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• Publication Date: 01/23/2017
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 82:7868-7869
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Curtis-Strauss LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 13 (Monday, January 23, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 7868-7869]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-01411]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2009-0026]


  Curtis-Strauss LLC: Grant of Expansion of Recognition

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

  ACTION: Notice.

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  SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand
  the scope of recognition for Curtis-Strauss LLC, as a Nationally
  Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

  DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on
  January 23, 2017.

  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. 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

      OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of
  recognition of Curtis-Strauss LLC (CSL), as an NRTL. CSL's expansion
  covers the addition of sixteen (16) test standards to its scope of
  recognition.
      OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets
  the requirements specified by 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 products.
      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.
      CSL submitted four applications, each dated December 29, 2015
  (OSHA-2009-0026-0065; OSHA-2009-0026-0066; OSHA-2009-0026-0069; OSHA-
  2009-0026-0068), to expand its recognition to include 16 additional
  test standards. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis and
  reviewed other pertinent

  information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to
  this application.
      OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing CSL's expansion
  application in the Federal Register on October 31, 2016 (81 FR 75446).
  The Agency requested comments by November 15, 2016, but it received no
  comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this
  final notice to grant expansion of CSL's scope of recognition.
      To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to
  the CSL'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-3508, Washington, DC
  20210. Docket No. OSHA-2009-0026 contains all materials in the record
  concerning CSL's recognition.

  II. Final Decision and Order

      OSHA staff examined CSL'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 CSL
  meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its
  recognition, subject to the limitation and conditions listed below.
  OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant CSL's
  scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of CSL'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 CSL's NRTL
                            Scope of Recognition
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            Test standard                     Test standard title
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  UL 60745-1.......................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 1: General
                                      Requirements.
  UL 60745-2-1.....................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 2-1: Particular
                                      Requirements for Drills and Impact
                                      Drills.
  UL 60745-2-11....................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 2-11: Particular
                                      Requirements for Reciprocating Saws.
  UL 60745-2-2.....................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 2-2: Particular
                                      Requirements for Screwdrivers and
                                      Impact Wrenches.
  UL 60745-2-3.....................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 2-3: Particular
                                      Requirements for Grinders, Polishers
                                      and Disk-Type Sanders.
  UL 60745-2-4.....................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 2-4: Particular
                                      Requirements for Sanders and
                                      Polishers Other Than Disk Type.
  UL 60745-2-5.....................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 2-5: Particular
                                      Requirements for Circular Saws.
  UL 60745-2-6.....................  Hand-Held Motor-Operated Electric
                                      Tools--Safety--Part 2-6: Particular
                                      Requirements for Hammers.
  UL 1741..........................  Standard for Inverters, Converters,
                                      Controllers and Interconnection
                                      System Equipment for Use With
                                      Distributed Energy Resources.
  UL 1778..........................  Uninterruptable Power Systems.
  UL 1083..........................  Household Electric Skillets and
                                      Frying-Type Appliances.
  UL 153...........................  Standard for Portable Electric
                                      Lights.
  UL 1598..........................  Luminaires.
  UL 1993..........................  Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp
                                      Adapters.
  UL 8750..........................  Standard for Light Emitting Diode
                                      (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting
                                      Products.
  UL 935...........................  Fluorescent-Lamp Ballasts.
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

      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,
  CSL must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
      1. CSL 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. CSL must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with
  all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
      3. CSL must continue to meet the requirements for recognition,
  including all previously published conditions on CSL'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 CSL, subject to the limitation and conditions
  specified above.

  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 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.

  David Michaels,
  Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-01411 Filed 1-19-17; 8:45 am]
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