[Federal Register: October 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 194)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. NRTL2-92]
Canadian Standards Association; Application for Expansion of
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of Canadian Standards
Association (CSA) for expansion of its recognition, and presents the
Agency's preliminary finding in favor of granting this request. This
preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary
approval of this application.
DATES: You must submit information or comments, or any request for
extension of the time to comment, by the following dates:
Hard copy: Postmarked or sent by October 23, 2006.
Electronic transmission or facsimile: Sent by October 23,
ADDRESSES: You may submit information or comments to this notice--
identified by docket number NRTL2-92--by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
OSHA Web site: http://ecomments.osha.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments on OSHA's Web page.
Fax: If your written comments are 10 pages or fewer, you
may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery and courier
service: Submit three copies to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No.
NRTL2-92, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room
N-2625, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. (OSHA's TTY
number is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office hours of operation are
8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., EST.
Instructions: All comments received will be posted without change
to http://dockets.osha.gov, including any personal information
provided. OSHA cautions you about submitting personal information such
as social security numbers and birth dates.
Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or
comments received, go to http://dockets.osha.gov. Contact the OSHA
Docket Office for information about materials not available through the
OSHA Web page and for assistance in using the Web page to locate docket
Extension of Comment Period: Submit requests for extensions
concerning this notice to the Office of Technical Programs and
Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210. Or, fax to (202) 693-1644.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Technical Programs
and Coordination Activities, NRTL Program, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue, NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210, or phone (202) 693-
Notice of Application
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hereby
gives notice that Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has applied for
expansion of its current recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing
Laboratory (NRTL). CSA's expansion request covers the use of additional
test standards. OSHA's current scope of recognition for CSA may be
found in the following informational Web page:
OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization has met
the legal requirements in Section 1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal
Regulations (29 CFR 1910.7). Recognition is an acknowledgment that the
organization can perform independent safety testing and certification
of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition and is
not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of
recognition, employers may use products "properly certified" \1\ by
the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification.
\1\ Properly certified means, in part, that the product is
labeled or marked with the NRTL's "registered" certification mark
(i.e., the mark the NRTL uses for its NRTL work) and that the
product certification falls within the scope of recognition of the
The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial
recognition or for expansion or renewal of this recognition following
requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires
that the Agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in
processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the
application and provides its preliminary finding and, in the second
notice, the Agency provides its final decision on the application.
These notices set forth the NRTL's scope of recognition or
modifications of that scope. We maintain an informational Web page for
each NRTL, which details its scope of recognition. These pages can be
accessed from our Web site at
The most recent notice published by OSHA specifically related to
CSA's recognition granted an expansion of recognition, which became
effective on August 26, 2003 (68 FR 51303).
The current addresses of the CSA facilities already recognized by
Canadian Standards Association, 178 Rexdale Boulevard (Toronto),
Etobicoke, ON M9W 1R3, Canada;
CSA International, Pointe-Claire (Montreal), 865 Ellingham Street,
Pointe-Claire, PQ H9R 5E8, Canada;
CSA International, Richmond (Vancouver), 13799 Commerce Parkway,
Richmond, BC V6V 2N9, Canada;
CSA International, Edmonton, 1707-94th Street, Edmonton, AB T6N 1E6,
CSA International, Irvine, 2805 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606; and
CSA International, Cleveland, 8501 East Pleasant Valley Road,
Cleveland, OH 44131
General Background on the Application
CSA submitted an application, dated July 5, 2005, (see Exhibit 34-
1) to, among other things, expand its recognition to include 12
additional test standards. The NRTL Program staff has determined that
nine of these standards are individually an "appropriate test
standard" within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c). However, one of
these standards is already included in CSA's scope. Therefore, OSHA
would approve eight test standards for the expansion.
CSA seeks recognition for testing and certification of products for
demonstration of conformance to the following test standards:
UL 568 Nonmetallic Cable Tray Systems
FM 3810 Electrical and Electronic Test, Measuring, and Process Control
UL 61010A-2-010 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 2:
Particular Requirements for Laboratory Equipment for the Heating of
UL 61010A-2-041 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 2:
Particular Requirements for Autoclaves Using Steam for the Treatment of
Medical Materials and for Laboratory Processes
UL 61010A-2-042 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 2:
Particular Requirements for Autoclaves and Sterilizers Using Toxic Gas
for the Treatment of Medical Materials, and for Laboratory Processes
UL 61010A-2-051 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 2:
Particular Requirements for Laboratory Equipment for Mixing and
UL 61010A-2-061 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 2:
Particular Requirements for Laboratory Atomic Spectrometers with
Thermal Atomization and Ionization
UL 61010B-2-031 Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and
Laboratory Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Hand-Held Probe
Assemblies for Electrical Measurement and Test
The designations and titles of the above test standards were
current at the time of the preparation of this notice.
OSHA's recognition of CSA, or any NRTL, for a particular test
standard is limited to equipment or materials (i.e., products) for
which OSHA standards require third-party testing and certification
before use in the workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also
covers any product(s) for which OSHA does not require such testing and
certification, an NRTL's scope of recognition does not include that
Many test standards listed above also are approved as American
National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
However, for convenience, we use the designation of the standards
developing organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI
designation. Under our procedures, any NRTL recognized for an ANSI-
approved test standard may use either the latest proprietary version of
the test standard or the latest ANSI version of that standard. You may
contact ANSI to find out whether or not a test standard is currently
Preliminary Finding on the Application
CSA has submitted an acceptable request for expansion of its
recognition as an NRTL. In connection with this request, OSHA did not
perform an on-site review of CSA's NRTL testing facilities. However,
NRTL Program assessment staff reviewed information pertinent to the
request and recommended that CSA's recognition be expanded to include
the additional test standards listed above (see Exhibit 34-2). Our
review of the application file, the assessor's recommendation, and
other pertinent documents indicate that CSA can meet the requirements,
as prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7, for the expansion for the additional
test standards listed above. This preliminary finding does not
constitute an interim or temporary approval of the application.
OSHA welcomes public comments, in sufficient detail, as to whether
CSA has met the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its
recognition as an NRTL. Your comments should consist of pertinent
written documents and exhibits. Should you need more time to comment,
you must request it in writing, including reasons for the request. OSHA
must receive your written request for extension at the address provided
above no later than the last date for comments. OSHA will limit any
extension to 30 days, unless the requester justifies a longer period.
You may obtain or review copies of CSA's requests, the assessor's
recommendation, and all submitted comments, as received, by contacting
the Docket Office, Room N-2625, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. Docket
No. NRTL2-92 contains all materials in the record concerning CSA's
The NRTL Program staff will review all timely comments and, after
resolution of issues raised by these comments, will recommend whether
to grant CSA's expansion request. The Assistant Secretary will make the
final decision on granting the expansion and, in making this decision,
may undertake other proceedings that are prescribed in Appendix A to 29
CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of this final decision in
the Federal Register.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 25th day of September, 2006.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
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