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    Nemko North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
    [Federal Register Volume 89, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 27, 2024)]
    [Pages 21273-21274]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2024-06516]
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    [Docket No. OSHA-2013-0016]
    Nemko North 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 Nemko North America, Inc., as a Nationally 
    Recognized Testing Laboratory.
    DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
    March 27, 2024.
    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, phone: (202) 693-1999 or email: 
        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, phone: (202) 693-1911 or email: 
    I. Notice of Final Decision
        OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of 
    recognition of Nemko North America, Inc. (NNA) as a NRTL. NNA's 
    expansion covers the addition of one test standard 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 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 NNA, 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.
        NNA submitted an application on September 20, 2023 (OSHA-2013-0016-
    0022), to expand the recognition to include one additional test 
    standard. 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 NNA's expansion 
    application in the Federal Register on February 7, 2024 (89 FR 8451). 
    The agency requested comments by February 22, 2024, but it received no 
    comments in response to this notice. OSHA is now proceeding with this 
    final grant of expansion to NNA's NRTL scope of recognition.
        Docket No. OSHA-2013-0016 contains all materials in the record 
    concerning NNA's recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public 
    documents pertaining to NNA'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 NNA'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 NNA 
    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 
    NNA's expanded scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion
    of NNA's recognition to testing and certification of products for 
    demonstration of conformance to the test standard listed below in Table 
     Table 1--Appropriate Test Standard for Inclusion in NNA's NRTL Scope of
                   Test standard                     Test standard title
    UL 508A...................................  Industrial Control Panels.
        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. NNA 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. NNA must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
    all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
        3. NNA must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
    including all previously published conditions on NNA'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 NNA 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. 2024-06516 Filed 3-26-24; 8:45 am]
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