MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards, 22521-22523 [2018-10330]

Download as PDF 22521 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 15, 2018 / Notices II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the proposed revision of the Consumer Expenditure Surveys: The Quarterly Interview and the Diary. As part of an ongoing effort to improve data quality, maintain or increase response rates, and reduce data collection costs, CE is seeking clearance to make the changes outlined below. In Interview (CEQ), several questions will be modified including collapsing the items codes for attachable campers and unattached campers into a single item code; regrouping the clothing sections for easier understanding by the respondent such as adding a swimwear category, regrouping items previously collected in the ‘‘Swimwear, swim cover-ups, or swimwear accessories’’ category, and renaming the outerwear section to ‘‘Coats and Jackets’’; replacing questions on prepaid long distance calling cards with a question on prepaid cellular cards; deleting the ‘‘Miscellaneous expenses/souvenirs’’ question in the trip section as this has led to duplicate reports. Additionally, an extended recall section will be added on the point of purchase of items for consumer units (CUs) based on 1) the PSU in which the consumer unit resides (population group) and 2) whether the item was not reported by the consumer unit in the current reference period. Only consumer units that did not report an expenditure for the item and reside in the PSU in which the extended recall section is being asked will receive these additional questions. In the Diary survey (CED) a question will be added on the veteran status of each member of the consumer unit who is 17 and over. Additionally the pick-up window, or the time an FR is allowed to pick up the completed Diary will be extended to 10 days from 7 days. Finally, an additional column will be added to the Diary form for the respondent to record the point of purchase for the expenditure the respondent has recorded. A full list of the proposed changes to the Quarterly Interview Survey are available upon request. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Title of Collection: The Consumer Expenditure Surveys: The Quarterly Interview and the Diary. OMB Number: 1220–0050. Type of Review: Revision, of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. TOTAL RESPONSE BURDEN FOR THE QUARTERLY INTERVIEW AND DIARY SURVEYS Total respondents Frequency Average time per response (minutes) Total responses Estimated total burden Quarterly Interview Survey .................................................. Diary Survey ........................................................................ 5877 5,478 4.5413 4.2 26,689 23,008 62.7337 43.3336 27,905 16,617 Totals ............................................................................ 11,355 ........................ 49,697 ........................ 44,522 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of May 2018. Eric Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems. MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards [FR Doc. 2018–10332 Filed 5–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] 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 MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). In addition, OSHA announces the addition of one test standard to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 May 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on May 15, 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, 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 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). DATES: E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 22522 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 15, 2018 / Notices 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 two 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 website at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. MET submitted an application, dated July 27, 2016, (OSHA–2006–0028–0042) to expand its recognition to include two 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 21, 2018 (83 FR 7496). The Agency requested comments by March 8, 2018, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET’s scope of recognition. 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 specified 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, below in Table 1. TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN MET’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 60947–1 ............................................. UL 60947–4–1 ......................................... Standard for Low Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear—Part 1: General Rules. Standard for Safety Low Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear—Part 4–1: Contactors and Motor-Starters—Electromechanical Contactors and Motor-Starters. In this notice, OSHA also announces the addition of a new test standard to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2, below, lists the test standard that is new to the NRTL Program. OSHA has determined that this test standard is an appropriate test standard and will include it in the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. TABLE 2—TEST STANDARD OSHA IS ADDING TO THE NRTL PROGRAM’S LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS Test standard title UL 60947–4–1 ......................................... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Test standard Standard for Safety Low Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear—Part 4–1: Contactors and Motor-Starters—Electromechanical Contactors and Motor-Starters. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 May 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 15, 2018 / Notices 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, 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 9, 2018. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2018–10330 Filed 5–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0041] FM Approvals LLC: 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 FM Approvals, LLC, for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency’s preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add four test standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. 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 May 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at: http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 May 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 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–2007–0041, 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 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–2007–0041) 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 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 May 30, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22523 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 or email: robinson.kevin@ dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that FM Approvals, LLC, (FM), is applying for expansion of its current recognition as a NRTL. FM requests the addition of 28 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 FM, 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. FM currently has two facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: FM Approvals, LLC, 1151 E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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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 its final decision to expand 
the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). In addition, OSHA announces the 
addition of one test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate 
Test Standards.

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
May 15, 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, U.S. Department of Labor; 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, U.S. Department of Labor; 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).

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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 two 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 website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    MET submitted an application, dated July 27, 2016, (OSHA-2006-0028-
0042) to expand its recognition to include two 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 21, 2018 (83 FR 7496). 
The Agency requested comments by March 8, 2018, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this 
final notice to grant expansion of MET's scope of recognition.
    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 specified 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, below in Table 1.

          Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in MET's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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                Test standard                                         Test standard title
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UL 60947-1..................................  Standard for Low Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear--Part 1:
                                               General Rules.
UL 60947-4-1................................  Standard for Safety Low Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear--Part 4-
                                               1: Contactors and Motor-Starters--Electromechanical Contactors
                                               and Motor-Starters.
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    In this notice, OSHA also announces the addition of a new test 
standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards. 
Table 2, below, lists the test standard that is new to the NRTL 
Program. OSHA has determined that this test standard is an appropriate 
test standard and will include it in the NRTL Program's List of 
Appropriate Test Standards.

         Table 2--Test Standard OSHA Is Adding to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
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                Test standard                                         Test standard title
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UL 60947-4-1................................  Standard for Safety Low Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear--Part 4-
                                               1: Contactors and Motor-Starters--Electromechanical Contactors
                                               and Motor-Starters.
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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 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

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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, 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 9, 2018.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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