- Publication Date:
- Publication Type:Notice
- Fed Register #:64:51722
- Standard Number:
- Title:Safety Standard for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry; Extension of Written Comment Period.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR Part 1926
[Docket No. S-206C]
Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry; Extension of Written Comment Period
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
ACTION: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; extension of written comment period.
SUMMARY: On July 14, 1999, OSHA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) titled, "Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry." The period for submitting written comments is being extended to allow information and data to be collected by those industries affected by the rule.
DATES: Comments must be received by January 24, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Two copies of comments must be submitted to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket S206C, Room N2625, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, 202-693-2350. Comments consisting of 10 pages or less may be faxed to the Docket Office at the following FAX number: 202-693-1648. However, two hard copies must be mailed to us within two days. Electronic comments can be submitted on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov/e-comments/e-comments-fallprotection.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Bonnie Friedman, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Public Affairs, Room N3647, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, Telephone: (202) 693-1999. Anyone with questions regarding this document or the July 14 ANPR, should contact Ms. Jule Jones at (202) 693-2345.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 14, 1999, at 64 FR 38078, OSHA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) titled "Safety Standards for Fall Protection in the Construction Industry." In that document, OSHA requested comments and information on fall protection for workers engaged in certain construction activities currently covered by OSHA's standards. The comment period for submitting written responses to OSHA's questions was to expire on October 22, 1999. However, the following associations have requested a ninety-day extension for submitting written comments and information: National Association of Home Builders, Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Builders and Contractors, National Roofing Contractors Association, Mechanical Contractors Association of American, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association and the National Electrical Contractors Association. OSHA believes that this request is reasonable and that an extension will allow the regulated community time to gather information and data to assist the Agency.
Authority: This document was prepared under the direction of Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210.
Signed at Washington, D.C. this 15 day of September, 1999.
Charles N. Jeffress,
[FR Doc. 99-24941 Filed 9-23-99; 8:45 am]