TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition

CourtLabor Department,Occupational Safety And Health Administration
Citation86 FR 33779
Published date25 June 2021
SectionNotices
Record Number2021-13545
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limitations associated with the use of
the equipment in areas where methane
could be present. Additionally,
personnel shall be trained regarding
proper procedures for donning Self
Contained Self Rescuers (SCSRs) during
a mine emergency while wearing the
3M
TM
Versaflo
TM
TR-800 or CleanSpace
EX. The mine operator shall submit
proposed revisions to update the Mine
Emergency Evacuation and Firefighting
Program of Instruction under 30 CFR
75.1502 to address this issue.
(q) Within 60 days after the Decision
and Order becomes final, the operator
shall submit proposed revisions for its
approved 30 CFR part 48 training plans
to the Mine Safety and Health
Enforcement District Manager. These
proposed revisions shall specify initial
and refresher training regarding the
terms and conditions stated in the
Decision and Order. When training is
conducted on the terms and conditions
in the Decision and Order, an MSHA
Certificate of Training (Form 5000–23)
shall be completed. Comments shall be
included on the Certificate of Training
indicating that the training received was
for use of the 3M
TM
Versaflo
TM
TR–800
or CleanSpace EX PAPR.
(r) All personnel who will be involved
with or affected by the use of the 3M
TM
Versaflo
TM
TR–800 or CleanSpace EX
shall receive training in accordance
with 30 CFR 48.7 on the requirements
of the Decision and Order within 60
days of the date the Decision and Order
becomes final. Such training must be
completed before any 3M
TM
Versaflo
TM
TR–800 or CleanSpace EX can be used
on the longwall face or within 150 feet
of pillar workings. The operator shall
keep a record of such training and
provide such record to MSHA upon
request.
(s) The operator shall provide annual
retraining to all personnel who will be
involved with or affected by the use of
the 3M
TM
Versaflo
TM
TR–800 or
CleanSpace EX in accordance with 30
CFR 48.8. The operator shall train new
miners on the requirements of the
Decision and Order in accordance with
30 CFR 48.5 and shall train experienced
miners on the requirements of the
Decision and Order in accordance with
30 CFR 48.6. The operator shall keep a
record of such training and provide
such record to MSHA upon request.
(t) The operator shall post the
Decision and Order in unobstructed
locations on the bulletin boards and/or
in other conspicuous places where
notices to miners are ordinarily posted,
for a period of not less than 60
consecutive days.
The petitioner asserts that the
alternate method proposed will at all
times guarantee no less than the same
measure of protection afforded the
miners under the mandatory standard.
Jessica Senk,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations,
and Variances.
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BILLING CODE 4520–43–P
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration
[Docket No. OSHA–2007–0042]
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.:
Application for Expansion of
Recognition
AGENCY
: Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: In this notice, OSHA
announces the application of TUV
Rheinland of North America, Inc., for
expansion of the scope of recognition as
a Nationally Recognized Testing
Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the
agency’s preliminary finding to grant
the application.
DATES
: Submit comments, information,
and documents in response to this
notice, or requests for an extension of
time to make a submission, on or before
July 12, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Comments may be
submitted as follows:
Electronically: Submit comments and
attachments electronically at http://
www.regulations.gov, which is the
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the
instructions online for making
electronic submissions.
Docket: To read or download
comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Documents in the
docket are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index; however,
some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to
read or download through the website.
All submissions, including copyrighted
material, are available for inspection
through the OSHA Docket Office.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for
assistance in locating docket
submissions.
Instructions: All submissions must
include the agency name and the OSHA
docket number for this Federal Register
notice (OSHA–2007–0042). OSHA will
place comments and requests to speak,
including personal information, in the
public docket, which may be available
online. Therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting
personal information such as Social
Security numbers and birthdates. For
further information on submitting
comments, see the ‘‘Public
Participation’’ heading in the section of
this notice titled
SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION
.
Extension of comment period: Submit
requests for an extension of the
comment period on or before July 12,
2021 to the Office of Technical
Programs and Coordination Activities,
Directorate of Technical Support and
Emergency Management, Occupational
Safety and Health Administration, U.S.
Department of Labor.
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, phone: (202) 693–2110 or
email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Notice of the Application for
Expansion
OSHA is providing notice that TUV
Rheinland of North America, Inc.
(TUVRNA), is applying for an expansion
of current recognition as a NRTL.
TUVRNA requests the addition of four
test standards to the NRTL scope of
recognition.
OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies
that the organization meets the
requirements specified in 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.
Each NRTL’s scope of recognition
includes (1) the type of products the
NRTL may test, with each type specified
by the applicable test standard and (2)
the recognized site(s) that has/have the
technical capability to perform the
product-testing and product-
certification activities for test standards
within the NRTL’s scope. Recognition is
not a delegation or grant of government
authority; however, recognition enables
employers to use products approved by
the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that
require product testing and certification.
The agency processes applications by
a NRTL for initial recognition and for an
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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 the
preliminary finding. 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,
including TUVRNA, which details the
NRTL’s scope of recognition. These
pages are available from the OSHA
website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/
otpca/nrtl/index.html.
TUVRNA currently has eight facilities
(sites) recognized by OSHA for product
testing and certification, with the
headquarters located at: TUV Rheinland
of North America, Inc., 12 Commerce
Road, Newtown, Connecticut 06470. A
complete list of TUVRNA sites
recognized by OSHA is available at
https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/
tuv.html.
II. General Background on the
Application
TUVRNA submitted an application,
dated January 30, 2019 (OSHA–2007–
0042–0052), to expand recognition to
include four additional 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.
Table 1 lists the appropriate test
standards found in TUVRNA’s
application for expansion for testing and
certification of products under the
NRTL Program.
T
ABLE
1—P
ROPOSED
L
IST OF
A
PPROPRIATE
T
EST
S
TANDARDS FOR
I
NCLUSION IN
TUVRNA’
S
NRTL S
COPE OF
R
ECOGNITION
Test standard Test standard title
UL 399 ............................................ Standard for Drinking-Water Coolers.
UL 1973 .......................................... Standard for Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxillary Power and Light Electric Rail (LER) Applica-
tions.
UL 2054 .......................................... Standard for Household and Commercial Batteries.
UL 2271 .......................................... Standard for Batteries for Use in Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) Applications.
III. Preliminary Finding on the
Application
TUVRNA submitted an acceptable
application for expansion of the scope
of recognition. OSHA’s review of the
application file and pertinent
documentation indicates that TUVRNA
can meet the requirements prescribed by
29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding
recognition to include the addition of
these four test standards for NRTL
testing and certification. This
preliminary finding does not constitute
an interim or temporary approval of
TUVRNA’s application.
OSHA welcomes public comment as
to whether TUVRNA meets the
requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for
expansion of recognition as a NRTL.
Comments should consist of pertinent
written documents and exhibits.
Commenters needing more time to
comment must submit a request in
writing, stating the reasons for the
request by the due date for comments.
OSHA will limit any extension to 10
days unless the requester justifies a
longer time period. OSHA may deny a
request for an extension if it is not
adequately justified. To obtain or review
copies of the exhibits identified in this
notice, as well as comments submitted
to the docket, contact the Docket Office,
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor. These materials also are available
online at https://www.regulations.gov
under Docket No. OSHA–2007–0042.
OSHA staff will review all comments
to the docket submitted in a timely
manner. After addressing the issues
raised by these comments, staff will
make a recommendation to the Assistant
Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health on whether to grant
TUVRNA’s application for expansion of
the scope of recognition. The Assistant
Secretary will make the final decision
on granting the application. In making
this decision, the Assistant Secretary
may undertake other proceedings
prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR
1910.7.
OSHA will publish a public notice of
the final decision in the Federal
Register.
Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, Acting 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.
657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No.
8–2020 (85 FR 58393; Sept. 18, 2020),
and 29 CFR 1910.7.
Signed at Washington, DC, on June 21,
2021.
James S. Frederick,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health.
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BILLING CODE 4510–26–P
NATIONAL CREDIT UNION
ADMINISTRATION
Privacy Act of 1974: Systems of
Records
AGENCY
: National Credit Union
Administration (NCUA)
ACTION
: Notice of a new system of
records.
SUMMARY
: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of
1974, the National Credit Union
Administration (NCUA) gives notice of
a new proposed Privacy Act system of
records. The new proposed system is
the Mailing, Contact and Other Lists
System, NCUA–23. This system will
support the NCUA’s communications
and outreach efforts to members of the
public, and the NCUA’s statutorily
mandated examination and supervision
activities of credit unions. This system
will store information pertaining to
individuals in the performance of the
NCUA’s statutory duties.
DATES
: Submit comments on or before
July 26, 2021. This action will take
effect without further notice on July 26,
2021 unless comments are received that
would result in a contrary
determination.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by any of the following methods, but
please send comments by one method
only:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
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