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• Publication Date: 12/17/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:69676-69683
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., Applications for Renewal and Expansion of Recognition.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL-1-89]

Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., Applications for Renewal and Expansion of Recognition

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces: (1) the application of Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., for renewal of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7, and (2) the applications of Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., for expansion of its recognition to use additional standards, sites, and programs, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of these applications.

DATES: Comments submitted by interested parties must be received no later than February 16, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Send comments concerning this notice to: Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N3653, Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Pasquet, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities at the above address, or phone (202) 219-7056.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of Application

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hereby gives notice that Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc. (ITSNA) has applied for renewal and for expansion of its current recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). ITSNA's expansion request covers the use of additional test standards, sites, and programs. OSHA recognizes an organization as an NRTL, and processes applications related to such recognitions, following requirements in Section 1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1910.7). Appendix A to this section requires that OSHA publish this public notice of the preliminary finding on an application.

The renewal and expansion of recognition covered by this notice apply only to the administrative, testing, and certification facilities that are part of the ITSNA organization and operations as an NRTL. No part of the recognition will apply to any other part of ITSNA, or to any other legal entity, subsidiary, facility, operation, unit, division, or department of Intertek Testing Services Ltd. (ITSLtd), which encompasses ITSNA. The term "ITSNA" also represents the NRTL's predecessors "ETL" and/or "InchcapeNA," as appropriate and as explained below.

The most recent notices published by OSHA for ITSNA's recognition covered an expansion for additional sites, which OSHA announced on August 8, 1997 (62 FR 42829) and granted on December 1, 1997 (62 FR 63562). The following is a chronology of the other Federal Register notices published by OSHA concerning the recognition of ITSNA, all of which involved an expansion of recognition for additional test standards: a request announced on October 26, 1990 (55 FR 43229) and granted on December 18, 1990 (55 FR 51971; see correction, 56 FR 2953 1/25/91); a request announced on November 18, 1992 (57 FR 54422) and granted on July 13, 1993 (58 FR 37749; see correction, 58 FR 47001, 9/ 3/93); and a request announced on August 9, 1996 (61 FR 41659) and granted on November 20, 1996 (61 FR 59111; see correction, 63 FR 1126, 1/8/98). The renewal will incorporate all recognitions granted to ITSNA through the date of publication of this preliminary finding.

The current address of the ITSNA testing facilities already recognized by OSHA are:

ITSNA Cortland, 3933 U.S. Route 11, Cortland, New York 13045

ITSNA Boxborough, 593 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, Massachusetts 01719

ITSNA Atlanta, 4317-A Park Drive, Norcross, Georgia 30093

ITSNA San Francisco, 1365 Adams Court, Menlo Park, CA 94025

*ITSNA Pittsburg, 530 Garcia Avenue, Pittsburg, California 94565

*ITSNA Vancouver, 211 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3K 4X9 Canada

ITSNA Hong Kong, 2/F., Garment Centre, 576 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

ITSNA Taiwan, 14/F Huei Fung Building, 27, Chung Shan North Road, Sec. 3, Taipei 10451, Taiwan

The current address of the ITSNA/

ETL "Certification" office to be recognized as part of the renewal request is:

ITSNA Cortland Certification, 24 Groton Avenue, Cortland, New York 13045.

The current address of the additional ITSNA testing sites covered by the expansion requests are:

ITSNA Los Angeles, 27611 LaPaz Road, Suite C, Laguna Niguel, California 92677

ITSNA Minneapolis, 7435 Fourth Street North, Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042

ITSNA Totowa, 40 Commerce Way, Unit B, Totowa, New Jersey 07512

*ITSNA Madison, 8431 Murphy Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

* One of the three sites permitted to authorize the use of the "WHI" certification mark.

General Background on the Applicant and Applications

ITSNA, as "ETL," has submitted a request for the renewal, dated September 29, 1993 (see Exhibit 30A). It later submitted multiple requests to expand its recognition: applications for recognition of additional sites, dated August 24, 1994 (see Exhibits 30B, 30C, and 30D), and dated April 3, 1996 (see Exhibit 30E); requests for recognition to use additional test standards, dated April 25, 1997 and January 2, 1998 (see Exhibits 30F and 30H); and the request for recognition to use additional programs and procedures, dated November 20, 1997 (see Exhibit 30G). ITSNA submitted an application for another site that it subsequently withdrew.

When first recognized as an NRTL in 1989, the organization's name was ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc. (ETL). According to the preliminary Federal Register notice for the recognition (54 FR 8411), ETL was part of Inchcape Inspection and Testing Services, U.S.A., Inc. (IITS), based in New York. IITS was in turn owned by Inchcape plc, based in the United Kingdom.

In 1996, "ETL" informed OSHA (See Exhibit 23E) of a change in legal structure and name to "Inchcape Testing Services NA, Inc." (InchcapeNA). OSHA published a final notice reflecting this change on November 20, 1996 (61 FR 59111). In this notice, OSHA also noted: (1) the 1991 acquisition by IITS of Dash, Strauss, and Goodhue, Inc. (DS&G), and (2) that it granted the voluntary termination of recognition of DS&G as an NRTL, as requested by InchcapeNA. OSHA had recognized DS&G as an NRTL on June 16, 1989 (54 FR 25643) for one location. This site maintained its recognition as part of IITS.

More recently, InchcapeNA informed OSHA (see Exhibit 25F) of the substantial acquisition of "Inchcape Testing Services" by Charterhouse Development Capitol Limited (Charterhouse) and "affiliated investors." Following this, "InchcapeNA" informed OSHA (see Exhibit 25G) of a name change to "Intertek Testing Services NA Inc." in connection with a change in corporate identity by ITSLtd, headquartered in London, England.

ITSNA, as ETL, received its recognition as an NRTL on September 13, 1989 (see 54 FR 37845), for a period of five years ending September 13, 1994. Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7 stipulates that the period of recognition of an NRTL is five years and that an 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. ETL submitted its renewal request within the time allotted, and ITSNA retains its recognition pending OSHA's final decision in this renewal process. However, OSHA temporarily withheld its consideration of the renewal and the expansion requests pending resolution by the NRTL of discrepancies noted at its facilities during OSHA audits. Staff of the OSHA NRTL Program accepted resolution of the discrepancies in December 1996, permitting OSHA to resume processing all the requests it had received from ITSNA.

