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• Publication Date: 02/22/2008
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 73:9838-9839
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Applied Research Laboratories, Inc.; Revocation of Recognition

[Federal Register: February 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 36)]
[Notices]               
[Page 9838-9839]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0083]
 
Applied Research Laboratories, Inc.; Revocation of Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration's decision to revoke the recognition of Applied Research 
Laboratories, Inc., (ARL) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory 
under 29 CFR 1910.7.

DATES: The revocation was effective on January 28, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MaryAnn Garrahan, 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:

I. Notice of Final Decision

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is giving 
notice of the revocation of recognition of Applied Research 
Laboratories, Inc., (ARL) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory 
(NRTL). OSHA has taken this action following the requirements under 
Subsection II.E of Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7 ("Subsection E").
    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), OSHA's NRTL Program regulations. 
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 in the workplace that are properly approved by the 
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification.
    Subsection E describes the process that OSHA must use in revoking 
the recognition of an NRTL. This subsection sets forth three potential 
causes of revocation and, in the event any cause applies, provides the 
NRTL with opportunities to correct the deficiencies leading to the 
proposed revocation. It also provides the NRTL an opportunity to 
request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge on the revocation 
action. (ARL did not request such a hearing.)
    OSHA followed the process set forth in Subsection E and is revoking 
ARL's recognition as an NRTL. OSHA identified deficiencies in ARL's 
testing and certification operations that were not adequately 
corrected. OSHA has determined that, as a result of these deficiencies, 
ARL has failed to substantially satisfy the requirements of 29 CFR 
1910.7 and Appendix A, a cause for revocation under OSHA's NRTL Program 
regulations. OSHA has already notified ARL of the revocation decision, 
and this decision is final. The effective date of revocation is shown 
in the DATES section, above. Consequently, the Agency no longer accepts 
product certifications done by ARL on or after this effective date.
    Docket No. OSHA-2007-0083 (formerly NRTL1-97) contains all public
materials in the record concerning the recognition of ARL. You may 
obtain or review copies of these public documents by contacting the 
Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N-2625, 
Washington, DC 20210.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of February, 2008.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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