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    Indoor Air Quality
Notice: On December 17, 2001 OSHA withdrew its Indoor Air Quality proposal and terminated the rulemaking proceedings, see Federal Register 66:64946.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1926, 1928

[Docket No. H-122]

RIN 1218-AB37

Indoor Air Quality

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Schedule changes and hearing locations.

SUMMARY: OSHA is announcing schedule changes for the hearing and its location for the third and subsequent weeks.

DATES: The hearing will take place from September 20, 1994 through September 30, 1994, from October 11 through October 14, 1994, from October 24 through November 4, 1994, from November 14 through November 22, 1994 and from November 29 through December 16, 1994. The starting time is 9:30 a.m. The weeks of testimony scheduled for October 3-7, 1994 and November 7-10, 1994 have been postponed at the direction of the Administrative Law Judge and that testimony generally will be rescheduled between December 5 and December 16, 1994. A new schedule will be mailed to participants.

ADDRESSES: Starting On Tuesday, October 11 the hearings will be held in the Auditorium, U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 3rd Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Tom Hall, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 219-8615 or 219- 8618 for a recorded message on hearing changes, dates and location.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 5, 1994, OSHA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing indoor air quality issues, including environmental tobacco smoke in the workplace. 59 FR 15968. On June 14, 1994 OSHA issued a supplemental notice giving parties until August 13, 1994 to submit comments; until August 5, 1994 to file notices of intention to appear; and until August 13, 1994 to submit testimony and evidence. The hearing was scheduled to start September 20, 1994. 59 FR 30560. These dates were not changed.

On September 16, OSHA announced in the Federal Register, (59 FR 47570) that the hearing in addition to running from September 20 through October 14, 1994, would also continue October 24 through November 22, 1994 and from November 29 into the week of December 5, 1994 because of the large number of participants who wished to testify. These dates are being modified.

On September 22, 1994 the Administrative Law Judge ordered the postponement of the hearings for the weeks of October 3-7, 1994 and November 7-10, 1994 to permit time to develop a better record. Those weeks are being rescheduled for December 5 through December 16, 1994. Witnesses scheduled for the two postponed weeks of October 3-7 and November 7-10 will generally be rescheduled for December 5-16, 1994. An updated schedule will be mailed to participants and will be available by calling the OSHA Office of Consumer Affairs.

The persons who had requests to testify filed by marketing firms had been scheduled to testify December 5, 1994. Their testimony will be rescheduled at a date to be announced later.

In this notice, OSHA is also announcing the location the hearing, for the third and subsequent weeks, the Auditorium of the U.S. Department of Labor, 3rd Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Signed at Washington D.C., this 28th day of September, 1994.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 94-24348 Filed 9-29-94; 8:45 am]