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• Publication Date: 11/21/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:62359-62362
• Standard Number: 1910.7
• Title: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Request for Expansion of Recognition

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. NRTL-4-93]

Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Request for Expansion of Recognition

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of request for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and preliminary finding.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the application of Underwriters Laboratory for expansion of its recognition as a NRTL under 29 CFR 1910.7, for test standards, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding.

DATES: The last date for interested parties to submit comments is January 20, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Send comments concerning this notice to: NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N3653 Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Pasquet, Office of Variance Determination, NRTL Recognition Program at the above address, or phone (202) 219-7056.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Notice of Application

Notice is hereby given that Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), has made application pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.7, for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for the equipment or materials listed below. UL previously made application pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.7, for renewal of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (see 60 FR 16171, 3/29/95), and was so recognized (see 60 FR 33852, 6/29/95).

The addresses of the UL laboratories covered by this application are:

333 Pfinsten Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062

1285 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, Long Island, New York 11747

1655 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, California 95050

12 Laboratory Drive, P.O. Box 13995, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

2600 N.W. Lake Road, Camas, Washington 98607

UL International Limited, Veristrong Industrial Centre, Block B, 14th Floor 34 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong

UL International Services, Ltd., 3rd Floor, No. 35 Chung Yang South Road, Section 2, Pei Tou 11237, Taipei, Taiwan

Background

This Federal Register notice announces UL's application for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for additional test standards, dated 2/5/96, and amended on 4/1/97 (see Exhibits 13A and 13B).

UL has stated that it believes that the following standards pertain to equipment or materials that will be used in environments under OSHA's jurisdiction. UL desires recognition for testing and certification of products when tested for compliance with these test standards, which are appropriate within the meaning of 29 CFR 1910.7(c):

(Editor's note: Please see Footnote(1) at the bottom of this document for all (1) references.)

(1) ANSI/IEEE-C37.013 AC High-Voltage Generator Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis

(1) ANSI/IEEE-C37.13 Low Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures

(1) ANSI/IEEE-C37.14 Low Voltage DC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures

(1) ANSI-C37.17 Trip Devices for AC and General Purpose DC Low- Voltage Power Circuit Breakers

(1) ANSI/IEEE-C37.18 Enclosed Field Discharge Circuit Breakers for Rotating Electric Machinery

(1) ANSI/IEEE-C37.20.1 Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.20.2 Metal-Clad and Station-Type Cubicle Switchgear

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.20.3 Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.21 Control Switchboards

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.29 Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Protectors Used in Enclosures

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.38 Gas-Insulated, Metal-Enclosed Disconnecting, Interrupter and Grounding Switches

(1) ANSI C37.42 Distribution Cutouts and Fuse Links

(1) ANSI C37.44 Distribution Oil Cutouts and Fuse Links

(1) ANSI C37.45 Distribution Enclosed Single-Pole Air Switches

(1) ANSI C37.46 Power Fuses and Fuse Disconnecting Switches

(1) ANSI C37.47 Distribution Fuse Disconnecting Switches, Fuse Supports, and Current-Limiting Fuses

(1) ANSI C37.50 Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures -- Test Procedures

(1) ANSI C37.51 Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit-Breaker Switchgear Assemblies -- Conformance Test Procedures

(1) ANSI C37.52 Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Protectors Used in Enclosures -- Test Procedures

(1) ANSI C37.53.1 High-Voltage Current Motor-Starter Fuses -- Conformance Test Procedures

(1) ANSI C37.54 Indoor Alternating-Current High Voltage Circuit Breakers Applied as Removable Elements in Metal-Enclosed Switchgear Assemblies -- Conformance Test Procedures

(1) ANSI C37.55 Metal-Clad Switchgear Assemblies -- Conformance Test Procedures

(1) ANSI C37.57 Metal-Enclosed Interrupter Switchgear Assemblies -- Conformance Testing

(1) ANSI C37.58 Indoor AC Medium-Voltage Switches for Use in Metal- Enclosed Switchgear -- Conformance Test Procedures

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.60 Overhead, Pad-Mounted, Dry-Vault, and Submersible Automatic Circuit Reclosers and Fault Interrupters for AC Systems

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.66 Oil-Filled Capacitor Switches for Alternating- Current Systems -- Requirements

