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• Publication Date: 01/22/2016
• Publication Type: NOTICE
• Fed Register #: 81:3823-3825
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 14 (Friday, January 22, 2016)]
[Notices] 
[Pages 3823-3825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01285]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2006-0040]


SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and 
Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision expanding 
the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally 
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its 
final decision to add a new test standard to the NRTL list of 
appropriate test standards.

DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on 
January 22, 2016.

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 Kevin Robinson, 
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: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA's Web page includes 
information about the NRTL Program (see http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Notice of Final Decision

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration hereby gives 
notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of SGS North 
America, Inc. (SGS), as an NRTL. SGS's expansion covers the addition of 
five recognized testing and certification sites and fourteen additional 
test standards to its NRTL scope of recognition, including one test 
standard that will be added to the NRTL Program List of Appropriate 
Test Standards.
    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.
    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 http://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/index.html.
    SGS currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for 
product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at: 
620 Old Peachtree Road, Suwanee, Georgia 30024. A complete list of 
SGS's scope of recognition is available at: https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/sgs.html.

II. General Background on the Application

    SGS submitted an application, dated October 1, 2014 (OSHA-2006-
0040-0023), to expand its recognition to include the addition of five 
recognized testing and certification sites located at: SGS-CSTC 
Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Branch, 198 Kezhu 
Road, Scientech Park Guangzhou Economic & Technology Development 
District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510663; SGS-CSTC Standards 
Technical Services Co., Ltd. Shunde Branch, 198 Kezhu Road,
Scientech Park Building 1, European Industrial Park, No. 1, Shunde 
South Road, Wusha, Daliang, Shunde District, Foshan, Guangdong, China; 
SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd Ningbo Branch, 1-5/F., 
West of Building 4, Lingyun Industry Park, No. 1177, Lingyun Road, 
Ningbo National Hi-Tech Zone, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China; SGS-CSTC 
Standards Services Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch, No. 1 Workshop, M-10, 
Middle Section, Science & Technology Park, Nan Shan District, Shenzhen, 
China 518057; SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services (Shanghai) Co., 
Ltd., No 588 West Jindu Road, Xinqiao Town, Songjiang District 201612, 
Shanghai, China. SGS's application also requested the addition of 
fourteen additional test standards to its scope of recognition. OSHA 
staff performed a detailed analysis of the application and other 
pertinent information. OSHA staff also performed on-site reviews of 
SGS's testing and certification facilities on June 15, 2015 at SGS  
Shanghai, June 18, 2015 at SGS Ningbo, June 22, 2015 at SGS Shenzhen, 
June 24, 2015 at the two SGS Guangdong locations (Guangzhou and Shunde) 
and recommended expansion of SGS's recognition to include these five 
sites and these fourteen test standards.
    OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing SGS's expansion 
application in the Federal Register on October 13, 2015 (80 FR 61472). 
The Agency requested comments by October 28, 2015, but it received no 
comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this 
final notice to grant expansion of SGS's scope of recognition.
    To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to 
the SGS's application, go to www.regulations.gov or 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-2006-0040 contains all materials in the record 
concerning SGS's recognition.

III. Final Decision and Order

    OSHA staff examined SGS's expansion application, conducted a 
detailed on-site assessment, and examined other pertinent information. 
Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that SGS meets the 
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition, subject 
to the limitations and conditions listed below. OSHA, therefore, is 
proceeding with this final notice to grant SGS's scope of recognition 
expansion. OSHA limits the expansion of SGS's recognition to include 
the sites at Shanghai, China; Ningbo, China; Shenzhen, China; 
Guangzhou, China and Shunde, China as listed above. OSHA's recognition 
of these sites limits SGS to performing product testing and 
certifications only to the test standards for which the site has the 
proper capability and programs, and for test standards in SGS's scope 
of recognition. This limitation is consistent with the recognition that 
OSHA grants to other NRTLs that operate multiple sites. OSHA limits the 
expansion of SGS's recognition to testing and certification of products 
for demonstration of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 
1 below.

 Table 1--List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in SGS's NRTL
                          Scope of Recognition
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            Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 60745-2-18........................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                        Tools--Safety--Part 2-18:
                                        Particular Requirements for
                                        Strapping Tools.
UL 60745-2-19........................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                        Tools--Safety--Part 2-19:
                                        Particular Requirements for
                                        Jointers.
UL 60745-2-20........................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                        Tools--Safety--Part 2-20:
                                        Particular Requirements for Band
                                        Saws.
UL 60745-2-21........................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                        Tools--Safety--Part 2-21:
                                        Particular Requirements for
                                        Drain Cleaners.
UL 60745-2-22........................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                        Tools--Safety--Part 2-22:
                                        Particular Requirements for Cut-
                                        Off Machines.
UL 60950-1...........................  Information Technology Equipment
                                        Safety--Part 1: General
                                        Requirements.
UL 60950-22..........................  Information Technology Equipment
                                        Safety--Part 22: Equipment to be
                                        Installed Outdoors.
UL 60335-2-24*.......................  Safety Requirements for Household
                                        and Similar Electrical
                                        Appliances, Part 2:
                                        Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-
                                        Cream Appliances, and Ice-
                                        Makers.
UL 60335-2-40........................  Safety of Household and Similar
                                        Electrical Appliances, Part 2:
                                        Particular Requirements for
                                        Electrical Heat Pumps, Air-
                                        Conditioners and Dehumidifiers.
UL 60335-2-3.........................  Standard for Safety of Household
                                        and Similar Electrical
                                        Appliances, Part 2: Particular
                                        Requirements for Electric Irons.
UL 60335-2-8.........................  Standard for Safety for Household
                                        and Similar Electrical
                                        Appliances, Part 2: Shaver, Hair
                                        Clipper and Similar Appliances.
UL 1778..............................  Uninterruptable Power Systems.
UL 2089..............................  Vehicle Battery Adapters.
UL 1993..............................  Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp
                                        Adapters.
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* Test standard new to the NRTL Program.

    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 these products.
    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.

A. Conditions

    In addition to those conditions already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, 
SGS also must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
    1. SGS 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 
change(s);
    2. SGS must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with 
all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
    3. SGS must continue to meet the requirements for recognition, 
including all previously published conditions on SGS's scope of 
recognition, in all areas for which it has recognition.

    OSHA also is making a final determination to add a new standard to 
the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards. OSHA determines 
that this test standard is an appropriate test standard. Table 2 below 
lists the test standard that will be added to the NRTL Program's list 
of Appropriate Test Standards.

   Table 2--Test Standard OSHA Is Adding to the NRTL Program's List of
                       Appropriate Test Standards
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            Test standard                     Test standard title
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UL 60335-2-24........................  Safety Requirements for Household
                                        and Similar Electrical
                                        Appliances, Part 2:
                                        Refrigerating Appliances, Ice-
                                        Cream Appliances, and Ice-
                                        Makers.
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    Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR 1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the 
recognition of SGS, subject to the limitations and conditions specified 
above.

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 January 19, 2016.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-01285 Filed 1-21-16; 8:45 am]
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