CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards, 11005-11008 [2021-03651]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 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 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 CSA, 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. CSA currently has seven facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification. The headquarters location is Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 1R3, Canada. A complete list of CSA’s scope of recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ csa.html. 11005 II. General Background on the Application CSA submitted an application, dated July 17, 2019 (OSHA–2006–0042–0018), to expand their recognition to include four 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 CSA’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 CSA’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard UL UL UL UL 2271 9540 2054 1973 Test standard title ............ ............ ............ ............ Standard Standard Standard Standard for for for for Batteries for Use in Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications. Energy Storage Systems and Equipment. Household and Commercial Batteries. Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxiliary Power and Light Electric Rail (LER) Applications. III. Preliminary Findings on the Application CSA submitted an acceptable application for expansion of the scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file and pertinent documentation indicates that CSA can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding their recognition to include the addition of the four test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of CSA’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether CSA 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. These materials also are available online at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2006–0042. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 CSA’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. OSHA will publish a public notice of the 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 February 11, 2021. Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–03649 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency’s preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add four new test standards to the NRTL program’s list of appropriate test standards. 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 March 10, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted as follows: Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments, electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal DATES: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 11006 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. OSHA will place comments and requests for a hearing, including personal information, in the public docket, which will be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket 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 this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. 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. 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. For further information on submitting comments, see the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. 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 CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. (CSA) is applying for expansion of their current recognition as a NRTL. CSA requests the addition of twenty-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 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 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 CSA, 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. CSA currently has seven facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification. The headquarters location is Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 1R3, Canada. A complete list of CSA’s scope of recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ csa.html. II. General Background on the Application CSA submitted an application, dated January 24, 2018 (OSHA–2006–0042– 0019), to expand their recognition to include twenty-two 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 CSA’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 CSA’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 61010–2–030 ... Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–030: Particular Requirements for Testing and Measuring Circuits. Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–032: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held and Hand-Manipulated Current Sensors for Electrical Test and Measurement. Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–033: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Multimeters for Domestic and Professional Use, Capable of Measuring Mains Voltage. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–040: Particular Requirements for Sterilizers and Washer-Disinfectors Used to Treat Medical Materials. Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–081: Particular Requirements for Automatic and Semi-Automatic Laboratory Equipment for Analysis and Other Purposes. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–101: Particular Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Equipment. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–201: Particular Requirements for Control Equipment. Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 031: Safety Requirements for Hand-Held and Hand-Manipulated Probe Assemblies for Electrical Test and Measurement. UL 61010–2–032 * UL 61010–2–033 * UL 61010–2–040 * UL 61010–2–081 ... UL 61010–2–101 ... UL 61010–2–201 * UL 61010–031 ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:10 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 11007 TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN CSA’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION—Continued Test standard Test standard title UL 62841–1 ........... Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 1: General Requirements. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 2–2: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 2–4: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Sanders and Polishers Other than Disc Type. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Law and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 2–5: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Circular Saws. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 2–8: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Shears and Nibblers. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 2–9: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Tappers and Threaders. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 2–14: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Planers. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 3–1: Particular Requirements for Transportable Table Saws. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 3–6: Particular Requirements for Transportable Diamond Drills with Liquid System. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, and Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety—Part 3–9: Particular Requirement for Transportable Mitre Saws. Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn and Garden Machinery—Safety— Part 3–10: Particular Requirement for Transportable Cut-Off Machines. Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 22: Equipment to be Installed Outdoors. Medium Voltage Power Conversion Equipment. Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products. UL 62841–2–2 ....... UL 62841–2–4 ....... UL 62841–2–5 ....... UL 62841–2–8 ....... UL 62841–2–9 ....... UL 62841–2–14 ..... UL 62841–3–1 ....... UL 62841–3–6 ....... UL 62841–3–9 ....... UL 62841–3–10 ..... UL 60950–22 ......... UL 347A ................. UL 8750 ................. * Represents the standards that OSHA proposes to add to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. III. Proposal To Add New Test Standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards Periodically, OSHA will propose to add new test standards to the NRTL list of appropriate test standards following an evaluation of the test standard document. To qualify as an appropriate test standard, the agency evaluates the document to: (1) Verify it represents a product category for which OSHA requires certification by a NRTL; (2) verify the document represents an end product and not a component; and (3) verify the document defines safety test specifications (not installation or operational performance specifications). OSHA becomes aware of new test standards through various avenues. For example, OSHA may become aware of new test standards by: (1) Monitoring notifications issued by certain Standards Development Organizations; (2) reviewing applications by NRTLs or applicants seeking recognition to include new test standards in their scopes of recognition; and (3) obtaining notification from manufacturers, manufacturing organizations, government agencies, or other parties. OSHA may determine to include a new test standard in the list, for example, if the test standard is for a particular type of product that another test standard also covers or it covers a type of product that no standard previously covered. In this notice, OSHA proposes to add four new test standards to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2, below, lists the test standards that are new to the NRTL Program. OSHA preliminarily determined that these test standards are appropriate test standards and proposes to include them in the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA seeks public comment on this preliminary determination. TABLE 2—TEST STANDARDS OSHA IS PROPOSING TO ADD TO THE NRTL PROGRAM’S LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS Test standard Test standard title UL 61010–2–032 ... Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–032: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held and Hand-Manipulated Current Sensors for Electrical Test and Measurement. Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–033: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Multimeters for Domestic and Professional Use, Capable of Measuring Mains Voltage. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–040: Particular Requirements for Sterilizers and Washer-Disinfectors Used to Treat Medical Materials. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–201: Particular Requirements for Control Equipment. UL 61010–2–033 ... UL 61010–2–040 ... UL 61010–2–201 ... IV. Preliminary Findings on the Application CSA submitted an acceptable application for expansion of the scope VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file and pertinent documentation indicates that CSA can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding their PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recognition to include the addition of the twenty-two test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 11008 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices constitute an interim or temporary approval of CSA’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether CSA meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the recognition as a NRTL. OSHA additionally welcomes comments on the proposal to add four additional test standards to the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards. 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. These materials also are available online at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2006–0042. 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 CSA’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. OSHA will publish a public notice of the 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. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Calendar Year 2020 Cost of Outpatient Medical, Dental, and Cosmetic Surgery Services Furnished by the Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities; Certain Rates Regarding Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Persons Fiscal Year 2020 Cost of Inpatient Hospital and Medical Care Treatment Furnished by the Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities; Certain Rates Regarding Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Persons Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. By virtue of the authority vested in the President by 42 U.S.C. 2652, the rates referenced below are hereby established. These rates are for use in connection with the recovery from tortiously liable third persons for the outpatient medical, dental and cosmetic surgery services furnished by military treatment facilities through the Department of Defense. They are the same rates as the outpatient third party reimbursement rates that were set on July 1, 2020 for billing medical insurers, but require a different approval authority for the purpose of billing for tort liability. The rates were established in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A–25, requiring reimbursement of the full cost of all services provided. The Calendar Year 2020 outpatient medical, dental and cosmetic surgery services referenced are effective for billing tort liability upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice. Previously published inpatient rates remain in effect until further notice. Pharmacy rates are updated periodically. A full disclosure of the rates is posted at Health.mil website in the Defense Health Agency Uniform Business Office section (http:// health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/ Business-Support/Uniform-BusinessOffice/Billing/Medical-AffirmativeClaims). [FR Doc. 2021–03633 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P [FR Doc. 2021–03634 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] [NRC–2020–0210] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P Information Collection: NRC Form 64, Travel Voucher Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4510–26–P Jkt 253001 Robert S. Fairweather, Acting Director. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [FR Doc. 2021–03651 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 By virtue of the authority vested in the President by 42 U.S.C. 2652, the rates referenced below are hereby established. These rates are for use in connection with the recovery from tortiously liable third persons for the inpatient medical services furnished by military treatment facilities through the Department of Defense. They are the same rates as the inpatient third party reimbursement rates that were set on October 1, 2019 for billing medical insurers, but require a different approval authority for the purpose of billing for tort liability. The rates were established in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A–25, requiring reimbursement of the full cost of all services provided. The fiscal year 2020 inpatient medical rates referenced are effective for billing tort liability upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice. Previously published outpatient medical and dental, and cosmetic surgery rates remain in effect until further notice. Pharmacy rates are updated periodically. A full disclosure of the rates is posted at Health.mil website in the Defense Health Agency Uniform Business Office section (http:// health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/ Business-Support/Uniform-BusinessOffice/Billing/Medical-AffirmativeClaims). Robert S. Fairweather, Deputy Associate Director, International Affairs Division, Acting Director. Signed at Washington, DC, on February 11, 2021. Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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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

