- Publication Date:
- Publication Type:Notice
- Fed Register #:61:66002-66003
- Title:Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Reestablish
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR Part 1926
[Docket No. S-775]
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Reestablish
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor.
ACTION: Notice of reestablishment of the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee charter.
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor has determined that it is in the public interest to reestablish the charter of Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (SENRAC) for the Committee to complete its charge to make recommendations to OSHA on a proposed rule for steel erection activities in construction. The re-establishment of the charter will allow SENRAC to continue its work for a period of two years or until the promulgation of the final standard, whichever occurs first.
DATES: The Charter will be filed on December 31, 1996.
ADDRESSES: Any written comments in response to this notice should be sent in quadruplicate, to the Docket Officer, Docket S-775, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N2624, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 (202) 219-7894.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; telephone (202) 219-8615.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Title 5 U.S.C. App. I), section 3 of 1990, Title 5 U.S.C. 561, et seq., the Secretary of Labor has determined that the reestablishment of SENRAC's charter is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 U.S.C. 651, et seq.).
SENRAC is composed of 20 members including representatives from labor, industry, small business, public interests and government agencies appointed by the Secretary of Labor.
The Department of Labor anticipates that the SENRAC Committee will soon complete its work on the first phase of a revised steel erection standard. The Committee did not believe it had enough information to agree on one issue that was a part of its original mandate, the standards governing slippery metal deck surfaces. The Committee will seek information, data, studies, and views from all interested members of the public to assist in developing a recommendation on this issue.
The Committee will report to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. It will function solely as an advisory body in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA). Its charter will be filed, as required by FACA, within fifteen (15) days of the date of this publication.
Meetings of this committee will be announced in the Federal Register and are open to the public.
Interested parties are invited to submit comments regarding the re-establishment of the committee to the Docket Officer, Docket S-775, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N2624, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; (202) 219-7894. All parties interested in furnishing information, data, studies, and views on the matter of slippery metal deck surfaces may furnish such material to the Committee at the same address.
With this notice, I am reestablishing the charter of the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of December, 1996.
Robert B. Reich,
Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 96-31807 Filed 12-13-96; 8:45 am]