TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition, 15723-15724 [2021-06037]

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[FR Doc. 2021–06043 Filed 3–23–21; 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.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on March 24, 2021. 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, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3647, Washington, DC 20210; 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, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15723 Room N–3655, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2110; email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA’s web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA), as a NRTL. TUVRNA’s expansion covers 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 by 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition and is not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification of the products. The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition, or for expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides its preliminary finding and, in the second notice, the agency provides its final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL that details the NRTL scope of recognition. These pages are available from the agency’s website at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. TUVRNA submitted two applications, one dated April 28, 2017 (OSHA–2007– 0042–0034) and another dated August 21, 2017 (OSHA–2007–0042–0035), 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. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVRNA’s expansion applications in the Federal Register on February 3, 2021 (86 FR E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 15724 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 24, 2021 / Notices 8041). The agency requested comments by February 18, 2021, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of TUVRNA’s scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to TUVRNA’s application, go to www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA–2007–0042 contains all materials in the record concerning TUVRNA’s recognition. Please note: While OSHA’s Docket Office is continuing to accept and process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVD–19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service. II. Final Decision and Order OSHA staff examined TUVRNA’s expansion applications, their capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that TUVRNA meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition, subject to the limitations and conditions listed below. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant TUVRNA’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of TUVRNA’s recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standard listed in Table 1 below. TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARD FOR INCLUSION IN TUVRNA’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard UL UL UL UL UL UL UL UL UL UL UL 9540 ................. 283 ................... 962 ................... 2089 ................. 2738 ................. 8750 ................. 8752 ................. 60950–21 ......... 60950–22 ......... 60950–23 ......... 61010–2–030 ... UL 61010–031 ....... UL 61010–2–81 ..... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES UL 61010–2–091 ... Test standard title Standard for Energy Storage Systems and Equipment. Air Fresheners and Deodorizers. Household and Commercial Furnishings. Vehicle Battery Adapters. Standard for Induction Power and Transmitters and Receivers for Use with Low Energy Products. Standard for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products. Organic Light Emitting Diode (LED) Panels. Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 21: Remote Power Feeding. Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 22: Equipment to be Installed Outdoors. Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 23: Large Data Storage Equipment. Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 2–030: Particular Requirements for Testing and Measuring Circuits. Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use—Part 031: Safety Requirements for Hand-Held Probe Assemblies for Electrical Measurement and Test. 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 2–091: Particular Requirements for Cabinet X-Ray Systems. OSHA’s recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is limited to equipment or materials for which OSHA standards require third-party testing and certification before using them in the workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any products for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, a NRTL’s scope of recognition does not include these products. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the test standard listed above as an American National Standard. However, for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under the NRTL Program’s policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 1–0.3, Appendix C, paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may use either the proprietary version of the test standard or the ANSI version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test standard is currently ANSI-approved. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:30 Mar 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 A. Conditions In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, TUVRNA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. TUVRNA must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major change in its operations as a NRTL, and provide details of the change(s); 2. TUVRNA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. TUVRNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on TUVRNA’s scope of recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition. Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the scope of recognition of TUVRNA, subject to the limitations and conditions specified above. James S. Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed at Washington, DC, on March 16, 2021. James S. Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–06037 Filed 3–23–21; 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.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: III. Authority and Signature PO 00000 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 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393, September 18, 2020) and 29 CFR 1910.7. E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0042]


TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of 
Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
March 24, 2021.

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, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Room N-3647, Washington, DC 20210; 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, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: 
(202) 693-2110; email: [email protected]. OSHA's web page includes 
information about the NRTL Program (see http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA), as a 
NRTL. TUVRNA's expansion covers 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 by 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an 
acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety 
testing and certification of the specific products covered within its 
scope of recognition and is not a delegation or grant of government 
authority. As a result of recognition, employers may use products 
properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require 
testing and certification of the products.
    The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial 
recognition, or for expansion or renewal of this recognition, following 
requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires 
that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in 
processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the 
application and provides its preliminary finding and, in the second 
notice, the agency provides its final decision on the application. 
These notices set forth the NRTL's scope of recognition or 
modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page 
for each NRTL that details the NRTL scope of recognition. These pages 
are available from the agency's website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    TUVRNA submitted two applications, one dated April 28, 2017 (OSHA-
2007-0042-0034) and another dated August 21, 2017 (OSHA-2007-0042-
0035), 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.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVRNA's expansion 
applications in the Federal Register on February 3, 2021 (86 FR

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8041). The agency requested comments by February 18, 2021, but it 
received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding 
with this final notice to grant expansion of TUVRNA's scope of 
recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
TUVRNA's application, go to www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket 
Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. 
OSHA-2007-0042 contains all materials in the record concerning TUVRNA's 
recognition. Please note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to 
accept and process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVD-19 
pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to 
receive submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and 
courier service.

II. Final Decision and Order

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

  Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standard for Inclusion in TUVRNA's
                        NRTL Scope of Recognition
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            Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 9540..............................  Standard for Energy Storage
                                        Systems and Equipment.
UL 283...............................  Air Fresheners and Deodorizers.
UL 962...............................  Household and Commercial
                                        Furnishings.
UL 2089..............................  Vehicle Battery Adapters.
UL 2738..............................  Standard for Induction Power and
                                        Transmitters and Receivers for
                                        Use with Low Energy Products.
UL 8750..............................  Standard for Light Emitting Diode
                                        (LED) Equipment for Use in
                                        Lighting Products.
UL 8752..............................  Organic Light Emitting Diode
                                        (LED) Panels.
UL 60950-21..........................  Information Technology Equipment--
                                        Safety--Part 21: Remote Power
                                        Feeding.
UL 60950-22..........................  Information Technology Equipment--
                                        Safety--Part 22: Equipment to be
                                        Installed Outdoors.
UL 60950-23..........................  Information Technology Equipment--
                                        Safety--Part 23: Large Data
                                        Storage Equipment.
UL 61010-2-030.......................  Safety Requirements for
                                        Electrical Equipment for
                                        Measurement, Control and
                                        Laboratory Use--Part 2-030:
                                        Particular Requirements for
                                        Testing and Measuring Circuits.
UL 61010-031.........................  Electrical Equipment for
                                        Measurement, Control and
                                        Laboratory Use--Part 031: Safety
                                        Requirements for Hand-Held Probe
                                        Assemblies for Electrical
                                        Measurement and Test.
UL 61010-2-81........................  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 61010-2-091.......................  Safety Requirements for
                                        Electrical Equipment for
                                        Measurement, Control and
                                        Laboratory Use--Part 2-091:
                                        Particular Requirements for
                                        Cabinet X-Ray Systems.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    OSHA's recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is 
limited to equipment or materials for which OSHA standards require 
third-party testing and certification before using them in the 
workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any products 
for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, a 
NRTL's scope of recognition does not include these products.
    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the 
test standard listed above as an American National Standard. However, 
for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-developing 
organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under 
the NRTL Program's policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 1-0.3, Appendix C, 
paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may 
use either the proprietary version of the test standard or the ANSI 
version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test 
standard is currently ANSI-approved.

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
TUVRNA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. TUVRNA must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any 
change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major 
change in its operations as a NRTL, and provide details of the 
change(s);
    2. TUVRNA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply 
with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. TUVRNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on TUVRNA's scope of 
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.
    Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the 
scope of recognition of TUVRNA, subject to the limitations and 
conditions specified above.

III. Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, Principal 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 29 U.S.C. 
657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, 
September 18, 2020) and 29 CFR 1910.7.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 16, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
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