Regarding the expansions, ITSNA requests recognition to use additional standards, testing facilities (sites), and additional programs and procedures. All the ITSNA testing sites listed above will be recognized to use the programs and procedures, and to perform testing, but not to authorize the "ETL" certifications.

Renewal of NRTL Recognition

ITSNA seeks renewal of its recognition for the eight sites that OSHA has previously recognized. The renewal of each of these sites is limited to performing testing to the test standards for which OSHA has recognized ITSNA, and for which the site has the proper capability and control programs. However, OSHA intends to impose certain limitations on the testing that can be performed at ITSNA's sites, and in general, to the testing permitted under some of the test standards.

The renewal will allow ITSNA to maintain its current operation as an NRTL. Specifically, only the ITSNA "Cortland Certification" office, currently at the address identified above, may authorize the use of the "ETL" certification mark or certifications for the NRTL Program. Only the Vancouver, Pittsburg, and proposed Madison sites identified above may authorize the use of the "WHI" (Warnock Hersey) certification mark or certifications.

ITSNA also seeks renewal of its recognition for testing and certification of products to demonstrate compliance to the following 405 test standards, which OSHA has previously recognized for ITSNA. OSHA recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is limited to products for which OSHA standards require third party testing and certification before use in the workplace.

ANSI/ASME A90.1 Safety Standard for Belt Manlifts

ANSI/IEEE C37.13 Low Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures

ANSI/IEEE C37.14 Low Voltage DC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures

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

(1)ANSI/ISA S12.12 Nonincendive Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2, and Class III, Divisions 1 and 2, Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/ISA S12.13.1 Performance Requirements for Combustible Gas Detectors

ANSI Z21.1 Household Cooking Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.5.1 Gas Clothes Dryers--Volume I--Type 1 Clothes Dryers

ANSI Z21.5.2 Gas Clothes Dryers--Volume II--Type 2 Clothes Dryers

ANSI Z21.10.1 Gas Water Heaters--Volume I--Storage Water Heaters with Input Ratings of 75,000 Btu per Hour or less

ANSI Z21.10.3 Gas Water Heaters--Volume III--Storage, with Input Ratings above 75,000 Btu per Hour, Circulating and Instantaneous Water Heaters

ANSI Z21.11.1 Gas-Fired Room Heaters--Volume I--Vented Room Heaters

ANSI Z21.11.2 Gas-Fired Room Heaters--Volume II, Unvented Room Heaters

ANSI Z21.12 Draft Hoods

ANSI Z21.13 Gas-Fired Low-Pressure Steam and Hot Water Boilers

ANSI Z21.15 Manually Operated Gas Valves

ANSI Z21.17 Domestic Gas Conversion Burners

ANSI Z21.18 Gas Appliance Pressure Regulators

ANSI Z21.20 Automatic Gas Ignition Systems and Components

ANSI Z21.21 Automatic Valves for Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.23 Gas Appliance Thermostats ANSI Z21.35 Pilot Gas Filters

ANSI Z21.40.1 Gas-Fired, Heat Activated Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Appliances

ANSI Z21.40.2 Gas-Fired, Work Activated Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Appliances (Internal Combustion) ANSI Z21.47 Gas-Fired Central Furnaces

ANSI Z21.48 Gas-Fired Gravity and Fan Type Floor Furnaces

ANSI Z21.49 Gas-Type Gravity and Fan Type Vented Wall Furnaces

ANSI Z21.56 Gas-Fired Pool Heaters

ANSI Z83.4 Direct Gas-Fired Make-Up Air Heaters

ANSI Z83.8 Gas Unit Heaters and Gas-Fired Duct Furnaces

ANSI Z83.11 Gas Food Service Equipment--Range and Unit Broilers

ANSI Z83.16 Gas-Fired Unvented Commercial and Industrial Heaters

ANSI Z83.18 Direct Gas-Fired Industrial Air Heaters

ANSI/UL 1 Flexible Metal Conduit

ANSI/UL 3 Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for Electric Wiring

