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    ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL-1-89]

ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Request for Expansion of Current Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc. 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 October 8, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: NRTL Recognition Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor--Room N3653, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor--Room N3653, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that ETL Laboratories, Inc. (ETL), 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 8411, 2/28/89), and was so recognized (see 54 FR 37845, 9/13/89); made application for expansion of its recognition (see 55 FR 43229, 10/26/90), and was so recognized (see 55 FR 51971, 12/18/90; see also correction, 56 FR 2953, 1/25/91); made application for expansion of its recognition (see 57 FR 54422, 11/18/ 92), and was so recognized (see 58 FR 37749, 7/13/93; see also correction, 58 FR 47001, 9/3/93); has made application for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for the equipment or materials listed below.

The addresses of the concerned laboratories are:

3933 U.S. Route 11, P.O. Box 2040, Cortland, New York 13045 4317-A Park Drive, NW, Norcross, Georgia 30093 260 East Grand Avenue, # 38, South San Francisco, California 94080

Expansion of Recognition

On January 22, 1993, ETL Laboratories, Inc. made application for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. The application was amended to include additional test standards on July 13, 1993. Due to the circumstances noted in the May 28, 1996 report from the Lead Assessor for the NRTL Program, the application was not acted upon. It was again amended on March 11 and March 20, 1996. ETL requested expansion of its recognition for certifying products when tested for compliance with the following test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c):

