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    Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 76 (Thursday, April 22, 2021)]
[Pages 21356-21358]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-08340]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0026]

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.: Grant of 
Expansion of Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand 
the scope of recognition of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, 
Inc. (BVCPS) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
April 22, 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 of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services (BVCPS) as a 
NRTL. BVCPS's expansion covers the addition of two recognized test 
sites and twenty-one

recognized test standards to the 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 a preliminary finding and, in the second 
notice, the agency provides the 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.
    BVCPS currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with headquarters located at: Bureau 
Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc., One Distribution Circle, 
Suite #1, Littleton, MA 01460. A complete list of BVCPS's scope of 
recognition is available at https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/csl.html.
    BVCPS submitted an application, dated June 28, 2018 (OSHA-2009-
0026-0083), to expand recognition to include the addition of two 
recognized testing and certification sites. BVCPS amended this 
application on May 20, 2020, to include the addition of twenty-one 
recognized test standards. The amended application listed an additional 
standard, UL 962, which is already included in BVCPS's NRTL scope of 
recognition and will not be considered in this notice. The first new 
site is located at: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (H.K.) 
Ltd. Taoyuan Branch, No. 19, Hwa Ya 2nd Rd., Wen Hwa Vil., Kewi Shan 
Dist., Taoyuan City, Taiwan. The second new site is located at: LCIE 
China Company Limited, Building 4, No. 518, Xin Zhuan Road, CaoHejiing 
Songjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai 201612 China. OSHA staff performed 
on-site reviews of BVCPS Shanghai, China's testing facility on February 
27-28, 2019 and BVCPS Taoyuan Branch's testing facility on March 5-6, 
2019, in which the assessors found some non-conformances with the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7. BVCPS addressed these non-conformances 
satisfactorily, and OSHA made a preliminary decision to approve the 
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing BVCPS's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on February 23, 2021 (86 FR 11001). 
The agency requested comments by March 10, 2021, but received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this 
final notice to grant expansion of BVCPS's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
BVCPS's application, go to http://www.regulations.gov or contact the 
Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-3653, 
Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA-2009-0026 contains all materials 
in the record concerning BVCPS's 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 staff examined BVCPS's expansion application, the capability 
to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent 
information. Based on a review of this evidence, OSHA finds that BVCPS 
meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the 
recognition, subject to the specified limitations, and conditions 
listed. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant 
BVCPS's scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of BVCPS's 
recognition to include the sites at Shanghai, China and Taoyuan City, 
Taiwan, in addition to the 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 BVCPS's
                        NRTL Scope of Recognition
        Test standard                     Test standard title
UL 1081.....................  Electric Swimming Pools Pumps, Filters and
UL 1450.....................  Motor-Operated Air Compressors, Vacuum
                               Pumps and Painting Equipment.
UL 1563.....................  Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies and
                               Associated Equipment.
UL 60335-2-24...............  Household Refrigerators and Freezers.
UL 471......................  Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers.
UL 484......................  Room Air Conditioners.
UL 60335-2-40...............  Household and Similar Electrical
                               Appliances, Part 2: Particular
                               Requirements for Electrical Heat Pumps,
                               Air-Conditioners and Dehumidifiers.
UL 778......................  Motor-Operated Water Pumps.
UL 859......................  Personal Grooming Appliance.
UL 867......................  Electrostatic Air Cleaners.
UL 1598C....................  Light Emitting Diode (LED) Retrofit
                               Luminaire Conversion Kit.
UL 1838.....................  Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems.
UL 2108.....................  Low Voltage Lighting Systems.
UL 60745-2-13...............  Particular Requirements for Chain Saws.
UL 60745-2-14...............  Particular Requirements for Planers.
UL 60745-2-15...............  Particular Requirements Hedge Trimmers.
UL 60745-2-16...............  Particular Requirements for Tackers.
UL 60745-2-17...............  Particular Requirements for Routers and
UL 60745-2-22...............  Particular Requirements for Cut-Off
UL 60745-2-8................  Particular Requirements for Shears and
UL 60745-2-9................  Particular Requirements for Tappers.

    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, the use of the designation of the standards-developing 
organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation may 
occur. 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, 
BVCPS must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. BVCPS 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. BVCPS must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. BVCPS 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 expands the 
scope of recognition of BVCPS, subject to the limitations and 
conditions specified above.

IV. Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, Acting 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 Section 29 U.S.C. 655(6)(d), 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393; Sept. 18, 2020), 
and 29 CFR 1905.11.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 14, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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