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    Final Rule
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  • Title:
    Extension of Partial Stay and Amendment of Final Rule for Occupational Exposure to Asbestos, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite


OSHA is hereby extending the partial administrative stay of the revised final standards for occupational exposure to asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite, and actinolite for general industry (29 CFR 1910.1001) and construction (29 CFR 1926.58), insofar as they apply to occupational exposure to non-asbestiform tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite. The current partial stay, originally set to expire on 4/21/ 87 and extended until 8/31/91 is being further extended until 2/28/92 to allow OSHA to complete supplemental rulemaking limited to the issue of whether non-asbestiform tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite should continue to be regulated in the same standard as asbestos, or should be treated in some other way. OSHA also is making minor conforming amendments to notes to the affected standards. The changes merely reference the extension of the stay and restate the applicability of the 1972 standard. OSHA finds that advance notice and opportunity for comment are impractical and unnecessary in view of the limited duration of the extension and the continued applicability of the 1972 standard (29 CFR 1910.1001) to cover the gaps in coverage created by the partial stay. Effective Date: 8/30/91.