TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition., 8039-8041 [2021-02211]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part 102–3), and OSHA’s regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a). NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: Four public representatives, two management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational safety professional representatives, and two occupational health professional representatives (29 CFR 1912a.2). The Secretary of Labor appoints all of these members. However, the Secretary of HHS designates four of the representatives: Two of the four public representatives and the two occupational health professional representatives. The terms of six NACOSH of the twelve members expired on July 31, 2020, and the remaining six NACOSH members’ terms will expire on July 31, 2021. On February 26, 2020, OSHA published a request for nominations for the six NACOSH positions that would expire on July 31, 2020. Specifically, OSHA requested nominations for: • Two public representatives (one to be designated by the Secretary of HHS); • One management representative; • One labor representative; • One occupational safety professional representative; and • One occupational health professional representative (to be designated by the Secretary of HHS). After the nomination period closed, OSHA provided HHS with all nominations and supporting materials for the two vacancies in the membership categories which the Secretary of HHS designates. HHS has indicated that the Secretary of HHS will designate two NACOSH members to fill the vacant positions at a later date. In the meantime, the Secretary of Labor proceeded with the appointment of individuals to the remaining four positions. NACOSH members serve staggered terms, unless the member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is removed by the Secretary. Accordingly, the Secretary has appointed four members to a twoyear term. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Secretary may appoint a new member who represents the same interest as the predecessor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The Committee must meet at least two times a year (29 U.S.C. 656(a)(2)). II. Appointment of Committee Members OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in response to the agency’s request for nominations (85 FR 11111, February 26, 2020). The Secretary appointed NACOSH members VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 on the basis of their experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The newly appointed NACOSH members are: Public Representative • Leanne Cobb, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Labor Representative • Rebecca Reindel, AFL–CIO Management Representative • Amy K. Harper, National Safety Council Safety Representative • Kathleen Dobson, Alberici Constructors, Inc. Authority and Signature Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 U.S.C. 656; 29 CFR part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102–3; and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393, September 18, 2020). Signed at Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021. Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–02212 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043] TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) 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 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8039 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–2007–0043 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., ET. 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–2007–0043). All comments, including any personal information you provide, such as social security numbers and date of births, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at https://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 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 and copying through the OSHA Docket Office. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before February 18, 2021 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 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 8040 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices 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. 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 by phone (202) 693–2110 or email robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) is applying for expansion of the current recognition as a NRTL. TUVAM requests the addition of eight test standards to their 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 an application by a NRTL for initial recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A, 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 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 TUVAM, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at: https:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. TUVAM currently has six facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: TUV SUD America, Inc., 10 Technology Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. A complete list of TUVAM’s scope of recognition (including sites) recognized by OSHA is available at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/nrtl/tuvam.html. II. General Background on the Application TUVAM submitted an application, dated August 29, 2019 (OSHA–2007– 0043–0032), to expand their recognition to include eight additional test standards. OSHA staff performed 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 below lists the appropriate test standards found in TUVAM’s application for expansion for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN TUVAM’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard ASME A17.5 ........ UL 2738 ............... UL 60745–2–1 ..... UL 60745–2–3 ..... UL 60745–2–5 ..... UL 60745–2–14 ... UL 60745–2–17 ... UL 61800–5–1 ..... Test standard title Elevators and Escalator Electrical Equipment. Standard for Induction Power Transmitters and Receivers for Use With Low Energy Products. Particular Requirements for Drills and Impact Drills. Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers and Disk-Type Sanders. Particular Requirements for Circular Saws. Particular Requirements for Planers. Particular Requirements for Routers and Trimmers. Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems—Part 5–1: Safety Requirements—Electrical, Thermal and Energy. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Preliminary Findings on the Application TUVAM submitted an acceptable application for expansion of the NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file, and pertinent documentation, indicate that TUVAM can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding their recognition to include the addition of these eight test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of TUVAM’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVAM meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 expansion of the 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 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 also are available online at https:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health as to whether to grant TUVAM’s application for expansion of the scope 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. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the Federal Register. IV. Authority and Signature Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the agency is issuing this notice pursuant to Section 29 U.S.C. 655(6)(d), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393; Sept. 18, 2020), and 29 CFR 1905.11. Signed at Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021. Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–02211 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0042] TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., for expansion of the 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 18, 2021. ADDRESSES: 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. 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–2007–0042, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 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–2007–0042). All comments, including any personal information you provide, such as social security numbers and date of birth, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at https://www.regulations.gov. 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. You may also contact Kevin Robinson, Director Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities (OTPCA) at the below address. 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 Applications for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA), is applying for expansion of the current recognition as a NRTL. TUVRNA requests the addition of fourteen test standards to the NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified in 29 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8041 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 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 the 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 TUVRNA, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/nrtl/index.html. TUVRNA currently has eight facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with headquarters located at: TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., 12 Commerce Road, Newtown, Connecticut 06470. A complete list of TUVRNA sites recognized by OSHA is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ tuv.html. II. General Background on the Applications TUVRNA submitted two applications, one dated April 28, 2017 (OSHA–2007– 0042–0042) and another dated August 21, 2017 (OSHA–2007–0042–0043), to expand recognition to include the addition of fourteen test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packets and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to these applications. Table 1 lists the appropriate test standards found in TUVRNA’s applications for expansion for testing E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043]


