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• Publication Date: 06/01/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:25338-25340
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: MET Laboratories, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 104 (Thursday, June 1, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 25338-25340]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-11239]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2006-0028]


  MET Laboratories, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
  and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate
  Test Standards

  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

  ACTION: Notice.

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  SUMMARY: In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of MET
  Laboratories, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally
  Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's
  preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA
  proposes to add two new test standards to 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 June 16, 2017.

  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-2006-0028, Technical Data Center, U.S.
  Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3508,
  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 mail, hand
  delivery, or messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA
  Docket Office are 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., e.t.
      4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and
  the OSHA docket number (OSHA-2006-0028). OSHA places comments and other
  materials, including any personal information, in the public docket
  without revision, and these materials will be available online at
  http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, the Agency cautions commenters
  about submitting statements they do not want made available to the
  public, or submitting comments that contain personal information
  (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers,
  birth dates, and medical data.
      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 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 June 16, 2017 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. 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; phone:
  (202) 693-2110 or email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov.

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  I. Notice of the Application for Expansion

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing
  notice that MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), is applying for expansion of
  its current recognition as an NRTL. MET requests the addition of three
  test standards to its NRTL scope of recognition.
      OSHA recognition of an NRTL signifies that the organization meets
  the requirements specified in 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.
  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 MET, 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.
      MET currently has one facility (site) recognized by OSHA for
  product testing and certification, with its headquarters located at:
  MET Laboratories, Inc., 914 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
  21230. A complete list of MET's scope of recognition is available at
  https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/met.html.

  II. General Background on the Application

      MET submitted three applications, one dated October 15, 2015 (OSHA-
  2006-0028-0031), the second dated March 2, 2016 (OSHA-2006-0028-0032)
  and the third dated March 18, 2016 (OSHA-2006-0028-0033), to expand its
  recognition to include three additional test standards. OSHA staff
  performed a detailed analysis of the application packets and reviewed
  other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews
  in relation to these applications.
      Table 1 below lists the appropriate test standards found in MET's
  applications for expansion for testing and certification of products
  under the NRTL Program.

    Table 1--Proposed List of Appropriate Test Standards for Inclusion in
                       MET's NRTL Scope of Recognition
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             Test standard                     Test standard title
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  UL 2108...........................  Standard for Low Voltage Lighting
                                       Systems.
  UL 61010-2-091 *..................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                       Electrical Equipment for
                                       Measurement, Control and Laboratory
                                       Use--Part 2-091: Particular
                                       Requirements for Cabinet X-Ray
                                       Systems.
  UL 61010-2-081 *..................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                       Electrical Equipment for
                                       Measurement, Control and Laboratory
                                       Use--Part 2-081: Particular
                                       Requirements for Automatic and Semi-
                                       Automatic Laboratory Equipment for
                                       Analysis and Other Purposes.
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  * Represents the standards that OSHA proposes to add to the NRTL
    Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.

  III. Proposal To Add New Test Standard to the NRTL Program's List of
  Appropriate Test Standards

      Periodically, OSHA will propose to add new test standards to the
  NRTL list of appropriate test standards following an evaluation of the
  test standard document. To qualify as an appropriate test standard, the
  Agency evaluates the document to (1) verify it represents a product
  category for which OSHA requires certification by an NRTL, (2) verify
  the document represents an end product and not a component, and (3)
  verify the document defines safety test specifications (not
  installation or operational performance specifications).
      In this notice, OSHA proposes to add two new test standards to the
  NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards. Table 2, below,
  lists the test standards that are new to the NRTL Program. OSHA
  preliminarily determined these test standards are appropriate test
  standards and proposes to include them in the NRTL Program's List of
  Appropriate Test Standards. OSHA seeks public comment on this
  preliminary determination.

   Table 2--Test Standards OSHA Is Proposing To Add to the NRTL Program's
                     List of Appropriate Test Standards
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             Test standard                     Test standard title
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  UL 61010-2-091....................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                       Electrical Equipment for
                                       Measurement, Control and Laboratory
                                       Use--Part 2-091: Particular
                                       Requirements for Cabinet X-Ray
                                       Systems.
  UL 61010-2-081....................  Standard for Safety Requirements for
                                       Electrical Equipment for
                                       Measurement, Control and Laboratory
                                       Use--Part 2-081: Particular
                                       Requirements for Automatic and Semi-
                                       Automatic Laboratory Equipment for
                                       Analysis and Other Purposes.
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------

  IV. Preliminary Findings on the Application

      MET submitted acceptable applications for expansion of its scope of
  recognition. OSHA's review of the application file, and pertinent
  documentation, indicate that MET can meet the requirements prescribed
  by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition
  of these three test standards for NRTL testing and certification listed
  above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or
  temporary approval of MET's application.
      OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether MET meets the
  requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an
  NRTL. 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 exhibits
  identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket,
  contact the Docket Office, Room N-3508, 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 No. OSHA-2006-0028.
      OSHA 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 MET's applications for expansion of
  its scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final
  decision on granting the applications. 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.

  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 May 24, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-11239 Filed 5-31-17; 8:45 am]
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