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    Wyle Laboratories


[Docket No. NRTL-1-93]

Wyle Laboratories

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

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

SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency's final decision on the Wyle Laboratories application for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.

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


Notice of Final Decision

Wyle Laboratories (WL) 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 59 FR 783, 1/6/94), and was so recognized (see 59 FR 37509, 7/22/94). WL applied for expansion of its current recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for programs and procedures, and equipment or materials, pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.7, which was published in the Federal Register on July 12, 1996 (61 FR 36764). No comments were received concerning this request for expansion.

Notice is hereby given that WL's recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory has been expanded to include the programs and procedures and the 96 test standards (equipment and material) listed below.

Copies of all pertinent documents (Docket No. NRTL-1-93) are available for inspection and duplication at the Docket Office, Room N-2634, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

The address of the laboratory covered by this application is: Wyle Laboratories, 7800 Highway 20 West, Huntsville, Alabama 35807.

Final Decision and Order

Based upon the facts found as part of Wyle Laboratories' original recognition, including details of necessary test equipment, procedures, and special apparatus or facilities needed, adequacy of the staff, the application, amendments, and documentation submitted by the applicant, the OSHA staff finding including the original On-Site Review Report, as well as the evaluation of the current request, OSHA finds that Wyle Laboratories has met the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its present recognition to test and certify equipment or materials as well as to utilize specific programs and procedures.

Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, WL's recognition is hereby expanded to include (1) the 96 additional test standards (product categories) and (2) the eight programs and procedures cited below, subject to the conditions listed below. This recognition is limited to equipment or materials which, under 29 CFR Part 1910, require testing, listing, labeling, approval, acceptance, or certification by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. This recognition is limited to the use of the following 96 additional test standards for the testing and certification of equipment or materials included within the scope of these standards.

WL has stated that these standards are used to test equipment or materials which can be used in environments under OSHA's jurisdiction, and OSHA has determined that they are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c).

Expansion of Recognition--Test Standards

    ANSI/UL 8--Foam Fire Extinguishers

    ANSI/UL 20--General-Use Snap Switches

    ANSI/UL 22--Amusement and Gaming Machines

    ANSI/UL 44--Rubber-Insulated Wires and Cables

    ANSI/UL 45--Portable Electric Tools

    ANSI/UL 48--Electric Signs

    ANSI/UL 62--Flexible Cord and Fixture Wire

    ANSI/UL 65--Electric Wired Cabinets

    ANSI/UL 67--Electric Panelboards

    ANSI/UL 73--Electric-Motor-Operated Appliances

    ANSI/UL 83--Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables

    ANSI/UL 92--Fire Extinguisher and Booster Hose

    UL 98--Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches

    ANSI/UL 154--Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers

    ANSI/UL 198B--Class H Fuses

    ANSI/UL 198C--High-Interrupting-Capacity Fuses, Current Limiting Type

    ANSI/UL 198D--High-Interrupting-Capacity Class K Fuses

    ANSI/UL 198E--Class R Fuses

    ANSI/UL 198F--Plug Fuses

    ANSI/UL 198G--Fuse for Supplementary Overcurrent Protection

    ANSI/UL 198H--Class T Fuses

    ANSI/UL 198L--DC Fuses for Industrial Use

    ANSI/UL 244A--Solid-State Controls for Appliances

    ANSI/UL 299--Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers

    ANSI/UL 363--Knife Switches

    ANSI/UL 393--Indicating Pressure Gauges for Fire Protection Service

    ANSI/UL 429--Electrically Operated Valves

    UL 444--Communications Cables

    ANSI/UL 466--Electric Scales

    ANSI/UL 467--Electrical Grounding and Bonding Equipment

    ANSI/UL 486B--Wire Connectors for Use With Aluminum Conductors

    ANSI/UL 486C--Splicing Wire Connectors

    ANSI/UL 486D--Insulated Wire Connectors for Use With Underground Conductors

    UL 497A--Secondary Protectors for Communication Circuits

    ANSI/UL 498--Attachment Plugs and Receptacles

    ANSI/UL 507--Electric Fans

    ANSI/UL 510--Insulating Tape

    ANSI/UL 512--Fuseholders

    ANSI/UL 539--Single and Multiple Station Heat Detectors

    ANSI/UL 541--Refrigerated Vending Machines

    ANSI/UL 547--Thermal Protectors for Electric Motors

    ANSI/UL 626--2 1/2 Gallon Stored Pressure Water Type Fire Extinguishers

    ANSI/UL 711--Rating and Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishers

    ANSI/UL 796--Printed-Wiring Boards

    ANSI/UL 813--Commercial Audio Equipment

    ANSI/UL 817--Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords

    ANSI/UL 845--Electric Motor Control Centers

    ANSI/UL 854--Service Entrance Cable

    ANSI/UL 863--Electric Time-Indicating and -Recording Appliances

    ANSI/UL 877--Circuit Breakers and Circuit-Breaker Enclosure for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

