[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 152 (Thursday, August 7, 2014)][Notices][Pages 46278-46280]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-18633]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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.
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
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;
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: email@example.com. OSHA's Web page includes
information about the NRTL Program (see
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
2. CSA International Montreal, 865 Ellingham Street, Pointe-Claire,
Quebec, Canada H9R 5E8;
3. CSA International Irvine, 2805 Barranca Parkway, Irvine,
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.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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