[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 77 (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)][Notices][Pages 22548-22550]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09075]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025]
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.: Application for Expansion of
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Underwriters
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 to grant the application.
Additionally, OSHA proposes incorporating two new test standards into
the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this
notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on
or before May 7, 2014.
ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
1. Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically
at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the instructions online for making electronic
2. Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at
3. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier)
service: Submit comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025, Technical Data Center, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2625,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY number: (877) 889-
5627). Note that security procedures may result in significant delays
in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security
procedures concerning delivery of materials by express delivery, hand
delivery, or messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA
Docket Office are 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and
the OSHA docket number (OSHA-2009-0025). OSHA will place all
submissions, including any personal information provided, in the public
docket without revision, and these submissions will be available online
5. Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g.,
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download
through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket
6. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of
the comment period on or before May 7, 2014 to the Office of Technical
Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support
and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693-1644.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is
available from the following sources:
Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office
of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW., Room N-3647, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999;
General and technical information: Contact Mr. David W. Johnson,
Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities,
Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. Notice of the Application for Expansion
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing
notice that Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) is applying for
expansion of its current recognition as an NRTL. UL requests the
addition of 21 test standards to its NRTL scope of recognition.
OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets
the requirements specified in Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations,
Section 1910.7 (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. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the type of
products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its applicable
test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have the
technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope of
recognition. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government
authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products
approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product
testing and certification.
The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial
recognition, and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition,
following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix
requires that the Agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in
processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the
application and provides its preliminary finding. In the second notice,
the Agency provides its final decision on the application. These
notices set forth the NRTL's scope of recognition or modifications of
that scope. OSHA maintains an informational Web page for each NRTL,
including UL, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These
pages are available from the OSHA Web site at
UL currently has 34 facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at:
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL
60062. A complete list of UL's scope of recognition is available at
II. General Background on the Application
UL submitted an application, dated March 26, 2013 (see Exhibit 1),
to expand its recognition to include multiple additional test
standards. The Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities
(OTPCA) staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed other
pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in
relation to this application.
Table 1 below lists appropriate test standards found within UL's
application for expansion for testing and certification of products
under the NRTL Program. Two of these test standards, UL 66 and UL 8750,
are new to the NRTL Program, and OSHA preliminarily determined that
they are "appropriate test standards" within the meaning of 29 CFR
Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in
UL's NRTL Scope of Recognition
Test standard Test standard title
ANSI/UL 2208.............................. Solvent Distillation Units.
IEEE C37.20.7............................. IEEE Guide for Testing Metal-
Enclosed Switchgear Rated
Up to 38 kV for Internal
ANSI/UL 8750*............................. Light Emitting Diode (LED)
Equipment for Use in
ANSI/UL 448B.............................. Residential Fire Pumps
Intended for One- and Two-
Family Dwellings and
ANSI/UL 448C.............................. Stationary, Rotary-Type,
for Fire Protection
ANSI/UL 62368-1........................... Audio/Video, Information and
Equipment--Part 1: Safety
ANSI/UL 50E............................... Enclosures for Electrical
ANSI/UL 61800-5-1......................... Adjustable Speed Electrical
Power Drive Systems--Part 5-
1: Safety Requirements--
Electrical, Thermal and
ANSI/UL 66*............................... Fixture Wire.
ANSI/UL 2239.............................. Hardware for the Support of
Conduit, Tubing, and Cable.
ANSI/UL 62275............................. Cable Management Systems--
Cable Ties for Electrical
ANSI/UL 60335-2-40........................ Household and Similar
Electrical Appliances, Part
2: Particular Requirements
for Electrical Heat Pumps,
ANSI/UL 2560.............................. Emergency Call Systems for
Assisted Living and
ANSI/UL 2572.............................. Mass Notification Systems.
ANSI/UL 2577.............................. Suspended Ceiling Grid Low
Voltage Systems and
ANSI/UL 8752.............................. Organic Light Emitting Diode
ANSI/UL 60745-2-13........................ Hand-Held Motor-Operated
Part 2-13: Particular
Requirements For Chain
ANSI/UL 60745-2-15........................ Hand-Held Motor-Operated
Part 2-15: Particular
Requirements for Hedge
ANSI/UL 2586.............................. Hose Nozzle Valves.
ANSI/UL 2238.............................. Cable Assemblies and
Fittings for Industrial
Control and Signal
UL 6142................................... Small Wind Turbine Systems.
* Test standards new to the NRTL Program.
III. Preliminary Findings on the Application
OSHA's preliminary findings:
1. UL submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its
scope of recognition. OSHA's review of the application file and its
comparability analysis indicate that UL can meet the requirements
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include
the addition of 21 test standards for NRTL testing and certification
listed above. This preliminary determination does not constitute an
interim or temporary approval of UL's application.
2. The UL 66 and UL 8750 test standards are appropriate test
standards, and OSHA proposes to include these test standards in the
NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether UL meets the
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an
NRTL. OSHA also seeks comments as to whether the UL 66 and UL 8750 test
standards are appropriate test standards under the NRTL Program.
Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits.
Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request in
writing, stating the reasons for the request. Commenters must submit
the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA
will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a
longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request
is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the publicly
available information in UL's application, including pertinent
documents (e.g., exhibits) and all submitted comments, contact the
Docket Office, Room N-2625, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address; these
materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under
Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025.
The OTPCA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in
a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these
comments, will recommend to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational
Safety and Health whether to grant UL's application for expansion of
its scope of recognition and whether to add the two test standards to
the NRTL list of appropriate test standards. The Assistant Secretary
will make the final decision on granting the application and adding the
two new test standards. In making this decision, the Assistant
Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to
29 CFR 1910.7.
OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the
IV. 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 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 April 16, 2014.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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