    ANSI/UL 894--Switches for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

    ANSI/UL 916--Energy Management Equipment

    ANSI/UL 917--Clock-Operated Switches

    ANSI/UL 924--Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment

    ANSI/UL 943--Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters

    ANSI/UL 961--Hobby and Sports Equipment

    ANSI/UL 977--Fused Power-Circuit Devices

    ANSI/UL 998--Humidifiers

    ANSI/UL 1004--Electric Motors

    ANSI/UL 1008--Automatic Transfer Switches

    ANSI/UL 1018--Electric Aquarium Equipment

    UL 1022--Line Isolated Monitors

    ANSI/UL 1028--Electric Hair-Clipping and -Shaving Appliances

    UL 1047--Isolated Power Systems Equipment

    ANSI/UL 1053--Ground-Fault Sensing and Relaying Equipment

    ANSI/UL 1054--Special-Use Switches

    ANSI/UL 1058--Halogenated Agent Extinguishing System Units

    UL 1059--Terminal Blocks

    UL 1066--Low-Voltage AC and DC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures

    ANSI/UL 1077--Supplementary Protectors for Use in Electrical Equipment

    ANSI/UL 1091--Butterfly Valves for Fire Protection Service

    ANSI/UL 1093--Halogenated Agent Fire Extinguishers

    ANSI/UL 1096--Electric Central Air-Hearing Equipment

    ANSI/UL 1097--Double Insulation Systems for Use in Electrical Equipment

    UL 1254--Pre-Engineered Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems Units

    ANSI/UL 1283--Electromagnetic-Interference Filer

    ANSI/UL 1412--Fusing Resistors and Temperature-Limited Resistors for Radio-, and Television-Type Appliances

    ANSI/UL 1416--Overcurrent and Overtemperature Protectors for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances

    UL 1424--Cables for Power-Limited Fire-Protective-Signaling Circuits

    ANSI/UL 1429--Pullout Switches

    UL 1437--Electrical Analog Instruments, Panelboard Types

    UL 1449--Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors

    ANSI/UL 1474--Adjustable Drop Nipples for Sprinkler Systems

    ANSI/UL 1481--Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling Systems

    UL 1486--Quick Opening Devices for Dry Pipe Valves for Fire-Protection Service

    ANSI/UL 1557--Electrically Isolated Semiconductor Devices

    ANSI/UL 1564--Industrial Battery Chargers

    ANSI/UL 1577--Optical Isolators

    UL 1604--Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2 and Class III Hazardous (Classified) Locations

    ANSI/UL 1624--Light Industrial and Fixed Electric Tools

    ANSI/UL 1664--Immersion-Detection Circuit-Interrupters

    UL 1673--Electric Space Heating Cables

    UL 1682--Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type

    ANSI/UL 1876--Isolating Signal and Feedback Transformers for Use in Electronic Equipment

    UL 1995--Heating and Cooling Equipment

    UL 2006--Halon 1211 Recovery/Recharge Equipment

Expansion of Recognition--Programs and Procedures

1. Acceptance of testing data from independent organizations, other than NRTLs.

2. Acceptance of product evaluations from independent organizations, other than NRTLs.

3. Acceptance of witnessed testing data.

4. Acceptance of testing data from non-independent organizations.

5. Acceptance of evaluation data from non-independent organizations (requiring NRTL review prior to marketing).

6. Acceptance of continued certification following minor modifications by the client.

7. Acceptance of product evaluations from organizations that function as part of the International Electrotechnical Commission Certification Body (IEC-CB) Scheme.

8. Acceptance of services other than testing or evaluation performed by subcontractors or agents.

Wyle Laboratories must also abide by the following conditions of the expansion of its recognition, in addition to those already required by 29 CFR 1910.7:

This recognition does not apply to any aspect of any Wyle Laboratory program which is available only to qualified manufacturers and is based upon the NRTL's evaluation and accreditation of the manufacturer's quality assurance program;

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration shall be allowed access to WL's facility and records for purposes of ascertaining continuing compliance with the terms of its recognition and to investigate as OSHA deems necessary.

If WL has reason to doubt the efficacy of any test standard it is using under this program, it shall promptly inform the test standard developing organization of this fact and provide that organization with appropriate relevant information upon which its concerns are based;

WL shall not engage in or permit others to engage in any misrepresentation of the scope or conditions of its recognition. As part of this condition, WL agrees that it will allow no representation that it is either a recognized or an accredited Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) without clearly indicating the specific equipment or material to which this recognition is tied, or that its recognition is limited to certain products;

WL shall inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, or any change of ownership or key personnel, including details;

WL will continue to meet the requirements for recognition in all areas where it has been recognized; and

WL will always cooperate with OSHA to assure compliance with the spirit as well as the letter of its recognition and 29 CFR 1910.7.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This recognition will become effective on November 20, 1996 and will be valid until July 22, 1999, (five years from the date of the original recognition, July 22, 1994), unless terminated prior to that date, in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.7.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of November 1996.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 96-29628 Filed 11-19-96; 8:45 am]