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.71 Three Phase, Manually Operated Subsurface Load Interrupting Switches for Alternating-Current Systems

(1) ANSI C37.72 Manually-Operated Dead-Front, Pad-Mounted Switchgear with Load-Interrupting Switches and Separable Connectors for Alternating-Current System

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.90 Relays and Relay Systems Associated with Electric Power Apparatus

(1) ANSI C37.121 Unit Substations -- Requirements

(1) ANSI/IEEE C37.122 Gas-Insulated Substations

(1) ANSI/IEEE C57.12.00 Distribution, Power and Regulating Transformers -- General Requirements

(1) ANSI C57.12.13 Liquid-Filled Transformers Used in Unit Installations including Unit Substations -- Conformance Requirements

(1) ANSI C57.12.20 Overhead-Type Distribution Transformers, 500 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.21 Pad-Mounted Compartmental-Type Self-Cooled Single-Phase Distribution Transformers with High Voltage Bushings; 167 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.22 Pad-Mounted Compartmental-Type, Self-Cooled, Three-Phase Distribution Transformers with High Voltage Bushings; 2500 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.23 Underground-Type Self-Cooled, Single-Phase Distribution Transformers with Separable Insulated High-Voltage Connectors; 167 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.24 Underground-Type Three-Phase Distribution Transformers, 2500 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.25 Pad-Mounted Compartmental-Type Self-Cooled Single-Phase Distribution Transformers with Separable Insulated High-Voltage Connectors; 167 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.26 Pad-Mounted Compartmental-Type, Self-Cooled, Three-Phase Distribution Transformers for use with Separable Insulated High-Voltage Connectors; 2500 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.27 Liquid-Filled Distribution Transformers Used in Pad-Mounted Installations, Including Unit Substations -- Conformance Requirements

(1) ANSI C57.12.28 Switchgear and Transformers -- Pad-Mounted Equipment -- Enclosure Integrity

(1) ANSI C57.12.40 Three Phase Secondary Network Transformers, Subway and Vault Types (Liquid Immersed); 2500 kVA and Smaller

(1) ANSI C57.12.50 Ventilated Dry-Type Distribution Transformers, 1 to 500 kVA, Single-Phase; and 15 to 500 kVA, Three Phase

(1) ANSI C57.12.51 Ventilated Dry-Type Power Transformers, 501 kVA and Larger, Three-Phase

(1) ANSI C57.12.52 Sealed Dry-Type Power Transformers, 501 kVA and Larger, Three-Phase

(1) ANSI C57.12.55 Dry-Type Transformers in Unit Installations, Including Unit Substations -- Conformance Requirements

(1) ANSI C57.12.57 Ventilated Dry-Type Network Transformers, 2500 kVA and Below, Three-Phase

(1) ANSI/IEEE C57.13 Instrument Transformers -- Requirements

(1) ANSI/IEEE C57.13.2 Instrument Transformers -- Conformance Test Procedures

(1) ANSI/IEEE C57.15 Step-Voltage and Induction-Voltage Regulators

(1) ANSI/IEEE C57.21 Shunt Reactors Over 500 kVA

(1) ANSI/IEEE C62.1 Gapped Silicon-Carbide Surge Arresters for AC Power Circuits

(1) ANSI/IEEE C62.11 Metal Oxide Surge Arresters for AC Power Circuits

ANSI K61.1 Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia (CGA G-2.1)

ANSI/NEMA 250 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment

ANSI Z21.24 Metal Connectors for Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.50 Vented Decorative Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.57 Recreational Vehicle Cooking Gas Appliances

ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in Vented Fireplaces

ANSI Z21.70 Earthquake Actuated Automatic Gas Shutoff Systems

ANSI Z83.7 Gas-Fired Construction Heater

UL 5A Nonmetallic Surface Raceways and Fittings

UL 5B Strut-Type Channel Raceways and Fittings

UL 201 Standard for Garage Equipment

UL 218 Fire Pump Controllers

ANSI/UL 231 Electrical Power Outlets

ANSI/UL 234 Low Voltage Lighting Fixtures for Use in Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 248-1 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 1: General Requirements

UL 248-2 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 2: Class C Fuses

UL 248-3 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 3: Class CA and CB Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-4 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 4: Class CC Fuses

