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    Amendment to preliminary finding in Canadian Standards Application

This Notice amends and offers further explanation of the preliminary finding on the application of the Canadian Standards Association for recognition as a nationally recognized testing laboratory which was published on June 3, 1992. Since the U.S. has agreed to accord national treatment to Canadian service organizations, OSHA must accord a Canadian applicant for recognition as a nationally recognized testing laboratory the same treatment it would an American applicant.OSHA believes that there is substantial merit in the opinion of the USTR on this issue. Therefore OSHA is inclined to adopt this opinion as its own and does not view the requirements of section 1.A.1. b of the appendix to 29 CFR 1910.7 to bar OSHA from proceeding further with the evaluation of the CSA application for recognition. The Assistant Secretary''s final decision on whether CSA satisfies the requirements for recognition as an NRTL will be made on the basis of the entire record in this proceeding. This notice is published pursuant to section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 [84 Stat. 1593, 29 U.S.C. 655], Secretary of Labor''s Order No 1-90 (55 FR 9033). For further information contact: James J. Concannon, Director, Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program, OSHA, USDOL, Third Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. Room N-3653, Washington, DC 20210.