ANSI/ISA S12.13 -- Performance Requirements for Combustible Gas Detectors
ASTM E152 -- Method of Fire Test of Door Assemblies
ASTM E163 -- Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Window Assemblies
ANSI/IEEE C37.13 -- Low Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures
ANSI/IEEE -- C37.14 -- Low Voltage DC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures
ANSI/UL 1 -- Flexible Metal Conduit
ANSI/UL 3 -- Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for Electric Wiring
UL 6 -- Rigid Metal Conduit
UL 13 -- Power-Limited Circuit Cables
ANSI/UL 17 -- Vent or Chimney Connector Dampers for Oil-Fired Appliances
ANSI/UL 21 -- LP-Gas Hose
ANSI/UL 22 -- Amusement and Gaming Machines
ANSI/UL 25 -- Meters for Flammable and Combustible Liquids and LP Gas
ANSI/UL 65 -- Electric Wired Cabinets
ANSI/UL 69 -- Electric-Fence Controllers
ANSI/UL 79 -- Power-Operated Pumps for Petroleum Product Dispensing Systems
ANSI/UL 87 -- Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for Petroleum Products
UL 104 -- Elevator Door Locking Devices and Contracts
UL 136 -- Pressure Cookers
ANSI/UL 150 -- Antenna Rotators
ANSI/UL 154 -- Carbon-Dioxide Fire Extinguisher
ANSI/UL 183 -- Manufactured Wiring Systems
UL 201 -- Standard for Garage Equipment
ANSI/UL 209 -- Cellular Metal Floor Raceways and Fittings
ANSI/UL 224 -- Extruded Insulating Tubing
ANSI/UL 294 -- Access Control System Units
ANSI/UL 296A -- Waste Oil-Burning Air-Heating Appliances
ANSI/UL 299 -- Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher
ANSI/UL 307A -- Liquid Fuel-Burning Heating Appliances for Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles
UL 330 -- Hose and Hose Assemblies for Dispensing Gasoline
ANSI/UL 343 -- Pumps for Oil-Burning Appliances
ANSI/UL 355 -- Cord Reels
ANSI/UL 360 -- Liquid-Tight Flexible Steel Conduit
ANSI/UL 363 -- Knife Switches
ANSI/UL 365 -- Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units and Systems
UL 407 -- Manifolds for Compressed Gases
ANSI/UL 414 -- Meter Sockets
ANSI/UL 443 -- Steel Auxiliary Tanks for Oil-Burner Fuel
UL 444 -- Communications Cables
ANSI/UL 448 -- Pumps for Fire-Protection Service
ANSI/UL 486B -- Wire Connectors for Use with Aluminum and/or Copper Conductors
ANSI/UL 486C -- Splicing Wire Connectors
ANSI/UL 486E -- Equipment Wiring Terminals for Use with Aluminum and/or Copper Conductors
ANSI/UL 493 -- Thermoplastic-Insulated Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cables
UL 497 -- Protectors for Paired Conductor Communications Circuits
UL 497A -- Secondary Protectors for Communication Circuits
ANSI/UL 497B -- Protectors for Data Communication and Fire Alarm Circuits
UL 508C -- Power Conversion Equipment
ANSI/UL 512 -- Fuseholders
ANSI/UL 525 -- Flame Arresters for Use on Vents of Storage Tanks for Petroleum Oil and Gasoline
ANSI/UL 543 -- Impregnated-Fiber Electrical Conduit
ANSI/UL 551 -- Transformer-Type Arc-Welding Machines
ANSI/UL 558 -- Industrial Trucks, Internal Combustion Engine-Powered
UL 567 -- Pipe Connectors for Flammable and Combustible Liquids and LP Gas
ANSI/UL 583 -- Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks
ANSI/UL 603 -- Power Supplies for Use with Burglar-Alarm Systems
ANSI/UL 606 -- Linings and Screens for Use with Burglar-Alarm Systems
ANSI/UL 626 -- 2 1/2 Gallon Stored-Pressure, Water-Type Fire Extinguisher
ANSI/UL 632 -- Electrically Actuated Transmitters
ANSI/UL 634 -- Connectors and Switches for Use with Burglar-Alarm Systems
ANSI/UL 641 -- Low-Temperature Venting Systems, Type L
ANSI/UL 644 -- Container Assemblies for LP-Gas
ANSI/UL 651A -- Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and HDPE Conduit
UL 664 -- Commercial Dry-Cleaning Machines (Type IV)
ANSI/UL 676 -- Underwater Lighting Fixtures
ANSI/UL 710 -- Grease Extractors for Exhaust Ducts
ANSI/UL 711 -- Rating and Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishers
ANSI/UL 729 -- Oil-Fired Floor Furnaces
ANSI/UL 730 -- Oil-Fired Wall Furnaces
UL 745-1 -- Portable Electric Tools
UL 745-2-1 -- Particular Requirements of Drills
UL 745-2-2 -- Particular Requirements for Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches
UL 745-2-3 -- Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers, and Disk-Type Sanders
UL 745-2-4 -- Particular Requirements for Sanders
UL 745-2-5 -- Particular Requirements for Circular Saws and Circular Knives
UL 745-2-6 -- Particular Requirements for Hammers
UL 745-2-8 -- Particular Requirements for Shears and Nibblers
UL 745-2-9 -- Particular Requirements for Tappers
UL 745-2-11 -- Particular Requirements for Reciprocating Saws
UL 745-2-12 -- Particular Requirements for Concrete Vibrators
UL 745-2-14 -- Particular Requirements for Planers
UL 745-2-17 -- Particular Requirements for Routers and Trimmers
UL 745-2-30 -- Particular Requirements for Staplers
UL 745-2-31 -- Particular Requirements for Diamond Core Drills
UL 745-2-32 -- Particular Requirements for Magnetic Drill Presses
UL 745-2-33 -- Particular Requirements for Portable Bandsaws
UL 745-2-34 -- Particular Requirements for Strapping Tools
UL 745-2-35 -- Particular Requirements for Drain Cleaners
UL 745-2-36 -- Particular Requirements for Hand Motor Tools
UL 745-2-37 -- Particular Requirements for Plate Joiners
ANSI/UL 773 -- Plug-In, Locking Type Photocontrols for Use with Area Lighting
ANSI/UL 773A -- Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control
ANSI/UL 797 -- Electrical Metallic Tubing
ANSI/UL 814 -- Gas-Tube-Sign and Ignition Cable
ANSI/UL 826 -- Household Electric Clocks
ANSI/UL 827 -- Central-Stations for Watchman, Fire-Alarm, and Supervisory Services
UL 842 -- Valves for Flammable Liquids
UL 858A -- Safety-Related Solid-State Controls for Household Electric Ranges
ANSI/UL 864 -- Control Units for Fire-Protective Signaling Systems
ANSI/UL 875 -- Electric Dry Bath Heaters
ANSI/UL 879 -- Electrode Receptacles for Gas-Tube Signs
ANSI/UL 884 -- Underfloor Raceways and Fittings
ANSI/UL 964 -- Electrically Heated Bedding
ANSI/UL 977 -- Fused Power-Circuit Devices
ANSI/UL 983 -- Surveillance Camera Units
UL 991 -- Safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices
UL 1072 -- Medium Voltage Cables
UL 1075 -- Gas Fired Cooking Appliances for Recreational Vehicles
ANSI/UL 1076 -- Proprietary Burglar Alarm Units and Systems
ANSI/UL 1203 -- Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
UL 1206 -- Electrical Commercial Clothes-Washing Equipment
ANSI/UL 1207 -- Sewage Pumps for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
ANSI/UL 1230 -- Amateur Movie Lights
ANSI/UL 1238 -- Control Equipment for Use with Flammable Liquid Dispensing Devices
ANSI/UL 1240 -- Electric Commercial Clothes-Drying Equipment
ANSI/UL 1278 -- Movable and Wall- or Ceiling-Hung Electric Room Heaters
ANSI/UL 1313 -- Nonmetallic Safety Cans for Petroleum Products
ANSI/UL 1316 -- Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks for Petroleum Products
UL 1323 -- Scaffold Hoists
ANSI/UL 1413 -- High-Voltage Components for Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1416 -- Overcurrent and Overtemperature Protectors for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1417 -- Special Fuses for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances
ANSI/UL 1418 -- Implosion-Protected Cathode-Ray Tubes for Television-Type Appliances
UL 1424 -- Cables for Power-Limited Fire-Protective-Signaling Circuits
UL 1437 -- Electrical Analog Instruments -- Panel Board Types
ANSI/UL 1445 -- Electric Water Bed Heaters
ANSI/UL 1447 -- Electric Lawn Mowers
ANSI/UL 1448 -- Electric Hedge Trimmers
ANSI/UL 1480 -- Speakers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
ANSI/UL 1481 -- Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL 1492 -- Audio-Video Products and Accessories
ANSI/UL 1555 -- Electric Coin-Operated Clothes-Washing Equipment
ANSI/UL 1556 -- Electric-Coin-Operated Clothes-Drying Equipment
UL 1558 -- Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
UL 1565 -- Wire Positioning Devices
UL 1567 -- Receptacles and Switches for Use With Aluminum Wire
ANSI/UL 1569 -- Metal-Clad Cables
ANSI/UL 1577 -- Optical Isolators
ANSI/UL 1610 -- Central-Station Burglar-Alarm Units
ANSI/UL 1638 -- Visual Signaling Appliances
UL 1640 -- Portable Power Distribution Units
ANSI/UL 1662 -- Electric Chain Saws
UL 1664 -- Immersion-Detection Circuit-Interrupters
UL 1673 -- Electric Space Heating Cables
UL 1676 -- Discharge Path Resistors
UL 1690 -- Data-Processing Cables
ANSI/UL 1711 -- Amplifiers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
UL 1738 -- Venting Systems for Gas-Burning Appliances, Categories, II, III, and IV
UL 1795 -- Hydromassage Bathtubs
ANSI/UL 1876 -- Isolating Signal and Feedback Transformers for Use in Electronic Equipment
UL 1993 -- Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters
UL 1994 -- Low-Level Path Marking and Lighting Systems
UL 1996 -- Duct Heaters
UL 2021 -- Fixed and Location-Dedicated Electric Room Heaters
UL 2044 -- Commercial Closed Circuit Television Equipment
UL 2601-1 -- Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety
UL 3044 -- Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment
UL 3101-1 -- Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 1: General
UL 3111-1 -- Electrical Measuring and Test Equipment, Part 1: General

