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    CSA Group Testing & Certification, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 182 (Thursday, September 21, 2023)]
[Pages 65203-65204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-20402]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0042]

CSA Group Testing & Certification, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of 

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 CSA Group Testing & Certification, 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 of CSA Group Testing & Certification, Inc. (CSA) as a NRTL. 
CSA's expansion covers the addition of sixteen test sites to its 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 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 CSA, 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.
    CSA submitted an application, dated December 15, 2020 (OSHA-2006-
0042-0034), requesting the conversion of sixteen 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.''
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing CSA's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on August 15, 2023 (88 FR 55480). 
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 CSA's NRTL recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the CSA 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-2006-0042 contains all materials 
in the record concerning CSA'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 (TTY 
number (877) 889-5627) for assistance in locating docket submissions.

II. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined CSA'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 CSA 
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 CSA's recognition to include the sixteen 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 CSA's NRTL Scope of
         CSA site name                  Address              Country
CSA Group Milan...............  Palazzo Cassiopea, Via  Italy.
                                 Paracelso N 22 20864
                                 Agrate Brianza, Italy.
CSA Group Dallas..............  2860 Guilder Drive,     United States.
                                 Plano, Texas 75074.
CSA Group Bangalore...........  Beary's Global          India.
                                 Research Triangle, A-
                                 3, Einstein Building
                                 Bidarahalli Hobli,
                                 Whitefield Ashram
                                 Road (SH 35)
                                 Bangalore--560 067,
CSA Group Hawarden............  Unit 6 Hawarden         United Kingdom.
                                 Industrial Park
                                 Hawarden, CH5 3US,
                                 United Kingdom.
CSA Group Plattling...........  Straubinger Str. 100    Germany.
                                 94447 Plattling,
CSA Group Seoul...............  494, Wiryesunhwan-ro,   Korea.
                                 Songpa-gu Seoul,
                                 Republic of Korea.
CSA Group Taoyuan.............  No. 26, Fuxing 3rd      Taiwan.
                                 Road Guishan
                                 District, Taoyuan
                                 City, Taiwan.
CSA Group Taipei..............  5F No. 12, Wenhu        Taiwan.
                                 Street Neihu
                                 District, Taipei City
                                 114 Taiwan.
CSA Group Tokyo...............  5-40-6 Koishikawa       Japan.
                                 Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 112-
                                 0002 Japan.
CSA Group Shanghai............  Floor 1, Building 4     China.
                                 Qilai Industrial
                                 City, 889 Yishan
                                 Road, Shanghai, China
CSA Group Atlanta.............  6215 Shiloh Crossing,   United States.
                                 Building 100 Suite A,
                                 Alpharetta, GA 30005.
CSA Group Taichung............  2F. -5 No. 633, Sec.    Taiwan.
                                 2, Taiwan Blvd. Xitun
                                 District, Taichung
                                 City 407, Taiwan.
CSA Group Kunshan.............  Floor 1, Building 8     China.
                                 Tsinghua Science Park
                                 No. 1666 Zuchongzhi
                                 Road Kunshan,
                                 Jiangsu, China 215347.
CSA Group Arnhem..............  Utrechtseweg 310, 6812  Netherlands.
                                 AR Arnhem,
CSA Group Guangzhou...........  No. 10, Ke Yan Road,    China.
                                 Guangzhou Science
                                 Park Huang Pu
                                 District, Guangzhou,
                                 China 510663.
CSA Group Frankfurt...........  Weismullerstr. 45,      Germany.
                                 60314 Frankfurt,

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
CSA must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. CSA 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. CSA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. CSA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on CSA'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 CSA 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. 2023-20402 Filed 9-20-23; 8:45 am]