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• Publication Date: 11/25/2013
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 78: 70327-70329
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Request for Renewal of Recognition

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70327-70329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28092]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2005-0022]


T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH: Request for Renewal of 
Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services 
GmbH's application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a 
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.

DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this 
notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on 
or before December 10, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically 
at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. 
Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions.
    2. Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at 
(202) 693-1648.
    3. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) 
service: Submit a copy of comments and any attachments to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2005-0022, Technical Data Center, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2625, 
Washington, DC 20210;
telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TDY number: (877) 889-5627). Note that 
security procedures may result in significant delays in receiving 
comments and other written materials by regular mail. Contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning 
delivery of materials by express delivery, hand delivery, or messenger 
service. The hours of operation for the OSHA Docket Office are 8:15 
a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
the OSHA docket number (OSHA-2005-0022). OSHA will place all 
submissions, including any personal information provided, in the public 
docket without revision, and these submissions will be available online 
at http://www.regulations.gov.
    5. Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket are listed in the 
http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., 
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download 
through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket 
submissions.
    6. Extension of comment period: Submit requests for an extension of 
the comment period on or before December 10, 2013 to the Office of 
Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of 
Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210, or by fax to (202) 693-
1644.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David W. Johnson, Director, Office of 
Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of 
Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Room N-3655, Washington, DC 20210, phone (202) 693-2110, or 
email at johnson.david.w@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the 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 approved by the NRTL 
to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification. OSHA 
maintains an informational Web site for each NRTL that details its 
scope of recognition available at http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html. 
    The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for renewal of 
recognition following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA 
conducts renewals in accordance with the procedures in 29 CFR 1910.7, 
App. II.C. In accordance with these procedures, NRTLs would submit a 
renewal request to OSHA, not less than nine months or no more than one 
year, before the expiration date of its current recognition. A renewal 
request would include a request for renewal and any additional 
information the NRTL wishes to submit to demonstrate its continued 
compliance with the terms of its recognition and 29 CFR 1910.7. If OSHA 
has not conducted an on-site assessment of the NRTL headquarters and 
any key sites within the past 18 months, it will schedule the necessary 
on-site assessments prior to the expiration date of the NRTL's 
recognition. Upon review of the submitted material and, as necessary, 
the successful completion of the on-site assessment, OSHA announces its 
preliminary decision to grant or deny renewal in the Federal Register 
and solicit comments from the public. OSHA then publishes a final 
Federal Register notice responding to any comments and renewing the 
NRTL's recognition for a period of five years, or denying the renewal 
of recognition.
    T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH (TUVPSG) initially received 
OSHA recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory on July 
20, 2001 (66 FR 38032), for a five-year period ending on July 20, 2006. 
TUVPSG submitted a timely request for renewal, dated October 10, 2005 
(see Exhibit 1), and retained its recognition pending OSHA's final 
decision in this renewal process. The current address of the TUVPSG 
facility recognized by OSHA and included as part of the renewal request 
is T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH, Ridlerstrasse 65, D-80339, 
Munich, Germany.

II. Notice of Preliminary Findings

    OSHA is providing notice that TUVPSG is applying for renewal of its 
current recognition as a NRTL. This renewal covers TUVPSG's existing 
NRTL scope of recognition. TUVPSG submitted an acceptable application 
for renewal of its recognition as an NRTL on October 10, 2005. OSHA 
evaluated TUVPSG's application for renewal and preliminarily determined 
that TUVPSG can continue to meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 
1910.7 for recognition. Accordingly, OSHA is making a determination 
that it does not need to conduct an on-site review of TUVPSG's 
facilities based on its evaluations of TUVPSG's application and all 
other available information, including its most recent audit of 
TUVPSG's facility conducted on April 26, 2013, in which the auditors 
found TUVPSG to be in conformance with all applicable NRTL 
requirements. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim 
or temporary approval of the application.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVPSG meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for renewal of their recognition as an 
NRTL. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and 
exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request 
in writing, stating the reasons for the request. OSHA must receive the 
written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA 
will limit any extension to 30 days unless the requester justifies a 
longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if it is not 
adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the publicly 
available information in TUVPSG's application and other pertinent 
documents (including exhibits), as well as all submitted comments, 
contact the Docket Office, Room N-2625, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address; these 
materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket No. OSHA-2005-0022.
    The NRTL Program staff will review all comments to the docket 
submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by 
these comments, will recommend whether to grant TUVPSG's application 
for renewal. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on 
granting the application and, in making this decision, may undertake 
other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will 
publish a public notice of this final decision in the Federal Register.

III. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for

Occupational Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. 
Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to Section 
8(g)(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 
657(g)(2)), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 
2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 19, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-28092 FILED 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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