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• Publication Date: 09/14/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:47026-47029
• Standard Number: 1910.7; 1911
• Title: Modifications to the Scope of NRTL Recognition

[Federal Register: September 14, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 176)]
[Notices]               
[Page 47026-47029]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket Nos. OSHA-2005-022, OSHA-2006-0028, OSHA-2006-0029, OSHA-2006-
0040, OSHA-2006-0042, OSHA-2007-0039, OSHA-2007-0041, OSHA-2007-0042, 
OSHA-2009-0025, OSHA-2009-0026, OSHA-2009-0027]

 
Modifications to the Scope of NRTL Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice modifies the scopes of recognition of several 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories resulting from the 
withdrawal of test standards by standards-developing organizations.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of this notice is September 
14, 2009.

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; 
phone: (202) 693-2110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of Modifications

    In this notice, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA) is modifying the scopes of recognition of several Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs). Specifically, one or more of 
the test standards that OSHA currently includes in the scopes of 
recognition of these NRTLs are no longer "appropriate test standards" 
under 29 CFR 1910.07(c) because the standards-developing organizations 
that wrote and published the standards withdrew the standards. 
Consequently, OSHA is deleting the test standards from the scope of 
recognition of each affected NRTL. Section IV of this notice 
("Modifications to Each NRTL's Scope of Recognition") identifies the 
affected NRTLs.
    To substitute other test standards for the standards being removed, 
OSHA's policy permits NRTLs to request, or OSHA to provide, recognition 
for comparable test standards, i.e., other appropriate test standards 
covering comparable product testing. The table in Section III 
("Withdrawn Test Standards and Replacement Test Standards") 
identifies the test standards removed from the scopes of recognition of 
the affected NRTL, under the heading "Withdrawn Standards," while the 
replacement standards for the withdrawn standards, if applicable, are 
provided under the heading "Replacement Standards." As shown in this table, 
many of the test standards being removed have no comparable replacement standard. 
In these cases, if an NRTL or other party has information that a 
comparable replacement standard exists, it may provide this information 
to OSHA; if OSHA concurs, it will add the standard to the scope of 
recognition of the affected NRTL(s).
    OSHA will incorporate the modifications specified by this notice on 
its informational Web page for each NRTL. This page details OSHA's 
official scope of recognition for the NRTL, including the standards the 
NRTL may use to certify products under OSHA's NRTL Program. Access to 
these Web pages is available through http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/
nrtl/index.html.

II. Summary of OSHA's NRTL Requirements

    OSHA recognition of any NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the legal requirements in Sec.  1910.7 of Title 29, Code of Federal 
Regulations (i.e., 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; recognition is not a delegation or grant of government 
authority. Recognition allows employers to use products certified by an 
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification.
    OSHA specifies a scope of recognition for each NRTL that includes a 
list of product-safety test standards that the NRTL may use in testing 
and certifying (i.e., approving) products; NRTLs must demonstrate that 
the products conform to "appropriate test standards," as defined 
under 29 CFR 1910.7(c). "Appropriate test standards" are consensus-
based product-safety test standards developed and maintained by U.S.-
based standards-developing organizations (SDOs). These test standards 
differ from OSHA standards in that OSHA standards are general 
requirements that employers must meet, while test standards specify 
technical safety requirements that particular types of products must 
meet.
    Occasionally, an SDO withdraws existing test standards or adopts 
replacement test standards. In such cases, OSHA can no longer consider 
the withdrawn standards as "appropriate," and, therefore, can no 
longer include these standards in the NRTLs' scopes of recognition.

III. Withdrawn Test Standards and Replacement Test Standards

    The table below lists the withdrawn standards and the replacement 
standards identified by the SDO for the withdrawn standards, as 
applicable.
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    \1\ OSHA already includes this standard in the scopes of 
recognition of many NRTLs. It is listed below in section IV of this 
notice as a Replacement Standard only when an NRTL's scope does not 
now include the standard.
    \2\ NRTLs currently recognized for UL 1004--Electric Motors may 
request recognition for UL 1004-1 by providing the necessary 
documentation that demonstrates their technical capability to 
perform any testing and evaluation covered in UL 1004-1 but not in 
UL 1004. If it determines that the NRTL has the capability, OSHA 
will grant the request and update the NRTL's scope of recognition.

