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2289. 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 17 laboratories operating over 40 sites in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Far East as NRTLs. OSHA recently completed its revision of 29 CFR 1910.7 to allow OSHA to charge fees to NRTLs for services that are provided to the NRTLs by OSHA. The fees are computed on the basis of the cost of the services to the Government. In determining the amount of such fees, OSHA followed the guidelines established by the Office of Management and Budget in Circular Number A-25. The final rule was published in the summer of 2000.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM
NPRM Comment Period End
Final Rule
Final Rule Effective
08/18/99
10/04/99
07/31/00
08/30/00
64 FR 45098
65 FR 46797

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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