UL 248-5 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 5: Class G Fuses

UL 248-6 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 6: Class H Non-Renewable Fuses

UL 248-7 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 7: Class H Renewable Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-8 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 8: Class J Fuses

UL 248-9 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 9: Class K Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-10 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 10: Class L Fuses

UL 248-11 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 11: Plug Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-12 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 12: Class R Fuses

UL 248-13 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 13: Semiconductor Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-14 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 14: Supplemental Fuses

ANSI/UL 248-15 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 15: Class T Fuses

UL 248-16 Low-Voltage Fuses -- Part 16: Test Limiters

ANSI/UL 252A Compressed Gas Regulator Accessories

UL 300 Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Restaurant Cooking Areas

UL 307B Gas Burning Heating Appliances for Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 391 Solid-Fuel and Combination-Fuel Control and Supplementary Furnaces

UL 508C Power Conversion Equipment

ANSI/UL 583 Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks

ANSI/UL 588 Christmas-Tree and Decorative-Lighting Outfits

UL 635 Insulating Bushings

ANSI/UL 668 Hose Valves For Fire Protection Service

ANSI/UL 745-1 Portable Electric Tools

ANSI/UL 745-2-1 Particular Requirements of Drills

ANSI/UL 745-2-2 Particular Requirements for Screwdrivers and Impact Wrenches

ANSI/UL 745-2-3 Particular Requirements for Grinders, Polishers, and Disk-Type Sanders

ANSI/UL 745-2-4 Particular Requirements for Sanders

ANSI/UL 745-2-5 Particular Requirements for Circular Saws and Circular Knives

ANSI/UL 745-2-6 Particular Requirements for Hammers

ANSI/UL 745-2-8 Particular Requirements for Shears and Nibblers

ANSI/UL 745-2-9 Particular Requirements for Tappers

ANSI/UL 745-2-11 Particular Requirements for Reciprocating Saws

ANSI/UL 745-2-12 Particular Requirements for Concrete Vibrators

ANSI/UL 745-2-14 Particular Requirements for Planers

ANSI/UL 745-2-17 Particular Requirements for Routers and Trimmers

ANSI/UL 745-2-30 Particular Requirements for Staplers

ANSI/UL 745-2-31 Particular Requirements for Diamond Core Drills

ANSI/UL 745-2-32 Particular Requirements for Magnetic Drill Presses

ANSI/UL 745-2-33 Particular Requirements for Portable Bandsaws

ANSI/UL 745-2-34 Particular Requirements for Strapping Tools

ANSI/UL 745-2-35 Particular Requirements for Drain Cleaners

ANSI/UL 745-2-36 Particular Requirements for Hand Motor Tools

ANSI/UL 745-2-37 Particular Requirements for Plate Jointers

UL 791 Residential Incinerators

UL 962 Household and Commercial Furnishings

ANSI/UL 985 Household Fire Warning System Units

ANSI/UL 1023 Household Burglar-Alarm System Units

UL 1075 Gas Fired Cooling Appliances for Recreational Vehicles

ANSI/UL 1247 Diesel Engines for Driving Centrifugal Fire Pumps

UL 1248 Engine-Generator Assemblies for Use in Recreational Vehicles

UL 1363 Temporary Power Taps

ANSI/UL 1419 Professional Video and Audio Equipment

ANSI/UL 1431 Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances

ANSI/UL 1468 Direct-Acting Pressure-Reducing and Pressure-Control Valves for Fire Protection Service

UL 1472 Solid-State Dimming Controls

ANSI/UL 1478 Fire Pump Relief Valves

ANSI/UL 1581 Reference Standard for Electrical Wires, Cables, and Flexible Cords

ANSI/UL 1637 Home Health Care Signaling Equipment

UL 1651 Optical Fiber Cable

UL 1682 Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type

UL 1684 Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit

UL 1690 Data-Processing Cable

ANSI/UL 1692 Polymeric Materials -- Coil Forms

UL 1693 Electric Radiant Heating Panels and Heating Panel Sets

UL 1694 Tests for Flammability of Small Polymeric Component

UL 1730 Smoke Detector Monitors and Accessories for Individual Living Units of Multifamily Residences and Hotel/Motel Rooms