ANSI/UL 4 Armored Cable

ANSI/UL 5 Surface Metal Raceways and Fittings

UL 6 Rigid Metal Conduit

UL 9 Fire Tests of Window Assemblies

UL 10B Fire Tests of Door Assemblies

UL 10C Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies

UL 13 Power-Limited Circuit Cables

ANSI/UL 17 Vent or Chimney Connector Dampers for Oil-Fired Appliances

ANSI/UL 20 General-Use Snap Switches

ANSI/UL 21 LP-Gas Hose

ANSI/UL 22 Amusement and Gaming Machines

ANSI/UL 25 Meters for Flammable and Combustible Liquids and LP Gas

ANSI/UL 44 Rubber-Insulated Wires and Cables

ANSI/UL 45 Portable Electric Tools

ANSI/UL 48 Electric Signs

ANSI/UL 50 Electrical Cabinets and Boxes

ANSI/UL 62 Flexible Cord and Fixture Wire

ANSI/UL 65 [Electric] Wired Cabinets

ANSI/UL 67 [Electric] Panelboards

ANSI/UL 69 Electric-Fence Controllers

ANSI/UL 73 [Electric] Motor-Operated Appliances

ANSI/UL 79 Power-Operated Pumps for Petroleum Product Dispensing Systems

ANSI/UL 82 Electric Gardening Appliances

ANSI/UL 83 Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables

ANSI/UL 87 Power-Operated Dispensing Devices for Petroleum Products

ANSI/UL 94 Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances

ANSI/UL 96 Lightning Protection Components

ANSI/UL 98 Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches

UL 104 Elevator Door Locking Devices and Contacts

ANSI/UL 114 Electric Office Appliances and Business Equipment

ANSI/UL 122 Photographic Equipment

ANSI/UL 130 Electric Heating Pads

UL 136 Pressure Cookers

ANSI/UL 141 Garment Finishing Appliances

ANSI/UL 150 Antenna Rotators

ANSI/UL 153 Portable Electric Lamps

ANSI/UL 154 Carbon-Dioxide Fire Extinguisher

ANSI/UL 174 Household Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters

UL 181 Factory Made Air Ducts and Connectors

ANSI/UL 183 Manufactured Wiring Systems

ANSI/UL 187 X-Ray Equipment

ANSI/UL 197 Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances

ANSI/UL 198B Class H Fuses

ANSI/UL Class K Fuses

ANSI/UL 198E Class R Fuses

ANSI/UL 198F Plug Fuses

ANSI/UL 198G Fuses for Supplementary Overcurrent Protection

ANSI/UL 198H Class T Fuses

ANSI/UL 198L DC Fuses for Industrial Uses

ANSI/UL 198M Mine-Duty Fuses

ANSI/UL 201 Standard for Garage Equipment

ANSI/UL 207 Refrigerant Containing Components and Accessories, Nonelectrical

UL 209 Cellular Metal Floor Raceways and Fittings

ANSI/UL 224 Extruded Insulating Tubing

ANSI/UL 231 [Electrical] Power Outlets

ANSI/UL 244A Solid-State Controls for Appliances

ANSI/UL 250 Household Refrigerators and Freezers

ANSI/UL 291 Automated Teller Systems

ANSI/UL 294 Access Control System Units

ANSI/UL 296 Oil Burners

ANSI/UL 296A Waste Oil-Burning Air-Heating Appliances

ANSI/UL 298 Portable Electric Hand Lamps

ANSI/UL 299 Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher

ANSI/UL 303 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Condensing and Compressor Units

ANSI/UL 307A Liquid Fuel-Burning Heating Appliances for Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 310 Electrical Quick-Connect Terminals

ANSI/UL 325 Door, Drapery, Gate, Louver, and Window Operators and Systems

UL 330 Hose and Hose Assemblies for Dispensing Gasoline

ANSI/UL 343 Pumps for Oil-Burning Appliances

ANSI/UL 347 High-Voltage Industrial Control Equipment

ANSI/UL 353 Limit Controls

ANSI/UL 355 Cord Reels

ANSI/UL 360 Liquid-Tight Flexible Steel Conduit

ANSI/UL 363 Knife Switches

ANSI/UL 365 Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units and Systems

ANSI/UL 372 Primary Safety Controls for Gas-and Oil-Fired Appliances

UL 378 Draft Equipment

ANSI/UL 399 Drinking-Water Coolers

ANSI/UL 407 Manifolds for Compressed Gases

ANSI/UL 412 Refrigeration Unit Coolers

ANSI/UL 414 Meter Sockets

ANSI/UL 416 Refrigerated Medical Equipment

ANSI/UL 427 Refrigerating Units

ANSI/UL 429 Electrically Operated Valves

ANSI/UL 430 [Electric] Waste Disposers

ANSI/UL 443 Steel Auxiliary Tanks for Oil-Burner Fuel

UL 444 Communications Cables

ANSI/UL 448 Pumps for Fire-Protection Service

ANSI/UL 464 Audible Signal Appliances

ANSI/UL 465 Central Cooling Air Conditioners

ANSI/UL 466 Electric Scales

ANSI/UL 467 [Electrical] Grounding and Bonding Equipment

ANSI/UL 469 Musical Instruments and Accessories

ANSI/UL 471 Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

ANSI/UL 474 Dehumidifiers

ANSI/UL 482 Portable Sun/Heat Lamps

ANSI/UL 484 Room Air Conditioners

ANSI/UL 486A Wire Connectors and Soldering Lugs for Use With Copper Conductors

ANSI/UL 486B Wire Connectors for Use with Aluminum Conductors

ANSI/UL 486C Splicing Wire Connectors

ANSI/UL 486E Equipment Wiring Terminals for Use with Aluminum and/or Cooper Conductors

ANSI/UL 489 Molded-Case Circuit Breakers and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures

ANSI/UL 493 Thermoplastic-Insulated Underground Feeder and Branch- Circuit Cables

ANSI/UL 496 Edison Base Lampholders

ANSI/UL 497 Protectors for Communication Circuits

UL 497A Secondary Protectors for Communication Circuits

ANSI/UL 497B Protectors for Data Communication and Fire Alarm Circuits

ANSI/UL 498 Attachment Plugs and Receptacles

ANSI/UL 499 Electric Heating Appliances

ANSI/UL 506 Specialty Transformers

ANSI/UL 507 Electric Fans

ANSI/UL 508 Electric Industrial Control Equipment

ANSI/UL 508C Power Conversion Equipment

ANSI/UL 510 Insulating Tape

ANSI/UL 512 Fuseholders

ANSI/UL 514A Metallic Outlet Boxes

ANSI/UL 514B Fittings for Conduit and Outlet Boxes

ANSI/UL 514C Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Flush-Device Boxes and Covers

ANSI/UL 525 Flame Arresters for Use on Vents of Storage Tanks for Petroleum Oil and Gasoline

ANSI/UL 541 Refrigerated Vending Machines

ANSI/UL 542 Lampholders, Starters, and Starter Holders for Fluorescent Lamps

UL 544 Electric Medical and Dental Equipment

ANSI/UL 547 Thermal Protectors for Electric Motors

ANSI/UL 551 Transformer-Type Arc-Welding Machines

ANSI/UL 558 Industrial Trucks, Internal Combustion Engineer-Powered

ANSI/UL 559 Heat Pumps

ANSI/UL 561 Floor-Finishing Machines

ANSI/UL 563 Ice Makers

ANSI/UL 567 Pipe Connectors for Flammable and Combustible Liquids and LP Gas

ANSI/UL 574 Electric Oil Heaters

ANSI/UL 583 Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks

ANSI/UL 603 Power Supplies for Use with Burglar-Alarm Systems

ANSI/UL 606 Linings and Screens for Use with Burglar-Alarm Systems

ANSI/UL 609 Local Burglar-Alarm Units and Systems

ANSI/UL 621 Ice Cream Makers

ANSI/UL 626 2 \1/2\ Gallon Stored-Pressure, Water-Type Fire Extinguisher

ANSI/UL 632 Electrically Actuated Transmitters

ANSI/UL 634 Connectors and Switches for Use with Burglar-Alarm Systems

ANSI/UL 639 Intrusion-Detection Units

ANSI/UL 641 Low-Temperature Venting Systems, Type L

ANSI/UL 644 Container Assemblies for LP-Gas

ANSI/UL 651 Schedule 40 and 80 PVC Conduit

ANSI/UL 651A Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and HDPE Conduit