TUV SUD America, Inc.: 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 TUV SUD 
America, Inc. (TUVAM) 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 18, 2021.

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-2007-0043 
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., ET. 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-2007-0043). All comments, including any personal 
information you provide, such as social security numbers and date of 
births, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made 
available online at https://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 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 and 
copying through the OSHA Docket Office.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before February 18, 2021 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

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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 [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 by phone 
(202) 693-2110 or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

    OSHA is providing notice that TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) is 
applying for expansion of the current recognition as a NRTL. TUVAM 
requests the addition of eight test standards to their 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, 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 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 TUVAM, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA website at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    TUVAM currently has six facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: 
TUV SUD America, Inc., 10 Technology Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. A 
complete list of TUVAM's scope of recognition (including sites) 
recognized by OSHA is available at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/tuvam.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    TUVAM submitted an application, dated August 29, 2019 (OSHA-2007-
0043-0032), to expand their recognition to include eight additional 
test standards. OSHA staff performed 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 below lists the appropriate test standards found in TUVAM's 
application for expansion for testing and certification of products 
under the NRTL Program.

  Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in
                    TUVAM's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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            Test standard                     Test standard title
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ASME A17.5..........................  Elevators and Escalator Electrical
                                       Equipment.
UL 2738.............................  Standard for Induction Power
                                       Transmitters and Receivers for
                                       Use With Low Energy Products.
UL 60745-2-1........................  Particular Requirements for Drills
                                       and Impact Drills.
UL 60745-2-3........................  Particular Requirements for
                                       Grinders, Polishers and Disk-Type
                                       Sanders.
UL 60745-2-5........................  Particular Requirements for
                                       Circular Saws.
UL 60745-2-14.......................  Particular Requirements for
                                       Planers.
UL 60745-2-17.......................  Particular Requirements for
                                       Routers and Trimmers.
UL 61800-5-1........................  Adjustable Speed Electrical Power
                                       Drive Systems--Part 5-1: Safety
                                       Requirements--Electrical, Thermal
                                       and Energy.
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III. Preliminary Findings on the Application

    TUVAM submitted an acceptable application for expansion of the NRTL 
scope of recognition. OSHA's review of the application file, and 
pertinent documentation, indicate that TUVAM can meet the requirements 
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding their recognition to include 
the addition of these eight test standards for NRTL testing and 
certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not 
constitute an interim or temporary approval of TUVAM's application.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVAM meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the 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 https://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. 
OSHA-2007-0043.
    OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a 
timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these 
comments, will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for 
Occupational Safety and Health as to whether to grant TUVAM's 
application for expansion of the scope 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.

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    OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the 
Federal Register.

IV. Authority and Signature

    Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the 
agency is issuing this notice pursuant to Section 29 U.S.C. 655(6)(d), 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393; Sept. 18, 2020), 
and 29 CFR 1905.11.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021.
Amanda L. Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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