ANSI/UL 1740 Industrial Robots and Robotic Equipment

UL 1821 Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection

UL 1838 Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems

UL 1889 Commercial Filters for Cooking Oil

UL 1951 Electric Plumbing Accessories

ANSI/UL 1963 Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling Equipment

ANSI/UL 1971 Signaling Devices for the Hearing Impaired

UL 1977 Component Connectors for Use in Data, Signal, Control and Power Applications

ANSI/UL 1981 Central Station Automation Systems

UL 1993 Self-Ballasted Lamps and Lamp Adapters

UL 1994 Low-Level Path Marking and Lighting Systems

UL 1995 Heating and Cooling Equipment

UL 1996 Duct Heaters

UL 2021 Fixed and Location-Dedicated Electric Room Heaters

UL 2024 Optical Fiber Cable Raceway

UL 2034 Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Detectors

ANSI/UL 2044 Commercial Closed Circuit Television Equipment

UL 2061 Adapters and Cylinder Connection Devices for Portable LP- Gas Cylinder Assemblies

ANSI/UL 2083 Halon 1301 Recovery/Recycling Equipment

UL 2085 Insulated Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids

ANSI/UL 2096 Commercial/Industrial Gas and/or Gas Fired Heating Assemblies with Emission Reduction Equipment

UL 2106 Field Erected Boiler Assemblies

UL 2111 Overheating Protection for Motors

ANSI/UL 2157 Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors

ANSI/UL 2158 Electric Clothes Dryers

UL 2161 Neon Transformers and Power Supplies

UL 2250 Instrumentation Tray Cable

UL 2601-1 Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety

UL 3044 Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment

UL 3101-1 Electrical Equipment for Laboratory Use; Part 1: General Requirements

UL 3111-1 Electrical Measuring and Test Equipment; Part 1: General Requirements

UL 6500 Audio/Video and Musical Instrument Apparatus for Household, Commercial, and Similar General Use

UL 8730-1 Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 1: General Requirements

UL 8730-2-3 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Thermal Motor Protectors for Ballasts for Tubular Fluorescent Lamps

UL 8730-2-4 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Thermal Motor Protectors for Motor Compressors or Hermetic and Semi-Hermetic Type

UL 8730-2-7 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Timers and Time Switches

UL 8730-2-8 Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use; Part 2: Particular Requirements for Electrically Operated Water Valves

Note: Testing and certification of gas operated equipment is limited to equipment for use with "liquefied petroleum gas" ("LPG" or "LP-Gas").

The NRTL staff reviewed the details of UL's on-site evaluation (review) reports, and determined that UL has the staff capability and the necessary equipment to conduct testing of products covered by these additional test standards.

Preliminary Finding

Based upon a review of the complete application, the on-site evaluation (review) reports, and the recommendations of the staff, including the recommendation from the Lead Assessor dated August 19, 1997 (see Exhibit 14), the Assistant Secretary has made a preliminary finding that Underwriters Laboratory Inc., can meet the requirements as prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for the expansion of its recognition to include the 174 test standards previously listed.

All interested members of the public are invited to supply detailed reasons and evidence supporting or challenging the sufficiency of the applicant's having met the requirements for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, as required by 29 CFR 1910.7 and Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. Submission of pertinent written documents and exhibits shall be made no later than January 20, 1998, and must be addressed to the NRTL Recognition Program, Office of Variance Determination, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N3653, Washington, D.C. 20210. Copies of the UL application, the recommendation of the Lead Assessor, and all submitted comments, as received, (Docket No. NRTL-4-93), are available for inspection and duplication at the Docket Office, Room N2634, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address.

The Assistant Secretary's final decision on whether the applicant (Underwriters Laboratory Inc.) satisfies the requirements for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL will be made on the basis of the entire record including the public submissions and any further proceedings that the Assistant Secretary may consider appropriate in accordance with Appendix A to Section 1910.7.

Authority: 29 CFR 1910.7.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of November, 1997.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary.

[FR Doc. 97-30683 Filed 11-20-97; 8:45 am]


Footnote(1) These standards are approved for equipment or materials intended for use in commercial and industrial power system applications. These standards are not approved for equipment or materials intended for use in installations that are excluded by the provisions of Subpart S in 29 CFR 1910, in particular Section 1910.302(a)(2). This statement is intended as a clarification for any party reviewing this notice. (Back to text)


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