UL 664 Commercial Dry-Cleaning Machines (Type IV)

(1) ANSI/UL 674 Electric Motors and Generators for Use in Hazardous Locations, Class I, Groups C and D, Class II, Groups E, F, and G

ANSI/UL 676 Underwater Lighting Fixtures

(1) ANSI/UL 698 Industrial Control Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 705 Power Ventilators

UL 710 Exhaust Hoods for Commercial Cooking Equipment

ANSI/UL 711 Rating and Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishers

ANSI/UL 719 Nonmetallic Sheathes Cables

ANSI/UL 726 Oil-Fired Boiler Assemblies

ANSI/UL 727 Oil-Fired Central Furnaces

ANSI/UL 729 Oil-Fired Floor Furnaces

ANSI/UL 730 Oil-Fired Wall Furnaces

ANSI/UL 731 Oil-Fired Unit Heaters

ANSI/UL 732 Oil-Fired Storage Tank Water Heaters

UL 733 Oil-Fired Air Heaters and Direct-Fired Heaters

UL 745-1 Portable Electric ToolsUL 745-2-1 Particular Requirements of Drills

UL 745-2-2 Particular Requirements for Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches

UL 745-2-3 Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers, and Disk-Type SandersUL 745-2-4 Particular Requirements for Sanders

UL 745-2-5 Particular Requirements for Circular Saws and Circular Knives

UL 745-2-6 Particular Requirements for Hammers

UL 745-2-8 Particular Requirements for Shears and Nibblers

UL 745-2-9 Particular Requirements for Tappers

UL 745-2-11 Particular Requirements for Reciprocating Saws

UL 745-2-12 Particular Requirements for Concrete Vibrators

UL 745-2-14 Particular Requirements for Planers

UL 745-2-17 Particular Requirements for Routers and Trimmers

UL 745-2-30 Particular Requirements for Staplers

UL 745-2-31 Particular Requirements for Diamond Core Drills

UL 745-2-32 Particular Requirements for Magnetic Drill Presses

UL 745-2-33 Particular Requirements for Portable Bandsaws

UL 745-2-34 Particular Requirements for Strapping Tools

UL 745-2-35 Particular Requirements for Drain Cleaners

UL 745-2-36 Particular Requirements for Hand Motor Tools

UL 745-2-37 Particular Requirements for Plate Jointers

ANSI/UL 746C Polymeric Materials--Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations

ANSI/UL 749 Household [Electric] Dishwashers

ANSI/UL 751 Vending Machines

ANSI/UL 756 Coin and Currency Changers and Actuators

UL 763 Motor-Operated Commercial Food Preparing Machines

ANSI/UL 773 Plug-In, Locking Type Photocontrols for Use with Area Lighting

ANSI/UL 773A Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control

UL 775 Graphic Arts Equipment

ANSI/UL 778 Motor-Operated Water Pumps

(1)ANSI/UL 781 Portable Electric Lighting Units for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

UL 795 Commercial-Industrial Gas-Heating Equipment

ANSI/UL 796 Electrical Printed-Wiring Boards

ANSI/UL 797 Electrical Metallic Tubing

UL 810 Capacitors

ANSI/UL 813 Commercial Audio Equipment

ANSI/UL 814 Gas-Tube-Sign and Ignition Cable

ANSI/UL 817 Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords

(1)ANSI/UL 823 Electric Heaters for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 826 Household Electric Clocks

ANSI/UL 827 Central-Stations for Watchman, Fire-Alarm, and Supervisory Services

ANSI/UL 834 Electric Heating, Water Supply, and Power Boilers

ANSI/UL 842 Valves for Flammable Liquids

(1)ANSI/UL 844 Electric Lighting Fixtures for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 845 Motor Control Centers

ANSI/UL 854 Service-Entrance Cables

ANSI/UL 857 Electric Busways and Associated Fittings

ANSI/UL 858 Household Electric Ranges

UL 858A Safety-Related Solid-State Controls for Household Electric Ranges

ANSI/UL 859 Electrical Personal Grooming Appliances

ANSI/UL 863 Time-Indicating and--Recording Appliances

ANSI/UL 864 Control Units for Fire-Protective Signaling Systems

ANSI/UL 867 Electrostatic Air Cleaners

ANSI/UL 873 [Electrical] Temperature-Indicating and Regulating Equipment

ANSI/UL 875 Electric Dry Bath Heaters

(1)ANSI/UL 877 Circuit Breakers and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 879 Electrode Receptacles for Gas-Tube Signs

ANSI/UL 883 Fan-Coil Units and Room Fan-Heater Units

ANSI/UL 884 Underfloor Raceways and Fittings

(1)ANSI/UL 886 Outlet Boxes and Fittings for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 891 Dead-Front Electrical Switchboards

(1)ANSI/UL 894 Switches for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 900 Test Performance of Air-Filter Units

ANSI/UL 910 Test Method for Fire and Smoke Characteristics of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cables Used in Air Handling Spaces

ANSI/UL 913 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1, Hazardous Locations

