Canadian Standards Association: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards, 60051-60053 [2017-27122]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES However, the petitioner states that MSHA’s own data demonstrates that by requiring mines to ‘‘pair up’’ and work within a certain distance of each other no matter the circumstances, increases the safety risks to other miners. The petitioner requests that MSHA grant a modification from the Working Alone standard to allow miners to conduct routine jackleg drilling operations independently as they have in the past because MSHA’s application of the Working Alone standard to the petitioner’s mines is actually less safe. (8) In the alternative, the petitioner seeks modification of the Working Alone standard to permit miners working alone as long as they follow a new communications policy that will help achieve the same result as the standard intends with the same or better protection. The petitioner seeks a modification of the standard that would permit underground miners to work alone, including operating jackleg drills, so long as the miners notifies a dispatcher or other designated contact person before beginning each stage of the mining cycle. The petitioner states that its proposed alternative is at least as safe as the Working Alone standard. By requiring its miners to report in to a dispatcher or other designated contact at the beginning of each of the four stages of the mining cycle, such a protocol adds yet one more layer of communication and regular, dependable contact between the miner and others. Combined with the regular visits each underground miner receives from other miners, geologists, and his or her supervisor throughout a shift, as well as the miner’s own travels away from the face to access supplies and equipment, such an approach reinforces that miners performing routing mining activity are adequately protected. (9) The petitioner asserts that application of the standard will result in a diminution of safety to the miners and that the proposed alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the existing standard. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2017–27120 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0042] Canadian Standards Association: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification 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 the application of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) 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 January 2, 2018. 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. 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–2006–0042, Technical Data Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 or 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 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., e.t. 4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2006–0042). OSHA places comments and other materials, including any personal information, in the public docket SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60051 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 website. 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 January 2, 2018 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 by phone (202) 693–1999 or 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 by phone (202) 693–2110 or email robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that CSA is applying for expansion of its current recognition as a NRTL. CSA requests the addition of seven test standards to its NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified in 29 CFR E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 60052 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Notices 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 an application by a NRTL for initial recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A, 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 CSA, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. CSA currently has seven facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification. Its headquarters location is Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 1R3, Canada. A complete list of CSA’s scope of recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ csa.html. II. General Background on the Application CSA submitted an application, dated May 23, 2017 (OSHA–2006–0042–0010), to expand its recognition to include seven additional test standards. OSHA staff performed detailed analysis of the application packet 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 CSA’s application for expansion for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN CSA’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test Standard UL UL UL UL UL UL Test Standard Title 498A * ........................................ 508A .......................................... 60950–1 .................................... 60950–21 .................................. 60950–23 .................................. 61800–5–1 ................................ UL 62368–1 .................................... Current Taps and Adapters. Standard for Industrial Control Panels. Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 1: General Requirements. Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 21: Remote Power Feeding. Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 23: Large Data Storage Equipment. Standard for Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems Part 5–1: Safety Requirements—Electrical, Thermal and Energy. Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment—Part 1: Safety Requirements. * Represents the standards that OSHA proposes to add to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES III. Proposal To Add New Test Standard to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards Periodically, OSHA will propose to add new test standards to the NRTL list of appropriate test standards following an evaluation of the test standard document. To qualify as an appropriate test standard, the Agency evaluates the document to (1) verify it represents a product category for which OSHA requires certification by a NRTL, (2) verify the document represents an end product and not a component, and (3) verify the document defines safety test specifications (not installation or operational performance specifications). In this notice, OSHA proposes to add one new test standard to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2, below, lists the test standard that are new to the NRTL Program. OSHA preliminarily determined that this test standard is an appropriate test standard and proposes to include it in the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA seeks public comment on this preliminary determination. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 TABLE 2—TEST STANDARD OSHA IS PROPOSING TO ADD TO THE NRTL PROGRAM’S LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS Test Standard Test Standard Title UL 498A Current Taps and Adapters IV. Preliminary Findings on the Application CSA submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file, and pertinent documentation, indicate that CSA can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition of these seven test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of CSA’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether CSA meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as a NRTL. Comments should consist of pertinent written PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, at the above address. These materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2006–0042. 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 CSA’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 E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 241 / Monday, December 18, 2017 / Notices proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the Federal Register. V. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 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 December 11, 2017. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–27122 Filed 12–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] MET Laboratories, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET) for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency’s preliminary finding to grant the applications. 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 January 2, 2018. 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. 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–2006–0028, daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Dec 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 Technical Data Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3655, 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 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., e.t. 4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2006–0028). 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 website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection 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 January 2, 2018 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; phone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60053 Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor; phone: (202) 693–2110; email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that MET Laboratories, Inc. MET, is applying for expansion of its current recognition as a NRTL. MET requests the addition of four test standards to its NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a 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 a 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 MET, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. MET currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters location: MET Laboratories, Inc., 914 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. A complete list of MET’s scope of recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ met.html. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0042]


