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1998. NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TESTING LABS 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 to date, OSHA has recognized 14 laboratories operating approximately 36 sites in the U.S. and Canada as NRTLs. OSHA is proposing 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.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM 12/00/98

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven Witt, Director, Directorate of Technical Support, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constituion Avenue NW., Room N-3653, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 219-7056

RIN: 1218-AB57




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