ANSI/UL 916 Energy Management Equipment

ANSI/UL 917 Clock-Operated Switches

ANSI/UL 921 Commercial Electric Dishwashers

ANSI/UL 923 Microwave Cooking Appliances

ANSI/UL 924 Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment

ANSI/UL 935 Fluorescent-Lamp Ballasts

ANSI/UL 943 Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters

ANSI/UL 961 Hobby and Sports Equipment

ANSI/UL 964 Electrically Heated Bedding

ANSI/UL 969 Marking and Labeling Systems

ANSI/UL 977 Fuse Power-Circuit Devices

ANSI/UL 982 Motor-Operated Household Food Preparing Machines

ANSI/UL 983 Surveillance Camera Units

ANSI/UL 984 Hermetic Refrigerant Motor-Compressors

ANSI/UL 987 Stationary and Fixed Electric Tools

UL 991 Safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices

ANSI/UL 998 Humidifiers

(1)ANSI/UL 1002 Electrically Operated Valves for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 1004 Electric Motors

ANSI/UL 1005 Electric Flatirons

ANSI/UL 1008 Automatic Transfer Switches

ANSI/UL 1012 Power Supplies

ANSI/UL 1017 Vacuum Cleaner Machines and Blower Cleaners

ANSI/UL 1020 Thermal Cutoffs for Use in Electrical Appliances and Components

UL 1022 Line Isolated Monitors

ANSI/UL 1026 Electric Household Cooking and Food Serving Appliances

ANSI/UL 1028 [Electric] Hair-Clipping and Shaving Appliances

ANSI/UL 1029 High-Intensity Discharge Lamp Ballasts

ANSI/UL 1030 Sheathed Heating Elements

ANSI/UL 1037 Antitheft Alarms and Devices

ANSI/UL 1042 Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment

ANSI/UL 1047 Isolated Power Systems Equipment

ANSI/UL 1054 Special-Use Switches

UL 1059 [Electrical] Terminal Blocks

ANSI/UL 1063 Machine-Tool Wires and Cables

ANSI/UL 1066 Low-Voltage AC or DC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures

ANSI/UL 1069 Hospital Signaling and Nurse-Call System

ANSI/UL 1072 Medium-Voltage Power Cables

UL 1075 Gas Fired Cooling Appliances for Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 1076 Proprietary Burglar Alarm Units and Systems

ANSI/UL 1077 Supplementary Protectors for Use in Electrical Equipment

ANSI/UL 1081 [Electric] Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters, and Chlorinators

ANSI/UL 1082 Household Electric Coffee Makers and Brewing-Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1083 Household Electric Skillets and Frying-Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1086 Household Trash Compactors

ANSI/UL 1097 Double Insulation Systems for Use in Electrical Equipment

(1)ANSI/UL 1203 Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

UL 1206 Electrical Commercial Clothes-Washing Equipment

ANSI/UL 1207 Sewage Pumps for Use in Hazardous [Class I only] (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 1230 Amateur Movie Lights

ANSI/UL 1236 Electric Battery Chargers

ANSI/UL 1238 Control Equipment for Use with Flammable Liquid Dispensing Devices

UL 1240 Electric Commercial Clothes-Drying Equipment

UL 1244 Electrical and Electronic Measuring and Testing Equipment

ANSI/UL 1261 Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs

ANSI/UL 1262 Laboratory Equipment

ANSI/UL 1270 Radio Receivers, Audio Systems, and Accessories

ANSI/UL 1277 Electrical Power and Control Tray Cables with Optional Optical-Fiber Members

ANSI/UL 1278 Movable and Wall- or Ceiling-Hung Electric Room Heaters

ANSI/UL 1286 Office Furnishings

ANSI/UL 1310 Direct Plug-In Transformer Units

ANSI/UL 1313 Nonmetallic Safety Cans for Petroleum Products

ANSI/UL 1316 Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks for Petroleum Products

UL 1323 Scaffold Hoists

ANSI/UL 1409 Low-Voltage Video Products Without Cathode-Ray-Tube Displays

ANSI/UL 1410 Television Receivers and High-Voltage Video Products

ANSI/UL 1411 Transformers and Motor Transformers for Use in Audio-, Radio-, and Television-Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1413 High-Voltage Components for Television-Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1414 Across-the-Line, Antenna-Coupling, and Line-By-Pass Capacitors for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1416 Overcurrent and Overtemperature Protectors for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1417 Special Fuses for Radio- and Television-Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1418 Implosion-Protected Cathode-Ray Tubes for Television- Type Appliances

ANSI/UL 1424 Cables for Power-Limited Alarm Circuits

ANSI/UL 1433 Control Centers for Changing Message Type Electric Signs

ANSI/UL 1436 Outlet Circuit Testers and Similar Indicating Devices

UL 1437 Electrical Analog Instruments--Panel Board Types

ANSI/UL 1438 Household Electric Drip-Type Coffee Makers

ANSI/UL 1445 Electric Water Bed Heaters

ANSI/UL 1446 Systems of Insulating Materials--General

ANSI/UL 1447 Electric Lawn Mowers

ANSI/UL 1448 Electric Hedge Trimmers

UL 1449 Tr ANSIent Voltage Surge Suppressors

ANSI/UL 1450 Motor-Operated Air Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Painting Equipment

ANSI/UL 1453 Electric Booster and Commercial Storage Tank Water Heaters

UL 1459 Telephone Equipment

ANSI/UL 1480 Speakers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems

ANSI/UL 1481 Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling Systems

ANSI/UL 1492 Audio-Video Products and Accessories

ANSI/UL 1557 Electrically Isolated Semiconductor Devices

UL 1558 Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear

ANSI/UL 1559 Insect-Control Equipment, Electrocution Type

ANSI/UL 1561 Large General Purpose transformers

UL 1562 Transformers, Distribution, Dry-Type--Over 600 Volts

ANSI/UL 1563 Electric Hot Tubs, Spas, and Associated Equipment

ANSI/UL 1564 Industrial Battery Chargers

ANSI/UL 1565 Wire Positioning Devices

UL 1567 Receptacles and Switches for Use With Aluminum Wire

ANSI/UL 1569 Metal-Clad Cables

ANSI/UL 1570 Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures

ANSI/UL 1571 Incandescent Lighting Fixtures

ANSI/UL 1572 High Intensity Discharge Lighting Fixtures

ANSI/UL 1573 Stage and Studio Lighting Units

ANSI/UL 1574 Track Lighting Systems

ANSI/UL 1577 Optical Isolaters

ANSI/UL 1581 Reference Standard for Electrical Wires, Cables, and Flexible Cords

ANSI/UL 1585 Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers

ANSI/UL 1594 Sewing and Cutting Machines

(1) UL 1604 Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2, and Class III Hazardous (Classified) Locations

