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• Publication Date: 03/24/1995
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 60:15595-15597
• Title: Canadian Standards Association

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

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 expansion of current recognition as a nationally recognized testing laboratory.



SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agency's final decision on the Canadian Standards Association application for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.

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 of Final Decision

The Canadian Standards Association 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 of its (see 59 FR 5447, 2/4/94); 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 40602, 8/9/94); and subsequently made application for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL (see 58 FR 64973, 12/10/93, and so recognized (see 59 FR 5446, 2/4/94).

CSA applied for expansion of its current recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for 51 test standards (of which 31 were determined to be appropriate standards) pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.7, which was published in the Federal Register on December 8, 1994 (59 FR 63383). No comments were received concerning this request for expansion.

Notice is hereby given that CSA's recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory has been expanded to include the 31 test standards (product categories) listed below.

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, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

The addresses of the laboratories covered by this recognition 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 Crescent, Moncton, New Brunswick E1E 4M3, Canada

Canadian Standards Association, Winnipeg Facility, 50 Paramount Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2W3, Canada.

Final Decision and Order

Based upon the facts found as part of the Canadian Standards Association's original recognition, including details of necessary test equipment, procedures, and special apparatus or facilities needed, adequacy of the staff, the application, amendments, and documentation submitted by the applicant, the OSHA staff finding including the original On-Site Review Report, as well as the evaluation of the current request, OSHA finds that the Canadian Standards Association has met the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its present recognition to test and certify certain equipment or materials.

Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, the CSA's recognition is hereby expanded to include the 31 additional test standards (product categories) cited below, subject to the conditions listed below. This recognition is limited to equipment or materials which, under 29 CFR Part 1910, require testing, listing, labeling, approval, acceptance, or certification by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. This recognition is limited to the use of the following 31 additional test standards for the testing and certification of equipment or materials included within the scope of these standards.

CSA has stated that these standards are used to test equipment or materials which can be used in environments under OSHA's jurisdiction, and OSHA has determined that they 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 Disconnecting 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 Canadian Standards Association must also abide by the following conditions of the expansion of its recognition, in addition to those already required by 29 CFR 1910.7:

This recognition does not apply to any aspect of any Canadian Standards Association program which is available only to qualified manufacturers and is based upon the NRTL's evaluation and accreditation of the manufacturer's quality assurance program;

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration shall be allowed access to CSA's facilities and records for purposes of ascertaining continuing compliance with the terms of its recognition and to investigate as OSHA deems necessary;

If CSA has reason to doubt the efficacy of any test standard it is using under this program, it shall promptly inform the test standard developing organization of this fact and provide that organization with appropriate relevant information upon which its concerns are based;

CSA shall not engage in or permit others to engage in any misrepresentation of the scope or conditions of its recognition. As part of this condition, CSA agrees that it will allow no representation that it is either a recognized or an accredited Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) without clearly indicating the specific equipment or material to which this recognition is tied, or that its recognition is limited to certain products;

CSA shall inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any change of ownership or key personnel, including details;

CSA will continue to meet the requirements for recognition in all areas where it has been recognized; and

CSA will always cooperate with OSHA to assure compliance with the letter as well as the spirit of its recognition and 29 CFR 1910.7.

Effective Date

This recognition will become effective on March 24, 1995, and will be valid until December 24, 1997, (a period of five years from the date of the original recognition, December 24, 1992), unless terminated prior to that date, in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.7.

Signed at Washington, DC this 20th day of March, 1995.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 95-7366 Filed 3-23-95; 8:45 am]


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