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    Curtis-Straus LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  [Federal Register Volume 80, Number 153 (Monday, August 10, 2015)]  [Notices]
  [Pages 47955-47956]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2015-19594]



  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2009-0026]

  Curtis-Straus LLC: 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 Curtis-Straus LLC, as a Nationally
  Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

  DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on
  August 10, 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,
  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 http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html).


  I. Notice of Final Decision

      OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of
  recognition of Curtis-Straus LLC (CSL) as an NRTL. CSL's expansion
  covers the addition of nine test standards to its scope of recognition.
      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 http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
      CSL submitted two applications, one dated August 29, 2014, and one
  dated February 25, 2015 (OSHA-2009-0026-0057, CSL Exhibit 1--Expansion
  Application for Nine Standards and OSHA-2009-0026-0058, CSL Exhibit 2--
  Expansion Application for One Standard). These two applications were
  combined. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed
  other pertinent information. OSHA performed an on-site review in
  relation to these applications on January 27, 2015 to January 28, 2015.
      OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing CSL's expansion
  application in the Federal Register on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29342). The
  Agency requested comments by June 5, 2015, but it received no comments
  in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final
  notice to grant expansion of CSL's scope of recognition.
      To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to
  the CSL'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-2009-0026 contains all materials in the record
  concerning CSL's recognition.

  II. Final Decision and Order

      OSHA staff examined CSL'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 CSL
  meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its
  recognition, subject to the specified limitation and conditions listed
  below. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant
  CSL's scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of CSL's
  recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration
  of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1 below.

   Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in CSL's NRTL
                            Scope of Recognition
               Test standard                     Test standard title
  UL 1012................................  Power Supplies.
  UL 1310................................  Direct Plug-In Transformer
  UL 60065...............................  Audio, Video and Similar
                                            Electronic Apparatus.
  UL 60950-21............................  Information Technology
                                            Equipment--Safety--Part 21:
                                            Remote Power Feeding.
  UL 60950-22............................  Information Technology
                                            Equipment--Safety--Part 22:
                                            Equipment to be Installed
  UL 60950-23............................  Information Technology
                                            Equipment--Safety--Part 23:
                                            Large Data Storage Equipment.
  UL 62368-1.............................  Audio/video, information and
                                            communication technology
                                            equipment--Part 1: Safety
  UL 61010-2-030.........................  Safety requirements for
                                            electrical equipment for
                                            measurement, control, and
                                            laboratory use--Part 2-030:
                                            Particular requirements for
                                            testing and measuring
  UL 61010B-2-031........................  Electrical Equipment for
                                            Measurement, Control, and
                                            Laboratory Use; Part 2:
                                            Particular Requirements for
                                            Hand-Held Probe Assemblies for
                                            Electrical Measurement and

      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,
  CSL must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
      1. CSL 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. CSL must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with
  all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
      3. CSL must continue to meet the requirements for recognition,
  including all previously published conditions on CSL'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 CSL, 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 August 5, 2015.
  David Michaels,
  Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2015-19594 Filed 8-7-15; 8:45 am]
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