ANSI/UL 1610 Central-Station Burglar-Alarm Units

ANSI/UL 1638 Visual Signaling Appliances

UL 1640 Portable Power Distribution Units

ANSI/UL 1647 Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines

UL 1660 Liquid-Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit

ANSI/UL 1662 Electric Chain Saws

ANSI/UL 1664 Immersion-Detection Circuit-Interrupters

ANSI/UL 1666 Standard Test for Flame Propagation Height of Electrical and Optical-Fiber Cables Installed Vertically in Shafts

ANSI/UL 1673 Electric Space Heating Cables

ANSI/UL 1676 Discharge Path Resistors

ANSI/UL 1690 Data-Processing Cables

ANSI/UL 1711 Amplifiers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems

ANSI/UL 1727 Commercial Electric Personal Grooming Appliances

UL 1738 Venting Systems for Gas-Burning Appliances, Categories II, III, and IV

ANSI/UL 1778 Uninterruptible Power Supply EquipmentUL 1795 Hydromassage Bathtubs

UL 1812 Ducted Heat Recovery Ventilators

UL 1815 Nonducted Heat Recovery Ventilators

ANSI/UL 1876 Isolating Signal and Feedback Transformers for Use in Electronic Equipment

ANSI/UL 1917 Solid-State Fan Speed Controls

ANSI/UL 1950 Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business EquipmentUL 1993 Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters

UL 1994 Low-Level Path Marking and Lighting Systems

UL 1995 Heating and Cooling Equipment

ANSI/UL 1996 Duct Heaters

UL 2021 Fixed and Location-Dedicated Electric Room Heaters

ANSI/UL 2044 Commercial Closed Circuit Television Equipment

ANSI/UL 2097 Double Insulation Systems for Use in Electronic Equipment

UL 2601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety

UL 3044 Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment

UL 3101-1 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 1: General

UL 3111-1 Electrical Measuring and Test Equipment, Part 1: General

ANSI/UL 6500 Audio/Visual and Musical Instrument Apparatus for Household, Commercial, and Similar General Use

UL 8730-1 Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 1: General

UL 8730-2-4 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Thermal Motor Protectors for Motor Compressors or Hermetic and Semi-Hermetic Type

UL 8730-2-7 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Timers and Time Switches

UL 8730-2-8 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Electrically Operated Water Valves

(1) Testing and certification of products under this test standard is limited to Class I locations. See also general note and condition for hazardous location testing.

Note 1-All safety testing for Class I locations is limited to recognized ITSNA sites properly pre-qualified by ITSNA. See "Limitations."

Note 2-Testing and certification of gas operated equipment is limited to equipment for use with "liquefied petroleum gas."

The designations and titles of the above test standards were current at the time of the preparation of this notice. They may differ from those that OSHA used in the original recognition of the test standards published in the Federal Register. In addition, OSHA had recognized ITSNA for ASTM E152, ASTM E163, and a few other standards that the standards organization has withdrawn or replaced. ITSNA has substituted alternative standards where possible, and these are listed above.

In their report on the recognitions, the NRTL Program staff recommended certain limitations on intrinsic testing that will apply to all hazardous location testing. These limitations are described partly in the note above and more fully under Limitations below. These limitations will apply to the renewal of recognition of the above test standards.

Expansion of NRTL Recognition

Expansion of Recognition-Additional Facilities

ITSNA requests recognition of the 4 additional sites listed above. OSHA's recognition of the Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Totowa sites will be limited to performing testing to the test standards for which the site has the proper capability and control programs. In addition, OSHA will not recognize these three sites for authorizing certifications under the NRTL Program. OSHA intends to recognize the Madison site for performing testing to a limited number of test standards, but also for authorizing the "WHI" certifications under the Program. However, as previously noted, OSHA intends to impose certain limitations on the testing that can be performed at ITSNA's sites, and in general, to the testing permitted under some of the test standards. The expansion will also permit ITSNA to conduct activities that meet the criteria of the specific programs for which ITSNA seeks recognition.

Expansion of Recognition--Additional Test Standards

ITSNA seeks recognition for testing and certification of products to demonstrate compliance with the following 112 test standards, and OSHA has determined the standards are appropriate, as prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7(c). OSHA recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is limited to products for which OSHA standards require third party testing and certification before use in the workplace.

(2)ANSI/IEEE C37.013 AC High-Voltage Generator Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis

(2)ANSI C37.17 Trip Devices for AC and General Purpose DC Low- Voltage Power Circuit Breakers

(2)ANSI/IEEE C37.18 Enclosed Field Discharge Circuit Breakers for Rotating Electric Machinery

(2)ANSI/IEEE C37.21 Control Switchboards

(2)ANSI/IEEE C37.29 Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Protectors Used in Enclosures

(2)ANSI/IEEE C37.38 Gas-Insulated, Metal-Enclosed Disconnecting, Interrupter and Grounding Switches

(2)ANSI C37.46 Power Fuses and Fuse Disconnecting Switches

(2)ANSI C37.50 Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures--Test Procedures

(2)ANSI C37.51 Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit-Breaker Switchgear Assemblies--Conformance Test Procedures

(2)ANSI C37.55 Metal-Clad Switchgear Assemblies--Conformance Test Procedures

(2)ANSI C37.57 Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear Assemblies-- Conformance Testing

(2)ANSI/IEEE C37.90 Relays and Relay Systems Associated with Electric Power Apparatus

(2)ANSI C37.121 Unit Substations--Requirements

(2)ANSI/IEEE C57.12.00 Distribution, Power and Regulating Transformers--General Requirements

(2)ANSI/IEEE C57.13 Instrument Transformers--Requirements

(2)ANSI/IEEE C57.13.2 Instrument Transformers--Conformance Test Procedures

(2)ANSI/IEEE C62.11 Metal-Oxide Surge Arresters for AC Power Circuits

ANSI K61.1 Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia (CGA G-2.1)

