TÜV SÜD America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition, 59863-59865 [2014-23606]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES enrollment of individuals who wish to perform actuarial services under ERISA. To assist in its examination duties mandated by ERISA, the Joint Board has established the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations (Advisory Committee) in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The current Advisory Committee members’ terms expire on February 28, 2015. This notice describes the Advisory Committee and invites applications from those interested in serving on the Advisory Committee for the March 1, 2015–February 28, 2017, term. DATES: Applications for membership on the Advisory Committee must be received by the Executive Director of the Joint Board, by no later than December 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver applications to: Patrick W. 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[FR Doc. 2014–23565 Filed 10–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043] ¨ ¨ TUV SUD America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA ¨ ¨ announces the application of TUV SUD America, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency’s preliminary finding to grant the application. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before October 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: 1. Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions. 2. Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 59864 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Notices 3. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) service: Submit comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043, Technical Data Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–2625, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350 (TTY number: (877) 889–5627). Note that security procedures may result in significant delays in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning delivery of materials by express mail, hand delivery, or messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA Docket Office are 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., e.t. 4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2007–0043). OSHA places comments and other materials, including any personal information, in the public docket without revision, and these materials will be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the Agency cautions commenters about submitting statements they do not want made available to the public, or submitting comments that contain personal information (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and medical data. 5. 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. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. 6. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before October 20, 2014 to the 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, or by fax to (202) 693–1644. 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–3647, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, 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; phone: (202) 693–2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing notice that ¨ ¨ TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM), is applying for expansion of its current recognition as an NRTL. TUVAM requests the addition of one test standard to its NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets the 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. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition includes (1) the type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have the technical capability to perform the product-testing and productcertification activities for test standards within the NRTL’s scope. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial recognition and 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. 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, including TUVAM, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA Web site at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. TUVAM currently has three facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its ¨ ¨ headquarters located at: TUV SUD America, Inc., 10 Centennial Drive, Peabody, Massachusetts 01960. A complete list of TUVAM’s scope of recognition is available at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ tuvam.html. II. General Background on the Application TUVAM submitted an application, dated June 9, 2014 (Exhibit 14–1— TUVAM Request for Expansion), to expand its recognition to include one additional test standard. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. Table 1 below lists the appropriate test standards found in TUVAM’s application for expansion for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. TABLE 1—PROPOSED APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARD FOR INCLUSION IN TUVAM’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Test standard Test standard title AAMI ES60601–1 ..................................................................... Medical electrical equipment—Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Notices 59865 III. Preliminary Findings on the Application 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7. updates to better describe the management of the Committee’s records. TUVAM submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file, and the comparability analysis, indicate that TUVAM can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition of this one test standard for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of TUVAM’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVAM meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL. 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. Commenters must submit the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, Room N–2625, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. These materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, will recommend to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health whether to grant TUVAM’s application for expansion of its scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the application. In making this decision, the Assistant Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the Federal Register. Signed at Washington, DC, on September 29, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is granted by section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3704), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), 29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102– 3, and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. 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 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–23606 Filed 10–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2014–0007] Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Notice of Intent To Renew the Charter Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of intent to renew the ACCSH Charter. AGENCY: The Secretary of Labor intends to renew the Charter of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The current ACCSH Charter will expire on November 26, 2014. Signed at Washington, DC, on September 29, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–23603 Filed 10–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Damon S. Bonneau, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2020 (TTY (877) 889–5627); email bonneau.damon@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established under Section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3704(d)(4)), to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health in the formulation of construction safety and health standards as well as on policy matters arising under the CSA and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). 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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.; Application for Expansion of 
Recognition

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of T[Uuml]V 
S[Uuml]D America, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's 
preliminary finding to grant the application.

DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this 
notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on 
or before October 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically 
at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. 
Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions.
    2. Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at 
(202) 693-1648.

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    3. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) 
service: Submit comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043, Technical Data Center, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2625, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY number: (877) 889-
5627). Note that security procedures may result in significant delays 
in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security 
procedures concerning delivery of materials by express mail, hand 
delivery, or messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA 
Docket Office are 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
the OSHA docket number (OSHA-2007-0043). OSHA places comments and other 
materials, including any personal information, in the public docket 
without revision, and these materials will be available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the Agency cautions commenters 
about submitting statements they do not want made available to the 
public, or submitting comments that contain personal information 
(either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, 
birth dates, and medical data.
    5. 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. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket 
submissions.
    6. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before October 20, 2014 to the 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, or by fax to (202) 693-
1644.

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-3647, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, 
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; phone: (202) 693-2110 or 
email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing 
notice that T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc. (TUVAM), is applying for 
expansion of its current recognition as an NRTL. TUVAM requests the 
addition of one test standard to its NRTL scope of recognition.
    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the 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. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the 
type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its 
applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have 
the technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope. 
Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; 
however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the 
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and 
certification.
    The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial 
recognition and 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. 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, 
including TUVAM, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    TUVAM currently has three facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: 
T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc., 10 Centennial Drive, Peabody, 
Massachusetts 01960. A complete list of TUVAM's scope of recognition is 
available at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/tuvam.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    TUVAM submitted an application, dated June 9, 2014 (Exhibit 14-1--
TUVAM Request for Expansion), to expand its recognition to include one 
additional test standard. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis 
and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-
site reviews in relation to this application.
    Table 1 below lists the appropriate test standards found in TUVAM's 
application for expansion for testing and certification of products 
under the NRTL Program.

  Table 1--Proposed Appropriate Test Standard for Inclusion in TUVAM's
                        NRTL Scope of Recognition
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             Test standard                     Test standard title
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AAMI ES60601-1.........................  Medical electrical equipment--
                                          Part 1: General requirements
                                          for basic safety and essential
                                          performance.
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III. Preliminary Findings on the Application

    TUVAM submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its 
scope of recognition. OSHA's review of the application file, and the 
comparability analysis, indicate that TUVAM can meet the requirements 
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include 
the addition of this one test standard for NRTL testing and 
certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not 
constitute an interim or temporary approval of TUVAM's application.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVAM meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an 
NRTL. 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. Commenters must submit 
the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA 
will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a 
longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request 
is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits 
identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, 
contact the Docket Office, Room N-2625, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. These 
materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043.
    OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a 
timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these 
comments, will recommend to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational 
Safety and Health whether to grant TUVAM's application for expansion of 
its scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final 
decision on granting the application. In making this decision, the 
Assistant Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in 
Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of its 
final decision in the Federal Register.

IV. 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 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 September 29, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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