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    Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 134 (Monday, July 14, 2014)][Notices][Pages 40783-40785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16434]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025]

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: 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 
Underwriters Laboratories, 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 available.
    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.
    Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), initially received OSHA 
recognition as an NRTL on June 13, 1988 (see 60 FR 33852, June 29, 
1995). The most recent renewal for UL was on May 8, 2002, for a five-
year period expiring on May 8, 2007. UL submitted a timely request for 
renewal, dated July 27, 2006 (see Ex. OSHA-2009-0025-0006), and 
retained its recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal 
process. The current addresses of the UL facilities recognized by OSHA 
and included as part of the renewal request are:
    (1) UL Northbrook, 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062;
    (2) UL International Netherlands B.V., Delta 1A, Business Park 
IJsseloord 2, Arnhem, Netherlands 6825 ML;
    (3) UL International Italia S.r.l., Via Archimede, 42, Agrate 
Brianza, Italy 20041;
    (4) UL International Services, Ltd. Taiwan, 1st Floor, 260 Da-Yeh 
Road, Pei Tou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112;
    (5) UL Japan, 4383-326 Asam-cho, Ise-shi, Japan 516-0021;
    (6) UL San Jose, 455 Trimble Road, San Jose, California 95131;
    (7) UL Melville, 1285 Walt Whitman Road, Mellville, New York 11747;
    (8) UL International Germany GmbH, Admiral-Rosendahl-Strasse 9, 23, 
Neu-Isenburg 63263;
    (9) UL Canada, 7 Underwriters Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada MiR 
    (10) UL Research Triangle Park, 12 Laboratory Drive, P.O. Box 
13995, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709;
    (11) UL International Denmark A/S, Borupvang 5A, Ballerup, Denmark 
    (12) UL International UK Ltd., Wonersh House; The Guildway; Old 
Portsmouth Road, Guilford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU3 1LR;
    (13) UL International Limited Hong Kong, 18th Floor, Delta House, 3 
On Yiu Street, Shatin, Hong Kong;
    (14) UL Camas, 2600 NW., Lake Road, Camas, Washington 98607; and
    (15) UL Korea, 33rd Floor Gangnam Finance Center, 737 Yeoksam-dong 
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 135-984.
    OSHA evaluated UL's application for renewal and made a preliminary 
determination that UL can continue to meet the requirements prescribed 
by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition. OSHA conducted audits of UL's 
headquarters, UL Northbrook on September 10-11, 2013, and on April 4-7, 
2011. OSHA staff also performed audits of the: UL International 
Services, Ltd. Taiwan site on November 6-7, 2008; UL Melville site on 
October 20-22, 2008; UL International Germany GmbH on June 22-23, 2009; 
UL Research Triangle Park site on February 14-15, 2013; of the UL 
International Denmark A/S site on June 22-23, 2008, and on April 22-23, 
2013; UL International UK Ltd. site on April 18-19, 2011; and UL 
International Limited Hong Kong site on November 3-4, 2008. OSHA found 
non-conformances with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7. UL 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 UL's facilities for this request for renewal, based on its 
evaluation of UL's application and all other available information.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing UL's renewal 
request in the Federal Register on February 25, 2014 (79 FR 10568). The 
Agency requested comments by March 12, 2014, but received no comments 
in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final 
notice to grant UL's request for renewal of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the UL'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-2009-0025 contains all materials in the record 
concerning UL'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 UL as an NRTL. OSHA NRTL 
Program staff reviewed the renewal request for UL and other pertinent 
information. Based on this review of the renewal request for UL and 
other pertinent information, OSHA finds that UL 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 UL's 
recognition to include the terms and conditions of UL's scope of 
recognition. The scope of recognition for UL is available in the 
Federal Register notice dated June 29, 1995 (60 FR 33852), or on OSHA's 
Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ul.html.


    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
UL also must abide by the following conditions of recognition:
    1. UL 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. UL must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. UL must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on UL'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. 2014-16434 Filed 7-11-14; 8:45 am]