TRADE NEWS RELEASE
Friday, January 18, 2002
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
FIRE PROTECTION FOR SHIPYARD EMPLOYMENT NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING SET FOR FEBRUARY IN HOUSTON
The Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee will meet in Houston, Tex., on February 5-7, 2002 to discuss a proposed standard to protect shipyard workers from fire hazards.
The three-day public meeting will be held at the Hilton Houston Hobby Airport located at 8181 Airport Blvd., Houston, Tex. The meeting will meet from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 5-6, and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7.
The committee's goal is to reach consensus on a draft proposed standard and preamble that it will recommend to OSHA. The committee members represent groups interested in, or significantly affected by, the outcome of the rulemaking. They include representatives of shipyards, labor unions, professional associations, and government agencies.
The committee will continue its discussions on a proposed standard. Specific issues to be addressed include: scope and application; administrative, engineering and work practice controls; fire brigades; written fire plans; technical advances; cost of fire protection; and the content of appendices.
Written comments and requests for oral presentations may be submitted by January 31, 2002, to Mr. Joseph V. Daddura, Acting Director Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting and who require special accommodation should contact Ms. Theda Kenney at (202) 693-2044 one week before the meeting.
Notice of the meeting is expected to appear in the January 22, 2002 Federal Register.
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