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    Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 42 (Friday, March 5, 2021)]
[Pages 12979-12980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04546]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025]

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition

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 UL LLC 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 UL LLC (UL) 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.
    UL initially received OSHA recognition as a NRTL on June 13, 1988, 
referenced in a Federal Register notice dated June 29, 1995 (60 FR 
33852). UL's most recent renewal was granted on July 14, 2014, for a 
five-year period ending on July 14, 2019. UL submitted a timely request 
for renewal, dated September 4, 2018 (OSHA-2009-0025-0028), and retains 
their recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal 
process. The current addresses of the UL facilities recognized by OSHA 
and included as part of the renewal request are:
    (1) UL Northbrook, 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062;
    (2) UL International Netherlands B.V., Westervoortsedijk 60, 
Arnhem, Netherlands 6827 AT;
    (3) UL International Italia S.r.l., Via Delle Industrie 1&6, 
Carugate, Milano, Italy 20061;
    (4) UL International Services, Ltd. Taiwan, 1st Floor, 260 Da-Yeh 
Road, Pei Tou District AND 4th/5th Floor, No. 35, Sec 2, Zhongyang S 
Rd, Pei Tou, Taipei City, Taiwan 112;
    (5) UL Japan, 4383-326 Asama-cho and 3600-18 Asama-cho, Ise-shi, 
Japan 516-0021;
    (6) UL Melville, 1285 Walt Whitman Road, Mellville, New York 11747;
    (7) UL International Germany GmbH, Admiral-Rosendahl-Strasse 9, 23, 
Neu-Isenburg 63263;
    (8) UL Canada, 7 Underwriters Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada MiR 
    (9) UL Research Triangle Park, 12 Laboratory Drive, P.O. Box 13995, 
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709;
    (10) UL International Denmark A/S, Borupvang 5A, Ballerup, Denmark 
    (11) UL International Limited Hong Kong, 18th Floor, Delta House, 3 
On Yiu Street, Shatin, Hong Kong; and
    (12) UL Korea, 26th Floor Gangnam Finance Center, 737 Yeoksam-dong 
Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 132-984.
    (13) Underwriters Laboratories International UK Ltd, Wonersh House, 
The Guildway, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1LR, United 
    OSHA evaluated UL's application for renewal and made a preliminary 
determination that UL can continue to meet the requirements prescribed 
by 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing UL's renewal 
application in the Federal Register on July 13, 2020 (85 FR 42010). 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 UL's NRTL recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the UL renewal 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-2009-
0025 contains all materials in the record concerning UL'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 UL as a 
NRTL. OSHA examined UL's renewal application and all pertinent 
information related to UL's request for renewal of NRTL recognition. 
Based on this review of the renewal request and other pertinent 
information, OSHA finds that UL 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 UL's recognition 
to include the terms and conditions of UL's recognition found in 60 FR 
33852. The NRTL scope of recognition for UL is also available on the 
OSHA website at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ul.html. This 
renewal extends UL'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, 
UL must abide by the following conditions of recognition:
    1. UL 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. UL must meet all the terms of their recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. UL must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on UL'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 UL 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 1910.7.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 1, 2021.
Amanda L. Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-04546 Filed 3-4-21; 8:45 am]