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    Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee; 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 Fire Protection for Shipyard Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee. OSHA invites all interested persons to attend. The members represent groups interested in, or significantly affected by, the outcome of the rulemaking. They include representatives of shipyards, labor unions, professional associations, and government agencies. The committee will continue its discussions on a proposed standard to protect workers from fire hazards in shipyard employment, including the following areas: scope and application; administrative, engineering, and work practice controls; fire brigades; written fire plans; technological advances; cost of fire protection; and the content of appendices. The committee's goal is reach consensus on a proposed standard and explanatory preamble.

DATES: The meeting dates are Monday, June 15, 1998 through Wednesday, June 17, 1998 from 8:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. daily. Submit comments, requests for oral presentations, and requests for disability accommodations by June 1, 1998.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), 5700 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, telephone (410) 859-5700. Mail comments and requests for oral presentations to Mr. Joseph V. Daddura, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Office of Maritime Standards, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-3621, 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).


Meeting Agenda

The committee will focus its discussions on definitions and on provisions that address ships fixed fire protection systems. Potential impacts of a proposed rule on small employers will also be addressed.

Public Participation

Interested persons may send written comments, data, views, or statements for consideration by the Committee to Mr. Joseph V. Daddura. Interested persons may also request the opportunity to make an oral presentation to the committee by providing Mr. Daddura with a summary of the proposed presentation, an estimate of the time desired, and a statement of the interest that the person represents. The facilitator may allow such presentations if there is adequate time in the meeting schedule.

Authority: This document is issued pursuant to the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990 (5 U.S.C. 561 et seq.) and Section 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656).

Signed at Washington, D.C., this 13th day of May 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-13413 Filed 5-19-98; 8:45 am]