Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs, 8111-8113 [2018-03714]

Download as PDF 8111 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Type of instrument Total number respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden time per response (hours) Annual estimated burden (hours) Survey of Title I and Title III workforce programs ............... 51 17 1 3.0 51.0 Total .............................................................................. 51 17 ........................ ........................ 51.0 Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 16, 2018. Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2018–03761 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2013–0012] Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA proposes to: (1) Delete a test standard from the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards; and (2) update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs. 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 March 26, 2018. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at: http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2013–0012, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., E.T. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2013–0012) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) 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. You may also contact Kevin Robinson at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before March 26, 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–3653, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693–1644. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor by phone (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor by phone (202) 693–2110. OSHA’s web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see http:// www.osha.gov). Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http:// www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice, as well as other relevant information, is also available on OSHA’s web page at http://www.osha.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The NRTL Program recognizes organizations that provide product safety testing and certification services to manufacturers. These organizations perform testing and certification, for purposes of the Program, to U.S. consensus-based product safety test standards. The products covered by the NRTL Program consist of those items for which OSHA safety standards require ‘‘certification’’ by a NRTL. The requirements affect electrical products and 38 other types of products. OSHA does not develop or issue these test standards, but generally relies on standards development organizations (SDOs) which develop and maintain the standards using a method that provides input and consideration of views of industry groups, experts, users, consumers, governmental authorities and others having broad experience in the safety field involved. Removal of Test Standards From the NRTL List of Appropriate Test Standards OSHA may propose to remove a test standard from the NRTL list of appropriate test standards based on an internal review in which NRTL Program staff review the NRTL list of appropriate test standards to determine if the test standard conforms to the definition of E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8112 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices appropriate test standard defined in NRTL Program regulations and policy. There are several reasons for removing a test standard based on this review. First, a document that provides the methodology for a single test is a test method rather than an appropriate test standard. A test standard must specify the safety requirements for a specific type of product(s) (29 CFR 1910.7(c)). A test method, however, is a ‘‘specified technical procedure for performing a test’’ (CPL 1–0.3, App. B). As such, a test method is not an appropriate test standard. While a NRTL may use a test method to determine if certain safety requirements are met, a test method is not itself a safety requirement for a specific product category. Second, a document that focuses primarily on usage, installation, or maintenance requirements would also not be considered an appropriate test standard (CPL 1–0.3, App. D.IV.B). In some cases, however, a document may also provide safety test specifications in addition to usage, installation, and maintenance requirements. In such cases, the document would be retained as an appropriate test standard based on the safety test specifications. Finally, a document may not be considered an appropriate test standard if the document covers products for which OSHA does not require testing and certification (CPL 1–0.3, App. D.IV.A). Similarly, a document that covers electrical product components would not be considered an appropriate test standard. These documents apply to types of components that have limitation(s) or condition(s) on their use, in that they are not appropriate for use as end-use products. These documents also specify that these types of components are for use only as part of an end-use product. NRTLs, however, evaluate such components only in the context of evaluating whether end-use products requiring NRTL approval are safe for use in the workplace. Testing such components alone would not indicate that the end-use products containing the components are safe for use. Accordingly, as a matter of policy, OSHA considers that documents covering such components are not appropriate test standards under the NRTL Program. OSHA notes, however, that it is not proposing to delete from NRTLs’ scopes of recognition any test standards covering end-use products that contain such components.1 II. Proposal To Delete Test Standards From the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards In this notice, OSHA proposes to delete one test standard from the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards. Table 1 lists the test standard that OSHA proposes to delete from the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards, as well as an abbreviated rationale for OSHA’s proposed actions. For a full discussion of the rationale, see, above, Section I of this notice. TABLE 1—TEST STANDARD OSHA PROPOSES TO DELETE FROM NRTL PROGRAM’S LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS Proposed replacement test standard(s) (if applicable) Proposed deleted test standard Reason for proposed deletion UL 96—Lighting Protection Components ........................... Standard does not include products required to be certified by NRTLs. III. Proposed Modifications to Affected NRTLs’ Scopes of Recognition In this notice, OSHA proposes to update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs. The tables in this section (Table 2 thru Table 4) list, for each affected NRTL, the test standard(s) that OSHA proposes to delete from the scope of recognition of the NRTL. OSHA seeks comment on whether its proposed deletions are appropriate, and whether individual tables omit any appropriate replacement test standard that is comparable to a withdrawn test standard. If OSHA determines that it omitted any appropriate replacement test standard that is comparable to a withdrawn test standard, it will, in its final determination, incorporate that replacement test standard into the scope of recognition of each affected NRTL. N/A. 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, by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer time period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if it is not adequately justified. TABLE 2—TEST STANDARD OSHA PROPOSES TO DELETE FROM THE SCOPE OF RECOGNITION OF THE UNDERWRITERS LABORATORY, INC. Proposed replacement test standard(s) (if applicable) Reason for proposed deletion UL 96—Lighting Protection Components ........................... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed deleted test standard Standard does not include products required to be certified by NRTLs. 1 OSHA notes also that some types of devices covered by these documents, such as capacitors and transformers, may be end-use products themselves, and tested under other test standards applicable to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 such products. For example, the following test standard covers transformers that are end-use products: UL 1562 Standard for Transformers, Distribution, Dry-Type—Over 600 Volts. OSHA is PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 None. not proposing to delete such test standards from NRTLs’ scopes of recognition. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8113 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 37 / Friday, February 23, 2018 / Notices TABLE 3—TEST STANDARD OSHA PROPOSES TO DELETE FROM THE SCOPE OF RECOGNITION OF CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION Proposed replacement test standard(s) (if applicable) Proposed deleted test standard Reason for proposed deletion UL 96—Lighting Protection Components ........................... Standard does not include products required to be certified by NRTLs. None. TABLE 4—TEST STANDARD OSHA PROPOSES TO DELETE FROM THE SCOPE OF RECOGNITION OF INTERTEK TESTING SERVICES, NA Proposed replacement test standard(s) (if applicable) Proposed deleted test standard Reason for proposed deletion UL 96—Lighting Protection Components ........................... Standard does not include products required to be certified by NRTLs. To obtain or review copies of comments submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. These materials will also be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2013–0012. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health regarding the removal of one test standard from the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards and to update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision. 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 this final decision in the Federal Register. V. Authority and Signature daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 February 16, 2018. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2018–03714 Filed 2–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Feb 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0083] Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida, LLC: Application for Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida, LLC, for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency’s preliminary finding to grant this recognition. 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 March 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at: http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2007–0083, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 None. (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., E.T. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2007–0083) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) 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. You may also contact Kevin Robinson at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before March 26, 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. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0012]


Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program 
Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA proposes to: (1) Delete a test standard 
from the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards; and (2) 
update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs.

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 March 26, 2018. All submissions must bear a postmark or 
provide other evidence of the submission date.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2013-0012, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. 
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal 
business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., E.T.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number (OSHA-2013-0012) for the Information Collection Request 
(ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, 
are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made 
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information 
on submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation'' heading in the 
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the above address. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) 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. You may also contact Kevin Robinson 
at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before March 26, 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-3653, 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; 
email: [email protected].
    General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, NRTL 
Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department 
of Labor by phone (202) 693-2110. OSHA's web page includes information 
about the NRTL Program (see http://www.osha.gov).
    Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this 
Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. 
This Federal Register notice, as well as other relevant information, is 
also available on OSHA's web page at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The NRTL Program recognizes organizations that provide product 
safety testing and certification services to manufacturers. These 
organizations perform testing and certification, for purposes of the 
Program, to U.S. consensus-based product safety test standards. The 
products covered by the NRTL Program consist of those items for which 
OSHA safety standards require ``certification'' by a NRTL. The 
requirements affect electrical products and 38 other types of products. 
OSHA does not develop or issue these test standards, but generally 
relies on standards development organizations (SDOs) which develop and 
maintain the standards using a method that provides input and 
consideration of views of industry groups, experts, users, consumers, 
governmental authorities and others having broad experience in the 
safety field involved.

Removal of Test Standards From the NRTL List of Appropriate Test 
Standards

    OSHA may propose to remove a test standard from the NRTL list of 
appropriate test standards based on an internal review in which NRTL 
Program staff review the NRTL list of appropriate test standards to 
determine if the test standard conforms to the definition of

