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• Publication Date: 04/14/2014
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 79: 20920-20922
• Standard Number: 1910.7; 1910.7(c)
• Title: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 71 (Monday, April 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20920-20922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08306]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025]


Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Application for Expansion of 
Recognition

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Underwriters 
Laboratories, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7 and presents 
the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. 
Additionally, OSHA proposes incorporating two new test standards into 
the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.

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 April 29, 2014.

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 comments, requests, and any attachments to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025, Technical Data Center, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-2625, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY 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-2009-0025). 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 April 29, 2014 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: Information regarding this notice is 
available from the following sources:
    Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office 
of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Room N-3647, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: Meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    General and technical information: Contact Mr. 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: johnson.david.w@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing 
notice that Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) is applying for 
expansion of its current recognition as an NRTL. UL requests the 
addition of 21 test standards to its NRTL scope of recognition.
    OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets 
the requirements specified in Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, 
Section 1910.7 (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. Each NRTL's scope of recognition includes (1) the type of 
products the NRTL may test, with each type specified by its applicable 
test standard; and (2) the recognized site(s) that has/have the 
technical capability to perform the product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards within the NRTL's scope of 
recognition. Recognition is not a delegation or grant of government 
authority; however, recognition enables employers to use products 
approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require product 
testing and certification.
    The Agency processes applications by an NRTL for initial 
recognition, and for an 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. 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. OSHA maintains an informational Web page for each NRTL, 
including UL, which details the NRTL's scope of recognition. These 
pages are available from the OSHA Web site at 
http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    UL currently has 34 facilities (sites) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: 
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 
60062. A complete list of UL's scope of recognition is available at 
http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ul.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    UL submitted an application, dated March 26, 2013 (see Exhibit 1), 
to expand its recognition to include multiple additional test 
standards. The Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities 
(OTPCA) staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed other 
pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in 
relation to this application.
    Table 1 below lists appropriate test standards found within UL's 
application for expansion for testing and certification of products 
under the NRTL Program. Two of these test standards, UL 66 and UL 8750, 
are new to the NRTL Program, and OSHA preliminarily determined that 
they are "appropriate test standards" within the meaning of 29 CFR 
1910.7(c).

      Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in UL's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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                          Test standard                                         Test standard title
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ANSI/UL 2208.....................................................  Solvent Distillation Units.
IEEE C37.20.7....................................................  IEEE Guide for Testing Metal-Enclosed
                                                                    Switchgear Rated Up to 38 kV for Internal
                                                                    Arcing Faults.
ANSI/UL 8750 *...................................................  Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use
                                                                    in Lighting Products.
ANSI/UL 448B.....................................................  Residential Fire Pumps Intended for One- and
                                                                    Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.
ANSI/UL 448C.....................................................  Stationary, Rotary-Type, Positive-
                                                                    Displacement Pumps for Fire Protection
                                                                    Service.
ANSI/UL 62368-1..................................................  Audio/Video, Information and Communication
                                                                    Technology Equipment--Part 1: Safety
                                                                    Requirements.
ANSI/UL 50E......................................................  Enclosures for Electrical Equipment,
                                                                    Environmental Considerations.
ANSI/UL 61800-5-1................................................  Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive
                                                                    Systems--Part 5-1: Safety Requirements--
                                                                    Electrical, Thermal and Energy.
ANSI/UL 66 *.....................................................  Fixture Wire.
ANSI/UL 2239.....................................................  Hardware for the Support of Conduit, Tubing,
                                                                    and Cable.
ANSI/UL 62275....................................................  Cable Management Systems--Cable Ties for
                                                                    Electrical Installations.
ANSI/UL 60335-2-40...............................................  Household and Similar Electrical Appliances,
                                                                    Part 2: Particular Requirements for
                                                                    Electrical Heat Pumps, Air-Conditioners and
                                                                    Dehumidifiers.
ANSI/UL 2560.....................................................  Emergency Call Systems for Assisted Living
                                                                    and Independent Living Facilities.
ANSI/UL 2572.....................................................  Mass Notification Systems.
ANSI/UL 2577.....................................................  Suspended Ceiling Grid Low Voltage Systems
                                                                    and Equipment.
ANSI/UL 8752.....................................................  Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Panels.
ANSI/UL 60745-2-13...............................................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--
                                                                    Safety-- Part 2-13: Particular Requirements
                                                                    For Chain Saws.
ANSI/UL 60745-2-15...............................................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric Tools--
                                                                    Safety--Part 2-15: Particular Requirements
                                                                    for Hedge Trimmers.
ANSI/UL 2586.....................................................  Hose Nozzle Valves.
ANSI/UL 2238.....................................................  Cable Assemblies and Fittings for Industrial
                                                                    Control and Signal Distribution.
UL 6142..........................................................  Small Wind Turbine Systems.
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* Test standards new to the NRTL Program.

III. Preliminary Findings on the Application

    OSHA's preliminary findings:
    1. UL submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its 
scope of recognition. OSHA's review of the application file and its 
comparability analysis indicate that UL can meet the requirements 
prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include 
the addition of 21 test standards for NRTL testing and certification 
listed above. This preliminary determination does not constitute an 
interim or temporary approval of UL's application.
    2. The UL 66 and UL 8750 test standards are appropriate test 
standards, and OSHA proposes to include these test standards in the 
NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
    OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether UL meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an 
NRTL. OSHA also seeks comments as to whether the UL 66 and UL 8750 test 
standards are appropriate test standards under the NRTL Program. 
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. Commenters must submit 
the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA 
will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a 
longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request 
is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the publicly 
available information in UL's application, including pertinent 
documents (e.g., exhibits) and 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 NoOSHA-2009-0025.
    The OTPCA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in 
a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these 
comments, will recommend to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational 
Safety and Health whether to grant UL's application for expansion of 
its scope of recognition and whether to add the two test standards to 
the NRTL list of appropriate test standards. The Assistant Secretary 
will make the final decision on granting the application and adding the 
two new test standards. In making this decision, the Assistant 
Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 
29 CFR 1910.7.
    OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the 
Federal Register.

IV. 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 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 April 9, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-08306 Filed 4-11-14; 8:45 am]
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