UL 1951 Electric Plumbing Accessories UL 1996 Electric Duct Heaters UL 2021 Fixed and Location Dedicated Electric Room Heaters * This standard is approved for testing and certification of products for use within recreational vehicles and mobile homes. OSHA’s recognition of MET, or any NRTL, for a particular test standard is limited to equipment or materials (i.e., products) for which OSHA standards require third-party testing and certification before use in the workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any product(s) for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, an NRTL’s scope of recognition does not include that product(s). The test standards listed above may be approved as American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). However, for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under the program’s policy, any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may use either the latest proprietary version of the test standard or the latest ANSI version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test standard is currently ANSI approved. Preliminary Finding on the Application MET submitted an acceptable request for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL. OSHA’s review of the application file and other pertinent documents indicates that MET can meet the requirements, as prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7, for an expansion of its recognition to include the additional test standards listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute interim or temporary approval of the application. OSHA welcomes public comments, in sufficient detail, as to whether MET meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request in writing, stating the reasons for the request. OSHA must receive the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Notices extension to 30 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if it is not adequately justified. You may obtain or review copies of MET’s request and other pertinent documents, and all submitted comments, online at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028; or you may contact the Docket Office, Room N–2625, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028 contains all materials in the record concerning MET’s application. The NRTL Program staff will review all timely comments and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, will recommend whether to grant MET’s expansion request. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the request, and, in making this decision, may undertake other proceedings that are prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of this final decision in the Federal Register. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, directed the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to Sections 6(b) and 8(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655 and 657), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31160), and 29 CFR part 1911. Signed at Washington, DC, on July 22, 2010. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2010–18438 Filed 7–27–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541) National Science Foundation. Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 the Antarctic Conservation Act at title 45 part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by August 27, 2010. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadene G. Kennedy at the above address or (703) 292–7405. 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This bacterium is used as one of the reagents for the Microtox toxicity analyzer, Azur Environmental model 500, 0073486. The bacterium are used with a reconstituting reagent to determine toxicity levels. All laboratory plasticware (tubes, tips, etc) used with the bacteria will be autoclaved to destroy any residual bacteria. Location: Crary Science and Engineering Center, McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Dates: October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2014. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2009–0187] Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for the AREVA Enrichment Services, LLC Proposed Eagle Rock Uranium Enrichment Facility Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Correction. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028]


MET Laboratories, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of MET Laboratories, 
Inc., (MET) for expansion of its recognition, and presents the Agency's 
preliminary finding to grant this request. This preliminary finding 
does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this 
application.

DATES: Submit information or comments, or any request for extension of 
the time to comment, on or before August 12, 2010. All submissions must 
bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: Submit comments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow 
the instructions online for making electronic submissions.
    Fax: If submissions, including attachments, are no longer than 10 
pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, or messenger or courier service: 
Submit one copy of the comments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. 
OSHA-2006-0028, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, and 
messenger and courier service) are accepted during the Department of 
Labor's and Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., 
e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the 
OSHA docket number (i.e., OSHA-2006-0028).

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OSHA will place all submissions, including any personal information 
provided, in the public docket without revision, and these submissions 
will be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., 
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download 
through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before August 12, 2010 to the Office of 
Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210, 
or by fax to (202) 693-1644.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MaryAnn Garrahan, Director, Office of 
Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone: (202) 693-2110. For information about the NRTL Program, go 
to http://www.osha.gov, and select ``N'' in the site index.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Notice of Expansion Application

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is 
providing notice that MET Laboratories, Inc., (MET) applied for 
expansion of its current recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing 
Laboratory (NRTL). MET's expansion request covers the use of additional 
test standards.
    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the legal requirements specified in 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 
approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and 
certification.
    The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial 
recognition, or for an 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 can be 
accessed from the Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. Each NRTL's scope of recognition has three elements: (1) 
The type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its 
applicable test standard; (2) the recognized site(s) that have the 
technical capability to perform the testing and certification 
activities for the applicable test standards within the NRTL's scope of 
recognition; and (3) the supplemental program(s) that the NRTL may use, 
each of which allows the NRTL to rely on other parties to perform 
activities necessary for testing and certification.

General Background on the Application

    MET submitted two applications, dated October 6 and November 3, 
2008, to expand its recognition to include 18 additional test 
standards. The NRTL Program staff determined that these standards are 
``appropriate test standards'' within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c). 
In connection with this request, NRTL Program staff did not perform an 
on-site review of MET's recognized sites. However, the staff analyzed 
other information pertinent to the request and determined that MET has 
the capabilities to perform the testing to 12 of the standards, which 
are listed below. As a result, the Agency would approve these 12 test 
standards for the expansion.
    MET seeks expansion of its recognition for testing and 
certification of products to the following test standards:\1\
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    \1\ The designations and titles of these test standards were 
current at the time of the preparation of this notice.

UL 244A Solid State Controls for Appliances
UL 412 Refrigeration Unit Coolers
UL 458* Power Converters/Inverters and Power Converter/Inverter Systems 
for Land Vehicles and Marine Crafts
UL 466 Electric Scales
UL 561 Floor-Finishing Machines
UL 1230 Amateur Movie Lights
UL 1278 Movable and Wall or Ceiling Hung Electric Room Heaters
UL 1594 Sewing and Cutting Machines
UL 1795 Hydromassage Bathtubs
UL 1951 Electric Plumbing Accessories
UL 1996 Electric Duct Heaters
UL 2021 Fixed and Location Dedicated Electric Room Heaters

    * This standard is approved for testing and certification of 
products for use within recreational vehicles and mobile homes.

    OSHA's recognition of MET, or any NRTL, for a particular test 
standard is limited to equipment or materials (i.e., products) for 
which OSHA standards require third-party testing and certification 
before use in the workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also 
covers any product(s) for which OSHA does not require such testing and 
certification, an NRTL's scope of recognition does not include that 
product(s).
    The test standards listed above may be approved as American 
National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). 
However, for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-
developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI 
designation. Under the program's policy, any NRTL recognized for a 
particular test standard may use either the latest proprietary version 
of the test standard or the latest ANSI version of that standard. 
Contact ANSI to determine whether a test standard is currently ANSI 
approved.

Preliminary Finding on the Application

    MET submitted an acceptable request for expansion of its 
recognition as an NRTL. OSHA's review of the application file and other 
pertinent documents indicates that MET can meet the requirements, as 
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7, for an expansion of its recognition to 
include the additional test standards listed above. This preliminary 
finding does not constitute interim or temporary approval of the 
application.
    OSHA welcomes public comments, in sufficient detail, as to whether 
MET meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. Comments 
should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits. Commenters 
needing more time to comment must submit a request in writing, stating 
the reasons for the request. OSHA must receive the written request for 
an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any

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extension to 30 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. 
OSHA may deny a request for an extension if it is not adequately 
justified. You may obtain or review copies of MET's request and other 
pertinent documents, and all submitted comments, online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028; or you may contact 
the Docket Office, Room N-2625, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. Docket 
No. OSHA-2006-0028 contains all materials in the record concerning 
MET's application.
    The NRTL Program staff will review all timely comments and, after 
addressing the issues raised by these comments, will recommend whether 
to grant MET's expansion request. The Assistant Secretary will make the 
final decision on granting the request, and, in making this decision, 
may undertake other proceedings that are prescribed in Appendix A to 29 
CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of this final decision in 
the Federal Register.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, 
directed the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is 
issuing this notice pursuant to Sections 6(b) and 8(g) of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655 and 657), 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), and 29 CFR part 
1911.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 22, 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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