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||Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Modification of Scope of Recognition
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 81 (Monday, April 28, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09530]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025]
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.: Modification of Scope of
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of final decision.
SUMMARY: In this notice, the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration announces its final decision to expand the scope of
recognition of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
DATES: This modification of the scope of recognition is effective on
April 28, 2014.
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;
General and technical information: Contact Mr. David 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; telephone:
(202) 693-2110; email: at email@example.com.
Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this
Federal Register notice are available under Docket No. OSHA-2009-0025
at http://www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice also is
available on OSHA's Web site at http://www.osha.gov.
I. Notice of Final Decision
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA or Agency)
hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), as a Nationally Recognized
Testing Laboratory (NRTL). UL's expansion covers the addition of
multiple test standards to its scope of recognition.
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 of the
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. OSHA maintains an informational Web page
for each NRTL that details its scope of recognition. These pages are
available from the Agency's Web site at
UL submitted an application, dated March 26, 2013, to expand its
recognition to include multiple additional test standards (Exhibit 1:
UL Application). OSHA staff reviewed UL's application and other
pertinent information and performed a comparability analysis. OSHA did
not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. OSHA
staff determined that the 23 standards UL requested to add to its scope
of recognition are "appropriate test standards" within the meaning of
29 CFR 1910.7(c).
OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing UL's expansion
application in the Federal Register on December 5, 2013 (78 FR 73208).
The Agency requested comments by December 26, 2013, but it received no
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this
final notice to grant expansion of UL's scope of recognition.
To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to
the UL application, contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW., Room N-2625, Washington, DC 20210. Docket No. OSHA-2009-
0025 contains all materials in the record concerning UL's application.
II. Final Decision and Order
The NRTL Program staff examined UL's expansion application, its
capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other
pertinent information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds
that UL meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its
recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below.
OSHA limits the expansion of UL's recognition to testing and
certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the
following test standards, each of which OSHA determines is an
appropriate test standard, within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c):
Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in UL's NRTL
Scope of Recognition
Test standard Test standard title
UL 60730-1........................... Automatic Electrical Controls for
Household and Similar Use, Part
1: General Requirements.
ANSI/UL 60730-2-2.................... Automatic Electrical Controls for
Household and Similar Use; Part
2 Particular Requirements for
Thermal Motor Protectors.
UL 60730-2-14........................ Automatic Electrical Controls for
Household and Similar Use; Part
2: Particular Requirements for
ANSI/UL 1008A........................ Medium-Voltage Transfer Switches.
ANSI/UL 61010-1...................... Electrical Equipment for
Measurement, Control, and
Laboratory Use; Part 1: General
ANSI/UL 61010-2-030.................. Safety Requirements for
Electrical Equipment for
Measurement, Control, and
Laboratory Use--Part 2-030:
Particular Requirements for
Testing and Measuring Circuits.
ANSI/UL 61010-031.................... Electrical Equipment for
Measurement, Control, and
Laboratory Use; Part 031: Safety
Requirements for Hand-Held Probe
Assemblies for Electrical
Measurement and Test.
ANSI/UL 60950-1...................... Information Technology Equipment
Safety--Part 1: General
ANSI/UL 60950-21..................... Information Technology Equipment--
Safety--Part 21: Remote Power
ANSI/UL 60950-22..................... Information Technology Equipment
Safety--Part 22: Equipment to be
ANSI/UL 60950-23..................... Information Technology Equipment
Safety--Part 23: Large Data
ANSI/UL 60947-4-1A................... Low-Voltage Switchgear and
Contactors and Motor-Starters--
Electromechanical Contactors and
ANSI/UL 2738......................... Induction Power Transmitters and
Receivers for Use with Low
ANSI/UL 1990......................... Nonmetallic Underground Conduit
ANSI/UL 60947-5-2.................... Low-Voltage Switchgear and
Controlgear--Part 5-2: Control
Circuit Devices and Switching
ANSI/UL 1691......................... Single Pole Locking-Type
ANSI/UL 61058-1...................... Switches for Appliances--Part 1:
ANSI/UL 2108......................... Low-Voltage Lighting Systems.
ANSI/UL 60745-2-16................... Hand-Held Motor--Operated
Electric Tools--Safety--Part 2-
16: Particular Requirements for
ANSI/UL 60745-2-22................... Hand-Held Motor-Operated electric
Particular Requirements for Cut-
ANSI/UL 60335-2-3.................... Household and Similar Electrical
Appliances, Part 2: Particular
Requirements for Electric Irons.
ANSI/UL 962A......................... Furniture Power Distribution
ANSI/UL 2438......................... Outdoor Seasonal-Use Cord-
Connected Wiring Devices.
The designations and titles of these test standards were current at
the time of the preparation of this notice.
OSHA's recognition of any NRTL for a particular test standard is
limited to equipment or materials for which OSHA standards require
third-party testing and certification before using them in the
workplace. Consequently, if a test standard also covers any products
for which OSHA does not require such testing and certification, an
NRTL's scope of recognition does not include that product.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) may approve the
test standards listed above as American National Standards. However,
for convenience, we may use the designation of the standards-developing
organization for the standard as opposed to the ANSI designation. Under
the NRTL Program's policy (see OSHA Instruction CPL 1-0.3, Appendix C,
paragraph XIV), any NRTL recognized for a particular test standard may
use either the proprietary version of the test standard or the ANSI
version of that standard. Contact ANSI to determine whether a test
standard is currently ANSI approved.
In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7,
UL also must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
1. UL must inform OSHA as soon as possible, in writing, of any
change of ownership, facilities, or key personnel, and of any major
change in its operations as an NRTL, and provide details of the
2. UL must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
3. UL must continue to meet the requirements for recognition,
including all previously published conditions on UL's scope of
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.
Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the
scope of recognition of UL, subject to the limitation and conditions
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 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 22, 2014.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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