Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC. Application for Expansion of Recognition, 59554-59555 [2020-20872]

Download as PDF 59554 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 22, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0083] Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC. Application for Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC., for 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 October 7, 2020. 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. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2007–0083, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350. OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889–5627. Please note: While OSHA’s docket office is continuing to accept and process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to the rulemaking record by express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2007–0083). 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 through the OSHA Docket Office. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before October 7, 2020 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 OSHA is providing notice that Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC. (ARL), is applying for expansion of recognition as a NRTL. ARL requests the addition of two test standards to the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within the scope of recognition. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition includes (1) the type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by the 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 a preliminary finding. 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, including ARL, 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. ARL currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with headquarters located at: Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC, 5371 NW 161st Street, Miami, Florida 33014. A complete list of ARL’s scope of recognition is available at https:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/arl.html. II. General Background on the Application ARL submitted an application, dated June 13, 2019 (OSHA–2007–0083– 0055), to expand 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. Table 1 lists the appropriate test standard found in ARL’s application to expand for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 22, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPRO- IV. Authority and Signature PRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INLoren Sweatt, Principal Deputy CLUSION IN ARL’S NRTL SCOPE OF Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title ANSI/UL 399 .. Standard for Drinking-Water Coolers. Standard for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers. ANSI/UL 471 .. III. Preliminary Findings on the Application ARL submitted an acceptable application for expansion of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file, and pertinent documentation, indicates ARL can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding 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 ARL’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether ARL meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of 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. Commenters must submit the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request 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 at the above address. These materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2007–0083. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner. After addressing the issues raised by these comments, the agency will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health whether to grant ARL’s application for expansion of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the application. 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 the final decision in the Federal Register. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 September 15, 2020. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2020–20872 Filed 9–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2019–0009] DEKRA Certification Inc.: Grant 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 grant recognition to DEKRA Certification, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the final decision to add two additional test standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. DATES: Recognition as a NRTL becomes effective on September 22, 2020. 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; email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Many of OSHA’s workplace standards require that a NRTL test and certify certain types of equipment as safe for PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59555 use in the workplace. NRTLs are independent laboratories that meet OSHA’s requirements for performing safety testing and certification of products used in the workplace. To obtain and retain OSHA recognition, the NRTLs must meet the requirements in the NRTL Program regulations at 29 CFR 1910.7. More specifically, to be recognized by OSHA, an organization must: (1) Have the appropriate capability to test, evaluate, and approve products to assure their safe use in the workplace; (2) be completely independent of employers subject to the tested equipment requirements, and manufacturers and vendors of products for which OSHA requires certification; (3) have internal programs that ensure proper control of the testing and certification process; and (4) have effective reporting and complaint handling procedures. Recognition is an acknowledgement by OSHA that the NRTL has the capabilities to perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within the NRTL’s scope of recognition and is not a delegation or grant of government authority. Recognition of a NRTL by OSHA also allows employers to use products certified by that NRTL to meet those OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The agency processes applications for initial recognition following requirements in Appendix A of 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires OSHA to publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application, provides the preliminary finding, and solicits comments on the preliminary findings. In the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition. II. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the agency’s decision to grant recognition to DEKRA Certification, Inc., (DEKRA) as a NRTL. According to the public information (see https://www.dekraproduct-safety.com/en/about-dekra), DEKRA states that it is an internationally accredited testing laboratory. In the application, DEKRA lists the current address of the headquarters as: DEKRA Certification, Inc., 405 Glenn Drive, Suite 12, Sterling, Virginia 20164. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition has two elements: (1) The type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by the applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0083]


Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC. Application 
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 application of Applied 
Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC., 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 October 7, 2020.

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.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2007-0083, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone: (202) 693-2350. OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627. Please 
note: While OSHA's docket office is continuing to accept and process 
submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Docket 
Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to 
the rulemaking record by express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger 
service.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA 
docket number (OSHA-2007-0083). 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 through 
the OSHA Docket Office.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before October 7, 2020 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: [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, phone: 
(202) 693-2110 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

    OSHA is providing notice that Applied Research Laboratories of 
South Florida LLC. (ARL), is applying for expansion of recognition as a 
NRTL. ARL requests the addition of two test standards to the 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 the 
scope of recognition. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the 
type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by the 
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 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 a preliminary finding. 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, 
including ARL, 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.
    ARL currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with headquarters located at: 
Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC, 5371 NW 161st 
Street, Miami, Florida 33014. A complete list of ARL's scope of 
recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/arl.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    ARL submitted an application, dated June 13, 2019 (OSHA-2007-0083-
0055), to expand 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.
    Table 1 lists the appropriate test standard found in ARL's 
application to expand 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
                     ARL's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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             Test standard                     Test standard title
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ANSI/UL 399............................  Standard for Drinking-Water
                                          Coolers.
ANSI/UL 471............................  Standard for Commercial
                                          Refrigerators and Freezers.
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III. Preliminary Findings on the Application

    ARL submitted an acceptable application for expansion of 
recognition. OSHA's review of the application file, and pertinent 
documentation, indicates ARL can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 
CFR 1910.7 for expanding 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 ARL's application.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether ARL meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of 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. Commenters must submit 
the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA 
will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a 
longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request 
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 at the above address. These materials also 
are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. 
OSHA-2007-0083.
    OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a 
timely manner. After addressing the issues raised by these comments, 
the agency will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for 
Occupational Safety and Health whether to grant ARL's application for 
expansion of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final 
decision on granting the application. 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 the final decision in the 
Federal Register.

IV. Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Principal 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 September 15, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
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