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    Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 42 (Friday, March 5, 2021)]
[Pages 12987-12988]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04560]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039]

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: 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 Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. 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. Background

    OSHA hereby gives notice that it is granting the renewal of 
recognition to Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA) 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 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. OSHA 
maintains an informational web page for each NRTL that details its 
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.
    ITSNA initially received OSHA recognition as a NRTL on September 
13, 1989 (54 FR 37845). ITSNA's most recent renewal was granted on July 
14, 2014, for a five-year period, expiring on July 14, 2019. ITSNA 
submitted a timely request for renewal, dated September 13, 2018 (OSHA-
2007-0039-0032), and retains its recognition pending OSHA's final 
decision in this renewal process. The current addresses of ITSNA 
facilities recognized by OSHA and included as part of the renewal 
request are:
    1. ITSNA Cortland, 3933 U.S. Route 11, Cortland, New York 13045;
    2. ITSNA Atlanta, 1950 Evergreen Boulevard, Duluth, Georgia 30096;
    3. ITSNA Boxborough, 70 Codman Hill Road, Boxborough, Massachusetts 
    4. ITSNA San Francisco, 1365 Adams Court, Menlo Park, California 
    5. ITSNA Los Angeles, 25791 Commercentre Drive, Lake Forest, 
California 92630;
    6. ITSNA Minneapolis, 7250 Hudson Boulevard, Suite 100, Oakdale, 
Minnesota 55128;
    7. ITSNA Madison, 8431 Murphy Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562;
    8. ITSNA SEMKO, Box 1103, S-164 #22, Kista, Stockholm, Sweden;
    9. ITSNA Chicago, 545 East Algonquin Road, Suite F, Arlington 
Heights, Illinois 60005;

    10. ITSNA Hong Kong, 2/F., Garment Centre, 576 Castle Peak Road, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong;
    11. ITSNA Vancouver, 1500 Brigantine Drive, Coquitlam, British 
Columbia, Canada V3K 7C1;
    12. ITSNA Fairfield, 41 Plymouth Street, Fairfield, New Jersey 
07004; and
    13. ITSNA Dallas, 1809 10th Street, Suite 400, Plano, Texas 75074.
    OSHA evaluated ITSNA's application and made a preliminary 
determination that ITSNA can continue to meet the requirements 
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for NRTL recognition.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing ITSNA's renewal 
application in the Federal Register on July 13, 2020 (85 FR 42020). 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 ITSNA's NRTL recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
ITSNA'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-2007-0039 contains all 
materials in the record concerning ITSNA'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 ITSNA as 
a NRTL. OSHA examined ITSNA renewal application and all pertinent 
information related to ITSNA's request for renewal of NRTL recognition. 
Based on this review of the renewal request and other pertinent 
information, OSHA finds that ITSNA 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 ITSNA's 
recognition to include the terms and conditions of ITSNA's recognition 
found in 54 FR 37845. The NRTL scope of recognition for ITSNA is also 
available on the OSHA website at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/its.html. This renewal extends ITSNA'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, 
ITSNA must abide by the following conditions of recognition:
    1. ITSNA 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. ITSNA must meet all the terms of their recognition and comply 
with all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. ITSNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on ITSNA'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 ITSNA 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. 2021-04560 Filed 3-4-21; 8:45 am]