Canadian Standards Association: Application for Expansion of 
Recognition and Proposed Modification 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 the application of Canadian 
Standards Association (CSA) 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 January 2, 2018.

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.
    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-2006-0042, Technical Data Center, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-3653, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 or 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 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., e.t.
    4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
the OSHA docket number (OSHA-2006-0042). 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 website. 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 January 2, 2018 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 by phone (202) 693-1999 or 
email [email protected].
    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 by phone 
(202) 693-2110 or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

    OSHA is providing notice that CSA is applying for expansion of its 
current recognition as a NRTL. CSA requests the addition of seven test 
standards to its NRTL scope of recognition.
    OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements specified in 29 CFR

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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 an application by a NRTL for initial 
recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, 
following requirements in Appendix A, 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 CSA, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    CSA currently has seven facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification. Its headquarters location is 
Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, 
Ontario, M9W 1R3, Canada. A complete list of CSA's scope of recognition 
is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/csa.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    CSA submitted an application, dated May 23, 2017 (OSHA-2006-0042-
0010), to expand its recognition to include seven additional test 
standards. OSHA staff performed detailed analysis of the application 
packet 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 CSA's 
application for expansion for testing and certification of products 
under the NRTL Program.

  Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in
                     CSA's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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           Test Standard                     Test Standard Title
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UL 498A *.........................  Current Taps and Adapters.
UL 508A...........................  Standard for Industrial Control
                                     Panels.
UL 60950-1........................  Information Technology Equipment--
                                     Safety--Part 1: General
                                     Requirements.
UL 60950-21.......................  Information Technology Equipment--
                                     Safety--Part 21: Remote Power
                                     Feeding.
UL 60950-23.......................  Information Technology Equipment--
                                     Safety--Part 23: Large Data Storage
                                     Equipment.
UL 61800-5-1......................  Standard for Adjustable Speed
                                     Electrical Power Drive Systems Part
                                     5-1: Safety Requirements--
                                     Electrical, Thermal and Energy.
UL 62368-1........................  Audio/Video, Information and
                                     Communication Technology Equipment--
                                     Part 1: Safety Requirements.
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* Represents the standards that OSHA proposes to add to the NRTL
  Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards

III. Proposal To Add New Test Standard to the NRTL Program's List of 
Appropriate Test Standards

    Periodically, OSHA will propose to add new test standards to the 
NRTL list of appropriate test standards following an evaluation of the 
test standard document. To qualify as an appropriate test standard, the 
Agency evaluates the document to (1) verify it represents a product 
category for which OSHA requires certification by a NRTL, (2) verify 
the document represents an end product and not a component, and (3) 
verify the document defines safety test specifications (not 
installation or operational performance specifications).
    In this notice, OSHA proposes to add one new test standard to the 
NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2, below, 
lists the test standard that are new to the NRTL Program. OSHA 
preliminarily determined that this test standard is an appropriate test 
standard and proposes to include it in the NRTL Program's List of 
Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA seeks public comment on this 
preliminary determination.

  Table 2--Test Standard OSHA Is Proposing To Add to the NRTL Program's
                   List of Appropriate Test Standards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Test Standard                     Test Standard Title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
UL 498A................................  Current Taps and Adapters
------------------------------------------------------------------------

IV. Preliminary Findings on the Application

    CSA submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its scope 
of recognition. OSHA's review of the application file, and pertinent 
documentation, indicate that CSA can meet the requirements prescribed 
by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition 
of these seven test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed 
above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or 
temporary approval of CSA's application.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether CSA meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as a 
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, at the above address. These materials also 
are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. 
OSHA-2006-0042.
    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 CSA'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

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proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7.
    OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the 
Federal Register.

V. Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health, 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 December 11, 2017.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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