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• Publication Date: 12/01/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:63561-63562
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Communication Certification Laboratory, Application for Renewal of Recognition; (Authority: 29 CFR 1910.7)

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL-1-90]

Communication Certification Laboratory, Application for Renewal of Recognition; (Authority: 29 CFR 1910.7)

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTIONS: Notice of application for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and preliminary finding.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of Communication Certification Laboratory for renewal of its recognition as a 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 30, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Send comments concerning this notice 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: Bernard Pasquet, Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program at the above address, or phone (202) 219-7056.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Communication Certification Laboratory (CCL) has made application, pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.7, for renewal of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). CCL previously received its recognition as a NRTL on June 21, 1991 (see 56 FR 28579), for a period of five years ending June 21, 1996. Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7 stipulates that the initial period of recognition of a NRTL is five years and that a NRTL may renew its recognition by applying not less than nine months, nor more than one year, before the expiration date of its current recognition. CCL applied for a renewal of its recognition on June 21, 1995 (see Exhibit 7), within the time allotted, and retains its recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal process.

The address of the laboratory covered by this application is: Communication Certification Laboratory, 1940 West Alexander Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119.

CCL desires renewal of its recognition for the following test standards, for which CCL was previously recognized:

ANSI/UL 478 Information-Processing and Business Equipment

ANSI/UL 1012 Power Supplies

ANSI/UL 1459 Telephone Equipment

ANSI/UL 1950 Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment

The NRTL staff reviewed CCL's request, and performed an on-site review ("assessment") of the laboratory, and determined that CCL can be granted a renewal of its recognition as a NRTL.

Preliminary Finding

Based upon the recommendations of the staff, including the recommendation and on-site review ("assessment") report from the Lead Assessor dated August 28, 1997 (see Exhibit 8), the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that the CCL laboratory mentioned above, for which the renewal of recognition was requested, 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 having met the requirements for renewal 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 January 30, 1998 and must be addressed to the Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N 3653, Washington, DC 20210. Copies of the CCL application letter, the laboratory survey reports, and all submitted comments, as received (Docket No. NRTL-1-90), 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 (CCL) satisfies the requirements for renewal of its recognition as a 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 18th day of November, 1997.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 97-31411 Filed 12-1-97; 8:45 am)


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