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of CSA Group 
Testing & Certification Inc. for expansion of recognition as a 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the 
agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, 
OSHA proposes to add four new test standards to the NRTL program's list 
of appropriate test standards.

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 March 10, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted as follows:
    Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal

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eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    OSHA will place comments and requests for a hearing, including 
personal information, in the public docket, which will be available 
online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting 
personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket 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 this website. All submissions, including 
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA 
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in 
locating docket submissions.
    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. 
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. For 
further information on submitting comments, see the section of this 
notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

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 CSA Group Testing & Certification 
Inc. (CSA) is applying for expansion of their current recognition as a 
NRTL. CSA requests the addition of twenty-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 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 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 CSA, 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.
    CSA currently has seven facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification. The headquarters location is 
Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, 
Ontario, M9W 1R3, Canada. A complete list of CSA's scope of recognition 
is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/csa.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    CSA submitted an application, dated January 24, 2018 (OSHA-2006-
0042-0019), to expand their recognition to include twenty-two 
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 CSA'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
                     CSA's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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       Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 61010-2-030.............  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-030:
                              Particular Requirements for Testing and
                              Measuring Circuits.
UL 61010-2-032 *...........  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-032:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held and
                              Hand-Manipulated Current Sensors for
                              Electrical Test and Measurement.
UL 61010-2-033 *...........  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-033:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Multimeters for Domestic and Professional
                              Use, Capable of Measuring Mains Voltage.
UL 61010-2-040 *...........  Safety Requirements for Electrical
                              Equipment for Measurement, Control and
                              Laboratory Use--Part 2-040: Particular
                              Requirements for Sterilizers and Washer-
                              Disinfectors Used to Treat Medical
                              Materials.
UL 61010-2-081.............  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-081:
                              Particular Requirements for Automatic and
                              Semi-Automatic Laboratory Equipment for
                              Analysis and Other Purposes.
UL 61010-2-101.............  Safety Requirements for Electrical
                              Equipment for Measurement, Control and
                              Laboratory Use--Part 2-101: Particular
                              Requirements for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD)
                              Medical Equipment.
UL 61010-2-201 *...........  Safety Requirements for Electrical
                              Equipment for Measurement, Control and
                              Laboratory Use--Part 2-201: Particular
                              Requirements for Control Equipment.
UL 61010-031...............  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 031:
                              Safety Requirements for Hand-Held and Hand-
                              Manipulated Probe Assemblies for
                              Electrical Test and Measurement.