ANSI/ISA S82.01 Electrical and Electronic Test, Measuring, Control and Related Equipment: General Requirements

ANSI/ISA S82.03 Electrical and Electronic Process Measuring and Control Equipment

ANSI Z21.24 Metal Connectors for Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.44 Gas-Fired Gravity and Fan-Type Direct Vent Wall Furnaces

ANSI Z21.50 Vented Decorative Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.57 Recreational Vehicle Cooking Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.58 Outdoor Cooking Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in Solid-Fuel Burning Fireplaces ANSI Z21.72 Portable Camp Cook Stoves for Use With Propane Gas

ANSI Z83.6 Gas-Fired Infrared Heaters ANSI Z83.7 Gas-Fired Construction Heater

UL 5A Nonmetallic Surface Raceways and Fittings

ANSI/UL 8 Foam Fire Extinguishers

ANSI/UL 123 Oxy-Fuel Gas Torches

ANSI/UL 180 Liquid-Level Indicating Gauges and Tank-Filling Signals for Petroleum Products

ANSI/UL 217 Single and Multiple Station Smoke Detectors

UL 218 Fire Pump Controllers

UL 228 Door Closers-Holders, and Integral Smoke Detectors

ANSI/UL 234 Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures for Use in Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 248-1 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 1: General Requirements

ANSI/UL 248-2 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 2: Class C Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-3 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 3: Class CA and CB Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-4 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 4: Class CC Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-5 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 5: Class G Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-6 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 6: Class H Non-Renewable Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-7 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 7: Class H Renewable Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-8 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 8: Class J Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-9 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 9: Class K Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-10 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 10: Class L Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-11 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 11: Plug Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-12 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 12: Class R Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-13 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 13: Semiconductor Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-14 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 14: Supplemental Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-15 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 15: Class T Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-16 Low-Voltage Fuses--Part 16: Test Limiters

ANSI/NEMA 250 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment

UL 252A Compressed Gas Regulator Accessories

UL 300 Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Restaurant Cooking Areas

UL 307B Gas Burning Heating Appliances for Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 391 Solid-Fuel and Combination-Fuel Control and Supplementary Furnaces

ANSI/UL 588 Christmas-Tree and Decorative-Lighting Outfits

UL 635 Insulating Bushings

ANSI/UL 668 Hose Valves For Fire Protection Service

ANSI/UL 696 Electric Toys

ANSI/UL 697 Toy Transformers

UL762 Power Ventilators for Restaurant Appliances

ANSI/UL 783 Electric Flashlights and Lanterns for Use in Hazardous [Class I only] (Classified) Locations

UL 791 Residential Incinerators

ANSI/UL 870 Wireways, Auxiliary Gutters, and Associated Fittings

UL 962 Household and Commercial Furnishings

ANSI/UL 1018 Electric Aquarium Equipment

ANSI/UL 1023 Household Burglar-Alarm System Units

ANSI/UL 1090 Electric Snow Movers

ANSI/UL 1247 Diesel Engines for Driving Centrifugal Fire Pumps

UL 1248 Engine-Generator Assemblies for Use in Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 1283 Electromagnetic-Interference FilterUL 1363 Relocatable Power Taps

ANSI/UL 1419 Professional Video and Audio Equipment

ANSI/UL 1431 Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances

ANSI/UL 1472 Solid-State Dimming Controls

ANSI/UL 1482 Solid Fuel Room Type Heaters

ANSI/UL 1484 Residential Gas Detectors

ANSI/UL 1635 Digital Burglar Alarm Communicator System Units

ANSI/UL 1651 Optical Fiber Cable

UL 1693 Electric Radiant Heating Panels and Heating Panel Sets

UL 1694 Tests for Flammability of Small Polymeric Component

ANSI/UL 1703 Flat Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels

ANSI/UL 1740 Industrial Robots and Robotic Equipment

ANSI/UL 1773 Termination Boxes

ANSI/UL 1776 High-Pressure Cleaning Machines

ANSI/UL 1786 Nightlights

UL 1821 Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection

UL 1838 Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems

UL 1863 Communication Circuit Accessories

ANSI/UL 1889 Commercial Filters for Cooking Oil

UL 1951 Electric Plumbing Accessories

ANSI/UL 1963 Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling Equipment

ANSI/UL 1971 Signaling Devices for the Hearing Impaired

UL 1977 Component Connectors for Use in Data, Signal, Control and Power Applications

ANSI/UL 1981 Central Station Automation Systems

UL 2024 Optical Fiber Cable Raceway

UL 2034 Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Detectors

ANSI/UL 2083 Halon 1301 Recovery/Recycling Equipment

ANSI/UL 2096 Commercial/Industrial Gas and/or Gas Fired Heating Assemblies with Emission Reduction Equipment

UL 2106 Field Erected Boiler Assemblies

ANSI/UL 2157 Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors

ANSI/UL 2158 Electric Clothes Dryers

UL 2250 Instrumentation Tray Cable

(1) FMRC 3600 Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, General Requirements

(1) FMRC 3610 Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II and III, Division 1 Hazardous (Classified) Locations

(1) FMRC 3611 Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I, Division 2; Class II, Division 2; and Class III, Division 1 and 2 Hazardous Locations FMRC 3615 Explosionproof Electrical Equipment, General Requirements

UL 8730-2-3 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Thermal Motor Protectors for Ballasts for Tubular Fluorescent Lamps

(1) Testing and certification of products under this test standard is limited to Class I locations. See also general note and condition for hazardous location testing.

(2) These standards are approved for equipment or materials intended for use in commercial and industrial power system applications. These standards are not approved for equipment or materials intended for use in installations that are excluded by the provisions of Subpart S in 29 CFR 1910, in particular Section 1910.302(b)(2).

Note 1-All safety testing for Class I locations is limited to recognized ITSNA sites properly pre-qualified by ITSNA. See "Limitations."

Note 2-Testing and certification of gas operated equipment is limited to equipment for use with "liquefied petroleum gas."

