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| Publication Date:||07/12/1996|
| Publication Type:||Notice|
| Fed Register #:||61:36764-36766|
| Title:||Wyle Laboratories|
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
[Docket No. NRTL-1-93]
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor.
ACTION: Notice of Request for Expansion of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, and Preliminary Finding.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of Wyle 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 September 10, 1996.
ADDRESSES: Send comments to: NRTL Recognition Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor--Room N3653, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. 20210.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that Wyle Laboratories (WL), 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 59 FR 783, 1/6/94), and was so recognized (see 59 FR 37509, 7/22/94), has made application for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, for the programs and procedures, and the equipment or materials, listed below.
The address of the laboratory covered by this application is:
Wyle Laboratories, 7800 Highway 20 West, Huntsville, Alabama 35807.
Expansion of Recognition
On September 15, 1995, Wyle Laboratories made application for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory in the following areas:
Expansion of Recognition--Programs and Procedures
Based upon the conditions as detailed in the Federal Register document titled, "Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Clarification of the Types of Programs and Procedures", 60 FR 12980, 3/9/95, WL applied for recognition for the following programs and procedures:
Expansion of Recognition--Test Standards
WL also requested expansion of its NRTL recognition for testing and certification of products when tested for compliance with the following test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c):
ANSI/UL 8 -- Foam Fire Extinguishers
The NRTL Recognition Program staff made an in-depth study of the details of WL's original application for recognition and the on-site assessment and determined that an additional on-site visit was not necessary. The programs and procedures for which Wyle Laboratories has requested accreditation are the type that have been utilized previously in their nuclear and defense area programs, and controls have already been established. With respect to the test standards for which WL has requested, all but those pertaining to fire extinguishment and protection equipment are similar to the standards for which it has already been accredited and are, therefore, within the recognized capabilities of its personnel, facilities and equipment. Regarding the fire extinguishment and equipment protection standards, Wyle has tested at least four products in each of 16 of the 18 standards requested. The general knowledge that WL has acquired in the performance of those tests, and the test equipment and personnel on the site, would indicate that it has the capability to test and certify products under these standards.
In any event, at the next scheduled audit a judgement will be made of the adequacy of the controls for the scope of activities involved in the NRTL program as well as of the status of the facility, equipment, and personnel.
Based upon a review of the completed application file and the recommendation of the staff, the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that the Wyle Laboratories facility for which expansion of its recognition was requested (Huntsville, Alabama) can meet the requirements as prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7.
All interested members of the public are invited to supply detailed reasons and evidence supporting or challenging the sufficiency of the applicant's having met the requirements for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, as required by 29 CFR 1910.7 and Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than September 10, 1996, 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, D.C. 20210. Copies of the WL application, the laboratory survey reports, and all submitted comments, as received, (Docket No. NRTL-1-93), 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.
The Assistant Secretary's final decision on whether the applicant (Wyle Laboratories) satisfies the requirements for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL will be made on the basis of the entire record including the public submissions and any further proceedings that the Assistant Secretary may consider appropriate in accordance with Appendix A to Section 1910.7.
Signed at Washington, D.C. this 8th day of July, 1996.
Joseph A. Dear, Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-17779 Filed 7-11-96; 8:45 am]
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