[Federal Register: March 17, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 51)][Proposed Rules]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926
[Docket No. OSHA-H022K-2006-0062, (formerly OSHA Docket No. H022K]
Hazard Communication; Meetings Notice
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
Department of Labor.
ACTION: Proposed rule; notification of one hearing, and one hearing
SUMMARY: On December 29, 2009, OSHA announced that it would hold
informal public hearings on its proposal to revise the Hazard
Communication Standard in Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Los
Angeles, CA (74 FR 68756). OSHA will hold the Pittsburgh hearing at the
Marriott Pittsburgh City Center on March 31, 2010. OSHA is canceling
the Los Angeles, CA, hearing.
DATES: The informal public hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m., local time,
on March 31, 2010, in Pittsburgh, PA.
ADDRESSES: Informal public hearing. The Pittsburgh, PA, hearing will be
held in the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center, located at 112 Washington
Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.
Docket: To read or download comments, notices of intention to
appear, and other material in the docket, go to Docket No. OSHA-H022K-
2006-0062 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket
are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to
read or download through the Web site. All submissions and other
material in the docket are available for public inspection and copying
in the OSHA Docket Office. For information on reading or downloading
materials in the docket and obtaining materials not available through
the Web site, please contact the OSHA Docket Office, U.S. Department of
Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-2350 (TTY number (877) 889-5627).
Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and
other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Web page at
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Press inquiries: Jennifer Ashley,
OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor,
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)
Technical information: Maureen Ruskin, OSHA, Office of Chemical
Hazards-Metals, Room N-3718, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1950.
Hearings: Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room
N-3647; 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone
(202) 693-1999; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 30, 2009, OSHA published a
proposed rule to revise the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to
conform with the United Nations' (UN) Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (74 FR 50280). OSHA
published a correction notice for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(NPRM) on November 5, 2009 (74 FR 57278). The deadline for submitting
written comments and hearing requests was December 29, 2009. On
December 29, 2009, OSHA published a notice announcing that it would
hold informal public hearings in Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and
Los Angeles, CA (74 FR 68756). The deadline for filing a notice of
intention to appear to present testimony or question witnesses at these
hearings was January 18, 2010, and the deadline for requesting more
than 10 minutes to present testimony or to submit documentary evidence
at the hearing was February 1, 2010.
OSHA received numerous requests to appear at the Washington, DC,
hearing and a number for the Pittsburgh, PA hearing. However, OSHA
received only a few requests to appear at the Los Angeles location, and
has accordingly decided to cancel that hearing. Persons who filed
timely notices for the Los Angeles hearing have been given the
opportunity to appear at either the Washington, DC, or Pittsburgh
For information about the procedures that will be followed at these
hearings, please see the notice of hearing published at 74 FR 68756 and
the prehearing guidelines issued by Administrative Law Judge Stephen
Purcell, which have been posted in the docket and may be accessed as
Participants who need projectors and other special equipment for
their testimony must contact Ms. Veneta Chatmon at OSHA's Office of
Communications, telephone (202) 693-1999, no later than one week before
the hearing begins.
Authority and Signature
David Michaels, PHD MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
under the authority granted by section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655(b)), Secretary of Labor's Order
5-2007 (72 FR 31160), and 29 CFR part 1911.
Signed at Washington, DC, on this 11th day of March, 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-5790 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]
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