[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 208 (Thursday, October 27, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26002]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005]
Preparations for the 32nd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of
Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
Department of Labor.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Tuesday,
November 15, 2016, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss
proposals in preparation for the 32nd session of the
United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized
System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be
held December 7 through December 9, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA,
along with the U.S. Interagency GHS (Globally Harmonized System of
Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) Coordinating Group, plans to
consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting
when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting.
OSHA also will give an update on the Regulatory Cooperation Council
Also, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Department of
Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting (See Docket No.
PHMSA-2016-0114 Notice No. 16-19) to discuss proposals in preparation
for the 50th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on
the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCE TDG) to be held November 27 to
December 6, 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. During this meeting, PHMSA is
also requesting comments relative to potential new work items that may
be considered for inclusion in its international agenda. PHMSA will
also provide an update on recent actions to enhance transparency and
stakeholder interaction through improvements to the international
standards portion of its Web site.
DATES: Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held at the DOT Headquarters
Conference Center, West Building, Oklahoma City Conference Room, 1200
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
Times and Locations: PHMSA public meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
EDT, Oklahoma City Conference Room, OSHA public meeting: 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. EDT, Oklahoma City Conference Room
Advanced Meeting Registration: The DOT requests that attendees pre-
register for these meetings by completing the form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRPK2YY. Failure to pre-register may delay your
access into the DOT Headquarters building. Additionally, if you are
attending in-person, arrive early to allow time for security checks
necessary to access the building. Conference call-in and ``live
meeting'' capability will be provided for both meetings.
Specific information on call-in and live meeting access will be
posted when available at: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/international under Upcoming Events. This information will also be
posted on OSHA's Hazard Communication Web site on the international tab
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: At the Department of Transportation,
please contact Mr. Steven Webb or Mr. Aaron Wiener, Office of Hazardous
Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590,
telephone: (202) 366-8553.
At the Department of Labor, please contact Ms. Maureen Ruskin, OSHA
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Washington,
DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-1950, email: email@example.com.
The OSHA Meeting: OSHA is hosting an open informal public meeting
of the U.S. Interagency GHS Coordinating Group to provide interested
groups and individuals with an update on GHS-related issues and an
opportunity to express their views orally and in writing for
consideration in developing U.S. Government positions for the upcoming
General topics on the agenda include:
Review of Working papers
Correspondence Group updates
Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Update
Information on the work of the UNSCEGHS including meeting agendas,
reports, and documents from previous sessions, can be found on the
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transport
Division Web site located at the following Web address: http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_welcome_e.html. The UNSCEGHS
bases its decisions on Working Papers. The Working Papers for the 32nd
session of the UNSCEGHS are located at: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42016.html.
Informal Papers submitted to the UNSCEGHS provide information for
the Sub-committee and are used either as a mechanism to provide
information to the Sub-committee or as the basis for future Working
Papers. Informal Papers for the 32nd session of the UNSCEGHS are
located at: http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf32.html.
In addition to participating at the Public meeting, interested
parties may submit comments on the Working and Informal Papers for the
32nd session of the UNSCEGHS to the docket established for
International/Globally Harmonized System (GHS) efforts at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. OSHA-2016-0005.
The PHMSA Meeting: The Federal Register notice and additional
detailed information relating to PHMSA's public meeting will be
available upon publication at: http://www.regulations.gov (Docket No.
PHMSA-2016-0114, Notice No. 16-19), and on the PHMSA Web site at:
PHMSA will host the meeting to gain input from the public
concerning proposals submitted to the UNSCOE TDG for the 20th Revised
Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of
Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, which may be implemented into
relevant domestic, regional, and international regulations from January
1, 2019. During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting input relative
to preparing for the 50th session of the UNSCE TDG as well as potential
new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its
Copies of working documents, informal documents, and the meeting
agenda may be obtained from the United Nations Transport Division's Web
site at: http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/danger.html.
Authority and Signature: This document was prepared under the
direction of David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor
for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, pursuant
to sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of
1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657), and Secretary's Order 1-2012 (77 FR
3912), (Jan. 25, 2012).
Signed at Washington, DC, on October 24, 2016.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-26002 Filed 10-26-16; 8:45 am]
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