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UL 62841-1.................  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 1:
                              General Requirements.
UL 62841-2-2...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 2-2:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches.
UL 62841-2-4...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 2-4:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Sanders and Polishers Other than Disc
                              Type.
UL 62841-2-5...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Law
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 2-5:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Circular Saws.
UL 62841-2-8...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 2-8:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Shears and Nibblers.
UL 62841-2-9...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 2-9:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Tappers and Threaders.
UL 62841-2-14..............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 2-14:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Planers.
UL 62841-3-1...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 3-1:
                              Particular Requirements for Transportable
                              Table Saws.
UL 62841-3-6...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 3-6:
                              Particular Requirements for Transportable
                              Diamond Drills with Liquid System.
UL 62841-3-9...............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, and Transportable Tools and
                              Lawn and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 3-
                              9: Particular Requirement for
                              Transportable Mitre Saws.
UL 62841-3-10..............  Standard for Electric Motor-Operated Hand-
                              Held Tools, Transportable Tools and Lawn
                              and Garden Machinery--Safety--Part 3-10:
                              Particular Requirement for Transportable
                              Cut-Off Machines.
UL 60950-22................  Information Technology Equipment--Safety--
                              Part 22: Equipment to be Installed
                              Outdoors.
UL 347A....................  Medium Voltage Power Conversion Equipment.
UL 8750....................  Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for
                              Use in Lighting Products.
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* Represents the standards that OSHA proposes to add to the NRTL
  Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.

III. Proposal To Add New Test Standards to the NRTL Program's List of 
Appropriate Test Standards

    Periodically, OSHA will propose to add new test standards to the 
NRTL list of appropriate test standards following an evaluation of the 
test standard document. To qualify as an appropriate test standard, the 
agency evaluates the document to: (1) Verify it represents a product 
category for which OSHA requires certification by a NRTL; (2) verify 
the document represents an end product and not a component; and (3) 
verify the document defines safety test specifications (not 
installation or operational performance specifications). OSHA becomes 
aware of new test standards through various avenues. For example, OSHA 
may become aware of new test standards by: (1) Monitoring notifications 
issued by certain Standards Development Organizations; (2) reviewing 
applications by NRTLs or applicants seeking recognition to include new 
test standards in their scopes of recognition; and (3) obtaining 
notification from manufacturers, manufacturing organizations, 
government agencies, or other parties. OSHA may determine to include a 
new test standard in the list, for example, if the test standard is for 
a particular type of product that another test standard also covers or 
it covers a type of product that no standard previously covered.
    In this notice, OSHA proposes to add four new test standards to the 
NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2, below, 
lists the test standards that are new to the NRTL Program. OSHA 
preliminarily determined that these test standards are appropriate test 
standards and proposes to include them in the NRTL Program's List of 
Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA seeks public comment on this 
preliminary determination.

 Table 2--Test Standards OSHA Is Proposing To Add to the NRTL Program's
                   List of Appropriate Test Standards
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       Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 61010-2-032.............  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-032:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held and
                              Hand-Manipulated Current Sensors for
                              Electrical Test and Measurement.
UL 61010-2-033.............  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-033:
                              Particular Requirements for Hand-Held
                              Multimeters for Domestic and Professional
                              Use, Capable of Measuring Mains Voltage.
UL 61010-2-040.............  Safety Requirements for Electrical
                              Equipment for Measurement, Control and
                              Laboratory Use--Part 2-040: Particular
                              Requirements for Sterilizers and Washer-
                              Disinfectors Used to Treat Medical
                              Materials.
UL 61010-2-201.............  Safety Requirements for Electrical
                              Equipment for Measurement, Control and
                              Laboratory Use--Part 2-201: Particular
                              Requirements for Control Equipment.
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IV. Preliminary Findings on the Application

    CSA submitted an acceptable application for expansion of the scope 
of recognition. OSHA's review of the application file and pertinent 
documentation indicates that CSA can meet the requirements prescribed 
by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding their recognition to include the 
addition of the twenty-two test standards for NRTL testing and 
certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not

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constitute an interim or temporary approval of CSA's application.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether CSA meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the recognition as a 
NRTL. OSHA additionally welcomes comments on the proposal to add four 
additional test standards to the NRTL Program's list of appropriate 
test standards. 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. These materials also are 
available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA-
2006-0042.
    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 CSA'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.
    OSHA will publish a public notice of the 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 February 11, 2021.
Amanda L. Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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