Trade News Release
Monday, May 24, 1999
Contact: Frank Kane
PHONE : (202) 693-1999
Comment Period Also Extended
OSHA RESCHEDULES FOR AUG. 10 PUBLIC HEARING ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PROPOSAL
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is rescheduling to Aug. 10, 1999, the beginning of its public hearing on the proposed rule that employers pay for most personal protective equipment and also is extending the period for written comments.
The public hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 10 in the auditorium of the U.S. Department of Labor (Frances Perkins Building), 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. It will extend through Aug. 20, 1999, depending on the number of persons planning to participate.
Written comments, notices of intention to appear at the public hearing, testimony, and documentary evidence must be submitted in quadruplicate to the OSHA Docket Office,
Docket S-042, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 telephone: 202-693-2350.
Commenters should identify the document as a comment, notice of intention to appear, testimony or documentary evidence. Comments of 10 pages or less may be faxed to the Docket Office at 202-693-1648. Comments must be postmarked by July 23, 1999, and notices of intention to appear must be postmarked by July 16, 1999.
Written comments may also be submitted with a hard copy and a disk in WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 8.0 or ASCII to the Docket Office.
Comments may also be submitted electronically through OSHA's Internet site at URL, httpp://www.osha-slc.gov/e-comments/e-comments-ppe.html. Information such as studies,
journal articles, etc., cannot be attached to the electronic response and must be submitted in quadruplicate to the above address. Such attachments must identify the respondent's electronic submission by name, date, and subject, so they can be attached to the correct response.
Notice of the revised hearing date is published in the Monday, May 24, 1999, issue of the Federal Register.
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Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-693-1999.