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• Publication Date: 12/10/1993
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 58:64973
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Canadian Standards Association

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL-2-92]

Canadian Standards Association

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

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

SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of the Canadian Standards Association, Rexdale (Toronto) facility, 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 January 10, 1994.

ADDRESSES: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Canadian Standards Association 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 of its Rexdale (Toronto) facility as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (see 57 FR 23429, 6/3/92; amended 57 FR 48804, 10/28/92), and was so recognized (see 57 FR 61452, 12/24/92), has made application for an expansion of its current recognition, for the equipment or materials listed below.

The address of the concerned laboratory is: Canadian Standards Association, Toronto Facility, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Rexdale (Toronto), Ontario M9W1R3, Canada.

EXPANSION OF RECOGNITION: The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), submitted an application for expansion of its current recognition of the Rexdale facility to include the following test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c). UL 1278-Movable and Wall- or Ceiling-Hung Electric Room Heaters UL 1419-Professional Video and Audio Equipment UL 1492-Audio and Video Equipment UL 1963-Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling Equipment ANSI/ASME B17.5-Elevators and Escalator Electrical Equipment The NRTL Recognition Program staff made an in-depth study of the details of CSA's original recognition and determination that CSA had the staff capability and the necessary equipment to conduct testing of products using the proposed test standards. The NRTL staff determined that an additional on-site review was not necessary since the proposed additional test standards were closely related to CSA's current areas of recognition.

Preliminary Finding

Based upon a review of the details of CSA's recognition and an evaluation of its present application including details of necessary test equipment, procedures, and special apparatus or facilities needed, the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that the equipment and expertise required to certify products using the four aforementioned standards are within the capabilities of the laboratory, and that the proposed additional test standards (product categories) can be added to CSA's recognition without the necessity for an additional on-site review.

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 Rexdale (Toronto) Facility of the Canadian Standards Association, as required by 28 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than January 10, 1994, 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-2-92), 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 3rd day of December, 1993.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 93-30248 Filed 12-9-93; 8:45 am]


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