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    TUV SUD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 182 (Thursday, September 21, 2023)]
[Pages 65198-65199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-20404]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043]

TUV SUD America, 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 for TUV SUD America, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
September 21, 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; 
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) 693-2300 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov.


I. Notice of Final Decision

    OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
recognition for TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) as a NRTL. TUVAM's 
expansion covers the addition of nine test sites to the NRTL scope of 
    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 applications by a NRTL for initial 
recognition, as well as for an expansion or renewal of 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 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 TUVAM, which details that NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    TUVAM submitted an application, dated January 24, 2021 (OSHA-2007-
0043-0045), requesting the conversion of ten existing Satellite 
Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP) sites to recognized sites under 
the NRTL Policy for Transitioning to Satellite Notification and 
Acceptance Program Termination (SNAP Transition Policy) published in 
the Federal Register on November 24, 2020 (85 FR 75042), as amended by 
a June 22, 2022 Memorandum from James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, to Regional 
Administrators and Executive Staff, titled ``Second Revision to the 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Policy for 
Transitioning to Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program (SNAP) 
Termination.'' TUVAM amended their application on December 10, 2021 
(OSHA-2007-0043-0046), to remove one site from the original request, 
leaving nine sites to be considered in the expansion request.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing TUVAM's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on August 15, 2023 (88 FR 55478). 
The agency requested comments by August 30, 2023, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA is now proceeding with this 
final grant of expansion of TUVAM's NRTL recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the TUVAM application, go to http://www.regulations.gov or contact the 
Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor. Docket No. OSHA-2007-0043 contains all materials 
in the record concerning TUVAM's recognition. 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 TUVAM'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 
TUVAM meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its 
recognition, subject to the specified limitations and condition. OSHA 
limits the expansion of TUVAM's recognition to include the nine sites 
listed in Table 1, below. This limitation is consistent with the 
recognition that OSHA grants to other NRTLs that operate multiple 

   Table 1--List of Test Sites for Inclusion in TUVAM's NRTL Scope of
        TUVAM site name                 Address              Country
Shenzhen......................  Building 6, 12 & 13,    China.
                                 Zhiheng Wisdomeland
                                 Business Park, Nantou
                                 Checkpoint Road 2,
                                 518052, Shenzhen,
                                 Guangdong Province.
Gormley.......................  11 Gordon Collins       Canada.
                                 Drive, Gormley,
                                 Ontario L0H 1G0.

Fareham.......................  Octagon House,          United Kingdom.
                                 Concorde Way,
                                 Segensworth North,
                                 Fareham, Hampshire,
                                 PO15 5RL.
Seoul.........................  10, Gukjegumyung-ro,    Korea.
Tampa.........................  5610 West Sligh         United States.
                                 Avenue, Suite 100,
                                 Tampa, Florida.
Tokyo.........................  Sumitmo Fudosan, Nishi- Japan.
                                 shinjuku Bldg. No 4
                                 8F 4-33-4, Nishi-
                                 Shinjuku, Sjinjuku-
                                 ku, Tokyo, 160-0023.
Taipei........................  7F, No 37, Section 2,   Taiwan.
                                 Zhongyang, South
                                 Road, Beitou
                                 District, 11270
                                 Taipei City.
Singapore.....................  No. 15 International    Singapore.
                                 Business Park 609937.
Guangzhou.....................  5F/8F (East),           China.
                                 Building, 163 Pingyun
                                 Road, Huangpu Avenue
                                 West Guangzhou,
                                 510656, Guangdong

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
TUVAM must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. TUVAM 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. TUVAM must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. TUVAM must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on TUVAM'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 TUVAM 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.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-20404 Filed 9-20-23; 8:45 am]