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• Publication Date: 12/08/1994
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 59:63383-63384
• 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 nationally recognized testing laboratory.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of the Canadian Standards Association 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 9, 1995.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to: NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 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, 200 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); made application for expansion of the recognition of its Rexdale facility (see 58 FR 64973, 12/10/93), and was so recognized (see 59 FR 5447, 2/4/94); and subsequently made application for inclusion of its Pointe-Claire, Richmond, Edmonton, Moncton, and Winnipeg facilities in the recognition of its Rexdale facility as an NRTL (see 59 FR 10173, 3/3/94), and was so recognized (see 59 FR 40692, 8/9/94), has made application for an expansion of its current recognition, for the equipment or materials listed below.

The addresses of the concerned laboratories are:

Canadian Standards Association, Rexdale (Toronto) Facility, 178 Rexdale

Boulevard, Rexdale, Ontario M9W1R3, Canada Canadian Standards Association, Pointe-Claire (Montreal) Facility, 865 Ellingham Street, Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 5E8, Canada Canadian Standards Association, Richmond (Vancouver) Facility, 13799 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, British Columbia V6V 2N9, Canada Canadian Standards Association, Edmonton Facility, 1707-94th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1E6, Canada Canadian Standards Association, Moncton Facility, 40 Rooney Cresent, Moncton, New Brunswick E1E 4M3, Canada Canadian Standards Association, Winnipeg Facility, 50 Paramount Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2W3, Canada

Expansion of Recognition

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA), submitted an application for expansion of its current recognition to include the following test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c)

ANSI/IEEE C37.20.1 -- Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit-Breaker

Switchgear ANSI/IEEE C37.20.2 -- Metal-Clad and Station-Type Cubicle Switchgear ANSI/IEEE C37.20.3 -- Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear ANSI/IEEE C37.21 -- Control Switchboards ANSI/IEEE C37.23 -- Metal Enclosed Bus and Calculating Losses in Isolated-Place Bus ANSI/IEEE C37.41 -- Design Tests for High-Voltage Fuses, Distribution Enclosed Single Pole Air Switches, Fuse Disconnecting Switches and Accessories ANSI/IEEE C37.46 -- Specifications for Power Fuses and Fuse Disconnection Switches ANSI/IEEE C37.54 -- Indoor Alternating-Current High Voltage Circuit Breakers Applied as Removable Elements in Metal-Enclosed Switchgear, Assemblies -- Conformance Test Procedures ANSI/IEEE C37.55 -- Metal-Clad Switchgear Assemblies -- Conformance Test Procedures ANSI/IEEE C37.57 -- Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear Assemblies --

Conformance Testing ANSI/IEEE C37.58 -- Indoor AC Medium-Voltage Switches for Use in Metal-

Enclosed Switchgear -- Conformance Testing Procedures ANSI/IEEE C37.121 -- Unit Substations -- Requirements ANSI/IEEE C62.11 -- Metal Oxide Surge Arresters for AC Power Circuits UL 13 -- Power-Limited Circuit Cables ANSI/UL 508C -- Power Conversion Equipment ANSI/UL 611 -- Central-Station Burglar-Alarm Systems ANSI/UL 636 -- Holdup Alarm Units and Systems UL 858A -- Safety-Related Solid-State Controls for Electric Ranges UL 1424 -- Cables for Power-Limited Fire-Protective-Signaling Circuits UL 1651 -- Optical Fiber Cable UL 1690 -- Data-Processing Cable UL 1776 -- High-Pressure Cleaning Machines UL 1951 -- Electric Plumbing Accessories UL 1993 -- Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters UL 1996 -- Duct Heaters UL 2044 -- Commercial Closed Circuit Television Equipment UL 2083 -- Halon 1301 Recovery/Recycling Equipment UL 2601-1 -- Medical Electrical Equipment UL 3101-1 -- Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 1: General Requirements UL 3111-1 -- Electrical Measuring and Test Equipment; Part 1: General Requirements UL 8730-1 -- Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 1:

General Requirements The NRTL Recognition Program staff made an in-depth study of the details of CSA's original recognition, expansion of its original recognition, and extension of its recognition to include facilities other than Rexdale (Toronto), and determined 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 Canadian Standards Association, as required by 29 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than January 9, 1995, 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, 200 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 30th day of November 1994.

Joseph A. Dear,

Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 94-30233 Filed 12-7-94; 8:45 am]


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