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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1121–0184] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: 2022 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until August 31, 2021. 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Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 Overview of This Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. 2. Title of the Form/Collection: 2022 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). 3. Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: The form number for the questionnaire is SCS–1. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in the Office of Justice Programs. 4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The survey will be administered to persons ages 12 to 18 in NCVS sample households in the United States from January through June 2022. The SCS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistics on the students’ victimization, perceptions of school environment, and safety at school. 5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimate of the total number of respondents is 7,010 persons ages 12 to 18. Of the 7,010 SCS respondents, 87% or 6,071 are expected to complete the long SCS interview (entire SCS questionnaire) which takes an estimated 17 minutes (0.28 hours) to complete. The remaining 13% or 939 SCS respondents are expected to complete the short interview (i.e. will be screened out for not being in school), which takes an estimated 2 minutes (0.03 hours) to complete. There are an estimated 1,728 annual burden hours associated with this collection. Respondents will be asked to respond to this survey only once during the sixmonth period. The burden estimates are based on data from the prior administration of the SCS. 6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 1,728 total burden hours associated with this information collection. If additional information is required, contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35347 Dated: June 29, 2021. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2021–14236 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043] TUV SUD America, Inc.: 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 TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency’s preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add one additional test standard 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 July 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at: https:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. 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 the 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 for this Federal Register notice (OSHA–2007–0043). OSHA will SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 35348 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices place comments and requests to speak, including personal information, in the public docket, which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of the comment period on or before July 19, 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 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 Applications for Expansion OSHA is providing notice that TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) is applying for expansion of the current recognition as a NRTL. TUVAM requests the addition of eighteen test standards to their NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition. Each NRTL’s scope of recognition includes (1) the type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have the technical capability to perform the product-testing and productcertification activities for test standards within the NRTL’s scope. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and certification. The agency processes an application by a NRTL for initial recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A, 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides its preliminary finding. In the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, including TUVAM, which details the NRTL’s scope of recognition. These pages are available from the OSHA website at: http://www.osha.gov/ dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. TUVAM currently has seven facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: TUV SUD America, Inc., 401 Edgewater Place, Suite #500 Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880. A complete list of TUVAM’s scope of recognition (including sites) recognized by OSHA is available at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ tuvam.html. II. General Background on the Applications TUVAM submitted an application, dated June 8, 2020 (OSHA–2007–0043– 0036), to expand their recognition to include six 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. Additionally, TUVAM submitted an application on May 19, 2015 (OSHA– 2007–0043–0020) to expand their recognition to include two additional recognized test sites and twelve additional test standards. Due to an error, OSHA published preliminary and final Federal Register notices (82 FR 13143, March 9, 2017; 82 FR 28359, June 21, 2017) announcing the application and grant of expansion for the two recognized test sites, but not the twelve test standards. Those twelve standards are included in this notice. The expansion announced in this notice will cover eighteen standards, including one which OSHA proposes to add to the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 1 below lists the appropriate test standards found in TUVAM’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 TUVAM’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title *UL 347A ........................ UL 1004–1 ...................... UL 2594 .......................... UL 61010–2–030 ............ Medium Voltage Power Conversion Equipment. Rotating Electrical Machines—General Requirements. Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply Management. 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– 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. Photographic Equipment. Portable Electric Luminaires. Electrically Operated Valves. High-Pressure Cleaning Machines. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 1: General Requirements. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Timers and Time Switches. UL 61010–2–81 .............. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 UL 61010–2–101 ............ UL UL UL UL UL UL 122 ............................ 153 ............................ 429 ............................ 1776 .......................... 60730–1A .................. 60730–2–7 ................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 125 / Friday, July 2, 2021 / Notices 35349 TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN TUVAM’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION—Continued Test standard Test standard title UL 60730–2–10A ............ Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Motor Starting Relays. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Energy Regulators. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Electrically Operated Door Locks. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Humidity Sensing Controls. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Electric Actuators. Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Automatic Electrical Water Level Controls. UL 60730–2–11A ............ UL 60730–2–12A ............ UL 60730–2–13A ............ UL 60730–2–14 .............. UL 60730–2–16A ............ * Represents Test Standard new to the NRTL Program. 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 one new test standard to the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards. Table 2, below, lists the test standard that is new to the NRTL Program. OSHA preliminarily determined that this test standard is appropriate and proposes to include it in the NRTL Program’s list of appropriate test standards. OSHA seeks public comment on this preliminary determination. TABLE 2—STANDARD OSHA IS PROPOSING TO ADD TO THE NRTL PROGRAM’S LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS Test standard lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 UL 347A .......................... Test standard title Medium Voltage Power Conversion Equipment. III. Preliminary Findings on the Applications TUVAM submitted acceptable applications for expansion of the NRTL scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application files, and pertinent documentation, indicate that TUVAM can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding their recognition to include the addition of the eighteen test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of TUVAM’s applications. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVAM meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of their 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jul 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, at the above address. These materials also are available online at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No.OSHA–2007–0043. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health as to whether to grant TUVAM’s applications for expansion of the scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the applications. In making this decision, the Assistant Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the Federal Register. IV. Authority and Signature James S. Frederick, Acting 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. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393; Sept. 18, 2020), and 29 CFR 1910.7. Signed at Washington, DC, on June 25, 2021. James S. Frederick, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–14143 Filed 7–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043]


