SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards

CourtOccupational Safety And Health Administration
Citation86 FR 67727
Record Number2021-25897
Publication Date29 November 2021
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration
[Docket No. OSHA–2019–0004]
Gestamp West Virginia LLC: Notice of
Correction to Permanent Variance
AGENCY
: Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION
: Notice; correction.
SUMMARY
: The Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA)
published a notice in the Federal
Register on March 2, 2021, announcing
a permanent variance to Gestamp West
Virginia LLC from a specific provision
of the OSHA standard that regulates the
control of hazardous energy (lockout/
tagout). The document contained
incorrect references to the relevant
provision of the lockout/tagout
standard. This notice corrects the
provision of the standard referenced in
the permanent variance.
DATES
: The correction specified by this
notice becomes effective on November
29, 2021 and shall remain in effect until
OSHA revokes this permanent variance.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
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; phone: (202) 693–2110 or email:
robinson.kevin@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Corrections
In the Federal Register of March 2,
2021 (86 FR 12209–12217), correct the
standard paragraph number as described
below.
1. On page 12212, in the third
column, in the section titled ‘‘III.
Description of Conditions Specified for
the Permanent Variance’’, in the
paragraph beginning ‘‘As previously
indicated in this notice,’’ change
‘‘paragraph 1910.147(d)(4)(iii)’’ to
‘‘paragraph 1910.147(d)(3)’’.
2. On page 12212, in the third
column, in the section titled ‘‘III.
Description of Conditions Specified for
the Permanent Variance’’, in the
paragraph beginning ‘‘During the period
starting with the August 5, 2020,’’
change ‘‘paragraph 1910.147(d)(4)(iii)’’
to ‘‘paragraph 1910.147(d)(3)’’.
3. On page 12212, in the third
column, in the section titled ‘‘III.
Description of Conditions Specified for
the Permanent Variance’’, in the
paragraph beginning ‘‘This section
describes the conditions that comprise’’,
change ‘‘29 CFR 1910.147(d)(4)(iii)’’ to
‘‘29 CFR 1910.147(d)(3)’’.
4. On page 12214, in the third
column, in the section titled ‘‘IV.
Decision’’, in the paragraph beginning
‘‘As described earlier in this notice,’’
change ‘‘paragraphs 1910.147(d)(4)(iii)’’
to ‘‘paragraph 1910.147(d)(3)’’.
5. On page 12214, in the third
column, in the section titled ‘‘IV.
Decision’’, in the paragraph beginning
‘‘Further, under section 6(d) of the OSH
Act’’, change ‘‘paragraph
1910.147(d)(4)(iii)’’ to ‘‘paragraph
1910.147(d)(3)’’.
6. On page 12215, in the first column,
in the section titled ‘‘V. Order’’, in the
paragraph beginning ‘‘OSHA issues this
final order’’ change ‘‘paragraphs
1910.147(d)(4)(iii)’’ to ‘‘paragraph
1910.147(d)(3)’’.
The permanent variance granted to
Gestamp remains in effect. This
correction is being issued to clarify that
the permanent variance is granted to
paragraph 1910.147(d)(3) of the lockout/
tagout standard, ‘‘Machine or equipment
isolation. All energy isolating devices
that are needed to control the energy to
the machine or equipment shall be
physically located and operated in such
a manner as to isolate the machine or
equipment from the energy source(s).’’
The conditions and scope of the
permanent variance remain unchanged.
Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, 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.
655(d), Secretary of Labor’s Order No.
8–2020 (85 FR 58393, Sept. 18, 2020),
and 29 CFR 1910.5.
Signed at Washington, DC, on November
22, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health.
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration
[Docket No. OSHA–2006–0040]
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of
Expansion of Recognition and
Modification to the NRTL Program’s
List of Appropriate Test Standards
AGENCY
: Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: In this notice, OSHA
announces the final decision to expand
the scope of recognition for SGS North
America, Inc., as a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Additionally, OSHA announces the
addition of one test standard to the
NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate
Test Standards.
DATES
: The expansion of the scope of
recognition becomes effective on
November 29, 2021.
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; 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; telephone: (202) 693–2110;
email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA’s
web page includes information about
the NRTL Program (see http://
www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/
index.html).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Notice of Final Decision
OSHA hereby gives notice of the
expansion of the scope of recognition of
SGS of North America, Inc. (SGS), as a
NRTL. SGS’s expansion covers the
addition of five test standards to its
scope of recognition. Additionally,
OSHA announces the addition of one
test standard to the NRTL Program’s List
of Appropriate Test Standards.
OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies
that the organization meets the
requirements specified by 29 CFR
1910.7. Recognition is an
acknowledgment that the organization
can perform independent safety testing
and certification of the specific products
covered within the scope of recognition
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and is not a delegation or grant of
government authority. As a result of
recognition, employers may use
products properly approved by the
NRTL to meet OSHA standards that
require testing and certification of the
products.
The agency processes applications by
a NRTL for initial recognition, or for
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 a preliminary
finding and, in the second notice, the
agency provides the 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 that details the scope of
recognition. These pages are available
from the agency’s website at http://
www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/
index.html.
SGS submitted an application on
February 5, 2020 (OSHA–2006–0040–
0067), to expand its scope of recognition
to include the addition of five test
standards. OSHA staff performed a
detailed analysis of the application
packet and reviewed other pertinent
information. OSHA did not perform any
on-site reviews in relation to this
application.
OSHA published the preliminary
notice announcing SGS’s expansion
application and proposed addition to
the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate
Test Standards in the Federal Register
on August 24, 2021 (86 FR 47336). The
agency requested comments by
September 8, 2021, but it received no
comments in response to the
preliminary notice. OSHA now is
proceeding with this final notice to
grant expansion of SGS’s scope of
recognition.
To obtain or review copies of all
public documents pertaining to SGS’s
applications, go to http://
www.regulations.gov or contact the
Docket Office at (202) 693–2350 (TTY
(877) 889–5627) for assistance in
locating docket submissions. Docket No.
OSHA–2006–0040 contains all materials
in the record concerning SGS’s
recognition.
II. Final Decision and Order
OSHA staff examined SGS’s
expansion application, the capability to
meet the requirements of the test
standards, and other pertinent
information. Based on a review of this
evidence, OSHA finds that SGS meets
the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for
expansion of the recognition, subject to
the specified limitation and conditions
listed. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding
with this final notice to grant expansion
of SGS’s scope of recognition. OSHA
limits the expansion of SGS’s scope of
recognition to testing and certification
of products for demonstration of
conformance to the test standards listed
in Table 1.
T
ABLE
1—L
IST OF
A
PPROPRIATE
T
EST
S
TANDARDS FOR
I
NCLUSION IN
SGS’
S
NRTL S
COPE OF
R
ECOGNITION
Test standard Test standard title
UL 355 ......................................................................... Cord Reels.
UL 1576 ....................................................................... Flashlights and Lanterns.
UL 1977 ....................................................................... Component Connectors for Use in Data, Signal, Control and Power Applications.
UL 8753 ....................................................................... Field-Replaceable Light Emitting Diode (LED) Light Engines.
UL 61800–5–1 ............................................................. Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems—Part 5–1: Safety Requirements—
Electrical, Thermal and Energy.
In this notice, OSHA also announces
the addition of one new test standard to
the NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate
Test Standards. Table 2, below, lists the
test standard that is new to the NRTL
Program. OSHA has determined that
this test standard is an appropriate test
standard and will include it in the
NRTL Program’s List of Appropriate
Test Standards.
T
ABLE
2—T
EST
S
TANDARD
OSHA
IS
A
DDING TO THE
NRTL P
ROGRAM
S
L
IST OF
A
PPROPRIATE
T
EST
S
TAND
-
ARDS
Test standard Test standard title
UL 1576 ........ Flashlights and Lanterns.
OSHA’s recognition of any NRTL for
a particular test standard is limited to
equipment or materials for which OSHA
standards require third-party testing and
certification before using them in the
workplace. Consequently, if a test
standard also covers any products for
which OSHA does not require such
testing and certification, a NRTL’s scope
of recognition does not include these
products.
The American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) may approve the test
standard listed above as an American
National Standard. However, for
convenience, OSHA may use the
designation of the standards-developing
organization for the standard as opposed
to the ANSI designation. Under the
NRTL Program’s policy (see OSHA
Instruction CPL 01–00–004, Chapter 2,
Section VIII), only standards determined
to be appropriate test standards may be
approved for NRTL recognition. Any
NRTL recognized for an appropriate test
standard may use either the proprietary
version of the test standard or the ANSI
version of that standard. Contact ANSI
to determine whether a test standard is
currently ANSI-approved.
A. Conditions
In addition to those conditions
already required by 29 CFR 1910.7, SGS
must abide by the following conditions
of the recognition:
1. SGS must inform OSHA as soon as
possible, in writing, of any change of
ownership, facilities, or key personnel,
and of any major change in the
operations as a NRTL, and provide
details of the change(s);
2. SGS must meet all the terms of the
recognition and comply with all OSHA
policies pertaining to this recognition;
and
3. SGS must continue to meet the
requirements for recognition, including
all previously published conditions on
SGS’s scope of recognition, in all areas
for which it has recognition.
