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    Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. H-372]

RIN 1218-AB58

Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting

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

ACTION: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY: The Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee (MWFSAC), established under section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor on appropriate actions to protect workers from the hazards associated with occupational exposure to metalworking fluids, will meet in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 7, Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9, 1999.

DATES: The meeting will be held July 7, 1999 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on July 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on July 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th & K Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: 202-393-1000.

Mail comments, views, or statements in response to this notice to Dr. Peter Infante, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Directorate of Health Standards Programs, Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee, Room N-3718, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Public Affairs, OSHA, (202) 693-1999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested persons are invited to attend the public meetings of the MWFSAC at the times and location indicated above. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theresa Berry at (202) 693-1999 (Fax: 202-693-1634) no later than June 28, 1999, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

The MWFSAC will discuss its draft final report to OSHA. The report is expected to include the Committee's recommendations for OSHA action and best practices for working in the metalworking fluid environment, including medical surveillance, training, and exposure monitoring. The Committee intends to complete and ratify its final report to OSHA at the meeting. OSHA will present a risk assessment update and report on data collected by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

Public Participation

Written data, views, or comments for consideration by the MWFSAC on the various agenda items listed above may be submitted, preferably with 25 copies, to Dr. Peter Infante. Submissions received by June 28, 1999, will be provided to the members of the Committee. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the Committee on any of the agenda items listed above should notify Dr. Peter Infante at the address listed above. The request to speak should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear, and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Requests to make oral presentations to the Committee may be granted if time permits.

Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR part 1912.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 10th day of June, 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 99-15239 Filed 6-15-99; 8:45 am]