- Part Number:1910
- Part Number Title:Occupational Safety and Health Standards
- Subpart:1910 Subpart A
- Subpart Title:General
- Standard Number:
- Title:Definition and requirements for a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
- GPO Source:
Application. This section shall apply only when the term "nationally recognized testing laboratory" is used in other sections of this part.
Activity Fee = [Average (or Actual) Hours to Complete the Activity x Staff Costs per Hour] + Average (or Actual) Travel Costs
OSHA will implement periodic review, and fee assessment, collection, and payment, as follows:
|I. Periodic Review of Fee Schedule|
|When review completed||OSHA will publish any proposed new fee schedule in the Federal Register if OSHA determines that costs warrant changes in the fee schedule.|
|Fifteen days after publication||Comments due on the proposed new fee schedule.|
|When OSHA approves the fee schedule||OSHA will publish the final fee schedule in the Federal Register, making the fee schedule effective on a specific date.|
|II. Application Processing Fees|
|Time of application||Applicant must pay the applicable fees in the fee schedule that are due when submitting an application; OSHA will not begin processing the application until it receives the fees.|
|Before assessment performed||Applicant must pay the estimated staff time and travel costs for its assessment based on the fees in effect at the time of the assessment. Applicant also must pay the fees for the final report and Federal Register notice, and other applicable fees, as specified in the fee schedule. OSHA may cancel an application if the applicant does not pay these fees, or any balance of these fees, when due.|
|III. Audit Fees|
|Before audit performed||NRTL must pay the estimated staff time and travel costs for its audit based on the fees in effect at the time of the audit. NRTL also must pay other applicable fees, as specified in the fee schedule. After the audit, OSHA adjusts the audit fees to account for the actual costs for travel and staff time.|
|On due date||NRTL must pay the estimated audit fees, or any balance due, by the due date established by OSHA; OSHA will assess a late fee if NRTL does not pay audit fees (or any balance of fees due) by the due date. OSHA may still perform the audit when an NRTL does not pay the fees or does not pay them on time.|
|Thirty days after due dateor, if earlier, date NRTL refuses to pay||OSHA will begin processing a notice for publication in the Federal Register announcing its plan to revoke recognition for NRTLs that do not pay the estimated audit fees and any balance of audit fees due.|
Note: For the purposes of 29 CFR 1910.7(f)(4), "days" means "calendar days," and "applicant" means "the NRTL" or "an applicant for NRTL recognition."
[61 FR 5507, Feb. 13, 1996; 65 FR 46818 , July 31, 2000; 76 FR 10515, Feb. 25, 2011]