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    SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 33 (Thursday, February 19, 2015)][Notices]
[Pages 8907-8908]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03476]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0040]

SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand 
the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
February 19, 2015.

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. Kevin Robinson, 
Acting 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: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA's Web 
page includes information about the NRTL Program (see 


I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of SGS North America, Inc. (SGS), as an NRTL. SGS's 
expansion covers the addition of nine test standards to its scope of 
    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 of the products.
    The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial 
recognition, or for expansion or renewal of this recognition, following 
requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires 
that the Agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in 
processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the 
application and provides its preliminary finding and, in the second 
notice, the Agency provides its final decision on the application. 
These notices set forth the NRTL's scope of recognition or 
modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational Web page 
for each NRTL that details its scope of recognition. These pages are 
available from the Agency's Web site at 
    SGS submitted three applications, dated March 13, 2014 (OSHA-2006-
0040-0018, Exhibit 14-4--SGS Request for Expansion), May 15, 2014 
(OSHA-2006-0040-0019, Exhibit 14-5--SGS Request for Expansion) and May 
28, 2014 (OSHA-2006-0040-0016, Exhibit 14-6--SGS Request for 
Expansion), to expand its recognition to include nine additional test 
standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application 
packets and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform 
any on-site reviews in relation to this application.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing SGS's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on October 27, 2014 (79 FR 63946). 
The Agency requested comments by November 12, 2014, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this 
final notice to grant expansion of SGS's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
SGS'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-2006-0040] contains all materials in the record 
concerning SGS's recognition.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined SGS's expansion application, its capability to 
meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that SGS 
meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below. 
OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant SGS's 
scope of recognition expansion. OSHA limits the expansion of SGS's 
recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration 
of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1 below.

 List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in SGS's NRTL Scope of
           Test standard                     Test standard title
UL 676............................  Underwater Luminaires and
                                     Submersible Junction Boxes.
UL 1088...........................  Temporary Lighting Strings.
UL 1786...........................  Direct Plug-In Nightlights.
ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1: 2005/(R)2012.  Medical electrical equipment--Part
                                     1: General requirements for basic
                                     safety and essential performance
                                     (with amendments).
FM 3600...........................  Electrical Equipment for Use in
                                     Hazardous (Classified) Locations--
                                     General Requirements.
FM 3610...........................  Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and
                                     Associated Apparatus for Use in
                                     Class I, II, and III, Division 1,
                                     Hazardous (Classified) Locations.
FM 3611...........................  Nonincendive Electrical Equipment
                                     for Use in Class I and II, Division
                                     2, and Class III, Divisions 1 and
                                     2, Hazardous (Classified)
NFPA 496..........................  Purged and Pressurized Enclosures
                                     for Electrical Equipment.
UL 783............................  Electric Flashlights and Lanterns
                                     for Use in Hazardous (Classified)

    OSHA's recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is 
limited to equipment or materials for which OSHA standards require 
third-party testing and certification before using them in the 
workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any products 
for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, an 
NRTL's scope of recognition does not include these products.
    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the 
test standards listed above as American National Standards. However, 
for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-developing 
organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under 
the NRTL Program's policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 1-0.3, Appendix C, 
paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may 
use either the proprietary version of the test standard or the ANSI 
version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test 
standard is currently ANSI-approved.

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
SGS must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. SGS 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. SGS must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. SGS must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on SGS's scope of 
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.
    Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the 
scope of recognition of SGS, subject to the limitation and conditions 
specified above.

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 February 13, 2015.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2015-03476 Filed 2-18-15; 8:45 am]