QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition, 31121-31122 [2019-13810]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Total Responses: 1,209,601. Average Time per Response: Time varies per response from three minutes (.05 hour) to generate and maintain an employee training record to 55 hours per process for large establishments to develop written management of change procedures and update process safety operating procedures. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,610,853. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance (capital)): $0. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA– 2012–0039) for this ICR. 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Signed at Washington, DC, on June 24, 2019. Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2019–13811 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0046] QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition 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 QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on June 28, 2019. 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31121 QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (QPS), as a NRTL. QPS’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 a preliminary finding and, in the second notice, the agency provides the 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. QPS submitted two applications, one dated January 16, 2017 (OSHA–2010– 0046–0010) and another dated June 23, 2017 (OSHA–2010–0046–0011), 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 QPS’s expansion application in the Federal Register on February 12, 2019 (84 FR 3547). The agency requested comments by February 27, 2019, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of QPS’s scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to QPS’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. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 31122 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices Docket No. OSHA–2010–0046 contains all materials in the record concerning QPS’s recognition. II. Final Decision and Order OSHA staff examined QPS’s expansion application, the capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on a review of this evidence, OSHA finds that QPS meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the recognition, subject to the specified limitation and conditions listed. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant QPS’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of QPS’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 QPS’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard UL 471 ................... UL 62368–1 ........... Test standard title Standard for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers. Standard for Audio/Video Information and Communication Technology Equipment—Part 1 Safety Requirements. 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. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES A. Conditions In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, QPS must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. QPS 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. QPS must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. QPS must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on QPS’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 QPS, subject to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 limitation and conditions specified above. III. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Acting 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 June 20, 2019. Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0046]


QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition

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 QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., as a 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
June 28, 2019.

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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (QPS), as a NRTL. QPS'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 a preliminary finding and, in the second 
notice, the agency provides the 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.
    QPS submitted two applications, one dated January 16, 2017 (OSHA-
2010-0046-0010) and another dated June 23, 2017 (OSHA-2010-0046-0011), 
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 QPS's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on February 12, 2019 (84 FR 3547). 
The agency requested comments by February 27, 2019, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this 
final notice to grant expansion of QPS's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
QPS'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.

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Docket No. OSHA-2010-0046 contains all materials in the record 
concerning QPS's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined QPS's expansion application, the capability to 
meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on a review of this evidence, OSHA finds that QPS 
meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the 
recognition, subject to the specified limitation and conditions listed. 
OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant QPS's 
scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of QPS'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 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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    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, 
QPS must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. QPS 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. QPS must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. QPS must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on QPS'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 QPS, subject to the limitation and conditions 
specified above.

III. Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Acting 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 June 20, 2019.
Loren Sweatt,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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