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


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1915

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 committee 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 to reach consensus on a draft proposed standard and explanatory preamble that it will recommend to OSHA.

DATES: The meeting will take place Wednesday, Thursday, and, if necessary Friday, September 9-11, 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 August 20, 1998.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 151 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi, telephone (601) 435-5400. 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, paperwork burdens, costs and benefits, and the current draft of the recommendation. The committee will also discuss how a proposed rule could impact small employers.

Public Participation

Send written comments, data, views, or statements for the Committee's consideration to Mr. Joseph V. Daddura. You 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 you represent. The committee's facilitator will 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, DC, this 30th day of July 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-20926 Filed 8-4-98; 8:45 am]