________________________________________ ) MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING ) COMPANY, ) ) Petitioner, ) ) v. ) No. 93-2042 ) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ) ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES ) DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, ) ) Respondent. ) ) ________________________________________)
Petitioner, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company ("MMM") and Respondent, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, United States Department of Labor ("OSHA"), by and through their undersigned attorneys, hereby agree to take the following actions.
1. OSHA will grant the request filed by MMM on January 8, 1993, for reconsideration of the qualitative fit test protocol in its final rule governing occupational exposure to cadmium, 57 Fed. Reg. 42102 (Sept. 14, 1992). Specifically, OSHA will correct Appendix C to the final rule by restoring the language that was contained in the proposed standard, 55 Fed. Reg. at 4131-32 (Feb. 6, 1990), that described the saccharin solution aerosol protocol. This correction will allow the saccharin solution aerosol protocol to be used where qualitative fit testing is permitted under the cadmium rule. OSHA will, within 45 days of the date this agreement is executed, transmit to the Federal Register a document that publishes the correction to Appendix C.
2. MMM will file with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, within five working days of the date this agreement is executed, a stipulated order of dismissal of its petition for review of the cadmium rule. Dismissal will not affect any right MMM may have to seek judicial enforcement of this Settlement Agreement.
3. Each party will bear its own costs, attorney fees, and other expenses that have been incurred in connection with these proceedings.
Agreed, this 19th day of March, 1993.
_________________________________ Bruce Justh Assistant Counsel for Appellate Litigation U.S. Department of Labor Room S4004 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20210 Attorney for Respondent, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor ___________________________________ Peter G. Nash OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART Fifth Floor 2400 N Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037 Attorney for Petitioner, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
I hereby certify that on this 18th day of March, 1993, copies of the foregoing Stipulated Order of Dismissal have been served by first class mail, postage prepaid, upon the following:
Barbara Werthmann, Esq. Charles James, Esq. Bruce Justh, Esq. Office of the Solicitor U.S. Department of Labor Room S4004 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20210 Attorneys for Respondent: Department of Labor Edwin H. Seeger, Esq. Jane C. Luxton, Esq. J. William Doolittle, Esq. Prather Seeger Doolittle & Farmer 1600 M Street, N.W., 7th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 Attorneys for Petitioners: Gates Energy Products, Inc., SAFT America, Inc., Big River Minerals Corporation, Jersey Miniere Zinc, Division of Union Zinc, Inc., American Iron and Steel Institute and Intervenor Cadmium Council David C. Vladeck, Esq. Public Citizen Litigation Group Suite 700 2000 P Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 Attorneys for Petitioners: International Chemical Workers Union and Public Citizen Steven S. Rosenthal, Esq. Morrison & Foerster 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 5500 Washington, D.C. 20002 Attorneys for Petitioner: National Electrical Manufacturers' Association Judith P. Appel Fitzpatrick & Israels 400 Plaza Drive Post Office Box 3159 Secaucus, New Jersey 07096 Attorneys for Petitioner: Color Pigment Manufacturers Association ___________________________________ Jonathan R. Mook