MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition, 60839-60840 [2020-21278]

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[FR Doc. 2020–21303 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on September 28, 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 SUMMARY: Communications, phone: (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. OSHA’s web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), as a NRTL. MET’s expansion covers the addition of two test standards to the 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 the 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 the 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 the scope of recognition. 60839 These pages are available from the agency’s website at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. MET submitted two applications, one dated June 28, 2018 (OSHA–2006– 0028–0066), and another dated January 14, 2019 (OSHA–2006–0028–0067). The applications seek to expand MET’s scope of recognition to include two additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the applications and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to these applications. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing MET’s expansion applications in the Federal Register on February 21, 2020 (85 FR 10192). The agency requested comments by March 9, 2020, and received no comments in response to the preliminary 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 applications, go to www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3655, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350. Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028 contains all materials in the record concerning MET’s recognition. II. Final Decision and Order OSHA examined MET’s expansion applications, the capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on the review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the scope of recognition, subject to conditions listed below. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET’s scope of recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1. TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN MET’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 60335–2–24 ... Household and Similar Electrical Appliances—Safety—Part 2–24: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, IceCream Appliances and Ice-Makers. Explosive Atmospheres—Part 18: Equipment Protection by Encapsulation ‘‘m’’. UL 60079–18 ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 60840 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices 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, OSHA may use the designation of the standards-developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. 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 the operations as a NRTL, and provide details of the change(s); 2. MET must meet all the terms of the recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on MET’s scope of recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition. Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the scope of recognition of MET, subject to the conditions specified above. III. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 188 (Monday, September 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
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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

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand 
the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
September 28, 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, phone: (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; email: [email protected]. OSHA's web page includes 
information about the NRTL Program (see http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), as a NRTL. MET's expansion 
covers the addition of two test standards to the 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 the 
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 the 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 the scope of recognition. These pages are 
available from the agency's website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    MET submitted two applications, one dated June 28, 2018 (OSHA-2006-
0028-0066), and another dated January 14, 2019 (OSHA-2006-0028-0067). 
The applications seek to expand MET's scope of recognition to include 
two additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis 
of the applications and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did 
not perform any on-site reviews in relation to these applications.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing MET's expansion 
applications in the Federal Register on February 21, 2020 (85 FR 
10192). The agency requested comments by March 9, 2020, and received no 
comments in response to the preliminary 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 applications, go to www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket 
Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-3655, Washington, DC 
20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028 contains all 
materials in the record concerning MET's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA examined MET's expansion applications, the capability to meet 
the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on the review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET 
meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the scope of 
recognition, subject to conditions listed below. OSHA, therefore, is 
proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET's scope of 
recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET's scope of recognition to 
testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance 
to the test standards listed in Table 1.

 Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in MET's NRTL
                          Scope of Recognition
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       Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 60335-2-24.............  Household and Similar Electrical Appliances--
                             Safety--Part 2-24: Particular Requirements
                             for Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-Cream
                             Appliances and Ice-Makers.
UL 60079-18...............  Explosive Atmospheres--Part 18: Equipment
                             Protection by Encapsulation ``m''.
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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, OSHA may use the designation of the standards-
developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI 
designation. 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 the operations as a NRTL, and provide details of the 
change(s);
    2. MET must meet all the terms of the recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on MET's scope of 
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.
    Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the 
scope of recognition of MET, subject to the conditions specified above.

III. 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 22, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2020-21278 Filed 9-25-20; 8:45 am]
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