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    Entela, Inc.; Notice of Final Decision


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL-2-93]

Entela, Inc.; Notice of Final Decision

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

ACTION: Notice of expansion of recognition as a Nationally Testing Laboratory.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency's final decision on the Entela, Inc. 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, N.W., Room N3653, Washington, D.C. 20210.


Notice of Final Decision

Entela, Inc. (ENT) previously made application pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (see 59 FR 10180, 3/3/94), and was so recognized (see 59 FR 37997, 7/26/94). ENT applied for expansion of its current recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) for equipment or materials, programs and procedures, and inclusion of its Taiwan facility, pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.7, which was published in the Federal Register (62 FR 8041, 2/21/97). No comments were received concerning this request for expansion.

Notice is hereby given that ENT's recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory has been expanded to include the 57 test standards (equipment and materials) and the programs and procedures listed below, and also Entela's Taiwan facility with specific limitations.

Copies of all pertinent documents (Docket No. NRTL-2-93) 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 addresses of the laboratories covered by this application are: Entela, Inc., 3033 Madison, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548 and Entela Taiwan Laboratories, 3F No. 260 262 Wen, Lin North Road, Pei Tou, Taipei, Taiwan.

Final Decision and Order

Based upon the facts found in the complete application file, 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 and the November 26, 1996 On-Site Review Reports of the Grand Rapids facility, and the "Survey Report" of the Taiwan facility, dated February 24, 1994; and the evaluation of the current requests, OSHA finds that Entela, Inc., has met the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its present recognition to test and clarify certain equipment or materials, to utilize specific programs and procedures, and to utilize the Entela Taiwan Laboratories facility.

Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, ENT's recognitions is hereby expanded to include (1) The 57 additional test standards (product categories), (2) the eight programs and procedures cited below, and (3) Entela Taiwan Laboratories, all 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 57 additional test standards for the testing and certification of equipment or materials included within the scope of these standards.

Expansion of Recognition -- Test Standards

ENT 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).

ANSI/UL 22 -- Amusement and Gaming Machines
UL 122 -- Photographic Equipment
ANSI/UL 244A -- Solid State Controls for Appliances
ANSI/UL 353 -- Limit Controls
UL 355 -- Cord Reels
UL 429 -- Electrically Operated Valves
ANSI/UL 467 -- Grounding and Bonding Equipment
ANSI/UL 499 -- Electric Heating Appliances
ANSI/UL 696 -- Electric Toys
UL 745-1 -- Portable Electric Tools
UL 745-2-1 -- Drills
UL 745-2-2 -- Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches
UL 745-2-3 -- Grinders, Polishers and Disk-type Sanders
UL 745-2-4 -- Sanders
UL 745-2-5 -- Circular Saws and Circular Knives
UL 745-2-6 -- Hammers
UL 745-2-8 -- Shears and Nibblers
UL 745-2-9 -- Tappers
UL 745-2-11 -- Reciprocating Saws
UL 745-2-12 -- Concrete Vibrators
UL 745-2-14 -- Planers
UL 745-2-17 -- Routers and Trimmers
UL 745-2-30 -- Staplers
UL 745-2-31 -- Diamond Core Drills
UL 745-2-32 -- Magnetic Drill Press
UL 745-2-33 -- Portable Bandsaws
UL 745-2-34 -- Strapping Tools
UL 745-2-35 -- Drain Cleaners
UL 745-2-36 -- Hand Motor Tools
UL 745-2-37 -- Plate Joiners
UL 749 -- Household Dishwashers
UL 763 -- Motor Operated Commercial Food Preparing Machines
ANSI/UL 826 -- Household Electric Clocks
ANSI/UL 859 -- Household Electric Personal Grooming Appliances
ANSI/UL 917 -- Clock Operated Switches
ANSI/UL 921 -- Commercial Electric Dishwashers
UL 982 -- Motor Operated Household Food Preparing Machines
UL 987 -- Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools
UL 1018 -- Electric Aquarium Equipment
UL 1028 -- Hair Clipping and Shaving Appliances
ANSI/UL 1083 -- Household Electric Skillets and Frying Type Appliances
UL 1086 -- Household Trash Compactors
UL 1206 -- Electric Commercial Clothes Washing Machines
ANSI/UL 1262 -- Laboratory Equipment
ANSI/UL 1310 -- Class 2 Power Units
ANSI/UL 1447 -- Electric Lawn Mowers
ANSI/UL 1448 -- Electric Hedge Trimmers
ANSI/UL 1555 -- Electric Coin Operated Clothes Washing Equipment
ANSI/UL 1556 -- Electric Coin Operated Clothes Drying Equipment
UL 1574 -- Track Lighting Systems
ANSI/UL 1585 -- Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
ANSI/UL 1594 -- Sewing and Cutting Machines
ANSI/UL 1727 -- Commercial Electric Personal Grooming Appliances
UL 1786 -- Nightlights
UL 1838 -- Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems
UL 3101-1 -- Electric Equipment for Laboratory Use, Part 1, General UL 3111-1 -- Electric Controls for Household and Similar Use, Part 1, General

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 product 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.

Expansion of Recognition -- Facilities

The following limitations will apply to the recognition of the Taiwan facility:

a. The Taiwan facility shall be limited to carrying out minor mechanical and electrical testing of instruments and small appliances.

b. Performance of inspections shall be limited to Entela personnel.

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

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

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

ENT 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, ENT 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;

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

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

ENT 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 renewal and recognition will become effective on May 22, 1997 and will be valid until July 26, 1999, (a period of five years from the date of the original recognition), unless terminated prior to that date, in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.7.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 15th day of May, 1997.

Greg Watchman,
Acting Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 97-13416 Filed 5-21-97; 8:45 am)