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    Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 134 (Monday, July 14, 2014)][Notices][Pages 40789-40790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16428]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039]

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of 

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 
Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., 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.
    Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA), initially received OSHA 
recognition as an NRTL on September 13, 1989 (54 FR 37845). The most 
recent renewal for ITSNA was on May 29, 2001, for a five-year period 
expiring on May 29, 2006. ITSNA submitted a timely request for renewal, 
dated August 25, 2005 (see Ex. OSHA-2007-0039-0015), and retained its 
recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal process. The 
current addresses of ITSNA facilities recognized by OSHA and included 
as part of the renewal request are:
    1. ITSNA Cortland, 3933 U.S. Route 11, Cortland, New York 13045;
    2. ITSNA Atlanta, 1950 Evergreen Boulevard, Duluth, Georgia 30096;
    3. ITSNA Boxborough, 70 Codman Hill Road, Boxborough, Massachusetts 
    4. ITSNA Lexington, 731 Enterprise Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 
    5. ITSNA San Francisco, 1365 Adams Court, Menlo Park, California 
    6. ITSNA Los Angeles, 25791 Commercentre Drive, Lake Forest, 
California 92630;
    7. ITSNA Minneapolis, 7250 Hudson Boulevard, Suite 100, Oakdale, 
Minnesota 55128;
    8. ITSNA Madison, 8431 Murphy Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562;
    9. ITSNA SEMKO, Box 1103, S-164 22, Kista, Stockholm, 
    10. ITSNA Chicago, 545 East Algonquin Road, Suite F, Arlington 
Heights, Illinois 60005;
    11. ITSNA Hong Kong, 2/F., Garment Centre, 576 Castle Peak Road, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong;
    12. ITSNA Vancouver, 1500 Brigantine Drive, Coquitlam, British 
Columbia, Canada V3K 7C1;
    13. ITSNA Fairfield, 41 Plymouth Street, Fairfield, New Jersey 
07004; and
    14. ITSNA Dallas, 1809 10th Street, Suite 400, Plano, Texas 75074.
    OSHA evaluated ITSNA's application for renewal and made a 
preliminary determination that ITSNA can continue to meet the 
requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition. OSHA 
conducted audits of the: ITSNA Cortland site on August 25-27, 2009 and 
June 18-19, 2008; ITSNA Atlanta site on March 12-13, 2008; ITSNA 
Boxborough site on March 21-22, 2013; ITSNA San Francisco site on April 
23-24, 2012; ITSNA Hong Kong site on August 19-21, 2013; ITSNA 
Vancouver site on October 16-17, 2008; and ITSNA Dallas site on March 
1-2, 2013. OSHA found non-conformances with the requirements of 29 CFR 
1910.7. ITSNA 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 ITSNA's facilities for this 
request for renewal based on its evaluation of ITSNA's application and 
all other available information.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing ITSNA's renewal 
request in the Federal Register on February 24, 2014 (79 FR 10196). 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 ITSNA's request for renewal of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the ITSNA'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-2007-0039 contains all materials 
in the record concerning ITSNA'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 ITSNA as an NRTL. OSHA 
NRTL Program staff reviewed the renewal request for ITSNA and other 
pertinent information. Based on this review of the renewal request for 
ITSNA and other pertinent information, OSHA finds that ITSNA 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 
ITSNA's recognition to include the terms and conditions of ITSNA's 
scope of recognition. The scope of recognition for ITSNA is available 
in the Federal Register notice dated September 13, 1989 (54 FR 37845), 
or on OSHA's Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/its.html.


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

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 9, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-16428 Filed 7-11-14; 8:45 am]