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| Publication Date:||04/09/1999|
| Publication Type:||Notice|
| Fed Register #:||64:17435|
| Title:||Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding Government Activities on International Harmonization of Chemical Classification and Labeling Systems.|
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
[Public Notice 3024]
Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding Government Activities on International Harmonization of Chemical Classification and Labeling Systems
AGENCY: Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Department of State.
SUMMARY: This public meeting will provide an update on current activities related to international harmonization since the previous public meeting, conducted January 11, 1999 (See Department of State Public Notice 2955 on pages 1266-1267 of the Federal Register of January 8, 1999). The meeting will also offer interested organizations and individuals the opportunity to provide information and views for consideration in the development of United States Government policy positions. For more complete information on the harmonization process, please refer to State Department Public Notice 2526, pages 15951-15957 of the Federal Register of April 3, 1997.
The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. until noon on May 27, 1999, in Room N 5437 A-D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, D.C. Attendees should use the entrance at C and Third Streets NW. To facilitate entry, please have a picture ID available and/or a U.S. Government building pass if applicable.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit written comments or information, please contact Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Department of State, OES/ENV, Room 4325, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, D.C. 20520. Phone (202) 647-4284, fax (202) 647-5947. A public docket is also available for review at the Department of Labor (OSHA docket H-022H).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of State is announcing a public meeting of the interagency committee concerned with the international harmonization of chemical hazard classification and labeling systems (an effort referred to as the "globally harmonized system'' or GHS). The purpose of the meeting is to provide interested groups and individuals with an update on activities since the January 11, 1999, public meeting, a preview of upcoming international meetings, and an opportunity to submit additional information and comments for consideration in developing U.S. Government positions. Representatives of the following agencies participate in the interagency group: the Department of State, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Agriculture, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
The Agenda of the public meeting will include:
2. Reports on recent international meetings
3. Preparation for upcoming meetings
4. Public Comments
5. Concluding Remarks
Interested parties are invited to submit their comments as soon as possible for consideration in the development of U.S. positions and to present their views orally and/or in writing at the public meeting. Participants may address other topics relating to harmonization of chemical classification and labeling systems and are particularly invited to identify issues of concern to specific sectors that may be affected by the GHS. Participants who attended and participated in recent international sessions may also offer their observations on the results of the sessions.
All written comments will be placed in the public docket (OSHA docket H-022H). The docket is open from 10 am until 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and is located at the Department of Labor, Room 2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. (Telephone: 202-219-7894; Fax: 202-219-5046). The public may also consult the docket to review previous Federal Register notices, comment received, Questions and Answers about the GHS, a response to comments on the April 3, 1997, Federal Register notice, and other relevant documents.
Dated: April 2, 1999.
[FR Doc. 99-8915 Filed 4-8-99; 8:45 am]
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