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    T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 42 (Friday, March 5, 2021)]
[Pages 12981-12982]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04544]

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2005-0022]

T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Grant of Renewal of 

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to grant 
renewal of recognition to T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH as a 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The renewal of recognition becomes effective on March 5, 2021.

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, phone: 
(202) 693-2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov.


I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice that it is granting the renewal of 
recognition of T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH (TUVPSG) as a 
NRTL under 29 CFR 1910.7.
    OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements in Section 1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal 
Regulations (29 CFR 1910.7). Recognition is an acknowledgment that the 
organization can perform independent safety testing and certification 
of the specific products covered within the 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. OSHA 
maintains an informational web page for each NRTL that details the 
scope of recognition available at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    OSHA processes applications submitted by an NRTL for renewal of 
recognition following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA 
conducts renewals in accordance with the procedures in 29 CFR 1910.7, 
App. A II.C. In accordance with these procedures, NRTLs submit a 
renewal request to OSHA between nine months and one year before the 
expiration date of the current recognition. A renewal request includes 
a request for renewal and any additional information demonstrating 
their continued compliance with the terms of the recognition and 29 CFR 
1910.7. If OSHA has not conducted an on-site assessment of the NRTL 
headquarters and any key sites within the past 18 to 24 months, it will 
schedule the necessary on-site assessment prior to the expiration date 
of the NRTL's recognition. Upon review of the submitted material and, 
as necessary, the successful completion of the on-site assessment, OSHA 
announces the preliminary decision to grant or deny renewal in the 
Federal Register and solicits comments from the public. OSHA then 
publishes a final Federal Register notice responding to any comments 
and renewing the NRTL's recognition for a period of five years, or 
denying the renewal of recognition.
    T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH (TUVPSG) initially received 
OSHA recognition as a NRTL on July 20, 2001 (66 FR 38032). TUVPSG's 
most recent renewal was granted on January 30, 2014, for a five year 
period ending on January 30, 2019. TUVPSG submitted a timely request 
for renewal, dated April 16, 2018 (OSHA-2005-0022-0012), and retains 
the recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal process. 
The current addresses of TUVPSG facilities recognized by OSHA and 
included as part of the renewal request are:
    1. T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH Munich, Ridlerstrasse 65 
D-80339 Munich, Germany; and
    2. T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH, Daimlerstrasse 11 D-
85748 Garching, Germany.
    OSHA evaluated TUVPSG's application for renewal and made a 
preliminary determination that TUVPSG can continue to meet the 
requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVPSG's renewal 
application in the Federal Register on July 13, 2020 (85 FR 42023). The 
agency requested comments by July 28, 2020, and received no comments in 
response to this notice. OSHA is now proceeding with this final notice 
to renew TUVPSG NRTL recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the TUVPSG'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-3655, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. Docket No. OSHA-2005-
0022 contains all materials in the record concerning TUVPSG's NRTL 
recognition. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Docket 
Office is closed to the public at this time but can be contacted at 
(202) 693-2350.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the renewal of recognition of TUVPSG as 
a NRTL. OSHA examined TUVPSG's renewal application and all pertinent 
information related to TUVPSG's request for renewal of NRTL 
recognition. Based on this review of the renewal request and other 
pertinent information, OSHA finds that TUVPSG meets the requirements of 
29 CFR 1910.7 for renewal of recognition as a NRTL, subject to the 
specified limitation and conditions. OSHA limits the renewal of 
TUVPSG's recognition to include the terms and conditions of TUVPSG's 
recognition found in 66 FR 38032. The NRTL scope of recognition for 
TUVPSG is also available on the OSHA website at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/tuvpsg.html. This renewal extends TUVPSG's recognition 
as a NRTL for a period of five years from March 5, 2021.

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
TUVPSG must abide by the following conditions of recognition:
    1. TUVPSG must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any 
change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major 
change in their operations as a NRTL, and provide details of the 
    2. TUVPSG must meet all the terms of their recognition and comply 
with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. TUVPSG must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on BVCPS's scope of 
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.
    Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby renews the 
recognition of TUVPSG as a NRTL.

III. Authority and Signature

    Amanda L. Edens, 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. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, Sept. 18, 2020), and 29 CFR 

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 1, 2021.
Amanda L. Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-04544 Filed 3-4-21; 8:45 am]