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        Withdrawn test standards            Replacement test standards
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ANSI C37.38--Gas Insulated, Metal        None known.
 Enclosed Disconnecting, Interrupter
 and Grounding Switches.
ANSI C37.72--Manually Operated Dead      None known.
 Front, Pad-Mounted Switchgear with
 Load Interrupting Switches and
 Separable Connectors for Alternating
 Current System.
ANSI C57.12.28--Switchgear and           None known.
 Transformers Pad-Mounted Equipment
 Enclosure Integrity.
ANSI ICS 2--Industrial Control Devices,  None known.
 Controllers and Assemblies.
UL 3--Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for    None known.
 Electric Wiring.
ANSI/NFPA 11A--Medium and High           None known.
 Expansion Foam Systems.
UL 45--Portable Electric Tools.........  UL 60745-1--Hand-Held Motor-
                                          Operated Electric Tools--
                                          Safety--Part 1: General
                                          Requirements.
ANSI/NFPA 72--Installation,              None known.
 Maintenance, and Use of Protective
 Signaling Systems.
UL 298--Portable Electric Hand Lamps...  UL 153--Portable Electric
                                          Luminaires \1\
UL 351--Rosettes.......................  None known.
UL 486B--Wire Connectors...............  UL 486A-486B--Wire Connectors.
UL 511--Porcelain Electrical Cleats,     None known.
 Knobs, and Tubes.
UL 1004A--Fire Pump Motors.............  UL 1004-1--Rotating Electrical
                                          Machines--General Requirements
                                          \2\; and UL 1004-5--Fire Pump
                                          Motors.
UL 1020--Thermal Cutoffs for Use in      UL 60691--Thermal-Links--
 Electrical Appliances and Components.    Requirements and Application
                                          Guide.
UL 1207--Sewage Pumps for Use in         None known.
 Hazardous (Classified) Locations.
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment..........  UL 61010A-1 \1\--Electrical
                                          Equipment For Laboratory Use;
                                          Part 1: General Requirements.
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3             UL 5085-1--Low Voltage
 Transformers..                           Transformers--Part 1: General
                                          Requirements; and
                                         UL 5085-3--Low Voltage
                                          Transformers--Part 3: Class 2
                                          and Class 3 Transformers.
UL 2083--Halon 1301 Recovery/Recycling   None known.
 Equipment.
UL 2125--Motor Operated Air Compressors  None known.
 for Use in Sprinkler Systems.
UL 3044--Surveillance Closed Circuit     None known.
 Television Equipment.
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IV. Modificationsto Each NRTL's Scope of Recognition

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

(Docket No. OSHA-2006-0042)

Withdrawn Test Standards

UL 3--Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for Electric Wiring
UL 45--Portable Electric Tools
UL 298--Portable Electric Hand Lamps
UL 351--Electrical Rosettes
UL 486B--Wire Connectors
UL 511--Porcelain Electrical Cleats, Knobs, and Tubes
UL 1020--Thermal Cutoffs for Use in Electrical Appliances and 
Components
UL 1207--Sewage Pumps for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
UL 2083--Halon 1301 Recovery/Recycling Equipment
UL 2125--Motor-Operated Air Compressors for Use in Sprinkler Systems 
(Note: The title in OSHA's web page is shown incorrectly as Vehicle 
Battery Adapters.)

Replacement Test Standards

UL 486A-486B--Wire Connectors
UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers
UL 60745-1--Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--Safety--Part 1: 
General Requirements
UL 60691--Thermal-Links--Requirements and Application Guide

Curtis-Straus LLC

(Docket No. OSHA-2009-0026)

Withdrawn Test Standard

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

Replacement Test Standard

UL 61010B-1--Electrical Measuring and Test Equipment; Part 1: General 
Requirements

FM Approvals LLC

(Docket No. OSHA-2007-0041)

Withdrawn Test Standards

ANSI ICS 2--Industrial Control Devices, Controllers and Assemblies
ANSI/NFPA 11A--Medium and High Expansion Foam Systems
ANSI/NFPA 72--Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Protective 
Signaling Systems
UL 1207--Sewage Pumps for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment

Replacement Test Standard

UL 61010A-1--Electrical Equipment For Laboratory Use; Part 1: General 
Requirements

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.

