[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 210 (Monday, October 31, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26203]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039]
Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Application for Expansion of
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Intertek
Testing Services NA, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the
Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this
notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on
or before November 15, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
1. Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically
at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions.
2. Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at
3. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier)
service: Submit comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039, Technical Data Center, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3653,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY number: (877) 889-
5627). Note that security procedures may result in significant delays
in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security
procedures concerning delivery of materials by express mail, hand
delivery, or messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA
Docket Office are 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and
the OSHA docket number (OSHA-2007-0039). OSHA places comments and other
materials, including any personal information, in the public docket
without revision, and these materials will be available online at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the Agency cautions commenters
about submitting statements they do not want made available to the
public, or submitting comments that contain personal information
(either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers,
birth dates, and medical data.
5. Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g.,
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download
through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the
OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions.
6. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of
the comment period on or before November 15, 2016 to the 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, or by fax to (202) 693-1644.
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. 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; phone:
(202) 693-2110 or email: email@example.com.
I. Notice of the Application for Expansion
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing
notice that Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA), is applying for
expansion of its current recognition as an NRTL. ITSNA requests the
addition of twenty-three (23) test standards to its NRTL scope of
OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets
the requirements specified in 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. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the
type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its
applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have
the technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope.
Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority;
however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and
The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial
recognition and for an 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. 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,
including ITSNA, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These
pages are available from the OSHA Web site at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
ITSNA currently has fourteen (14) facilities (sites) recognized by
OSHA for product testing and certification, with its headquarters
located at: Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., 545 East Algonquin
Road, Suite F, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. A complete list of
ITSNA's scope of recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/its.html.
II. General Background on the Application
ITSNA submitted an application, dated April 21, 2015 (OSHA-2007-
0039-0022), to expand its recognition to include twenty-three (23)
additional test standards. OSHA staff performed detailed analysis of
the application packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA
did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application.
Table 1 below lists the appropriate test standards found in ITSNA's
application for expansion for testing and certification of products
under the NRTL Program.
Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in
ITSNA's NRTL Scope of Recognition
Test standard Test standard title
UL 5C............................. Standard for Surface Raceways and
Fittings for Use with Data, Signal
and Control Circuits.
UL 50E............................ Enclosures for Electrical Equipment,
UL 565............................ Standard for Liquid-Level Gauges for
Anhydrous Ammonia and LP-Gas.
UL 60745-2-1...................... Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
Tools--Safety--Part 2-1: Particular
Requirements for Drills and Impact
UL 60745-2-14..................... Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
Particular Requirements for
UL 60745-2-17..................... Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
Particular Requirements for Routers
UL 60745-2-3...................... Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
Tools--Safety--Part 2-3: Particular
Requirements for Grinders,
Polishers and Disk-Type Sanders.
UL 962A........................... Standard for Furniture Power
UL 1769........................... Standard for Cylinder Valves.
UL 2061........................... Standard for Adapters and Cylinder
Connection Devices for Portable LP-
Gas Cylinder Assemblies.
UL 2108........................... Standard for Low-Voltage Lighting
UL 2238........................... Standard for Cable Assemblies and
Fittings for Industrial Control and
UL 2305........................... Standard for Display Units,
Fabrication and Installation.
UL 2438........................... Standard for Outdoor Seasonal-Use
Cord-Connected Wiring Devices.
UL 5085-2......................... Low Voltage Transformers--Part 2:
General Purpose Transformers.
UL 61010-031...................... Safety-Requirements for Electrical
Equipment for Measurement, Control
and Laboratory Use--Part 031:
Safety requirements for hand-held
probe assemblies for electrical
measurement and test.
UL 61010-2-030.................... Safety requirements for electrical
equipment for measurement, control
and laboratory use--Part 2-030:
Particular requirements for testing
and measuring circuits.
UL 60730-2-2...................... Standard for Automatic Electrical
Controls for Household and Similar
Use; Part 2: Particular
Requirements for Thermal Motor
UL 60745-2-5...................... Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
Tools--Safety--Part 2-5: Particular
Requirements for Circular Saws.
UL 60745-2-21..................... Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
Particular Requirements for Drain
UL 60950-23....................... Information Technology Equipment--
Safety--Part 23: Large Data Storage
UL 62368-1........................ Audio/video, information and
communication technology equipment--
Part 1: Safety requirements.
UL 1691........................... Single Pole Locking-Type Separable
III. Preliminary Findings on the Application
ITSNA submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its
scope of recognition. OSHA's review of the application file, and
pertinent documentation, indicate that ITSNA can meet the requirements
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include
the addition of these twenty-three test standards for NRTL testing and
certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not
constitute an interim or temporary approval of ITSNA's application.
OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether ITSNA meets the
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an
NRTL. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and
exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request
in writing, stating the reasons for the request. Commenters must submit
the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA
will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a
longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request
is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits
identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket,
contact the Docket Office, Room N-3653, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. These
materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under
Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039
OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a
timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these
comments, will recommend to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational
Safety and Health whether to grant ITSNA's application for expansion of
its scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final
decision on granting the application. In making this decision, the
Assistant Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in
Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7.
OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the
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 October 25, 2016.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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