UL LLC: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards, 10998-11001 [2021-03653]

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November 12, 2019, 84 FR 61077, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0040. December 27, 2019, 84 FR 71478, Docket No. OSHA–2010–0022. July 25, 2019, 84 FR 35888, Docket No. OSHA– 2013–0002. November 21, 2019, 84 FR 64348, Docket No. OSHA–2010–0037. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Occupational Safety and Health Administration [FR Doc. 2021–03654 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 [Docket No. OSHA–2009–0025] UL LLC: Applications 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 applications of UL LLC, for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency’s preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add eight test standards to the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Expiration date OSHA– Authority and Signature Signed at Washington, DC, on February 11, 2021. Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OMB control No. Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 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 the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2009–0025). OSHA places comments and other materials, including any personal information, in the public docket without revision, and these materials will be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the agency cautions commenters about submitting statements they do not want made available to the public, or submitting comments that contain personal information (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and medical data. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before March 10, 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 Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693–1644. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that UL LLC (UL) is applying for an expansion of their current recognition as a NRTL. UL 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 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 10999 application and provides a preliminary finding. In the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, including UL, 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. UL currently has thirteen facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062. A complete list of UL sites recognized by OSHA is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/ otpca/nrtl/ul.html. II. General Background on the Applications UL submitted three applications to OSHA to expand their recognition as a NRTL. The first application was received on May 31, 2019 (OSHA–2009– 0025–0032), the second application was received on July 2, 2019 (OSHA–2009– 0025–0033), and the third application was received on April 15, 2020 (OSHA– 2009–0025–0034). The expansion applications would add fourteen additional test standards to UL’s NRTL recognition. 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 UL’s applications for expansion for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN UL’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 6141 ................. UL 2524 ................. UL 61010–2–020 ... Standard for Wind Turbines Permitting Entry of Personnel. In-Building 2-Way Emergency Radio Communication Enhancement Systems. Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–020: Particular Requirements for Laboratory Centrifuges. Standard for Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–81: 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. Standard for Energy Storage Systems and Equipment. Flatiron and Appliance Plugs. Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches, and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures For Use With Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes—Part 1: General Requirements. Fuseholders—Part 19: Photovoltaic Fuseholders. Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: General Requirements. Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for Use in Charging Systems. LED Sign and Sign Refrofit Kits. UL 61010–2–81 ..... UL 61010–2–101 ... UL 9540 ................. UL 498C * ............... UL 489B * ............... UL UL UL UL 60320–1 * ......... 4248–19 * ......... 2231–1 * ........... 2231–2 * ........... UL 879A * ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 11000 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN UL’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION— Continued Test standard Test standard title UL 60335–2–89 * ... Household and Similar Electrical Appliances—Safety—Part 2–89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Compressor. * 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 a 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 standard 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 eight 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—STANDARDS OSHA IS PROPOSING TO ADD TO THE NRTL PROGRAM’S LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS Test standard Test standard title UL 498C ................. UL 489B ................. Flatiron and Appliance Plugs. Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches, and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures For Use With Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes—Part 1: General Requirements. Fuseholders—Part 19: Photovoltaic Fuseholders. Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: General Requirements. Personnel Protection Systems for Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for Use in Charging Systems. LED Sign and Sign Refrofit Kits. Household and Similar Electrical Appliances—Safety—Part 2–89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Compressor. UL UL UL UL 60320–1 ........... 4248–19 ........... 2231–1 ............. 2231–2 ............. UL 879A ................. UL 60335–2–89 ..... IV. Preliminary Findings on the Applications UL submitted acceptable applications for expansion of the scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application files, and pertinent documentation, indicate that UL can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding the recognition to include the addition of these fourteen test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of UL’s applications. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether UL 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 eight additional test standards to the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards. Comments should consist of pertinent written VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 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, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. These materials also are available online at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2009–0025. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health whether to grant UL’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. V. 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 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 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. 2021–03653 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2009–0026] Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, 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 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 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 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. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2009–0026). 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. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before March 10, 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 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, telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of the Application for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc. (BVCPS), is applying for expansion of recognition as a NRTL. BVCPS requests the addition of two recognized testing sites and 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11001 the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides a preliminary finding. In the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, including BVCPS, 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. BVCPS currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with headquarters located at: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc., One Distribution Circle, Suite #1, Littleton, MA 01460. A complete list of BVCPS’s scope of recognition is available at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ csl.html. II. General Background on the Application BVCPS submitted an application, dated June 28, 2018 (OSHA–2009– 0026–0084), to expand recognition to include the addition of two recognized testing and certification sites. BVCPS amended this application on May 20, 2020, to include the addition of twentytwo recognized test standards. The first site is located at: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (H.K.) Ltd. Taoyuan Branch, No. 19, Hwa Ya 2nd Rd., Wen Hwa Vil., Kewi Shan Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The second site is located at: LCIE China Company Limited, Building 4, No. 518, Xin Zhuan Road, CaoHejiing Songjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai, 201612 China. One of the standards requested in the application, UL 962, is already included in BVCPS’s current NRTL scope of recognition and will not be considered in this notice. OSHA staff performed onsite reviews of BVCPS’s Shanghai China testing facility on February 27–28, 2019, and BVCPS Taoyuan Branch’s testing facility on March 5–6, 2019, in which the assessors found some nonconformances with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7. BVCPS addressed these non-conformances satisfactorily, and OSHA has made a preliminary decision to approve the application. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025]