(Docket No. OSHA-2007-0039)

Withdrawn Test Standards

ANSI C37.38--Gas-Insulated, Metal-Enclosed Disconnecting, Interrupter 
and Grounding Switches
ANSI ICS 2--Industrial Control Devices, Controllers and Assemblies
UL 3--Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for Electric Wiring
ANSI/NFPA 11A--Medium and High Expansion Foam Systems
UL 45--Portable Electric Tools
ANSI/NFPA 72--Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Protective 
Signaling Systems
UL 298--Portable Electric Hand Lamps
UL 486B--Wire Connectors
UL 1020--Thermal Cutoffs for Use in Electrical Appliances and 
Components
UL 1207--Sewage Pumps for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
UL 2083--Halon 1301 Recovery/Recycling
UL 2125--Motor-Operated Air Compressors for Use in Sprinkler Systems
UL 3044--Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment

Replacement Test Standards

UL 486A-486B--Wire Connectors
UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers
UL 60745-1--Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--Safety--Part 1: 
General
UL 60691--Thermal-Links--Requirements and Application Guide (for UL 
1020)

MET Laboratories, Inc.

(Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028)

Withdrawn Test Standards

UL 45--Portable Electric Tools
UL 298--Portable Electric Hand Lamps
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
UL 3044--Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment

Replacement Test Standards

UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers
UL 60745-1--Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--Safety--Part 1: 
General

SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.

(Docket No. OSHA-2006-0040)

Withdrawn Test Standard

UL 3--Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for Electric Wiring

Replacement Test Standards

None

TUV America, Inc.

(Docket No. OSHA-2009-0027)

Withdrawn Test Standards

UL 45--Portable Electric Tools
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers

Replacement Standards

UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers
UL 60745-1--Already in TUVAM's scope

TUV Product Services GmbH

(Docket No. OSHA-2005-022)

Withdrawn Test Standards

UL 298--Portable Electric Hand Lamps
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers

Replacement Test Standards

UL 153--Portable Electric Luminaires
UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers

TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.

(Docket No. OSHA-2007-0042)

Withdrawn Test Standards

UL 45--Portable Electric Tools
ANSI/NFPA 72--Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Protective 
Signaling Systems
UL 298--Portable Electric Hand Lamps
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
UL 3044--Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment
UL 60730-1--Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar 
Use; Part 1: General Requirements \3\
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    \3\ Previously withdrawn--see http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/
nrtl/stdsderecgn.html, Note "*" concerning notice published on 
January 6, 2003 (68 FR 579-583).
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Replacement Test Standards

UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers
UL 60745-1--Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--Safety--Part 1: 
General Requirements

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

(Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025)

Withdrawn Test Standards

ANSI/IEEE C37.38--Gas-Insulated, Metal-Enclosed Disconnecting, 
Interrupter and Grounding Switches
ANSI C37.72--Manually-Operated Dead-Front, Pad-Mounted Switchgear with 
Load-Interrupting Switches and Separable Connectors for Alternating-
Current System
ANSI C57.12.28--Switchgear and Transformers--Pad-Mounted Equipment--
Enclosure Integrity
UL 3--Flexible Nonmetallic Tubing for Electric Wiring
ANSI/NFPA 11A--Medium and High Expansion Foam Systems
UL 45--Portable Electric Tools
ANSI/NFPA 72--Installation, Maintenance, and Use of Protective 
Signaling Systems
UL 298--Portable Electric Hand Lamps
UL 351--Electrical Rosettes
UL 486B--Wire Connectors
UL 511--Porcelain Electrical Cleats, Knobs, and Tubes
UL 1004A--Fire Pump Motors
UL 1020--Thermal Cutoffs for Use in Electrical Appliances and 
Components
UL 1207--Sewage Pumps for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers
UL 2083--Halon 1301 Recovery/Recycling Equipment
UL 2125--Motor-Operated Air Compressors for Use in Sprinkler Systems
UL 3044--Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment

Replacement Test Standards

UL 486A-486B--Wire Connectors
UL 1004-5--Fire Pump Motors
UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers
UL 60745-1--Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--Safety--Part 1: 
General Requirements
UL 60691--Thermal-Links--Requirements and Application Guide

Wyle Laboratories, Inc.

(Docket No. OSHA-2006-0029)

Withdrawn Test Standards

UL 45--Portable Electric Tools
UL 486B--Wire Connectors
UL 1262--Laboratory Equipment
UL 1585--Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers

Replacement Test Standards

UL 486A-486B--Wire Connectors
UL 5085-1--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 1: General Requirements
UL 5085-3--Low Voltage Transformers--Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 
Transformers
UL 60745-1--Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--Safety--Part 1: 
General Requirements

V. Authority and Signature

    Jordan Barab, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational 
Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, 
directed the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is 
issuing this notice pursuant to Sections 6(b) and 8(g) of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655 and 657), 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), and 29 CFR Part 
1911.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on September 4th, 2009.
Jordan Barab,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-22004 Filed 9-11-09; 8:45 am]

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