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  • Publication Date:
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    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    83:22289-22290
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  • Title:
    CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 93 (Monday, May 14, 2018)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 22289-22290]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-10155]
  
  
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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
  
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  
  Docket No. OSHA-2006-0042]
  
  
  CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Grant of Expansion of 
  Recognition
  
  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
  
  ACTION: Notice.
  
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  SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand 
  the scope of recognition for CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc., as 
  a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
  
  DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
  May 14, 2018.
  
  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, phone: (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, phone: (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).
  
  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
  
  I. Notice of Final Decision
  
      OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
  recognition of CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. (CSA), as a NRTL. 
  CSA's expansion covers the addition of six 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 website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
      CSA submitted an application, dated May 23, 2017 (OSHA-2006-0042-
  0012), to expand its recognition to include seven additional test 
  standards. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed 
  other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews 
  in relation to this application.
      OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing CSA's expansion 
  application in the Federal Register on December 18, 2017 (82 FR 60051). 
  The Agency requested comments by January 2, 2018, but it received no 
  comments in response to this notice. In the preliminary notice, OSHA 
  included all seven test standards that CSA requested to add to its 
  scope of recognition, one of which would have been new to the NRTL 
  program's list of appropriate test standards. However, due a 
  typographical error, OSHA listed an incorrect test standard as that 
  proposed to be added. To allow notice to stakeholders, OSHA will re-
  propose to add the correct test standard CSA requested to CSA's scope 
  of recognition and the list of appropriate test standards. OSHA now is 
  proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of CSA's scope of 
  recognition for the six other test standards.
      To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
  the CSA's application, go to http://www.regulations.gov or contact the 
  Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Docket 
  No. OSHA-2006-0042 contains all materials in the record concerning 
  CSA's recognition.
  
  II. Final Decision and Order
  
      OSHA staff examined CSA'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 CSA 
  meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
  recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed in this 
  notice. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant 
  CSA's scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of CSA's 
  recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration 
  of conformance to the test standards listed below in Table 1.
  
   Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in CSA's NRTL
                            Scope of Recognition
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               Test standard                     Test standard title
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  UL 508A................................  Standard for Industrial Control
                                            Panels.
  UL 60950-1.............................  Information Technology
                                            Equipment--Safety--Part 1:
                                            General Requirements.
  UL 60950-21............................  Information Technology
                                            Equipment--Safety--Part 21:
                                            Remote Power Feeding.
  UL 60950-23............................  Information Technology
                                            Equipment--Safety--Part 23:
                                            Large Data Storage Equipment.
  UL 61800-5-1...........................  Standard for Adjustable Speed
                                            Electrical Power Drive Systems
                                            Part 5-1: Safety Requirements--
                                            Electrical, Thermal and
                                            Energy.
  UL 62368-1.............................  Audio/Video, Information and
                                            Communication Technology
                                            Equipment--Part 1: Safety
                                            Requirements.
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      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, 
  CSA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
      1. CSA 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 
  change(s);
      2. CSA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
  all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
      3. CSA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
  including all previously published conditions on CSA'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 CSA, 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 May 4, 2018.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2018-10155 Filed 5-11-18; 8:45 am]
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