TUV SUD America, Inc.: 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 TUV SUD 
America, Inc. (TUVAM) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's 
preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA 
proposes to add one additional test standard 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 July 19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at: https://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    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 the 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 for this Federal Register notice (OSHA-2007-0043). 
OSHA will

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place comments and requests to speak, including personal information, 
in the public docket, which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA 
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such 
as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further information on 
submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation'' heading in the 
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before July 19, 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 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 Applications for Expansion

    OSHA is providing notice that TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) is 
applying for expansion of the current recognition as a NRTL. TUVAM 
requests the addition of eighteen test standards to their NRTL scope of 
recognition.
    OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an 
acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety 
testing and certification of the specific products covered within its 
scope of recognition. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the 
type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its 
applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have 
the technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope. 
Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; 
however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the 
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and 
certification.
    The agency processes an application by a NRTL for initial 
recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, 
following requirements in Appendix A, 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix 
requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in 
processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the 
application and provides its preliminary finding. In the second notice, 
the agency provides the final decision on the application. These 
notices set forth the NRTL's scope of recognition or modifications of 
that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL, 
including TUVAM, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA website at: http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    TUVAM currently has seven facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: 
TUV SUD America, Inc., 401 Edgewater Place, Suite #500 Wakefield, 
Massachusetts 01880. A complete list of TUVAM's scope of recognition 
(including sites) recognized by OSHA is available at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/tuvam.html.

II. General Background on the Applications

    TUVAM submitted an application, dated June 8, 2020 (OSHA-2007-0043-
0036), to expand their recognition to include six 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. Additionally, 
TUVAM submitted an application on May 19, 2015 (OSHA-2007-0043-0020) to 
expand their recognition to include two additional recognized test 
sites and twelve additional test standards. Due to an error, OSHA 
published preliminary and final Federal Register notices (82 FR 13143, 
March 9, 2017; 82 FR 28359, June 21, 2017) announcing the application 
and grant of expansion for the two recognized test sites, but not the 
twelve test standards. Those twelve standards are included in this 
notice. The expansion announced in this notice will cover eighteen 
standards, including one which OSHA proposes to add to the NRTL 
Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
    Table 1 below lists the appropriate test standards found in TUVAM'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
                    TUVAM's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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         Test standard                     Test standard title
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*UL 347A......................  Medium Voltage Power Conversion
                                 Equipment.
UL 1004-1.....................  Rotating Electrical Machines--General
                                 Requirements.
UL 2594.......................  Standard for Electric Vehicle Supply
                                 Management.
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 61010-2-81.................  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 122........................  Photographic Equipment.
UL 153........................  Portable Electric Luminaires.
UL 429........................  Electrically Operated Valves.
UL 1776.......................  High-Pressure Cleaning Machines.
UL 60730-1A...................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 1:
                                 General Requirements.
UL 60730-2-7..................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 2:
                                 Particular Requirements for Timers and
                                 Time Switches.

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UL 60730-2-10A................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 2:
                                 Particular Requirements for Motor
                                 Starting Relays.
UL 60730-2-11A................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 2:
                                 Particular Requirements for Energy
                                 Regulators.
UL 60730-2-12A................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 2:
                                 Particular Requirements for
                                 Electrically Operated Door Locks.
UL 60730-2-13A................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 2:
                                 Particular Requirements for Humidity
                                 Sensing Controls.
UL 60730-2-14.................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 2:
                                 Particular Requirements for Electric
                                 Actuators.
UL 60730-2-16A................  Automatic Electrical Controls for
                                 Household and Similar Use; Part 2:
                                 Particular Requirements for Automatic
                                 Electrical Water Level Controls.
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* Represents Test Standard new to the NRTL Program.

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 one new test standard to the 
NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards. Table 2, below, 
lists the test standard that is new to the NRTL Program. OSHA 
preliminarily determined that this test standard is appropriate and 
proposes to include it in the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test 
standards. OSHA seeks public comment on this preliminary determination.

Table 2--Standard OSHA Is Proposing to Add to the NRTL Program's List of
                       Appropriate Test Standards
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         Test standard                     Test standard title
------------------------------------------------------------------------
UL 347A.......................  Medium Voltage Power Conversion
                                 Equipment.
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III. Preliminary Findings on the Applications

    TUVAM submitted acceptable applications for expansion of the NRTL 
scope of recognition. OSHA's review of the application files, and 
pertinent documentation, indicate that TUVAM can meet the requirements 
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding their recognition to include 
the addition of the eighteen test standards for NRTL testing and 
certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not 
constitute an interim or temporary approval of TUVAM's applications.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVAM meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of their recognition as a 
NRTL. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and 
exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request 
in writing, stating the reasons for the request. Commenters must submit 
the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA 
will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a 
longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request 
is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits 
identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, 
contact the Docket Office, at the above address. These materials also 
are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket 
No.OSHA-2007-0043.
    OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a 
timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these 
comments, will make a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for 
Occupational Safety and Health as to whether to grant TUVAM's 
applications for expansion of the scope of recognition. The Assistant 
Secretary will make the final decision on granting the applications. 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 its final decision in the 
Federal Register.

IV. Authority and Signature

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

    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 25, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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