MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards, 22291-22292 [2018-10154]

Download as PDF 22291 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and 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 final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its final decision to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on May 14, 2018. 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; 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; 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: SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), as a NRTL. MET’s expansion covers the addition of three test standards to its scope of recognition, including two test standards that will be added to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 May 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 website at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. MET submitted an application, dated November 8, 2016, (OSHA–2006–0028– 0041) to expand its recognition to include four additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing MET’s expansion application in the Federal Register on February 9, 2018 (83 FR 5318). The Agency requested comments by February 26, 2018, but it received no comments in response to this notice. In the preliminary notice, OSHA included all four test standards that MET requested to add to its scope of recognition. However, due to an inadvertent error, OSHA listed a proposed test standard as already on the NRTL List of Appropriate Test Standards, which it was not. To allow notice to stakeholders, OSHA will later re-propose to add the test standard MET requested to MET’s scope of recognition and the NRTL List of Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET’s scope of recognition for the other three standards. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to MET’s application, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028 contains all materials in the record concerning MET’s recognition. II. Final Decision and Order OSHA staff examined MET’s expansion application, its capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET 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 MET’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET’s recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1. TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN MET’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard UL 60745–2– 15. UL 61010–2– 101 *. UL 61010–2– 51 *. Test standard title Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools—Safety— Part 2–15: Particular Requirements for Hedge Trimmers. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2– 101: Particular Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Equipment. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2– 051: Particular Requirements for Laboratory Equipment for Mixing and Stirring. * Indicates standards that OSHA is adding to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. In this notice, OSHA also announces the addition of two new test standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2, below, lists the test standards that are new to the NRTL Program. OSHA has determined that these test standards are appropriate test standards and will include them in the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 22292 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2018 / Notices TABLE 2—TEST STANDARDS OSHA IS all previously published conditions on ADDING TO THE NRTL PROGRAM’S MET’s scope of recognition, in all areas LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STAND- for which it has recognition. ARDS Test standard Test standard title UL 61010–2– 101. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2– 101: Particular Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Equipment. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2– 051: Particular Requirements for Laboratory Equipment for Mixing and Stirring. UL 61010–2– 51. 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 standards listed above as American National Standards. However, for convenience, the use of the designation of the standards-developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation may occur. 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES A. Conditions In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, MET must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. MET 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. MET must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 May 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the scope of recognition of MET Inc., subject to the limitation and conditions specified above. III. 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 May 4, 2018. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028]


MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and 
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 final decision to expand 
the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its 
final decision to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program's List 
of Appropriate Test Standards.

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
May 14, 2018.

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; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 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; telephone: (202) 693-2110; email: 
[email protected]. 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 MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), as a NRTL. MET's expansion 
covers the addition of three test standards to its scope of 
recognition, including two test standards that will be added to the 
NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
    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 website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    MET submitted an application, dated November 8, 2016, (OSHA-2006-
0028-0041) to expand its recognition to include four additional test 
standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application 
packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform 
any on-site reviews in relation to this application.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing MET's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on February 9, 2018 (83 FR 5318). 
The Agency requested comments by February 26, 2018, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. In the preliminary notice, OSHA 
included all four test standards that MET requested to add to its scope 
of recognition. However, due to an inadvertent error, OSHA listed a 
proposed test standard as already on the NRTL List of Appropriate Test 
Standards, which it was not. To allow notice to stakeholders, OSHA will 
later re-propose to add the test standard MET requested to MET's scope 
of recognition and the NRTL List of Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA 
now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET's 
scope of recognition for the other three standards.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
MET's application, go to http://www.regulations.gov or contact the 
Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-3653, 
Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028 contains all materials 
in the record concerning MET's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined MET's expansion application, its capability to 
meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET 
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 MET's 
scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET's recognition to 
testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance 
to the test standards listed in Table 1.

 Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in MET's NRTL
                          Scope of Recognition
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 60745-2-15..........................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated
                                          Electric Tools--Safety--Part 2-
                                          15: Particular Requirements
                                          for Hedge Trimmers.
UL 61010-2-101 *.......................  Safety Requirements for
                                          Electrical Equipment for
                                          Measurement, Control and
                                          Laboratory Use--Part 2-101:
                                          Particular Requirements for In
                                          Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical
                                          Equipment.
UL 61010-2-51 *........................  Safety Requirements for
                                          Electrical Equipment for
                                          Measurement, Control and
                                          Laboratory Use--Part 2-051:
                                          Particular Requirements for
                                          Laboratory Equipment for
                                          Mixing and Stirring.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Indicates standards that OSHA is adding to the NRTL Program's List of
  Appropriate Test Standards.

    In this notice, OSHA also announces the addition of two new test 
standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards. 
Table 2, below, lists the test standards that are new to the NRTL 
Program. OSHA has determined that these test standards are appropriate 
test standards and will include them in the NRTL Program's List of 
Appropriate Test Standards.

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  Table 2--Test Standards OSHA is Adding to the NRTL Program's List of
                       Appropriate Test Standards
------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Test standard                     Test standard title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
UL 61010-2-101.........................  Safety Requirements for
                                          Electrical Equipment for
                                          Measurement, Control and
                                          Laboratory Use--Part 2-101:
                                          Particular Requirements for In
                                          Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical
                                          Equipment.
UL 61010-2-51..........................  Safety Requirements for
                                          Electrical Equipment for
                                          Measurement, Control and
                                          Laboratory Use--Part 2-051:
                                          Particular Requirements for
                                          Laboratory Equipment for
                                          Mixing and Stirring.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 standards listed above as American National Standards. However, 
for convenience, the use of the designation of the standards-developing 
organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation may 
occur. 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, 
MET must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. MET 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. MET must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on MET'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 MET Inc., subject to the limitation and 
conditions specified above.

III. 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 May 4, 2018.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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