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    T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2014)][Notices][Pages 4978-4979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01858]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2005-0022]

T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Grant of Renewal of 

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision granting 
renewal of recognition of T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH's 
(TUVPSG) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 
CFR 1910.7.

DATES: The renewal of recognition becomes effective on January 30, 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David W. Johnson, Director, Office of 
Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210, 
phone (202) 693-2110, or email at johnson.david.w@dol.gov.


I. Background

    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements in Sec.  1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal 
Regulations (29 CFR 1910.7). Recognition is an acknowledgment that the 
organization can perform independent safety testing and certification 
of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition and is 
not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of 
recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL 
to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification. OSHA 
maintains an informational Web site for each NRTL that details its 
scope of recognition available at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    OSHA processes applications by an NRTL for renewal of recognition 
following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA conducts 
renewals in accordance with the procedures in 29 CFR 1910.7, App. II.C. 
In accordance with these procedures, NRTLs submit a renewal request to 
OSHA not less than nine months or no more than one year before the 
expiration date of its current recognition. A renewal request includes 
a request for renewal and any additional information the NRTL wishes to 
submit to demonstrate its continued compliance with the terms of its 
recognition and 29 CFR 1910.7. If OSHA has not conducted an on-site 
assessment of the NRTL key sites within the past 18 to 24 months, it 
will schedule the necessary on-site assessments prior to the expiration 
date of the NRTL's recognition. Upon review of the submitted material 
and, as necessary, the successful completion of the on-site assessment, 
OSHA announces its preliminary decision to grant or deny renewal in the 
Federal Register and solicits comments from the public. OSHA then 
publishes a final Federal Register notice responding to any comments 
and renewing the NRTL's recognition for a period of five years, or 
denying the renewal of recognition.
    TUVPSG initially received OSHA recognition as an NRTL on July 20, 
2001 (66 FR 38032), for a five-year period ending on July 20, 2006. 
TUVPSG submitted a timely request for renewal, dated October 10, 2005 
(see Exhibit OSHA-2005-0022-0003), and retained its recognition pending 
OSHA's final decision in this renewal process. The current address of 
the TUVPSG facility recognized by OSHA and included as part of the 
renewal request is T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH, 
Ridlerstrasse 65, D-80339, Munich, Germany.
    OSHA evaluated TUVPSG's application for renewal and made a 
preliminary determination that TUVPSG can continue to meet the 
requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition. OSHA 
conducted an audit of TUVPSG's facilities on April 26, 2013, and found 
TUVPSG to be in conformance with all applicable NRTL requirements. 
Accordingly, OSHA determined that it did not need to conduct an on-site 
review of TUVPSG's facilities based on its evaluation of TUVPSG's 
application and all other available information.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVPSG's renewal 
request in the Federal Register on November 25, 2013. The Agency 
requested comments by December 10, 2013, but it received no comments in 
response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice 
to grant TUVPSG's request for renewal of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the TUVPSG's application, contact the Docket Office, Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2625, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. 
OSHA-2005-0022 contains all materials in the record concerning TUVPSG's 

II. Final Decision and Order

    Pursuant to the authority granted under 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby 
gives notice of the renewal of recognition of TUVPSG as an NRTL. OSHA 
NRTL Program staff reviewed the renewal request for TUVPSG and other 
pertinent information provided by TUVPSG. Based on this review, OSHA 
finds that TUVPSG meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for renewal 
of its recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed 
below. OSHA limits the renewal of TUVPSG's recognition to include the 
terms and conditions of TUVPSG's individual scope of recognition. The 
scope of recognition for TUVPSG is available in the Federal Register 
notice dated July 20, 2001 (66 FR 38032) or at OSHA's informational Web 
page for TUVPSG's recognition as an NRTL on OSHA's Web site at 


    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
TUVPSG also must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. TUVPSG must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any 
change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major 
change in its operations as an NRTL, and provide details of the 
    2. TUVPSG must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply 
with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. TUVPSG must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on TUVPSG's scope of 
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.

III. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. 
Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to Section 
8(g)(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 
657(g)(2)), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 
2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on January 27, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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