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    FM Global Approvals LLC: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 134 (Monday, July 14, 2014)][Notices][Pages 40786-40787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16430]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0041]

FM Global Approvals LLC: Grant of Renewal of Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration's final decision granting renewal of recognition of FM 
Global Approvals LLC, as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory 
(NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.

DATES: The renewal of recognition becomes effective on July 14, 2014.

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; 
email: Meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    General and technical information: Contact Mr. David 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; telephone: 
(202) 693-2110; email: johnson.david.w@dol.gov. OSHA's Web page 
includes information about the NRTL Program 
(see http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html).


I. Background

    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements specified by 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 at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html that details 
its scope of recognition.
    OSHA processes applications submitted 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. A II.C. In accordance with these procedures, NRTLs submit a 
renewal request to OSHA between nine months and one year before the 
expiration date of its current recognition. A renewal request includes 
a request for renewal and any additional information demonstrating 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 
headquarters and any key sites within the past 18 to 24 months, it will 
schedule the necessary on-site assessment 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.
    FM Global Approvals LLC (FM) initially received OSHA recognition as 
an NRTL on June 13, 1988 (see 60 FR 16167, March 29, 1995). The most 
recent renewal for FM was on September 12, 2001, for a five-year period 
expiring on September 12, 2006. FM submitted a timely request for 
renewal, dated November 29, 2005 (see Ex. OSHA-2007-0041-0006), and 
retained its recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal 
process. The current addresses of FM facilities recognized by OSHA and 
included as part of the renewal request are:
    1. FM Norwood, 1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, 
Massachusetts 02062; and
    2. FM West Gloucester, 743 Reynolds Road, West Gloucester, Rhode 
Island 02814.
    OSHA evaluated FM's application for renewal and made a preliminary 
determination that FM can continue to meet the requirements prescribed 
by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition. OSHA conducted audits of FM's 
facilities on October 24-26, 2012, August 17-19, 2009, and August 5-6, 
2008. OSHA found non-conformances with the requirements of 29 CFR 
1910.7. FM addressed these issues sufficiently to meet the applicable 
NRTL requirements. Accordingly, OSHA determined that it did not need to 
conduct an on-site review of FM's facilities for this request for 
renewal, based on its evaluation of FM's application and all other 
available information.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing FM's renewal 
request in the Federal Register on February 24, 2014 (79 FR 10192). The 
Agency requested comments by March 11, 2014, but received no comments 
in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final 
notice to grant FM's request for renewal of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the FM's application, go to http://www.regulations.gov or 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-2007-0041 contains all materials in the record 
concerning FM's recognition.

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 FM as an NRTL. OSHA NRTL 
Program staff reviewed the renewal request for FM and other pertinent 
information. Based on this review of the renewal request for FM and 
other pertinent information, OSHA finds that FM meets the requirements 
of 29 CFR 1910.7 for renewal of its recognition, subject to the specified 
limitation and conditions. OSHA limits the renewal of FM's recognition to 
include the terms and conditions of FM's scope of recognition. The scope 
of recognition for FM is available in the Federal Register notice dated 
March 29 1995 (60 FR 16167), or on OSHA's Web site at 


    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
FM also must abide by the following conditions of recognition:
    1. FM 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. FM must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. FM must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on FM'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 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.

David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-16430 Filed 7-11-14; 8:45 am]