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AGENCY: 6 26 In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision on the application of IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS for expansion of its scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). SUMMARY: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on April 12, 2021. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: CFR 54.4980B–2. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 19030 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–1999 or email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, OSHA Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS (IAPMO) as a NRTL. IAPMO’s expansion covers the addition of six 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 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 IAPMO, 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. IAPMO submitted two applications to OSHA to expand their NRTL recognition. The first application to add one standard to the NRTL scope of recognition was received on September 29, 2019 (OSHA–2010–0030–0014), and this application was amended on November 25, 2020 (OSHA–2010–0030– 0015), to add five additional standards. The applications would add six additional test standards to the NRTL scope of 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. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing IAPMO’s expansion applications in the Federal Register on February 23, 2021 (86 FR 11002). The agency requested comments by March 10, 2021, but no comments were received in response to this notice. OSHA is now proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of IAPMO’s NRTL scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to IAPMO’s application, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA–2013–0030 contains all materials in the record concerning IAPMO’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 IAPMO’s expansion application, its capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that IAPMO meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant IAPMO’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of IAPMO’s recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1 below. TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN IAPMO’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES UL UL UL UL UL UL Test standard title 197 .............. 962 .............. 676 .............. 73 ................ 763 .............. 399 .............. Standard for Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances. Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings. Standard for Underwater Luminaires and Submersible Junction Boxes. Standard for Safety Motor-Operated Appliances. Standard for Commercial Safety for Motor-Operated Commercial Food Preparing Machines. Drinking Water Coolers. OSHA’s recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is limited to equipment or materials for which OSHA standards require third-party testing and certification before using them in the workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any products for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, a NRTL’s scope of recognition does not include these products. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the test standards listed above as American VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 National Standards. However, for convenience, OSHA may use the designation of the standards-developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under the NRTL Program’s policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 1–0.3, Appendix C, paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may use either the proprietary version of the test standard or the ANSI version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test standard is currently ANSI-approved. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Conditions In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, IAPMO must abide by the following conditions of the recognition: 1. IAPMO 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. IAPMO must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with all E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and 3. IAPMO must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, including all previously published conditions on IAPMO’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 IAPMO, subject to the limitation 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 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. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: David P. Brown, Executive Director, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, (520) 901–8500. Signed at Washington, DC, on April 5, 2021. James S. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0030]


IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS: 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 on the 
application of IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS for expansion of its 
scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory 
(NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
April 12, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is 
available from the following sources:

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    Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office 
of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693-1999 or 
email: [email protected].
    General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, 
Director, OSHA Office of Technical Programs and Coordination 
Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, 
U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693-2110 or email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS (IAPMO) as a NRTL. 
IAPMO's expansion covers the addition of six 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 
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 IAPMO, 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.
    IAPMO submitted two applications to OSHA to expand their NRTL 
recognition. The first application to add one standard to the NRTL 
scope of recognition was received on September 29, 2019 (OSHA-2010-
0030-0014), and this application was amended on November 25, 2020 
(OSHA-2010-0030-0015), to add five additional standards. The 
applications would add six additional test standards to the NRTL scope 
of 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.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing IAPMO's expansion 
applications in the Federal Register on February 23, 2021 (86 FR 
11002). The agency requested comments by March 10, 2021, but no 
comments were received in response to this notice. OSHA is now 
proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of IAPMO's NRTL 
scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
IAPMO's application, go to http://www.regulations.gov or contact the 
Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-3653, 
Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA-2013-0030 contains all materials 
in the record concerning IAPMO'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 IAPMO's expansion application, its capability 
to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that 
IAPMO meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below. 
OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant IAPMO's 
scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of IAPMO's recognition 
to testing and certification of products for demonstration of 
conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1 below.

  Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in IAPMO's
                        NRTL Scope of Recognition
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      Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 197...................  Standard for Commercial Electric Cooking
                            Appliances.
UL 962...................  Standard for Household and Commercial
                            Furnishings.
UL 676...................  Standard for Underwater Luminaires and
                            Submersible Junction Boxes.
UL 73....................  Standard for Safety Motor-Operated
                            Appliances.
UL 763...................  Standard for Commercial Safety for Motor-
                            Operated Commercial Food Preparing Machines.
UL 399...................  Drinking Water Coolers.
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    OSHA's recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is 
limited to equipment or materials for which OSHA standards require 
third-party testing and certification before using them in the 
workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any products 
for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, a 
NRTL's scope of recognition does not include these products.
    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the 
test standards listed above as American National Standards. However, 
for convenience, OSHA may use the designation of the standards-
developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI 
designation. Under the NRTL Program's policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 
1-0.3, Appendix C, paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular 
test standard may use either the proprietary version of the test 
standard or the ANSI version of that standard. Contact ANSI to 
determine whether a test standard is currently ANSI-approved.

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
IAPMO must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. IAPMO 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. IAPMO must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all

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OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. IAPMO must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on IAPMO'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 IAPMO, subject to the limitation 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 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 April 5, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
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