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appropriate test standard defined in NRTL Program regulations and 
policy. There are several reasons for removing a test standard based on 
this review. First, a document that provides the methodology for a 
single test is a test method rather than an appropriate test standard. 
A test standard must specify the safety requirements for a specific 
type of product(s) (29 CFR 1910.7(c)). A test method, however, is a 
``specified technical procedure for performing a test'' (CPL 1-0.3, 
App. B). As such, a test method is not an appropriate test standard. 
While a NRTL may use a test method to determine if certain safety 
requirements are met, a test method is not itself a safety requirement 
for a specific product category.
    Second, a document that focuses primarily on usage, installation, 
or maintenance requirements would also not be considered an appropriate 
test standard (CPL 1-0.3, App. D.IV.B). In some cases, however, a 
document may also provide safety test specifications in addition to 
usage, installation, and maintenance requirements. In such cases, the 
document would be retained as an appropriate test standard based on the 
safety test specifications.
    Finally, a document may not be considered an appropriate test 
standard if the document covers products for which OSHA does not 
require testing and certification (CPL 1-0.3, App. D.IV.A).
    Similarly, a document that covers electrical product components 
would not be considered an appropriate test standard. These documents 
apply to types of components that have limitation(s) or condition(s) on 
their use, in that they are not appropriate for use as end-use 
products. These documents also specify that these types of components 
are for use only as part of an end-use product. NRTLs, however, 
evaluate such components only in the context of evaluating whether end-
use products requiring NRTL approval are safe for use in the workplace. 
Testing such components alone would not indicate that the end-use 
products containing the components are safe for use. Accordingly, as a 
matter of policy, OSHA considers that documents covering such 
components are not appropriate test standards under the NRTL Program. 
OSHA notes, however, that it is not proposing to delete from NRTLs' 
scopes of recognition any test standards covering end-use products that 
contain such components.\1\
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    \1\ OSHA notes also that some types of devices covered by these 
documents, such as capacitors and transformers, may be end-use 
products themselves, and tested under other test standards 
applicable to such products. For example, the following test 
standard covers transformers that are end-use products: UL 1562 
Standard for Transformers, Distribution, Dry-Type--Over 600 Volts. 
OSHA is not proposing to delete such test standards from NRTLs' 
scopes of recognition.
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II. Proposal To Delete Test Standards From the NRTL Program's List of 
Appropriate Test Standards

    In this notice, OSHA proposes to delete one test standard from the 
NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
    Table 1 lists the test standard that OSHA proposes to delete from 
the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards, as well as an 
abbreviated rationale for OSHA's proposed actions. For a full 
discussion of the rationale, see, above, Section I of this notice.

      Table 1--Test Standard OSHA Proposes To Delete From NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
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                                                                          Proposed replacement test standard(s)
    Proposed deleted test standard       Reason for proposed deletion                (if applicable)
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UL 96--Lighting Protection Components.  Standard does not include       N/A.
                                         products required to be
                                         certified by NRTLs.
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III. Proposed Modifications to Affected NRTLs' Scopes of Recognition

    In this notice, OSHA proposes to update the scopes of recognition 
of several NRTLs. The tables in this section (Table 2 thru Table 4) 
list, for each affected NRTL, the test standard(s) that OSHA proposes 
to delete from the scope of recognition of the NRTL.
    OSHA seeks comment on whether its proposed deletions are 
appropriate, and whether individual tables omit any appropriate 
replacement test standard that is comparable to a withdrawn test 
standard. If OSHA determines that it omitted any appropriate 
replacement test standard that is comparable to a withdrawn test 
standard, it will, in its final determination, incorporate that 
replacement test standard into the scope of recognition of each 
affected 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, by the due date for 
comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester 
justifies a longer time period. OSHA may deny a request for an 
extension if it is not adequately justified.

  Table 2--Test Standard OSHA Proposes To Delete From the Scope of Recognition of the Underwriters Laboratory,
                                                      Inc.
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                                                                          Proposed replacement test standard(s)
    Proposed deleted test standard       Reason for proposed deletion                (if applicable)
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UL 96--Lighting Protection Components.  Standard does not include       None.
                                         products required to be
                                         certified by NRTLs.
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 Table 3--Test Standard OSHA Proposes To Delete From the Scope of Recognition of Canadian Standards Association
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                                                                          Proposed replacement test standard(s)
    Proposed deleted test standard       Reason for proposed deletion                (if applicable)
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UL 96--Lighting Protection Components.  Standard does not include       None.
                                         products required to be
                                         certified by NRTLs.
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  Table 4--Test Standard OSHA Proposes To Delete From the Scope of Recognition of Intertek Testing Services, NA
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                                                                          Proposed replacement test standard(s)
    Proposed deleted test standard       Reason for proposed deletion                (if applicable)
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UL 96--Lighting Protection Components.  Standard does not include       None.
                                         products required to be
                                         certified by NRTLs.
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    To obtain or review copies of comments submitted to the docket, 
contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. These 
materials will also be available online at http://www.regulations.gov 
under Docket No. OSHA-2013-0012.
    OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a 
timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these 
comments, will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for 
Occupational Safety and Health regarding the removal of one test 
standard from the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards and 
to update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs. The Assistant 
Secretary will make the final decision. 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 this 
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 February 16, 2018.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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