[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]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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.
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;
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. OSHA's Web page
includes information about the NRTL Program
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,
7. ITSNA Minneapolis, 7250 Hudson Boulevard, Suite 100, Oakdale,
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
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.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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