TÜV SÜD America, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition, 4979-4980 [2014-01860]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, on January 27, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–01858 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043] ¨ ¨ TUV SUD America, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final decision granting ¨ ¨ renewal of recognition of TUV SUD America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7. DATES: The renewal of recognition becomes effective on January 30, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David W. Johnson, 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, phone (202) 693–2110, or email at johnson.david.w@ dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Background OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements in Section 1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (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. OSHA maintains an informational Web site for each NRTL that details its scope of recognition available at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. OSHA processes applications by an NRTL for renewal of recognition following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA conducts renewals in accordance with the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 procedures in 29 CFR 1910.7, App. II.C. In accordance with these procedures, NRTLs submit a renewal request to OSHA not less than nine months or no more than one year before the expiration date of its current recognition. A renewal request includes a request for renewal and any additional information the NRTL wishes to submit to demonstrate its continued compliance with the terms of its recognition and 29 CFR 1910.7. If OSHA has not conducted an on-site assessment of the NRTL headquarters and any key sites within the past 18 to 24 months, it will schedule the necessary on-site assessments prior to the expiration date of the NRTL’s recognition. Upon review of the submitted material and, as necessary, the successful completion of the on-site assessment, OSHA announces its preliminary decision to grant or deny renewal in the Federal Register and solicits comments from the public. OSHA then publishes a final Federal Register notice responding to any comments and renewing the NRTL’s recognition for a period of five years, or denying the renewal of recognition. ¨ ¨ TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) initially received OSHA recognition as an NRTL on January 25, 2002 (67 FR 3737), for a five-year period ending on January 25, 2007. TUVAM submitted a timely request for renewal, dated March 7, 2006 (see Exhibit OSHA–2007–0043– 0005), and retained its recognition pending OSHA’s final decision in this renewal process. The current addresses of TUVAM facilities recognized by OSHA and included as part of the renewal request are: ¨ ¨ 1. TUV SUD America, Inc., 10 Technology Drive, Peabody, Massachusetts 01960; ¨ ¨ 2. TUV SUD America, Inc., 10040 Mesa Rim Road, San Diego, California 92121; and ¨ ¨ 3. TUV SUD America, Inc., 1775 Old Highway 8 NW., Suite 104, New Brighton, Minnesota 55112. OSHA evaluated TUVAM’s application for renewal and made a preliminary determination that TUVAM can continue to meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition. OSHA conducted an audit of TUVAM’s facilities on August 17, 2012 (Peabody, MA), and April 27, 2012 (San Diego, CA), and found TUVAM to be in conformance with all applicable NRTL requirements. Accordingly, OSHA determined that it did not need to conduct an on-site review of TUVAM’s facilities based on its evaluation of TUVAM’s application and all other available information. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVAM’s renewal PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4979 request in the Federal Register on November 4, 2013. The Agency requested comments by November 19, 2013, but received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant TUVAM’s request for renewal of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to the TUVAM’s application, contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–2625, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043 contains all materials in the record concerning TUVAM’s recognition. II. Final Decision and Order Pursuant to the authority granted under 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby gives notice of the renewal of recognition of TUVAM as an NRTL. OSHA NRTL Program staff reviewed the renewal request for TUVAM and other pertinent information provided by TUVAM. Based on this review of the renewal request for TUVAM and other pertinent information provided by TUVAM, OSHA finds that TUVAM meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for renewal of its recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below. OSHA limits the renewal of TUVAM’s recognition to include the terms and conditions of TUVAM’s individual scope of recognition. The scope of recognition for TUVAM is available in the Federal Register notice dated January 25, 2002 (67 FR 3737) or at OSHA’s informational Web page for TUVAM’s recognition as an NRTL on OSHA’s Web site at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ TUVAM.html. Conditions In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, TUVAM also must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. TUVAM 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. TUVAM must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. TUVAM must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on TUVAM’s scope of recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 4980 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / Notices III. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, 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 Section 8(g)(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (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 January 27, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–01860 Filed 1–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET 2013 Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act Annual Report Authority: 2 U.S.C. 934 AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget (OMB). ACTION: Notice. This report is being published as required by the Statutory Pay-AsYou-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010, 2 U.S.C. 931 et seq. The Act requires that OMB issue (1) an annual report as specified in 2 U.S.C. 934(a) and (2) a sequestration order, if necessary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Locke. 202–395–3672. 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Because neither the 5-year nor 10-year scorecard shows a debit for the budget year, which for purposes of this Report VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:24 Jan 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 is fiscal year 2014,1 a sequestration order under subsection 5(b) of the PAYGO Act, 2 U.S.C § 934(b), is not necessary. No legislation was enacted with an emergency designation under section 4(g) of the PAYGO Act, 2 U.S.C. 933(g), during the first session of the 113th Congress. In addition, the scorecards include no current policy adjustments made under section 4(c) of the PAYGO Act, 2 U.S.C. 933(c), for legislation enacted during the first session of the 113th Congress. The authority for current policy adjustments expired as of December 31, 2011. For these reasons, the Report does not contain any information about emergency legislation or a description of any current policy adjustments. I. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043]


T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration's final decision granting renewal of recognition of 
T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing 
Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.

