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• Publication Date: 09/03/1993
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 58:47000-47001
• Standard Number: 1910
• Title: American Gas Association Laboratories

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL-2-89]

American Gas Association Laboratories

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of request for expansion of recognition as a nationally recognized testing laboratory.



SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of the American Gas Association Laboratories for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding.

DATES: The last date for interested parties to submit comments is November 2, 1993.

ADDRESS: Send comments to: NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW., room N3653, Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW., room N3653, Washington, DC 20210.

Notice of Application

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the American Gas Association Laboratories (AGA), which previously made application pursuant to section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, (84 Stat. 1593, 29 U.S.C. 655), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-90 (55 FR 9033), and 29 CFR 1910.7 for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (see 54 FR 43166, 11/21/89), and which was so recognized (see 55 FR 6/7/90), has made application for an expansion of its current recognition, for the equipment or materials listed below.

The addresses of the facilities that would be covered by the expansion of recognition are: American Gas Association Laboratories, Cleveland Laboratory, 8501 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence (Cleveland), Ohio 44131.

American Gas Association Laboratories,

Los Angeles Branch Laboratory, 1425 Grande Vista Avenue, Los Angeles California 90023.

Expansion of Recognition

The American Gas Association Laboratories, on April 11, 1991, submitted an application for expansion of its current recognition (see Exhibit 5.A.) to include the following test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c).

UL 125 - Valves for Anhydrous Ammonia and LP-Gas (Other Than Safety Relief)

UL 132 - Safety Relief Valves for Anhydrous Ammonia and LP-Gas

ANSI/UL 144 - Pressure Regulating Valves for LP-Gas

ANSI/UL 147 - LP- and MPS-Gas Torches

ANSI/UL 174 - Household Electric Storage-Tank Water Heaters

ANSI/UL 197 - Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances

ANSI/UL 244A - Solid-State Controls for Appliances

ANSI/UL 296 - Oil Burners

ANSI/UL 353 - Limit Controls

ANSI/UL 372 - Primary Safety Controls for Gas- and Oil-Fired Appliances

UL 378 - Draft Equipment

ANSI/UL 429 - Electrically Operated Valves

ANSI/UL 465 - Central Cooling Air Conditioners

ANSI/UL 484 - Room Air Conditioners

ANSI/UL 560 - Electric Home-Laundry Equipment

ANSI/UL 726 - Oil-Fired Boiler Assemblies

ANSI/UL 727 - Oil-Fired Central Furnaces

ANSI/UL 729 - Oil-Fired Floor Furnaces

ANSI/UL 730 - Oil-Fired Wall Furnaces

ANSI/UL 731 - Oil-Fired Unit Heaters

UL 732 - Oil-Fired Water Heaters

UL 733 - Oil-Fired Air Heaters and Direct-Fired Heaters

UL 795 - Commercial-Industrial Gas-Heating Equipment

ANSI/UL 834 - Heating, Water Supply, and Power Boilers - Electric

ANSI/UL 858 - Household Electric Ranges

UL 858A - Safety-Related Solid-State Controls for Household Electric Ranges

ANSI/UL 873 - Temperature-Indicating and -Regulating Equipment

UL 991 - Tests of safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices

ANSI/UL 1020 - Thermal Cutoffs for Use in Electrical Appliances and Components

ANSI/UL 1025 - Electric air Heaters

ANSI/UL 1042 - Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment

ANSI/UL 1054 - Special-Use Switches

ANSI/UL 1096 - Electric Central Air-Heating Equipment

UL 1240 - Electric Commercial Clothes-Drying Equipment

ANSI/UL 1261 - Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs

ANSI/UL 1453 - Electric Booster and Commercial Storage Tank Water Heaters

ANSI/UL 1484 - Residential Gas Detectors

ANSI/UL 1556 - Electric Coin-Operated Clothes-Drying Equipment

Note. - Testing and certification of gas operated equipment is limited to equipment for use with "liquefied petroleum gas" ("LPG" or "LP-Gas").

The NRTL Recognition Program staff made an in-depth study of the details of the AGA's application and supplementary material, and its original application, and determined that an additional on-site visit to the Cleveland facility was warranted. The visit was made on May 23, 1991, and a on-site review report was prepared (see Exhibit 5.b.).

Preliminary Finding

Based upon a review of the details of the AGA's recognition, an evaluation of its present application including details of necessary test equipment, procedures, and special apparatus or facilities needed, and the NRTL staff's on-site review report, the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that the equipment and expertise required to certify products using the aforementioned test standards are within the capabilities of the laboratory, and that the proposed additional test standards can be added to the AGA's recognition.

All interested members of the public are invited to supply detailed reasons and evidence supporting or challenging the expansion of the current recognition of the American Gas Association Laboratories as required by 29 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than November 2, 1993, and must be addressed to the NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, room N 3653, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.

Copies of all pertinent documents (Docket No. NRTL-2-89), are available for inspection and duplication at the Docket Office, room N 2634, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of August 1993.

David C. Zeigler,
Acting Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 93-21576 Filed 9-2-93; 8:45 am]


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