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    Curtis-Strauss LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 5, 2017)]
  [Pages 41993-41994]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-18678]



  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2009-0026]

  Curtis-Strauss 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-Strauss LLC as a Nationally
  Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

  DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes available on
  September 5, 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, 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, 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-Strauss LLC (CSL) as a NRTL. CSL's expansion
  covers the addition of five test standards to its scope of recognition.
      OSHA recognition of a 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 a 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 an application, dated December 30, 2016, (OSHA-2009-
  0026-0073) to expand its recognition to include five additional test
  standards. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis of the
  application packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did
  not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application.
      OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing CSL's expansion
  application in the Federal Register on June 21, 2017 (82 FR 28356). The
  Agency requested comments by July 6, 2017, 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
  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 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 197........................  Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances.
  UL 763........................  Motor-Operated Commercial Food Preparing
  UL 982........................  Motor-Operated Household Food Preparing
  UL 60335-2-3..................  Safety of Household and Similar
                                   Electrical Appliances, Part 2:
                                   Particular Requirements for Electric
  UL 60335-2-34.................  Safety of Household and Similar
                                   Electrical Appliances, Part 2-34:
                                   Particular Requirements for Motor-

      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, a
  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 a 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

      Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
  Safety and Health, 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 25, 2017.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-18678 Filed 9-1-17; 8:45 am]
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