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    Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 89 (Tuesday, May 9, 2023)]
[Pages 29951-29952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-09762]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039]

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of 

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

ACTION: Notice.


DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
May 9, 2023.

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 
or 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; telephone 
(202) 693-2300 or email robinson.kevin@dol.gov.


I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition of Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA) as a NRTL. 
ITSNA's expansion covers the addition of two test standards to the NRTL 
scope of recognition.
    OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements specified in 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. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the 
type of products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by the 
applicable test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have 
the technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope. 
Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government authority; 
however, recognition enables employers to use products approved by the 
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product testing and 
    The agency processes an application by a NRTL for initial 
recognition and for an expansion or renewal of this recognition, 
following requirements in Appendix A, 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 the preliminary finding. 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, 
including ITSNA, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    ITSNA submitted an application, dated February 15, 2021 (OSHA-2007-
0039-0038), to expand the recognition to include two additional test 

OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packet and 
reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site 
reviews in relation to this application.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing ITSNA's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on March 15, 2023 (88 FR 16035). 
The agency requested comments by March 30, 2023, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA is now proceeding with this 
final grant of expansion of ITSNA's NRTL recognition.
    Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039 contains all materials in the record 
concerning ITSNA's recognition. To obtain or review copies of all 
public documents pertaining to ITSNA's expansion application, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions, including copyrighted 
material, are available for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 for assistance in 
locating docket submissions.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined ITSNA'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 
ITSNA meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition, subject to the limitations and conditions listed in this 
notice. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant 
ITSNA's expanded scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of 
ITSNA'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 ITSNA's
                        NRTL Scope of Recognition
             Test standard                     Test standard title
UL 61730-1.............................  Photovoltaic (PV) Module Safety
                                          Qualification--Part 1:
                                          Requirements for Construction.
UL 61730-2.............................  Photovoltaic (PV) Module Safety
                                          Qualification--Part 2:
                                          Requirements for Testing.

    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.

A. Conditions

    Recognition is contingent on continued compliance with 29 CFR 
1910.7, including, but not limited to, abiding by the following 
conditions of the 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 its operations as a NRTL, and provide details of the 
    2. ITSNA must meet all the terms of its 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 expands the 
scope of recognition of ITSNA as a NRTL, subject to the limitations and 
conditions specified above.

III. Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, 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. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, 
Sept. 18, 2020), and 29 CFR 1910.7.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 2, 2023.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-09762 Filed 5-8-23; 8:45 am]