DATES: The renewal of recognition becomes effective on January 30, 
2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David W. Johnson, 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, 
phone (202) 693-2110, or email at johnson.david.w@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements in Section 1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal 
Regulations (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. OSHA 
maintains an informational Web site for each NRTL that details its 
scope of recognition available at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    OSHA processes applications by an NRTL for renewal of recognition 
following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA conducts 
renewals in accordance with the procedures in 29 CFR 1910.7, App. II.C. 
In accordance with these procedures, NRTLs submit a renewal request to 
OSHA not less than nine months or no more than one year before the 
expiration date of its current recognition. A renewal request includes 
a request for renewal and any additional information the NRTL wishes to 
submit to demonstrate its continued compliance with the terms of its 
recognition and 29 CFR 1910.7. If OSHA has not conducted an on-site 
assessment of the NRTL headquarters and any key sites within the past 
18 to 24 months, it will schedule the necessary on-site assessments 
prior to the expiration date of the NRTL's recognition. Upon review of 
the submitted material and, as necessary, the successful completion of 
the on-site assessment, OSHA announces its preliminary decision to 
grant or deny renewal in the Federal Register and solicits comments 
from the public. OSHA then publishes a final Federal Register notice 
responding to any comments and renewing the NRTL's recognition for a 
period of five years, or denying the renewal of recognition.
    T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc. (TUVAM) initially received OSHA 
recognition as an NRTL on January 25, 2002 (67 FR 3737), for a five-
year period ending on January 25, 2007. TUVAM submitted a timely 
request for renewal, dated March 7, 2006 (see Exhibit OSHA-2007-0043-
0005), and retained its recognition pending OSHA's final decision in 
this renewal process. The current addresses of TUVAM facilities 
recognized by OSHA and included as part of the renewal request are:
    1. T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc., 10 Technology Drive, Peabody, 
Massachusetts 01960;
    2. T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc., 10040 Mesa Rim Road, San Diego, 
California 92121; and
    3. T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc., 1775 Old Highway 8 NW., Suite 
104, New Brighton, Minnesota 55112.
    OSHA evaluated TUVAM's application for renewal and made a 
preliminary determination that TUVAM can continue to meet the 
requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition. OSHA 
conducted an audit of TUVAM's facilities on August 17, 2012 (Peabody, 
MA), and April 27, 2012 (San Diego, CA), and found TUVAM to be in 
conformance with all applicable NRTL requirements. Accordingly, OSHA 
determined that it did not need to conduct an on-site review of TUVAM's 
facilities based on its evaluation of TUVAM's application and all other 
available information.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVAM's renewal 
request in the Federal Register on November 4, 2013. The Agency 
requested comments by November 19, 2013, but received no comments in 
response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice 
to grant TUVAM's request for renewal of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the TUVAM's application, contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-2625, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA-2007-
0043 contains all materials in the record concerning TUVAM's 
recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    Pursuant to the authority granted under 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby 
gives notice of the renewal of recognition of TUVAM as an NRTL. OSHA 
NRTL Program staff reviewed the renewal request for TUVAM and other 
pertinent information provided by TUVAM. Based on this review of the 
renewal request for TUVAM and other pertinent information provided by 
TUVAM, OSHA finds that TUVAM meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 
for renewal of its recognition, subject to the limitation and 
conditions listed below. OSHA limits the renewal of TUVAM's recognition 
to include the terms and conditions of TUVAM's individual scope of 
recognition. The scope of recognition for TUVAM is available in the 
Federal Register notice dated January 25, 2002 (67 FR 3737) or at 
OSHA's informational Web page for TUVAM's recognition as an NRTL on 
OSHA's Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/TUVAM.html.

Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
TUVAM also must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. TUVAM 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. TUVAM must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. TUVAM must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on TUVAM's scope of 
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.

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III. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, 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 Section 
8(g)(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (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 January 27, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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