The NRTL Recognition Program staff made an in-depth study of the details of ETL's original recognition and previous expansion of its recognition, and the application, and determined that ETL had the staff capability and the necessary equipment to conduct testing of products using the proposed test standards. The NRTL staff determined that an additional on-site review was not necessary since: the proposed additional test standards were closely related to ETL's current areas of recognition; ETL had experience in testing to the specific product test standards; appropriate modifications had been made to the operating and control systems at the Cortland facility; the audits performed by NRTL staff members during the previous four years indicated ETL's competence to test and certify products to similar test standards.

Preliminary Finding

Based upon a review of the completed application file and the recommendation of the NRTL staff, the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that the ETL Laboratories, Inc's. facilities for which expansion of its recognition was requested can meet the requirements as prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7.

All interested members of the public are invited to supply detailed reasons and evidence supporting or challenging the sufficiency of the applicant's having met the requirements for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, as required by 29 CFR 1910.7 and Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than October 8, 1996, 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, 300 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210. Copies of the ETL applications, the laboratory survey reports, and all submitted comments, as received, (Docket No. NRTL-1-89), 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.

The Assistant Secretary's final decision on whether the applicant (ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc.) satisfies the requirements for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL will be made on the basis of the entire record including the public submissions and any further proceedings that the Assistant Secretary may consider appropriate in accordance with Appendix A to Section 1910.7.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 5th day of August, 1996.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 96-20379 Filed 8-8-96; 8:45 am]