News Release USDL 97-319
Wednesday, September 10, 1997
Contact: Frank Kane, (202) 219-8151
ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING ON SHIPYARD
FIRE PROTECTION OCT.7-9 IN PADUCAH, KENTUCKY
Representatives of shipyard operators, labor
unions, professional associations and government
agencies will meet Oct. 7-9 in Paducah, Ky., to
continue work on a proposed fire protection standard
for shipyard workers.
It will be the fifth public meeting of the Fire
Protection and Shipyard Employment Negotiated
Rulemaking Advisory Committee, formed to develop
consensus on a proposal under the Occupational
Safety and Health Act.
The committee will continue discussions on scope
and application of the proposal, controls and work
practices, fire brigades, written fire plans,
technological advances, costs of fire protection
and the content of appendices. The committee's
goal is to develop a proposed rule and explanatory
preamble that all of its members support.
The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and end about 5
p.m. daily at Walker Boat Yard, Inc., 4040 Clarks
River Rd., Paducah, Ky. 42002-1400; telephone (502)
444-4040. Comments, requests for oral presentations,
and requests for disability accommodations should be
submitted by Sept. 19, 1997.
Comments, data, views or statements for consideration
by the committee, as well as requests for oral
presentations should be mailed to Odet Shaw, U.S.
Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Maritime Safety
Standards, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room N-3647,
Washington, D.C., 20210.
Requests for appropriate accommodations for persons
with disabilities should be made to Theda Kenney at
(202) 219-8061, ext. 100; FAX: (202) 219-7477.
The request to make an oral presentation should state
the time desired and the interest the person represents
and provide a summary of the presentation.
Notice of the meeting is published in the Tuesday,
Sept. 9, 1997, Federal Register.