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    Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee;Notice of Meeting


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1915

Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Fire protection for shipyard employment negotiated rulemaking advisory committee; notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces a meeting of the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment. OSHA invites all interested persons to attend. The committee members represent groups interested in, or significantly affected by, the outcome of the rulemaking: They come from shipyards, labor unions, professional associations, and government agencies. The committee will continue its discussions on scope and application, administrative, engineering, and work practice controls, fire brigades, written fire plans, technological advances, costs of fire protection, and the content of appendices for a proposed standard to protect workers from hazards in shipyard employment. The committee's goal is to recommend to the Assistant Secretary a safety standard and explanatory preamble that the members support.

Dates: The meeting dates are Tuesday, February 24, 1998, through Thursday, February 26, 1998, from 9:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. daily. Submit comments, requests for oral presentation, and requests for disability accommodations by February 10, 1998.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 North Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero, San Diego, CA, 92101; telephone 619-232-3861. Mail comments and requests for oral presentations to Ms. Odet Shaw, U.S. Dapartment of Labor, OSHA Office of Maritime Standards, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3647, Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joseph V. Daddura, Project Officer, Office of Maritime Standards, OSHA (202-219-7234 ext. 123). For disability accommodations, contact Ms. Theda Kenney (202-219-8061 ext. 100; FAX: 202-219-7477).

Meeting Agenda. The Committee will focus its discussions on fire brigades and current rules.

Public Participation. Interested persons may send written comments, data, views, or statements for consideration by the Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Ms. Odet Shaw. Interested persons may also submit requests for presentations by providing to Ms. Shaw a summary of the proposed presentation, an estimate of the time desired, and a statement of the interest that the person represents.

Authority. This notice is issued under the authority of Section 3 of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 4969; Title 5 U.S.C. 561 et seq.) and Section 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 1597; Title 29 U.S.C. 656).

Signed at Washington, D.C., this 23rd day of January, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-2097 Filed 1-28-98; 8:45 am)