Pursuant to the authority in 29 CFR
1910.7, OSHA hereby expands the scope
of recognition of SGS, subject to the
limitation and conditions specified
above. OSHA also adds one new test
standard to the NRTL Program’s List of
Appropriate Test Standards.
III. Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, 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. 8–2020
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(85 FR 58393, September 18, 2020), and
29 CFR 1910.7.
Signed at Washington, DC, on November
22, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health.
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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Notice of the Networking and
Information Technology Research and
Development Program 30th
Anniversary Commemoration
AGENCY
: Networking and Information
Technology Research and Development
(NITRD) Program National Coordination
Office (NCO), National Science
Foundation.
ACTION
: Notice of meeting; correction.
SUMMARY
: The notice published in the
Federal Register on November 5, 2021
contained an incorrect amount of
funding for 1991. This notice corrects
that amount. The NITRD Subcommittee
will hold a virtual public meeting to
mark the 30th anniversary of the signing
of the High-Performance Computing
(HPC) Act of 1991 and the launching of
the High-Performance Computing and
Communications Program, now known
as the NITRD Program. One of the key
parts of this legislation was to establish
an effective mechanism to coordinate
HPC, networking, and information
technology (IT) research and
development (R&D) undertaken by the
agencies of the Federal Government.
The legislation also expanded Federal
funding support for HPC and IT R&D to
ensure continued technological
leadership in these areas by the United
States. The Act aimed to provide U.S.
researchers and educators, as well as
government and the public, with the
advanced computing and information
resources they needed for achievement
of personal, business, and public goals.
The NITRD mission has expanded over
the last three decades as the capabilities
of advanced computing, networking,
and IT technologies increased
dramatically. Join us as we recognize
and celebrate the origins and expansion
of America’s IT innovation highway.
DATES
: December 2, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: The meeting will be held
virtually through Zoom, 12 Noon (EST).
Instructions: Registration is required.
You will be asked to provide your name,
email address, and affiliation. The
meeting link will be available on
https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrd-30th-
anniversary-commemoration/.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Diana Weber at nco@nitrd.gov or call
202–459–9684. Individuals who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf
(TDD) may call the Federal Information
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time,
Monday through Friday.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
NITRD Program is the Nation’s primary
source of federally funded IT R&D,
critical to promoting and protecting
American leadership in science and
technology (S&T) innovation. The
NITRD Program focuses its work on
addressing strategic IT R&D imperatives
that lead to cutting-edge computing,
networking, and information
technologies that support U.S. national
security, economic competitiveness, and
individual health and well-being. One
of the key parts of the 1991 legislation
was to establish a mechanism to lead
the coordination and planning of
multiagency and multisector HPC R&D
to maximize the effectiveness of the
Federal Government’s R&D investments
and the transition of discoveries to
societal benefit. This vital mission has
expanded over the years to include
coordination of Federal agencies’ R&D
broadly across critical computing- and
IT-related topics in advanced wireless
technologies, artificial intelligence, big
data, cybersecurity, health IT,
networked physical systems, privacy
protection, robotics, and software
productivity and sustainability.
Through NITRD, Federal agencies
exchange information; collaborate on
research activities such as testbeds,
workshops, strategic planning, and
cooperative solicitations; and focus their
R&D resources on common goals of
making new discoveries and/or
developing new technology solutions to
address our Nation’s most critical
priorities. As an example, NITRD-linked
HPC and IT R&D underpinned U.S.
leadership in fighting COVID–19, not
only to speed discovery of therapeutics
and vaccines but also to support
Americans in conducting their
education, healthcare, personal
relationships, and businesses remotely
wherever possible. The increased
national commitment to IT R&D has
been reflected in the growth in
combined investment by NITRD’s
Federal member agencies from less than
$500 million in 1991 to nearly $6.5
billion for FY2021. For more
information about the NITRD Program,
please visit our website: https://
www.nitrd.gov/about/.
Submitted by the National Science
Foundation in support of the
Networking and Information
Technology Research and Development
(NITRD) National Coordination Office
(NCO) on November 19, 2021.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science
Foundation.
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY
COMMISSION
[Docket Nos. 50–133 and 72–027; NRC–
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company,
Humboldt Bay Power Plant, Unit 3
AGENCY
: Nuclear Regulatory
Commission.
ACTION
: License termination; issuance.
SUMMARY
: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) is noticing the
termination of the Pacific Gas and
Electric Company (PG&E) Humboldt Bay
Power Plant, Unit 3 (HBPP, Unit 3)
Facility Operating License, No. DPR–7,
located near Eureka, California.
DATES
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ADDRESSES
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NRC–2021–0205 when contacting the
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