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• Publication Date: 04/05/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:16630-16632
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 5, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 16630-16632]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-06765]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028]


  MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and
  Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate 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 to expand
  the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally
  Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

  DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on
  April 5, 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 MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), as a NRTL. MET's expansion
  covers the addition of five test standards to its scope of recognition,
  including one test standard that will be added to the NRTL List of
  Appropriate Test Standards.
      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 a 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.
      MET submitted five applications, four dated July 7, 2015 (OSHA-
  2006-0028-0026), (OSHA-2006-0028-0027), (OSHA-2006-0028-0028), (OSHA-
  2006-0028-0029) and one dated August 4, 2015 (OSHA-2006-0028-0025), to
  expand its recognition to include five 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 MET's expansion
  application in the Federal Register on November 15, 2016 (81 FR 80089).
  The Agency requested comments by November 30, 2016, but it received no
  comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this
  final notice to grant expansion of MET's scope of recognition.
      To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to
  the MET's application, go to http://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-2006-0028 contains all materials in the record
  concerning MET's recognition.

  II. Final Decision and Order

      OSHA staff examined MET's expansion applications, its capability to
  meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent
  information. Based on its review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET
  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 MET's
  scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET'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 MET's NRTL
                            Scope of Recognition
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              Test standard                     Test standard title
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------
  UL 62368-1...........................  Audio/Video, Information and
                                          Communication Technology
                                          Equipment--Part 1: Safety
                                          Requirements.
  UL 60079-0...........................  Explosive Atmospheres--Part 0:
                                          Equipment--General Requirements.
  UL 60079-2...........................  Explosive Atmospheres--Part 2:
                                          Equipment Protection by
                                          Pressurized Enclosure "p".
  UL 60079-11..........................  Explosive Atmospheres--Part 11:
                                          Equipment Protection by
                                          Intrinsic Safety "i".
  UL 60079-15..........................  Explosive Atmospheres--Part 15:
                                          Equipment Protection by Type of
                                          Protection "n".
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

      In this notice, OSHA also announces the addition of a new test
  standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
  Table 2, below, lists the test standard that is new to the NRTL
  Program. OSHA has determined that this test standard is an appropriate
  test standard and will include it in 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
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------
  UL 60079-2...........................  Explosive Atmospheres--Part 2:
                                          Equipment Protection by
                                          Pressurized Enclosure "p".
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

      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,
  MET must abide by the following conditions of the recognition:
      1. MET 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 a NRTL, and provide details of the
  change(s);
      2. MET must meet all the terms of its recognition and comply with
  all OSHA policies pertaining to this recognition; and
      3. MET must continue to meet the requirements for recognition,
  including all previously published conditions on MET'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 MET, subject to the limitation and conditions
  specified above.

  III. Authority and Signature

      Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy 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 March 22, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-06765 Filed 4-4-17; 8:45 am]
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