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    Canadian Standards Association: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 152 (Thursday, August 7, 2014)][Notices][Pages 46278-46280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18633]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0042]

Canadian Standards Association: 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 
Canadian Standards Association, as a Nationally Recognized Testing 
Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The renewal of recognition becomes effective on August 7, 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 


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.
    Canadian Standards Association (CSA) initially received OSHA 
recognition as an NRTL on December 24, 1992 (57 FR 61452). The most 
recent renewal for CSA was on July 3, 2001, for a five-year period 
expiring on July 3, 2006. CSA submitted a timely request for renewal, 
dated October 3, 2005 (see Ex. OSHA-2006-0042-0007), and retained its 
recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal process. The 
current addresses of CSA facilities recognized by OSHA and included as 
part of the renewal request are:
    1. CSA Toronto, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada 
M9W 1R3;
    2. CSA International Montreal, 865 Ellingham Street, Pointe-Claire, 
Quebec, Canada H9R 5E8;
    3. CSA International Irvine, 2805 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, 
California 92606;
    4. CSA International Edmonton, 1707-94th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, 
Canada T6N 1E6;
    5. CSA International Vancouver, 13799 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, 
British Columbia, Canada V6V 2N9; and
    6. CSA International Cleveland, 8501 East Pleasant Valley Road, 
Cleveland, Ohio 44131.
    OSHA evaluated CSA's application for renewal and made a preliminary 
determination that CSA can continue to meet the requirements prescribed 
by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition. OSHA conducted audits of CSA's 
headquarters, CSA Toronto, on March 24-25, 2011; of the CSA Montreal 
site on March 21-22, 2011; of the CSA Edmonton site on September 23-24, 
2009; and of the CSA Vancouver site on August 21-22, 2013, and found 
non-conformances with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7. CSA 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 CSA's facilities for this request for renewal based on its 
evaluation of CSA's application and all other available information.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing CSA's renewal 
request in the Federal Register on February 24, 2014 (79 FR 10193). 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 CSA's request for renewal of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the CSA's application, go to 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-2006-0042 contains all materials in the record 
concerning CSA'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 CSA as an NRTL. OSHA NRTL 
Program staff reviewed the renewal request for CSA and other pertinent 
information. Based on this review of the renewal request for CSA and 
other pertinent information, OSHA finds that CSA 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 CSA's 
recognition to include the terms and conditions of CSA's scope of 
recognition. The scope of recognition for CSA is available in the 
Federal Register notice dated December 24, 1992 (57 FR 61452), or on 
OSHA's Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/csa.html. This 
renewal extends CSA's recognition for a period of five years from 
August 7, 2014.


    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
CSA also must abide by the following conditions of recognition:
    1. CSA 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. CSA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. CSA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on CSA'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 August 1, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-18633 Filed 8-6-14; 8:45 am]