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• Publication Date: 10/06/2006
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 71:59129-59131
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Canadian Standards Association; Application for Expansion of Recognition

[Federal Register: October 6, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 194)]
[Notices]               
[Page 59129-59131]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL2-92]

 
Canadian Standards Association; Application for Expansion of 
Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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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, 
2006.
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 
submissions.
    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-
2110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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: 
http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/csa.html.

    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.
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    \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 
NRTL.
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    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 
http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.

    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 
OSHA are:

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, 
Canada;
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 
Equipment
UL 61010A-2-010 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 2: 
Particular Requirements for Laboratory Equipment for the Heating of 
Materials
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 
Stirring
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 
product(s).
    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 
ANSI-approved.

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 
application.
    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.,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-16587 Filed 10-5-06; 8:45 am]

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