UL LLC: Applications 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 applications of UL LLC, for 
expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory 
(NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the 
applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add eight 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 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

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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 the 
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2009-0025). OSHA places comments and other 
materials, including any personal information, in the public docket 
without revision, and these materials will be available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the agency cautions commenters 
about submitting statements they do not want made available to the 
public, or submitting comments that contain personal information 
(either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, 
birth dates, and medical data.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before March 10, 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 
Avenue NW, Room N-3653, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693-
1644.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is 
available from the following sources:
    Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office 
of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: [email protected].
    General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, 
Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, 
Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: 
(202) 693-2110 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

    OSHA is providing notice that UL LLC (UL) is applying for an 
expansion of their current recognition as a NRTL. UL 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 1910.7. Recognition is an 
acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety 
testing and certification of the specific products covered within the 
scope of recognition. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the 
type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by the 
applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have 
the technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope. 
Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; 
however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the 
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and 
certification.
    The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition 
and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following 
requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires 
that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in 
processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the 
application and provides a preliminary finding. In the second notice, 
the agency provides the final decision on the application. These 
notices set forth the NRTL's scope of recognition or modifications of 
that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, 
including UL, 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.
    UL currently has thirteen facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: 
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, 
Illinois 60062. A complete list of UL sites recognized by OSHA is 
available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ul.html.

II. General Background on the Applications

    UL submitted three applications to OSHA to expand their recognition 
as a NRTL. The first application was received on May 31, 2019 (OSHA-
2009-0025-0032), the second application was received on July 2, 2019 
(OSHA-2009-0025-0033), and the third application was received on April 
15, 2020 (OSHA-2009-0025-0034). The expansion applications would add 
fourteen additional test standards to UL's NRTL recognition. 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 UL's 
applications for expansion for testing and certification of products 
under the NRTL Program.

  Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in
                     UL's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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       Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 6141....................  Standard for Wind Turbines Permitting Entry
                              of Personnel.
UL 2524....................  In-Building 2-Way Emergency Radio
                              Communication Enhancement Systems.
UL 61010-2-020.............  Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-020:
                              Particular Requirements for Laboratory
                              Centrifuges.
UL 61010-2-81..............  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                              Electrical Equipment for Measurement,
                              Control and Laboratory Use--Part 2-81:
                              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 9540....................  Standard for Energy Storage Systems and
                              Equipment.
UL 498C *..................  Flatiron and Appliance Plugs.
UL 489B *..................  Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case
                              Switches, and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures
                              For Use With Photovoltaic (PV) Systems.
UL 60320-1 *...............  Appliance Couplers for Household and
                              Similar General Purposes--Part 1: General
                              Requirements.
UL 4248-19 *...............  Fuseholders--Part 19: Photovoltaic
                              Fuseholders.
UL 2231-1 *................  Personnel Protection Systems for Electric
                              Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: General
                              Requirements.
UL 2231-2 *................  Personnel Protection Systems for Electric
                              Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular
                              Requirements for Protection Devices for
                              Use in Charging Systems.
UL 879A *..................  LED Sign and Sign Refrofit Kits.

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UL 60335-2-89 *............  Household and Similar Electrical
                              Appliances--Safety--Part 2-89: Particular
                              Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating
                              Appliances with an Incorporated or Remote
                              Refrigerant Unit or Compressor.
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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 a 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 standard 
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 eight 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--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 498C....................  Flatiron and Appliance Plugs.
UL 489B....................  Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case
                              Switches, and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures
                              For Use With Photovoltaic (PV) Systems.
UL 60320-1.................  Appliance Couplers for Household and
                              Similar General Purposes--Part 1: General
                              Requirements.
UL 4248-19.................  Fuseholders--Part 19: Photovoltaic
                              Fuseholders.
UL 2231-1..................  Personnel Protection Systems for Electric
                              Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: General
                              Requirements.
UL 2231-2..................  Personnel Protection Systems for Electric
                              Vehicle (EV) Supply Circuits: Particular
                              Requirements for Protection Devices for
                              Use in Charging Systems.
UL 879A....................  LED Sign and Sign Refrofit Kits.
UL 60335-2-89..............  Household and Similar Electrical
                              Appliances--Safety--Part 2-89: Particular
                              Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating
                              Appliances with an Incorporated or Remote
                              Refrigerant Unit or Compressor.
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IV. Preliminary Findings on the Applications

    UL submitted acceptable applications for expansion of the scope of 
recognition. OSHA's review of the application files, and pertinent 
documentation, indicate that UL can meet the requirements prescribed by 
29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding the recognition to include the addition of 
these fourteen test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed 
above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or 
temporary approval of UL's applications.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether UL 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 eight 
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, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. These materials also 
are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. 
OSHA-2009-0025.
    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 whether to grant UL'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.

V. 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

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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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