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1955. NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TESTING LABORATORIES PROGRAMS: FEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 31 USC 9701; 29 USC 653; 29 USC 655; 29 USC 657

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.7

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A number of OSHA standards require that certain products and equipment used in the workplace be tested and certified by a laboratory that has been recognized and accredited by OSHA. Through the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program OSHA has, to date, recognized 16 laboratories operating 40 sites in the U.S., Canada, and the Far East as NRTLs. OSHA has proposed to revise 29 CFR 1910.7 to allow OSHA to charge fees to NRTLs for services that are provided to the NRTLs. The fees will be computed on the basis of the cost of the services to the Government. In determining the amount of such fees, OSHA will follow the guidelines established by the Office of Management and Budget in Circular Number A-25. The proposal was published on August 18, 1999, and the Agency is now working on a final rule.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite

NPRM 08/18/99 64 FR 45098
NPRM Process10/04/99  
Final 06/00/00 

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Bernard Pasquet, Directorate of Technical Support, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, N3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210 Phone: 202 693-2300
Fax: 202 693-1644

RIN: 1218-AB57


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