TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition, 45898-45899 [2017-20980]

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VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition 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 TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition takes place on October 2, 2017. SUMMARY: 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, 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA), as a NRTL. TUVRNA’s expansion covers the addition of one test standard 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 PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. TUVRNA submitted an application, dated July 15, 2016 (OSHA–2007–0042– 0024), 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. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVRNA’s expansion application in the Federal Register on May 22, 2017 (82 FR 22314). The Agency requested comments by June 6, 2017, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of TUVRNA’s scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to TUVRNA’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–3655, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA–2007–0042 contains all materials in the record concerning TUVRNA’s recognition. II. Final Decision and Order OSHA staff examined TUVRNA’s expansion application, its capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on its review of this E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices evidence, OSHA finds that TUVRNA 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 TUVRNA’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of TUVRNA’s recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standard listed in Table 1 below. 3. TUVRNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on TUVRNA’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 TUVRNA, subject to the limitation and conditions specified above. Test standard Test standard title UL 2108 ... Standard for Low Voltage Lighting Systems. 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 standard listed above as an American National Standard. 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, TUVRNA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. TUVRNA 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. TUVRNA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 III. Authority and Signature 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 22, 2017. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–20980 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2013–0030] International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials EGS: Grant of Expansion of Recognition 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 International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials EGS as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition takes place on October 2, 2017. SUMMARY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARD FOR INCLUSION IN Secretary of Labor for Occupational TUVRNA’S NRTL SCOPE OF REC- Safety and Health, 200 Constitution OGNITION 45899 OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials EGS (IAPMO) as a NRTL. IAPMO’s expansion covers the addition of four 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. IAPMO submitted an application, dated January 12, 2016, (OSHA–2013– 0030–0006) to expand its recognition to include eight additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA staff performed an on-site review of IAPMO’s testing facility on March 1–2, 2016, in relation to this application, in which assessors found some nonconformances with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7. IAPMO addressed these issues sufficiently, and E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0042]


TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of 
Recognition

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 TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., as a 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition takes place on October 
2, 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, 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, 
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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA), as a 
NRTL. TUVRNA's expansion covers the addition of one test standard 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.
    TUVRNA submitted an application, dated July 15, 2016 (OSHA-2007-
0042-0024), 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.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVRNA's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on May 22, 2017 (82 FR 22314). The 
Agency requested comments by June 6, 2017, but it received no comments 
in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final 
notice to grant expansion of TUVRNA's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
TUVRNA'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-3655, Washington, DC 
20210. Docket No. OSHA-2007-0042 contains all materials in the record 
concerning TUVRNA's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined TUVRNA's expansion application, its capability 
to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on its review of this

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evidence, OSHA finds that TUVRNA 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 TUVRNA's scope of recognition. OSHA limits the 
expansion of TUVRNA's recognition to testing and certification of 
products for demonstration of conformance to the test standard listed 
in Table 1 below.

  Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standard for Inclusion in TUVRNA'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.
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    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 standard listed above as an American National Standard. 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, 
TUVRNA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. TUVRNA 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. TUVRNA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply 
with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. TUVRNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on TUVRNA'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 TUVRNA, 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 September 22, 2017.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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