- Publication Date:
- Publication Type:Notice
- Fed Register #:58:47000-47001
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- Title:American Gas Association Laboratories
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. NRTL-2-89]
American Gas Association Laboratories
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor.
ACTION: Notice of request for expansion of recognition as a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of the American Gas Association Laboratories for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding.
DATES: The last date for interested parties to submit comments is November 2, 1993.
ADDRESS: Send comments to: NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW., room N3653, Washington, DC 20210.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW., room N3653, Washington, DC 20210.
Notice of Application
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the American Gas Association Laboratories (AGA), which previously made application 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), and 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (see 54 FR 43166, 11/21/89), and which was so recognized (see 55 FR 6/7/90), has made application for an expansion of its current recognition, for the equipment or materials listed below.
The addresses of the facilities that would be covered by the expansion of recognition are: American Gas Association Laboratories, Cleveland Laboratory, 8501 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence (Cleveland), Ohio 44131.
American Gas Association Laboratories,
Los Angeles Branch Laboratory, 1425 Grande Vista Avenue, Los Angeles California 90023.
Expansion of Recognition
The American Gas Association Laboratories, on April 11, 1991, submitted an application for expansion of its current recognition (see Exhibit 5.A.) to include the following test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c).
UL 125 - Valves for Anhydrous Ammonia and LP-Gas (Other Than Safety Relief)
UL 132 - Safety Relief Valves for Anhydrous Ammonia and LP-Gas
ANSI/UL 144 - Pressure Regulating Valves for LP-Gas
ANSI/UL 147 - LP- and MPS-Gas Torches
ANSI/UL 174 - Household Electric Storage-Tank Water Heaters
ANSI/UL 197 - Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances
ANSI/UL 244A - Solid-State Controls for Appliances
ANSI/UL 296 - Oil Burners
ANSI/UL 353 - Limit Controls
ANSI/UL 372 - Primary Safety Controls for Gas- and Oil-Fired Appliances
UL 378 - Draft Equipment
ANSI/UL 429 - Electrically Operated Valves
ANSI/UL 465 - Central Cooling Air Conditioners
ANSI/UL 484 - Room Air Conditioners
ANSI/UL 560 - Electric Home-Laundry Equipment
ANSI/UL 726 - Oil-Fired Boiler Assemblies
ANSI/UL 727 - Oil-Fired Central Furnaces
ANSI/UL 729 - Oil-Fired Floor Furnaces
ANSI/UL 730 - Oil-Fired Wall Furnaces
ANSI/UL 731 - Oil-Fired Unit Heaters
UL 732 - Oil-Fired Water Heaters
UL 733 - Oil-Fired Air Heaters and Direct-Fired Heaters
UL 795 - Commercial-Industrial Gas-Heating Equipment
ANSI/UL 834 - Heating, Water Supply, and Power Boilers - Electric
ANSI/UL 858 - Household Electric Ranges
UL 858A - Safety-Related Solid-State Controls for Household Electric Ranges
ANSI/UL 873 - Temperature-Indicating and -Regulating Equipment
UL 991 - Tests of safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices
ANSI/UL 1020 - Thermal Cutoffs for Use in Electrical Appliances and Components
ANSI/UL 1025 - Electric air Heaters
ANSI/UL 1042 - Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment
ANSI/UL 1054 - Special-Use Switches
ANSI/UL 1096 - Electric Central Air-Heating Equipment
UL 1240 - Electric Commercial Clothes-Drying Equipment
ANSI/UL 1261 - Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs
ANSI/UL 1453 - Electric Booster and Commercial Storage Tank Water Heaters
ANSI/UL 1484 - Residential Gas Detectors
ANSI/UL 1556 - Electric Coin-Operated Clothes-Drying Equipment
Note. - Testing and certification of gas operated equipment is limited to equipment for use with "liquefied petroleum gas" ("LPG" or "LP-Gas").
The NRTL Recognition Program staff made an in-depth study of the details of the AGA's application and supplementary material, and its original application, and determined that an additional on-site visit to the Cleveland facility was warranted. The visit was made on May 23, 1991, and a on-site review report was prepared (see Exhibit 5.b.).
Based upon a review of the details of the AGA's recognition, an evaluation of its present application including details of necessary test equipment, procedures, and special apparatus or facilities needed, and the NRTL staff's on-site review report, the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that the equipment and expertise required to certify products using the aforementioned test standards are within the capabilities of the laboratory, and that the proposed additional test standards can be added to the AGA's recognition.
All interested members of the public are invited to supply detailed reasons and evidence supporting or challenging the expansion of the current recognition of the American Gas Association Laboratories as required by 29 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than November 2, 1993, and must be addressed to the NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, room N 3653, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Copies of all pertinent documents (Docket No. NRTL-2-89), are available for inspection and duplication at the Docket Office, room N 2634, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of August 1993.
David C. Zeigler,
Acting Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 93-21576 Filed 9-2-93; 8:45 am]