As previously noted, in their recommendation on the recognitions, the NRTL Program staff recommended certain limitations on intrinsic testing, partly described in the note above and more fully under Limitations below. These limitations will also apply to the expansion of recognition for the above additional test standards.

Expansion of Recognition--Programs and Procedures

ITSNA has applied to use the following supplemental programs and procedures, based upon the criteria detailed in the March 9, 1995 Federal Register notice (60 FR 12980, 3/9/95). This notice lists nine (9) programs and procedures (collectively, programs), eight of which an NRTL may use to control and audit, but not actually to generate, the data relied upon for product certification. An NRTL's initial recognition will always include the first or basic program, which requires that all product testing and evaluation be performed in-house by the NRTL that will certify the product. The on-site review report indicates that ITSNA appears to meet the criteria for use of all the following supplemental programs and procedures, for which it has applied:

  1. Program 2: Acceptance of testing data from independent organizations, other than NRTLs.

  2. Program 3: Acceptance of product evaluations from independent organizations, other than NRTLs.

  3. Program 4: Acceptance of witnessed testing data.

  4. Program 5: Acceptance of testing data from non-independent organizations.

  5. Program 6: Acceptance of evaluation data from non-independent organizations (requiring NRTL review prior to marketing).

  6. Program 7: Acceptance of continued certification following minor modifications by the client.

  7. Program 8: Acceptance of product evaluations from organizations that function as part of the International Electrotechnical Commission Certification Body (IEC-CB) Scheme.

  8. Program 9: Acceptance of services other than testing or evaluation performed by subcontractors or agents.

Impacts on ITSNA Independence

Section 1910.7(b)(3) requires that the NRTL be completely independent of employers subject to the tested equipment requirements, and of any manufacturers or vendors of equipment or materials ["products"] being tested for these purposes. In complying with this requirement, an NRTL must not be affiliated with manufacturers or vendors ("suppliers") of the products the NRTL may test and certify.

According to the on-site review report for the Cortland facilities, ITSNA currently owns Design Engineering, a manufacturer of laboratory test equipment. If ITSNA were to certify the type of products manufactured or sold by Design Engineering, then ITSNA would not meet the requirement in 29 CFR 1910.7 for complete independence. Also, ITSNA's apparent parent company is Intertek Testing Services, Ltd. (ITSLtd). If ITSNA were to certify a type of product for an entity owned by ITSLtd, and that entity is also a supplier of that type of product, then ITSNA would not be "completely independent." The NRTL Program staff believes that such situations can occur due to the large number of products for which OSHA has recognized ITSNA and the possible current or future interests of ITSLtd. Although ITSNA may not directly own or be owned by such an entity, both are fully within the same organization. Mere legal separation of the entities does not suffice for purposes of meeting the requirement for complete independence.

Conditions

Due to the foregoing, OSHA intends to impose the following condition on the renewal and expansion of recognition of ITSNA to mitigate or eliminate situations that will cause it to fail to meet the independence requirement of 29 CFR 1910.7. This condition applies solely to ITSNA's operations as an NRTL, and will be in addition to any other condition that OSHA normally imposes in its recognition of an organization as an NRTL.

ITSNA may not test and certify any products for a client that is a manufacturer or vendor, and that is either owned in excess of 2% by ITSLtd, or affiliated organizationally with ITSNA, including Design Engineering.

Limitations

The following limitations will apply solely to ITSNA's operations as an NRTL.

  1. ITSNA may perform safety testing for hazardous location products only at the specific ITSNA sites that OSHA has recognized, and that have been pre-qualified by the ITSNA Chief Engineer. In addition, all safety test reports for hazardous location products must undergo a documented review and approval at the Cortland testing facility by a test engineer qualified in hazardous location safety testing, prior to ITSNA's initial or continued authorization of the certifications covered by these reports.

  2. ITSNA may use the Vancouver, Pittsburg, and proposed Madison sites to perform testing and certification only of the products included within the scope of the following 3 test standards:

    UL 9 Fire Tests of Window AssembliesUL10B Fire Tests of Door Assemblies

    UL10C Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies

    In addition, only these three sites may authorize the use of the WHI certification mark or certifications.

  3. Only the Cortland certification office may authorize the use of the ETL certification mark or certifications.

Preliminary Finding

ITSNA has submitted acceptable requests for renewal and expansion of its recognition as an NRTL. In connection with the renewal and the use of the programs, OSHA has performed an on-site review (evaluation) of the Cortland, New York, facilities. OSHA also performed an on-site review (evaluation) of the four additional facilities for which ITSNA seeks recognition. ITSNA has addressed the discrepancies noted by the auditors following the review, and the auditors included the resolution in the on-site review reports (see Exhibits 31A-31E).

Following a review of the application file, the on-site review report, and other pertinent information, the NRTL Program staff has concluded that OSHA can grant, to ITSNA: (1) the renewal for the 8 sites and the test standards listed above, and (2) the expansion for the additional 112 test standards, 4 sites, and 8 programs, with the above limitations and conditions to be applied as noted. The staff therefore recommended to the Assistant Secretary that the application be preliminarily approved.

Based upon the recommendations of the staff, the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that Intertek Testing Services, NA, Inc., can meet the requirements as prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for the renewal and expansion of recognition, subject to the above conditions and limitations. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of the applications for ITSNA.

OSHA welcomes public comments, in sufficient detail, as to whether ITSNA has met the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for the renewal and expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. Your comment should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits. To consider it, OSHA must receive the comment at the address provided above (see ADDRESSES), no later than the last date for comments (see DATES above). You may obtain or review copies of ITSNA's applications, the on-site review reports, and all submitted comments, as received, by contacting the Docket Office, Room N2625, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, at the above address. You should refer to Docket No. NRTL-1-89, the permanent record of public information on ITSNA's recognition.

The NRTL Program staff will review all timely comments, and after resolution of issues raised by these comments, will recommend whether to grant ITSNA's renewal and expansion requests. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the renewal and expansion, and in making this decision, may undertake other proceedings that are prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR Section 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of this final decision in the Federal Register.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 17th day of November, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 98-33406 Filed 12-16-98; 8:45 am]

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