[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 21, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12914]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043]
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand
the scope of recognition for TUV SUD America, Inc. as a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on
June 21, 2017.
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; telephone:
(202) 693-2110; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUV SUD) as an NRTL. TUV SUD's
expansion covers the addition of two recognized testing and
certification sites to its NRTL scope of recognition.
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, 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.
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.
TUVAM submitted an application, dated May 19, 2015 (OSHA-2007-0043-
0020), to expand its recognition to include the addition of two
recognized testing and certification sites located at: TUV SUD,
Ridlerstrasse 65, D-80339, Munich, Germany; and TUV SUD, Daimlerstrasse
11, D-85748, Garching, Germany. OSHA staff performed a detailed
analysis of the application and other pertinent information. OSHA staff
also performed on-site reviews of TUVAM's Munich testing and
certification facility on June 6, 2016 and TUVAM's Garching testing and
certification facility on June 7, 2016 and recommended expansion of
TUVAM's recognition to include these two sites.
OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVAM's expansion
application in the Federal Register on March 9, 2017 (82 FR 13143). The
Agency requested comments by March 24, 2017, but it received no
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this
final notice to grant expansion of TUVAM's scope of recognition.
To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to
TUVAM's application, go to http://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-2007-0043 contains all materials in the record
concerning TUVAM's recognition.
II. Final Decision and Order
OSHA staff examined TUVAM's expansion application, conducted two
detailed on-site assessments, and examined other pertinent information.
Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that TUVAM 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 TUVAM's scope of
recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of TUVAM's recognition to
include the sites at TUVAM Munich, Munich, Germany and TUVAM Garching,
Garching, Germany as listed above. OSHA's recognition of these sites
limits TUVAM to performing product testing and certifications only to
the test standards for which the site has the proper capability and
programs, and for test standards in TUVAM's scope of recognition. This
limitation is consistent with the recognition that OSHA grants to other
NRTLs that operate multiple sites.
In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7,
TUVAM must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
1. TUVAM must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any
change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major
its operations as an NRTL, and provide details of the change(s);
2. TUVAM must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
3. TUVAM must continue to meet the requirements for recognition,
including all previously published conditions on TUVAM'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
recognition of TUVAM, subject to the limitation and conditions
III. Authority and Signature
Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy 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 June 15, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2017-12914 Filed 6-20-17; 8:45 am]
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