QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition, 3497-3499 [2019-01940]

Download as PDF 3497 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / Notices disseminating it to policymakers and the public so that participants in those markets can make more informed, and thus more efficient, choices. Research based on the NLSY97 contributes to the formation of national policy in the areas of education, training, work experience, fertility, income, and program participation. In addition to the reports that the BLS produces based on data from the NLSY97, members of the academic community publish articles and reports based on NLSY97 data for the DOL and other funding agencies. To date, approximately 655 articles examining NLSY97 data have been published in scholarly journals. The survey design provides data gathered from the same respondents over time to form the only dataset that contains this type of information for this important population group. Without the collection of these data, an accurate longitudinal dataset could not be provided to researchers and policymakers, thus adversely affecting the DOL’s ability to perform its policyand report-making activities. II. Current Action The BLS seeks Office of Management and Budget approval to conduct round 19 of biennial interviews of the NLSY97. Respondents of the NLSY97 will undergo an interview of approximately 70 minutes during which they will answer questions about schooling and labor market experiences, family relationships, and community background. During the fielding period for the main round 19 interviews, no more than 2 percent of respondents will be asked to participate in a brief validation interview a few weeks after the initial interview. The purpose of the validation interview is to verify that the initial interview took place as the interviewer reported and to assess the data quality of selected questionnaire items. The BLS plans to record randomly selected segments of the main interviews during round 19. Recording interviews helps the BLS and its contractors to ensure that the interviews actually took place and interviewers are reading the questions exactly as worded and entering the responses properly. Recording also helps to identify parts of the interview that might be causing problems or misunderstanding for interviewers or respondents. Each respondent will be informed that the interview may be recorded for quality control, testing, and training purposes. If the respondent objects to the recording of the interview, the interviewer will confirm to the respondent that the interview will not be recorded and then proceed with the interview. Round 19 will be a predominantly telephone survey. We anticipate that approximately 85 percent of interviews will be completed by telephone, with the remaining interviews being conducted in person. The round 19 questionnaire will resemble the round 18 questionnaire with few modifications. New questions for the round 19 questionnaire include questions on expectations of working in the future, on tax filing, on chronic pain, on the use of painkillers, and on device ownership. In addition, we have made attempts to streamline the questionnaire so that it will be shorter and less burdensome for respondents. Total respondents Form Main NLSY97: September 2017—May 2018 ....... Validation interview: October 2017—June 2018 .. 6520 130 Totals * ........................................................... 6520 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. Frequency To this end, fewer questions will be asked about household members, college attendance and experience, and financial insecurity. Questions on wage bargaining and using the internet for job search will be dropped from Round 19. Questions used to classify jobs as regular, self-employed, or nontraditional have been streamlined. 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: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. OMB Number: 1220–0157. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total responses One-time ....................... One-time ....................... 6520 130 Average time per response (minutes) Estimated total burden (hours) 70 4 6650 Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of February 2019. Mark Staniorski, Division Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. 7606.7 8.7 7616 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0046] [FR Doc. 2019–01939 Filed 2–11–19; 8:45 am] QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition BILLING CODE 4510–24–P Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 3498 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / Notices In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., for expansion of its scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency’s preliminary finding to grant the applications. SUMMARY: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before February 27, 2019. DATES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at: https:// 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. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) service: Submit comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2010–0046, Technical Data Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, 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.–2:30 p.m., ET. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2010–0046). 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. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to https:// 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 https://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. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before February 27, 2019 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, 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, phone: (202) 693–2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 QPS, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at: https:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/qps.html. QPS currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. 81 Kelfield Street, Unit 8 Toronto, Ontario M9W 5A3 Canada. A complete list of QPS sites recognized by OSHA is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/nrtl/qps.html. I. Notice of the Application for Expansion QPS submitted two applications, one dated January 16, 2017 (OSHA–2010– 0046–0010), and another date June 23, 2017 (OSHA–2010–0046–0011), to expand its recognition to include two additional test standards. OSHA staff performed detailed analyses of the application packets and other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to these applications. Table 1, below, lists the appropriate test standards found in QPS’s application for expansion for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing notice that QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., (QPS) is applying for expansion of its current recognition as a NRTL. QPS requests the addition of two 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 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. General Background on the Application E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / Notices 3499 TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN QPS’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 471 ..................................................... UL 62368–1 ............................................. Standard for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers. Standard for Audio/Video Information and Communication Technology Equipment—Part 1 Safety Requirements. III. Preliminary Findings on the Application QPS submitted acceptable applications for expansion of its scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application files and related material indicate that QPS can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition of these two test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of QPS’s applications. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether QPS 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 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. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, listed in ‘‘ADDRESSES.’’ These materials also are available online at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2010–0046. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health on whether to grant QPS’s applications for expansion of its scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the applications. 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. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Feb 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 5, 2019. Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2019–01940 Filed 2–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0042] CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: 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 CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. (CSA) for expansion of 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 February 27, 2019. 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 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2006–0042, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3508, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Note that security procedures may result in significant delays in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail. 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., ET. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2006–0042). 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. 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. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before February 27, 2019 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. E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0046]


QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of 
Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of QPS 
Evaluation Services, Inc., for expansion of its scope of 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 February 27, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at: https://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.
    Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) 
service: Submit comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0046, Technical Data Center, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-3653, 
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.-2:30 p.m., ET.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA 
docket number (OSHA-2010-0046). 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.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to https://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 https://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.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before February 27, 2019 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, 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, phone: 
(202) 693-2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing 
notice that QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., (QPS) is applying for 
expansion of its current recognition as a NRTL. QPS requests the 
addition of two 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 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 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 QPS, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA website at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/qps.html.
    QPS currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: 
QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. 81 Kelfield Street, Unit 8 Toronto, 
Ontario M9W 5A3 Canada. A complete list of QPS sites recognized by OSHA 
is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/qps.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    QPS submitted two applications, one dated January 16, 2017 (OSHA-
2010-0046-0010), and another date June 23, 2017 (OSHA-2010-0046-0011), 
to expand its recognition to include two additional test standards. 
OSHA staff performed detailed analyses of the application packets and 
other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews 
in relation to these applications.
    Table 1, below, lists the appropriate test standards found in QPS's 
application for expansion for testing and certification of products 
under the NRTL Program.

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  Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in
                     QPS's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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           Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 471............................  Standard for Commercial
                                     Refrigerators and Freezers.
UL 62368-1........................  Standard for Audio/Video Information
                                     and Communication Technology
                                     Equipment--Part 1 Safety
                                     Requirements.
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III. Preliminary Findings on the Application

    QPS submitted acceptable applications for expansion of its scope of 
recognition. OSHA's review of the application files and related 
material indicate that QPS can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 
CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition of 
these two test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed 
above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or 
temporary approval of QPS's applications.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether QPS 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 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. To obtain or review copies 
of the exhibits identified in this notice, as well as comments 
submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, listed in 
``ADDRESSES.'' These materials also are available online at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA-2010-0046.
    OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a 
timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these 
comments, make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for 
Occupational Safety and Health on whether to grant QPS's applications 
for expansion of its scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will 
make the final decision on granting the applications. 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.

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 5, 2019.
Loren Sweatt,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2019-01940 Filed 2-11-19; 8:45 am]
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